Category Archives: Bethlehem

14 Dec
6:02

Illegal Colonists Hurl Stones At Palestinian Cars Near Bethlehem

A group of fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers, squatting on illegally confiscated Palestinian lands, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, hurled stones at Palestinian cars, causing damage. Thiab Masha’la, the head of the al-Jab’a Village Council, southwest of Bethlehem, said the Israeli assailants came from the illegal Beit Ayin […]

11 Dec
1:33

Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians, Injure Many And Attack Three Journalists

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, seven Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and searched many homes, and injured many others, in addition to attacking journalists and confiscating two cars. In Ramallah governorate, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted five Palestinians, […]

Israeli night raid (archive image)
11 Dec
12:27

Israeli Troops Invade West Bank; Abduct Seven Palestinians

In pre-dawn raids on Wednesday, Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank, driving into sleeping towns and refugee camps and forcing residents out of bed, abducting seven and ransacking a number of homes. They also fired tear gas to disperse residents of the invaded areas who had come […]

06 Dec
10:40

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem And Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, four Palestinians from their homes in the West Bank governorates on Bethlehem and Tulkarem, and summoned a young man for interrogation, after the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that several army jeeps invaded ‘Aida refugee […]

05 Dec
3:29

Army Demolishes A Garage, Carwash Structure, Near Bethlehem

December 5, 2019 3:29 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the village of al-Walaja, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, before demolishing a garage, and a carwash facility. Nonviolent activist, Ibrahim Awad, said the two demolished structures are owned by a local man, identified as Husam Khalifa. He added that the […]

03 Dec
11:30

Army Issues Illegal Annexation Orders Of Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

December 3, 2019 11:30 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers issued, Tuesday, orders for the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands in the al-Jab’a village, southwest of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The al-Jab’a Village Council said the soldiers posted the orders on lands owned by Palestinians from Abu Loha and Hmeidan families. It added that the lands […]

02 Dec
12:49

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Hebron, Bethlehem, and Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah, in addition to attacking protesters in Bethlehem, Jenin and Ramallah. In Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded and searched several homes, […]

02 Dec
10:27

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Jerusalem And Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, two Palestinians from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and one from Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Ein al-Louza neighborhood in Silwan, before abducting […]

01 Dec
1:17

Israeli Troops Abduct Five Palestinians in Pre-Dawn Raids Across the West Bank

On Sunday morning before dawn, Israeli troops invaded several parts of the West Bank and abducted five Palestinians. In the town of Beit Awwa in Hebron, in the southern West Bank, Israeli forces abducted Mohammad Osama Shalash and Uday Ismail Shalash. Both are believed to be under age 18, although […]

28 Nov
11:55

Israeli Soldiers Uproot Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

On Thursday morning, Israeli soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded Palestinian agricultural lands, west of Bethlehem city, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, and uprooted them. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission, said the military bulldozers uprooted dozens of Dunams of Palestinian agricultural lands, […]

27 Nov
4:41

Illegal Settlers Paint Racist on Palestinian Homes, Slash Tires Near Bethlehem

Extremist Israeli settlers Tuesday spray-painted racist graffiti and slashed tires of several vehicles in the village of Jaba’a, southwest of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Security sources stated that the illegal Israeli settlers sneaked into the village, punctured the tires […]

27 Nov
12:35

Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians, Abduct Two Teens, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot, Tuesday, two Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, and abducted two teenage boys, during a procession at the northern entrance of Bethlehem city, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers assaulted dozens of protesters and fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs […]

26 Nov
12:46

Soldiers Demolish A Coffee Shop Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Monday, a Palestinian coffee shop in Battir town, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Taiseer Qattoush, the Mayor of Battir, said several army jeeps and bulldozers invaded the town and demolished a coffee shop owned by Wisam ‘Oweina. Qattoush added that the […]

25 Nov
1:15

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Including A child, In Bethlehem And Tubas

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, a child and a young man in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank, and two near Tubas in northeastern West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Azza refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted Nour Mahmoud Abu Tarboush, 14, […]

17 Nov
10:44

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Attack Journalists at Bethlehem Sit-in Protest”

Dozens of journalists, Sunday, suffered from suffocation after inhaling tear gas fired at them by Israeli forces during a solidarity sit-in, held in support of injured photojournalist Moath Amarneh, to the north of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local witnesses told WAFA that Israeli soldiers fired a barrage […]

-Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested on Wednesday four youths, including a cancer patient, from Beit Jala and Aida and Al-Izzah refugee camps in Bethlehem.. According to security sources, "Wafa", the Israeli occupation forces arrested Nawaf Ismail al-Qaisi (45 years), from Al-Azza refugee camp north of Bethlehem, a patient with cancer, and Mohammed Nader Jawarish (17 years) from the tables in the city of Beit Jala, and Mohammed Hamdi al-Masa'id, Ashraf al-Sheikh from Aida camp, after they raided and searched their homes. ـــ
15 Nov
3:38

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, two Palestinians from their homes, in the Shawawra village, east of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the village, before the soldiers stormed and searched a few homes. They added that the soldiers abducted Monir Dar’awi, […]

14 Nov
2:44

Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, nine 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 searched many homes in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah and al-Biereh, and abducted four […]

14 Nov
11:24

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem And Hebron

November 14, 2019 11:24 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, one Palestinian in Bethlehem, and two others in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and searched several homes. Media sources in Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem, said the soldiers invaded Jabal al-Mawaleh area, and abducted Hamza Osama al-‘Ajjouri, […]

13 Nov
6:21

Israel Orders Seizure Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that Israeli authorities, on Wednesday, issued military orders to seize more Palestinian land for military purposes in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem. Hasan Brijiyeh, a local anti-settlement and anti-wall activist, told WAFA that Israeli authorities in the Gush Etzion […]

13 Nov
12:22

Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least eleven Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and ransacked dozens of homes. One of the abducted Palestinians was taken prisoner at a military roadblock. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and […]

12 Nov
1:51

Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Tuesday, seven Palestinians, including two teens, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS office in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Anas […]

Israeli night raid (archive image)
11 Nov
12:16

Israeli Troops Abduct 9 Palestinians; Demolish Two Homes in Pre-Dawn Raids Monday

In early morning raids on Monday, Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank and abducted nine Palestinians. Soldiers also demolished two homes and a barn in East Jerusalem. According to local sources, in Bethlehem, Israeli forces abducted Hamza Emad Al-Kamel, 18, and Mohammad Emad Al-Harimi, 18, after the […]

10 Nov
11:49

Illegal Colonists Invade Village Near Bethlehem

On Saturday evening, a group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists, squatting on Palestinian lands near Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, and attacked several Palestinians, in addition to using fireworks against them, in al-Jab’a village, southeast of Bethlehem. Thiab Masha’la, the head of the al-Jab’a Village Council, […]

07 Nov
12:53

Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians, Including Two Siblings, In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, twelve Palestinians, including two siblings and one child, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many […]

07 Nov
11:19

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

November 7, 2019 11:19 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, and abducted two Palestinians, including a teen. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and searched homes, causing damage. They added that […]

-Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested on Wednesday four youths, including a cancer patient, from Beit Jala and Aida and Al-Izzah refugee camps in Bethlehem.. According to security sources, "Wafa", the Israeli occupation forces arrested Nawaf Ismail al-Qaisi (45 years), from Al-Azza refugee camp north of Bethlehem, a patient with cancer, and Mohammed Nader Jawarish (17 years) from the tables in the city of Beit Jala, and Mohammed Hamdi al-Masa'id, Ashraf al-Sheikh from Aida camp, after they raided and searched their homes. ـــ
06 Nov
9:46

Israeli Troops Abduct 4 Palestinians, Including Cancer Patient, from Bethlehem

November 6, 2019 9:46 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Forces invaded the Bethlehem district before dawn on Wednesday and abducted three youth and a 45-year old man suffering from cancer. The attacks took place in Beit Jala town, Aida refugee camp, and al-Izza refugee camp in Bethlehem. Israeli troops invaded the region with multiple armored vehicles and soldiers, […]

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 […]

Israeli night raid (archive image)
05 Nov
12:52

Israeli Forces Abduct 12 Palestinians During Pre-Dawn Raids in the West Bank

Israeli troops invaded several parts of the West Bank before dawn on Tuesday, abducting 12 Palestinians from their homes while they were sleeping. According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, four Palestinians were abducted from Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem: Marwan Fararja, 18, Omar Emad Radi, Yazan Hamza al-Kurd, 17, and […]

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
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 […]

04 Nov
8:08

Illegal Israeli Colonists Flood Orchard With Wastewater In Bethlehem

Several illegal extremist Israeli colonists invaded, Monday, a Palestinian olive orchard, and flooded it with wastewater, in the al-Jab’a village, southwest of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Thiab Masha’la, the head of al-Jab’a Village Council, said the Israeli assailants came from Beit Ayin illegal colony, which […]

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
1:54

Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, twelve Palestinians, including a former Legislative Council member, from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, before abducting the twelve […]

30 Oct
3:13

Army Abducts Eighteen Palestinians, Including A Child, And Three Siblings

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours Wednesday, eighteen Palestinians, including a child and three siblings, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers stormed and searched dozens of homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron governorate, in southern West […]

29 Oct
2:20

Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, and abducted Ashraf al-‘Ajjouri, Samer al-‘Ajjouri, and Bashar […]

27 Oct
2:35

Settlers Chop 25 Olive Trees of Palestinian Farmers

Israeli settlers, Saturday, chopped 25 olive trees belonging to Palestinian farmers in the village of Nahhalin, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, local sources told WAFA. Hani Fannoun, head of Nahhalin municipality, said that the land belongs to two Palestinian villagers from Nahalin, located near the illegal Israeli […]

22 Oct
12:31

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 14 Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, fourteen Palestinians, including eight from Jerusalem and two siblings in Bethlehem, from their homes in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem, searched and ransacked homes […]

22 Oct
11:08

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Young Men In Bethlehem, One In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, four young Palestinian men, including two siblings, in West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, in addition to one Palestinian in Ramallah, in central West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes, in several parts of Bethlehem […]

21 Oct
10:51

Foreign Ministry: “Attacking Palestinians Picking Olive Trees, A Serious Israeli Escalation”

The Palestinians Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates issued a statement, Sunday, strongly denouncing the latest Israeli violations, carried out by both soldiers and illegal colonialist setters, against the Palestinians and their olive orchards, and stating that this serious escalation that is part of new plans to build and expands […]

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 […]

20 Oct
2:30

Illegal Colonists Attack Palestinian, International Activists, In Olive Orchards Near Bethlehem

Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Saturday, Palestinian villagers and international solidarity activists, while picking olive trees in Palestinian orchards in the al-Jab’a village, southwest of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Tha Maan News agency qouted Ziad Salah, the coordinator of the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Society, stating that the […]

17 Oct
1:07

Settlers Raid Holy Sites in Bethlehem and Jerusaelm

Israeli settlers, today, raided the archaeological site of Solomon’s Pools, to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, under the protection of heavily armed Israeli forces. Palestinian security sources said that Israeli forces sealed off the area as settlers stormed the pools, where they performed Jewish rituals. […]

17 Oct
12:01

Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, at least fourteen Palestinians, including a father and his two siblings, in addition to a child who was supposed to celebrate his 12th birthday today, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted […]

16 Oct
1:26

Illegal Colonists Attack Palestinians Picking Their Olive Trees Near Bethlehem

Several illegal Israeli colonists attacked, Wednesday, many Palestinians, picking their olive trees in their orchards, in the al-Jab’a village, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Eyewitnesses said the assailants came from the illegal Beit Ayin colony, which was built on privately-owned Palestinian lands. They added that the colonists […]

13 Oct
3:59

Settlers Attack Elderly Man near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, today, assaulted an elderly Palestinian man as he tried to prevent them from stealing olives in the village of Jaba’a, to the south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Hasan Breijieh, a local anti-settlement activist, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Bat Ayin […]

13 Oct
2:19

Israel Approves The Construction Of 251 Illegal Colonialist Units In Bethlehem

The so-called “Civil Administration Office,” the administrative branch of Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank, has approved the construction of 251 additional units in illegal colonies in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission, said the Israeli “Planning and […]

10 Oct
10:38

Soldiers Demolish Two Palestinian Homes In Bethlehem

October 10, 2019 10:38 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Thursday, two Palestinian homes in Kisan village, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank. Saddam ‘Obeyyat, the head of Kisan Village Council, said many army vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded the village and demolished two homes. He added […]

07 Oct
8:44

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least sixteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes across the West Bank, causing property damage, and questioned […]

03 Oct
2:09

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, five Palestinians from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Hebron, Bethlehem, Qalqilia and Jenin, after the army invaded and searched many homes. The soldiers invaded and searched many homes in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, interrogated many Palestinians while […]

03 Oct
12:09

Israeli Settler Runs Over Palestinian Child with Car

On Tuesday evening, an Israeli settler ran over 10-year-old Khadija Murad Tanouh, at the Al-Fardis junction east of Bethlehem, severely wounding the child. Local sources reported that the child was taken to a hospital in occupied Jerusalem in an Israeli ambulance. This followed the arrival of Palestinian Red Crescent Society […]

02 Oct
2:28

Army Confiscates Agricultural Machinery Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Palestinian agricultural lands, southwest of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and confiscated agricultural equipment and machines. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers surrounded Palestinian lands in the al-Masnshiya village, and confiscated the Palestinian equipment and machines. They added that the soldiers ordered the Palestinians to stop the […]

30 Sep
10:56

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In West Bank

September 30, 2019 10:56 AM admin Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Monday, seven Palestinian, including a child, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes and buildings, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Waleed Obeid, Waseem Nayef Obeid, and Ayyoub Bahaey […]

29 Sep
10:52

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank

Updated: The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, seventeen Palestinians, including former political prisoners, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and violently searched dozens of homes, and other property, across the […]

24 Sep
12:22

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 15 Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians from their homes in the occupied West Bank, mostly from Hebron and Bethlehem governorates, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers stormed an ransacked many homes in several villages and towns, in the southern West Bank […]

23 Sep
11:02

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 45 Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least 45 Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including twenty-two from the al-‘Isawiya and Silwan towns, in occupied East Jerusalem. The PPS said dozens of soldiers and police officers, including military […]

19 Sep
1:31

Palestinians Revive Memories of Aida

by Elise Schroons- Bethlehem, PNN The recently opened coffee shop named Aida, in Aida refugee camp, Bethlehem, welcomes customers for a coffee and a chat. Its name ‘Aida’ originates from a popular coffee shop of the same name that was located nearby. It was owned by Aida, a Palestinian woman, […]

17 Sep
1:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Bethlehem

September 17, 2019 1:05 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man from his home in ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and ransacked the home of Mohannad Mahmoud Ja’ara, 22, and abducted […]

13 Sep
2:52

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

September 13, 2019 2:52 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, two young Palestinian men from their homes in Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said the solders invaded and searched several homes and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. They added that the soldiers abducted Mahdi Omar Ziyada and […]

12 Sep
8:57

Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Including A Mother And Her Son, In Hebron And Bethlehem

September 12, 2019 8:57 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, eight Palestinians, including a mother and her son, in Hebron and Bethlehem governorates, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office n Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes in […]

11 Sep
1:21

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until dawn hours Wednesday, at least sixteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Nablus, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted three Palestinians, identified as Mahmoud Abu Zeitouna, […]

05 Sep
6:03

Christian Palestinian Group Calls For An End To Israel’s Occupation of Palestine

Throughout the occupied Palestinian Territories, the Israeli authorities demolish the homes of Palestinians, although international law stipulates that they be protected by the occupying power. In violation of said law, and in an effort to implement colonial ambitions, the Israeli authorities demolish houses, confiscate lands and build settlements on their […]

04 Sep
2:12

Israel Confiscates Palestinian Lands To Expand Illegal Colonies In Bethlehem

The Israeli authorities in the occupied West Bank, issued three orders for the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands in Beit Jala city, Teqoua’ and Rashayda towns, in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the Wall and Colonization Commission in Bethlehem, said […]

03 Sep
1:43

Settlers Bulldoze Palestinian-Owned Land in Bethlehem District

A hoard of armed Jewish settlers, on Monday, appropriated and bulldozed a Palestinian-owned tract of agricultural land in Beit Jala town, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Local official Hasan Berijiya said that bulldozers, escorted by a group of settlers carrying weapons, stormed the agricultural area of al-Makhrour […]

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 […]

01 Sep
4:07

Israeli Settlers Assault Farmer near Bethlehem

A Palestinian farmer sustained injuries in the head, on Friday night, when he was brutally assaulted by extremist Jewish settlers near the village of Artas, to the south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, local sources said. Settlers from the Israeli settlement bloc of Gush Etzion reportedly broke into […]

28 Aug
10:06

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, ten Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said many army jeeps invaded Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted five Palestinians, identified as Mohammad […]

23 Aug
1:25

Settler Runs Over 6-year-old Girl in Bethlehem District

An Israeli settler ran over a six-year-old Palestinian girl  in the village of Jabaa to the southwest of Bethlehem, the southern occupied West Bank, said eyewitnesses. Eyewitnesses said a settler ran over Jana Abu Loha, age 6, as she was passing near the entrance connecting between the villages of Jabaa and […]

21 Aug
6:01

Settlers Plant Trees on Palestinian Land in Prelude to Takeover

Jewish settlers planted forest trees on Palestinian land to south of Bethlehem, as a prelude for taking it over, said Diab Mashaleh, head of Jabah village council where the targeted land it located, today. Mashaleh told WAFA that residents of the village were surprised to see the settlers, and under […]

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, […]

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 […]