09 Sep
5:10

Bedouin Village Structures Demolished for the 159th Time

Israeli forces, Sunday, demolished structures of Al-Araqib village, a Bedouin community in the southern Negev region of Israel, for the 159th time. On September 3, 2019, three people, including an elderly woman, were detained by Israeli occupation soldiers, when the village was demolished for the 157th time. The village of […]

09 Sep
2:56

Israel Electric Corporation Threatens to Discontinue Supply Due to PA Debt

The Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) threatened that it will begin cutting off the electricity supply to the Palestinian Authority (PA) after the upcoming September 17th Israeli elections due to ‘outstanding debts’, Kan Israeli website reported Sunday. According to the website, the IEC will discontinue the electricity supply to Palestinian villages […]

Prisoner in hospital (archive image)
08 Sep
11:26

Palestinians Protest “Unnecessary, Negligent” Death of Prisoner

In Nablus on Sunday, hundreds of Palestinians gathered for a peaceful march demanding justice for the prisoner Bassam al-Sayyeh, from Nablus, who died early Sunday in Israeli jail, due to medical negligence. Participants in the march in the city of Nablus, which took place on Sunday evening, held the Israeli Prison […]

08 Sep
10:34

Updated: “Palestinian Detainee Dies in Israeli Prison”

Cancer-stricken Palestinian prisoner Bassam al-Sayyeh, from the northern West Bank district of Nablus, died today in an Israeli prison, due to medical negligence, said the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission. Al-Sayeh, 47, was detained on August 10, 2015, he was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2011 and blood cancer in […]

08 Sep
1:23

Israeli Soldiers Confiscate 100 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands Near Nablus And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers confiscated, Sunday, approximately 100 Dunams (24.7 Acres) of privately-owned Palestinian lands from villages south of Nablus, in northern West Bank, and northeast of Ramallah, in central West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the soldiers handed the […]

08 Sep
11:44

Palestinian Killed In An Accidental Explosion In Central Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that one fighter was killed, Sunday, in what was described as an accidental explosion in Central Gaza. It stated that the Palestinian has been identified as Mo’in Suleiman al-‘Attar, 42, was killed in the explosion in Deir al-Balah, in central […]

08 Sep
11:31

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In al-‘Isawiya

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the town of al-Isawiya, in occupied East Jerusalem, searched homes and abducted three young men. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers broke into a few homes, and violently searched them. They added that the soldiers abducted Yousef […]

08 Sep
11:03

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On Farmers In Central And Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers, stationed in their military towers across the perimeter fence with the Gaza Strip, opened fire, on Sunday at dawn, on several Palestinian farmers on their own lands in central Gaza and in the southern part of the coastal region. Media sources said the soldiers targeted many farmers in […]

08 Sep
9:42

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Cars And Homes Near Nablus

Many fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, on Sunday at dawn, Palestinian homes and cars in Aseera al-Qibliyya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing property damage. Hafeth Saleh, the mayor of Aseera al-Qibliyya village, said the attack was carried out by at least twenty assailants, […]

08 Sep
5:02

Army Injures One Palestinian, Abducts Another In al-‘Isawiya

Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday evening, a young Palestinian man, and abducted a teenage boy, after several army jeeps invaded al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem, and attacked local youngsters protesting the invasion. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the al-Arba’in Street in the town, and forcibly removed the Palestinians, […]

08 Sep
4:40

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Injure Many, in Sebastia

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, the town of Sebastia, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and abducted a young Palestinian man in addition to wounding several others. Mohammad Azem, the mayor of Sebastia, said many armored Israeli military vehicles invaded the town, before Palestinian youngsters protested […]

08 Sep
3:16

Two Israeli Settlers Injured In Stabbing Attack Near Qalqilia

Israeli sources have reported that a 17-year-old Israeli settler was seriously injured, while his father, 60, suffered mild wounds, when a Palestinian stabbed them in Azzoun town, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. The sources stated that the two were about to enter a Palestinian dental clinic in Azzoun, […]

08 Sep
2:44

Hunger Striking Detainee Faces Serious Health Conditions

The Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies has warned that a hunger striking detainee, held by Israel, is facing very serious health condition in the Ramla Hospital, after 56 days of the hunger strike. The center stated that the detainee, Ahmad Abdul-Karim Ghannam, 42, from Doura town near the southern West […]

08 Sep
1:39

Soldiers Confiscate Two Electricity Generators, Abduct One Palestinian, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers confiscated, Saturday, two electricity generators in Wad az-Zarzeer area, and abducted one Palestinian near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Several army jeeps and armored vehicles invaded Wad az-Zarzeer area before the soldiers broke into a property, owned by […]

08 Sep
12:58

Israeli Army Fires Missiles Into Northern, Central And Eastern Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired, late on Sunday at night, several missiles into areas in the northern, central and eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, causing excessive damage; the army claimed it was retaliating to a shell fired from Gaza. Media sources in Gaza said the army fired several missiles […]

07 Sep
12:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A University Student Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, a young female student of Birzeit University, after storming her home in al-Biereh city, near Ramallah. Media sources in Ramallah said several army jeeps invaded al-Biereh, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked the home Samah Jaradat, and abducted her. It Is worth mentioning […]

07 Sep
7:09

Army Fires Artillery Shells Into Palestinian Lands In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, on Friday at night, several artillery shells into Palestinian lands, northeast of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the coastal region. Media sources in Gaza said the shells landed and detonated in farmlands, causing no casualties among the Palestinians. They added that the Israeli Air Force […]

07 Sep
6:29

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (29 August – 04 September 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory  29 August – 04 September 2019   Great March of Return in Eastern Gaza Strip: 1 Civilian killed and 93 others injured, including 33 children, a woman, 2 journalists, and a paramedic.   West Bank: 4 civilians injured, including a child and […]

07 Sep
6:23

Why ‘Moderates’ Don’t Have A Clue What To Do About Israel’s Settlements

photo: A view of construction works in Ramot, a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem on 4 October 2018 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency] Earlier this month, the High Planning Committee (HPC) of the Israeli Civil Administration authorised the construction of 2,304 new settlement units, just days after the approval of another 6,000 […]

07 Sep
6:11

Three Palestinians Injured in Kafr Qaddoum

At least three Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated metal rounds today, by Israeli occupation forces, during the weekly anti-settlements protest in the village of Kafr Qaddoum, northern West Bank, local WAFA sources said. Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters with rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas, injuring  three protesters and causing […]

07 Sep
6:01

Kairos Palestine’s Statement on Israeli House Demolitions

Everywhere, and throughout the occupied Palestinian Territories, the Israeli authorities demolish the houses of Palestinians, which the international law stipulates that they be protected and preserved by the occupying authority. In violation to the said law and to implement colonial plans, the Israeli authorities demolish houses, confiscate lands and build […]

07 Sep
5:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, three Palestinians, including two children, in Jerusalem and Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted Sari Essam Barghouthi, after invading his home and ransacking it, in Kobar village, northwest of Ramallah in central West Bank. The […]

07 Sep
5:27

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Friday evening, on several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city. Media sources said the boats were in Palestinian waters when the navy attacked and opened fire on them. The attack did not lead to casualties, but forced the […]

07 Sep
1:39

PCHR: “On 73rd Friday of Great March of Return: 2 Children Killed and 81 Civilians Injured, including 39 Children, 1 Journalist and 2 Paramedics by Israeli forces”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On 73rd Friday of Great March of Return, 2 children were killed and 81 civilians injured as a result of the Israeli military’s continued use of excessive force against peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border; 38 children, 1 journalist and 2 paramedics, […]

07 Sep
12:52

Updated: Israeli Forces Kill Two Children, Injure Dozens Of Palestinians In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, two children and injured 81 civilians, including 38 children, one journalist and two paramedics, after the army attacked the weekly Great Return March processions along the eastern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. The soldiers fired live round and […]

05 Sep
7:14

Palestinian Forced to Demolish His Own Home in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities in Jerusalem forced a Palestinian homeowner to demolish his own home, using only hand tools, on Wednesday. Jamil Masalmeh told reporters that he was in mourning for his home, which he was forced to demolish on Wednesday or else pay a 48,000 NIS fine. His home is located […]

05 Sep
6:57

OpEd: The Palestinian Authority Needs to Oppose Israel

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is doing everything possible to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Authority is still doing everything possible to coordinate with Israel’s security agencies, suppressing every new resistance cell, most recently the one in Nablus. If the PA can preserve the Arab […]

05 Sep
5:52

Dr. Ashrawi Calls on International Community to Protect Old City of Hebron

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said the Israeli President and Prime Minister’s provocative ‘visit’ to Hebron City is an irresponsible and offensive attempt to pander to the most extreme and racist elements of the settler movement. The intolerable reality of segregation, […]

Prisoner in hospital (archive image)
05 Sep
5:41

2 Palestinian Prisoners End Hunger Strikes on Conditions of Release

Huthayfa Halabiyeh, 28, from the town of Abu Dis near Jerusalem, has been on hunger strike for 67 days, and was recently admitted to hospital due to deterioration in his health. Today his fast ended after reaching an agreement with the Israeli authorities on his release. Head of the Prisoners […]

05 Sep
5:28

6 Palestinians Detained From West Bank by Israeli Forces

In its daily campaign of detaining Palestinians from throughout the occupied West Bank, Israeli forces detained, Wednesday night, into Thursday morning, at least 6 Palestinians, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS). The army detained early this morning 2 Palestinians from Beit Kahel village in the southern West Bank district […]

05 Sep
3:58

Israeli Security Tech on US-Mexican Border Threatens Nation’s Civil Liberties

The ACLU’s Jay Stanley says that the Border Patrol’s repurposing of surveillance technology and drones could open doors that put our liberty and privacy at risk. Jay Stanley is a senior policy analyst with the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, where he researches, writes, and speaks about technology-related privacy […]

05 Sep
3:45

Settlers Storm Madama Village

Dozens of Palestinian citizens suffered from exposure to tear gas, in Madama village, to the south of Nablus, during confrontations with Israeli soldiers and settlers. Village chief Ihab al-Qut said that a hoard of Jewish settlers from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar, in Nablus, stormed the southern area of the […]

05 Sep
3:36

US Embassy to Raise Height of its Embassy Wall in Jerusalem

The US embassy in Jerusalem began constructing a wall surrounding the building of its new quarter, with a height of 6 meters, according to Al Ray. It was agreed upon, previously, to build a wall with a height of 3.2 meters, but it was recently decided to build the wall […]

05 Sep
3:30

Over 200 Palestinian Detainees Suspend Hunger Strike

200 Palestinian detainees being held at Ramon detention camp suspended their hunger strike, which they started on Monday, to demand the removing of carcinogenic devices in the prison, and to improve the living conditions of prisoners held in the detention center. According to the PNN, the head of the Prisoners […]

05 Sep
6:09

Purpose of Netanyahu’s Hebron Intrusion A Way To Gain Support From The “Ultra Right Wing”

By Bilal Ghaith Palestinian activists called for receiving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Hebron, Wednesday, with black flags on homes near the Ibrahimi Mosque as observers, politicians and historians dismissed all allegations regarding the “visit” describing it as a provocation. According to Maarive newspaper, Netanyahu is set to take […]

05 Sep
6:03

Christian Palestinian Group Calls For An End To Israel’s Occupation of Palestine

Throughout the occupied Palestinian Territories, the Israeli authorities demolish the homes of Palestinians, although international law stipulates that they be protected by the occupying power. In violation of said law, and in an effort to implement colonial ambitions, the Israeli authorities demolish houses, confiscate lands and build settlements on their […]

05 Sep
5:20

Palestinian Home Razed in East Jerusalem

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, demolished a Palestinian house in al-Tur town, east of Jerusalem, under the pretext of unlicensed construction. Homeowner Mohamed Abul Hawa said that Israeli police forces and municipal employees demolished his 90-square-meter house in the town because it was built with no permit. Abul Hawa added that […]

05 Sep
5:11

PM Netanyahu Visits Hebron, Promises Jews Will Remain

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netnayahu, on Wednesday evening, carried out a provocative “visit” to al-Ibrahimi mosque, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, amidst tight security measures that affected the city’s Palestinian population and which came following another such “visit” by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Netanyahu said, at […]

05 Sep
5:05

Social Media Continues Crackdown on Palestinian Content

Social media websites have continued their crackdown on the Palestinian content, disregarding all professional and human rights standards and ethics concerning the question of the Palestinian people who continue to live under Israeli military occupation. Sada Social Center, which monitors social media violations of the Palestinian content, documented more than […]

05 Sep
1:43

Soldiers Injure Dozens Of Palestinians Near Nablus

Dozens of Palestinians suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, on Wednesday evening, after Israeli soldiers attacked them when they intercepted a group of illegal colonialist settlers who invaded their lands, and burnt olive trees, in Madama village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ehab al-Qet, a […]

04 Sep
2:12

Israel Confiscates Palestinian Lands To Expand Illegal Colonies In Bethlehem

The Israeli authorities in the occupied West Bank, issued three orders for the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands in Beit Jala city, Teqoua’ and Rashayda towns, in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the Wall and Colonization Commission in Bethlehem, said […]

04 Sep
1:48

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, at least ten Palestinians, mainly former political prisoners, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Nablus, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted five former political prisoners, identified as Abdul-Karim […]

04 Sep
3:22

Palestinian Forced To Demolish Rooftop Of His Destroyed Commercial Structure

The Israeli authorities in occupied Jerusalem forced, Tuesday, a Palestinian from Silwan town to demolish the rooftop of his commercial structure, which was destroyed by the City Council two days ago. Media sources said the Palestinian, identified as Ma’moun Jalajel, had to demolish the rooftop at his own expense, to […]

04 Sep
2:21

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, two Palestinians in the towns of al-‘Isawiya and Silwan, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers abducted a man, identified as Mohammad Mousa Mheisin, in his fifties, while standing in front of a shop […]

04 Sep
1:59

Illegal Colonists Install Tent In Hebron To Welcome Netanyahu

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers installed, Tuesday, a large tent in Tal Romeida Palestinian neighborhood in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, to welcome Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who intends to conduct a provocative visit to the city, Wednesday. The colonists […]

03 Sep
1:43

Settlers Bulldoze Palestinian-Owned Land in Bethlehem District

A hoard of armed Jewish settlers, on Monday, appropriated and bulldozed a Palestinian-owned tract of agricultural land in Beit Jala town, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Local official Hasan Berijiya said that bulldozers, escorted by a group of settlers carrying weapons, stormed the agricultural area of al-Makhrour […]

03 Sep
1:24

ICC Prosecutor to Reconsider Decision on Mavi Marmara

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided, on Monday, that the ICC prosecutor must reconsider a decision to start an investigation, or not, on the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident. “[The] Appeals Chamber nevertheless maintained that ‘ultimate decision’ as to whether or not to initiate an investigation is […]

03 Sep
1:11

Hundreds Take Part in Direct Action against UK Arms Trade with Israel

photo: Day of protest taking place outside Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) in London on 2nd September, where arms companies will market weapons used unlawfully against Palestinian civilians. The UK Department for International Trade has officially invited the government of Israel to DSEI, despite a UN report earlier in […]

03 Sep
11:51

Army Abducts Twenty-Four Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least twenty-four Palestinians, including children and political prisoners, from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers conducted extensive invasions and violent searches of homes across the occupied West Bank, […]

03 Sep
12:49

Army Destroys Al-Araqib Village For The 157th Time

Israeli soldiers and police officers, accompanied by members of the so-called “Negev Development Authority,” invaded the Bedouin village of al-Araqib, in the Negev Desert, and demolished it for the 157th time. The soldiers and officers confiscated the tents, and destroyed all structures installed by the villagers, displacing them for the […]

02 Sep
5:53

Detainees and Ex Detainees Commission : Two Palestinian Prisoners Critically Ill

The Detainees and Ex Detainees Commission, Monday, warned that 2 Palestinians held in Israeli jails are critically ill and 1 of them may die. Commission director, Qadri Abu Bakr, told WAFA that Sami Abu Diak and Bassam Sayeh suffer serious deterioration in their health and that 1 of them may […]

02 Sep
5:35

Israeli Forces Abduct 28 Palestinians Early Monday Morning

The Israeli Occupation Forces detained, early Monday morning, 28 Palestinians from their homes, after soldiers invaded their homes in the occupied West Bank, reported the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS). The PPS said the army detained 7 men from the Hebron district, including Thayer Halahleh who spent several years in Israeli […]

02 Sep
4:28

Ashrawi: Netanyahu’s Annexation Plan Requires International Action, Including Sanctions

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said that the Palestinian leadership views, with utmost seriousness, Netanyahu’s declaration that he would annex illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. “This is a clear announcement of intent to carry out a war crime, […]

02 Sep
4:23

Netanyahu: Israel to Announce Sovereignty Over Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, on Sunday morning, that he will declare Israeli sovereignty over all settlements, in the near future. “Remember that this is the land of Israel, our land,” Netanyahu said at the opening of the school year, in the settlement of Alcana. “We will impose Jewish […]

01 Sep
4:07

Israeli Settlers Assault Farmer near Bethlehem

A Palestinian farmer sustained injuries in the head, on Friday night, when he was brutally assaulted by extremist Jewish settlers near the village of Artas, to the south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, local sources said. Settlers from the Israeli settlement bloc of Gush Etzion reportedly broke into […]

01 Sep
4:02

Euro-Med Calls for Immediate Investigation into the Death of Shatha Barghouti

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med) called, this week, on the Norwegian government to immediately investigate the death of 17-year-old Palestinian Shatha Barghouti, who died last Wednesday, while in custody of the Norwegian Child Welfare Services, Barnevernet. Shatha Barghouti was taken, along with her two younger siblings, from her parents […]

01 Sep
3:52

Harvard-bound Ismail Ajjawi an Inspiration to Fellow UNRWA Students

Seventeen-year-old Palestine refugee, Ismail Ajjawi, who was admitted to the Harvard University incoming freshman class of 2023 and issued a visa to the United States, was denied entry to the country when he arrived at Boston Logan International Airport, on August 23. Ajjawi graduated this spring, from the United Nations […]

31 Aug
9:24

For Organizing Soccer Competition; Army Abducts The Head Of A Social Center, Its Administrator, And Its Coordinator, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, Burj Luqluq Social Center Society in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, and forced it shut, in addition to abducting its head of its executive administrator, and its coordinator, for organizing a soccer competition for Jerusalemite Palestinian families. The soldiers and police officers […]

31 Aug
8:48

Young Man Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Friday In Southern Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported, Saturday, that a young man who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire during the Great Return March processions, Friday, has died from his wounds. The Health Ministry stated that Badereddin Nabil Mousa, 25, was shot with a […]

31 Aug
4:45

BDS Calls for Boycott on AnyVision, Israel’s “Field-tested” Facial Recognition Surveillance Company

August 30, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  / Israel, United States The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) is calling for the boycott of AnyVision, Israel’s facial recognition technology firm, due to its irrefutable complicity in Israel’s occupation and repression of Palestinians.  The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) calls for boycotting AnyVision, […]

31 Aug
4:37

Army Seals Entrance to Beit Ummar

Israeli occupation forces, today, sealed the main entrance to the town of Beit Ummar, to the north of Hebron, according to witnesses. The army shut , with a metal gate, the entrance to the town, forcing Palestinians to use longer routes to enter or exit the village. Human rights group […]

31 Aug
4:31

Israel Destroys Al-Araqib for 156th Time

Israeli occupation authorities have made hundreds of Bedouin Palestinians homeless after demolishing their village in the Negev region for the 156th time, Palestine’s news agency says. Eyewitnesses said, according to the PNN, that Israeli authorities, on Thursday, demolished crude homes and tore apart tents in the Bedouin village of Araqib, […]

31 Aug
4:20

Orwellian Surveillance of Tohono O’odham Nation – A Test Case for Entire US Border?

Will Parrish tells the story of how Israeli surveillance techniques, originally developed to control Palestinians, are now being used on Indigenous land near the border to control migrants, and could be expanded to the entire nation. TRNN Video & Transcript MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Marc Steiner. […]

30 Aug
11:51

PCHR: “On 72nd Great March of Return: 94 Civilians Injured, including 25 Children, a Woman, 2 Journalists and 2 Paramedics by Israeli forces”

Comprehensive Report by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On 72nd Great March of Return, 94 civilians injured as a result of the Israeli military’s continued use of excessive force against peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border; 25 children, a woman, 2 journalists and 2 paramedics were […]

30 Aug
10:13

Army Injures Three Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and shot three Palestinians. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers tried to ambush the Palestinians by hiding in an under-construction home […]

30 Aug
9:25

Israeli Soldiers Injure 72 Palestinians In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, during the Great Return Procession in the Gaza Strip, Friday, 72 Palestinians, including 30 who were shot with live ammunition, in addition to a journalist and a medic, in various parts of the coastal region. Thousands […]

30 Aug
8:48

PCHR Video: Medicine Shortage Crisis in the Gaza

Video by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): This video sheds light on the medicine shortage crisis in the Gaza Strip, and how it impacts thousands of patients suffering from chronic and serious diseases. ï»ż

30 Aug
8:38

Army Shoots A Palestinian Fighter In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot and moderately injured, Friday, a Palestinian resistance fighter of the National Resistance Brigades, the armed wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), in northern Gaza. The Palestinian was injured after the soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds at a site, run by […]

30 Aug
5:19

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 28 August 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory  22 – 28 August 2019   Great March of Return in Eastern Gaza Strip: 155 civilians injured, including 60 children, 2 women, and 7 paramedics.   West Bank: 4 civilians injured.   During 82 incursions into the West Bank: 79 civilians, including 9 […]

30 Aug
5:11

Israel Halts Travel for 661 Gaza Patients

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) said that Israel continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of people in Gaza Strip during July, impeding 661 patients and reducing exports by 42.2 per cent. PCHR declared in a monthly report, Tuesday: “the Israeli occupation authorities refuse to allow most […]

30 Aug
5:07

Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against “Close Up” Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid

August 28, 2019 / Palestinian Campaign for Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) Filmmakers denounce “Close up,” a new documentary film project that aims to normalize relations with Israel as if it were a normal state, not a regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid. The Palestinian Campaign for Academic and Cultural […]

30 Aug
4:40

ISM Calls for Protest against Israeli Demolition ‘Charity’ Regavim in London

photo: Border police guard a bulldozer at it destroys a Palestinian home in the South Hebron Hill’s village of Um al Khair in 2016 On September 1st, UK Lawyers for Israel is hosting a talk by Regavim, a pro-settler NGO with charitable status, pivotal in speeding up demolitions of Palestinian homes across the […]

30 Aug
4:31

Jewish Newspaper Apologizes to pro-Palestine Charity

A London-based, pro-Israel newspaper suffered embarrassment this week, as The Jewish Chronicle published a public apology and agreed to pay damages to a pro-Palestine charity, after falsely accusing it of supporting terrorism.   The Palestinian Relief and Development Fund, also known as Interpal, is a British-charity which provides relief and development aid […]

30 Aug
4:23

46,000 Refugee Students Return to UNRWA Schools

This week, 46,000 refugee girls and boys began the 2019-2020 school year at 96 schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Students at the Silwan Girls’ School in East Jerusalem were particularly excited to go to school, not only […]

30 Aug
4:19

Palestinian Children Face Physical and Verbal Abuse in Israeli Prisons

Palestinian children held in Israeli prisons are subjected to physical and verbal abuse by Israeli forces, a Palestinian commission says. The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs released a report based on testimonies given by 45 children under 18, from Jerusalem al-Quds, who are held in the Israeli prison of […]

29 Aug
8:04

Update 2: “Hamas Arrests Ten Persons Believed To Be Behind The Fatal Bombings In Gaza”

Mousa Abu Marzouq, a member of the political bureau of Hamas, stated on Thursday that the security forces of the Interior Ministry in Gaza have arrested ten persons who are believed to be members of the cell that carried out the two bombings on Tuesday evening, which killed three security […]

Demolition of al-Araqib (archive image from previous demolition)
29 Aug
6:46

Israeli Forces Demolish al-Araqib Village for 156th Time

The Israeli authorities on Thursday demolished the village of al-Araqib, an unrecognized Palestinian Bedouin village in the Negev, and threatened its residents with displacement and evacuation, for the 156th time. Eyewitnesses told reporters from the Wafa News Agency that the Israeli police dismantled the tents of the people of al-Araqib, […]

Israeli troops in a night raid (archive image)
29 Aug
6:21

Israeli Troops Abduct Two Married Couples, Journalist in Early Morning Raids

Early Thursday morning before dawn, Israeli troops invaded several parts of the West Bank and abducted five Palestinians — two married couples from Jerusalem, and a photojournalist from the village of Ni’lin. According to the Palestinian Wafa News Agency, Israeli forces abducted on Thursday two Palestinian citizens and their wives […]

29 Aug
1:56

Israeli Air Force Fires Missile Into Northern Gaza

Israeli army war jets fired, on Wednesday evening, several missiles into a site run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in northern Gaza, causing damage. Media sources in Gaza said the missiles caused property damage but did not lead to casualties. The targeted Palestinian site is located […]

29 Aug
12:28

Israeli Colonists Invade Archeological Site Near Nablus

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers, accompanied by many soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, the archeological area in al-Mas’udiyya, north of Nablus, in northern West Bank, and prevented the Palestinians from entering it. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said […]

29 Aug
12:06

Detainee From Beit Rima Starts Hunger Strike

A Palestinian political prisoner from Beit Rima town, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, started a hunger strike the day of his abduction, three days ago, protesting his detention without charges. The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has informed the family of Humam Monir Rimawi, 28, that their son […]

28 Aug
11:18

Israeli Court Forces Senior Palestinian Media Activist Out Of Al-‘Isawiya

An Israeli court in occupied East Jerusalem has ordered a senior Palestinian nonviolent media activist out of his town, al-‘Isawiya, northeast of the city, until September 15th, in addition to forcing him to pay a fine of 1000 Shekels, and third-party guarantee of 10000 Shekels. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center […]

28 Aug
10:46

Army Invades Silwanic Media Center, Summon Its Director For Interrogation

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, before storming the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) and summoned its director for interrogation. Jawad Siyam, the director of Silwanic and a senior nonviolent activist in Silwan, said the soldiers and […]

28 Aug
10:27

Army Invades Betunia And Ein Arik Near Ramallah

Several armored Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Wednesday evening, Betunia town and Ein ‘Arik village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and fired gas bombs and concussion grenades, in addition to invading homes. Media sources in Ramallah said many army jeeps invaded Betunia town and fired a […]

28 Aug
10:06

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, ten Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said many army jeeps invaded Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted five Palestinians, identified as Mohammad […]

28 Aug
5:36

Committee Calls on International Community to Protect Palestinian Civilians

The Legal and International Advocacy Committee of the National Commission for the Return and Siege Breaking Marches strongly condemns the continuation of the Israeli occupation forces targeting the Palestinians participating in the return and siege breaking marches in Gaza Strip. The demonstrations have been held for 71 consecutive Fridays, and […]

28 Aug
1:12

Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Hebron

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Tuesday at night, Hebron city and Beit Ummar town, in southern West Bank, and injured dozens of Palestinians during ensuing protests. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and ransacked the home of Ahmad Khalil Abu Hashem, in Beit Ummar, causing property damage. They added […]

28 Aug
12:59

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, the town of al-‘Isawiya, east of occupied Jerusalem, and injured several Palestinians, including a woman who was wounded in her eye, in addition to causing property damage. Media sources said the soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in al-‘Isawiya, and fired rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs […]

28 Aug
12:29

PLO : “It Is Time to Impose Sanctions on Israel”

A senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has censured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to build hundreds of new settler units in the occupied West Bank as “irrational colonial escalation.” Palestine News Network reported. “Corrupt Netanyahu proves that his extremist populist approach in his electoral race has […]

28 Aug
12:15

Netanyahu Cuts Fuel Transfer to Gaza in Half

The Israeli Occupation has reduced by half, the amount of fuel supplies to the besieged Gaza Strip, over alleged rocket attacks from the coastal enclave, reported Palestine News Network. The Israeli military claimed, Sunday night, that 3 rockets had been fired from Gaza toward the occupied territories and that 2 […]

27 Aug
11:28

Nine Detainees Continue Hunger Strike In Israeli Prisons

Nine Palestinian detainees, held by Israeli in several Israeli prisons are ongoing with hunger strike protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, in addition to protesting continued solitary confinement and demanding medical treatment. One of the detainees, Hotheifa Bader Halabiyya, 28, from Abu Dis town, […]

27 Aug
10:34

Israeli Imposes Sanctions On Palestinian Detainees In Majeddo Prison

The Palestinian Detainees Media Center has reported, on Tuesday evening, that tension is mounting in Majeddo Israeli prison after the administration imposed further sanctions on the detainees. In a short statement, the center said the tension has been mounting since Monday evening, after the Israeli Prison Administration closed sections 3, […]

27 Aug
10:13

Israeli Army Strikes Gaza After Alleged Mortar Fire

The Israeli army stated, Tuesday, that it fired missiles into what it called Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip, reportedly after four mortar shells were fired from Gaza, including three that did not make it across the perimeter fence, and one which landed in an open area across it. The […]

27 Aug
3:46

10 Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in Early Morning Raids Tuesday

Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank in the early morning hours on Tuesday and abducted Palestinians who were asleep in their beds. In the central West Bank, Israeli forces abducted a Palestinian and seized the equipment of a blacksmith workshop in the town of Beit Liqya, south […]

27 Aug
3:28

Analysts: Lifting Israeli Siege To Halt Gaza Attacks

Recent attacks carried out by armed individuals in the Gaza Strip reflect the growing public anger of Israel’s 12-year blockade on the Palestinian territory, analysts told Anadolu Agency. Analysts opine that lifting the crippling siege and improving livelihood in Gaza will lead to halting attacks from the coastal enclave against […]

27 Aug
7:20

Netanyahu Approves 300 Housing Units West of Ramallah

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, according to WAFA, ordered the construction of 300 new housing units in the illegal West Bank settlement of Dolev, built illegally on al-Janiya village land, to the west of Ramallah. The decision was made in response to Friday’s explosion near the village of Ein […]

27 Aug
7:20

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi : “Palestinian Rights Are Not for Sale”

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member, made a statement in regards to the recent comments by U.S President Donald Trump in France, WAFA reported. In a statement, Dr. Ashrawi said “This ignorance has also been evident in the actions and the biased positions taken by […]

26 Aug
10:14

21 Palestinians Abducted in Early Morning Raids Monday

Israeli troops abducted 21 Palestinians in a number of raids across the West Bank in the early morning hours on Monday. According to a statement by the Palestinian Prisoners Society,  Israeli troops abducted 21 Palestinians in multiple raids across Ramallah and al-Bireh district. Nine of those detained were taken from their […]

25 Aug
10:03

VIDEOS: Speakers confront political bans, anti-Palestinian repression in Germany

On Saturday, 17 August, Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat spoke in Berlin after the end of the political ban imposed on him by the German state. Joining him were Samidoun’s international coordinator, Charlotte Kates and European coordinator, Mohammed Khatib. Thanks to solidarity video network Public Solidarity, videos of the talks are now available online for those […]

25 Aug
9:57

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 – 21 August 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory 8- 21 August 2019 2 Palestinians killed, including a child, under the pretext of carrying out stab and run-over attacks in the West Bank.   Great March of Return in Eastern Gaza Strip: 85 civilians injured, including 25 children and 6 […]