Category Archives: Israel

19 Jun
1:53

Ashkelon Prison Administration Submits to Detainee Demands

The Commission of Detainees’ Affairs confirmed, this Tuesday, that the administration of the prison of Ashkelon has gradually begun implementing a number of the requests of the detainees, which have been demanded through their latest hunger strike. The commission has stated that the administration of the prison has let all […]

16 Jun
10:28

Wife of Israeli Prime Minister Pleads Guilty to Corruption

June 16, 2019 10:28 PM Celine Hagbard Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

In the latest in a series of corruption scandals involving the Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his family, Netanyahu’s wife Sara on Sunday pleaded guilty to misusing state funds. Mrs. Netanyahu was charged with fraud and breach of trust for spending nearly $100,000 of Israeli government money on catering […]

16 Jun
10:15

Israeli Government Establishes ‘Trump Heights’ Development on Stolen Land in Golan

In a move aimed at gaining more support from the already-enthusiastic Donald Trump for their policies of land expropriation and expansion, Israeli authorities on Sunday established a new development they coined “Trump Heights”, with Binyamin Netanyahu presiding over the unveiling ceremony alongside U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. The location […]

15 Jun
10:49

Female Palestinian Detainees Announce Demands, Plan for Collective Strike

Palestinian women protest for Palestinian prisoners’ freedom, Ramallah. Photo: UPWC Palestinian women prisoners in Damon prison delivered an official letter to the Israeli prison administration, informing them of their intention to launch an open hunger strike on 1 July if their demands are not addressed. In a statement, former prisoner Mona Qa’adan said that 13 prisoners […]

14 Jun
10:40

Israeli Forces Injure 49 Palestinians at Gaza Protest

Israeli forces attacked hundreds of Palestinian protesters during the Great March of Return processions, Friday, on the border of the besieged Gaza Strip, reported WAFA News Agency. The Israeli army fired live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets and high velocity gas bombs, at protesters and medics. Medical sources stated that 49 […]

14 Jun
5:24

Israeli Private Intelligence Company Black Cube Out of Control

Shir Hever discusses the dangers of privatizing security and intelligence, as a private company called Black Cube, that claims to use Israeli Mossad procedures, hires out its services to the highest bidder and goes after international as well as Israeli activists, business people, and politicians. TRNN Video & Transcript GREG […]

14 Jun
5:16

3 Years, 119 Court Hearings: Mohammed Halabi Continues to Fight Back against Israeli Imprisonment

Mohammed Halabi. Photo: World Vision Palestinian charity worker Mohammed Halabi has been brought 119 times to Israeli court during the three years of detention. Halabi, a manager in Gaza for World Vision, was seized by Israeli occupation forces on 15 June 2016. After being secretly detained for nearly two months, he was then […]

14 Jun
9:23

Israeli Settlers Vandalize Palestinian Village

illegal Israeli settlers vandalized Palestinian homes in Einabous village, South of Nablus city, in the northern West Bank, as well as a local mosque, and clinic, WAFA reported. Local sources described 2 Palestinian owned vehicles with slashed tires, the star of David spray-painted on the mosque, clinic, and homes, along […]

14 Jun
12:25

Rocket Strikes A Building In Sderot

On Thursday, Israeli sources have reported that a rocket, reportedly fired from the Gaza Strip, struck a building in the Israeli Negev town of Sderot, causing damage. Israeli daily Haaretz said the building which was struck by the rocket is part of a religious school, and that the building sustained […]

13 Jun
2:53

Female Palestinian Journalist Jailed for ‘Incitement’

An Israeli court, on Monday, sentenced a Palestinian journalist with 13-month jail term, on incitement charges, according to Palestinian sources. Lama Khater, 42, was also fined 5,000 shekel (around ÂŁ1,400), the Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement. Khater was arrested by Israeli forces last year during a raid on […]

11 Jun
7:42

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi Calls Out Trump’s “Peace Team”

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Executive Committee Member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, has offered her respected opinion to Newsweek, regarding the U.S. so-called “peace plan”, led by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. Ashrawi calls the trio of Jason Greenblatt, Jared Kushner, and David Friedman – “a group of ideologically driven […]

10 Jun
11:22

Hunger Striking Detainee Hassan al-‘Oweiwi to be Released

June 10, 2019 11:22 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Hassan al-‘Oweiwi has suspended a 69-day open hunger strike, after reaching agreement with Israeli Prison Services to release him, the Commission of Detainees and Ex-detainees Affairs said. The commission explained, in a statement, that negotiations between al-‘Oweiwi and IPS reached an agreement to release him, after serving six […]

10 Jun
6:22

Palestinian Diplomats Respond to David Friedman’s Comments About Annexing Parts of West Bank

In response to U.S. ambassador to Israel’s remarks that “Israel has the right to annex some of the occupied West Bank”,the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates announced that it is considering filing a complaint to the International Criminal Court. U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman’s statement, the ministry […]

09 Jun
1:45

Palestinian Detainee Hassan al-‘Oweiwi On Hunger Strike For Over 2 Months

Palestinian prisoner Hassan al-‘Oweiwi is on his 68th day of hunger strike, protesting his imprisonment without charge or trial under Israeli administrative detention. On Thursday, 6 June, Aweiwi was transferred to a civilian hospital, Barzilai, after the severe deterioration of his health after over two months without food. He is […]

09 Jun
1:37

Crimes Against Palestinian Detainees Taking On Dangerous Dimension

Qadri Abu Bakr, chairman of the Detainees Affairs Commission, has condemned the repeated crimes committed, by Israel, against Palestinians being held in its jails, which he says have taken “a very dangerous and unprecedented dimension” designed to complicate their daily lives in prison. Abu Bakr said in a statement, yesterday, […]

07 Jun
12:01

Facing The Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

The Chief Military Advocate General of the Israeli army, Sharon Afek, and the US Department of Defense General Counsel, Paul Ney, shared a platform at the ‘International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict’, which took place in Herzliya, Israel between May 28-30. Their panel witnessed some of the most […]

02 Jun
6:04

Palestinian Photojournalist at Risk of Deportation

For the past five months, Mustafa al-Kharouf has been languishing inside Israel’s Givon prison, away from his wife Tamam and their one-and-a-half-year-old daughter Asia. But, now, he faces deportation to Jordan. The 32-year-old photojournalist, son to an Algerian mother and a Palestinian father, has been living in Jerusalem since 1999, when […]

01 Jun
10:06

Law Professor Says Canada’s Trade Agreement With Israel Violates International Law

Canadian Law Professor, Michael Lynk, the Special Rapporteur for the United Nations Human Rights Council on the situation in the Palestinian territories, along with the secretary general of Amnesty International Canada, Alex Neve, whose article was featured on Australian News site, The Conversation. The authors begin by stating that “While […]

30 May
6:15

Palestinian Child Sentenced Over Stone Throwing

Israel’s Salem military court, on Tuesday, sentenced Palestinian child Abdul-Jaber Yasin, age 15, to four months in jail, and ordered him to pay a 3,000 NIS fine. Yasin’s family said that the Israeli court accused their child of throwing stones at Israeli soldiers during a raid on Asira al-Qibliya village, […]

28 May
11:28

Palestinian Prisoner On 56th Day of Hunger Strike Is In Critical Condition

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) has reported that the health condition of Palestinian detainee Hasan Ewaiwi has become severely critical. Ewaiwi, 35, a the father of three children, has been on hunger strike for 56 days to protest being placed under ‘administrative detention’ by Israeli authorities. The PPS said that Ewaiwi […]

27 May
1:24

The Rise in Hate Speech Targeting Palestinians in Israeli Social Media

Written by Nadim Nashif, for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. Israel is a world leader in cybersecurity technologies and surveillance and, on platforms like Facebook and Twitter, uses predictive social media policing systems to increasingly limit Palestinians’ freedom of expression. These systems locate users by matching traits like age, gender, and location […]

27 May
1:18

Far-Right Israeli Organization Publishes List of ‘Disloyal’ Professors

Far-right Zionist organization Im Tirtzu recently published a list attacking 80 Israeli university professors they have deemed “anti-Israel”—professors critical of or opposed to Israeli occupation, some who support BDS, and others who merely express opinions that won’t fall in lockstep with the Israeli government’s opinions. The list includes personal information, […]

27 May
12:37

Detainees in Etzion Suffering Deplorable Conditions

The Palestinian Authority’s Detainee and Ex-Detainees Commission said, today, that Palestinian political detainees in the Israeli prison of Etzion, near Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank, have been suffering unbearable imprisonment conditions, particularly with regard to the meals they get for the break of their daily Ramadan fast. According […]

25 May
3:50

Another Company Withdraws From Israeli Light Rail Project

Alstom, a French transport company, has announced their withdrawal from an Israeli light-rail project that is being used to annex illegal Israeli settlements into Jerusalem, citing potentially harmful human rights violations, and French law. According to activists campaigning against the light-rail line, Israel’s illegal annexation of East Jerusalem, rapid development […]

24 May
4:44

Amnesty: Palestinian Photojournalist at Risk of being Separated from Family

Amnesty International, yesterday, called upon Israeli authorities to grant Palestinian photojournalist Mustafa al-Kharouf, who is at imminent risk of deportation and being taken away from his wife and young child, permanent residency in East Jerusalem. Al-Kharouf has been arbitrarily detained at Givon prison in Ramle, in central Israel, since January […]

22 May
10:31

Palestinian Foreign Ministry Condemns Germany for Calling BDS “Anti-Semitic”

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned, Sunday, the German parliament’s decision to designate the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign as “anti-semitic”, Maan News reported. The majority of German legislators voted in favor of the resolution, entitled “Resisting the BDS movement decisively – fighting antisemitism”, which claims the peaceful […]

19 May
11:37

Israel Drops Investigation of Murdered Disabled Palestinian Ibrahim Abu Thuraya

According to the Palestinian Information Center, the Israeli military has closed its investigation into the murder of disabled Palestinian, Ibrahim Abu Thuraya, 29, who was shot and killed by Israeli snipers at a protest near Gaza’s eastern border with Israel, in December 2017. The Israeli paper Haaretz reported that the […]

18 May
11:21

German Parliament Passes Anti-Boycott Bill

Two right-wing parties in Germany succeeded in getting the German Parliament to pass a bill on Friday condemning the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions (BDS) movement as ‘anti-Semitic’ in a close vote following a rowdy debate – although the bill is largely symbolic and has no enforcement mechanism. According to the Times of Israel, […]

18 May
10:51

LGBTQ Groups Boycott Eurovision Festival in Tel Aviv

From DazedDigital.com: The Eurovision song contest is a gay institution, an international marquee event affectionately dubbed the ‘Gay Olympics’ – but with Israel hosting this year’s contest, a growing number of LGBTQ+ organisations, groups, journalists, and individuals are joining the call for a global boycott of the hosting state in solidarity […]

15 May
10:25

Israeli Occupation Exploiting Eurovision to Consolidate Colonialism

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates sent several letters calling on the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to withdraw any promotional materials for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, filmed in the occupied city of Jerusalem, to demonstrate respect for the rights of the Palestinian people and international law. The […]

14 May
1:27

Palestinian Organizations Denounce Israeli Court Decision On 2015 Murder Case

Several Palestinian organizations, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, denounced Israeli court’s exoneration of a member of an extremist Jewish settler suspected of committing the murder of three members of the Palestinian Dawabsha family, in 2015. The July 31, 2015 firebomb attack of the Dawabsha home in the […]

11 May
6:36

Foreign Ministry: Israel exploits Eurovision contest to consolidate its colonialism

RAMALLAH, Saturday, May 11, 2019: The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates sent several letters calling on the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to withdraw any promotional materials for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, filmed in the occupied city of Jerusalem, to demonstrate […]

08 May
6:14

Settler Released After Deadly Stoning Attack, Placed Under House Arrest

An Israeli court released a settler involved in the killing of 48-year-old Palestinian mother of eight Aisha Mohammad al-Rabi, from the town of Bidya, in the north of the West Bank, and placed him under house arrest. Rabi was killed in front of her husband and 9-year-old daughter when Israeli […]

06 May
9:32

Cautious Calm After Egyptian-mediated Ceasefire

The Gaza Strip and the sounding Israeli started witnessing a cautious calm after Egyptian managed to mediate a ceasefire agreement between the armed resistance factions in Gaza, and Israel. The ceasefire deal went into effect at 4:30 am Monday, and by then all firing of missiles and shells has ceased […]

06 May
6:56

UN Calls For Calm, Avoiding Further Escalation In Gaza

United Nations Secretary-General, AntĂłnio Guterres, stated that he is following the escalation and developments between Israel and the Gaza Strip “with deep concern”, and called on all parties to “exercise maximum restraint” to avoid further tension and casualties. Although his statement ignored the death of four Palestinians, who were killed […]

06 May
1:25

Four Israelis Killed by Palestinian Shells on Sunday

As Israeli forces continue their massive escalation in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian resistance groups responded by launching hundreds of small-scale rockets across the border between Gaza and Israel, killing four Israelis and wounding at least eight. The Israeli daily Yedioth Ahranoth reports that Pinchas Menachem Prezuazman, 21, was killed by a […]

06 May
12:47

23 Palestinians, Including Infant & 12-Year Old, Killed by Israeli Airstrikes

Updates: Israeli Soldiers Fire Missiles Into A Site Northern Gaza Israeli Soldiers Fire Missiles Into A Site East Of Rafah, In Southern Gaza Strip Israeli Navy Fires Many Missiles Into Sudaniyya Shore Area, in Northern Gaza, and Rafah In Southern Gaza, Causing Damage To A Rescue Tower, And A Restaurant […]

05 May
10:06

Israeli Prime Minister Announces ‘Gaza Escalation Will Increase’

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu publicly announced on Sunday morning a plan to increase air strikes on targets in Gaza, following a meeting with his cabinet. Additionally, the PM announced he will be deploying more infantry troops and artillery to the southern border between Israel and Gaza. The announcement followed […]

05 May
8:01

PLO Official “Deal of the Century, More About Dictations and Not a Peace Agreement”

Dr. Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO), pronounced Friday that the so-called U.S. “Deal of the Century” is “more about dictations and not a peace agreement that maybe reached through negotiations.” In Ramallah City, central occupied West Bank, a delegation of 50 […]

29 Apr
3:10

Israel Converts Historic Mosque into Bar

April 29, 2019 3:10 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report 0

The Israeli municipality in Safed has turned Al-Ahmar Mosque into a bar and events hall, Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported. As one of the most historical mosques in the Arab city, which was occupied by the Jewish gangs in 1948, the building was first turned into a Jewish school, then into a centre for Likud’s […]

29 Apr
1:43

PA Rejected 660m Shekels of Incomplete Israeli Tax Revenues

Israeli channel 11 revealed, on Sunday, that the Israeli Finance Ministry, prior to the elections,had transferred NIS 660 million to Palestinian banks as an attempt to impose a fait accompli on the Palestinian Authority to accept the incomplete tax revenues. In February, Israel decided to cut the sum of money […]

29 Apr
9:25

Patients in Need of Specialized Care May Go to Hospitals in Jordan, Egypt

Mai Alkaila, the newly appointed Palestinian Minister of Health said Sunday that the government is seeking a replacement option to the specialized care offered in Israel, reported Wafa News. Last month the Palestinian Ministry of Health stopped transferring patients to Israeli hospitals, this was in response to the Israeli refusal […]

28 Apr
12:40

Palestinian Detainees on Hunger Strike for Several Days

Five Palestinian prisoners have been on open-ended hunger strike for several days, in protest of their administrative detention without trial or indictment. According to Prisoners Media Center, the hunger strikers are Husam al-Razza and Mohamed Tabanja, and they have been on hunger strike for about 40 days and 32 days […]

26 Apr
4:05

Palestinian Detainee Suspends Hunger Strike

Palestinian detainee Khaled Farraj suspended his open hunger strike after 29 days, on Thursday. The Detainees and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs Committee said that Farraj, age 31, who is a resident of Dheisheh refugee camp, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, suspended his 29-day hunger strike after his lawyer […]

24 Apr
6:05

Palestinian Man Dies During Israeli Police Chase

April 24, 2019 6:05 AM Ali Salam Human rights, Israel, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

A young Palestinian man died Tuesday morning, in the Arab town of Arrabat al-Bottuf, in northern Israel, after the Israeli police chased him, Palestinian sources have reported. Mohammad Majd Kamil, 22, from the town of Qabatia, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, was pronounced dead after falling […]

23 Apr
11:58

Israel Continues Holding Palestinian Detainee In Solitary Confinement Since March 2017

The Palestinian Commission for Detainees’ Affairs has reported, Tuesday, that a Palestinian detainee, identified as Mohammad Yousef Shinnawi, 23, from Haifa, has been held by Israel in solitary confinement since March of 2017. The Commission stated that the detainee is facing very difficult conditions in solitary confinement section 12 in […]

23 Apr
11:30

Detainee Israa Jabbis Suffering Critical Health Conditions

April 23, 2019 11:30 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The health condition of the wounded female detainee Israa Jaabis, in Damon prison, is now critical , as the pain resulting from her injury is increasing day by day, due to medical negligence. She also suffers from psychological problems, the commission of detainees and ex-detainee affairs reported, Monday. The commission […]

23 Apr
11:14

Palestinian Detainee Held for Over Two Years in Isolation

April 23, 2019 11:14 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian detainee has been held in isolation, in Israeli jails, for over two years, said the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission on Tuesday. The Commission said, according to WAFA, that 23-year-old Yousef al-Shinnawi, from Haifa, in Israel, has been held in isolation, in Meggido prison, since March 2017, in very […]

22 Apr
10:20

PCHR: “Silence or Deportation…Israel’s Message to Human Rights Defenders”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): In a new and unprecedented move, an Israeli Court on April 16, 2019 has decided to uphold the revocation of the work permit of Human Rights Watch (HRW) Israel and Palestine Director, Omar Shakir, ordering him to leave the country within 14 days […]

22 Apr
8:51

Israel Imposes Heavy Fines on Child Detainees

April 22, 2019 8:51 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies reported that Israeli military courts have imposed fines, against Palestinian minor detainees, amount to 170.000 NIS during the first quarter of this year. The spokesperson for the center, Reyad Al-Ashqar, said that Israeli courts impose heavy fines on most detained children , in addition […]

19 Apr
7:41

Report: Over 5,000 Palestinians in Israeli Jails on Prisoner’s Day

April 19, 2019 7:41 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian prisoners at the prisons of the Occupation called off their open hunger strike, which had lasted for eight days, as they made victory by getting their basic rights, after a series of systematic violations that they are subjected to. The violations had aimed to place the Palestinian prisoners under […]

16 Apr
1:06

Update : Palestinian Prisoners End Hunger Strike

April 16, 2019 1:06 PM Ali Salam Human rights, Israel, Negev, News Report, Prisoners 0

Close to four hundred Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have ended their week long hunger strike Monday following a deal with the Israel Prison Service (IPS), reported the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission. Spokesman for the commission, Majdi Adra told Wafa News that delegates for prisoners in the southern Israeli […]

15 Apr
12:23

Adalah Calls for Criminal Probe into Likud’s Planting of Hidden Cameras in Israeli Polling Stations

Activists from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party wore some 1,200 hidden cameras at polling stations in Arab towns across the country during Israel’s national election on Tuesday. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel sent an urgent letter to senior Israeli legal officials on Thursday, […]

13 Apr
8:06

Netanyahu’s Election Strategy Overcomes Corruption Indictments

Israel’s election resulted in a tie for seats in the Knesset, between Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party and the Blue and White alliance, the center-left party led by Benny Gantz. The likely outcome is a coalition government formed by Likud and other far-right parties, and a fifth term for Netanyahu, as […]

11 Apr
4:14

Israeli Elections: Netanyahu Set to Serve Fifth Term As Prime Minister

April 11, 2019 4:14 AM Walid Falasha Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The polls for the 2019 Israeli elections closed on Wednesday evening with a very close finish between the two main candidates for Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz. Late Wednesday night, Gantz conceded to Netanyahu – although now the Likud bloc led by Netanyahu must form a government before […]

11 Apr
3:53

PLO On Israeli elections: Israelis Voted No To Peace, Yes To Apartheid

By the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): RAMALLAH, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officials said today in reaction to the results of the Israeli elections that Israelis have voted no to peace and yes to apartheid. PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said that after […]

06 Apr
7:14

The Competing Parties in Upcoming Israeli Elections

RAMALLAH, Friday, April 5, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli citizens go to the polls. Aside from the progressive Meretz party, the ailing Labor party, and Palestinian Israeli parties, all other competing lists oppose Palestinian rights, reject the two-state solution, and have vowed to ensure that the rights of the Palestinian people […]

05 Apr
11:41

Palestinian Prisoners Searched and Assaulted in Israeli Prison

April 5, 2019 11:41 PM Ali Salam Israel, Negev, News Report, Prisoners 0

Tensions ran high at the southern Israeli Negev prison Thursday as Israeli ‘suppression forces’ stormed and searched prisoners and their belongings in section 1. According to The Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners’ Affairs committee, the suppression forces assaulted and moved one prisoner to an undisclosed location, after the prisoner allegedly […]

05 Apr
3:58

Israel Demolishes Bedouin Village for 142nd Time

Israeli bulldozers destroyed, Thursday, tents and residential structures that housed an indigenous Bedouin community in the Negev, reported Palestinian Ma’an News Agency. The Al-Araqib village is located in the Negev Desert, and is one of many villages that predate Israel, but remain unrecognized, and has been demolished 142 times by […]

04 Apr
6:13

Kahanism: The Logical Conclusion of Zionism

by Asa Winstanley In Israel’s elections later this month, a hard-right bloc, led by the incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, looks likely to be the victor. This bloc of legislators now looks likely to include the Kahanists of the Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) party. Rabbi Meir Kahane was a fanatically anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian […]

01 Apr
4:17

Palestinian Detainee Marks 17 Years in Israeli Jails

Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli jails Abdul-Fattah Kamel Sahalabi completes, today, 17 years behind Israeli prison bars, said the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society. Shalabi, who comes from the town of Silat al-Harithiya, in the occupied West Bank, was taken into custody on March 31, 2002, and was sentenced to 21 years […]

israel-tanks (image from RT)
29 Mar
11:56

800 Palestinians Protest at Gaza Border; 11 Wounded as Israel Amasses Tanks

In an update from an earlier report, in which IMEMC reported that 2 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli gunfire on Friday, the Palestinian Ministry of Health has now reported that 11 Palestinian protesters were wounded, including one who was shot in the chest in a protest east of Rafah, in […]

29 Mar
9:06

Egyptian Delegation in Israel to Negotiate Ceasefire

The Egyptian delegation sent by the government traveled to Israel from Gaza on Thursday to try to negotiate a ceasefire of the three-day long Israeli shelling campaign against the Gaza Strip. Israeli media sources identified General Ayman Badia and Ahmed Abdel Khalek as two of those leading the Egyptian delegation. […]

29 Mar
4:37

Palestinian Detainees Launch Mass Hunger Strike

March 29, 2019 4:37 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Captive Movement, from inside Israeli jails, has announced the launch of an open-ended mass hunger strike in protest of the recent and vicious attacks on Palestinian prisoners, by Israeli authorities. In a statement on Thursday, the Captive Movement urged all prisoners in Israeli jails to take part in […]

29 Mar
2:01

Report: Palestinian Land Day – 43 Years Later

Ola Awad, president of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), commemorated the upcoming anniversary of Land Day (March 30), by publishing a report on Thursday, demonstrating that Israeli theft of Palestinian land has persisted through the 43 years since it began,. On March 30, 1976, Palestinians inside Israel protested […]

28 Mar
7:13

Hunger Striking Detainee In Poor Health Condition

March 28, 2019 7:13 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The health condition of Palestinian detainee Ahmed Mousa, age 41, has badly worsened as a result of the open-ended hunger strike he started 28 days ago, in protest of his administrative detention with no trial or indictment. According to Muhjat al-Quds Foundation for Martyrs and Prisoners, Mousa suffers from severe […]

Israeli military jet (archive image from Twitter)
27 Mar
3:44

Israeli Escalation Continues for Second Night; Egyptian Mediators Arrive in Gaza

After Israel’s assault on Gaza Monday night, Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, told Israeli army radio on Tuesday morning that Israel will “continue to exact a very heavy price from Hamas for its attacks on Israeli citizens”, Israel’s Haaretz reported. Erdan acknowledged that Hamas was willing to agree to […]

25 Mar
9:01

Rocket Fired from Gaza Hits Israeli House; Seven Wounded

Israeli sources say that seven Israelis were wounded – two with moderate injuries, and five with light to very light injuries – when a rocket allegedly fired from Gaza hit their house in HaSharon, in central Israel. According to the Israeli daily Ha’aretz, the seven Israelis were taken to Meir […]

24 Mar
5:13

Israeli Election 2019: Jewish Lawmaker Kills Arab Colleague in Campaign Video

Knesset member (MK) Jamal Zahalka, the chairman of the Arab-majority Balad party, filed a complaint with the police on Tuesday against MK Oren Hazan (Likud) for incitement to murder, according to Haaretz Israeli daily. Zahalka, who is currently still a member of the Joint List, will also file a separate […]

19 Mar
5:35

Shaked Sprays Herself With ‘Fascism’ Perfume in Campaign Ad

Screen capture from campaign ad by Hayamin Hehadash party. A new Israeli election ad reportedly features Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked in sultry poses, spraying herself with a perfume labeled ‘Fascism,’ according to Israeli media. A new election ad for the far-right Hayamin Hehadash party, featuring Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked in sultry poses, […]

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Friday, March 15, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
18 Mar
2:07

U.S. State Department Threatens ICC of Visa Restrictions

U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo announced on Friday that the United States will place restrictions on visas of International Criminal Court (ICC) employees investigating alleged crimes of U.S. or allied troops in Afghanistan, the Washington Post reported. In his statement, he also mentioned Israel, which is a staunch U.S. […]

15 Mar
12:08

Palestinian Resistance Groups in Gaza All Deny Firing Shells Toward Israel

After two nights of wide-scale bombardment of the Gaza Strip by Israeli forces in which dozens of bombs were dropped on the crowded coastal enclave, someone in Gaza apparently attempted to retaliate Thursday night by firing several shells toward Israel. But the Palestinian  resistance groups in Gaza, usually quick to […]

09 Mar
11:11

Israel Detains 2 Palestinian Children Crossing the Border From Gaza Strip

Two young Palestinian boys were detained by Israeli forces on Friday, after they were caught crossing the border fence, between Israel and the southern Gaza Strip. The boys, who have not yet been identified, were searched, and found to be in possession of three knives, according to Israeli army spokesman, […]

04 Mar
5:00

Israeli Government Denies Building Permits to Palestinian Property Owners In Jerusalem

The Israeli Planning and Building Committee in occupied Jerusalem  on Sunday rejected twenty Palestinian residential building applications in occupied East Jerusalem, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz. In making its decision, the Committee refused to recognize the well-established Palestinian system to indicate land ownership in East Jerusalem, the ‘mukhtar protocol’. Without […]

03 Mar
5:34

Netanyahu Indictments May Amount To Nothing, His Real Crimes Go Unpunished

Shir Hever discusses Netanyahu’s indictment for bribery, malfeasance in office and breach of public trust, as only a fraction of his crimes, his refusal to resign & his attack against the left & the media. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active […]

01 Mar
4:00

Israel Releases Palestinian Lawmaker After Twenty Months of Administrative Detention

56 year old Palestinian, and member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Khalida Jarrar, was released from Israeli prison Thursday, after twenty months of administrative detention, WAFA reported. Jarrar was released at the Salem military checkpoint, near the Northern West Bank city of Jenin, hours earlier than announced. Arrested from her […]

01 Mar
6:30

Netanyahu to be Charged With Bribery

Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit, on Thursday, announced his decision to indict Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, in three separate cases, pending a hearing, according to Israeli media. Haaretz Israeli daily reported, today, that Mendelblit’s decision comes after three years of investigations, […]

01 Mar
6:01

Family Left Homeless after Demolition in Lod

Israeli bulldozers demolished a Palestinian family home, leaving 11 family members homeless, in the city of Lod, central Israel, on Thursday. According to local sources, a large number of heavily armed Israeli police forces, along with bulldozers, stormed al-Mahatta neighborhood and demolished a home, under the pretext of being built […]

01 Mar
5:34

Khalida Jarrar Released

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, released the Palestinian leader, lawyer, activist and member of the Legislative Council, Khalida Jarrar, after serving 20 months in administrative detention. Jarrar was released this morning at the Jalameh checkpoint, north of Jenin, where she headed straight  to visit her father’s grave in Nablus, as […]

28 Feb
6:00

Palestinian Journalists Syndicate Denounces Israel’s Detention of Palestinian Journalist

Palestinian photographer Mustafa Kharouf was arrested by Israeli police on January 22, 2019. He has been detained since then, as Israel threatens him with expulsion to Jordan.

27 Feb
10:35

Israeli Officials Remove 41 Million NIS From Palestinian Authority Funding

Palestinian officials on Wednesday announced that they will not accept the illegal confiscation of NIS 41,000,000 by Israeli officials. This money was taken out of the tax funds that Israel collects for the Palestinian Authority. It is supposed to be transferred directly to the Palestinian Authority, according to the Oslo […]

27 Feb
3:07

US Supporting Settlement Expansion as Israeli Elections Draw Near

by Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/ The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements said, in its latest weekly report, that  the ruling Israeli right-wing in Israel is racing time in order to get the votes of the Israelis, particularly those of the settlers. It escalates land confiscation campaigns throughout the […]

25 Feb
7:16

Israeli News Anchor Defends Anti-occupation Statements Despite Threat of Violence

An Israeli news anchor who has blamed the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands for turning regime troops into “animals” has defended her comments despite having received death threats from “thousands.” Israeli Channel 13 TV anchor Oshrat Kotler had, last week, denounced the mistreatment of Palestinians in Israeli custody, following a piece […]

20 Feb
9:12

Israel to Withhold $138m over Prisoner Payments

Israel said that its security cabinet, on Sunday, decided to withhold $138 million (€122 million) in tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority, over its payments to prisoners jailed for attacks on Israelis. A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said the withheld cash would be equal to that paid […]

20 Feb
8:58

Livni Quits

One of Israel’s most prominent politicians, former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, on Monday, said that she was leaving politics after two decades and warned that “democracy is in danger”. A former peace negotiator with the Palestinians, Livni won recognition abroad for her part in the United States-brokered talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Negotiations […]

19 Feb
4:16

Fake Justice : A Report by B’Tselem

Israeli Human Rights group B’Tselem recently released a report, examining the rulings of Israel’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) to restrict Palestinian building, and demolish Palestinian homes, while authorizing illegal Israeli Settlements in the occupied West Bank. One example is the village of Khan Al-Ahmar, 2 kilometres south of the […]

17 Feb
4:02

Palestine and the Israel-Saudi Arabia Alliance

by Ibrahim Fraihat, for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network The October 2018 murder of Jamal Khashoggi by agents of the Saudi government in Istanbul brought into sharp relief the deepening relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel: Israel had supplied Pegasus spyware to the Saudi government, which it used to surveille Khashoggi, and […]

17 Feb
3:54

Palestinian-owned Warehouse Demolished by Owner upon Israeli Order

February 17, 2019 3:54 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report 0

A Palestinian from the town of Umm al-Fahm, in northern Israel, was forced to demolish a steel structure used as a warehouse, on Saturday, upon receiving a demolition notice by Israeli authorities. Abdullah Jabbarin said that he received a demolition notice for his warehouse, pointing out that he would be […]

09 Feb
7:35

Israeli and US Forces to Begin Major Military Drills

Amid growing tension along the northern border, Israeli and US forces will hold their annual joint exercise next week, to test the level of coordination between the two armies, in the event of future conflicts. The exercise is part of a long standing agreement, between the US and Israel, to […]

08 Feb
6:34

Palestinian Prisoner Dies In Israeli Prison

A Palestinian prisoner, held by Israel in Beersheba (Be’er as-Sabe’) prison, died on Friday, due to the lack of adequate medical treatment, the media department of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported. The Committee stated that Yasser Hamed Eshteyya, 36, from Tal village, southwest of the northern West Bank city […]

06 Feb
4:31

Samidoun Calls for Action to Save Life of Walid Khaled Sharaf

Palestinian prisoner Walid Khaled Sharaf, 25, from Abu Dis in occupied Jerusalem, is suffering from serious illness in Ramle prison clinic. Sharaf is jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention; the order against him was renewed for another six months on 4 February on the basis of so-called “secret evidence” despite […]

01 Feb
6:43

Israel’s New Commander in Chief: “We’ll Create a Deadlier Army!”

Professor Eyal Weizman studied the philosophy that guides Aviv Kochavi, the officer who was just appointed commander of the Israeli military. It is a philosophy that objectifies Palestinians and ignores the human suffering caused by new Israeli technologies and tactics of repression. TRNN Video & Transcript MARC STEINER: Welcome to The […]

01 Feb
6:17

B’Tselem: Barghouti Shot Point Blank, Did Not Flee

Israeli Information Center for Human Rights B’Tselem refuted, in a report, Israeli security claims that Saleh Barghouti had tried to flee the scene after being involved in a drive-by shooting attack. The report explained that Israeli occupation security forces shot Saleh Barghouti point-blank, in an apparent extrajudicial killing, Al Ray […]

31 Jan
12:37

Israeli police attack protest against police brutality in Tel Aviv

A protest of several thousand Ethiopian-Israelis and their supporters in Tel Aviv were attacked by Israeli police on Wednesday, when they were demonstrating against the police killing of 24-year old Yehuda Biadga by Israeli police earlier in January. Protest organizers told reporters from the Ma’ariv newspaper that there were a […]

29 Jan
5:50

Israel Plans to Expel 36,000 Negev Bedouins

Israel’s Minister of Agriculture and Development of the Negev, Uri Ariel, has completed a massive plan to expel some 36,000 Bedouin Palestinians from their “unrecognized” villages, according to Israel Today Hebrew newspaper. The implementation of the plan, if approved, is scheduled to start this year, and would be completed within […]

26 Jan
6:07

Adalah: Israel Still Preventing 70-year-old Palestinian Grandmother with Ailing Health from Visiting Grave of Father She Never Met

Salwa Salem Copty with portraits of her father and mother in the church in the destroyed Galilee village of Ma’alul. (Photo by Mati Milstein) Israeli authorities are preventing a 70-year-old Palestinian grandmother with ailing health from visiting the grave of her father – who died before she was born – […]

26 Jan
5:58

The Boycott Movement and the Attack on Palestinian Prisoners

The following article by Khaled Barakat, Palestinian writer and coordinator of the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat, was originally published on 24 January 2019, in Arabic, at Quds News Network.  The right-wing Zionist Cabinet minister, Gilad Erdan (Likud), is waging a furious and organized campaign against the prisoners’ movement in Israeli jails […]

24 Jan
11:11

Israel Enforces Lien on Palestinian Lands In Jerusalem, Including 135 Meters Owned By Late President Arafat

The Israeli so-called “Central Court” in occupied Jerusalem has issued a ruling “temporarily” placing a lien on 2.7 Dunams of Palestinian lands in Jabal az-Zeitoun (Mount Of Olives), including 138 square meters owned by late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem. Israeli sources said the decision […]

21 Jan
4:27

Palestinians Forced Off Bus, Israeli Passengers Remain

An Israeli hospital in city of Ashkelon, in southern Israel, is forcing Palestinians to get off public buses to undergo a security check before allowing the vehicles to enter on hospital grounds, while Israeli passengers continue their passage uninterrupted. Haaretz news outlet reported, according to Ma’an, that the Association for […]

21 Jan
4:06

Palestinian Home in Lod Demolished by Israeli Forces

Israeli bulldozers demolished, on Sunday, a Palestinian-owned home in the city of Lod, in central Israel. According to local WAFA sources, the home belonged to the Abu-Sa’louk family, and was demolished on the pretext of being built without an Israeli permit. This was the second time that Israeli occupation forces […]