Category Archives: Jerusalem

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 […]

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 […]