All posts by IMEMC News & Agencies

05 Sep
5:05

Social Media Continues Crackdown on Palestinian Content

Social media websites have continued their crackdown on the Palestinian content, disregarding all professional and human rights standards and ethics concerning the question of the Palestinian people who continue to live under Israeli military occupation. Sada Social Center, which monitors social media violations of the Palestinian content, documented more than […]

03 Sep
1:43

Settlers Bulldoze Palestinian-Owned Land in Bethlehem District

A hoard of armed Jewish settlers, on Monday, appropriated and bulldozed a Palestinian-owned tract of agricultural land in Beit Jala town, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Local official Hasan Berijiya said that bulldozers, escorted by a group of settlers carrying weapons, stormed the agricultural area of al-Makhrour […]

03 Sep
1:24

ICC Prosecutor to Reconsider Decision on Mavi Marmara

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided, on Monday, that the ICC prosecutor must reconsider a decision to start an investigation, or not, on the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident. “[The] Appeals Chamber nevertheless maintained that ‘ultimate decision’ as to whether or not to initiate an investigation is […]

03 Sep
1:11

Hundreds Take Part in Direct Action against UK Arms Trade with Israel

photo: Day of protest taking place outside Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) in London on 2nd September, where arms companies will market weapons used unlawfully against Palestinian civilians. The UK Department for International Trade has officially invited the government of Israel to DSEI, despite a UN report earlier in […]

02 Sep
4:28

Ashrawi: Netanyahu’s Annexation Plan Requires International Action, Including Sanctions

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said that the Palestinian leadership views, with utmost seriousness, Netanyahu’s declaration that he would annex illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. “This is a clear announcement of intent to carry out a war crime, […]

02 Sep
4:23

Netanyahu: Israel to Announce Sovereignty Over Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, on Sunday morning, that he will declare Israeli sovereignty over all settlements, in the near future. “Remember that this is the land of Israel, our land,” Netanyahu said at the opening of the school year, in the settlement of Alcana. “We will impose Jewish […]

01 Sep
4:07

Israeli Settlers Assault Farmer near Bethlehem

A Palestinian farmer sustained injuries in the head, on Friday night, when he was brutally assaulted by extremist Jewish settlers near the village of Artas, to the south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, local sources said. Settlers from the Israeli settlement bloc of Gush Etzion reportedly broke into […]

01 Sep
4:02

Euro-Med Calls for Immediate Investigation into the Death of Shatha Barghouti

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med) called, this week, on the Norwegian government to immediately investigate the death of 17-year-old Palestinian Shatha Barghouti, who died last Wednesday, while in custody of the Norwegian Child Welfare Services, Barnevernet. Shatha Barghouti was taken, along with her two younger siblings, from her parents […]

01 Sep
3:52

Harvard-bound Ismail Ajjawi an Inspiration to Fellow UNRWA Students

Seventeen-year-old Palestine refugee, Ismail Ajjawi, who was admitted to the Harvard University incoming freshman class of 2023 and issued a visa to the United States, was denied entry to the country when he arrived at Boston Logan International Airport, on August 23. Ajjawi graduated this spring, from the United Nations […]

31 Aug
4:45

BDS Calls for Boycott on AnyVision, Israel’s “Field-tested” Facial Recognition Surveillance Company

August 30, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  / Israel, United States The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) is calling for the boycott of AnyVision, Israel’s facial recognition technology firm, due to its irrefutable complicity in Israel’s occupation and repression of Palestinians.  The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) calls for boycotting AnyVision, […]

31 Aug
4:37

Army Seals Entrance to Beit Ummar

Israeli occupation forces, today, sealed the main entrance to the town of Beit Ummar, to the north of Hebron, according to witnesses. The army shut , with a metal gate, the entrance to the town, forcing Palestinians to use longer routes to enter or exit the village. Human rights group […]

31 Aug
4:31

Israel Destroys Al-Araqib for 156th Time

Israeli occupation authorities have made hundreds of Bedouin Palestinians homeless after demolishing their village in the Negev region for the 156th time, Palestine’s news agency says. Eyewitnesses said, according to the PNN, that Israeli authorities, on Thursday, demolished crude homes and tore apart tents in the Bedouin village of Araqib, […]

31 Aug
4:20

Orwellian Surveillance of Tohono O’odham Nation – A Test Case for Entire US Border?

Will Parrish tells the story of how Israeli surveillance techniques, originally developed to control Palestinians, are now being used on Indigenous land near the border to control migrants, and could be expanded to the entire nation. TRNN Video & Transcript MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Marc Steiner. […]

30 Aug
5:11

Israel Halts Travel for 661 Gaza Patients

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) said that Israel continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of people in Gaza Strip during July, impeding 661 patients and reducing exports by 42.2 per cent. PCHR declared in a monthly report, Tuesday: “the Israeli occupation authorities refuse to allow most […]

30 Aug
5:07

Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against “Close Up” Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid

August 28, 2019 / Palestinian Campaign for Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) Filmmakers denounce “Close up,” a new documentary film project that aims to normalize relations with Israel as if it were a normal state, not a regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid. The Palestinian Campaign for Academic and Cultural […]

30 Aug
4:40

ISM Calls for Protest against Israeli Demolition ‘Charity’ Regavim in London

photo: Border police guard a bulldozer at it destroys a Palestinian home in the South Hebron Hill’s village of Um al Khair in 2016 On September 1st, UK Lawyers for Israel is hosting a talk by Regavim, a pro-settler NGO with charitable status, pivotal in speeding up demolitions of Palestinian homes across the […]

30 Aug
4:31

Jewish Newspaper Apologizes to pro-Palestine Charity

A London-based, pro-Israel newspaper suffered embarrassment this week, as The Jewish Chronicle published a public apology and agreed to pay damages to a pro-Palestine charity, after falsely accusing it of supporting terrorism.   The Palestinian Relief and Development Fund, also known as Interpal, is a British-charity which provides relief and development aid […]

30 Aug
4:23

46,000 Refugee Students Return to UNRWA Schools

This week, 46,000 refugee girls and boys began the 2019-2020 school year at 96 schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Students at the Silwan Girls’ School in East Jerusalem were particularly excited to go to school, not only […]

30 Aug
4:19

Palestinian Children Face Physical and Verbal Abuse in Israeli Prisons

Palestinian children held in Israeli prisons are subjected to physical and verbal abuse by Israeli forces, a Palestinian commission says. The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs released a report based on testimonies given by 45 children under 18, from Jerusalem al-Quds, who are held in the Israeli prison of […]

25 Aug
10:03

VIDEOS: Speakers confront political bans, anti-Palestinian repression in Germany

On Saturday, 17 August, Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat spoke in Berlin after the end of the political ban imposed on him by the German state. Joining him were Samidoun’s international coordinator, Charlotte Kates and European coordinator, Mohammed Khatib. Thanks to solidarity video network Public Solidarity, videos of the talks are now available online for those […]

25 Aug
9:51

French-Egyptian National Still Being Detained by Israel

August 25, 2019 9:51 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission, the Palestinian government body in charge of following up on the affairs of political detainees held in Israeli jails, today, said that Israeli authorities continue their detention of French-Egyptian national Salah Mohammad Hasanin, 61. Hasanin, according to the commission, has been placed in harsh and […]

25 Aug
9:46

#BoycottPuma Round Two: Join Second Global Day of Action, October 26

by  Palestinian Campaign for Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) (photo: Groups around the world are gearing up for the second day of action protesting Puma’s support for Israel’s illegal settlements on stolen Palestinian land. Join them on October 26!) Across the world, fans of fair play and sports for […]

Prisoner in hospital (archive image)
25 Aug
9:40

Hunger-striking Detainee Transferred to Hospital

August 25, 2019 9:40 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) transferred, on Sunday, Palestinian detainee Wajdi al-Awawdeh, from the town of Dersamet, in the occupied West Bank, to the hospital. According to the family of the prisoner, they received a call from an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) informing them that he had […]

25 Aug
9:25

ISM Calls on Volunteers for Olive Harvest 2019

08/25/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Occupied Palestine At a time of regular settler violence in the West Bank, the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is issuing an urgent call for volunteers to join us for the 2019 Olive Harvest Campaign at the invitation of Palestinian communities. The olive tree is […]

25 Aug
9:19

Israeli Firms Facilitating Abuses of Press Worldwide

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has accused Israeli surveillance companies of paving the way for attacks on media freedom around the world, by easing rules governing the export of offensive cyber weapons, despite grave concerns by human rights and privacy groups that the technologies are used by some governments […]

23 Aug
1:25

Settler Runs Over 6-year-old Girl in Bethlehem District

An Israeli settler ran over a six-year-old Palestinian girl  in the village of Jabaa to the southwest of Bethlehem, the southern occupied West Bank, said eyewitnesses. Eyewitnesses said a settler ran over Jana Abu Loha, age 6, as she was passing near the entrance connecting between the villages of Jabaa and […]

23 Aug
1:21

MADA Launches Campaign for Women Journalists’ Rights

Journalist Hanaa Mahameed was injured by a sound grenade while covering clashes in East Jerusalem in October 2015. The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) launched a media campaign on social media, yesterday, on the protection of the rights of women journalists in Palestine, under the title, “Women […]

21 Aug
6:33

Political Ban Fails to Silence Khaled Barakat in Berlin

Two events in Berlin on Friday and Saturday, 16 and 17 August, featured speeches by Palestinian writer and activist Khaled Barakat, who was subject to a political ban by the German state preventing him from speaking about Palestine at any public event or activity. Barakat appealed against the political ban in German courts, […]

21 Aug
6:26

Over 20 Palestinian Structures North Of Jerusalem to be Demolished

Israeli forces and staff of the so-called Israeli Municipality of West Jerusalem today ordered the demolition of over 20 Palestinian structures in al-Matar neighborhood, north of Jerusalem. Security sources confirmed that Israeli forces and municipality staff stormed Al-Matar neighborhood, opposite to Qalandiya refugee camp, where they handed demolition orders for […]

21 Aug
6:14

Al-Shoroq: The activist farmers resisting Israeli annexation in Beit Ummar

08/20/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Beit Ummar Beit Ummar is an agricultural town and farming community just north of Hebron, with a populace of about 17,000. Al Shoroq, a Palestinian led group comprised of local activists based in the region since 2013 founded by longstanding committee members, work with […]

21 Aug
6:08

Settlers Break into Archaeological Site in Jenin

Groups of Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, broke into Al-Hafira hill, south of the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, and performed Talmudic rituals after spreading out in the area.   Local Al Ray sources reported that the settlers have dispersed over the hill, and in the area classified as an […]

21 Aug
6:01

Settlers Plant Trees on Palestinian Land in Prelude to Takeover

Jewish settlers planted forest trees on Palestinian land to south of Bethlehem, as a prelude for taking it over, said Diab Mashaleh, head of Jabah village council where the targeted land it located, today. Mashaleh told WAFA that residents of the village were surprised to see the settlers, and under […]

21 Aug
5:54

30 Palestinian Homes to be Demolished in Negev

Israeli occupation forces, on Tuesday, stormed the village of Lqiya, in the Negev desert, and handed out demolition and evacuation notices to 30 buildings and facilities. Most of the notices were given to the Abu Mutair family, while some belonged to the family of the former Arab member of Knesset, […]

19 Aug
6:45

BREAKING: Abbas Fires Advisors

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, today,  issued an order terminating the services of all his advisors, in their capacity as advisors, regardless of their title or ranking. He also decided to abolish all decisions and contracts related to them, and to suspend the rights and privileges they received in […]

19 Aug
6:39

Israeli Minister of Energy: Large-scale Military Operation being Planned for Gaza

Israeli officials continue to threaten with a massive military operation against the Gaza Strip, while Israel still refuses to ease the blockade. Israeli Minister of Energy, Yuval Steinitz, also a member of Israel’s cabinet, said on Monday that they “are planning a large-scale military operation in Gaza,” adding that Prime […]

18 Aug
5:35

Police Raid Bab Al-Rahma, Seize Furniture

Israeli occupation police, on Saturday evening, stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque’s Bab al-Rahma prayer area and confiscated some furniture items. Local sources said that Israeli police officers desecrated the Bab al-Rahma prayer area and embarked on carrying away shoe cabinets and patterned wood panels. The sources added, according to Days of Palestine, […]

18 Aug
5:30

Dozens of Palestinian Workers Detained by Israeli Forces

Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday at dawn, detained dozens of Palestinian workers from the West Bank, in raids on occupied Palestinian, pre-1948. The official in General Federation of Palestinian Trade Unions, Riad Kamil, said, according to Al Ray, that Israeli occupation police erected many checkpoints at most of streets and […]

18 Aug
5:24

Army Destroys Irrigation Tank in Jordan Valley

Israeli occupation forces, today, destroyed a large water tank used for irrigating farmlands near the village of Bardala, in the northern Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank. Mutaz Besharat, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the Jordan Valley, told WAFA that Israeli army destroyed a 1000-cube water tank […]

17 Aug
5:42

Hamas: Israel’s Renewed Attacks on Gaza “Message of Escalation”

The Hamas Movement has condemned Israel’s persistence in targeting resistance posts in the Gaza Strip as “a message of escalation and aggression.” In press remarks on Saturday, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said that Israel’s renewed aerial attacks on Gaza were aimed to divert attention from what he described as “the […]

17 Aug
5:21

Meet Rashida Tlaib’s Grandma: ‘Who wouldn’t be proud of a granddaughter like that?’

BEIT UR AL-FAUQA, WEST BANK — Rashida Tlaib’s grandmother does not understand why her granddaughter, a sitting U.S. congresswoman, could not visit her as originally planned. Muftiyah Tlaib — who says she is somewhere between 85 and her early 90s — lives in the village of Beit Ur al-Fauqa, about 15 […]

17 Aug
5:10

Inheriting Resistance in the South Hebron Hills: “I am my father’s daughter, if he can do this, so can I
 and more.”

08/06/19 | International Solidarity Movement | South Hebron Hills “My life is occupation 
 all the time you have to be ready for the bad, and the most bad you can imagine,” Sameeha Huraini tells me, as she explains the reality of day-to-day life in the South Hebron Hills. She […]

17 Aug
4:02

PLO Calls on UN to Accelerate UNRWA Corruption Probe

Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, today, called upon the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to accelerate the ongoing investigation into suspicions of corruption within the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In the meantime, Erekat sent identical letters to […]

16 Aug
5:35

How Israel’s Erasure of Palestinian History Perpetuates Occupation

Professor Ilan Pappe discusses why Israel’s agency in charge of nuclear security hid documents about the Nakba, the catastrophe in which Palestinians were driven from their land in 1948, explaining that it was an effort to eliminate the Palestinian narrative. TRNN Video & Transcript GREG WILPERT: Welcome to The Real News […]

16 Aug
5:26

Samidoun Condemns Palestinian Authority’s Normalization Meetings

Photo: Inminds Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins organizers and activists throughout occupied Palestine in condemning the normalization meetings undertaken by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas with a delegation from the so-called “Israel Democratic Party” and it alliance, the Democratic Union. This meeting comes amid the approach to the Israeli elections scheduled […]

16 Aug
5:19

VIDEO: Gaza In Context

By: Status Audio-Visual Magazine / Days of Palestine 08/05/19 Opinion: Abbas’ La-La Land And The Evolution Of The American Love Affair With Israel  

16 Aug
5:12

Democratic Socialists of America Commit to National BDS Organizing

August 13, 2019 / Democratic Socialists of America / United States On August 3, at the 2019 national convention of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) – the largest and fastest growing socialist organization in the U.S., with two members in Congress, DSA approved a resolution establishing a national working group dedicated to organizing […]

16 Aug
5:05

ISM Journals: Education Under Occupation

08/11/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Hebron Whilst continuing my work with ISM this year, I spent four weeks working at the Hebron/Al-Khalil office of Defence for Children International focusing on the way that the occupation has compromised the access to education in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza. […]

16 Aug
4:58

Tlaib to Visit Palestine on Condition of BDS Silence

Israeli occupation authorities announced, today, that they will allow US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib to visit her family in the occupied West Bank on “humanitarian” grounds, hours after the Israeli government said it would ban her from entering Palestine for a planned political trip. Israel said, earlier. that it would block […]

06 Aug
9:06

Samidoun in Occupied Palestine Urges All to Join Ramallah Demonstration for Palestinian Prisoners

Samidoun in occupied Palestine is calling for a mass demonstration, on Wednesday, 7 August, to stand with the Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli prisons, especially those on hunger strike against imprisonment without charge or trial. The protest will begin at 4:30 pm at the center of Manara Square, highlighting the fight to end administrative […]

06 Aug
9:01

Palestinian Security Services Continue to Cooperate with American Counterparts

by Adnan Abu Amer (photo: Chief of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Intelligence Services Majed Faraj, Twitter) Despite the American-Palestinian estrangement since December 2017, leading to the imposition of American sanctions on the PA, this did not stop the two parties from holding meetings both in secret and in public. This contradiction raises […]

06 Aug
8:26

Israel Still Holding the Bodies of 253 Slain Palestinians

Israeli occupation authorities are holding the bodies of 253 Palestinians  in the “numbers” cemetery and 45 bodies in refrigerators, the National Campaign reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency. The coordinator of the campaign, Salwa Hammad, said in a statement, Monday, that the official and popular efforts are ongoing […]

06 Aug
7:15

Ongoing Demolitions in West Bank: Report

Israeli forces, today, demolished four structures and a house under construction in Bir Oneh village, Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem. Head of the Bethlehem Office of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Committee Hassan Breija said that Israeli forces stormed and cordoned off the village, before a bulldozer demolished four barns […]

06 Aug
6:58

Ministry of Education: Detention & Interrogation of Children a Crime against Humanity

photo: Muhammad Elayyan (4) was summoned to interrogation by the Israeli police for “throwing stones at Israeli soldiers”. The ongoing Israeli  detention and interrogation of Palestinian children are crimes against humanity, the Ministry of Education (MoE) said, in a statement, on Tuesday. The ministry condemned the continuing occupation as repressive, […]

05 Aug
10:09

Opinion: Abbas’ La-La Land And The Evolution Of The American Love Affair With Israel

by Ramzy Baroud Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is ready to “go to the White House and continue what [he] started with [US President] Donald Trump.” With this and other confusing statements, Abbas tried to articulate the new Palestinian political agenda to foreign reporters in Ramallah last month. According to Abbas, the […]

05 Aug
10:03

ISM Water Series: ‘There’s no law in the world that says you can cut water from humans.’

(photo: ‘Enemies of life’ – Israeli bulldozer rips up water pipes near At-Tuwani) 08/30/19 | International Solidarity Movement | South Hebron Hills Israel is escalating its war on water in the South Hebron Hills, demolishing wells, ripping out kilometres of pipeline and even confiscating trucks carrying emergency water tanks to […]

05 Aug
9:56

Israel Excluded from UN “List of Shame”

The Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations expressed his dismay at the fact that UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres didn’t include Israel in its “List of Shame,” which includes countries that commit grave violations against children. Riyad Mansour said Israel wasn’t included despite figures and statistics in the report about […]

05 Aug
9:51

Metal Gate Erected at Junction of Two Bethlehem-area Towns

August 5, 2019 9:51 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, News Report 0

Israeli forces installed a metal gate at the entrance connecting the town of Jabaa’, to the southwest of Bethlehem, and the town of Surif, to the north of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank, said security sources. Sources told WAFA correspondence that Israeli forces removed the earth mounds that […]

05 Aug
9:46

Israeli Majority Opposes Netanyahu “Unity Government”

The majority of Israelis have expressed their opposition to the formation of a unity government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and a member of the Benny Gantz’ Kahol Lavan (Blue and White) alliance, after the Knesset elections on September 17, according to a poll published by the Walla website […]

01 Aug
9:35

Euro-Med Calls Out Switzerland, Netherlands For Suspension of UNRWA Funding

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights, today, criticized Switzerland and the Netherlands’ decision to suspend their support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The decision came after the leaking of a report on corruption in the UN organization. Ashrawi: UN Failure to […]

01 Aug
9:27

Israeli NGO Petitions to Bar Ilhan Omar from Entering Israel

A right-wing Israeli NGO filed, on Wednesday, a petition to have US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar barred from entering Israel, when she arrives for an upcoming tour, because she supports the international boycott of Israel (BDS). The organization, Shurat HaDin, asked the Israeli Jerusalem District Court, on Tuesday, to demand that […]

01 Aug
9:18

Roadblocks Erected in Northern West Bank Following Shooting Incident

August 1, 2019 9:18 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli army set up roadblocks this afternoon, in the north of the West Ban,k mainly on the road between Nablus and Jenin, following an alleged shooting incident. The Israeli army claimed that shots were fired, by a man on a motorcycle, at an army patrol near the village of […]

01 Aug
9:14

Annexation of Area C Would Lead to Bloodbath says Former Shin Bet Chief

The former head of Israel’s Shin Bet security service, Yoram Cohen, warned of the annexation of so-called “Area C,” in the West Bank, to Israel,  would lead to “an unnecessary bloodbath”. “Steps should be taken to reduce the occupation in the West Bank, improve transportation, improve work, and transfer areas […]

01 Aug
2:28

20 More Palestinian Prisoners Join Administrative Detainees in Hunger Strike for Freedom

On Tuesday, 30 July, 20 more Palestinian prisoners joined the eight administrative detainees already on hunger strike as Mohammed Abu Aker, Mustafa Hassanat and Huzaifa Halabiya entered their second month without food. The prison branch of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine announced  that 20 prisoners in the Negev desert prison […]

01 Aug
2:23

I Am A Warrior Prisoner

I live in a very small territory of 365 square kilometers, also known as the largest open-air prison in the world, located in colonized Palestine. The prison guards are powerful oppressors, the enforcers of “apartheid,” also known as Zionists. These jailers keep us locked, except for the few times when […]

01 Aug
2:17

Boycott Called on Pop-Kultur Berlin Festival 2019

July 30, 2019 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Germany [Deutsch] The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calls on all participating artists in Pop-Kultur Berlin festival to withdraw, due to its ongoing partnership with the Israeli embassy. Fourteen artists from […]

01 Aug
2:07

Water Series: Israeli Forces Destroy Farmland East of Hebron – ISM Speaks to Owner Ghassan Jaber

07/30/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Bit Arawa This is the first of a series of reports documenting the control and devastation of water sources by Israel as a tool of oppression. On Thursday 18th July Israeli occupation forces came to the Al Baqa’a area, east of Hebron, and destroyed an […]

01 Aug
1:59

Conference to be Held to Discuss ‘Peace Plan’

Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner is set to invite Arab Mideast leaders to a peace conference in the U.S., during his visit to the region, launched on Wednesday. Ynet Israeli newspaper reported, according to Al Ray, that the peace conference is to take place in Camp David, and U.S. […]

01 Aug
1:53

Ashrawi: UN Failure to Recognize Israeli Crimes against Palestinian Children Inexcusable

For the fourth year in a row, and despite the urging of several leading human rights organizations and experts, including United Nations Special Rapporteurs, the United Nations has failed again to include Israel in its annual blacklist of armed forces that commit atrocities against youth, said Hanan Ashrawi, member of […]

01 Aug
1:50

Second Child in Less than 24 Hours Summoned for Interrogation

Israeli forces summoned a second Palestinian child, in less than 24 hours, for interrogation. Qais Firas Obaid, 6 years old, from al-Eesawiyya, in the occupied city of Jerusalem, was summoned by Israeli forces on Tuesday evening, for interrogation, just after a summons was issued to Mohammad Elayyan (4 years), on […]

29 Jul
3:01

B’Tselem: Military Admits Killing Protesters in Gaza for No Reason

Israel’s unlawful open-fire policy during the demonstrations along the Gaza perimeter fence – which were upheld by the Supreme Court – have so far resulted in hundreds of Palestinian deaths and thousands of injuries. Official sources now admit that they were well aware that people were being killed when even […]

29 Jul
2:52

Settlers Slash Tires, Spray Racist Graffiti in Kafr Qasim

Extremist Israeli settlers, last night, punctured the tires of several vehicles belonging to Palestinian citizens and spray-painted racist graffiti after breaking into the Arab town of Kafr Qasim, in Israel, witnesses said. Belonging to far-right Jewish group “Price Tag,” Israeli settlers broke into the town in middle of the night, […]

29 Jul
2:47

London Cyclists Ride in Support of Palestinian Cause

Several hundred cyclists have taken to the streets of London to protest the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and to raise money for a Palestinian charity. The ride has been an annual event in London since 2015. They’re gathering to ride 36 miles across the city, bearing Palestinian flags and ringing their bike […]

28 Jul
1:22

A Nasty, Brutish Dream: Palestinian Youth In Detainment

by Isaac Scher On a hot afternoon last August, Mohammed, 13, and Ahmed, 14, sat and watched from afar as a scuffle broke out between Israeli forces and local youth in their West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. Young villagers threw stones; Israeli soldiers responded with tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and live […]

28 Jul
1:13

Palestine Advocates Slam Symbolic US Resolution Condemning US Boycotts

Middle East Eye quotes Yousef Munayyer, USCPR executive director, in an article covering the responses of Palestinian advocates to H. Res. 246, a non-binding resolution that condemns BDS and is intended to chill speech for Palestinian rights. H. Res. 246 passed the House of Representatives on July 23, with 398 votes […]

28 Jul
1:02

Huzaifa Bader: Fighting for Justice, Fighting for His Life

On the morning of the 25th of July, Huzaifa Bader, 27, was rushed to Ramleh Prison Hospital in the occupied West Bank, after he had been on hunger strike for 25 days. With his health deteriorating and with no sign of progress in his legal battle, his family don’t know how […]

28 Jul
12:52

Israeli Settlers Destroy Olive Trees in Northern West Bank

Israeli settlers destroyed 80 olive trees belonging to Palestinian farmers in the village of Yasouf, east of the northern West Bank city of Salfit, today reported Yasouf mayor, Khaled Abbieh. He told WAFA that the land where the trees were cut down is located near the illegal Israeli settlement of […]

28 Jul
12:46

Israel Blacklisted by UN Among Top Child Killers of 2018

The United Nations has, for the third year in a row, put Israel on the world body’s blacklist of child killers. According to a report by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in 2018, Israel killed 59 Palestinian children during that year. The UN chief’s report, which was presented to the […]

26 Jul
9:10

BTS Testimonial: “Around every such settlement there’s a circle, a radius of one kilometer.”

[[Breaking The Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate […]

26 Jul
8:56

Nazareth: Afula’s Public Park Will Be Open to All Visitors – Including Non-residents – Following Adalah’s Petition

On 14 July 2019, following a petition by Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, and pressure by the Nazareth Court for Administrative Affairs, the Afula municipality accepted the court’s recommendation to re-open the city’s public park to all visitors. The Court emphasized that the municipality lacked authority to […]

26 Jul
8:48

Netanyahu Becomes Longest-Serving Prime Minister in Israel History

Shir Hever compares the world of founding Israeli Prime Minister Ben Gurion, who pushed a collective spirit and built an Israeli security elite, to that of populist Benjamin Netanyahu, who has profited from the spoils of colonialism while building a cult of personality. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in […]

26 Jul
8:39

A Life Redefined by a Tear Gas Canister

Defence for Children International – Palestine / On the afternoon of January 11, 2019, Samer S. set out for the bus stop with his cousin. It was a Friday, meaning that the “Great March of Return” demonstrations would be starting soon. For a 13-year-old boy from the impoverished Jabalia refugee camp […]

26 Jul
8:27

Al-Araqib Demolished for 148th Time

Israeli authorities demolished the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqib for the 148th time, today, the second time this week, while abducting village leader Sheikh Sayyah Al-Turi, Arab48 reported. According to local residents, in the morning, occupation authorities bulldozed and destroyed homes and tents under the protection of occupation police forces. Eyewitnesses also […]

26 Jul
8:20

First Batch of Gaza Pilgrims Leaves for Mecca

The first group of Palestinian pilgrims from the Gaza Strip left the Cairo International Airport today, en route to Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage of Hajj. Diab al-Louh, Palestine’s ambassador to Egypt, said that these 795 pilgrims, who left Gaza yesterday, are the first in nine groups comprising 2,900 […]

25 Jul
11:13

Alaa Basheer Detained by Israeli Intelligence

July 25, 2019 11:13 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Two days after her release from a Palestinian Authority (PA) jail, the Israeli intelligence apparatus detained Palestinian teacher Alaa Basheer, after summoning her for interrogation, on Thursday. Her detention was seen as part of the security cooperation between the PA and Israel. The PA preventive security apparatus, last Sunday, released […]

25 Jul
11:06

Olmert Cancels Trip to Switzerland Fearing Arrest over War Crimes

Israeli ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, on Thursday, canceled a visit to Switzerland for fear of being arrested on charges of the war launched on the Gaza Strip in 2008. Ynet newspaper reported, according to Al Ray, that Swiss authorities informed the Israeli Ministry of Justice that Olmert will be questioned upon […]

25 Jul
10:54

MADA Calls for Photojournalist’s Release from Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has called on international legal and human rights organizations to put pressure on the Israeli occupation government to stop its attempts to deport the Palestinian photographer, Mustafa Al-Karouf, outside of the Palestinian territories and release him, as he has been detained […]

23 Jul
10:38

Israel Attempts to Censor European Parliament amid Growing Support for Khaled Barakat, Palestinian Rights

Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat is continuing to fight back against a political ban imposed on him by Germany, while Israeli officials are attempting to pressure the European Parliament over inviting Palestinian speakers to discuss the repression they face in Europe as well as under Israeli occupation. Barakat, who has filed an urgent appeal in […]

23 Jul
10:28

Gaza Revived: How An Irishman Is Giving Hope To Palestinian Amputees

by Muhammad Hussein Gaza. The very name evokes images of Israeli bombardment, crumbling infrastructure, keffiyeh-clad protestors standing defiantly with Palestinian flags and slingshots, and screaming children shot by snipers in a fog of tear gas and smoke from burning tyres. All of these images are the unfortunate reality of the Palestinians […]

23 Jul
10:23

VIDEO: Palestinians and British ISMers Hospitalized in Sadistic and Brutal Display of Violence by Israeli Soldiers in East Jerusalem Demolition

Photo: ISMer’s neck shows strangulation marks where she was dragged across the floor by Israeli border police with her Kaffiyeh. 07/23/19 | International Solidarity Movement | East Jerusalem Two Palestinian families lost their homes yesterday in unprecedented mass demolitions in East Jerusalem carried out by 900 Israeli soldiers who hospitalized […]

23 Jul
10:13

Anadolu Photojournalist Back in Israeli Jail

July 23, 2019 10:13 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

After failing to deport him to Jordan, Israeli authorities returned an Anadolu Agency photojournalist to a detention center, on Monday, where he has been detained for six months, according to his lawyer. Israeli had tried since Sunday evening to deport Mustafa Kharouf, 32, to Jordan, but Jordan’s firm opposition prevented this, […]

23 Jul
10:06

Gaza’s Desalination Plant Completed, says Official

The head of Gaza’s Water Authority, Mazen Ghoneim, today, announced the completion of the sea water desalination plant project in Gaza City. Ghoneim said, in a press release, that the experimental operation of the station, which has a capacity of producing 10,000 cubic meters per day, will serve more than […]

21 Jul
3:04

Medics Need Miracles To Stay Alive In Gaza

Hamza Abu Eltarabesh is a journalist from Gaza. Nobody in Gaza is exempt from being an Israeli target. Luck is the only thing that saves anyone here from being killed. The medic Muhammad al-Judaili ran out of luck. On 3 May, he was working at the Great March of Return […]

21 Jul
2:59

BDS Movement Welcomes Proposed New U.S. Congress Resolution Affirming Right to Boycott

July 19, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / United States The BDS movement for Palestinian rights warmly welcomes the resolution introduced by Congress members Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and US civil rights veteran John Lewis “Affirming that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights.” […]

21 Jul
2:45

Journalist Injured as Soldiers Attack Bethlehem

A journalist was injured and many others suffocated from teargas when Israeli forces attacked Palestinians taking part in a rally protesting the planned demolition of hundreds of apartments in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi al-Hummus. WAFA correspondence said that Ayat Arqawi, who works as a photojournalist with APA agency, was […]

21 Jul
2:41

Nearly 100 Gazan Protesters Wounded by Israeli Forces

Israeli occupation forces have again attacked Palestinians taking part in the weekly “Great March of Return” rallies, injuring 98 Gazan protesters, according to the Gazan Health Ministry. The Gazan Health Ministry also said that 49 of the injured protesters had sustained bullet wounds from Israeli live fire. Four paramedics were […]

19 Jul
4:40

International Lawyers Support Khaled Barakat’s Struggle against Political Ban

July 18, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network International, European and German lawyers issued statements in support of Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat, subjected to a political ban in Germany since 22 June, when he was prevented by Berlin police from speaking at a community event on Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century.” […]

19 Jul
4:25

UN Officials Call On Israel To Halt Sur Baher Demolitions

UN officials, on Wednesday, called on Israel to halt plans for mass demolitions in the neighborhood of Sur Baher, East Jerusalem. This came in a statement by Jamie McGoldrick (Humanitarian Coordinator), Gwyn Lewis (Director of West Bank Operations for UNRWA), and James Heenan (Head of OHCHR in the occupied Palestinian […]

19 Jul
4:20

Palestinian Students Appeal to Fellow Students in Germany to Uphold the Right to BDS

July 18, 2019 / Palestinian students / Germany   We, the undersigned Palestinian students’ unions condemn the resolution attacking the right to advocate for Palestinian rights through boycotts, passed in June at the “German-Israeli Student Conference” in Frankurt. We call on fellow students in Germany to reject and condemn this anti-Palestinian, anti-democratic resolution. This resolution, supported by […]

19 Jul
3:57

Area A Residential Buildings to be Demolished near Jerusalem

Israeli forces, today, took measurements of 16 Palestinian residential buildings slated for demolition in Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood, located on the edge of Sur Baher, southeast of the occupied city of Jerusalem. Head of the Wadi al-Hummus Committee Hamada Hamada told WAFA that Israeli forces, along with staff from the so-called […]

19 Jul
3:52

MoH: Gaza Facing Unprecedented Shortage of Medical Supplies

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip said tha  it was facing an “unprecedented” shortage of essential medicines and medical supplies, on Tuesday. “The medical crisis in hospitals and health centers is the most difficult during the years of the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip,” a statement […]