Category Archives: Regions

04 Aug
12:01

Addameer’s Lawyers Visit Three Prisoners on Hunger Strike for 32 Days in Nitzan-Ramle Prison

On Wednesday 31 July 2019, Addameer’s lawyers visited three prisoners who had reached day 32 of their hunger strike. These prisoners include Huthayfa Halibia, Muhammad Abuakkar, and Mustafa Hassanat who are being held in Nitzan-Ramle prison. The prisoners reported to the lawyer that they will continue their hunger strike until […]

04 Aug
12:01

Water Series: ‘There’s No Law in the World that Says You Can Cut Water From Humans’

[This is the second of a series of reports documenting the control and devastation of water sources by Israel as a tool of oppression.] Israel is escalating its war on water in the South Hebron Hills, demolishing wells, ripping out kilometres of pipeline and even confiscating trucks carrying emergency water […]

Night Raid by Israeli Forces (archive image)
03 Aug
10:11

Israeli Troops Abduct Two Palestinians South of Jenin in Overnight Raid

August 3, 2019 10:11 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli occupation forces arrested two young men from Qabatiya village south of Jenin in the early morning hours on Saturday . Local sources told the Palestinian Wafa news agency that the Israeli forces arrested Bilal al-Sa’di and Khaled Nazzal while they were near the village of Marqa, south of Jenin […]

03 Aug
1:29

On the 69th Great March of Return 66 Civilians Injured by Israeli Forces: 28 Children, 2 Journalists and 4 Women, Including a Paramedic

On the 69th Great March of Return, 66 Palestinian civilians were injured due to the Israeli military’s continued use of excessive force against peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border. At least 28 children, 4 women and a paramedic were among those injured this Friday, 02 August 2019. Twenty-seven […]

02 Aug
11:36

Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies Report : 420 Arrests in July, Including 10 Women, 62 Children and the Martyrdom of a Prisoner

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies (PCBS), released a report on August 1, 2019 confirming that the Israeli occupation authorities have continued to arbitrarily detain Palestinians during the past month of July. The PCBS has documented 420 cases of arrest of Palestinians during July, including 62 minors, 10 women, a […]

02 Aug
4:13

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, two young Palestinian men in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, after the army attacked the weekly procession against the ongoing closure of the town’s main road for the past 16th year. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular […]

01 Aug
9:43

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 – 31 July 2019)

Shooting and other violations of the right to life and bodily integrity   At approximately 23:30 on Monday, 29 July 2019, Israeli gunboats stationed northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 6 nautical miles. As a result, the fishermen were […]

01 Aug
9:35

Euro-Med Calls Out Switzerland, Netherlands For Suspension of UNRWA Funding

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights, today, criticized Switzerland and the Netherlands’ decision to suspend their support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The decision came after the leaking of a report on corruption in the UN organization. Ashrawi: UN Failure to […]

01 Aug
9:27

Israeli NGO Petitions to Bar Ilhan Omar from Entering Israel

A right-wing Israeli NGO filed, on Wednesday, a petition to have US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar barred from entering Israel, when she arrives for an upcoming tour, because she supports the international boycott of Israel (BDS). The organization, Shurat HaDin, asked the Israeli Jerusalem District Court, on Tuesday, to demand that […]

01 Aug
9:18

Roadblocks Erected in Northern West Bank Following Shooting Incident

August 1, 2019 9:18 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli army set up roadblocks this afternoon, in the north of the West Ban,k mainly on the road between Nablus and Jenin, following an alleged shooting incident. The Israeli army claimed that shots were fired, by a man on a motorcycle, at an army patrol near the village of […]

01 Aug
9:14

Annexation of Area C Would Lead to Bloodbath says Former Shin Bet Chief

The former head of Israel’s Shin Bet security service, Yoram Cohen, warned of the annexation of so-called “Area C,” in the West Bank, to Israel,  would lead to “an unnecessary bloodbath”. “Steps should be taken to reduce the occupation in the West Bank, improve transportation, improve work, and transfer areas […]

01 Aug
10:20

Updated: Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian at Gaza Border

A young man from Gaza was shot dead before dawn on Thursday by Israeli troops after he allegedly crossed the border between Gaza and Israel. Israeli forces claim that the young man fired a gun at Israeli soldiers before they fired numerous live rounds, killing him. The Palestinian was later […]

01 Aug
2:28

20 More Palestinian Prisoners Join Administrative Detainees in Hunger Strike for Freedom

On Tuesday, 30 July, 20 more Palestinian prisoners joined the eight administrative detainees already on hunger strike as Mohammed Abu Aker, Mustafa Hassanat and Huzaifa Halabiya entered their second month without food. The prison branch of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine announced  that 20 prisoners in the Negev desert prison […]

01 Aug
2:23

I Am A Warrior Prisoner

I live in a very small territory of 365 square kilometers, also known as the largest open-air prison in the world, located in colonized Palestine. The prison guards are powerful oppressors, the enforcers of “apartheid,” also known as Zionists. These jailers keep us locked, except for the few times when […]

01 Aug
2:17

Boycott Called on Pop-Kultur Berlin Festival 2019

July 30, 2019 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Germany [Deutsch] The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calls on all participating artists in Pop-Kultur Berlin festival to withdraw, due to its ongoing partnership with the Israeli embassy. Fourteen artists from […]

01 Aug
2:07

Water Series: Israeli Forces Destroy Farmland East of Hebron – ISM Speaks to Owner Ghassan Jaber

07/30/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Bit Arawa This is the first of a series of reports documenting the control and devastation of water sources by Israel as a tool of oppression. On Thursday 18th July Israeli occupation forces came to the Al Baqa’a area, east of Hebron, and destroyed an […]

01 Aug
1:59

Conference to be Held to Discuss ‘Peace Plan’

Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner is set to invite Arab Mideast leaders to a peace conference in the U.S., during his visit to the region, launched on Wednesday. Ynet Israeli newspaper reported, according to Al Ray, that the peace conference is to take place in Camp David, and U.S. […]

01 Aug
1:53

Ashrawi: UN Failure to Recognize Israeli Crimes against Palestinian Children Inexcusable

For the fourth year in a row, and despite the urging of several leading human rights organizations and experts, including United Nations Special Rapporteurs, the United Nations has failed again to include Israel in its annual blacklist of armed forces that commit atrocities against youth, said Hanan Ashrawi, member of […]

01 Aug
1:50

Second Child in Less than 24 Hours Summoned for Interrogation

Israeli forces summoned a second Palestinian child, in less than 24 hours, for interrogation. Qais Firas Obaid, 6 years old, from al-Eesawiyya, in the occupied city of Jerusalem, was summoned by Israeli forces on Tuesday evening, for interrogation, just after a summons was issued to Mohammad Elayyan (4 years), on […]

31 Jul
2:46

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fateh Secretary In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, the secretary of Fateh Movement in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded the town, before storming and ransacking the home of Fateh movement’s secretary, Yasser Darwish. It added that the soldiers interrogated the official, along with […]

31 Jul
9:14

Israeli Forces Abduct 13 Palestinians in Night Raids on Wednesday

Israeli forces abducted 13 Palestinians in early-morning raids on Wednesday in Nablus, Tulkarem and Hebron, abducting 13. Raids also occurred near Jenin and Ramallah, but no abductions took place there. According to the Wafa News Agency, Israeli occupation forces abducted four Palestinians from the southern Hebron governorate on Wednesday. According […]

31 Jul
12:03

Detainee From Bethlehem Refuses To End Hunger Strike

The Maan Palestinian News Agency has reported that a detainee, from Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, has refused an offer to be released in four months in exchange for ending his hunger strike, and added that the detainee is demanding that any offer must […]

30 Jul
11:06

Palestinian Female Detainee Receives Administrative Detention Orders, Faces Deteriorating Health

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Tuesday, that a female detainee from Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem, was slapped with an arbitrary Administrative Detention order, without charges or trial, despite her deteriorating health condition. The Committee stated that the detainee, Shorouq Mohammad Mousa al-Badan, 25, from Teqoua’ town, east […]

30 Jul
2:17

Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Hebron And Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, eight Palestinians from Hebron and Jenin governorates, in the southern and northern parts of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes, and interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, before abducting eight. The PPS said […]

30 Jul
2:06

Israeli Soldiers Illegally Confiscate Palestinian Lands In Sur Baher

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Sur Baher Palestinian town, south of occupied East Jerusalem, and confiscated privately-owned Palestinian lands to use for what the City Council called “public facilities.” Hamada Hamada, the head of Wadi al-Hummus Committee in Sur Baher, said dozens of soldiers and police officers, accompanied by personnel of […]

30 Jul
10:51

Israeli Settlers, Under Israeli Military Guard, Invade Nablus and Al-Aqsa Mosques

In two separate incidents early Tuesday morning, hundreds of Israeli settlers invaded an area near Nablus that they are trying to take over to annex into Israel, while separately , dozens of other Israeli settlers invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem under heavy Israeli military guard. In Nablus, four Palestinians […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
30 Jul
9:49

Israeli Forces Invade Jenin; Abduct Three Youth

July 30, 2019 9:49 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report 0

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Israeli forces invaded the northern West Bank city of Jenin and the nearby Jenin Refugee Camp. Local sources reported that during the invasion, Israeli occupation forces abducted three young men. The Palestinian Wafa News Agency reported that the Israeli forces abducted Hassan Jarar […]

30 Jul
9:32

Israeli Authorities Summon 3-Year Old Child for Interrogation

In the latest violation of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, Israeli authorities on Monday issued a summons for a 3-year-old child to be brought to the Jerusalem police station for interrogation. During an invasion of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Isawiya Monday night, Israeli forces stormed […]

Farmers near the border in Gaza. (Shourideh C. Molavi and Ain Media Gaza)
29 Jul
11:25

Report: Israeli Pesticides Contaminating Gaza Crops

A new report by the group ‘Forensic Architecture’ has found that widespread pesticide contamination from Israel into Gaza has occurred over decades, severely impacting the food grown in Gaza. The full report follows below: Staging the terrain Over three decades, in tandem with the Madrid and Oslo negotiation processes, the […]

al-Isawiya (blue sections are areas that Israel is attempting to annex)
29 Jul
11:01

More Abductions in al-‘Isawiya – Israeli Troops Abduct 7 on Monday, Including a Child

Following the abduction of eight Palestinians from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Isawiya on Sunday, Israeli troops again invaded the area on Monday morning, abducting 7 more Palestinians. According to the Palestinian news agency Wafa, Israeli occupying forces abducted seven citizens from their homes in the early morning hours on […]

29 Jul
3:01

B’Tselem: Military Admits Killing Protesters in Gaza for No Reason

Israel’s unlawful open-fire policy during the demonstrations along the Gaza perimeter fence – which were upheld by the Supreme Court – have so far resulted in hundreds of Palestinian deaths and thousands of injuries. Official sources now admit that they were well aware that people were being killed when even […]

29 Jul
2:52

Settlers Slash Tires, Spray Racist Graffiti in Kafr Qasim

Extremist Israeli settlers, last night, punctured the tires of several vehicles belonging to Palestinian citizens and spray-painted racist graffiti after breaking into the Arab town of Kafr Qasim, in Israel, witnesses said. Belonging to far-right Jewish group “Price Tag,” Israeli settlers broke into the town in middle of the night, […]

29 Jul
2:47

London Cyclists Ride in Support of Palestinian Cause

Several hundred cyclists have taken to the streets of London to protest the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and to raise money for a Palestinian charity. The ride has been an annual event in London since 2015. They’re gathering to ride 36 miles across the city, bearing Palestinian flags and ringing their bike […]

Palestinians at Gaza border fence (archive image - Wafa)
28 Jul
10:50

Israeli Forces Abduct Two Youth at Gaza Border

Israeli occupation forces arrested two youths at dawn on Sunday as they tried to cross the border fence in the Gaza Strip. Local media reported that the Israeli occupation forces abducted the two young men in the southern Gaza Strip after trying to cross the fence, and took them in […]

28 Jul
3:27

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, three Palestinians, including one child, in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes in various parts of Bethlehem, and surrounding communities, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. They added […]

28 Jul
2:44

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In al-‘Isawiya, Three In Al-Ram, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, eight Palestinians, including a child, from the town of al-‘Isawiya, and three in the al-Ram town, in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes, and abducted the seven Palestinians, including one child, before moving them to a few interrogation […]

28 Jul
1:22

A Nasty, Brutish Dream: Palestinian Youth In Detainment

by Isaac Scher On a hot afternoon last August, Mohammed, 13, and Ahmed, 14, sat and watched from afar as a scuffle broke out between Israeli forces and local youth in their West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. Young villagers threw stones; Israeli soldiers responded with tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and live […]

28 Jul
1:13

Palestine Advocates Slam Symbolic US Resolution Condemning US Boycotts

Middle East Eye quotes Yousef Munayyer, USCPR executive director, in an article covering the responses of Palestinian advocates to H. Res. 246, a non-binding resolution that condemns BDS and is intended to chill speech for Palestinian rights. H. Res. 246 passed the House of Representatives on July 23, with 398 votes […]

28 Jul
1:02

Huzaifa Bader: Fighting for Justice, Fighting for His Life

On the morning of the 25th of July, Huzaifa Bader, 27, was rushed to Ramleh Prison Hospital in the occupied West Bank, after he had been on hunger strike for 25 days. With his health deteriorating and with no sign of progress in his legal battle, his family don’t know how […]

28 Jul
12:52

Israeli Settlers Destroy Olive Trees in Northern West Bank

Israeli settlers destroyed 80 olive trees belonging to Palestinian farmers in the village of Yasouf, east of the northern West Bank city of Salfit, today reported Yasouf mayor, Khaled Abbieh. He told WAFA that the land where the trees were cut down is located near the illegal Israeli settlement of […]

28 Jul
12:46

Israel Blacklisted by UN Among Top Child Killers of 2018

The United Nations has, for the third year in a row, put Israel on the world body’s blacklist of child killers. According to a report by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in 2018, Israel killed 59 Palestinian children during that year. The UN chief’s report, which was presented to the […]

Kafr Qaddoum protest (image from PNN)
27 Jul
2:34

Friday Protest in Kafr Qaddoum Attacked by Israeli Soldiers

A number of youths were wounded by rubber-coated steel bullets, as well as tear gas and sound bombs fired by Israeli soldiers during their assault on the weekly peace march in the town of Kufur Qaddoum, in the Qalqilia governorate in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian News […]

27 Jul
2:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Teen In Hebron

Israeli soldiers assaulted and abducted, on Friday evening, a Palestinian teenage boy in the Bab az-Zawiya area, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said dozens of soldiers invaded the area, and fired many live rounds, gas bombs and rubber-coated steel […]

27 Jul
2:33

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Friday

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed that a young man died, on Friday at night, from serious wounds he suffered in the evening after Israeli soldiers shot him during the Great Return March processions. The Health Ministry said the young man, identified as Ahmad Mohammad al-Qarra, […]

27 Jul
12:25

Army Injures 71 Palestinians, Including 30 Children, 3 Women and 1 Medic, In Gaza

Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, 71 Palestinians, including 30 children, one medic and three women, after the army attacked the Great Return March processions in the Gaza Strip. The PCHR said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the […]

26 Jul
9:10

BTS Testimonial: “Around every such settlement there’s a circle, a radius of one kilometer.”

[[Breaking The Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate […]

26 Jul
8:56

Nazareth: Afula’s Public Park Will Be Open to All Visitors – Including Non-residents – Following Adalah’s Petition

On 14 July 2019, following a petition by Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, and pressure by the Nazareth Court for Administrative Affairs, the Afula municipality accepted the court’s recommendation to re-open the city’s public park to all visitors. The Court emphasized that the municipality lacked authority to […]

26 Jul
8:48

Netanyahu Becomes Longest-Serving Prime Minister in Israel History

Shir Hever compares the world of founding Israeli Prime Minister Ben Gurion, who pushed a collective spirit and built an Israeli security elite, to that of populist Benjamin Netanyahu, who has profited from the spoils of colonialism while building a cult of personality. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in […]

26 Jul
8:39

A Life Redefined by a Tear Gas Canister

Defence for Children International – Palestine / On the afternoon of January 11, 2019, Samer S. set out for the bus stop with his cousin. It was a Friday, meaning that the “Great March of Return” demonstrations would be starting soon. For a 13-year-old boy from the impoverished Jabalia refugee camp […]

26 Jul
8:27

Al-Araqib Demolished for 148th Time

Israeli authorities demolished the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqib for the 148th time, today, the second time this week, while abducting village leader Sheikh Sayyah Al-Turi, Arab48 reported. According to local residents, in the morning, occupation authorities bulldozed and destroyed homes and tents under the protection of occupation police forces. Eyewitnesses also […]

26 Jul
8:20

First Batch of Gaza Pilgrims Leaves for Mecca

The first group of Palestinian pilgrims from the Gaza Strip left the Cairo International Airport today, en route to Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage of Hajj. Diab al-Louh, Palestine’s ambassador to Egypt, said that these 795 pilgrims, who left Gaza yesterday, are the first in nine groups comprising 2,900 […]

26 Jul
1:55

Army Abducts Two Palestinians Near Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, two young Palestinian men at a sudden military roadblock, near Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, Palestine News Network (PNN) has reported. PNN said that the two young men, who remained unidentified at the time of this report, were driving near Taybeh military roadblock, when […]

Israeli troops in night raid (archive image)
26 Jul
1:31

Israeli Soldiers Abduct And Injure Many Palestinians Near Jericho

Israeli soldiers abducted and injured, overnight until dawn hours Friday, many Palestinians during extensive and violent invasions and searches of homes and property in Fasayel village, north of Jericho in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said dozens of soldiers in armored jeeps, and vehicles, invaded the village from several […]

March of Return (archive image)
26 Jul
1:09

Report:Israeli Army Knowingly Targeted Civilians During March of Return

From +972 Magazine: A statement published by Israeli human rights group B’Tselem on Wednesday accused Israeli officials of openly admitting that they knew their soldiers were killing people that, “even in the eyes of the state, had no reason to be gunned down.” “No one bothered to change the orders, […]

26 Jul
1:06

Army Abducts Seven Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday, at dawn, seven Palestinians from their homes, in the al-‘Isawiya town, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes, and abducted Mohammad Fares Oleyyan, Mohammad Abu Libda, Yousef Abu Libda, Mohammad Haitham Mahmoud, Moudi Abu Ryala, […]

26 Jul
1:00

Palestinian President Suspends Agreements with Israel Following Demolition of 70 Palestinian Homes

The President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, announced Thursday evening the suspension of all agreements and accords signed with Israel, citing the demolition this week of 70 Palestinian homes in Sur Baher, an area that is supposed to be under full Palestinian control according to the signed agreements. Abbas […]

25 Jul
11:22

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 July 2019)

July 25, 2019 11:22 PM PCHR Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory for the week of 8 – 24 July, 2019. 125 civilians were injured during the Great March of Return, in Eastern Gaza, including 53 children, 3 women, 5 journalists and 4 paramedics, by Israeli forces. In the West Bank, including […]

25 Jul
11:13

Alaa Basheer Detained by Israeli Intelligence

July 25, 2019 11:13 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Two days after her release from a Palestinian Authority (PA) jail, the Israeli intelligence apparatus detained Palestinian teacher Alaa Basheer, after summoning her for interrogation, on Thursday. Her detention was seen as part of the security cooperation between the PA and Israel. The PA preventive security apparatus, last Sunday, released […]

25 Jul
11:06

Olmert Cancels Trip to Switzerland Fearing Arrest over War Crimes

Israeli ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, on Thursday, canceled a visit to Switzerland for fear of being arrested on charges of the war launched on the Gaza Strip in 2008. Ynet newspaper reported, according to Al Ray, that Swiss authorities informed the Israeli Ministry of Justice that Olmert will be questioned upon […]

25 Jul
10:54

MADA Calls for Photojournalist’s Release from Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has called on international legal and human rights organizations to put pressure on the Israeli occupation government to stop its attempts to deport the Palestinian photographer, Mustafa Al-Karouf, outside of the Palestinian territories and release him, as he has been detained […]

25 Jul
8:03

PCHR Calls for Investigation into Death Circumstances of Prisoner in Gaza

July 25, 2019 8:03 PM PCHR Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

 The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) calls upon the Attorney General to open an investigation into death circumstances of Mohammed Mahmoud Sa’ed Baker (43), from Gaza City. Baker died in al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah, at dawn today, 25 July 2019, after being transferred to the hospital from […]

25 Jul
7:14

Israeli Forces Destroy Trees, Water Wells in South Hebron Village

Israeli forces invaded Khirbet Umm al-Khair in Masafer Yatta, near Hebron in the southern West Bank Thursday, and destroyed dozens of olive trees, water irrigation systems and four water wells used by Palestinian Bedouin farmers. This comes two weeks after Israeli forces invaded the same village and destroyed a children’s […]

25 Jul
1:04

Israeli Soldiers Shoot One Palestinian, Abduct Six, In Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the northern West Bank city of Jenin, Jenin refugee camp, in addition to the towns of al-Yamoun, Wad Burqin, Anza and Sielet al-Harithiyya, shot one Palestinian and abducted six others. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers invaded Jenin refugee camp, and shot a young man, […]

25 Jul
12:29

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Structures In Salfit

July 25, 2019 12:29 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Thursday morning, several commercial structures in Hares village, west of Salfit, in central West Bank. The soldiers, accompanied by military bulldozers, invaded the village and demolished a car wash facility and a carpentry workshop, in addition to destroying a 200 square/meter recently constructed concrete foundation, owned […]

25 Jul
12:10

US Blocks Attempt to Condemn Demolition of Palestinian Houses at UN

NEW YORK,  Thursday, July 25, 2019 (WAFA) – The US blocked an attempt to get the United Nations Security Council to issue a formal statement condemning Israel’s demolitions of Palestinian homes Sur Baher neighborhood, southeast of Jerusalem, earlier this week. The draft statement, circulated by Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa to […]

25 Jul
11:43

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

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least nineteen Palestinians, mostly former political detainees who spent years in prison, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and violently searched dozens of homes, […]

24 Jul
10:00

Israeli High Court to Determine Fate of Human Rights Watch Director Omar Shakir

The Israeli High Court of Justice, on Wednesday, is set to defend its decision to deport Human Rights Watch Director for Israel and Palestine, Omar Shakir, for supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Haaretz reported. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), this is a “dangerous interpretation” of the […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
24 Jul
11:40

Twelve Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in Overnight Raids

From the Wafa News Agency: On Wednesday, Israeli forces today detained at least 12 Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, said witnesses and security sources. Witnesses confirmed that Israeli forces detained eight Palestinians during multiple overnight raids across the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem. Four Palestinians were […]

24 Jul
11:18

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Homes in Ar’ara

The Palestinian township of Ar’ara, located on the Israeli side of the Green Line (1967 Armistice Line), and an area targeted for Israeli colonial expansion, on Wednesday became the latest site of Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes. Early Wednesday morning, Israeli forces invaded the village of Khor Saqr, located in […]

23 Jul
10:38

Israel Attempts to Censor European Parliament amid Growing Support for Khaled Barakat, Palestinian Rights

Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat is continuing to fight back against a political ban imposed on him by Germany, while Israeli officials are attempting to pressure the European Parliament over inviting Palestinian speakers to discuss the repression they face in Europe as well as under Israeli occupation. Barakat, who has filed an urgent appeal in […]

23 Jul
10:28

Gaza Revived: How An Irishman Is Giving Hope To Palestinian Amputees

by Muhammad Hussein Gaza. The very name evokes images of Israeli bombardment, crumbling infrastructure, keffiyeh-clad protestors standing defiantly with Palestinian flags and slingshots, and screaming children shot by snipers in a fog of tear gas and smoke from burning tyres. All of these images are the unfortunate reality of the Palestinians […]

23 Jul
10:23

VIDEO: Palestinians and British ISMers Hospitalized in Sadistic and Brutal Display of Violence by Israeli Soldiers in East Jerusalem Demolition

Photo: ISMer’s neck shows strangulation marks where she was dragged across the floor by Israeli border police with her Kaffiyeh. 07/23/19 | International Solidarity Movement | East Jerusalem Two Palestinian families lost their homes yesterday in unprecedented mass demolitions in East Jerusalem carried out by 900 Israeli soldiers who hospitalized […]

23 Jul
10:13

Anadolu Photojournalist Back in Israeli Jail

July 23, 2019 10:13 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

After failing to deport him to Jordan, Israeli authorities returned an Anadolu Agency photojournalist to a detention center, on Monday, where he has been detained for six months, according to his lawyer. Israeli had tried since Sunday evening to deport Mustafa Kharouf, 32, to Jordan, but Jordan’s firm opposition prevented this, […]

23 Jul
10:06

Gaza’s Desalination Plant Completed, says Official

The head of Gaza’s Water Authority, Mazen Ghoneim, today, announced the completion of the sea water desalination plant project in Gaza City. Ghoneim said, in a press release, that the experimental operation of the station, which has a capacity of producing 10,000 cubic meters per day, will serve more than […]

22 Jul
9:31

Palestinian President Undermines Judiciary Independence

The Palestinian President issued two laws by decree on 15 July 2019.  The first one is dissolved the High Judicial Council (HJC) and assigned a transitional one while the other amended the Palestinian Judicial Authority Law No.1/2002 and reduced judges’ retirement age to 60 years. The Palestinian Center for Human […]

22 Jul
6:23

Hundreds Lose Shelter as Israeli Forces Destroy Dozens of Housing Units in Sour Baher in occupied East Jerusalem

On Monday morning, 22 July 2019, Israeli military forces launched a large-scale destruction operation against civilian property in Wadi al-Humus neighborhood, in Sour Baher in the southern part of occupied East Jerusalem. Hundreds of Israeli soldiers and machinery carried out the destructions that resulted in hundreds of civilians losing their […]

22 Jul
11:40

Six Homes, Including a Nine-Story Apartment Building, Demolished by Israeli Forces in Wadi al-Hummus

Israeli forces invaded, Monday morning, the village of Wadi al-Hummus, southeast of Jerusalem, and demolished five single-family homes and an apartment building nine stories high that was under construction. The village is located in the township of Sur Baher, located southeast of Jerusalem in an area that Israel has slated […]

22 Jul
4:50

The US Law Restricting Satellite Imagery of Palestine-Israel

by Zena Agha on July 21, 2019 for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Bipartisan legislation passed by the US Congress in 1997 limits the quality and availability of aerial photography of Palestine-Israel. The Kyl-Bingaman Amendment (KBA) to the US National Defense Authorization Act was passed under the pretext of protecting Israel’s national security. […]

21 Jul
3:04

Medics Need Miracles To Stay Alive In Gaza

Hamza Abu Eltarabesh is a journalist from Gaza. Nobody in Gaza is exempt from being an Israeli target. Luck is the only thing that saves anyone here from being killed. The medic Muhammad al-Judaili ran out of luck. On 3 May, he was working at the Great March of Return […]

21 Jul
2:59

BDS Movement Welcomes Proposed New U.S. Congress Resolution Affirming Right to Boycott

July 19, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / United States The BDS movement for Palestinian rights warmly welcomes the resolution introduced by Congress members Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and US civil rights veteran John Lewis “Affirming that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights.” […]

21 Jul
2:45

Journalist Injured as Soldiers Attack Bethlehem

A journalist was injured and many others suffocated from teargas when Israeli forces attacked Palestinians taking part in a rally protesting the planned demolition of hundreds of apartments in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi al-Hummus. WAFA correspondence said that Ayat Arqawi, who works as a photojournalist with APA agency, was […]

21 Jul
2:41

Nearly 100 Gazan Protesters Wounded by Israeli Forces

Israeli occupation forces have again attacked Palestinians taking part in the weekly “Great March of Return” rallies, injuring 98 Gazan protesters, according to the Gazan Health Ministry. The Gazan Health Ministry also said that 49 of the injured protesters had sustained bullet wounds from Israeli live fire. Four paramedics were […]

19 Jul
4:40

International Lawyers Support Khaled Barakat’s Struggle against Political Ban

July 18, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network International, European and German lawyers issued statements in support of Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat, subjected to a political ban in Germany since 22 June, when he was prevented by Berlin police from speaking at a community event on Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century.” […]

19 Jul
4:32

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 July 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory for the week of 11- 17 July, 2019. 74 Palestinian civilians injured; 24 of them were children, a woman, 2 journalists including a female, and a paramedic at the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip. 5 civilians, including […]

19 Jul
4:25

UN Officials Call On Israel To Halt Sur Baher Demolitions

UN officials, on Wednesday, called on Israel to halt plans for mass demolitions in the neighborhood of Sur Baher, East Jerusalem. This came in a statement by Jamie McGoldrick (Humanitarian Coordinator), Gwyn Lewis (Director of West Bank Operations for UNRWA), and James Heenan (Head of OHCHR in the occupied Palestinian […]

19 Jul
4:20

Palestinian Students Appeal to Fellow Students in Germany to Uphold the Right to BDS

July 18, 2019 / Palestinian students / Germany   We, the undersigned Palestinian students’ unions condemn the resolution attacking the right to advocate for Palestinian rights through boycotts, passed in June at the “German-Israeli Student Conference” in Frankurt. We call on fellow students in Germany to reject and condemn this anti-Palestinian, anti-democratic resolution. This resolution, supported by […]

19 Jul
3:57

Area A Residential Buildings to be Demolished near Jerusalem

Israeli forces, today, took measurements of 16 Palestinian residential buildings slated for demolition in Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood, located on the edge of Sur Baher, southeast of the occupied city of Jerusalem. Head of the Wadi al-Hummus Committee Hamada Hamada told WAFA that Israeli forces, along with staff from the so-called […]

19 Jul
3:52

MoH: Gaza Facing Unprecedented Shortage of Medical Supplies

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip said tha  it was facing an “unprecedented” shortage of essential medicines and medical supplies, on Tuesday. “The medical crisis in hospitals and health centers is the most difficult during the years of the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip,” a statement […]

18 Jul
9:10

B’Tselem: “Contrary to military statement: ‘Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi, 9, was shot in the head with live ammunition”

This Report is prepared and published by the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights In The Occupied Territories (B’Tselem): B’Tselem investigation published today proves a soldier fired live ammunition, hitting ‘Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi, 9, in the head. A-Shteiwi was injured last week while playing in the entrance to a home […]

18 Jul
7:00

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, a Palestinian from his home, in Doura town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched the family home of a young man, identified as Mo’tasem Samir az-Zeer, and abducted him. The soldiers cuffed […]

18 Jul
6:24

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, a young Palestinian man allegedly after he breached the perimeter fence, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli army said the young Palestinian man breached the fence and was instantly taken prisoner by the soldiers. It added that the young man […]

18 Jul
6:16

Army Abducts Fifteen Palestinians Celebrating High-School Graduation In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, fifteen young Palestinian men in occupied Jerusalem, who were celebrating their high-school graduation using fireworks, after illegal Israeli colonists complained that the Palestinians are “firing live rounds.” Palestinian sources said dozens of Palestinians, including the graduating students, were celebrating the graduations, and using fireworks. […]

18 Jul
5:22

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians in Qalqilia, Jenin And Salfit

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, seven Palestinians in the West Bank governorates of Qalqilia, Jenin and Salfit, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded the city, before storming and ransacking a local shop, […]

18 Jul
5:11

Army Abducts Two Palestinians, Injures One, In Deheishe Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, abducted two Palestinians and shot one. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the refugee camp after surrounding it, searched and ransacked homes, before abducting Fares Hasan Shamarkha, 35, and Ismael […]

18 Jul
6:22

Report: “Taqatqa Died Due To Abuse, Lack Of Medical Treatment”

Updated: The Palestinian Detainees Committee has confirmed that the autopsy results in the death of Nassar Taqatqa, 31, from Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, revealed that he died due to abuse by Israeli interrogators and soldiers, and added that he suffered severe Pneumonia without […]

18 Jul
5:23

UN officials call on Israeli authorities to halt plans for demolitions in Sur Bahir

                    Published By: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): Statement by Mr. Jamie McGoldrick (Humanitarian Coordinator), Ms. Gwyn Lewis (Director of West Bank Operations for UNRWA), and Mr. James Heenan (Head of OHCHR in the occupied Palestinian […]

18 Jul
5:11

Israeli Colonist Rams Palestinian With Car, Flees The Scene

An Israeli colonialist settler rammed, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man from the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, causing fractures and bruises, and fled the scene. The Maan Palestinian News Agency said the young man, identified as Adnan Samer Mojahed, 19, suffered various fractures, in addition to cuts […]

17 Jul
6:34

Army Demolishes Four Stores In Silwan, Abducts One Child

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, and demolished four stores owned by a Palestinian, identified as Mohammad al-Abbassi, and abducted one child. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said dozens of soldiers, including undercover officers, and the police, invaded Abu […]

17 Jul
6:19

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers injured, Wednesday, many Palestinians near Beit El military roadblock, north of al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central West Bank, the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported. WAFA said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against students of Bir Zeit […]

17 Jul
4:58

Army Abducts Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central West Bank, and abducted […]