Category Archives: Jerusalem

08 Feb
6:10

EU Report: Over 15,000 Settlement Units Built During 2018

The advancement of settlement units continued at an unprecedented high level during the second half of 2018 (July-December), according to a recent EU report on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. More than 7,000 units in the occupied West Bank (4,350), including East Jerusalem (2,900), were advanced […]

07 Feb
7:44

Israeli Tender for Jerusalem Railway Rejected by Spanish Company

A Spanish company announced, yesterday, that it had rejected an Israeli tender to build part of the Jerusalem railway, which will cut deep into occupied Palestinian territory. Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF or Construction and Other Railway Services) announced that it “refuses to build a section of the railway […]

06 Feb
1:54

Report: “Israeli Courts Imposed More Than 60.000 Shekels In Fines On Detained Children, In January”

The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainee Committee has reported that Israeli military courts have imposed more than 60.000 Shekels in fines on Palestinian children who were abducted by the soldiers and held in Ofer Israeli prison. In its report, the committee stated that 57 children were moved to Ofer in January; […]

06 Feb
3:56

Israel Surfaces Plan to Seize Land Southeastern Jerusalem

Head of the committee for the defense of East Jerusalem land, Bassam Bahr, says there is an Israeli plan to seize more than a thousand dunams of agricultural land, including olive trees and houses belonging to Palestinian citizens in Khallet Abed, southeastern Jerusalem. Bahr referred to the Jerusalem Municipality’s announcement […]

05 Feb
2:28

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 33 Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, 33 Palestinians from their homes after invading and violently searching them, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers abducted thirteen Palestinians, including two […]

05 Feb
5:26

Seven Women Expelled from Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli occupation authorities, on Sunday night,  banned seven Palestinian women from accessing Al-Aqsa Mosque for two weeks. An Israeli court held a trial for a number of them, on Monday. Israeli forces detained six Palestinian women and a girl as they were leaving the  mosque via the gates of Hitta , […]

01 Feb
12:57

Jerusalemite Palestinian Forced To Demolish Sections Of His Own Home

On Friday, a Palestinian man had to demolish parts of his home in Jabal al-Mokabber, in occupied East Jerusalem, to avoid excessively high fines and fees, imposed by the City Council. The Palestinian, Mahmoud Omar Ja’afra, received a final demolition order form the City Council and the Interior Ministry, informing […]

01 Feb
11:16

Soldiers Abduct Fateh Secretary In Jerusalem

February 1, 2019 11:16 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, the secretary of Fateh movement in occupied Jerusalem, as he was crossing the al-Karama Border Terminal on his was back home. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Shadi Mitwer, as he and Fateh officials from several parts of the occupied West Bank, were crossing […]

01 Feb
6:26

Two Silwan Families Left Homeless by Demolition

Fourteen family members were left homeless on Thursday, after the Israeli Civil Administration ordered for their homes to be demolished, in Silwan town, occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan said that Israeli bulldozers stormed the neighborhood and demolished the home of Issa Jaafra. The center added […]

31 Jan
5:53

Settlers Invade Al-Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of Israeli illegal settlers, on Wednesday morning, broke into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound via the Mughrabi {Moroccan} gate under heavy military protection. Jerusalemite sources reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that some 48 settlers, accompanied by rabbis, broke into the mosque, roamed its courtyards, and […]

31 Jan
1:04

Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teenage Girl Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Wednesday, a Palestinian teenage girl, only 16 years of age, at the Zaim military roadblock, east of occupied Jerusalem, reportedly after she “attempted to stab them.” The Israeli Police claimed that the child, Samah Zoheir Mubarak, 16, was carrying her schoolbag when she “pulled a […]

30 Jan
11:37

Israel Demolishes A Building Consisting Of Three Flats And Three Stores In Jerusalem

January 30, 2019 11:37 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian building consisting of three apartments, three stores and two adjoined sheds, owned by a Khaled al-Malhi, in Wadi al-Jouz neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, allegedly for being built without a permit. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers, accompanied by […]

30 Jan
10:45

Palestinian Demolishes His Home In Silwan To Avoid High Penalties

January 30, 2019 10:45 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

A Palestinian man from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, had to demolish his own home, on Wednesday evening, to avoid excessively high fines and fees after the City Council decided to destroy the property for “being built without a permit.” The Wadi Hilweh Information […]

30 Jan
4:38

Permitting Apartheid: Israeli House Demolitions in Jerusalem

The demolition of the Shawmreh and Abu Rameilah’s homes, July 19, 2018. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JANUARY 30, 2019 Israel demolished 20 percent more Palestinian-owned homes in Jerusalem in 2018 compared to 2017. Israeli authorities presented Ayman Naim Kawasbeh of Jerusalem with a terrible choice in […]

29 Jan
5:33

Settlers, Glick Perform Wedding Ceremony inside Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound

American born Israeli ultra-Orthodox Knesset member, Yehuda Glick, stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday morning, to perform a wedding ritual inside the compound in violation of standing rules. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that Glick, who was escorted by other Israeli settlers, performed and filmed a wedding ritual inside […]

28 Jan
9:37

Army To Demolish A Palestinian Home, Abduct A Woman, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers handed, on Monday evening, an order for the demolition of a Palestinian home in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted a woman while leaving the holy site. The soldiers handed the order to the home owner, Issa Ja’afra, informing him that […]

28 Jan
4:00

Dozens of Extremist Settlers Break into Al-Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of Jewish settlers, accompanied by Israeli security, forced their way into Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday, according to local sources. WAFA correspondence said that more than 40 extremist Israeli settlers broke into the holy mosque in groups, under heavy protection from Israeli police. The settlers performed Talmudic rituals […]

26 Jan
11:41

Palestinian Family Forced To Demolish Two Rooms Of Their Home In Jerusalem

January 26, 2019 11:41 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli army forced, Saturday, a Palestinian family from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, to demolish two rooms of its own home, under the pretext of being built without a permit. The home owner, Mohammad Samir al-‘Abbasi, said that he and his family had […]

26 Jan
10:34

Israeli Police Kills A Palestinian In Jerusalem

January 26, 2019 10:34 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli police officers shot and killed, on Saturday at dawn, a  Palestinian man, after the officers opened fire at his car in Bab al-‘Amoud (Damascus Gate) area, in occupied Jerusalem. The slain Palestinian has been identified as Riyad Mohammad Hammad Shamasneh, 37, from Qotna town, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem. […]

25 Jan
4:58

Settlers Invade Women’s Prayer Space at Al-Aqsa Mosque

A large number of Israeli settlers and Israeli police stormed the Dome of the Rock, inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in the Old City of Jerusalem, on Thursday afternoon. Head of the public relations office at the Islamic Endowment Department, Firas al-Dibs, confirmed that 41 Israeli settlers and 85 members […]

24 Jan
8:33

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Seriously Injure A Palestinian Child In Jerusalem

January 24, 2019 8:33 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Undercover Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday evening, Shu’fat refugee camp, in occupied Jerusalem, and shot a Palestinian child, causing life-threatening wounds. Tha’er Fasfous, the spokesperson of Fateh Movement in Shu’fat, said the undercover soldiers chased four children while walking in Ras Khamis area in the refugee camp, and fired many […]

24 Jan
11:11

Israel Enforces Lien on Palestinian Lands In Jerusalem, Including 135 Meters Owned By Late President Arafat

The Israeli so-called “Central Court” in occupied Jerusalem has issued a ruling “temporarily” placing a lien on 2.7 Dunams of Palestinian lands in Jabal az-Zeitoun (Mount Of Olives), including 138 square meters owned by late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem. Israeli sources said the decision […]

24 Jan
10:30

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes and property. In occupied Jerusalem, southeast and northeast of the city, and abducted Mousa Dabash and Sharif Ja’abis, from […]

24 Jan
3:37

Israeli Forces Suppress Demonstration against Apartheid Road (VIDEO)

Activists, accompanied by Israeli and international supporters, are shutting down the recently opened Eastern Ring Road near Jerusalem, which features separate lanes for Palestinians and Israeli settlers, divided by a wall. A few dozen activists have closed the gates to the newly opened road, and are raising banners to protest […]

23 Jan
5:36

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian And An Australian Peace Activist In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a Palestinian and an Australian peace activist during a nonviolent protest near Anata town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists were nonviolently protesting the new Jewish-only, ‘Apartheid Road’, built on Palestinian lands near Anata town. The protesters carried Palestinian flags and […]

23 Jan
12:47

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

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

23 Jan
6:40

UN Officials Reaffirm that Forcible Transfers are In Breach of Geneva Convention

After visiting the Palestinian Sabbagh family, who is facing eviction from its home, in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied Jerusalem, for the benefit of Israeli settlers, United Nations and other officials have again warned that forced eviction and transfer of Palestinians are a breach of Fourth Geneva Convention. Jamie […]

23 Jan
5:59

Jerusalemite Family Forced to Destroy Garage

January 23, 2019 5:59 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report 0

The family of Haitham Muhammad Mustafa was forced to demolish its own garage in Al-Isawiya town, occupied Jerusalem, after Israeli authorities served them with a demolition notice, under the pretext of building without a permit. Israel’s so-called “Nature Authority” and the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem issued a decision to demolish […]

22 Jan
4:39

Israeli Forces Storm Al-Aqsa, Take Measurements and Photographs

January 22, 2019 4:39 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli forces stormed  into Al Aqsa Mosque, on Monday morning, and began to photograph the mosque’s landmarks and take measurements without mentioning any reasons for it. Later this morning, groups of Israeli settlers renewed the provocative incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque through the Moroccan Gate, carried out tours inside the mosque, […]

22 Jan
4:23

EU Representatives Visit Jerusalem Family Threatened with Eviction

European Union diplomats, on Monday, visited the Sabbagh family, who are under threat of eviction from their home in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, for the benefit of Jewish settlers, and warned that settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territory is illegal under international law. The Israeli High […]

21 Jan
3:06

Soldiers Invade Al-Makassed Hospital In Jerusalem

Dozens of Israeli soldiers and police officers invaded, Monday, the al-Makassed charitable society hospital in occupied Jerusalem to prevent the Palestinians from holding a celebration for the fiftieth anniversary of the medical center’s establishment. The celebration was being held in the theater room of the hospital’s medical college, in Jabal […]

21 Jan
11:04

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 20 Palestinians, Injure Many Others, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several Palestinian areas in the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked homes, and abducted twenty Palestinians, including a lawyer and the wife of a political prisoner. Media sources in Nablus, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and ransacked the home of […]

21 Jan
10:30

Army Assaults And Abducts Four Palestinians In Jerusalem

January 21, 2019 10:30 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at night, four young Palestinian men in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, after assaulting and wounding them. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers assaulted and injured Tha’er Maswada, Nour Asfour, Montaser Siyam and Yazan Siyam, […]

21 Jan
4:01

Israel to Close UNRWA Schools in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities have decided to close schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA), as soon as early 2020. Israeli Channel 12 reported, earlier, according to the PNN, that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the decision with members of the Israeli National Security Council, during […]

20 Jan
1:59

Army Denies Five Aqsa Mosque Guards, Fateh Official, Access To The Holy Site For 4-6 Months

The Israeli army and police have issued orders targeting five guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, and one Fateh movement official, denying them access to the holy site for periods ranging between four and six months. Firas ad-Dibis, the head of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department, said […]

20 Jan
12:30

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Jerusalem

January 20, 2019 12:30 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, a young Palestinian man from Beit Doqqo village, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the village, before breaking into the home of Hussein Adel Badr, and violently searched it, before abducting him. They added that the soldiers cuffed […]

19 Jan
10:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, a young Palestinian man from his home in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqua Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the al-Ein neighborhood in Silwan, abducted a young man, […]

19 Jan
6:56

Palestinians, Israelis Protest Eviction of Sabbagh Family

Palestinians, internationals and Israelis protest against the eviction of the Sabbagh family in Jerusalem, January 18, 2019. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JANUARY 19, 2019 If the Israeli government evicts the Sabbagh family, it will be the fourth time the family has lost property to Israelis since […]

18 Jan
7:06

Israeli Special Forces Raid Al-Aqsa Compound

Israeli special forces and police raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, via the Moroccan Gate, on Thursday morning. Forces also stormed the Marawani and Dome of the Rock mosques, inside the compound. An Israeli policeman also attempted to enter the Dome of the Rock mosque wearing a kippah; Israeli forces then […]

18 Jan
6:55

ISESCO Condemns Israeli Plan to Destroy Jerusalem Heritage Site

The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) has condemned Israeli occupation authorities’ scheme to destroy a 1,200-year-old archaeological site in an Arab town to the north of occupied Jerusalem, as a means to build a logistic center for the “Modi’in” settlement.   ISESCO stated, according to Al Ray, that […]

18 Jan
6:49

Palestinians Protest Israeli Police Activity at Al-Aqsa (VIDEO)

A Palestinian woman protests Israeli police activity at al-Aqsa Mosque, January 14, 2019. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JANUARY 18, 2019 Palestinians refuse an attempt by Israeli police to enter a mosque in al-Aqsa Compound. Israeli police besieged the mosque for six hours and arrested four Palestinians. […]

16 Jan
2:47

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until dawn hours Wednesday, fourteen Palestinians, including a child, from their homes in several parts of the West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched dozens of homes across the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and interrogated […]

16 Jan
9:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians, Including Three Children, In Bethlehem And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, six Palestinians, including three children, in Jerusalem and Bethlehem governorates, in the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded many homes and violently searched them. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded Teqoua’ town, east […]

15 Jan
6:22

Jerusalem Mosque Employees Detained By Israeli Police

The Dome of the Rock Mosque, situated next to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s 3rd holiest site, is located in the Old City of Jerusalem. Muslim religious officials told WAFA that Israeli police imposed a siege on the place of worship for several hours, Monday. The Waqf employees reportedly refused to […]

13 Jan
8:54

VIDEO: Jerusalem in 2018

A recap on the events of the past year. Originally published by the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, occupied East Jerusalem. (English subtitles.) (photo: BDS National Committee) Human Interest 12/28/18 Remembering the Israeli 2008 Offensive on Gaza (VIDEO) 

13 Jan
8:26

Five Palestinian Families Facing Eviction due to Settler Claims

A Palestinian family in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem received an order, from the Israeli authority’s Law Enforcement Department, on Saturday, to evacuate a building it owns, and where five Palestinian families live, by January 23rd. According to the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem (CCPRJ), […]

13 Jan
8:17

Dozens of Extremist Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

A group of Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa mosque via the Moroccan Gate, accompanied by heavy guard of Israeli occupation police. Jerusalemite sources reported that 77 settlers toured the courtyards, accompanied by rabbis, and received explanations about their claimed temple grounds, provoking Palestinian Muslim prayers. […]

13 Jan
10:44

Army Demolishes Agricultural Sheds And Structures Near Jerusalem

January 13, 2019 10:44 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday morning, Beit Iksa village, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished agricultural sheds and structures, owned by two siblings. Bilal al-Mashni, a member of Beit Iksa Village Council, said the soldiers surrounded the entire area of the properties, and preventing the Palestinians from entering or […]

11 Jan
6:53

Apartheid Road Opened in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, opened an ‘Apartheid Road’ in Jerusalem, which separates Palestinian drivers from Israeli settlers with a wall that extends up to 8 meters high. The street, which is 3.5 kilometers long and numbered “4370”, connects the settlement of Giv’at Binyamin (Adam settlement), to the Tel Aviv – […]

08 Jan
12:59

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Waqf Official In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening, Firas ad-Dibs, the head of the Media and Public Relations office of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department, in occupied Jerusalem. The WAFA Palestinian News agency has reported that the soldiers stopped ad-Dibs, near Bab al-‘Amoud (Damascus Gate), and abducted him. WAFA added that […]

08 Jan
12:12

PLO Condemns US National Security Advisor’s Visit To Occupied Jerusalem

Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, Monday, condemned U.S. National Security Advisor, John Bolton’s trip to Israel. Along with Israeli officials, John Bolton, toured the Old City of occupied Jerusalem. Erekat criticized Bolton for “supporting the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, including […]

07 Jan
10:24

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes across the West Bank, and interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting their […]

07 Jan
5:41

Jerusalem Municipality Member Proposes Destruction of Historic Wall

A Jerusalem municipality member advanced, on Sunday, a suggestion to demolish the historic wall of Jerusalem’s Old City district, under the pretext of easing the traffic crisis. Israel Hayom news quoted King as saying that the wall was built in the 16th century, by one of the Ottoman caliphs, to […]

06 Jan
10:31

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Silwan

January 6, 2019 10:31 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Saturday at night, the town of Silwan, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, and abducted two young men. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Batn al-Hawa neighborhood in Silwan and conducted extensive searches of homes. They added that the soldiers abducted Mahmoud […]

05 Jan
6:31

Israel Showcases Stolen Palestinian Antiquities

A section of the “Finds Gone Astray” exhibition at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem, January 3, 2019. Photo credit: Bible Lands Museum. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER JANUARY 4, 2019 The exhibit ‘Finds Gone Astray’ in Jerusalem constitutes a violation of international law, yet frames Israel as a preserver of history. […]

04 Jan
7:26

Over 100 Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque with Israeli Police

Dozens of extremist settlers and Israeli occupation authorities stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Mughrabi Gate, on Wednesday morning. Israeli police provided full protection to the settlers, who began their entry and tour through various parts of the mosque, until they left. 39 settlers, 67 Jewish students and an intelligence officer, accompanied […]

04 Jan
1:19

Minister of Information Calls on United Nations to Protect Journalists

Given the recent injury of a journalist in Palestine, the Minister of Information, Riyad al-Malki, put pressure on the president of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to apply resolution #2222 for “attacks against Palestinian journalists in the Occupied territories”. Al-Malki, said “Israel started the new year, 2019, by shooting […]

03 Jan
8:31

Archbishop Hanna: Palestinian Christians Are Not Communities In Their Homeland

The Archbishop of Sebastia, from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Atallah Hanna, stated that the Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land weren’t communities in their lands.   During his receive to the journalists on Tuesday, Hanna added, “We are not communities, neither minorities, in our holy land.”   Hanna […]

03 Jan
8:17

‘We Will Remain Rooted On Our Land And Resist’

Israeli forces raid Khan al-Ahmar, July 5, 2018. Photo credit: Suleiman Abu Srour for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JANUARY 3, 2019 Palestinian popular resistance has forestalled the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists the village will be destroyed soon. Human rights groups call it a “war crime.” United […]

02 Jan
8:43

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian home near Qalandia, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the area between the industrial zone of the illegal Atarot Israeli colony, which was built on Palestinian lands in Qalandia and Bir Nibala, north of the city, […]

Israeli night invasion (archive image)
01 Jan
2:14

32 Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in New Year’s Night Raids

In the latest set of abductions through invasion of Palestinian areas, a nightly occurrence in the West Bank and Jerusalem, Israeli forces took 32 Palestinians from their beds in pre-dawn raids New Year’s morning. According to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), the invasions occurred in the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Shoefat, […]

31 Dec
10:03

Nineteen Palestinian Journalists Are Still Imprisoned By Israel

The Palestinian Information Ministry has reported that there are nineteen Palestinian journalists who are still imprisoned by Israel, in direct violation of various treaties and International Law. In a press statement Monday, the Ministry said that the Israeli occupation and its military courts are ongoing with their serious violations against […]

31 Dec
8:28

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 32 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, 32 Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the West Bank, including nine from occupied Jerusalem. The soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes, causing excessive property damage, and confiscated computers and mobile phones. […]

31 Dec
8:01

Report: “Israeli Soldiers Killed 312 Palestinians In 2018”

The National Gathering of Martyrs’ Families has stated in its annual report for the year 2018 that Israeli soldiers have killed 312 Palestinians, including women and children, and added that this number is four times higher than the year 2017. Mohammad Sbeihat, the Secretary-General of the Gathering, has reported that […]

29 Dec
11:03

Report: “Israeli Soldiers Abducted 6489 Palestinians, Including 250 Children, in 2018”

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Saturday, that Israeli soldiers have abducted 6489 Palestinians, including 750 patients or wounded Palestinians, 250 children and 54 women, since the beginning of this year. The committee stated that the army also carried out extensive and very violent searched of homes, causing serious damage, […]

29 Dec
5:09

UPDATE: Israeli Digs Cause Landslides in Silwan

Underground excavations executed in recent months, by Israeli authorities and settler organizations in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, have caused landslides in the area, as it came under heavy rain during the past few days, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center. The Center said, according to WAFA, that a […]

28 Dec
12:28

Israeli Court Extends Prison Sentence for Palestinian and Son

December 28, 2018 12:28 AM Ali Salam Israel, Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Palestinian political prisoner Omar Barghouthi, and his son Assef, were detained by Israeli forces, on December 12, 2018, after Omar’s other son, Saleh Omar Barghouthi, 29, was gunned down by undercover Israeli soldiers, outside Ramallah, in central West Bank. On Thursday, both Omar and his son were ordered by Israeli […]

26 Dec
6:02

Army Abducts Three Palestinians, Including Two Children, In Jerusalem

December 26, 2018 6:02 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinian children and a young man from Batn al-Hawa neighborhood in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the town, and were extensively […]

25 Dec
8:47

PCHR Strongly Condemns Israeli Knesset’s Approval of First Preliminary Reading of Bill to Expel Families of Palestinians Involved in Attacks

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR): On Wednesday, 19 December 2018, the Israeli Knesset approved the first preliminary reading of a bill to expel families of Palestinians involved in attacks to other areas in the West Bank. Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) denounces in the strongest terms the approval of […]

25 Dec
7:15

Army Abducts Eight Palestinians In Occupied Jerusalem

December 25, 2018 7:15 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eight young Palestinian men from their homes, in occupied East Jerusalem, and confiscated a tractor near Hebron. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in the at-Tour and Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhoods, in addition to Shu’fat refugee camp, and interrogated many […]

25 Dec
4:42

Israeli Forces Assault Mourners At Funeral of Slain Teen

December 25, 2018 4:42 AM Ali Salam Holy sites, Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The funeral of Qassem al-Abbassi, the teen killed by Israeli forces, on December 20, 2018, was held Monday night, in the town of Silwan, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian men were carrying the teen’s body on their shoulders, from the Silwan mosque, and many of the mourners shouted criticism […]

24 Dec
3:18

Army Abducts A Waqf Employee In Al-Aqsa

Israeli soldiers assaulted and abducted, Monday, a Palestinian employee of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and took him to an unknown destination. The employee has been identified as Ashraf Sharabati, and was taken prisoner after groups of soldiers, police officers and […]

24 Dec
3:11

Soldiers Abduct A Young Man, And A Child, In Jerusalem

December 24, 2018 3:11 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, a young Palestinian man, and a child, from Hizma and al-Ram town, in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded Hizma town, northeast of Jerusalem, searched homes and abducted a young man, identified as Fuad Ali Khatib. The soldiers invaded the al-Ram town, north of Jerusalem, and […]

24 Dec
5:06

Leftist Factions Unite to Form The Palestinian National Democratic Assembly

Five leftist Palestinian political factions announced on Sunday the establishment of the Palestinian National Democratic Assembly, consisting of all five factions, in addition to senior social figures. The assembly is composed of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), […]

24 Dec
5:02

Family of Slain Palestinian Youth Demands Investigation

A Palestinian teenager was recently shot and killed at the Bet Il checkpoint, at the northern entrance of the occupied West Bank city of al-Bireh. Qassem al-Abbassi, 17, was killed by Israeli forces on Thursday night, while he was in a private vehicle with his friends who were attempting to pass the […]

23 Dec
11:57

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian From Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday morning, a young Palestinian man from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and took him to an interrogation and detention facility. The Palestinian, Nitham Abu Rammouz, was detained when dozens of soldiers, officers and groups of illegal colonialist settlers stormed the courtyards of the […]

22 Dec
11:43

Family of 7 Ordered Out Of Their Home In East Jerusalem

On Saturday, a Palestinian family of 7, was ordered by the City Council in Occupied Jerusalem, to vacate their home in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood in Silwan town, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. The Israeli explanation for the order, was the collapse of a portion of […]

22 Dec
11:25

Israel To Autopsy the Corpse Of Qassem Abasi

Salwa Hammad, the coordinator of the Palestinian National Committee for Retrieving Bodies of Martyrs, said that Israel has decided to autopsy the corpse of Qassem al-Abasi, 17, who was killed by Israeli soldiers on December 20th, 2018. Hammad said that Qassem’s corpse would likely be handed back to his family […]

21 Dec
2:04

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Ramallah, Hebron And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, six young Palestinian men in the West Bank governorates of Ramallah, Hebron and Jerusalem, after the army invaded and ransacked homes and stores, and confiscated surveillance recordings. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes and […]

21 Dec
12:59

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Man In Jerusalem

December 21, 2018 12:59 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at night, a young Palestinian man at a military roadblock, in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers installed a military roadblock at the entrance of Shu’fat refugee camp, in the center of Jerusalem, before abducting a young man, identified as Malek […]

21 Dec
2:49

Christmas Tree Lit in Khan Al-Ahmar

Palestinians, on Wednesday evening, lit the Christmas tree in Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin village, to the east of Jerusalem, which is threatened with Israeli demolition by Israeli court order. The tree lighting ceremony was attended by the citizens of Khan al-Ahmar, in addition to Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officials and local […]

21 Dec
1:56

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers killed, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian teen from occupied Jerusalem, and injured two others, after opening fire at their car near Beit El military roadblock, north of the al-Biereh city, in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah and al-Biereh. Media sources said the slain teen has been […]

20 Dec
2:35

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until dawn hours Thursday, at least ten Palestinians, including one woman, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded many homes in Kobar village, north of the central West Bank […]

20 Dec
1:35

Colonialist Settlers Write Racist Graffiti, Puncture Tires, Near Jerusalem

A number of extremist illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Beit Hanina town, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and wrote racist graffiti, in addition to puncturing tires. Local Palestinians said the colonists invaded the al-Gharabla neighborhood, adjacent to the illegal Pisgat Zeev colony, which was built on […]

20 Dec
12:08

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians in Ramallah, One In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, four Palestinians from Kobar village and Ramallah city, in central West Bank, in addition to one woman from Hizma, north of occupied Jerusalem. Media sources in Ramallah said dozens of soldiers invaded Kobar village, north of the city, and conducted extensive and violent […]

19 Dec
8:56

Israel Soldiers Abduct Twenty Palestinians In Jerusalem’s al-’Isawiya

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, dozens of Palestinian homes  and buildings in the al-‘Isawiya town in occupied Jerusalem, and violently searched them, before interrogating many Palestinians, and abducted at least twenty of them, in addition to summoning two others for interrogation. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member […]

18 Dec
3:11

Israeli Undercover Soldiers Kidnap A Palestinian Shortly After His Release From Prison

Undercover Israeli officers kidnapped, Tuesday, a young Palestinian political prisoner, after ambushing near his home, following his release from prison after serving a year behind bars, while the soldiers abducted his father, and several members of his family. The undercover soldiers and police officers infiltrated into the al-Isawiya town, in […]

18 Dec
2:29

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 24 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, 24 Palestinians, among them the wife of a political prisoner, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers conducted extensive and violent searches of dozens of homes across the […]

18 Dec
12:45

Israeli Military Demolishes Two Apartment Buildings in Jerusalem

The Israeli military on Tuesday invaded the Palestinian neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukaber in Jerusalem and demolished two Palestinian-owned apartment buildings under the pretext that they were “built without a permit”. Israel has issued no permits for Palestinians to build on their land in Jerusalem since 1967, but the excuse is […]

17 Dec
1:25

Soldiers Abduct Two Children, Injure Two Others In Silwan

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, two Palestinian children and injured two others, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that Israeli soldiers invaded Batn al-Hawa neighborhood in Silwan, before storming and ransacking many homes. […]

16 Dec
1:15

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians, including three children, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes, across the occupied West Bank, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their […]

16 Dec
12:48

Israeli Court Sentences Mother of A Palestinian, Killed By The Army, To Eleven Months, For “Incitement”

An Israeli court sentenced, on Sunday morning, the mother of a Palestinian, who was killed by the army last year, to eleven months in prison for what the military prosecution described as “incitement on social media.” Attorney Mohammad Mahmoud of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, said the court sentenced Susan Abu […]

16 Dec
7:43

Israeli Forces Abduct Palestinian Groom, 20 Guests

December 16, 2018 7:43 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces abducted a former Palestinian detainee, predawn Saturday, after ambushing him in occupied East Jerusalem, in the central West Bank. Sources told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces ambushed former prisoner Rami al-Fakhouri in the Wadi al-Juz neighborhood of the city, and that both Israeli soldiers and intelligence forces […]

16 Dec
4:05

68-year-old Palestinian Woman Dies when Israeli Forces Block Ambulance

An elderly Palestinian woman died Saturday in Jerusalem when she suffered a heart attack while praying at the al-Aqsa Mosque. She was identified as Sumayya Mahmoud Nasser, 68, from the Jit area in the land that is now Israel. Israeli forces stationed outside the mosque prevented an ambulance from reaching […]

16 Dec
2:54

West Bank Witnesses Worst Escalation in This Year, Israeli Forces Kill 4 Palestinian Civilians within Only 48 Hours; Two of Them Were Extra-Judicially Executed

Ref: 133/2018 – Date: 15 December 2018 – Time: 13:00 GMT: The West Bank is witnessing the worst and most violent escalation by the Israeli forces and settlers in this year. Only within 48 hours, the Israeli forces killed 4 Palestinian civilians, including an elderly and 2 extra-judicially killed, and […]

15 Dec
11:27

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Jerusalem

December 15, 2018 11:27 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, four Palestinians, including a former political prisoner and a child, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers ambushed a former political prisoner, identified as Rami al-Fakhouri, in Wadi al-Jouz neighborhood, in the Old City. It added […]

14 Dec
1:02

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct At Least 48 Palestinians In The West Bank”

Updated: Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, at least 48 Palestinians, including a woman, who is also a former political prisoner, in addition to two elected legislators, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers invaded dozens of communities across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, before […]

14 Dec
7:02

Israeli Excavations Damage Palestinian Village

Palestinians in Silwan examine new holes in the landscape next to the City of David, December 8, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT DECEMBER 14, 2018 Palestinians discover damage to a parking lot next to the settlement-cum-archeological site City of David. Israeli archeological excavations have led to […]

13 Dec
12:46

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 56 Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and on Thursday at dawn, at least 56 Palestinians from their homes in various parts of the occupied West Bank, including 22 from occupied Jerusalem, and 17 from Ramallah. The PPS stated that the soldiers conducted extensive and […]