Category Archives: Bethlehem

19 Aug
9:20

19 Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in Pre-Dawn Raids on Monday

The Israeli military abducted 21 Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank on Monday, 15 of them from the Ramallah governorate, in the central West Bank. Local sources told the Palestinian Wafa News Agency that the Israeli occupation forces arrested the previously released prisoner Awad Abu Ein from Ramallah. […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
15 Aug
4:41

Israeli Forces Abduct Six Palestinians in Pre-Dawn Raids Thursday

Israeli forces invaded three different parts of the West Bank on Thursday before dawn, abducting six young men who were asleep in their beds. According to the Palestinian Wafa News Agency, before dawn on Thursday, Israeli occupation forces invaded the Aida refugee camp north of Bethlehem, located next to the […]

The view from al-Wallaja village toward the Israeli settlement of Gilo (image by Ghassan Bannoura)
13 Aug
11:22

Two Palestinian Families Receive Home Demolition Notices in al-Wallaja

Israeli occupation authorities on Tuesday stormed the village of al-Wallaja, near Bethlehem, to issue demolition orders to two homeowners who were in the midst of building on their family land. Youth activist Ibrahim Awad Allah told the Palestinian Wafa News Agency that demolition crews from the Israeli municipality in the […]

09 Aug
5:56

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack Homes, Cars, In Bethlehem

Groups of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, on Friday at dawn, many Palestinian homes and cars in several areas in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said many colonists hurled stones at a home and a car, owned by Ahmad Abu Dayya, in […]

09 Aug
4:22

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday afternoon, Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked several homes before abducting a young Palestinian man and confiscating his car. Media sources said the soldiers violently searched homes in the town and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their […]

Israeli troops in night raid (archive image)
07 Aug
2:58

Israeli Forces Abduct 7 Palestinians in Early-Morning Raids on Wednesday

On Wednesday before dawn, Israeli forces invaded the northern and southern parts of the West Bank, and abducted  seven Palestinians who were asleep in bed. Local sources report that just before dawn on  Wednesday, Israeli troops invaded and abducted five Palestinians from different areas around Bethlehem . According to security […]

06 Aug
7:15

Ongoing Demolitions in West Bank: Report

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

06 Aug
8:56

Israeli Troops Abduct Man and His Two Sons for Building on Their Land

Palestinian local sources report that Israeli Forces on Monday evening abducted two children and two sons, one of them a child, from Nahalin, near Bethlehem. The man and his sons were pouring concrete at their family home for a planned expansion when the soldiers abducted them. The deputy mayor of […]

05 Aug
9:51

Metal Gate Erected at Junction of Two Bethlehem-area Towns

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

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

05 Aug
2:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, at least thirteen Palestinians, including a child and a father along with his son, mainly from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said the soldiers abducted two young men, […]

Home demolition (Archive image)
05 Aug
8:19

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Home South of Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces demolished a house under construction on Sunday in the village of Wad Rahal, south of Bethlehem. The head of the Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bethlehem, Hassan Bureijia, told the Wafa News Agency that the Israeli occupation forces demolished a house under construction that was […]

31 Jul
12:03

Detainee From Bethlehem Refuses To End Hunger Strike

The Maan Palestinian News Agency has reported that a detainee, from Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, has refused an offer to be released in four months in exchange for ending his hunger strike, and added that the detainee is demanding that any offer must […]

30 Jul
11:06

Palestinian Female Detainee Receives Administrative Detention Orders, Faces Deteriorating Health

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Tuesday, that a female detainee from Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem, was slapped with an arbitrary Administrative Detention order, without charges or trial, despite her deteriorating health condition. The Committee stated that the detainee, Shorouq Mohammad Mousa al-Badan, 25, from Teqoua’ town, east […]

28 Jul
3:27

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, three Palestinians, including one child, in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes in various parts of Bethlehem, and surrounding communities, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. They added […]

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 […]

18 Jul
5:11

Army Abducts Two Palestinians, Injures One, In Deheishe Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, abducted two Palestinians and shot one. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the refugee camp after surrounding it, searched and ransacked homes, before abducting Fares Hasan Shamarkha, 35, and Ismael […]

18 Jul
6:22

Report: “Taqatqa Died Due To Abuse, Lack Of Medical Treatment”

Updated: The Palestinian Detainees Committee has confirmed that the autopsy results in the death of Nassar Taqatqa, 31, from Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, revealed that he died due to abuse by Israeli interrogators and soldiers, and added that he suffered severe Pneumonia without […]

17 Jul
4:58

Army Abducts Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central West Bank, and abducted […]

16 Jul
4:11

Palestinian Detainee Dies In Solitary Confinement In Nitzan Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Tuesday, that a Palestinian detainee from Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, died in solitary confinement in Nitzan Israeli Prison. The PPS said the detainee, Nasser Majed Taqatqa, 31, was taken prison by Israeli soldiers on June 19 […]

14 Jul
4:32

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, five Palestinians, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, and abducted Tareq Hussein al-Mohtaseb and Abdul-Rahman Gheith. It added […]

11 Jul
3:23

Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinians, Abduct One, In Deheishe Refugee Camp

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, shot and injured two Palestinians, and abducted one. Media sources in Deheishe said the soldiers first infiltrated into the camp using two civilian cars, before many jeeps invaded it […]

11 Jul
3:03

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, twelve Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in Kafr Malek and al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya villages, in the central West Bank governorate […]

08 Jul
4:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 33 Palestinians, Demolish One Home

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Monday, thirty-three Palestinians, including one woman, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and demolished an under-construction home. In Jenin governorate, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted thirteen former Palestinian political prisoners, after invading and ransacking their homes. They have been […]

04 Jul
3:57

Church of Nativity Removed from UNESCO List of Endangered World Heritage

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) removed, at the request of the state of Palestine, Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity from UNESCO’s list of endangered world heritage sites following restorations. The church was named a UNESCO world heritage site in 2012 and placed on its endangered list […]

03 Jul
11:55

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least fifteen young Palestinian men from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and confiscated surveillance equipment. In Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank, the soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes, and abducted Dia’ Abu […]

30 Jun
11:21

Israeli Soldiers Prevent Battir Town Council From Paving New Road

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, Karm Hadidon area, east of Battir town, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and stopped the town’s local council from paving a new road. The soldiers, accompanied by personnel of the “Civil Administration Office” invaded the area, and halted the work, under the allegation […]

27 Jun
1:11

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday, at dawn, at least nine Palestinians, including former political prisoners, from their homes, in several cities, towns and refugee camps across the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers […]

25 Jun
8:50

Archaeological Piece Discovered during Restoration Works in Nativity Church

During a press conference that was held at the Nativity Church, in the presence of representatives from the three main churches that hold custodial rights to the Nativity Church, Minister Ziad Al Bandak, Head of the Presidential Committee for the Restoration of the Nativity Church, stated that the restoration works […]

24 Jun
9:17

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Bethlehem And Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, four Palestinians, including a journalist, in Bethlehem and Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, said several army jeeps invaded the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the city, […]

23 Jun
12:10

PPS: “Army Abducts Sixteen Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Sunday, at least sixteen Palestinians, including children, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, in Jerusalem, […]

23 Jun
11:24

Illegal Israeli Colonists Uproot Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, earlier Sunday, 300 Dunams of Palestinian farmlands in Khallet an-Nahla area, near Wad Rahhal village, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and started uprooting them. The colonists brought bulldozers to uproot the Palestinian agricultural lands, privately owned by Mohammad Yahia Ayesh, and […]

23 Jun
10:14

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, four Palestinians children, after the army invaded and ransacked many homes, in Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank, while on Saturday evening, the soldiers abducted the father of one of the detained children. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said […]

20 Jun
12:10

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, two Palestinians, from ‘Aida refugee camp, and Beit Fajjar town, in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said several armored army jeeps invaded ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted Firas Nasrallah. The […]

19 Jun
11:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, four young Palestinian men, including three who were taken prisoner from their homes in several parts of Bethlehem governorate, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed at the Container military roadblock, north of Bethlehem, abducted Bara’ Ibrahim Shakarna, from […]

19 Jun
3:05

Child Released A Month After Losing His Leg When Israeli Soldiers Shot Him With Expanding Bullet

Israeli soldiers released, Tuesday, a Palestinian child from the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, a month after they shot him with an expanding Dumdum bullet in the leg, leading to an amputation. The Palestinian child, Mahmoud Hussein Salah, 14, was abducted by the soldiers who […]

18 Jun
1:32

Illegal Colonists Uproot Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

A group of illegal Israeli colonists and soldiers bulldozed and uprooted, Tuesday, Palestinian lands in Kisan village, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Hasan Berjaya, the head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission, stated that the colonists, accompanied by personnel of the “Civil Administration Office, and soldiers” […]

17 Jun
12:27

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians during extensive and violent searches of homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Bethlehem said the soldiers abducted eight Palestinians, identified as Fayez Mousa al-‘Amour, 37, ‘Aahed Mohammad […]

17 Jun
9:59

Israel Approves Plans To Cut Down 2000 Olive Trees Near Bethlehem

The plot to destroy 2000 fully mature olive trees near the city of Bethlehem, in southern West Bank, was rubber-stamped by the Israeli occupation authorities, according to WAFA News Agency. The 2000 trees, extend over a 1600 meter long road connecting two Palestinian villages, Taqou’ town and al-Minya, and take […]

13 Jun
7:23

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Father, His Wife And Son, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, a Palestinian father, along with his wife and their son, from their home in ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Mousa Zreina, his wife Laila, and their son Mousa, after storming […]

12 Jun
6:52

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Jenin

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin, searched homes and abducted two Palestinians, including a former political prisoner. Media sources said the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Ezzeddin Ahmad Hardan, in addition to Mahmoud ad-Dab’ey. Several Palestinians […]

10 Jun
7:36

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, eleven Palestinians, including a woman, a father and his son, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes, in several parts of the occupied West […]

09 Jun
7:33

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 37 Palestinians During Al-Fitir Feast”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted 37 Palestinians, including three women, during the Al-Fitir Muslim Feast. The abductions took place within three days, including Sunday at dawn. The PPS said that eleven of the abducted Palestinians were taken prisoner from their homes in several parts of […]

06 Jun
2:26

Illegal Colonists Occupy Private Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded and illegally occupied, Thursday, privately-owned Palestinian lands in the al-Makhrour area, in Beit Jala city, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, said the colonists invaded and […]

06 Jun
11:49

Army Claims Abducting A Palestinian Who Injured A Colonist

The Israeli army claimed that it recently abducted a Palestinian who reportedly attacked and injured a colonialist settler. According to the military, the soldiers arrested Ahmad Ibrahim Suleiman Nasrallah, from Teqoua town, east of Bethlehem, who reportedly threw a hammer at a car of a colonialist settler in April of […]

05 Jun
1:02

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Tuesday, a young Palestinian man from his home in Sielet al-Harithiya town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched homes, and abducted No’man Taiseer Zayyoud, 22, before taking him to an unknown destination. The soldiers withdrew […]

31 May
12:10

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, a Palestinian child near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and injured a young man from Hebron, while trying to enter Jerusalem for Friday prayers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Media sources said the soldiers shot and killed Abdullah Luay Gheith, 16, from the southern West Bank […]

26 May
5:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, ten Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Hebron governorate, in southern West Bank, and abducted four Palestinians, identified as […]

23 May
10:52

Soldiers Demolish An Under-Construction Home Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, Khalaya al-Louz area, southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, and demolished an under-construction home. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the “Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission,” stated that several army jeeps invaded the area, after surrounding it. He added that the soldiers then […]

22 May
1:20

PPS: “Army Abducts Thirteen Palestinians, Including Children, In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on late at night and on Wednesday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians, among them several children including a wounding child, after invading and ransacking their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Bethlehem, south […]

22 May
10:28

Army Abducts Three, Injures Two, In Deheishe

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, abducted three Palestinians and injured two others. The soldiers invaded the refugee camp, and opened fire at dozens of protesters, wounding two young men with live fire, and caused […]

22 May
5:52

Israeli Soldiers Shoot And Abduct A Child Near Bethlehem

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Tuesday evening, the town of al-Khader, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and shot a Palestinian child before abducting him. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the town, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at Palestinian protesters, […]

19 May
1:43

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a young Palestinian man in Teqoua’ town, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Amer Ra’fat Zayyah, 25, after breaking into his home and violently searching it. They added that dozens of soldiers invaded the town, and fired many […]

18 May
2:45

Israeli Colonists Hurl Stones At Palestinian Cars Near Nablus

Several illegal Israeli colonists hurled stones, on Friday evening, at Palestinian cars driving on the Nablus-Jenin road, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the assailants gathered at the main junction […]

14 May
1:16

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 13 Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians, including a father and his son, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and dozens of homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers abducted five Palestinians from Bethlehem governorate, identified […]

13 May
8:22

Army Abduct Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, eleven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Jenin governorate, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Khaled Abu Zeina, Firas al-Wehda, Ahmad Hussein Abdul-Hafith, Ahmad […]

12 May
8:08

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Teen In Bethlehem

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the town of Nahhalin, west of Bethlehem city in the occupied West Bank, and abducted a teenage boy. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched a few homes, and abducted Khalaf Osama Shakarna, 16. They added that the soldiers questioned […]

09 May
10:47

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the village of Orif, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, searched homes and abducted four young Palestinian men. The soldiers interrogated several Palestinians while searching their homes, and examined their ID cards, before abducting the four young men. The abducted […]

08 May
1:51

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, ten Palestinians, including a young woman and two children, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers abducted Fatima Yahia Suleiman, 19, from her home in Beit Safafa […]

07 May
11:54

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians Near Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, five young Palestinian men from Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, in addition to invading the az-Zawiya village, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit, and confiscated a car near Bethlehem. Media sources in Qalqilia said […]

04 May
2:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem and Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, a Palestinian man from the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. On Friday evening, the soldiers abducting two Palestinians near Nablus, in northern West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded al-Khader, before storming and searching a few homes, and interrogated […]

01 May
1:46

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem And Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two young Palestinian men in Bethlehem and Qalqilia, in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, searched homes, and abducted one Palestinian. It added that the soldiers abducted Ahmad Ibrahim al-‘Amour, 22, […]

30 Apr
4:37

Bulldozers Raze Bethlehem Area Olive Trees

Israeli occupation forces used military bulldozers to raze Palestinian cultivated land lots in Beit Jala, to the west of Bethlehem, on Monday. Owner of the land, Walid Zireina, said that the soldiers broke into both his land and that of his brother’s, bulldozing the four-dunam plot, noting that Israeli municipality […]

29 Apr
2:07

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 21 Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, twenty-one Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. One of the abducted Palestinians is the head of the Jerusalem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society and the secretary of Fateh movement in the city. […]

26 Apr
4:05

Palestinian Detainee Suspends Hunger Strike

Palestinian detainee Khaled Farraj suspended his open hunger strike after 29 days, on Thursday. The Detainees and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs Committee said that Farraj, age 31, who is a resident of Dheisheh refugee camp, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, suspended his 29-day hunger strike after his lawyer […]

24 Apr
10:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem, One In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, four Palestinian former political prisoners in Bethlehem, and one in Tulkarem, in the occupied West Bank, after breaking into their homes and searching them. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and abducted four former political prisoners, […]

23 Apr
11:41

Soldiers Assault Five Hunger Striking Detainees, Deny Them Lawyer Visits

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ Affairs has reported, Tuesday, that Israeli soldiers have assaulted five detainees, holding hunger strike, and continued to deny their lawyers the right to visits with them. The commission stated that the five detainees are holding hunger strike protesting their continued arbitrary Administrative Detention, without charges […]

22 Apr
8:44

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, at least eleven Palestinians, including three children, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, said the soldiers stormed and ransacked several homes, and abducted four […]

21 Apr
1:15

Israeli Colonist Runs Over A Palestinian Child Near Bethlehem

A speeding illegal Israeli colonist rammed with his car, on Saturday evening, a Palestinian child in the al-Ferdees Mountain area, east of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the child, only five years of age, suffered various cuts and bruises, and that his wounds were described as […]

20 Apr
5:13

Israel Refusing To Release Information About Health Condition Of Hunger Striking Detainee

The Israeli Authorities are refusing to release information about the health condition of a Palestinian detainee, who went on hunger strike 25 days ago, and are constantly transferring him, the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported. The committee said that the detainee, Khaled Jamal Farraj, 23, from Deheishe refugee camp, south […]

18 Apr
6:26

Israeli Settler Kills Palestinian Woman After Ramming Her With Car, Soldiers Shoot And Seriously Injure Teen

A Palestinian woman was killed, earlier Thursday morning, near her home in Teqoua’ town, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, after being rammed by the car of an illegal colonialist settler. The soldiers later shot and seriously injured a Palestinian teen while handcuffed, when he reportedly attempted to […]

18 Apr
11:58

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nineteen Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted overnight and on Thursday at dawn, nineteen Palestinians, including one woman and two children, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, including […]

18 Apr
11:05

Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For 23rd Day Despite Deteriorating Health

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that a detainee from Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, is ongoing with the hunger strike for the 23rd day despite his deteriorating health condition. The detainee’s uncle, journalist Najeeb Farraj, said his nephew Khaled Jamal Farraj, […]

14 Apr
12:40

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, including the governor of occupied East Jerusalem, after storming their homes and ransacking them, in several parts of the West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted Jerusalem governor, Adnan Gheith, who was previously […]

13 Apr
11:21

Army Shoots A Palestinian Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers shot, on Saturday at dawn, a young Palestinian man in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after dozens of illegal colonists invaded it. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said many colonists invaded the […]

11 Apr
1:04

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, at least fourteen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, and continued the closure imposed on Azzoun town, near Qalqilia, for the fourteenth day, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Ramallah governorate, […]

11 Apr
10:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, two Palestinians, and stormed many homes in Bethlehem governorate, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in the Shawawra village, east of Bethlehem, and abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Jamil Ibrahim Dar’awi, 39. They […]

10 Apr
4:50

Part Of One Of Biggest Colonialist Projects; Israel Issues Orders Illegally Confiscating 401 Dunams Of Lands Near Hebron

The Israeli occupation authorities and the military have issued orders illegally confiscating 401 Dunams (99.0893 Acres) of Palestinian lands, to pave a new segregated colonialist road which will also lead to the confiscation of an additional 1273 Dunams (314.5 Acres), as part of a large colonialist project in the southern […]

09 Apr
1:40

Al-Haq Refutes Israeli Army and Media Claims on the Killing of Volunteer First Responder Sajed Mizher in Dheishe Refugee Camp

By Al-Haq independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organization: On 27 March 2019, the Israeli occupying forces killed 17-year-old Palestinian citizen, Sajed Abdul-Hakim Hilmi Mizhir, a volunteer first responder with the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS), who was fatally shot by the Israeli occupying forces while he was on duty tending […]

09 Apr
12:43

Family Forced To Demolish Own Home Near Bethlehem

A Palestinian family from Beit Jala, near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, was forced to demolish its own home, after the Israeli army issued a demolition order, and gave the family 48 hours to demolish it, or face very high fines and fees if the military carries the demolition […]

08 Apr
11:30

Settler Rams Car into Palestinian in Bethlehem

An Israeli settler ran over a Palestinian youth on Route 60, near the illegal Israeli settlement of Gush Etzion, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem. Muhammad Awad, head of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), confirmed that the Palestinian youth, identified as Hamza Shihadeh Najajra, from the […]

08 Apr
11:16

Army Evicts Palestinians from Land in Battir

The Israeli army ordered several Palestinians in the town of Battir, west  of Bethlehem, to abandon their land, under the pretext it was state-owned, a local official said today. Hasan Breijieh, from the Wall and Settlements Resistance Authority, told WAFA that the landowners were given 30 days to object to […]

08 Apr
10:53

How Hasna Revived a Barren Rooftop to a Lively Garden

Despite all odds, Hasna, a 67-year-old widow from al-Deheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem decided to challenge cancer and pursue her own dream project. Hasna is one of the beneficiaries of the “Karama for Food Security and Economic Empowerment in the south West Bank refugee camps”. The project aims to promote […]

08 Apr
2:10

Israeli Colonist Seriously Injures A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a man was seriously injured after an illegal Israeli colonist rammed him with his car, near Bethlehem city, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. The sources said the young man, Hamza Shehda Najajra, was seriously injured, especially due to his head wounds, […]

07 Apr
11:18

Two Villages in West Bank Receive Demolition Orders from Israeli Authorities

Two Palestinian villages in the West Bank received demolition orders Sunday from Israeli authorities, one in Hebron district, and the other in Bethlehem district, according to Wafa News Agency. 9 residential structures, in addition to caravans and animal barns, have been ordered to be destroyed in the village of Tuwanah, […]

07 Apr
6:32

Israel Approves Hundreds Of New Units In Beitar Illit Illegal Colony

The so-called Israeli Higher Planning Committee has approved, on Saturday evening, the construction of hundreds of new units in the illegal Beitar Illit colony, built on Palestinian lands in Bethlehem. The new units are planned to be built on Palestinian lands, owned by residents of Husan, Nahhalin and Wad Fukin […]

06 Apr
11:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem And Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, two Palestinians in Bethlehem and Qalqilia, in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers installed a sudden military roadblock at the entrance of Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, searched many cars and interrogated dozens of Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, before abducted […]

06 Apr
6:40

Lajee Center Opens Rooftop Garden in Aida Camp

Lajee Center and 1for3, last week, launched the Rooftop Green Space in Lajee Centerof Aida refugee camp, in Bethlehem, in order to create space for crops and greenery, contribute to water management, food production, compost recycling, improvement of air quality and more. The pioneering project in Palestine, initiated by the director […]

03 Apr
12:40

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, eleven Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after invading and ransacking them. Most of the invasions and abductions took place in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Nablus, Jenin and Hebron. The soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes in many […]

02 Apr
9:38

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home In Beit Jala

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, a Palestinian home, owned by a lawyer in Bir ‘Ona area, in Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the office of the “Colonization& Wall Resistance Commission” in Bethlehem, said a large military force invaded the area, […]

01 Apr
9:46

Israeli Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians, Injures One In West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several Palestinian governorates in various parts of the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked homes and workshops, and abducted eleven Palestinians, in addition to shooting one during ensuing protests. Media sources said the soldiers invaded ‘Anata town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, before […]

28 Mar
6:29

Paramedic’s Father: “My son thought he wouldn’t be shot wearing his vest.”

A young paramedic volunteer was killed by Israeli fire, Wednesday morning, during violent confrontations that broke out in Dehehisheh refugee camp, in the south of Bethlehem, while wearing his medical relief uniform. The father of Sajed Mezher, Abdul-Hakeem Mezher, narrated to PNN the last moments of the young man’s life and […]

28 Mar
4:43

PCHR Report: In New Crime of Targeting Medical Personnel, Israeli Forces Kill Volunteer Paramedic in Al- Dheisheh Refugee Camp, South of West Bank

03/27/19 Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR)  In a new crime of targeting medical personnel, Israeli forces moved into al-Walijah neighborhood in al-Dheisheh refugee camp, south of the West Bank, and killed a volunteer paramedic while treating injured protesters in the camp. This new crime comes in light of the […]

27 Mar
12:08

Israeli Forces Kill Paramedic In Deheishe Refugee Camp, In Bethlehem (Updated)

A young Palestinian paramedic, Sajid Abdel Hakim Helmi Mizhir, 17, was shot and killed by Israeli forces who  opened fire at his despite wearing his clearly marked medic vest. He died of his wounds in the hospital soon after. The troops invaded Deheishe camp on Wednesday at dawn, and injured […]

27 Mar
4:42

Settlers Raid Two Elementary Schools

A group of Israeli settlers attempted to raid two Palestinian elementary schools on Tuesday afternoon, in the Tuqu village, southeast of the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that heavily armed Israeli forces escorted a group of Israeli settlers who were gathered, holding Israeli […]

25 Mar
12:23

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at night, at least ten Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes in Ramallah governorate, in central West Bank, and abducted […]

25 Mar
9:20

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, a young Palestinian man, after stopping him at the Container military roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Badr Hussein Za’aqeeq, 25, from Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied […]

24 Mar
9:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers, abducted on Sunday at dawn at least twelve Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS stated that the soldiers stormed and violently searched dozens of homes across the West Bank and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting […]

24 Mar
4:47

Eight Thousand People for One Voice : The Free Movement Marathon Runs for Palestine

Thousands of Palestinians and internationals from 76 countries ran together for the 7th annual Free Movement Marathon on Friday morning, in Bethlehem city, and the surrounding areas. The massive participation in this unique event, which is increasing its numbers of participants every year, seems to confirm the growing interest that […]

22 Mar
5:45

The Story of Ahmad Manasra: Killed While Trying to Save a Family from Israeli Soldiers

On Wednesday, March 20th, a Palestinian youth named Ahmad Jamal Manasra, age 26, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers at Al-Nashash military checkpoint, to the south of Bethlehem, while trying to save a Palestinian family from the advances of Israeli soldiers. According to local sources, Alaa Ghayada, with his wife […]

21 Mar
5:08

Palestinian Cars Vandalized with Racist Slogans in Bethlehem Area

A group of settlers carried out, on Wednesday at dawn, a series of attacks against Palestinian properties in Battir village, to the west of Bethlehem. The mayor of Battir, Tayseer Qatoush, said that the people of the village were shocked by racist slogans painted on  the walls of one of […]