All posts by Ali Salam

04 Apr
7:56

Israeli Forces Injure Dozens of Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum

A Palestinian youth was injured when Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian citizens, while dozens of Palestinians choked on tear gas in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia on Friday, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the […]

02 Apr
7:38

Israeli Army Demolishes 3 Palestinian Homes under Construction near Jenin

The Israeli army demolished, on Wednesday morning, three under construction buildings in the northern West Bank village of Rummaneh, west of the city of Jenin, reported WAFA correspondent. The source said that a large Israeli force invaded the village and proceeded to destroy the three buildings that were being built […]

02 Apr
7:03

PPS Calls for Immediate Release of over 1,000 Palestinian Prisoners

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), on Tuesday, released a statement regarding fears for the fate of 5,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation jails, after the declaration of jailers and investigators being infected with the coronavirus, COVID-19. The Prisoners’s Society added that they have experienced great difficulty in obtaining prisoner health […]

02 Apr
3:29

Several Agricultural Roads Closed by Israeli Forces near Tulkarem

Palestinian farmers said on Tuesday, that Israeli forces stormed the greenhouses they were working in, and forced them to leave, while a bulldozer started to close nearby agricultural roads with dirt mounds. The roads, utilized by local Palestinian farmers, were connecting the Palestinian villages of Kafa and Shufa with a […]

01 Apr
6:52

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Home, Deliver Stop Work Order for Livestock Barn

Israeli forces demolished on Tuesday, a Palestinian-owned house still under construction in the village of Jbara, south of Tulkarem, according to the head of Jbara village council, Ihsan Tahsin. Tahsin told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that a large army force broke into the village, in the northern occupied West Bank, […]

01 Apr
5:46

Home of Palestinian Prisoner and Slain Brother to be Demolished by Israeli Forces

Israeli forces on Monday, handed a home demolition order to the family of slain Palestinian Saleh Barghouthi and his brother, Qassam Barghouthi Barghouthi’s family were given until April 8 to evacuate their two-floor home in Kobar village, in the central West bank city of Ramallah, the Palestinian Information Center reported. […]

30 Mar
9:28

Israel’s Shin Bet Slaps PLC Member with Administrative Detention

The Shin Bet, Israel’s intelligence agency, on Sunday, decided to renew the detention of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) member and Hamas leader, Hasan Yousuf, for four months, under administrative detention. Sheikh Hasan Yousuf, 65, was scheduled for release on March 31, 2020, and just two days before his release, […]

29 Mar
6:50

Israeli Navy Shoots, Injures Palestinian Fisherman off Gaza Coast

One Palestinian fisherman was wounded by Israeli forces on Sunday, while fishing off the coast of the northern besieged Gaza Strip, according to local sources. Sources told Quds News Network (QNN) that the fisherman was in his boat fishing, when Israeli soldiers opened fire at him, wounding him with a […]

29 Mar
6:19

Dr. Ashrawi Sends Message of Solidarity from Palestine

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Saturday, sent a message of solidarity to the rest of the world, in the ongoing fight against COVID-19, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Dr. Ashrawi conveyed her message from Youtube, “From Palestine, from our little […]

28 Mar
6:20

300 Palestinian-owned Olive Trees Cut by Illegal Settlers near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Saturday, cut down 300 olive trees on Palestinian owned land in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local official. Hasan Breijieh, a member of the Anti-Wall, Anti-Settlements Commission, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the illegal colonial settlers cut the trees in an area close […]

28 Mar
6:24

Isareli Settlers Attack Palestinians, Injure One near Hebron

Israeli settlers attacked, on Friday, Palestinian herders and other civilians in the village of Al-Tuwani, south of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist. Fo’ad Amour, a local rights activist, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that illegal colonial settlers, accompanied by attack dogs, assaulted herders […]

28 Mar
6:14

Israeli Forces Suppress West Bank Demonstrations, Arrest Journalist, Injure One

Israeli forces, on Friday, attacked citizens during demonstrations in the occupied West Bank, including the cities of Ramallah, Tulkarem and Qalqilia, according to local sources. Local sources told Palestinian Information Center that violent confrontations broke out between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian civilians in al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiya village, northeast of Ramallah City. […]

27 Mar
5:18

Palestinian Shed and Water Well Destroyed by Israeli Forces in West Bank

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished a farming shed and a water well in Deir Ballut town, west of Salfit city, according to a local official. Governor of Salfit, Abdallah Kmeil told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces escorted a bulldozer into Wadi Sarida area, where the heavy machinery tore […]

27 Mar
5:06

Palestinian Building Equipment, Tents Seized by Israeli Forces in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces demolished a residential structure and seized tents, on Thursday, in the Jordan Valley village of Ibziq, north of the occupied West Bank city of Tubas, according to a local official. Abdul Majeed Khdeirat, head of Ibziq village council, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers stormed the […]

27 Mar
4:51

Three Palestinian Homes Demolished by Israeli Forces near Jericho

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished three Palestinian-owned homes in the village of al-Diyouk, west of the occupied West Bank city of Jericho, under the pretext they were built without permits, local sources said. The sources told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers and police accompanied bulldozers as they invaded […]

26 Mar
7:35

Settlers Invade Al-Aqsa under Police Protection

Several illegal Israeli settlers, on Wednesday morning, invaded the sacred al-Aqsa Mosque, under police guard, despite the closure due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to Days of Palestine. Local sources said that dozens of extremist settlers, escorted by police officers, forced their way into al-Aqsa Mosque and performed Talmudic rituals […]

26 Mar
7:19

Olive Trees, Grapevines Damaged by Israeli Settlers near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, damaged 50 olive trees and grapevines in al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem city, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Hisham Mohammad Sbeih, the landowner, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that upon entering his grove, near the Gush Etzion colonial settlement bloc, […]

26 Mar
2:12

Human Rights Council Appeals to Red Cross: Protect Palestinian Prisoners

On 24 March 2020, the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) letters to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and to the Palestinian diplomatic community, Palestine News Network reported. The letters were urgent appeals with regards to the deteriorating conditions of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in Israeli jails, […]

25 Mar
5:31

Israeli Settlers Escalate Palestinian Land Seizure

An Israeli settler, on Monday, exploited the lockdown imposed in the occupied territories to raze Palestinian land between Rafat and Qalandia towns, northwest of Jerusalem, said a municipal source. Mayor of Qalandia, Ra’fat Awad told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the illegal colonist razed a tract of Palestinian-owned land between […]

25 Mar
5:25

Two Palestinian Farmers Attacked, Injured by Israeli Settlers near Ramallah

Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, attacked Palestinian residents of the village of Umm Safa, northwest of Ramallah, injuring two, according to the head of the village council.. Marwan Sabbah told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that illegal colonial settlers attacked Palestinian farmers with sharp tools as they worked on their land, injuring […]

25 Mar
3:58

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian, Block off Towns in West Bank

Israeli soldiers, on Tuesday, opened fire and injured a Palestinian youth near the village of Deir Nitham, west of Ramallah, and closed its entrance, according to local sources. The source told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that soldiers shot the youth near the village, alleging he was throwing rocks at settlers’ […]

23 Mar
10:31

Israeli Settlers Attack , Damage Palestinian Vehicle near Jenin

Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian vehicle with stones on Monday, in northern occupied West Bank, causing damage to the vehicle but no injuries were reported. A Palestinian resident of Silat al-Dahr village, south of city of Jenin, told WAFA that illegal colonial settlers hurled stones at his car, breaking its […]

23 Mar
10:10

World Health Organization Officials Visit the Besieged Gaza Strip

A delegation from the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in the besieged Gaza Strip on Sunday morning, after announcing that two people were infected with Corona virus (COVID-19). The Hebrew newspaper “Yediot Aharonot” reported that a group of representatives from the WHO arrived in the Gaza Strip, through the Beit […]

23 Mar
10:42

REPORT: Israeli Settlers Vandalized 1600 Palestinian-Owned Trees This Year

Nearly 1,600 trees have been vandalized by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank since the start of 2020, according to United Nations OCHA. According to the agency’s latest report, during the period 3-16 March, Israeli settlers vandalized at least 385 Palestinian-owned trees and vehicles in the West Bank. Three […]

22 Mar
8:41

Increased Preventative Measures in Palestine as 6 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed

Palestinian government spokesman, Ibrahim Milhem, announced six new confirmed cases of the novel COVID-19 (coronavirus) on Sunday, including four in Ramallah and two in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian WAFA News Agency. Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh announced a new set of strict precautionary measures to stop the spread […]

22 Mar
8:16

Update: Another West Bank Town on Lockdown until Villagers Tested for Coronavirus

The Governor of Salfit, Abdallah Kmeil, ordered on Friday, a temporary lockdown of Qarawat Bani Hassan town, northwest of Salfit city, over fears of the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. According to the Palestinian WAFA News Agency, Kmeil ordered the Palestinian villagers to stay in their homes indefinitely until […]

21 Mar
8:53

One Palestinian injured at the Weekly Kufur Qaddoum March

A Palestinian man was injured on Friday when Israeli occupation forces violently dispersed the weekly demonstration against the settlement in Kufur Qaddoum village in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said that Israeli forces dispersed the demonstrators by firing rubber-coated metal bullets, […]

21 Mar
4:12

Israeli Settlers Assault, Injure Palestinian Farmer in West Bank

A Palestinian man was injured Friday after being beaten by illegal Israeli settlers who broke into the site of abandoned Homesh settlement, south of Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank, a Palestinian official reported. Ghassan Daghlas, a local monitor of illegal settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told […]

20 Mar
10:35

PLO Official Applauds US Congress Efforts Against Israeli Policy of Home Demolitions

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) welcomed, on Friday, the letter signed by 64 US lawmakers concerning the Israeli crime of home demolition, systematically perpetrated against Palestinian families, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Dr. Ashrawi said in a statement; ‘This overdue […]

20 Mar
4:04

PLO Official: Israeli Annexation Plan Presented as a US Peace Initiative

Israel’s intensified settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories is part and parcel of its annexation plan, Saeb Erekat said on Thursday, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Erekat, the secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) stated “This is not an isolated event, but […]

20 Mar
3:38

Movement Restrictions in Bethlehem and Surrounding Areas Ordered by Palestinian PM

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, on Wednesday night, ordered movement restriction between the Palestinian governorates and called on thousands of Palestinians who work in the illegal Israeli settlements not to go to their places of work, in order to control the spread of coronavirus, Palestine News Network reported. In a […]

20 Mar
1:41

Palestinian Structures Destroyed by Israeli Forces near Jerusalem

Israeli authorities, on Thursday, demolished two residential structures and an animal barn in the village of al-Sawahreh al-Sharqiya, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, according to WAFA correspondent. Israeli forces reportedly stormed the village and demolished a residential structure and a barn belonging to one Palestinian resident, and then proceeded to demolish […]

18 Mar
11:22

Members of US Congress Call for Action Against Israeli Policy of Forced Displacement

A letter signed by 64 members of the US Congress on Tuesday addressed to Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, urged the Trump administration to oppose Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank, and to reject further US funding, Palestine News Network reported. The letter stated, “We are […]

18 Mar
11:18

PHOTOS: Using Humble Means, Besieged Gaza Prepares for the Coronavirus

By Palestine Chronicle Staff Despite its limited resources, the Gaza Health Ministry and international aid agencies operating in the besieged Gaza Strip, are taking precautionary measures to protect the Palestinians in the Strip from the Coronavirus COVID-19 disease. Palestinian photojournalist Fawzi Mahmoud visited the Al-Shati refugee camp, located on the […]

16 Mar
9:04

Sheikh Bukairat Arrested from Home in Jerusalem

The Israeli police, on Sunday evening, arrested Sheikh Najeh Bukairat, deputy director of the Administration of Islamic Awqaf and Aqsa Mosque Affairs, from his home in Sur Baher neighborhood, in East Jerusalem, Days of Palestine reported. The Administration of Islamic Awqaf and Aqsa Mosque Affairs in Occupied Jerusalem, announced on […]

15 Mar
8:18

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure one Palestinian in Kufur Qaddoum

A Palestinian young man suffered a shrapnel wound in his back, on Saturday, when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired towards a peaceful group, marching in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, a local official reported. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies, said […]

15 Mar
7:38

Israeli Forces Close Al-Aqsa due to Corona Virus, Allow Israeli Settlers to Invade

Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday, closed most of the doors of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext of “precautionary measures against the Corona virus,” while allowing dozens of settlers to storm it. According to the Palestine News Network, Israeli forces closed the gates of the sacred […]

15 Mar
7:16

Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Herders Near Ramallah

Israeli settlers, on Saturday, attacked Palestinian herders as they were grazing their livestock near the village of al-Mughayir, east of Ramallah city, in the central occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Mayor of the village, Ameen Abu Alia, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that illegal settlers chased the […]

14 Mar
6:36

Israel Forces Palestinian to Demolish Home in Jerusalem

A Palestinian family from Shu’fat refugee camp in occupied Jerusalem, on Friday, began demolishing their own home, the Palestinian WAFA News and Info Agency reported. Tareq Mohammad Ali said his family and he were forced to demolish their own home at the order of the Israeli High Court, under the […]

14 Mar
6:09

Journalist Among 19 Injured by Israeli Forces in Kufur Qaddoum

Two Palestinians, including a journalist, were shot by Israeli occupation forces, while 17 others suffocated, on Friday, during the weekly protest, in the village of Kufur Qaddoum in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, local sources said. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and […]

12 Mar
4:54

Palestinians Stop Israeli Attempt to Seize Their Land in Jerusalem

Palestinian landowners in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, Thursday, blocked an intrusion attempt by a team from the Israeli Nature Preservation Authority, according to one of the land owners, Saeed Abbasi. Abbasi told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that members of the so-called Israeli nature authority stormed his 4-dunam […]

12 Mar
4:48

Israeli Settlers Attack, Injure Palestinian Woman and Minor in Hebron

A Palestinian woman and a minor were injured, Wednesday, when illegal Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian homes in the city of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Sources told Palestinian WAFA News Agency settlers attacked homes in Wadi al-Hussein area, located near the illegal Israeli settlement […]

12 Mar
2:52

Palestinian FM Denounces Israeli Plans for So-Called “Sovereignty Road”

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry, on Monday, strongly condemned the announcement by Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett of his intention to build, what he described as “sovereignty road” in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry stated that it “condemns in the strongest […]

10 Mar
7:07

41 Palestinian Children Arrested by Israeli Forces in February

Israeli authorities, in February, arrested a total of 41 Palestinian children, imprisoning 20 of them in Ofer prison, according to the Committee of Prisoners and Former Prisoners. The Committee explained that, of the children arrested last month; 20 were kidnapped from their homes, 6 from the streets, 1 for not […]

10 Mar
4:54

Four Hundred Olive Saplings Uprooted by Israeli Forces in the West Bank

Israeli forces, on Monday, uprooted hundreds of olive saplings in the Palestinian village of Wadi Fukin, west of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Nidal Manasra, a member of Wadi Fukin village council, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers invaded the village […]

10 Mar
4:41

Israeli Forces Fire Live Rounds and Flares into Besieged Gaza Strip

Flares lit up the sky over the eastern border area of Gaza City, on Sunday evening, as the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) intensively fired live rounds at agricultural plots of land, Days of Palestine reported. According to local sources, the IOF opened fire at cultivated lands east of Gaza City, […]

09 Mar
5:05

Palestinians Suffer Tear-Gas Inhalation During Israeli Incursions in West Bank

Dozens of Palestinians suffocated, on Saturday, on tear-gas fired at them by Israeli forces during confrontations that erupted in al-‘Isawiya area of occupied Jerusalem, according to local sources. Sources told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces stormed several neighborhoods in al-‘Isawiya and assaulted residents, firing concussion grenades, and tear-gas […]

08 Mar
10:06

Israeli Forces Seize Excavators South of Hebron, Deliver Demolition Notice in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces, on Sunday, seized construction equipment in Birin area, south of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist. Fuad al-‘Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committee in Masafer Yatta, told WAFA correspondent that the soldiers seized two excavators belonging to local Palestinian […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
08 Mar
9:44

Four Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Police in Jerusalem

The Israeli occupation forces, Saturday night, detained four Palestinians from the old city of Jerusalem, according to local sources. Israeli police invaded several homes in the Sa’diya quarter in the occupied old city before detaining four Palestinians, two of whom are brothers from the al-Haddad family, Palestinian WAFA News Agency […]

08 Mar
9:34

Israeli Soldiers, Settlers Storm Village in Nablus, One Palestinian Arrested

Israeli settlers and Israeli soldiers, on Saturday, stormed the village of Madama in the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, Quds News Network (QNN) reports. The indigenous Palestinians confronted the illegal Israeli settlers, to which Israeli forces responded by firing tear-gas canisters, arresting one Palestinian young man, and causing […]

07 Mar
11:10

Israel Destroys Palestinian Bedouin Village for 176th Time

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, destroyed all Palestinian homes in the Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb in the Negev desert for the 176th time, Middle East Monitor reports. The so-called unrecognised village which is inhabited by over 20 Palestinian families, has been repeatedly destroyed for the last decade. Each time the […]

06 Mar
5:34

Israeli Forces Demolish the Homes of Two Palestinian Detainees

Israeli forces, overnight Wednesday, demolished the family homes of two alleged Palestinian attackers in Ramallah and nearby Birzeit town, resulting in intense confrontations with local youths, WAFA correspondent said. She said that a large Israeli army force invaded the town of Birzeit after midnight, and surrounded the family home of […]

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05 Mar
9:43

PCHR: Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 February – 04 March 2020)

SUMMARY This week, PCHR documented 228 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. IOF continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s Peace Plan for the Middle East known as […]

05 Mar
5:35

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Palestinian Land Near Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley

On Wednesday, Israeli vehicles levelled several dunams of Palestinian agricultural land in Beit Jala and the Jordan Valley, according to local sources. Local sources told QNN that Israeli bulldozers stormed Makhrour in Beit Jala, south of Jerusalem, and razed five dunams of land belonging to, Ramzi Qaisiyyeh, a Palestinian citizen. […]

05 Mar
5:15

Israeli Settlers Place Fence Around Palestinian Agricultural Land

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, placed a fence around a privately-owned Palestinian land in the town of Beit Ummar, in the Hebron Governorate, southern occupied West Bank, in an effort to take it over, said activist Mohammad Awad. He told WAFA Palestinian News Agency that illegal colonial settlers, under Israeli military […]

05 Mar
4:49

Palestinian Home Demolished in Jerusalem, Three Palestinians Ordered to Stop Construction

The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem demolished, on Wednesday, part of a Palestinian-owned home in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mokabber, local sources said. Israeli bulldozers invaded Jabal al-Mokabber and demolished part of the home belonging to Mr. Iyad Fatafta, a Palestinian citizen, under the pretext that it […]

05 Mar
4:14

Dozens of Israeli Settlers Invade Archaeological Site near Nablus

Dozens of Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, stormed the Sebastia archaeological site, in the north of the occupied West Bank, in what appeared to be an attempt by the settlers to take over the land, according to Sebastia mayor, Mohammad Azem. Azem told WAFA Palestinian News Agency that roughly 50 settlers […]

04 Mar
6:32

Israeli Forces Raze Palestinian Land in 2 Villages, Injure Two Men in West Bank

Fierce confrontations erupted, on Tuesday at dawn, between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces, invaded the northern occupied West Bank city of Qalqilia, Alray Palestinian Media Agency reports. Local sources said Israeli forces stormed the neighborhood of Al Jaidi, where wide confrontations occurred with Palestinian youths, during which soldiers fired live […]

04 Mar
5:02

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Land, Place Barbed Wire Fence, in Gaza

Several Israeli military vehicles on Tuesday invaded the southern besieged Gaza Strip in eastern Rafah, Quds News Network reports. Local sources said that five bulldozers entered through Mutebeq military entry, invading 50 meters into Palestinian lands, in eastern Rafah, erecting barbed wire in the area to prevent Palestinians from entering. […]

04 Mar
12:38

One Palestinian Receives Demolition Order, Two Receive Stop Construction Orders

March 4, 2020 12:38 AM Ali Salam Human rights, News Report, Palestine, West Bank 0

Palestinians in the village of Nahalin, were informed by the Israeli military that one house will be demolished as two others were ordered to stop construction of their homes, according to the village’s deputy mayor, Hani Fannoun. Fannoun told WAFA that one resident of the village, located in the southern […]

Israeli soldiers guarding home demolition (Palestine TV)
04 Mar
12:15

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Home in Jerusalem, Family Homeless

The Israeli occupation authorities demolished the second floor of a Palestinian-owned house in the town of Hezma, northeast of the occupied city of Jerusalem, on Tuesday, under the pretext that it was built without Israeli permission, according to Hezma mayor, Musallam Abu Hilo. Abu Hilo told WAFA Palestinian News Agency […]

03 Mar
4:38

Dozens of Olive and Grape Vines Uprooted by Illegal Settlers near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Monday, uprooted dozens of olive and vine trees belonging to Palestinians in the town of Husan, west of the occupied city of Bethlehem, according to local sources. Mohammad Sbateen, head of Husan village council, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Bitar Illit uprooted […]

02 Mar
10:30

VIDEO: Soldiers, Settlers Break into Palestinian Home in Hebron

Israeli forces and settlers, stormed the house of a Palestinian family in Hebron, on Sunday, after settlers accused the family of ‘opening fire’ at them. Palestinian Abu Shamsiyyeh family attempted to fight off the intrusion, the video footage shows Israeli soldiers and settlers breaking into the house. The United Nations […]

02 Mar
9:51

12 Palestinians Shot by Israeli Forces, 50 Exposed to Tear Gas, near Nablus

Several Palestinians, on Monday, were injured, when Israeli soldiers opened fire at them as they peacefully defended a mountain in Beita town, south of Nablus, against a settler takeover, local sources reported. Palestinians gathered on the Jabal al-Arma mountain to protect their land, located in the northern occupied West Bank, […]

02 Mar
9:05

Israeli Settlers Raze Palestinian Land in Northern West Bank

Illegal Israeli settlers on Sunday began razing tracts of land in the Palestinian villages of Qusra and Jurish, to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to local sources. Ghassan Daghlas, a local official in charge of monitoring settler violence, told WAFA Palestinian News Agency that […]

02 Mar
6:04

Updated: Israeli Army Reports to Palestine on Army’s Killing of Three Youth in Gaza

Updated: The Israeli army informed the Palestinian Civil Affairs, on Sunday evening, of the details of the deaths of three Palestinian youth from Gaza, for their alleged infiltration from the eastern part of the central Gaza Strip in January. On Sunday, Palestine TV said that the Israeli army has officially […]

02 Mar
4:10

Israeli Settlers Assault Palestinian Farmer Near Nablus

A Palestinian man was injured, on Saturday evening, after he was attacked by Israeli settlers near the village of Burqa, north of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Ghassan Daghlas, a local official monitoring illegal Israeli settler violence, told WAFA that a group of colonial […]

02 Mar
4:02

Israeli Soldiers, Settlers Attack Palestinians Planting Olive Trees

Israeli forces, on Saturday, attacked Palestinian activists, planting olive trees to the east of Tubas, in the northern occupied Jordan Valley, WAFA Palestinian News Agency reported. Israeli forces attacked and dispersed activists participating in the tree planting event, which was called for by the anti-settlement and apartheid wall committee and […]

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Friday, March 15, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
24 Nov
2:37

Analysis: International Law is Clear on One Point: Israel’s Settlements are Illegal

Richard Falk – Middle East Eye: Despite the U.S. administration’s announcement to the contrary, there is no question as to the unlawfulness of Israel’s settler encroachment U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo made headlines around the world this week in announcing that the U.S. had shifted its position, and no longer […]

16 Sep
2:34

Greek Orthodox Archbishop Says Hebron Real Estate Under Threat

Bishop Atallah Hanna, the archbishop of Sebastian Roman Orthodox, stated Saturday, that the ancient Orthodox real estate in the area of ​​Hebron Gate is under serious threat, and that extremist Jewish settlers may seize these properties at any time. The archbishop issued the following statements while being hosted by a […]

15 Sep
5:23

Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia Condemn Israeli Plans to Annex Jordan Valley

Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Thursday, strongly condemned statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he pledged, if elected, to annex the occupied Jordan Valley in the eastern West Bank, reported WAFA. Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, spoke from Cairo, where Arab foreign ministers were meeting to discuss […]

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 […]

16 Aug
7:20

PLO Official Calls Israel’s Denial of U.S. Congresswomen an ‘Outrageous Act of Hostility’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced, Thursday, the decision to ban U.S. congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering Israel. Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said in a statement, “The Israeli decision to ban the 2 Congresswomen, is an outrageous […]

14 Aug
1:17

Prime Minister Shtayyeh Meets With US Congress in Ramallah

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh, met with 37 U.S. Congress members, Tuesday, to discuss several issues, according to Palestinian WAFA News Agency. The meeting was held in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, where the PM reviewed the many challenges of the Palestinian leadership, such as the payment of […]

10 Aug
6:02

Updated: “Four Palestinians Killed by Israeli Forces at Gaza Border”

August 10, 2019 6:02 PM Ali Salam Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Four Palestinians were shot and killed by Israeli forces for allegedly coming too close to the border fence between Gaza and Israel, east of Dir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, according to Israeli media sources. Israeli forces stationed along Gaza borders to the east of Khan Younis reportedly opened […]

10 Aug
2:55

PLO : International Sanctions Required to Confront Escalating Settlement Construction

The Palestinian leadership strongly condemns the approval of nearly three thousand illegal settlement units in the past 48 hours by the Israeli government. Israel’s Prime Minister is expanding illegal settlements in the heart of the occupied West Bank, like “Beit El”, for cynical election calculations that leverage traditional financial and […]

05 Aug
12:01

Two Palestinians Arrested South of the Gaza Strip

The Israeli occupation forces, Sunday at dawn, arrested two Palestinian citizens south of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli website 0404 reported that the Israeli forces arrested two Palestinian youths on Gaza border, while they were attempting to infiltrate into the 1948 occupied territories. It stated that the two detainees, who […]

05 Aug
12:01

Ministry of Foreign Affairs : ‘Significant Escalation’ of Demolitions

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates released a statement, concluding that the month of July witnessed a significant escalation of Israeli demolitions of Palestinian houses and facilities. According to surveys conducted by local, Israeli, foreign research centers, and UN reports, 43 water wells, houses, and apartments were destroyed, displacing […]

Israeli soldiers abduct youth (archive image from Palestine News)
05 Aug
12:01

Silwan Youth Severely Beaten by Israeli Police

A Palestinian minor from the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan was transferred to hospital after he was severely beaten by Israeli police officers who invaded his family home to arrest him, local sources said. A heavily armed police force reportedly stormed the family home of Jamal Ali al-Ghoul in […]

05 Aug
12:01

Israeli Forces Storm Jerusalem and Jenin, 11 Palestinians Detained

Israeli occupation forces, Saturday night, detained at least 11 Palestinians during incursions, across occupied East Jerusalem and the northern West Bank district of Jenin, WAFA quoted local sources. Israeli police stormed the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Al-Issawiya and the Shufat refugee camp, northeast of the city, and detained eight Palestinians […]

05 Aug
12:01

Israeli Forces Suppress Palestinian Prisoners in Ofer Prison

August 5, 2019 12:01 AM Ali Salam Human rights, Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club, on Sunday, said that tension prevailed in Israel’s Ofer prison after “Metzada” repression unit broke into section 20, which contains imprisoned children, to transfer leading activists. The Club said that the Israeli Prison System (IPS) informed the prisoners that the transfer is due to a Shabak […]

04 Aug
12:01

Amnesty International Israel’s Office Targeted with Death Threats

August 4, 2019 12:01 AM Ali Salam Human rights, Israel, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli authorities must urgently investigate death threats targeting three civil society organizations, including Amnesty International’s Israeli section in Tel Aviv, the organization’s International Secretariat said today. Anonymous death threats were sprayed last night outside the offices of Amnesty International Israel and ASSAF, an organization working to assist refugees and […]

04 Aug
12:01

UK Council Refused to Host Palestinian Event Over Antisemitism Fears

Officials at a London council that refused to host a charity event in aid of Palestinian children did not tell the organizers the decision was based on fears their criticism of Israel could breach antisemitism guidelines, internal emails have revealed. The exchanges among officials at Tower Hamlets council also reveal […]

04 Aug
12:01

PLO : ‘UN Failure to Address Israeli Crimes Against Palestinian Kids Inexcusable’

A senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has censured the United Nations for its failure to include Israel in its annual blacklist of armed forces that commit atrocities against youths, arguing that the world body’s falling short of recognizing Israeli crimes against Palestinian children is inexcusable. “This failure […]

04 Aug
12:01

Palestine’s UN Delegation Criticizes Secretary-General for Not Including Israel on ‘List of Shame’

To the dismay of Palestine’s delegation to the United Nations, Secretary-General AntĂłnio Guterres did not include Israel in his new “list of shame”, which includes states committing grave violations against children, despite the figures and statistics in the report about serious violation of rights of children in Palestine, said Riyad […]

04 Aug
12:01

Addameer’s Lawyers Visit Three Prisoners on Hunger Strike for 32 Days in Nitzan-Ramle Prison

On Wednesday 31 July 2019, Addameer’s lawyers visited three prisoners who had reached day 32 of their hunger strike. These prisoners include Huthayfa Halibia, Muhammad Abuakkar, and Mustafa Hassanat who are being held in Nitzan-Ramle prison. The prisoners reported to the lawyer that they will continue their hunger strike until […]

04 Aug
12:01

Water Series: ‘There’s No Law in the World that Says You Can Cut Water From Humans’

[This is the second of a series of reports documenting the control and devastation of water sources by Israel as a tool of oppression.] Israel is escalating its war on water in the South Hebron Hills, demolishing wells, ripping out kilometres of pipeline and even confiscating trucks carrying emergency water […]

02 Aug
11:36

Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies Report : 420 Arrests in July, Including 10 Women, 62 Children and the Martyrdom of a Prisoner

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies (PCBS), released a report on August 1, 2019 confirming that the Israeli occupation authorities have continued to arbitrarily detain Palestinians during the past month of July. The PCBS has documented 420 cases of arrest of Palestinians during July, including 62 minors, 10 women, a […]

24 Jul
10:00

Israeli High Court to Determine Fate of Human Rights Watch Director Omar Shakir

The Israeli High Court of Justice, on Wednesday, is set to defend its decision to deport Human Rights Watch Director for Israel and Palestine, Omar Shakir, for supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Haaretz reported. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), this is a “dangerous interpretation” of the […]

06 Jul
2:20

95 Palestinians Injured By Israeli Forces in Gaza

Thousands of protesters took part Friday, in the weekly Great March of Return, at Israel’s so-called security fence, bordering Gaza, according to Palestinian WAFA Agency. According to medical sources, some of the injured being treated in field hospitals, while others had to be transferred to hospital for medical care. According […]

03 Jul
8:58

Ethiopian Israeli Settler Killed, One Thousand Israelis Erupt in Anger

On Sunday, June 30, after an Israeli police officer allegedly shot an Israeli teen of Ethiopian descent, and on Tuesday, July 2, more than one thousand Israelis protested the killing, and on Wednesday, throughout Israel, Israel’s Haaretz reported. The protests are still reported to be ongoing on Wednesday, Haaretz reported. […]

30 Jun
6:52

Euro-Med Pushes UK Government To Stop Arming Israel

Expressing deep concern over the British Government’s decision to continue to exporting arms and ammunition to Israel, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med) wrote a letter to members of the British parliament, WAFA News reported. The Geneva-based rights organization noted that in May of 2018, the United Kingdom earned ÂŁ14 […]

24 Jun
2:22

Israel’s Illegal Blockade of Gaza Devastates Families of Sick Infants

Palestinian infants brought from the besieged Gaza Strip, to Jerusalem’s Makassed hospital are, according to the U.K.’s Guardian, must endure their hospital stay alone, and their families suffer from afar. Medical grounds may compel Israel to allow a critically ill patient to travel to Jerusalem for more specialized care, but […]

21 Jun
8:45

PCBS Report : 6 Million Palestinians Registered as Refugees with UNRWA in 2018

On June 20, 2019, the ‘International Day of Refugees’, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics released a report showing that nearly half of all Palestinians throughout the world, were registered as refugees in 2018. According to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), […]

17 Jun
9:59

Israel Approves Plans To Cut Down 2000 Olive Trees Near Bethlehem

The plot to destroy 2000 fully mature olive trees near the city of Bethlehem, in southern West Bank, was rubber-stamped by the Israeli occupation authorities, according to WAFA News Agency. The 2000 trees, extend over a 1600 meter long road connecting two Palestinian villages, Taqou’ town and al-Minya, and take […]

17 Jun
6:33

German Author/Journalist Shot By Israeli Forces in Gaza

JĂŒrgen Todenhöfer, German author and journalist, was in Gaza on June 14, participating in the weekly ‘Great March of Return’ demonstration, in solidarity with Palestinians, Days of Palestine reported. Todenhöfer was videotaped holding a sign with the words, “Dear Israelis, please treat the Palestinians the same way you want to be […]

14 Jun
10:40

Israeli Forces Injure 49 Palestinians at Gaza Protest

Israeli forces attacked hundreds of Palestinian protesters during the Great March of Return processions, Friday, on the border of the besieged Gaza Strip, reported WAFA News Agency. The Israeli army fired live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets and high velocity gas bombs, at protesters and medics. Medical sources stated that 49 […]

14 Jun
9:23

Israeli Settlers Vandalize Palestinian Village

illegal Israeli settlers vandalized Palestinian homes in Einabous village, South of Nablus city, in the northern West Bank, as well as a local mosque, and clinic, WAFA reported. Local sources described 2 Palestinian owned vehicles with slashed tires, the star of David spray-painted on the mosque, clinic, and homes, along […]

14 Jun
2:53

Israel Constructs Barbed Wire Fence Near Damascus Gate

In occupied East Jerusalem, Wednesday, Israeli authorities constructed a metal fence with barbed wire, on Sultan Suleiman Street, near the Damascus Gate of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, Palestinian Shehab News agency reported. Eyewitnesses said that the fence was placed around the perimeter of the stairs leading to the ancient […]

14 Jun
2:48

Greek Orthodox Church Calls Israeli Court Ruling Unfair

The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem released a statement on Wednesday, saying the Israeli court’s decisions allowing seizure of church property, by Israeli settler groups, are unfair. The property is located in the Jaffa Gate area of the Old City of Jerusalem, in the Southern West Bank. The Israeli Supreme Court, […]