Category Archives: Bethlehem

02 Jul
12:00

Israeli Forces Order Halt Construction, Confiscation to Palestinians in West Bank

The Israeli military, on Wednesday, distributed confiscation notices to Palestinian owners of hundreds of dunams of agricultural lands in Jab’a village, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said the lands to be confiscated are owned by the Masha’leh and Tous […]

01 Jul
10:45

Israeli Soldiers Close Two Main Roadblocks In West Bank

Israeli soldiers closed, on Wednesday at night, two main permanent military roadblocks in the occupied West Bank, blocking vital Palestinian traffic and isolating vast West Bank areas, without providing any explanation. Media sources said the soldiers sealed the Container roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem and east of occupied East Jerusalem, which […]

30 Jun
3:58

Israeli Troops Abduct Ten Palestinian Residents in the West Bank

Israeli troops abducted early on Tuesday ten Palestinians from different parts of the West Bank and in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem.   The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said in a statement that Israeli troops abducted five Palestinian residents from the Aida refugee camp and the Nahaleen village of […]

30 Jun
2:27

After 12 Months In Administrative Detention, Israel Releases Young Palestinian Mother

The Israeli authorities released, Monday, a young Palestinian woman, a mother, identified as Shorouq al-Badan, 25, after holding her under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial, for nearly 12 months. Al-Badan was welcomed by her family, including her children who were unable to see her throughout the duration […]

28 Jun
10:29

Israeli Troops Abduct Three Palestinian Youths in the West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday morning, two Palestinian youths from the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, in the southern West Bank. Official Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, reported that Israeli forces broke into the homes of Belal Abu Alzaki and Qassam Halabiya, in Abu Dis town, east of Jerusalem. WAFA said that […]

23 Jun
9:32

Hours Before His Sister’s Wedding, Israeli Soldiers Kill A Young Palestinian Man Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Tuesday, a young Palestinian man near the “Container” military roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, east of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. The head of Abu Dis Town Council, Ahmad Abu Hilal, said the soldiers shot the young man, identified as Ahmad Mustafa Erekat, 26, from […]

22 Jun
1:10

Israeli Military Expands A Settlers-only Bypass Road in Bethlehem City

Israeli military forces in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, commenced on Sunday, the expansion of an existing illegal bypass road, between the colonial settlements of Beitar Illit and Nahal Gvaot, which lie within the illegal settlement bloc of Gush Etzion, in western Bethlehem city. Deputy-mayor of Nahaleen village, west […]

20 Jun
12:54

Illegal Israeli Colonists Assault, Injure, A Palestinian Child Near Bethlehem

A group of armed fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers, squatting on stolen Palestinian lands in direct violation of International Law, assaulted a child, Friday, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, south of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the child, only fifteen years of age, was attacked by a […]

18 Jun
10:42

Israeli Forces Abduct Several Palestinians in the West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, early on Thursday morning, several Palestinian residents from a number of West Bank cities, towns and villages. In the West Bank city of Jericho, Israeli special forces invaded the Aqbat Jaber refugee camp, south of the city and abducted a young man, according to Palestinian security sources. […]

18 Jun
12:46

Army Demolishes A Home, A Carwash Facility, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Thursday, a Palestinian home in the al-Khader town, and a carwash facility in Teqoua’ town, south and east of Bethlehem city, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Several army jeeps, accompanied by a bulldozer, invaded the al-Khader town, before demolishing a two-room house, owned by […]

17 Jun
12:52

Army Uproots Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

Israeli army jeeps and armored bulldozers invaded, Wednesday, the al-Badia ash-Sharqiya area in the al-Freidis village, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, before bulldozing and uprooting Palestinian lands. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the “Colonization & Wall Resistance Commission,” has reported that the Israeli […]

15 Jun
3:00

Eight Palestinians, Including one Minor Detained by Israeli Forces in West Bank

Israeli forces arrested seven Palestinian civilians across the occupied West Bank, on Sunday at dawn, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society. Israeli soldiers abducted three Palestinian civilians from the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, identified as; 1. Osaid Al-Din Abu Shaira, 17, from Aida refugee camp, 2. Muhammad Omar […]

13 Jun
12:16

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Nahhalin

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, a young Palestinian man from Nahhalin town, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Sobhi Zeidan, the head of Nahhalin Town Council, stated that several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Mohammad Afeef Fannoun. Zeidan added that […]

09 Jun
2:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 22 Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, twenty-two Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers abducted seven Palestinians […]

08 Jun
7:20

Four Palestinians, including a Child Abducted by Israeli Forces and Police

Israeli police abducted, on Sunday, abducted four Palestinians, including a child, from occupied east Jerusalem the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said that police forces stormed as-Sa’diyya neighborhood in Silwan district, and abducted a child, identified as Yazan Haddad. Also in Silwan, police abducted two young men after storming […]

08 Jun
6:55

Demolition Notices, Halt Construction Ordered by Israeli Military

Israeli forces notified two Palestinian home owners, on Sunday, of the order to demolish their homes in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist. Popular committee coordinator in Yatta, Rateb al-Jabour, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers notified two […]

05 Jun
2:58

Israeli Troops Abduct Many Palestinians Across the West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, early on Thursday, a total of 19 Palestinian residents, across the Palestinian West Bank. Local media reports said that Israeli troops, in the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, abducted five residents, identified as Sa’d Mansour, 25, Zaid Redwan, 19, Yehya Redwan, Iyad Shbaita, 18 and […]

03 Jun
3:00

Armed Israeli Settlers Raze 350 Dunams of Palestinian-owned Land, Kick Farmers off Land

An illegal Israeli settler, on Tuesday, razed lands in the Palestinian Bedouin community al-Malihat area, northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Jericho, according to sources. Suleiman Malihat, Fatah official, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that an armed colonist levelled 350 dunams of Palestinian-owned lands, to build a separation […]

30 May
1:09

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Confiscate Their Car, Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, four young Palestinian men near Sebastia town, north of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Mohammad Azem, the head of the Local Municipal Council in Sebastia, stated that the soldiers installed a roadblock at the entrance of the town, before stopping and […]

29 May
8:09

Israeli Troops Obstruct Reconstruction of a Street in Bethlehem

Israeli troops reportedly blocked, on Friday morning, reconstruction of a local street in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local municipality sources told media outlets that Israeli troops stormed the Almaqbara or Cemetery street in the Rashayda village, east of Bethlehem and ordered municipal workers, by force, to stop reconstruction […]

28 May
7:51

Israeli Forces Dismantle Four Palestinian-owned Produce Stalls, Stop Construction of Structures

Aref Daraghmeh, a local activist, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces dismantled four stalls set up by residents to be used to sell vegetables and fruits, in Bardala and Ein al-Bayda villages, Northern Jordan Valley. It was noted that troops also confiscated large amounts of the produce, reducing […]

28 May
7:32

Israeli Court Rules Against Demolition of Dozens of Palestinian Family Homes

More than 35 Palestinian households in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, have reportedly been successful to extract an Israeli court’s ruling that allows them to stay in their their homes, following Israeli military attempts to demolish them. Head of the local Palestinian committee for resisting the Israeli Apartheid Wall […]

25 May
7:10

Israeli Authorities Demolish Palestinian-owned Structures near Bethlehem

Israeli forces, on Monday, demolished a livestock barn and a tent, east of the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Sources said the structures were owned by a local Palestinian, who was detained for several hours before being released. Palestinian security sources said the […]

24 May
9:59

Israeli Police Assault, Arrest 4 Palestinians at Al-Aqsa, Soldiers Detain 3 Overnight

Dozens of Israeli police, on Sunday, assaulted a number of Palestinian Muslim worshipers performing Eid al-Fitr prayers at Bab al-Asbat or Lion’s Gate, leading to the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem, southern West Bank. Palestinian Muslims joined at the gate of the mosque to perform prayers for Eid […]

22 May
2:33

Former Prisoners, Minors among the 28 Palestinians Arrested by Israeli Forces

Twenty eight Palestinian civilians were arrested by Israeli troops during large scale arrest campaigns, overnight Wednesday, while two Palestinians were reportedly shot and wounded by the Israeli army in Qalqilia, and the town of Beit Rima during those campaigns. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that occupation forces arrested six […]

18 May
11:33

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Injure Several Others, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, eight Palestinians, and injured many others, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded many communities, stormed and ransacked homes, and attack protesters. In Jenin, in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded the home of Ahmad Nabeeh Abu ar-Rob, and violently searched […]

18 May
9:43

Israeli Colonists Hurl Stones At Teqoua’ Town Council

Several Israeli colonists hurled stones, Sunday, at the building of the Local Municipal Council of Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Salem Abu Mfarreh, the mayor of Teqoua’, said the colonists stopped their car in front of the Local Council’s building, before jumping […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
17 May
11:12

Israeli Forces Abduct Child, Two Young Men in West Bank Raids Sunday

Israeli forces invaded the West Bank, early Sunday morning, before dawn, and attacked Palestinians in their homes, including a child. The troops then abducted the Palestinians and took them to unknown locations for interrogation. According to local sources, Israeli troops abducted 14-year-old Ammar Thawabteh while he was asleep in his […]

15 May
9:02

Israeli Troops Halt Construction of Palestinian Home in Bethlehem

Israeli troops reportedly intercepted, on Friday, the construction of a Palestinian home in the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local sources in Bethlehem told media outlets that an Israeli army force stormed the site of the construction and prevented workers from building. Mayor of the Palestinian municipality of […]

13 May
11:59

PPS: 22 Palestinians Detained by Israeli Forces Across West Bank

The Israeli military detained 22 Palestinians during invasions into their homes, including 14 from the northern West Bank town of Ya’bad, as well as 3 minors, on Wednesday, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS). WAFA correspondent reported that Israeli forces stormed Ya’bad town, west of Jenin, and abducted 14 […]

10 May
4:34

40 Palestinian-owned Olive Trees Cut by Israeli Settlers

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Saturday, cut 40 olive trees belonging to Palestinians in the village of al-Mughayyir, near the city of Ramallah, local sources said. Sources told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the cut trees were the property of two Palestinian villagers from al-Mughayyir, in the central occupied West Bank. […]

07 May
9:50

Colonial Settlers Uproot Hundreds of Grapevines In Bethlehem

Israeli colonial settlers in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, reportedly uprooted hundreds of newly-planted grapevines, south of the city. Head of the Palestinian Office for Fighting Israeli Settlements and Israel’s Apartheid wall in Bethlehem, Hassan Breega, told media outlets that Israeli settlers from the nearby colonial illegal Israeli […]

Israeli soldiers guarding home demolition (Palestine TV)
01 May
6:38

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Carwash and Agricultural Nursery near Bethlehem

The Israeli army demolished, Thursday morning, a Palestinian car wash near Bethlehem, while it was under construction, a local official reported. Iyad Abu Sarra, from al-Khader municipality, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that soldiers destroyed the car wash for construction without a permit. The military also demolished an agricultural nursery […]

01 May
12:00

Israeli Troops Detain Eleven Palestinians, Shoot One, Assault Three

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, attacked Palestinian young men in the old city of occupied East Jerusalem, Quds News Network reported. According to local sources, Israeli soldiers assaulted 3 Palestinian youths from the Salaymeh family in the old city, arresting them afterward. Soldiers shot a Palestinian young man, on Wednesday, identified […]

29 Apr
9:11

Israel Orders One Halt Construction and Two Demolition Orders of Palestinian Structures

The Israeli army, on Tuesday, ordered a Palestinian resident of Bardala village in the northern Jordan Valley to halt construction on his home, citing a lack of Israeli permission to build, a local source reported. Aref Daraghme, a human rights activist, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that occupation authorities instructed […]

27 Apr
8:31

Israeli Troops Abduct a Palestinian Youth from Bethlehem

Israeli troops abducted, on Monday, a Palestinian young man from the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local media sources and witnesses said that Israeli soldiers broke into and vandalized the home of Laith Youman, 19, before they abducted him. The sources, on Alsaf Street, noted that the Israeli […]

Israeli troops in a night raid (archive image)
24 Apr
4:25

Israeli Forces Detain 14 Palestinians, including Former Prisoner

Israeli occupation forces invaded West Bank towns, early Thursday morning, and detained 14 Palestinians, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. In the northern occupied West Bank, soldiers stormed Tulkarem and detained a former prisoner. Also in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, Israeli troops abducted 2 Palestinian men from […]

22 Apr
12:10

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers killed, on Wednesday morning, a young Palestinian man near Bethlehem city, south of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank. The Israeli army said the man tried to ram the soldiers and attacked one with a knife before he was shot dead. The Israeli army stated that the […]

22 Apr
7:22

Settlers Plant Trees on Palestinian Land, while Farmer receives Demolition Orders

Israeli settlers, on Monday, planted trees on Palestinian-owned land, in the southern occupied West Bank, with the intent of stealing the land, a local official stated. Hasan Breijieh, director of the Bethlehem office of the Wall and Settlements Resistance Commission, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli settlers planted olive […]

21 Apr
9:25

Israeli Forces Invade Homes, Detain Several Palestinians Across the West Bank

Israeli forces detained a total of 9 Palestinians in invasions across the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian WAFA news Agency. Security sources said that Israeli forces, on Tuesday, detained 2 Palestinian youths from the Bethlehem-area village of Nahalin, after storming and searching their family homes. Sources added that the […]

21 Apr
6:10

Israeli Troops Shoot, Injure Palestinian Youth in Bethlehem

Palestinian media sources reported early on Tuesday, that Israeli troops shot and wounded a Palestinian young man on Monday night, in the southern occupied West Bank. Sources said that the soldiers set up an ambush for the young man, before they chased and opened fire on him in the Taqou’ […]

Israeli forces in night raid (archive image from Al Jazeera)
20 Apr
10:02

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians Throughout West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, early on Monday, several Palestinians in different areas of the occupied West Bank. In the city of Hebron, troops invaded the Beit Ewwa village and broke into some local homes, before they abducted three youths, identified as Mohammad, Mohammd and Wael Al-Ehroob. Local eyewitnesses said that […]

13 Apr
3:06

Second Attack Sunday: “Israeli Colonists Uproot 350 Olive Saplings Near Bethlehem”

Many fanatic illegal Israeli colonists uprooted, Sunday, more than 350 olive saplings in the Sha’af area of the al-Khader Palestinian town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Wall and Colonization Resistance Commission in Bethlehem, said the Israeli assailants came from Sidi Boaz […]

13 Apr
12:37

Israeli Colonists Cut 50 Olive Saplings near Bethlehem

Illegal Israeli settlers cut 50 olive saplings belonging to Palestinians, on Sunday, in the town of al-Khader, near the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to a local source. Head of the Colonization Resistance Commission in Bethlehem, Hasan Breijieh, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that settlers from the nearby […]

12 Apr
6:24

Israeli Troops Abduct 3 Palestinians in the West Bank, Spit on Walls and Floors

Israeli troops abducted, on Sunday, a number of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, local media outlets reported. According to Wafa News Agency, among those arrested is a Palestinian child in the Beit Ummar village, north of the West Bank city of Hebron. Wafa quoted media activist, Mohamad Awwad, as […]

06 Apr
6:08

Israeli Forces Deliver ‘Stop Work’ Orders to Palestinians near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces last week, ordered a halt on the construction of two Palestinian houses in the villages of al-Khader and Beit Skarya, near the city of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Local official, Hasan Burejiya, in charge of monitoring Israeli violations in the area, […]

06 Apr
12:32

Military Forces, Settlers Deny Palestinian Farmers Access to their Land near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces and extremist Israeli settlers on Sunday prevented Palestinian farmers from accessing their lands in the village of Tuqu’, southeast of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to sources. Tayseer Abu Mfarreh, mayor of the village, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that a large unit of […]

28 Mar
6:20

300 Palestinian-owned Olive Trees Cut by Illegal Settlers near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Saturday, cut down 300 olive trees on Palestinian owned land in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local official. Hasan Breijieh, a member of the Anti-Wall, Anti-Settlements Commission, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the illegal colonial settlers cut the trees in an area close […]

26 Mar
7:19

Olive Trees, Grapevines Damaged by Israeli Settlers near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, damaged 50 olive trees and grapevines in al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem city, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Hisham Mohammad Sbeih, the landowner, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that upon entering his grove, near the Gush Etzion colonial settlement bloc, […]

25 Mar
5:31

Israeli Settlers Escalate Palestinian Land Seizure

An Israeli settler, on Monday, exploited the lockdown imposed in the occupied territories to raze Palestinian land between Rafat and Qalandia towns, northwest of Jerusalem, said a municipal source. Mayor of Qalandia, Ra’fat Awad told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the illegal colonist razed a tract of Palestinian-owned land between […]

23 Mar
10:42

REPORT: Israeli Settlers Vandalized 1600 Palestinian-Owned Trees This Year

Nearly 1,600 trees have been vandalized by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank since the start of 2020, according to United Nations OCHA. According to the agency’s latest report, during the period 3-16 March, Israeli settlers vandalized at least 385 Palestinian-owned trees and vehicles in the West Bank. Three […]

22 Mar
8:41

Increased Preventative Measures in Palestine as 6 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed

Palestinian government spokesman, Ibrahim Milhem, announced six new confirmed cases of the novel COVID-19 (coronavirus) on Sunday, including four in Ramallah and two in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian WAFA News Agency. Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh announced a new set of strict precautionary measures to stop the spread […]

20 Mar
3:38

Movement Restrictions in Bethlehem and Surrounding Areas Ordered by Palestinian PM

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, on Wednesday night, ordered movement restriction between the Palestinian governorates and called on thousands of Palestinians who work in the illegal Israeli settlements not to go to their places of work, in order to control the spread of coronavirus, Palestine News Network reported. In a […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
19 Mar
11:18

Israeli Troops abduct a Number of Palestinian Youth in the West Bank

 Israeli troops abducted, before dawn on Thursday, three Palestinian youth in the West Bank refugee camp of Deheishe, located near the city of Bethlehem. Local Palestinian security sources confirmed that Israeli army forces abducted Yousef Albal’awi, 19, Ramez Allaham, 22 and Mustafa Hasanat, 22, after the soldiers broke into, vandalized […]

19 Mar
5:10

PCHR Demands Provision of Health and Humanitarian Standards at Gaza Strip COVID-19 Quarantine Centers

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is closely monitoring the precautionary measures adopted by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the Gaza Strip in the face of Coronavirus (COVID-19), including the medical exam procedures and quarantine policies for Palestinians returning from abroad via Rafah and Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossings, […]

17 Mar
6:43

Due to Corona, Israel to Let Palestinian Workers Stay in Workplaces

Israeli Minister of Defense, Naftali Bennett, decided on Tuesday to let many thousands of Palestinian workers, working inside Israel, to stay for several weeks in Israel. Bennett’s statement, reported by Israeli media, suggested that Palestinian workers, who work in the various sectors with recruitment by Israeli contractors, can stay for […]

16 Mar
1:00

Armed Israeli Colonists Uproot Tens of Palestinian Trees Near Bethlehem

A group of armed illegal Israeli colonists stormed, on Monday morning, Palestinian-owned farmlands, close to Gush Etzion illegal colony, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Hassan Breijiyya,  the head of the National Palestinian Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, said the assailants uprooted 50 fruitful […]

12 Mar
3:08

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and violently searched many homes. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded Sa’ir town, northeast of the southern West Bank city […]

12 Mar
1:49

Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Thursday, a Palestinian home in al-Ferdis village, in the Eastern Bedouin area, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission in Bethlehem, said the soldiers invaded the village, and demolished a one-story, 130 […]

10 Mar
9:54

Olive Tree Campaign: 400 Trees Sponsored and Planted by Internationals, Uprooted by Israeli Soldiers in Bethlehem

Bethlehem, 9 March 2020 – By Keep Hope Alive – Olive Tree Campaign: More than 20 armed Israeli soldiers invaded the land of Mohammad Mustafa Al-Hroub and uprooted more than 400 olive trees. Al-Hroub is a Palestinian farmer from the village of Wad Fukin, located southwest of Bethlehem. His land […]

10 Mar
4:54

Four Hundred Olive Saplings Uprooted by Israeli Forces in the West Bank

Israeli forces, on Monday, uprooted hundreds of olive saplings in the Palestinian village of Wadi Fukin, west of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Nidal Manasra, a member of Wadi Fukin village council, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers invaded the village […]

09 Mar
5:05

Palestinians Suffer Tear-Gas Inhalation During Israeli Incursions in West Bank

Dozens of Palestinians suffocated, on Saturday, on tear-gas fired at them by Israeli forces during confrontations that erupted in al-‘Isawiya area of occupied Jerusalem, according to local sources. Sources told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces stormed several neighborhoods in al-‘Isawiya and assaulted residents, firing concussion grenades, and tear-gas […]

Jack Sara
06 Mar
10:32

What is the Big Deal? Why Palestinians reject “the Deal of the Century”

 By Rev. Dr. Jack Sara As a Palestinian Christian living and serving on both sides of the Separation Wall, I live with the people on the ground.  Being a native of Jerusalem has given me the advantage of understanding how Jerusalem residents think, and serving in the West Bank for […]

06 Mar
12:21

Palestinian Health Ministry Confirms 7 Cases of COVID19 Corona Virus

The Palestinian Minister of Health Mai Kayleh announced on Thursday evening that 7 Palestinian citizens have been confirmed as infected with the Corona virus. Kayleh explained, in a press conference held Thursday evening in the headquarters of the Governorate of Bethlehem, in the presence of Governor Kamel Hamid and the […]

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05 Mar
9:43

PCHR: Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 February – 04 March 2020)

SUMMARY This week, PCHR documented 228 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. IOF continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s Peace Plan for the Middle East known as […]

03 Mar
4:38

Dozens of Olive and Grape Vines Uprooted by Illegal Settlers near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Monday, uprooted dozens of olive and vine trees belonging to Palestinians in the town of Husan, west of the occupied city of Bethlehem, according to local sources. Mohammad Sbateen, head of Husan village council, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Bitar Illit uprooted […]

01 Mar
2:29

Illegal Israeli Colonists Chop 780 Trees In Three Days

Israeli colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, chopped Saturday 200 grapevines in Faghour area, in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, bringing the number of uprooted grapevines and olive trees in the West Bank to 780 in three days. Emad Da’dou, a nonviolent young […]

28 Feb
2:50

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

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

27 Feb
6:21

Israeli Settlers Uproot Olive Trees on Palestinian Lands

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

27 Feb
2:27

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians, including a child and a former political prisoner, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Daoud Abu Khalil, 29, from Hizma town, […]

26 Feb
2:13

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 27 Palestinians, Including Children, In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, 27 Palestinians, including children and the father of a slain young man, from their homes during extensive and very violent searches of property across the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. The PPS stated that the […]

24 Feb
11:45

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct 30 Palestinians, Including Three Children, In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least 30 Palestinians, including three children, a young woman, and the Secretary of Fateh Movement in Jericho, after the army invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem. Update: […]

23 Feb
3:19

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, seven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. Another Palestinian was abducted, on Sunday afternoon, near Jerusalem. Update: The soldiers abducted a young man, who remained unidentified at the […]

23 Feb
2:20

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Bethlehem, Abduct A Child In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers injured, Saturday, many Palestinians and detained a photojournalist in Teqoua’ town, south of Bethlehem, and abducted one child in Qalqilia. Media sources in Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, said the soldiers invaded Teqoua’ town, southeast of the city, and attacked Palestinian protesters with rubber-coated steel bullets and gas […]

20 Feb
7:20

Soldiers Abduct Two Sibling Children In Beit Jala

February 20, 2020 7:20 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, two sibling children from Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Beit Jala before storming and ransacking the family home of the two children, causing excessive damage, and abducted them. […]

19 Feb
2:48

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

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians, including the father of a young man who was killed by army fire in October 2018, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said several army […]

18 Feb
4:05

Including Children, Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, twelve Palestinians, including children, after the army stormed and ransacked many homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Beit Doqqo and Qotna towns, in […]

16 Feb
1:58

Updated: Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Search Homes And Stores, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at night and earlier Sunday, at least eight Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, searched many homes and abducted three young men, identified as Mousa Hatem Deeriyya, Tareq Eqab Deeriyya, and Ahmad […]

13 Feb
10:26

Deir Al-Balah, Bethlehem Rank Highest in Unemployment

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics “PCBS” issued its 2019 Labour Force Survey Results, which showed the unemployment rate among labour force participants in Palestine, in 2019, to be 25%; the total labour underutilization was 33%. Using the latest Revised ILO standards ICLS 19th, the number of unemployed was 343,800 […]

13 Feb
3:32

Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians, Injure Three, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at night and on Thursday at dawn, 15 Palestinians, including children, from their homes, and injured at least three young men,  in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Bethlehem, south of the occupied […]

12 Feb
2:31

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians, Install Roadblocks, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, seven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and installed numerous roadblocks, especially in Ramallah governorate, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Ramallah said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in at-Tira […]

12 Feb
11:42

WAFA: “Israel to Seize Large Tract of Palestinian Land Near Bethlehem”

BETHLEHEM, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 (The Palestinian News & Info Agency – WAFA) – Israeli authorities today issued orders to seize a large tract of Palestinian agricultural land to the west of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to local sources. Hasan Breijieh, a local anti-wall and settlement […]

11 Feb
3:49

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eight Palestinians, including children, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in the […]

10 Feb
2:12

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians, including children, in addition to illegally confiscating cash, during violent invasions and searches of homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldier stormed and ransacked many […]

06 Feb
2:13

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

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, nine Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, after the army invaded and violently searched many homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Bethlehem, south of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, said the soldiers abducted […]

06 Feb
1:49

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Journalist In Bethlehem

February 6, 2020 1:49 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, Thursday, a Palestinian cameraman working for Reuters, identified as Mohammad Abu Ghneima, and caused dozens of residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to confiscating surveillance recordings, in Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Abdul-Halim Ja’afra, the head of the Emergency […]

05 Feb
12:13

Soldiers Attack Schoolchildren Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers attacked, Wednesday, many Palestinian schoolchildren in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Media source said the soldiers fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at the student while heading to school. Taiseer Abu Mfarreh, a teacher of Teqoua’ Secondary School, said […]

03 Feb
8:42

Israeli Forces Invade West Bank Village, Seal Entrances

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

03 Feb
1:26

Army Abducts Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, thirteen 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 dozens of homes across the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, and interrogated the residents […]

03 Feb
6:02

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at night, a Palestinian man near Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in West Bank, after he reportedly approached a military roadblock carrying a knife. The army is alleging that the Palestinian man approached a military roadblock while carrying a knife and that he dropped it […]

02 Feb
3:18

Soldiers Detain Schoolchildren, Collect Fingerprints

February 2, 2020 3:18 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers detained, Sunday, several Palestinian schoolchildren, near Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, and collected their fingerprints. Morad Abu Mfarreh, a teacher at Teqoua’ Secondary School in Teqoua’ town, south of Bethlehem, said the soldiers collected the fingerprints of the children using a mobile device. Abu […]

27 Jan
11:24

Israeli Army Abducts Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least seventeen Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank; twelve of the abducted Palestinians are from Jenin governorate, in northern West Bank. Two other Palestinians were abducted on Sunday at night. The […]

22 Jan
10:42

Soldiers Assault A Palestinian Child Hours After His Release From Prison

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian child just a few hours after his release from a detention facility. The Head of the Palestinian Association for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners, Mohammad Hamida, said the soldiers, stationed at the Container military roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, repeatedly assaulted the child, identified as […]

20 Jan
3:48

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

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the army brought with them two imprisoned Palestinians, identified as Miqdad al-Qawasmi and Mo’tasem Natsha, and violently searched […]

19 Jan
8:15

Abbas Visits Bethlehem’s Walled Off Hotel

PA President Mahmoud Abbas, on Saturday, along with Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, visited Banksy’s ‘Walled-Off  Hotel,’ in Bethlehem, which is surrounded by the Israeli apartheid wall, describing it as a significant achievement in delivering the Palestinian national message by art. The visit came upon the president’s arrival in Bethlehem to […]

19 Jan
2:52

PPS: “Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, at least eleven Palestinians, including a guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, said the soldiers stormed and searched homes, and […]

18 Jan
7:24

Three Palestinians Detained Near Bethlehem, Including a Former Prisoner

Israeli soldiers, on Friday, detained at least three Palestinians from the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Security sources confirmed that Israeli forces conducted an invasion into Bethlehem city, resulting in the detention of two Palestinians, including a former prisoner. Soldiers also […]

17 Jan
5:36

Israeli Forces Deliver Demolition Order, Raze Two Roads Near Bethleem

Israeli bulldozers, on Thursday morning, razed two roads in the village of al-Walaja, located to the west of the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. WAFA correspondent stated that Israeli forces stormed Ein Jowaize area in the village and cordoned it off, before bulldozers razed the two roads. Soldiers […]

PNN
17 Jan
5:02

Israeli Forces Bulldoze Tents and Barracks, Displaces Palestinian Family Near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces bulldozed the barracks and tents of Palestinian civilian Muhammad Zreineh, in the Bir Ouna area of the town of Beit Jala, Bethlehem governorate, displacing his family and their livestock, for the fifth time. In an interview with PNN, Zreineh said that a large number of Israeli occupation […]

16 Jan
4:13

Israel Orders Seizure of 350 Dunams Near Bethlehem for Bypass Road

The Israeli military issued orders, on Wednesday, to seize 350 dunams (86 acres) of agricultural land in al-Khader and Irtas towns, south of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, Hasan Breijieh, from the Commission for the Resistance of the Wall and Settlements said. Breijieh stressed that the bypass road, […]