10 Feb
4:11

REPORT: 27 Violations Against Journalists in January 2020

The Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA) said in a report, on Sunday, it has documented 27 violations committed by the Israeli occupation forces against journalists and media institutions in the occupied Palestinian territories, during January 2020. The violations included use of live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets and tear-gas canisters […]

09 Feb
5:37

UPDATE: Palestinian Government Seeking Legal Action in Response to Israeli Ban on Palestinian Agricultural Products

Minister of National Economy, Khaled Osseili, said on Sunday, that the Palestinian government was pursuing political, diplomatic and legal action to reverse Israel’s recent ban on the export of Palestinian agricultural abroad, which is aimed at stifling the Palestinian economy, WAFA reported. At an emergency meeting of the Palestinian Exports […]

09 Feb
2:18

Israel Forces Palestinian Family To Demolish Its Home In Jerusalem

A Palestinian family from Jabal al—Mokabber village, in occupied East Jerusalem, was forced to demolish its own home in, Sunday, after the City Council claimed that the land where the property is built is “state land” where constructions are prohibited. The owner of the property, Maha ad-Dibis, said she and […]

09 Feb
1:56

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Including A Child, Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, four Palestinians, including one child, after several army jeeps invaded Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and ransacked many homes. The soldiers also assaulted a woman while abducting her husband. Nonviolent activist Mohammad Awad, said the soldiers invaded the […]

09 Feb
12:52

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday evening, many Palestinians near the illegal Annexation Wall, west of Qaffin Palestinian town, north of Tulkarem, in northern West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers attacked many Palestinian protesters on their lands, near the wall and fired a barrage of gas bombs, concussion grenades, and […]

08 Feb
5:14

Israeli Soldiers Injure Five Palestinians Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, five young Palestinian men and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in the al-‘Arqa village, southwest of Jenin, in northern West Bank. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Jenin said the soldiers shot five young men with rubber-coated steel bullets, in their […]

08 Feb
3:04

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians During Funeral Procession Of Slain Officer In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinians at the northern entrance of Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, during the funeral procession of a Palestinian Lieutenant, identified as Tareq Badwan, 24, who was shot dead by Israeli army fire at a police headquarters in Jenin, […]

08 Feb
2:10

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians, Abduct One, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, causing many injuries, and abducted a Palestinian man. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the army initiated the attack against the Palestinians, Israeli […]

07 Feb
11:24

Detainee Tareq Qa’dan, Who Held Extended Hunger Strike In 2019, Released

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society has reported that Israeli soldiers released, Thursday, a Palestinian detainee, who held an extended hunger strike last year, before he was welcomed by hundreds of Palestinians in Jenin, in northern West Bank. The PPS stated that the detainee, Tareq Qa’dan, held an extended hunger strike, lasting […]

07 Feb
11:05

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians, Abduct Two, In Jericho

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, the southern area of Jericho city, in the occupied West Bank, and attacked dozens of Palestinian protesters with gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets, wounding many, in addition to abducting two. Media sources said dozens of residents held a nonviolent procession at the southern […]

07 Feb
10:40

Israeli Forces Kill a Palestinian Teen Near Tulkarem

A Palestinian teenager was pronounced dead, Friday, shortly after he was shot and critically injured by Israeli occupation forces, north of Tulkarem in the occupied West Bank, said the Ministry of Health. Bader Nidal Nafla Harsha, 19, was fatally wounded by Israeli soldiers during protests near the village of Qaffin, […]

07 Feb
10:29

Israeli Soldiers Injure Dozens Of Palestinians In Hebron, Colonists Attack Cars

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, dozens of Palestinians in Bab az-Zawiya area, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, while illegal colonialist settlers attacked many Palestinian cars, northwest of the city. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Bab az-Zawiya area, in the center of Hebron city, before breaking and ransacking […]

07 Feb
8:48

PLO: “Main Source of Violence is the Israeli Occupation”

Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Saeb Erekat, on Friday, blamed the recently announced US Mideast plan as the reason for the latest escalation in violence. Erekat rejected US allegations of incitement and linked the latest escalation of violence to US President Donald Trump’s plan, dubbed the […]

07 Feb
7:18

Criminalizing Palestinian Resistance: The EU’s New Conditions on Aid to Palestine

by Tariq Dana for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network The EU recently notified the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations (PNGO) network of new conditions on its aid, namely that Palestinian civil society organizations are obligated not to deal with individuals or groups designated as “terrorist” by the EU. This includes staff, contractors, beneficiaries, and recipients […]

07 Feb
7:09

Israeli Forces Storm Prison Cells In Ashkelon

Israeli prison guards, on Thursday evening, stormed Palestinian prisoners’ cells in the Ashkelon facility, wreaking havoc therein, according to Days of Palestine. The Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS)said that confrontations flared up between Palestinian detainees and Israeli prison guards, during the raid. No injuries were reported, but one Palestinian prisoner was […]

07 Feb
7:00

Police Turn Back Worshipers En Route to Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli police, this morning, turned back busloads of worshipers en route from northern Israel to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Police deployed at the entrances of Jerusalem turned back worshipers from Galilee and the Triangle region, in the north of present-day Israel, making their way to Al-Aqsa for Friday morning prayers. […]

07 Feb
12:00

UPDATE: Palestinian Hit and Run Driver Taken into Custody

A car driven by an unknown assailant plowed through a group of soldiers who were standing on a sidewalk, in Jerusalem, just before 2 am, Thursday morning, injuring 12 of the soldiers, one critically. The driver has apparently been apprehended and taken into police custody. Sand Al-Turman is a 25-year-old […]

06 Feb
11:27

PCHR: Excessive Use of Force and Collective Punishment: IOF Kills 3 Palestinians and Destroys a Prisoner’s House in Less than 24 Hours

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): The newest Israeli killing of Palestinians under its policy of excessive use of force, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) killed 3 Palestinians and wounded 8 others in less than 24 hours in Jenin and Hebron, north and south of the West Bank. Of […]

06 Feb
11:21

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 January – 05 February 2020)

This week, PCHR documented 322 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory.  This was reflected in dealing with the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s declaration of the “Deal of Century” that violates the rights […]

06 Feb
10:53

Trump’s Peace Plan Is a ‘Galvanizing Shock’ for Palestinians

Donald Trump says his “Deal of the Century” is a new basis for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. But, ironically, he’s driving hopelessly divided factions in the Arab world to unite against the plan, says Arab Studies professor Rashid Khalidi. TRNN Video & Transcript: This is a rush transcript and […]

06 Feb
10:46

Palestinian Florist Killed by Israeli Border Police After Allegedly Brandishing a Gun

Shadi Bana, 45, a Palestinian citizen of Israel who ran a flower shop in Jerusalem, was shot and killed by Israeli border police in Jerusalem on Thursday. Israeli authorities claimed that the florist was shot because he “had a gun and attempted to fire at police”. Bana’s family was shocked […]

06 Feb
10:44

Army Shrinks Fishing Zone in Gaza

The Israeli occupation army, on Wednesday, announced it was reducing the size of the Gaza fishing zone by a third, in light of the continued launch of projectiles and flaming balloons toward Israeli territory. “Following security consultations, it has been decided today (Wednesday), to restrict the fishing zone of the […]

06 Feb
10:23

First Lieutenant Badwan Succumbs to Wounds Sustained in Jenin

First Lieutenant Tariq Lu’ay Badwan, aged 24, succumbed to injuries, inflicted by Israeli soldiers,  while he was inside a police station in Jenin, in northern West Bank. Lt. Badwan, from Qalqilia, died after he was shot and injured by Israeli occupation forces while working at the special police headquarters in […]

Lion's Gate (image from pinterest)
06 Feb
9:51

Palestinian Shot by Israeli Police in Old City Jerusalem

Israeli police, today, shot a Palestinian who allegedly opened fire at them at the Lion’s Gate, in Jerusalem’s Old City,  eyewitnesses reported to WAFA. Witnesses said that police fired several bullets at the man, whom they suspected was killed, even though there was no official confirmation of this from any […]

06 Feb
9:44

MADA: 27 Violations against Media Freedoms in January

The first month of 2020 witnessed a total of 27 violations against media freedoms in Palestine, 23 of which were committed by the occupation forces and authorities, while various Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip committed only 4 violations, MADA said in a report, according to the […]

06 Feb
6:50

Presidential Spokesman Blames ‘Deal of the Century’ for Recent Escalations

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Thursday, condemned what he described as the dangerous Israeli escalation against the Palestinian people which has led to the killing of at least three young men and the injury of dozens of others, in the last 24 hours, the Palestinian News […]

06 Feb
2:13

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

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, nine Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, after the army invaded and violently searched many homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Bethlehem, south of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, said the soldiers abducted […]

06 Feb
1:55

Proposed United Nations Resolution Condemns Trump’s “Peace Deal”

A draft United Nations Security Council resolution condemns Israel’s plan to annex the settlements it has built illegally on occupied Palestinian territories, in a rebuke of a US-devised “peace plan” that endorses the Israeli land theft of Palestinian-owned property. The draft, which was reported on by Reuters, on Tuesday, has […]

06 Feb
1:49

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Journalist In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot, Thursday, a Palestinian cameraman working for Reuters, identified as Mohammad Abu Ghneima, and caused dozens of residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to confiscating surveillance recordings, in Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Abdul-Halim Ja’afra, the head of the Emergency […]

06 Feb
1:36

Car Plows Through A Group of Israeli Soldiers in Jerusalem, Injuring 12

A car driven by an unknown assailant plowed through a group of soldiers on a sidewalk in Jerusalem just before 2 am Thursday morning, injuring 12 of the soldiers, one critically. The driver fled the scene, and Israeli police later located what they say was the car responsible for the […]

06 Feb
1:24

Army Demolishes Al-Arakib Village For 174Th Time

Israeli soldiers and police officers demolished, Thursday, the al-Arakib Bedouin village in the Negev, for the 174th consecutive time, and for the fourth time this year alone. Residents of al-Arakib stated that the soldiers and officers demolished and removed their tents and sheds, which were used to house them, and […]

06 Feb
12:24

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians, demolish Wall And Confiscate A Shed In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, two Palestinians, demolished a wall and confiscated a shed, in Hebron governorate, in southern West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the towns of ath-Thaheriyya and Yatta, south of Hebron, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked homes, and abducted two young men. They […]

06 Feb
11:45

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Jenin

Israeli soldiers killed, on Thursday at dawn, one Palestinian and injured at least seven others, including a Palestinian police officer, after the army invaded Jenin city and started the demolition of a home belonging to the family of a political prisoner. Media sources said the soldiers shot Yazan Monther Abu […]

06 Feb
10:44

Human Rights Watch: “Gaza: Apparently Unlawful Israeli Strikes Kill At Least 11 Civilians”

Report By Humann Rights Watch: (Jerusalem) – Two Israeli airstrikes in Gaza during a flare-up in fighting with Palestinian armed groups in November 2019 killed at least 11 civilians, in apparent violations of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said today. Between November 12 and 14, Palestinian armed groups […]

06 Feb
5:41

Opinion: Peace Plans Have No Function Except to Serve Israel’s Colonial Takeover of Palestine

By Nasim Ahmed for Middle East Monitor It will prove to be Israel’s misfortune that the Zionist project to take over Palestine got underway at a period when settler-colonialism was coming to be viewed with moral and legal contempt. Nevertheless, such has been the effectiveness if its hasbara — propaganda […]

Demolition in Susiya
06 Feb
5:31

Israel Halts School Rehabilitation Project, Delivers Demolition Notices

The Israel occupation authorities, on Wednesday, ordered a halt to the rehabilitation of a school playground in the village of Susiya, southern occupied West Bank, as well as demolition orders for a structure in Sebastia village, northern West Bank. Abdul Aziz Abu Finnar, from the Yatta municipality, said Israeli forces […]

06 Feb
5:14

Israeli Forces Demolish Shack, Seize Another Near Ramallah

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, demolished a shack and seized another in the village of Deir Qaddis, north of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). Saeed Abu Zaid, head of the Deir Qaddis village council, said that Israeli soldiers stormed the […]

06 Feb
5:06

Two Palestinian Families Evicted from Jerusalem Home

The Israeli Magistrate Court in Jerusalem ordered, on Wednesday, the eviction of two Palestinian families from their homes in Batn al-Hawa area of Silwan, a neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, for the benefit of illegal Israeli settlers, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center. The court gave the families until mid-August […]

06 Feb
4:53

13 Years of Closure, PCHR Condemns Enhanced Closure on the Gaza Strip

On February 2, 2020, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) announced tightening restrictions on the movement of goods into the Gaza Strip and on the movement of merchants/businesspersons in response to incendiary balloons and projectiles fired towards Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip. In a press release, Coordinator of Government Activities in […]

06 Feb
2:32

Updated: Palestinian Teen Shot Dead by Israeli Forces in Hebron

Updated: A Palestinian teen, identified as Mohammad Salman al-Haddad, 17, was shot and killed, on Wednesday, after Israeli soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, the Palestinian Ministry of Health has reported. Witnesses said protests broke out in Bab az-Zawiya area, where the heavily-barricaded Israeli-controlled […]

05 Feb
12:13

Soldiers Attack Schoolchildren Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers attacked, Wednesday, many Palestinian schoolchildren in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Media source said the soldiers fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at the student while heading to school. Taiseer Abu Mfarreh, a teacher of Teqoua’ Secondary School, said […]

05 Feb
11:36

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Wednesday, Palestinian fishermen in Gaza territorial waters, near Gaza city, by firing live rounds, and using water cannons against them and their bots. Media sources said the navy attacked the fishing boats only three nautical miles from the shore, by firing many live rounds, in addition […]

05 Feb
10:43

Including A Mayor And Two Children, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians, including two children and the mayor of Beit Kahil town, in the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and violently searched dozens of homes across the West Bank, and interrogated […]

05 Feb
9:39

Israeli Army Fires Missiles Into An Area In Khan Younis

The Israeli army fired, on Wednesday at dawn, at least four missiles into a site, west of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources said the missiles struck a building, causing property damage, without leading to civilian casualties. They added that the targeted site is […]

05 Feb
9:28

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, a young Palestinian man at a military roadblock, south of Nablus, in northern West Bank. The soldiers also injured several Palestinians in Hebron, in southern West Bank. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Jamil Zeidan, 24, […]

Demolition order (archive image)
04 Feb
11:48

Israeli Army Deliver Demolition Notices to Palestinians in Jordan Valley

The Israeli army, on Tuesday, notified a number of Palestinians in the northern Jordan Valley village of Fasayil of its intention to demolish their under–construction houses and animal barns, under the pretext that they were built without Israeli permission. WAFA correspondent stated that the Israeli military has been intensifying its […]

04 Feb
11:25

Palestinians Choke on Tear-Gas Near Jenin

According to Shehab News Agency, a number of Palestinian civilians were suffocated on tear-gas, Tuesday evening, when the Israeli occupation army erected a military roadblock on Jenin Street, at the Nablus/Jaba junction. When Palestinians protested, Israeli forces fired tear-gas canisters, rubber-coated steel bullets, and concussion grenades towards the civilians. Also, […]

04 Feb
11:20

Israel to Demolish Palestinian Home in Jenin for Second Time

A Palestinian resident of Jenin, northern occupied West Bank, was informed by the Israeli army, on Tuesday, that the house he rebuilt after it was demolished in 2018, will be demolished once again, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Homeowner Jamal Qumba told WAFA that he received a […]

04 Feb
11:04

Soldiers Demolish A Home In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, a Palestinian home in Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, under the pretext of being built without a permit. The owner of the demolished property, Nidal Shawamra, said the soldiers and personnel of the City Council, broke into his home and forced him, along […]

04 Feb
10:54

PPS: Twelve Palestinians Detained From West Bank, Including a Mother of Four

According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), the Israeli occupation forces arrested 12 Palestinian civilians from the occupied West Bank, on Tuesday night, including a mother of four. The PPS said that six Palestinian citizens were arrested from several towns in the Hebron governorate, including a woman. 1. Muhammad Mahmoud […]

04 Feb
7:16

Soldiers Destroy Water Pipes in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces, today, destroyed pipelines that were supplying the northern Jordan Valley village of Bardala with irrigation water, according to Ziad Sawafta, deputy mayor of Bardala village council. Mayor Sawafta told WAFA correspondence that Israeli forces regularly destroy the pipes supplying water for irrigation in Bardala, noting that the village […]

04 Feb
7:06

Pressure Campaign Launched by US against Palestinian Administration, EU Responds

The US government has begun a campaign to pressure the Palestinian National Authority and President Mahmoud Abbas to accept the “Deal of the Century” launched by US President Donald Trump, in the form of criticism made by his adviser, Jared Kushner, adviser during an interview with CNN. In the interview, […]

03 Feb
10:10

Report: Netanyahu Plans to Extend Israeli Sovereignty Over Jordan Valley and Settlements

By: Madeeha Araj for PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated in its latest report, that over the last decade, Arabs and international community have done their utmost to reach a just and lasting peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis under UN resolutions, international law […]

03 Feb
9:18

Former US President Carter: “US Plan Undercuts Prospects for a Just Peace”

Former US president Jimmy Carter, on CNN, said the country’s current President Donald Trump’s initiative for resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict serves instead to compromise any prospect of “peace” and violates international law, Palestine News Network reported. “The new US plan undercuts prospects for a just peace between Israelis and […]

03 Feb
8:42

Israeli Forces Invade West Bank Village, Seal Entrances

According to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA), Israeli forces sealed off all entrances to the village of Kisan, east of Bethlehem, southern occupied West Bank, as a prelude to take over a piece of land there. Ahmad Ghazal, Kisan deputy head of village council, said Israeli military forces […]

03 Feb
8:30

Israeli Navy Abducts Three Fishermen, Confiscates Their Boats, In Gaza

Israeli navy boats attacked, on Monday evening, Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza sea, before abducting three, and confiscated one boat. Zakariya Bakr, the head of the Palestinian Fishermen’s Syndicate, said the navy abducted Ramadan Ali Salah, Ali Wa’el Salah, and Majed Mahmoud al-Miqdad. Bakr added that the navy also confiscated […]

03 Feb
8:23

Israeli Settlers Attack Child, Harass Family in Hebron

Illegal Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian family, on Monday, while they were at their home in Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron city, southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The head of the family, Ibrahim Ramadan, said that illegal settlers attacked his children while they […]

03 Feb
8:04

Settlers Invade Al-Aqsa, Police Arrest Guard and Female Worshiper

Illegal Israeli settlers stormed, the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound via the Moroccan Gate, on Sunday morning, heavily protected by Israeli forces, Alray reported. Several groups of settlers invaded the mosque, and toured its courtyards, guided by rabbis that gave settlers explanations on the alleged “Temple Mount.” Sources added that […]

03 Feb
8:00

Army Injures Two Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers shot, Monday, two Palestinians, and caused several others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, during protests in Bab az-Zawiya area, in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Medical sources said the soldiers shot one Palestinian with a rubber-coated steel […]

03 Feb
1:26

Army Abducts Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, and interrogated the residents […]

03 Feb
7:33

OBAIDA: A Short Film

What does it feel like to be led away from your home by a soldier, while blindfolded? What happens when a military occupation looms over an entire childhood? OBAIDA, a short film by Matthew Cassel, explores a Palestinian child’s experience of Israeli military arrest. Each year, some 700 Palestinian children […]

03 Feb
7:25

Entry of Cement to Gaza Suspended

Israeli War Minister Naftali Bennett decided, last night, to freeze entry of cement shipments to the besieged Gaza Strip, in response to what he called daily Palestinian attacks on Israeli areas. According to Maariv newspaper, the Israeli army gave instructions, at the behest of Bennett, to suspend cement exports to […]

03 Feb
7:17

Occupation Bars Importation of Palestinian Agricultural Products

Israeli War Minister Naftali Bennett’s decision to stop agricultural trade with the Palestinian Authority in the occupied West Bank came into force on Sunday morning.   Israeli channel 13 claimed, according to Al Ray, that Bennett’s decision was made allegedly in response to the Palestinian boycott of importing cattle and […]

03 Feb
7:09

Russia: Trump ‘Peace Plan’ Violates UN Resolutions

Russia has expressed serious doubts over the viability of the US-devised Mideast plan, known as the so-called “Deal of the Century,” on Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying it contravenes several UN Security Council’s resolutions on the issue. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “It’s plain enough that some of this […]

03 Feb
6:29

Another Journalist Among Many Palestinians Injured By Army Fire In Hebron

Palestinian medical sources in Hebron, in southern West Bank, has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, Sunday, many Palestinians, including a photojournalist, in the center of the city. He is the second to be injured by the army, in Hebron, Sunday. Media sources said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use […]

03 Feb
6:02

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at night, a Palestinian man near Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in West Bank, after he reportedly approached a military roadblock carrying a knife. The army is alleging that the Palestinian man approached a military roadblock while carrying a knife and that he dropped it […]

02 Feb
8:43

Euromed: Peace Plan Strips Palestinians of Their Rights and Protects Israel From Accountability

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor followed the US President Donald Trump’s announcement of a plan to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict entitled “Peace for Prosperity” which was celebrated by Israel and rejected by the Palestinians. The Geneva-based Euro-Med Monitor highlighted in a press statement, on Wednesday, the American plan, which calls […]

02 Feb
4:34

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians, Including Father And Son, In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, ten Palestinians, including two children, in addition to a father and his son, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes across […]

02 Feb
3:33

Soldiers Shoot A Journalist In Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, Sunday, dozens of Palestinian protesters with live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades, wounding one journalist in the head, and causing many residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in Hebron, in southern West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers attacked dozens of […]

02 Feb
3:18

Soldiers Detain Schoolchildren, Collect Fingerprints

Israeli soldiers detained, Sunday, several Palestinian schoolchildren, near Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, and collected their fingerprints. Morad Abu Mfarreh, a teacher at Teqoua’ Secondary School in Teqoua’ town, south of Bethlehem, said the soldiers collected the fingerprints of the children using a mobile device. Abu […]

02 Feb
1:17

UN Expert Says US Deal “a One and a Half State Solution”

UN Special Rapporteur on the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, Michael Lynk said, on Friday, that the US plan is “lopsided” and will only entrench occupation, according to the United Nations. US President, Donald Trump, announced his administration’s ‘Vision for Peace, Prosperity and a Brighter Future’ at the White […]

01 Feb
6:43

Analysis: Palestinians Have Indeed ‘Missed an Opportunity’ – to Surrender to Zionism

By Joseph Massad for Middle East Eye Western and Israeli propaganda never tire of telling the world of the age-old Israeli quest for peace, and how much Israel longs to be accepted by Palestinians and the rest of the Arab peoples as a Jewish state – an oasis of European […]

01 Feb
2:02

Wounded Child From Kufur Qaddoum Remains In A Serious Condition

A child, who was shot and seriously injured in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, on Thursday, remains in a critical condition at a Palestinian hospital, medical sources have confirmed. The sources said the child, identified as Mohammad Mohannad Eshteiwi, 15, was shot in […]

01 Feb
1:26

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Saturday, a young Palestinian man from Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers installed a sudden military roadblock near Jeet town junction, east of Qalqilia, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID […]

01 Feb
1:04

Soldiers Assault, Injure, A Palestinian In Hebron

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Friday evening, a young Palestinian man from Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, causing various cuts and bruises. Media sources said the soldiers stopped a young man, whose identity remained unknown at the time of this report, and detained him […]

01 Feb
10:41

Israeli Soldiers Injure Dozens Of Palestinians In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, dozens of Palestinians during a nonviolent procession, west of Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said dozens of Palestinians marched in condemnation of the so-called “Deal of the Century,” presented by U.S. President Donald Trump, stripping the Palestinians of their […]

01 Feb
5:03

Army Injures Two Palestinians, Abducts One, In Nablus

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, two Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, and abducted one, in Beita Village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Media sources said dozens of Palestinians protested near the main junction of the village, before the […]

01 Feb
3:52

Soldiers Injure 14 Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, 14 Palestinians, including ten with live ammunition, during protests on Palestinian lands east of Jabalia city, in the northern part of the besieged coastal region. The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the soldiers, stationed in their fortified sniper towers across the perimeter fence, shot ten […]

01 Feb
1:51

Gaza Journalists Reject So Called ‘Deal of the Century’

Palestinian journalists in Gaza applied their blood to the map of Palestine to symbolize their dedication to their home land. The Government Media Office (GMO) in Gaza organized, on Thursday, a protest for Palestinian journalists, in front of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters, to show […]

31 Jan
8:03

Adalah: Trump Plan Normalizes Israel’s Apartheid Regime in West Bank

Adalah: Plan is no more than joint U.S.-Israel effort to impose Israeli government’s vision for territory in flagrant violation of international law, and Palestinian right to self-determination. U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” gives a green light to permanently establish an Israeli apartheid regime in the West Bank, […]

31 Jan
7:47

Palestinian Demolishes Own Home Near Jerusalem

A Palestinian citizen, on Friday, began tearing down his own home, near occupied Jerusalem, WAFA News Agency reported. Ibrahim Erekat, from the town of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, said he was informed by the Israeli municipality of the order to demolish his home, because he lacked an Israeli building […]

31 Jan
6:59

Abbas: Palestine Free to End Security Cooperation with Israel

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly sent a note to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, warning that Palestine now feels free to stop security cooperation with the regime as part of the Oslo accords, which are “disavowed” by a contentious US-devised Middle East plan. Israel’s Channel 12 TV reported, […]

31 Jan
5:13

Kairos Palestine: “Deal Of The Century, An Insult To History And Humanity”

The American declaration on peace in the Middle East made on 28/1/020 “Peace, peace, they say when there is no peace” (Jeremiah: 6:14) Kairos Palestine: The position announced by the U.S. administration regarding what they termed as the ‘deal of the century’ was, in fact, an insult to history, humanity, […]

31 Jan
5:00

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Beit Ummar

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and attacked dozens of protesters, wounding one with a rubber-coated steel bullet, and causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources said the soldiers invaded ‘Aseeda area, near the illegal Karmie […]

31 Jan
4:35

Israeli Colonists Attack Village Near Nablus, Shoot One Palestinian

Many Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands near Nablus, invaded a village and shot one man with a live round after attacking a Palestinian home. Hazem Nasser, the head of Madama Village Council, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, said the attack was carried out by […]

31 Jan
4:09

Soldiers Injure Dozens In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the protesters marched from the center of […]

31 Jan
3:45

Army Abducts Two Palestinians, Injures One, Near Tubas

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, two Palestinians, in addition to injuring one with a gas bomb in the shoulder, and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, near Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, during a nonviolent procession against the ongoing illegal Israeli colonialist activities. Media sources said dozens […]

31 Jan
2:54

Palestinian Child Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered In October 2019

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a child died, Friday, from serious wounds he suffered in mid-October of 2019, after Israeli soldiers shot in southern Gaza. The sources said the child, Ala’ Hani al-Abbassi, 15, was shot by the soldiers with a high-velocity gas bomb in his head, east of […]

31 Jan
2:21

Soldiers Attack Worshipers In Al-Aqsa Mosque, Injure Ten

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Friday at dawn, dozens of Muslim worshipers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the occupied Palestinian capital Jerusalem, injured at least ten, and abducted three. Media sources said the Israeli army and the police stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and fired many concussion grenades […]

31 Jan
10:30

Trump’s Deal Reminiscent of Apartheid South Africa

By Niall Ó Brolcháin – IMEMC – 30 January 2020: Donald Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ got the endorsement of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the Houses of Parliament yesterday. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, quite rightly, warned that it ‘would lock-in illegal colonization’ and deny the Palestinian people their fundamental […]

31 Jan
5:58

Israeli Forces Abduct Two Children Near Hebron

Israeli forces, on Thursday evening, brutally arrested two children from Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, Shehab News Agency reported. Local sources said that the occupation forces abducted Hamza Samih Issa Bahr, 14, and Abdullah Fahd Ibrahim Odeh Sabarneh, 12, in the Al-Dhahr region, south […]

31 Jan
5:16

Israel Carries Out Airstrikes on Southern Gaza

The Israeli occupation army launched a series of airstrikes east of the city of Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on Thursday evening, Shehab News Agency reported. Shehab correspondent stated that Israeli reconnaissance planes targeted 3 agricultural sites in the destroyed Gaza International Airport area, Karm Abu Salem and Sofa, east of […]

30 Jan
11:06

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23 – 29 January 2020)

This week, PCHR documented 262 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory.  This was reflected in dealing with the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s declaration of the “Deal of Century” that violates the rights […]

30 Jan
10:58

Lutheran World Federation: Peace Cannot Be Unilaterally Imposed

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has expressed grave concern over the “Peace to Prosperity” plan for Israel and Palestine presented by the U.S. administration, this week. “Peace can never be unilaterally imposed,” writes LWF president Archbishop Panti Filibus Musa, and LWF General Secretary Rev Dr Martin Junge, in a statement […]

30 Jan
10:22

Israeli Rights Group: Trump “Peace Plan” not Peace but Apartheid

The Israeli human rights organisation, “B’Tselem,” said, in statement, that US President Donald Trump’s plan drains the principles of international law of any meaning and completely neuters the concept of accountability for breaching them. B’Tselem added that the American administration’s plan, branded as the “Deal of the Century,” is more […]

30 Jan
9:30

B’Tselem – President Trump’s “Peace” Plan: Not Peace, Apartheid

By B’Tselem The American administration’s plan branded as the “Deal of the Century” is more like Swiss cheese, with the cheese being offered to the Israelis and the holes to the Palestinians. There are many ways to end the occupation, but the only legitimate options are those based on equality […]

30 Jan
4:05

Palestinian Fighter Killed In A Tunnel Accident In Gaza

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Thursday, in an accident in a siege busting tunnel, near Gaza city. The Brigades said the fighter, identified as Ibrahim Khalil ash-Shantaf, 21, was from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in […]

30 Jan
3:33

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinian Workers Near Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers injured, Thursday, many Palestinian workers, west of Qaffin town, north of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem. Media sources said the soldiers chased many Palestinian workers near one of the gates of the illegal Annexation Wall in the area. They added that the soldiers fired several gas […]

30 Jan
2:21

PCHR: “Trump’s Middle East Plan Violates Rights and Legitimizes War Crimes”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): While the Oslo Accords sacrificed human rights and the international law for more than a quarter of a century, the U.S president Donald Trump’s Middle East plan constitutes a full destruction of international law, and legitimizes more than 50 years of Israeli violations of […]

30 Jan
2:04

Army Fires Missiles Into Gaza

Israeli soldiers carried out, on Thursday at dawn, two airstrikes targeting areas in central and southern Gaza Strip. Media sources said the army fired missiles into farmlands near Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, causing damage. They added that the soldiers also fired missiles into lands west of Khan Younis, in […]