Category Archives: Jerusalem

06 Aug
4:28

Israel Approves Hundreds Of Units In Gush Etzion Colonialist Block

The far-right extremist Israeli government on Benjamin Netanyahu and the Civil Administration Office, the executive and administrative branch of the illegal Israeli occupation of the West Bank, including Jerusalem, approved the construction of hundreds of units in Gush Etzion illegal colonialist bloc, south of Bethlehem. Israeli Channel 7 has reported […]

06 Aug
3:26

Israeli Troops Abduct 25 Palestinians in Night Raids Tuesday

In the early morning hours on Tuesday, Israeli forces conducted multiple raids into various parts of the West Bank, abducting 25 Palestinian residents. 11 were abducted by the Israeli occupation forces from the Nablus governorate. They were identified as: Dirar Ahmad Hammadneh, 58, and his sons Amr, 33, and Ahmad, […]

05 Aug
2:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, at least thirteen Palestinians, including a child and a father along with his son, mainly from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said the soldiers abducted two young men, […]

Israeli soldiers abduct youth (archive image from Palestine News)
05 Aug
12:01

Silwan Youth Severely Beaten by Israeli Police

A Palestinian minor from the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan was transferred to hospital after he was severely beaten by Israeli police officers who invaded his family home to arrest him, local sources said. A heavily armed police force reportedly stormed the family home of Jamal Ali al-Ghoul in […]

05 Aug
12:01

Israeli Forces Storm Jerusalem and Jenin, 11 Palestinians Detained

Israeli occupation forces, Saturday night, detained at least 11 Palestinians during incursions, across occupied East Jerusalem and the northern West Bank district of Jenin, WAFA quoted local sources. Israeli police stormed the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Al-Issawiya and the Shufat refugee camp, northeast of the city, and detained eight Palestinians […]

01 Aug
1:50

Second Child in Less than 24 Hours Summoned for Interrogation

Israeli forces summoned a second Palestinian child, in less than 24 hours, for interrogation. Qais Firas Obaid, 6 years old, from al-Eesawiyya, in the occupied city of Jerusalem, was summoned by Israeli forces on Tuesday evening, for interrogation, just after a summons was issued to Mohammad Elayyan (4 years), on […]

31 Jul
2:46

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fateh Secretary In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, the secretary of Fateh Movement in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded the town, before storming and ransacking the home of Fateh movement’s secretary, Yasser Darwish. It added that the soldiers interrogated the official, along with […]

30 Jul
2:06

Israeli Soldiers Illegally Confiscate Palestinian Lands In Sur Baher

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Sur Baher Palestinian town, south of occupied East Jerusalem, and confiscated privately-owned Palestinian lands to use for what the City Council called “public facilities.” Hamada Hamada, the head of Wadi al-Hummus Committee in Sur Baher, said dozens of soldiers and police officers, accompanied by personnel of […]

30 Jul
10:51

Israeli Settlers, Under Israeli Military Guard, Invade Nablus and Al-Aqsa Mosques

In two separate incidents early Tuesday morning, hundreds of Israeli settlers invaded an area near Nablus that they are trying to take over to annex into Israel, while separately , dozens of other Israeli settlers invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem under heavy Israeli military guard. In Nablus, four Palestinians […]

30 Jul
9:32

Israeli Authorities Summon 3-Year Old Child for Interrogation

In the latest violation of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, Israeli authorities on Monday issued a summons for a 3-year-old child to be brought to the Jerusalem police station for interrogation. During an invasion of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Isawiya Monday night, Israeli forces stormed […]

al-Isawiya (blue sections are areas that Israel is attempting to annex)
29 Jul
11:01

More Abductions in al-‘Isawiya – Israeli Troops Abduct 7 on Monday, Including a Child

Following the abduction of eight Palestinians from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Isawiya on Sunday, Israeli troops again invaded the area on Monday morning, abducting 7 more Palestinians. According to the Palestinian news agency Wafa, Israeli occupying forces abducted seven citizens from their homes in the early morning hours on […]

26 Jul
1:06

Army Abducts Seven Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday, at dawn, seven Palestinians from their homes, in the al-‘Isawiya town, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes, and abducted Mohammad Fares Oleyyan, Mohammad Abu Libda, Yousef Abu Libda, Mohammad Haitham Mahmoud, Moudi Abu Ryala, […]

26 Jul
1:00

Palestinian President Suspends Agreements with Israel Following Demolition of 70 Palestinian Homes

The President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, announced Thursday evening the suspension of all agreements and accords signed with Israel, citing the demolition this week of 70 Palestinian homes in Sur Baher, an area that is supposed to be under full Palestinian control according to the signed agreements. Abbas […]

25 Jul
10:54

MADA Calls for Photojournalist’s Release from Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has called on international legal and human rights organizations to put pressure on the Israeli occupation government to stop its attempts to deport the Palestinian photographer, Mustafa Al-Karouf, outside of the Palestinian territories and release him, as he has been detained […]

25 Jul
11:43

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

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least nineteen Palestinians, mostly former political detainees who spent years in prison, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and violently searched dozens of homes, […]

23 Jul
10:23

VIDEO: Palestinians and British ISMers Hospitalized in Sadistic and Brutal Display of Violence by Israeli Soldiers in East Jerusalem Demolition

Photo: ISMer’s neck shows strangulation marks where she was dragged across the floor by Israeli border police with her Kaffiyeh. 07/23/19 | International Solidarity Movement | East Jerusalem Two Palestinian families lost their homes yesterday in unprecedented mass demolitions in East Jerusalem carried out by 900 Israeli soldiers who hospitalized […]

22 Jul
6:23

Hundreds Lose Shelter as Israeli Forces Destroy Dozens of Housing Units in Sour Baher in occupied East Jerusalem

On Monday morning, 22 July 2019, Israeli military forces launched a large-scale destruction operation against civilian property in Wadi al-Humus neighborhood, in Sour Baher in the southern part of occupied East Jerusalem. Hundreds of Israeli soldiers and machinery carried out the destructions that resulted in hundreds of civilians losing their […]

22 Jul
11:40

Six Homes, Including a Nine-Story Apartment Building, Demolished by Israeli Forces in Wadi al-Hummus

Israeli forces invaded, Monday morning, the village of Wadi al-Hummus, southeast of Jerusalem, and demolished five single-family homes and an apartment building nine stories high that was under construction. The village is located in the township of Sur Baher, located southeast of Jerusalem in an area that Israel has slated […]

21 Jul
2:45

Journalist Injured as Soldiers Attack Bethlehem

A journalist was injured and many others suffocated from teargas when Israeli forces attacked Palestinians taking part in a rally protesting the planned demolition of hundreds of apartments in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi al-Hummus. WAFA correspondence said that Ayat Arqawi, who works as a photojournalist with APA agency, was […]

19 Jul
4:25

UN Officials Call On Israel To Halt Sur Baher Demolitions

UN officials, on Wednesday, called on Israel to halt plans for mass demolitions in the neighborhood of Sur Baher, East Jerusalem. This came in a statement by Jamie McGoldrick (Humanitarian Coordinator), Gwyn Lewis (Director of West Bank Operations for UNRWA), and James Heenan (Head of OHCHR in the occupied Palestinian […]

19 Jul
3:57

Area A Residential Buildings to be Demolished near Jerusalem

Israeli forces, today, took measurements of 16 Palestinian residential buildings slated for demolition in Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood, located on the edge of Sur Baher, southeast of the occupied city of Jerusalem. Head of the Wadi al-Hummus Committee Hamada Hamada told WAFA that Israeli forces, along with staff from the so-called […]

18 Jul
6:16

Army Abducts Fifteen Palestinians Celebrating High-School Graduation In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, fifteen young Palestinian men in occupied Jerusalem, who were celebrating their high-school graduation using fireworks, after illegal Israeli colonists complained that the Palestinians are “firing live rounds.” Palestinian sources said dozens of Palestinians, including the graduating students, were celebrating the graduations, and using fireworks. […]

18 Jul
5:23

UN officials call on Israeli authorities to halt plans for demolitions in Sur Bahir

                    Published By: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): Statement by Mr. Jamie McGoldrick (Humanitarian Coordinator), Ms. Gwyn Lewis (Director of West Bank Operations for UNRWA), and Mr. James Heenan (Head of OHCHR in the occupied Palestinian […]

18 Jul
5:11

Israeli Colonist Rams Palestinian With Car, Flees The Scene

An Israeli colonialist settler rammed, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man from the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, causing fractures and bruises, and fled the scene. The Maan Palestinian News Agency said the young man, identified as Adnan Samer Mojahed, 19, suffered various fractures, in addition to cuts […]

17 Jul
6:34

Army Demolishes Four Stores In Silwan, Abducts One Child

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, and demolished four stores owned by a Palestinian, identified as Mohammad al-Abbassi, and abducted one child. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said dozens of soldiers, including undercover officers, and the police, invaded Abu […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
15 Jul
9:03

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, at least fifteen Palestinians, including two women and seven political prisoners, and demolished the foundation of one building, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers stormed and ransacked several homes and abducted seven former political prisoners, identified as […]

14 Jul
10:22

Soldiers Storm Bab ar-Rahma in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation police and soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn,  Bab ar-Rahma mosque, to the east of Al-Aqsa mosque, removed the worshipers and its contents. Director of Public Relations and Information at the Islamic Endowments Department, Firas Al-Debs said that soldiers and the police stormed the site ahead of the […]

13 Jul
4:16

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, three young Palestinian men in Jabal al-Mokabber town, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, and in Bab al-‘Amoud area, in the occupied city. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in the Schools Street, in Jabal al-Mokabber, and abducted two young men, identified as Nour Oleyyan, […]

12 Jul
5:22

Palestinian, Israeli And International Peace Activists Protest Against Israel’s Colonialist Activities in Silwan

Dozens of local Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, held a nonviolent procession, Friday, against the ongoing and escalating illegal Israeli colonialist activities, including the occupation of homes, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The protest started at the entrance of Silwan […]

11 Jul
7:00

Israeli Soldiers Remove Solidarity Tent In Jerusalem, Injure Dozens Of Palestinians

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Thursday afternoon, the solidarity tent in Wad al-Hummus area, in Sur Baher town, south of occupied Jerusalem, and forcibly demolished and removed it, in addition to firing many gas bombs and concussion grenades, casing dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, and burning […]

11 Jul
3:03

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, twelve 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 ransacked many homes in Kafr Malek and al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya villages, in the central West Bank governorate […]

10 Jul
6:06

WAFA: “Palestinian Family Forced to Evict Jerusalem House in Favor of Settler Group”

By The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): JERUSALEM, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – A Palestinian family who has been battling against a shadowy Israeli settler group for 25 years was forced Wednesday morning to evict their house in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. WAFA correspondent said that dozens of […]

10 Jul
1:08

Israeli Forces Confiscate Bulldozer, Demolish Building Foundation in West Bank

Israeli forces confiscated a bulldozer working on the rehabilitation of an agricultural land in Kufr Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in the occupied West Bank, said local WAFA sources. Israeli forces were said to have confiscated a bulldozer belonging to Suhaib Jamal, while he was working on rehabilitating an agricultural […]

10 Jul
12:35

237 Homes to be Demolished in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities from the Jerusalem municipality and heavily armed police stormed the neighborhood of Wadi al-Hummus, in Sur Baher town, to the south of Jerusalem, on Sunday evening, taking measurements of homes threatened with demolition. The head of Wadi al-Hummus Committee, Hamada Hamada, told the Palestinian Information Centre that […]

09 Jul
3:51

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, twelve Palestinians from several parts of the occupied, West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Adnan Khader Edrees, 23, Tareq Khader Edrees, 25, Mo’tasem Farouq al-Masalma, 19, […]

08 Jul
4:46

Wadi al-Hummos Residents Facing Displacement

BETHLEHEM, Monday, July 08, 2019 (WAFA) – By Anan Shehadeh: In 2005, precisely when the Israeli authorities began building the apartheid wall in Jerusalem and Bethlehem areas, the suffering of the residents of the Wadi al-Hummos, an area part of Sur Bahir, a Palestinian neighborhood southeast of the occupied city of […]

08 Jul
4:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 33 Palestinians, Demolish One Home

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Monday, thirty-three Palestinians, including one woman, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and demolished an under-construction home. In Jenin governorate, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted thirteen former Palestinian political prisoners, after invading and ransacking their homes. They have been […]

07 Jul
4:14

Soldiers Abduct The Brother Of A Slain Young Man In Qalandia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, the brother of a slain young Palestinian man who was killed by the army on April 2nd, 2019, the Qalandia Media Center has reported. It said that the soldiers abducted Fadi Adwan, and detained his father, Ali, for several hours, after stopping them near […]

07 Jul
1:28

Soldiers Abduct A Father And Son Allegedly For Ramming Soldiers With Car

The Israeli army abducted, late on Saturday at night, a young Palestinian man and his father, allegedly for deliberately ramming Israeli soldiers with their car, wounding five. In a statement, the Israeli army claimed that the incident, which took place late on Saturday evening at Hizma military roadblock, north of […]

05 Jul
1:08

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Mother To Pressure Her Child To Turn Himself In

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian mother from the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, to pressure her child, Mahmoud, to turn himself in to the police. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers abducted the mother of a “wanted” child, identified […]

04 Jul
4:16

Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa with Israeli Minister of Agriculture

Israeli Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel, guarded by a special forces unit of the Israeli occupation police stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday morning,  via the Moroccan Gate, and performed Talmudic rituals. At around 7:30am ,Israeli soldiers were deployed at the mosque gates and in its courtyards, securing the raid by […]

03 Jul
11:55

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least fifteen young Palestinian men from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and confiscated surveillance equipment. In Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank, the soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes, and abducted Dia’ Abu […]

02 Jul
2:40

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening, four Palestinians, including two children, in the al-‘Isawiya town, and Shu’fat refugee camp, in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the al-‘Isawiya town, and assaulted many Palestinians, and abducted two of them, in the mourning tent of Mohammad Samir Obeid, […]

02 Jul
1:58

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening, fifteen young Palestinian men, after ambushing then near al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. Mohammad Mahmoud, a lawyer with Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), has reported that all of the abducted Palestinians were moved to the Police Station in Salahuddin Street, in […]

01 Jul
3:58

US Ambassador to Israel Participates in Israeli Underground Settlement Expansion

The US Ambassador to Israel, and longtime Israeli settlement financier, David Friedman, participated on Sunday in an underground excavation under the Palestinian town of Silwan, in East Jerusalem, actively participating in the illegal settlement action by bashing with a hammer a section of ancient underground wall located beneath Palestinian homes. […]

01 Jul
12:54

Israeli High Court Rules Against Palestinian Families; Will Allow Their Homes to be Demolished

Sixteen apartment buildings, home to more than 100 Palestinian families, will have their homes destroyed by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem after a ruling Sunday by the Israeli Supreme Court allowing the demolition. The High Court accepted the argument of the Israeli government that the homes were “too close to the […]

30 Jun
12:20

In Serious Ongoing Escalation, Israeli Soldiers Kill one Palestinian, Injure 95 And Abduct Three, Since Thursday

Israeli soldiers have killed one Palestinian, injured more than 95 and abducted at least 30, in ongoing invasions and serious escalation since this past Thursday, in the al-Isawiya town, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem. Besides the ongoing invasions, and the excessive use of force against the Palestinian protesters, […]

30 Jun
10:20

Including Jerusalem Minister, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Many Palestinians Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, many Palestinians, including Jerusalem Minister at the Palestinian Government, Fadi al-Hadmi, during the ongoing invasions and violent searches of homes in the town of al-‘Isawiya, and other parts of occupied Jerusalem. Awad Awad, a Palestinian official who heads the Public Relations and Media […]

30 Jun
3:15

Israeli Soldiers Invade Mourning Tent In al-Isawiya, Assault Many Palestinians

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem, and removed the mourning tent of Mohammad Samir Obeid, 21, who was killed by the army, Thursday. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, said the soldiers attacked many Palestinians in the tent, and […]

29 Jun
2:09

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nineteen Palestinians In Al-‘Isawiya

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, nineteen Palestinians, including a woman, from their homes in several parts of the al-‘Isawiya town, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem; most of the abducted residents are related to the young man, Mohammad Samir Obeid, 21, who was killed by the army, […]

29 Jun
3:49

Israeli Soldiers Injure Fifty Palestinians In Al-‘Isawiya

Israeli soldiers injured more than fifty Palestinians, in an invasion into the al-Isawiya town, north of occupied East Jerusalem, starting on Friday evening, when the army killed a young man, until dawn hours, Saturday. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics provided treatment to 50 Palestinians; 37 of […]

28 Jun
1:12

Army Abducts Seven Palestinians In Jerusalem And Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at night and on Friday at dawn, seven young Palestinian men, from occupied Jerusalem, and from Jenin in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers invaded and violently searched the home of Mohammad Shalabi, in Jerusalem, and […]

28 Jun
2:25

Israeli Soldiers Kill One Palestinian, Injure Many, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers and the police invaded, on Thursday evening, the al-‘Isawiya town, north of occupied East Jerusalem, killed a young Palestinian man, and injured many other residents, in addition to imposing a strict siege on the town. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Obeid neighborhood in the town, and attacked […]

27 Jun
1:11

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday, at dawn, at least nine Palestinians, including former political prisoners, from their homes, in several cities, towns and refugee camps across the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers […]

27 Jun
11:53

Soldiers Take Measurements Of 16 Apartment Buildings In Preparation For Demolishing Them

Dozens of Israeli soldiers and police officers invaded, Thursday, Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood, in Sur Baher town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and took measurements of 16 apartment buildings, in preparation for demolishing them. Hamada Hamada, the head of Wadi al-Hummus Committee said the families have filed appeals with the Israeli High […]

26 Jun
2:17

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening and night, and earlier on Wednesday at dawn, at least sixteen 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 al-Am’ari refugee […]

26 Jun
11:03

Soldiers Demolish An Under-Construction Gas Station Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, the town of Anata, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished a gas station. Taha No’man, the mayor of Anata, said several army jeeps and three bulldozers invaded the northern area of the town, and demolished the gas station, which stood on three Dunams […]

25 Jun
9:09

Over 1 Million Settlers Living in 503 West Bank & East Jerusalem Settlements

Latest statistics show that the number of Israeli settlements, established on Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, has reached 503, of which 474 are located in the West Bank and 29 others in Jerusalem, says Hanna Issa, Secretary-General of the PA Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and […]

25 Jun
1:07

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Al-‘Isawiya

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening, a young Palestinian man from the al-‘Isawiya town, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, and took him to an interrogation facility in the city. Eyewitnesses said the young man, identified as Wadea’ ‘Oleyyan, was walking in the town, when the soldiers abducted him, […]

24 Jun
1:58

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, two young Palestinian men from Shu’fat refugee camp, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, and fired many gas bombs. The invasion was carried out by many army vehicles, before the soldiers stopped and abducted two young men. Local sources said the soldiers abducted the two […]

24 Jun
1:26

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians, Illegal Colonists Puncture Tires

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least nine Palestinians, including a woman and a journalist, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, while many illegal colonialist settlers wrote racist graffiti and punctured tires, near Ramallah. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that several […]

24 Jun
10:06

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Jerusalem, Three In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, a former Palestinian political prisoner, from his home in Abu Dis town, east of occupied Jerusalem, and three Palestinians in Ramallah, in central West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded Abu Dis town, before the soldiers stormed and violently searched homes, and apartment buildings, […]

24 Jun
2:22

Israel’s Illegal Blockade of Gaza Devastates Families of Sick Infants

Palestinian infants brought from the besieged Gaza Strip, to Jerusalem’s Makassed hospital are, according to the U.K.’s Guardian, must endure their hospital stay alone, and their families suffer from afar. Medical grounds may compel Israel to allow a critically ill patient to travel to Jerusalem for more specialized care, but […]

23 Jun
12:10

PPS: “Army Abducts Sixteen Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Sunday, at least sixteen Palestinians, including children, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, in Jerusalem, […]

23 Jun
8:45

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Many Palestinians In al-‘Isawiya

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, many Palestinians in the al-‘Isawiya town, and summoned many others for interrogation, in occupied East Jerusalem, during extensive invasions and violent searches of homes, leading to protests. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, said the invasions were carried […]

23 Jun
1:14

Israeli Court Orders Palestinian Family Out of their Ancestral Home

by: Silwan Information Center The District Court of Jerusalem has ruled to evict the heirs of the late Mariam Abu Zweir from their property in the neighborhood of Wadi Hilweh in Silwan, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque. Wadi Hilweh Information Center / Silwan said that the judges refused the appeal filed […]

22 Jun
11:10

Soldiers Invade Orphanage School In Jerusalem, To Stop “Yes To Peace, No To War” festival

On Friday evening, Israeli soldiers, including undercover officers, invaded the Islamic Industrial School for Orphans, in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, and stopped an educational activity held by the General Union of Palestinians Writers. Media sources said the school was about to hold a poetry festival, dubbed as “Yes […]

21 Jun
12:58

Gheith Denounces Serious Israeli Escalation Against Palestinian Homes In Jerusalem

Jerusalem Governor at the Palestinian Authority Adnan Gheith issued a statement strongly denouncing the serious Israeli escalation against the Palestinian homes and property, in Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood in Sur Baher village, south of occupied East Jerusalem, and described them as war crimes. Gheith said the ongoing and escalation Israeli demolition […]

21 Jun
12:46

Israeli High Court Grants Green Light For Demolishing 16 Buildings Of 100 Apartments

The Israeli High Court has granted its approval for the demolition of 16 apartment buildings of 100 flats in Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood in Sur Baher village, south of occupied East Jerusalem, for “being built close to the Annexation Wall.” The court upheld allegations by the military in which it claimed […]

19 Jun
11:37

Palestinian From Jerusalem Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Two Weeks Ago

A Palestinian man died, Wednesday, from serious wounds he suffered two weeks ago, when several undercover Israeli soldiers repeatedly assaulted and struck him, in Shu’fat refugee camp, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian, identified as Mousa Abu Mayyala, 60, was assaulted by the undercover soldiers while standing in front of […]

18 Jun
12:12

Army Demolishes An Under-Construction Building in Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday morning, Shu’fat refugee camp, in occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished a two-story under-construction building. Tha’er Fasfous, the spokesperson of Fateh Movement in Shu’fat, said the soldiers and armored bulldozers surrounded the refugee camp before invading it. He added that the soldiers demolished the building, owned […]

18 Jun
2:08

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Jerusalem, Bans Seven From Entering Al-Aqsa For Four Days

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening, two Palestinians teens in the al-‘Isawiya town, east of occupied Jerusalem, and issued orders banning seven Palestinians from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque in the city, until this coming Thursday. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the soldiers abducted Mohammad Rabah Abu al-Hummus, 16, […]

18 Jun
12:57

Two Siblings Forced To Demolish Their Homes In Jerusalem

Two Palestinian siblings, identified as Bassem and Hatem al-Abbassi, were forced on Monday evening, two demolish their two-story residential building in Ein al-Louza neighborhood, in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the City Council in occupied Jerusalem, issued an order a month […]

18 Jun
12:26

Palestinians Warned of Accelerated Demolitions in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Center of Socio and Economic Rights, Monday, warned of the escalation of Israeli demolitions in occupied Jerusalem, noting it bears the nature of a collective form of punishment. The director of the center Zeyad al-Hamouree warned, in a statement, that the Israeli municipality and civil administration are carrying […]

17 Jun
1:49

Israeli Soldiers Uproot Palestinian Trees In Al-‘Isawiya

Israeli soldiers uprooted, Monday, dozens of Palestinian olive trees in the western area of the al-‘Isawiya town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, reportedly “obscuring the view of surveillance cameras in the area.” Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Isawiya said the soldiers […]

17 Jun
9:59

After Court Ordered Demolition Of 100 Flats, Israeli Police Demands Removal Of Protest Tent In Jerusalem

Dozens of Israeli police officers invaded, Sunday, Sur Baher Palestinian town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and demanded the Palestinians to remove a tent, which was installed to protest a Supreme Court ruling to demolish 16 residential buildings of more than 100 flats. The Israeli decision […]

16 Jun
11:30

Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, five Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Mahmoud Thaher Sa’id, 23, after storming his home and ransacking it in Hizma town, east of Jerusalem. They added that the […]

15 Jun
11:41

Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinian Detainees In Asqalan

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday at dawn, many Palestinian political prisoners in Asqalan Prison, and conducted very violent searches of their rooms and property. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the attack comes one day before the planned hunger strike in the prison due to the escalating Israeli […]

14 Jun
2:53

Israel Constructs Barbed Wire Fence Near Damascus Gate

In occupied East Jerusalem, Wednesday, Israeli authorities constructed a metal fence with barbed wire, on Sultan Suleiman Street, near the Damascus Gate of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, Palestinian Shehab News agency reported. Eyewitnesses said that the fence was placed around the perimeter of the stairs leading to the ancient […]

14 Jun
2:48

Greek Orthodox Church Calls Israeli Court Ruling Unfair

The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem released a statement on Wednesday, saying the Israeli court’s decisions allowing seizure of church property, by Israeli settler groups, are unfair. The property is located in the Jaffa Gate area of the Old City of Jerusalem, in the Southern West Bank. The Israeli Supreme Court, […]

13 Jun
11:28

Detainees In Ashkelon To Start Hunger Strike Sunday

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that the detainees in Ashkelon Israeli prison have decided to start a hunger strike, this coming Sunday, after preparing a list of legitimate demands. The committee stated that the detainees will start removing all food products from their rooms, before starting the strike. It […]

13 Jun
9:35

Soldiers Invade A Mosque, Photograph Buildings, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the al-Qa’qaa Mosque, in Abu Tayeh neighborhood, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, in addition to storming and searching homes, and photographed buildings. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers conducted violent searches of […]

13 Jun
7:56

Army Abducts Three Waqf Employees In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, three employees of the Palestinian Waqf and Islamic Endowment, including the head of Construction Committee, in Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, the WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported. The soldiers abducted the head of the Construction Committee of the Waqf Department, Engineer Bassam Hallaq, in […]

13 Jun
2:46

PLO, Foreign Ministry Condemn Moldova’s Embassy Move to Jerusalem

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemned, in two separate statements, the decision by Moldova’s premier to move his country’s embassy in Israel, from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, considering the decision a blatant violation of international law. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the PLO Executive Committee, said […]

12 Jun
8:39

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Building, Commercial Sheds, Injures Many Palestinians Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, a Palestinian area near the Qalandia Terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished a residential building, in addition to commercial sheds, and injured many Palestinians. The soldiers attacked many Palestinians during the invasion and demolitions, and fired gas bombs, causing dozens to suffer the effects […]

11 Jun
9:40

Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In Ramallah, Jerusalem And Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, nine Palestinians from their homes, in the West Bank governorates of Ramallah, Jerusalem and Tulkarem, after the soldiers conducted violent searches of homes and property. Many army jeeps invaded the al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya village, northwest of Ramallah, searched homes and abducted Yahia Hasan Ladadwa. The soldiers also […]

11 Jun
8:56

Israeli Soldiers Demolish An Under-Construction Building In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, an under-construction building in Sur Baher village, south of occupied East Jerusalem, and forced another family to demolish its home, the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported. WAFA said dozens of soldiers invaded the village, surrounded an under-construction building, owned by Wisam Jabour, and […]

09 Jun
9:57

Settlers Break Into Al-Aqsa

Dozens of extremist Jewish settlers broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, today, guarded by Israeli police, local WAFA sources have reported. Around 330 Israeli settlers entered the compound through the Moroccan Gate, which leads to the Al-Buraq Wall plaza, inside the Old City of Jerusalem. Today’s incursion into the  compound […]

09 Jun
7:33

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 37 Palestinians During Al-Fitir Feast”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted 37 Palestinians, including three women, during the Al-Fitir Muslim Feast. The abductions took place within three days, including Sunday at dawn. The PPS said that eleven of the abducted Palestinians were taken prisoner from their homes in several parts of […]

09 Jun
6:13

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Teen In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday afternoon, a Palestinian teenage boy in occupied East Jerusalem, reportedly for carrying a knife. Media sources said the abducted teen, Osama Shaher Abu Za’nouna, 17, is from Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. They added that his family reported him […]

08 Jun
2:50

Soldiers Abduct A Young Man And A Young Woman Near Bethlehem And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, a young Palestinian man near Bethlehem, and a young woman at Qalandia terminal, north Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, in addition to preventing farmers from entering their lands near Nablus. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Khalayel al-Louz […]

08 Jun
2:09

Army Assaults And Abducts A Guard Of The Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Saturday, a civilian guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted him. Media sources said the soldiers assaulted Mohannad Edrees, causing various cuts and bruises, before abducting him. He was taken prisoner in the eastern area of Bab ar-Rahma mosque in Al-Aqsa, after he […]

08 Jun
12:33

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians, Including A Woman, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, five Palestinians, including a young woman, from their homes in Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in Jabal al-Mokabber, before abducting Aseel Oweisat, Karam Abdo, […]

08 Jun
1:53

Israeli forces invade Jabal al-Mukabber, abduct 5 Palestinians

Israeli occupation forces stormed the village of Jabal al-Mukaber south of Jerusalem on Friday evening and abducted a girl and four boys. Eyewitnesses told Agence France-Presse that the occupation forces stormed the village of Jabal al-Mukabber and threw random sound bombs and rubber bullets. They then abducted four Palestinian teen […]

03 Jun
2:39

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem And Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday morning, two young Palestinian men, in Jerusalem and Qalqilia, in the occupied West Bank. One of the abducted Palestinians the son of Fateh Movement secretary in Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Jihad Nasser Qous, from his home in the Old […]

03 Jun
11:28

Palestinian President’s Office Strongly Condemns Escalating Violations Against Al-Aqsa

The office of the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, issued a statement strongly denouncing the ongoing and escalating Israeli violations against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and the worshipers. President’s spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said the president and the government hold Israel accountable for this serious escalation, especially amidst […]

03 Jun
9:46

Israeli Soldiers Assault A Palestinian Woman, Abduct Two Others, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Sunday evening, a Palestinians woman, in occupied East Jerusalem, causing various cuts and bruises, and abducting two other women. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the woman suffered cuts and bruises to several parts of her body, especially her head, and was moved to the […]

02 Jun
6:04

Palestinian Photojournalist at Risk of Deportation

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

02 Jun
5:37

Ashrawi: Jerusalem Under Triple Israeli Assault

PLO Executive Committee member, Hanan Ashrawi, says that Israel has kept Jerusalem hostage under its illegal practices and de facto separation from the rest of the occupied Palestinian Territory for fifty-two years, now, by imposing severe restrictions on Palestinian access to Jerusalem and its Christian and Muslim holy sites. To […]

02 Jun
5:14

Muslim Devotees Assaulted in Police Raid on Al-Aqsa

A number of Palestinian Muslim worshippers were injured today, by Israeli police officers who were escorting dozens of Israeli extremists performing a provocative tour of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. Some 400 Israeli settlers, led by American-born rabbi and MK Yehuda Glick, entered the flashpoint compound, one of Islam’s […]