All posts by Celine Hagbard

10 Feb

18-year old Palestinian Beaten, Arrested In Petah Tikva After Allegedly Injuring 3 Israelis

February 10, 2017 11:37 AM Celine Hagbard Israel, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

Israeli media sources reported Friday that an 18-year old Palestinian was in custody after having been beaten unconscious with rocks and clubs, by a crowd that suspected him of shooting and injuring two Israelis, then stabbing another with a screwdriver after his gun jammed. In addition to the three people […]

Netanyahu (image from wikimedia)
23 Jan

Netanyahu Chats with Trump, Then Declares Unrestricted Settlement Construction

A day after being inaugurated as U.S. President, Donald Trump called Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and invited him to come to the White House in February. Following the phone call, Netanyahu told his security cabinet that he will lift all restrictions on settlement construction in East Jerusalem, according to […]

Bab al-Shams (image from PNN)
20 Jan

Palestinian Peace Activists Attempt to Re-establish Bab al-Shams; Israeli Forces Destroy It

Dozens of Palestinian peace activists, along with Israeli and international supporters, gathered in East Jerusalem Friday to erect tents and try to re-establish the peace village Bab al-Shams that was built in 2013 and destroyed that same year by Israeli forces. The activists say they chose this day to carry […]

Home of Fadi Qunbar, to be demolished (image from
16 Jan

Israel Carries Out Collective Punishment Against 14 Family Members of Jerusalem Attacker

The Israeli Interior Minister ordered that the mother of a Palestinian man who rammed a group of Israeli soldiers with a truck last week should have her Jerusalem residency “revoked”, and that she should be forced out of her ancestral home. Fourteen family members of the young man who carried […]

Bedouin encampment (archive image from
03 Jan

Israeli Troops Demolish 11 Bedouin Homes – Dozens of Children Among the 87 Made Homeless

On Monday morning, Israeli forces invaded Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, and destroyed the homes of 87 Palestinian Bedouins, most of whom are women and children. Adal Jahaleen, one of the residents of the Bedouin village, told the Palestinian Wafa news agency that the Israeli military arrived with several Caterpillar […]

Israeli army invasion - archive image (from Istandul Daily Times)
03 Jan

15 Palestinians abducted in pre-dawn raids by Israeli forces, including 5 minors

Israeli troops conducted pre-dawn raids in several West Bank towns on Monday, abducting 15 Palestinians and taking them to unknown destinations. In Jerusalem, Israeli troops abducted 8 Palestinians, including 5 minors aged between 15 and 17 years old. The youth were identified as Ameer Darwish, Adam Mustafa, Hussam Eliyan, Moumen […]

13 Dec

Two Palestinian Hunger Strikers Stop Drinking Water After Israeli Court Denied Their Appeal

December 13, 2016 12:15 PM Celine Hagbard News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

On the same day that Israeli authorities released from prison one long-term hunger striker, Bilal Kayed, the Israeli High Court decided not to release two others, Anas Shadeed and Ahmad Abu Farah. Both men have been on hunger strike for more than 80 days, and both declared on Monday that […]

Cremisan monastery (image from
01 Dec

Chilean Court Charges Israeli Officials with War Crimes

December 1, 2016 10:28 AM Celine Hagbard Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

A lawsuit filed in a federal court in Chile this week charges three Israeli High Court Justices with war crimes for their decision last year to split an ancient monastery in the Bethlehem District from its community by running the Annexation Wall through it. The lawsuit was filed on behalf […]

27 Nov

As firefighters try to control wildfires, Israeli troops abduct 23 Palestinians for ‘arson’

Despite a total lack of evidence of any human cause of the wildfires that have burned in Israel for nearly a week, Israeli troops have detained 23 Palestinians. This follows a statement Thursday by Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who claimed “only someone who this land does not belong to […]

Al-Ram village (image from
09 Oct

Israeli forces invade home of gunman, clash with stone-throwing Palestinian youth

October 9, 2016 8:58 PM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

On Sunday afternoon, a squadron of Israeli soldiers invaded the village of al-Ram, east of Jerusalem, to raid the home of 39-year old Misbah Abu Sbeih, who was killed Sunday morning after shooting an Israeli officer and civilian. The soldiers clashed with local youth, injuring seven teens and young adults. The […]

Wall between Abu Dis and Jerusalem (image by wikimedia)
09 Oct

At least 52 student protesters injured by Israeli forces in Abu Dis

Students from Al Quds University, in the area of Abu Dis east of Jerusalem, held a protest on Sunday that was violently assaulted by Israeli troops. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society reported that 52 of the protesters were injured, most of whom were either hit by rubber-coated steel bullets or […]

Israeli helicopter over settlement of Shiloh (image from
02 Oct

Israeli government marks Rosh Hashanah by sealing borders, expanding settlements

Israeli authorities locked down the West Bank and Gaza, home to over 5 million Palestinians, in preparation for the national celebration of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, which begins at sundown on Sunday. In addition, the Israeli government approved plans for nearly one hundred more settlement units to be […]

Naseem Abu Mazer
01 Oct

Israeli troops shoot and kill 28-year old Palestinian at Qalandia checkpoint after alleged knife attack

A 28 year old Palestinian identified as Naseeb Abu Mazer, from Kafr Aqab village, was shot and killed Friday night by Israeli troops at the Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah, after allegedly pulling a knife and stabbing an Israeli soldier. Abu Mazer was left bleeding on the ground with […]

Mustafa Nimir (image from family)
08 Sep

Israeli military admits they killed 25-year old Palestinian by mistake – but blame driver for ‘driving erratically’

September 8, 2016 11:26 AM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

After several eyewitnesses and video and photos contradicted the Israeli military’s claim that the 25-year old Palestinian they shot to death Monday was trying to “ram” their vehicles with his car, the Israeli military changed their story. They admitted that Mustafa Nimir was not the driver of the vehicle at […]

Sari Mohammad Abu Ghurab
25 Aug

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Two Months Before He Was To Be Married

A 24-year old Palestinian man, Sari Mohammad Abu Gharab, was killed on Wednesday by Israeli troops near Nablus, just two months before he was scheduled to be married. The Palestinian was shot to death by numerous rounds after allegedly exiting a vehicle that was being chased by an Israeli military […]

25 Aug

Palestinian hunger striker agrees to end hunger strike after 71 days

August 25, 2016 10:35 AM Celine Hagbard News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

After reaching an agreement with Israeli authorities for his release from administrative detention, long-term hunger striker Bilal Kayid decided Wednesday to call off his hunger strike after 71 days without food. Kayid was facing serious health issues due to the hunger strike, and has been hospitalized for several days, shackled […]

Bilal Kayid tribute (image from PFLP)
23 Aug

Protesters In Ramallah Voice Support For Palestinian Hunger-strikers

August 23, 2016 10:50 AM Celine Hagbard News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

As long-term hunger striker Bilal Kayed entered his 69th day without food, a group of supporters stood in front of the United Nations office in Ramallah demanding that the UN take action to address the issue. Kayed is just the latest in a long line of Palestinian hunger strikers who […]

Settlers invading al-Aqsa (image by Ma'an news)
15 Aug

Israeli Soldiers & Settlers invade al-Aqsa Mosque, 18 Palestinians Injured

On Sunday, a group of around 250 armed Israeli settlers, accompanied by dozens of Israeli soldiers, invaded the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in the world for Muslims. The Israeli settlers, mainly religious Jews, invaded the mosque as part of their celebration of the Jewish holiday of […]

06 Aug

Largest Palestinian team to date arrives in Rio for Olympics

Six Palestinian athletes representing Palestine walked in the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Rio on Friday – marking the largest team since Palestine began competing in the Olympics in 1996. The team wore traditional embroidered dresses and kaffiyeh scarves, and waved the Palestinian flag. No athlete representing Palestine […]

Caterpillar armored bulldozer demolishing home (file image from ICAHD)
27 Jul

Israeli troops demolish 12 homes near Jerusalem; attack locals trying to block the demolitions

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers driving Caterpillar D9 armored bulldozers and other armored vehicles entered the town of Qalandia and began demolishing Palestinian homes. A group of townspeople quickly organized a blockade, surrounding the homes with their bodies, but they were violently assaulted by the Israeli soldiers. Local sources report that […]

Settlement of Har Homa, as seen from Beit Sahour
22 Jul

Israeli military invades Beit Sahour after shots fired at Israeli settler’s vehicle

Israeli forces moved into the eastern part of the town of Beit Sahour, just outside Bethlehem, after unknown persons fired several shots at a vehicle driven by an Israeli settler near the settlement of Har Homa.

Arson attack in Douma (image from Ma'an)
21 Jul

Another arson in town where family was burned to death last year

On Tuesday night, a Palestinian couple was nearly burned alive in their beds in the town of Douma, near Nablus, after a flaming explosive was thrown into the second story window of their home while they were sleeping. The attack came just days before the one-year anniversary of the horrific […]

Location of Israeli settlement Givat Hamatos
04 Jul

Israeli government approves 800 new colonial settlement housing units

On Sunday the Israeli Cabinet approved the expansion of several Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, adding an additional 800 new units to the existing thousands of units constructed in Jewish-only settlements in direct contravention of international law. Israeli officials say that the approval of 800 new […]

Settler car overtuned (image released by Israeli limitary)
02 Jul

Israeli Settler Killed After Shots Fired Near Hebron

An Israeli rabbi was killed, his wife critically injured, and two children also injured when their car overturned near Hebron after apparently having been shot at by unknown assailants. The deceased has been identified as Rabbi Michael Mark, a settler from the Hebron area in the southern West Bank. He […]

Ban ki-Moon in Gaza (image from UN)
28 Jun

UN Secretary-General visits Israel and Gaza

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon traveled to Gaza Monday, following a meeting with the Israeli President in Tel Aviv. In a press statement following his meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Ban condemned an attack by a Palestinian several weeks ago in which four Israelis were killed. In 2016 […]

Christians at Pentecost prayer (image by
23 Jun

Israeli Extremists Attack Palestinian Christians During Pentecost Prayer, Shouting “You Are Evil”

A group of Israeli extremists assaulted the Pentecostal prayer procession in Jerusalem this week, shouting and trying to occupy Mount Zion to keep the Christians out. The Israeli police arrested five demonstrators who locked themselves in the holy site known as King David’s Tomb before the Christian procession arrived. The […]

Demolition in Susiya
20 Jun

Israeli forces demolish two homes south of Hebron, despite pledge to stop demolitions in Ramadan

June 20, 2016 2:32 AM Celine Hagbard Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli military demolished two homes, an outdoor kitchen and a barn on Saturday in Wadi Jheish and Umm Al-Daraj, in the village of Susiya, in the south Hebron hills. The destruction came despite a pledge by Israeli authorities that they would hold off on destroying Palestinian homes and forcing […]

Couple with different ID cards (image by PNN)
18 Jun

Israel plans to extend 13-year old ‘temporary’ law that has left 247 Palestinian children with no legal status

A committee of the Israeli Knesset is discussing the extension, for another year, of a 13-year old law that has been extended each year as a ‘temporary’ measure. The law prohibits nearly 10,000 Palestinian residents of Israel, including 247 children, from having a legal residency status. The Citizenship and Entry […]

Sheja'eyya after Israeli bombardment, 2014
15 Jun

Israeli military decides that order to attack Palestinian clinic in ‘revenge’ was acceptable

In a precedent-setting decision Tuesday, the Israeli military decided not to press charges against a senior officer who ordered his troops to bombard a hospital in Gaza in 2014 to reportedly “raise their morale” with a “revenge attack” after another officer was killed. The officer, Lieutenant Colonel Neria Yeshurun, told […]

Palestinian shot near Awarta (image from the Palestine Information Center)
12 Jun

Developmentally-disabled Palestinian Shot and Wounded by Israeli Troops near Nablus

A 26-year old developmentally-disabled Palestinian man was shot and wounded by Israeli forces Saturday after allegedly pulling out a knife while riding a bike near the Awarta checkpoint. No Israeli soldiers were hurt. The Palestinian man was identified as Hasan Khalid al-Qadhi, 26, from the town of Awarta, near Nablus. […]

Marwan Barghouti (mural image - from palestinianprisoners blog)
07 Jun

South African Archbishop Tutu latest voice calling for Nobel Peace Prize for Marwan Barghouthi

Revered Archbishop Desmond Tutu, himself a Nobel Prize recipient, has joined a growing number of people who have nominated Palestinian political prisoner Marwan Barghouthi for the Nobel Peace Prize. Barghouthi is a founder of the armed wing of the Fateh party, known as the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades – named after […]

US Secretary of State John Kerry (image from wikimedia)
02 Jun

Israeli authorities hold secret meetings with US in advance of Friday’s peace talks

As thirty nations prepare representatives to meet in Paris Friday for talks about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday that high-lecel Israeli officials have been meeting secretly with US agents in advance of the talks. Publicly, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has condemned the talks, saying “If the […]

Avigdor Lieberman - image from wikimedia
31 May

Israeli Cabinet Swears-In Controversial Defense Minister

Avigdor Lieberman, the controversial right-wing politician who has frequently called for the expulsion of Palestinians from their homeland, was sworn in Monday as the new Israeli Defense Minister. The appointment of Lieberman came after the surprise firing of the previous Defense Minister, Moshe Yaalon, by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in […]

20 May

Israeli Prime Minister replaces Defense Minister with Rightwing Zealot

Following a shake-up in the Israeli Defense Ministry which included a statement by the military’s Chief of Staff that the current trends in Israeli society were reminiscent of pre-World War II Germany, the Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, decided to replace his Defense Minister with an extreme right-wing ideologue, Avigdor […]

Ahmad Manasra (Al Ray image)
12 May

Israeli court convicts Palestinian child who was nearly beaten to death by mob

May 12, 2016 4:03 AM Celine Hagbard Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian child, Ahmad Manasra, 14, was convicted Tuesday of two counts of attempted murder, despite a lack of evidence, a video showing him being severely beaten and insulted by a crowd shouting racial slurs, and video showing Israeli interrogators brutalizing and intimidating the crying child with no family member […]

Mohammad Abu Khdeir
05 May

Ringleader of Israeli gang that burned Palestinian child to death sentenced to life in prison

A right-wing Israeli man who kidnapped a Palestinian child and burned him to death in Jerusalem in 2014 has been sentenced by an Israeli court to life in prison, plus 20 years, according to Israeli sources. Yosef Chaim Ben-David was found guilty earlier this month, after having initially attempted to […]

26 Apr

Seven members of Israeli ‘terror cell’ indicted for dozens of attacks on Palestinian civilians & property

On Monday, an Israeli court indicted seven Israelis, including two sons of a leading rabbi, a soldier, and two minor teens, for participating in dozens of attacks against Palestinian civilians in the Hebron area, in the southern part of the West Bank. The Israeli court prosecutor asked that three of […]

Ramming attack in Hebron
22 Apr

Israeli Settler Severely Wounds Palestinian Boy in Ramming Attack in Hebron

An Israeli settler attacked a Palestinian child with a vehicle on Thursday, causing moderate injuries. The child, Alaa Ghaleb al-Rajabi, 16, was transported to a local hospital (al-Ahli hospital) and is in stable condition, according to medical sources. The attack took place near the Ibrahimi mosque in central Hebron, an […]

27 Mar

Videographer who filmed execution of Palestinian receives death threats from Israeli settlers

March 27, 2016 2:56 PM Celine Hagbard Hebron, Human rights, News Report 0

A Palestinian videographer and human rights worker whose video of the murder of a 21-year old Palestinian by an Israeli soldier has received widespread attention has received a number of death threats, as well as gatherings outside his home of Israeli settlers threatening to harm him, and has been told […]

Ahmad Dawabsha looks at poster of his mom (image from family)
23 Mar

Child whose family was burned alive by settlers returns home to Douma

March 23, 2016 12:30 PM Celine Hagbard Human rights, Nablus, News Report 0

Five-year old Ahmad Dawabsha, who was four when his entire family was burned to death in their beds last July, returned to his hometown for the first time on Tuesday.The child was severely burned over 85% of his body, and has remained in hospitals and rehab centers since the attack […]

17 Mar

March 16th: Anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie

March 16th, 2016 marks 13 years since a young American peace activist stood in front of an Israeli armored bulldozer to try to protect a Palestinian home from demolition, and was crushed to death by the driver of the bulldozer.After Rachel Corrie was killed, her parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, […]

17 Mar

March 16th: Thirteenth anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie

March 17, 2016 2:27 PM Celine Hagbard Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

March 16th, 2016 marks 13 years since a young American peace activist stood in front of an Israeli armored bulldozer to try to protect a Palestinian home from demolition, and was crushed to death by the driver of the bulldozer.After Rachel Corrie was killed, her parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, […]

14 Mar

14-year old boy shot in chest by Israeli troops during invasion of Palestinian village

March 14, 2016 10:12 AM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

A Palestinian boy is in serious condition after he was shot in the chest with live ammunition by Israeli forces who invaded his village, al-Mazraa al-Gharbiya, on Sunday.The boy, 14, was shot when Israeli troops opened fire on a group of teens who were allegedly throwing stones at the armored […]

09 Mar

Israeli Officer killed in ‘Friendly Fire’ During Invasion of Gaza

An Israeli intelligence officer with the Shin Bet covert intelligence service of the Israeli armed forces was killed on Tuesday by other Israeli troops while carrying out an operation in the Gaza Strip.The man was apparently ‘undercover’ and pretending to be a Palestinian when his fellow soldiers saw him near […]

08 Mar

Israeli and U.S. Groups sued for $34.5 Billion for funding construction of Israeli settlements

A group of Palestinians and Palestinian-Americans who have been victims of Israeli settlement construction filed a lawsuit this week to demand financial compensation from some of the companies, individuals and organizations responsible for funding the construction.Israeli settlement construction takes place on illegally seized Palestinian land, and is considered a flagrant […]

29 Feb

Israeli troops invade village near Bethlehem, critically wounding two Palestinians

February 29, 2016 2:43 AM Celine Hagbard Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

On Sunday, Israeli forces invaded the village of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, and began firing live ammunition randomly throughout the village, according to local sources. Two Palestinians were critically wounded: a middle-aged dentist and a 16-year old boy.The dentist who was shot, Hisham Mohammad Atwan Sbeih, was sitting in his […]

26 Feb

Palestinian-American activist wins re-trial on immigration charges

February 26, 2016 1:40 PM Celine Hagbard Human rights, International, News Report 0

Rasmea Odeh, a Chicago-based Palestinian-American activist, had immigration fraud charges against her vacated by the U.S. Court of Appeals on Thursday. Odeh and her supporters have long claimed that the case against her was politically motivated, since she is an outspoken supporter of Palestinian human rights.The case will now return […]

22 Feb

List of 181 Palestinians & 21 Israelis Killed Since October 1st

February 22, 2016 6:29 AM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

The following is a list of names of all Palestinians shot and killed by Israeli fire in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, including one in the Negev, in the period between October 1st, 2015 and February 21st, 2016, as confirmed by the Palestinian Health Ministry.1. […]

14 Feb

Autopsy Shows that Palestinian Woman Killed Saturday Died Because of Denial of Medical Care

February 14, 2016 4:02 PM Celine Hagbard Hebron, Human rights, News Report 0

A Palestinian state prosecutor in the Hebron District announced Sunday that a Palestinian woman killed the previous day by Israeli forces could likely have been saved if Israeli forces hadn’t denied her medical care and left her to bleed to death.The 18-year old Palestinian woman, Kilzar Mohammad al-Oweiwi, was shot […]

12 Feb

PCHR Weekly Report: Two Palestinian children killed; 9 adults & 8 children wounded by Israeli troops

February 12, 2016 3:50 PM Celine Hagbard Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 04- 10 February 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. 2 children were killed in the southern […]

25 Jan

List of 162 Palestinians killed since October 1st

January 25, 2016 2:16 PM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

The following is a list of names of all Palestinians shot and killed by Israeli fire in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, including one in the Negev, in the period between October 1st, 2015 and January 25th, 2016, as confirmed by the Palestinian Health Ministry. […]

19 Jan

Israeli driver hits Palestinian cyclists; killing one and wounding another

January 19, 2016 7:59 AM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit 0

Two Palestinian youth riding their bikes near Salfit Monday were hit by an Israeli driver, leading to the death of one of them, and the injury his brother. Update: The Maan News agency has reported on its Arabic page, that family members said ‘it seems the incident is an accident […]

18 Jan

Israeli paramilitary settler shoots and critically wounds Palestinian who allegedly stabbed woman

An unidentified Palestinian man was shot and critically wounded on Monday morning after allegedly stabbing and wounded a pregnant Israeli woman in Tekoa settlement, near Bethlehem, according to Israeli sources.The incident took place at a clothing warehouse in the industrial area of the Tekoa settlement, built on illegally seized Palestinian […]

17 Jan

Israel refuses to allow prisoner to get needed heart surgery

January 17, 2016 4:11 PM Celine Hagbard Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Prison Service has refused to allow a 45-year old Palestinian prisoner to receive a medically-indicated, lifesaving heart surgery. The prisoner is now in an intermittent coma as a result, and is likely to die unless the surgery is performed, according to local sources.45-year old Riyadh Dakhlallah al-‘Amor underwent […]

11 Jan

Video: Office of Israeli Human Rights Organization B’Tselem Burned in Suspected Arson

January 11, 2016 2:24 PM Celine Hagbard Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Jerusalem office of the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, was badly damaged in a fire on Sunday night, which authorities suspect may have been arson.According to a statement by the group, ‘None of our staff were in the building, but people working on […]

09 Jan

Israeli Military Kills Two Palestinians Near Nablus

Early Saturday morning, two Palestinians were shot dead at the al-Hamra (Beqaot) checkpoint in the northern part of the Jordan Valley, east of Nablus in the eastern part of the West Bank.The names of the two men killed Saturday are Ali Abu Mariam, 26 from al-Jadeeda village near Jenin, and […]

02 Jan

Bodies of 23 Slain Palestinians Returned by Israeli Authorities

January 2, 2016 2:25 PM Celine Hagbard Hebron, Human rights, News Report 0

The 23 bodies that Israeli authorities have been holding in custody were finally turned over to the Palestinian Authority on Friday. A line of 17 ambulances, each carrying one of the bodies, entered Hebron’s al-Ahli Hospital Friday afternoon, while a large crowd gathered to witness the return of the bodies.The […]

24 Dec

Israeli forces kill one Palestinian, abduct eight, during invasions of Hebron

December 24, 2015 2:23 PM Celine Hagbard Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

A Palestinian man was shot and killed Thursday morning in Hebron, in the Saddit al-Fahs area. Israeli troops took the body of the slain Palestinian away in a black bag.The man who was killed was identified as Eyad Jamal Ed’eis, 26, from Yatta town, south of Hebron. After the shooting, […]

24 Dec

Palestinian killed near Israeli settlement in West Bank

December 24, 2015 1:55 PM Celine Hagbard News Report, Palestinian attacks, Salfit 0

A Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli forces on Thursday morning after allegedly stabbing and wounding two Israeli guards at an industrial park outside Ariel settlement, the largest Israeli settlement in the West Bank.The guards, one male and one female, both 24 years old, were allegedly lightly wounded. […]

22 Dec

Leader of Right-Wing Israeli Group Calls Christians ‘Blood-Sucking Vampires’

December 22, 2015 3:20 PM Celine Hagbard Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The leader of the right-wing group Lehava, which calls for the expulsion of non-Jews from Israel, has issued a statement that Christians, like Muslims, should be violently removed from the Holy Land. Benzi Gopstein, in his statement, called for a ban on Christmas in the Holy Land, and said that […]

22 Dec

Two Palestinian-Americans killed in December – no U.S. government response

December 22, 2015 2:47 PM Celine Hagbard Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

The U.S. government has yet to respond to the killing of two of its citizens by the Israeli military over the past three weeks – the latest being Mohammad Abdul-Rahman Ayyad, 21, shot while driving his car near Silwad on Friday December 18th.On December 4th, Abdul-Rahman Wajeeh Barghouthi, 27, was […]

19 Dec

List of Palestinians Killed Between Oct. 1 and Dec. 18

December 19, 2015 7:06 AM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

The Following is a list of names of all Palestinians shot and killed by Israeli fire in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, including one in the Negev, in the period between Thursday October 1st and the end of December 18th, as confirmed by the Palestinian […]

Abdul-Mohsen Hassounah
14 Dec

Palestinian Killed by Police after Allegedly ‘Ramming’ Israeli Settlers with Car

December 14, 2015 11:50 PM Celine Hagbard Jerusalem, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

A Palestinian youth was shot and killed on Monday evening by Israeli police near the central bus station in West Jerusalem. According to Israeli police, Abdul-Mohsen Hassounah, 21, was shot dead by police officers after he allegedly rammed his car into a group of settlers. Ten settlers were injured, including […]

11 Dec

List of 116 Palestinians Killed Since October 1st

December 11, 2015 4:27 PM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

The full list of the 116 Palestinians and 16 Israelis killed since October 1st is below. The Following is a list of names of all Palestinians shot and killed by Israeli fire in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, including one in the Negev, in the […]

08 Dec

Egypt floods tunnel into Gaza, 14 people missing

December 8, 2015 3:38 PM Celine Hagbard Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

7 people have been rescued, but 14 remain missing Tuesday morning, after Egyptian authorities flooded a tunnel across the Egypt-Gaza border with no warning. The tunnel runs between Gaza and Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, and is one of a number of such tunnels that serve as a lifeline for the besieged […]

01 Dec

19-year old Palestinian girl shot and killed by Israeli troops near Tulkarem

December 1, 2015 3:48 PM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, News Report, Tulkarem 0

Israeli soldiers stationed at a checkpoint near Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, shot and killed Maram Ramez Hassouna, 19, on Tuesday morning.Hassouna was from Rafidia, near Nablus, and had been crossing the checkpoint, which is located between Nablus and Tulkarem, when she was shot and killed. […]

30 Nov

13-year old Palestinian Boy has Court Appearance; Trial will Begin in January

November 30, 2015 9:52 AM Celine Hagbard Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report 0

A 13-year old Palestinian boy accused of stabbing and wounding a 13-year old Israeli boy had a court appearance Thursday. On October 11th, Ahmad Manasra was run over by a car and beaten nearly to death by a group of Israelis, then subjected to brutal interrogation with no lawyer or […]

29 Nov

Kufur Qaddoum protest attacked by Israeli forces; 3 Palestinian civilians wounded

November 29, 2015 8:05 AM Celine Hagbard News Report, Non-violent action, Qalqilia 0

On Saturday in the village of Kufur Qaddoum, near Qalqilia, Israeli troops opened fire with live rounds on a non-violent protest march organized by a leftist party. The protest was calling for the release of the bodies of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces over the past two months.Three Palestinians were […]

24 Nov

Palestinian driver hits group of Israeli soldiers in the road; soldiers shoot & wound driver

November 24, 2015 2:27 PM Celine Hagbard Nablus, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

A Palestinian man was shot by Israeli forces Tuesday after he drove his vehicle into a group of Israeli soldiers at Za’atara checkpoint in the central West Bank. Three of the soldiers were lightly wounded, and one was moderately wounded, according to Israeli sources. But it was unclear whether this […]

17 Nov

Israeli Prime Minister pushes for control of Golan after oil discovery

The Israeli Prime Minister’s visit to Washington last week included a meeting with President Obama, in which the two discussed the status of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.Israel invaded and occupied the Syrian territory known as the ‘Golan Heights’ in 1967, and has maintained a military and civilian presence there ever […]

14 Nov

Two Israelis killed when their minivan, allegedly shot at, crashes near Hebron

November 14, 2015 1:45 AM Celine Hagbard Hebron, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

An unknown person allegedly shot at an Israeli passenger car near Hebron on Friday, causing the car to crash, killing the driver and one passenger.Two of the five other passengers in the vehicle were injured. It’s unclear if the deaths are a result of the crash or the shooting. The […]

26 Oct

Israeli Prime Minister Proposes Cutting Off 80,000 Palestinians from Jerusalem

October 26, 2015 2:50 PM Celine Hagbard Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, in a recent Cabinet meeting, proposed revoking the residency rights of 80,000 Jerusalemites, which would mean that the people of Sho’afat refugee camp and Kafr Aqab, as well as other neighborhoods, would be cut off from the rest of Jerusalem.The proposal was considered by […]

20 Oct

Israeli troops demolish apartment belonging to family members of man who killed Israeli last year

October 20, 2015 1:36 PM Celine Hagbard Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

In the latest punitive home demolition carried out by Israeli troops since they resumed the practice this year, the military on Monday night destroyed the interior of an apartment located on the third floor of a multi-story apartment building near Hebron.The apartment belongs to the family of Maher Hashlamoun, who […]

17 Oct

Israeli settler shoots and kills Palestinian teenager in Hebron

October 17, 2015 1:34 PM Celine Hagbard Hebron, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

A right-wing Israeli paramilitary settler shot and killed a Palestinian teenager Saturday morning on Shuhada Street in the center of Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank.Video footage captures the immediate aftermath of the shooting, in which an Israeli paramilitary settler dressed in white holds two guns and […]

13 Oct

Israeli military shoots Palestinian man on bus, claims he stabbed an Israeli passenger

On Monday evening, the Israeli military claimed that a Palestinian man stabbed an Israeli passenger on a bus in Jerusalem, and a soldier on the bus shot and killed the man.But the Israeli military account is contradictory, claiming that the victim of the stabbing attack was a civilian passenger, but […]

09 Oct

Videos contradict Israeli police account of their killing of Fadi Alloun

October 9, 2015 12:01 PM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Two videos have emerged, filmed by eyewitnesses of the fatal shooting of 19-year old Fadi Alloun by Israeli police in Jerusalem Sunday morning, that directly contradict the police account. The videos show a mob of Jewish Israelis chasing the boy shouting, ‘Kill him! He’s an Arab’, and as Alloun runs […]

08 Oct

Israeli undercover agents filmed infiltrating Palestinian protests, pulling guns on demonstrators

October 8, 2015 4:39 AM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

A Reuters camera operator captured on film a group of Israeli undercover agents dressed as Palestinian youth during a demonstration in Beit El on Tuesday. The soldiers are seen throwing stones alongside demonstrators, then turning around, drawing their guns and shouting orders at the crowd.The video, copyrighted by AFP, can […]

06 Oct

Right wing Israelis rally for more destruction of Palestinian homes and areas

October 6, 2015 7:23 AM Celine Hagbard Israel, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Thousands of Israelis, including legislators and , gathered Monday in front of the home of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, calling for increased theft of Palestinian land for the expansion of Israeli colonies.The settlers who organized the rally set up a tent and stage outside of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s home, […]

03 Oct

Teen Killed, Allegedly After Grabbing Gun Of Israeli In Jerusalem, Killing Two

A Palestinian teen was shot to death by Israeli police after allegedly stabbing to death an armed Israeli, grabbing the gun of a settler who intervened, then killing an additional person, and wounding two others in the Old City of Jerusalem.The attacker was identified as Mohannad Shafiq al-Halabi, 19, from […]

02 Oct

PCHR Weekly Report: Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinian civilians, wound 28 in the past week

October 2, 2015 2:53 PM Celine Hagbard Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 17 – 30 September 2015, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that 3 Palestinian civilians, including a girl and a deaf young man, were killed in the West Bank. 28 […]

01 Oct

New Reports: Pro-Palestine Groups at U.S. Colleges Face Intimidation, False Charges

Two new reports were released today documenting a widespread campaign on college campuses across the U-S to stifle free speech on the issue of Israel and Palestine.The first report, co-authored by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the group Palestine Legal, examined nearly 300 incidents of attempted suppression of pro-Palestine […]

29 Sep

Palestine Today 09 28 2015

September 29, 2015 1:25 AM Celine Hagbard Audio report, Palestine 0

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday, September 28th, 2015. Palestinian fighter die in Gaza and soldiers invade Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and attack residents inside. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing […]

11 Sep

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

September 11, 2015 10:58 AM Celine Hagbard Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 03 – 09 Sep. 2015, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. An arson victim died of her wounds, and […]

10 Sep

Thousands protest Netanyahu’s visit to London

Around 2,000 protesters filled the streets of London as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in London today to meet the British Prime Minister, David Cameron.In addition to the protest, over 10,000 people signed a letter to David Cameron, calling for immediate sanctions and an arms embargo on Israel. The […]

10 Sep

RT Report: Nearly all of Gaza’s water ‘undrinkable’

September 10, 2015 4:04 AM Celine Hagbard Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Reporters from RT (Russia Today) traveled to Gaza to look into last year’s report that 90% of Gaza’s water is undrinkable. As they sampled water from different parts of the coastal Strip, they found that the report is accurate – the water throughout Gaza is dirty, salty and undrinkable.“We can’t […]

08 Sep

Thousands Attend Funeral of Reham Dawabsha, Mother of 18-month old Baby who was Burned to Death

September 8, 2015 5:07 AM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

A day after her death in an Israeli hospital from wounds sustained when Israeli settlers firebombed her family home just over a month ago, Reham Dawabsha’s funeral was held in her village south of Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank on Monday.Reham Dawabsha was 27, having just […]

02 Sep

Gaza Could Be Uninhabitable In 5 Years, UN Report Warns

September 2, 2015 4:56 AM Celine Hagbard Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

A new report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) found that under current conditions, the Gaza Strip, home to 1.8 million Palestinians, will become uninhabitable within the next five years.The report states that ‘The social, health and security-related ramifications of the high population density and overcrowding are […]

01 Sep

Israeli settlers take over large building in East Jerusalem; Palestinian protesters attacked

September 1, 2015 1:38 PM Celine Hagbard Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Early Tuesday morning, the Israeli military accompanied a large group of Israeli settlers as they moved into a formerly Palestinian-owned building in the Silwan neighborhood in East Jerusalem. The arrival of the soldiers and settlers in the neighborhood led to clashes with stone-throwing youth, who were attacked by the soldiers.The […]

27 Aug

Palestinian family reports theft of money and valuables by Israeli soldiers during home raid

August 27, 2015 11:40 AM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

A Palestinian family whose home was raided in a pre-dawn attack on Wednesday said that Israeli troops ransacked the home, destroying furniture and stealing thousands of dollars worth of cash and valuables.The Israeli military told reporters with the Ma’an News Agency that they had ‘investigated the claim’ and ‘found no […]

14 Aug

Israeli paramilitary settler gang beats Palestinian worker with steel rods

August 14, 2015 10:36 AM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

A gang of Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian worker who was repairing a traffic light in an illegal Israeli settlement near Jerusalem Thursday, landing the worker in the hospital with a broken hand and a number of other injuries, according to local sources.The worker, Loav Bakri, 31, works as an […]

08 Aug

Israel cuts water to Palestinian village, causing deaths of hundreds of farm animals

August 8, 2015 10:16 AM Celine Hagbard Human rights, Nablus, News Report 0

As an exceptionally hot summer heatwave continues to drain the region’s water supplies, this week Israeli water company Mekorot took the situation to a new level with the villagers of Kafr Qaddoum when the company cut off the village’s water supply.The village is almost entirely dependent on agriculture, and the […]

08 Aug

5 Palestinians Injured In Israeli Airstrike On Central Gaza

Palestinian medical sources reported that five Palestinians were injured, one seriously, in an airstrike on Friday at night targeting a site that they claimed was a resistance training center in central Gaza.The Israeli army fired at least one missile at the alleged training grounds, located near al-Nusseirat refugee camp, causing […]

06 Aug

Palestinian driver shot after running over two Israelis

Israeli troops shot and wounded a Palestinian driver near Ramallah on Thursday after the car he was driving ran into two Israelis standing by the road. It’s unclear whether the striking of the Israelis was accidental or on purpose.Some reports of the incident say that the two people who were […]

04 Aug

Grandson of Meir Kahane arrested for role in ‘Jewish terrorist network’

As Israeli investigators released their findings that a right-wing Jewish terrorist network is gaining power throughout Israel and illegal West Bank settlements, they detained Meir Ettinger, the grandson of the late Meir Kahane, but declined to charge him with the arson attack Thursday night that burned a baby to death […]

04 Aug

Israeli troops shoot, injure Palestinian youth at northern West Bank checkpoint

August 4, 2015 12:06 AM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

On Monday at midday, Israeli soldiers stationed at the Za’atara checkpoint in the northern West Bank shot and wounded a Palestinian youth.The teen, who has not yet been identified, was standing in line with dozens of other Palestinians when he asked to use the bathroom. According to soldiers, the young […]

13 Jul

Israel arrests 3 Jewish Extremists on Suspicion of Burning the Church of Loaves and Fishes

July 13, 2015 5:56 AM Celine Hagbard Holy sites, Israel, News Report 0

The Israeli secret service (Shin Bet) reported Sunday that they had arrested three men for questioning for the burning of the Chruch of the Loaves and Fishes, where Christians believe that Jesus performed the miracle of multiplying loaves and fishes. The perpetrators of the anti-Christian attack also wrote graffiti on […]

12 Jul

Israeli Knesset brings back bill to forcibly transfer Palestinian Bedouins

The Israeli Knesset (Parliament) announced that on Sunday July 12th, they will bring back a bill to forcibly remove 40,000 Palestinian Bedouins from their homes in the Negev desert in southern Israel.The bill had been tabled in 2013 after widespread international condemnation of the forced transfer plan. According to Article […]

07 Jul

British, Australian activists shut down Israeli weapons factories on anniversary of Gaza invasion

On Monday July 6th, Palestinians and their supporters around the world marked the one year invasion of the Israeli attack on Gaza that ended up lasting fifty one days and costing close to twenty five hundred Palestinian lives.In Britain today, hundreds of activists held protests and occupied three different weapon […]

03 Jul

Israeli Troops Attack March Commemorating One Year Anniversary of Murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir

As hundreds of Palestinians gathered in the Shoafat neighborhood of East Jerusalem Thursday, one year after 16-year old Mohammed Abu Khdeir was brutally tortured and burned alive by a group of fanatic right-wing Israelis, Israeli troops amassed around the neighborhood and attacked the marchers with tear gas and pepper spray.The […]

01 Jul

United Church of Christ Divests from Israeli Occupation

The U.S.-based United Church of Christ voted 508 – 124 on Tuesday to divest from companies involved in the Israeli occupation of Palestine.The divestment resolution passed by the United Church of Christ (UCC) calls for the church to divest from the Israeli occupation, to boycott Israeli settlement products, to persist […]