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28 Nov
1:52

Soldiers Uproot 30 Trees, Demolish 150 Walls And Wells, In Salfit

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the al-Jawareesh area, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit, before uprooting 30 olive trees, in addition to demolishing 150 sustaining walls and several water wells. The Palestinian Agriculture Ministry said the soldiers uprooted the trees, and carried the demolitions out without prior notice. […]

28 Nov
6:38

Palestinian Artists Use Their Skills to Raise Consciousness about Palestine

Across the globe, so many Palestinians have turned to the universal language of art to document their struggles. They hold exhibitions and reach out to the public, answering questions and raising awareness. Europe is home to 100,000 Palestinians, 20,000 of which live in London. Like the ongoing occupation annexation and […]

28 Nov
5:51

Prisoners’ Commission Slams Bennett’s Order to Withhold Bodies

The chairman of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Baker, today, slammed Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett’s order to withhold the bodies of all alleged Palestinian assailants and to not return any of them to their families for burial. Abu Baker stated that Bennett’s order is “contaminated with the […]

28 Nov
5:20

UNRWA Facing Deficit of $167 Million

UNRWA spokesperson Sami Musha’sha’ says that the committees which emerged from the meeting of the Advisory Committee in support of the UNRWA, which held its meetings in Jordan, went to Lebanon, today, to visit the refugee camps and to follow-up on their living conditions. “This visit is aimed at mobilizing […]

26 Nov
6:35

Confrontations Ensue as Palestinians Protest in West Bank

Heeding calls by political factions, mainly Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fateh movement, thousands of Palestinians have rallied in several West Bank city centers to protest the latest American declaration on settlements, which considered them not inconsistent with international law. Rallies were held in Ramallah, Nablus, Tulkarem, Bethlehem, and Hebron, […]

26 Nov
9:42

Palestinians To Protest Across The Occupied Territories To Protest US Illegal Positions

Palestinian factions, today, called for rallies and protests throughout the occupied Palestinian territories, tomorrow, against the latest US position that considers Israeli settlements not inconsistent with international law. PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fateh movement spearheaded the call, joined by other factions and city councils rallying people throughout the occupied territories […]

26 Nov
9:27

ISM Report: Land Confiscations by the Israeli Army in Salfit and Qalqilia Area

photo: Israeli plan for the renewed confiscation of lands around Alei Zahav illegal settlement. The Israeli Occupation Forces has recently announced a new sequence of land seizures in eleven villages in Salfit District and three in the Qalqila area of Occupied Palestine. The total amount of land being confiscated, for […]

26 Nov
9:19

Sheikh Bkeerat Banned from Al-Aqsa for 3 Months

November 26, 2019 9:19 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli occupation authorities, on Monday morning, banned Sheikh Najeh Bkeerat, deputy director of Muslim Endowments and Al-Aqsa Affairs, from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound for three consecutive months. Bkeerat said, in a press statement, that Israeli intelligence services summoned him this morning and served hi, with a decision to deport him […]

26 Nov
9:13

Human Rights Watch Director Expelled Today

Human Rights Watch will keep documenting abuses despite the Israeli government’s expulsion of the Israel and Palestine director of Human Rights Watch on November 25, 2019. The deportation reflects the authorities’ intensifying assault on human rights. The director, Omar Shakir, will depart tonight after Israel’s Supreme Court upheld the government’s […]

23 Nov
4:22

Netanyahu Indicted on Corruption Charges But Won’t Step Down

Is this the end of the 13-year Netanyahu era? What is Trump learning from Netanyahu’s unprecedented response to the charges against him? (No transcript available.) Brought to you by The Real News Network (TRNN). Opinion/Analysis 11/16/19 The Infallible Warrior: Honest Reflections on the Legacy of Yasser Arafat 15 Years After […]

23 Nov
4:09

Maritime Union of Australia – Sydney Branch Endorses Boycott HP Campaign

Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / Australia In keeping with its history of solidarity with global struggles for justice and equality, the Maritime Union of Australia’s Sydney Branch joined the international Boycott HP campaign in its meeting on 29th October. Members pledged to not buy HP products and called for a complete boycott of […]

23 Nov
3:53

UN Security Council Rebukes US Reversal on Settlements

Failing to issue a statement denouncing the US stance regarding the legality of settlements, all members of the United Nations Security Council — except the US — rejected Washington’s decision to no longer consider settlements a violation of international law. Four European nations said the move hindered peace efforts. The […]

23 Nov
3:22

Video Shows Israeli Soldiers Abducting 13-year-old Boy in Hebron

November 23, 2019 3:22 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, News Report, Prisoners 0

A video footage recently released by Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem, showed Israeli soldiers detaining a 13-year-old Palestinian boy in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and, while blindfolded, walking him through the streets. On November 3 at about 11:30 am local time, soldiers detained Abed al-Razeq Idris, 13, put him […]

23 Nov
3:11

Kairos Palestine Denounces Pompeo’s Illegitimate Legalization of Settlements

Kairos Palestine expresses deep disappointment that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced—in a statement that disregards the Geneva Conventions, international law and widespread global consensus—a radical departure from U.S. policy regarding the illegal colonial activities of the State of Israel. In asserting that the United States will no […]

20 Nov
7:50

International Law Experts: United States Has No Legal Capacity To Legalize Settlements

Aseel Akhras/Days of Palestine International law experts agree that the US administration does not have the legal capacity to legalize settlements, and that the recent announcement by its secretary of state comes in response to the European Court of Justice’s decision to label settlement goods and the international consensus to […]

20 Nov
7:35

UAE Issues Stamp Depicting Jerusalem as Palestinian Capital

Emirates Post issued a commemorative stamp in support of Palestine featuring the Dome of the Rock, and stresses that Jerusalem al-Quds is the capital of Palestine. The stamp features the Dome of the Rock, located at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam, along with the flag of […]

20 Nov
7:27

Israel Closes Official Palestinian Institutions in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities, on Wednesday, closed several official and non-official Palestinian institutions in the occupied city of Jerusalem for six months. PNN sources said that the Israeli police served an order and closed the office of the Directorate of Education, banned the activities of Palestine TV in occupied Jerusalem, and […]

19 Nov
6:38

EU: Israeli Settlements Are Illegal

The European Union is sticking to its stance that Israeli settlement constructions in Palestine are illegal under international law, a long held view Washington has now begun to dispute. “The EU calls on Israel to end all settlement activity, in line with its obligations as an occupying power,” EU foreign […]

19 Nov
11:55

Palestinian Killed on Sunday Identified; Family Demands Answers

The Palestinian killed by Israeli police on Sunday has been identified as Fares Bassam Abu Naab. His father said that the circumstances and the position of the car completely contradict the narrative of the police, who claimed that they fired on the car during the chase. The car was not […]

19 Nov
1:21

Palestinians Call On Catherine Ringer to Cancel Tel Aviv Concert

November 18, 2019 / BDS France Dear Catherine Ringer, The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) urges you to cancel your 19th December show at Barby club in apartheid Tel Aviv. During Israel’s 2014 massacres in Gaza that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, including more […]

19 Nov
1:12

Two Hunger-strikers in Serious Health Condition

November 19, 2019 1:12 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs warned, on Monday, of the deteriorating health conditions of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners Ahmad Zahran and Mosab al-Hindi, who are imprisoned at Israeli Nitzan jail. The commission confirmed that the conditions of the two prisoners are getting worse every day, adding that […]

19 Nov
1:05

Palestinian Officials Denounce US Decision on Settlements

Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said, today, that the announcement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, that the Israeli settlements in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank do not violate international law, is null and void, condemned and totally contradicts with international law, resolutions of the international legitimacy that […]

17 Nov
10:44

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Attack Journalists at Bethlehem Sit-in Protest”

Dozens of journalists, Sunday, suffered from suffocation after inhaling tear gas fired at them by Israeli forces during a solidarity sit-in, held in support of injured photojournalist Moath Amarneh, to the north of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local witnesses told WAFA that Israeli soldiers fired a barrage […]

17 Nov
6:13

Netanyahu Kills Palestinians to Keep Opposition From Forming Government

Provoking a conflict with Gaza led to the deaths of 32 Palestinians. But, was the real objective the creation of an emergency government so Netanyahu can remain in power? Jeff Halper is the co-founder and director of ICAHD, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. He was born in 1946 in Minnesota […]

17 Nov
6:02

UN Votes To Renew UNRWA Mandate

The overwhelming vote, at the United Nations General Assembly’s Fourth Committee, in favor of renewing the mandate of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) dominated the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies, on Saturday. This issue was given special attention in light of American […]

17 Nov
5:47

Microsoft to Investigate Israeli Company over Surveillance of Palestinians

The US technology company, Microsoft, says it is investigating whether the use of facial recognition technology developed by an Israeli startup company it funded “complies with its ethics principles,” following reports that Israel uses the company’s facial recognition technology for surveillance on Palestinians.   On Friday, Microsoft, which is based […]

16 Nov
7:25

Palestinians Condemn Sports-washing “Friendly” Match in Israel as Gaza Mourns Dead

November 16, 2019 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Argentina, Uruguay, Spanish state (Palestinians inspect damaged house destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis, Gaza, November 14, 2019. Photo: Ashraf Amra/APA Images) November 16, 2019—The Argentina and Uruguay national football teams are planning […]

16 Nov
7:14

UPDATE: Two Shot while Dozens Suffocate Near Ramallah

Dozens of Palestinians were injured near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, from teargas fired by Israeli soldiers at Palestinians protesting Israel’s recent attacks on Gaza, according to witnesses. Students from Birzeit University were demonstrating at the Israeli army roadblock in Ramallah and were attacked with teargas, said […]

16 Nov
6:15

UNRWA Mourns Loss of Boy from One of its Schools in Gaza

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) hopes that the ceasefire that was reached the night of 13 November will put an end to two days of escalation between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military operations […]

15 Nov
5:56

Over 100 Harvard Law Students Walk Out of Lecture Held by Israeli Counselor

Over 100 pro-Palestinian law students from Harvard University, today, walked out of a lecture held by Dani Dayan, current Consul General of Israel in New York, at the Harvard Law School. A video posted online, by the Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee (Harvard PSC), shows students participating in the silent […]

15 Nov
5:45

Palestinians Reject Israeli Attempts to Politicize UNRWA

A statement by the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday, said that the State of Palestine firmly rejects Israel’s cynical attempts at the politicization of the UNRWA and it’s concerted efforts to incite against its mandate. “This Agency, created by the General Assembly [by resolution 302 (IV) in 1949] […]

12 Nov
6:52

Palestinian, Regional, and International Groups Submit Report on Israeli Apartheid to UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

11/12/19 / Press Release / Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights  In November 2019, eight Palestinian, regional, and international organisations, including Al-Haq, BADIL, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, Addameer, the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem (CCPRJ), the Cairo Institute for […]

12 Nov
6:46

Argentina and Uruguay Players Need to Hear From You: Cancel “Friendly” Match in Apartheid Israel

November 11, 2019 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Uruguay, Argentina The Argentina and Uruguay national football teams are planning a “friendly” match in apartheid Israel on November 18, ignoring Palestinian appeals and as Israel carries out attacks on besieged Gaza. For Israel, this […]

12 Nov
6:38

Dr. Ashrawi: Israel’s Return to Illegal Policy of Assassination “Reckless and Criminal”

“Israel’s return to the illegal and criminal policy of extrajudicial assassination and its willful disregard for the lives of the Palestinian civilian population is reckless and criminal,” today said Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). “Netanyahu is exploiting the culture of impunity to […]

12 Nov
6:23

ECJ: West Bank Foodstuffs No Longer ‘Made in Israel’

Foodstuffs produced in Israeli settlements on the occupied West Bank should from now on carry a label clearly indicating their geographical provenance. That is the official judgment issued today by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The judgment is valid in all member states of the European Union. Currently, all […]

11 Nov
8:03

ISM Offers Training in London, UK, November 30, 2019

ISM UK is offering a day of pre-training for prospective volunteers who are interested in joining the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) on the ground in Palestine. Attending the training session in north London will give you a chance to get a first impression of ISM and the kind of work […]

Home demolition near Nablus
11 Nov
7:57

Two Residential Structures Demolished in Occupied Jerusalem

Israeli forces, on Monday, demolished two residential structures in the occupied Palestinian city of Jerusalem.   Younes Jafar, Chairman of Al-Montar Land Defense Committee, said that soldiers embarked, in the early morning hours, on destroying two residential buildings in the area of al-Montar, under the pretext of being built without […]

11 Nov
7:49

Israeli Forces Attack Commemoration of Arafat’s Death

Dozens of Palestinians suffocated, today, as Israeli forces attacked citizens participating in marches commemorating the 15th anniversary for the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, said a local activist. Media activist in Beit Ummar, Mohammad Awad, told WAFA that Israeli forces stormed an area adjacent to the Israeli settlement of […]

11 Nov
7:44

US Jewish Organizations Warn against West Bank Annexation

A coalition of American Jewish groups has sent a letter to leaders of Israel’s political parties, warning them against full or even partial annexation of the occupied West Bank. The letter, written by the Progressive Israel Network, asks Israeli politicians to oppose the annexation plan being pursued by Prime Minister […]

10 Nov
9:19

Settlers Chop 118 Olive Trees

At dawn, on Sunday,Israeli settlers  destroyed dozens of Palestinian-owned olive trees in Yasuf and al-Sawiya villages, in the occupied West Bank districts of Salfit and Nablus. Anti-settlement activist Ghassan Daghlas said that Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Rahalim chopped off about 60 olive trees in al-Sawiya village. Head […]

10 Nov
5:32

Facebook Sues Israeli Cyber Security Co. NSO Over WhatsApp Surveillance

Shir Hever discusses the strategy of the Israeli offensive cyber company NSO, its roots in the notorious Israeli “8200” military intelligence unit, and how it crossed a line that very few companies dare cross. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in […]

09 Nov
10:49

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (31 October – 06 November)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 165 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 the Gaza Strip, IOF […]

09 Nov
10:21

Grandson of Holocaust Survivors Deported from Israel for Volunteering

Austrian citizen of Jewish origin Edmond Sichrovsky, who was banned and deported from Israel on suspicion of volunteering in Palestine on Friday, October 25. International Solidarity Movement,  Features, Press Releases An Austrian citizen of Jewish origin and grandson of Holocaust survivors was banned from entering Israel on suspicion of volunteering in […]

09 Nov
9:38

Farmer Forced Off Land near Nablus

The Israeli army, today, forced a Palestinian farmer out of his own grove near the village of Burin, to the south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, local WAFA sources said. The farmer, who is not yet identified, was picking olives in his own grove when Israeli soldiers, who […]

09 Nov
9:24

VIDEO: Israeli Soldiers Assault Palestinian Father in Front of Child

An online video has surfaced, showing two Israeli soldiers shoving and cocking a gun in the face of a Palestinian father, in the presence of his young son, causing outrage among Palestinian social media users. The scuffle — which took place in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, on […]

07 Nov
10:01

Gaza Leadership Slams Twitter and Facebook for Yielding to Israel’s Dictates

Member of Hamas’s political bureau, Mohamed Nazzal, has strongly denounced Twitter and Facebook for blocking Palestinian pages in response to Israel’s dictates. In remarks to Quds Press. on Tuesday, Nazzal said that Twitter recently blocked his page and dozens of pages belonging to Palestinian national figures because of their positions […]

07 Nov
9:13

Journalists Syndicate: 600 Violations against Media Committed in 2019

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, in a report, today, said that so far this year, Israeli occupation forces have committed 600 violations against journalists and the media in general. The PJS Freedoms Committee said that the gravest of these violations was the use of live ammunition against journalists, with 60 cases […]

07 Nov
9:03

Guterres Appoints Christian Saunders as Officer-In-Charge of UNRWA

The UN Secretary-General’s office has announced that the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) has completed a part of the ongoing inquiry into UNRWA management-related matters. The findings of OIOS revealed management issues which relate specifically to the Commissioner-General. The Commissioner-General has stepped aside until the completion of the process. […]

06 Nov
11:26

Palestinian Worker Injured by Israeli Gunfire

November 6, 2019 11:26 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report 0

A young Palestinian  man was injured on Tuesday morning, after Israeli forces opened fire at him, to the south of Jenin City, in the northern West Bank. Local sources said that a Palestinian worker from al-Yamun village, identified as Faisal Ghanama, age 24, was shot while attempting to enter the […]

06 Nov
11:16

South African Trade Unions Say No Israeli Takeover of Clover!

– South African Trade Unions and Palestine Solidarity Groups / South Africa Trade unions GIWUSA and FAWU representing workers at Clover and its subsidiaries, together with their union federation, SAFTU and Palestinian solidarity organisations in South Africa, condemn the recent judgement by the Competition Tribunal of South Africa on the […]

06 Nov
11:08

Lands East of Jerusalem Seized for Settlement Expansion

Israel’s policy of seizing Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem al-Quds has not come to an end but has  gained momentum, over the past years.   Authorities have decided to seize over 50 hectares of private Palestinian lands in the town of Hizma, east of occupied Jerusalem. […]

06 Nov
10:57

Settlers Steal Olive Harvest in Nablus Area

Israeli settlers, today, stole an olive harvest belonging to Palestinian farmers in the village of al-Lubban al-Sharqiya, to the south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local source. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA  that, according to  a number of […]

05 Nov
1:47

Samidoun’s Charlotte Kates on By Any Means Necessary Radio on Heba al-Labadi, Khalida Jarrar and Samer Arbeed

Samidoun’s international coordinator Charlotte Kates joined Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon for an interview on “By Any Means Necessary Radio,” a Sputnik News program, on 2 November 2019. The interview focused on the call for days of action to free Palestinian prisoners between 8-11 November, particularly highlighting the cases of Palestinian leftist, […]

05 Nov
1:38

Israeli Forces to Raze Six Homes in Masafer Yatta

Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday, notified Palestinian owners of six homes in Masafer Yatta area, south of Hebron, of their intent to remove the structures. Masafer Yatta mayor Nidhal Younis said that soldiers stormed the hamlets of Maghayir al-Abeed and Khallet ed-Dabaa, handing out written demolition orders against six homes […]

05 Nov
1:27

Israel Bans Travel for Amnesty International Staff Member

The Israeli authorities’ decision to prevent an Amnesty International staff member from travelling abroad for “security reasons”, apparently as a punitive measure against the organization’s human rights work, is another chilling indication of Israel’s growing intolerance of critical voices, Amnesty International said, Thursday.  “The Israeli authorities claim that they have […]

05 Nov
1:18

Musical Ramallah Joins UNESCO’s ‘Creative Cities Network’

Ramallah joined UNESCO‘s global network of “Creative Cities”, a move announced by the Secretary General Audrey Azoulay, said a statement issued by Ramallah’s municpality. Ramallah is becoming a member in the field of music alongside 65 other cities from around the world, this year, making a total of 246 cities […]

03 Nov
7:45

Berlin Protest Stands in Solidarity with Palestinian Women Prisoners in Israeli Jails

Photos by Magdalena Stefanova Vassileva The following report is reprinted from BDS Berlin: http://bdsberlin.org/2019/11/01/solidaritaet-mit-den-gefangenen-palaestinenischen-frauen/ (German below) Photos by Magdalena Stefanova Vassileva In solidarity with Palestinian women incarcerated in Israeli jails, who are subjected to the most brutal forms of violence and repression, and in struggle for their liberation and the liberation […]

03 Nov
7:37

The PA Is Doing Israel’s Dirty Work; That’s Why It Was Created

by Asa Winstanley Despite what you may have heard, the Palestinian Authority is not a “Palestinian government”. Indeed, “Palestinian Authority” is a misnomer, as the entity has no genuine authority, and does not act in the interests of most Palestinians. Above all else, it is certainly not a democratic body. […]

03 Nov
7:24

Four Palestinian Detainees Still on Hunger Strike

Asra Media Office, on Sunday, stated that four Palestinian detainees, including a female prisoner, are maintaining their open-ended hunger strike in protest of their illegal imprisonment without charge or trial. The office added that the hunger strikers are identified as: 30-year-old prisoner Ismael Ali, a resident of Abu Dis village, […]

03 Nov
7:10

Balfour 102: Erekat Calls on UK to Realize Palestinian Rights

Marking the 102nd Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration on Saturday, Senior Palestinian Official, Dr. Saeb Erekat said Britain has the responsibility to make a qualitative shift towards realizing the political rights of the people of Palestine and recognizing their State.   Erekat, in an official statement, said that this date […]

30 Oct
11:22

Palestine Through The Eyes Of A Visitor

October 30, 2019 11:22 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report 0

Larissa Fernand, Oct 18, 2019 There are no words to describe the bleak reality of actual humans who are trapped and whose lives are scarred by loss, oppression, and uncertainty. And, yet, cling to hope against all odds. I am not writing about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. If anything, I am […]

30 Oct
11:02

BDS Activists Take to Streets for Puma Boycott

The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel has mobilized activists in 20 countries, calling for a boycott of German sportswear manufacturer Puma, due to its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association (IFA). Human rights activists and sports fans were called to demonstrate at Puma retail outlets, offices, and […]

28 Oct
3:57

Augusta Victoria Hospital Out of Service, PA Refuses to Pay Debts

Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH), in occupied Jerusalem, Sunday evening, launched a distress call entitled “The Future of AVH Hospital is in Danger,” which has reached a dead end, according to administration. The hospital said, in a statement, that the Palestinian government did not transfer any funds to the hospital and […]

28 Oct
3:19

The War On Truth: How Israel’s Social Media Trolls Conquered Facebook

Ramzy Baroud, Features, Days of Palestine On October 9, 2019, the social media platform, Facebook, deleted the page of the popular Palestinian news website, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC). This act, which was carried out without even contacting the page administrators, confirms that Facebook’s war on pro-Palestine voices is continuing […]

28 Oct
2:44

Four Administrative Detainees Still on Hunger Strike

October 28, 2019 2:44 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Four Palestinian administrative detainees, held by Israeli, remain on hunger strike against their indefinite incarceration without charge or trial, including one who has been consistently refusing food for 97 days in a row, the Palestinian Prisoners Commission said, today. Ismail Ali, from Abu Dis, to the east of Jerusalem, has […]

28 Oct
2:33

MADA Denounces Recent Wave of Violations against Palestinian Journalists

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has condemned the recent wave of violations against a number of Palestinian journalists. Some of these violations were committed by Israeli occupation forces, while the other violations – especially the abduction of several journalists – were carried out by Palestinian security […]

26 Oct
6:32

Protests Planned in 20 Countries against PUMA’s Support for Illegal Israeli Settlements

October 26, 2019 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) Saturday, October 26, human rights activists and sports fans will protest at PUMA retail outlets, offices and matches of PUMA-sponsored teams in 20 countries under the slogan #BoycottPuma. Actions in more than 50 locations are planned as […]

26 Oct
6:11

ISM Offers Training in Belfast, Ireland

International Solidarity Movement (ISM), Action Alerts, Features, Press Releases October 26, 2019 ISM Ireland is offering a day of pre-training for prospective volunteers who are interested in joining the International Solidarity Movement on the ground in Palestine. All volunteers are required to participate in training before joining activities in Palestine. Attending the training session […]

26 Oct
6:02

Peaceful Protesters Suffocate as Israeli Soldiers Attack Demonstration in Jordan Valley

At least five Palestinians suffocated, today, as Israeli forces quelled a peaceful protest in al-Humma area, in the northern Jordan Valley, said WAFA correspondence. The non-violent gathering was called for by the anti-wall and settlement committee and the Fateh movement, in Tubas, to protest against the continued settlement expansion of […]

26 Oct
5:54

Female Jordanian Hunger-striker Transferred to Hospital

Israeli authorities have transferred a Jordanian woman who is being held at a detention center in the occupied territories, to a hospital, following a deterioration in her health condition more than a month after she went on hunger strike, in protest against her administrative detention. Sufyan al-Qudah, a spokesman for […]

24 Oct
7:53

Report: BDS the “Most Dangerous” Movement for Israeli National Security

by Mahm’d Zaban, PNN: The Israeli occupation state views BDS as a movement which forms a strategic threat to its national security, extensively triggering international public opinion against it, and works to isolate Israel internationally. Thus, Israel uses several means to reduce the effects of BDS, including the policies of extreme […]

24 Oct
3:19

Israel Attempts to Wipe out Palestinian Curriculum in Jerusalem

Up to 100,000 Palestinian students are facing the threat of using distorted schoolbooks in occupied Jerusalem, Deputy Palestinian Education Minister Basri Saleh said on Sunday. During a meeting held in Cairo, Basri said that the Israeli occupation has been working hard to impose the distorted Israeli narratives related to the […]

24 Oct
3:09

Palestinian Authority Blocks Dozens of News Outlets

by Tamara Nassar The Palestinian Authority has blocked 59 Palestinian and Arabic-language news websites and social media pages. The Ramallah magistrate’s court issued the order on 17 October at the request of the PA attorney general, Akram Ismail Khatib, but it was not reported until Monday. The court order claims […]

24 Oct
3:00

Ghannam Ends Hunger Strike after Israel Sets Release Date

October 24, 2019 3:00 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The longest hunger striking Palestinian administrative detainee ended his fast today, after the Israeli High Court set a date for his release, said the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS). It said, according to WAFA, that Ahmad Ghannam, from the town of Dura, in the south of the West Bank, who has […]

24 Oct
2:52

Army Demolishes Family Home of Slain Palestinian

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, demolished the home of slain Palestinian Ali Hassan Khalifa, in the Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem. According to local PNN sources, a large number of Israeli soldiers stormed the camp and evacuated Khalifa’s house before bulldozers demolished the house, located on Al-Quds Street, near Qalandia […]

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 […]