All posts by IMEMC News & Agencies

27 Feb
3:58

Israeli Interference in British Politics: Targeted against Corbyn

Asa Winstanley discusses the coordinated incitement campaign against critical voices in the UK. On the same day that the Israeli lobby attacked Congresswoman Ilhan Omar in the U.S, British right-wing activists launched an attack on Human Rights Watch, and later on Jeremy Corbyn. Asa Winstanley is an Investigative Journalist and […]

27 Feb
3:47

War In Al-Aqsa: What Price Netanyahu’s Victory

Ramzy Baroud has been writing about the Middle East for over 20 years. He is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author of several books the last of which is “My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story.” While the blood of Palestinians is irrelevant in Netanyahu’s quest […]

27 Feb
3:34

Settlers Seize Land in Jordan Valley

A number of Israeli settlers, escorted by troops, have confiscated a large area of Palestinian land, in the northern Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, despite an international outcry against the Tel Aviv regime’s land expropriation policies in the occupied territories. Local Palestinian media reports said, on Monday, that […]

27 Feb
3:24

Israeli Minister Storms Al-Aqsa with Accompanying Settlers (VIDEO)

The Israeli Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel, stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, under protection of armed Israeli forces, on Tuesday. Head of the public relations office at the Islamic Endowment Department, Firas al-Dibs, said that Ariel was heading a group of Israeli settlers into the Al-Aqsa […]

27 Feb
3:16

Farmers Prevented from Tending their Lands South of Nablus

Israeli forces, today, prevented Palestinians from farming their lands in Jaloud village, to the south of Nablus, in the north of the West Bank, said a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said that Israeli soldiers prevented farmers of Jaloud from […]

27 Feb
3:07

US Supporting Settlement Expansion as Israeli Elections Draw Near

by Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/ The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements said, in its latest weekly report, that  the ruling Israeli right-wing in Israel is racing time in order to get the votes of the Israelis, particularly those of the settlers. It escalates land confiscation campaigns throughout the […]

26 Feb
7:55

Palestinians Furious and Fed Up with Corruption of ‘Mafia’ PA

by Megan Giovannetti in Ramallah, occupied West Bank Ali was incredulous. “You call them a government?” he asked. “I call them mafia.” For the 22-year-old Palestinian resident of the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, the Palestinian Authority (PA), headed by President Mahmoud Abbas, is a corrupt institution that […]

26 Feb
7:43

Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre 25 Years On

Palestinian people all over the world, on Monday, marked the 25th anniversary of the massacre which took p;ace inside the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, leading to 29 deaths and over 150 injuries, among worshipers.   Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency reports that, on February 25, […]

26 Feb
7:20

Japan Funds Vital West Bank Projects

Japan’s Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, Takeshi Okubo. on Sunday, signed  grant contracts for three electricity and water rehabilitation projects across the West Bank. The Representative Office of Japan to Palestine said, in a press release, that Okubo signed grant contracts for two Grassroots Human […]

26 Feb
7:15

Israeli Forces Uproot 300 Palestinian-owned Trees near Jenin

Israeli bulldozers razed dozens of dunams of land and uprooted hundreds of Palestinian-owned trees on Monday afternoon, on lands belonging to residents from the Bartaa village, southwest of the northern occupied West Bank district of Jenin. According to local sources, Israeli forces along with bulldozers stormed the area and began […]

26 Feb
7:09

UN Report: Israel Using Syrian Golan for Radioactive Nuclear Waste Dump

The UN has been adopting resolutions condemning the Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights for decades; however, Tel Aviv hasn’t changed its policies and is continuing to exercise sovereignty over the disputed territory, including holding municipal elections. Secretary-General of the UN Antonio Guterres has presented a report to the UN […]

25 Feb
8:05

Dr. Alaa Tartir: Palestine and Rule of Power

Alaa Tartir discusses his new edited anthology: Palestine and Rule of Power: Local Dissent vs. International Governance. A new look into how international aid and also the Palestinian security reform are mechanisms which are used to crush Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation. Dr. Alaa Tartir is the Program Director of […]

25 Feb
7:54

Palestinian Teacher Injured in Jerusalem

A Palestinian teacher was shot and injured by Israeli forces, on Saturday, during raids of the al-Eesawiyya neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem. Muhammad Abu al-Hummus, member of a local follow-up committee, said that Israeli forces raided the neighborhood as Palestinian students and teachers made their way back home from school. […]

25 Feb
7:24

Press Targeted during Peaceful Protest in Al-Khalil

02/22/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil team ISM and members of the press targeted and attacked with teargas and concussion grenades at peaceful protest in Al-Khalil (Hebron). Peaceful demonstrators gathered at the checkpoint to the closed historical Shuhada street, asking for an increased international presence and for re-entry into […]

25 Feb
7:16

Israeli News Anchor Defends Anti-occupation Statements Despite Threat of Violence

An Israeli news anchor who has blamed the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands for turning regime troops into “animals” has defended her comments despite having received death threats from “thousands.” Israeli Channel 13 TV anchor Oshrat Kotler had, last week, denounced the mistreatment of Palestinians in Israeli custody, following a piece […]

25 Feb
7:01

Settlers Seize Land in Jordan Valley

Israeli settlers, today, seized a large area of Palestinian land in the northern Jordan Valley, according  to Aref Daraghmeh, a local rights activist. He said the settlers placed barbed wire around the seized land, estimated in the hundreds of dunams, in Khillet al-Oqda and al-Sweideh area of the Jordan Valley. The […]

25 Feb
6:54

Eurovision to Entertain Israeli Soldiers, Promote Settlements

The Irish Campaign to Boycott Eurovision 2019 in Israel has learned the shocking news that the Israeli state broadcaster KAN, which is hosting the Eurovision song contest in May, will reserve 500 rehearsal tickets for Israeli soldiers — this despite the competition being billed by the EBU and RTÉ as “a non-political […]

24 Feb
6:35

Artists Call for Eurovision Boycott

Danielle Alma Ravitzki explains how the Israeli government uses the Eurovision song contest to whitewash and pinkwash its crimes against Palestinians. This year the contest will take place in Tel-Aviv, and artists from around the world are calling for a boycott. (Part 2 at TRNN official.) Video & Transcript MARC […]

24 Feb
6:23

Israeli Soldiers Fire on Shepherd in Gaza

Israeli forces opened fire towards Palestinian shepherds, on Saturday morning, in the besieged Gaza Strip. Witnesses told a Ma’an reporter that Israeli forces opened fire, targeting Palestinian shepherds who were herding their sheep in the Malaka area of the eastern Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported. The Israeli army also […]

24 Feb
6:06

Settler Assaults WAFA Journalist in Hebron

Israeli soldiers, on Saturday, assaulted journalist Mashhour al-Wahwah, who works as a cameraman with WAFA News Agency, while he was taking a video of a marathon organized by Jewish settlers in the Old City of Hebron, south of the West Bank. Soldiers assaulted Wahwah and prevented him from capturing the […]

24 Feb
5:53

Japan Contributes $23 Million to UNRWA

The government of Japan has contributed US$ 23 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The agreement was signed by the Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, Mr. Takeshi Okubo, and UNRWA Commissioner-General, Mr. Pierre […]

22 Feb
8:07

Easing the Suffering of Pregnant Women at Al-Sahaba Clinic in Gaza

photo: Hind Abu Jahal, a pharmacist at Al Sahaba, talks to a patient. by Anera.org / Gaza/ PNN Al Sahaba medical complex in Gaza City specializes in offering medical services to women at reproductive age and beyond. “Most of our patients need constant follow-up and check-ups to monitor the status of their fetus […]

22 Feb
8:00

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 February 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14 – 20 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 119 civilians, including 31 children, 6 women, 2 paramedics, and a journalist, were wounded in […]

22 Feb
7:37

Cancer Ward Donated by US Charity Inaugurated in Gaza

The first children’s cancer department has been inaugurated in Gaza. The US charity PCRF donated this much needed department to prevent the need for children to travel to Israel or the West Bank for treatment. Children often have to go alone without their parents due to Israeli restrictions. According to […]

22 Feb
7:26

France Considers Boycotting Eurovision over Israeli TV Series

France reportedly threatened to boycott the Eurovision song contest to be held in Tel Aviv, in southern Israel, as a form of protest against an Israeli television series which portrays France’s entry in the competition as a terrorist. Hebrew-language news outlets reported, on Thursday, that the Israeli television series entitled […]

22 Feb
6:59

Israeli Pharmaceutical Firms Test Drugs on Palestinian Detainees

February 22, 2019 6:59 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, from Jerusalem, has revealed that Israeli occupation authorities issues permits to large pharmaceutical firms to carry out tests on Palestinian and Arab detainees, the Felesteen news site reported, according to Al Ray. The Hebrew University lecturer also revealed that Israeli military firms are testing weapons on […]

22 Feb
6:51

Shepherds Chased from Pastures in Jordan Valley, Beaten in Hebron

Shepherds herding their sheep, in the Ouja area of the Israeli-occupied Jordan Valley, were chased out of the open pastures by Israeli forces for no apparent reason, according to a local source. Aref Daraghmeh, a rights activist,  told WAFA that soldiers forced the shepherds, who were accompanied in their herding by […]

22 Feb
6:46

30 School Children Injured in Israeli Teargas Attack

30 children, on Thursday morning, suffered from teargas suffocation, one of them critically, as a result of an attack by Israeli occupation forces and settlers against the students of the basic Hebron school in the Old Town, to the south of the city. The ambulance crew said that the soldiers […]

21 Feb
5:57

Samidoun Calls for Action in SFSU Struggle Against Zionism and Racism

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is urging supporters and friends of Palestine and the prisoners to take action by signing the online petition against racism at San Francisco State University (SFSU). The University is a frequent site of struggle in which Palestinian students and faculty, as well as other marginalized communities, have […]

21 Feb
5:31

EuroAsia Interconnector: “Electricity Highway” to Israeli War Crimes

February 20, 2019 / By Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) The EuroAsia Interconnector is projected to link electricity grids in Israel, Cyprus and Greece via the world’s longest submarine power cable. Crucially, the Interconnector would connect Europe’s electricity grid with Israel’s grid that incorporates the illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, […]

21 Feb
5:24

Abbas: Palestine Won’t Take Tax Money from Israel

Palestine will not receive tax money Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA), President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday. Palestine “will not take any deducted funds” from Israel, Abbas said, while addressing a delegation of J Street advocacy group and U.S. Congressmen in Ramallah. The move came after the […]

21 Feb
5:20

For Third Day, Palestinians Remove Metal Gate at Al-Aqsa

Palestinians, this evening, removed a metal gate which Israeli police had placed at the entrance to a building in Al-Aqsa Mosque’s Bab al-Rahmeh, on Sunday, and held prayer in the area, according to witnesses. Dozens of worshippers held the prayers at Bab al-Rahmeh, one of the gates of Al-Aqsa compound, […]

21 Feb
5:03

Project Cuba: Palestinian Doctor Helps Refugees in the West Bank

Muhammad’s project represents what he dreams for the Palestinian health system in the future. “I went through many difficulties, but today I have the best reward of seeing my project come true,” he says. Credit: personal archive by Alethea Kanas- PNN/ Bethlehem/ Even though “Project Cuba” is only four month […]

20 Feb
9:40

UK Signs Trade Continuity Agreement with Palestine

A trade continuity agreement will see Palestinian businesses and consumers benefiting from continued trade, after the UK leaves the European Union, UK International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox said, on Monday. In Ramallah, the UK-Palestinian Authority agreement was signed by both the International Trade Secretary and Her Excellency, Abeer Odeh, […]

20 Feb
9:18

ANC Youth League Affirms Support For BDS

The African National Congress Youth League has affirmed its support for the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Speaking to Middle East Monitor on Monday, the Secretary General of South Africa’s ruling party, Njabulo Nzuza, stressed that its National Executive Committee (NEC) even took a decision to work together […]

20 Feb
9:12

Israel to Withhold $138m over Prisoner Payments

Israel said that its security cabinet, on Sunday, decided to withhold $138 million (€122 million) in tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority, over its payments to prisoners jailed for attacks on Israelis. A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said the withheld cash would be equal to that paid […]

20 Feb
9:11

Palestinian Professors’ Unions Urge International Hispanistas Association to Move Congress From Hebrew University

February 19, 2019 / By Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) and The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) urge the AsociaciĂłn Internacional de Hispanistas (AIH) to move its July 2019 congress from Hebrew University. […]

20 Feb
9:06

Israeli Forces Raid al-Eesawiyya Mosque, Remove Palestinian flag

Israeli forces raided a mosque in the Eesawiyya neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, on Monday, to remove the Palestinian flag and a picture of a Palestinian prisoner. Member of a local follow-up committee, Muhammad Abu al-Hummos, told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces raided the mosque, after surrounding it, and demanded […]

20 Feb
8:58

Livni Quits

One of Israel’s most prominent politicians, former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, on Monday, said that she was leaving politics after two decades and warned that “democracy is in danger”. A former peace negotiator with the Palestinians, Livni won recognition abroad for her part in the United States-brokered talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Negotiations […]

20 Feb
8:45

Jerusalem Resident Forced to Pay Settlers NIS45,000 in Legal Compensation

The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem informed a Palestinian resident in occupied East Jerusalem that she must pay settlers 45 thousand New Israeli Shekels as compensation for lawyers’ fees, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center reported, according to WAFA. Staff from the Israeli municipality raided the home of Ilham Seyyam and told her she […]

20 Feb
8:39

Facilities Demolished in Jordan Valley, Family Expelled

Israeli army bulldozers razed tents belonging to a Palestinian civilian in the area of ​​Al-Ras al-Ahmar, southeast of Tubas, in the northern Jordan Valley, on the pretext of non-authorization. The official of the Jordan Valley file in Tubas governorate, Mu’taz Bisharat, said that occupation forces surrounded tents belonging to Jihad […]

19 Feb
3:57

Poland Pulls Out of Jerusalem Meeting over ‘Racist’ Remark

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that his country is not sending a delegation to the V4 summit in Jerusalem, following comments by an Israeli foreign minister who said that Poles “collaborated with the Nazis” and “sucked anti-Semitism from their mothers’ milk”. Acting Israeli foreign minister, Israel Katz made the […]

19 Feb
3:48

Israeli Forces Assault Congregation, Reseal Al-Aqsa’s Gate

Israeli forces resealed the Al-Rahma Gate of the Al-Aqsa Mosque with a lock and chain, after a group of Palestinian youth were able to break the lock and open the gate for worshipers, on Monday. A Ma’an reporter present at the scene said that confrontations erupted after Israeli forces resealed […]

19 Feb
3:37

Palestinian Child Abducted following Settler Death Threats (VIDEO)

February 19, 2019 3:37 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, News Report, Prisoners 0

02/18/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team The day after a group of illegal settlers and soldiers invaded a Palestinian home and threatened to slaughter the children in front of them, one of the children was taken into custody by Israeli police. On Saturday, a group of settlers climbed down onto […]

19 Feb
3:27

19 Palestinians Injured by Israeli Fire on Sunday

19 Palestinians protesters were injured Sunday night, in violent confrontations with Israeli soldiers along Gaza’s eastern border, in Jabalia. Israeli occupation forces opened fire, launching tear gas, stun grenades and light bombs towards Palestinian youth protesting along the border. The spokesperson of Gaza Health Ministry, Ashraf Al-Qedra announced the injury […]

19 Feb
3:18

Bulldozers Raze Burin Farmland for Settlement Expansion

Israeli military bulldozers, today, razed a large tract of Palestinian farmland belonging to Burin village, south of Nablus, said a local activist, according to WAFA. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement construction activities in the northern West Bank, said that Israeli forces razed a large tract of farmland cultivated with almond […]

19 Feb
3:13

Tackling Childhood Trauma in Palestine through Graffiti Art

by Alethea Kanas- PNN/ Bethlehem/ The European graffiti artist, who prefers to keep his identity unknown and goes by the name “Cakes, agreed to talk about his history and over a hundred graffiti stamped on one of the world’s most polemical walls. Cakes, a 33 years old graffiti artist, leaves […]

18 Feb
6:26

Palestinian Authority Suspends Pay for Hundreds in Gaza

Hundreds of Palestinians have demonstrated in Gaza City, as protests proceed against the Palestinian Authority’s decision to suspend their salaries, as Abbas’s arbitrary procedures against Gaza continue. The Palestinian Authority (PA) has decided to stop paying salaries and social welfare to hundreds of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, including many […]

18 Feb
6:13

Jerusalem: Over $55m to be Invested in Old City Settlement Projects

The Company for the Reconstruction and Development of the Jewish Quarter, in the Old City of Jerusalem, invested more than 200 million shekels ($55,288,940) into “settlement projects”, in Jerusalem’s Old City district. Israel Hayom news outlet reported that the projects will include renovating the Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue, the Burnt House, […]

18 Feb
6:06

VIDEO: Settlers Continue to Terrorize Al-Khalil

02/17/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team At the end of January, the occupation barred international ‘observer’ groups from Al-Khalil (Hebron), who were stationed throughout the city for more than 20 years, following the massacre of 29 Palestinians inside Ibrahimi mosque in 1994 by a fanatical Israeli terrorist. Illegal settlers, many of […]

18 Feb
6:01

60 Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque via the Moroccan Gate, accompanied by occupation police. According to Al Ray sources in Jerusalem, 60 Israeli settlers stormed the mosque in the company of rabbis, carrying out provocative tours in its courtyards, and receiving explanations about the alleged […]

18 Feb
5:53

Israeli Forces Raze Ramallah-area Land to Expand Illegal Settlement

Israeli forces bulldozed land belonging to Palestinians at the eastern entrance to the town of Deit Intham, north of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, said a local activist. Saleh Tamimi, the coordinator of the Land Defense Committee, told WAFA correspondence that Israeli forces, accompanied by a number of heavy machines and bulldozers, stormed […]

18 Feb
5:49

Palestinian Family to be Evicted, Home Handed to Settlers

Israeli soldiers and police stormed a Palestinian family home located in the Khalidiya block of Old Jerusalem, near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, threatening to evict it for Jewish settlers. According to WAFA, Israeli forces broke into a house inhabited by the family of Hatem Abu Assab and spread throughout, while another […]

17 Feb
3:54

Palestinian-owned Warehouse Demolished by Owner upon Israeli Order

February 17, 2019 3:54 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report 0

A Palestinian from the town of Umm al-Fahm, in northern Israel, was forced to demolish a steel structure used as a warehouse, on Saturday, upon receiving a demolition notice by Israeli authorities. Abdullah Jabbarin said that he received a demolition notice for his warehouse, pointing out that he would be […]

16 Feb
6:35

First and Only Pediatric Cancer Department to Open in Gaza This Month

The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, on Thursday, held a press conference to announce the opening of the  first and only Pediatric Cancer Department in the Gaza Strip, which is due to be officially opened on 19 February, according to the PNN. The 24,000 square meter department, named Dr. Musa & Suhaila […]

16 Feb
6:19

7 New UN Resolutions against Israel Up for Review in March

The United Nations Human Rights Council is planning to issue seven resolutions against Israel, during March, according to Israeli news outlets. Israeli Channel 2 reported that a report of the Commission of Inquiry into the “Gaza Fence” and the blacklist of businesses operating inside illegal Israeli settlements and beyond the […]

16 Feb
6:08

Hebron Report 02/15/19

On the morning of February 14, 2019, ISM activists were forced to leave the Shuhada Street area as it was declared a closed military zone. The activists were monitoring the Qurtuba checkpoint, which is passed every morning by teachers and children going to school. Palestinians are regularly targeted and harassed […]

16 Feb
5:57

Bulldozers Raze Lands Near Nablus

Israeli occupation forces, on Friday, razed a Palestinian-owned agricultural land in the village of Urif, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, local sources said. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that Israeli forces accompanied by bulldozers proceeded to raze an […]

16 Feb
5:50

NĂ­ Riada Calls on EU to End Funding to Israel

Sinn FĂ©in MEP Liadh NĂ­ Riada has called for the ending of all EU funding to Israel. The Ireland South MEP made the call as she tabled an amendment designed to close the loophole allowing Israel to use EU funds for military purposes. “Israel must be completely excluded from receiving […]

15 Feb
7:02

Ilhan Omar: Anti-Semitism? Or Fear of Open Debate on Israel?

Why Are They Really Mad At Ilhan Omar? What does being a woman of color have to do with it? She said no more than other critics of American policy in the Middle East. Marc Steiner, Charles Lenchner, and Phyllis Bennis discuss the issue. Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow and […]

15 Feb
6:49

Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque Sentenced to House Arrest

An Israeli court, on Wednesday, sentenced the imam of Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque—the third holiest site in Islam—to house confinement. An Israeli patrol kidnapped Imam Walid Seyam from his family home, on Tuesday evening, hours before an Israeli court ruled that he be subjected to house arrest until Friday. On Tuesday, […]

15 Feb
6:41

OCHA: 44 Palestinians Displaced by Israel in January

In January, about 40 Palestinian-owned structures were demolished or seized by Israeli authorities — almost the same as the monthly average recorded in 2018 — displacing 44 people and otherwise affecting some 200 others, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territory […]

15 Feb
6:22

ISM: Resistance in the South Hebron Hills

Herding sheep below the illegal settlement construction site close to Um al-Kheir. In early January, ISM activists visited the villages of Um al-Khair and At-Tuwani in the South Hebron hills in order to participate in renovation work on ancient caves and to bear witness to recent settler violence in both […]

15 Feb
5:56

UN Visit to Occupied Territories Opposed by Israel

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited Gaza in August of 2017, but several proposed Security Council visits to the Palestinians territories have been blocked. Israel has told the UN Security Council that it opposes a planned visit by the top UN body to the Palestinian territories, for a close-up look at […]

15 Feb
5:44

Colonial Settlers Attack Nablus-area Village with Stones

Extremist Israeli settlers attacked, on Thursday, the homes of Palestinians in the village of Asira al-Qiblia, southwest of occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that a number of extremist settlers, protected by a military […]

15 Feb
5:35

Israeli Forces Cut Water Lines in Yatta Town

On Wednesday, Israeli forces cut off the water supply lines which provide water to the Masafer Yatta communities, south of Hebron. The head of the Twaneh village council, Mohammed Reb’i, said that Israeli forces cut off water lines which feed 17 communities in Masafer Yatta. Reb’i added that the measures […]

13 Feb
4:54

Israeli Forces Raid Abu Dis, Injure Palestinian Students

More than 17 Palestinian students suffered from tear-gas inhalation, after Israeli forces stormed the town of Abu Dis, in the occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem, on Tuesday, and attacked university students at al-Quds University. Local sources said, according to Ma’an, that Israeli forces stormed the Abu Dis village and […]

13 Feb
4:46

Thousands of Bedouin Citizens Prevented from Voting in Upcoming Israeli Election

Photo: General view of one of the Unrecognized Bedouin villages of the Naqab (Negev) Desert, Wikipedia Adalah demands Israel provide voting stations in unrecognized Naqab Bedouin villages; thousands of people with no access to public transportation forced to travel up to 50 kilometers to vote. Eleven unrecognized Bedouin villages in Israel’s Naqab […]

13 Feb
4:36

Al Mezan: Israel Claims Immunity from All Damages Inflicted on Gaza Protestors

Adalah and Al Mezan appeal to Israeli Supreme Court against lower court ruling finding that Gazans may be denied compensation for damages because Gaza is defined by law as an ‘enemy territory’. Israeli military forces shot Palestinian high school student Attiya Nabaheen on his 15th birthday in the front yard […]

13 Feb
4:30

Samidoun Urges Broad Support for Ilhan Omar

Rep. Ilhan Omar. Photo: Tony Webster/Flickr Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network stands with Ilhan Omar, a strong supporter of Palestine elected to the United States House of Representatives last November, and urges a broad mobilization to defend her against media and political incitement by Israel and its allies. Rep. Omar is one of only […]

13 Feb
4:15

Hebron On My Mind

by Jafar Ramini It’s been exactly a week since the colonizers of our land, Mr. Netanyahu and his gang of war criminals, decided not to renew the mandate of TIPH, the Temporary International Presence in Hebron whose role has been to observe and report. These observers were volunteers and they […]

13 Feb
3:57

Palestinian Shot and Injured in Gaza

A Palestinian was shot and injured by live Israeli fire, late Monday, east of Gaza City. Local sources told Ma’an that Israeli forces opened fire towards a group of Palestinians, east of Gaza City, resulting in the injuring of one Palestinian. Sources confirmed that the Palestinian, whose identity remained unknown, […]

13 Feb
3:50

Bulldozers Raze Lands in Khuzaa

Israeli military vehicles raided, on Tuesday morning, Palestinian lands along the eastern borders of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Local Al Ray sources reported that six large D-9 Israeli military bulldozers infiltrated dozens of meters into Palestinian lands, coming from the Israeli security border fence and heading south. […]

13 Feb
3:42

Teen Injured in Gaza Protests Succumbs to Wounds

 A Palestinian teenager succumbed to the wounds he sustained after being shot and injured by Israeli forces, during the Great March of Return protests along the borderline area, to the east of al-Bureij refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, said medical sources. Medical sources at at Shuhada al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir el-Balah  announced, […]

13 Feb
3:36

Israeli Settlers Assault Palestinian Shepherd

A group of Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian man, causing him injuries, while he was herding his sheep in open areas of the northern Jordan Valley, on Tuesday. According to human rights activist Aref Daraghmeh, settlers from Rotem settlement, which is located on the Palestinians’ land in Al-Farisiyya town, chased […]

12 Feb
5:17

Report: All Israeli Electoral Programs Call for the Absorption of One Million New Settlers

by Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements said, in its weekly report, that, according to data published by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has established, during the past decade, 7 new settlements in the occupied […]

12 Feb
4:31

Support for Israel Divides Democrats, A Division Fomented by Republicans

Republican Senator Marco Rubio pushes a pro-Israel agenda, while new and younger Democrats question US support for the right-wing government in Israel, says Israeli-American journalist Mairav Zonszein. From the time he began work as a civil rights organizer at age 14, Marc Steiner has dedicated his life to issues of […]

12 Feb
4:20

Israeli Undercover Forces Kidnap Palestinian Child in al-Eesawiyya

February 12, 2019 4:20 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli undercover soldiers, or mista’arvim, on Sunday evening, kidnapped a Palestinian child from a shop in Jerusalem. Yusuf Dari, age 13, was abducted from a shop in al-Eesawiyya neighborhood, north of occupied Jerusalem, by Israeli undercover forces. According to eyewitnesses, the soldiers ambushed Dari, and waited in the store, and […]

12 Feb
4:05

Recently Rehabilitated Road in Masafer Yatta Destroyed by Israeli Authorities

Israeli forces destroyed a recently-rehabilitated road that connected Khirbet Shaab al-Butum to Masafer Yatta, in the south of the West Bank, said a local activist. Coordinator of the Anti-Wall and Anti-Settlement Committees in southern Hebron Rateb al-Jabour told WAFA that Israeli forces provided protection to a military bulldozer as it […]

12 Feb
3:53

Army Uproots Over 500 Olive Trees in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces cut down and uprooted hundreds of Palestinian-owned olive trees in the Jordan Valley area of the northern occupied West Bank, on Monday. Mutaz Bisharat, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activity in the Jordan Valley/Tubas district, told Ma’an News Agency that the Israeli Civil Administration staff raided the […]

12 Feb
3:46

US Media: Trump’s “Deal of the Century” is Ready

The Trump administration has completed its  ‘Deal of the Century’, or what it called the ‘Middle East Peace Plan’, framework for a final status agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Fox News reported Sunday, from the United States, citing two senior administration officials. According to the report, the final draft of […]

11 Feb
5:05

UNICEF Condemns Israeli Army for Murder Of Palestinian Children

UNICEF said that it is deeply saddened by the killing of two children, aged 13 and 17 years old, shot on Friday, by the Israeli occupation army, near the border fence of the blockaded Gaza Strip. “The exact circumstances of their death are under verification”, said UNICEF in a Saturday […]

11 Feb
4:56

Hague Recognizes Gaza & West Bank as Official Palestinian Birthplaces

Palestinians living in the Netherlands will be allowed to register the Gaza Strip and the West Bank as their official place of birth, Dutch State Secretary Raymond Knops told the House of Representatives in The Hague. The Netherlands, which does not recognize Palestine as a sovereign state, currently offers Palestinians […]

11 Feb
4:15

Settlers Stone Palestinian Vehicles in the West Bank

Extremist Jewish-Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian vehicles in the West Bank over the past night. Local Al Ray sources reported that a group of Israeli settlers threw stones towards Palestinian vehicles on the Wadi al-Delb road, near the village of Ras Karkar, in the Ramallah district, causing damage to some of […]

11 Feb
4:06

Israeli Forces Attempt to Cut Water Supply to Masafer Yatta

Israeli forces raided water pump rooms in the village of at-Tiwani, east of Masafer Yatta,  south of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, said a local official. Head of at-Tiwani village council, Mohammed Rabe’, told WAFA that Israeli forces, accompanied by staff from the Israeli civil administration, raided the […]

11 Feb
3:43

WHO: $32m Needed to Address Humanitarian Needs in the oPt

Al-Awda hospital ER team providing emergency care to an injured patient. Credit: UHWC A new report by WHO shows that, since the start of the mass demonstrations in Gaza, on 30 March, 2018, 261 people have been killed and a total of 27,942 people injured: “13,174 were treated and discharged from the Trauma Stabilization Points […]

10 Feb
5:53

Israeli Ministers Move Forward with Historic West Bank Settlement Plan

Dozens of Israeli ministers and senior officials from the Likud political party and other right-wing parties have signed a petition to settle two million Jews across the occupied West Bank. Israeli Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and ministers Gilad Erdan, Miri Regev, Yisrael Katz of the Likud party, Ayelet Shaked and […]

10 Feb
5:45

Ending A Chef’s Dream, And Maybe His Life

by Rasha Hirzallah, for WAFA News Agency RAMALLAH, Saturday, February 09, 2019 (WAFA) – Before being admitted to hospital to undergo an operation on his eye, Laith Kanaan Barghouti, 26, told his mother, Jamila, about his intention to start a business of his own after the operation in the form […]

10 Feb
5:28

Ashrawi: Serial Violations of Human Rights by Israel Must be Investigated Thoroughly

On Wednesday 6 February, Fares Mohammed Baroud, age 51, from al-Shati’ refugee camp in western Gaza City, died from health complications brought on by prolonged and deliberate medical negligence on the part of Israeli prison authorities. The 51-year-old Gaza resident has been incarcerated in Israeli prisons for 28 years, during which […]

09 Feb
7:35

Israeli and US Forces to Begin Major Military Drills

Amid growing tension along the northern border, Israeli and US forces will hold their annual joint exercise next week, to test the level of coordination between the two armies, in the event of future conflicts. The exercise is part of a long standing agreement, between the US and Israel, to […]

09 Feb
7:25

Israeli Forces Fire on Gaza Fishermen & Farmers

Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Rafah City, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday. Witnesses told a Ma’an reporter that Israeli war boats opened fire targeting Palestinian fishermen off the coast of western Rafah City, forcing the fishermen to head back […]

09 Feb
7:19

Anat Cohen Assaults ISM Volunteers in Al-Khalil (again)

02/08/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team ISM volunteers were detained by Hebron Police for over 8 hours after Anat Cohen assaulted them outside the Qurtuba school checkpoint on Thursday. In direct response to the violence waged against Palestinians at the hands of settlers (and the military that protects them), a […]

09 Feb
7:09

Israeli Forces Raid Mosque in Ramallah

An undercover Israeli force, on Friday evening, raided a mosque in the center of Ramallah city, in the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped one of its employees. WAFA correspondence said that an undercover Israeli force of about 10 combatants, accompanied by sniffer dogs, raided Jamal Abdul-Nasser Mosque, in the center of […]

09 Feb
6:59

PCHR Calls on PA to Withdraw Decision on Gaza Salaries

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), in a statement, said it was strongly concerned over the Palestinian Government’s decision, against Palestinian Authority (PA) employees in the Gaza Strip, to cease the payment of salaries for thousands without any legal basis and in violation of the amended Civil Service Law […]

08 Feb
6:22

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (31 January – 06 February 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 31 January – 06 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. A Palestinian civilian succumbed to his wound while participating in […]

08 Feb
6:10

EU Report: Over 15,000 Settlement Units Built During 2018

The advancement of settlement units continued at an unprecedented high level during the second half of 2018 (July-December), according to a recent EU report on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. More than 7,000 units in the occupied West Bank (4,350), including East Jerusalem (2,900), were advanced […]

08 Feb
6:03

Palestinian Child Loses Eye to Israeli Sniper

Palestinian child Muhammad Al-Najjar (12) is living a severe psychological shock after losing his right eye by an Israeli sniper’s bullet, during his participation in the Great Return March protests, on 11 January. ‏When Muhammad learned about his eye, he locked himself up in his room and stopped going to […]

08 Feb
5:51

Foreign Ministry: Warsaw Conference is an American Conspiracy

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said, on Thursday, that the upcoming Warsaw conference called for by the United States is an American conspiracy intended to get the participants to adopt the US views on issues of the region, particularly the Palestine question. The ministry said in a […]

08 Feb
5:29

US Blocks UN Motion against Israeli Expulsion of TIPH Monitors

The US has blocked yet another UN Security Council draft resolution that would condemn Israel for expelling an international observer group tasked with safeguarding Palestinians, in the flashpoint West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron). Kuwait and Indonesia presented the motion on Wednesday, after a closed-door Security Council meeting on Tel […]

08 Feb
5:24

Two ISM Members Abducted for Securing Movement of Palestinian Students

Two members of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) were detained by Israeli soldiers, on Thursday, while securing movement of elementary school students in the Israeli occupied section of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to a local rights activist. Human Rights Defender Imad Abu Shamsieh said, according to […]