Category Archives: Jerusalem

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 […]

13 Dec
10:11

Army Abducts 38 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Thursday, at least 38 Palestinians, including 19 from occupied East Jerusalem, during massive invasions and violent searches of homes and property in several parts of the West Bank. In Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as […]

13 Dec
9:28

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers killed, on Thursday at dawn, a young Palestinian man in the al-Waad Street, in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, after he reportedly stabbed and injured two Israeli police officers. Israeli sources said two officers of the Border Guards Unit suffered mild wounds, “when the Palestinian stabbed them, […]

13 Dec
7:51

Palestinian-owned Garage Demolished in East Jerusalem

Israeli Civil Administration bulldozers demolished a private garage in the Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina, in the central occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem. According to local sources, the garage was demolished under the pretext that it was built without the difficult-to-obtain Israeli permit. Sources added that, prior to the […]

12 Dec
12:16

Army Invades Al-Quds University, Confiscates Surveillance Recordings And Cause Damage

December 12, 2018 12:16 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the campus of Al-Quds University in Abu Dis town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and searched it causing excessive property damage, in addition to confiscating surveillance equipment and recordings. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the soldiers damaged many doors, desks and […]

12 Dec
11:39

Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians, Demolish A Parking Structure, in West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday, at dawn, seven Palestinians, and demolished a parking structure, in the occupied Wes Bank. The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Riyad Mohammad Kabaha, and his brother Eyad, in addition to […]

12 Dec
10:15

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Jerusalem

December 12, 2018 10:15 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man from Hizma town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in the town, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. They added that the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as […]

11 Dec
10:42

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 28 Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Tuesday, at least twenty-eight Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID […]

11 Dec
5:29

169 Structures Demolished in East Jerusalem This Year

A family demolishes their own home in Silwan, December 8, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT DECEMBER 11, 2018 Israeli authorities have demolished a total of 169 structures in East Jerusalem this year – a 20 percent increase compared to 2017. This month, Israeli authorities have demolished […]

10 Dec
11:34

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted,on Monday at dawn, 29 Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including ten in Jerusalem. The PPS said the soldiers conducted very violent searches of dozens of homes, and stores, across the West Bank, causing property damage, […]

10 Dec
9:57

Israeli soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In Jerusalem

December 10, 2018 9:57 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, ten Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of occupied East Jerusalem, and moved them to a number of detention and interrogation facilities. The soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, in the center of Jerusalem, and abducted seven Palestinians. […]

10 Dec
7:06

Israeli Settlers, Led by the Minister of Agriculture, Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque (VIDEO)

Israeli settlers stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday morning, accompanied by military reinforcement security from the Israeli occupation army. According to the sources of the Islamic Endowments Department, Israeli Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel, was leading a group of Israeli extremist settlers who entered through the Mugrabi […]

09 Dec
2:57

Soldiers Invade The Home Of Jerusalem Governor

December 9, 2018 2:57 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, the home of Jerusalem Governor Adnan Gheith, in Silwan town, south of the al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and took measurements of the property. Dozens of soldiers surrounded the Governor’s home, before breaking into it using excessive force, and conducted provocative acts against the family. […]

09 Dec
12:14

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, eight Palestinians from the West Bank governorates of Bethlehem, Nablus and Jerusalem,the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded and violently searched many homes in the three governorates of the occupied West Bank, and interrogated several Palestinians […]

08 Dec
11:04

Israeli Excavations in Silwan Cause Palestinian Lands to Collapse

Palestinian lands located in the Silwan town of occupied East Jerusalem, in the central West Bank, have collapsed due to Israeli excavations and digging in the area, on Friday. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center reported that collapses occurred in a land located behind the “Ein Silwan” mosque in Wadi Hilweh, […]

08 Dec
12:59

Soldiers Shoot A Young Man In Jerusalem

December 8, 2018 12:59 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, on Friday evening, a young Palestinian man in the al-‘Isawiya town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the town, and resorted to the excessive use of force against Palestinian youngsters, who protested the invasion and hurled stones at the armored military […]

08 Dec
12:51

Jerusalemite Family Forced To Demolish Its Own Home

An indigenous Palestinian family from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, was forced to demolish its own home, Saturday,to avoid further excessive fines and fees, after an Israeli court ordered the destruction of their building for “being constructed without a permit.” The Wadi Hilweh Information Center […]

07 Dec
2:52

Soldiers Deliver Demolition Orders In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, stormed many neighborhoods, and photographed  many homes, buildings and streets, before handing demolition orders targeting several buildings, and summoned many owners for interrogation. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, said the soldiers, and personnel […]

07 Dec
12:42

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Jerusalem And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, three young Palestinian men in Ramallah and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers conducted violent searches of many homes, and interrogated several Palestinians, before abducting at least three. It said that the soldiers […]

07 Dec
3:26

Jerusalem Governor Banned from Entering West Bank

Israeli authorities, on Thursday, banned Jerusalem’s Governor, Adnan Gheith, from entry into the West Bank, for six consecutive months. Gheith was summoned Thursday morning, to al-Maskobieh detention and interrogation center, where he was handed a military order banning him entry to the West Bank for six consecutive months. The order, […]

06 Dec
3:43

Palestinian Family to be Evicted from its Silwan Home for Jewish Settlers

The Israeli Magistrate Court in Jerusalem ordered, on Wednesday, the eviction of a Palestinian family from its home in Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, for the benefit of Israeli settlers, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center. It said the court gave the family, which consists of one woman and […]

06 Dec
3:29

Soldiers Shoot Two Children In Jerusalem

December 6, 2018 3:29 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, Wednesday, two Palestinian children while walking home from school in Jaba’ village, east of occupied East Jerusalem. Medical sources said the two children, 14 and 15, were shot in the shoulder and the leg, and were rushed to Ramallah Medical Complex. It remains unknown why the soldiers […]

05 Dec
4:14

West Bank EU Missions Condemn Death Sentences Issued in Gaza

As the West Bank Palestinian Cabinet welcomes the adoption five new UN resolutions in favor of the Palestinian people, the European Union Representative and the EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah, Tuesday, condemned the death sentences issued in the Gaza Strip, on Monday, against six Palestinians convicted of […]

05 Dec
3:44

Israel Will No Longer Recognize Degrees from Al-Quds University

After the initial hope that degrees from Al-Quds University, located in Abu Dis town, East Jerusalem, would be officially recognized by the Israeli government, the latter’s Ministry of Labor and Welfare Services has revoked its decision. This retracting decision comes within the pretext that the Palestinian Authority-administered college named after […]

05 Dec
2:23

Israeli Army Demolishes A Palestinian Home In Jerusalem

Israeli bulldozers destroyed a Palestinian family home Tuesday, in Occupied East Jerusalem WAFA reported. A large number of Israeli police officers and soldiers stormed the town of Jabal Al-Mukkaber, surrounded and blockaded the house, preventing residents from approaching, and restricting movement of others. The home was still under construction, and […]

04 Dec
1:02

PPS: “Army Abducts 24 Palestinians In The West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Tuesday, twenty-four Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers invaded and violently searched dozens of homes in various parts of the West Bank, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting […]

04 Dec
8:23

American Born Israeli MK, Settlers Enter Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound for Hanukkah (VIDEO)

Ultra-Orthodox American-born rabbi and Knesset member Yehuda Glick, along with dozens of Israeli settlers entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, on Monday, for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Firas al-Dibs, head of the Public Relations and Media Department at the Islamic Endowment, said that heavily armed Israeli […]

04 Dec
7:04

37 Israeli Violations against Palestinian Journalists in November

Israeli violations widen against Palestinian journalists during November of 2018. The Ministry of Information’s Government Media Office (GMO) indicated, in its monthly report, that further Israeli violations occurred against Palestinian journalists in the Gaza Strip, the occupied West Bank, and Jerusalem. 37 violations were documented, and extended to include: arrests, physical […]

03 Dec
12:17

Army Abducts Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers invaded several towns in the governorate, and violently searched many homes, causing damage. They added that the soldiers abducted […]

02 Dec
11:28

Israeli Court Orders The Release Of Jerusalem Governor

An Israeli court in occupied Jerusalem has ordered, Sunday the release of Adnan Gheith, the Palestinian Governor of Jerusalem, along with several other members of Fateh movement. In its ruling, the court ordered the release of the governor, along with nine other Palestinians from occupied Jerusalem, on bail and under […]

02 Dec
4:21

Israeli Forces Violently Subdue Peaceful Protest in Jerusalem

Israeli forces, on Saturday, quelled a peaceful demonstration on al-Zahra St, in central occupied Jerusalem, that was held in support of wounded Palestinian detainee Israa Jaabis. Jaabis, 33, a mother of a baby child and a resident of Jabal al-Mukkaber neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, was sentenced to eleven years […]

01 Dec
10:10

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Jerusalem

December 1, 2018 10:10 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, a young Palestinian man from Beit Surik town, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded the home of the young man, and violently searched it, and abducted him after interrogating him and several members of his family. The army claims the young […]

29 Nov
7:24

Israeli Demolitions Leave Palestinians Homeless

Israeli bulldozers demolished a Palestinian home and a commercial building, on Wednesday, in the Jabal Al-Mukabbir neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem. A Ma’an reporter said that dozens of Israeli forces, along with staff from the Israeli Civil Administration and several bulldozers, stormed the neighborhood and blocked a number of streets. […]

29 Nov
7:10

Settler Attacks Increase at Al Mughayyir

11/27/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team The village of Al Mughayyir sits 27 miles north of Jerusalem. Sitting above is the settlement of Shiloh, more than a quarter of which is constructed on Palestinian land, the locals say. An elder from the village reports that the settlers now come […]

29 Nov
6:53

Latin Patriarchate Objects to Israeli Seizure of Church Land

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem objected, on Wednesday, the Israeli appropriation of church land in the northern Jordan Valley. It said, in a statement, that it had received a copy of the appropriation of several dunams of land belonging to the Patriarchate in the northern Jordan Valley. “The Patriarchate is […]

28 Nov
11:02

P.A. Denounces Israel’s Confiscation Of 522 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands In Southern West Bank

The Palestinian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs issued a statement, Wednesday, strongly condemning an illegal Israeli decision to confiscate 522 Dunams (128.9 Acres) of Palestinian lands, for its colonialist activities, in the southern part of the West Bank. The Ministry described the Israeli decision as “racist,” and added that Israel’s so-called […]

27 Nov
7:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, three Palestinians during a nonviolent procession in Salaheddin Street, in occupied Jerusalem. The Palestinians were holding a protest against the abduction and imprisonment of dozens of members and political leaders of Fateh movement, who were taken prisoner by the soldiers in extensive invasions of homes, in […]

26 Nov
11:44

EU Condemns Shu’fat Demolitions

The European Union condemned, on Saturday, the Israeli demolition ‎of some 20 commercial structures in Shu’fat Refugee Camp of occupied East Jerusalem, stressing its part of “illegal expansion of Israeli settlement.” On Wednesday, the Israeli occupation demolished buildings as part of the Jerusalem ‎municipality’s policy of expanding enforcement with ‎respect to illegally-built […]

26 Nov
11:19

VIDEO: Shu’fat Refugee Camp and The Hidden Agenda

Recently, over 20 demolitions were carried out in the Shu’fat Refugee Camp, by Israeli occupation forces, to make way for a wider road and the inevitable future relocation of the residents of Jerusalem’s only refugee camp. Video courtesy the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). Visit the International Solidarity Movement. Human Interest […]

26 Nov
9:24

Israeli Forces Abduct More Than 45 Palestinians in Ramallah, Hebron, and Jerusalem

Israeli forces stepped up their daily campaigns of abducting Palestinians across the occupied West Bank, Monday, by abducting more than 45 citizens. Among those detained in Occupied east Jerusalem were twenty members of the Fatah movement, as well as former prisoners. The aforementioned abductees also had their homes ravaged during […]

26 Nov
8:12

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 32 Palestinians In Jerusalem

November 26, 2018 8:12 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Sunday at night and at dawn Monday, at least 32 Palestinians, including more than twenty political leaders and members of Fateh movement, from their homes in several communities in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes and interrogated […]

26 Nov
5:24

Israeli Police Conditionally Releases The Head Of Silwanic

The Israeli police release, on Sunday evening, the head of Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), under the condition that he does not enter three areas in occupied Jerusalem, and does not attend public gatherings. Silwanic has reported that Siyam was released under a third-party bail of 3000 Shekels, […]

25 Nov
9:29

Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinians Protesting The Abduction Of Jerusalem Governor

Israeli soldiers attacked, Sunday, dozens of Palestinians nonviolently protesting the abduction and imprisonment of the governor of occupied Jerusalem, Adnan Gheith, causing many injuries, and abducted one. The soldiers and the police fired dozens of concussion grenades at the protesters, and assaulted many of them with clubs and batons, causing […]

25 Nov
8:24

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

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, ten Palestinians, including the governor of Jerusalem and several children, in the occupied West Bank. The PPS said many soldiers invaded and ransacked the home of Jerusalem Governor, Adnan Gheith, in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem, before abducting […]

24 Nov
11:50

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Jerusalem

November 24, 2018 11:50 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Saturday, the al-Isawiya village, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, and broke into a local school, leading to protests, before wounding many Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades. Media sources in al-‘Isawiya said dozens of soldiers invaded the village through its eastern entrance, before attacking […]

23 Nov
8:54

Israel Seeking to Establish 50km Settlement Belt in Jerusalem

Israel is planning to build a settlement belt around the occupied city of Jerusalem, in order to increase the Jewish population density, at the expense of Jerusalemites within the “Holy Basin” project, experts on Jerusalem affairs have said, according to the PNN. In the second and third legislative readings, the […]

23 Nov
2:50

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, a Palestinian teenage boy near the Qalandia Terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli media sources said the Palestinians, 17 years of age, reportedly “carried Molotov cocktails which he intended to throw at the soldiers manning the terminal.” They added that the soldiers then detained the […]

23 Nov
12:37

Evacuation of 700 Jerusalemites from Silwan Approved by Israeli Court

In direct contradiction of the Geneva Conventions, the Israeli Supreme Court has approved the evacuation of 700 Jerusalemite Palestinians from their homes in the Silwan neighborhood of east occupied Jerusalem, Makan Israeli Broadcasting Corporation informed. It explained,according to Al Ray, that the Israeli Supreme Court rejected, on Wednesday evening, a  […]

23 Nov
12:31

Jerusalem Governor Banned from Interaction with Palestinian Officials

The central commander of the Israeli army issued an order, on Thursday, banning the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Gheith, from interacting with a number of Palestinian officials, according to WAFA correspondence. Under the order, Gheith must not interact or directly or indirectly communicate with a listed set of Palestinian […]