All posts by IMEMC News & Agencies

25 Mar
3:55

New Airstrikes Launched on Gaza

Israeli warplanes have launched attacks against the positions of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in the Gaza Strip, amid weekly protests at the edge of the enclave, to assert the right of displaced Palestinians to return to their homeland. The Israeli fighter jets targeted the positions of […]

24 Mar
5:22

Organizers of Night Protests in Gaza to Escalate Border Activities

Organizers of nighttime protests in the besieged Gaza Strip have warned that they will escalate their activities, along the border fence, to pressure the Israeli occupation to lift its siege on the coastal enclave. “In light of the enemy’s persistence in blockading the Gaza Strip and the mediators’ foot-dragging, the […]

24 Mar
5:13

Israeli Election 2019: Jewish Lawmaker Kills Arab Colleague in Campaign Video

Knesset member (MK) Jamal Zahalka, the chairman of the Arab-majority Balad party, filed a complaint with the police on Tuesday against MK Oren Hazan (Likud) for incitement to murder, according to Haaretz Israeli daily. Zahalka, who is currently still a member of the Joint List, will also file a separate […]

24 Mar
5:06

Syrian Rights Group says Trump’s Call on Golan Heights Will Destabilize Region

The Arab Human Rights Center in the Golan Heights condemned United States President Donald Trump’s tweet calling for the US to fully recognize Israel’s “sovereignty” over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, saying it signals a major shift in US policy that runs contrary to facts, logic, and international law, while […]

24 Mar
4:47

Eight Thousand People for One Voice : The Free Movement Marathon Runs for Palestine

Thousands of Palestinians and internationals from 76 countries ran together for the 7th annual Free Movement Marathon on Friday morning, in Bethlehem city, and the surrounding areas. The massive participation in this unique event, which is increasing its numbers of participants every year, seems to confirm the growing interest that […]

23 Mar
4:22

WHO: Over 97% of Gaza’s Water Below Quality Standards

More than 97% of the water pumped from the coastal aquifer, in the besieged Gaza Strip, does not meet the water quality standards of the World Health Organization (WHO), leading to the depletion of groundwater reserves, with the groundwater level in the coastal aquifer reaching 19 meters below sea level, […]

23 Mar
4:08

Democratic Hopefuls Reject AIPAC

So far, no Democratic presidential candidates have committed to speaking at this year’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference. Is this a shift in Democratic foreign policy towards Israel? What does this mean for AIPAC, one of the country’s most influential lobby groups? Shir Hever is an economic researcher in […]

23 Mar
4:00

Silencing Rasmea Odeh: An Anti-democratic Attack on Freedom of Expression

The following press release on the attack on Rasmea Odeh in Germany was originally issued in German and distributed to the media. View the German language original at this link. ~Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network 1. Background The event “Palestinian women in the liberation struggle,” organized by Samidoun, was planned to take place […]

23 Mar
3:40

UN Votes To Adopt Gaza HRC Report

The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to adopt a report accusing Israel of War Crimes committed against civilians during Gaza demonstrations. The report was adopted with 23 votes in favor, 8 against and 15 abstentions. Despite the statements of UK foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, the UK abstained from […]

23 Mar
3:33

Vienna Museum Cancels Palestine Event with South African Anti-apartheid Leader

Ronnie Kasrils: South African anti-apartheid leader and former Government Minister March 21, 2019  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / Austria, South Africa, Europe March 21, 2019 —  A Vienna museum, Volkskundemuseum, has cancelled an event on Palestinian rights where former minister in Nelson Mandela’s government Ronnie Kasrils was scheduled to speak (Video by Ronnie […]

23 Mar
3:26

Navy Injures Palestinian Father and Son Off Gaza Coast

A Palestinian fisherman, along with his son, were shot and injured by Israeli naval forces, off the northwestern coast of the besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday. Head of the Palestinian Fishermen Union in Gaza, Zakariya Bakr, told Ma’an News Agency that the Israeli navy targeted a number of Palestinian fishing […]

23 Mar
3:15

Palestinian Shot by Israeli Army during Peaceful Kufr Qaddoum Protests

At least one Palestinian was shot an injured with a rubber-coated steel bullet as Israeli forces quelled the weekly and peaceful anti-settlement demonstration in the village of Kufr Qaddoum, to the east of Qalqilia, said a local activist. Coordinator of the popular resistance committee in the village of Kufr Qaddoum, […]

23 Mar
3:09

PSC Condemns UK Government Vote at UN Human Rights Council

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has responded to the UK government’s voting decisions at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council taking place in Geneva. On Friday morning, the UK abstained on an accountability resolution which moved to adopt the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry report condemning Israel’s “intentional use of unlawful […]

22 Mar
6:11

US Student Assaulted by Israeli Soldiers at Al-Aqsa (VIDEO)

Three American women were violently assaulted by Israeli occupation forces as they attempted to help a disabled woman at Al-Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday, despite showing soldiers their passports. Virginia nursing student Nour Hawash, who is in Jerusalem on vacation, was taking photos with her mother and sister after midday prayers […]

22 Mar
6:03

Israel Bans Mother’s Day Celebration in East Jerusalem

Israeli police forces banned a Mother’s Day ceremony, organized by the Jerusalem Girls Association, from taking place in the central occupied West Bank city of Jerusalem, on Thursday. Local Ma’an sources said that Israeli forces stormed Institut Francais de Jerusalem, where the ceremony was set to take place, and forced […]

22 Mar
5:58

Soldiers Raid School, Abduct Child in Hebron

Israel forces stormed Ziad Jabber school, in Hebron, abducted a 10- year- old Palestinian child from inside his class, and physically assaulted the vice principal, guidance counselor and school janitor.   A wide spread footage showed soldiers breaking into the school and taking the child from his class, to a […]

22 Mar
5:50

Settlers Attack Palestinian Village near Nablus

Jewish settlers went on a rampage in a Palestinian village in the north of the occupied West Bank, today, prompting local residents to come out to defend their village, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, an official with the anti-settlement commission, said that a group from the illegal settlement […]

22 Mar
5:45

The Story of Ahmad Manasra: Killed While Trying to Save a Family from Israeli Soldiers

On Wednesday, March 20th, a Palestinian youth named Ahmad Jamal Manasra, age 26, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers at Al-Nashash military checkpoint, to the south of Bethlehem, while trying to save a Palestinian family from the advances of Israeli soldiers. According to local sources, Alaa Ghayada, with his wife […]

21 Mar
5:35

UN to Vote on Report Confirming Israeli Perpetration of Crimes against Palestinian Protesters

The UN Human Rights Council voted, on March 15, to conduct an investigation into the Israeli army’s killing of peaceful Palestinian protesters along the eastern parts of Gaza, near the Israeli separation fence. The council voted 29 in favor and two against, while 14 countries abstained. Australia and the US […]

21 Mar
5:25

Palestinian Homes Demolished in South Hebron Hills

Israeli forces demolished two Palestinian homes on Wednesday, at noon, in the South Hebron Hills of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Fouad al-Umour, coordinator of a local popular committee, reported that Israeli forces demolished a residential room belonging to local resident Issa Awad, in the Umm Tuba village, and […]

21 Mar
5:18

Young Boy Beaten, Detained and Extorted in Al Khalil

03/19/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team This teenager was abducted, yesterday, after he and his little brother were attacked by Israeli police and an illegal settler, in the streets of Hebron (Al Khalil}. His testimony is as follows: ”This morning, my sister came to me and told me […]

21 Mar
5:08

Palestinian Cars Vandalized with Racist Slogans in Bethlehem Area

A group of settlers carried out, on Wednesday at dawn, a series of attacks against Palestinian properties in Battir village, to the west of Bethlehem. The mayor of Battir, Tayseer Qatoush, said that the people of the village were shocked by racist slogans painted on  the walls of one of […]

21 Mar
4:55

Birzeit Students Retaliate over West Bank Killings

Students burn tires at Ramallah’s northern entrance during a protest against the Israeli army killing of three Palestinians. (WAFA Images / Baha Nasr)  Several dozen Birzeit University students demonstrated today, at Ramallah’s northern border, near an Israeli army checkpoint, in protest against the army’s killing of three young Palestinians near […]

21 Mar
4:43

Updated: “Army Kills Two Palestinians In Nablus”

Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian youth before an Israeli army bulldozer proceeded to climb over and crush the vehicle they were in,  during confrontations which broke out near Joseph’s Tomb, in Nablus city, northern occupied West Bank, on Wednesday morning. The two were identified as Ra’ed Hashem Hamdan, 21, […]

20 Mar
11:06

Palestinian Killed by Israeli Forces in West Bank

Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday at night, a young Palestinian man, who is suspected of killing two Israeli, last Sunday; the Palestinian was killed after the soldiers surrounded a home, and exchanged fire with him in Abwein village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The Israeli army said […]

20 Mar
7:36

School Building Demolished in Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Israeli bulldozers, today, demolished an under-construction building belonging to a Palestinian school in the Shu’fat refugee camp of occupied East Jerusalem, on Tuesday. Dozens of Israeli soldiers escorted bulldozers into the refugee camp, surrounded the al-Razi School and went up rooftops of nearby buildings as drones flew overhead; Israeli bulldozers […]

20 Mar
7:29

13 Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in West Bank

Israeli forces, today, abducted at least 13 Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, according to the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS). Israeli forces detained five Palestinians from the central West Bank district of Ramallah and al-Bireh. Meanwhile, PPS confirmed that three Palestinians were rounded up during predawn raids across the […]

20 Mar
7:22

MADA Demands Release of Journalists

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemned, in a statement, the large-scale arrests and attacks that have been carried out by security forces in the Gaza Strip, over the last three days, against journalists and workers in human rights organizations — citizens who took part in peaceful […]

19 Mar
6:38

The Attack on Ilhan Omar and Pelosi’s Unconditional Support for Israel

Nancy Pelosi pledged support for Israel “even if the Capitol crumbles,” as major Democratic Party funder and pro-Israel advocate Haim Saban looked on – TRNN’s panel discusses anti-Semitism, Israel and the Democratic Party with Jacqueline Luqman, Jeff Cohen and host Paul Jay. Jeff Cohen was the director of the Park […]

19 Mar
6:23

Israeli Apartheid Week Opens Worldwide, As Netanyahu Confirms Discriminatory Regime

March 18, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  / Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America Global Actions Follow Record Turnout at Palestinian National BDS Conference The 15th annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), the largest global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) mobilization for Palestinian rights, opens today with more than 80 events in 40 […]

19 Mar
6:03

Israel Depriving Palestinians of Access to Clean Water

A United Nations human rights investigator stressed that Israel is depriving millions of Palestinians of access to a regular supply of clean water while stripping their lands of minerals “in an apparent act of pillage,” on Monday. Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, said […]

19 Mar
5:55

Settlers Erect Mobile Homes East of Qalqilia

Israeli settlers have set up several mobile homes in the southeastern part of the northern West Bank town of Kafr Qaddoum, to the east of Qalailia. Sources from the Anti-Wall and Settlement Committee’s Office, in the northern West Bank, confirmed that extremist Israeli settlers, under heavy military protection, set up […]

19 Mar
5:35

Shaked Sprays Herself With ‘Fascism’ Perfume in Campaign Ad

Screen capture from campaign ad by Hayamin Hehadash party. A new Israeli election ad reportedly features Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked in sultry poses, spraying herself with a perfume labeled ‘Fascism,’ according to Israeli media. A new election ad for the far-right Hayamin Hehadash party, featuring Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked in sultry poses, […]

19 Mar
5:22

Armed Settlers Organize, Set Up Tent North of Salfit

Extremist settlers, early Monday early morning, erected a large tent on the Kafl Haris roundabout, to the north of Salfit, following a shooting that took place near the Ariel settlement, killing what is now reported to be a total of three soldiers. According to local PNN sources, large numbers of […]

18 Mar
5:21

Israeli Forces Fire On Gaza Farmers and Shepherds

Israeli forces opened heavy fire towards Palestinian farmers and shepherds on Sunday, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip. A Ma’an reporter said that Israeli forces, deployed in military watchtowers, opened fire towards Palestinian agricultural lands east of Rafah, in southern Gaza, targeting farmers and shepherds. No injuries were reported. The […]

18 Mar
5:03

Hamas Police, Gunmen, Raid Homes in Gaza

Hamas police and armed members, early this morning, raided homes of activists in the Gaza Strip and detained dozens of people involved in the popular movement against high prices and tax hikes, according to witnesses. Witnesses told WAFA that masked Hamas gunmen and security officers raided homes in Gaza City […]

18 Mar
4:42

16th Anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s Murder – An Interview With Her Parents

Sixteen years ago, Israel’s army murdered solidarity activist Rachel Corrie as she defended a Palestinian home from demolition; TRNN replays its 2015 interview with her parents, with host Paul Jay. Video & Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to Reality Asserts Itself on The Real News Network. I’m Paul […]

18 Mar
4:33

Campaign Calls on UN to Release Names of Companies Involved in Settlement Activities

Al-Haq Human Rights organization launched an action alert urging the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Human Rights Council and Member States to abide by their commitments and publish the UN Database on companies involved in Israel’s illegal settlements. The campaign mentions that, in 2016, the UN Human Rights Council voted in […]

17 Mar
6:50

16 Years After Rachel Corrie Was Killed In Gaza, Little Has Changed

by Sinem Cengiz  “No amount of reading, attendance at conferences, documentary viewing and word-of-mouth could have prepared me for the reality of the situation here,” wrote Rachel Corrie. “You just can’t imagine it unless you see it.” These words, describing the suffering of Palestinians she had witnessed, were in the […]

17 Mar
6:45

6 Palestinians Slain, 6 More Injured in New Zealand Shooting

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates declared, on Saturday, through the Palestinian embassy in Australia’s contact with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in New Zealand, although not officially, that six Palestinians were killed and six others  injured in the mass shooting targeting two mosques in Christchurch City, New […]

17 Mar
6:39

Remembering Rachel Corrie

03/16/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Occupied Palestine Today marks the sixteenth anniversary since the passing of ISM activist Rachel Corrie. She was 23 at the time of her passing. Rachel was tragically crushed to death under the front blade of an Israeli military Caterpillar bulldozer near Rafah, in the southern […]

17 Mar
6:31

Malki Condemns Bullying and Intimidation of the ICC

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Malki, today, criticized attempts by the United States administration to bully and intimidate the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) and obstruct justice. “Today, the Secretary of State of the United States, acting on a threat delivered in September by US National Security Adviser John Bolton, stated […]

16 Mar
6:37

PA Slams US for Dropping “Occupation Status” of Palestine

The Palestinian Authority (PA), this week, slammed the United States for dropping the status of occupation for the Palestinian territories and the Golan Heights of Syria. Nabil Abu Rudeineh, PA presidential spokesman, said in an official statement that “the US decision is a continuation of the U.S. anti-Palestinian approach and […]

16 Mar
6:28

Rights Group Condemns Repression of Gaza Protests

For the second day in arrow, hundreds of Gazans took to the streets today demanding better economic conditions and protesting rise in taxes. Protests were reported in the north, center and south of the Gaza Strip against tax hikes and high cost of living, and for the second day in […]

15 Mar
7:50

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 March 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 07 – 13 March, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian civilian was killed and 3 others, including a child, succumbed to their wounds. […]

15 Mar
7:37

Israeli Warplanes Attack Gaza

Israeli aircraft launched, on Thursday, at midnight, a series of raids on various targets in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian local agencies reported that Israeli warplanes bombed 7 different locations including the Naval site in the northern Gaza Strip, the Al-Baydar Site off the Gaza shore, and the Badr site in […]

15 Mar
7:27

Japanese Assistance to Palestine Amounts to $33 Million

The Government of Japan has contributed new assistance, for 2019, in the amount of $32,983,034, to the Palestinian people, for projects to be carried out through mainly United Nations organizations and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), on Thursday. According to a press statement by the Representative Office of Japan to Palestine, […]

15 Mar
7:12

150 Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of extremist settlers, on Thursday morning, stormed Al Aqsa Mosque from the Moroccan Gate, under heavy police escort, following calls from extremist settler organizations to enter it. Sources in the mosque confirmed that 150 settlers stormed the compound and organized tours in its yards. Meanwhile, Israeli forces stationed themselves […]

15 Mar
7:02

Ashrawi: US Human Rights Report Meant to Whitewash Israeli Occupation

The US Human Right Report is intended to whitewash the Israeli occupation and excuse human rights violations against the Palestinian people, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said today. “After the release of the so-called Human Rights Report, by the US State […]

14 Mar
8:31

Israeli Policies Force Family Separations

Al Haq’s director Shawan Jabarin discusses a new report exposing the complex system of restrictions Israeli authorities impose to control access to Palestinian territory and to stop family reunification. The consequences is to slowly force Palestinians out to preserve a Jewish majority in areas controlled by Israel. Story Transcript MARC […]

14 Mar
8:19

Settlers Assault Farmers in Burin

A horde of extremist Jewish settlers, on Monday afternoon, attacked Palestinian farmers in Burin town, to the south of Nablus, as they were working their lands. Burin mayor Yahiya Qadous said that more than 25 settlers, from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar, brutalized a group of farmers as they were […]

14 Mar
8:06

Do No Harm! Palestinian Call for Ethical Tourism/Pilgrimage

March 12, 2019 / /Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Palestinian civil society calls on all international visitors, especially pilgrims, and people of conscience to do no harm to our nonviolent struggle for our rights under international law by respecting our ethical tourism guidelines. Based on the […]

14 Mar
7:58

Israeli Forces Seal Passage near Ibrahimi Mosque

Israeli forces sealed off the Wadi al-Hasin area, east of the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, on Wednesday afternoon. Human rights activists Jamal Sueifan reported that Israeli soldiers sealed off the northern and western entrances of the area to locals. Residents called upon human […]

14 Mar
7:47

Broken Promises – Doves and Bullets Fly during Kafr Qaddoum Demonstration

03/01/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Peaceful weekly demonstrations have been happening in Kafr Qaddoum since 2011, in response to the closure of a historical road by the Israeli Defense Forces in 2002. Kafr Qaddoum has been denied access to this road for over almost two decades now, […]

14 Mar
7:38

700 More Settlements Housing Units Planned for West Bank

The Israeli occupation’s Ministry of Construction and housing is to offer, during the coming period, hundreds of housing units for sale, in a number of the settlements of the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, Yedioth Ahronoth Israeli newspaper reported.   It added, according to Al Ray, that about 700 units […]

14 Mar
7:30

Israeli Forces Destroy Two Homes in Jerusalem

Israeli bulldozers demolished two Palestinian-owned homes in the area of al-Qubbeh, to the south of Jerusalem. Eyad Edi’es, a homeowner, told WAFA that staff from the so-called Israeli “Civil Administration” escorted a bulldozer into the area and demolished the two homes without a prior notice. He noted that the homes […]

14 Mar
7:21

Silwan from Jawad’s Eyes

Jawad is a director of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, in Silwan, East Jerusalem. The center was funded by residents to document human rights violations and to improve the lives of people form the community through shared activities. The photos, below, show the story of Jawad in details. Meet Jawad, […]

11 Mar
5:41

Can the Jewish National Fund Dedicated to Ethnic Cleansing be Considered a Charity in Canada?

Rabbi David Mivasair, Corey Balsam, and Ismail Zayid discuss their joint efforts to revoke the JNF’s charity status in Canada, but the Canadian authorities have a long history of supporting Israeli colonization in Palestine. www.stopthejnf.ca Sharmini Peries is a journalist and executive producer for the National and International News Bureaus at […]

11 Mar
5:31

Foreign Ministry: UN Agency Not Affected by US Aid Cut

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has says that the U.S. decision to stop financial aid, to a UN agency which supports Palestinian refugees, has not affected its works. “Thanks to the contributions of many countries led by Turkey, UNRWA [United Nations Relief and Works Agency ] continues its services,” al-Maliki […]

11 Mar
5:24

Japan Contributes $7 Million More to UNRWA

The Government of Japan contributed an additional $7 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), on Sunday. UNRWA said, in a statement, that from Japan’s contribution, $4.5 million will enable the agency to continue providing health care for Palestine refugees […]

11 Mar
5:17

Prayers End with Tear Gas in Ras Karkar

03/08/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team This Friday, the inhabitants of the villages around Mount al-Risan — where an outpost has been established by illegal settlers on Palestinian land — gathered for a day of peaceful protest and prayer. As soon as the religious ritual ended, the military […]

11 Mar
5:09

Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque under Police Protection

Dozens of Israeli settlers again stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, guarded by Israeli security forces, on Sunday. Local sources reported, according to Al Ray, that Israeli settlers and students of Talmudic rituals broke into the holy site in groups, under heavy protection by Israeli police. Earlier on Saturday, an Israeli police […]

11 Mar
5:00

PA to Pay 50 Percent of Monthly Payroll due to Israeli Tax Move

Minister of Finance, Shukri Bishara, said on Sunday that the government will be paying only 50 percent of the monthly payroll of the Palestinian civil servants for February 2019, in the aftermath of the crisis resulting from Israel’s withholding of the tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinian […]

11 Mar
4:55

South Africa to Downgrade Israel Embassy Status

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says his country is planning to downgrade the status of its embassy in the occupied territories, in response to Israel’s violation of Palestinians’ rights. Speaking to the parliament in Cape Town, Ramaphosa said South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu was working on […]

09 Mar
8:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 February – 06 March 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 28 February – 06 March, 2019 Israeli forces kill two Palestinian civilians and wound another one, west of Ramallah. Five civilians, including three children, were wounded in different incidents in the West Bank. Israeli […]

07 Mar
6:17

Phyllis Bennis: Ilhan Omar’s Denunciation of Israel Lobby is Not Anti-Semitism

Democrats’ resolution denouncing anti-Semitism is aimed at stopping criticism of Israel and at silencing a Black Muslim refugee woman who is not anti-Semitic – Phyllis Bennis joins Marc Steiner. Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow and the Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC.  […]

07 Mar
6:03

PCHR Refutes Israeli Claims About Alleged Car-Ramming

An investigation, conducted on Tuesday by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), has refuted Israeli claims about the alleged car-ramming attack in western Ramallah, describing what happened as a “new crime of excessive use of force.” “At early dawn hours of Monday, 04 March 2019, in new crime of […]

07 Mar
5:55

Water Supply Cut for 2,600 Palestinians in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces and the Israeli Civil Administration cut off water to dozens of Palestinians living in communities of Bardala village, in the Jordan Valley, northern occupied West Bank, on Wednesday. Mutaz Bisharat, an official who monitors settlement activity in Tubas/Jordan Valley, told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces cut off […]

07 Mar
5:48

Women from Across Palestine Gather in Khan al-Ahmar, Call for Resistance

03/0619 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Hundreds of women from all over Palestine met in Khan al-Ahmar, on Wednesday, March 6. The meeting  was a response to a call for solidarity made by the General Union of Palestinian women and the residents of Khan al-Ahmar, as the village […]

07 Mar
5:40

EU not to Transfer Any Headquarters to East Jerusalem

The European Union has affirmed the commitment of the Member States not to transfer any of its headquarters to East Jerusalem, in response to the recent American step of merging its consulate with its embassy in Jerusalem.   Al Ray reports that EU spokesman Shadi Othman said, in a press […]

07 Mar
5:33

Settlers Storm Nabi Yunis Mosque, Injuries Reported

Two Palestinians were injured early Wednesday, from Israeli gunfire, as scores of Israeli settlers forced their way into Nabi Yunis Mosque, in the southern West Bank town of Halhul, north of Hebron. Security sources confirmed that Israeli forces escorted a convoy of buses packed with scores of Jewish settlers into […]

07 Mar
5:22

Demolishing Khan Al-Ahmar: A “Great Opportunity” for Netanyahu to Win Upcoming Election

Weeks ahead of the Israeli Knesset elections, which are due to be held on April 9, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed his intention to demolish the Palestinian village of Khan Al-Ahmar as soon as possible, according to Israeli media reports. The demolition plan of the Bedouin village is said to […]

06 Mar
7:09

Settlers Seize Home from Elderly Couple in East Jerusalem

Israeli settlers seized a Palestinian home belonging to the al-Halabi family, on Tuesday, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. A Ma’an reporter said that Israeli settlers raided the al-Halabi family home, where an elderly Palestinian couple lives and who were out shopping for groceries, at the time; the […]

06 Mar
6:56

Al Aqsa Mosque Confronted by Intrusion on Multiple Levels

According to the Islamic Awqaf, the Israeli police allowed 30 settlers to enter al-Aqsa Mosque and perform Talmudic rituals near the Bab al-Rahma area, in the early morning hours. Four Israeli intelligence officers stormed the site during the same period, the Awqaf said. Israeli Temple Mount groups have called for […]

06 Mar
6:33

Israeli Forces Shoot Two Palestinians in Gaza

Two Palestinians were injured today, by Israeli gunfire, east of Bureij refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, according to WAFA correspondence. The two were injured when Israeli soldiers opened fire at protesters at the border fence with Israel. The two were taken to hospital for treatment. Israeli forces opened […]

06 Mar
6:25

Jerusalem Family to be Evicted by Israeli Court Order

Israeli occupation authorities, on Tuesday, issued a court order against the Maragha family, demanding the land on which they built their residential building, located in Batn Al Hawa neighborhood in Silwan town, south of Al Aqsa Mosque. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwan) said, in a statement on Tuesday morning, […]

05 Mar
7:44

Missiles Fired Across Eastern Gaza

Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes across the besieged Gaza Strip, on Monday afternoon, targeting three various Hamas movement sites. A Ma’an reporter said that Israeli warplanes fired at least four missiles, with no injuries reported. The airstrikes resulted in material damages in several areas, where Hamas sites were not located, […]

05 Mar
7:35

US Announces Merger of Embassy and Consulate General in Jerusalem

The US Department of State announced, on Monday, the merging of the US Consulate General into the US Embassy in Jerusalem, a step that is evoking the anger of Palestinian leadership.  This step follows Secretary Pompeo’s October 18, 2018 announcement that the two missions and teams would be combined. The […]

05 Mar
7:20

Homes of Two Slain Palestinians to be Demolished

Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians and a third was lightly injured, Monday morning, at the entrance of Kafr Naama village, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. The army claims that two soldiers were wounded in a pre-dawn car-ramming attack in the northern West Bank, on Monday, saying  that forces […]

04 Mar
6:35

Airbnb Blacklisted by Texas over Settlement Boycott

The state of Texas has blacklisted Airbnb over its decision to remove listings of rooms and homes for rent in West Bank Jewish settlements. Airbnb, on Friday, was placed on the state’s “List of Companies that Boycott Israel” by Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar. Texas, in 2017, passed […]

04 Mar
6:28

Trump and Netanyahu Scandals: A Very Dangerous Moment

Desperate men do desperate things; two leaders facing corruption charges may more aggressively push their Iran regime change agenda – Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay. Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy Lawrence Wilkerson’s last positions in government were as Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff (2002-05), […]

04 Mar
6:18

PA to Pay Full Salaries after Major Israeli Deduction

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said that the government is determined to pay the full salaries of the Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli custody, and of the families of those killed by Israeli forces, on Sunday afternoon. Hamdallah said that the government would only be able to pay a portion […]

04 Mar
6:11

Report: Downgrade of Palestinian Mission to ‘Take Effect on Monday’

The United States is scheduled to move ahead with a downgrade of its mission to the Palestinians, on Monday, by merging its Jerusalem consulate with the embassy to Israel, a US official said. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on Saturday, said the announcement to merge the two offices in October was intended […]

04 Mar
6:00

Colonial Settlers Chase Palestinian Shepherds from Grazing Land

Israeli settlers, Sunday, chased away Palestinian shepherds while they were grazing their livestock in open fields near al-Sweida area, in the northern Jordan Valley,  said a local source. Aref Daraghmeh, a rights activist, said that settlers forced the shepherds out of the pastures and prevented them from herding their livestock. Israeli […]

04 Mar
5:55

Trump’s “Deal of the Century” Nixes Palestinian State

The Trump administration’s “Deal of the Century”, or so-called Middle East Peace Plan does not include the establishment of an independent Palestinian state., but rather calls for Palestinian autonomy in the Gaza Strip, with political and economic links to the West Bank, the Palestinian newspaper al-Quds reported on Thursday. The […]

03 Mar
5:34

Netanyahu Indictments May Amount To Nothing, His Real Crimes Go Unpunished

Shir Hever discusses Netanyahu’s indictment for bribery, malfeasance in office and breach of public trust, as only a fraction of his crimes, his refusal to resign & his attack against the left & the media. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active […]

03 Mar
5:27

Israel’s Termination of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron

by Belal Shobaki for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently discontinued the Temporary International Presence in Hebron, or TIPH, which had monitored human rights in the city for more than two decades. “We will not allow the continuation of an international force that acts against us,” Netanyahu said. In […]

03 Mar
5:19

Settlers & Soldiers Attack Palestinian Farmers

A horde of extremist Jewish settlers, on Friday afternoon, assaulted Palestinian farmers in Fara’ata village, east of Qalqilia. Local sources told a reporter for the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that a group of settlers, escorted by soldiers, brutalized farmers living in the eastern area of the village and threatened to […]

03 Mar
5:08

Playground Collapses in Jerusalem due to Israeli Excavations

Heavy rain caused the ground of a field, in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, to collapse on Saturday morning. Jawad Siyam, from the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, said that residents of the neighborhood woke up to a new collapse, this time in the ground of a field (used […]

03 Mar
5:03

ISM Report: Palestinians in Prayer Shot with Rubber-coated Steel Bullets, Tear Gas

03/01/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Non-violent peaceful protesters met with tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets in Ras Karkar. In 2018, settlers invaded land atop al-Risan Mountain, which overlooks the three villages Ras Karkar, Kafr Ni’ma and Kharbatha Bani Harith. Since then, local Palestinians have gathered in a valley below the […]

03 Mar
4:33

Jeremy Corbyn Calling for UK-Israeli Arms Freeze

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the United Kingdom Labor Party and the country’s opposition, on Friday, called upon the UK to freeze arms sales to Israel and to condemn it for killing Palestinian civilians in Gaza. In a tweet, Corbyn said, “The UN says Israel’s killings of demonstrators in Gaza – […]

03 Mar
4:27

Bethlehem Hotel Using Apartheid Wall for Awareness Outreach on Palestine

by Alethea Kanas In Bethlehem/PNN “Most tourists come to Palestine to visit the sacred buildings of Bethlehem, and they miss the sad part, like the wall that destroyed the future of those who live here.” The Palestinian Wisam Salsaa is general manager of The Walled Off Hotel, which is just […]

01 Mar
6:30

Netanyahu to be Charged With Bribery

Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit, on Thursday, announced his decision to indict Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, in three separate cases, pending a hearing, according to Israeli media. Haaretz Israeli daily reported, today, that Mendelblit’s decision comes after three years of investigations, […]

01 Mar
6:23

UN Security Council: Israel Intentionally Shot Disabled, Children & Journalists in Gaza

The investigative committee of the United Nations Human Rights Council that has been looking into the 2018 Israeli attacks on Gaza protestors, in a report, said it found that Israeli forces had violated international law. The committee’s chairman, Santiago Canton, said, at the beginning of the session, that his panel […]

01 Mar
6:13

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 February 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 21 – 27 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip, and killed a Palestinian child in eastern Gaza City. 117 civilians, including 19 children, eight […]

01 Mar
6:01

Family Left Homeless after Demolition in Lod

Israeli bulldozers demolished a Palestinian family home, leaving 11 family members homeless, in the city of Lod, central Israel, on Thursday. According to local sources, a large number of heavily armed Israeli police forces, along with bulldozers, stormed al-Mahatta neighborhood and demolished a home, under the pretext of being built […]

01 Mar
5:56

On Beauty in Al-Khalil

02/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team I have spent about 30 days in Al-Khalil (Hebron), this year. A short stay by ISM standards, and nothing compared to the tens of thousands of people who call this place home. Despite this, I already feel that the city has got […]

01 Mar
5:48

Palestinian Resistance Sites Targeted in Khan Younis

Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes targeting a resistance site belonging to the Hamas movement, overnight, in western Khan Younis, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip. Media sources said Israeli Apache warplanes targeted the al-Tal resistance site, in western Khan Younis, with five missiles. No injuries were reported, according to Al […]

01 Mar
5:42

12 Palestinians Abducted in West Bank Raids

Israeli forces abducted 12 Palestinians, including two minors, in raids in the occupied West Bank, according to a statement released today by the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). The PPS said, according to WAFA, that Israeli soldiers detained six people from Ramallah, two of them minors released some hours later. Forces […]

01 Mar
5:34

Khalida Jarrar Released

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, released the Palestinian leader, lawyer, activist and member of the Legislative Council, Khalida Jarrar, after serving 20 months in administrative detention. Jarrar was released this morning at the Jalameh checkpoint, north of Jenin, where she headed straight  to visit her father’s grave in Nablus, as […]