All posts by IMEMC & Agencies

22 Jun
7:15

Israeli Military Issues Stop Work Orders for Palestinian-owned Homes, Barns in West Bank

Israeli military forces ordered, on Sunday morning, to halt the construction of Palestinian-owned homes, agricultural facilities, and a water well in the occupied West Bank. Coordinator of the popular committees in Hebron, Rateb Al-Jabour, told media outlets that Israeli troops in Burin village in the southern West Bank, ordered local […]

22 Jun
1:10

Israeli Military Expands A Settlers-only Bypass Road in Bethlehem City

Israeli military forces in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, commenced on Sunday, the expansion of an existing illegal bypass road, between the colonial settlements of Beitar Illit and Nahal Gvaot, which lie within the illegal settlement bloc of Gush Etzion, in western Bethlehem city. Deputy-mayor of Nahaleen village, west […]

21 Jun
10:16

Israel has Forced 20 East Jerusalem Families to Demolish Their own Homes in 2020

New statistical figures, released by the East Jerusalem-based Center for Economic and Social Rights, show that since early 2020, Israeli occupation authorities have forced 20 Palestinian households in East Jerusalem, to knock down their own newly-built homes themselves. Director of the center, Ziyad Alhamoury, confirmed that the demolition orders issued by […]

21 Jun
12:32

On World Refugee Day, Nearly Six Million Palestinians Remain Refugees

More than 5.6 million Palestinians are registered by United Nations (UN) as refugees, after seven decades of the Palestinian catastrophe or Nakba that began when Israel expelled more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homes in historical Palestine, declaring it the state of Israel, in 1948. The United Nations General Assembly resolution 55/76, […]

King of Jordan
20 Jun
6:49

Arab Leaders Express Criticism of Israeli Annexation Plans

Three key Arab countries, including Jordan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have expressed their opposition to the Israeli leadership’s plan to expropriate Palestinian lands, expected to be implemented in July. For his part, King Abdallah II of Jordan, asserted, in a phone conversation with the Emir of Abu […]

20 Jun
3:35

Israeli Navy Forces Palestinian Fisherman off the Coast of Gaza

The Israeli Navy, early on Friday, forced Palestinian fishermen to flee the coast fearing for their lives, blocking their ability to provide for their families. According to Palestinian sources in the besieged coastal territory, Israeli Navy vessels intercepted fishermen sailing in the north of the Gaza strip, in the Al-Sudaniya […]

19 Jun
12:00

Russia Denies that Putin Tried to Block UN Security Council Recognition of Palestine

Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, denied that President Vladimir Putin had blocked a 2016 UN Security Council’s resolution that recognizes Palestinian statehood on the 1967 border lines. Zakharov’s remarks came during a press briefing on Wednesday, in which she responded to claims by an Israeli online newspaper, Israel […]

18 Jun
10:42

Israeli Forces Abduct Several Palestinians in the West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, early on Thursday morning, several Palestinian residents from a number of West Bank cities, towns and villages. In the West Bank city of Jericho, Israeli special forces invaded the Aqbat Jaber refugee camp, south of the city and abducted a young man, according to Palestinian security sources. […]

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18 Jun
6:02

Al-Zahar: ‘Calm, in Return for Calm’ Can’t Last Forever

June 18, 2020 6:02 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

In a new statement to media outlets, influential Hamas leader in Gaza, Mahmoud Al-Zahar, warned that the continuation of the Israeli siege and the ‘calm, in return for calm’ on both sides of the borders, can not last forever. Al-Zahar’s remarks, which were reported by local Palestinian media outlets, including […]

17 Jun
10:46

Israeli Forces Confiscate Palestinian-owned Bulldozers, Equipment

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, seized five Palestinian-owned bulldozers in addition to other excavation equipment, in the western Almazra’a village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Board-member of the municipality of the western Mazra’a village, Waseem Ladadwa, told the Palestinian WAFA News Agency that dozens of Israeli soldiers […]

17 Jun
3:24

Israeli Forces Close an Archaeological Site in Nablus City

Israeli forces closed, early on Tuesday, an ancient archaeological site in the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus. Mayor of Sebastia village, north of Nablus city, Mr. Mohammad Azem, confirmed that Israeli troops invaded the village in the early hours of dawn, and began cordoning off the Sebastia archaeological […]

15 Jun
8:24

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian-owned Livestock Barn in Jordan Valley

June 15, 2020 8:24 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

In the agriculturally-rich northern West Bank area of Al-Aghwar, Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian-owned livestock tent, according to a local activist. Palestinian activist, Aref Daraghma, told Palestinian media sources that Israeli soldiers invaded Um Liqya rural neighborhood and began tearing down a tent, used by local farmers as a livestock […]

15 Jun
6:38

Dozens of Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Several Israeli Settlers, on Monday, stormed the vicinity of the Al-Aqsa mosque of the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. The group was lead by Israeli leader, Yehuda Glick, local sources said. Palestinian sources including Muslim worshipers, present at the scene, told media outlets that Israeli soldiers ensured full protection for the […]

14 Jun
1:25

Armed Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Home in Hebron

Several armed Israeli settlers attacked, late Friday evening, a Palestinian home in the West Bank city of Hebron, mainly between the colonial Israeli settlements of Kiryat Arba’ and Giv’at Havout. Local Palestinian sources in Hebron city said that illegal Israeli settlers vandalized the home of Abdelkareem Al-Ja’bary by smashing its […]

13 Jun
9:12

Palestinian Family Forced to Demolish Two Apartment Buildings in East Jerusalem

By means of harsh Israeli orders, in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, a Palestinian family was forced to demolish its own apartment buildings, according to local sources. Palestinian sources in the village of Sur Baher in East Jerusalem, said that the Rabay’a family was forced to knock down its own […]

12 Jun
10:30

Illegal Israeli Colonists Invade Kifl Hares

Dozens of illegal colonial Israeli settlers stormed, late on Thursday night, the Palestinian West Bank village of Kifl Hares in the Salfit district, in central West Bank. Locals said the armed colonial settlers attacked several homes in the village while chanting racist slogans. They added that several colonists also climbed […]

12 Jun
10:15

Israeli Troops Abduct Two Palestinian Former Prisoners, Sentence Another

Israeli troops abducted early on Friday, two Palestinian ex-prisoners in the West Bank village of Burqa, north of Nablus city. According to Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, stated that Israeli troops invaded the Burqa village, earlier on Friday dawn […]

10 Jun
4:56

Israeli Forces Demolish Several Palestinian Homes in Occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly knocked down, on Tuesday morning, a number of Palestinian-owned homes in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Head of the Palestinian committee for defending Palestinian lands in the Sawarha neighborhood, Youmis Ja’far, told media outlets that Israeli soldiers, backed by armored vehicles, invaded the neighborhood and forced local […]

10 Jun
4:42

Organization of the Islamic Cooperation To Meet Over Israeli Annexation Plan

Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Minister of Foreign Affairs, Riyad Al-Malki, on Tuesday, said that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), comprising of dozens of Islamic and Arab nations, will convene on Wednesday, at the foreign ministers’ level over planned Israeli annexation of the West Bank. Al-Malki said in a statement, that […]

07 Jun
10:32

PLO Official Condemns Israeli Violations in Occupied East Jerusalem

Senior Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee, condemned on Sunday, what she described as Israeli violations across the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, in light of the recent Israeli entry ban, imposed on a grand Palestinian Muslim scholar. In a statement, issued by Ashrawi earlier today, the senior […]

07 Jun
10:13

Israeli Troops Demolish Palestinian-owned Stands at Qalandia Checkpoint

Israeli Troops reportedly knocked down, on Sunday, several Palestinian-owned grocery stands near the Israeli-controlled Qalandia checkpoint, to the north of internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that an Israeli army bulldozer began knocking down the stands, owned by vendors and some other small commercial outlets, abruptly […]

Richard Drew / Associated Press
07 Jun
6:09

Arab Group to Convene at UN over Israeli Annexation Plan

Palestine’s mission at the United Nations (UN) reportedly announced on Saturday, that a meeting involving Arab countries’ representatives at the international organization, will be convened this Monday, within Palestinian efforts underway, to challenge Israeli government’s plans to annex large parts of the Palestinian West Bank, to the occupation state of […]

07 Jun
4:58

Israeli Troops Shoot, Wound Five Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum

On Saturday afternoon, Israeli occupying soldiers in Kufur Qaddoum village, on the outskirts of the Palestinian West Bank city of Qalqilia, reportedly shot and wounded five local Palestinian peaceful protestors with rubber-coated steel bullets. Local Palestinian sources said that an Israeli army troop attacked a peaceful protest near the Omar […]

Hares
06 Jun
5:20

Israeli Troops Shoot, Injure Four Palestinians at Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli military reportedly wounded, on Friday, at least four Palestinians, as a result of Israeli soldier’s shooting rubber-coated steel bullets towards the dozens of local Palestinian protesters in the West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, a part of the West Bank district of Qalqilia. Those wounded today were taking part […]

Hares, Salfit
06 Jun
4:45

Muslim Worshipers Perform Friday Prayers on Threatened Palestinian Land

Dozens of Muslim Palestinian worshipers reportedly performed Friday prayer, on the land of the village of Hares, in the Salfit District, northern occupied West Bank. According to the mayor of Hares, Omar Samara, said that this Friday’s prayer is the second to be performed on the same piece of land […]

05 Jun
3:32

Israel Bans Sheikh Sabri from Al-Aqsa for Four Months

Israeli occupation authorities in the internationally-recognized city of occupied East Jerusalem, reportedly imposed, on Thursday, a four-month-long entry ban on Muslim scholar and Imam of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Ikrima Sabri. According to the Israeli order, the senior Palestinian Muslim scholar and former Mufti of Jerusalem, will be banned from […]

05 Jun
2:58

Israeli Troops Abduct Many Palestinians Across the West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, early on Thursday, a total of 19 Palestinian residents, across the Palestinian West Bank. Local media reports said that Israeli troops, in the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, abducted five residents, identified as Sa’d Mansour, 25, Zaid Redwan, 19, Yehya Redwan, Iyad Shbaita, 18 and […]

03 Jun
9:36

Dozens of Palestinian Prisoners Set to Go on Hunger Strike

Dozens of Palestinian prisoners, inside the Israeli Hadareem jail, are reportedly prepared to start a collective open hunger strike, in the near future. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said, on Wednesday, that the hunger strike comes in response to maltreatment of inmates in the Hadareem prison. The PPS added […]

03 Jun
7:25

Israeli Troops Crackdown on Peaceful Protest at Home of Shiekh Sabri, Arrest Two

Israeli troops, early on Wednesday, stormed the home of Ikrima Sabri, current head of the Higher Islamic Council and former Mufti, in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian sources in the occupied old city of Jerusalem said that the attack on Sabri’s home followed Israeli troops’ crackdown on a Palestinian […]

02 Jun
10:41

Israeli Navy Ships Harass Palestinian Fisherman off Gaza Coast

Israeli naval forces reportedly harassed, earlier on Tuesday morning, flooding with water, the boats of Palestinian fishermen, off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip. Local media sources in the coastal territory said that Israeli naval vessels intercepted some fishing boats, in the northwestern area of Sudaniya, forcing them all […]

02 Jun
10:34

Israeli Troops Demolish Palestinian-owned Home in Silwan, 6 Stores in Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly demolished, earlier on Tuesday, a number of Palestinian-owned buildings, including a residential home and six stores, in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Local Palestinian residents told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that two Israeli army bulldozers, backed by an Israeli army force, began bulldozing six stores that are […]

Israeli soldiers abduct youth (archive image from Palestine News)
02 Jun
10:18

Israeli Troops Abduct Four Palestinians in the Occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Tuesday morning, four Palestinian residents in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Local witnesses and media sources said that Israeli troops stormed Palestinian homes in the neighborhoods of Abu Dis and al-‘Isawiya in occupied Jerusalem. Sources added that the invading forces abducted three Palestinians including a […]

01 Jun
11:18

Israeli Army Vehicles Invade and Raze Land East of Gaza City

Armored Israeli military vehicles incurred, earlier on Monday morning, into farm lands east of Gaza city. Media sources and witnesses said that several armored Israeli vehicles including bulldozers incurred into the Mallaka area, tens of meters, just east of Gaza city. Witnesses added that the invading force began razing farm […]

01 Jun
9:09

Israeli Troops Confiscate Palestinian-owned Vegetable Stands in Jordan Valley

Israeli troops reportedly removed by force, a number of Palestinian-owned vegetable stands, early on Monday, in the Al-Aghwar area of the Jordan Valley, eastern West Bank. Local Palestinian sources in agriculture-rich Ein Albayda’ and Bardala villages of Al-Aghwar, said that an Israeli army force broke into Al-Aghwar and began removing […]

01 Jun
7:47

Israeli Troops Abduct 23 Palestinians Across the West Bank

Israeli Troops reportedly abducted, earlier on Monday, at least 23 Palestinian residents, including a child and a former prisoner, across the Palestinian West Bank. In Ramallah city, local sources confirmed that Israeli troops invaded the Almazr’a village, north of the city, as well as the Ni’lin village, to the west, […]

01 Jun
3:39

Palestinians Protest Israel’s Medical Negligence of Cancer Patient Prisoner

Dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip reportedly staged a demonstration, on Sunday, in protest of what they said Israeli maltreatment of a Palestinian prisoner held in Israeli jail. The protesters, representing many Islamic and national Palestinian political factions in the coastal enclave, showed solidarity with prisoner Kamal Abu Waer, […]

01 Jun
2:02

Palestinian Prisoner in Israeli Jail on 21st Day of Hunger Strike

Palestinian prisoner, Sami Janazra, 47, has embarked on the third hunger strike over the past four years of incarceration. According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, prisoner Janazra from the al-Fawwar refugee camp, has been on hunger strike for 21 days consecutively, in protest of his Administrative Detention inside Israeli prison. […]

31 May
5:49

Armed Israeli Settlers Invade Local Markets in Hebron

Armed Israeli settlers in the Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron, reportedly invaded, on Saturday afternoon, some local markets in the city, causing panic among local Palestinians. Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported that a large group of armed colonists invaded the Allaban, Alqasaba and Ein Alaskar local markets and began […]

29 May
9:22

Palestinian PM “International Donors’ Support is Vital”

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh reiterated, on Thursday, that international donors’ support to the Palestinian people, in the context of the Israeli government’s plans to annex the occupied West Bank, along with current Israeli-imposed restrictions on the Palestinian people, is now vital. Shtayyeh’s remarks came during a video conference conversation […]

29 May
8:09

Israeli Troops Obstruct Reconstruction of a Street in Bethlehem

Israeli troops reportedly blocked, on Friday morning, reconstruction of a local street in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local municipality sources told media outlets that Israeli troops stormed the Almaqbara or Cemetery street in the Rashayda village, east of Bethlehem and ordered municipal workers, by force, to stop reconstruction […]

28 May
10:24

Israeli Troops Block Maintenance of Al-Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron

Israeli troops blocked, earlier on Thursday morning, maintenance works at the Al-Ibrahimi Mosque, an ancient United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)-recognized part of Palestinian heritage. Palestinian chief for the Holy Shrine and Muslim scholar, Hefdi Abusnaina, told media outlets that Israeli troops blocked, by force, some construction and […]

28 May
9:57

Israeli Troops Abduct Eight Palestinians Across the West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, late on Wednesday night and early on Thursday at dawn, eight Palestinians, across the occupied West Bank. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society said in a statement that Israeli troops invaded both Ya’bad and Qabatia villages of Jenin district and abducted Nour Bashar Abu Bakr, a former […]

28 May
7:32

Israeli Court Rules Against Demolition of Dozens of Palestinian Family Homes

More than 35 Palestinian households in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, have reportedly been successful to extract an Israeli court’s ruling that allows them to stay in their their homes, following Israeli military attempts to demolish them. Head of the local Palestinian committee for resisting the Israeli Apartheid Wall […]

27 May
9:21

Israeli Troops Abduct Sixteen Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Wednesday morning, several Palestinian residents from the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem and across the rest of the occupied West Bank. In the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, local sources reported that soldiers abducted Abdelraheem Sabbah, 28 and Ra’ed Ammar, 20, after having stormed their […]

26 May
7:45

Israeli Military Abducts Two Palestinians from Tulkarem

Israeli military reportedly abducted, on Tuesday, two Palestinian young men from the northern occupied West Bank city of Tulkarem. Head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society in the city, Ibrahim Alnemr, confirmed earlier today, that Israeli troops placed a mobile roadblock at the entrance of the city of Qalqilia, near Tulkarem […]

26 May
6:51

Israeli Authorities Order Ten Palestinian-owned Water Wells Closed

Israeli military authorities reportedly plan to shut down ten Palestinian-owned water wells, to the west of city Salfit, in the northern occupied West Bank. Local Palestinian sources in the Al-Sawiya village in western Salfit, told media outlets including the Palestine WAFA News Agency, that Israeli military authorities delivered shutdown warrants […]

25 May
6:41

Hamas’s Political Head : No Prisoners Swap Deal without an Acceptable Price

Hamas’s political head, Ismail Haniyeh, reportedly said over the weekend, that his Islamist party, that rules the Gaza Strip, will agree to a prisoner swap deal with the state of Israel, only in return for an acceptable price. Haniyeh’s remarks came on the eve of the Al-Fitr Muslims’ Feast or […]

25 May
6:18

Armed Israeli Settlers Shoot, Injure Two Palestinian Youths

Palestinian media reports said, earlier on Monday, that at least two Palestinians were shot and wounded by armed Israeli settlers, in the village of al-Mughayyir, north of Ramallah city, in the central West Bank. Palestinian chief for resisting the Israeli Apartheid Wall and illegal Israeli settlement construction, across the West […]

24 May
3:03

Three Palestinian Prisoners enter 12th and 18th Years of Israeli Imprisonment

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) confirmed, on Saturday, that both Palestinian prisoners, Mohammad Alkhaldi and Mohammad Auda, from the Arrana village, on the outskirts of Jenin, have both entered their 12th year of life sentences in Israeli prison. Montaser Sammour, Director of the Prisoners’ Society in Jenin, further noted […]

24 May
2:29

Israeli Authorities Place Palestinian under Administrative Detention

Israeli Prison Service (IPS) reportedly placed, on Saturday, a Palestinian man from the northern West Bank city of Jenin, under administrative detention, with no charges, for a period of six months. Family members of Mahmoud Said Alsa’dy, 40, told the Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the Israeli prison authority of […]

22 May
11:48

Israeli Troops Suppress Weekly Kufur Qaddoum Protest, Cause 5 Inhalation Injuries

Three Palestinian children were reportedly injured, on Friday, due to tear gas inhalation, after Israeli troops fired tear-gas canisters against protestors at the weekly protest of Kufur Qaddoum village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. The protest, staged on Fridays, in protest of Israel’s Apartheid Wall, settlements […]

22 May
6:51

Arab League Supports Palestine Against Israeli Annexation Plans

The League of Arab States, comprising of 22 Arab countries, expressed, on Thursday, its full support for the Palestinian leadership, in the latter’s defiance of Israel’s plans, including the plan to annex parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley area of Al-Aghwar. Said Abuali, Under-Secretary General of the […]

22 May
12:04

Armed Israeli Settlers Set Palestinian Farmlands on Fire near Tulkarem

Several armed Israeli colonists set fire to Palestinian farm lands, east of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, early on Thursday, near the illegal Annab colonial settlement, which was built on the lands of Ramin village. Local Palestinian farmers told media outlets that the armed settlers set fire to […]

Jordan FM
21 May
4:05

Jordanian FM Signals Unilateral Suspension of Jordan-Israel Peace Treaty

The Jordanian government signalled, on Wednesday, its intention to unilaterally suspend implementation of some provisions within Jordan’s peace treaty with Israel. Such an announcement came in response to an Israeli plan, reported widely, to annex the Palestinian West Bank, along with the Jordan River area of Al-Aghwar, to the boundaries […]

20 May
9:04

Armed Israeli Settlers Open Fire at Palestinian-owned Vehicles in Nablus

Several armed colonial Israeli settlers reportedly attacked, on Wednesday, more than 15 Palestinian-owned vehicles in northern Nablus city in the West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, Palestinian chief for the Israeli settlements file in the West Bank, told media outlets that two Israeli settlers’ vehicles, carrying several armed settlers from the nearby […]

Israeli settlement near Nablus (image from wikimedia)
19 May
11:16

Israeli Troops Erect Settler-only Bypass Road in Southern Nablus

Israeli troops reportedly embarked on erecting a bypass road, on Tuesday, in the Huwara village, south of Nablus city in the northern occupied West Bank. Local Palestinian media sources said that the road is seven kilometers-long and that it will be located on about 100 acres of Palestinian farm lands. […]

19 May
10:57

UPDATED: Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians in West Bank and Israel

Updated: May 20 @ 0651 The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that Israeli forces detained 18 Palestinians from across the West Bank. The following names are the Palestinian residents detained by Israeli forces; 1. Ahmed Abu Ghazaleh (Jerusalem) 2. Muhammad al-Jolani (Jerusalem) 3. Abdullah al-Jolani (Jerusalem) 4. Adham al-Zaatari (Jerusalem) […]

19 May
2:05

Israeli Military Court Extends Detention of a Palestinian Teen Boy

The Israeli military court of Salem, near Jenin city in the West Bank, ordered on Monday, the extension of the detention of Palestinian teenager, Qasem Abu Baker, 17, from the Palestinian village of Y’abad, south of Jenin city. The mother of Qasem, told media outlets that Monday’s extension is the […]

19 May
12:15

Israeli Army Bulldozers Raze Palestinian Farm Land in Tulkarem

In the West Bank city of Tulkarem, Israeli troops reportedly attacked Palestinian farm land, earlier on Monday, and army bulldozers began razing olive trees in an area estimated at four acres in size. Local Palestinian sources said that the farm land razed is located between the Kafa and Shoufa villages, […]

17 May
9:40

Tunisian President Reiterates Support for Palestinian Cause

Tunisian President, Qais Said, reportedly said, on Saturday, that his country continues to support the Palestinian people and their cause of justice. The president’s remarks came on the sidelines of a Ramadan breakfast banquet, he held for various Arab and Islamic ambassadors to Tunisia. “We in Tunisa are still dedicated […]

17 May
8:34

Armed Israeli Settlers Uproot 40 Olive Trees, South of Nablus

Armed Israeli colonists reportedly uprooted, early on Sunday morning, forty olive trees, owned by local Palestinian farmers, south of Nablus city, in the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, Palestinian chief for the Israeli settlements’ file in the northern West Bank, told media outlets that dozens of armed Israeli settlers invaded […]

16 May
9:07

Israeli Troops Throw Fire Bombs, Burn Palestinian Homes, Farm Land in Hebron

Israeli troops reportedly fired, on Friday evening, fire bombs in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, causing Palestinian-owned farm lands to be set ablaze. Palestinian sources in Yatta village, south of Hebron, said that Israeli troops fired some torch bombs in the sky over Hebron, which burned half […]

16 May
7:57

Israeli Courts Extend Detention of 47 Palestinian Prisoners

Two Israeli military courts reportedly extended, on Saturday, the detention of 47 Palestinian prisoners. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said, early this morning, that the Israeli military courts of Ofer and Salem, extended the detention of 47 Palestinian prisoners, under some pretexts. The PPS noted that the courts’ decisions […]

15 May
9:02

Israeli Troops Halt Construction of Palestinian Home in Bethlehem

Israeli troops reportedly intercepted, on Friday, the construction of a Palestinian home in the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local sources in Bethlehem told media outlets that an Israeli army force stormed the site of the construction and prevented workers from building. Mayor of the Palestinian municipality of […]

15 May
8:34

Top PLO Negotiator and United Nations’ Envoy Reject Israeli Annexation Plans

Secretary General of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, along with his guest, United Nations’ envoy for Middle East Peace, Nicolay Mladenov, rejected, on Friday, Israeli plans for the annexation of more Palestinian lands. Erekat was quoted as saying that the international community should reiterate previous positions towards the […]

14 May
8:01

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians in the West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Thursday, several Palestinians from different West Bank areas, mainly in the Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin city, northern West Bank. Local Palestinian sources said that the abduction campaign has been concentrated in the Ya’bad town, where Israeli troops have been carrying out abductions among local […]

14 May
7:11

Palestinians to Mark Nakba Anniversary Digitally for First Time in History

On the eve of the Palestinian people’s catastrophe or Nakba anniversary, the Ramallah-based higher national committee for marking the Nakba, called on all Palestinian masses to commemorate the Nakba anniversary digitally and not on the ground. “As we are marking such a historic significant moment of our Palestinian history, the […]

13 May
9:09

Israeli Naval Forces Abduct Two Gaza Fishermen, Seize Boat

Israeli naval forces reportedly abducted Palestinian fishermen and seized their boat, off the coast of Gaza, earlier on Wednesday. The Gaza-based Palestinian Committee for the documentation of Israeli attacks on fishermen, said that Mohamad Abdelrazeq Baker, 49 and Mahmoud Aziz Baker, 34, while the two were onboard, doing a routine […]

13 May
7:37

Israeli Troops Invade Religious Monument in Hebron City

Israeli troops reportedly invaded, early on Wednesday morning, Prophet Saleh’s tombstone area, east of the Ithna town, west of Hebron city. Local Palestinian sources said that the Israeli forces invaded the tombstone area, which is one of several religious and monumental sites in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. […]

12 May
10:11

Arab States’ League Decries Israeli Closure of Palestine TV in East Jerusalem

The Cairo-based League of Arab States, comprising of 22 various Arab states, decried, on Tuesday, Israel’s closure of the Palestinian Authority-linked Palestine TV in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. In a statement, released earlier, by the under-secretary of the Arab States for Palestinian and Arab territories affairs, Said Abuali, said […]

12 May
8:19

Israeli Troops Abduct Dozens of Palestinians including Women and Children

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, late on Monday evening and early on Tuesday morning, dozens of Palestinian residents, throughout the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that Israeli troops began their abduction campaigns, in the West Bank town of Ya’bad, near Jenin city, where Israeli soldiers rounded […]

12 May
1:00

Palestinian PM Seeks to Counter Israel’s Threats over Prisoners’ Monthly Allowances

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh asserted, on Monday, that his cabinet has recently sought some prospects for solutions to the standoff of Palestinian prisoners’ monthly allowances, created by a recent Israeli decision. During a weekly cabinet session, held in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Dr. Shtayyeh said that Israel […]

12 May
12:30

Israeli Troops Shoot, Injure and Abduct Two Palestinian Youths

Israeli troops abducted, early on Monday, two Palestinian youths, shortly after they shot and wounded them, in the Qafeen village, north of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem. The Tulkarem-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Committee reported that Arqam Harsha, 20 and Awni T’oma, 24, were been abducted during invasion of their […]

11 May
12:44

Israeli Authorities Extend Detention of Palestinian Teen

For the fifth time in row, Israeli authorities reportedly extended, on Sunday, the imprisonment of a Palestinian teen from the West Bank city of Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank. Family members of the teen detainee, Qassem Abu Bakr, 17, told media outlets, on Sunday, that the Israeli military […]

10 May
10:28

Two Palestinian Youths Shot, Wounded by Israeli Army Fire in Hebron

Palestinian media sources reported, on Sunday, that Israeli troops, stationed around the Alfawwar refugee camp in southern Hebron city in the West Bank, opened fire towards local Palestinian youths, injuring at least two of them. The sources said that the Israeli army’s fire came amidst protests by angry youths, at […]

09 May
7:30

Israel Tightens Restrictions on Isolated Palestinian town of Beit Iksa

Israeli occupation authorities reportedly tightened grip over the Palestinian town of Beit Iksa, southern West Bank, beginning early Saturday. Local sources reported that Israeli troops, stationed outside of the Beit Iksa town, northwest of the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, prevented local Palestinian citizens from going into or out of the […]

09 May
6:49

Israeli Troops Abduct a Palestinian Youth in East Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly abducted a Palestinian youth from the occupied city of East Jerusalem, southern West Bank. Local media sources reported that Israeli troops broke into the home of Mofeed Khdoor from the Silwan neighborhood, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The sources added that the troops vandalized the home of […]

08 May
8:48

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure 4 Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli troops reportedly fired live ammunition and tear-gas canisters at many protesters in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum. Local sources reported that at least four Palestinians were wounded by live rounds, with medical sources describing their injuries as light, while many others suffered the toxic effects of […]

07 May
10:17

Israeli Navy Opens Fire at Palestinian Fishermen off Gaza Shore

Israeli naval forces targeted, on Thursday at dawn, several Palestinian fishermen, while attempting to earn a living, sailing off the northern shores of the Gaza Strip. Local media outlets and witnesses said that Israeli naval vessels attacked fishermen in Alwaha, Alsudaniya areas, north of the coastal enclave, as the fishermen […]

07 May
9:50

Colonial Settlers Uproot Hundreds of Grapevines In Bethlehem

Israeli colonial settlers in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, reportedly uprooted hundreds of newly-planted grapevines, south of the city. Head of the Palestinian Office for Fighting Israeli Settlements and Israel’s Apartheid wall in Bethlehem, Hassan Breega, told media outlets that Israeli settlers from the nearby colonial illegal Israeli […]

Palestinian man next to his demolished home this week (PCHR photo)
05 May
10:28

Israel Delivers More Demolition Orders to Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli authorities in the internationally-recognized occupied West Bank, reportedly handed over demolition warrants to a number of Palestinian households, ahead of the demolition of their homes. In the northern West Bank village of Aqqaba, north of Tulkarem city, Israeli troops reportedly handed over demolition warrants to a number of Palestinian […]

04 May
8:11

Report: In April; 1015 Israeli Violations Against Palestinians

Media department of the Islamic Hamas party reportedly recorded 1015 Israeli army violations against Palestinians in the West Bank, during April of this year, alone. The department noted in a report that Israeli troops, over the past couple of months, have been carrying out various violations against Palestinians, especially under […]

04 May
7:31

Israeli Troops Abduct Eight Palestinians, Ransack Home of Former Prisoner

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Monday, eight Palestinian residents from different areas of the West Bank. Local Palestinian media sources said that those abducted were identified as Ziyad Abu Salem from the Abu Shkhaidem village, north of Ramallah city, Nawras Ferras from Markaba village, south of Jenin city. The sources […]

03 May
10:28

Officials Decry Israeli Seizure of Palestinian Authority’s Tax Funds

A number of Palestinian officials in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, condemned on Sunday, Israel’s seizure of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) tax funds, considering this as theft against the Palestinian people. Hussien Elsheikh, Minister of Civil Affairs with the PA, confirmed today that the Israeli Magistrate Court in […]

03 May
10:00

On International Day of Journalists, Dr. Ashrawi Honors Press

Senior Palestinian leader and Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, stated on Sunday, that press freedoms are an integral part of public freedoms. Dr. Ashrawi’s remarks came on the International Day of Journalists, set by a United Nations’ committee, back in 1993. In her […]

03 May
7:23

Israeli Troops Abduct Twelve Palestinians, Including Former Prisoner

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, early on Sunday, a dozen Palestinians from different parts of the Palestinian territories, prisoners sources said. The Ramallah-based Palestinian prisoners forum said that Israeli troops invaded the al-“Isawiya neighborhood of the old city of Jerusalem, which is internationally-recognized as an Israeli-occupied Palestinian area. The forum added […]

02 May
9:58

Israel Plans New Colonial Settlement in Northern West Bank

Israeli authorities reportedly endorsed the erection of a new Israeli colonial settlement near the Kufur Qasem town, north of the West Bank. According to Ma’areef Israeli Hebrew-language newspaper, the 10 acres of Palestinian farm land, on which the colonial settlement is set to be erected, will be rather designated as […]

02 May
9:26

Israeli Troops Shoot at Palestinian Fishermen and Farmers in Gaza

Israeli troops opened fire on Saturday, at local Palestinian farmers in southern Gaza, mainly in the Khuza’a rural area, east of the southern Khan Younis city. Local Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that Israeli troops, stationed on the Israeli side of the border, east of Khan Younis city, opened […]

30 Apr
8:51

Prisoners Affairs Committee: Majority of Palestinian Prisoners Belong to the Labor Sector

Head of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Committee, Qadri Abu Baker, said on Thursday, on the eve of International Workers Day, that majority of Palestinian prisoners, inside Israeli jails and detention centers, belong to the labor sector and that their lives have been spent in jail. In his remarks, Abu […]

30 Apr
4:56

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Palestinian-owned Lands in Nablus

Israeli army bulldozers razed, early on Wednesday, some areas of Palestinian-owned farm lands in south of Nablus city, in the West Bank. Palestinian chief for the file on illegal Israeli settlements in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, said that Israeli army bulldozers began razing several dunams of Palestinian-owned farm […]

30 Apr
4:34

Israeli Forces Arrested 40 Palestinians during First 6 days of Ramadan

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Prisoners’ Studies, said on Wednesday, that Israeli troops abducted 40 Palestinian residents, since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, last Friday. Spokesperson for the center, Riyad Alashqar, was quoted as saying that the Israeli occupation forces have exposed lives of Palestinian prisoners to […]

28 Apr
8:46

Erekat Briefs European Officials on Israeli Annexation Plans

Top Palestinian negotiator and executive member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Saeb Erekat, briefed a number of Palestinian officials on the latest announcement by Israel regarding the planned annexation of the occupied West Bank. During phone calls, Erekat was reportedly introduced to the Swedish Foreign Minister, Anne Lindy […]

28 Apr
7:39

Israeli Forces Abduct Five Palestinian Youths in East Jerusalem Neighborhood

Israeli troops in East Jerusalem, southern occupied West Bank, abducted five Palestinian youths, early on Tuesday, from the al-‘Isawiya neighborhood. Local media sources and witness said that Israeli troops invaded the al-‘Isawiya Palestinian-populated neighborhood and invaded several homes. Sources added that the soldiers conducted thorough searches of homes, before abducting […]

27 Apr
8:31

Israeli Troops Abduct a Palestinian Youth from Bethlehem

Israeli troops abducted, on Monday, a Palestinian young man from the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local media sources and witnesses said that Israeli soldiers broke into and vandalized the home of Laith Youman, 19, before they abducted him. The sources, on Alsaf Street, noted that the Israeli […]

27 Apr
8:11

Colonial Israeli Settlers Uproot Dozens of Palestinian-owned Olive Trees

Israeli colonial settlers, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, uprooted on Monday, at least 40 Palestinian-owned olive trees. Chief of the Israeli settlements profile, Ghassan Daghlas, reported that the settlers invaded the Saqya village, south of Nablus city and began uprooting 40 old olive trees, owned by local […]

27 Apr
7:58

Palestinian Officials Denounce Israeli Seizure of Tax Funds

A number of Palestinian officials in the West Bank city of Ramallah, condemned on Sunday, the Israeli seizure of Palestinian Authority’s (PA) tax funds, considering this piracy against the Palestinian people. Hussien Elsheikh, Minister of Civil Affairs with the PA, confirmed today that the Israeli Magistrate Court in the internationally-recognized […]

26 Apr
7:33

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians from Hebron and Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Sunday at dawn, several Palestinian youth from both the West Bank city of Hebron and the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian sources in Hebron said that both Ali Fatafta and Kayed Fatafta, were abducted by Israeli troops who broke into and vandalized their homes in […]

25 Apr
9:03

Arab Countries’ Ambassadors to the UN Reject Israeli Annexation Plans

Council of Arab Countries’ Ambassadors to the United Nations (UN) in New York City, rejected Israel’s announced annexation plans for the occupied West Bank. The council held a meeting via video conference to discuss the latest developments in the occupied Palestinian territories, particularly the illegal annexation plans, recently announced by […]

25 Apr
8:54

Israeli Troops Open Fire on Palestinian Farmers in Southern Gaza

Israeli troops opened heavy fire, earlier Saturday, towards Palestinian farmers east of Khan Younis city, south of the Gaza Strip. Local media reports said that Israeli soldiers, stationed on the Israeli side of the border fence between Gaza and Israel, fired tear-gas canisters and some live ammunition, towards local farmers, […]

24 Apr
11:06

Israeli Troops Shoot, Wound Palestinian Man in Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli Troops shot and wounded on Friday a Palestinian young man during protests in the Kufur Qaddoum village in the northern occupied West Bank. Organizers of the protest, which is staged on weekly basis, said that the Israeli troops attacked tens of Palestinian protesters near the Apartheid Wall in the […]