Category Archives: Jericho

25 Mar

Palestinian Wounded By Israeli Gun Fire, Soldier Wounded by Stone

March 25, 2011 10:49 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

In Jericho, a Palestinian man was wounded by Israeli fire on Friday morning, after throwing stones at an Israeli soldier near the settlement of Tomer in the Jordan Valley. The soldier’s wounds to his head were described as serious.Sources in the Palestinian Red Crescent stated that the injured man suffered […]

07 Dec

Israeli Man Missing In Jericho

December 7, 2010 3:19 PM Saed Bannoura Jericho, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Ma’an News Agency reported that an Israeli man went missing on Monday evening, near Nabi Mousa area, near Jericho, and that the Israeli army has declared the area as a closed military zone. The Israeli Police reported that the car of the missing man was located, and that his […]

01 Dec

JCSER: “Israeli Police Used Dogs In Attacking Homeowners In Jerusalem”

December 1, 2010 10:01 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

The Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights in Jerusalem (JCSER) reported that Israeli policemen used dogs during their Tuesday attack against Palestinian homeowners as the police attacked their homes before demolishing them earlier in the day in Al Esawiyya, in occupied East Jerusalem.The Research and Documentation Unit of the […]

20 Oct

Palestinian Legislator Released After 54 Months Imprisonment

October 20, 2010 9:10 PM Saed Bannoura Jericho, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian Legislator of the Hamas affiliated Change and Reform Bloc, Ali Romanim, was released on Tuesday evening from an Israeli detention center after spending 54 months in detention. Romanim, one of the prominent Islamic leaders in Jericho, was kidnapped by Israeli military forces on June, 26, 2006, and was sentenced […]

15 Oct

P.A. Official: “Israel Changing Jerusalem’s Demography”

October 15, 2010 5:46 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

Ahmad Roweidy, head of the Jerusalem Unit at the Palestinian President’s office, stated that the Israeli government is escalating what he called “the demographic war” in Jerusalem in order to empty the occupied city from its indigenous Palestinian people.Roweidy stated that Jerusalem Mayor, Nir Barkat, has once again asked Israeli […]

22 May

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Camel Near Jericho

May 22, 2010 10:38 AM Saed Bannoura Jericho, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Palestinian sources reported, Friday, that Israeli soldiers shot and killed a camel that belongs to a Bedouin resident of northern Jericho in the occupied West Bank.The owner of the camel filed a complaint to the Israeli police. An Israeli army spokesperson reported that soldiers stationed in the area left their […]

28 Jul

Settlers attack, wound, two Palestinian workers near Jerusalem

July 28, 2008 11:18 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

The Israel Radio reported on Sunday that settlers attacked and wounded two Palestinian workers at an Israeli factory located near the “Red Inn area” on the Jerusalem-Jericho Road. The settlers attacked the two workers inside the factory and inflicted serious injuries on one of them while the other sustained minor […]

21 Jul

The Israeli army invades a charitable institution and a kindergarden in Jericho City

Local sources reported that the Israeli army invaded the West Bank city of Jericho with a number of military vehicles and attacked a charitable institution in addition to a kindergarden. Eye witnesses reported that the Israeli troops invaded al Israa’ charitable institution, the troops ransacked it and confiscated a number […]

27 Mar

Ereikat asks EU to pressure Israel to commit to the Road Map

March 27, 2008 7:39 PM Ghassan Bannoura Jericho, News Report, Peace process 0

The head of the Negotiations Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization, PLO, Dr. Sa’eb Ereikat, asked the EU, USA, UN, and Russia to but more pressure on Israel to commit to the Road Map Peace Plan. Ereikat made his comments during a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Luxemburg John […]

14 Mar

One Palestinian civilian injured in Jericho

Palestinian sources reported that one Palestinian civilian was injured in the West Bank city of Jericho on Thursday. Soliyman Abu Dahok, 34, was injured after a land-mine left by the Israeli army exploded near him. Medical sources said that the man sustained moderate wounds to his legs and was moved […]

14 Feb

Negotiator Eriqat warns of Israeli invasion of Gaza, denies talks on Jerusalem delayed

Head of the Palestinian negotiations department, Saeb Eriqat, believed today that once Israel reoccupies the Gaza Strip, a humanitarian disaster would emerge in the most densely-populated part of the world, where 1.5 million residents live. Eriqat’s remarks came on the side line of a meeting with Brazilian foreign minister, Silso […]

05 Jun

Abbas and Olmert to meet on Thursday

June 5, 2007 2:19 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Jericho, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are due to meet in Jericho on Thursday for their first talks in nearly two months, according to officials in Abbas’ office.Their first meeting in a West Bank city comes after an escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip, with […]

05 Jun

Israeli army kidnaps Khaleed E’layan, the Mayor of Deir Al Ghosoon

The Israeli army kidnapped Khaled E’layan, the Mayor of Deir Al Ghosoon, located in the north of Tulkarem in the West Bank, as he returned from Jordan on Moday. E’layan, won the post of Mayor of Deir Al Ghosoon Municipality after the last Municipal election, he was on the reformation […]

28 May

Army injures two Palestinians and kidnaps them after surrounding a hospital in Jericho

Israeli forces invaded the West Bank city of Jericho on Monday, injuring and kidnapping two Palestinian security officers from the local hospital. Palestinian medical sources reported that Omer Abu Dayiah, 24, and Sami Al Alam, 25, were injured when troops invaded the centre of Jericho city and clashed with local […]

14 Apr

Eriqat: Abbas-Olmert meeting’s agenda ‘open’

April 14, 2007 3:22 PM IMEMC & Agencies Jericho, News Report, Peace process 0

Chief Palestinian negotiator, Sae’b Eriqat, stated Saturday that the agenda of President Abbas’s meeting on Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, will be an open one, dealing with a variety of issues. Eriqat stressed that President Abbas will focus his talks on exploring possibilities to implement the two-state solution, […]

05 Apr

Israeli Army Gunfire Kills a Palestinian Civilian and Wounds others in Jericho

Palestinian media sources reported that a Palestinian civilian was shot dead and several others were wounded Thursday by Israeli army gunfire in the West Bank city of Jericho. The sources said that Israeli soldiers stationed at a military outpost in an area overlooking the city opened fire at a number […]

05 Apr

Top Palestinian Negotiator Presses for Operating Rafah Crossing Regularly

Top Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Eriqat, pressed Thursday for operating the Rafah crossing terminal regularly, urging the international community to pressure the Israeli government for that end. In his meeting in Jericho with representatives of the World Bank and the European Union, Eriqat stressed that the terminal should resume working normally […]

15 Mar

Japan backs joint Palestinian/Jordanian/Israeli plans for agro-industrial project in West Bank

March 15, 2007 4:04 PM IMEMC & Agencies Jericho, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli media sources reported Thursday that Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan agreed on a plan to build an agro-industrial park in the West Bank, on Wednesday. This comes as part of efforts backed by Japan to promote economic co-operation and development in the Middle East.At the end of a […]

30 Jan

Israeli army abducts one Palestinian man from Tammoun village

January 30, 2007 2:42 PM Ghassan Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jericho, News brief 0

Israeli forces abducted one Palestinian man from the village of Tammoun near the northern West Bank city of Tubass on Tuesday morning. Samier Bisharat, 23, was abducted when Israeli soldiers stationed at a military checkpoint between Tubas and Jericho cities stopped him in the morning while he was going to […]

10 Jan

Israeli forces abducted two Palestinian men from Jericho city

January 10, 2007 5:57 PM Ghassan Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jericho, News brief 0

  Israeli forces invaded the West Bank city of Jericho on Wednesday morning and abducted two Palestinian men.   Local sources reported that troops and army jeeps stormed and searched residents houses in 'Oqbat Jabir refugee camp in the southern side of Jericho. Soldiers left after several hours, taking with […]

30 Nov

During their Jericho meeting, Rice praises Abbas and vows to “renew peace process”

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and US secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, met on Thursday in the West Bank city of Jericho to discuss cease-fire and efforts to achieve a sustainable agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. During their meeting, Rice told Abbas that Washington is interested in “intensifying the efforts […]

29 Nov

Abbas, Rice to meet in Jericho Thursday

November 29, 2006 12:25 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Jericho, News Report 0

Dr. Rafiq Husseini, head of the Palestinian President's Office, said on Tuesday that president Mahmoud Abbas is slated to meet with the US secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, in the West Bank city of Jericho on Thursday. Dr. Husseini added that there will be no American-Palestinian meeting in the Jordanian […]

23 Nov

Residents taken prisoner in Jericho

November 23, 2006 3:37 PM Ghassan Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jericho, News brief 0

Nidal Mansour, 25, was taken prisoner by the Israeli forces that invaded the West Bank city of Jericho on Thursday at dawn. Troops and army jeeps stormed the city center, surrounded the house of Mansour, who is also an officer in the Palestinian Authority forces, then took him to an […]

21 Nov

Israeli soldier shoots and kills teenager holding toy gun near Jericho checkpoint

November 21, 2006 6:56 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

17-year-old Rakan al-Nusairat was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers Monday evening near Jericho checkpoint.  According to eyewitnesses, the boy had a plastic gun in his hand when he was shot. Medical sources said that the Israeli army prevented ambulances from approaching al-Nusairat or offering first aid, and he was […]

31 Oct

Soldiers abduct eleven residents in Jericho invasion

October 31, 2006 2:51 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report 0

Palestinian security sources reported on Monday evening that under-cover forces, of the Israeli army, and army units invaded the West Bank city of Jericho and abducted eleven residents, including one who is charged of killing an Israeli taxi driver. The Ramattan News Agency reported that several army vehicles and a […]

23 Oct

Unknown gunmen kill a resistance fighter in Jericho

October 23, 2006 2:45 PM Ghassan Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jericho, News brief 0

Unknown gunmen killed Mukafeh Doghless, 25, an Al-Aqsa Brigades fighter, the armed wing of Fatah, in the West Bank city of Jericho late Sunday night. Security sources in Jericho reported that two unknown gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire at Doghless and killed him; the gunmen then rushed away. Palestinian […]