Category Archives: Bethlehem

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 […]

20 Mar
11:58

Updated: “Army Kills A Palestinian Trying To Provide Aid To Wounded Man In Bethlehem”

Eyewitnesses have confirmed that Israeli soldiers executed a young man, who stepped out of his car and tried to provide aid to a Palestinian, who was shot and seriously injured by the soldiers in his car, while his wife and children were also in the vehicle. They stated that the […]

20 Mar
8:06

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, at least seven Palestinians, among them two women, in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. Media sources in occupied Jerusalem said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Salhi, near Bab ar-Rahma mosque, in the eastern part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and moved him to an interrogation facility. The […]

18 Mar
11:53

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, eight Palestinians, including one lawyer and one child, from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in […]

18 Mar
7:42

Israeli Army Issues Demolition Orders Targeting Homes In Bethlehem

The Israeli army issued, Sunday, demolition orders targeting a number of inhabited and under-construction homes in Khallet al-Nahel and Khallet al-Qotin areas, southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the National Commission against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, said a large military […]

17 Mar
9:23

Army Abducts Fateh Secretary In Jerusalem, Teen In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, the secretary of Fateh Movement in occupied East Jerusalem, and a Palestinian teen in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, in the West Bank. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers invaded and ransacked the home of Fateh Movement’s secretary in the city, […]

14 Mar
1:11

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 20 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians, including six students of Birzeit University, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, in addition to four Palestinians, who were taken prisoner, on Wednesday evening, The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded […]

14 Mar
10:09

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, four young Palestinian men from their homes, in several parts of Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Doha […]

13 Mar
12:08

Army Demolishes A Barn And An Agricultural Shed In Beit Jala

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the city of Beit Jala, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and demolished a barn and an agricultural shed. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Wadi al-Makhrour area, west of Beit Jala, and demolished a 120 square/meter barn, in addition to an agricultural shed. […]

12 Mar
1:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Monday at night and on Tuesday at dawn, eleven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Israeli army said its soldiers located three weapons in an area in Nablus, in northern […]

12 Mar
8:34

Israeli Soldiers Confiscate An Agricultural Mobile Home Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, the al-Walaja village, northwest of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and confiscated an agricultural mobile home, used by a local Palestinian farmer. Several army jeeps invaded the al-Thaher area, at the entrance of al-Walaja, and confiscated the mobile home, owned by Walid Abu Ali. Media […]

11 Mar
11:56

Army Abducts Ten Palestinians, Bars Woman From Visiting Detained Sons

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, ten Palestinians in the West Bank, including an employee of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department, in occupied Jerusalem, and issued orders denying a Palestinian woman the right to visit with her detained sons. The PPS office in Ramallah governorate, in central West Bank, said the […]

11 Mar
8:52

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In February

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a young Palestinian man died, on Monday morning, from serious wounds he suffered by Israeli army fire, on February 22, 2019. The Health Ministry stated that the young man, Bassam Sami Othman Safi, 22, was shot with a high-velocity […]

10 Mar
11:27

Israeli Army Shoots A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, On Sunday evening, the town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and shot one Palestinian during a protest. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the an-Nashash and Abu Sood areas in al-Khader, before stopping and searching many Palestinians and cars. Several Palestinians protested […]

10 Mar
12:00

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In West Bank, Two In Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, at least six Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and two fishermen in Gaza territorial waters in the besieged coastal region. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers searched many homes in Bethlehem, and […]

08 Mar
7:35

Israel Orders Demolition of Palestinian Home in Beit Jala

Israeli forces delivered a demolition order, Thursday, to the home of Ayman Rizq Zreineh, in the Bir Ouna area of the city of Beit Jala, in the southern West Bank. Ayman’s brother Hajj Walid Zreineh told Maan News Agency, that Israeli authorities ordered the two-story home of Ayman and his […]

07 Mar
11:15

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, a young Palestinian man from a Kafr Dan town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, after stopping him at a military roadblock near Ramallah, in central West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Ahmad Mohammad ‘Aabed, from Kafr Dan, after […]

07 Mar
10:10

Updated: Army Abducts Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in the governorate, and […]

07 Mar
9:48

Israeli Soldiers Injure An Infant, Abduct Two Palestinians, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers injured, on Thursday morning, a Palestinian infant, who suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, and abducted two Palestinians, in the Deheishe refugee camp and Doha town, south and west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Dozens of soldiers invaded the Deheishe refugee camp, and fired many […]

06 Mar
11:50

PPS: “Israeli soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, ten Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers searched homes, before abducting Mohammad Adel Asakra, Laith al-Masri and Mousa al-‘Ajouri, 31, from Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem, […]

06 Mar
10:32

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, three Palestinians from their homes in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. The soldiers invaded Wadi Ma’ali neighborhood, in the center of Bethlehem city, searched homes and abducted Laith al-Masri. The army also invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, searched homes […]

05 Mar
8:53

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, three Palestinians, and summoned two others, for interrogation, after invading their homes in Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, and abducted Ahmad As’ad Saifi, 20, and […]

03 Mar
10:31

Army Invades Al-Khader And Teqoua’ In Bethlehem, Abducts Three Palestinians

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, the towns of the al-Khader, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West bank, and Teqoua’, east of the city, before conducting extensive and violent searches of homes, and abducted three Palestinians. The Israeli army said the soldiers invaded al-Khader, after Palestinian protesters hurled stones […]

03 Mar
10:19

Israeli Army To Demolish A Palestinian Home In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, the village of Beit Ta’mir, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and handed a family an order for the demolition of their home. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, said dozens of soldiers invaded […]

03 Mar
8:45

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, eight Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including a guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. In Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted a guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, identified as Mohammad Salhi, as he was leaving […]

03 Mar
4:27

Bethlehem Hotel Using Apartheid Wall for Awareness Outreach on Palestine

by Alethea Kanas In Bethlehem/PNN “Most tourists come to Palestine to visit the sacred buildings of Bethlehem, and they miss the sad part, like the wall that destroyed the future of those who live here.” The Palestinian Wisam Salsaa is general manager of The Walled Off Hotel, which is just […]

27 Feb
4:06

Palestinian Workers Attacked at Jerusalem-Bethlehem Checkpoint

Israeli forces, this morning, attacked hundreds of Palestinian workers who gathered at the narrow corridor of Checkpoint 300, north of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, that leads to Jerusalem, causing suffocation, said Palestinian security sources. Soldiers manning the checkpoint fired tear gas canisters towards the workers after they […]

26 Feb
8:12

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty-Two Palestinians In the West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and on Tuesday, at least twenty-two Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank and interrogated many Palestinians while […]

25 Feb
9:07

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. PPS stated that the soldiers conducted extensive and very violent of homes, and interrogated many Palestinians, while inspecting their ID cards. […]

24 Feb
9:48

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, fourteen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers abducted two Palestinians, identified as Nour al-‘Ajlouni and Hasan Ayyad, after stopping them near Bab al-‘Amoud, in occupied East Jerusalem. Also in Jerusalem, the soldiers […]

21 Feb
12:56

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 21 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Thursday, twenty-one Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded and violently searched dozens of homes across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and interrogated many Palestinians […]

21 Feb
9:44

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In Bethlehem

February 21, 2019 9:44 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, five Palestinians, including former political prisoners, from Bethlehem governorate, south of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said several army jeeps invaded Nahhalin town, west of the city, and abducted Fares Hasan Fannoun, in […]

21 Feb
4:17

Army Abducts A Child Near Bethlehem

February 21, 2019 4:17 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian child and attacked a family in their home in Um Rokba area, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded and searched homes, before abducting a child, identified as Ahmad Yousef Da’dou, 16, and took him to an unknown […]

20 Feb
2:52

PPS: “Army Abducts Eighteen Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, eighteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West bank. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded and ransacked homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, in Jerusalem, and abducted Hamad Shalabi, Majd Marwan […]

20 Feb
1:02

Soldiers Assault A Blind Man in His Home, Near Bethlehem

February 20, 2019 1:02 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Wednesday at dawn, a blind Palestinian man who also suffers from a Kidney disease, after invading his home in Doha town, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian, Monther Mezher, told WAFA News Agency the soldiers stormed his home and started a violent […]

20 Feb
12:05

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Bethlehem; One Car Burnt By Gas Bombs

February 20, 2019 12:05 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the town of Doha, southwest of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and abducted two young Palestinian men. The soldiers also fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at local protesters, causing fire in one car. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers stormed […]

19 Feb
12:57

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted six Palestinians, identified as Mohammad Samir ar-Rokh, Jihad Najm, Yazan […]

19 Feb
3:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Monday at night, the town of Teqoua’, southeast of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted a young man. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers invaded the town from several directions, before storming and ransacking homes. They added that the […]

13 Feb
1:14

Soldiers Demolish A Home In Beit Jala

February 13, 2019 1:14 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Beit Jala city, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and demolished a Palestinian home. Media sources said dozens of soldiers surrounded Bir Una area in Beit Jala, adjacent to the illegal Annexation Wall, before storming the home of Mohammad […]

11 Feb
12:46

Updated: PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty-One Palestinians In West Bank”

Updated: The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, twenty-one Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. In Occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Mahmoud Abul-Latif, 28, from his home in the Old City. Abdul-Latif is a former political […]

11 Feb
9:21

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Monday morning, a Palestinian home in the al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Dozens of soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded Ein Jweiza area in al-Walaja, after surrounding it, and proceeded to demolish the property. The demolished home is owned by Majdi Shweiki, […]

10 Feb
9:08

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Bethlehem And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Saturday at night and on Sunday at dawn, six young Palestinian men, from their homes, in Bethlehem and Jerusalem, and two at the Qalandia terminal, north of Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers invaded Teqoua’ town, southeast of […]

08 Feb
11:04

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several Palestinians after firing many gas bombs and concussion grenades at them, while many nonviolent activists were planting trees in Palestinian lands, in Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Media activist Hamad Taqatqa said the soldiers, and illegal colonialist settlers, attacked […]

06 Feb
10:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In the West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least ten 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. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the occupied […]

05 Feb
2:28

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 33 Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, 33 Palestinians from their homes after invading and violently searching them, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers abducted thirteen Palestinians, including two […]

05 Feb
5:19

Settlers Storm Land, Set Up Mobile Home near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, Monday, set up a mobile home on a plot of land belonging to the southern West Bank village of Tuqu, east of Bethlehem, said a local activist. Head of the Bethlehem Office of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Commission, Hassan Breijieh, told WAFA that a group of settlers stormed a […]

05 Feb
2:25

Israeli Paramilitary Settlers Post Threats to Palestinian Farmers

The residents of Tekoa village, near Jenin in the northern part of the West Bank, were shocked to find placards posted around their village on Sunday by Israeli military settlers threatening their livelihoods if they associated with members of Israeli and international peace groups. The placards included a ‘hit list’ […]

05 Feb
2:15

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Child Near Bethlehem

February 5, 2019 2:15 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening, a Palestinian child from the al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Local nonviolent activist, Ibrahim Awadallah, said the soldiers invaded the village, and abducted Fuad Mohammad al-A’raj, 16, while walking near his home. No protests were reported in the village, […]

04 Feb
12:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least seventeen 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 violently searched many homes across the West Bank, and interrogated scores of Palestinians while […]

03 Feb
1:04

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

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

03 Feb
2:57

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Bethlehem

February 3, 2019 2:57 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday evening, several Palestinians in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Several armored military jeeps invaded the town from its main entrance, and fired at many Palestinian youngsters, who protested the invasion and hurled stones at the army vehicles. The soldiers […]

01 Feb
1:17

Soldiers Shoot And Abduct A Palestinian In Al-Khader

February 1, 2019 1:17 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot and abducted, on Thursday at night, a young Palestinian man near the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Local sources said the soldiers shot the young man with a live round in his leg, and abducted him, before moving him to a hospital […]

01 Feb
12:33

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Three Palestinian Schoolchildren, Two Seriously, In Bethlehem

February 1, 2019 12:33 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Teqoua’ town, southeast of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and fired live rounds at schoolchildren protesting the invasion, wounding three of them, including two who suffered serious injuries. The soldiers invaded the schools’ area in the town, and attack dozens of students, who protested the […]

31 Jan
9:36

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least eleven Palestinians during violent invasions and searches of homes across the occupied West Bank, and confiscated thousands of Shekels in Hebron, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Israeli army claimed its soldiers located a Carlo rifle in Qabalan town, […]

30 Jan
8:27

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians Ramallah, Jenin, Nablus And Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours Monday, at least nine Palestinians, including former political prisoners, from their homes Ramallah, Jenin, Nablus and Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said dozens of soldiers […]

28 Jan
8:50

Soldiers Demolish Agricultural Rooms In Bethlehem

January 28, 2019 8:50 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, the town of Husan, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and demolished several agricultural rooms. Media sources said many army jeeps and a bulldozer, invaded Wad al-Ghaweet area, in Husan and demolished the rooms. They added that the soldiers claimed the rooms, although built […]

28 Jan
9:45

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Occupy Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, on Monday morning, privately-owned Palestinian lands in Beit Iskariya village, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and started planting them with trees. The head of Beit Iskariya Village Council, Mohammad Ibrahim, said the colonists invaded and occupied the Palestinian lands […]

28 Jan
9:06

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 18 Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, 18 Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The invasions targeted many cities, villages, towns and refugee camps across the West Bank, after the soldiers invaded them and surrounded entire areas. […]

28 Jan
3:54

Soldiers Attack Workers at Checkpoint

A number of Palestinian workers suffered injuries, suffocation and fainting on Sunday morning, as a result of the Israeli occupation forces’ assault, as they were passing through the military checkpoint north of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank. According to eyewitnesses, Israeli soldiers attacked the lines of the workers […]

27 Jan
7:13

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In Bethlehem And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, nine Palestinians, including children, from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Bethlehem and Ramallah, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded the towns of Ni’lin and Turmus Ayya, before storming and violently searching many […]

24 Jan
10:30

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes and property. In occupied Jerusalem, southeast and northeast of the city, and abducted Mousa Dabash and Sharif Ja’abis, from […]

23 Jan
4:27

Israeli Soldiers Injure Schoolchildren In Al-Khader

January 23, 2019 4:27 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, Wednesday, several schoolchildren in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, after the army fired gas bombs into their school. Bassam Jabr, the Administrative Director of the Education Department in Bethlehem, said the soldiers invaded the Old City of al-Khader, and surrounded the schools in that area, located […]

23 Jan
1:14

Palestinian Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Tenth Day

January 23, 2019 1:14 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Wednesday, that a Palestinian political prisoner is ongoing with the hunger strike for the tenth consecutive day, demanding an end to his arbitrary Administrative Detention and to be released. The Committee stated that the detainee, Issa Saleh, from Bethlehem, is held at the Negev […]

23 Jan
12:47

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded and searched many homes across the West Bank, and interrogated dozens of residents […]