15 Dec
12:06

Palestinian in Jerusalem Forced to Demolish His Own Home

A Palestinian citizen from the northern occupied West Bank city of East Jerusalem, in Jabal al-Mukabir neighborhood, embarked on tearing down his own home, on Saturday. The Israeli municipality of Jerusalem threatened to charge extreme fees for the municipality to demolish it, forcing him to demolish it himself. The Palestinian […]

14 Dec
11:19

Israeli Forces Injure Several Palestinians at Protests in West Bank and Gaza

Dozens of Palestinian protesters were reportedly wounded while others were arrested during the Israeli crackdown on weekly peaceful protests along the separation fence in Gaza, and throughout the West Bank. Israeli soldiers injured five with live ammunition, wounding one seriously, shot 4 protestors with rubber-coated metal bullets, and caused dozens […]

14 Dec
8:10

No Visits to Holy Sites for Christians in Gaza

Christians from the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy sites in Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas this year, the so-called Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced Thursday. Only Christians over the age of 45 will be eligible for a permit to travel […]

14 Dec
5:09

Samidoun Releases Statement in Support of SAIA York and Palestinian Students’ Right to Organize

Photo credit: Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York University Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network expresses our strongest solidarity with Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York University (SAIA York) and denounces the decision of York University president Rhonda Lenton to suspend SAIA as an organization after its members were the victim […]

14 Dec
4:57

Canada’s Latest UN Stance Fails To Affirm Commitment To Palestinians’ Political Rights

by Ramona Wadi, Days of Palestine UN resolutions on Palestine are given more prominence than the Palestinian people themselves. What happens within the UN premises sets an agenda that is difficult to challenge, mainly because international consensus rarely makes it beyond resolution texts to implementation. As a result, an unexpected […]

14 Dec
4:47

200 International Organizations Support Call to ICC on Palestine

An impressive international coalition of 185 civil society organizations has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a formal investigation, into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, without further delay. The ICC has been engaged in a preliminary investigation for almost […]

14 Dec
6:55

Soldiers Attack Palestinian Protesters Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian protesters near Beit El military roadblock, north of Ramallah in central West Bank. Eyewitnesses said dozens of Palestinians marched in the area of Beit El illegal colony, and were chanting against the ongoing Israeli occupation, its escalating violations against the people, their homes […]

14 Dec
6:41

Israeli Soldiers Attack Several Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday evening, several Palestinians at the entrance of the Shuhada Street, in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed on the permanent military roadblock at the entrance of Shuhada Street, assaulted with clubs […]

14 Dec
6:02

Illegal Colonists Hurl Stones At Palestinian Cars Near Bethlehem

A group of fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers, squatting on illegally confiscated Palestinian lands, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, hurled stones at Palestinian cars, causing damage. Thiab Masha’la, the head of the al-Jab’a Village Council, southwest of Bethlehem, said the Israeli assailants came from the illegal Beit Ayin […]

14 Dec
5:16

Soldiers Abduct The Head Of Shu’fat Town Council

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, the head of Shu’fat Town Council, and a member of the council, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers abducted the head of the Town Council, Ishaq Abu Khdeir, and a member of the council, Nasser Abu Khdeir. The two were apparently taken […]

14 Dec
4:01

Over 2000 Palestinians Participate in Peaceful Protest at Gaza Border

Over 2,000 Palestinians gathered in various parts of the Gaza Strip on Friday to take part in the weekly ‘March of Return’ protests. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that five Palestinians were shot with live rounds fired by the army across the perimeter fence. One of the wounded Palestinians […]

13 Dec
7:10

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 December 2019)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 148 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity: In terms of excessive use […]

13 Dec
6:58

Hamas Official: No Long-Term Truce with Occupation

Member of Hamas’ political bureau, Khalil al-Hayya, has described the information about a long-term truce between the Palestinian resistance in Gaza and the Israeli occupation state as “false and unfounded.” In an interview conducted with him by Al-Aqsa satellite channel, on Wednesday, Hayya expressed his belief that “talking about a […]

13 Dec
6:46

OCHA: 22 Palestinian Structures Demolished in Past Two Weeks

Citing the lack of building permits, Israeli forces demolished 22 Palestinian-owned structures in in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem over the past two weeks, displacing 49 people and otherwise affecting over 800 others, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in its biweekly report […]

13 Dec
6:36

690 Violations against Palestinian Media in Two Months

A report by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) said that since the beginning of 2019 and until the end of November, Israeli forces carried out 690 violations against Palestinian media. The violations include the shooting of live ammunition and other bullets towards journalists, leading to the injury of 72 media […]

13 Dec
11:10

Jewish Voice for Peace Condemns Trumps Executive Order Silencing Israel Critics on Campuses

The US-based group Jewish Voice for Peace issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s latest executive order. Their statment reads as follows: The impending Executive Order by President Trump will do nothing to make Jewish students safer on college campuses, and Jewish Voice for Peace is appalled at […]

13 Dec
7:10

Adalah: The Illegality of Israel’s Plan to Transfer Palestinian Bedouin Citizens into ‘Refugee Displacement Camps’ in the (Negev)

Israel is taking the first steps towards establishing refugee displacement camps to house tens of thousands of Palestinian Bedouin citizens of Israel whom it plans to “urgently” evict from their homes in unrecognized villages across the Naqab (Negev) region without even offering them any permanent or just housing solutions, according […]

13 Dec
6:52

Israeli Officials Storm Jerusalem Neighborhoods Under Police Protection

An Israeli municipal crew, on Wednesday, stormed several neighborhoods of Silwan district, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Occupied Jerusalem, and photographed Palestinian homes, raising fears of Israel’s intent to demolish dozens of houses. Local official, Fakhri Abu Diyab, said that police forces escorting municipal employees stormed the neighborhoods […]

13 Dec
6:26

Committee to Protect Journalists Calls on Israel to Release Reporter

Israeli authorities have been urged by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) to immediately release Palestinian journalist, Sameh Al-Titi, or to disclose any charges against him, Middle East Monitor reported. Al-Titi, a reporter for the Hebron University-affiliated broadcaster Radio Alam, was arrested by Israeli occupation forces on 9 December, at […]

13 Dec
4:39

Jordan’s Foreign Ministry Condemns Israel’s Violations at Al-Aqsa

According to Alray, Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, on Tuesday, condemned the ongoing Israeli violations against the Al-Aqsa Mosque/ Al-Haram Al-Sharif. One of the most recent violations was by a former Knesset member, performing Talmudic rituals at the entrance of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, accompanied by a group of […]

13 Dec
4:28

Interfaith Statistical Report: 104 Israeli Excavation Projects in Jerusalem

A statistical report issued by the Christian-Islamic Committee to Defend Jerusalem and the Islamic Cooperation organization, showed that excavations under Jerusalem since 1967 have reached 104, 4 of which are under or around the Al-Aqsa mosque, 5 in Silwan, 5 in the Old City, and 8 in other sites, also […]

13 Dec
3:30

Senior PLO Leader: Israel Trying to Terminate the Two-State Solution

Senior Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) leader, Dr. Saeb Erekat said “Palestinians have the right to feel betrayed by the silence of the international community over the racist practices committed by Israel and the US, which violate international law.” Palestine News Network (PNN) editor in chief, Monjed Jadou, reported that Dr. […]

12 Dec
3:20

Army Abducts A Woman, Invade Many Homes, Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a Palestinian woman from Beit Doqqo village, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem; her detention comes just a few days after the soldiers abducted her husband. Local sources in Beit Doqqo said the soldiers abducted Zakiyya Ali Hussein, 30, when she headed to an interrogation center after […]

12 Dec
2:34

Soldiers Shoot A Medic, Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers shot, on Thursday at dawn, a medic and abducted thirteen other Palestinians, including a university student, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers invaded Ein Misbah neighborhood and Surda Junction, and resorted to the excessive use of force against […]

12 Dec
12:12

Anti-Arab Spraypainted on Mosque in Northern Israel

In the village of Manshiet Zibdeh, located in what is now Israel, a mosque was defaced with racist graffiti on Thursday morning, and cars parked at the mosque had their tires punctured. Israeli police were called in by the Imam of the Mosque when the graffiti was found, but they […]

11 Dec
4:22

BDS: The Full Menu of Rights

12-10-19 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / Palestine On the anniversaries of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and UN Resolution 194 affirming Palestinian refugees’ right to return to their homes, the BDS movement insists on “the full menu of rights” for the indigenous Palestinians. Exactly 71 years ago, […]

11 Dec
4:11

Israeli Authorities Thwart Progress of Students and Schools over Archaeological Sites

(Photo courtesy of Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities) Israeli occupation authorities, Tuesday, notified a Palestinian school in the town of Samou, to the south of Hebron, to stop working, claiming that it has been constructed in an area which threatens archaeological sites. Palestinian Ministry of Education said, in a statement, […]

11 Dec
3:59

Detainee Zahran Continues Strike For 80th Day

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Ahmad Zahran, 42, imprisoned by Israeli under repeatedly renewed arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, is ongoing with the hunger strike for the 80th consecutive day, despite his seriously deteriorating health condition. The PPS stated that the Israeli Prison Authority […]

11 Dec
3:56

Settlers Attack Shepherds in Northern West Bank

Israeli settlers, today, attacked Palestinian herders in the Khirbet Yanoun pastures, northern West Bank, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, an official in charge of monitoring Israeli settlement activities, told WAFA that settlers chased herders out the pastures and lands that belong to the village of Aqraba, to the […]

11 Dec
3:49

EU to Discuss Recognition of Palestine

Foreign Ministers of the European Union are expected to exchange views, next month, on whether the 28-nation bloc should recognize Palestine as a sovereign state as the US pushes ahead with pro-occupation policies, undermining the prospect of the so-called two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ireland and Luxembourg are among […]

11 Dec
1:33

Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians, Injure Many And Attack Three Journalists

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, seven Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and searched many homes, and injured many others, in addition to attacking journalists and confiscating two cars. In Ramallah governorate, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted five Palestinians, […]

Israeli night raid (archive image)
11 Dec
12:27

Israeli Troops Invade West Bank; Abduct Seven Palestinians

In pre-dawn raids on Wednesday, Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank, driving into sleeping towns and refugee camps and forcing residents out of bed, abducting seven and ransacking a number of homes. They also fired tear gas to disperse residents of the invaded areas who had come […]

11 Dec
12:02

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Near Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers shot, Wednesday, a young Palestinian man at a gate of the illegal Annexation Wall, in Qaffin town, north of Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers shot Ala’ Bassam Abu Bakr, 24, with a live round in his left leg, […]

11 Dec
8:03

AXA, Divest from Israel’s Climate Apartheid: Day of Action Roundup

December 10, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  / France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland The second global AXA Day of Action included mobilizations all around the world, on the same day as the UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People and the 4th global climate strike. The second global AXA Day of […]

11 Dec
7:50

Israeli Troops Raid Al-Bireh Industrial Zone

Israeli forces, on Tuesday evening, raided the industrial zone in al-Bireh/Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, leading to confrontations. Forces stormed the industrial zone and stationed their troops in the vicinity of the traffic department, there, where they proceeded to confiscate camera records from a number of facilities, leading to […]

11 Dec
7:43

Jerusalem Governor Prevented from Holding Activities

Israeli occupation intelligence, on Monday evening, delivered the Jerusalem governor, Adnan Ghaith, a decision issued by the Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Erdan, to prevent him from holding meetings, seminars and activities inside the occupied city of Jerusalem, for a period of six months. The decision included preventing Governor Ghaith […]

11 Dec
6:10

Addameer: On International Human Rights Day, Palestinian People’s Suffering Continues

By Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association Palestinians mark International Human Rights Day following a year of nonstop violence and widespread human rights violations by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF), against the Palestinian population used, as a form of collective punishment and a method to control Palestinian society. These consistent […]

11 Dec
5:18

Information Bureau in Gaza: 557 Israeli Violations Against Journalists

The Government Information Bureau in Gaza announced, on Tuesday, that this year was the second-worst year for journalism in Palestine, with 557 Israeli violations against journalists, according to Quds News Network. The spokesperson for the bureau, Salama Ma’arouf, said in a press conference that 2019 has been the second-worst year […]

Yehuda Glick (archive image from Al Ray)
11 Dec
3:51

Yehuda Glick Performs Talmudic Rituals at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli soldiers arrested a guard at Al-Aqsa Mosque, on Tuesday morning, while illegal settlers stormed the mosque, the Middle East Monitor reported. Under the protection of Israeli police, groups of settlers guided by Orthodox Israeli Knesset member, Yehuda Glick entering the compound through the Al-Maghrebi Gate and performed prayers and […]

11 Dec
3:24

Israeli Forces Arrest Al-Aqsa Guard, Extremist Settlers Storm Mosque

Israeli forces, on Tuesday morning, arrested a guard of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem while settlers entered the mosque under heavy protection by the occupation soldiers. According to Palestine News Network, the Israeli police stormed Al-Aqsa courtyards and arrested Fadi Alayyan, from the courtyards of 3rd Holiest site in Islam. […]

Israeli soldiers stand near the Israeli Annexation Wall (archive image)
10 Dec
1:13

Israeli Troops Shoot and Injure Young Palestinian near Jenin; Fire Teargas near Tulkarem

On Tuesday morning, Israeli troops shot and wounded a young man from the Palestinian village of Arabeh near the gate through the Israeli Annexation Wall at Dahr al-Abed, southwest of Jenin. According to the Palestinian news agency Wafa, the Palestinian was identified as Saif Iyad Wajih Al-Ardah. Israeli forces shot […]

Israeli invasion of al-Issawiya (archive image)
10 Dec
12:15

Israeli Forces Invade al-Issawiya; Issue Warrants to 7 Youth

Israeli forces invaded the town of al-Issawiya in East Jerusalem Tuesday morning before dawn and raided a number of Palestinian homes. They then issued warrants to seven youth, who are required to submit themselves to the Israeli police for interrogation. According to local sources, Israeli troops invaded the town with […]

1948 Refugees (Image from palestineremembered.com)
10 Dec
5:43

Opinion – Palestinian Right of Return: The Legal Key to Undoing the Zionist Conquest

By Joseph Massad for Middle East Eye One of the most ironic features of Zionism and the state of Israel is the central way in which the concept of “return” informs their ideology and policies. Zionism’s colonial project hinged on the claim that contemporary European Jews were descendants of the […]

10 Dec
3:58

Palestinians March in Hebron, Israeli Forces Attack

Soldiers attacked many Palestinian residents of Hebron, on Monday, as they marched against the Israeli colonialist plans in the city, dozens of injuries, mainly due to teargas inhalation, were reported. A general strike was held, on Monday, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, in protest against Israeli settlement […]

09 Dec
5:13

Israel Threatens to Destroy All Palestinian Structures in Area C

Israeli Minister of Defense, Naftali Bennett, has threatened to destroy all Palestinian structures in West Bank areas under complete Israeli control (Area C), including those which were funded by Europeans, under the pretext of unlicensed construction. According to Days of Palestine, Bennett made the threat during a meeting with ambassadors […]

09 Dec
5:06

Brown University Corporate Responsibility Committee Votes to Divest from Companies Connected to Israeli Occupation

December 2019 / Mondoweiss / United States Michael Arria On Dec 2, Brown University’s Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies (ACCRIP) voted to recommend that the school divest from companies that facilitate Israeli human rights violations. Six ACCRIP members voted in favor of divestment, two voted against it, and […]

09 Dec
4:56

Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Courtyards

39 Israeli settlers, on Monday morning, stormed the Islamic court yards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, guarded by Israeli occupation police. Local media sources reported that police opened the Moroccan Gate in front of 36 settlers, who broke into the mosque in four groups. Police escorted the settlers while they toured the […]

09 Dec
4:46

Hunger-striker in Serious Condition

Ahmad Zahran, a Palestinian administrative detainee held in Israeli jails who has been on hunger strike for 78 consecutive days, in protest against his incarceration without charge or trial, is in serious health condition and has been admitted to an Israeli hospital, today, said the Palestinian  Prisoner Society (PPS). Zahran, […]

09 Dec
4:38

Luxembourg Pushes for European Recognition of Palestine

Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn arrives for a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the Europa building in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. European Union foreign ministers meet in Brussels on Monday Feb. 26 to debate ways to revive Middle East peace efforts and discuss the crisis in Venezuela. […]

09 Dec
1:13

Israeli Soldiers Abduct One Palestinian, Confiscate Car, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, a Palestinian man, and confiscated a car, in Betunia town, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Abdullah Abu Ibrahim, after storming and ransacking his home. They added that the soldiers also invaded and searched the home of Saed Abu […]

09 Dec
12:51

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Shed, Uproot Lands, Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers demolished, Monday, a shed and uprooted six Dunams (1.48 Acres) of Palestinian farmlands in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media activist, Mohammad Awad, said the soldiers demolished a shed, owned by a Palestinian, identified as Ahmad Bader Abu […]

09 Dec
11:58

Illegal Israeli Colonists Puncture Tires Of Dozens Of Cars In Occupied Jerusalem

Updated: Illegal Israeli colonists infiltrated, on Monday at dawn, into Shu’fat neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and punctured the tires of many Palestinian cars, in addition to writing racist graffiti. Locals in Shu’fat said the colonists puncture the tires of nearly 200 Palestinian cars in the town. They added […]

09 Dec
11:18

Including One Journalist, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least nine Palestinians, including one journalist, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army stormed and ransacked dozens of homes. In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted Abdullah Abu Ibrahim, from his home in […]

09 Dec
8:04

Israeli Forces Arrest Palestinian Youth at Checkpoint in Hebron

According to the Palestine News Network (PNN), Israeli occupation forces arrested a 14 year old female student, on Sunday morning, as she attempting to cross the Abu al-Reesh checkpoint, near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the center of Hebron. Israeli media quoted a statement from the occupation army that its soldiers […]

09 Dec
7:44

December 8, 1987 – The First Palestinian Uprising (Intifada)

The First Palestinian Uprising or ‘Intifada’ broke out across occupied Palestine on December 8, 1987, lasting for more than six years, saw the deaths of thousands of Palestinians by Israeli occupation forces, and the detention of tens of thousands. On that day 32 years ago, Israeli settler, Herzel Boukiza, rammed […]

09 Dec
6:50

Mai and Jacqueline: Returning Home With One Eye

By: Fatima Abu Sbeitan for QNN In agony and sadness, two Palestinian women spoke out about their experiences after Israeli bullets took their eyes. They did not hurt anyone, they were among thousands of other Palestinians demanding their rights. Mai Abu Rweidah and Jacqueline Shihadeh; two young women whose eyes […]

09 Dec
2:26

Hunger-Striking Prisoner Mos’ab Al-Hindi Reaches Deal With Israel

Palestinian prisoner Mos’ab al-Hindi, who has been on hunger-strike for 75 consecutive days to protest his administrative detention, suspended his open-ended hunger strike, on Sunday. According to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA), al-Hindi reached an agreement with the Israeli authorities to limit his detention without charge or trial, […]

09 Dec
1:46

Israel’s Overnight Airstrikes Injure 2 Palestinians in Gaza

At least two Palestinians sustained moderate injuries, early Sunday morning, as Israeli fighter jets struck several locations in the northern besieged Gaza Strip, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. The two Palestinians were injured when Israeli warplanes bombed a location west of Gaza City, they were rushed to nearby […]

08 Dec
7:05

Israel Attacks Gaza After Alleged Rocket Fire

The Middle East Eye reported that Israeli aircraft carried out attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip, early Sunday, Palestinian security officials said, hours after three rockets were said to have been fired from the enclave. Israel claims three rockets were launched from the besieged Gaza Strip towards southern Israel and […]

08 Dec
12:39

PCHR: 83rd Great March of Return, 64 Palestinians Injured, Including 19 Children

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza reported that 64 Palestinian civilians, including 19 children, a paramedic, and 4 women, were shot and injured by Israeli occupation forces’ (IOF) fire against peaceful protestors at the 83rd Great March of Return (GMR), on Friday, December 6, 2019. Israeli forces preceded […]

08 Dec
12:25

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, two Palestinians near the perimeter fence in the southern part of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers abducted the two Palestinians after the army alleged that they crossed the fence. The two Palestinians were taken to an unknown destination; the Israeli […]

08 Dec
12:10

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Jerusalem, Install Roadblock Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, a young Palestinian man in occupied East Jerusalem, and installed a roadblock west of Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources Jerusalem said the soldiers abducted Nidal Abboud, after stopping him in Bab al-Amoud area, in the Old City. The soldiers took the abducted young […]

08 Dec
12:06

President Abbas: Israel’s Actions “Cannot be Tolerated”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, on Friday, said that Israel’s continuous measures against the Palestinian people, especially in occupied Jerusalem, the most recent of which was the arrest of journalists working for Palestine TV, violate signed agreements, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Speaking at a meeting of the Executive […]

07 Dec
7:47

Palestinian President Commends US Congress for Support

The Palestinian Presidency applauded the US Congress, on Friday, for supporting the two-state solution and rejecting the annexation of occupied Palestinian land, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. President Abbas praised congress for their solidarity against Israel’s settlement policy, the fait accompli, and for recognizing the aspirations of the […]

07 Dec
4:57

Belgian Trade Delegation to Israel Cancelled

The trade mission would have taken place from the 8th to the 11th of December, will not go forward, due to criticism from the political opposition and several activist organizations, leading to its discontinuation, the Palestine News Network (PNN) reported. The delegation would have consisted of representatives from the Walloon […]

07 Dec
8:34

Body of Palestinian Teen ‘Arrested’ by Israel Returned Home After 355 Days

Tareq Hajjaj for Middle East Eye Mystery surrounds the death of Emad Khalil Ibrahim Shahin, 17, who was arrested on November 4, 2018, for breaching the Israeli fence between Gaza and Israel. Having slipped through Israel’s security fence, Emad Khalil Ibrahim Shahin and his friends sneaked into an abandoned barracks […]

07 Dec
4:13

Islamic Organization Criticizes Israel’s Settlement Plans in Hebron

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned a controversial plan by Israel to build a new settlement in the heart of the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron, the Palestine News Network reported. Naftali Bennett, right-wing Israeli minister of military affairs, said on Sunday, that the new settlement, to […]

07 Dec
2:53

Foreign Minister Denounces World Forum Art Exhibition Sabotage

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned, on Friday, the removal of the art exhibition hosted by the State of Palestine and Palestinian Human Rights Organization Al-Haq from the hallways of the World Forum, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Late on the evening of December 04, […]

07 Dec
2:25

Body of Palestinian Prisoner Sami Abu Diak Released to Jordan

Israel, on Friday, released to Jordan, the body of a the Palestinian prisoner who recently died in Israeli custody, due to deliberate medical negligence custody, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Chairman of the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Baker announced that the Israeli occupation authorities handed over the […]

07 Dec
1:42

Palestinian Detainees In Asqalan Suspend Hunger Strike

Three days after starting a hunger strike in Asqalan Israeli prison, Palestinian detainees suspended their strike after reaching an agreement with the Prison Administration to move them to a section that has better living conditions. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the detainees will be resuming the hunger strike if […]

06 Dec
11:48

Israeli Soldiers Injure 37 Palestinians In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, 37 Palestinians, including 10 children, during the Great Return March processions along the eastern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. 0The Health Ministry said the four of the injured Palestinians were shot with live rounds, and ten with rubber-coated […]

06 Dec
10:40

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem And Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, four Palestinians from their homes in the West Bank governorates on Bethlehem and Tulkarem, and summoned a young man for interrogation, after the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that several army jeeps invaded ‘Aida refugee […]

06 Dec
10:16

Soldiers Seriously Injure A Palestinian Teen Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, Friday, a Palestinian teen in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, after the army invaded the town, and attacked Palestinians protesting the invasion. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics provided the essential treatment to the […]

06 Dec
5:00

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 Nov. – 04 Dec. 2019)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 159 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity: In terms of excessive use […]

06 Dec
4:54

The Systematic Torture of Palestinians in Israeli Detention

by Yara Hawari, for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Since the establishment of Israel in 1948, the Israeli Security Agency has been torturing Palestinians. Al-Shabaka Senior Palestine Policy Fellow Yara Hawari argues that the use of torture in Israeli detention is systematic and legitimized through domestic law, and outlines steps for the […]

06 Dec
4:31

Palestine TV Crew Detained in Jerusalem

The Palestinian Authority, today, condemned the detention of Palestine TV crew members in Jerusalem. The Presidency slammed the detention of the crew as a part of the Israeli government’s scheme to entrench Israeli control over the occupied city of Jerusalem and its holy sites. It called out Israeli violations that […]

06 Dec
4:19

Lawyers for Mavi Marmara Raid Victims to Appeal Recent ICC Decision

Families of those killed by Israeli forces, aboard an aid flotilla heading for the besieged Gaza Strip, in 2010, will appeal the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s recent decision not to press charges against Tel Aviv. Their lawyers announced the news on Thursday, three days after the ICC’s Chief Prosecutor, Fatou […]

05 Dec
4:06

Soldiers Abduct One Palestinian, Injure Many Schoolgirls, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday afternoon, one Palestinian and injured many schoolgirls in Anata Palestinian town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem. Najwa Refa’ey, the principal of Anata H School for Girls, said many army jeeps invaded the street in front of the school, and attacked many young men who protested the […]

05 Dec
3:47

Illegal Israeli Colonists Install Mobile Home, Burn Tires, Near Jenin

Many fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers installed, Thursday, a mobile home on Palestinian lands in Burqa village, north of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and burnt tires on the man Jenin-Nablus road. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities, said the colonists invaded private […]

05 Dec
3:29

Army Demolishes A Garage, Carwash Structure, Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the village of al-Walaja, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, before demolishing a garage, and a carwash facility. Nonviolent activist, Ibrahim Awad, said the two demolished structures are owned by a local man, identified as Husam Khalifa. He added that the […]

05 Dec
2:14

Soldiers Destroy Machines In Industrial Structure, Demolish Four Rooms, Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the ath-Thaheriyya town, south of Hebron in southern West Bank, and destroyed machines in a blacksmith and lathe workshop, in addition to demolishing four residential rooms in Yatta nearby town. The soldiers invaded the ath-Thaheriyya town, before storming a blacksmith and a lathe workshop,  and deliberately […]

05 Dec
12:29

Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least fourteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded and violently searched homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said the soldiers abducted Sufian an-Natsha, Islam Rajabi and Mohammad Rajabi, […]

05 Dec
7:27

International Support Growing for BDS Movement

European Union (EU) countries’ are taking steps towards boycotting the Israeli apartheid system, using its legal, legislative and parliamentary institutions to oppose the occupation, Palestine News Network reported. The EU condemned the Trump administration’s positions and policies carried out in the Palestinian Territories, occupied by Israel since 1967, especially in […]

05 Dec
6:44

Great March of Return to Resume Next Friday

The High National Committee for the March of Return and Breaking the Siege in the Gaza Strip has announced that the border protests will resume next Friday, Days of Palestine reported. In a meeting held on Monday, members of the National Committee discussed several important issues and affirmed in a […]

05 Dec
6:17

Family of Sami Abu Diak Demand Israel Release Body

The family of prisoner Sami Abu Diak, who recently died from cancer while in Israeli custody, called on human rights and humanitarian institutions to promptly intervene, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The family appealed to human rights and humanitarian organizations to pressure the Israeli authorities to release […]

04 Dec
9:53

Palestinian Foreign Minister Urges Criminal Investigation of Israeli Crimes

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riad al-Malki, discussed with the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, the developments of ICC’s preliminary examinations in light of US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo declaration on settlements, warning against Israel’s exploitation of this declaration by taking illegal actions to […]

04 Dec
4:44

Ivy League University Urged to Divest from Companies Facilitating the Israeli Occupation

An advisory committee, in place to monitor and recommend the investment policies of Brown University in Rhode Island voted, on Monday, to divest from companies participating in the continued subjugation of Palestinians, the Middle East Eye reported. The successful passing of the resolution by the university’s Advisory Committee on Corporate […]

04 Dec
4:18

Israel Demolishes Residential Structures Southeast of Jerusalem

Israeli forces, this morning, dismantled a shack and two residential structures in the Abu Nuwwar and Wadi Abu Hindi Bedouin communities, located to the southeast of Jerusalem. Abu Imad al-Jahalin, a representative of Abu Nuwwar community, confirmed that Israeli municipal staff and forces arrived in the Abu Nuwwar community, located […]

04 Dec
4:03

Malaysia Opens Palestinian Embassy in Amman

Malaysia has opened an “Embassy to Palestine” in Jordan, after Israeli authorities purportedly refused to grant officials from the Southeast Asian country access to the seat of the Palestinian Authority, in the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. Israeli English-language broadsheet newspaper, The Jerusalem Post, reported that the Israeli […]

04 Dec
3:57

Soldiers Abduct Two Schoolchildren, Shut Down Their School Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, a Palestinian school in Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, abducted two children and forced the school shut until further notice. Media sources said dozens of soldiers surrounded the school before invading it, and abducted two children, identified as Dia’ Shehada […]

04 Dec
3:16

Palestinian Detainees In Asqalan Prison Declare Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that 33 detainees, held by Israel in the infamous Asqalan Israeli Prison, have started a hunger strike, rejected a series of punitive measures against them. The PPS said that the detainees decided to start the strike to protest the bad living conditions, but […]

04 Dec
1:14

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least eleven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. The […]

04 Dec
11:27

Illegal Israeli Colonists Bulldoze Palestinian Lands, South of Nablus

Several fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, south of Nablus in northern West Bank, invaded and bulldozed the lands, on Wednesday morning, to prepare for a new segregated road. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the assailant […]

04 Dec
8:00

Abbas Discusses Latest with Irish Foreign Minister

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas discussed, with Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Simon Coveney, the latest developments in the Palestinian territories, the Israeli measures against the Palestinian people, their land and holy sites, and the American bias toward the Israeli occupation. This came during a meeting held in the presidential headquarters […]

04 Dec
7:14

Jerusalem: New Settlement Operations to Alter Historical Features

The National Bureau for defending land and resisting settlements stated, in its latest weekly report , that the Israeli Housing Ministry and the Israeli Occupation Municipality in Jerusalem have launched a large settlement scheme aim toward the construction of 11,000 settlement units on Qalandia’s airport lands in order to expand […]

04 Dec
3:14

Opinion: How Israel Became One of the World’s Worst Rogue States

By Alain Gabon for Middle East Eye Despite propaganda to the contrary, Israel is not a democracy and never has been. As an integral part of its ongoing propaganda, Israel, along with its fervent supporters and legions of paid and anonymous agents, zealously repeats and disseminates, in the media, on […]

04 Dec
2:09

Film Trailer – B’Tselem – “Of Land and Bread”

The world premiere of the first full-length documentary film produced by B’Tselem, “Of Land and Bread”, occurred on November 24, at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA). The film was directed, edited and produced by the head of the organization’s video department, Ehab Tarabieh. The film offers an […]

03 Dec
8:10

Israeli Minister of Defense to Impose Sanctions on Palestinian ‘Militants’ Abroad

Israeli Minister of Defense, Naftali Bennett, on Tuesday, issued a written order imposing international economic sanctions on Palestinian militants abroad, The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Hebrew media outlets broadcast Bennett’s decision, pointing out that this move has never been attempted before. Bennett issued his first order against Jamil […]

03 Dec
7:59

Al Jazeera Investigative Report Exposes Israeli Spy Mission

A new investigative report by Al Jazeera revealed, on Sunday, that an international humanitarian aid agency helped the Israeli army in a failed spy mission in the Gaza strip, Quds News Network reported Humedica International Aid is a non-governmental organization based in Germany, providing humanitarian and medical aid for Palestinians […]

03 Dec
2:30

Two Hunger Striking Detainees Face Serious Health Complications

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that two detainees, holding ongoing hunger strikes in Israeli prisons, are facing serious, life-threatening complications, especially after they stopped drinking water three days ago. The Committee stated that the two detainees, Ahmad Zahran and Mosab al-Hindi, are held in the Nitzan al-Ramla prison, under […]