19 Apr

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

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 11 – 17 April, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian child was killed and another succumbed to his wounds. 98 civilians, including 26 […]

19 Apr

Report: Over 5,000 Palestinians in Israeli Jails on Prisoner’s Day

Palestinian prisoners at the prisons of the Occupation called off their open hunger strike, which had lasted for eight days, as they made victory by getting their basic rights, after a series of systematic violations that they are subjected to. The violations had aimed to place the Palestinian prisoners under […]

18 Apr

Israeli Settler Kills Palestinian Woman After Ramming Her With Car, Soldiers Shoot And Seriously Injures Teen

A Palestinian woman was killed, earlier Thursday morning, near her home in Teqoua’ town, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, after being rammed by the car of an illegal colonialist settler. The soldiers later shot and seriously injured a Palestinian teen while handcuffed, when he reportedly attempted to […]

18 Apr

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted overnight and on Thursday at dawn, nineteen Palestinians, including one woman and two children, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, including […]

18 Apr

Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For 23rd Day Despite Deteriorating Health

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that a detainee from Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, is ongoing with the hunger strike for the 23rd day despite his deteriorating health condition. The detainee’s uncle, journalist Najeeb Farraj, said his nephew Khaled Jamal Farraj, […]

18 Apr

Army Demolishes Three Agricultural Rooms Near Bethlehem

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Shoshahla area in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and demolished three agricultural rooms. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission in Bethlehem, said the soldiers, accompanied by an armored D9 military bulldozer, invaded the […]

18 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian home in Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, allegedly for being built without a permit from the City Council, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. Several days ago, the soldiers and employees of the City Council, invaded the […]

17 Apr

Amputee Football Championships Held In Gaza

Palestinian amputees, this past weekend, held the first football championship for those who have lost a limb, while living in the Gaza Strip. Secretary-General of the World Federation of Disabled Persons in the World, Simon Baker, launched the initiative at the Stadium of Palestine. Baker, who lost his right leg […]

17 Apr

8th Anniversary of the Death of Vittorio Arrigoni

04/16/19 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team This week marks the 8th anniversary of the death of Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian journalist and activist working with the International Solidarity Movement, in Gaza. On April 16th, 2011, when Arrigoni was 36 years old, his body was found in Gaza city, […]

17 Apr

AXA IM Divests from Elbit Systems – Involved in Israeli War Crimes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: press@sumofus.org SumOfUs and the Coalition to Stop Assistance to Israeli Apartheid welcome AXA’s decision to withdraw part of its investment in Elbit Systems, and call on AXA to end its complicity in full by withdrawing all of its investments in companies complicit in Israel’s occupation. AXA is […]

17 Apr

Al-Araqib Refuses to Surrender

Israeli bulldozers demolished the unrecognized Bedouin village of al-Araqib, in the Negev desert of southern Israel, for the 143rd time, on Wednesday. Locals reported that Israeli bulldozers, escorted by Israeli police forces, demolished residential structures and tents of al-Araqib villagers, leaving women, children and the elderly without any shelter. Villagers […]

17 Apr

House of Saleh al-Barghouthi Demolished in Ramallah (VIDEO)

Israeli occupation forces  demolished, on Wednesday at daybreak, the house of slain Palestinian Saleh al-Barghouthi, in the village of Kobar, northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. Local Al Ray sources reported that a large Israeli military force, accompanied by bulldozers, broke into the village, circled the house […]

17 Apr

EU Rejects Israeli Claim to Syrian Golan

The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has once again expressed the 28-nation bloc’s disapproval of the Israeli regime’s claim of “sovereignty” to Syria’s Golan Heights and other Tel Aviv-occupied territories. Speaking at the plenary session of the European Parliament, in the French city of Strasbourg, on Tuesday, Mogherini […]

17 Apr

Israel Begins Demolition of 500 East Jerusalem Homes (VIDEO)

Israeli bulldozers, on Wednesday morning, demolished a Palestinian house and a number of storehouses in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. WAFA correspondence said that dozens of Israeli police cordoned off the Wadi Yasul area, in Silwan, and deployed in the alleyways, as the municipality bulldozers proceeded to demolish the […]

17 Apr

Army Abducts 22 Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, 21 Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and storming and ransacking their homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS office in Bethlehem said the soldiers abducted eight Palestinians, identified as Qussai Ali Issa, Mohammad Ali Issa, Mahmoud […]

17 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Demolish An Under-Construction Home Near Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Wednesday morning, an under-construction home at the entrance of Jabara village, south of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem. Eyewitnesses said dozens of soldiers, accompanied by two armored bulldozers, invaded the village after surrounding it, and demolished the property. They added that the demolished home […]

17 Apr

Palestinian Loses Eyesight After Hamas Interrogators Tortured Him In Gaza

A young Palestinian man who suffered from neurological disorders in his eyes impacting his vision, has completely lost eyesight after Hamas interrogators tortured him, and struck him on the head. The Palestinian, identified as Ahmad Safi, was supposed to undergo a surgery in Egypt, and told Hamas security forces about […]

17 Apr

Illegal Israeli Colonist Hits Palestinian Child With Car, Flees Scene

An illegal colonist ran over a Palestinian child in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, Tuesday, and  fled the scene, according to Quds News. The unidentified colonist struck Omar Ra’fat Salaymah, 6 years old, with his car while the child was on his way home from […]

17 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot, on Tuesday evening, two young Palestinian men, and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army invaded the al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya village, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Media sources said dozens of Palestinian youngsters protested the invasion, and hurled […]

17 Apr

Palestinian Villages Isolated, Land Confiscated in Jordan Valley

5 Palestinian villages in the Jordan Valley were isolated and 51, 000 dunams (12,600 acres) of Palestinian land seized by Israeli occupation authorities Tuesday, Maan News reported. Palestinian Authority (PA) official Mutaz Bisharat, told the ‘Voice of Palestine’ radio show that Israeli occupation authorities seized control over water springs, farming […]

16 Apr

B’Tselem Probe: Israeli Army Erased Footage of Palestinian’s Murder

An investigation, released by Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, revealed that Israeli forces destroyed evidence related to the murder of Abdel Fattah, who was executed by extremist settlers, earlier this month, in the northern occupied West Bank, and that this propagated a misleading version of events. Israeli troops claimed, at […]

16 Apr

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

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, twelve Palestinians, including children, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. The PPS office in Jerusalem said the soldiers searched many homes, and abducted five Palestinians, identified as Mohammad Ma’moun Mheisin, 15, Mohannad Ma’moun Abu ‘Assab, 15, […]

16 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Fire Live Rounds At Fishermen And Farmers In Gaza

Israeli forces targeted Palestinian fishermen and farmers, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday morning. Eyewitnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli naval forces opened heavy fire towards Palestinian fishing boats, within the permitted fishing zone of six nautical miles, off the southern coast of Rafah. The fishermen were […]

16 Apr

Gaza Hospitals Suffer from Lack of Therapeutic Milk

Director of the hospital pharmacy, at the Ministry of Health based in Gaza, Alaa Heles, on Tuesday, said that the depletion of all sorts of therapeutic milk, from Gaza hospitals, constitutes a real threat for sick children’s lives. Ragheb Agha,  head of the Gastroenterology Department at Rantisi Hospital, stressed that […]

16 Apr

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians, Including Schoolchildren, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, many Palestinians, including schoolchildren, in and around two schools in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the areas surrounding Tareq Bin Ziad School, and Hebron Elementary School for Boys, in the southern area of Hebron […]

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, […]

16 Apr

Soldiers Attack, Injure, A Palestinian Worker In Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, a Palestinian day laborer while working in Jaber neighborhood, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers stopped and detained the worker, identified as Ishaq Ezzat Jaber, in his forties, while carrying construction supplies to a work […]

16 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Two Tents Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday morning, the village of Susiya, south of Hebron in southern West Bank, and demolished two tents. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committees against the Annexation Wall and colonies in southern West Bank, said the soldiers surrounded the small village before invading […]

16 Apr

Update : Palestinian Prisoners End Hunger Strike

Close to four hundred Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have ended their week long hunger strike Monday following a deal with the Israel Prison Service (IPS), reported the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission. Spokesman for the commission, Majdi Adra told Wafa News that delegates for prisoners in the southern Israeli […]

15 Apr

Soldiers Close Road With Sand Hills Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers closed with sand hills, Monday, a road linking between several villages east of the Yatta town, south of southern West Bank city of Hebron. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committee against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern West Bank, told the […]

15 Apr

PPS: “Hundreds Of Detainees Join Hunger Strike”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Monday, that the Israeli Prison Authority is still rejecting the legitimate demands of the Palestinian detainees, as nearly 400 detainees are ongoing with the hunger strike, and dozens more are expected to join soon. The PPS stated that the detainees negotiated with the […]

15 Apr

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

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, ten Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and ransacked dozens of homes, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said the soldiers […]

15 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Schoolchildren And Teachers In Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, Monday, dozens of schoolchildren and teachers in the southern area of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, causing dozens of teachers and schoolchildren to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers fired a barrage of […]

15 Apr

Army Abducts Six Palestinians In Jenin, Qalqilia And Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians in Jenin, Qalqilia and Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Jenin said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Jenin refugee camp, and abducted Samer Abdul-Karim […]

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15 Apr

Palestinian child dies of injuries sustained two weeks ago

Palestinian medical sources report that a Palestinian child, Issac Abdul Muti Suwailm Eshteiwi, 16, from Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip, died of injuries sustained when he was shot by Israeli forces east of Rafah near the border fence on April 3rd. After he was shot, the injured […]

15 Apr

School Evacuated in Hebron after Suspicious Body Discovered

Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday, evacuated a school in the Old City neighborhood of Hebron, southern West Bank, after a suspicious body was found at the entrance to the school. The school’s principal, Hussein Aamar, told WAFA that the students and staff were evacuated from the Ibrahimi Basic School shortly […]

15 Apr

USCPR Statement on Airbnb’s Reversal of Commitment to Remove Listings in Illegal Israeli Settlements

In November 2018, online booking giant Airbnb announced that it would remove listings in illegal, Jewish-only settlements in the occupied West Bank, bowing to years of pressure from the StolenHomes Coalition, including SumOfUs, CODEPINK, American Muslims for Palestine, the US Palestinian Community Network, the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, Friends of Sabeel […]

15 Apr

Adalah Calls for Criminal Probe into Likud’s Planting of Hidden Cameras in Israeli Polling Stations

Activists from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party wore some 1,200 hidden cameras at polling stations in Arab towns across the country during Israel’s national election on Tuesday. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel sent an urgent letter to senior Israeli legal officials on Thursday, […]

15 Apr

Georges Abdallah Launches Solidarity Strike with Palestinian Prisoners from French Prison

Georges Abdallah, the Arab communist struggler for Palestine who has imprisoned in French jails for over 34 years, announced on Thursday, 11 April that he is launching a three-day hunger strike in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike inside Israeli jails, the Battle of Dignity 2. He is joined on the […]

15 Apr

How The Left Also Dehumanizes Palestinians In Gaza

by Susan Abulhawa Along the political spectrum, from the far left to extreme right, and spanning racial and ethnic lines, nearly everyone who has something to say about protesters in Gaza seems to fail the task of recognizing Palestinian humanity. If it’s coming from the right, the narrative is of terrorists, […]

15 Apr

Co-founder of Palestinian BDS Movement Denied Entry by U.S. Officials

On April 10, Omar Barghouti, a Palestinian human rights defender and a co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement for Palestinian rights, was denied entry into the United States at Ben Gurion Airport despite having valid travel documents. He was scheduled to travel to the U.S. on a […]

14 Apr

Jerusalem Family Forced to Demolish Home to Avoid Fines (VIDEO)

Two Palestinian brothers, Fadi and Shadi Ajlouni, were forced to demolish their own family’s home, in the Old City of Jerusalem, central occupied West Bank, in order to avoid incurring a heavy demolition fee from the Israeli municipality, who ordered that the home be destroyed under the pretext that it […]

14 Apr

Trump Warns ICC against Followup on American and Israeli War Crimes

US President Donald Trump has warned the International Criminal Court (ICC) of “swift and vigorous response” if the Hague-based tribunal investigates Americans and Israelis for war crimes. Trump issued the warning on Friday, after ICC judges rejected a request by the court’s prosecutor to probe atrocities committed by US forces […]

14 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Schoolchildren, Teachers, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers fired, Sunday, dozens of gas bombs into several schools, and surrounding areas in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, causing dozens of schoolchildren and teachers, to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the southern area of […]

14 Apr

Army Injures Dozens Of Schoolchildren Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers caused, Sunday, dozens of Palestinian schoolchildren to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation in a school in Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the village, before storming the local high school, and fired a barrage of […]

14 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank

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

14 Apr

Palestinian Shot in Face By Israeli Forces

A Palestinian man Saturday was shot in the face by Israeli forces for unknown reasons, north of the city of Hebron in the southern West Bank, according to Maan News. Witnesses said that the victim, Hussein Abed Abu Fanous, was shot with live fire in the face, by Israeli police […]

13 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Summon Three Palestinians From Hebron For Interrogation

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, stormed and searched homes, and summoned three young men for interrogation. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded Safa area, in Beit Ummar, before searching many homes, and summoned Mazin Hussein […]

13 Apr

Army Shoots A Palestinian Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers shot, on Saturday at dawn, a young Palestinian man in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after dozens of illegal colonists invaded it. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said many colonists invaded the […]

13 Apr

Netanyahu’s Election Strategy Overcomes Corruption Indictments

Israel’s election resulted in a tie for seats in the Knesset, between Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party and the Blue and White alliance, the center-left party led by Benny Gantz. The likely outcome is a coalition government formed by Likud and other far-right parties, and a fifth term for Netanyahu, as […]

13 Apr

Israeli Forces Raid House of Journalist in Hebron

Israeli occupation forces, on Wednesday evening, raided the house of Palestinian journalist Ra’ed al-Sharif, in Hebron city. According to local sources, Israeli soldiers broke into and ransacked the house of Sharif after detaining all members of his family inside a room. Meanwhile, soldiers set up a makeshift checkpoint at the junction […]

13 Apr

BDS: Take the Pledge — Give PUMA the Boot Until It Ends Support for Illegal Israeli Settlements

On April 18, Puma shareholders will gather for the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). Let’s make sure Puma’s sponsorship of Israeli war crimes is on the agenda! Tweet the pledge to give Puma the boot!  Puma is the only international sponsor of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which includes teams in illegal […]

13 Apr

Navy Opens Fire on Gaza Fishermen

Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishermen, on Friday morning. Locals reported that Israeli naval boats opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported, according to Ma’an. The Israeli army also regularly detains and opens fire on unarmed Palestinian […]

13 Apr

Israeli Forces Assault and Detain Teen Missing One Third of His Skull

Israeli forces, at dawn on Friday, detained a Palestinian teen with a third of his skull removed, as a result of Israeli gunfire, from Nabi Saleh village, in the northwest of Ramallah. Muhammad Tamimi, a member of Nabl Saleh’s Anti-Settlement and Wall Committee, told WAFA that Israeli forces assaulted and […]

13 Apr

Israeli Agriculture Minister Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound with Settlers

Extremist Israeli minister of agriculture and rural development, Uri Ariel, together with a group of  settlers, has stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in the occupied Old City district of East Jerusalem, amid an escalation of violence by Israeli forces and settlers against Palestinian people. Firas al-Dibs, spokesperson of the Islamic Waqf […]

13 Apr

Jordan Valley Lands Seized by Israeli Forces

Israeli occupation authorities, on Tuesday, issued a decision to expropriate hundreds of agriculture lands in the Jordan valley, to the east of occupied Jerusalem. The activist Aref Daraghma stated, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that Israeli occupation authorities issued military orders to put hands on about 384 dunams, […]

13 Apr

PCHR Weekly Report: Israeli Forces Injure 115 Palestinian Civilians, Abduct 54

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 04– 10 April 2019, Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. 115 civilians, including 28 children, 5 women and 3 journalists, were wounded. The injury of 2 of them […]

13 Apr

On 54th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Child and Wound 93 Civilians, including 17 Children, 4 Women, 3 Paramedics, and Journalist

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights: Ref: 58/2019 Date: 12 April 2019: Time: 18:00 GMT: On Friday evening, 12 April 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 54th  Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child and wounded […]

13 Apr

Citizen Loses His Sight after Being Tortured, PCHR Calls for Investigation and Providing Necessary Medical Care

 The Palestinian Center for Human RIghts :  Mohammed Deeb Salim Safi, a 28-year-old university graduate, lost sight in both eyes after being tortured in an Internal Security detention center in the Gaza Strip on grounds of allegedly participating in the “We Want to Live” popular movement which started last March. […]

12 Apr

Updated: “Army Kills A Child, Injures 66 Palestinians, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday evening, the weekly Great March Processions in the besieged Gaza Strip, killing one child, and injuring at 55 others, including one who suffered serious wounds, and two medics. The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the soldiers shot a child, identified as Maisara Mousa Ali […]

12 Apr

Army Injures Several Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, wounding one Palestinian and causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Palestinians marched from the center of the village, while chanting for ending the illegal Israeli occupation […]

12 Apr

Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, many Palestinians in Bab az-Zawiya area, in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinian protesters by firing a barrage of gas bombs and concussion grenades at them. They added that […]

12 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Nonviolent Protesters In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many protesters to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The nonviolent procession started from the center of the village, directly after noon […]

12 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Palestinian In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Friday morning, a Palestinian man with live fire, on his own land, east of Gaza city. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed in their posts across the perimeter fence east of Gaza city, fired many live rounds at Palestinians on their lands. They added that one […]

12 Apr

Army Abducts A Wounded Child, Assault A Man, In Nabi Saleh

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, stormed and violently searched homes, before abducting a wounded child, and assaulted a man with pepper-spray, causing serious wounds to his eyes. Mohammad Tamimi, a local nonviolent activist against the Annexation […]

12 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinians, Abduct One, In Qabatia

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and attacked protesters with live fire, gas bombs and concussion grenades, wounding two with live rounds, and causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to abducting a third […]

11 Apr

Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Nablus

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, Thursday, Sebastia town, north of Nablus in northern West Bank, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The head of Sebastia Town Council, Mohammad Azem, told the WAFA Palestinian News Agency that the soldiers invaded the archeological area of the town, […]

11 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, at least fourteen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, and continued the closure imposed on Azzoun town, near Qalqilia, for the fourteenth day, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Ramallah governorate, […]

11 Apr

Army Continues Isolation Of Azzoun Village

The Israeli army continued the isolation of Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, for the fifteenth consecutive day, after the military closed it main road with concrete. Riyad Hannoun, the mayor of Azzoun, said the Israeli army has been conducting daily invasions, violent searches of […]

11 Apr

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

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

11 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, two Palestinians, and stormed many homes in Bethlehem governorate, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in the Shawawra village, east of Bethlehem, and abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Jamil Ibrahim Dar’awi, 39. They […]

11 Apr

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Salfit

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, three Palestinians from their homes in Salfit governorate, in central West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that several army jeeps invaded Bruqin village, west of Salfit, and abducted Maher Zoheir Samara. It added that the soldiers also invaded and searched […]

11 Apr

Israeli Elections: Netanyahu Set to Serve Fifth Term As Prime Minister

The polls for the 2019 Israeli elections closed on Wednesday evening with a very close finish between the two main candidates for Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz. Late Wednesday night, Gantz conceded to Netanyahu – although now the Likud bloc led by Netanyahu must form a government before […]

11 Apr

PLO On Israeli elections: Israelis Voted No To Peace, Yes To Apartheid

By the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): RAMALLAH, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officials said today in reaction to the results of the Israeli elections that Israelis have voted no to peace and yes to apartheid. PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said that after […]

11 Apr

To Build 2 New Settlement Roads, Israeli Authorities Seize 1191 Dunams of Agricultural Lands

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): The Israeli authorities issued 2 military orders to seize 1191 dunums from the Palestinian agricultural lands.  Two of these orders are about the construction of 2 new settlement roads; one in the northern West Bank and the other in the Southern, while the […]

10 Apr

Israel Issues Demolition Orders Against Several Homes In Jerusalem

The Israeli “City Council” in occupied East Jerusalem issued, Wednesday, demolition orders targeting several homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, in the heart of the city. Raed Abu Mayyala, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, said dozens of soldiers, accompanied by members of the City Council, invaded the town, […]

10 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Wednesday, fifteen Palestinians in the West Bank, including ten children from occupied Jerusalem. Illegal colonists write racist graffiti near Ramallah. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted ten children in Silwan town, including two who were taken prisoner while heading to their school when […]

10 Apr

Army Abducts Seven Children, Close Bab Al-‘Amoud, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, seven Palestinian children from their homes in Silwan and Jabal al-Mokabber, and closed Bab al-‘Amoud area, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said dozens of soldiers invaded Silwan and Jabal al-Mokabber, after surrounding and isolating them, and […]

10 Apr

Remembering the Massacre at Deir Yassin

On this day, 71 years ago, some 120 members of underground Jewish paramilitary groups invaded the Palestinian Arab village of Deir Yassin, killing between 100 and 250 people including men, women, children and the elderly. With reports of mutilations, rapes and survivors being paraded through Jewish neighbourhoods before being summarily […]

10 Apr

Madonna to Cross Eurovision Picket Line

Pro-Palestinian groups and organizations, such as Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and Jewish Voice For Peace, have called on US pop singer Madonna to cancel her performance at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel, in May. PACBI took it to Twitter to send […]

10 Apr

UNICEF: Don’t Plug Into Israel’s War Crimes

Photo: Children studying by candlelight in the Gaza Strip, Occupied Palestinian Territory Israel wants to build the longest submarine electricity cable to Europe via Cyprus and Greece. The EuroAsia Interconnector will unify Europe and Israel’s electricity networks, including grids powering Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory. This multi-billion […]

10 Apr

Update: Israel Using Lethal Gas against Return March Protesters

Dr. Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman for the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip, says that the number of Palestinian protesters injured during anti-occupation protests, along the fence separating the besieged enclave and the occupied territories, clearly points to the fact that Israel is dogged to either kill or maim the […]

10 Apr

Part Of One Of Biggest Colonialist Projects; Israel Issues Orders Illegally Confiscating 401 Dunams Of Lands Near Hebron

The Israeli occupation authorities and the military have issued orders illegally confiscating 401 Dunams (99.0893 Acres) of Palestinian lands, to pave a new segregated colonialist road which will also lead to the confiscation of an additional 1273 Dunams (314.5 Acres), as part of a large colonialist project in the southern […]

10 Apr

PCHR: “Hardest Choice for Detainees in the Israeli Prisons: “Hunger Strike Started”

On Monday, 08 April 2019, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Movement in the Israeli Prisons declared the start of a hunger strike after the negotiations failed and the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) refused the detainees’ legitimate demands, which constitute the most basic legal rights guaranteed under international laws and standards. According to […]

10 Apr

385 Dunams of Palestinian Land to Be Seized By Israeli Authorities

Northern Jordan Valley residents Tuesday received notice from the so-called Israeli Civil Administration, that their agricultural land will be seized by Israeli authorities, according to Maan News Agency. Local settlement monitor Mutaz Bisharat told Maan the Palestinians of the city of Tubas, northeast of Nablus city, in the Jordan Valley/Tubas […]

09 Apr

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Hebron, Child In Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, four young Palestinian men in Hebron governorate, in southern West Bank, and one child in Jenin, in the northern part, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in the city, […]

09 Apr

Al-Haq Refutes Israeli Army and Media Claims on the Killing of Volunteer First Responder Sajed Mizher in Dheishe Refugee Camp

By Al-Haq independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organization: On 27 March 2019, the Israeli occupying forces killed 17-year-old Palestinian citizen, Sajed Abdul-Hakim Hilmi Mizhir, a volunteer first responder with the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS), who was fatally shot by the Israeli occupying forces while he was on duty tending […]

09 Apr

Soldiers Injure Dozens Of School Children In Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, dozens of schoolchildren and residents with gas bombs in and around several schools in the southern area of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs and concussion grenades into several schools, […]

09 Apr

Family Forced To Demolish Own Home Near Bethlehem

A Palestinian family from Beit Jala, near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, was forced to demolish its own home, after the Israeli army issued a demolition order, and gave the family 48 hours to demolish it, or face very high fines and fees if the military carries the demolition […]

09 Apr

Dozens Of Detainees Continue Hunger Strike For Second Day

The head of the Palestinian Commission for Detainees’ Affairs, Qadri Abu Bakr, has reported that 120 detainees, held by Israel, have declared a hunger strike two days ago, and added that hundreds of detainees intend to join the strike, after the Israeli Prison Authority denied their basic demands. Abu Bakr […]

09 Apr

Abbas’ Security Forces Assault Student from Al-Najah University

A group of human rights organizations have condemned the recent attack on student Musa Dweikat, and his abduction, in front of the campus of An-Najah University, by members of Palestinian intelligence, and calls for an end to similar cases of kidnapping off  the streets and arbitrary arrests. The Association of […]

08 Apr

Settler Rams Car into Palestinian in Bethlehem

An Israeli settler ran over a Palestinian youth on Route 60, near the illegal Israeli settlement of Gush Etzion, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem. Muhammad Awad, head of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), confirmed that the Palestinian youth, identified as Hamza Shihadeh Najajra, from the […]

08 Apr

Zoo Animals Evacuated from Gaza to Jordan

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

08 Apr

Army Evicts Palestinians from Land in Battir

The Israeli army ordered several Palestinians in the town of Battir, west  of Bethlehem, to abandon their land, under the pretext it was state-owned, a local official said today. Hasan Breijieh, from the Wall and Settlements Resistance Authority, told WAFA that the landowners were given 30 days to object to […]

08 Apr

How Hasna Revived a Barren Rooftop to a Lively Garden

Despite all odds, Hasna, a 67-year-old widow from al-Deheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem decided to challenge cancer and pursue her own dream project. Hasna is one of the beneficiaries of the “Karama for Food Security and Economic Empowerment in the south West Bank refugee camps”. The project aims to promote […]

08 Apr

Israeli Colonist Seriously Injures A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a man was seriously injured after an illegal Israeli colonist rammed him with his car, near Bethlehem city, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. The sources said the young man, Hamza Shehda Najajra, was seriously injured, especially due to his head wounds, […]

08 Apr

Soldiers Assault Two Palestinians, Abduct Three, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Monday, two Palestinians, and abducted three others, in the al-Wad Street, in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers assaulted and injured two young men, and abducted three others, identified as Abboud Abu Sbeih, Ibrahim Zeitawi and Yasser Najeeb. They added that the […]

08 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Prevent Preparations For Agricultural Road Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Palestinian farmlands in a few small villages, west of Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and prevented the Palestinians from preparing for an agricultural road leading to them. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committees against the Annexation […]

08 Apr

Army Invades Lands In Gaza, Navy Opens Fire At Fishing Boats

Israeli soldiers carried out, on Monday morning, a limited invasion into Palestinian agricultural lands, in northern Gaza Strip, while navy ships attacked fishing boats and opened fire at them west of Gaza city. Media sources said three Israeli tanks, and three armored D9 military bulldozers, advanced dozens of meters into […]

08 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nineteen Palestinians, Injure Many Others, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, many Palestinian communities across the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked dozens of homes, and abducted at least nineteen Palestinians, in addition to wounding several others, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said […]