Israeli troops assault Palestinian worshipers in Al-Aqsa (archive image)
23 Oct
1:28

Hundreds of Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound

According to local sources, hundreds of Jewish Israeli settlers, accompanied by soldiers, forced their way into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday, pushing aside the Muslim worshipers and the Muslim clerics who oversee the Mosque. The Israelis then gathered to pray for the destruction of the mosque. A large sect […]

22 Oct
8:27

Women Call for Reopening of Gaza Crossings

Scores of Palestinian women protested at the Israeli controlled Erez crossing in the besieged Gaza Strip this morning calling for an end to the siege. Organised by the Higher Committee of the Great Return March and Breaking Gaza Siege, the demonstration highlighted the suffering of women in the Strip as […]

22 Oct
8:00

Palestinian Trade Unions Urge AXA’s Employee Trade Unions to Call for AXA to Divest

October, 2019 /  Palestinian Trade Unions / France We, the undersigned Palestinian trade unions, work to protect Palestinian workers’ rights and are part of the struggle for freedom, justice and equality for all. Trade unions have the responsibility and the duty to protect workers’ rights in their countries, but also to […]

22 Oct
6:54

British Forensic Researchers Challenge Israeli Army over Shooting of Child

photo: Israeli soldiers prepare to fire at protesters in Kafr Qaddoum during the town’s weekly protests 22 October | International Solidarity Movement | Kafr Qaddoum Evidence is stacking up against the Israeli Army over the near-fatal shooting of a Palestinian child by a soldier in July, with the release of […]

22 Oct
6:22

Senator Elizabeth Warren Proposes Aid Cuts over West Bank Settlements

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren, Sunday, said that she is open-minded with regard to making US aid to Israel dependent upon the acceptance of its government to halt its illegal settlement construction in the occupied West Bank.   When asked about her position concerning Israeli illegal settlements and US […]

22 Oct
5:57

VIDEO: Palestinian Forced to Demolish Home in Jerusalem

A Palestinian resident of the Jabal al Mukabbir neighborhood, in East Jerusalem, tore down his home after he received a demolition order from the Israeli authorities, said a local official. Fateh movement’s secretary general in Jabal al-Mukabbir, Iyad Bashir, told WAFA that Sultan Bashir got the demolition order for his […]

22 Oct
5:47

Netanyahu Fails to Form Government: Now What?

PNN – Prime Minister Netanyahu announced, yesterday, that he’s officially handing back his mandate to President Rivlin after failing to form a new Israeli government. The mandate will now pass to his rival and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz, who will no doubt face the same difficulties as […]

22 Oct
12:31

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 14 Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, fourteen Palestinians, including eight from Jerusalem and two siblings in Bethlehem, from their homes in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem, searched and ransacked homes […]

22 Oct
11:40

For The Fourth Day, Israeli Soldiers Force Palestinians Out Of Olive Orchards Near Nablus

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said Israeli soldiers invaded Palestinian orchards in Qaryout village, south Nablus, and forced the residents out, for the fourth consecutive day. Daghlas stated that the soldiers attacked the Palestinians, in their orchards in their western […]

22 Oct
11:08

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Young Men In Bethlehem, One In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, four young Palestinian men, including two siblings, in West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, in addition to one Palestinian in Ramallah, in central West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes, in several parts of Bethlehem […]

22 Oct
9:34

Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eight young Palestinian men in the al-Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, after the army invaded and ransacked many homes. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers interrogated many Palestinians, while violently searching their homes. They added that the soldiers abducted Abed Tha’er […]

22 Oct
1:47

Illegal Colonists Prevent Palestinians From Entering Their Orchards

Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers prevented, Sunday, and Monday, Palestinian farmers from entering their lands, east o Hebron city. Local farmers said the colonists tried to assault them, and prevented them from reaching their own lands, while Israeli soldiers watched and did not intervene. The incident took place in the […]

22 Oct
1:30

Israeli Forces Invade al-Issawiya, Injure Two Palestinian Teens

On Monday evening, Israeli forces invaded the town of al-Issawiya in East Jerusalem, severely beating one young Palestinian and injuring another with a sound grenade canister. According to the local Palestinian news agency WAFA, Israeli forces assaulted a teen identified as Ahmed Abu Roumi, beating him with rifles at a […]

21 Oct
12:55

One Of Them Enters 100th Day; Six Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Monday, that six Palestinian detainees continue the hunger strike in Israeli prisons, including a detainee who stated the strike 100 days ago, in addition to one woman who began her strike 28 days ago, protesting being held under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, […]

21 Oct
10:51

Foreign Ministry: “Attacking Palestinians Picking Olive Trees, A Serious Israeli Escalation”

The Palestinians Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates issued a statement, Sunday, strongly denouncing the latest Israeli violations, carried out by both soldiers and illegal colonialist setters, against the Palestinians and their olive orchards, and stating that this serious escalation that is part of new plans to build and expands […]

21 Oct
4:33

80-Year Old Israeli Rabbi Beaten by Right-Wing Israeli Settlers for Protecting Palestinian Farmers

A group of around 30 masked Israeli settlers attacked Israeli and international human rights activists on Wednesday, beating them with crowbars while they were protecting Palestinian farmers trying to harvest olives in the village of Burin, in the West Bank. Eighty year old Rabbi Moshe Yehudai told reporters that  he […]

21 Oct
4:00

Israeli Soldier Lightly Injured by Rock in Violent Clash With Settlers

The Israel Defence Forces told The Times of Israel that a soldier was lightly injured overnight Saturday, by a rock, during clashes between security forces and settlers near the illegal Yitzhar settlement, in the northern West Bank, The riots, involving approximately 30 settlers, who hurled stones at troops and punctured […]

21 Oct
3:41

Palestine Through The Eyes Of A Visitor

There are no words to describe the bleak reality of actual humans who are trapped and whose lives are scarred by loss, oppression and uncertainty. And yet, cling to hope against all odds. I am not writing about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. If anything, I am acutely aware of my incompetence […]

20 Oct
11:59

Army Closes Main Entrance Of Beit Ummar With Concrete Blocks

Israeli soldiers closed, Sunday, the main entrance of Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, with concrete blocks, while military police officers ticketed dozens of drivers on the nearby road. Media activist, Mohammad Awad, said the soldiers closed the at-Touq Street, near Jerusalem-Hebron Road, with […]

20 Oct
11:10

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians, Summon Six For Interrogation, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday afternoon, two young, and summoned six others for interrogation, in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Shadi Mohammad Mheisin, 23, from the al-‘Isawiya town, as he was returning home from work. They added that the soldiers also abducted Ala’ Najeeb, while standing […]

20 Oct
11:25

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, nine Palestinians, including a mother and her child, and a wounded young man, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Tubas governorate, in northeastern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted […]

20 Oct
2:57

Army Abducts A Palestinian Child In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, a Palestinian child in Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Local sources said the soldiers abducted the child, Fahed Saleh Eshteiwi, 13, and took him to an unknown destination. They added that the soldiers stopped the child on Palestinian lands […]

20 Oct
2:39

Israeli Soldiers Detain Seven Jordanians

Israeli soldiers detained, Saturday, seven Jordanian nationals reportedly while trying to “infiltrate” into the occupied West Bank through a border area. Israel media sources said the soldiers intercepted the seven Jordanians, before detaining them. They added that the detained Jordanian men were moved to interrogation facilities, and did not provide […]

20 Oct
2:30

Illegal Colonists Attack Palestinian, International Activists, In Olive Orchards Near Bethlehem

Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Saturday, Palestinian villagers and international solidarity activists, while picking olive trees in Palestinian orchards in the al-Jab’a village, southwest of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Tha Maan News agency qouted Ziad Salah, the coordinator of the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Society, stating that the […]

19 Oct
10:48

Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Hebron

Several armored Israeli military jeeps invaded, earlier Saturday, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of before the soldiers and injured many Palestinians, who protested the invasion into their community. Local nonviolent media activist, Mohammad Awad, said the soldiers invaded the ath-Thaher area, in Beit Ummar, located […]

19 Oct
9:34

Army Injures A Palestinian In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Saturday morning, a Palestinian man while working on his land, east of Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers fired several live rounds at four Palestinians, wounding one, before he was rushed to the Indonesian Hospital, in […]

19 Oct
5:33

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Protesters, Abduct International Peace Activist, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and injured several protesters, in addition to abducting an international peace activist. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers assaulted the protesters, […]

19 Oct
3:04

Soldiers Abduct A Child, 9, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday evening, a Palestinian child, only nine years of age, in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The soldiers also invaded Beit Awwa, southwest of Hebron. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the ath-Thaher area, in Beit Ummar town, and […]

19 Oct
2:51

Israeli forces close main West Bank traffic artery for settlers’ marathon

RAMALLAH, Friday, October 18, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today closed sections of the Ramallah-Nablus Road, also known as Route 60, to empty the road for dozens of settlers taking part in a marathon at the main traffic artery. The Israeli military announced that it would erect barriers and close […]

18 Oct
10:16

Medical Crisis in Gaza: Bone Infections Rise with Shortage of Critical Medicine

The release of two new reports point to the severity of the Israeli-imposed crisis on the Gaza Strip, with thousands of Palestinian patients — many of whom have been injured by Israeli gunfire, shells and missiles — unable to access much-needed medicines and treatment due to the ongoing Israeli siege […]

18 Oct
10:03

Palestinian Killed at Israeli Military Roadblock near Tulkarem

A young Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli forces at Jabara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, on Friday evening. The slain Palestinian was later identified as Ra’ad Majed Mohammad al-Bahri, 25, from Kafr Zibad village, south of Tulkarem. A correspondent with the […]

18 Oct
9:38

73 Palestinians Wounded as Israeli Forces Attack Gaza Protests

Israeli forces assaulted protesters who gathered at a number of points along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday for the 79th weekly ‘March of Return’ calling for a return of Palestinian refugees to their homeland and an end to the Israeli siege of Gaza. At least 31 of those injured on […]

18 Oct
12:50

Israeli Soldiers Attack A Wedding Celebration Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Sur Baher Palestinian town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and assaulted many Palestinians attending a wedding party. Eyewitnesses said dozens of soldiers invaded the town, before storming a wedding party, and assaulted many Palestinians. They added that the soldiers struck and clubbed many […]

18 Oct
12:05

Illegal Colonists, Soldiers, Attack Palestinian Farmers Trying To Pick Their Olive Trees

Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers and soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian farmers while trying to enter their own orchards to pick their olive trees in the ash-Shu’ab area, between the villages of Burqa and Beitin, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The head of Burqa Village […]

18 Oct
11:42

Hunger Striking Detainee Slapped With A New Administrative Detention Order

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Thursday, that an Israeli court has approved the arbitrary Administrative Detention order against a hunger-striking detainee, for an additional six months, without charges. The Committee stated that the detainee, Mo’ab Tawfiq al-Hindi, 29, from Tal village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, […]

18 Oct
11:18

Israeli Troops Abduct Journalist & Civilian from Jenin

The Israeli occupation forces conducted night raids on Friday morning before dawn, abducting two young men from Jenin and raiding several houses. According to local sources, Israeli forces abducted the editor Fuad Aghbarieh, as well as the civilian Marwan Hashash, after storming the city of Jenin and raiding their homes […]

17 Oct
1:18

Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza

Israeli naval forces, today, attacked Palestinian fishing boats offshore al-Sudaniya, northwest of Gaza City, according to WAFA correspondence. He said that the Israeli navy opened gunfire and shot water hoses towards fishing boats sailing within three nautical miles offshore, causing material damages. No injuries were reported among the fishermen, who […]

17 Oct
1:07

Settlers Raid Holy Sites in Bethlehem and Jerusaelm

Israeli settlers, today, raided the archaeological site of Solomon’s Pools, to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, under the protection of heavily armed Israeli forces. Palestinian security sources said that Israeli forces sealed off the area as settlers stormed the pools, where they performed Jewish rituals. […]

17 Oct
12:55

51 Palestinians Injured near Joseph’s Tomb

Some 51 Palestinians were injured on Thursday, by live and rubber bullets, with many cases of tear gas suffocation reported, during violent confrontations with Israeli forces, as hundreds of Israeli settlers raided Joseph’s Tomb, to the east of Nablus. The Palestinian Red Crescent in Nablus reported that confrontations erupted ahead […]

17 Oct
12:01

Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, at least fourteen Palestinians, including a father and his two siblings, in addition to a child who was supposed to celebrate his 12th birthday today, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted […]

17 Oct
10:38

Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinian Workers Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers shot, Thursday, two Palestinian workers near the military gate, which was installed on Barta’a town lands, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, as they were on their way to work. Mahmoud Sa’adi, the head of the Emergency Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society’s office in […]

17 Oct
9:48

Army Abducts Four Palestinians, Injures Two Of Them, In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, four young Palestinian men, after injuring two of them, including one who suffered serious wounds, near the al-Am’ari refugee camp, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Media sources said the soldiers opened fire at a Palestinian car near the refugee camp, […]

17 Oct
5:48

Update 2: “Army Injures 51 Palestinians, Including Four Infants, In Nablus”

After dozens of Israeli soldiers accompanied many buses and cars, loaded with illegal colonialist settlers, into Joseph Tomb area, in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, leading to protests, medical sources said the soldiers have injured 51 Palestinians, including four infants, and one journalist. The soldiers also abducted several […]

17 Oct
2:33

Addameer: “Update on the health status of tortured detainee Smaer Al-Arbeed”

By Addameer Prisoner Support And Human Rights Association: On 15 October 2019, Samer Arbeed‘s detention was extended for another eight days, following a court session that barred Samer’s lawyer from being present. The hearing was held in Hadassah Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where Samer was transferred on 27 September […]

16 Oct
9:32

Updated: “Israeli Intelligence Officers Abduct The Khatib of Al-Aqsa Mosque, In Jerusalem”

Update: Sheikh Dr. Ismael Nawahda was released after several hours of interrogation, and was slapped with an order preventing him from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for eleven days. Israeli intelligence officers abducted, Wednesday, the Khatib of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, Sheikh Ismael Nawahda, while he was crossing […]

16 Oct
7:36

VIDEO: Amnesty International Answers Questions

In a new video, Amnesty International asked several questions about the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories and it answered them in a brief, yet clear and all-encompassing way, WAFA reports. Interview 03/18/19 16th Anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s Murder – An Interview With Her Parents 

16 Oct
7:28

Over 250 New Settler Units to be Constructed in Occupied West Bank

Ignoring the international outcry against its settlement expansion policies, the Israeli regime is planning to build 251 new settler units in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestine News Network. The head of the Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Bethlehem, Hassan Bureijia, said in a statement, Sunday, […]

16 Oct
3:05

Israeli Soldiers Invade, Bulldoze, Palestinian Lands In Northern Gaza

A few armored Israeli army vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded Palestinian lands, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and bulldozed several sections while firing live rounds to force the Palestinians away. Media sources said the invading vehicles came from Abu Safiyya military base, across the perimeter […]

16 Oct
1:43

Illegal Colonists Injure Palestinians, Solidarity Activists, In Olive Orchards Near Nablus

Illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked and injured, Wednesday, villagers and international solidarity activists, while picking olive trees in Palestinian orchards in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The colonists attacked the locals, and the solidarity activists, in Palestinian olive orchards in the southeastern area of […]

16 Oct
1:26

Illegal Colonists Attack Palestinians Picking Their Olive Trees Near Bethlehem

Several illegal Israeli colonists attacked, Wednesday, many Palestinians, picking their olive trees in their orchards, in the al-Jab’a village, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Eyewitnesses said the assailants came from the illegal Beit Ayin colony, which was built on privately-owned Palestinian lands. They added that the colonists […]

16 Oct
1:00

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty-One Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least twenty-one Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the Wes Bank, including Jerusalem, and injured one. Media sources in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted two former political prisoners, identified Montaser Abul-Hamid Mheisin, 22, and Ward Ibrahim […]

16 Oct
10:40

Army Shoots A Palestinian Teen Near Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers shot, earlier Wednesday, a young Palestinian man near the gate of the Annexation Wall, close to Qaffin village, north of Tulkarem, in northern West Bank. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers shot Bara’ Mohammad Es’eed, 17, while he was on his way to occupied Jerusalem. They added that Palestinian medics […]

16 Oct
10:14

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Al-‘Isawiya And Abu Dis, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two siblings in the al-Isawiya town, and one Palestinian in Abu Dis town, in occupied Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in al-‘Isawiya, and abducted two siblings, identified as Mohammad, 18, and Yazan Oleyyan, 20. They added that the […]

16 Oct
9:42

Illegal Israeli Colonists Puncture Tires, Write Racist Graffiti, Near Ramallah

Several fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Deir Ammar village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Media sources said the assailants infiltrated into the village through the al-Maghshi area, located next to an illegal colony. They added that the colonists punctured the tires of […]

16 Oct
9:24

Army Abducts Six Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, six Palestinians, including former political prisoners, in Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Local nonviolent activist Mohammad Awad, said several army jeeps invaded Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes. Awad […]

16 Oct
4:23

Illegal Colonialist Settlers Install A Stage, Tents In The Ibrahimi Mosque Courtyard

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers installed, Tuesday, a stage and tents in the courtyard of the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and tents in Ein Far’a archeological area, west of the city. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the colonists installed the stage […]

16 Oct
2:41

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, a young Palestinian man in Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, after stopping him at a sudden military roadblock. Media sources said that the soldiers installed a sudden military roadblock at the eastern entrance of Qalqilia, before stopping and searching dozens of residents and cars. […]

16 Oct
2:04

Army Forces A Palestinian To Demolish Sections Of His home In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers forced, Tuesday, a Palestinian to demolish sections of his home in Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood, in Sur Baher town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, after an Israeli court ordered the demolition for “being too close” to the Annexation Wall. Ziyad Hamamda, a member of the “Committee for Defending the […]

15 Oct
1:59

Army Abducts A Palestinian, Summons Two For Interrogation, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, and summoned two others for interrogation, in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Rawhi Mahmoud Al-Kolaghassi, 23, after storming his family’s home and ransacking it, in the Sa’adiyya neighborhood, in the Old City. It is worth […]

15 Oct
12:34

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jenin And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at night, two Palestinians in Jenin, in northern West Bank, and one in Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied territory. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Yazan Sa’id Hamarsha, and a teenage boy, identified as Baha’ […]

15 Oct
11:23

Army Abducts A Palestinian Two Weeks After Demolishing His Home

Just two weeks after demolishing his under-construction home, Israel soldiers abducted, Tuesday, a Palestinian man in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Mohammad Awad, a local media activist, said the soldiers invaded Wad ash-Sheikh area, in Beit Ummar, and abducted Ali Mohammad al-‘Allami, 38, […]

14 Oct
1:20

Israeli Soldiers Invade Homes In Sebastia

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, Sebastia town, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before storming and ransacking dozens of homes. Mohammad Azem, the head of Sebastia Local Council, said the soldiers violently searched the invaded homes, causing damage, and threatened to shoot any Palestinian who […]

14 Oct
12:51

Illegal Colonists Attack Palestinians Picking Their Olive Trees Near Jenin

Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Monday, Palestinian farmers picking their olive trees in their orchards, south of Jenin, in northern West Bank. The head of the Agricultural Department in Qabatia, south of Jenin, Lama Abu Bakr, said the colonists hurled stones at the Palestinian farmers, while she and other […]

14 Oct
11:19

Army Abducts Preventative Security Head, Five Young men, In Al-Aqsa

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, the head of the Palestinian Preventative Security, and five young men, in the courtyards of the al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers abducted the head of the Palestinian Preventative Security office in occupied Jerusalem, Sa’id Atari, and five […]

14 Oct
10:53

Armed Illegal Colonist Attacks Palestinian In Their Olive Orchards

An armed illegal fanatic Israeli colonist attacked, Monday, many Palestinians while picking their olive trees, in their orchards, in Shoufa village, east of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem. Tahseen Hamed, a local nonviolent activist, and a farmer in Shoufa, said an armed colonialist settler from Avnei Hefetz illegal […]

14 Oct
10:17

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Jerusalem Governor, Fateh Secretary, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, Jerusalem Governor Adnan Gheith, and Fateh Secretary in the city, Shadi Mitwer, from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers stormed and ransacked the home of Shadi Mitwer, and assaulted him in front of his family, before abducting him. […]

14 Oct
3:03

Jordan Demands Israel To Release Two Of Its Citizens

The Jordanian Government has officially demanded Israel to release two of its citizens, who are imprisoned by Tel Aviv, including the young woman, holding a hunger strike. The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported that its ambassador in Tel Aviv officially demanded the Israeli side to immediately release Hiba […]

13 Oct
4:21

Blatant Case of Torture Exposes Israeli Occupation Methods

Twenty years after the Israeli High Court ruled against the use of torture, the law allows the secret police to continue to use it. Human rights groups warn that these circumstances are frequently evoked in cases like that of Samer Al-Arbid, who was almost tortured to death. Richard Silverstein blogs […]

13 Oct
4:10

Israel Threatens PA with Serious Consequences in Response to Boycott on Israeli Livestock

The Israeli government has threatened the Palestinian Authority (PA) with serious consequences, in the case it continues boycotting the import of cattle and other livestock from Israel. The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Major General Camille Abu Roken, Saturday, stated that, if Palestinian authority does not stop the […]

13 Oct
3:59

Settlers Attack Elderly Man near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, today, assaulted an elderly Palestinian man as he tried to prevent them from stealing olives in the village of Jaba’a, to the south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Hasan Breijieh, a local anti-settlement activist, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Bat Ayin […]

13 Oct
3:53

Israeli State Considers Officially Allowing Jews to Pray at Al-Aqsa

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said, Friday, that the state of Israel is considering allowing Jews to pray inside Al-Aqsa Mosque. In an official statement, Erdan said: “I am sure this will happen soon, God willing.” He emphasized that “the situation in Jerusalem is heading towards regaining sovereignty and […]

13 Oct
2:46

Detainee On Hunger Strike For 82nd Day Suffers Serious Health Condition

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, on Sunday morning, that a hunger-striking detainee, identified as Ismael Ahmad Ali, 30, from Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, is suffering a very serious health condition after 82 days of the hunger strike. In a statement, the Committee said that the […]

13 Oct
2:19

Israel Approves The Construction Of 251 Illegal Colonialist Units In Bethlehem

The so-called “Civil Administration Office,” the administrative branch of Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank, has approved the construction of 251 additional units in illegal colonies in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission, said the Israeli “Planning and […]

13 Oct
1:57

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, seventeen Palestinians, including a father and his daughter, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, causing […]

13 Oct
12:00

Illegal Israeli Colonists Puncture Tires Write Racist Graffiti In Salfit

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers infiltrated, on Sunday at dawn, into Marda Palestinian village, north of Salfit in central West Bank, and punctured the tires of many Palestinian cars in addition to writing racist graffiti. Deputy-head of Marda Local Council, Dr. Monif al-Khoffash, said the colonists wrote […]

13 Oct
12:13

Six Palestinian Prisoners Continue Long-Term Hunger Strike

Six Palestinian prisoners being held without charges in Israeli prisons have announced the continuation of their long-term hunger strikes until their demands are met — including one prisoner who has refused all food for 91 straight days, another who has been on strike for 81 days, and a third who […]

12 Oct
10:54

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinians Picking Their Olive Trees In Burin

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists attacked, Saturday, Palestinian farmers while picking their own olive trees in their orchards, in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the […]

12 Oct
9:52

Israeli Soldiers Search Many Homes In Hebron

Israeli soldiers searched, Saturday, several Palestinian homes, and summoned one Palestinian for interrogation, in Hebron Governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Bani Neim town, east of Hebron, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes owned by members of […]

12 Oct
5:07

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Including A Young Woman

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday evening, four Palestinians, including a young woman and two children, in Qalqilia, Nablus, and Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Yousef Barrouq al-Aqra’. 18, after stopping him near the northern road of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. In addition, […]

12 Oct
4:34

Illegal Settlers Attack Palestinian Picking Their Olive Trees Near Nablus, Injure One

Fanatic illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Friday evening, Palestinian villagers while picking their olive trees in their own orchards, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, wounding one man. Media sources in Nablus said the assailants came from the illegal Gilad Zohar colony, which was built on stolen […]

12 Oct
4:19

Illegal Colonialist Settlers Attack Palestinian Cars Near Qalqilia

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, on Friday evening, many Palestinian cars on the main road linking between the northern West Bank districts of Qalqilia and Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the attack took place […]

12 Oct
3:22

Soldiers Take Measurements OF Palestinian Home Slated For Demolition

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the family home of a detainee, identified as Yazan Maghames, in Birzeit city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh Governorate, in central West Bank, in preparation for demolishing the property. Media sources said dozens of soldiers, and officers of the Army Corps of Engineers, […]

12 Oct
2:15

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian In The Chest In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and shot one Palestinian with a live round in the chest. The soldiers invaded the town shortly after the procession started, and broke into the home of Awni Eshteiwi, before occupying […]

12 Oct
1:54

PCHR: “On 78th Friday of Great March of Return: 71 Civilians Injured, Including 28 children”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): Seventy-one Palestinian civilians, including 28 children, were injured due to Israeli soldiers’ excessive use of force against peaceful protestors at the 78th Great March of Return, this Friday, 11 October 2019. Israeli forces persisted in the use of excessive force against the protestors participating […]

12 Oct
12:37

UNRWA in a Time of Crisis: Separating the Red Herrings from Legitimate Shortcomings

by Ardi Imseis for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees has faced much turmoil in the past few years. In August 2018, the US announced that it would no longer fund UNRWA, withdrawing the more than $300 million it had formerly supplied annually. Though others, such […]

12 Oct
12:26

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (03 – 09 October 2019)

Summary   During the reporting period, PCHR documented 138 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian […]

12 Oct
12:10

How Hamas Made Palestinian Factions In Gaza Its Fans?

by Motasem Ahmed Dalloul In the late of 1970s, Islamists began to emerge as an effective group in the battle against the Israeli occupation. Their rise led to the formation of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas in the 1980s which became an effective Palestinian national movement along with secular […]

12 Oct
12:01

Bollywood: Stand Against Apartheid!

October 10, 2019 / ByPalestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / India UPDATE 10/11 One of the stars booked to perform at Indofest TLV has said the event is cancelled. At the time of writing, tickets are still on sale via the event website, and no formal […]

11 Oct
11:43

Israeli Settlers Attack Farmers near Nablus

A Palestinian farmer was injured, today, when illegal Jewish settlers attacked farmers who were picking olives outside the village of Tell, to the southwest of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian security sources. Settlers from a nearby illegal outpost attacked the farmers while working in their own […]

11 Oct
11:37

MADA: Violation of Media Freedoms Continues, Facebook Taking The Lead

September 2019 has witnessed a noticeable increase in the number of violations against media freedoms in Palestine. MADA has documented a total of 53 attacks compared to 36 during August. It should be noted that two thirds of the violations documented this month are mostly the closures and blocks by […]

11 Oct
6:58

Settler Involved in Dawabsha Family Murder Joins the Israeli Military

On July 31, 2015, the Palestinian Dawabsha family was attacked in their home, by Israeli settlers throwing molotov cocktails, setting fire to the house, killing an 18 month old boy named Ali, and subsequently his parents Sa’ad Mohammad, and his wife Reham, leaving 4 year Ahmad suffering third degree burns. […]

11 Oct
12:50

Soldiers Invade Headquarters In Work Health Committees In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Friday, the headquarters of the Work Health Committees in Sateh Marhaba area, in the al-Biereh city, in central West Bank. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers used heavy hammers and equipment to smash the gates, before storming the officers, and violently searched the building causing excessive property damage. […]

11 Oct
10:40

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers shot, on Friday at dawn, a Palestinian worker near the gate of the illegal Annexation Wall, close to Thaher al-Abed village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers shot the worker, identified as Mahmoud Rafiq Jaradat, with a rubber-coated steel bullet n […]

11 Oct
9:32

Army Abducts A Student, Injures Several Young Men, In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the al-‘Irsal neighborhood in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted a student of Birzeit University, from his home, after repeatedly assaulting him. The soldiers invaded the family home of Fadi at-Tarsha, and repeatedly assaulted him while violently searching and ransacking […]

11 Oct
1:13

The Jordan Valley Springs: Between the Rock of the Occupation and the Hard Place of Settlers

By Al Harith Al Hasni: THE JORDAN VALLEY, Thursday, October 10, 2019 (WAFA) – Muheeb Fathi Abu Mohsen, a resident of Ein el-Helweh in the northern Jordan Valley, brings his cows twice a day to the water spring of Ein el-Helweh to drink from it – once before he goes […]

11 Oct
1:02

Israel To Approve Construction Of 182 Units In Illegal Jordan Valley Outpost

The Israeli Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is set to approve, this coming Sunday, the construction of 182 units for illegal colonialist settlers in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank. Israeli sources have reported that the decision is part of the Cabinet’s approval, which was made […]

11 Oct
12:07

Soldiers Fire At Palestinian Farmers East Of Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, Thursday, several rounds of live ammunition at Palestinian farmers in the ar-Taqa area, east of Gaza city. Media sources said the soldiers fired the live rounds at the farmers who were not even close to the “buffer zone” near the fence but were just working on their […]

10 Oct
12:39

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Hebron, One In Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, three young Palestinian men in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and one in Jenin, in the northern part. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Doura town, south of Hebron, before storming and ransacking several homes, […]

10 Oct
11:44

Army Demolishes Structures, Confiscates Solar Panels, Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Khirbat ad-Daqeeqa small community, east of Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and demolished several residential sheds, in addition to confiscating solar panels. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Southern […]

10 Oct
11:15

Illegal Colonialist Settler Rams Young Woman With His Car In Hebron

An illegal Israeli colonialist settler rammed, Thursday, a young Palestinian woman near the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Eyewitnesses said the young woman, who remained unidentified at the time of this report, was rushed to a hospital in Hebron city. They added that […]