All posts by IMEMC & Agencies

13 Nov
2:42

The Arab League: Israeli Government Responsible for Escalation in Gaza

The Arab League condemned the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, Tuesday, in which 10 Palestinians were killed and 45 wounded. In a statement, the Arab League declared that “this aggression comes in continuation of a series of crimes committed by the Israeli occupation,” the Palestinian News and Info Agency […]

12 Nov
10:02

Jordan Reacts to Israel’s Air Strikes on Gaza

Jordan, on Tuesday, condemned the Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have so far left five Palestinians dead, and many others injured, according to, Jordan’s official news agency, Petra. Spokesperson for Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Daifallah Al-Fayez, said that “the Israeli escalation against the Gaza […]

12 Nov
4:45

Opinion – Palestinian Elections Unlikely to be Held

Abdul Sattar Qassem – Middle East Monitor Finally, it appears that the two major factions, Fatah and Hamas — or rather the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas — are preparing for elections. What’s more, both sides reaffirm their willingness to hold elections that are 10 years overdue. Presidential elections were […]

12 Nov
4:25

Live on German TV – Criticism of Israeli Occupation of Palestine

Germany’s ZDF television outlet broadcast a text in large Hebrew letters that stated “End the Occupation” during the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Middle East Monitor reported. The public-service television station displayed the statement on the 18th-century neoclassical monument Brandenburg Gate, reported German newspaper Bild. This was […]

12 Nov
4:20

417 Palestinians Arrested in October – Including 75 Children

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) detained a total of 417 Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and the blockaded Gaza Strip in the month of October, ALRAY reported. Prisoner and human rights organizations released a fact sheet Sunday, that the IOF detained 75 children and 16 women. The following is […]

11 Nov
6:34

Saeb Erekat Calls on the ICC to Investigate Shooting Death of Young Palestinian Man

Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) asked the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, to open a criminal investigation into the systematic and continued war crimes committed by the Israeli occupation authorities against unarmed Palestinian civilians. Erekat, in a […]

11 Nov
6:23

Palestinians Pay Tribute to Yasser Arafat on 15th Anniversary of Death

Thousands of Palestinians, Monday, marked the 15th anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat at the Arafat Memorial in Ramallah, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the crowds, praising Arafat, who led the Palestinian revolution for the liberation of the homeland […]

10 Nov
8:40

Palestinian Farmer’s Land Flooded With Sewage

Israeli occupation forces prevented Palestinians from harvesting their olive crops in the village of Sebastia, northwest of Nablus, WAFA reported. Mayor of Sebastia, Mohammed Azem, said Israeli forces kicked farmers out of their land under the pretext of lacking prior coordination, despite the fact that their lands are located beyond […]

10 Nov
8:40

‘Hey Boston! Thanks for the Guns!’ Guerrilla Ads Oppose U.S. Aid to Israel

Editors of Mondoweiss A Palestinian solidarity group in Boston, Thursday, posted photographs of ads displayed in bus kiosks, opposing U.S. military aid to Israel. Richard Colbath-Hess, who has erected Palestinian solidarity ads in Boston in the past, says that the group doing these acts is anonymous because such ads are […]

10 Nov
12:04

US Jewish Groups Warn Israel Against West Bank Annexation

A coalition of U.S. Jewish organizations sent a letter to the leaders of Israel’s political parties, warning them against full or partial annexation of occupied West Bank, Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Thursday. Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, pledged on September 17, 2019 to annex Jordan Valley, which makes up […]

09 Nov
11:50

Three Administrative Detainees Continue Hunger Strike, One For 109 Days

Three Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli jails remain on hunger strike against their illegal incarceration without charge or trial, one of them for 109 days in a row, the Palestinian Prisoners Commission said Saturday. Ismail Ali, from the town of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, has been on hunger strike […]

09 Nov
10:50

Opinion – Israel: Is it Really a Democratic State?

Motasem A Dalloul – Middle East Monitor Most global democracy indicators rate Israel as the most democratic state, or even the only democratic state, in the Middle East. Freedom House and many others have also given Israel high scores regarding human rights, political freedoms and the right of people to […]

08 Nov
9:13

Opinion: Microsoft Should Not Fund Israeli Spying On Palestinians

Ramzy Baroud – Days of Palestine The act of Palestinian activists covering their faces during anti-Israeli occupation rallies is an old practice that spans decades. The masking of the face, often by Kufyias – traditional Palestinian scarves that grew to symbolize Palestinian resistance – is far from being a fashion […]

08 Nov
8:21

Democratic Congressman Criticizes Israel After Visit to West Bank

Following a visit to the occupied West Bank, U.S. Democratic Congressman Andy Levin, earlier this week, criticized Israel for repeatedly demolishing Palestinian homes in a small village that has been rebuilt numerous times, WAFA reported. The trip included a tour of the Susya village, in the southern occupied West Bank, […]

08 Nov
8:01

MADA: 107 Violations Against Media Freedoms in Palestine During October

October 2019 witnessed a significant rise in the number of violations against media freedoms in Palestine, PNN reported. These violations represent double the amount witnessed during September. The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has documented a total of 107 attacks against media freedoms in the West Bank […]

08 Nov
6:47

UN Body Calls on Israel to Amend or Repeal Jewish Nation-State Law

A United Nations body has, for the first time, called on Israel to amend or cancel its Jewish Nation-State Law in order to comply with an international human rights convention that it ratified in 1991, according to a press release, WAFA reported. The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural […]

07 Nov
6:41

Israel Approves Controversial Jerusalem Cable Car Plan

Mustafa Abu Sneineh & Sondus Ewies – Middle East Eye Residents and archaeologists decry plan, saying it will promote illegal settlement and ruin the Old City. The skyline of Jerusalem’s ancient Old City is set to be altered dramatically by a “racist” cable car that critics say would blight the […]

07 Nov
5:54

Israeli Army Removes Four Residential Tents in Masafer Yatta

November 7, 2019 5:54 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report 0

The Israeli army removed, Wednesday, four residential tents in Masafer Yatta in the southern occupied West Bank, claiming they were set up without army authorization, according to a local activist. Rateb Jabour, an activist with the anti-wall, anti-settlements committee, told WAFA that soldiers removed three tents for three brothers in […]

05 Nov
9:09

EU: ALL Israeli Settlement Activity is Illegal Under International Law

The European Union (EU), on Tuesday, denounced Israeli plans to build thousands of new housing units as well as opening settlement roads in the occupied West Bank and stressed that all settlement activities are illegal under international law. “In October 2019, Israeli authorities approved the advancement of well over 2,000 […]

05 Nov
8:35

Israeli Supreme Court Upholds Deportation Order Against Human Rights Watch Director

The Israeli Supreme Court, Tuesday, upheld deportation orders against Human Rights Watch (HRW) director Omar Shakir for the occupied Palestinian territory for his alleged support of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. “Breaking: Israeli Supreme Court upholds my deportation over my rights advocacy,” said Shakir in a tweet. “Decision […]

05 Nov
1:33

Another Home Demolished by Israeli Forces in Silwan

In the East Jerusalem town of Silwan, Israeli troops demolished a Palestinian home on Tuesday on the pretext of it having been ‘built without a permit’. Israeli authorities have not granted building permits to Palestinian homeowners since they began occupying the city in 1967. In addition to destroying one family […]

04 Nov
10:19

Israeli Settler Runs Over Palestinian Girl In Bethlehem

An Israeli settler driving at high speed ran over, and injured a Palestinian girl, Sunday evening, on a road in Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank. According to local sources, the settler rammed his car into a young girl as she was walking with her brother, along the road, […]

04 Nov
10:02

Opinion – On Jared Kushner’s Palestinophobia

Haidar Eid – Mondoweiss Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s Middle East ‘advisor’ and son-in-law is at it again. In June, he cast doubt about the ability of the Palestinian people to govern themselves. And, as if that was not enough, he made it absolutely clear this week that Israel is not […]

04 Nov
8:49

Israel Seizes 2500 Dunams of Palestinian Land in West Bank

Israel seized 2522 dunams in the occupied West Bank in favor of the construction of illegal settlements, said municipal sources and a cartographer. Mayor of Al-Jab’a, Dhyab Masha’la told WAFA that several Palestinian farmers entered their olive groves adjacent to the nearby illegal settlement of Eli, and were shocked to […]

04 Nov
8:36

Settlers Steal Olive Harvest in Nablus-District Town

Illegal Israeli settlers, Monday, stole the olive harvest of Palestinian farmers in the village of Qaryout, just south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Local sources said that a number of Palestinian farmers entered their olive groves adjacent to the encroaching nearby illegal settlement of Eli, but they […]

03 Nov
8:09

Of 39 Women Detained In Israeli Jails, 16 are Mothers

The Israeli occupation has 39 women detained in Israeli prisons, held at Damoun prison, with the exception of Jordanian citizen, Heba Al-Labadi, who began a hunger strike 41 days ago, held at Al-Ramlah prison clinic. In addition, wounded Palestinian detainee, Suhair Islamya, is currently held at Shaare Tzedek Hospital, the […]

03 Nov
7:36

Mosques, Churches, Protests: Gaza on the Balfour Declaration’s 102nd Anniversary

Gazans march in protest on the 102nd anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. On the 102nd anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, churches rang bells and mosques called for prayer at the same time, while tens of thousands of Palestinians entered the buffer zone this Friday between the besieged Gaza Strip and […]

03 Nov
4:20

Israel Plans to Seize Over 600 Dunams of Land in Nablus and Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities ordered, on Saturday, the confiscation of 500 dunams of Palestinian land in the village of Hizma, east of Jerusalem, and 124 dunams in the villages of Majdal Bani Fadel and Douma, south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, local sources said. Muslim Abu Heleou, head […]

01 Nov
9:21

Israeli Forces Injure 96 Palestinians At Gaza Border

At least 96 Palestinians were injured on Friday as Israeli forces attacked dozens of peaceful protesters taking part in the 81st Friday of the Great March of Return at the border between Gaza and Israel. The Ministry of Health reported that the Israeli occupation forces shot 96 Palestinian non-violent protesters, […]

01 Nov
5:02

Israel Re-Arrests Prominent Palestinian Legislator Khaleda Jarrar

Israeli forces, Thursday, re-arrested, prominent Palestinian legislator and senior member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in an overnight incursion into her home. Khaleda Jarrar, a 56-year-old member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, was arrested at 3 am local time (00:00 GMT) at her home in […]

01 Nov
4:54

Peace Now : 2342 Settlement Housing Units Advanced

The Higher Planning Council of the Civil Administration convened on the eve of Sukkot (10 October 2019) and approved plans for 2,342 housing units in the settlements, according to the minutes of the meeting published. 59% of the approved units are in settlements that Israel likely may evacuate under a […]

31 Oct
10:09

Palestinian Woman Prisoner on Hunger Strike for 35 Days Moved to Hospital

According to +972 Magazine, Palestinian and Israeli activists launched a viral campaign on Sunday demanding the release of a Jordanian citizen who has been on hunger strike for the past month after being imprisoned by Israel without trial since August. Hiba al-Labadi, a 24-year-old Palestinian-Jordanian national, was detained by Israeli […]

31 Oct
10:02

Israeli Soldier Who Killed Palestinian Child Sentenced to One Month of Community Service

An Israeli soldier was sentenced on Monday to a month of community service for killing a Palestinian child during a Great Return March protest in the occupied Gaza Strip. The Middle East Monitor reported that the soldier – whose name has been banned from publication – was convicted by a […]

31 Oct
3:54

Israel Displaces Araqib Villagers In Negev For 165th Time

The Israeli authorities, Tuesday evening demolished all structures in the Palestinian Bedouin village of Araqib, in the Negev desert, for the 165th consecutive time, displacing its residents, again. According to local sources, Israeli police forces and employees from the Bedouin development authority, which is responsible for such demolitions, stormed the […]

31 Oct
3:47

Euro-Med: Light Sentencing of Israeli Soldier is a ‘Green Light to More Violations’

The Israeli sharpshooter who killed an unarmed Palestinian teen in Gaza, was sentenced to 1 (one) month of community service, was described by Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med) as ‘a green light to more violations’. Othman Rami Helles, 15, was shot in the torso, on the 13th of July 2018, […]

31 Oct
3:26

Israeli Settlers Attack, Injure Palestinian Olive Farmers

Illegal Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian farmers Wednesday, throwing rocks, and injuring at least three harvesters. In the town of Huwwara, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Ghassan Daghlas, a local monitor of settler violence, told WAFA that a group of colonists from the illegal Yitzhar settlement, threw […]

30 Oct
5:33

UN Official Calls for Upholding Status Quo at Al-Aqsa

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, today called for upholding the status quo at Al-Haram Al-Sharif compound (Al-Aqsa Mosque) in Jerusalem’s Old City. “I call on all to refrain from provocations that could escalate tensions in and around Jerusalem’s holy sites,” Mladenov said following […]

30 Oct
5:18

Six Palestinians Receive Demolition Notices

Israeli forces, Tuesday, notified six Palestinians of their intention to demolish their homes in Kobar town, north of Ramallah city, according to a municipal source. Izzat Badwan, the mayor of Kobar, said that an Israeli military force, along with officers of the so-called ‘Israeli Civil Administration’, an arm of the […]

29 Oct
5:02

VIDEO : Israeli Police Pepper Spray Palestinians, Shoot One, Detain Three

Israeli police, Monday, closed the gates to the Old City of Jerusalem following an alleged stabbing attempt, detaining three people, including an elderly man, witnesses told Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). Eyewitnesses reported police shooting into the air, some reported heavy shooting, in addition to pepper spraying people. The […]

29 Oct
1:23

Norway’s Capital Oslo is Banning Israeli Settlement Goods and Services

In a historic step, Oslo’s newly installed City Council is banning Israeli settlement goods and services from public procurements. The ban on goods from Israel’s illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory is a part of the newly adopted platform for 2019 – 2023, approved by Oslo’s recently-elected City Council, […]

29 Oct
1:15

600 Settlers Storm West Bank Town Under Military Protection

Hundreds of illegal settlers stormed the town of Kifl Haris north of the central West bank city of Salfit, Monday morning, PNN reported. Under strict Israeli military protection, the colonists performed Talmudic rituals near a historical shrine. “0404” Hebrew website stated that the settlers broke into the town after the […]

27 Oct
9:07

VIDEO: Watch as Illegal Settlers and Israeli Forces Attack a Peaceful Protest

Palestinian, International and Israeli activists take part in a direct action inside an Israeli outpost in the Jordan Valley, West Bank, October 26, 2019. Israeli forces detained 34 people, among them 23 activists and 11 Palestinian journalists. Phones and cameras were confiscated from the Palestinian journalists. All detainees were released […]

26 Oct
4:28

Israel Prevents UN Special Rapporteur Lynk from Traveling to Palestine

Special rapporteur of the United Nations Organization on human rights in Palestine Michael Lynk condemned Israel for preventing him Thursday from traveling to the Palestinian territories, violating thus established procedures and protocols. At a press conference in New York, the official said: “This is a violation of the procedures and […]

21 Oct
4:33

80-Year Old Israeli Rabbi Beaten by Right-Wing Israeli Settlers for Protecting Palestinian Farmers

A group of around 30 masked Israeli settlers attacked Israeli and international human rights activists on Wednesday, beating them with crowbars while they were protecting Palestinian farmers trying to harvest olives in the village of Burin, in the West Bank. Eighty year old Rabbi Moshe Yehudai told reporters that  he […]

21 Oct
4:00

Israeli Soldier Lightly Injured by Rock in Violent Clash With Settlers

The Israel Defence Forces told The Times of Israel that a soldier was lightly injured overnight Saturday, by a rock, during clashes between security forces and settlers near the illegal Yitzhar settlement, in the northern West Bank, The riots, involving approximately 30 settlers, who hurled stones at troops and punctured […]

21 Oct
3:41

Palestine Through The Eyes Of A Visitor

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

18 Oct
10:16

Medical Crisis in Gaza: Bone Infections Rise with Shortage of Critical Medicine

The release of two new reports point to the severity of the Israeli-imposed crisis on the Gaza Strip, with thousands of Palestinian patients — many of whom have been injured by Israeli gunfire, shells and missiles — unable to access much-needed medicines and treatment due to the ongoing Israeli siege […]

11 Oct
6:58

Settler Involved in Dawabsha Family Murder Joins the Israeli Military

On July 31, 2015, the Palestinian Dawabsha family was attacked in their home, by Israeli settlers throwing molotov cocktails, setting fire to the house, killing an 18 month old boy named Ali, and subsequently his parents Sa’ad Mohammad, and his wife Reham, leaving 4 year Ahmad suffering third degree burns. […]

Malaysia PM
30 Sep
7:03

Malaysian PM to United Nations: “Israel is the Origin of Modern Terrorism”

The creation of Israel by seizing Palestinian land and expelling its 90 per cent Arab population is the root cause of terrorism, the Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in his UN speech. “Since then, wars have been fought in many countries, many related to the creation of […]

18 Sep
5:12

US Diplomats Pressure Europe Lawmakers to Oppose BDS

United States diplomats have pressured lawmakers and officials in certain European countries to oppose moves to boycott Israel or the illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank, in a move which is part of the ongoing campaign by the Israeli lobby against the Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) movement. According […]

16 Sep
5:56

Turkey’s FM Calls Israel’s Annexation Plan ‘Dispicable’

September 16, 2019 5:56 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu (C-L) meets Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki (C-R) ahead of Extraordinary Meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers of Organization of Islamic Cooperation, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 15 September 2019. [Cem Özdel – Anadolu Agency] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement of his intention […]

16 Sep
2:02

Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Homes in Hebron

Dozens of Israeli settlers, under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces, attacked Palestinian homes late Saturday night, in Al-Haraiq neighborhood in Hebron, throwing stones and burning bottles at them, PNN reported. Local sources said that dozens of settlers from the illegal Kiryat Arba settlement, built on Palestinian lands, east […]

15 Sep
5:39

Qatar FM: “Palestinian Issue is at the Core of All Arab Issues”

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani said that “the Palestinian issue is at the core and basis of Arab issues.” “There can be no peace in the region without a just and lasting solution, in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy,” Al-Thani said in a tweet yesterday. […]

15 Sep
4:49

Opinion : The Zionist Quest for Palestinian Absolution is a Fantasy

Earlier this month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained the main obstacle to a “solution” with the Palestinian people. Along with Education Minister Rafi Peretz, Netanyahu attended a ceremony to mark the start of the school year in the Elkana colonial settlement in the Occupied West Bank and gave a […]

14 Sep
2:32

Palestine Solidarity Campaign Demand Israeli Government Be Held Accountable

Campaigning group Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s vow to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank, and has called on the UK Government to hold Israel to account for its ongoing violations of international law. The comments were made just a week before […]

11 Sep
5:42

OpEd : Israel Killed Palestinian Civilians Deliberately, So Why is the UNHRC Speculating About It?

When the Great March of Return protests started in March, 2018 the Palestinian people’s call was clear, with a collective, entirely legitimate, demand to return to historic Palestine. Israel’s response was to position snipers at the border, shooting to kill or maim Palestinians exercising their fundamental right of free expression […]

11 Sep
5:36

UN Human Rights Commissioner : 30 Journalists Covering Protests Injured by Israel

In Gaza alone, Israeli forces have injured 30 journalists since March 22, a UN rights body said on Monday. “30 journalists covering the protests were injured” by the Israeli army, UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet said in a statement, referring to the protests held along the Israel-Gaza fence. […]

09 Sep
2:56

Israel Electric Corporation Threatens to Discontinue Supply Due to PA Debt

The Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) threatened that it will begin cutting off the electricity supply to the Palestinian Authority (PA) after the upcoming September 17th Israeli elections due to ‘outstanding debts’, Kan Israeli website reported Sunday. According to the website, the IEC will discontinue the electricity supply to Palestinian villages […]

08 Sep
10:34

Updated: “Palestinian Detainee Dies in Israeli Prison”

Cancer-stricken Palestinian prisoner Bassam al-Sayyeh, from the northern West Bank district of Nablus, died today in an Israeli prison, due to medical negligence, said the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission. Al-Sayeh, 47, was detained on August 10, 2015, he was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2011 and blood cancer in […]

05 Sep
7:14

Palestinian Forced to Demolish His Own Home in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities in Jerusalem forced a Palestinian homeowner to demolish his own home, using only hand tools, on Wednesday. Jamil Masalmeh told reporters that he was in mourning for his home, which he was forced to demolish on Wednesday or else pay a 48,000 NIS fine. His home is located […]

05 Sep
6:57

OpEd: The Palestinian Authority Needs to Oppose Israel

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is doing everything possible to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Authority is still doing everything possible to coordinate with Israel’s security agencies, suppressing every new resistance cell, most recently the one in Nablus. If the PA can preserve the Arab […]

02 Sep
5:53

Detainees and Ex Detainees Commission : Two Palestinian Prisoners Critically Ill

The Detainees and Ex Detainees Commission, Monday, warned that 2 Palestinians held in Israeli jails are critically ill and 1 of them may die. Commission director, Qadri Abu Bakr, told WAFA that Sami Abu Diak and Bassam Sayeh suffer serious deterioration in their health and that 1 of them may […]

02 Sep
5:35

Israeli Forces Abduct 28 Palestinians Early Monday Morning

The Israeli Occupation Forces detained, early Monday morning, 28 Palestinians from their homes, after soldiers invaded their homes in the occupied West Bank, reported the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS). The PPS said the army detained 7 men from the Hebron district, including Thayer Halahleh who spent several years in Israeli […]

28 Aug
5:36

Committee Calls on International Community to Protect Palestinian Civilians

The Legal and International Advocacy Committee of the National Commission for the Return and Siege Breaking Marches strongly condemns the continuation of the Israeli occupation forces targeting the Palestinians participating in the return and siege breaking marches in Gaza Strip. The demonstrations have been held for 71 consecutive Fridays, and […]

28 Aug
12:29

PLO : “It Is Time to Impose Sanctions on Israel”

A senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has censured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to build hundreds of new settler units in the occupied West Bank as “irrational colonial escalation.” Palestine News Network reported. “Corrupt Netanyahu proves that his extremist populist approach in his electoral race has […]

28 Aug
12:15

Netanyahu Cuts Fuel Transfer to Gaza in Half

The Israeli Occupation has reduced by half, the amount of fuel supplies to the besieged Gaza Strip, over alleged rocket attacks from the coastal enclave, reported Palestine News Network. The Israeli military claimed, Sunday night, that 3 rockets had been fired from Gaza toward the occupied territories and that 2 […]

27 Aug
7:20

Netanyahu Approves 300 Housing Units West of Ramallah

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, according to WAFA, ordered the construction of 300 new housing units in the illegal West Bank settlement of Dolev, built illegally on al-Janiya village land, to the west of Ramallah. The decision was made in response to Friday’s explosion near the village of Ein […]

27 Aug
7:20

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi : “Palestinian Rights Are Not for Sale”

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member, made a statement in regards to the recent comments by U.S President Donald Trump in France, WAFA reported. In a statement, Dr. Ashrawi said “This ignorance has also been evident in the actions and the biased positions taken by […]

26 Aug
10:14

21 Palestinians Abducted in Early Morning Raids Monday

Israeli troops abducted 21 Palestinians in a number of raids across the West Bank in the early morning hours on Monday. According to a statement by the Palestinian Prisoners Society,  Israeli troops abducted 21 Palestinians in multiple raids across Ramallah and al-Bireh district. Nine of those detained were taken from their […]

25 Aug
4:21

Norman Finkelstein : “The Two State Solution is Dead”

Last week, The Canary released Part 1 of an interview with renowned Jewish academic Norman Finkelstein in which he discussed the antisemitism smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party. In Part 2, Finkelstein speaks about the Israeli state’s degeneration into an “alt-right country”, the complicity of its population […]

25 Aug
6:07

Update on Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike

Eight Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails continue to go on an open hunger strike to protest Israel’s policy of administrative detention. The Palestinian Prisoners Club said that Huthaifa Halabiyyeh (28), from Abu Deis in occupied Jerusalem has been on hunger strike for 55 days. Halabiyyeh, father of a baby girl, […]

25 Aug
2:02

Ramzy Baroud : The Decades-old War on Palestinian Workers

Over the past month, the Lebanese authorities have unleashed a brutal crackdown on Palestinian workers. In June, Lebanese Minister of Labour Kamil Abu Sleiman decreed that Palestinian refugees in Lebanon must obtain work permits like other foreign workers. This move added to the already precarious situation of many Palestinian workers […]

24 Aug
5:25

ISM Report : Death Is Only the Beginning of Suffering For Family In Ezariyya

Nassim Abu Roumi (14) was shot dead by the Israeli forces, after he attempted to stab an Israeli police officer “My son was killed 5 days ago…all I want is to bury him. But they are keeping his body, they will not give him to us.” Mokafih Abu Roumi spoke […]

20 Aug
5:44

Jordan Lawmakers Call for Expulsion of Israel’s Ambassador

Jordanian lawmakers have called on the government to expel Israel’s ambassador and review a 1994 peace treaty with Tel Aviv in protest at the regime’s recent provocations and violation of international law at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound. During an emergency parliamentary session attended by Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi in […]

20 Aug
5:35

Israeli Forces Arrest Several Palestinians From the West Bank

Israeli forces arrested, Tuesday at dawn, a number of Palestinian youths in a wide arrest campaign in several cities of the occupied West Bank. Local sources told Alray that the “Israeli Defence Forces” detained Mohammed Assafra, accused of stabbing an Israeli soldier in the illegal Etzion settlement, two weeks ago, […]

Settlers in Joseph's Tomb in 2013 (image from The Iran Project)
20 Aug
5:15

Israeli Settlers Invade Joseph’s Tomb, Several Palestinians Injured

Several Palestinians were injured by Israeli gunfire overnight Monday, as hundreds of illegal Israeli settlers forced their way into Joseph’s Tomb near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, security sources told WAFA. Israeli forces escorted a convoy of buses packed with hundreds of extremist Jewish settlers into the site, […]

17 Aug
12:57

Update : Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Declines Israel’s Conditions

Detroit born congresswoman Rashida Tlaib released a statement, Friday, regarding Israel’s decision to allow her into the occupied Palestinian territories. “In my attempt to visit Palestine, I’ve experienced the same racist treatment that many Palestinian-Americans endure when encountering the Israeli government. In preparation for my visit, my grandmother was deciding […]

17 Aug
12:47

Israeli Forces Injure Two Palestinians at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly Protest

At least two Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces during the weekly anti-settlements protest in the village of Kufur Qaddoum in the northern West Bank, local sources said. Morad Eshteiwi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters by rubber-coated rounds […]

17 Aug
12:38

ISM Water Series: Hail of Tear Gas on Peaceful Villagers Protesting Settler Theft of Water Supply in Kufur Malik

This is the third of a series of reports documenting the control and devastation of water sources by Israel as a tool of oppression. The residents of Kufur Malik, a town northeast of Ramallah, marched towards the Ain Samia area today to protest Israel’s theft of the village’s water supply, […]

16 Aug
10:48

67 Palestinians Shot By Israeli Forces at Gaza’s 70th Great March of Return Protest

Medical sources said that at least 34 Palestinians were injured, Friday, by live ammunition, and 33 others by rubber-coated rounds as Israeli forces attacked thousands of peaceful protesters taking part in the 70th Great March of Return in the besieged Gaza Strip, WAFA reported. Israeli snipers at the separation fence, […]

13 Aug
5:53

When Israel Destroyed A Family’s Dreams

Abdelrahim Younis spent five months building his own home in the 1990s. Tall and spacious, it was complemented by a rose garden and palm tree at its entrance. “I wanted to have my extended family with me and my wife when we get old,” said Abdelrahim, 64, who worked in […]

13 Aug
4:52

UPDATE : 30 Palestinian Prisoners Join Hunger Strike In Solidarity With 6 Detainees

Thirty Palestinians in Israeli jails, have joined a hunger strike in solidarity with six detainees who have themselves been refusing to eat or drink to protest their illegal detention without charge or trial. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) stated Monday, that another group comprising 30 prisoners […]

13 Aug
4:52

Israel Planning to Build Annexation Wall North of Gaza

The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) has decided to build a new concrete wall around all areas in the northeast of the Gaza Strip. According to Israel’s Channel 12, the wall is intended to prevent any infiltration attempt by Palestinians on Israel’s southern border with Gaza. The wall will be built […]

30 Jul
9:32

Israeli Authorities Summon 3-Year Old Child for Interrogation

In the latest violation of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, Israeli authorities on Monday issued a summons for a 3-year-old child to be brought to the Jerusalem police station for interrogation. During an invasion of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Isawiya Monday night, Israeli forces stormed […]

Farmers near the border in Gaza. (Shourideh C. Molavi and Ain Media Gaza)
29 Jul
11:25

Report: Israeli Pesticides Contaminating Gaza Crops

A new report by the group ‘Forensic Architecture’ has found that widespread pesticide contamination from Israel into Gaza has occurred over decades, severely impacting the food grown in Gaza. The full report follows below: Staging the terrain Over three decades, in tandem with the Madrid and Oslo negotiation processes, the […]

March of Return (archive image)
26 Jul
1:09

Report:Israeli Army Knowingly Targeted Civilians During March of Return

From +972 Magazine: A statement published by Israeli human rights group B’Tselem on Wednesday accused Israeli officials of openly admitting that they knew their soldiers were killing people that, “even in the eyes of the state, had no reason to be gunned down.” “No one bothered to change the orders, […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
24 Jul
11:40

Twelve Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in Overnight Raids

From the Wafa News Agency: On Wednesday, Israeli forces today detained at least 12 Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, said witnesses and security sources. Witnesses confirmed that Israeli forces detained eight Palestinians during multiple overnight raids across the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem. Four Palestinians were […]

01 Jul
4:03

The Israeli Occupation’s Fig Leaf

By : Asa Winstanley/Middle East Monitor – June 29, 2019 Spare a thought for the human rights groups in Palestine committed to documenting, holding to account, and otherwise having to deal with Israel’s racist regime. Groups such as Al Haq, B’Tselem, Adalah and Al-Mezan are just some of the many […]

18 May
10:51

LGBTQ Groups Boycott Eurovision Festival in Tel Aviv

From DazedDigital.com: The Eurovision song contest is a gay institution, an international marquee event affectionately dubbed the ‘Gay Olympics’ – but with Israel hosting this year’s contest, a growing number of LGBTQ+ organisations, groups, journalists, and individuals are joining the call for a global boycott of the hosting state in solidarity […]

17 Mar
11:50

The Untold Story of Gaza’s March of Return

by: Ramzy Baroud, palinfo.com What is the ‘Great March of Return’ but a people attempting to reclaim their role, and be recognized and heard in the struggle for the liberation of Palestine? Much has been said about what the popular mobilization in Gaza, which began on March 30, 2018, represents. […]

Home demolition (Archive image)
09 Mar
10:32

Two Palestinian Families Forced by Israeli Authority to Demolish Their Homes

Fifteen Palestinians were made homeless Saturday after they demolished their own homes under Israeli orders. Eight members of one family, and seven members of another, had to participate in their own home demolition, or face steep fines or jailtime from Israeli government forces. The Jaabis family, in Jabal al-Mukabber neighborhood […]

03 Feb
1:04

Israeli Military Abducts 10 Palestinians in Pre-dawn Raids in Bethlehem and Hebron

In pre-dawn raids Sunday morning in the southern part of the West Bank, Israeli forces raided the homes of ten Palestinians and took all ten from their beds, forcing them into military vehicles and taking them to unknown destinations for interrogation and detention. The military abducted five Palestinians from the […]

31 Jan
12:37

Israeli police attack protest against police brutality in Tel Aviv

A protest of several thousand Ethiopian-Israelis and their supporters in Tel Aviv were attacked by Israeli police on Wednesday, when they were demonstrating against the police killing of 24-year old Yehuda Biadga by Israeli police earlier in January. Protest organizers told reporters from the Ma’ariv newspaper that there were a […]

26 Jan
1:10

Israeli Forces Attack Great Return March Protests, Injuring 14, Including 2 Children

Across the Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian civilians held non-violent protests along the Gaza-Israel border as part of the ‘Great March of Return’ that has continued each Friday for nearly ten months. Israeli forces responded by attacking the protesters with live ammunition, concussion grenades and tear gas. Fourteen Palestinians were […]

Archive image from al-Tahrir news agency
10 Jan
12:35

Palestinian Man Rushed to Hospital after Severe Beating by Israeli Soldiers

January 10, 2019 12:35 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

According to the Wafa News Agency, Israeli forces transferred a Palestinian man to a hospital after severely beating him in his house in Abu Shkheidim village, northwest of Ramallah, said an attorney on Wednesday. Mamon al-Hashem, an attorney representing Palestine Prisoner’s Society, said that Ziyad Mohammad Shalalda, a 45-year-old resident […]

09 Jan
11:55

Birmingham Honors Angela Davis after Israel Lobby Sabotages Award

(from the Electronic Intifada) American academic Angela Davis says she is “stunned” at the decision of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama to revoke a human rights award it was planning to give her at a gala next month. In a statement on Facebook, the iconic Black intellectual and activist said that the […]

15 Nov
1:21

17-year-old Palestinian Climbs into Israeli Police Station; 4 Officers & Suspect Wounded

A 17-year old Palestinian allegedly climbed the fence of a police station in Jerusalem Wednesday and attempted to attack the officers stationed there, according to Israeli sources. The officers shot the young man multiple times, seriously wounding him. Three Israeli officers were allegedly ‘lightly’ wounded – and a fourth was […]

30 Oct
10:12

Electronic Intifada Report: “Israeli Embassy Used Fake Facebook Profiles to Spy on Students”

Reposted from The Electronic Intifada, By: Asa Winstanley and Ali Abunimah 30 October 2018: An Israeli embassy officer spied on student supporters of Palestinian rights, undercover video released exclusively by The Electronic Intifada shows. Julia Reifkind wrote reports on boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activists, which were then sent back […]

24 Oct
11:39

Illegal Colonialist Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa

Dozens of Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, on Wednesday morning, the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, escorted by a large police and military force. Eyewitnesses said the attack was carried out by at least 59 colonists, in addition to the soldiers and officers, and took place through the al-Magharba Gate. The Waqf and […]

19 Aug
10:13

Army Invades Hebron, Abducts A Palestinian Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, Hebron city and Ethna town, west of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and searched many homes. on Saturday at night, the soldiers abducted a Palestinian near Nablus. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in the city, and […]