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24 Jan
4:13

Scientists for Palestine Conference Hears Message of Palestinian Scholar, Political Prisoner Ubai Aboudi

Hind Shraydeh protests for Ubai‚Äôs release with their three children, Khaled, Ghassan and Basel. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network On the evening of 10 January, a packed hall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, hosted the third international conference of¬†Scientists for Palestine, a global initiative working […]

24 Jan
4:05

Israel Accused of Flooding Khan Younis

The municipality of Khan Younis City, in southern Gaza, has accused the Israeli occupation authority of intentionally releasing collected rainwater from dams in the east and swamping many areas of the city, especially Salahuddin Street. Days of Palestine reports that Mohamed al-Asttal, head of the municipality‚Äôs emergency committee, said on […]

24 Jan
3:58

Report: Israel Begins Selling Gas Destined for Gaza

The severity of Gaza‚Äôs humanitarian crisis is currently growing in magnitude, as a result of Israel tightening its 15-year long, illegal¬†siege of the poverty-stricken Palestinian territory. Due to Israel‚Äôs restriction of gas, prevented from entering the besieged coastal enclave, the people of Gaza are facing a lack of sufficient heating, […]

24 Jan
3:51

MADA Engages with Facebook in Regional Meeting

MADA Center participated in a regional meeting organized by Facebook, in the Jordanian capital of Amman, for two days, this week, to discuss the company‚Äôs policies regarding content, hate speech and other topics related to this area. The Center was represented by its Director General, Moussa Rimawi, who also spoke […]

22 Jan
4:34

No Accident: Israel Targets Eyes

by Tareq Hajaj, for Days of Palestine Media coverage and social media posts went wild when Palestinian photojournalist Muath Amarneh was¬†blinded in his left eye¬†after he was hit by a rubber bullet while covering a protest in the West Bank. However, Amarneh was far from unique; Israeli snipers targeting participants […]

22 Jan
4:28

Report: Area C Building Permits Allowed for 1% of West Bank Palestinians

Israeli occupation authorities gave 1% of Palestinians a license to build on Area C of the occupied West Bank from 2016 to 2018, Hebrew media sources reported. Area C constitutes 60% of occupied West Bank lands that fall under Israel sovereignty, according to the Oslo agreement which was signed in […]

22 Jan
4:09

UN’s Mladenov says Jordan Valley Annexation Would Have Devastating Effects

Nickolay Mladenov, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, today, expressed concern regarding Israeli plans to annex the occupied Jordan Valley, stressing that such a step would have devastating effects on the region. ‚ÄúThe annexation of some or all of Area C in the West Bank, if […]

22 Jan
4:04

Palestine Urging EU to Take Tougher Stance on Israeli Policy for Jerusalem

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has criticized the European Union for its ‚Äúweak and late‚ÄĚ measures vis-√†-vis Israel activities across the Palestinian territories, particularly in Jerusalem, calling on the 28-member bloc to adopt a firmer stance on Israel’s ‚Äúopen battle‚ÄĚ against the occupied holy site. Israel has […]

20 Jan
8:44

Severe Torture in Israeli Prisons Targets Palestinian Steadfastness: Walid Hanatsheh, Samer Arbeed, Mays Abu Ghosh and More

Photo: Walid Hanatsheh after his interrogation. In the last months of 2019 and early 2020, a growing number of cases of severe physical torture against Palestinian detainees carried out by Israeli Shin Bet interrogators have been documented. While torture and abuse of various kinds have been a mainstay of the […]

20 Jan
8:34

UN Experts Unveil Letter Condemning Germany’s Targeting of BDS Movement

Five United Nations special rapporteurs have unveiled a letter to the German government censuring a German law that targets a pro-Palestinian boycott movement while insisting that criticism of the Israeli regime ‚Äúis not anti-Semitic.‚ÄĚ   The UN experts made the letter public this week, after the 60-day reply period ended […]

20 Jan
8:26

UN Calls for International Support to the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Following a six-day visit to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, called on the international community to ensure continued commitment and consistent and sustained funding to help alleviate the challenges faced by Palestinians in Gaza […]

20 Jan
8:14

Report: Israel Steals Land, Erects Nature Reserves and National Parks to Expand Settlements

Madeeha Araj/PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated, in its latest weekly report , that the far-right Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett announced, last week, the approval of seven nature reserves in the West Bank, with an area of 130,000-State dunams — 20,000 of which ones […]

19 Jan
8:33

Bennett Gives Orders Restricting Peace Activists

Israeli Minister of Defense Naftali Bennett, Saturday evening, gave the Israeli army instructions that restrict the activities of peace activists who participate in the weekly protests against the apartheid wall in the occupied West Bank. Hebrew channel 12 reported that the decision is made in cooperation with Israeli army and […]

19 Jan
8:20

Former Mufti Ordered Out of Al-Aqsa

January 19, 2020 8:20 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

After summoning him this morning, the Israeli security ordered the former Mufti of Jerusalem and current head of the Higher Islamic Council, Sheikh Ekrema Sabri, out of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compund for one week, according to WAFA sources. The security forces raided Sabri‚Äôs home in occupied Jerusalem and handed him […]

19 Jan
8:15

Abbas Visits Bethlehem’s Walled Off Hotel

PA President Mahmoud Abbas, on Saturday, along with Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, visited Banksy‚Äôs ‘Walled-Off¬† Hotel,’ in Bethlehem, which is surrounded by the Israeli apartheid wall, describing it as a significant achievement in delivering the Palestinian national message by art. The visit came upon the president‚Äôs arrival in Bethlehem to […]

18 Jan
4:13

#FreeMays ‚Äď Israel is torturing my friend for being an outspoken Palestinian woman

by Kristian Davis Bailey,¬†Black4Palestine On New Year‚Äôs Eve, as we approached the end of the year and the start of a new decade, one person weighed heavily on my mind: my friend¬†Mays Abu Ghosh, a 21-year old journalism student from Palestine, who was spending her new year incarcerated without charge […]

18 Jan
4:06

Israeli Forces Abduct Finnish MP, Activists On Gaza Border

Israeli occupation forces, on Thursday, detained five Finnish citizens, including a member of parliament, for allegedly attempting to cross the fence separating the 1948 occupied Palestinian territories and the blockaded Gaza Strip. According to Israeli media sources, the Israeli forces detained Anna Kontula, a Finnish MP, and four other humanitarian […]

18 Jan
4:00

UN Officials: German Anti-BDS Resolution Infringes on Freedom of Expression, Basic Political Rights

United Nations Special Rapporteurs / Germany UN officials say it is not anti-Semitic to criticize the government of Israel. UN letter is now public, as Germany did not respond within mandated 60-day period. PALAIS DES NATIONS ‚ÄĘ 1211 GENEVA 10, SWITZERLAND Mandates of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and […]

18 Jan
3:35

Gaza Bombed for 2nd Time in 24 Hours

Occupation aircraft have carried out a fresh round of airstrikes, against targets in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, as Israel continues with its acts of aggression against the besieged Palestinian coastal sliver. The Israeli military said, in a statement, that a combat helicopter attacked infrastructure used for by […]

13 Jan
9:54

Report: Palestinian Child Prisoners Face Further Repression and Transfer

Palestinian child seized in Jerusalem. Older photo, illustrative. Israeli occupation officials announced that child prisoners would be transferred away from the Ofer prison and separated into cells without the adult prisoner representatives who support them before the prison administration on Saturday, 11 January. In response, the Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Society noted […]

13 Jan
9:46

Israeli Forces Quash Land Rehabilitation Project In West Bank Village

Israeli occupation forces, on Monday, stopped work on a project to reclaim and rehabilitate lands and pave agricultural roads in the village of Al-Mughayyir, east of Ramallah, under the pretext that the area is classified as Area C, under full Israeli administrative and military control. The project supervisor, Engineer Fajer […]

13 Jan
9:36

Israeli Settlers Stone Palestinian Homes in Nablus Area

Israeli settlers, today, attacked Palestinian residents‚Äô homes with stones, in the village of Madama, to the south of Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist. Ghassan Daghlas, a local official in charge of the anti-settlement file in the northern West Bank, said that residents managed […]

13 Jan
9:28

Army Recognizes Murder of Aisha al-Rabi as “Hostile Attack”

The Israeli army, on Sunday, admitted that the killing of a Palestinian mother of 8, Aisha Mohammad al-Rabi, 47, by an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank, last October, was a “hostile attack on nationalist grounds.” Last year, Israeli prosecutors issued an indictment against the Israeli settler suspected of […]

13 Jan
9:12

Tayseer Barakat‚Äôs ‚ÄúShoreless Sea‚ÄĚ: A Visual Account of Refugees‚Äô Mayhem Journeys Across the Mediterranean

Zawyeh Gallery is glad to announce the opening of Tayseer Barakat‚Äôs solo exhibition ‚ÄúShoreless Sea‚ÄĚ on Wednesday, 15 January, in Ramallah. The exhibition includes a series of new artworks which manifest as an account on refugees‚Äô desperate journeys to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in search for a normal life. […]

13 Jan
9:05

France Calls on Tel Aviv to Comply with International Law

France has strongly denounced the Israeli regime‚Äôs recent plans to build some 2,000 settler units in the occupied West Bank, stressing that all Israeli settlements are illegal under international law. In a statement released on Sunday, the French consulate in occupied Jerusalem called on Israel to comply with the international […]

12 Jan
9:36

Israelis Flood Gaza Lands with Rainwater, Damaging Crops

Israeli occupation forces pumped huge amounts of rainwater into agricultural lands east of the Gaza Strip, causing planted crops to sink, witnesses said. They said Israeli authorities opened the rainwater collection dams along the border with the Gaza Strip, causing about 1,000 dunams of agricultural land planted with wheat, barley, […]

12 Jan
9:11

Detainee Zahran on Hunger Strike for 112 Days

January 12, 2020 9:11 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian detainee in Israeli jails, Ahmad Zahran, has been on hunger strike for 112 days in a row, protesting his administrative detention without charge or trial, amid very critical health conditions.   An Israeli occupation court dismissed, on Tuesday, an appeal submitted by Zahran, where it asked him to […]

12 Jan
9:04

Israeli to Demolish Detainee’s Home for Second Time

Israeli forces, for the second timeo, have ordered the punitive demolition of the family house of ¬†Ahmad Jamal Qunbu, a Palestinian in Israeli detention, who comes from the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, according to local sources. Qunbu‚Äôs father told WAFA that Israeli authorities handed him a notice informing […]

12 Jan
8:45

Israeli Cabinet Warns of Secret Arrest Warrants

Members of the Diplomatic-Security Cabinet are said to be ‚Äúprofoundly concerned‚ÄĚ that the International Criminal Court (ICC) may issue secret arrest warrants for Israeli officials it considers suspects, as it will launch a war crimes investigation against Israel within the next 90 days. Last month, ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda […]

11 Jan
7:18

International Criminal Court Prepares to Try Israelis over War Crimes

Shawan Jabarin of the Al-Haq human rights organization discusses the International Criminal Court decision to prepare a lawsuit against the state of Israel regarding war crimes committed against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israeli authorities are already panicking. (Transcript unavailable.)   Via The Real News Network. […]

09 Jan
11:57

BDS Concludes 2019 with Remarkable Achievements

(photo: Days of Palestine) The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated, in its latest periodic-report regarding the boycott of Israel, that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement achieved remarkable successes, over the past year, at the domestic, regional and international levels, seeking to impose international isolation […]

08 Jan
5:25

Jerusalem Governor Summoned For Interrogation

Israeli occupation police, on Tuesday, raided the home of Jerusalem’s governor, Adnan Ghaith, in the occupied Jerusalem town of Silwan, and served his family a summon for Ghaith to appear before Israeli intelligence. Ghaith has been detained at least 13 times since he assumed the office of Jerusalem governor and […]

08 Jan
5:01

Al-Aqsa Congregation Assaulted by Israeli Police

Ignoring international norms and conventions, Israeli occupation forces assaulted Palestinian Muslim devotees at the Bab Arrahma praying court and at the Bab Hetta court of Al-Aqsa mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. Eyewitness reported that forces assaulted the congregation at Bab Arrahma court and abducted two Jerusalemite men and a woman, in […]

08 Jan
4:52

Israeli Settlers Chop Palestinian Olive Trees

Israeli settlers, today, chopped 50 olive trees belonging to Palestinian farmers in the village of al-Sawiya, to the south of the West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, who is in charge of the settlements file in the northern West Bank, told WAFA correspondence that […]

08 Jan
4:16

Israeli Elections: Netanyahu Vows More Settlements, Annexation

The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated, in its latest weekly report, that the Israeli government still ignores the international community‚Äôs stance, along with resolutions of international legitimacy which consider Israeli settlements a war crime. Israel acts as a state above the law, as a result of […]

07 Jan
4:22

Why Did Hamas Mourn Qassem Soleimani?

by Motasem Ahmed Dalloul, Days of Palestine As soon as the assassination of Iran‚Äôs General Qassem Soleimani was confirmed by the Pentagon, the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement was among those mourning him and blaming the US for causing chaos in the region through its violations against the ‚Äúresistance axis‚ÄĚ in […]

07 Jan
4:13

Fateh Official: Israel’s Settlement Colonization is an Illegal Presence That Must Be Removed

Fateh spokesman and member of its Revolutionary Council, Osama al-Qawasmi, said that Israel’s settlement colonization of Palestinian occupied land is the illegal presence that must be removed, and not the Palestinian buildings and properties. He said, in response to statements made by Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett, in which he […]

07 Jan
4:05

Orthodox Kick Off Christmas Day Celebrations in Bethlehem

On Monday morning, Christmas celebrations for the Orthodox churches began running on the Eastern calendar, PNN reports. The procession of Archbishop Kabriel Daho, the Patriarchal Vicar of the Syriac Orthodox in the Holy Land, Jordan, was accompanied by Captain Shimon Jean and Captain Paul Khanu, with the elders of the […]

05 Jan
9:41

Brazilian Groups Stop Bill in Parliament to Strengthen Military and Scientific Cooperation with Israel

Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / Brazil Wednesday, 50+ Brazilian groups won a victory for Palestinians and for demilitarizing Brazil, mobilizing opposition in Brazil‚Äôs Parliament to filibuster a bill to strengthen military and scientific cooperation with Israel. We salute them as this struggle continues into 2020. We thank 50+ Brazilian […]

05 Jan
9:21

Night Home Arrest Applied against Jerusalemite Youths, Recalling British Emergency Law

According to the British Emergency Law of 1945, Israeli occupation authorities have applied the procedure of night home arrest on a group of Jerusalemites youth in al-Eesawiyya town, north of occupied Jerusalem. Two specialists have considered the move illegal and out of alignment with international law, and a blatant violation […]

05 Jan
9:00

Waqf Calls on Israel to Halt All Work at Al-Aqsa

The Islamic Jerusalem Endowments (Waqf) council, in a press statement, called on Israeli authorities to immediately halt all work carried out at Al-Aqsa Mosque and to remove all equipment installed on the walls of the mosque. A group of Israeli workers, today, resumed work on the southern wall of Al-Aqsa […]

05 Jan
8:54

Ramon Detainees Transferred to Nafha

January 5, 2020 8:54 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

PNN reports that Israeli prison forces have stormed section 6 of the Ramon jail and transferred all its inmates to Nafha jail. According to the Palestinian Commission of Detainees‚Äô and Ex-Detainees‚Äô Affairs, on Sunday, the forces transferred the prisoners in the cold weather, without allowing them to change their clothes […]

02 Jan
8:50

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 December 2019 ‚Äď 01 January 2020)

Summary ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† This week, PCHR documented 198 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. This week witnessed an increase of Israeli violation regarding demolition and settlement activities in addition to settlers‚Äô attacks and incursions. […]

02 Jan
8:43

TRNN: The Year in Palestine and Israel

The Real News Network’s Marc Steiner and Shir Hever discuss the upcoming election, corruption charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and more. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Researching the economic aspect of the Israeli occupation […]

02 Jan
8:35

Dr. Ashrawi: Israel’s Plan to Replace Jerusalem UNRWA Schools a Part of War on Palestinian Rights

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Thursday, condemned the announced plan of the Israeli municipality in occupied Jerusalem, to replace UNRWA-run schools. “The announced plan of the so-called Israeli municipality in occupied Jerusalem, to replace UNRWA-run schools, is an extension of […]

02 Jan
8:12

Netanyahu to Ask for Immunity from Corruption Charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he would approach the regime’s parliament in order to seek immunity from corruption charges, in a move that could considerably delay criminal proceedings against him.   ‚Äú‚Ķ I intend to approach the speaker of the Knesset in accordance with chapter 4C of the law, […]

02 Jan
8:03

Worshippers at Al-Aqsa Assaulted by Israeli Police

Israeli police, this evening, assaulted several Palestinian worshipers and detained two of them while they were present at the Bab al-Rahma prayer area inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in occupied Jerusalem, witnesses told WAFA. Police officers broke into Bab al-Rahma and physically assaulted the worshipers and attacked them with teargas, […]

02 Jan
7:53

149 Palestinians Killed by Israelis in 2019, Including 33 Children

The Israeli occupation army killed 149 Palestinians in 2019, 74% of whom were from the Gaza Strip, the National Gathering of Palestine Families has said. Mohammed Sbeihat, secretary general of the gathering, stated that 33 of the slain were children, representing 23% of the total number. Sbeihat said that the […]

31 Dec
11:59

Gaza Still Unresolved Approaching 2020

It was a very happy moment when the Palestinians knew that they would cast their votes in order to choose their representatives, after waiting a long time. They voted and unexpectedly, the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement,¬†Hamas, won the overwhelming majority of the parliament seats, but this was not a blessing […]

31 Dec
11:51

Settlers Attack and Injure West Bank Commuters

Jewish settlers, today, attacked Palestinian vehicles traveling on roads in the north of the West Bank, with stones, causing injury to people and damage to several cars, according to a Palestinian official. Ghassan Daghlas, in charge of the Israeli settlements file in the north of the West Bank, told WAFA […]

31 Dec
11:40

Netanyahu Claims Arab States to Normalize Ties with Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will soon have normal ties and formal peace agreements with a number of Arab countries.   ‚ÄúI intend, in the coming years, to conclude normalization and peace agreements with a number of Arab countries,‚ÄĚ he said Sunday night, recalling in particular his trip […]

31 Dec
9:51

REPORT: Over 13 Million Palestinians Worldwide by 2020

Dr. Ola Awad, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) President presents a brief on the status of Palestinian people at The end of 2019 as follows: More than 13 Million Palestinians in the world by the End of 2019 An increase in population of¬† Palestinians in the world The projected […]

29 Dec
9:35

ICC Prosecutor: No Charges against Israelis nor Palestinians as of Yet

The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ms. Fatou Bensouda, said that no charges have been filed against any Israeli or Palestinian, and the investigation has not been opened. In an interview with the Hebrew-language paper, Maariv, Bensouda said: ‚ÄúThe International Criminal Court is acting according to the principle […]

29 Dec
9:22

Al-Qanua: Bennett‚Äôs West Bank Decision a ‚ÄúWar Crime‚ÄĚ

Hamas spokesman Abdul-Latif al-Qanua has described, as ‚Äúa war crime,‚ÄĚ the Israeli decision to have the settlements and outposts in Area C of the occupied West Bank registered with the Israeli Ministry of Justice instead of the army‚Äôs Civil Administration. In a press release on Saturday, Qanua said that war […]

29 Dec
9:07

Detainees Recount Stories of Abuse in Israeli Detention

Palestinian detainees who were recently taken into custody by Israeli authorities have reportedly been subjected to various forms of maltreatment, including physical abuse and beatings, according to the Palestinian Prisoner‚Äôs Society (PPS). PPS said that prisoner Mutasem Anwar Sheikha, who was recently detained by Israeli police in Jerusalem, was brutally […]

29 Dec
8:53

Israeli Media: 2000 New Settlement Units Approved for West Bank

It is expected that Israeli Civil Administration will approve, within days, the construction of thousands of settlement units in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. Hebrew newspaper Haaretz said, Sunday morning, that ‚Äúthe so-called Supreme Building Council of the Civil Administration will approve, this week, the construction of two thousand […]

28 Dec
7:23

A Year In Review: Will 2020 Be A Game Changer In Palestine?

by Ramzy Baroud This has been a defining year for Palestine and Israel. Despite the usual political stagnation of the Palestinian leadership, two factors contributed to making 2019 particularly eventful and, looking ahead, consequential as well: The unprecedented political power struggle in Israel, and the total US retreat from its […]

28 Dec
7:14

After Nearly 100 Days Of Hunger Strike, Ahmad Zahran Still Imprisoned Without Charge

December 28, 2019 7:14 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

After almost a record 100 days of hunger strike, Israel insists on keeping Ahmad Zahran behind bars, without charge or trial and based on secret evidence. The Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Commission said in a statement, today, that Zahran, 42, has been on hunger strike for 97 consecutive days, demanding a fair […]

27 Dec
6:48

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 ‚Äď 25 December 2019)

Summary ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† This week, PCHR documented 224 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. This week witnessed an increase of Israeli violation regarding demolition and settlement activities in addition to settlers‚Äô attacks and […]

27 Dec
6:35

Israel Accused of Attempting to Poison Archbishop Hanna

The head of Hamas‚Äôs political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, has denounced what appears to be a possible attempt to assassinate Father Atallah Hanna, Archbishop of the Palestinian Orthodox Church in Occupied Jerusalem. Father Hanna, on Monday, suggested that the Israeli occupation was responsible for the incident that happened to him last […]

27 Dec
6:22

OCHA: 29 Structures Demolished in Past Two Weeks

During the period between December 10 and 23, Israeli occupation authorities demolished or forced people to demolish 29 structures in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, displacing 45 people and affecting over 100 others, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs stated. Twelve of the structures targeted, […]

27 Dec
6:06

Israeli Settlers to be Evicted from Al-Bakri Building in Hebron

After a fifteen-year legal battle ¬†in the corridors of the Israeli courts of various degrees, the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee has obtained a decision to evacuate a number of Israeli settlers from Al-Bakri building, in the Tel Rumeida area, in the Old City District of Hebron. The case was considered by […]

27 Dec
1:44

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, two young Palestinian men in the al-Yamoun town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes and interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. They added that the soldiers abducted the […]

26 Dec
9:34

VIDEO: The Threat Facing Christianity In Jerusalem

“We have a genuine history in this city and we must keep going.” ~Middle East Monitor/Days of Palestine 12/25/19

24 Dec
8:19

Trump Demonstrates Again Why Zionism Is Anti-Semitism

by Asa Winstanley You have to hand it to¬†Donald Trump, he knows which side his bread is buttered. Spewing out disgusting remarks that some of the commentariat¬†deemed only¬†‚Äúcontroversial‚ÄĚ at worst,¬†Trump attended¬†the Israeli-American Council‚Äôs (AIC) national summit earlier this month. A major pro-Israel lobby group, the IAC, is bankrolled by anti-Palestinian […]

24 Dec
8:05

Netanyahu Freezes Plans to Annex Jordan Valley

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave instructions to freeze the plans to annex the Jordan Valley to Israeli sovereignty, Ynet revealed Tuesday. The Israeli paper explained, according to Al Ray, that Netanyahu made his decision following that of the International Prosecutor to conduct an investigation into war crimes, carried out […]

24 Dec
7:35

Thousands Gather in Bethlehem for Christmas Celebrations

December 24, 2019 7:35 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

Thousands of Palestinians and tourists gathered on Tuesday, at Manger Square, in Bethlehem, marking the start of Christmas eve. Local faithful and pilgrims gathered at the square, outside the Church of the Nativity, where a 15-meter Christmas tree had been erected, and along the narrow cobble-stoned route, known as Star […]

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23 Dec
7:00

PCHR: Human Rights Organisations Welcome Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Racial Segregation and Apartheid on Both Sides of the Green Line

Joint Statement Al-Haq ‚Äď Law in the Service of Man BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights The Palestinian Center for Human Rights Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association Adalah ‚Äď The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel Civic […]

23 Dec
6:48

Switzerland Resumes UNRWA Funding

The Swiss foreign ministry has lifted its temporary freeze on payments to the UNRWA, the UN agency providing support for Palestinian refugees. Switzerland had suspended payments to UNRWA in July, following allegations of misconduct among its top management. On Friday, the foreign ministry confirmed Swiss news reports that it had […]

23 Dec
6:15

Israeli Media: Top Officials ‚ÄėLiable to Prosecution‚Äô for War Crimes

Senior Israeli political and military officials are likely to be prosecuted before the International Criminal Court (ICC), after the court‚Äôs decision to launch an investigation into war crimes committed against Palestinians, according to a report released by Yedioth Ahronoth, on Sunday.   The newspaper pointed out that Benny Gantz, who […]

23 Dec
6:06

VIDEO: Christmas Parade Tours Streets of Bethlehem

Thousands of people went out to the streets of Bethlehem, to watch the annual Christmas parade touring Palestinian cities. The parade was launched on Friday evening, with the sound of religious hymns, heading toward Nativity Square, in the presence of official and legal personalities, in addition to families, children, and […]

21 Dec
10:24

ICC Responds to Mounting Calls for Action, Opens Official Investigation into War Crimes in Palestine

‚ÄúEnd impunity!‚ÄĚ 29 November protest calls for action by ICC. Photo: EuroPalestine The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, issued a¬†statement on 20 December 2019¬†that the ICC will be opening an official investigation into Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity in occupied Palestine. The announcement comes […]

21 Dec
10:17

Al-Qanu: Gaza Border Rallies Will Not Stop

Hamas spokesman Abdul-Latif al-Qanu has affirmed that the March of Return and Breaking the Siege will continue and will be held using new tools as part of the ongoing Palestinian struggle against the Israeli occupation. ‚ÄúThe battle with the occupation is open and the March of Return is one of […]

21 Dec
10:10

Army Forces West Bank Farmers Off Their Land

December 21, 2019 10:10 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers, today, forced a number of farmers to leave their land, in the southern West Bank village of Kisan, and threatened to arrest them if they did not, according to Kisan deputy head of village council, Ahmad Ghazal. Ghazal told WAFA that soldiers raided the village and prevented the […]

21 Dec
9:56

Palestinian Officials Respond to ICC Decision: “A Positive and Encouraging Step”

Saeb Erekat, head of the National Committee responsible for following up on the International Criminal Court (ICC), today, confirmed that ‚Äúthe decision announced by the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to request an opinion by the Pre-Trial Chamber regarding the scope of the Court‚Äôs territorial […]

20 Dec
6:40

Charlotte Kates: The Palestinian Economy Under Israeli Occupation

Press TV interviewed Charlotte Kates, international coordinator of Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, about Israel‚Äôs occupation of Palestine and control of the Palestinian economy. ‚ÄúIsrael consistently uses Palestinians as a captive, colonial market, to buy its goods, to work in its factories, and denies Palestinians the right to economic independence […]

20 Dec
6:15

Report: UN Body Criticizes Israel’s Racial Segregation Policies

A United Nations human rights committee has called on Israel to ‚Äúensure equal treatment for all persons on the territories under its effective control and subject to its jurisdiction‚ÄĚ ‚Äď inside Israel, in the Occupied West Bank including East Jerusalem, and in the blockaded Gaza Strip, according to a press […]

20 Dec
6:00

Trump’s Executive Order Targets Federal Funding to Universities in Suppression of Speech on Palestinian Rights

(photo: A classroom in Gaza destroyed in Israel‚Äôs 2014 attacks. Credit: Active Stills, Basel Yazouri) U.S. President Donald Trump‚Äôs recently announced executive order would continue his dangerous attacks¬†on hard-fought democratic rights. Abusing federal funding to¬†bully universities¬†into suppressing academic freedom and freedom of speech in support of Palestinian rights under international […]

20 Dec
5:45

Human Rights Watch: Israel Using Draconian Military Orders to Repress Palestinians

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has shed light on Israel‚Äôs decades-long violations of Palestinians‚Äô fundamental rights through restrictive military orders, urging the occupying regime to grant the oppressed nation the same rights as Israeli settlers.   In a 92-page report published on Tuesday, the New York-based NGO said British Mandate-era regulations […]

20 Dec
5:34

Church of Scotland Calls on Israel to Make Holy Sites Accessible to Gazans during Holidays

The Church of Scotland, today, called on Israel to affirm the right of Palestinian Christians in the blockaded Gaza Strip to visit their holy sites and families, during the Christmas holiday. ‚ÄúAt this time of year, when Christians from across the world will be looking to, and visiting, Bethlehem and […]

20 Dec
5:24

Congress Rejects Funding for Trump‚Äôs “Deal of the Century”

The United States Congress has rejected a request, from the White House, for $175mn in funds that would go towards pushing the Trump administration‚Äôs failed Middle East ‚Äúpeace plan‚ÄĚ. In a bipartisan decision, on Monday, lawmakers rejected having funds be set aside, in the government‚Äôs 2020 budget, for the so-called […]

17 Dec
4:38

Trump’s Executive Order on Anti-Semitism Attacks Free Speech, Palestinians, and Jews

Dima Khalidi discusses the legal and civil ramifications of President Trump‚Äôs executive order adopting the controversial IHRA working definition on antisemitism, defining Judaism as a race or nationality, which would threaten free speech on US campuses, sow divisions among US Jews, and criminalize the BDS movement. TRNN Video & Transcript […]

17 Dec
2:32

IPS Bars Entry of Winter Clothing as Palestinian Detainees Suffer Harsh Winter Conditions

December 17, 2019 2:32 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestine Prisoners Centre for Studies has called on international humanitarian and human rights institutions, foremost of which is the Red Cross, to exert pressure on Israeli Prison Services (IPS) to provide winter clothing and covers desperately needed during the severe cold season. The spokesperson for the Centre, Riyad Al-Ashqar, […]

17 Dec
1:41

UNRWA Signs $20.7m Agreement with Qatar

The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) signed an agreement today, under which the State of Qatar will contribute US$ 20.7 million to support the access of Palestine refugees to basic services in Syria. With […]

14 Dec
5:09

Samidoun Releases Statement in Support of SAIA York and Palestinian Students’ Right to Organize

Photo credit: Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York University Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network expresses our strongest solidarity with Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York University (SAIA York) and denounces the decision of York University president Rhonda Lenton to suspend SAIA as an organization after its members were the victim […]

14 Dec
4:57

Canada’s Latest UN Stance Fails To Affirm Commitment To Palestinians’ Political Rights

by Ramona Wadi, Days of Palestine UN resolutions on Palestine are given more prominence than the Palestinian people themselves. What happens within the UN premises sets an agenda that is difficult to challenge, mainly because international consensus rarely makes it beyond resolution texts to implementation. As a result, an unexpected […]

14 Dec
4:47

200 International Organizations Support Call to ICC on Palestine

An impressive international coalition of 185 civil society organizations has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a formal investigation, into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, without further delay. The ICC has been engaged in a preliminary investigation for almost […]

13 Dec
7:10

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 ‚Äď 11 December 2019)

Summary ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† This week, PCHR documented 148 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity: In terms of excessive use […]

13 Dec
6:58

Hamas Official: No Long-Term Truce with Occupation

Member of Hamas‚Äô political bureau, Khalil al-Hayya, has described the information about a long-term truce between the Palestinian resistance in Gaza and the Israeli occupation state as ‚Äúfalse and unfounded.‚ÄĚ In an interview conducted with him by Al-Aqsa satellite channel, on Wednesday, Hayya expressed his belief that ‚Äútalking about a […]

13 Dec
6:46

OCHA: 22 Palestinian Structures Demolished in Past Two Weeks

Citing the lack of building permits, Israeli forces demolished 22 Palestinian-owned structures in in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem over the past two weeks, displacing 49 people and otherwise affecting over 800 others, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in its biweekly report […]

13 Dec
6:36

690 Violations against Palestinian Media in Two Months

A report by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) said that since the beginning of 2019 and until the end of November, Israeli forces carried out 690 violations against Palestinian media. The violations include the shooting of live ammunition and other bullets towards journalists, leading to the injury of 72 media […]

11 Dec
4:22

BDS: The Full Menu of Rights

12-10-19 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / Palestine On the anniversaries of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and UN Resolution 194 affirming Palestinian refugees‚Äô right to return to their homes, the BDS movement insists on ‚Äúthe full menu of rights‚ÄĚ for the indigenous Palestinians. Exactly 71 years ago, […]

11 Dec
4:11

Israeli Authorities Thwart Progress of Students and Schools over Archaeological Sites

(Photo courtesy of Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities) Israeli occupation authorities, Tuesday, notified a Palestinian school in the town of Samou, to the south of Hebron, to stop working, claiming that it has been constructed in an area which threatens archaeological sites. Palestinian Ministry of Education said, in a statement, […]

11 Dec
3:56

Settlers Attack Shepherds in Northern West Bank

Israeli settlers, today, attacked Palestinian herders in the Khirbet Yanoun pastures, northern West Bank, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, an official in charge of monitoring Israeli settlement activities, told WAFA that settlers chased herders out the pastures and lands that belong to the village of Aqraba, to the […]

11 Dec
3:49

EU to Discuss Recognition of Palestine

Foreign Ministers of the European Union are expected to exchange views, next month, on whether the 28-nation bloc should recognize Palestine as a sovereign state as the US pushes ahead with pro-occupation policies, undermining the prospect of the so-called two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ireland and Luxembourg are among […]

11 Dec
8:03

AXA, Divest from Israel’s Climate Apartheid: Day of Action Roundup

December 10, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) ¬†/ France,¬†Germany,¬†Belgium,¬†Switzerland The second global AXA Day of Action included mobilizations all around the world, on the same day as the UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People and the 4th global climate strike. The second global AXA Day of […]

11 Dec
7:50

Israeli Troops Raid Al-Bireh Industrial Zone

Israeli forces, on Tuesday evening, raided the industrial zone in al-Bireh/Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, leading to confrontations. Forces stormed the industrial zone and stationed their troops in the vicinity of the traffic department, there, where they proceeded to confiscate camera records from a number of facilities, leading to […]

11 Dec
7:43

Jerusalem Governor Prevented from Holding Activities

Israeli occupation intelligence, on Monday evening, delivered the Jerusalem governor, Adnan Ghaith, a decision issued by the Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Erdan, to prevent him from holding meetings, seminars and activities inside the occupied city of Jerusalem, for a period of six months. The decision included preventing Governor Ghaith […]

09 Dec
5:13

Israel Threatens to Destroy All Palestinian Structures in Area C

Israeli Minister of Defense, Naftali Bennett, has threatened to destroy all Palestinian structures in West Bank areas under complete Israeli control (Area C), including those which were funded by Europeans, under the pretext of unlicensed construction. According to Days of Palestine, Bennett made the threat during a meeting with ambassadors […]

09 Dec
5:06

Brown University Corporate Responsibility Committee Votes to Divest from Companies Connected to Israeli Occupation

December 2019¬†/ Mondoweiss / United States Michael Arria On Dec 2, Brown University‚Äôs Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies (ACCRIP) voted to recommend that the school divest from companies that facilitate Israeli human rights violations. Six ACCRIP members voted in favor of divestment, two voted against it, and […]