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Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
11 Mar

Israeli Troops Abduct 12 Palestinians Wednesday Morning Before Dawn

In their daily pre-dawn raids throughout the West Bank, Israeli forces abducted 12 Palestinian civilians. In Ramallah, Israeli forces abducted two boys after one of them was injured at the entrance to Deir Nizam village, northwest of Ramallah. Local sources reported that the Israeli occupation forces shot the two boys […]

10 Mar

VIDEO – Gaza: The Undrinkable Water of a Land Under Siege

Rakan Abed El Rahman for Middle East Eye Experts say Israeli policies and wars are to blame for a deepening water crisis in Gaza that will have detrimental effects on public health, especially on the most vulnerable segment of society: children. [Transcript by Ali Salam] Ahmed Hills – Water and […]

Tulkarem night raid (archive image)
09 Mar

In Pre-Dawn Raids, Israeli Troops Abduct 12 Palestinians

The Israeli forces launched pre-dawn raids Monday morning in various parts of the West Bank, abducting 12 Palestinians, including two previously-released prisoners. In Hebron, Israeli forces abducted: Abdel Karim Khaled Abu Sal (23 years), Amr Khaled Al-Badawi, Majid Tayseer Al-Titi (23 years), and Ahmed Ezzat Al-Sabatin, all from Al-Arroub camp […]

09 Mar

Analysis: “42 Knees In One Day”- Israeli Snipers Open Up About Shooting Gaza Protesters

By Hilo Glazer for Haaretz I know exactly how many knees I’ve hit, says Eden, who completed his service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a sniper in its Golani infantry brigade six months ago. For much of the time, he was stationed along the border with the Gaza […]

03 Mar

Analysis: On Hanging from the Blades of a Bulldozer: Al-Naem is Every Palestinian

By Ramzy Baroud for Palestine Chronicle How is one to apply rational political analysis to what is inherently irrational? What kind of political theory must one consult to formulate and test hypotheses when the information at hand is so grizzly, sadistic, and reeking with unbearable contradictions? Seeing the gaunt body […]

02 Mar

Opinion: Trump’s Plan for Palestine Looks a Lot Like Apartheid

By Alon Liel for Foreign Policy In the heyday of South Africa’s apartheid regime, the country’s white minority government planned to create 10 so-called homelands—also known as Bantustans—where black South Africans could live far away from the cities it hoped to keep white. It was the culmination of what the […]

01 Mar

PLO Official Rejects US Ambassador’s Remarks as “Distortions and Lies”

Responding to what he described as “distortions and lies” by US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, about Palestine’s capital, Jerusalem, Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), stressed that East Jerusalem, with its old city and holy places, is the capital of Palestine, the Palestine News Network (PNN) […]

01 Mar

BDS Movement Slams Austria’s Anti-Palestinian Resolution

The Palestinian-led boycott movement has slammed a motion passed by the Austrian parliament that singles out the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign for criticism, the Middle East Monitor reports. Austria’s national parliament, on Friday, unanimously passed a resolution condemning the BDS campaign as anti-Semitic, and urged that the ‘anti-Israel’ […]

01 Mar

Opinion: Listing Companies to Boycott Over Israeli War Crimes is a Start…

By Asa Winstanley for Middle East Monitor The UN finally published its database this month listing companies which profit from Israel’s brutal military occupation of the West Bank. This move was only made after years of unexplained delays. Rather helpfully, though, the Zionist Federation – an anti-Palestine, pro-Israel lobby group […]

29 Feb

EU Official: European Union and All Member States Must Recognize the State of Palestine

A European Union (EU) official, on Thursday, stressed the necessity of the EU’s recognition of the State of Palestine, the WAFA Palestinian News Agency reported. The Chair of the EU’s Delegation for Relations with Palestine, Manuel Pineda stated that it is now imperative that the EU and all member states […]

29 Feb

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Israel’s “Impunity Continues to Prevail”

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Wednesday issued strong criticism of the lack of accountability for Israeli crimes in the Gaza Strip, stating that “impunity continues to prevail” the Middle East Monitor reported. According to UN News, the new report was published this week looking […]

29 Feb

50 Former EU Officials: Trump’s “Peace Plan” Risks Fuelling the Conflict

In a letter published Thursday in the British newspaper, the Guardian, 50 former European foreign ministers, presidents, party leaders, NATO officials and others have expressed grave concern about US President Donald Trump’s so-called “Peace to Prosperity” plan for the Middle East, saying it envisages an outcome with characteristics similar to […]

28 Feb

Israel Re-Opens Gaza Crossings, Fishing Zones

Israeli occupation authorities, on Wednesday, reopened the two main crossings with Gaza after days of closure following the latest escalation of tensions at the beginning of this week, Arab48 reported. In a statement, the unit of the Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Occupied Territories (COGAT) said that the […]

28 Feb

Israel Demolishes a Palestinian Home, Another’s Workshop, Near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces, at dawn Thursday, demolished a Palestinian home, as well as a garage owned by another Palestinian citizen, in the village of Al-Walajah, northwest of Bethlehem, according to local sources. Sources told PNN that Israeli soldiers and bulldozers approached the village early in the morning, stormed it, surrounded […]

28 Feb

Israeli Settlers Vandalize Palestinian Vehicles Near Salfit

The latest in a string of attacks by illegal Israeli settlers, against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank, on Wednesday overnight, Israeli settlers vandalized at least eight Palestinian vehicles in Yasuf village, located east of Salfit city, central occupied West Bank. Local sources told WAFA, that a group of Israeli […]

28 Feb

PLO Official Slams Israel’s Settlement Plans, Calls on EU to Intervene

Saeb Erekat, the Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Wednesday, urged the European Union (EU) to intervene to prevent Israel from building a settlement in E1 area, east of occupied Jerusalem, as announced by Israeli Premier, Benjamin Netanyahu. During a meeting at his office, […]

27 Feb

UN Official Concerned Over Israel’s Settlement Expansion Plans

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, Wednesday, voiced his concern over Israeli settlement announcements, saying the E1 plan (E1 is the area between Ma’ale Adumim colony and occupied Jerusalem) if implemented, would sever the West Bank in half. “I am very concerned about Israel’s […]

27 Feb

Israeli Army Demolishes Two Palestinian Homes, Two Barns South of Hebron

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished two Palestinian homes and two animal barns in Masafer Yatta, southern Hebron hills, under the pretext they were built without a permit, according to local sources. Coordinator of the Popular Committees Against the Wall and Settlements in the southern West Bank, Rateb Jabour, told WAFA […]

27 Feb

Israeli Settlers Uproot Olive Trees on Palestinian Lands

Israeli settlers on Thursday uprooted hundreds of olive trees and vine trees in the town of al-Khader, south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to a local activist. Emad Dadoo told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Eliazar uprooted approximately 200 olive trees and […]

26 Feb

Opinion: The Dawn Prayer Protests Provide an Example of Palestinian Steadfastness

By Sari Orabi for Middle East Monitor Palestinian Muslims in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem are engaged in an initiative known as the Great Fajr (Dawn) Prayer protest in mosques across the territories. It started in the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, which has had a major portion cordoned off […]

26 Feb

EU Representative Deplores Israeli Army Actions in Gaza

European Union (EU) Representative in Jerusalem, Sven Kuehn von Burgsdorff said Tuesday that the incident in which an Israeli soldier drove a bulldozer onto Palestinian territory, and dragged the body of a slain Palestinian in Gaza, on Sunday, goes counter to all principles of human dignity, Palestine News Network reported. […]

26 Feb

Israel Razes Palestinian Lands to Build a Settler-Only Bypass Road

Israeli bulldozers Monday proceeded to raze Palestinian lands in the village of Huwwara, south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, according to Ghassan Daghlas. Daghlas, a local who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that Israeli bulldozers began razing lands early in the morning, near […]

26 Feb

As Part of Ceasefire Agreement, Israel Closes Gaza Border Crossings and Fishing Zone

Israel closed Gaza’s border crossings and the entire fishing area, Monday night, as part of the ceasefire agreed between Israel and the Palestinian factions in Gaza, according to Days of Palestine. The ceasefire went into effect at 11:30 p.m. local time, on Monday, after 2 days of intense fire, that […]

25 Feb

Eight Palestinians Injured by Israeli Missiles in Gaza

The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced, Monday evening, that a number of citizens were injured by the Israeli aggression in the besieged Gaza Strip. The ministry said in a press statement: “The arrival of 8 different injuries from eastern Gaza to the Al-Shifa Medical Complex due to the Israeli escalation.” […]

25 Feb

Israeli Airstrike Injures Palestinian Motorcycle Driver

A Palestinian citizen was injured, Monday evening, in an airstrike by Israeli occupation planes targeting his motorbike, east of Gaza City. WAFA correspondent, quoting medical sources, stated that the occupation planes targeted, with at least one missile, a motorcycle on Salah El-Din Street, east of the city, which resulted in […]

25 Feb

US Senator Bernie Sanders to Boycott AIPAC Conference

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced, on Monday, that he will not attend a forthcoming conference organized by a pro-Israel lobby group that serves as a platform to “express bigotry,” Anadolu Agency reports. “The Israeli people have the right to live in peace and security. So do the Palestinian people,” Sanders, […]

25 Feb

Netanyahu Orders Further Airstrikes on Besieged Gaza Strip

Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, ordered the army to continue airstrikes on the blockaded Gaza Strip, Anadolu Agency reported. In a written statement on social media, Benjamin Netanyahu announced his decision to persist with the bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip, after speaking with several Israeli officials, including […]

24 Feb

Adalah to Israeli Military: This is a War Crime; Open an Immediate Criminal Investigation

Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel sent an urgent letter, Sunday, 23 February 2020, to Israeli Chief Military Advocate General, Sharon Afek, demanding he immediately open a criminal investigation into the incident that occurred Sunday morning near Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip in […]

24 Feb

Arab League Denounces Israel’s Settlement Plans

In a statement, on Sunday, the Arab League Assistant Secretary General for Palestine and Occupied Arab Territories, Saeed Abu Ali, denounced the Israeli plan to establish a settlement neighborhood in place of the former Qalandia Airport in Jerusalem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. “This announcement comes within the […]

24 Feb

Updated: Ceasefire Between Israel and Palestinian Resistance

Shortly after the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu concluded a security meeting in Tel Aviv, on Monday, Israeli warplanes resumed its airstrikes against targets in the besieged Gaza Strip, Days of Palestine reports. The following is a breakdown of Israel’s assault on Gaza. 2:55 PM: Israeli warplanes attacked a Palestinian […]

Israeli settlers in the Jordan Valley (archive image)
24 Feb

Settlers Fence off Palestinian Agricultural Land in Jordan Valley

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, continued fencing large tracts of land in the northern Jordan Valley as they chased Palestinian herders out of pastures in the area, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, a local rights activist, told the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) that extremist settlers continued for the […]

24 Feb

Gaza Fires Rockets, Israeli Warplane Strikes, Injure 4 Palestinians

Saraya Al Quds, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad resistance movement, fired a barrage of rockets at Israel, on Sunday, in retaliation for the Israeli crime of murdering and mutilating Palestinian Muhammad Na’em in eastern Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, Quds News Network (QNN) reports. Late Sunday, […]

23 Feb

Turkish Foreign Ministry Condemns Israel’s Colonial Expansion

Turkish Foreign Ministry, on Friday, condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement that more settlement units would be built on occupied Palestinian lands. Notably, the statement noted that Israel was encouraged by the US, which recently announced its so-called peace plan called “Deal of the Century,” Anadolu Agency reported. The […]

23 Feb

Italy, France and Germany Call on Israel to Halt Settlement Expansion

Italy expressed deep concern over the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement to proceed with the construction of 5,000 housing units in the illegal settlements of Har Homa and Givat Hamatos in occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Italy’s foreign ministry in a press statement […]

23 Feb

Israeli Forces Suppress Peaceful Protest in Kufur Qaddoum

Violent confrontations flared up on Saturday afternoon when Israeli occupation forces (IOF) violently dispersed a peaceful Palestinian demonstration in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, local sources said . The Palestinian Information Center reported that the IOF attacked the peaceful demonstrators by firing rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters […]

23 Feb

Latin Patriarchate Denounces Settler Invasion of Jordan Valley

The Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem, on Saturday, condemned the Israeli settlers’ invasion of its property in the northern Jordan Valley village of Tayasir. In a statement yesterday it said “thousands of Israeli settlers entered with no permission, in clear violation of private property laws,” Days of Palestine reports. The armed […]

23 Feb

Palestinian Shot Dead After Alleged Stabbing Attempt in Jerusalem

The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed, on Saturday, the death of the alleged attacker, who was shot and killed earlier in the day by the Israeli police in Bab al-Asbat area in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem. Israeli police opened a barrage of gunfire the Palestinian man at Lions’ […]

22 Feb

Palestinian Journalist and Child Injured by Israeli Bulldozer Attack

Two Palestinians were injured on Friday as Israeli forces attacked dozens of protesters taking part in the weekly anti-settlements protest in the village of Kufur Qaddoum, near Qalqilia in the central occupied West Bank, said Mourad Shtewi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village. An Israeli army bulldozer was […]

21 Feb

EU Reaffirms its Support for Palestinian State

Josep Borrell, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union/Vice-President of the European Commission, on Thursday, met with the Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr. Riyad Al-Malki. Borrell stressed the EU’s continued commitment to a negotiated two-state solution, and welcomed the Palestinian commitment […]

21 Feb

2 Palestinians Injured by Israeli Settlers North of Jericho

At least two Palestinians were injured on Friday when a group of extremist Israeli settlers invaded the Bedouin village of Ein el-Auja, north of Jericho, in the central occupied West Bank, local sources said. Mahmoud Ghawanmeh, a local rights activist, told the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) that dozens […]

21 Feb

Thousands of Israeli Settlers Storm two Jordan Valley Villages

Thousands of Israeli settlers on Friday stormed the Palestinian villages of al-Burj and Umm al-Qaba in the northern Jordan Valley, northern occupied West Bank. Aref Daraghmeh, a local activist, confirmed to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) that Israeli forces escorted a convoy of buses packed with some 4,000 […]

21 Feb

Report: Palestinian Prisoner Describes Torture Inside Israeli Jail

In a report issued, on Thursday, the Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Authority released the testimony of the prisoner, Halima Khandakji, 45, from the town of Deir Sudan, Ramallah District, in which she tells details of her torture during interrogation inside the occupation detention cells. The report says “During her interrogation, […]

20 Feb

Commission of Detainees’ Affairs Calls for Release of Dying Prisoner

The Israeli occupation authorities transferred Palestinian prisoner suffering from cancer, Muwaffaq Arouq, 77, from Barzilai Medical Center, back to al-Ramleh prison clinic, despite his deteriorated health condition. Commission of Detainees’ Affairs said in a statement, on Wednesday, that Arouq was transferred from Barzilai Medical Center, a 617-bed hospital in Ashkelon, […]

19 Feb

Israeli Forces Seize Two Palestinian Caravans Near Hebron

Israeli forces, Wednesday, seized a caravan that Palestinians were using as a school classroom in the village of Susiya, in Masafer Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to a local activist. Fouad al-Amoor, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers seized the classroom/caravan under the pretext of […]

18 Feb

Human Rights Expert: Settlement Database, an “Important Initial Step”

Office of the High Commissioner of the United Nations published a report, on Friday, by Michael Lynk, Special Rapporteur for human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, welcomed the newly released settlement database. Lynk stated that “While the release of the database will not, by itself, bring an end to […]

18 Feb

Israel Destroys Water Access for Palestinian Village

Israeli forces today destroyed couplings in pipes providing water to al-Shunah area of al-Jiftlik village, in the Jordan Valley, north of Jericho, according to local activist, Qais al-Sinawi. Al-Sinawi, told WAFA that Israeli forces invaded the village and proceeded to destroy the connectors supplying running water to Palestinian crops. Palestinians […]

17 Feb

Dozens of Armed Settlers Attack, Injure 5 Palestinian Shephards

Armed Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian shepherds in the town of al-Mughayyir, in central occupied West Bank, while grazing their livestock, on Monday, the town`s mayor stated. Marzouq Abu Naim, told WAFA that dozens of illegal armed settlers chased and brutally assaulted several Palestinian civilians, forcing them out of their fields, […]

16 Feb

Fateh Warns Germany and Czech Republic Against “Standing in the Way of Justice”

The Fateh movement, on Friday, called on both Germany and the Czech Republic in particular to rescind their requests to become an “amicus curiae” with the intention to argue that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction over the occupied Palestinian Territories. In a statement, Fateh’s spokesperson, Jamal Nazzal, […]

16 Feb

Pro-Israeli Lobbying Group Urges UK Government to Oppose ICC Probe

Westminster lobby group – Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) has urged the UK government to directly oppose the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s decision to open an investigation into Israeli war crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territory, Middle East Monitor reports. Writing to Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary, […]

16 Feb

Wounded Jerusalem Child In Critical Condition After Suffering Hemorrhaging in The Brain

The family of the wounded Palestinian child, identified as Malek Issa, only eight years of age, has reported that their son is in a critical condition at Hadassah Medical Center, after an Israeli soldier shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head, in occupied Jerusalem, leading to hemorrhaging […]

15 Feb

Health of Imprisoned Cancer Patient Seriously Deteriorated

The health condition of Palestinian detainee Mowaffak Orouq, 77, has significantly deteriorated, the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission stated Friday. Orouq, a cancer patient in Israeli detention since 2003, is in serious condition as he is in a state of semi-coma, taking only small amounts of liquid and having lost a […]

15 Feb

Palestinians Denied Access to Al-Aqsa, Attacked by Israeli Soldiers

A group of Palestinian worshipers, early Friday morning, were brutally attacked by Israeli occupation soldiers who prevented them from reaching the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. Quds News Network (QNN) reporter said thousands of Palestinian Muslims flooded Jerusalem from all around Palestine as well as some from Israel, to […]

Israeli soldiers guarding home demolition (Palestine TV)
14 Feb

Israeli Forces Demolish a Palestinian Home in Occupied Jerusalem

The Israeli municipality of Jerusalem demolished, on Thursday, a house belonging to a Palestinian citizen in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, under the pretext of being built without an Israeli permit, the home owner said. Homeowner, Iyad Shweiki told WAFA that two days ago, the crews of the Israeli […]

13 Feb

Israel Demolishes Palestinian Home, Leaving Family of 7 Homeless

The Israeli occupation demolished a Palestinian housing unit in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, on Thursday, under the pretext that it is allegedly on “state lands,” Quds News Network (QNN) reported. Fawaz al-Rajbi, brother of Bilal al-Rajbi who owns the caravan, told QNN that Israeli forces accompanied […]

13 Feb

Israel Begins Building Settler-Only Road on Palestinian Land

Israeli forces, on Thursday, began the groundwork for the construction of a road that would connect illegal colonial settlements in the northern occupied West Bank with those in the Jordan Valley. Ghassan Daghlas, who documents settlement construction in the area, told WAFA that the planned 8-kilometer-long road would connect the […]

11 Feb

After Thousands Protest in Ramallah, Israeli Forces Fire Tear-Gas and Rubber-Coated Steel Rounds

“Palestine is not for sale,” and “No to the deal of the century,” were only a few of the signs raised, on Tuesday, by the tens of thousands of Palestinians who came from all over the West Bank to demonstrate in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, WAFA reported. […]

11 Feb

Palestinian Prisoner’s Family Informed of Order to Demolish its Home

The Israeli army, on Tuesday, informed the family of Palestinian detainee, Qassam Barghouthi, of its intention to demolish the family’s home in the central West Bank village of Kobar, the Head of Kobar village council, Izzat Badwan, told WAFA. The army told the family that they have until Thursday to […]

11 Feb

Billboards Calling for Ending Support to Israel Launched in New Hampshire

Palestine Advocacy Project has launched two billboard ads calling upon American voters and the next President of the United States to end U.S. funding for Israeli human rights violations, and restore humanitarian aid to Palestine, the Palestine News Network reported. In 2015, the United Nations warned that Gaza could become […]

11 Feb

Analysis: Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Trump’s “Apartheid” Deal

Palestine News Network On 28 January 2020, the US released its permanent “apartheid” plan for Palestine, which was mainly authored by Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt, and David Friedman – all three are ardent supporters of Israel’s illegal colonial-settlement enterprise. Over the past two years that preceded the announcement of this […]

11 Feb

Analysis: Crisis and Opportunity: The ‘Deal of the Century’ Challenge for Palestinians

By Ramzy Baroud for the Palestine Chronicle After several postponements, US President, Donald Trump, has finally revealed the details of his Middle East plan, dubbed ‘Deal of the Century’, in a press conference in Washington, on January 28. Standing triumphantly beside Trump, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, must have surely […]

11 Feb

Opinion: The Future of the Palestinian People is Being Decided Without Their Input

By Robert Fantina for Palestine News Network (PNN) Under the shadow of his trial in the senate, and accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on the very day he was indicted on criminal charges in Israel, U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled his ‘Deal of the Century’ that is supposed […]

11 Feb

Jordan Restates its Firm Support for Palestine

The Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ayman Safadi, reiterated, on Sunday the country’s firm support of Jordan for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, including the right to an independent state of their own, WAFA reported. Safadi’s remarks came during a meeting with the Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation […]

11 Feb

100 US Congress-Members Oppose Trump/Kushner Deal

More than 100 Democrats in the US House of Representatives, on Friday, signed a letter rejecting Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, dubbed the “deal of the century” the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The Democratic Congress-members joined leaders around the world who have opposed the deal, saying […]

09 Feb

UPDATE: Palestinian Government Seeking Legal Action in Response to Israeli Ban on Palestinian Agricultural Products

Minister of National Economy, Khaled Osseili, said on Sunday, that the Palestinian government was pursuing political, diplomatic and legal action to reverse Israel’s recent ban on the export of Palestinian agricultural abroad, which is aimed at stifling the Palestinian economy, WAFA reported. At an emergency meeting of the Palestinian Exports […]

07 Feb

Israeli Forces Kill a Palestinian Teen Near Tulkarem

A Palestinian teenager was pronounced dead, Friday, shortly after he was shot and critically injured by Israeli occupation forces, north of Tulkarem in the occupied West Bank, said the Ministry of Health. Bader Nidal Nafla Harsha, 19, was fatally wounded by Israeli soldiers during protests near the village of Qaffin, […]

07 Feb

PLO: “Main Source of Violence is the Israeli Occupation”

Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Saeb Erekat, on Friday, blamed the recently announced US Mideast plan as the reason for the latest escalation in violence. Erekat rejected US allegations of incitement and linked the latest escalation of violence to US President Donald Trump’s plan, dubbed the […]

06 Feb

Presidential Spokesman Blames ‘Deal of the Century’ for Recent Escalations

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Thursday, condemned what he described as the dangerous Israeli escalation against the Palestinian people which has led to the killing of at least three young men and the injury of dozens of others, in the last 24 hours, the Palestinian News […]

06 Feb

Proposed United Nations Resolution Condemns Trump’s “Peace Deal”

A draft United Nations Security Council resolution condemns Israel’s plan to annex the settlements it has built illegally on occupied Palestinian territories, in a rebuke of a US-devised “peace plan” that endorses the Israeli land theft of Palestinian-owned property. The draft, which was reported on by Reuters, on Tuesday, has […]

06 Feb

Opinion: Peace Plans Have No Function Except to Serve Israel’s Colonial Takeover of Palestine

By Nasim Ahmed for Middle East Monitor It will prove to be Israel’s misfortune that the Zionist project to take over Palestine got underway at a period when settler-colonialism was coming to be viewed with moral and legal contempt. Nevertheless, such has been the effectiveness if its hasbara — propaganda […]

Demolition in Susiya
06 Feb

Israel Halts School Rehabilitation Project, Delivers Demolition Notices

The Israel occupation authorities, on Wednesday, ordered a halt to the rehabilitation of a school playground in the village of Susiya, southern occupied West Bank, as well as demolition orders for a structure in Sebastia village, northern West Bank. Abdul Aziz Abu Finnar, from the Yatta municipality, said Israeli forces […]

06 Feb

Israeli Forces Demolish Shack, Seize Another Near Ramallah

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, demolished a shack and seized another in the village of Deir Qaddis, north of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). Saeed Abu Zaid, head of the Deir Qaddis village council, said that Israeli soldiers stormed the […]

06 Feb

Two Palestinian Families Evicted from Jerusalem Home

The Israeli Magistrate Court in Jerusalem ordered, on Wednesday, the eviction of two Palestinian families from their homes in Batn al-Hawa area of Silwan, a neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, for the benefit of illegal Israeli settlers, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center. The court gave the families until mid-August […]

06 Feb

Updated: Palestinian Teen Shot Dead by Israeli Forces in Hebron

February 6, 2020 2:32 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

Updated: A Palestinian teen, identified as Mohammad Salman al-Haddad, 17, was shot and killed, on Wednesday, after Israeli soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, the Palestinian Ministry of Health has reported. Witnesses said protests broke out in Bab az-Zawiya area, where the heavily-barricaded Israeli-controlled […]

Demolition order (archive image)
04 Feb

Israeli Army Deliver Demolition Notices to Palestinians in Jordan Valley

The Israeli army, on Tuesday, notified a number of Palestinians in the northern Jordan Valley village of Fasayil of its intention to demolish their under–construction houses and animal barns, under the pretext that they were built without Israeli permission. WAFA correspondent stated that the Israeli military has been intensifying its […]

04 Feb

Palestinians Choke on Tear-Gas Near Jenin

February 4, 2020 11:25 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

According to Shehab News Agency, a number of Palestinian civilians were suffocated on tear-gas, Tuesday evening, when the Israeli occupation army erected a military roadblock on Jenin Street, at the Nablus/Jaba junction. When Palestinians protested, Israeli forces fired tear-gas canisters, rubber-coated steel bullets, and concussion grenades towards the civilians. Also, […]

04 Feb

Israel to Demolish Palestinian Home in Jenin for Second Time

February 4, 2020 11:20 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

A Palestinian resident of Jenin, northern occupied West Bank, was informed by the Israeli army, on Tuesday, that the house he rebuilt after it was demolished in 2018, will be demolished once again, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Homeowner Jamal Qumba told WAFA that he received a […]

04 Feb

PPS: Twelve Palestinians Detained From West Bank, Including a Mother of Four

According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), the Israeli occupation forces arrested 12 Palestinian civilians from the occupied West Bank, on Tuesday night, including a mother of four. The PPS said that six Palestinian citizens were arrested from several towns in the Hebron governorate, including a woman. 1. Muhammad Mahmoud […]

03 Feb

Report: Netanyahu Plans to Extend Israeli Sovereignty Over Jordan Valley and Settlements

By: Madeeha Araj for PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated in its latest report, that over the last decade, Arabs and international community have done their utmost to reach a just and lasting peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis under UN resolutions, international law […]

03 Feb

Former US President Carter: “US Plan Undercuts Prospects for a Just Peace”

Former US president Jimmy Carter, on CNN, said the country’s current President Donald Trump’s initiative for resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict serves instead to compromise any prospect of “peace” and violates international law, Palestine News Network reported. “The new US plan undercuts prospects for a just peace between Israelis and […]

03 Feb

Israeli Forces Invade West Bank Village, Seal Entrances

According to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA), Israeli forces sealed off all entrances to the village of Kisan, east of Bethlehem, southern occupied West Bank, as a prelude to take over a piece of land there. Ahmad Ghazal, Kisan deputy head of village council, said Israeli military forces […]

03 Feb

Israeli Settlers Attack Child, Harass Family in Hebron

Illegal Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian family, on Monday, while they were at their home in Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron city, southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The head of the family, Ibrahim Ramadan, said that illegal settlers attacked his children while they […]

03 Feb

Settlers Invade Al-Aqsa, Police Arrest Guard and Female Worshiper

Illegal Israeli settlers stormed, the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound via the Moroccan Gate, on Sunday morning, heavily protected by Israeli forces, Alray reported. Several groups of settlers invaded the mosque, and toured its courtyards, guided by rabbis that gave settlers explanations on the alleged “Temple Mount.” Sources added that […]

02 Feb

Euromed: Peace Plan Strips Palestinians of Their Rights and Protects Israel From Accountability

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor followed the US President Donald Trump’s announcement of a plan to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict entitled “Peace for Prosperity” which was celebrated by Israel and rejected by the Palestinians. The Geneva-based Euro-Med Monitor highlighted in a press statement, on Wednesday, the American plan, which calls […]

02 Feb

UN Expert Says US Deal “a One and a Half State Solution”

UN Special Rapporteur on the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, Michael Lynk said, on Friday, that the US plan is “lopsided” and will only entrench occupation, according to the United Nations. US President, Donald Trump, announced his administration’s ‘Vision for Peace, Prosperity and a Brighter Future’ at the White […]

01 Feb

Analysis: Palestinians Have Indeed ‘Missed an Opportunity’ – to Surrender to Zionism

By Joseph Massad for Middle East Eye Western and Israeli propaganda never tire of telling the world of the age-old Israeli quest for peace, and how much Israel longs to be accepted by Palestinians and the rest of the Arab peoples as a Jewish state – an oasis of European […]

01 Feb

Gaza Journalists Reject So Called ‘Deal of the Century’

Palestinian journalists in Gaza applied their blood to the map of Palestine to symbolize their dedication to their home land. The Government Media Office (GMO) in Gaza organized, on Thursday, a protest for Palestinian journalists, in front of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters, to show […]

31 Jan

Adalah: Trump Plan Normalizes Israel’s Apartheid Regime in West Bank

Adalah: Plan is no more than joint U.S.-Israel effort to impose Israeli government’s vision for territory in flagrant violation of international law, and Palestinian right to self-determination. U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” gives a green light to permanently establish an Israeli apartheid regime in the West Bank, […]

31 Jan

Palestinian Demolishes Own Home Near Jerusalem

A Palestinian citizen, on Friday, began tearing down his own home, near occupied Jerusalem, WAFA News Agency reported. Ibrahim Erekat, from the town of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, said he was informed by the Israeli municipality of the order to demolish his home, because he lacked an Israeli building […]

31 Jan

Israeli Forces Abduct Two Children Near Hebron

Israeli forces, on Thursday evening, brutally arrested two children from Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, Shehab News Agency reported. Local sources said that the occupation forces abducted Hamza Samih Issa Bahr, 14, and Abdullah Fahd Ibrahim Odeh Sabarneh, 12, in the Al-Dhahr region, south […]

31 Jan

Israel Carries Out Airstrikes on Southern Gaza

The Israeli occupation army launched a series of airstrikes east of the city of Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on Thursday evening, Shehab News Agency reported. Shehab correspondent stated that Israeli reconnaissance planes targeted 3 agricultural sites in the destroyed Gaza International Airport area, Karm Abu Salem and Sofa, east of […]

29 Jan

US Democrats Denounce Trump-Kushner Plan as “Legitimizing Theft”

From Middle East Eye: As Donald Trump hailed his so-called “deal of the century” as a historic opportunity to achieve peace between Palestinians and Israel, Democratic members of congress poured scorn on the plan that has been rejected by Palestinians. The proposal, which was drafted without the input of any […]

28 Jan

Israel Gives Demolition Notices for Ten More Palestinian Wells in Salfit

The Israeli authorities, on Sunday, demolished a water well in the village of al-Zawiyah in Salfit, central occupied West Bank, and delivered demolition notices to others. The mayor of al-Zawiyah, Mohmoud Muqdadi, told Quds News Network (QNN) that “over 100 Israeli soldiers accompanied by bulldozers demolished a water well owned […]

27 Jan

Commission Calls for National Resistance to “Deal of the Century”

On Monday, the Commission of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege in Gaza, called for Palestinians to participate in national events rejecting the “Deal of the Century”, Shehab News Agency reported. In a press statement, the commission encouraged all Palestinians to unite in total rejection of the […]
27 Jan

Opinion: Prince Charles’ Words on Palestine Must Not Go Unnoticed

By Ramona Wadi for Middle East Monitor Prince Charles’ visit to the occupied Palestinian territories has garnered media attention. Words of sympathy, far from a political message, were the subject of his speech in Bethlehem after touring historical sites and meeting with Palestinian refugees at the Aida refugee camp. Nevertheless, […]

27 Jan

Israeli Forces Destroy Palestinian Water Well

Israeli forces destroyed a water collection well, on Sunday, in the Palestinian al–Zawiya village, west of Salfit, central occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Head of al-Zawiyah village council, Mohmoud Muqdadi, said Israeli forces and bulldozers stormed the village and demolished the well, owned by a […]

27 Jan

Two Palestinian Youth Shot by Israeli Forces North of Hebron

Two Palestinian minors were shot and injured by Israeli forces, on Sunday, with rubber-coated steel bullets in the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron. Local activist, Mohammed Awad, told WAFA that Israeli forces stormed the southern occupied West Bank lands close to the illegal Israeli settlement of Kermi Tsur, […]

25 Jan

Human Rights Commission Calls Killing of Three Palestinian Teens a War Crime

Palestinian human rights activist accused the Israeli occupation of executing three Palestinian children east of the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday evening, in cold blood, calling it a war crime, Alray reported. The head of the International Commission for the Support of the Rights of the Palestinian People “Hashd”, Salah Abdel-Ati, […]

25 Jan

Israeli Authorities Ban the Imam of the Al-Aqsa Mosque for Four Months

On Saturday at 2:00 am, Israeli forces hammered on the door of the head of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam, while he was sleeping. When he woke, the troops handed him a notice that he would be banned from entering the mosque that he heads for a […]

23 Jan

Analysis – In the Name of ‘Israel’s Security’: Retreating US Gives Israel Billions More in Military Aid

By Ramzy Baroud for Palestine Chronicle Billions of US taxpayers’ dollars will continue to be funnelled into Israel in the next fiscal year, and for many years in the foreseeable future. Republican and Democratic Senators have recently ensured just that, passing a bill aimed at providing Israel with $3.3 billion […]

19 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian School West of Ramallah

Israeli forces raided, on Sunday, a Palestinian school and terrorized its students in the village of Deir Nizam, west of Ramallah in central occupied West Bank. According to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA), soldiers invaded the school and ransacked classrooms, causing panic and fear among students as soldiers […]