Category Archives: Jerusalem

08 Dec
12:10

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Jerusalem, Install Roadblock Near Jenin

December 8, 2019 12:10 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, a young Palestinian man in occupied East Jerusalem, and installed a roadblock west of Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources Jerusalem said the soldiers abducted Nidal Abboud, after stopping him in Bab al-Amoud area, in the Old City. The soldiers took the abducted young […]

08 Dec
12:06

President Abbas: Israel’s Actions “Cannot be Tolerated”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, on Friday, said that Israel’s continuous measures against the Palestinian people, especially in occupied Jerusalem, the most recent of which was the arrest of journalists working for Palestine TV, violate signed agreements, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Speaking at a meeting of the Executive […]

07 Dec
1:42

Palestinian Detainees In Asqalan Suspend Hunger Strike

Three days after starting a hunger strike in Asqalan Israeli prison, Palestinian detainees suspended their strike after reaching an agreement with the Prison Administration to move them to a section that has better living conditions. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the detainees will be resuming the hunger strike if […]

06 Dec
4:31

Palestine TV Crew Detained in Jerusalem

The Palestinian Authority, today, condemned the detention of Palestine TV crew members in Jerusalem. The Presidency slammed the detention of the crew as a part of the Israeli government’s scheme to entrench Israeli control over the occupied city of Jerusalem and its holy sites. It called out Israeli violations that […]

05 Dec
4:06

Soldiers Abduct One Palestinian, Injure Many Schoolgirls, In Jerusalem

December 5, 2019 4:06 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday afternoon, one Palestinian and injured many schoolgirls in Anata Palestinian town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem. Najwa Refa’ey, the principal of Anata H School for Girls, said many army jeeps invaded the street in front of the school, and attacked many young men who protested the […]

05 Dec
12:29

Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least fourteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded and violently searched homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said the soldiers abducted Sufian an-Natsha, Islam Rajabi and Mohammad Rajabi, […]

04 Dec
4:18

Israel Demolishes Residential Structures Southeast of Jerusalem

Israeli forces, this morning, dismantled a shack and two residential structures in the Abu Nuwwar and Wadi Abu Hindi Bedouin communities, located to the southeast of Jerusalem. Abu Imad al-Jahalin, a representative of Abu Nuwwar community, confirmed that Israeli municipal staff and forces arrived in the Abu Nuwwar community, located […]

04 Dec
3:16

Palestinian Detainees In Asqalan Prison Declare Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that 33 detainees, held by Israel in the infamous Asqalan Israeli Prison, have started a hunger strike, rejected a series of punitive measures against them. The PPS said that the detainees decided to start the strike to protest the bad living conditions, but […]

04 Dec
7:14

Jerusalem: New Settlement Operations to Alter Historical Features

The National Bureau for defending land and resisting settlements stated, in its latest weekly report , that the Israeli Housing Ministry and the Israeli Occupation Municipality in Jerusalem have launched a large settlement scheme aim toward the construction of 11,000 settlement units on Qalandia’s airport lands in order to expand […]

04 Dec
2:09

Film Trailer – B’Tselem – “Of Land and Bread”

The world premiere of the first full-length documentary film produced by B’Tselem, “Of Land and Bread”, occurred on November 24, at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA). The film was directed, edited and produced by the head of the organization’s video department, Ehab Tarabieh. The film offers an […]

03 Dec
11:17

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Hebron, Nablus And Jericho

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eight Palestinians in Hebron, Nablus, and Jericho, in the occupied West Bank, in addition to invading homes in Shu’fat refugee camp, in Jerusalem, and attacking protesters. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and searched […]

03 Dec
4:47

PM Shtayyeh: Israeli/American Projects Aim at Eliminating the Palestinian National Project

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, on Monday, expressed his government’s grave concern about the planned American and Israeli projects in the besieged Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. “The government views with great concern and follows the news coming from the Gaza Strip about […]

02 Dec
9:05

Jordan’s FM Slams Israel’s Colonial Projects

Jordanian Foreign Minister, on Monday, condemned the Israeli occupation authorities’ approval of the construction of a new colonial settlement in the heart of the southern West Bank flashpoint city of Hebron, calling on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities and put an end to Israeli settlement construction. Safadi said […]

02 Dec
10:27

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Jerusalem And Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, two Palestinians from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and one from Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Ein al-Louza neighborhood in Silwan, before abducting […]

02 Dec
10:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Children In Jerusalem

December 2, 2019 10:05 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, four Palestinian children from their homes, in occupied East Jerusalem, and assaulted several residents, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. Silwanic said the soldiers abducted Ahmad Khalil Kleib, 12, and his brother, Mohammad, 16, after storming and ransacking their home […]

01 Dec
6:51

High Representative to the EU: Settlements are an Obstacle to Peace

Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, stated, on Thursday, that Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank threaten to make a two-state solution impossible, the Palestine News Network reported. “Settlement activity in East Jerusalem seriously jeopardizes the possibility of Jerusalem serving […]

30 Nov
6:28

UN Report: Israel Demolished 39 Palestinian Structures in 2 Weeks

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its biweekly Protection of Civilians Report that the Israeli authorities demolished or seized 39 structures in the West Bank in the past two weeks, displacing 63 Palestinians, and otherwise affecting 380 others, Days of Palestine reported. OCHA […]

30 Nov
3:38

Soldiers Assault A Young Palestinian Man, Abduct Him, In Jerusalem

November 30, 2019 3:38 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Friday, a young Palestinian man in occupied East Jerusalem, causing various cuts and bruises, before abducting him. Eyewitnesses said many soldiers assaulted the young man, identified as Morad Omar Darwish, near Bab al-‘Amoud, in Jerusalem. The Palestinian is from the al-‘Isawiya town, in Jerusalem. They added that […]

28 Nov
5:41

Israel to Expand Illegal Settlement by 11,000 Housing Units

The Israeli Ministry of Housing is working on re-planning the construction of a new settlement on the abandoned Qalandia airport to expand the settlement of Atarot, north of Jerusalem, the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reported on its website, on Thursday. The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that the settlement […]

28 Nov
2:17

Soldiers Assault Three Palestinians, Abduct Them, In Jerusalem

November 28, 2019 2:17 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Thursday, three young Palestinian men, and abducted them, in the al-Waad Street, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stopped three young men, identified as Abada Najeeb, Mohammad Abu Sneina and Waleed Tuffaha, and started interrogating them while inspecting their ID cards. […]

27 Nov
11:47

Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians, Including Four Children, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, nine Palestinians, including four children, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes across the West Bank, and interrogated […]

26 Nov
2:02

Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Jerusalem

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers and personnel of the City Council, demolished a Palestinian home in the Industrial Zone area near Qalandia town, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said several army jeeps, and bulldozers, invaded the area, and surrounded a home owned by members of Bazian family, before forcing […]

26 Nov
9:19

Sheikh Bkeerat Banned from Al-Aqsa for 3 Months

November 26, 2019 9:19 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli occupation authorities, on Monday morning, banned Sheikh Najeh Bkeerat, deputy director of Muslim Endowments and Al-Aqsa Affairs, from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound for three consecutive months. Bkeerat said, in a press statement, that Israeli intelligence services summoned him this morning and served hi, with a decision to deport him […]

26 Nov
4:00

Opinion: Israel’s Next Move is the Real Danger in the U.S. Decision to Normalize Illegal Jewish Settlements

Ramzy Baroud – Middle East Monitor It is hardly a major surprise that the US government has finally decreed that illegal Jewish settlements built in defiance of international law are somehow “consistent” with the said law. US foreign policy has been edging closer towards this conclusion for some time. Since […]

25 Nov
9:58

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In Al-‘Isawiya

November 25, 2019 9:58 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, nine Palestinians from their homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and summoned several residents for interrogation, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. Silwanic said the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes and interrogated many Palestinians […]

23 Nov
1:55

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians, Injure Many, In Jerusalem’s Al-‘Isawiya, Abduct Another From Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, abducted two young Palestinian men, and injured several others. The soldiers also abducted one Palestinian from Hebron after summing him for interrogation. Several army jeeps invaded al-‘Isawiya, and fired many gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel […]

21 Nov
9:17

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Including Jerusalem Governor, One Woman, In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, at least eight Palestinians, including a young woman and the Governor of occupied Jerusalem, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said several army jeeps invaded Beit Ummar […]

20 Nov
7:27

Israel Closes Official Palestinian Institutions in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities, on Wednesday, closed several official and non-official Palestinian institutions in the occupied city of Jerusalem for six months. PNN sources said that the Israeli police served an order and closed the office of the Directorate of Education, banned the activities of Palestine TV in occupied Jerusalem, and […]

20 Nov
2:22

PCHR: “Pompeo’s Comments on Israeli Settlements are in Contempt of International Law and Abort Peace Prospects”

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns in the strictest terms the remarks made by the United States’ State Secretary, Mike Pompeo, on Israeli settlements, claiming that they are not in contrast with international law. PCHR reiterates that settlements are a war crime under international law and United Nations […]

19 Nov
9:32

UNHR: “Israel’s Settlements Are In Breach Of International Law”

In a statement, the United Nations Human Rights Office stated that Israel’s settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories are in breach of International Law. It stated that “a change in the policy position of one state does not modify existing International Law, nor its interpretation by the International Court of […]

19 Nov
3:38

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 25 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, 25 Palestinians, including several children, and former political prisoners, in the occupied West Bank, especially in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes, causing property damage, and interrogated scores of Palestinians […]

19 Nov
2:28

Soldiers Demolish A Home In Occupied Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, a Palestinian home in Jabal al-Mokabber, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said dozens of soldiers and police officers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded Deir as-Sinna area in Jabal al-Mokabber, and demolished a home, owned by Fuad Gharouf, from Jericho. The sources added that the soldiers […]

19 Nov
11:55

Palestinian Killed on Sunday Identified; Family Demands Answers

The Palestinian killed by Israeli police on Sunday has been identified as Fares Bassam Abu Naab. His father said that the circumstances and the position of the car completely contradict the narrative of the police, who claimed that they fired on the car during the chase. The car was not […]

19 Nov
11:00

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 15 Palestinians, Summon 7 For Interrogation, In al-‘Isawiya

November 19, 2019 11:00 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the al-‘Isawiya town in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, stormed and ransacked dozens of homes, before abducting fifteen Palestinians, and summoned seven others for interrogation. The soldiers invaded the town from several directions, before they started breaking into homes and ransacking them, and […]

18 Nov
7:01

Family Members of Palestinian Detainee Arrested

According to the Prisoners Commission, the wife and the brother of a Palestinian prisoner in Israel were arrested, Monday, while attempting to a visit the detainee, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The Commission stated that Israeli forces detained the wife of Ramadan Eid Mashahreh, along with his […]

18 Nov
2:56

Israeli Bulldozers Level Palestinian Road, Sever Water Pipeline

Israeli bulldozers, on Monday, razed lands near Jabal al-Baba Bedouin community, located near al-Eizariyah town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Atallah Mazar’a, a community representative, stated that Israeli forces escorted bulldozers onto Palestinian land, where the heavy machinery proceeded to raze a 500-meter-long earth […]

18 Nov
8:55

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians, Including One Woman, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, three Palestinians, including one woman, in front of the Hebrew University in occupied Jerusalem, after many students held a nonviolent activity in solidarity with the slain Palestinians in Gaza, and Israel’s arbitrary excessive use of force against civilians. The Palestinian News & Info Agency […]

15 Nov
4:55

31 Years Ago, Arafat Declared Independence of the State of Palestine

31 years ago, November 15, the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat declared the independence of the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, WAFA reported. Arafat declared on November 15, 1988 at a meeting of the Palestinian National Council, the Palestinian parliament in exile, […]

14 Nov
2:44

Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, nine Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah and al-Biereh, and abducted four […]

14 Nov
6:07

Israeli Soldiers Invade Shu’fat Refugee Camp

November 14, 2019 6:07 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Wednesday evening, Shu’fat refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and attacked many protesters with live fire and gas bombs. Fateh Movement spokesperson in Jerusalem, Tha’er Fasfous, said the fired a barrage of gas bombs, causing dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas […]

13 Nov
12:22

Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least eleven Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and ransacked dozens of homes. One of the abducted Palestinians was taken prisoner at a military roadblock. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and […]

13 Nov
9:28

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Jerusalem And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinians, including the head of a research and development center, in Jerusalem and Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded Kafr Aqab town, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and stormed the home of Obai ‘Aboudi, before violently searching the property, […]

12 Nov
1:51

Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Tuesday, seven Palestinians, including two teens, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS office in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Anas […]

12 Nov
4:20

417 Palestinians Arrested in October – Including 75 Children

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) detained a total of 417 Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and the blockaded Gaza Strip in the month of October, ALRAY reported. Prisoner and human rights organizations released a fact sheet Sunday, that the IOF detained 75 children and 16 women. The following is […]

Home demolition near Nablus
11 Nov
7:57

Two Residential Structures Demolished in Occupied Jerusalem

Israeli forces, on Monday, demolished two residential structures in the occupied Palestinian city of Jerusalem.   Younes Jafar, Chairman of Al-Montar Land Defense Committee, said that soldiers embarked, in the early morning hours, on destroying two residential buildings in the area of al-Montar, under the pretext of being built without […]

11 Nov
6:23

Palestinians Pay Tribute to Yasser Arafat on 15th Anniversary of Death

Thousands of Palestinians, Monday, marked the 15th anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat at the Arafat Memorial in Ramallah, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the crowds, praising Arafat, who led the Palestinian revolution for the liberation of the homeland […]

11 Nov
3:32

Four Detainees Continue Hunger Strike, Including One For The 111th Day

The head of the Palestinian Detainees Committee, Hasan Abed-Rabbo, has reported that four Palestinian detainees are ongoing with hunger strikes in Israeli prisons, protesting their continued arbitrary Administrative Detention, without charges or trial, including one who started the strike 111 days ago. Abed-Rabbo said that one of the detainees, identified […]

Israeli night raid (archive image)
11 Nov
12:16

Israeli Troops Abduct 9 Palestinians; Demolish Two Homes in Pre-Dawn Raids Monday

In early morning raids on Monday, Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank and abducted nine Palestinians. Soldiers also demolished two homes and a barn in East Jerusalem. According to local sources, in Bethlehem, Israeli forces abducted Hamza Emad Al-Kamel, 18, and Mohammad Emad Al-Harimi, 18, after the […]

10 Nov
1:05

Soldiers Injure Dozens Of Palestinians In Jerusalem

November 10, 2019 1:05 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Many Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Saturday evening, the town of al-‘Isawiya in occupied East Jerusalem, and attacked the Palestinians with gas bombs and concussion grenades, causing dozens of injuries, including among many children. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the invasion was carried out without a […]

08 Nov
2:48

Soldiers Shoot A Woman, Abduct Her Son, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday evening, the al-‘Isawiya town in occupied East Jerusalem, and shot a woman with a rubber-coated steel bullet in her head, before abducting her teenage boy. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (SIlwanic) said the soldiers attacked many Palestinians, who were protesting the invasion into […]

06 Nov
11:08

Lands East of Jerusalem Seized for Settlement Expansion

Israel’s policy of seizing Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem al-Quds has not come to an end but has  gained momentum, over the past years.   Authorities have decided to seize over 50 hectares of private Palestinian lands in the town of Hizma, east of occupied Jerusalem. […]

05 Nov
1:33

Another Home Demolished by Israeli Forces in Silwan

In the East Jerusalem town of Silwan, Israeli troops demolished a Palestinian home on Tuesday on the pretext of it having been ‘built without a permit’. Israeli authorities have not granted building permits to Palestinian homeowners since they began occupying the city in 1967. In addition to destroying one family […]

Israeli night raid (archive image)
05 Nov
12:52

Israeli Forces Abduct 12 Palestinians During Pre-Dawn Raids in the West Bank

Israeli troops invaded several parts of the West Bank before dawn on Tuesday, abducting 12 Palestinians from their homes while they were sleeping. According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, four Palestinians were abducted from Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem: Marwan Fararja, 18, Omar Emad Radi, Yazan Hamza al-Kurd, 17, and […]

05 Nov
12:19

Israeli Troops Assault Schoolchildren in al-Issawiya; Abduct 3

Israeli troops invaded al-Issawiya, in the eastern part of Jerusalem, on Monday evening and attacked schoolchildren, abducting three boys. According to local sources, on Monday evening, the Israeli forces stormed the village, deployed troops throughout the streets and began firing tear gas into the streets and residences. The also grabbed […]

04 Nov
9:50

Including One Woman, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, fifteen Palestinians, including one woman, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The Hebron office of the PPS, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes, and abducted Mousa al-‘Amour and Hasan al-Hreini, from […]

04 Nov
3:49

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, six Palestinians in the towns of al-‘Ezariya, al-‘Isawiya, and ar-Ram, in occupied East Jerusalem. Several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Ezariya town, east of Jerusalem, and abducted Amjad Na’im Khatib, after storming his home and searching it. The soldiers also invaded the al-‘Isawiya town, before abducting Mohammad […]

03 Nov
4:20

Israel Plans to Seize Over 600 Dunams of Land in Nablus and Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities ordered, on Saturday, the confiscation of 500 dunams of Palestinian land in the village of Hizma, east of Jerusalem, and 124 dunams in the villages of Majdal Bani Fadel and Douma, south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, local sources said. Muslim Abu Heleou, head […]

Minister of Jerusalem Affairs
03 Nov
12:56

Palestinian Minister Among Eight Abducted by Israeli Forces in Pre-Dawn Raids Sunday

Updated: The Israeli Minister of Jerusalem Fadi al-Hadmi, was one of eight Palestinians abducted by Israeli forces in pre-dawn raids on Sunday. Israeli troops stormed the neighborhood of Suwwana, in occupied Jerusalem, and abducted Fadi al-Hadmi, a Palestinian community leader who is a member of the Palestinian government that has […]

03 Nov
4:20

Soldiers Attack Solidarity Protest With Hunger Striking Detainees, Abduct Journalist, In Jerusalem

Updated: Israeli soldiers resorted, Saturday, to the excessive use of force against dozens of Palestinians, holding a nonviolent protest in solidarity with the hunger-striking detainees in Israeli prisons, and abducted a journalist, in occupied Jerusalem. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinians who were nonviolent protesting […]

02 Nov
10:55

Israeli Soldiers Attack School, Abduct A Child And Injure Many, In Jerusalem

November 2, 2019 10:55 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday morning, a Palestinian school in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted one child, in addition to causing many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation after throwing gas bombs into their school. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Saleh Tawil, in […]

02 Nov
7:10

Israel to establish waste-to-energy plant in settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, unlawfully exploiting Palestinian territory for its own needs

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights In The Occupied Territories (B’Tselem): Israel to establish waste-to-energy plant in settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, unlawfully exploiting Palestinian territory for its own needs In October 2019, the Israeli government issued a tender for the establishment of its first waste-to-energy plant, at an estimated […]

01 Nov
4:54

Peace Now : 2342 Settlement Housing Units Advanced

The Higher Planning Council of the Civil Administration convened on the eve of Sukkot (10 October 2019) and approved plans for 2,342 housing units in the settlements, according to the minutes of the meeting published. 59% of the approved units are in settlements that Israel likely may evacuate under a […]

01 Nov
2:53

Army Abducts Three Palestinians, During Solidarity Activity With Hunger Striking Detainees, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers resorted, on Thursday evening, to the excessive use of force against Palestinians, holding a nonviolent activity in solidarity with hunger-striking detainees, in Bab al-‘Amoud area in occupied Jerusalem, and abducted three, including one lawyer. Media sources said dozens of Palestinians gathered in Bab al-‘Amoud area, carrying posters of […]

31 Oct
1:54

Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, twelve Palestinians, including a former Legislative Council member, from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, before abducting the twelve […]

31 Oct
6:42

Seriously Wounded Palestinian Woman Hooked To Life Support Machines

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that the Palestinian woman, who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire, on Wednesday morning, is currently in a very critical condition, and is hooked to life support machines at an Israeli hospital. Karim Ajwa, a lawyer of the Committee, said that […]

30 Oct
3:13

Army Abducts Eighteen Palestinians, Including A Child, And Three Siblings

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours Wednesday, eighteen Palestinians, including a child and three siblings, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers stormed and searched dozens of homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron governorate, in southern West […]

30 Oct
11:48

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Home, Barns And Structures In Occupied Jerusalem

October 30, 2019 11:48 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers and police officers demolished, Tuesday, a Palestinian home, along with commercial structures, and barns, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said dozens of soldiers, and officers, invaded the Suwwana neighborhood in Jerusalem, and surrounding a home, owned by Khaled al-Fahham. Silwanic added […]

30 Oct
11:18

Army Abducts Eight Palestinians In Silwan, One In Al-‘Isawiya, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Tuesday evening, eight Palestinians, including one child, in the al-‘Isawiya town, and one in Silwan, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers assaulted in al-Isawiya several young men with batons and pepper-spray, causing various cuts and bruises. […]

30 Oct
5:33

UN Official Calls for Upholding Status Quo at Al-Aqsa

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, today called for upholding the status quo at Al-Haram Al-Sharif compound (Al-Aqsa Mosque) in Jerusalem’s Old City. “I call on all to refrain from provocations that could escalate tensions in and around Jerusalem’s holy sites,” Mladenov said following […]

29 Oct
2:20

Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, and abducted Ashraf al-‘Ajjouri, Samer al-‘Ajjouri, and Bashar […]

29 Oct
10:57

Israeli Forces Invade al-Aqsa Mosque, Assault Guards

October 29, 2019 10:57 AM IMEMC News Holy sites, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

In the latest in a series of recent provocations against the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Israeli forces on Tuesday morning invaded the Mosque compound and assaulted Palestinian guards. Local sources reported that the troops invaded one of the mosques located inside the al-Aqsa compound, known as the Bab Al-Rahma mosque. […]

29 Oct
5:02

VIDEO : Israeli Police Pepper Spray Palestinians, Shoot One, Detain Three

Israeli police, Monday, closed the gates to the Old City of Jerusalem following an alleged stabbing attempt, detaining three people, including an elderly man, witnesses told Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). Eyewitnesses reported police shooting into the air, some reported heavy shooting, in addition to pepper spraying people. The […]

28 Oct
3:57

Augusta Victoria Hospital Out of Service, PA Refuses to Pay Debts

Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH), in occupied Jerusalem, Sunday evening, launched a distress call entitled “The Future of AVH Hospital is in Danger,” which has reached a dead end, according to administration. The hospital said, in a statement, that the Palestinian government did not transfer any funds to the hospital and […]

28 Oct
8:28

Soldiers Invade Stores, Force Them Shut, In Al-‘Isawiya

October 28, 2019 8:28 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday evening, the town of al-‘Isawiya, in occupied East Jerusalem, before storming many stores, and forced them to close. Media sources said the many army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers stopped and harassed many Palestinians, while inspecting their ID cards and searching them. They […]

26 Oct
7:12

Israeli Police Attack Palestinian Demonstration in Support of Hunger Striking Prisoners

Israeli police Saturday evening, attacked Palestinians demonstrating in occupied Jerusalem city in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in protest of their administrative detention in Israeli jails, said local sources. Sources said Israeli police attacked demonstrators with tear gas canisters and stun grenades in an attempt to disperse them, […]

26 Oct
7:00

Malaysia To Open Embassy To Palestine

Malaysia will soon open an embassy to Palestine, the country’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced Friday. He said that since Israel will ban a Malaysian embassy in the occupied Palestinian territories, Malaysia will open this embassy in Jordan but will be accredited to Palestine, enabling his country to offer aid […]

25 Oct
2:55

Army Causes Family To Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation Near Jerusalem

October 25, 2019 2:55 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday evening, the al-Ezariyya town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and attacked protesters, before firing gas bombs at them, and many surrounding homes, causing a family to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Medical sources said the soldiers fired many gas bombs at random, some striking […]

25 Oct
10:18

Israeli Troops Desecrate Mosque, Abduct 8-year-old in al-Issawiya

Israeli forces on Thursday evening invaded the town of al-Issawiya in East Jerusalem, desecrated a mosque, and fired tear gas at Palestinian residents of the town. Local sources told WAFA that a number of heavily armed Israeli soldiers had desecrated their shoes at the Al-Arba’een mosque in the middle of […]

24 Oct
6:52

Soldiers Abduct A Father And His Son In Jerusalem

October 24, 2019 6:52 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a Palestinian father and his child, in the al-Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, said the soldiers invaded and ransacked the home of Nayef Mustafa. He added that the soldiers abducted Nayef and his child, […]

24 Oct
3:19

Israel Attempts to Wipe out Palestinian Curriculum in Jerusalem

Up to 100,000 Palestinian students are facing the threat of using distorted schoolbooks in occupied Jerusalem, Deputy Palestinian Education Minister Basri Saleh said on Sunday. During a meeting held in Cairo, Basri said that the Israeli occupation has been working hard to impose the distorted Israeli narratives related to the […]

24 Oct
2:52

Army Demolishes Family Home of Slain Palestinian

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, demolished the home of slain Palestinian Ali Hassan Khalifa, in the Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem. According to local PNN sources, a large number of Israeli soldiers stormed the camp and evacuated Khalifa’s house before bulldozers demolished the house, located on Al-Quds Street, near Qalandia […]

Israeli troops assault Palestinian worshipers in Al-Aqsa (archive image)
23 Oct
1:28

Hundreds of Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound

According to local sources, hundreds of Jewish Israeli settlers, accompanied by soldiers, forced their way into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday, pushing aside the Muslim worshipers and the Muslim clerics who oversee the Mosque. The Israelis then gathered to pray for the destruction of the mosque. A large sect […]

22 Oct
5:57

VIDEO: Palestinian Forced to Demolish Home in Jerusalem

A Palestinian resident of the Jabal al Mukabbir neighborhood, in East Jerusalem, tore down his home after he received a demolition order from the Israeli authorities, said a local official. Fateh movement’s secretary general in Jabal al-Mukabbir, Iyad Bashir, told WAFA that Sultan Bashir got the demolition order for his […]

22 Oct
12:31

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 14 Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, fourteen Palestinians, including eight from Jerusalem and two siblings in Bethlehem, from their homes in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem, searched and ransacked homes […]

22 Oct
9:34

Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Jerusalem

October 22, 2019 9:34 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eight young Palestinian men in the al-Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, after the army invaded and ransacked many homes. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers interrogated many Palestinians, while violently searching their homes. They added that the soldiers abducted Abed Tha’er […]

22 Oct
1:30

Israeli Forces Invade al-Issawiya, Injure Two Palestinian Teens

October 22, 2019 1:30 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

On Monday evening, Israeli forces invaded the town of al-Issawiya in East Jerusalem, severely beating one young Palestinian and injuring another with a sound grenade canister. According to the local Palestinian news agency WAFA, Israeli forces assaulted a teen identified as Ahmed Abu Roumi, beating him with rifles at a […]

20 Oct
11:10

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians, Summon Six For Interrogation, In Jerusalem

October 20, 2019 11:10 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday afternoon, two young, and summoned six others for interrogation, in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Shadi Mohammad Mheisin, 23, from the al-‘Isawiya town, as he was returning home from work. They added that the soldiers also abducted Ala’ Najeeb, while standing […]

20 Oct
11:25

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, nine Palestinians, including a mother and her child, and a wounded young man, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Tubas governorate, in northeastern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted […]

18 Oct
12:50

Israeli Soldiers Attack A Wedding Celebration Near Jerusalem

October 18, 2019 12:50 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Sur Baher Palestinian town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and assaulted many Palestinians attending a wedding party. Eyewitnesses said dozens of soldiers invaded the town, before storming a wedding party, and assaulted many Palestinians. They added that the soldiers struck and clubbed many […]

17 Oct
1:07

Settlers Raid Holy Sites in Bethlehem and Jerusaelm

Israeli settlers, today, raided the archaeological site of Solomon’s Pools, to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, under the protection of heavily armed Israeli forces. Palestinian security sources said that Israeli forces sealed off the area as settlers stormed the pools, where they performed Jewish rituals. […]

16 Oct
9:32

Updated: “Israeli Intelligence Officers Abduct The Khatib of Al-Aqsa Mosque, In Jerusalem”

Update: Sheikh Dr. Ismael Nawahda was released after several hours of interrogation, and was slapped with an order preventing him from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for eleven days. Israeli intelligence officers abducted, Wednesday, the Khatib of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, Sheikh Ismael Nawahda, while he was crossing […]

16 Oct
1:00

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty-One Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least twenty-one Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the Wes Bank, including Jerusalem, and injured one. Media sources in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted two former political prisoners, identified Montaser Abul-Hamid Mheisin, 22, and Ward Ibrahim […]

16 Oct
10:14

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Al-‘Isawiya And Abu Dis, In Jerusalem

October 16, 2019 10:14 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two siblings in the al-Isawiya town, and one Palestinian in Abu Dis town, in occupied Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in al-‘Isawiya, and abducted two siblings, identified as Mohammad, 18, and Yazan Oleyyan, 20. They added that the […]

16 Oct
2:04

Army Forces A Palestinian To Demolish Sections Of His home In Jerusalem

October 16, 2019 2:04 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers forced, Tuesday, a Palestinian to demolish sections of his home in Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood, in Sur Baher town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, after an Israeli court ordered the demolition for “being too close” to the Annexation Wall. Ziyad Hamamda, a member of the “Committee for Defending the […]

15 Oct
1:59

Army Abducts A Palestinian, Summons Two For Interrogation, In Jerusalem

October 15, 2019 1:59 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, and summoned two others for interrogation, in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Rawhi Mahmoud Al-Kolaghassi, 23, after storming his family’s home and ransacking it, in the Sa’adiyya neighborhood, in the Old City. It is worth […]

15 Oct
12:34

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jenin And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at night, two Palestinians in Jenin, in northern West Bank, and one in Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied territory. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Yazan Sa’id Hamarsha, and a teenage boy, identified as Baha’ […]

14 Oct
11:19

Army Abducts Preventative Security Head, Five Young men, In Al-Aqsa

October 14, 2019 11:19 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, the head of the Palestinian Preventative Security, and five young men, in the courtyards of the al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers abducted the head of the Palestinian Preventative Security office in occupied Jerusalem, Sa’id Atari, and five […]

14 Oct
10:17

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Jerusalem Governor, Fateh Secretary, In Jerusalem

October 14, 2019 10:17 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, Jerusalem Governor Adnan Gheith, and Fateh Secretary in the city, Shadi Mitwer, from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers stormed and ransacked the home of Shadi Mitwer, and assaulted him in front of his family, before abducting him. […]

13 Oct
3:53

Israeli State Considers Officially Allowing Jews to Pray at Al-Aqsa

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said, Friday, that the state of Israel is considering allowing Jews to pray inside Al-Aqsa Mosque. In an official statement, Erdan said: “I am sure this will happen soon, God willing.” He emphasized that “the situation in Jerusalem is heading towards regaining sovereignty and […]

13 Oct
1:57

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, seventeen Palestinians, including a father and his daughter, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, causing […]