Category Archives: Israel

02 Jan
6:29

Israel & US Formally Ditch UNESCO

More than a year after announcing their withdrawal from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Israel and the United States’ decision officially went into effect at the last second of December 31, 2018. UNESCO was the first UN body to grant full membership to Palestine in 2011, which […]

28 Dec
12:28

Israeli Court Extends Prison Sentence for Palestinian and Son

December 28, 2018 12:28 AM Ali Salam Israel, Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Palestinian political prisoner Omar Barghouthi, and his son Assef, were detained by Israeli forces, on December 12, 2018, after Omar’s other son, Saleh Omar Barghouthi, 29, was gunned down by undercover Israeli soldiers, outside Ramallah, in central West Bank. On Thursday, both Omar and his son were ordered by Israeli […]

27 Dec
4:44

Secretary General of PLO Says Israel Steals Palestinian Land and Christmas Spirit

Secretary General of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, Wednesday, said that the “Grinch [Israeli] occupation decided to steal the Christmas spirit from the people of Palestine.” Christians across Palestine celebrate Christmas, with the feeling of peace and joy being weakened by the Israeli occupations’ constant violation of International […]

22 Dec
11:43

Family of 7 Ordered Out Of Their Home In East Jerusalem

On Saturday, a Palestinian family of 7, was ordered by the City Council in Occupied Jerusalem, to vacate their home in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood in Silwan town, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. The Israeli explanation for the order, was the collapse of a portion of […]

22 Dec
6:33

Gideon Levy Has No Sympathy for Colonists as a Group

Veteran Israeli journalist Gideon Levy says all colonists and all Israelis share responsibility for the occupation and apartheid system in Palestine. There is sympathy for individuals, but there is no symmetry: the power is on the Israeli side. TRNN Video & Transcript SHIR HEVER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m […]

21 Dec
4:04

Yesh Din: Israeli Politician Calls for Citizen Attacks on Palestinians

Extremist right wing Israeli Member of Knesset Bezalel Smotrich has called for illegal Jewish settlers to attack Palestinians, asserting that the lives of Jews are more valuable than those of Palestinians. On his twitter account, Smotrich wrote: “I call on my heroic [settler] friends and pioneers to come out tonight […]

19 Dec
5:19

Salah Hamouri: ‘Detention is an instrument of Israel’s oppression’

December 19, 2018 5:19 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human Interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

Image: Salah Hamouri. Photo credit: GUE/NGL The following article, by Rebecca Stead, was originally published by Middle East Monitor on 15 December, and was reprinted by Samidoun under a Creative Commons license:  In the dead of night, Israeli forces knocked on the door of Salah Hamouri’s apartment in Jerusalem, he told me. “When I […]

18 Dec
12:16

Extremist Israelis Vandalize Cars, Property, In Nazareth

As the city of Nazareth, in the northern part of the country, prepares for the celebration of Christmas, extremist Israelis on Monday,spray-painted hateful, racist anti-Arab slogans in the Arab majority city. They wrote in Hebrew, “Death to Arabs“, and “The land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel“, witnesses […]

17 Dec
4:48

Sick and Elderly Mother Detained While Visiting Son in Jail

December 17, 2018 4:48 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces, on Sunday, detained an elderly Palestinian mother from the town of Tel, southwest of the occupied West Bank district of Nablus, during a family visit to her detained son, in the Israeli Gilboa Prison, according to her son. The son, Iyad Ishtaiyeh, said his 80-year-old mother, Zahra Ishtaiyeh, […]

17 Dec
4:42

Families of Palestinian Attackers to be Expelled under New Israeli Law

Israeli Minister of Education from the right-wing “Jewish Home” party, Naftali Bennett, will present a law to expel the families of Palestinians who carried out anti-Israeli attacks, the Maariv daily reported on Saturday. The newspaper quoted senior officials of the Shin Bet (General Security Service) who strongly support the law, […]

12 Dec
7:54

Solidarity Campaign Launched In Support Of Wounded Palestinian Detainee

December 12, 2018 7:54 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s Committee for Prisoners and Freed Prisoners has launched a solidarity campaign for burn victim Israa Jaabis, who is being held in an Israeli jail. Entitled “Freedom and Treatment: A Right for Prisoner Israa”, the campaign has been set up to pressure Israeli occupation forces to provide […]

12 Dec
7:39

Ahmad Sa’adat: Palestine Will Be Freed By The People, Not The Elites

Via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The following interview with imprisoned Palestinian leftist leader, Ahmad Sa’adat, the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was published first in the Italian newspaper Il Manifesto on November 9, 2018. Sa’adat has been imprisoned in Israeli prison since 2006, when he was seized […]

10 Dec
6:55

Senior Israeli Lawmaker: “The Israeli army has enough bullets for every Palestinian.”

Chairman for the Defense Committee of the Israeli Parliament of the Knesset, Avi Dichter, recently made an underhanded remark expressing favor for killing all Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. As he was commenting on the protests of the Great March of Return, taking place along the eastern fence of the […]

07 Dec
4:24

Report: Palestinians in Israel Jails Continue to Suffer Medical Negligence

December 7, 2018 4:24 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinians living under detention in Israeli prisons are being diagnosed with medical conditions, as of  late, because of a lack of health care, a Palestinian NGO has revealed. In a report, the Prisoners’ Centre for Studies said that 12 per cent of the Palestinian prisoners in occupation jails are diagnosed with […]

06 Dec
4:37

“Occupying Hebron 2011-2017” – New Booklet of Testimonies

Via BTS official: Dear friends and supporters, This year marked a jubilee since the founding of the settlement in Hebron. Throughout the past 50 years, thousands of soldiers were deployed in the city, us included. Being sent by Israeli governments to enforce the occupation in Hebron, we have become far […]

04 Dec
11:30

Israeli Court Rules: No Compensation for Palestinian Doctor Whose 3 Daughters Were Killed

A Palestinian doctor whose three daughters and niece were killed in an Israeli airstrike, and who was giving a live report on Israeli television when he received the news of his family being killed, has been told by an Israeli court in Beersheva that he will receive no compensation. The […]

03 Dec
8:40

9 Palestinians Shot By Israeli Forces in Gaza

At the 18th weekly Naval March, hundreds of Palestinians gathered along the northern coast of the besieged Gaza Strip Monday. Nine Palestinians were injured by projectiles shot by the Israeli army, while dozens of other protesters suffocated from tear gas. The nine casualties include 1 hit with live ammunition, 4 […]

03 Dec
7:20

Information War between Palestinian Resistance and Israel Heats Up after Botched Raid

Motasem Ahmed Dalloul is a staff writer at the Middle East Monitor. He is a specialist in Middle East affairs. The war between Hamas (which leads the Palestinian resistance) and Israel is now also being fought online. Israel’s recently failed attack on Gaza was an important victory for Hamas. “Palestinians […]

03 Dec
7:01

Report: Israel Abducts Dozens of Palestinians in Crackdown on Palestinian Authority

A Palestinian being detained by Israeli forces. Photo credit: Addameer. ORIGINAL POST BY: AHMAD JARADAT DECEMBER 1, 2018 Israeli police accused the men of being active in PA security forces. Palestinians say the arrests are part of Israeli efforts to sediment the occupation. In overnight raids, Israeli military police arrested 32 Palestinians […]

02 Dec
11:52

Israeli Settlers Slash Tires in Kafr Qassem

The Palestinian village of Kafr Qassem, east of Tel Aviv was stormed by Israeli settlers Sunday, who vandalized many cars, local sources told Maan News. Dozens of settlers reportedly punctured tires of 32 vehicles belonging to Palestinians, and spray painted threats and racist slurs. Some of the slogans that damaged […]

02 Dec
11:08

U.S. Police Departments Cancel Israeli Training

Due to pressure applied by the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, the Northampton Police Department and the Vermont State Police both abandoned the yearly training trip to Israel, Middle East Monitor reported Sunday. First held in 2002, the “Resilience and Counter-Terrorism” program is a 7 day conference in which […]

29 Nov
2:39

Israel Supreme Court Grants Palestinian Land to The Jewish National Fund

The Israeli Supreme Court Wednesday ruled in favor of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) for ownership of 522 Dunams (129 acres) of Palestinian owned land according to Hebrew language outlets, reported Ma’an News Agency. The Palestinians previously appealed an Israeli Central Court decision handing over the land to the JNF, […]

Demonstration of 'banana technique' ( Israeli committee against torture)
29 Nov
12:39

Israeli High Court Rules to Allow, Expand Use of Torture

In a ruling that directly violates international law and conventions against the use of torture, the Israeli High Court ruled Monday that Israeli intelligence officers were justified in their use of torture against a Palestinian prisoner. The ruling sets a precedent for the future use of torture and the expansion […]

28 Nov
7:56

The Great March of Return Seven Months On

B’Tselem has completed a very revealing survey of 406 live gunshot wound survivors, with information from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). This investigation involved 406 protesters wounded with live ammunition shot from Israeli soldiers across the perimeter fence, […]

27 Nov
8:25

Netanyahu: “No Settlement Will be Evacuated” in His Time

Speaking at a Likud party meeting on the thriving Israeli relations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he received an invitation to visit Chad and that he would make the visit. During the meeting as well, Netanyahu  reassured his Likud faction that the central West Bank Bedouin hamlet of Khan […]

26 Nov
8:02

Army Shoots Three Palestinians In Naval March On Gaza Coast

On the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip, 3 Palestinians have been shot by Israeli army life fire, with many more suffering the effects of teargas inhalation. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has confirmed three Palestinians were shot with live fire, and dozens suffered […]

25 Nov
4:12

Israel Detained Over 900 Palestinian Children In 2018

November 25, 2018 4:12 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israel has detained 908 Palestinian children since the beginning of 2018, according to Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), who made the announcement on Tuesday. PPS said, in a statement, that of the 908 Palestinian children detained since January to the end of October, 270 are still held in various Israeli prisons. […]

23 Nov
2:29

Israeli Police Detains Four Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli police officers abducted, Friday, four young Palestinian men at the Central Bus Station, in occupied Jerusalem. The police claimed the four Palestinians attacked Israeli soldiers, mildly wounding one of them, before they were detained. Media sources in occupied Jerusalem said the incident seemed to be an argument between the […]

22 Nov
3:10

Administrative Detention Extended for 23 Palestinians

Israel’s Ofer military court, near Ramallah, on Wednesday, extended the administrative detention of 23 Palestinian prisoners, according to Ma’an News  Agency. The extensions ranged from two to six months, with nine of the prisoners having their sentence prolonged for 6 more months. A prisoner held under administrative detention has not […]

20 Nov
2:29

AirBnB announces: No more listings in Israeli colonial settlements

On Monday, the international crowdsourced bed and breakfast company AirBnB announced that they will no longer allow listings that are located in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land. The decision comes after a two year campaign of Human Rights Watch and other organizations, who pointed out that the promotion of […]

15 Nov
3:22

Adalah Opposes Israel’s Death Penalty Bill

A press release from Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, stated that the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee of the Israeli Knesset are preparing to debate the controversial new “Death Penalty for Terrorists” bill. According to a report by Ma’an News Agency, former Israeli Minister of […]

15 Nov
12:30

Long-time Palestinian Hunger Striker Khader Adnan Released from Prison

November 15, 2018 12:30 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

After a 58-day hunger strike which included several days of refusing water as well as food, Khader Adnan has been freed from Israeli prison. This was Adnan’s third such hunger strike – in 2011 he engaged in a 66-day long hunger strike, and in 2014 he again undertook a ‘hunger […]

Avigdor Lieberman - image from wikimedia
14 Nov
11:59

Lieberman Resigns as Israeli Defense Minister

November 14, 2018 11:59 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation from the post, on Wednesday, in protest against the ceasefire agreement of the Israeli Cabinet with the Palestinian factions in the besieged Gaza Strip, according to Hebrew-language news outlet. Ma’an News Agency sources reported that Lieberman called for early elections. Lieberman described […]

13 Nov
4:32

Man Killed by Palestinian Shell in Ashkelon, 2 Women Critically Wounded

November 13, 2018 4:32 AM IMEMC News Israel, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

A day after the Israeli military invaded Gaza in a flagrant violation of the ceasefire negotiated with Palestinian factions, Palestinian resistance fighters fired several hundred crude homemade shells into Israel. One of these shells hit an apartment building in Ashkelon, killing a 48-year old man and wounding two women. Update: […]

12 Nov
7:39

UPDATE: 3 Dead, Others Injured — Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Continue

Israeli ongoing airstrikes against the northern part of the Gaza Strip have left three Palestinians dead, and at least five others wounded, said WAFA sources. Mohammad Zakariya al-Tatri, age 27, and Mohammed Zohdi Odeh, 22, were killed in Israeli airstrikes targeting the northern part of the Strip. Furthermore, Hamad Mohammad […]

11 Nov
6:25

Israel Orders Halt to Kindergarten Renovation in Hebron

Israeli authorities imposed a ban on renovations of a kindergarten in the southern Occupied West Bank city of Hebron, according to Hebron’s Rehabilitation Committee No justification was provided by Israel, for the ‘stop work order’ on the school building belonging to Palestinian Red Crescent Society. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society […]

08 Nov
10:28

MK Calls Disabled Mate ‘Half A Human’

Israeli MK Oren Hazan, from the ruling Likud party, described his handicapped lawmaker Ilan Gilon, from Meretz, “half a human”, during an official plenum. The comment came during a stormy Knesset debate over legislation that would see government funding for the arts as contingent on “loyalty.” The law targets Arab […]

07 Nov
6:47

Israel Proposes Plan to Connect Israel to Middle East Countries (VIDEO)

Yisrael Katz, the Israeli Transportation and Intelligence Minister, traveled to Oman, for an international conference, to discuss his proposal for a new system of shipping by sea, in addition to a rail connecting Israel and the Middle East. During Muscat’s World Congress of the International Road Transport Union, Katz presented […]

07 Nov
6:22

6 Palestinian Detainees Continue Open Hunger Stike

November 7, 2018 6:22 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

 Six Palestinian detainees are engaged in an open hunger strike, in solidarity with women detainees of Hasharon prison, who have refused to leave their cells since last July, in protest of IPS security cameras in the yard. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), in a statement, said that detainee Abu Araam, […]

05 Nov
7:54

Netanyahu Approves Passing of Death Sentence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the green light, to the leader of the governing coalition in the Israeli Knesset, to pass a law on the  Death Sentence for Palestinian detainees, Israel’s Channel 7 reported. According to the channel, Netanyahu gave his approval to members of his Likud party to […]

03 Nov
7:47

Palestinian Prisoners: A Battleground for International Solidarity

The following article, by Charlotte Kates, the international coordinator of Samidoun, initially appeared in Arabic in Al-Adab magazine, published on November 2, 2018. The Arabic text can be read online at the Al-Adab website. The article appeared in an issue with a special focus on Palestinian prisoners, including testimonies from current […]

03 Nov
7:36

Israel & Gaza Close To Ceasefire says Israeli Source

Israel and Palestinian factions in Gaza are close to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire, a report said Saturday, citing a high-level Israeli source. According to the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation, an unnamed senior political figure leaked that a deal was in the making between Israel and the Gazan administration to allow Qatar […]

03 Nov
7:30

Palestinian-American Writer Deported from Israel

Israeli authorities banned and deported, on Friday night, a Palestinian-American writer and activist from the Ben Gurion airport, in Tel Aviv, as she had planned to attend a literary festival in the occupied West Bank. Haaretz online newspaper reported that the Israeli Population, Immigration and Border Authority said it prevented […]

02 Nov
5:55

Four Palestinian Detainees on Hunger Strike against Injustice

November 2, 2018 5:55 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Four Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are currently engaged in hunger strikes to protect prisoners’ rights and demand their freedom. Saddam Ali Ayad Awad, 28, from Beit Ummar near al-Khalil, has been on strike since 13 October, after occupation authorities renewed his administrative detention – imprisonment without charge or trial. Image: Saddam Awad, […]

31 Oct
8:32

Israeli ‘Thought Police’ Lose Effort to Ban Student Over BDS

Lara Al-Qassem, an American student of Palestinian origin, has defeated an Israeli effort to ban and deport her over her prior support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, BDS. TRNN speaks to her attorney, Yotam Ben-Hillel. Video & Transcript AARON MATE: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. Imagine being […]

30 Oct
10:12

Electronic Intifada Report: “Israeli Embassy Used Fake Facebook Profiles to Spy on Students”

Reposted from The Electronic Intifada, By: Asa Winstanley and Ali Abunimah 30 October 2018: An Israeli embassy officer spied on student supporters of Palestinian rights, undercover video released exclusively by The Electronic Intifada shows. Julia Reifkind wrote reports on boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activists, which were then sent back […]

30 Oct
5:58

Adnan Sentenced to One Year

October 30, 2018 5:58 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli military court in Salem, north of the northern occupied West Bank district of Jenin, sentenced Palestinian detainee Khader Adnan to one year in prison, fined him 1,000 shekels ($270) and 18 months suspended sentence for five years, on Monday. Jawad Boulous, head of the legal department in the […]

28 Oct
11:09

Hunger Striking Detainee Khader Adnan Stops Drinking

October 28, 2018 11:09 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Khader Adnan, who has been on an open-ended hunger strike for 57 days, in protest of being detained without charge or trial, has also stopped drinking water, the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said on Sunday, according to WAFA correspondence. “Prisoner Khader Adnan has decided to step up […]

28 Oct
9:02

470 Illegal Settlement Units Approved East of Jerusalem

Maale Adumim is an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied Palestinian Territories, seven kilometres east of Jerusalem, with a population of more than 37,000 settlers. According to Ma’an News Agency, Hebrew-language media sources claim 470 new housing units were approved by the Israeli government on Thursday, with a total of […]

27 Oct
5:18

Settlers Vandalize Nazareth Village with Graffiti

Israeli settlers sprayed anti-Arab graffiti in the Yaffa al-Nasriyyeh village in Nazareth of northern Israel, early Friday morning. Locals said, according to Ma’an, that a group of Israeli settlers raided the Marah Ghuzlan neighborhood of the village, sprayed racist slogans, including “price tag,” “revenge,” and “death to Arabs” on walls […]

27 Oct
3:42

Report: “Hamas and Israel Reach An Understanding”

The al-Hayat daily has reported Friday that Egypt has brokered a possible “understanding” between Israel and Hamas, the ruling party in Gaza. This alleged agreement would increase the fishing zone back up to 9 nautical miles, and then to 20 nautical miles, as stated by the Oslo Accords. The Israeli government […]

25 Oct
8:42

Israeli Forces Storm Ramon Prison over Detainee Interview with Egyptian News

October 25, 2018 8:42 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

On Tuesday evening, Israeli restraining forces of the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) stormed the prisoners’ chambers in Section 5 of Ramon Prison, where the Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Ahmed Sa’adat, is detained. They raided and vandalized the chambers, on the backdrop of an […]

25 Oct
7:35

Abu Rodeina: “No Peace, No Security, Without An Independent Palestinian State”

In response to statements by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, the official spokesperson of the Palestinian President, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said that there can be no peace or security without establishing an independent and contiguous Palestinian State, with East Jerusalem as its capital. Abu Rodeina stated that Israel, and its […]

23 Oct
7:31

Hasharon Prison Imposes New Sanctions on Female Detainees

October 23, 2018 7:31 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) informed that the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) of Hasharon has imposed many sanctions on Palestinian female detainees who protested against surveillance cameras and refused to go out to the daily “break” for 48 days in a row. PPS noted that the IPS has prevented many […]

23 Oct
12:57

Will Qatar Finance An Agreement Between Hamas And Israel?

According to the Israeli Kaan News Agency, it appears that Qatar will be financing an agreement between Israel and Hamas, in order to end the Great Return March processions. It said that Qatar would be transferring money to the Gaza Strip to pay salaries, and provide aid, in exchange for […]

19 Oct
7:45

Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies

Shir Hever talks about Psy-Group and other Israeli private intelligence companies, and the role which they play in undermining democracy when intelligence gathering is privatized. TRNN Video & Transcript: MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News. I’m Marc Steiner. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the Israeli private intelligence company […]

19 Oct
12:00

Palestinian-American Student Allowed Entry After Appeal to Israeli Supreme Court

A Palestinian-American student who was prevented entry to study in Israel has claimed victory at the Israeli Supreme Court. The court ruled today that 22-year old Lara al-Qasem will be allowed entry to study in a graduate program at Hebrew University. al-Qasem, whose grandparents are Palestinian, is an American student […]

17 Oct
10:19

Lieberman: Israeli Government ‘Must’ Attack Gaza

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman claimed, on Tuesday, that Hamas had crossed all red lines, stressing that Israeli cabinet “must” take a decision to launch a “serious blow” on the Gaza Strip, to topple Hamas. During a meeting with Israeli commanders and Israeli soldiers in charge of the Gaza division, […]

17 Oct
9:19

Unknown Group Fires Rocket Into Israel

For the first time in months, a Grad rocket was fired from Gaza at around 4 am on Wednesday, hitting the yard of a house in the city of Beersheba, causing no injuries or damage. Various Palestinian armed resistance movements rejected responsibility for the rocket. They issued a statement stating […]

16 Oct
7:54

Palestinian Detainee of 33 Years Warned of Punishment upon Book Publication

October 16, 2018 7:54 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian detainee who has served 33 years of a 39-year prison sentence in Israeli jails, for acts of resistance to the Israeli occupation, was warned by the prison administration of severe punishment should he publish a book he wrote in prison, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Tuesday. […]

16 Oct
1:11

Supreme Court Freezes Deportation of Detained American Student

The Israeli Supreme Court froze, on Sunday, deportation measures against American student Lara al-Qasem, who was barred entry to Israel over alleged ties to the BDS movement. The court will convene on Wednesday, to determine whether or not it will grant Al-Qasem permission to file an appeal against her detention […]

13 Oct
7:16

Israel’s Defence Minister Cuts Fuel to Gaza

Despite the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Friday, ordered a halt to any further fuel deliveries to the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip. Tuesday was the first delivery of Qatari bought fuel. MWC news reports that this UN-brokered deal allows fuel paid for by Qatar to enter […]

11 Oct
6:47

Palestinian Man Sentenced to 10 Months Imprisonment over Facebook Posts

October 11, 2018 6:47 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli occupation court in Jerusalem, Tuesday, sentenced a Palestinian man to 10 months in prison over his Facebook posts. Amir al-Dibs, from Jerusalem, was sentenced over what Israel called “incitement” on Facebook. According to the PNN, since the beginning of October, 2015, occupation authorities have carried out more than […]

10 Oct
8:47

Adnan Continues Hunger Strike for 37th Day

October 10, 2018 8:47 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Leader of the Islamic Jihad movement, Khader Adnan, from the town of Arraba, in the Jenin district of the northern occupied West Bank, has continued his open hunger strike for 37 days in a row, in protest of his illegal and arbitrary detention. According to the Mohjat al-Quds Foundation for […]

10 Oct
7:54

Erdan: US Student Will Be Released If She Condemns BDS

Israeli minister of Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan, on Tuesday, said he would reconsider his official stance on denying entry to an American student over alleged links to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement if she publicly condemned a boycott of Israel. Last week, Lara Alqasem was barred from entering the country […]

08 Oct
8:42

Israeli Prosecutor Reveals: Requests for Jail without Bail until End of Trial for Facebook Incitement Offenses – For Arab Suspects Only

October 8, 2018 8:42 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli courts are keeping Arab political leader Raja Eghbaria in detention at least until 15 October; the prosecutor doesn’t deny existence of multiple errors in its translation of Eghbaria’s Arabic-language Facebook posts, but says ‘it doesn’t matter.’ An Israeli prosecutor revealed in court yesterday, 7 October 2018, that the […]

08 Oct
7:43

Netanyahu: Army Prepping for Possible Military Assault on Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly informed his cabinet that the army is preparing for a possible military campaign against the blockaded Gaza Strip, in the case that the situation was not improved, according to Israeli media. “If the reality of civil distress in Gaza is diminished, that is […]

08 Oct
12:35

Israel Considers Releasing 300 Palestinian Detainees Due to Overcrowding

October 8, 2018 12:35 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israel is expected to free 300 Palestinian prisoner after the Knesset passes a bill, in the upcoming fall session, that is meant to ease overcrowded prisons conditions, Israeli media reported on Saturday. According to Haaretz, the 300 prisoners are among about 1,000 prisoners to be released on the day the […]

Druze protests
07 Oct
10:04

Arabic Druze Protesters Call for Return of Golan to Syria

On Saturday, in Majdal Shams in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, along the Israel-Syria border in the northern part of Israel, protesters gathered holding Syrian flags and demanding the return of the Golan to Syria. Across the border, in Syria, people gathered shouting back their support. This is a common occurrence […]

06 Oct
9:33

Palestinian Detainee Facing Death by Cancer, Says Official

Chairman of the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Bakr, blamed the Israeli government, on Saturday, for failing to provide treatment to a Palestinian detainee being held in Israeli jails, Rajai Abdul-Qadir, aged 35, who has been diagnosed with cancer. “Rajai is suffering from cancer in the liver and […]

06 Oct
5:24

35 Palestinian Children Detained in September

October 6, 2018 5:24 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Committee said that Israel detained 35 Palestinian children during September, and imposed on them fines exceeding $12,600. The committee confirmed, on Thursday, that minors, who are younger than 18 years, were held at Ofer military camp, near Ramallah, of whom four were detained during night […]

06 Oct
4:54

Yahya al-Sanwar: Israeli Journalist Introduced Herself as Italian

On Thursday, the head of the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, Yahya al-Sanwar,  in a statement, said that the reporter who published an interview with him on the Israeli daily, Yedioth Ahronoth, introduced herself as an Italian journalist. Al-Sanwar’s office explained that the journalist had applied to meet the Hamas […]

02 Oct
6:56

Jalama Detention Center Deliberately Providing Dirty Water to Detainees during Interrogation

A number of Palestinian detainees filed a complaint with the Detainees Committee, against Israeli Prison Services, for offering them dirty water while under interrogation at Jalama detention center. 41-year-old detainee Abu Rejleya told a lawyer, after his visit to Ofer detention center, that during his interrogation at Jalama detention center, […]

28 Sep
7:56

Human Rights Center Warns of Excessive Israeli Detention Procedures

September 28, 2018 7:56 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights has expressed deep concern over the excessive use of administrative detention by the Israeli occupation authorities against Palestinian detainees. The Center reported, in a press release, that four Palestinians, of those who are administratively detained by the Israeli occupation, have launched a hunger strike […]

28 Sep
5:55

Erekat: Netanyahu’s Speech Blames the Victim; U.S. Has Closed the Door to Peace

The Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Saeb Erekat, stated Thursday that the speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday victimizes the criminal and blames the victim. Erekat said that real peace requires ending the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, in addition […]

27 Sep
8:36

Report: Israel Denies Entry to 2,000 Palestinians Based on Family Names

Over the past two years, more than 2,000 people have been impacted by a decision to revoke entry permits to Israel, from Palestinians who share a name with someone who has carried out a resistance attack. A report by Hebrew channel Social TV revealed, this week, that since 2016, thousands of […]

27 Sep
11:43

Netanyahu Response to Trump’s Advocacy of Two-State Solution: “Palestinians will Never Have a State”

In the midst of a UN speech praising the Israeli government and their heavy-handed tactics against the Palestinian civilian population of the territory the Israeli military has been occupying since 1967, Donald Trump voiced support for the ‘two-state solution’ to the conflict. In response, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated […]

26 Sep
9:47

Official Israeli Document Denies Existence of Palestinian Refugees

“Israel Hayom” newspaper, on Wednesday, unveiled an official Israeli document, issued by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which denies the existence of millions of Palestinian refugees. The document affirms the need for settling the refugees residing in Jordan. It also claims that there are links between the UN Relief and […]

25 Sep
8:33

Israel Declares It Is Above the Law

The Israeli government has announced that it is allowed to “legislate anywhere in the world” and is “entitled to violate the sovereignty of foreign countries,” an official document revealed, last week. The Israeli government also said, in the document, that it “is allowed to ignore the directives of international law […]

25 Sep
8:10

IPS to Impose New Measures against Palestinian Detainees

September 25, 2018 8:10 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli Prison Service (IPS) intends to impose a series of new punitive measures against detainees held at Hadarim detention center and others, in days to come, the Committee of Detainees Affairs reported, Tuesday. The committee reported, in a press statement, that these measures will involve moving  of all the detainees […]

25 Sep
2:21

P.A. Foreign Ministry: “Netanyahu’s Government Affirms Its Hostility To Peace”

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has reported that the Israeli government, headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, has yet again affirmed its hostility towards peace, and all real Palestinian and international efforts to resume direct peace talks, based on international legitimacy resolutions. The Ministry stated that Netanyahu and his government are openly rejecting […]

22 Sep
11:29

Flaming Kites Cause Fires in Bordering Israeli Communities near Gaza

Six fires erupted, on Saturday, in Israeli communities surrounding the besieged Gaza Strip, caused by flaming objects launched from Gaza. Ynet reported, according to Ma’an, that more than 10,000 protesters took part in “The Great March of Return” across the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday, pointing out that the Israeli […]

20 Sep
11:51

Palestinian Writer Released from Prison after Finishing Sentence Over Poem

September 20, 2018 11:51 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli authorities released, on Thursday, Palestinian writer Dareen Tatour, aged 36, after completing her five-month prison term for a poem she wrote, and which Israel considered to incite to violence. Tatour, from the town of Reineh, near Nazareth, in northern Israel, was detained in October of 2015, after she published […]

20 Sep
3:28

Khader Adnan on 18th Day of Hunger Strike

Palestinian prisoner, Khader Adnan, aged 40, is on his 18th day of open-ended hunger strike, in rejection of his arbitrary detention.   Prisoners rights group Muhjat al-Quds Foundation said, in a statement, that Adnan began his open-ended hunger strike on Sunday, September 2nd, demanding his immediate release.   Adnan, from Arraba […]

18 Sep
3:06

UPDATE: French Activist Released, Tells Story of Detention at Khan Al-Ahmar

The Israeli occupation court in Jerusalem on Monday withdrew its decision to deport French activist Frank Romano for participation in the protest against the occupation in Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village, east of occupied Jerusalem. Romano, a law professor at the French Sorbonne University, who holds both French and American citizenship, […]

18 Sep
2:13

Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Barak Compares Netanyahu to Romanian Dictator Ceausescu

September 18, 2018 2:13 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak has censured his successor Benjamin Netanyahu for passing corrupt legislation, comparing him to Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who was overthrown and killed in 1989.   “The moral collapse of Netanyahu has begotten laws whose only purpose is to help the government escape the corruption, bribery […]

16 Sep
9:00

3 Palestinian Detainees Continue with Hunger Strike

September 16, 2018 9:00 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Committee confirmed, on Sunday, that despite deteriorating health, three Palestinian detainees continue their open hunger strike, in pursuit of their demands. The committee reported, according to Ma’an News Agency, that Palestinian detainee Jamal al-Qam, 48, from the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, who […]

16 Sep
8:50

French-American Professor Detained during West Bank Protest to be Expelled from Israel

Israel is determined to expel the foreign law professor detained Friday, on suspicion of disrupting the actions of Israeli soldiers on duty, at the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, which is facing imminent demolition, according to Israeli media. Frank Romano, 66, who holds both French and American citizenship and teaches […]

14 Sep
7:06

Israel Denies Entry to Jewish-American Activist for Visiting West Bank

An American Jewish woman was temporarily detained at Israel’s Ben-Gurion airport, on Wednesday, and initially denied entry, as she had visited Palestinians facing home demolitions in West Bank. Julie Shayna Weinberg-Connors, aged 23, who arrived on a flight from the United States in order to start studying at the Pardes […]

12 Sep
10:19

Israeli Forces Raid Ashkelon Prison

September 12, 2018 10:19 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners Affairs’ Committee said, on Wednesday, that a large number of suppression forces of the Israeli Prison Services (IPS), stormed section 3 of the Israeli Ashkelon prison, in central Israel. The committee confirmed that Israeli suppression forces have recently increased raids into Israeli prisons, in […]

30 Aug
7:09

Detention Extended for Palestinian Journalist

August 30, 2018 7:09 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli military court, on Wednesday, extended prominent Palestinian journalist Lami Khater’s detention for the eighth time. The Palestinian Prisoners Society said, in a statement, that Khater’s detention was extended for eight days to complete “legal proceedings”, Al Ray reports. According to her lawyer, the journalist is being investigated for […]

29 Aug
10:45

Israeli Military Reimposes Sentence on Former Prisoner from Occupied Palestine ’48

August 29, 2018 10:45 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Photo: Mohammed Zayed. Via Quds News Palestinian former prisoners continue to face harsh persecution, as former prisoner Mohammed Zayed, released in the 2011 Wafa al-Ahrar prisoner exchange agreement (the so-called “Shalit deal”), became the latest person to have his former sentence reimposed, seven years after his liberation. Zayed, 58, is a leader of […]

29 Aug
10:36

Over 300 Jailed Palestinian Children Did Not Go To School Today

August 29, 2018 10:36 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

As the school year in the occupied Palestinian territories begins, more than 300 Palestinian children imprisoned by the Israeli occupation did not go to their schools, today. Director of Palestinian Prisoners Centre for Studies Raafat Hamadaouna said, on Monday, that the Israeli occupation “deprives the Palestinian children from their simple […]

29 Aug
10:26

Abbas Agrees to Demilitarized State

PA President Mahmoud Abbas told a delegation of Israeli academics that he is committed to achieving peace through a demilitarized state, and agreed that security would be maintained by police and not military. Abbas’s statement came during a visit by a delegation of Israeli academics, at his office in the […]

27 Aug
7:58

Lieberman: New Israeli Missiles Can Strike Any Target in Middle East

Israeli Minister of Defense  Avigdor Lieberman said that the Israeli army will be supplied with new high-accuracy rockets that can reach any point in the Middle East. Lieberman claimed that these advanced-technology missiles were capable of hitting micro-targets with a range of 30-150 km and would move the army’s missile […]

23 Aug
1:03

Erekat: “Israel’s Illegal Expansion Of Colonies, Direct Outcome of American Greed”

Dr. Saeb Erekat, a member of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) strongly denounced Israel’s approval of hundreds of new units in its illegal colonies in the occupied West Bank, and said the move is an outcome of the American greed, and the U.S. support to Israel’s apartheid […]

21 Aug
11:49

Israeli Government: Knesset Can Make Laws Everywhere in the World, Violate Sovereignty of Foreign States

The Israeli government has declared that “the Knesset [is permitted] to legislate laws everywhere in the world” and that it is authorized “to violate the sovereignty of foreign countries via legislation that would be applied to events occurring in their territories,” in legal materials it recently submitted to the Israeli […]

19 Aug
7:05

Imprisoned Palestinian Journalist Reiterates Call for Solidarity

August 19, 2018 7:05 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Imprisoned Palestinian journalist and director of Al-Quds TV Alaa Rimawi said on Sunday, 19 August that the arrests carried out by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinian media and journalists are part of a comprehensive attack on Palestinian media, preventing it from doing its work and minimizing its role in publicizing Palestinian realities. […]

19 Aug
6:28

Tension Mounts Over Truce Deal between Israel and Hamas: Report

Disagreements within the Netanyahu administration have increased tensions between Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Israeli media reports. Yedioth Ahronoth daily writes, according to the PNN, that Education Minister Bennett, head of the Jewish House Party, thinks Lieberman’s surrender to Hamas would lead to war, while […]

15 Aug
9:43

Kerem Shalom Crossing Opened, Fishing Zone Extended

Israeli occupation authorities reopened the Kerem Shalom crossing, on Wednesday morning, and allowed the entry of trucks into the Gaza Strip.   This comes at a time when Israeli media reported that Hamas and Israel had reached a settlement that would include a ceasefire, in an Egyptian-brokered agreement.   Israeli […]