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19 Jun
11:38

Jordan To Head UNRWA

Turkey has handed over the chairmanship of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to Jordan, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday. “The Chairmanship of the Advisory Commission will be assumed by Jordan as of July 1, 2019,” the ministry said in […]

19 Jun
11:32

Villagers Live in Fear and Uncertainty as Four More Homes are Demolished in South Hebron Hills

The al-Dababsh family watch as their home is demolished.  Pic: Basil Adraa 06/18/19 | International Solidarity Movement | South Hebron Hills Occupation forces went on a demolition spree yesterday in the South Hebron Hills, bulldozing the homes of four families in two villages. A convoy of border police, Israeli Civil Administration […]

19 Jun
11:19

Settlements Continue to Expand Despite International Conventions

Political and conventional policy has not put an end to Israel settlement policy, but it enhances the Israeli expropriate of Palestinian lands, Secretary General of the Christian Islamic Organization for Supporting of Jerusalem and Holy Sites, Hanna Issa said. Issa said, in a statement on Wednesday, that settlement is a […]

19 Jun
11:03

Palestine Urges ICC to Conduct Immediate Probe into Israeli Crimes

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch an immediate investigation into the crimes of the Israeli government  and  its extremist settlers. The ministry, in a statement released on Monday, condemned the settlers’ assault on the town of Kafr Malik, […]

19 Jun
2:04

Florida Passes Bill Suppressing Speech On Israel, Palestine

Sheldon Adelson attends Friends of The Israel Defence Forces (FIDF) gala in California, US on 1 November 2018 [Photo by Shahar Azran/Getty Images] Israel has been granted protection from its critics by the state of Florida in recent amendments to the Florida Educational Equality Act (FEEA), which includes provisions that […]

19 Jun
1:53

Ashkelon Prison Administration Submits to Detainee Demands

The Commission of Detainees’ Affairs confirmed, this Tuesday, that the administration of the prison of Ashkelon has gradually begun implementing a number of the requests of the detainees, which have been demanded through their latest hunger strike. The commission has stated that the administration of the prison has let all […]

19 Jun
1:46

Japan, UNDP Support Solar Power to Treat Gaza Wastewater

Inaugurating the Photo Voltaic Solar System for the Rafah Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Plants project. (Credit: UNDP)  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the government of Japan, in partnership with the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture, Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority (PENRA) and the Costal Municipalities Water Utility have […]

19 Jun
1:34

Mafar Releases Official Album Trailer

The Palestinian band, “Mafar,” has finished recording & shooting its new album, titled “VISA – ŰȘŰŁŰŽÙŠŰ±Ű© ”, a musical series which portrays a complete story, combined in a special audiovisual production that is considered the first of its kind in the Arab world. The album holds 10 sequential tracks that […]

18 Jun
12:54

International Campaign to #BoycottPuma Speaks Out in Cities around The World

BDS organizers and activists for justice in Palestine organized dozens of international actions calling for a boycott of Puma on Saturday, 15 June. After Adidas dropped its sponsorship of the Israeli Football Association in 2018 after being presented with over 16,000 signatures of protest, Puma took up the sponsorship. This means that […]

18 Jun
12:41

JĂŒrgen Todenhöfer: Why Did Israeli Soldiers Shoot Me?! (VIDEO)

On Friday, the 14th of June, German author and journalist JĂŒrgen Todenhöfer decided to participate in the weekly protests that Palestinians in Gaza had launched every Friday, calling for their rights and breaking the inhuman 12-year-old siege. Being supportive of the existential right of Israel and for the right of the […]

18 Jun
12:26

Palestinians Warned of Accelerated Demolitions in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Center of Socio and Economic Rights, Monday, warned of the escalation of Israeli demolitions in occupied Jerusalem, noting it bears the nature of a collective form of punishment. The director of the center Zeyad al-Hamouree warned, in a statement, that the Israeli municipality and civil administration are carrying […]

18 Jun
12:15

PLO Denounces US Endorsement of oPt Annexation

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) strongly denounced, today, the endorsement of Israel’s annexation of occupied Palestinian territory, by senior United States officials . “The public endorsement of Israel’s annexation of occupied Palestinian and Syrian territory, by the US Ambassador (David Friedman) to Israel and the so-called ‘Middle East envoy’ (Jason Greenblatt), […]

15 Jun
10:49

Female Palestinian Detainees Announce Demands, Plan for Collective Strike

Palestinian women protest for Palestinian prisoners’ freedom, Ramallah. Photo: UPWC Palestinian women prisoners in Damon prison delivered an official letter to the Israeli prison administration, informing them of their intention to launch an open hunger strike on 1 July if their demands are not addressed. In a statement, former prisoner Mona Qa’adan said that 13 prisoners […]

15 Jun
10:43

Angry Reaction from Abdullah as US Suggests Jordan as Homeland For Palestinians

Jordan’s King Abdullah is reacting angrily to any suggestion that he might accept a US peace deal that would make his country a homeland for Palestinians. Speaking to the armed forces, he rejected the idea of Jordan as an alternative state for Palestinians, saying: “Don’t we have a voice in […]

14 Jun
5:24

Israeli Private Intelligence Company Black Cube Out of Control

Shir Hever discusses the dangers of privatizing security and intelligence, as a private company called Black Cube, that claims to use Israeli Mossad procedures, hires out its services to the highest bidder and goes after international as well as Israeli activists, business people, and politicians. TRNN Video & Transcript GREG […]

14 Jun
5:16

3 Years, 119 Court Hearings: Mohammed Halabi Continues to Fight Back against Israeli Imprisonment

Mohammed Halabi. Photo: World Vision Palestinian charity worker Mohammed Halabi has been brought 119 times to Israeli court during the three years of detention. Halabi, a manager in Gaza for World Vision, was seized by Israeli occupation forces on 15 June 2016. After being secretly detained for nearly two months, he was then […]

14 Jun
5:08

Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, AOC Sign Bill to Stop US Aid to Israel (VIDEO)

Congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) said they would be signing a bill to stop funding Israel, due to its abuse of Palestinian children. The bill was introduced by Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum, and would prohibit aid from being used by Israeli authorities to detain Palestinian minors. Congresswoman […]

14 Jun
4:58

240 Jewish and Israeli Scholars to German Government: Boycotts Are a Legitimate and Non-violent Tool of Resistance

June, 2019 bdsmovement.net Mid-May, Jewish and Israeli scholars, many of whom specialized in anti-Semitism, Jewish history and history of the Holocaust, sounded alarm about the growing tendency to label supporters of Palestinian human rights as anti-Semitic. They did so in a call addressed to the German Bundestag in relation to several […]

14 Jun
4:39

EU Court: Settlement Products Should Be Labeled

A senior official of the European Union says it is his legal opinion that labels of the products from the Israeli-occupied territories must clearly show the precise origin of the products, to avoid misleading consumers. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) outlined its Advocate General Gerard Hogan’s legal opinion, in […]

14 Jun
2:35

Morocco & Lebanon Back Boycott

Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil says his country is boycotting the forthcoming US-led conference in Bahrain, in support of President Donald Trump’s controversial proposal for “peace” between the Israeli regime and Palestinians, dubbed “The Deal of the Century,” because Palestinians are not taking part in the event. “We will not […]

13 Jun
3:01

70 Civil Society Organizations Send UN Letters Of Rejecting The Deal Of The Century

70 civil society organizations held a press conference in front of the United Nations Office in Gaza City, on Tuesday. They sent a written message to the UN expressing their rejection of the so-called American “peace plan,” which is meant to help Israel consolidate its control over all Palestinian territories, […]

13 Jun
2:53

Female Palestinian Journalist Jailed for ‘Incitement’

An Israeli court, on Monday, sentenced a Palestinian journalist with 13-month jail term, on incitement charges, according to Palestinian sources. Lama Khater, 42, was also fined 5,000 shekel (around ÂŁ1,400), the Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement. Khater was arrested by Israeli forces last year during a raid on […]

13 Jun
2:46

PLO, Foreign Ministry Condemn Moldova’s Embassy Move to Jerusalem

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemned, in two separate statements, the decision by Moldova’s premier to move his country’s embassy in Israel, from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, considering the decision a blatant violation of international law. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the PLO Executive Committee, said […]

13 Jun
2:36

Melhem: ‘Israeli attack on PA security HQ is a dangerous escalation’

Palestinian Government Spokesman, Ibrahim Melhem said that the attack on the Palestinian Preventive Security headquarters, in the city of Nablus, represents a dangerous escalation aimed at undermining the most important pillars of the establishment of a Palestinian state, and endangering internal security. PNN reports that Melhem, in a statement on […]

10 Jun
11:31

Drama On The Tarmac: US Judge Foils Secret Deportation To Israel

by Ali Abunimah On Wednesday morning, a private jet chartered by the US government landed in Tel Aviv. On board was Abdelhaleem Ashqar, a Palestinian business professor who ran for the presidency of the Palestinian Authority in 2005. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were attempting to secretly deport him to […]

10 Jun
11:22

Hunger Striking Detainee Hassan al-‘Oweiwi to be Released

June 10, 2019 11:22 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Hassan al-‘Oweiwi has suspended a 69-day open hunger strike, after reaching agreement with Israeli Prison Services to release him, the Commission of Detainees and Ex-detainees Affairs said. The commission explained, in a statement, that negotiations between al-‘Oweiwi and IPS reached an agreement to release him, after serving six […]

10 Jun
11:16

Caravan Seized by Israeli Forces near Tulkarem

Israeli forces have seized an agricultural caravan belonging to a farmer from village of Khirbet Jubara, to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Tulkarem. Head of the Khirbet Jubara Village Council, Ihsan Tahseen, told WAFA that Israeli forces escorted a large crane to a plot of land […]

09 Jun
10:04

Young Palestinian Shot by Israeli Forces in North Hebron

Israeli occupation forces, last night,  shot a young Palestinian man near the Shuyukh al-Aroub area, north of Hebron, in the southern West Bank. Witnesses reported that a young man was moderately wounded by a live bullet in the back, during confrontations that broke out with the occupation forces in Al- Shuyukh […]

09 Jun
9:57

Settlers Break Into Al-Aqsa

Dozens of extremist Jewish settlers broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, today, guarded by Israeli police, local WAFA sources have reported. Around 330 Israeli settlers entered the compound through the Moroccan Gate, which leads to the Al-Buraq Wall plaza, inside the Old City of Jerusalem. Today’s incursion into the  compound […]

09 Jun
4:23

52nd Anniversary of Israel’s Attack on the USS Liberty

Units of the US Sixth Fleet assist the USS Liberty after it was attacked and seriously damaged by the Israeli Air Force off the Sinai Peninsula on June 8, 1967. (US Navy/Public Domain) by Paul Craig Roberts for The Foreign Policy Journal Two days ago, the US celebrated the 75th […]

09 Jun
1:45

Palestinian Detainee Hassan al-‘Oweiwi On Hunger Strike For Over 2 Months

Palestinian prisoner Hassan al-‘Oweiwi is on his 68th day of hunger strike, protesting his imprisonment without charge or trial under Israeli administrative detention. On Thursday, 6 June, Aweiwi was transferred to a civilian hospital, Barzilai, after the severe deterioration of his health after over two months without food. He is […]

09 Jun
1:37

Crimes Against Palestinian Detainees Taking On Dangerous Dimension

Qadri Abu Bakr, chairman of the Detainees Affairs Commission, has condemned the repeated crimes committed, by Israel, against Palestinians being held in its jails, which he says have taken “a very dangerous and unprecedented dimension” designed to complicate their daily lives in prison. Abu Bakr said in a statement, yesterday, […]

08 Jun
12:26

‘This Is For Palestine’: Mum Who Gave Birth Through Smuggled Sperm

photo: Huriye, 4-year-old, daughter of Suhad and Sameer Abu Fayed [MEMO] In 2014, Suhad Abu Fayed gave birth to her daughter Huriye, a bright-eyed child with a mop of curly hair. When Suhad took Huriye to see her father, Sameer, for the first time, the Israeli guards at the prison where […]

08 Jun
12:17

More Than 100 Commercial, Cultural and Sporting Activities in Italy Declare Themselves Free of Israeli Apartheid

June 5, 2019 / BDS Italy / Italy Trade unions, movements, artisans, businesses and cultural, recreational and sports centers join campaign for Palestinian rights in what is also a clear stand against the mounting racism and nationalist closure that is fomenting hatred and intolerance across Europe and around the world. More than one hundred […]

07 Jun
12:01

Facing The Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

The Chief Military Advocate General of the Israeli army, Sharon Afek, and the US Department of Defense General Counsel, Paul Ney, shared a platform at the ‘International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict’, which took place in Herzliya, Israel between May 28-30. Their panel witnessed some of the most […]

06 Jun
11:48

Abbas: Deal of the Century Will ‘Go to Hell’

PA President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his hopes that the US-proposed peace plan, dubbed the “Deal of the Century”, will go to Hell. “I hope that the next Eid al-Fitr would come with us, the Palestinian people, having liberated our country from the Israeli occupation, established our independent state, with East […]

04 Jun
5:49

Scientists Protest Holding International Physics Olympiad in Israel over Its Denial of Palestinian Right to Education

photo: Palestinian students have their lessons inside a tent after Israeli forces demolished a primary school in Hebron, West Bank on 11 April 2018 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Anadolu Agency] – Association des Universitaires pour le Respect du Droit International en Palestine Twenty scientists, including the 2018 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry George P. […]

04 Jun
5:23

Military Encourages Settlement Councils to Seize More of Area C

The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements pointed out, in its latest weekly report, the Israeli ignorance of international law and legitimacy resolutions (by annexing more occupied territories) as US President Trump’s chief adviser, Jared Kushner, on Thursday, handed over a new map to Netanyahu, which encourages the […]

02 Jun
6:34

EU Slams Israeli Regime over Seizing and Pawning Off West Bank Humanitarian Aid

The European Union has lambasted Israel for its apparent plans to sell humanitarian aid given to inhabitants of Bedouin villages in Palestine’s occupied West Bank. Shadi Othman, EU’s spokesman in Jerusalem, on Friday, said that COGAT, a unit in Israel’s ministry of military affairs which oversees civilian activities in the […]

02 Jun
6:25

Jordanians Protest Visit by Jared Kushner

The Islamic Movement, activist youth and other groups staged a protest sit-in, in the vicinity of the US embassy in Amman, this past week, to express their rejection of a visit byJared Kushner, US President Donald Turmp’s senior adviser. Jordanian security forces closed the square facing the embassy and prevented […]

02 Jun
6:04

Palestinian Photojournalist at Risk of Deportation

For the past five months, Mustafa al-Kharouf has been languishing inside Israel’s Givon prison, away from his wife Tamam and their one-and-a-half-year-old daughter Asia. But, now, he faces deportation to Jordan. The 32-year-old photojournalist, son to an Algerian mother and a Palestinian father, has been living in Jerusalem since 1999, when […]

02 Jun
5:37

Ashrawi: Jerusalem Under Triple Israeli Assault

PLO Executive Committee member, Hanan Ashrawi, says that Israel has kept Jerusalem hostage under its illegal practices and de facto separation from the rest of the occupied Palestinian Territory for fifty-two years, now, by imposing severe restrictions on Palestinian access to Jerusalem and its Christian and Muslim holy sites. To […]

02 Jun
5:14

Muslim Devotees Assaulted in Police Raid on Al-Aqsa

A number of Palestinian Muslim worshippers were injured today, by Israeli police officers who were escorting dozens of Israeli extremists performing a provocative tour of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. Some 400 Israeli settlers, led by American-born rabbi and MK Yehuda Glick, entered the flashpoint compound, one of Islam’s […]

30 May
6:15

Palestinian Child Sentenced Over Stone Throwing

Israel’s Salem military court, on Tuesday, sentenced Palestinian child Abdul-Jaber Yasin, age 15, to four months in jail, and ordered him to pay a 3,000 NIS fine. Yasin’s family said that the Israeli court accused their child of throwing stones at Israeli soldiers during a raid on Asira al-Qibliya village, […]

30 May
6:03

Milton Don’t Go!

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Brazil, Brasil In an open letter, Brazilian artists, academics, cultural organizations, trade unionists, political parties, indigenous people and popular movements urge Milton Nascimento to cancel Tel Aviv show: Español | PortuguĂȘs Dear Milton Nascimento, With admiration for your work and historic commitment […]

30 May
5:55

Navy Again Reduces Allowed Fishing Zone

Israeli occupation authorities re-reduced the allowed fishing zone, on Wednesday night, to 10 nautical miles. The Fishermen’s Syndicate said, according to Al Ray, that the Ministry of Agriculture informed them that Israeli authorities had again reduced the fishing zone from 15 to 10 nautical miles. The syndicate pointed out that […]

30 May
5:49

Japan Funds Green Area Project in Khan Younis Refugee Camp

Takeshi Okubo, Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, visited Khan Younis Refugee Camp, in the Gaza Strip, to celebrate the completion of the project funded by the Government of Japan through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), a press release said on […]

30 May
5:42

VIDEO: Demolition of Sewage Station Invokes Environmental Disaster

Israeli forces, on 13 February, 2019,  demolished a Wastewater Screening Station  and other Palestinian owned facilities in the Bir ‘Ona area of Beit Jala town, located south of Jerusalem, central West Bank. The demolition, carried out without any prior notice by the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem, caused an environmental disaster […]

29 May
5:25

Palestinians Call for Boycott on US Conference in Bahrain

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has called on the international community to boycott a forthcoming US conference in Bahrain which Palestinians view as a platform to sell out their rights. Washington announced, last week, that it would co-host the June 25-26 meeting in Bahrain’s capital city of Manama, purportedly to […]

29 May
5:18

Amnesty Calls Out Trip Advisor On Settlement Promotion

Amnesty International, in a statement published on its website, called on the US-based company, Trip Advisor, to stop promoting tourist sites in illegal Israeli settlements built on occupied Palestinian lands. The statement indicated that Trip Advisor’s site promotes about 70 properties and places in illegal Israeli settlements constructed in occupied […]

28 May
5:25

Military Imposes More Restrictions on Palestinian Family Behind the Wall

A group of Palestinian and international activists, on Sunday, held an Iftar celebration on the inner side of the wall, in Al-Walaja village, south of Jerusalem, as a form of solidarity with the Shananir family living on the other side, whom Israeli authorities have isolated and continue to prevent from […]

27 May
1:18

Far-Right Israeli Organization Publishes List of ‘Disloyal’ Professors

Far-right Zionist organization Im Tirtzu recently published a list attacking 80 Israeli university professors they have deemed “anti-Israel”—professors critical of or opposed to Israeli occupation, some who support BDS, and others who merely express opinions that won’t fall in lockstep with the Israeli government’s opinions. The list includes personal information, […]

27 May
1:09

Settlers Attack Home in Qalqilia, Assault Shepherd in Tubas

Hordes of Israeli settlers, on Saturday, broke into a Palestinian home in Kafr Laqif village, Qalqilia, and placed an Israel flag on its rooftop. Local sources told a PIC reporter that Israelis from the illegal settlement of Karnei Shomron stormed the house of the Palestinian citizen Amin Jaber, in the […]

27 May
12:56

Israeli Law Being Considered For All West Bank Settlements

The imposition of Israeli law on West Bank settlements became the winning card for a forming Israeli government, after the recent Knesset elections between Likud and other right-wing parties, the Palestinian Liberation Organization and National Bureau for Defending Land reported. The office explained, in a statement on Saturday, that settler […]

27 May
12:37

Detainees in Etzion Suffering Deplorable Conditions

The Palestinian Authority’s Detainee and Ex-Detainees Commission said, today, that Palestinian political detainees in the Israeli prison of Etzion, near Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank, have been suffering unbearable imprisonment conditions, particularly with regard to the meals they get for the break of their daily Ramadan fast. According […]

27 May
12:29

UNRWA Rejects US Demands to Dismantle

The head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has rejected a US call to dismantle the agency, saying it cannot be blamed for the stalemate in the so-called “peace efforts”. “I unreservedly reject the accompanying narrative that suggests that, somehow, UNRWA is to blame […]

24 May
4:56

Gaza Exit Permits: Aisha’s Lone Journey For Cancer Treatment

by Maram Humaid Last month, five-year-old Aisha came home from nursery vomiting and saying she had a headache. Her condition deteriorated, so her family took her to hospital, where, after undergoing medical checks, they had every parent’s worst fear confirmed. Aisha was diagnosed with brain cancer. “The news hit me like […]

24 May
4:51

Palestinians Unanimously Condemn German Parliament’s Attack on the Right to Boycott Israel’s Apartheid and Colonization

May 24, 2019  by Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  Germany, Palestine Through statements issued by both the Palestine Liberation Organization, the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, and Palestinian civil society groups, and protests at German Representative Offices in Ramallah and Gaza, Palestinians have unanimously condemned the German Parliament’s May 17 […]

24 May
4:44

Amnesty: Palestinian Photojournalist at Risk of being Separated from Family

Amnesty International, yesterday, called upon Israeli authorities to grant Palestinian photojournalist Mustafa al-Kharouf, who is at imminent risk of deportation and being taken away from his wife and young child, permanent residency in East Jerusalem. Al-Kharouf has been arbitrarily detained at Givon prison in Ramle, in central Israel, since January […]

23 May
7:52

Me And My Aunt Vs. Cancer

by Haneen Abed Elnaby “No one knows what the next day will be like. Hope is the only thing that keeps me moving forward. Coping with cancer is only possible when I take it one day at a time, and value the present.” Those are the words of my Aunt Hanan, […]

23 May
7:39

Nurse in Gaza: “We had no choice but to lay patients on the ground.”

by Sarah Collins, for Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency   Sarah Collins has just completed her first mission with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The emergency department nurse from Woodbury, in Devon, reflects on her time in Gaza.   I don’t think I will ever forget May […]

23 May
7:25

Palestine’s First Solar Station Preparing to Produce

Noor Jericho Solar Park with its 20,000 panels is the first to start producing electricity in the Noor Palestine solar energy project. (Photo courtesy of PIF) Palestine’s first ever solar power station is getting ready to produce 7.5 megawatt (MW) of electricity setting the ground for the construction of many […]

23 May
7:19

Palestinians Urge NGOs to Reject Money Airbnb Charity

A coalition of Palestinian NGOs is urging local and international organizations to reject donations from Airbnb, in light of the company’s ongoing listing of homes in illegal Israeli settlements. According to a statement published on the site of Ramallah-based human rights group Al-Haq, the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organisations Network (PNGO-NET) issued […]

22 May
5:17

Eurovision Turns Out To Be A Big Hit For Palestine

by Yvonne Ridley  It was the result that nobody predicted: the winner of Eurovision 2019 is
 Palestine! Despite the organisers describing the Eurovision Song Contest as a non-political event, the issue of Palestine took back, front and centre stage in Tel Aviv over the weekend, which may make Israel come to regret its weaponisation of culture […]

22 May
5:10

Israeli Soldiers Force Out Al-Aqsa Worshippers at Gunpoint

Israeli authorities, last night, broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound and drove out Palestinians performing IÊżtikāf inside its courtyards, at gunpoint.   Jerusalemite Al Ray sources reported that Israeli forces stormed the mosque, forced worshipers  out. They also photographed them and demanded their IDs.   The sources added that worshipers […]

21 May
8:27

Israel to Raze Playground in Rakhma Village

Israeli authorities have issued a demolition order against a crude playground, used by local children in the Bedouin village of al-Rakhma, in the Negev. The village is one of the Palestinian Bedouin communities in the Negev that are not recognized by Israel. Lawyer Talab Abu Arar denounced the Israeli decision […]

21 May
8:03

Israel Reportedly Extends Gaza Fishing Zone to 15 Miles

Ynet news site stated, on Tuesday, that the coordination of Israeli government activities in Gaza announced the extension of the fishing zone, off the coast, to 15 nautical miles. The paper noted that this step forms part of the “small and quiet understandings” achieved at the end of last week, […]

21 May
7:56

Israeli Rorces Raid Shop in Hebron, Assault Elderly

Israeli forces raided a shop in the old town of Hebron, destroyed its contents, and assaulted and injured an elderly person, said the shop owner, Ghassan Abu Hadid. Israeli forces reportedly raided the shop, smashed the refrigerators’ glass doors and destroyed some shelves before ordering the owner to close the […]

21 May
7:42

Amnesty Urges Action against Israeli Firm behind WhatsApp Breach

Amnesty International says that the Israeli firm behind a recent security breach, which targeted human rights activists using the WhatsApp messenger app, must be held into account for its close ties with repressive regimes. In a statement, Amnesty urged the Israeli regime to revoke export licenses of the notorious Israeli […]

19 May
5:30

Dutch Politician Arrested in Jerusalem

A Dutch politician was arrested, Friday, by Israeli security forces, while carrying a Palestinian flag, after Friday prayers in the occupied Old City East Jerusalem al-Quds. Israeli soldiers arrested Tunahan Kuzu, the leader of Dutch political party DENK and a parliamentarian, as he was walking toward the al-Aqsa Mosque with […]

19 May
5:17

Israeli Minister Leads Provocative Tour of Al-Aqsa

Israeli Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel, today, headed a group of extremist Israeli settlers in a provocative tour of the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in occupied Jerusalem. Ariel and dozens of settlers toured the holy sit,e in groups, only hours after Israeli police forcibly evicted hundreds of Muslim worshippers from […]

19 May
5:12

Hatari Under Fire for Displaying Palestinian Flag at Eurovision

Hatari, the Icelandic Act, could face punishment after they raised the Palestinian flag, while their public vote was being announced at the end of the live final of the Eurovision contest, held in Tel Aviv– amid international calls for boycott. In a statement, Eurovision said the “consequences of this action” […]

15 May
10:50

Eurovision Artist Boycott Curbed by Qatari Aid

The Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Tel Aviv, Israel this week has been made possible only through a ceasefire signed between the Israeli government and the Hamas party in Gaza, with the help of Qatar. A delegation from Qatar is now in the Gaza Strip providing around $30 million […]

15 May
10:42

National and Islamic Forces Call for Mass Demonstrations on Nakba Day

Palestinian National and Islamic Forces, the supreme coordinating body of the major Palestinian factions, has called for widespread participation in demonstrations, in commemoration of the 71st anniversary of the Palestinian exodus, the Nakba of 1948. In a communique, officials called for a major rally in Ramallah city, in the occupied West […]

15 May
10:35

BNC: “We can end the ongoing Nakba with hope, resistance and meaningful solidarity.”

May 15, 2019/Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)/Palestine Palestinians in the homeland and in exile are commemorating the 71st anniversary of the 1948 Nakba, Arabic for catastrophe. With hope, we continue to resist and to insist on our right to freedom, justice, equality and dignity. We are also sending a message […]

15 May
10:30

Palestinian Fisherman Shot by Israeli Forces in Gaza

A Palestinian fisherman was shot and injured by Israeli naval forces, while working off Gaza’s coast, on Wednesday. The Palestinian Fishermen’s Union in Gaza told Ma’an News Agency that Mourad al-Hasi, 22, was shot and injured with a rubber-coated steel bullet fired by Israeli naval forces. The union confirmed that […]

15 May
10:25

Israeli Occupation Exploiting Eurovision to Consolidate Colonialism

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates sent several letters calling on the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to withdraw any promotional materials for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, filmed in the occupied city of Jerusalem, to demonstrate respect for the rights of the Palestinian people and international law. The […]

15 May
10:19

The Northern Jordan Valley: A Testimony to the Ongoing Nakba

by Isra Ghourani 05/15/19 (WAFA) – In the early morning hours, the residents of Humsa al-Fawqa village, in the northern Jordan Valley, carry few supplies as they leave their homes by foot after being ordered to evacuate their tent encampments, to make room for Israeli military exercises. This scene brings […]

15 May
10:06

Palestinians Commemorate 71st Nakba

Palestinians, today, mark the 71st anniversary of the Nakba (catastrophe), when more than 750,000 Palestinians were displaced from their homeland, by paramilitary Zionist groups. Today, more than eight million Palestinians have taken on refugee status, in locations all over the world, due to the Nakba, which started with the Deir […]

13 May
3:51

Jeremy Corbyn: We Cannot Stay Silent At Continued Denial Of Justice To Palestinians

The leader of the UK opposition Labour Party, MP Jeremy Corbyn, reiterated, this weekend, his party’s support for the Palestinian cause, condemning human rights violations by Israel. In a Facebook post, Corbyn wrote, “We cannot stand by or stay silent at the continuing denial of rights and justice to the Palestinian […]

13 May
3:40

Colonial Settlers Kill Dozens of Almond Trees near Nablus

Israeli settlers chopped down dozens of Palestinian-owned almond trees in Yanun village, south of the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, on Monday. Rashed Marar, head of the village council, told Ma’an News Agency that a number of Israeli settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Hill 777, located […]

13 May
3:30

Thousands in London Take to the Streets for Palestine

Thousands of people marched through central London, in a bid to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and the blockade on Gaza. “Free Palestine”,and “End Siege in Gaza” protesters shouted, carrying pro-Palestinian placards, according to Andalou/Al Ray. The procession started in Portland Place, whereupon protesters marched through Oxford Circus […]

13 May
3:13

Nakba Day: Global Campaign Launched to Deactivate Airbnb

A global coalition launched a campaign, today, against the international tourism company, Airbnb, for reversing its decision to delist properties in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, according to a press release. WAFA reports that the coalition is asking people from around the world to deactivate […]

13 May
2:57

Golan Heights Settlement to be Named after Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that a plot of land, in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights,  was allocated to be named after US president Donald Trump, saying that it will be approved, in the Knesset, next week. Last month, PNN reports, the Prime Minister revealed that he wants to […]

11 May
6:04

Israeli Apartheid Week: An Even Bigger Success in 2019

May 10, 2019 / Israeli Apartheid Week / Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, Arab World, Palestine Thanks to your support, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) was an even bigger success this year!  IAW featured more than 200 events, across 30 countries, on five continents, all under the theme “Stop Arming Colonialism.” Events included big panel discussions at universities, concerts, […]

11 May
5:52

VIDEO: Over 180,000 Muslim Worshipers Pray at Al-Aqsa on First Friday of Ramadan

Thousands of Muslim worshipers took to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in the Old City of Jerusalem, on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan. Head of the public relations office at the Islamic Endowment Department, Firas al-Dibs, said that more than 180,000 visited Al-Aqsa, to perform Friday prayers. […]

11 May
4:53

Gaza Artists Continue to Urge Eurovision Performers to Respect Picket Line

Palestinian artists have again called on Eurovision song contestants to boycott the international music competition that Israel is hosting next week. The Gaza Strip-based Palestinian Artists Association said. on Wednesday, that Israel is using the event to “perpetuate oppression, promote injustice or whitewash a brutal apartheid regime”. The artists cited the killing of […]

11 May
4:47

Israeli Police Assault Medics in Old City Jerusalem

Israeli police, today, assaulted medics from the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) while they were trying to help a patient outside the Lions Gate area of Old City Jerusalem. PRC said, in a statement, that the assault occurred when its staff were trying to drive an ambulance into the Lions Gate […]

09 May
7:42

Has Israel Already Annexed The West Bank?

While the international community and media created an uproar when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intent to annex the West Bank in a bid to garner votes during last month’s elections, many Palestinians living in the occupied territory were not fazed by the right-wing leader’s words. “It’s obvious that the West Bank […]

09 May
7:34

Details of Trump’s “Deal of the Century” Revealed by Israeli Media

The main points of the United States’ anticipated Middle East peace plan, the so-called “Deal of the Century,” were revealed by a Hebrew-language news outlet, on Tuesday. Israel Hayom news outlet published the main points of the “Deal of the Century” from a leaked document, which was circulated by the […]

09 May
7:20

A Personal Account of Detention, Racism and Broken Rules

05/08/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team The neighborhood of Salaymeh, next to Salaymeh checkpoint (160), has been the center of tensions between Palestinians and Israelis, in the city of Al-Khalil (Hebron). This checkpoint cuts off an already poor and struggling neighborhood from the rest of the city. At […]

09 May
7:01

13 Israeli Violations against Journalists in April

 by Tareq Astal 13 violations against journalists in the Palestinian territories, by Israeli occupation forces, were recorded during April. In its monthly report on Israeli violations against journalists, published today, WAFA said that 11 journalists were injured from rubber-coated metal bullets, live bullets and tear gas canisters, fired by Israeli […]

08 May
6:43

‘What’s the Sin of My Children?’: Infants Killed in Gaza Shelling

 One-year-old Seba was killed, along with her aunt, in an Israeli air attack on their house in Gaza, Saturday. With her wounded hand, Seba’s mother, 27-year-old Rasha Abu Arar, wiped her tears, ruing the incident that took place following the escalation of violations that has killed at least 25 Palestinians and […]

08 May
6:34

51 Facilities Demolished in Jerusalem Last Month

The Israeli occupation demolished 51 residential and commercial buildings in the occupied city of Jerusalem, during April, Al Ray reports. In a monthly report monitoring Israeli violations in the city, Wadi Hilwah Information Center said that the Israeli municipality had increased the demolitions process during the past month in Jerusalem, […]

08 May
6:14

Settler Released After Deadly Stoning Attack, Placed Under House Arrest

An Israeli court released a settler involved in the killing of 48-year-old Palestinian mother of eight Aisha Mohammad al-Rabi, from the town of Bidya, in the north of the West Bank, and placed him under house arrest. Rabi was killed in front of her husband and 9-year-old daughter when Israeli […]

06 May
8:31

World Condemns Israeli Attack On Anadolu Agency Office

A growing list of news agencies, advocacy groups and leaders condemned an Israeli attack on Anadolu Agency office, in the Gaza Strip, on Saturday. Israeli warplanes hit the building with at least five rockets after firing warning shots, Anadolu Agency’s correspondent in Jerusalem reported. No injuries or death were reported. […]

06 May
8:23

Palestinians to German Newspaper NWZ: Don’t Give Platform to Israeli Official Justifying War Crimes

Photo: Mohammed Asad May 3, 2019/Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Germany Dear Nordwest Zeitung, The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), a member of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee, the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society, […]

06 May
8:15

120 Palestinian Olive Trees Uprooted near Ramallah

Israeli bulldozers uprooted some 120 fruitful olive trees on Sunday, in the al-Lubban al-Gharbi village, west of the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah. Former head of the village council, Fawwaz Salem, said that the uprooting of 120 trees came a month after Israeli forces delivered a military order […]

05 May
6:22

3,000 Palestinians Forced from Jerusalem Homes within 15 Years

Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem recently revealed that Israeli authorities have forced around 3,000 Palestinians from their homes, in occupied East Jerusalem, between 2004 and 2019.   B’Tselem published a report stating: “The Jerusalem Municipality demolished 830 residential units, and 120 more were demolished by their owners on the municipality’s […]

05 May
6:15

Ashrawi Expresses Gratitude to Courageous Journalists

On World Press Freedom Day, PLO Public Diplomacy & Policy Department Head Dr. Hanan Ashrawi  said, in a statement: “We reach out in gratitude all journalist, who endeavor to speak truth to power, expose injustice, and protect the pillars of democracy, namely accountability and transparency. Dr. Ashrawi added :”Throughout our […]