Category Archives: Bethlehem

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 […]

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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, […]

15 Jan
2:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Summon Two Others For Interrogation, In Bethlehem

January 15, 2020 2:25 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, and summoned two others, including a journalist, for interrogation, in Bethlehem Governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched and ransacked several homes, […]

14 Jan
3:19

Soldiers Abduct Nineteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, nineteen Palestinians, including siblings, from 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 invaded and ransacked many homes in several parts of the governorate, and […]

14 Jan
10:51

Israeli Colonists Rams A Palestinian Girl With Car Near Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Tuesday, that a teenage Palestinian girl was injured after an illegal Israeli colonist rammed her with his car near Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Ahmad Ghazal, the deputy head of Kisan Village Council, said the wounded girl has been identified as […]

13 Jan
3:38

Two Days Before Her Scheduled Release; Detainee Slapped With New Administrative Detention Order

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that, just two days before her scheduled release, the Israeli Authorities slapped a female Palestinian political prisoner with a new arbitrary Administrative Detention order for six additional months. The PPS said that the detainee, Shorouq al-Badan, 25, from Bethlehem south of occupied Jerusalem, […]

13 Jan
2:11

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, seventeen Palestinians, including a father and his son, during violent invasions and searches of homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded […]

12 Jan
2:47

Army Abducts Nine Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, eight Palestinians, including two children, in addition to another Palestinian who was taken prisoner on Sunday evening, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said many army jeeps invaded ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched homes, before abducting […]

09 Jan
1:15

Updated: “Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Including One Child, In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least eight Palestinians, including one child and two former political prisoners, 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 […]

08 Jan
12:02

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Hebron, Bethlehem And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, four Palestinians, including the secretary of Fateh Movement, in Hebron, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Beit Awwa town, southwest of Hebron in southern West Bank, searched and ransacked homes, and abducted the secretary […]

07 Jan
4:05

Orthodox Kick Off Christmas Day Celebrations in Bethlehem

On Monday morning, Christmas celebrations for the Orthodox churches began running on the Eastern calendar, PNN reports. The procession of Archbishop Kabriel Daho, the Patriarchal Vicar of the Syriac Orthodox in the Holy Land, Jordan, was accompanied by Captain Shimon Jean and Captain Paul Khanu, with the elders of the […]

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04 Jan
10:34

Israeli Forces Halt Construction of Palestinian Home Near Bethlehem

Israeli military ordered, on Saturday, a halt on the construction of a Palestinian-owned house in the village of Nahalin, near Bethlehem city. In addition, the soldiers seized building equipment, including a pump and two cement mixers, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). Hani Fannoun, head of Nahalin […]

03 Jan
4:32

Palestinian Moderately Injured After Being Rammed By Israeli Colonists’ Car

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young man was injured, on Thursday evening, after illegal Israeli colonialist settlers rammed him with his car, near Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. The sources said that the young man, Bilal Sa’id Ghazal, 20, suffered moderate wounds, before […]

01 Jan
9:27

Israeli Forces Storm Uproot Palestinian Olive Trees South of Bethlehem

Israeli occupation bulldozers uprooted olive trees in Al-Jabaa village, south of Bethlehem, Wednesday morning, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). The head of the village council of Al-Jabaa, Yiyab Mashaalah described a large force of the Israeli occupation army, accompanied by two bulldozers, storming the area of […]

31 Dec
9:51

REPORT: Over 13 Million Palestinians Worldwide by 2020

Dr. Ola Awad, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) President presents a brief on the status of Palestinian people at The end of 2019 as follows: More than 13 Million Palestinians in the world by the End of 2019 An increase in population of  Palestinians in the world The projected […]

29 Dec
2:50

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians Near Bethlehem And Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three young Palestinian men in Bethlehem and Hebron governorates, in the occupied West Bank, during extensive and violent searches of homes. The soldiers invaded and ransacked homes in Teqoua’ town, southeast of Bethlehem, and interrogated Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. Media sources […]

29 Dec
10:14

Not A Merry Christmas For Christian Detainees In Israeli Prisons

At the house of Palestinian political prisoner, Samer al-Arabid, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, you can find no Christmas tree, no celebration and no joy to the world. After all, he is facing a serious health condition after being severely and continuously tortured by Israel. Samer comes […]

26 Dec
10:25

‘The Last Generation’: How Occupation is Driving Christians out of Palestine

By Peter Oborne for Middle East Eye One week before Christmas. I’m in Manger Square and watching pilgrims descend from buses and make their way to the Church of the Nativity, first built in the fourth century, on the spot where, according to Christian tradition, the infant Jesus was born. […]

24 Dec
7:35

Thousands Gather in Bethlehem for Christmas Celebrations

December 24, 2019 7:35 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

Thousands of Palestinians and tourists gathered on Tuesday, at Manger Square, in Bethlehem, marking the start of Christmas eve. Local faithful and pilgrims gathered at the square, outside the Church of the Nativity, where a 15-meter Christmas tree had been erected, and along the narrow cobble-stoned route, known as Star […]

23 Dec
6:06

VIDEO: Christmas Parade Tours Streets of Bethlehem

Thousands of people went out to the streets of Bethlehem, to watch the annual Christmas parade touring Palestinian cities. The parade was launched on Friday evening, with the sound of religious hymns, heading toward Nativity Square, in the presence of official and legal personalities, in addition to families, children, and […]

23 Dec
2:31

Bansky’s ‘Walled Off Hotel’ in Bethlehem Displays “Scar of Bethlehem”

British street artist Banksy has brought a sombre Christmas spirit to the hotel he founded, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, with a nativity scene evoking the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Middle east Monitor reported. Dubbed “Scar of Bethlehem”, the display features a miniature Jesus, Mary and Joseph under a […]

20 Dec
1:53

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack Shepherd, Unleash Their Dogs Toward Him Near Bethlehem

Many fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, attacked a Shepherd from Kisan village, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and unleashed their dogs at him, causing various injuries. Ahmad Ghazal, the deputy mayor of Kisan Village Council, said the colonists came from the illegal Ibei Hanahal […]

20 Dec
5:10

Israeli Settlers Uproot and Steal 300 Palestinian Owned Olive Trees Near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Thursday, uprooted hundreds of olive trees in the southern West Bank town of al-Khader, near Bethlehem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). Owner of the trees, Hisham Barmil said that settlers from the illegal Sidi Boaz settlement outpost built on expropriated al-Khader land, uprooted 300 olive […]

19 Dec
1:22

Army Searches Many Homes In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Wednesday at night, Ein al-Baida’ village in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, before storming and ransacking many homes. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the village, before searching dozens of homes while interrogating the residents. They added that the soldiers collected […]

19 Dec
4:08

Israel Places 15 Year Old Under Administrative Detention

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, placed a Palestinian minor under detention at the Ofer Detention Center, west of Ramallah, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The Prisoners’ Affairs Commission said in a statement that Hamza al-Hreimi, 15, was shot and injured in the thigh, by the Israeli soldiers, on […]

17 Dec
10:32

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Teen Near Bethlehem

December 17, 2019 10:32 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, on Tuesday evening, a Palestinian teenage boy near Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers shot Hamza Khaled al-Hreimi, 16, in the thigh, before abducting him, and took him to an unknown destination. They added that a Palestinian […]

17 Dec
3:25

Israel Demolishes Family Home Near Bethlehem

December 17, 2019 3:25 AM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, Human rights, News Report 0

Israeli forces, on Monday, demolished a Palestinian-owned house in the town of al-Khader, south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, under the pretext it was built without a permit, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Hasan Breijieh, from the anti-wall, anti-settlement committee in Bethlehem, said that […]

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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]