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22 Oct
8:27

Women Call for Reopening of Gaza Crossings

Scores of Palestinian women protested at the Israeli controlled Erez crossing in the besieged Gaza Strip this morning calling for an end to the siege. Organised by the Higher Committee of the Great Return March and Breaking Gaza Siege, the demonstration highlighted the suffering of women in the Strip as […]

22 Oct
8:00

Palestinian Trade Unions Urge AXA’s Employee Trade Unions to Call for AXA to Divest

October, 2019 /  Palestinian Trade Unions / France We, the undersigned Palestinian trade unions, work to protect Palestinian workers’ rights and are part of the struggle for freedom, justice and equality for all. Trade unions have the responsibility and the duty to protect workers’ rights in their countries, but also to […]

22 Oct
6:54

British Forensic Researchers Challenge Israeli Army over Shooting of Child

photo: Israeli soldiers prepare to fire at protesters in Kafr Qaddoum during the town’s weekly protests 22 October | International Solidarity Movement | Kafr Qaddoum Evidence is stacking up against the Israeli Army over the near-fatal shooting of a Palestinian child by a soldier in July, with the release of […]

22 Oct
6:22

Senator Elizabeth Warren Proposes Aid Cuts over West Bank Settlements

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren, Sunday, said that she is open-minded with regard to making US aid to Israel dependent upon the acceptance of its government to halt its illegal settlement construction in the occupied West Bank.   When asked about her position concerning Israeli illegal settlements and US […]

22 Oct
5:57

VIDEO: Palestinian Forced to Demolish Home in Jerusalem

A Palestinian resident of the Jabal al Mukabbir neighborhood, in East Jerusalem, tore down his home after he received a demolition order from the Israeli authorities, said a local official. Fateh movement’s secretary general in Jabal al-Mukabbir, Iyad Bashir, told WAFA that Sultan Bashir got the demolition order for his […]

22 Oct
5:47

Netanyahu Fails to Form Government: Now What?

PNN – Prime Minister Netanyahu announced, yesterday, that he’s officially handing back his mandate to President Rivlin after failing to form a new Israeli government. The mandate will now pass to his rival and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz, who will no doubt face the same difficulties as […]

17 Oct
1:18

Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza

Israeli naval forces, today, attacked Palestinian fishing boats offshore al-Sudaniya, northwest of Gaza City, according to WAFA correspondence. He said that the Israeli navy opened gunfire and shot water hoses towards fishing boats sailing within three nautical miles offshore, causing material damages. No injuries were reported among the fishermen, who […]

17 Oct
1:07

Settlers Raid Holy Sites in Bethlehem and Jerusaelm

Israeli settlers, today, raided the archaeological site of Solomon’s Pools, to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, under the protection of heavily armed Israeli forces. Palestinian security sources said that Israeli forces sealed off the area as settlers stormed the pools, where they performed Jewish rituals. […]

17 Oct
12:55

51 Palestinians Injured near Joseph’s Tomb

Some 51 Palestinians were injured on Thursday, by live and rubber bullets, with many cases of tear gas suffocation reported, during violent confrontations with Israeli forces, as hundreds of Israeli settlers raided Joseph’s Tomb, to the east of Nablus. The Palestinian Red Crescent in Nablus reported that confrontations erupted ahead […]

16 Oct
7:36

VIDEO: Amnesty International Answers Questions

In a new video, Amnesty International asked several questions about the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories and it answered them in a brief, yet clear and all-encompassing way, WAFA reports. Interview 03/18/19 16th Anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s Murder – An Interview With Her Parents 

16 Oct
7:28

Over 250 New Settler Units to be Constructed in Occupied West Bank

Ignoring the international outcry against its settlement expansion policies, the Israeli regime is planning to build 251 new settler units in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestine News Network. The head of the Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Bethlehem, Hassan Bureijia, said in a statement, Sunday, […]

13 Oct
4:21

Blatant Case of Torture Exposes Israeli Occupation Methods

Twenty years after the Israeli High Court ruled against the use of torture, the law allows the secret police to continue to use it. Human rights groups warn that these circumstances are frequently evoked in cases like that of Samer Al-Arbid, who was almost tortured to death. Richard Silverstein blogs […]

13 Oct
4:10

Israel Threatens PA with Serious Consequences in Response to Boycott on Israeli Livestock

The Israeli government has threatened the Palestinian Authority (PA) with serious consequences, in the case it continues boycotting the import of cattle and other livestock from Israel. The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Major General Camille Abu Roken, Saturday, stated that, if Palestinian authority does not stop the […]

13 Oct
3:59

Settlers Attack Elderly Man near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, today, assaulted an elderly Palestinian man as he tried to prevent them from stealing olives in the village of Jaba’a, to the south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Hasan Breijieh, a local anti-settlement activist, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Bat Ayin […]

13 Oct
3:53

Israeli State Considers Officially Allowing Jews to Pray at Al-Aqsa

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said, Friday, that the state of Israel is considering allowing Jews to pray inside Al-Aqsa Mosque. In an official statement, Erdan said: “I am sure this will happen soon, God willing.” He emphasized that “the situation in Jerusalem is heading towards regaining sovereignty and […]

12 Oct
12:26

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (03 – 09 October 2019)

Summary   During the reporting period, PCHR documented 138 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian […]

12 Oct
12:10

How Hamas Made Palestinian Factions In Gaza Its Fans?

by Motasem Ahmed Dalloul In the late of 1970s, Islamists began to emerge as an effective group in the battle against the Israeli occupation. Their rise led to the formation of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas in the 1980s which became an effective Palestinian national movement along with secular […]

12 Oct
12:01

Bollywood: Stand Against Apartheid!

October 10, 2019 / ByPalestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / India UPDATE 10/11 One of the stars booked to perform at Indofest TLV has said the event is cancelled. At the time of writing, tickets are still on sale via the event website, and no formal […]

11 Oct
11:43

Israeli Settlers Attack Farmers near Nablus

A Palestinian farmer was injured, today, when illegal Jewish settlers attacked farmers who were picking olives outside the village of Tell, to the southwest of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian security sources. Settlers from a nearby illegal outpost attacked the farmers while working in their own […]

11 Oct
11:37

MADA: Violation of Media Freedoms Continues, Facebook Taking The Lead

September 2019 has witnessed a noticeable increase in the number of violations against media freedoms in Palestine. MADA has documented a total of 53 attacks compared to 36 during August. It should be noted that two thirds of the violations documented this month are mostly the closures and blocks by […]

09 Oct
6:42

The Impact On The ‘Deal Of The Century’ by The Measures To Impeach Trump

by Adnan Abu Amer, for Days of Palestine Palestinians and Israelis are following the ongoing constitutional measures to impeach US President Donald Trump with great interest. They want to know what the implications will be for the so-called deal of the century; will, for example, its formal announcement have to […]

09 Oct
6:16

Slain Gaza Protester: Father, Husband, Brother, and “a Palestinian who dreamed of liberation”

photo: Alaa Nizar Hamdan, 28, killed by Israeli live ammunition on October 4th, 2019 5th October | Wafa Aludaini | Gaza, Occupied Palestine A Palestinian protester identified as Alaa Nizar Hamdan, 28, was shot dead on October 4, by Israeli Occupation soldiers in Jabalia, northern Gaza during the 77th week […]

09 Oct
6:07

Female Hunger Striker Reveals Details of Torture in Israeli Prison System

A Palestinian-Jordanian who has been on hunger strike for 15 days, in the Israeli prison system, has revealed the details of her horrific interrogation and torture, the PLO Prisoners’ Committee reported on Monday. Heba Al-Labadi, age 24, was abducted on 20 August, by Israeli soldiers, as she crossed the Allenby […]

09 Oct
5:23

UN Encouraging Israeli Impunity by Withholding Settlement Blacklist

The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements has described UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s abstention, from disseminating the names of all companies working in illegal settlements, as a clear political, legal and moral violation of human rights, and a contradiction of her duties — especially […]

08 Oct
1:19

Explaining the Term “Critical Condition” to an Eight-Year Old: Is There a Way?

by Hind Shreideh /Wattan TV/PNN Rita, a beautiful 8-year-old girl asks her mother to explain to her what does “critical condition” mean? Rita wanted to know more than what Wikipedia provides as definition of the word, as she tried to figure it out on her own. This little girl was […]

07 Oct
3:47

Eight Israeli Violations against Palestinian Journalists in September

Israeli authorities committed eight violations against Palestinian journalists, in September, a WAFA report said today, according to Days of Palestine. It said, in its monthly report on Israeli treatment of Palestinian journalists and media, that six journalists were injured from rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas inhalation or beatings by Israeli […]

07 Oct
3:37

Israel Considers Withdrawing Residency of BDS Co-founder Omar al-Barghouti

Israeli Minister of Interior Arye Deri has ordered the so-called “Population and Immigration Authority” to prepare a legal opinion so as to revoke the residency status of the co-founder of the ‘Boycott-Divestment-Sactions’ (BDS) movement Omar al-Barghouti, for breach of trust. In recent years, the Israeli government has been fighting Omar […]

07 Oct
3:19

West Bank Colonization Measures a Prelude to New Settlement Activity

Israeli forces bulldozed around 30 dunams of Palestinian lands, in an area adjacent to the illegal Israeli settlement of Kharsina, to the east of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, as a prelude to the construction of a new settlement outpost, there, said a local activist. Abd al-Hadi Hantash, […]

07 Oct
3:05

PA to Again Accept Israeli Tax Collection

After months of having refused tax money collected by Israel, on behalf of the Palestinian state, the financially starved PA has decided to once again start accepting the funds. The PA’s unwillingness to receive the specific tax income is based on a dispute over stipends paid to the families of […]

06 Oct
5:10

Dr. Hilla Dayan: Israel’s Benny Gantz Faces Dutch War Crimes Case

Ismail Ziada, a Dutch Palestinian who lost six family members when Israel bombarded his home in Gaza, is taking Benny Gantz, the leader of Israel’s Blue and White Party, to court for killing his family. Professor Hilla Dayan, who observed the proceedings, discusses the case and its impact on Israeli […]

06 Oct
9:47

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 Sep. – 02 Oct. 2019)

Summary                                   During the reporting period, PCHR documented 129 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. Under the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and […]

06 Oct
9:41

Sheikh Najeh Bukairat Kidnapped from Jerusalem

Israeli occupation police, on Thursday evening, kidnaped Sheikh Najeh Bukairat, deputy head of the Islamic Awqaf Authority in Jerusalem, from a hotel, during his participation in a cultural event. According to local sources, police forces stormed Addar Hotel, in occupied Jerusalem, and rounded up Sheikh Bukairat with another individual named […]

06 Oct
9:15

UN Urged to Recognize Israeli War Crimes

The Foreign Minister for the Palestinian Authority, Riyad Malki, has called upon United Nations special rapporteurs to expose Israeli crimes committed against Palestinians, especially in the wake of the severe torture of prisoner Samer al-Arbeed, who has been taken to a hospital in a critical condition. In letters sent to […]

04 Oct
6:45

South African Amabassador: UN Did Not Implement Any Of Its Resolutions On Palestine

South Africa’s ambassador to the UN, Jerry Matjila, has criticized the UN for not implementing any of its 72 resolutions which it has adopted on Palestine, since 1948. Matjila, president of the Security Council for the month of October, made his remarks to al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper about the international community’s […]

04 Oct
6:41

BDS Co-Founder Omar Barghouti Granted UK Visa after Unexplained Delay

October 1, 2019 / Palestine Solidarity Campaign / UK Following an unexplained, abnormal delay in his visa application, which prevented him from travelling to the UK to speak at the Labour Party Conference fringe, BDS movement co-founder has had his visa granted by the British government. Omar Barghouti, Palestinian co-founder […]

04 Oct
6:21

Amazon, Israel, and the Occupation of Palestine

photo: Apartment building in Gaza after bombing by Israeli aircraft. IAI, which services 80% of Amazon’s cargo planes, also provides aircraft, missiles, and other weapons to the Israeli government. Credit: MOHAMMED SALEM/ REUTERS On September 22nd, Amazon quietly launched its operations in Israel, offering local delivery from a number of Israeli […]

04 Oct
6:08

Activists Protest Facebook Policy against Palestinian Content

Palestinian activists and journalists, on Wednesday, in cooperation with Sada social center, have launched a campaign against Facebook administration’s violations against Palestinian content. The campaign denounced, in a statement, a policy of double standards adopted by the administration of the site.” At the time [in which] the violations against the […]

04 Oct
5:35

UNOCHA: Israeli Forces Demolish 12 Structures in Two Weeks

In the past two weeks alone, Israeli authorities demolished or seized 12 Palestinian-owned structures in Area C of the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said yesterday. In its Protection of Civilians Report, covering the period of 17 […]

04 Oct
5:10

Russian Foreign Ministry: Israeli Airstrikes on Syria Leading to Escalation in Tensions

Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has lashed out at the Israeli regime for launching intermittent airstrikes on the Syrian territory, noting that such strikes only lead to further escalation of tensions in the region. Lavrov made the remarks in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, which was published on Thursday. “Regarding […]

03 Oct
5:07

Abbas Congratulates Rivlin on the Jewish New Year

PA President Mahmoud Abbas today called his Israeli counterpart, Reuven Rivlin, to congratulate him on the Jewish New Year. During the call, they exchanged views on the latest developments in the Palestinian-Israeli relationship, and the two presidents expressed their hope to achieve peace between Palestinians and Israelis as soon as […]

03 Oct
4:46

Netanyahu’s Pre-Indictment Hearings to Last Four Days

Starting today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has received the opportunity to defend himself against a series of severe accusations of fraud, breach in trust and bribery that have been following him for the last couple of years. PNN reports that the pre-indictment hearings, which will last four days in […]

01 Oct
6:17

Writers Support Author Kamila Shamsie, Denied Book Prize for Defending Palestine

Hundreds of authors have publicly denounced the revocation of a German literary prize, the Nelly Sachs Award for Literature, from esteemed writer Kamila Shamsie because of her support for the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divest and Sanctions campaign. An open letter entitled “The Right to Boycott,” published Sept. 23 in the London […]

01 Oct
6:12

The Oslo Accords: The Five Star Israeli Occupation

Perhaps the Oslo Accords, which were concluded between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Israel, will be registered in the modern and contemporary history as the worst agreement between the representatives of a people under occupation and an occupying power. Since then, 26 years have passed. The Palestinian negotiator thought […]

01 Oct
6:04

Palestinians Mark 19 Years Since Al-Aqsa Intifada

Back in September of the year 2000, the then-Israeli opposition leader Ariel Sharon made a provocative visit to Haram al-Sharif, or Temple Mount, in Jerusalem al-Quds, along with hundreds of Israeli forces, in a move widely denounced by Palestinians.   The visit triggered a popular uprising, against Israel, in which […]

01 Oct
5:53

12 Injured in West Bank Car Ramming

October 1, 2019 5:53 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Nablus, News Report 0

A car ramming incident in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, today, left 12 people wounded, one of them reportedly in serious condition, according to WAFA medical sources and witnesses. A security source said that the incident happened after the driver lost control of this car, leading him to […]

01 Oct
5:23

Settlers Established 18 New Outposts

by Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN The southern areas of Hebron are being subjected to extensive settlement expansion procedures, as Israeli occupation authorities announced the seizure of about 1,500 dunams of populated land planted with olive trees and almonds, located within the borders of the Dura Municipality, to the south of Hebron. […]

29 Sep
5:56

Elizabeth Warren Won’t Stand Up To Israel’s Crimes

by Ali Abunimah, for Days of Palestine Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has made her clearest statement on how she would approach Israel’s decades of occupation and oppression of Palestinians. It is arguably a microscopic improvement from previous positions. But that’s not saying much, because those amounted to fleeing hard questions, as she […]

29 Sep
5:44

Documents Prove “Creative Community for Peace” is Front for Right-Wing Israel Lobby Group “StandWithUs”

by  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) Support is growing for the Palestinian civil society call for a boycott to pressure Israel to respect Palestinian human rights. Artists such as Lana Del Rey, Lorde, Tunde Adebimpe, Peter Gabriel, Lauryn Hill, Talib Kweli, and Mark Ruffalo are taking courageous public […]

29 Sep
5:18

Olive Harvest Stolen by Settlers in Nablus

Israeli settlers, today, attacked Palestinian farmers while working on their own farms, near the village of Deir Sharaf, to the west of Nablus City, in the northern occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that a group of Israeli […]

29 Sep
5:12

Brutal Torture Used to Interrogate Palestinian Detainee

September 29, 2019 5:12 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Addameer Association for Prisoner Support and Human Rights, on Sunday, said that prisoner Samer Arbeed was taken to a hospital, in critical condition, as a result of brutal torture which he had been subjected to, in the Mascobiyyeh investigation center, since Wednesday. According to Haaretz newspaper, Shin Bet Israeli […]

27 Sep
3:04

Israel Seizes Property from Palestinian Prisoner Rights Organization: Addameer’s Sahar Francis

Sahar Francis, leader of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights, talks about Israeli soldiers raiding her office at 2:00 a.m., causing extensive damage and seizing computers, valuable documents, and materials. From the time he began work as a civil rights organizer, at age 14, Marc Steiner has dedicated his life […]

27 Sep
2:50

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 September 2019)

Summary     During the reporting period, PCHR documented 204 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity, Israeli forces wounded 125 Palestinian […]

27 Sep
2:43

2019: Over 415 Human Rights Violations against Palestinian Journalists by Israel

The Israeli government is  deliberately targeting Palestinian journalists in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The Ministry of Information, on the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian journalists, reported that the number of human rights violations, from the beginning of year 2019 to the end of August 2019, […]

27 Sep
2:31

Shin Bet Bans Gaza Football Team from Travel

Israel’s security agency, Shin Bet, has recommended a ban on travel, holding back a competition over the Palestine Football Cup, between Rafah Services Club and Balata Youth Center, Hebrew channel 12 reported. According to the channel, the final match between the two teams was to be held today, in Nablus, […]

27 Sep
2:02

Ministry of Health Warns of Whitewashing Attempt behind American Hospital Project

The Ministry of Health, today, reiterated its rejection of the establishment an American field hospital in the north of the Gaza Strip, warning of the existence of dubious intentions behind it, while considering it an attempt “to whitewash the Israeli occupation, whose hands are covered with Palestinian blood,” and a […]

27 Sep
1:55

Netanyahu Tasked with Forming New Government

September 27, 2019 1:55 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

PNN reports that Israeli president Reuven Rivlin has called on premier Benjamin Netanyahu to form the new coalition government within the next six weeks. With a divided Knesset, Netanyahu now faces an uphill battle to secure support from at least 61 of 120 lawmakers. If his attempts fail, Rivlin could […]

25 Sep
6:23

Telling Old Stories in a New Way: Palestinian Dabke (VIDEO)

At the first annual Hebron Festival, an event organized by the Hebron Municipality to celebrate the culture and history of Palestinians in Hebron, students from across the West Bank put on a theatrical performance, telling of life and history in Palestine through a play combined with music and dabke. Dabke […]

25 Sep
6:07

Update: 140 Palestinian Detainees on Hunger Strike for 14th Day

September 25, 2019 6:07 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Asra Media Office stated that 140 Palestinian detainees being held in Israeli jails continue in their open-ended hunger strike, today. The office pointed out, on Monday morning, that the detainees are continuing their strike in opposition to the installation of the cancer-causing jamming devices in their cells for the 14th […]

25 Sep
5:55

Police Close Silwan Shop for Hiring Palestinian Help

September 25, 2019 5:55 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli police, today, ordered a Palestinian butchery located in East Jerusalem to shut down for 15 days, for hiring Palestinian help, according to the shop owner Fadi Zahdeh. He told WAFA that police raided his shop in Silwan, took him to their station where he was questioned about hiring a […]

25 Sep
5:49

Dichter Storms Al-Aqsa Courtyards Under Heavy Guard

Former Israeli Minister of Internal Security and Shin Bet director Avi Dichter, on Wednesday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque under strict guard of Israeli occupation police. PNN sources confirmed that Dichter, accompanied by a group of settlers and guarded by occupation forces stormed Al-Aqsa and made several provocative […]

24 Sep
4:48

Two Paramedics Injured by Israeli Forces in Eizariya Town

Two Palestinian paramedics, on Sunday evening, suffered injuries after soldiers targeted them, as they performed their duties during skirmishes between local youth and Israeli occupation forces in Eizariya town, occupied Jerusalem. The Red Crescent said, according to Days of Palestine, that two of its paramedics were rushed to the Makassed […]

24 Sep
4:39

Names of Palestinian Detainees in Saudi Prisons Revealed by Witness

Palestinian and Jordanian detainees being held in Saudi Arabian prisons suffer difficult humanitarian conditions, and are subjected to various types of physical and psychological torture, the Palestinian Association for Human Rights reported. A witness said that Saudi Arabian security services have waged a wide arrest campaign against dozens of Palestinians […]

Israeli troops in a night raid (archive image)
24 Sep
4:18

Hebron Office of Women’s Committees Raided

September 24, 2019 4:18 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli forces, today, stormed the Hebron headquarters of the Union of Palestinian Women Committees and seized computer hard discs and other equipment, according to Sara Mtair, director of the Hebron office of the Women Committees. She said, according to WAFA correspondence, that Israeli soldiers raided her office  early this morning,  […]

24 Sep
4:11

UK Labour: Motion Passed in Support of Palestinian Rights

Delegates at the 2019 Labour Party Conference have, almost unanimously, passed a motion reaffirming Labour’s support for Palestinian human rights, including their “collective rights to self-determination and to return to their homes.” The motion also commits the Party to apply international law to all trade with Israel, including the cessation […]

23 Sep
11:46

Six New Settlement Units Documented in Hebron

(archive photo image) Israel constructed six new settlement units, on Palestinian lands, in Hebron, southern West Bank during the period 2017-2019, the Land Research Center reported. The center stated that Israeli settlers established the units just a few hundred meters away from the main settlements. It noted that the units […]

23 Sep
11:27

Confrontations as Israeli Army Raids Archaeological Site near Nablus

Israeli forces stormed an archaeological site in the town of Sabastia, to the northwest of Nablus, leading to violent confrontations, said a local official. Mayor of Sabastia, Mohammed Azzem, said that dozens of soldiers raided the site amid the firing of live bullets and tear gas canisters toward residents, provoking […]

23 Sep
11:18

MoH: Israeli Power Cuts Threaten Medical Patients’ Lives

Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila has publicly warned of the consequences which will result from Israel’s power cuts in three Palestinian governorates, the impact on the lives of patients in specific, and all citizens in general, in addition to the effect on medicines and vaccines stored in refrigerators. In a […]

22 Sep
6:07

Israeli Court Approves Use of Palestinian Bodies as Bargaining Chips

by Maureen Clare Murphy A Palestinian family in the Jerusalem-area village of al-Eizariya has been unable to bury their 14-year-old son, who was killed by Israeli police last month. Nassim Abu Rumi’s family has petitioned Israel’s high court to order the release of his body, which will be reportedly transferred on Friday. Israel […]

22 Sep
5:52

Euro-Med Condemns Stripping Author of German Award over Pro-Palestinian Positions

Author Kamila Shamsie stripped of her German prize due to her support of the Palestinian boycott of Israel movement, BDS. (Photo courtesy of Euro-Med)  The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med), today, condemned a decision, by the Nelly Sachs Prize jury, to withdraw author Kamila Shamsie’s award over her support for […]

22 Sep
5:43

UK Labour Party Conference Venue Lights Up with Palestine Flag

On the eve of the Labour Party’s 2019 annual conference, the venue was illuminated by projections of a Palestine flag, alongside the slogans “Free Palestine,” “Solidarity with Palestine” and “Freedom, justice and equality”, as part of a creative stunt by Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC). A motion expressing support for the […]

20 Sep
1:26

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 September 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory  12 – 18 September 2019   Palestinian Woman killed at Qalendia Checkpoint at the northern entrance to occupied East Jerusalem, claiming she attempted to stab an Israeli soldier. Great March of Return in Eastern Gaza Strip: 78 civilians injured, including 34 […]

20 Sep
1:20

Amnesty: Israeli Killing Of Woman Underscores Need For International Justice (VIDEO)

Amnesty International stated that Wednesday’s killing of a Palestinian woman, by Israeli soldiers stationed at Qalandia checkpoint should be “an urgent reminder of the need for international justice to start charting the way towards an end to Israel’s institutionalized and systematic violations of Palestinian human rights.” “Video footage of the […]

20 Sep
1:12

BDS Calls for Boycott on DGTL Tel Aviv Festival 2019

September 19, 2019 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Netherlands The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), a founding member of the largest coalition in Palestinian society that leads the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, is calling for the boycott […]

20 Sep
1:00

Army Cuts Off Water Supply to Jordan Valley Village

Israeli occupation forces, on Thursday,  closed the water pipes which supply Palestinian residents in the village of Bardale, in the northern Jordan Valley, east of the occupied West Bank. Member of Bardala village council, Dirar Sawafta, said that Israeli forces stormed the village in the early morning and closed a […]

19 Sep
2:40

Agricultural Lands Attacked in Salfit and Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers, on Wednesday, chopped down scores of Palestinian-owned olive trees in Burqin village, to the west of the occupied West Bank district of Salfit, according to  Marwan Abdul Rahman, head of Burqin village council. He said that the soldiers destroyed more than 100 olive trees in the Khirbet Qarqash […]

19 Sep
2:08

Netanyahu Trip to UN Cancelled Following Election Results

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled his planned visit to the United Nations General Assembly, in New York, amid a political deadlock, following Tuesday’s general elections.   The decision was announced on Wednesday, after both Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud Party and the centrist Blue and White alliance, of former military chief […]

19 Sep
1:31

Palestinians Revive Memories of Aida

by Elise Schroons- Bethlehem, PNN The recently opened coffee shop named Aida, in Aida refugee camp, Bethlehem, welcomes customers for a coffee and a chat. Its name ‘Aida’ originates from a popular coffee shop of the same name that was located nearby. It was owned by Aida, a Palestinian woman, […]

18 Sep
1:32

EU: Settlements a “Serious Breach of International Law”

Shortly after the Israeli government approved the establishment of a new settlement on the outskirts of Jericho city, the European Union slammed all settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, as a serious breach of international law. “The European Union reiterates that all settlements in the occupied Palestinian […]

18 Sep
1:25

Election Tally: Likud and Blue White Win 32 Seats Each

September 18, 2019 1:25 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Unofficial results of the 22nd Knesset elections showed that the Likud party of incumbent prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the centrist White and Blue party, of opposer Benny Gantz, won 32 seats each, while the joint list received 13. At this time, 92% of the votes have been counted. Netanyahu, […]

17 Sep
6:13

Remembering The Sabra And Shatilla Massacre 35 Years On

Its time to end the Israeli culture of impunity that permitted the Sabra and Shatilla massacre to happen, 35 years ago. by Nabil Mohamad On September 16, 1982, following the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the right-wing Christian Phalange militia stormed the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps, in West Beirut, and began […]

17 Sep
5:39

Six Palestinian Detainees Still On Hunger Strike against Administrative Detention

September 17, 2019 5:39 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Commission of Detainees and ex-Detainees Affairs said, in its Sunday report, that six Palestinian detainees being held in Israeli prisons are continuing an open-ended hunger strike against their arbitrary administrative detention without charge or trial. Five of them are languishing in al-Ramla prison clinic.   The commission noted that […]

17 Sep
5:26

Elderly Palestinian Assaulted near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers, today, assaulted an elderly Palestinian at an army checkpoint to northwest of Ramallah, according to witnesses. They said that soldiers, stationed at a checkpoint outside the village of Deir Nitham, stopped a car driven by Saleh Tamimi, 52, and forced him out of his car before they started […]

17 Sep
5:15

Dr. Amal Jadou First Female Undersecretary of Palestine MOFA

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, on Sunday, signed a presidential decree appointing Ambassador Amal Azmi Jadou (PhD) as Undersecretary of the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). By this decree, Dr. Jadou became the first Palestinian woman to fill this post. Dr. Jadou started her career with the Palestinian Authority in […]

17 Sep
4:44

Press Release: Ziada Case against Israeli Generals for Gaza War Crimes Heard in The Hague

The Hague, September 9th, 2019  On Tuesday 17th September, the District Court of The Hague will hold a hearing on the admissibility of a case brought by Dutch citizen Ismail Ziada against the former Chief of General Staff of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF), Benny Gantz and former Commander of the […]

15 Sep
1:15

“Mutual Defense” Treaty Discussed by Trump and Netanyahu

US President, Donald Trump said, on Saturday, that he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the possibility of moving forward on a “mutual defense” treaty between the allies, just three days before Israeli voters go to the polls. “I had a call today with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss […]

15 Sep
1:07

Palestinians In Israel: Netanyahu’s Racism Makes Us Want To Vote

by Arwa Ibrahim Days ahead of a national parliamentary vote the streets of this Palestinian city, which was absorbed into the Tel Aviv municipality after 1948, were buzzing with election fervour. Campaign posters for the Arab Joint List, an electoral alliance of four Palestinian parties, are visible across the ancient port city. […]

15 Sep
12:15

Updated: Oman Rejects Israeli Plan as Netanyahu Moves to Annex 75% of Area C

Oman announced, yesterday, its rejection of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s recent statements, which threatened to annex the Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank. “Oman reiterates its rejection of Netanyahu’s statements and confirms its support to the Palestinian people in all efforts to establish an independent Palestinian state […]

15 Sep
12:07

New Settler Outpost near Jerusalem

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, set up a new outpost on Al-Muntar mountain, east of the Palestinian town of Sawahra. According to local PNN sources, a number of settlers placed several mobile homes and barrels of water on the mountain, at 4 am, today. Eyewitnesses said that, two days ago, a […]

14 Sep
3:32

New Lands to be Seized for Settlement Expansion in Nablus

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, ordered the confiscation of Palestinian-owned lands in Nablus district, to expand the illegal Yitzhar settlement. According to Days of Palestine, the village councils of Burin, Huwara, Asira al-Qibliya, Madama, Urif and Einabus all received copies of an Israeli order to seize Palestinian-owned lands in the […]

14 Sep
3:20

Israeli Apartheid in Masafer Yatta: Raids, Demolitions, Arrests and Beatings

photo: Israeli soldiers raided multiple villages from midnight to early morning, awaking residents and searching houses without giving a reason or warrant. Beginning with invasive night raids multiple villages, and ending with 7 structures demolished, 4 families made homeless, 2 Palestinians arrested, 1 beaten and hospitalized, 1 car confiscated, and […]

14 Sep
3:04

PSC Calls on UK Government to Hold Israel Accountable for Breech of International law

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s vow to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank, and is calling on the UK Government to hold Israel to account for its ongoing violations of international law. The comments were made just a week before fresh […]

13 Sep
10:58

UN Chief: Israeli Annexation Plan Would Violate International Law

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has censured Israeli minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election pledge to annex the Jordan Valley, in the occupied West Bank, terming it as a gross violation of international law. “Such steps, if implemented, would constitute a serious violation of international law,” Guterres’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, in a […]

12 Sep
12:19

Boycotts, Benjamins and America’s University Leaders

by David Klein Days of Palestine, September 11th, 2019 If there is one thing which unites American university presidents, it is opposition to the academic boycott of Israel. The leaders of more than 250 universities have posted letters or made public statements denouncing the boycott.  The provost and president of Johns Hopkins proclaimed, in […]

12 Sep
11:55

Hamas: Friedman’s Remark Explicit Incitement

The remarks of US ambassador to Israel David Friedman, made during his presence in the illegal settlement of Sderot, are a direct aggression and explicit incitement against the Palestinian people, a spokesman for the Hamas resistance movement stated. Bassem Naim, a member of the movement’s international relations office, said, in […]

12 Sep
11:42

Two Raids on Gaza Early Thursday

Israeli warplanes launched two raids on the northern Gaza Strip, early Thursday. Palestinian sources said, according to the PNN, that an Israeli reconnaissance aircraft fired two missiles at a site in the town of Beit Lahia, followed by an F16 raid on the same site  a few minutes later. No […]

10 Sep
3:37

“I Watched My Father And Brother Killed By Israeli Bombs. For Me, The UK Arms Trade Is Deeply Personal”

“The UK has, for the first time, officially invited the Israeli government to participate in the world’s largest arms fair at DSEI, set to take place in London, this month. I’m calling on UK citizens to make their voices heard.” – Amal Samouni For many people who have lived a […]

10 Sep
2:52

Al-Qassam Brigades Shoots Down Israeli Army Drone

The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has shot down an Israeli drone in the Gaza Strip, a day after the regime carried out a fresh wave of air raids against the besieged coastal enclave. Palestinian media reported, according to Press TV/Al Ray, that Hamas fighters intercepted and downed […]

10 Sep
2:44

Hague to Discuss Trial for Ex-Israeli Army Chief

Haaretz Israeli newspaper reported that the Dutch Central Court in The Hague will discuss, next Tuesday — which coincides with Israeli elections — whether it is within its competence to try Israeli politician Benny Gantz for war crimes committed during the 2014 Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip. A civil […]

09 Sep
8:56

Focus On: International Aid to Palestine

by Samer Abdelnour, Sam Bahour, Nora Lester Murad, Alaa Tartir, Jeremy Wildeman for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network The Trump Administration’s decision to cut aid to the Palestinians and cease USAID operations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) must serve as a wake-up call for Palestinian policymakers to lay the Oslo Accords aid model to rest. Neither […]

09 Sep
8:41

Police Assault Mother, Detain Son in East Jerusalem

Israeli police physically attacked a Palestinian mother before detaining her son, while they were near the light rail, close to Shua’fat refugee camp, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, said witnesses. The mother and her son were attacked and pepper sprayed by Israeli police, for no apparent reason, before they detained the […]