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18 Jun

Adalah backs warning from UN human rights experts: Morning after Israel’s West Bank annexation will be ‘vision of 21st century apartheid’

17/06/2020: ADALAH – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights In Israel: UN experts: Annexation would be a crystallization of already unjust reality: two peoples living in same space, ruled by the same state, but with profoundly unequal rights; Adalah and partners: UN and the international community must oppose annexation, […]

11 Jun

Report: 340 Palestinians Abducted in May by Israeli Forces

A new joint report by a coalition of Palestinian NGOs has found that Israeli forces abducted 340 Palestinians in the month of May 2020 and brought them to military bases for imprisonment and interrogation. In their monthly joint report, the NGOs stated that the recently imprisoned Palestinians include 25 children […]

11 Jun

Israeli Court Changes Prison Term to Life Sentence for Palestinian Arrested at Age 15

Two prisoners, both of whom were arrested when they were 15 years old, have had extensive sentences handed down by the Israeli Ofer Military Court. The now-19-year-old prisoner, Omar Samir Rimawi, had his sentence changed from 35 years to Life in prison with no possibility of parole. Hi co-defendant, Ahmad […]

27 May

Israeli Troops Demolish Palestinian Home & Two Buildings near Nablus

On Wednesday morning before dawn, Israeli troops invaded several parts of the northern West Bank near Nablus and destroyed a Palestinian home and a tourism center. This follows the destruction earlier on Tuesday of a Palestinian-owned agricultural barn south of Nablus. In the pre-dawn invasion Wednesday, Israeli troops entered the […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
17 May

Israeli Forces Abduct Child, Two Young Men in West Bank Raids Sunday

Israeli forces invaded the West Bank, early Sunday morning, before dawn, and attacked Palestinians in their homes, including a child. The troops then abducted the Palestinians and took them to unknown locations for interrogation. According to local sources, Israeli troops abducted 14-year-old Ammar Thawabteh while he was asleep in his […]

17 May

Israeli Troops Abduct 2 Youth; Continue Military Siege of Ya’bad Village

May 17, 2020 10:41 PM admin Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report 0

Israeli forces continue to hold the residents of Ya’Bad village, near Jenin in the northern West Bank, under a tight military siege preventing anyone from entering or leaving, while at the same time conducting nightly invasions of the town and abducting youth and young men. On Sunday, Israeli forces abducted […]

16 May

The ِAnnexation After Seventy-Two Years Of Continuous Nakba

By: Marwan E. Toubassi, Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Greece: Some memories permeate our very existence and penetrate our collective consciousness for generations. Survivors of Al-Nakba among them my family who were forcibly displaced from Yaffa “Jaffa” continue to preserve these indelible memories in every wrinkle lining their […]

30 Mar

Palestinians Cancel Land Day March Over Coronavirus Concerns

March 30th marks Palestinian Land Day, commemorating  the day on March 30, 1976, when Palestinians inside Israel protested against the Israeli government announcement of the seizure of 21,000 dunams  (5,189 acres) of Palestinian land. The Israeli police violently suppressed the demonstrations, killing 6 young Palestinians, and injuring and arresting many […]

24 Mar

PHRI calls on the Israeli authorities to provide Gaza with missing equipment and assist patients needing treatment

Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) has called on the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) to provide Gaza with the equipment it urgently needs to combat COVID-19, including basic antiseptics, intensive care beds, and ventilators. PHRI’s further urged COGAT and the […]

17 Mar

475 lawyers demand Israel Bar Association rescind effort to intervene in Int’l Criminal Court deliberations on ‘Situation in Palestine’

By The Legal Center For Arab Minority Rights In Israel – Aadalah: Lawyers: IBA move, pushed through in a hasty and underhanded manner, is strictly political in motive and is seemingly intended to advocate Israeli government positions entrenching occupation. 475 lawyers in Israel are demanding that the Israel Bar Association […]

11 Mar

Samidoun: Germany escalates attack on Khaled Barakat, Palestinian rights with four-year ban: Fight back against repression!

By Samidoun – Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network: The German state has once again escalated its harassment and repression directed against Palestinian speech and advocacy. In the latest order issued by the Berlin immigration office, received yesterday, 9 March, German officials escalated their attacks on Palestinian writer and activist Khaled Barakat, […]

10 Mar

Olive Tree Campaign: 400 Trees Sponsored and Planted by Internationals, Uprooted by Israeli Soldiers in Bethlehem

Bethlehem, 9 March 2020 – By Keep Hope Alive – Olive Tree Campaign: More than 20 armed Israeli soldiers invaded the land of Mohammad Mustafa Al-Hroub and uprooted more than 400 olive trees. Al-Hroub is a Palestinian farmer from the village of Wad Fukin, located southwest of Bethlehem. His land […]

07 Mar

Israeli Troops Invade Birzeit University Dorms; Abduct 5 Students

March 7, 2020 9:46 PM admin Israeli attacks, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah 0

Early Friday morning, Israeli forces raided student dormitories at Birzeit University in Ramallah, in the central West Bank, and abducted five students. According to local sources, Israeli troops kidnapped five students affiliated with the Islamic Bloc, the student branch of the Hamas movement, at Birzeit University in Ramallah. The sources […]

07 Mar

Screening of Palestinian film Naila and the Uprising as part of International Women’s Day celebrations in Derry, Ireland

Friday, 6 March, 2020, Museum of Free Derry, Derry, Ireland – for IMEMC News, Niall Ó Brolcháin A free screening of the highly acclaimed Palestinian documentary film Naila and the Uprising took place at the Museum of Free Derry in the Bogside, Derry, Ireland in advance of International Women’s Day. […]

07 Mar

15-Year Old Boy Hit by Israeli Rubber Bullet While in School

In the al-Isawiyya area of Jerusalem on Tuesday, Israeli forces fired a rubber-coated steel bullet into a schoolyard, injuring 15-year-old student Mohammad Awni Atiya in his hand. The incident took place at the “Boys Secondary School”, in the village of Al-‘Isawiya. The Silwan Information Center reported that the Israeli Special […]

03 Mar

On Israeli Election Day, Israeli Forces Impose Total Closure on the West Bank and Gaza Strip

The Israeli army imposed a comprehensive closure on the West Bank and Gaza due to the Israeli elections on Monday. The closure was imposed from midnight on Sunday until early Tuesday morning, due to the Israelis going to the polls for the Presidential and “Knesset” elections. The Israeli army said […]

Al Dawabsha, burned to death in 2015
02 Mar

Closing Arguments Held in Case of Admitted Dawabsha Family Killer

5 years after a brutal act of terror by a gang of Israelis, who set a family’s home on fire, causing the deaths of the mother, father and baby, and leaving only the 4-year old alive, critically wounded with burns all over his body, the final arguments were presented Sunday […]

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21 Feb

Five Palestinian Detainees’ Homes to be Demolished

February 21, 2020 1:08 PM admin Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

The Israeli Supreme Court today gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for the military to demolish the family homes of five Palestinian detainees allegedly involved in the killing of a settler in late August 2019. All five are from the Ramallah area, and are serving long terms in Israeli prison camps. […]

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21 Feb

Israel Delivers Demolition Orders for Four Palestinian Structures

The Israeli army today issued demolition orders against four Palestinian residential structures in Masafer Yatta in the south of the occupied West Bank, according to Fouad al-Amoor, a local activist. Al-Amoor told the Palestinian news agency WAFA that Israeli forces raided Masafer Yatta and delivered the demolition notices to the […]

19 Feb

Israel Planning Thousands of Settlement Units North of Jerusalem

The Israeli Ministry of Housing announced Tuesday that it plans to construct thousands of new Israeli settlement units in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Kafr Aqab, in violation of international law and all past signed peace agreements, and even violating the Trump-Kushner Plan, which had designated the neighborhood as part […]

13 Feb

Palestine: Al-Haq and CIHRS Welcome Publication of UN Database on Settlement Business Activities

Press Release By Al-Haq is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organisation: Geneva, Switzerland – Palestinian, regional, and international organizations have worked persistently over the last three years to ensure the fulfillment of the Human Rights Council mandate 31/36, which requested the production of the database of businesses operating in illegal Israeli settlements. […]

13 Feb

BDS is the Most Effective Response to Trump’s Apartheid Plan

BDS Movement: Trump’s “deal of the century” aims to cement Israel’s apartheid rule over the Palestinian people, and is the final nail in the coffin of the moribund “peace process” The plan Trump hatched with Israel’s far-right government aims to cement Israel’s apartheid rule over the Palestinian people. It is […]

13 Feb

Release of Long-Delayed UN Settlement Database Significant Step Towards Holding Israel Accountable

BDS Movement Press Release: We welcome this long-delayed UN list of complicit companies. Some major firms involved with illegal settlements are not in the database and must be added. All these companies must be held to account. Palestinian civil society welcomes this long-awaited UN list of companies that are complicit […]

12 Feb

WAFA: “Israel to Seize Large Tract of Palestinian Land Near Bethlehem”

BETHLEHEM, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 (The Palestinian News & Info Agency – WAFA) – Israeli authorities today issued orders to seize a large tract of Palestinian agricultural land to the west of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to local sources. Hasan Breijieh, a local anti-wall and settlement […]

31 Jan

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, […]

28 Jan

Eden Place Arts Centre, Derry, Ireland

 January 27, 2020, 7pm – By Niall Ó Brolcháin – IMEMC: As part of The Bloody Sunday March Committee’s annual events, Eden Place Arts Centre launched an exhibition of paintings and fine art prints by artist Nadia Kaczmarczuk  on the theme of the oppression of the Palestinian people in Gaza […]

28 Dec

Israeli Troops Attack Non-Violent ‘March of Return’ Protests in Gaza

Israeli forces attacked Palestinians taking part in the weekly ‘March of Return’ protests near the fence separating the Gaza Strip from Israel, leaving a number of protesters injured. This will be the last official protest until March, according to organizers in Gaza, who are temporarily suspending the weekly protests. Palestinian […]

23 Dec

Addameer Collects Hard Evidence on Torture and Ill-Treatment Committed against Palestinian Detainees at Israeli Interrogation Centers

By Ad-Dameer Prisoner Support And Human Rights Association: Since its creation, the occupying state developed and enforced laws and practices that led to both the systematic use of torture and to absolute impunity for the perpetrator of this crime. There has never been any individual or agency held accountable for […]

12 Nov

Human Rights Group Condemns Israel’s Shelling Of Its Headquarters In Gaza

After being targeted by Israeli missiles, the Independent Commission for Human Rights in Palestine (IHCR), issued a statement denouncing the military escalation, and calling for an international investigation at the highest level. At approximately 09:50 AM on Tuesday, 12 November 2019, the headquarters of the Independent Commission in the Gaza […]

02 Nov

Al-Mezan: “Israeli Soldier Sentenced for Failure to Follow Orders, instead of Killing of Child Al Mezan: Leniency Attests to Entrenched Impunity”

Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: In one of the dozens of cases pursued by Al Mezan Center for Human Rights for the killing of unarmed Palestinians in Gaza’s ‘Great March of Return’ protests, an Israeli military court has sentenced a soldier who killed on July 13 2018, 14-year-old child, Othman […]

17 Oct

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

October 17, 2019 2:33 AM admin Human rights, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

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 […]

11 Oct

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 […]

06 Oct

WAFA: “Fanatic settlers slash tires, spray racist graffiti near Salfit”

Salfit, Sunday, October 06, 2019 (WAFA) – Extremist Israeli settlers slashed, on Saturday at night, the tires of 13 Palestinian-owned vehicles and spray-painted racist slogans in the village of Qira, to the north of the occupied West Bank city of Salfit, according to local sources. Aisha Nimr, head of the […]

30 Sep

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In West Bank

September 30, 2019 10:56 AM admin Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Monday, seven Palestinian, including a child, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes and buildings, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Waleed Obeid, Waseem Nayef Obeid, and Ayyoub Bahaey […]

28 Sep

Army Injures Several Palestinians In Abu Dis

September 28, 2019 10:00 AM admin Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, late on Friday at night and on Saturday at dawn, several Palestinians, during protests that took place after the army invaded the areas Surrounding Abu Dis University, in Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the town after a few […]

28 Sep

Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Hebron

September 28, 2019 9:31 AM admin Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, eight Palestinians during invasions targeting the towns of Doura, Deir Samit, Ethna, Sinjer and Surif, in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron. Media sources said the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes and interrogated scores of Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, […]

28 Sep

Saudi Arabia Donates $50 Million To UNRWA

The Saudi Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Abdul-Aziz al-‘Assaf, stated on September 26th that his country has donated 50.000.000 US Dollars to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for its 2019 budget. The statement came during his meeting with Pierre Krähenbühl, the Commissioner-General for the United Nations Relief and Works […]

28 Sep

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians North Of Hebron

September 28, 2019 2:36 AM admin Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, on Friday evening, several Palestinians in the ath-Thaher area, in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Mohammad Awad, a local nonviolent activist, said several army jeeps invaded the ath-Thaher area, and attacked many Palestinian protesters. Awad added that the soldiers fired […]

28 Sep

Soldiers Injure Dozens Of Palestinians Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinians holding prayers and a nonviolent gathering in the lands of as-Sawahra ash-Sharqiya village, east of occupied Jerusalem, to protest the illegal colonialist outpost which was installed on their lands in the ad-Dibba area. Younis Ja’far, a member of the Local Council, said more […]

28 Sep

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies […]

26 Sep

Israeli Army Confiscates 1500 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands, South of Hebron

The Israeli army confiscated, Thursday, at least 1500 Dunams (370.65 Acres) of Palestinian lands, owned by the residents of Doura town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, by reinstating a military order, issued in 1987, regarding the illegal annexation of the lands that were designated as “state-owned […]

26 Sep

Israel Issues Administrative Detention Order Against A Female Detainee From Jordan

September 26, 2019 12:52 PM admin Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Thursday, that the Israeli Authorities issued a five-month Administrative Detention order, without charges or trial, against the female detainee from Jordan. The Committee stated that the detainee, identified as Hiba Ahmad al-Lubbadi, 24, is currently held at the al-Maskobiyya detention and interrogation center, in […]

26 Sep

Israeli Soldiers Invade Several Communities in Ramallah

September 26, 2019 11:42 AM admin Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

A large Israeli military force invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the areas surrounding al-Am’ari refugee camp, al-Quds Street in al-Biereh city, and Kobar town north of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The soldiers invaded al-Quds Street before storming and ransacking many homes, and residential buildings, and interrogated dozens of Palestinians […]

Israeli troops in night raid (archive image)
26 Sep

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Qalqilia, Ramallah, And Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, four Palestinians in the West Bank governorates of Qalqilia, Ramallah and Hebron, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, said many army jeeps invaded Azzoun town, east of the city, searched homes and abducted Ekrima Ayyoub Zamari, […]

26 Sep

Agreement Reached Between Hunger Striking Detainees And Israeli Prison Authority

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Wednesday, that an agreement was reached between the hunger-striking detainees and the Israeli Prison Authority after more than a hundred detainees started the strike more fifteen days earlier. The Committee stated that the implementation of the agreement will start on Thursday morning, which includes […]

26 Sep

Israeli Police Detain Ten Palestinians In Shefa-‘Amr

September 26, 2019 5:15 AM admin Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli police officers detained, Wednesday, at least ten Palestinians in Shefa-‘Amr city, about 13 kilometers from Haifa, during protests that erupted after the Israeli Authorities demolished three homes in 24 hours, allegedly for being built without permits. Dozens of police officers surrounded the city and prevented the residents from leaving […]

25 Sep

Soldiers Demolish A Shed, Agricultural Structure, Near Salfit

September 25, 2019 1:45 PM admin Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a shed and an agricultural structure in Deir Ballout town, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit. The soldiers surrounded the entire area before invading it and demolished the two structures without prior notice. Salfit Governor, Lieutenant Dr. Abdullah Kamil, denounced the ongoing and […]

25 Sep

Army Demolishes An Under-Construction Home Near Hebron

September 25, 2019 1:30 PM admin Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Wednesday afternoon, an under-construction home in the al-Hijra village, at the southern entrance of Doura city, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps and bulldozers, invaded the village and demolished the two-story property of 250 […]

25 Sep

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Ramallah

September 25, 2019 1:01 PM admin Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, on Wednesday before noon, several Palestinians in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after invading it and surrounding a residential building. Media sources said the invasion was carried out by at least twenty military vehicles before the soldiers surrounded the residential building. […]

25 Sep

Israel Transfers Five Hunger Striking Detainees From Ramon To Solitary In Tzalmon

September 25, 2019 11:42 AM admin Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Wednesday, that the Israeli Prison Authority transferred five hunger-striking detainees from Ramon prison to solitary confinement in Tzlamon prison, which is usually used to house Israelis held on criminal charges. The Committee stated that the four detainees are among more than 100 other political […]

24 Sep

Condemnation Against Israeli Army Night Raid Into Addameer’s Offices

Physicians for Human Rights Israel: The undersigned Israeli and Palestinian NGOs strongly condemn the night raid of Addameer – Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association in Ramallah – by the Israeli army. During the raid, which took place on the 19th of September, the army confiscated laptops, laptop drives and […]

08 Aug

Success: UIC Reverses Ban on Palestine Event

By Palestine Legal: A community group in Rockford, Ill., that had been blocked from renting space for an event featuring Israeli-American activist and author Miko Peled successfully held their event on Saturday after Palestine Legal intervened. In June, the Truth Squad of Rockford attempted to rent an auditorium at the […]

25 Jul

US Blocks Attempt to Condemn Demolition of Palestinian Houses at UN

NEW YORK,  Thursday, July 25, 2019 (WAFA) – The US blocked an attempt to get the United Nations Security Council to issue a formal statement condemning Israel’s demolitions of Palestinian homes Sur Baher neighborhood, southeast of Jerusalem, earlier this week. The draft statement, circulated by Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa to […]

10 Jul

WAFA: “Palestinian Family Forced to Evict Jerusalem House in Favor of Settler Group”

By The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): JERUSALEM, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – A Palestinian family who has been battling against a shadowy Israeli settler group for 25 years was forced Wednesday morning to evict their house in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. WAFA correspondent said that dozens of […]

08 Jul

Wadi al-Hummos Residents Facing Displacement

BETHLEHEM, Monday, July 08, 2019 (WAFA) – By Anan Shehadeh: In 2005, precisely when the Israeli authorities began building the apartheid wall in Jerusalem and Bethlehem areas, the suffering of the residents of the Wadi al-Hummos, an area part of Sur Bahir, a Palestinian neighborhood southeast of the occupied city of […]

01 Jul

US Ambassador to Israel Participates in Israeli Underground Settlement Expansion

The US Ambassador to Israel, and longtime Israeli settlement financier, David Friedman, participated on Sunday in an underground excavation under the Palestinian town of Silwan, in East Jerusalem, actively participating in the illegal settlement action by bashing with a hammer a section of ancient underground wall located beneath Palestinian homes. […]

10 May

New Zealand pledges $2 million to support UNRWA vital programs

By The Palestinian News & Info Agency – WAFA – JERUSALEM, Thursday, May 09, 2019: The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, and the Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations, Craig Hawke have signed […]

09 May

Hundreds of wounded Gaza protesters risk limb amputation without immediate help, warns top UN official

By UN News: Millions of dollars in emergency funding is needed in Gaza to save the shattered limbs of some 1,700 people who have been seriously injured in demonstrations against Israel along the border fence, a top UN humanitarian official said on Wednesday. In an appeal for $20 million to […]

09 Apr

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

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

05 Mar

PHRI: “Ahead of International Women’s Day, New PHRI Report Calls on Israel to Examine Impact of Medical Permit Denials on Women”

Report By Physicians For Human Rights – Israel: Ahead of International Women’s Day, Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) is releasing its report “Between the Hammer and the Anvil: Women’s Right to Health in Gaza”, on the way in which Israel’s medical exit permit policies impact women. Although UN Resolution […]

09 Jan

Arab Americans, Civil Liberties Groups Challenging Anti-BDS Bill in US Congress

WASHINGTON, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 (WAFA)  – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and American civil liberties organizations are leading a campaign to block a bill in the US Congress aimed at fighting boycott of Israel led by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Republican Senators Marco Rubio, James Risch, […]

Israeli night invasion (archive image)
01 Jan

32 Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in New Year’s Night Raids

In the latest set of abductions through invasion of Palestinian areas, a nightly occurrence in the West Bank and Jerusalem, Israeli forces took 32 Palestinians from their beds in pre-dawn raids New Year’s morning. According to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), the invasions occurred in the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Shoefat, […]

28 Dec

Al-Haq Sends Urgent Appeal to UN Special Procedures on the Enforced Disappearance of Saleh Omar Barghouthi

By Al-Haq Human Rights Organization: On Sunday, 23 December 2018, Al-Haq sent a joint urgent appeal to the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures regarding the enforced disappearance of Palestinian citizen Saleh Omar Barghouthi, 29, following his detention by the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) near the town of Surda, north of […]

04 Nov

Reports: Hamas Reportedly Agrees to End Protests in Exchange for Israeli Concessions

November 4, 2018 10:02 AM admin Diplomacy, Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Non-violent action 0

According to a number of local sources, Hamas leaders have reportedly reached a deal with the Israeli government to prevent their fellow Palestinians from protesting at the border each week, in exchange for some concessions from Israel. As part of the deal, Israel will allow Hamas officials to receive money […]

28 Sep

WAFA: “Full Text Of Abbas’s Speech At The United Nations General Assembly”

Published By the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): President Abbas at UN calls on US to rescind decisions on Jerusalem, refugees. NEW YORK, September 27, 2018 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas called on the United States administration to rescind its decision on Jerusalem and refugees in order to salvage […]

05 Sep

“I think that, today, I’m just going to cry”: A Journal Entry by an ISM Volunteer

Kristin Foss, International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah: I woke up feeling sad today. I’m just so sad. I’m crying now, I started crying in the supermarket, I cried a little when a farmer refused my money for grapes. I think that, today, I’m just going to cry. Maybe I need […]

17 Aug

Israeli Military Closes Investigation, Claims ‘No Wrongdoing’ in 2014 Rafah Attack

The Israeli military investigation of itself closed Wednesday with the decision to file no charges against the soldiers who massacred 70 Palestinian civilians in a single day on August 1st, 2014. The day, known as ‘Rafah’s Black Friday’, came in the midst of a series of massacres, including the destruction […]

20 Jul

Lieberman says Israel Planning Assault on Gaza Bigger than 2014 Invasion in which 2100 Palestinians Killed

Israeli Defense Minister and former nightclub bouncer Avigdor Lieberman stated, on Friday, that he is directing the Israeli military to prepare for an all-out assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, which he said will be “broad” and “painful”. After killing 42 unarmed protesters, and wounding 17,000 who were participating in […]

11 Jul

Rights groups: Israel detained more than 3500 Palestinians since start of year, including 651 children

July 10, 2018 (Palestinian News & Info Agency WAFA) – Israel detained 3533  Palestinians during the first half of 2018, including 651 children, 63 women and four journalists, several Palestinian human rights organizations working on prisoners issues said on Tuesday. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), Addameer Prisoners Support and Human […]

06 Jul

Ad-Dameer: “Administrative Detention Order of Khalida Jarrar Confirmed”

By  Ad-Dameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association: In a hearing held on 2 July 2018, Military Court Judge Raphael Yemeni  confirmed the renewal of Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrar’s administrative detention order. This will be the second time in which it has been renewed, meaning that Khalida has […]

24 May

Al-Haq Calls on the Authorities in the Gaza Strip to Release Samah Abu Ghayyad

Date: 23 May 2018: By Al-Haq Human Rights Organization: Al-Haq is following with great concern the case of Samah Ibrahim Muhammad Abu Ghayyad, arrested by the internal security apparatus in the Gaza Strip on 9 May 2018, and who has been detained since. Al-Haq calls on the authorities in the […]

23 May

Erekat Says Referral to ICC a National Obligation in Absence of International Accountability

RAMALLAH, May 22, 2018 (By The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) – Referral of the situation in Palestine to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a national obligation in the absence of international accountability that deals with Israel as above the law, said Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the […]

17 May

Adalah, Al Mezan Demand Urgent Israeli Supreme Court Ruling on Petition against Israeli Army’s Use of Live Fire on Civilian Protesters in Gaza

Since petition filed, Israeli troops have continued to kill Palestinians with live ammunition, including 59 people – seven of whom were children – on 14 May alone. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and Al-Mezan Centre for Human Rights submitted yesterday, 16 May 2018, a […]

22 Feb

Abbas to UN Security Council: “Israel is acting as a state above the law”

February 22, 2018 1:00 PM admin International, News Report, Peace process 0

In a speech to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for an international peace conference to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict. He said that Israel, through its continued military occupation and seizure of Palestinian land, was acting above the law, and that the United Nations […]

01 Feb

Press Release: Teenaged Palestinian Girl, Born and Raised in the West Bank, is Illegally Deported to the Gaza Strip

By HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual: For Immediate Release: HaMoked has written urgently to the Israeli military to return a 14 year-old girl who was illegally deported to the Gaza Strip. Ghada (her last name is withheld) was born in 2003 in the city of Ramallah in […]

10 Jan

WHO: “Israel Delays Permit Application For Half Of Gaza Patients”

January 10, 2018 5:06 PM admin Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Reprinted From WAFA News Agency: A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that almost half of the Palestinian patients in the Gaza Strip, who need treatment outside of the besieged Gaza Strip and applied for exit permits from Israel, have their exit permit applications delayed, and lost their […]

19 May

International Campaign is Criminalizing Criticism of Israel as ‘Anti-semitism’

For two decades, some Israeli officials and Israel partisans have worked to embed a new, Israel-focused definition of antisemitism in institutions around the world, from international bodies and national governments to small college campuses in heartland America. This effort is now snowballing rapidly. As a result, advocacy for Palestinian rights […]

Bil'in protest (image by Mohammad Yassin)
04 Mar

Non-violent Protests in Bil’in and Nil’in Met by Volence from Israeli Troops

March 4, 2017 12:32 PM admin News Report, Palestinian attacks, Ramallah 0

The weekly non-violent protests in the villages of Nil’in and Bil’in, both near Ramallah, were met by the usual use of force by Israeli troops invading the villages. In Bil’in, the protesters managed to march to the site of the Israeli Annexation Wall constructed on their stolen village land, separating […]

Home demolition by Israeli armored bulldozers (PCHR image)
03 Mar

PCHR Weekly Report: Palestinian civilian killed, 6 civilians wounded by Israelis this week

March 3, 2017 12:29 PM admin Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 23 February – 01 March 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. During the past week, a Palestinian civilian […]

08 Feb

UK Invites Netanyahu to Balfour Centennial Celebrations: Palestinian Presidency Protests

By Christof Lehmann (nsnbc): Nabil Abu Rodeina said Britain is responsible for the disaster that befell the Palestinian people a hundred years ago. “Instead of correcting the historic mistake and recognizing the Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, it is preparing to celebrate an incident considered by the […]

Family mourns Mohammad Salhi, killed by Israeli forces in front of his mother (PCHR photo)
13 Jan

PCHR Weekly Report: 2 Palestinians killed, 2 wounded, 58 abducted by Israeli forces this week

January 13, 2017 11:44 AM admin Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 05 – 11 January 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Two Palestinians were killed, and two journalists were […]

Palestinian man next to his demolished home this week (PCHR photo)
08 Jan

PCHR Weekly Report: 67 civilians abducted, including 10 children; one woman shot and wounded

January 8, 2017 1:55 AM admin Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 29 Dec. 2016 – 04 Jan 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Israeli forces conducted 74 incursions into […]

06 Jan

Child With Cerebral Atrophy Dies After Soldiers Prevent Her From Reaching Hospital

By Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law – Dalal Theeb Lolah, 9, a special needs child, lived in ‘Awarta, south of Nablus city, was diagnosed with cerebral atrophy at the age of three, and has suffered breathing problems since. On 29 December 2017 at approximately 3:00 pm, Dalal started having […]

West Bank: Israeli Forces Close al-Jesser Road Between Ras Karkar and Deir Ibzaigh Villages. (PCHR image)
30 Dec

PCHR Weekly Report: 2 civilians dead, 14 wounded by Israeli forces this week

December 30, 2016 12:21 PM admin Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 22 – 28 December 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. A Palestinian civilian was killed and child succumbed […]

Shurouq Dwayyat (image from
26 Dec

19-year old Palestinian girl sentenced to 16 years in prison, $20,000 fine

On Sunday, an Israeli court sentenced a Palestinian girl to a 16-year prison term for allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli settler in East Jerusalem in 2015. During the incident in question, she was shot 4 times and severely wounded by the Israeli settler, who claimed that he was acting […]

20 Dec

Batan al-Hawa neighborhood, Silwan: The next target for “Judaization” of East Jerusalem

Report By B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories: The Batan al-Hawa neighborhood, in the heart of Silwan, is the setting for the most extensive expulsion in recent years in East Jerusalem. To date, eviction claims have been filed against 81 Palestinian families that […]

Palestinian creativity/community center raided by Israeli troops (PCHR image)
16 Dec

PCHR Weeky Report: 2 Palestinian civilians killed, 76 abducted by Israeli troops this week

December 16, 2016 11:10 AM admin Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 08 – 14 December 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. A Palestinian boy was killed at Za’tara checkpoint, […]

18 Nov

Adalah Represents Four Women Detained In Gaza Boat Raid, Slated For Deportation From Israel

Adalah – The Legal Center for Minority Rights in Israel provided legal representation for four of the 13 women detained by the Israeli military when it commandeered their Gaza-bound boat, dubbed “The Women’s Boat to Gaza”, who were slated for deportation from the country.  07/10/2016 Adalah: Detention of women was […]

Israeli airstrike this week (PCHR image)
07 Oct

PCHR Weekly Report: One Palestinian killed, 7 wounded, including 4 children, by Israeli troops this week

October 7, 2016 11:48 AM admin Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 29 September- 05 October 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. A Palestinian civilian was killed at […]

30 Sep

OCHA: “33 Structures Demolished In The Past Three Days In Multiple Incidents”

Press Release – OCHA: Between 26 and 28 September, the Israeli authorities demolished 33 residential and livelihood-related structures in multiple locales across Area C and East Jerusalem, on grounds of lack of building permits. As a result, 35 people, a third of them children, have been displaced, and more than 100 […]

26 Sep

PHRI: “Right-wing Attacks Won’t Deter Us from Our Fight for Human Rights”

September 26, 2016 12:01 PM admin Human rights, Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Press Release: Physicians for Human Rights – Israel (PHRI) has been under attack by a right wing group named Reservists on Duty, which called for funding to be cut for National Service positions at PHRI. The group also called for the cancellation of PHRI’s participation in a course entitled “Equality and […]

20 Aug

PCHR Weekly Report: One civilian killed, 33 wounded, 73 abducted by Israeli forces this week

August 20, 2016 3:00 AM admin Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

  In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 11– 17 August 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. A Palestinian civilian was killed while 32 others […]

13 Jul

Occupation forces issue notice for Palestinian, dead for 22 years, to report for interrogation

July 13, 2016 1:39 PM admin Hebron, Human Interest, Israeli attacks, West Bank 0

International Solidarity Movement – On July 9th at 4:00 in the morning, the Be’rat family awoke to find Israeli soldiers pounding on the door of their home in Kufr Malik, demanding that Jihad, the son of Mohammed Tawfik and Nadia Mustafa, report for interrogation. Jihad, however, passed away twenty-two years ago, […]

Ramzi al-Qasrawi after he was killed (image from video by B'Tselem)
07 Jun

Israeli human rights organization says evidence of second execution in March incident

The Israeli Information Center on Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, issued a press release Monday stating that a second Palestinian was executed in Hebron on March 24th, in addition to Abdul-Fattah Sharif. Sharif’s case made international headlines because video of his execution, while he was lying wounded on […]

04 Apr

Welcome to the new IMEMC website

April 4, 2016 9:36 AM admin News Flash 0

We hope you like the look and feel of the new IMEMC website! All of our content, past articles and audio are here. The link urls have not changed. But we have moved to a new content management system, with a redesigned website. This is a work in progress, and […]

March for Autistic Kids (image from Al Ray)
04 Apr

Jerusalem Marches for Autistic Children

April 4, 2016 5:43 AM admin Human Interest, Human rights, Jerusalem 0

Dozens of autistic children and their families in occupied Jerusalem participated, on Saturday, in a march organized by the Jerusalem Society for Autistic Children, with the support of the United Nations Development Project and Islamic Bank, on the International Day for Autistic Children.

Israeli bulldozer with settler standing nearby (Maan)
04 Apr

Israeli Settlers Raze Palestinian Lands South of Nablus

April 4, 2016 4:31 AM admin Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, razed land in the village of Jallud, to the south of Nablus, that belongs to a Palestinian man. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in northern West Bank, said settlers from the illegal settlement of Esh Kodesh razed, with bulldozers, land that belongs to Ahmad Muhammad. […]

Al-Sharif lying murdered on the ground (PNN image)
04 Apr

Autopsy: Bullet Which Killed al-Sharif Fired at Point-Blank Range

April 4, 2016 3:19 AM admin Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The autopsy conducted on the body of Abd al-Fatah al-Sharif, on Sunday, confirmed that the 21-year-old Palestinian was still alive before a bullet, fired at his head at point-blank range by an Israeli soldier, killed him, according to a statement from the Palestinian Prisoners Society.

Image from video of Israeli driver hitting alleged assailant with car (from Shehab news agency)
04 Apr

VIDEO: Palestinian woman from Negev detained after allegedly attempting to stab Israeli woman

April 4, 2016 12:35 AM admin Israel, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

A 23-year old woman from the town of Qafr Qassem, in the Negev desert, was detained by Israeli police after allegedly stabbing an Israeli woman lightly in the hand, in an industrial park near Tel Aviv Sunday.

Late night kidnapping - image by PalestineTV
03 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Eight Palestinians In The West Bank

April 3, 2016 9:47 AM admin Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, several cities and towns in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped eight Palestinians. The soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, searched a number of homes and kidnapped a young Palestinian man, identified as Mohsen As’ad Thawabta, 20. The […]