Category Archives: Jerusalem

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 […]

24 Feb
6:45

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian From Jerusalem

February 24, 2019 6:45 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a Palestinian from occupied Jerusalem, while heading to Jericho along with many other Palestinians accompanying a former political prisoner to the Jericho city. Amjad Abu Assab, the head of the Jerusalem Detainees’ Committee, said the army stopped the car convoy of a former political prisoner, identified […]

24 Feb
11:55

Israeli Police Abduct Two High-Level Officials of the Al-Aqsa Mosque

In the latest in a series of aggressive and provocative measures against the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the third-holiest site in the Islamic religion, Israeli police on Sunday abducted two high-level officials with the mosque. This comes a day after Israeli police abducted a security guard at the mosque as […]

24 Feb
6:15

Born Into an Uncertain Future: Palestinian Children in Occupied Jerusalem

Palestinian children are comforted as Israeli forces evict a Palestinian family from their home in Jerusalem’s Old City, February 17, 2019. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT FEBRUARY 22, 2019 The next generation of Palestinians in the holy city face a web of discriminatory and violent Israeli policies. […]

23 Feb
7:04

Army Abducts A Guard Of Al-Aqsa Mosque

February 23, 2019 7:04 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, one of the civilian guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted Samer al-Qabbani, as he was leaving the mosque through Bab al-Asbat (Gate of the Tribes). It added that the soldiers cuffed the Palestinian […]

23 Feb
6:12

Israeli Soldiers Abduct The Head Of Jerusalem’s Palestinian Prisoners Society

February 23, 2019 6:12 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday morning, the secretary of Fateh Movement in occupied Jerusalem, and the head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society’s (PPS) office in the city, Nasser Qous. The PPS has reported that the soldiers stormed the home of Nasser Qous, and violently searched the property before abducting him. […]

22 Feb
2:15

Closed Since 2003; Palestinians Celebrate Reopening Of Bab Al-Rahma Mosque

Hundreds of Palestinians celebrated, Friday, the reopening of Bab al-Rahma Mosque of Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, which was closed by Israel since the year 2003, and the Palestinians were denied access to it since then. Media sources in Jerusalem said the Palestinians gathered in and around Bab al-Rahma and raised Palestinian […]

22 Feb
12:54

Army Abducts Dozens Of Palestinians In Jerusalem, Deploys Hundreds Of Soldiers Around Al-Aqsa

February 22, 2019 12:54 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight, at least fifty Palestinians in several parts of occupied East Jerusalem, including the Old City, during extensive and violent searches of dozens of homes, and interrogated dozens of residents. Media sources said hundreds of soldiers and police officers have been deployed in the center of Jerusalem, […]

22 Feb
6:59

Israeli Pharmaceutical Firms Test Drugs on Palestinian Detainees

February 22, 2019 6:59 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, from Jerusalem, has revealed that Israeli occupation authorities issues permits to large pharmaceutical firms to carry out tests on Palestinian and Arab detainees, the Felesteen news site reported, according to Al Ray. The Hebrew University lecturer also revealed that Israeli military firms are testing weapons on […]

21 Feb
2:02

Army Detains A Palestinian, Denies Him Access To Al-Aqsa For Two Weeks

Israeli soldiers detained, Thursday, a young Palestinian man, and an issued order preventing him from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in occupied Jerusalem, for two weeks, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. The Palestinian, identified as Bahjat ar-Razem, from Jerusalem, was taken prisoner by the soldiers, […]

21 Feb
12:56

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 21 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Thursday, twenty-one Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded and violently searched dozens of homes across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and interrogated many Palestinians […]

21 Feb
5:20

For Third Day, Palestinians Remove Metal Gate at Al-Aqsa

Palestinians, this evening, removed a metal gate which Israeli police had placed at the entrance to a building in Al-Aqsa Mosque’s Bab al-Rahmeh, on Sunday, and held prayer in the area, according to witnesses. Dozens of worshippers held the prayers at Bab al-Rahmeh, one of the gates of Al-Aqsa compound, […]

20 Feb
2:52

PPS: “Army Abducts Eighteen Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, eighteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West bank. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded and ransacked homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, in Jerusalem, and abducted Hamad Shalabi, Majd Marwan […]

20 Feb
12:35

Army To Demolish Homes In Shu’fat

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Shu’fat refugee camp, and surrounding neighborhoods, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, and delivered demolition orders targeting several homes. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said dozens of soldiers, accompanied by personnel of the City Council, invaded the refugee camp, and posted demolition orders targeting several […]

20 Feb
11:21

Israel Approves 464 New Colonialist Units In Occupied Jerusalem

February 20, 2019 11:21 AM IMEMC News Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli “Construction and Planning Committee” of the City Council in occupied Jerusalem, has approved the construction on an additional 464 units for illegal colonialist settlers. The approval was made this past Monday, and it was revealed, Wednesday, that the plan aims at expanding in Gilo illegal colony, southwest of […]

20 Feb
9:06

Israeli Forces Raid al-Eesawiyya Mosque, Remove Palestinian flag

Israeli forces raided a mosque in the Eesawiyya neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, on Monday, to remove the Palestinian flag and a picture of a Palestinian prisoner. Member of a local follow-up committee, Muhammad Abu al-Hummos, told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces raided the mosque, after surrounding it, and demanded […]

20 Feb
8:50

Palestinian Protest Restores Access to Al-Aqsa

A Palestinian worshipper is arrested at al-Aqsa Mosque, February 18, 2019. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT FEBRUARY 20, 2019 Israeli forces attempted to close Bab al-Rahmah Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City. At night on Sunday, February 17, 2019, Israeli forces closed Bab al-Rahmah Gate in the eastern […]

20 Feb
8:45

Jerusalem Resident Forced to Pay Settlers NIS45,000 in Legal Compensation

The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem informed a Palestinian resident in occupied East Jerusalem that she must pay settlers 45 thousand New Israeli Shekels as compensation for lawyers’ fees, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center reported, according to WAFA. Staff from the Israeli municipality raided the home of Ilham Seyyam and told her she […]

19 Feb
3:47

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Women While Leaving Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday afternoon, three Palestinian women while leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque, through the Gate of the Tribes, in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Samah Mahameed, Islam Manasra and a woman from Da’our family. They added that the soldiers took the three abducted women […]

19 Feb
3:48

Israeli Forces Assault Congregation, Reseal Al-Aqsa’s Gate

Israeli forces resealed the Al-Rahma Gate of the Al-Aqsa Mosque with a lock and chain, after a group of Palestinian youth were able to break the lock and open the gate for worshipers, on Monday. A Ma’an reporter present at the scene said that confrontations erupted after Israeli forces resealed […]

19 Feb
1:43

Israeli Soldiers Abduct An Imam Of A Mosque In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening, the Imam of Beit Hanina Mosque, as he was in Bab al-‘Amoud (Damascus Gate) area, in occupied Jerusalem, and took him to an interrogation facility. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Sheikh Ra’ed Da’na, for leading the prayers in Bab ar-Rahma area, near the […]

18 Feb
3:02

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Including One Woman, In Al-Aqsa

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Monday, many worshipers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, before abducting four Palestinians, including one woman. Media sources said the soldiers assaulted several Muslim worshipers while trying to remove them from the holy site, and closed all gates leading to it. One of the abducted Palestinians […]

18 Feb
6:13

Jerusalem: Over $55m to be Invested in Old City Settlement Projects

The Company for the Reconstruction and Development of the Jewish Quarter, in the Old City of Jerusalem, invested more than 200 million shekels ($55,288,940) into “settlement projects”, in Jerusalem’s Old City district. Israel Hayom news outlet reported that the projects will include renovating the Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue, the Burnt House, […]

18 Feb
6:01

60 Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque via the Moroccan Gate, accompanied by occupation police. According to Al Ray sources in Jerusalem, 60 Israeli settlers stormed the mosque in the company of rabbis, carrying out provocative tours in its courtyards, and receiving explanations about the alleged […]

18 Feb
5:49

Palestinian Family to be Evicted, Home Handed to Settlers

Israeli soldiers and police stormed a Palestinian family home located in the Khalidiya block of Old Jerusalem, near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, threatening to evict it for Jewish settlers. According to WAFA, Israeli forces broke into a house inhabited by the family of Hatem Abu Assab and spread throughout, while another […]

15 Feb
6:49

Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque Sentenced to House Arrest

An Israeli court, on Wednesday, sentenced the imam of Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque—the third holiest site in Islam—to house confinement. An Israeli patrol kidnapped Imam Walid Seyam from his family home, on Tuesday evening, hours before an Israeli court ruled that he be subjected to house arrest until Friday. On Tuesday, […]

13 Feb
6:49

Israeli Soldiers Injure Seventeen Palestinians In Jerusalem

February 13, 2019 6:49 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, and injured seventeen Palestinians during ensuing protests. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the Schools Area, near the Al-Quds University, and surrounded the local Secondary School. They added that the school provides education to 800 students, […]

13 Feb
5:05

Army Demolishes Three Palestinian Homes, A Storage Room, In Silwan

February 13, 2019 5:05 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Tuesday evening, three Palestinian homes, including an under-construction property, and a storage room, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. The soldiers demolished two homes, including one that was still under-construction, and a storage room, owned by Jamal Yahia Edkeidik, and his […]

13 Feb
4:54

Israeli Forces Raid Abu Dis, Injure Palestinian Students

More than 17 Palestinian students suffered from tear-gas inhalation, after Israeli forces stormed the town of Abu Dis, in the occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem, on Tuesday, and attacked university students at al-Quds University. Local sources said, according to Ma’an, that Israeli forces stormed the Abu Dis village and […]

13 Feb
2:54

Army Abducts Two Siblings In Jerusalem

February 13, 2019 2:54 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, two siblings from Hizma town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes, and abducted Habis Ali Khatib, and his brother Saddam, before moving them to an interrogation facility in the city. The sources added that […]

12 Feb
4:20

Israeli Undercover Forces Kidnap Palestinian Child in al-Eesawiyya

February 12, 2019 4:20 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli undercover soldiers, or mista’arvim, on Sunday evening, kidnapped a Palestinian child from a shop in Jerusalem. Yusuf Dari, age 13, was abducted from a shop in al-Eesawiyya neighborhood, north of occupied Jerusalem, by Israeli undercover forces. According to eyewitnesses, the soldiers ambushed Dari, and waited in the store, and […]

11 Feb
12:46

Updated: PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty-One Palestinians In West Bank”

Updated: The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, twenty-one Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. In Occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Mahmoud Abul-Latif, 28, from his home in the Old City. Abdul-Latif is a former political […]

10 Feb
11:50

19-year old Israeli Settler Killed in Jerusalem; Palestinian Man Arrested

A 19-year old Israeli woman was killed and her body left in Ein Yael forest, East Jerusalem, on Thursday night. A Palestinian man has been arrested in connection with the murder, but Israeli police are unclear as to whether his motivation for the killing was political or criminal in nature. […]

10 Feb
9:08

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Bethlehem And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Saturday at night and on Sunday at dawn, six young Palestinian men, from their homes, in Bethlehem and Jerusalem, and two at the Qalandia terminal, north of Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers invaded Teqoua’ town, southeast of […]

10 Feb
3:50

Army Abducts A Child And A Young Man, Colonists Attack Cars, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, a child and a young man from Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, and south of Ramallah, while Illegal Colonists attack cars, west of Ramallah. Media sources said the soldiers stopped and interrogated the two Palestinians, who were walking near the Qalandia Terminal, […]

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 […]