Category Archives: Jerusalem

Jerusalem: On 19 December 2016, Israeli Forces Demolish Commercial Facility in Shaikh Jarrah Neighborhood Belonging to Adnan Harhash. (PCHR photo)
02 Jun
9:44

Israel to Demolish 200 Palestinian-owned Industrial Structures in Jerusalem

The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem, on Sunday, finalized an order to evict and demolish 200 Palestinian-owned industrial structures in Wad al-Joz neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, sources said . Chairman of East Jerusalem’s Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kamal Obeidat, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the municipality […]

01 Jun
7:47

Israeli Troops Abduct 23 Palestinians Across the West Bank

Israeli Troops reportedly abducted, earlier on Monday, at least 23 Palestinian residents, including a child and a former prisoner, across the Palestinian West Bank. In Ramallah city, local sources confirmed that Israeli troops invaded the Almazr’a village, north of the city, as well as the Ni’lin village, to the west, […]

01 Jun
6:53

Two Palestinian Brothers Begin Demolishing their Homes in Jerusalem

Two Palestinian brothers, on Saturday, demolishing their two homes in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukaber, after the demolition was ordered by the Israeli municipality, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Imad and Ahmad Mashahreh said that they were given demolition notices, and decided to embark on the feat of […]

01 Jun
6:22

European Union Calls for a Halt to Israeli Demolition Policies

The European Union (EU) missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah released a statement last week, regarding a spike in Palestinian-owned home demolitions ordered and carried out by Israeli authorities in the occupied West Bank so far in 2020, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The statement noted that Israeli demolition of Palestinian […]

31 May
11:46

PCHR: “In Under 15 Hours: IOF Kills Two Palestinians, Including a Person with Disability, in Ramallah and East Jerusalem”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (CPHR): Within less than 15 hours, Israeli occupying forces killed two Palestinian civilians, including a person with disability, and injured another person with disability in new crimes of excessive use of lethal force in two separate incidents in Ramallah and East Jerusalem. According to […]

31 May
10:52

As Dozens Of Colonists, Soldiers Invade Al-Aqsa Mosque, Army Abducts Four Palestinians

Marking the first day of reopening the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, after seventy days of closure due to coronavirus concerns, Israeli soldiers and police officers accompanied dozens of illegal colonialist settlers in a provocative tour into the courtyards of the holy site, and abducted four Palestinians, including two women. […]

31 May
5:33

Mother of Slain Palestinian: “My Son Was A Child In A Man’s Body”

The mother of the Palestinian who was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in occupied Jerusalem, said that the Israeli allegations and justifications for his brutal murder are mere lies, as the slain man was autistic, and was a child in a man’s body. The Palestinian, Eyad al-Hallaq, 32, was […]

31 May
5:18

Israeli Forces Kill Autistic Palestinian Man in Jerusalem

On Saturday, Israeli police in Jerusalem shot and killed an unarmed, autistic Palestinian man, then left him lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds for over an hour until he bled to death. Eyad Khairi al-Hallaq, 32, was on his way to an institution for people with special needs, […]

28 May
9:57

Israeli Troops Abduct Eight Palestinians Across the West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, late on Wednesday night and early on Thursday at dawn, eight Palestinians, across the occupied West Bank. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society said in a statement that Israeli troops invaded both Ya’bad and Qabatia villages of Jenin district and abducted Nour Bashar Abu Bakr, a former […]

28 May
7:02

Israel Escalates Demolition of Palestinian Homes in the West Bank

A Palestinian Siam family, on Wednesday, began to tear down parts their own home in occupied East Jerusalem. The family told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem delivered a demolition order to their Silwan home. The pretext used by the so-called Israeli authorities, for the […]

26 May
10:24

Israeli Police Shoot, Injure Palestinian after Alleged Stabbing Attempt in Jerusalem

A Palestinian young man was seriously injured, on Monday, when Israeli police officers shot him near Jabal Mukaber neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported. Israel’s Channel 7 alleged that the man attempted to stab police officers near Jabal Mukaber, video footage of the scene showed […]

24 May
9:59

Israeli Police Assault, Arrest 4 Palestinians at Al-Aqsa, Soldiers Detain 3 Overnight

Dozens of Israeli police, on Sunday, assaulted a number of Palestinian Muslim worshipers performing Eid al-Fitr prayers at Bab al-Asbat or Lion’s Gate, leading to the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem, southern West Bank. Palestinian Muslims joined at the gate of the mosque to perform prayers for Eid […]

23 May
6:34

VIDEO: Settlers Hold Parade While Soldiers Assault Palestinians in Jersualem

Israeli security forces, on Friday, blocked several streets in occupied Jerusalem as illegal Israeli settlers provocative March outside Jaffa Gate, celebrated the so-called “reunification of Jerusalem as capital of Israel”, Quds News reported. Also on Friday, occupation forces assaulted Palestinians, near Bab Al-Asbat or Lion’s Gate, in the old city […]

22 May
2:33

Former Prisoners, Minors among the 28 Palestinians Arrested by Israeli Forces

Twenty eight Palestinian civilians were arrested by Israeli troops during large scale arrest campaigns, overnight Wednesday, while two Palestinians were reportedly shot and wounded by the Israeli army in Qalqilia, and the town of Beit Rima during those campaigns. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that occupation forces arrested six […]

21 May
7:22

Pompeo Israel Statements: Defiance of International Law and Unconditional Support for Annexation that Perpetuates Lack of Accountability

Ref: 49/2020: Date: 20 May 2020: The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): While the world is coming together to combat coronavirus (COVID-19), the United States and its ally, Israel, are exploiting the pandemic by aggravating the systematic violations of international law in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). US Secretary […]

19 May
10:57

UPDATED: Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians in West Bank and Israel

Updated: May 20 @ 0651 The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that Israeli forces detained 18 Palestinians from across the West Bank. The following names are the Palestinian residents detained by Israeli forces; 1. Ahmed Abu Ghazaleh (Jerusalem) 2. Muhammad al-Jolani (Jerusalem) 3. Abdullah al-Jolani (Jerusalem) 4. Adham al-Zaatari (Jerusalem) […]

18 May
11:33

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Injure Several Others, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, eight Palestinians, and injured many others, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded many communities, stormed and ransacked homes, and attack protesters. In Jenin, in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded the home of Ahmad Nabeeh Abu ar-Rob, and violently searched […]

18 May
8:52

Israeli Colonist Stabs A Palestinian Teen In The Neck, In Jerusalem

An Israeli colonialist settler stabbed, on Sunday evening, a Palestinian teenage boy in the neck, in occupied East Jerusalem, causing a mild-to-moderate injury. Eyewitnesses said the colonist assaulted the teen, Mohammad Natsha, 17, and stabbed him with a sharp object in his neck. They added that the Israeli assailant is […]

18 May
7:44

Jerusalem Charity Closed for “Violating Israeli Sovereignty”

Israeli police invaded the “Volunteer for Hope” charitable organization in Jerusalem, on Sunday, ordering it’s closure for a total of six months, Quds News Network reported. The charity, located in Beit Hanina village, in occupied East Jerusalem is said to be associated with the Palestinian Authority (PA). The order included […]

14 May
8:01

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians in the West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Thursday, several Palestinians from different West Bank areas, mainly in the Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin city, northern West Bank. Local Palestinian sources said that the abduction campaign has been concentrated in the Ya’bad town, where Israeli troops have been carrying out abductions among local […]

14 May
7:11

Palestinians to Mark Nakba Anniversary Digitally for First Time in History

On the eve of the Palestinian people’s catastrophe or Nakba anniversary, the Ramallah-based higher national committee for marking the Nakba, called on all Palestinian masses to commemorate the Nakba anniversary digitally and not on the ground. “As we are marking such a historic significant moment of our Palestinian history, the […]

14 May
5:10

Israeli Soldiers Assault And Abduct A Young Woman And Her Brother In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian woman, and her brothers, in the al-‘Isawiya town in occupied East Jerusalem, before abducting them. The incident took place while the two were in a gas station at the entrance of the town, after they headed there to buy something from […]

12 May
8:19

Israeli Troops Abduct Dozens of Palestinians including Women and Children

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, late on Monday evening and early on Tuesday morning, dozens of Palestinian residents, throughout the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that Israeli troops began their abduction campaigns, in the West Bank town of Ya’bad, near Jenin city, where Israeli soldiers rounded […]

12 May
2:50

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian At Qalandia Terminal, North of Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers shot, on Tuesday afternoon, a young Palestinian man at the Qalandia Terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired live rounds at the Palestinian, who remained unidentified at the time of this report and injured him. A video that was released after the shooting shows […]

11 May
11:51

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 13 Palestinians In Silwan

Undercover Israeli soldiers assaulted and kidnapped, on Monday evening, 13 young Palestinian men in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the undercover soldiers infiltrated into the Central Neighborhood of the town, in occupied East Jerusalem and kidnapped the thirteen […]

09 May
7:30

Israel Tightens Restrictions on Isolated Palestinian town of Beit Iksa

Israeli occupation authorities reportedly tightened grip over the Palestinian town of Beit Iksa, southern West Bank, beginning early Saturday. Local sources reported that Israeli troops, stationed outside of the Beit Iksa town, northwest of the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, prevented local Palestinian citizens from going into or out of the […]

09 May
6:49

Israeli Troops Abduct a Palestinian Youth in East Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly abducted a Palestinian youth from the occupied city of East Jerusalem, southern West Bank. Local media sources reported that Israeli troops broke into the home of Mofeed Khdoor from the Silwan neighborhood, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The sources added that the troops vandalized the home of […]

09 May
9:31

Youth Released on House Arrest, Female Palestinian Detained in Hebron

Palestinian teen, Yahya Maher Zagheer was released on house-arrest, on Friday, until May 17, 2020 and a 5000 shekel fine was imposed. The teen was arrested on Thursday morning, from his home in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. In related news, Israeli forces detained a young Palestinian female, on Friday, […]

07 May
11:59

Israeli Police Abduct Two Youths from West Bank

Israeli forces abducted two Palestinian youths, on Thursday morning, from East Jerusalem and Hebron. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) reported that Israeli police invaded the Silwan neighborhood of east Jerusalem, and abducted a youth, identified as Yahya Zagheer, from his home. Local sources said that Israeli forces invaded the […]

07 May
10:00

Israeli Settler Allows Dog to Attack Palestinian near Jerusalem

North of Jerusalem, Muntaser Ahmad Issa was assaulted by an illegal Israeli settler and bitten by the settler’s dog, on Wednesday evening, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) reported. The young man was reportedly working as a bus driver, when 2 people with a dog got on the bus. The […]

06 May
11:50

Army Abducts Fateh Secretary In Al-Jalazoun

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, the secretary of Fateh movement in the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted Tha’er Nakhla, while he was heading back home after a visit to the al-‘Ezariyya […]

05 May
7:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers, undercover officers, and the police stormed many neighborhoods in Jerusalem, including the Old City, and conducted violent searches […]

03 May
7:23

Israeli Troops Abduct Twelve Palestinians, Including Former Prisoner

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, early on Sunday, a dozen Palestinians from different parts of the Palestinian territories, prisoners sources said. The Ramallah-based Palestinian prisoners forum said that Israeli troops invaded the al-“Isawiya neighborhood of the old city of Jerusalem, which is internationally-recognized as an Israeli-occupied Palestinian area. The forum added […]

02 May
2:40

Soldiers Assault And Abduct A Father And His Three Sons In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers assaulted and abducted, on Friday evening, a Palestinian father and his three sons in Bab al-‘Amoud area, in occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stopped the father and his three sons, from the Salayma family, while walking near Bab al-‘Amoud, before repeatedly assaulting them, and abducted them. […]

01 May
12:00

Israeli Troops Detain Eleven Palestinians, Shoot One, Assault Three

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, attacked Palestinian young men in the old city of occupied East Jerusalem, Quds News Network reported. According to local sources, Israeli soldiers assaulted 3 Palestinian youths from the Salaymeh family in the old city, arresting them afterward. Soldiers shot a Palestinian young man, on Wednesday, identified […]

30 Apr
4:34

Israeli Forces Arrested 40 Palestinians during First 6 days of Ramadan

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Prisoners’ Studies, said on Wednesday, that Israeli troops abducted 40 Palestinian residents, since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, last Friday. Spokesperson for the center, Riyad Alashqar, was quoted as saying that the Israeli occupation forces have exposed lives of Palestinian prisoners to […]

28 Apr
7:39

Israeli Forces Abduct Five Palestinian Youths in East Jerusalem Neighborhood

Israeli troops in East Jerusalem, southern occupied West Bank, abducted five Palestinian youths, early on Tuesday, from the al-‘Isawiya neighborhood. Local media sources and witness said that Israeli troops invaded the al-‘Isawiya Palestinian-populated neighborhood and invaded several homes. Sources added that the soldiers conducted thorough searches of homes, before abducting […]

28 Apr
7:08

Palestinian Youth Abducted from Qalandia, Several Suffer Tear-gas Inhalation in Hebron

Israeli forces attacked, on Sunday night, several Palestinian youths in al-Fawwar refugee camp in southern Hebron, southern occupied West Bank, in addition to abducting one in Qalandia, in the Jerusalem district, Days of Palestine reported. Local sources said that Israeli soldiers invaded al-Fawwar camp and brutalized some Palestinian civilians near […]

26 Apr
7:33

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians from Hebron and Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Sunday at dawn, several Palestinian youth from both the West Bank city of Hebron and the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian sources in Hebron said that both Ali Fatafta and Kayed Fatafta, were abducted by Israeli troops who broke into and vandalized their homes in […]

24 Apr
4:23

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 April 2020)

Palestinian Center for Human Rights Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16-22 April, 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency […]

24 Apr
4:40

Israeli Forces Storm East Jerusalem Town, Palestinian Youths Resist

Confrontations broke out on Thursday morning, between Israeli forces and Palestinian young men in Kafr Aqab town in occupied East Jerusalem, according to local source.. Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center that soldiers were cutting down street signs, when the youth resisted the invasion, the soldiers fired rubber-coated steel […]

22 Apr
7:26

Israeli Troops Abduct 6 Palestinians, Assault Family Members in West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Wednesday, a number of Palestinians from several occupied West Bank towns and cities. In Ramallah city, local sources reported that an Israeli army force broke into several Palestinian-owned homes, before they abducted Abdelrahman Elwi and Mohammad Hassan, who are both students at Birzeit University. The […]

22 Apr
12:10

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers killed, on Wednesday morning, a young Palestinian man near Bethlehem city, south of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank. The Israeli army said the man tried to ram the soldiers and attacked one with a knife before he was shot dead. The Israeli army stated that the […]

Israeli forces in night raid (archive image from Al Jazeera)
20 Apr
10:02

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians Throughout West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, early on Monday, several Palestinians in different areas of the occupied West Bank. In the city of Hebron, troops invaded the Beit Ewwa village and broke into some local homes, before they abducted three youths, identified as Mohammad, Mohammd and Wael Al-Ehroob. Local eyewitnesses said that […]

19 Apr
9:36

Erekat: Majority of International Leaders Oppose Netanyahu’s Colonial Plans

Top Palestinian negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat said on Sunday that the majority of international leaders oppose Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s colonial plans by, insisting that a two-state solution is the way out of the current Palestinian-Israeli conflict. During phone calls with several world leaders, that Erekat initiated, leaders unanimously […]

18 Apr
11:31

Israel Imposes Fines on Palestinian Protesters in East Jerusalem

Israeli authorities in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, where Israel has wrestled control for five decades now, reportedly imposed on Friday many fines on Palestinian residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. The local Palestinian Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) reported that the fines were imposed on local Palestinians, who participate […]

17 Apr
4:08

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 April 2020)

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 April 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the […]

17 Apr
2:20

PCHR Fears Coronavirus Spread in Israeli Prisons and Detention Centers

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): Palestinian Prisoners’ Day is celebrated every year on the 17th of April, which was endorsed by the Palestinian National Council in 1974 as a national day to pay tribute to Palestinian prisoners and their sacrifices, and to support, advocate and promote their right to […]

16 Apr
7:18

Norwegian Refugee Council: Israel’s Destruction of Palestinian Property Undermines Efforts to Curb Covid-19

By the Norwegian Refugee Council Israel’s recent targeting of homes and even water, sanitation and hygiene facilities in the occupied West Bank violates international law and undermines efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Ongoing demolitions and threats of forcible transfer, amid plans for Israel’s next government to unilaterally annex large […]

15 Apr
4:56

UNRWA: Israel Restricts Fight Against Covid-19 in East Jerusalem

Spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Mr. Sami Mosha’sha, said on Wednesday, that Israeli occupation authorities in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, have imposed restrictions on the work of UNRWA-affiliated medical crews serving refugee populations there. In a phone interview with the Palestinian […]

13 Apr
11:32

Including An Elected legislator, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, seven Palestinians, including an elected legislator and former political prisoner, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including the occupied capital, Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and ransacked the home of legislator […]

13 Apr
10:56

Including Two Infants, Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Silwan

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the town of Silwan, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at protesters, and several surrounding homes, wounding many Palestinians, including two infants. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said many army […]

12 Apr
6:29

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure One Palestinian, Detain Another in Jerusalem

Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinians in the northwest of Jerusalem on Friday, wounding one young man and causing others to suffer the toxic effects of tear-gas. Local sources told Quds News Network that Israeli forces shot the young man, 20, in the thigh, the young man, who remained unidentified […]

09 Apr
11:21

Israeli Police Officers Assault, Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli police officers assaulted, on Thursday evening, three young Palestinian men, before abducting them, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the police officers invaded Maragha neighborhood in Silwan, and assaulted Ala’ Tawfiq Abu Tayeh, Ahmad […]

09 Apr
12:19

3 Palestinians Detained by Israeli Forces, Including 2 Former Prisoners

Israeli forces on Wednesday, detained two Palestinians after invading the town of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, according to Days of Palestine. Israeli soldiers reportedly invaded the town and ransacked the homes of the 2 unidentified Palestinian men, before abducting them. The two men are former prisoners, one serving fifteen […]

07 Apr
8:02

3 Palestinian Workers Attacked, Injured by Israeli Settlers in West Jerusalem

A group of Israeli settlers attacked three Palestinian workers in occupied West Jerusalem, on Sunday, according to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic). Majed Fasfous 30, told the Center that the illegal settlers attacked him with a knife, stabbed him in the head, attempted to stab him in the back […]

06 Apr
5:33

PLO Official says Israel will “Stop Demolitions of Palestinian Homes”

Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said in a tweet last week, that Israel is apparently going to stop demolishing homes in the occupied Palestinian territories, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. “I was informed by top United Nations (UN) officials that the Israeli […]

06 Apr
12:32

Military Forces, Settlers Deny Palestinian Farmers Access to their Land near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces and extremist Israeli settlers on Sunday prevented Palestinian farmers from accessing their lands in the village of Tuqu’, southeast of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to sources. Tayseer Abu Mfarreh, mayor of the village, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that a large unit of […]

05 Apr
8:01

Israel May Impose Lockdown on East Jerusalem to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

Israeli TV Channel, Kan, reported on Sunday that Israeli authorities in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, may impose a total lockdown on some Palestinian-populated neighborhoods and some other religious Jewish communities in East Jerusalem, itself. The report by Kan TV suggested that five areas, including the two Palestinian neighborhoods of […]

05 Apr
7:30

Israeli Police Abduct Two Palestinian Youths in East Jerusalem

Israeli police forces on Sunday, invaded one of the neighborhoods in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted two Palestinian youths, local sources reported. Sources and witnesses said that Israeli police in the old city of East Jerusalem, broke into the homes of Ahmad Salayma and Mohammad Swaity and abducted […]

05 Apr
12:09

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Jerusalem Governor

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, the Palestinian Governor of occupied East Jerusalem, Adnan Gheith, after storming and ransacking his home in Silwan town, south of Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers violently searched the property after breaking into it, causing damage, and abducted the governor. It is worth mentioning that this […]

04 Apr
10:51

Palestinian Governor of East Jerusalem Issues a Passover Warning

The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Governorate for the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, issued a warning, Saturday, for Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem, against buying Jewish-owned property during the Passover holidays. The governorate’s statement, ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover, came in the context of the rapidly-spreading coronavirus, in many Israeli […]

04 Apr
10:35

Armed Israeli Settlers Storm Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem

Israeli colonial settlers, on Saturday, stormed the Palestinian neighborhood of Wadi Alrababa in Silwan village in the internationally-recognized occupied city of East Jerusalem, southern West Bank. Local media outlets and witnesses said that about 25 armed colonial settlers stormed the neighborhood and embarked on provocative actions towards local unarmed Palestinian […]

04 Apr
2:50

Jerusalem Minister: “I Was Forced To Wear A Dirty Mask, With Signs Of Dried Blood On It”

Shortly after his release from the al-Maskobiyya interrogation facility in occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Government Minister of Jerusalem, Fadi al-Hadmi, said that the soldiers violently searched his home, and used dogs to inflict maximum damage, in addition to forcing him to wear a dirty mask that had signs of dried […]

03 Apr
11:10

PLO official Decries Israeli Actions Amidst Spread of Coronavirus

Member of Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi denounced on Friday, Israel’s actions which she described as hampering Palestinian efforts, underway, to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In a statement released Friday, the high-ranking Palestinian official, Dr. Ashrawi maintained that the latest Israeli police arrest of […]

03 Apr
1:38

Israeli Police Abducts Palestinian Minister Of Jerusalem Affairs

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(Please See Update: After his release on the same day: Jerusalem Minister: “I Was Forced To Wear A Dirty Mask, With Signs Of Dried Blood On It” The Israeli police forces in the internationally recognized occupied East Jerusalem, abducted early on Friday dawn the Palestinian Authority’s minister of Jerusalem Affairs, […]

03 Apr
9:44

WAFA: “10 Detainees At Ofer Embark On Hunger Strike”

RAMALLAH, Thursday, April 2, 2020 (WAFA) – Ten Palestinian political prisoners at Ofer detention camp, southwest of Ramallah, embarked today on an open-ended hunger strike in protest against the ongoing solitary confinement of two fellow prisoners, as well as against Israel’s failure to provide the conditions to prevent a high […]

Israeli troops invading (file photo from Paltoday)
02 Apr
6:06

Israeli Troops Abduct 3 Palestinians, Seize 100 Sheep

Israeli forces, overnight Wednesday, invaded Palestinian homes and abducted three residents in East Jerusalem, southern occupied West Bank, local sources reported. Sources told media outlets that Israeli troops stormed the Silwan neighborhood on Thursday at dawn, broke into several homes and abducted two Palestinian civilians, identified as Bahaa Abu Tayeh […]

31 Mar
6:56

Israeli Colonial Settlers Raze Palestinian Farm Lands near Nablus

Israeli colonial settlers on Tuesday, razed vast areas of Palestinian-owned farm lands in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. Local media outlets said that the lands razed, are located near the illegal Israeli colonial settlement of Shefout Rahel. The sources confirmed that today’s bulldozing caused widespread harm to tens […]

29 Mar
6:38

Israeli Police in Occupied East Jerusalem Invade a Number of Palestinian Neighborhoods, Abduct One

Israeli police forces, at dawn Sunday, invaded the occupied city of East Jerusalem, storming a number of Palestinian neighborhoods, according to local sources. Palestinian sources and witnesses said that Israeli police forces invaded through out Saturday night and early on Sunday, al-‘Isawiya village and stormed a number of neighborhoods. Sources […]

28 Mar
7:39

Palestinian Political Parties Call for Digitally Marking Land Day

The Higher Committee for Follow-up, consisting of majority of Palestinian political factions in the occupied West Bank, decided Saturday that due to current widely-spread Coronavirus in Palestine and other world countries, there will be no marches for marking the Palestinian Land Day of March 30, 2020. Instead, the committee urged […]

28 Mar
3:12

Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 March 2020)

Summary Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) in the efforts put forward to combat the spread of Coronavirus, despite […]

26 Mar
7:35

Settlers Invade Al-Aqsa under Police Protection

Several illegal Israeli settlers, on Wednesday morning, invaded the sacred al-Aqsa Mosque, under police guard, despite the closure due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to Days of Palestine. Local sources said that dozens of extremist settlers, escorted by police officers, forced their way into al-Aqsa Mosque and performed Talmudic rituals […]

26 Mar
6:30

Israeli Troops Abduct Nine Palestinians in Occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli troops in occupied east Jerusalem, abducted, late on Wednesday night, nine Palestinian residents, according to local sources. Palestinian sources said that the Israeli abduction operations occurred in several parts of the old city of occupied east Jerusalem, mainly in the al-‘Isawiya neighborhood, adding that the soldiers invaded a number […]

25 Mar
5:31

Israeli Settlers Escalate Palestinian Land Seizure

An Israeli settler, on Monday, exploited the lockdown imposed in the occupied territories to raze Palestinian land between Rafat and Qalandia towns, northwest of Jerusalem, said a municipal source. Mayor of Qalandia, Ra’fat Awad told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the illegal colonist razed a tract of Palestinian-owned land between […]

24 Mar
7:32

Palestinian PM Presses for ICRC-applied Safety Standards for Prisoners

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh, on Tuesday, called on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to apply all necessary international standards of safety and protection on the 5,000 Palestinian prisoners, held in Israeli jails. Shtayyeh’s call came in response to the current Coronavirus crisis that has plagued many […]

24 Mar
12:20

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians For Disinfecting Public Facilities In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening, five Palestinians for disinfecting public facilities near the Lion’s Gate, leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers abducted the Palestinians in the al-Ghazali Square, in Bab Al-Asbat (Lion’s Gate), while they were disinfecting public facilities as […]

23 Mar
10:37

Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians, Including Two Children, In Salfit And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, five Palestinians, including two children, in Salfit, in central West Bank, and in the occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources in Salfit said several army jeeps invaded the az-Zawiya town, west of the city, before storming and searching homes. They added that the soldiers abducted […]

Settlers invading al-Aqsa (image by Ma'an news)
23 Mar
12:23

Israeli Police Allow Israeli Settlers Into Al-Aqsa Mosque, Restrict Muslim Presence

Dozens of Israeli colonial settlers, belonging to the Temple Mount group, on Sunday morning, stormed the vicinity of the Islamic holy shrine of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.. Witnesses told media outlets that the group of illegal settlers performed provocative rituals before leaving through the Bab Alselsela gate used […]

Noon prayers outside the al Aqsa mosque (image from Middle East Eye)
21 Mar
10:53

Israeli Police In Occupied East Jerusalem Impose Restrictions

Israeli police, on Friday, imposed new restrictions on Muslim worshipers who perform prayers five times a day, at the ancient holy Islamic shrine of Al-Aqsa mosque, in the occupied city of East Jerusalem. Local sources told media outlets that during the Friday Muslim sermon, Israeli police forces shut down a […]

20 Mar
10:35

PLO Official Applauds US Congress Efforts Against Israeli Policy of Home Demolitions

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) welcomed, on Friday, the letter signed by 64 US lawmakers concerning the Israeli crime of home demolition, systematically perpetrated against Palestinian families, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Dr. Ashrawi said in a statement; ‘This overdue […]

20 Mar
9:47

B’Tselem: Abuse of Palestinians Overrides Fear of COVID-19

Israel Police continue to abuse Palestinians in al-’Isawiya, including false arrests of minors, in operations ongoing since April 2019.
– B’TSELEM

20 Mar
6:08

Israeli Police Arrest Three Palestinian Youths in Occupied East Jerusalem

An Israeli police force abducted on Thursday three Palestinian youths in the occupied West Bank city of East Jerusalem, local sources reported. Witnesses in the Altour neighborhood of East Jerusalem told media outlets that an Israeli police force chased a Palestinian-owned vehicle, until they stopped it. A few moments later, […]

20 Mar
4:04

PLO Official: Israeli Annexation Plan Presented as a US Peace Initiative

Israel’s intensified settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories is part and parcel of its annexation plan, Saeb Erekat said on Thursday, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Erekat, the secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) stated “This is not an isolated event, but […]

20 Mar
1:41

Palestinian Structures Destroyed by Israeli Forces near Jerusalem

Israeli authorities, on Thursday, demolished two residential structures and an animal barn in the village of al-Sawahreh al-Sharqiya, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, according to WAFA correspondent. Israeli forces reportedly stormed the village and demolished a residential structure and a barn belonging to one Palestinian resident, and then proceeded to demolish […]

Night Raid by Israeli Forces (archive image)
18 Mar
11:35

Israeli Forces Abduct 7 Palestinian Civilians in Pre-Dawn Raids in West Bank

Israeli soldiers on Tuesday before dawn abducted eight Palestinians from different areas in the West Bank. According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society(PPS), Israeli troops stormed both Awarta and Beita villages of Nablus District, in northern West Bank, and abducted two Palestinian young men, Mojahed Awwad and Sameh Barakat. In a […]

18 Mar
11:22

Members of US Congress Call for Action Against Israeli Policy of Forced Displacement

A letter signed by 64 members of the US Congress on Tuesday addressed to Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, urged the Trump administration to oppose Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank, and to reject further US funding, Palestine News Network reported. The letter stated, “We are […]

16 Mar
9:04

Sheikh Bukairat Arrested from Home in Jerusalem

The Israeli police, on Sunday evening, arrested Sheikh Najeh Bukairat, deputy director of the Administration of Islamic Awqaf and Aqsa Mosque Affairs, from his home in Sur Baher neighborhood, in East Jerusalem, Days of Palestine reported. The Administration of Islamic Awqaf and Aqsa Mosque Affairs in Occupied Jerusalem, announced on […]

16 Mar
8:07

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05-11 March 2020)

Israeli Violations Continue in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 March 2020) Summary During the period covered by the current report, the Israeli military occupation forces and Israeli settlers continued to commit further grave violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law. During this week, Israeli forces […]

16 Mar
12:21

Four Palestinian Detainees Placed In Solitary Confinement

The Israeli Prison Authority placed four Palestinian detainees in solitary confinement, under harsh detention conditions. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Detainees Committee explained in a statement, issued Monday, that over the past ten days, the Israeli administration at the Ramon detention center, has been confining Hatem Alqawasma, Osama Es’ied, Ibrahim Abdul-Hai, and […]

15 Mar
7:38

Israeli Forces Close Al-Aqsa due to Corona Virus, Allow Israeli Settlers to Invade

Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday, closed most of the doors of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext of “precautionary measures against the Corona virus,” while allowing dozens of settlers to storm it. According to the Palestine News Network, Israeli forces closed the gates of the sacred […]

14 Mar
6:36

Israel Forces Palestinian to Demolish Home in Jerusalem

A Palestinian family from Shu’fat refugee camp in occupied Jerusalem, on Friday, began demolishing their own home, the Palestinian WAFA News and Info Agency reported. Tareq Mohammad Ali said his family and he were forced to demolish their own home at the order of the Israeli High Court, under the […]

12 Mar
4:54

Palestinians Stop Israeli Attempt to Seize Their Land in Jerusalem

Palestinian landowners in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, Thursday, blocked an intrusion attempt by a team from the Israeli Nature Preservation Authority, according to one of the land owners, Saeed Abbasi. Abbasi told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that members of the so-called Israeli nature authority stormed his 4-dunam […]

12 Mar
3:08

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and violently searched many homes. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded Sa’ir town, northeast of the southern West Bank city […]

12 Mar
11:24

P.A Responds To US Dep. Of State Regarding The Palestinians In Jerusalem

In response to a decision by the American Department of State, in which it decided to replace the definition of the indigenous Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem from Palestinian citizens to “Arab residents,” Palestinian Presidency spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said the United States is trying to falsify history and grant legitimacy […]

12 Mar
3:25

Israel kills 10,000th Palestinian since 2000, US media largely ignore it

If Americans Knew Blog: By Alison Weir: Israeli forces invading Palestinian Territory have just killed a 15-year-old unarmed Palestinian boy. A sniper shot him in the head with an expanding bullet. This is the 10,000th Palestinian killed by an Israeli since the round of violence that began in fall 2000. The boy was reportedly shot […]

12 Mar
2:52

Palestinian FM Denounces Israeli Plans for So-Called “Sovereignty Road”

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry, on Monday, strongly condemned the announcement by Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett of his intention to build, what he described as “sovereignty road” in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry stated that it “condemns in the strongest […]

09 Mar
5:05

Palestinians Suffer Tear-Gas Inhalation During Israeli Incursions in West Bank

Dozens of Palestinians suffocated, on Saturday, on tear-gas fired at them by Israeli forces during confrontations that erupted in al-‘Isawiya area of occupied Jerusalem, according to local sources. Sources told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces stormed several neighborhoods in al-‘Isawiya and assaulted residents, firing concussion grenades, and tear-gas […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
08 Mar
9:44

Four Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Police in Jerusalem

The Israeli occupation forces, Saturday night, detained four Palestinians from the old city of Jerusalem, according to local sources. Israeli police invaded several homes in the Sa’diya quarter in the occupied old city before detaining four Palestinians, two of whom are brothers from the al-Haddad family, Palestinian WAFA News Agency […]

07 Mar
11:49

15-Year Old Boy Hit by Israeli Rubber Bullet While in School

In the al-Isawiyya area of Jerusalem on Tuesday, Israeli forces fired a rubber-coated steel bullet into a schoolyard, injuring 15-year-old student Mohammad Awni Atiya in his hand. The incident took place at the “Boys Secondary School”, in the village of Al-‘Isawiya. The Silwan Information Center reported that the Israeli Special […]