Category Archives: Bethlehem

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 […]

22 Jan
1:39

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Bethlehem

January 22, 2019 1:39 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, on Monday evening, several young Palestinian men in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Umm Rokba area, south of al-Khader, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinian youngsters protesting the invasion. They added […]

21 Jan
2:13

Israeli Soldiers Bulldoze Palestinian Lands, Uproot Olive Trees, Near Bethlehem

Several Israeli army vehicles and bulldozers invaded, Monday, Palestinian agricultural lands in the al-Kharja area in Battir town, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and bulldozed nearly 60 Dunams of farmlands in addition to uprooting 60 olive trees. Taiseer Qattoush, the mayor of Battir, said a large military […]

21 Jan
11:04

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 20 Palestinians, Injure Many Others, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several Palestinian areas in the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked homes, and abducted twenty Palestinians, including a lawyer and the wife of a political prisoner. Media sources in Nablus, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and ransacked the home of […]

19 Jan
2:33

Army Injures Many Soccer Players After Attacking Them During A Match

January 19, 2019 2:33 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers fired, on Friday evening, many gas bombs at and near the Stadium in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, causing many players, and other Palestinians watching the match, to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The soccer match was between two teams consisting […]

19 Jan
7:35

Armenians Orthodox Begin Christmas Celebrations in Bethlehem

The Orthodox Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, Nourhan Manougian, arrived on Friday, at noon, in Bethlehem’s Manger Square, marking the start of Palestine’s Armenian Christians’ celebrations of Christmas and Epiphany. Manougian’s procession left from the Armenian Patriarchate, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, and made its way to Manger Square. […]

19 Jan
6:48

Soldiers and Settlers Wreak Havoc in Bethlehem and Ramallah Districts

A soccer match between two local teams was suspended on Friday, after Israeli soldiers fired teargas canisters into Al-Khader Stadium, to the south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Sa’di Hmeidan, a local sports official, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers fired teargas canisters inside the stadium, during a match […]

16 Jan
2:47

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until dawn hours Wednesday, fourteen Palestinians, including a child, from their homes in several parts of the West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched dozens of homes across the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and interrogated […]

16 Jan
9:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians, Including Three Children, In Bethlehem And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, six Palestinians, including three children, in Jerusalem and Bethlehem governorates, in the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded many homes and violently searched them. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded Teqoua’ town, east […]

15 Jan
3:09

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 28 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Tuesday, at least 28 Palestinians, including children, and a shepherd, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, has reported that the soldiers abducted eight Palestinians in […]

14 Jan
12:32

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, five young Palestinian men from their 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 several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, before the soldiers […]

13 Jan
11:05

Israeli Soldiers Distribute Warning Leaflets In Teqoua

January 13, 2019 11:05 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the town of Teqoua’, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, forced some sores shut, and distributed warning leaflets, threatening harsh measures and constant invasions “if the Palestinians do not stop throwing stones at army vehicles and colonialist settlers’ cars […]

13 Jan
9:50

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Bethlehem, Hebron And Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, six Palestinians, including one child, from the West Bank governorates of Bethlehem, Hebron and Qalqilia, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. In Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded Teqoua’ town, southeast of the city, searched homes and abducted a child, […]

12 Jan
3:22

Extremist Settlers Stone Vehicles near Bethlehem

Extremist Jewish settlers, on Friday, attacked Palestinian vehicles with stones near the village of  Teqoua’, to the southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian security sources. About 50 settlers gathered at the entrance to the village and pelted stones at vehicles bearing Palestinian registration plates, smashing […]

11 Jan
6:05

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Palestinian, Abduct Another, Near Bethlehem

January 11, 2019 6:05 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, the town of Teqoua, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and attacked Palestinian protesters, wounding one with a rubber-coated steel bullet, and causing many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to abducting another Palestinian. Taiseer Abu Mfarreh, the head administrator […]

10 Jan
3:56

Report: New Settlement Plan to Besiege Bethlehem

In its weekly report on Israeli settlement activities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the National Bureau for the Defense of  Land  stated that the Israeli occupation government continues imposing dominance through building, expanding settlements and approving additional settlement plans to strengthen control on the Palestinian land in the […]

09 Jan
8:56

Including Eight Children, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, ten Palestinians, including eight children, from Beit Fajjar and Teqoua’ towns, south and east of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in Beit Fajjar town, […]

09 Jan
4:42

Bethlehem to be Surrounded by Israeli Settlement

The Israeli occupation government has put forth a plan for a new neighborhood that would expand the settlement of Efrat toward Bethlehem, Haaretz paper reported Tuesday. The paper reported, according to Al Ray, that the government allocated about 1,200 dunams (300 acres) for the plan. The neighborhood is expected to expand […]

08 Jan
10:38

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem

January 8, 2019 10:38 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, four Palestinians, including two children, from the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem, after invading their homes and searching them, and summoned one for interrogation. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers invaded many homes in Beit Fajjar town, […]

06 Jan
9:27

Israeli Soldiers Invade Beit Fajjar

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and completely isolated it. Media sources said many army jeeps invaded the town from several directions, and installed roadblocks on all roads leading to the town. They added that the soldiers stopped and […]

06 Jan
9:24

Orthodox Churches Begin Christmas Celebrations

Patriarchs of the various Orthodox churches in Jerusalem led processions to Bethlehem on Sunday, for the Midnight Mass at the Church of Nativity, WAFA reported. In anticipation of Christmas Eve, police are on high alert and deployed around the city in the main streets and junctions to ensure security. Palestinian […]

04 Jan
7:40

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, four young Palestinian men in the al-Minya village, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Media sources said the four Palestinians are from Kisan village, east of Bethlehem, and have been identified as Khaled Abdullah Ali Ghazal, Ibrahim Abdullah Ali Ghazal, Ahmad Ali Ghazal and […]

04 Jan
6:44

UN Coordinator Condemns Settler Attack on Hamdallah Convoy

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, on Thursday, condemned an attack by Jewish settlers, on the convoy of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, as he was returning from Midnight Mass in Bethlehem, on Christmas Eve. “The stoning attack on Palestinian Prime Minister Hamdallah’s convoy on Christmas […]

03 Jan
9:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In the West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several communities in various governorates in the occupied West Bank and abducted eight Palestinians. The soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the occupied West Bank and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. The soldiers also installed many roadblocks, before […]

03 Jan
8:40

Israel Stops Construction of Palestinian Home and Greenhouse in Bethlehem

Israeli authorities ordered a halt on the construction of a Palestinian home and a green house in the southern West Bank town of Nahhalin, in the Bethlehem district, on Wednesday. Deputy Mayor of Nahhalin,Hani Fanoun, told WAFA that Israeli forces delivered a halt on construction notice to Samer Shakarneh, regarding […]

31 Dec
5:37

1,200 Dunams of Palestinian Land Taken for New Settlement near Bethlehem

The Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee filed an appeal to the Israeli Supreme Court, on Sunday, denouncing the Israeli government’s seizure of 1,200 dunams (297 acres) of Palestinian-owned land to south of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank. The head of the committee, Hassan Bureija, told Voice of Palestine […]

27 Dec
7:28

VIDEO: Tourism in Palestine “Booming” during Christmas

On the annual Christmas Eve celebration in Manger Square, thousands of Palestinians and internationals showed up to spread a spirit of joy and happiness on the religious occasion, which has become a national holiday and one of the most important, festive events of the year. The celebrations included scouts parades […]

27 Dec
2:39

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Hebron, One In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, three Palestinians from Hebron, and one from Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Majdi Khamis Rasras, 22, at a gas station in the al-Fawwar refugee camp, southwest of Hebron. They added that […]

27 Dec
2:05

Israel Approves Hundreds Of Colonialist Units In West Bank

The “Higher Planning Committee” of the Civil Administration office, the executive branch of Israel’s illegal military occupation, has approved the construction of 1550 units in a number of colonies in the occupied West Bank. Israeli sources said the committee approved the new construction plan, Tuesday, in colonies in several parts […]

25 Dec
5:14

Illegal Settlers Erect Caravan in Bethlehem

Extremist Israeli settlers have erected, on Monday at dawn, a “caravan” in Battir village territories, western Bethlehem District, in the occupied West Bank.   Local sources have reported, according to Al Ray, that a group of illegal settlers, under the protection of Israeli forces, have stormed the Khemar area, to […]

25 Dec
5:06

Thousands Gather in Bethlehem for Christmas (VIDEO)

December 25, 2018 5:06 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

Christmas Eve celebrations, among Palestinians of the occupied West Bank, began on Monday, by scout marches at the Nativity Church in the Manger Square of Bethlehem City, southern occupied West Bank, welcoming the Latin Patriarch of Palestine, Jordan, and the Holy Land Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, who is also the Apostolic […]

24 Dec
4:53

Gaza Christians Obstructed from Travelling to Bethlehem

Annually, Israeli authorities file travel permits for only a small percentage of Palestinian Christians in the besieged Gaza Strip, dividing families during the holiday season and preventing them from pilgrimage to Bethlehem. According to local sources, the Christians, who form a minority in Gaza, annually apply for “holiday permits” to […]

24 Dec
2:46

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Bethlehem, Open Fire At A Car In Hebron

December 24, 2018 2:46 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, a Palestinian man from Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and stopping him at the Container Roadblock, north of Bethlehem, and opened fire at a car in Hebron. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed at the Container military roadblock, north […]

23 Dec
12:48

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

December 23, 2018 12:48 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three Palestinians in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers invaded and violently searched several homes in Dar Mousa neighborhood, west of al-Khader, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. They added that […]

21 Dec
2:04

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Ramallah, Hebron And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, six young Palestinian men in the West Bank governorates of Ramallah, Hebron and Jerusalem, after the army invaded and ransacked homes and stores, and confiscated surveillance recordings. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes and […]

21 Dec
3:51

Settlers Level Palestinian Lands in Bethlehem, Ramallah

Israeli settlers razed Palestinian-owned lands in the Battir village, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, on Thursday morning. Local activist, Hassan Breijieh, representative of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee, said that Israeli settlers razed lands northwest of Battir, west of Bethlehem City, to create or open […]

20 Dec
11:14

Battir Lands Invaded by Israeli Settlers Building A New Road

The following is an interview, conducted by Ghassan Bannoura with the Mayor of Battir village about the invasion that took place earlier today. Q. Please introduce yourself and tell us what happened in the lands between Al-Makhrour area and Battir? (In Bethlehem governorate in the West Bank) And who are […]

19 Dec
10:27

Amy Injures Two Palestinians, One Seriously, Abduct Two, In Deheishe Refugee Camp

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of  Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and conducted very violent searches of homes, before abducting two Palestinians, and wounding two others, including one who suffered serious injuries, during ensuing protests. Media sources said the soldiers […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
18 Dec
2:29

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 24 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, 24 Palestinians, among them the wife of a political prisoner, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers conducted extensive and violent searches of dozens of homes across the […]

18 Dec
1:53

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Invade The Area Surrounding St. Saba Monastery In Bethlehem

Hundreds of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, on Monday evening, the vicinity of the historic Christian Mar Saba (St. Saba) Monastery, near the al-‘Obeydiyya town, east of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Locals said the heavily armed illegal colonists invaded the area in many cars and buses, while Israeli […]

18 Dec
1:14

Palestinian Injured After Being Rammed By A Settler’s Car Near Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young man was injured, on Monday evening, by a speeding Israeli colonialist settler who rammed him with his car, east of the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The sources said Mohammad Mahmoud Ghazal, 19, suffered lacerations and bruises to […]

17 Dec
1:59

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Injure A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

A group of illegal Israeli colonists attacked, Monday, a Palestinian car near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, forcing it to stop before dragging the driver out of his vehicle, and continuously assaulting him, causing various cuts and bruises. Media sources said the illegal colonists hurled stones at the car […]

17 Dec
9:31

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In Ramallah And Bethlehem

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In Ramallah And Bethlehem Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, ten Palestinians from their homes, after invading and violently searching them, in Ramallah and Bethlehem, in addition to searching homes and installing roadblocks in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank. In Ramallah, in central […]

16 Dec
7:20

Settlers Attack Vehicles near Bethlehem and Hebron

Extremist Jewish settlers, on Saturday evening, attacked Palestinian vehicles passing at a main road outside the illegal settlement of Efrat, near Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian security sources. Dozens of settlers pelted stones at vehicles with Palestinian registration plates passing at the street, causing damage to […]

14 Dec
1:02

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct At Least 48 Palestinians In The West Bank”

Updated: Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, at least 48 Palestinians, including a woman, who is also a former political prisoner, in addition to two elected legislators, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers invaded dozens of communities across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, before […]

11 Dec
1:57

Israeli Army Orders A Palestinian To Halt Construction Of His Home

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, the al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem city in the occupied West Bank, delivered an order instructing a Palestinian to halt the construction of his home, and summoned three home owners for interrogation. Local media activist Ibrahim Awad said dozens of soldiers invaded the town, and handed […]

11 Dec
10:42

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 28 Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Tuesday, at least twenty-eight Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID […]

11 Dec
4:24

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Merchant At Erez Terminal

December 11, 2018 4:24 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening, a Palestinian merchant while crossing Beit Hanoun (Erez) Terminal, between the Gaza Strip and Israel, in the northern part of the coastal region. Media sources said the merchant managed to obtain a permit from Israel to leave the Gaza Strip and head to the […]

10 Dec
11:34

PPS:“Israeli Soldiers Abduct 29 Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted,on Monday at dawn, 29 Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including ten in Jerusalem. The PPS said the soldiers conducted very violent searches of dozens of homes, and stores, across the West Bank, causing property damage, […]

09 Dec
12:14

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, eight Palestinians from the West Bank governorates of Bethlehem, Nablus and Jerusalem,the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded and violently searched many homes in the three governorates of the occupied West Bank, and interrogated several Palestinians […]

05 Dec
1:43

Elderly Woman Injured After Colonialist Settler Rammed Her With His Car

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Wednesday, that an elderly woman was injured, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, after a speeding illegal Israeli colonialist setter rammed her with his car. Mohammad Awad, the head of the Emergency Department of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Bethlehem, said […]

05 Dec
11:53

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least twenty Palestinians, including children and former political prisoner, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded and violently searched dozens of homes across the West Bank, and interrogated many Palestinians, […]

05 Dec
8:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Including A Child, Near Hebron

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, four Palestinians, including a child and a former political prisoner, from the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of […]