Category Archives: Jerusalem

10 Apr
12:29

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Wednesday, fifteen Palestinians in the West Bank, including ten children from occupied Jerusalem. Illegal colonists write racist graffiti near Ramallah. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted ten children in Silwan town, including two who were taken prisoner while heading to their school when […]

10 Apr
10:01

Army Abducts Seven Children, Close Bab Al-‘Amoud, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, seven Palestinian children from their homes in Silwan and Jabal al-Mokabber, and closed Bab al-‘Amoud area, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said dozens of soldiers invaded Silwan and Jabal al-Mokabber, after surrounding and isolating them, and […]

10 Apr
7:48

Remembering the Massacre at Deir Yassin

On this day, 71 years ago, some 120 members of underground Jewish paramilitary groups invaded the Palestinian Arab village of Deir Yassin, killing between 100 and 250 people including men, women, children and the elderly. With reports of mutilations, rapes and survivors being paraded through Jewish neighbourhoods before being summarily […]

10 Apr
4:50

Part Of One Of Biggest Colonialist Projects; Israel Issues Orders Illegally Confiscating 401 Dunams Of Lands Near Hebron

The Israeli occupation authorities and the military have issued orders illegally confiscating 401 Dunams (99.0893 Acres) of Palestinian lands, to pave a new segregated colonialist road which will also lead to the confiscation of an additional 1273 Dunams (314.5 Acres), as part of a large colonialist project in the southern […]

10 Apr
1:43

PCHR: “Hardest Choice for Detainees in the Israeli Prisons: “Hunger Strike Started”

On Monday, 08 April 2019, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Movement in the Israeli Prisons declared the start of a hunger strike after the negotiations failed and the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) refused the detainees’ legitimate demands, which constitute the most basic legal rights guaranteed under international laws and standards. According to […]

08 Apr
1:06

Soldiers Assault Two Palestinians, Abduct Three, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Monday, two Palestinians, and abducted three others, in the al-Wad Street, in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers assaulted and injured two young men, and abducted three others, identified as Abboud Abu Sbeih, Ibrahim Zeitawi and Yasser Najeeb. They added that the […]

07 Apr
12:58

Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, at least five Palestinians, including a deaf young man who was also assaulted by the soldiers, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and searched […]

07 Apr
11:15

Israel Imposes High Fines On Detained Children

The Palestinian Detainee’s Committee has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, in March alone, at least 34 children, some of them were assaulted and tortured, in addition to imposing severe fines on them and their families. The Committee stated that Israeli courts have imposed more than 37.000 Shekels on fines […]

07 Apr
10:11

Israeli Soldiers Summon Jerusalemite Palestinian Woman For Interrogation

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday morning, the home of a Palestinian woman, the head of a local society for women and democracy, in occupied East Jerusalem, and summoned her for interrogation. The soldiers invaded Sur Baher town, southeast of Jerusalem, stormed and ransacked the home of Zohour Abu Mayyala, the […]

06 Apr
1:29

Jerusalemite Palestinian Forced To Demolish His Home

A Palestinian man from occupied Jerusalem had to demolish his own home, Saturday, to avoid the excessively high fines and fees imposed by the City Council, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. The Palestinian, identified as Nabeeh al-Basity, living in the Old City, said that he […]

06 Apr
12:38

Palestinian Detainees Declare Hunger Strike

Palestinian political prisoner held by Israel stated that many detainees have decided to start hunger strike this coming Sunday, while more detainees will be joining the strike which will expand to all prisons if Israel does not respond to their demands. Among the main demands of the detainees are improving […]

06 Apr
9:24

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Jerusalem And Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday evening, three Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem, and two near Jenin, in northern West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the home of Ra’fat Najib in Jerusalem’s Old City and searched the property before abducting him. They added that the soldiers also abducted Ahmad […]

04 Apr
10:06

On Palestinian Child’s Day; 250 Children Imprisoned By Israel

Palestinian Child’s Day; 250 Children Imprisoned By Israel, 11 Killed By Army Fire A day ahead of Palestinian Child’s Day, marked on April 5th, the Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that Israel is holding captive 250 children, who are facing various sorts of violations and oppression, denied basic rights guaranteed […]

04 Apr
5:45

Palestinians Celebrate Al-Isra Wal Miraj

Scouts outside the Dome of the Rock at Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem, celebrating Al-Isra Wal Miraj Muslim holiday. (WAFA Images / Afif Amireh)  Tens of thousands of Palestinians observed Al-Isra Wal Miraj Muslim holiday, today, with worship at Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem’s Old City, the site of this holy day, […]

03 Apr
12:40

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, eleven Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after invading and ransacking them. Most of the invasions and abductions took place in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Nablus, Jenin and Hebron. The soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes in many […]

03 Apr
2:01

Israel Bills A Jerusalemite Palestinian After Demolishing His Home

Hours after the Israeli Authorities in occupied East Jerusalem demolished a Palestinian home in Shu’fat refugee camp, the City Council in the city billed the owner for the costs of destroying his property. Media sources said the soldiers and employees of the City Council demolished the two-story home, owned by […]

02 Apr
1:48

PCHR Fears that Palestinian Prisoners’ Conditions in Israeli Prisons Would Deteriorate Following Ardan’s Statement

The Palestinian Center for Human Right (PCHR): PCHR follows up with concern Palestinian prisoners’ conditions in the Israeli prisons following the statement of Gilad Ardan, Minister of Public Security, on 30 March 2019,  threatening that there will be no negotiations with the Palestinian prisoners if they go on a hunger […]

02 Apr
1:10

Army Demolishes A Palestinian Building In Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, a two-story Palestinian building in Shu’fat refugee camp, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said a large military force invaded the at-Tihta neighborhood in Shu’fat refugee camp, through Ras Khamis area, while a military helicopter flew overhead. They added that the soldiers were […]

02 Apr
12:06

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, ten Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers invaded and searched many homes across the West Bank, and interrogated dozens of residents while inspecting their ID cards. The PPS […]

02 Apr
4:36

Palestinian Youth Severely Beaten during Detention

Two Palestinian teens from occupied East Jerusalem said that they were severely beaten when they were detained by special Israeli forces, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Commission said, today. Muhammad Abu Sneineh, 15, and Qais Basiti, 17, told the commission that they were thrown to the ground when they were detained in […]

01 Apr
10:23

Illegal Israeli Colonists Write Racist Graffiti, Cause Damage To Cars In Jerusalem

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists infiltrated, on Monday at dawn, into a neighborhood in Beit Hanina, northern of occupied East Jerusalem, before writing racist graffiti, and caused damage to several Palestinian cars. The colonists smashed the windows, including the windshields of several cars, and punctured their tires. They […]

01 Apr
9:46

Israeli Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians, Injures One In West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several Palestinian governorates in various parts of the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked homes and workshops, and abducted eleven Palestinians, in addition to shooting one during ensuing protests. Media sources said the soldiers invaded ‘Anata town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, before […]

01 Apr
4:08

Israel to Approve 1,427 New Illegal Settlement Units

Final approval of 1,427 new Israeli settlement units in the West Bank is anticipated by the Israeli Civil Administration. Peace Now, an Israeli Non-Governmental Agency that monitors settlement activity in the occupied West Bank, says that now, since U.S. president Donald Trump was elected in November of 2016, the rate […]

31 Mar
8:10

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Guard Of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a civilian guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, while groups of fanatic colonists, accompanied by the police, continued storming the holy site’s compound to conduct provocative tours. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers abducted one of the guards after he opened the […]

31 Mar
4:57

Family Forced to Demolish Own Home near Jerusalem

A Palestinian family demolished their own home and certain steel structures, on Friday evening, in the illegal Pisgat Zeev Israeli settlement that is built on Palestinian lands of the Hizma village ,north of occupied Jerusalem, upon order by the Israeli High Court. Family member Youssef Askar said that they began […]

28 Mar
12:42

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 19 Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least nineteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, and interrogated dozens of Palestinians […]

28 Mar
6:57

Update: 8 Palestinians Shot in Birzeit Protest

Eight Palestinians were shot and injured as Israeli forces suppressed a peaceful march in solidarity with Palestinians prisoners, in front of Birzeit University, in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah, on Wednesday. According to local Ma’an sources, Israeli forces attacked Palestinian protesters who took part in a peaceful […]

27 Mar
11:18

Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Wednesday, eight Palestinians from several parts of occupied East Jerusalem, and closed many roads and gates leading to the Old City, in addition to closing Qalandia terminal. The soldiers invaded and violently searched many homes, and abducted a child, identified as Mohammad Naji Abu Jom’a, in […]

26 Mar
3:39

Elderly Palestinian Detained, Youth Banned from Al-Aqsa

Israeli forces detained an elderly Palestinian man from inside the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in occupied East Jerusalem, and banned a youth from entering the holy site, on Monday. The head of the Public Relations office, at the Islamic Endowment Department, reported that the Israeli police detained an elderly man after […]

25 Mar
12:23

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at night, at least ten Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes in Ramallah governorate, in central West Bank, and abducted […]

25 Mar
9:31

Illegal Israeli Colonists Puncture Tires Of 30 Cars In Jerusalem

Several illegal Israeli colonists infiltrated, on Monday at dawn, Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in the center of occupied East Jerusalem and punctured the tires of at least 30 Palestinian cars. Locals said the colonists live in an illegal outpost in the Sammar area, right next to Sheikh Jarrah. They added that […]

24 Mar
9:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers, abducted on Sunday at dawn at least twelve Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS stated that the soldiers stormed and violently searched dozens of homes across the West Bank and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting […]

22 Mar
6:11

US Student Assaulted by Israeli Soldiers at Al-Aqsa (VIDEO)

Three American women were violently assaulted by Israeli occupation forces as they attempted to help a disabled woman at Al-Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday, despite showing soldiers their passports. Virginia nursing student Nour Hawash, who is in Jerusalem on vacation, was taking photos with her mother and sister after midday prayers […]

22 Mar
6:03

Israel Bans Mother’s Day Celebration in East Jerusalem

Israeli police forces banned a Mother’s Day ceremony, organized by the Jerusalem Girls Association, from taking place in the central occupied West Bank city of Jerusalem, on Thursday. Local Ma’an sources said that Israeli forces stormed Institut Francais de Jerusalem, where the ceremony was set to take place, and forced […]

22 Mar
12:20

Soldiers Abduct Child, Prevent Elderly Woman From Entering Aqsa, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, a Palestinian child after assaulting him, and prevented an elderly woman from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the soldiers assaulted and abducted the child, near Hebron Gate, and took him to an unknown destination. WAFA […]

20 Mar
8:06

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, at least seven Palestinians, among them two women, in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. Media sources in occupied Jerusalem said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Salhi, near Bab ar-Rahma mosque, in the eastern part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and moved him to an interrogation facility. The […]

20 Mar
7:36

School Building Demolished in Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Israeli bulldozers, today, demolished an under-construction building belonging to a Palestinian school in the Shu’fat refugee camp of occupied East Jerusalem, on Tuesday. Dozens of Israeli soldiers escorted bulldozers into the refugee camp, surrounded the al-Razi School and went up rooftops of nearby buildings as drones flew overhead; Israeli bulldozers […]

17 Mar
3:11

Israeli Court Orders Closure of Gate of Mercy; Arab Leaders Condemn Decision

In the latest escalation against the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam, an Israeli court ruled Sunday that the Gate of Mercy (Bab al-Rahma) prayer area in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound would be closed for at least sixty days. This comes after two weeks […]

17 Mar
9:23

Army Abducts Fateh Secretary In Jerusalem, Teen In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, the secretary of Fateh Movement in occupied East Jerusalem, and a Palestinian teen in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, in the West Bank. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers invaded and ransacked the home of Fateh Movement’s secretary in the city, […]

15 Mar
12:22

Israeli Police Abducts A Palestinian Teen In Jerusalem

Israeli police officers abducted, on Friday before noon, a Palestinian teenage boy, from the al-‘Isawiya town, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, and took him to an interrogation facility. Media sources said the soldiers detained the teen, identified as Ahmad Mustafa, while walking on Nablus Road, in Jerusalem, for […]

15 Mar
10:44

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, a Palestinian nonviolent activist, from his home in the al-‘Isawiya town, in the center of occupied Jerusalem, for calling for a marathon in the occupied city. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Abu al-Hummus and took him to an interrogation facility in […]

15 Mar
7:12

150 Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of extremist settlers, on Thursday morning, stormed Al Aqsa Mosque from the Moroccan Gate, under heavy police escort, following calls from extremist settler organizations to enter it. Sources in the mosque confirmed that 150 settlers stormed the compound and organized tours in its yards. Meanwhile, Israeli forces stationed themselves […]

14 Mar
1:11

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 20 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians, including six students of Birzeit University, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, in addition to four Palestinians, who were taken prisoner, on Wednesday evening, The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded […]

14 Mar
12:10

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians, Including Aqsa Mosque Guard, in Jerusalem And Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, three Palestinians, including a civilian guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem, and in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), said dozens of soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in the city, […]

14 Mar
11:07

Israeli Police Assault Muslim Worshipers, Close Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli police on Tuesday assaulted and harassed Muslim worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, using the pretext of a fire in the compound as the excuse for their invasion of the holy site, according to  Palestinian News Agency Wafa. A fire was discovered in one of the police stations in […]

14 Mar
8:06

Do No Harm! Palestinian Call for Ethical Tourism/Pilgrimage

March 12, 2019 / /Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Palestinian civil society calls on all international visitors, especially pilgrims, and people of conscience to do no harm to our nonviolent struggle for our rights under international law by respecting our ethical tourism guidelines. Based on the […]

14 Mar
7:38

700 More Settlements Housing Units Planned for West Bank

The Israeli occupation’s Ministry of Construction and housing is to offer, during the coming period, hundreds of housing units for sale, in a number of the settlements of the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, Yedioth Ahronoth Israeli newspaper reported.   It added, according to Al Ray, that about 700 units […]

14 Mar
7:30

Israeli Forces Destroy Two Homes in Jerusalem

Israeli bulldozers demolished two Palestinian-owned homes in the area of al-Qubbeh, to the south of Jerusalem. Eyad Edi’es, a homeowner, told WAFA that staff from the so-called Israeli “Civil Administration” escorted a bulldozer into the area and demolished the two homes without a prior notice. He noted that the homes […]

14 Mar
7:21

Silwan from Jawad’s Eyes

Jawad is a director of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, in Silwan, East Jerusalem. The center was funded by residents to document human rights violations and to improve the lives of people form the community through shared activities. The photos, below, show the story of Jawad in details. Meet Jawad, […]

13 Mar
12:00

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 29 Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, twenty-nine Palestinians, including an elected legislator, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. The PPS stated that the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, and installed […]

13 Mar
9:50

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, five young Palestinian men from the al-Isawiya town and the al-Judeira village, in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded and searched many homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, and abducted Majd Ali Ata, Khaled Abu Ghosh, Wasim Dari and Saleh Abu Assab. Another Palestinian, […]

12 Mar
1:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Monday at night and on Tuesday at dawn, eleven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Israeli army said its soldiers located three weapons in an area in Nablus, in northern […]

12 Mar
11:32

Israeli Colonists Seal Door of Mosque in East Jerusalem

An unknown group of illegal Israeli colonists were spotted sealing shut the entrance to a Palestinian Mosque Monday with an unknown adhesive. The colonists sealed the entrance to the Sheikh Makki Mosque, in the Old City of Jerusalem, according to the Maan News Agency. The person responsible for opening and […]

12 Mar
11:11

Palestinian Family Ordered Out of Their Home For Israeli Colonists

A Palestinian family from occupied East Jerusalem was notified on Monday that their home will be awarded to illegal Israeli colonialist settlers. According to a statement by Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), an Israeli court informed Mariam Abu Zuweir that she and her children must leave their home by […]

12 Mar
9:23

Army Abducts Two Palestinians, Including A Child, Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers and undercover officers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, a young man and a Palestinian child, from at-Tour neighborhood in Jerusalem, and the al-‘Ezariyya town southeast of the city. Media sources said the soldiers attacked a child, identified as Ahmad Abed Abu Ghannam, 15, near his home in the […]

11 Mar
11:56

Army Abducts Ten Palestinians, Bars Woman From Visiting Detained Sons

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, ten Palestinians in the West Bank, including an employee of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department, in occupied Jerusalem, and issued orders denying a Palestinian woman the right to visit with her detained sons. The PPS office in Ramallah governorate, in central West Bank, said the […]

11 Mar
5:09

Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque under Police Protection

Dozens of Israeli settlers again stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, guarded by Israeli security forces, on Sunday. Local sources reported, according to Al Ray, that Israeli settlers and students of Talmudic rituals broke into the holy site in groups, under heavy protection by Israeli police. Earlier on Saturday, an Israeli police […]

10 Mar
11:07

Soldiers Abduct Two Children Near Al-Aqsa In Jerusalem, Young Man Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, two Palestinian children while leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and a young man from Sielet al-Harithiya town, west of Jenin in northern West Bank. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers stopped two children from the al-‘Isawiya town in the city, […]

10 Mar
12:00

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In West Bank, Two In Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, at least six Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and two fishermen in Gaza territorial waters in the besieged coastal region. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers searched many homes in Bethlehem, and […]

09 Mar
10:32

Two Palestinian Families Forced by Israeli Authority to Demolish Their Homes

Fifteen Palestinians were made homeless Saturday after they demolished their own homes under Israeli orders. Eight members of one family, and seven members of another, had to participate in their own home demolition, or face steep fines or jailtime from Israeli government forces. The Jaabis family, in Jabal al-Mukabber neighborhood […]

09 Mar
3:29

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, three Palestinians from Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, and issued orders barring seven women from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque for one week. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Amer Mahmoud Mashal, 33, Luay Mohammad Salama, 27, and Hasan Salama, 45. They added that the […]

09 Mar
3:14

Israeli Forces Block Palestinian Muslims from Accessing Mosque for Friday Prayers

Hundreds of Palestinians were forced to hold their weekly prayer service on the street in Jerusalem on Friday, after Israeli forces blocked access to the Al Aqsa Mosque, which is the largest mosque in Palestine and the third-holiest site for Muslims around the world. The closure of the Al Aqsa […]

08 Mar
12:08

Army Invades Home Of An Imprisoned Lawyer Near Jerusalem

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the town of al-‘Ezariyya, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, and violently searched it. The soldiers stormed the home of attorney Tareq Barghouth, who is a political prisoner held by Israel, and violently searched the property. Media sources said the soldiers caused damage […]

08 Mar
11:14

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Women Near Al-Aqsa

Israeli soldiers abducted, On Thursday evening, seven Palestinian women while trying to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and took them to detention and interrogation centers in the city. Media sources in occupied Jerusalem said the abducted women have been identified as Montaha Amara, Nour Mahameed, Islam Mahameed, […]

08 Mar
8:40

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In Occupied Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, late at night and on Friday at fawn, seven Palestinians, including two children, during massive and violent searches of homes, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Abada Najib, Mahmoud Najib, Wahid al-Bakri, and Fadi Oleyyan, from their homes in […]

07 Mar
5:48

Women from Across Palestine Gather in Khan al-Ahmar, Call for Resistance

03/0619 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Hundreds of women from all over Palestine met in Khan al-Ahmar, on Wednesday, March 6. The meeting  was a response to a call for solidarity made by the General Union of Palestinian women and the residents of Khan al-Ahmar, as the village […]

07 Mar
5:40

EU not to Transfer Any Headquarters to East Jerusalem

The European Union has affirmed the commitment of the Member States not to transfer any of its headquarters to East Jerusalem, in response to the recent American step of merging its consulate with its embassy in Jerusalem.   Al Ray reports that EU spokesman Shadi Othman said, in a press […]

07 Mar
5:22

Demolishing Khan Al-Ahmar: A “Great Opportunity” for Netanyahu to Win Upcoming Election

Weeks ahead of the Israeli Knesset elections, which are due to be held on April 9, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed his intention to demolish the Palestinian village of Khan Al-Ahmar as soon as possible, according to Israeli media reports. The demolition plan of the Bedouin village is said to […]

06 Mar
11:50

PPS: “Israeli soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, ten Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers searched homes, before abducting Mohammad Adel Asakra, Laith al-Masri and Mousa al-‘Ajouri, 31, from Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem, […]

06 Mar
10:05

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Jenin And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, two young Palestinian men in Jenin and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Jenin city, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Mohammad Sobhi Jabarin, from Jenin refugee camp, […]

06 Mar
7:09

Settlers Seize Home from Elderly Couple in East Jerusalem

Israeli settlers seized a Palestinian home belonging to the al-Halabi family, on Tuesday, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. A Ma’an reporter said that Israeli settlers raided the al-Halabi family home, where an elderly Palestinian couple lives and who were out shopping for groceries, at the time; the […]

06 Mar
6:56

Al Aqsa Mosque Confronted by Intrusion on Multiple Levels

According to the Islamic Awqaf, the Israeli police allowed 30 settlers to enter al-Aqsa Mosque and perform Talmudic rituals near the Bab al-Rahma area, in the early morning hours. Four Israeli intelligence officers stormed the site during the same period, the Awqaf said. Israeli Temple Mount groups have called for […]

06 Mar
6:25

Jerusalem Family to be Evicted by Israeli Court Order

Israeli occupation authorities, on Tuesday, issued a court order against the Maragha family, demanding the land on which they built their residential building, located in Batn Al Hawa neighborhood in Silwan town, south of Al Aqsa Mosque. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwan) said, in a statement on Tuesday morning, […]

05 Mar
11:37

Army Injures Many Palestinians Near Shu’fat

Medical sources have reported, on Tuesday morning, that dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation in Shu’fat refugee camp, and the military roadblock near its main entrances, in occupied Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed at the military roadblock, started stropping and searching dozens of cars and […]

05 Mar
7:36

Spent 17 Years In Prison; Army Abducts A Palestinian One Week After His Release

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, a former Palestinian political prisoner from occupied Jerusalem, just one week following his release after spending a prison sentence of 17 years. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Abdul-Rahman Mahmoud, from the al-‘Isawiya town in occupied Jerusalem, after summoning him for interrogation in Ofer prison, near […]

05 Mar
7:35

US Announces Merger of Embassy and Consulate General in Jerusalem

The US Department of State announced, on Monday, the merging of the US Consulate General into the US Embassy in Jerusalem, a step that is evoking the anger of Palestinian leadership.  This step follows Secretary Pompeo’s October 18, 2018 announcement that the two missions and teams would be combined. The […]

04 Mar
9:46

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In Occupied Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded and violently searched, on Monday at dawn, dozens of homes in occupied Jerusalem, and abducted at least ten Palestinians, in addition to summing one for interrogation. Media sources said the soldiers interrogated many Palestinians while searching their homes in the towns of al-‘Isawiya, Silwan Biddu and Beit […]

04 Mar
6:11

Report: Downgrade of Palestinian Mission to ‘Take Effect on Monday’

The United States is scheduled to move ahead with a downgrade of its mission to the Palestinians, on Monday, by merging its Jerusalem consulate with the embassy to Israel, a US official said. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on Saturday, said the announcement to merge the two offices in October was intended […]

04 Mar
5:00

Israeli Government Denies Building Permits to Palestinian Property Owners In Jerusalem

The Israeli Planning and Building Committee in occupied Jerusalem  on Sunday rejected twenty Palestinian residential building applications in occupied East Jerusalem, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz. In making its decision, the Committee refused to recognize the well-established Palestinian system to indicate land ownership in East Jerusalem, the ‘mukhtar protocol’. Without […]

03 Mar
9:59

Israel Denies The Head Of Waqf Department Entry Into Al-Aqsa For 40 Days

Shortly after detaining him, the Israeli occupation authorities issued orders preventing the head of the Waqf and Islamic Affairs Department in occupied Jerusalem, Sheikh Abdul-Athim Salhab, from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque for forty days. Salhab was recently abducted and interrogated after dozens of Palestinians managed to reopen Bab ar-Rahma Mosque […]

03 Mar
8:45

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, eight Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including a guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. In Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted a guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, identified as Mohammad Salhi, as he was leaving […]

03 Mar
5:08

Playground Collapses in Jerusalem due to Israeli Excavations

Heavy rain caused the ground of a field, in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, to collapse on Saturday morning. Jawad Siyam, from the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, said that residents of the neighborhood woke up to a new collapse, this time in the ground of a field (used […]

02 Mar
8:22

Israeli Soldiers Attack Detainees In Negev Detention Camp

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday evening, many Palestinian detainees in Section 7, Branch A, of the Negev Desert Detention Camp. The detainees said the soldiers conducted provocative body searches, in addition to searching their bunks and property, and assaulted many of them. They warned of the repeated and escalating assaults […]

02 Mar
7:00

Jerusalemite Palestinian Demolishes His Home To Avoid Excessive Fines, Fees

A Palestinian man from Ras al-Amoud neighborhood in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, had to demolish his own home to avoid the excessively high fines and fees by the City Council, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. The Israeli army […]

02 Mar
5:48

Illegal Colonists Attack A Palestinian Man In Jerusalem

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, on Friday evening, a Palestinian man from Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the man, identified as Amin Natsha, was walking near his work in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in the center of the occupied city. They added […]

02 Mar
12:57

Israeli Excavations In Silwan Continue To Cause Serious Damage To Palestinian Property

The recent heavy rain fall has, once again, has revealed the serious damage caused by the ongoing illegal Israeli excavations in occupied Jerusalem, especially the tunnels under the Palestinian homes in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) […]

28 Feb
6:00

Palestinian Journalists Syndicate Denounces Israel’s Detention of Palestinian Journalist

Palestinian photographer Mustafa Kharouf was arrested by Israeli police on January 22, 2019. He has been detained since then, as Israel threatens him with expulsion to Jordan.

Yehuda Glick (archive image from Al Ray)
28 Feb
5:43

Glick and Settlers Invade Al-Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of illegal Israeli settlers, headed by Member of the Knesset for the extremist Likud party, America-born rabbi Yehuda Glick, on Wednesday morning, broke into the courtyards of the al-Aqsa Mosque Compound via the Mughrabi (Moroccan) Gate.   Jerusalemite sources reported that Israeli military troops spread, in the early morning […]

27 Feb
10:34

Heavy Rain Causes Sections Of The Annexation Wall To Collapse Near Jerusalem

Heavy rain falling over several parts of occupied Palestine has caused sections of Israel’s illegal Annexation Wall near Shu’fat refugee camp, to collapse, in the area which previously witnessed the same occurrence. The wall has isolated the Palestinians from their confiscated lands and separated them from the segregated Pisgat Zeev […]

27 Feb
8:41

Soldiers Summon A Child And A Teacher For Interrogation In Jerusalem

February 27, 2019 8:41 PM IMEMC News Israeli Politics, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers summoned for interrogation, Wednesday, a Palestinian child and a teacher from occupied Jerusalem. Media sources said the child, identified as Abdul-Rahman Bilal Mahmoud, 11, was summoned for interrogation after the soldiers invaded his home in the al-‘Isawiya town, and abducted his brother Hasan. They added that the soldiers […]

27 Feb
9:56

Army Abducts Twenty-Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, twenty-two Palestinians, including the governor of occupied Jerusalem, Adnan Gheith, and a lawyer, identified as Midhat Deebiyya, from their homes Silwan and the al-‘Isawiya towns. The soldiers conducted very violent searches of homes, and interrogated dozens of Palestinians, before abducting 23 of them, […]

27 Feb
4:06

Palestinian Workers Attacked at Jerusalem-Bethlehem Checkpoint

Israeli forces, this morning, attacked hundreds of Palestinian workers who gathered at the narrow corridor of Checkpoint 300, north of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, that leads to Jerusalem, causing suffocation, said Palestinian security sources. Soldiers manning the checkpoint fired tear gas canisters towards the workers after they […]

27 Feb
3:47

War In Al-Aqsa: What Price Netanyahu’s Victory

Ramzy Baroud has been writing about the Middle East for over 20 years. He is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author of several books the last of which is “My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story.” While the blood of Palestinians is irrelevant in Netanyahu’s quest […]

27 Feb
3:24

Israeli Minister Storms Al-Aqsa with Accompanying Settlers (VIDEO)

The Israeli Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel, stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, under protection of armed Israeli forces, on Tuesday. Head of the public relations office at the Islamic Endowment Department, Firas al-Dibs, said that Ariel was heading a group of Israeli settlers into the Al-Aqsa […]

26 Feb
8:59

Israeli Colonists Paint Racist Graffiti on the Ar-Rahma Gate of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque

Illegal Israeli colonialist settlers painted, on Tuesday, racist graffiti on the outer walls of Bab ar-Rahma Gate, adjacent to the eastern wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The incident took place just a few days after dozens of Palestinians managed to reopen the ar-Rahma area of the […]

26 Feb
8:12

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty-Two Palestinians In the West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and on Tuesday, at least twenty-two Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank and interrogated many Palestinians while […]

25 Feb
9:07

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. PPS stated that the soldiers conducted extensive and very violent of homes, and interrogated many Palestinians, while inspecting their ID cards. […]

25 Feb
7:54

Palestinian Teacher Injured in Jerusalem

A Palestinian teacher was shot and injured by Israeli forces, on Saturday, during raids of the al-Eesawiyya neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem. Muhammad Abu al-Hummus, member of a local follow-up committee, said that Israeli forces raided the neighborhood as Palestinian students and teachers made their way back home from school. […]

25 Feb
7:08

Palestinians Liberate Al-Aqsa Hall, Jailed En Masse

Palestinians enter Bab al-Rahmah for the first time in 16 years, February 22, 2019. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT FEBRUARY 24, 2019 Israeli police detain 60 Palestinians in Jerusalem after protesters and Waqf officials reopened a building in al-Aqsa Compound that Israeli authorities have kept sealed for […]

24 Feb
9:48

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, fourteen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers abducted two Palestinians, identified as Nour al-‘Ajlouni and Hasan Ayyad, after stopping them near Bab al-‘Amoud, in occupied East Jerusalem. Also in Jerusalem, the soldiers […]