Category Archives: Palestine

08 Aug
12:54

OPINION: How Far Can Israel Go in Trying to Erase Palestinians?

By Mariam Barghouti for Quds News Network Despite the raging pandemic and Israel’s ever-increasing restrictions on the movements of Palestinians, a few friends and I still manage to meet occasionally to chat and catch up. As we sit, drinking tea and coffee, my phone would buzz with constant updates sent […]

06 Aug
7:03

Thirty Hunger Striking Detainees Protest Poor Conditions in Israeli Jails

Thirty Palestinian detainees held at Israel’s Huwara jail have launched an open-ended hunger strike demanding the end of the ill-treatment and deliberate neglect by the Israel Prison Service. The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said that thirty detainees are protesting the lack of hygiene supplies, systematic medical neglect, insufficient […]

30 Jul
9:49

Opinion: Abdul Fattah Al-Sharif’s Execution by an Israeli Soldier

ïżŒBy Ramzy Baroud for Palestine Chronicle: As illegal settlers increase their attacks on Palestinian civilians in the occupied city of Al-Khalil (Hebron), the people of the Palestinian city continue to mount a campaign of popular resistance. One of the channels of resistance is Human Rights Defenders (HRD), “a grassroots, non-partisan Palestinian […]

30 Jul
9:42

Opinion: List of Israeli Targets Leaked: Tel Aviv Fears the Worst in ICC Investigation of War Crimes

By Ramzy Baroud – Palestine Chronicle:  When International Court of Justice (ICC) Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, confirmed last December that the Court has ample evidence to pursue a war crimes investigation in occupied Palestine, the Israeli government responded with the usual rhetoric, accusing the international community of bias and insisting on […]

30 Jul
9:36

On Eve Of Al-Adha, 4500 Palestinians, Including 39 Women And 160 Children, Imprisoned By Israel”

On the eve of al-Adha Muslim feast, Palestinian researcher specialized in detainee’s affairs, former political prisoner, Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, has reported that Israel is holding captive around 4500 Palestinians, including 39 women, 160 children, 6 legislators and 360 who are held under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial. […]

27 Jul
5:25

Report: “Israeli Soldiers Killed 27 Palestinians, Injured 1070, in First Half Of 2020”

The Abdullah al-Hourani Center for Studies and Documentation” which is run by Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), has reported, Sunday, that Israeli soldiers killed 27 Palestinians, including seven children and two women, in addition to wounding 1070 other, and abducted around 2330 Palestinians in the first half of this year, 2020. […]

27 Jul
4:04

Two Female Detainees Remain In Solitary Confinement, Face Harsh Conditions

The Palestinian Commission for Detainees’ Affairs has reported, Sunday, that the Israeli authorities are still forcing two female detainees in solidarity confinement under inhumane and harsh conditions. In a press statement, the Committee said that the two detainees, Fadwa Hamada and Jihan Hasheema, are in solitary confinement in the al-Jalama […]

25 Jul
11:46

Report: 259 Israeli Violations Against Palestinian Journalists in 2020

A new report released by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) has documented 259 violations committed against Palestinian journalists by Israeli Forces in the Occupied Palestinian Territories since the beginning of this year. The head of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, Nasser Abu Bakr, said during a press conference that of the 259 […]

25 Jul
3:36

Israeli Supreme Court rules: Palestinian prisoners have no right to social distancing protection against COVID-19

By Adalah The Legal Center For Arab Minority Rights in Israel: 23/07/2020: Israel’s top court rejects Adalah petition demanding Israel implement COVID-19 protective guidelines for prisoners at Gilboa prison; 30 prison guards and 7 prisoners are infected while 489 guards and 58 prisoners are in quarantine. The Israeli Supreme Court ruled late on […]

24 Jul
5:33

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16– 22 July 2020)

Summary Israeli military forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, the Israeli army’s excessive use of force rendered 5 injuries among Palestinian […]

22 Jul
4:05

Detainee Remains Under Solitary Confinement For 130th Day

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Wednesday, that the Israeli authorities continue to force a detainee under solitary confinement for the 130th consecutive day, under extremely bad conditions. The Committee stated that the detainee, Mohammad Omar Kharwat, was forced into solitary confinement instantly after he was moved from Ramon prison […]

22 Jul
1:18

Palestinian Civil Society Organisations Welcome the Report of the Special Rapporteur addressing Israel’s Collective Punishment Policy

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): Date: 19 July 2020: On 16 July 2020, Professor Michael Lynk, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, introduced his annual report to the 44th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, addressing Israel’s illegal […]

Jabal al-Fureidis - PIC
22 Jul
8:08

Large Area of Palestinian-owned Land Expropriated for Israeli ‘National Park’

Israeli authorities seized large tracts of agricultural land, near Jabal al-Fureidis (“Mountain of the Little Paradise”) in Beit Ta’mir, in the southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Director off the Anti-Wall and Settlement Commission in Bethlehem, Hasan Breijeh, said that the Israeli authorities issued military orders […]

22 Jul
5:01

OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report (30 June – 13 July 2020)

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) – Occupied Palestinian Territory (June 30 – Jul 13, 2020) Biweekly Highlights On 9 July, Israeli forces shot and killed a 33-year-old Palestinian man, and injured another, next to the West Bank village of Kifl Haris (Salfit). Israeli official […]

20 Jul
2:30

13 Years of Illegal Closure with Impunity

Press release: Civil Society Organize Webinar on Collective Punishment in Gaza:  Mezan Center For Human Rights: On Wednesday, 15 July 2020, Palestinian, regional, and international civil society organisations, including Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Adalah, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), […]

17 Jul
3:04

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09– 15 July 2020)

Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, a civilian was killed by Israeli forces while he was walking with his […]

15 Jul
11:44

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Detainees In Ofer Prison

Israeli soldiers injured, late on Tuesday at night, many Palestinian political prisoners in Ofer prison, which is built on Palestinian lands west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, in addition to forcing one detainee in solitary confinement. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that dozens of soldiers […]

15 Jul
10:59

Soldiers Demolish A Home In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Wednesday morning, an under-construction Palestinian home in Jabal al-Mokabber village, south of occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said dozens of soldiers, and police officers, accompanied bulldozers and personnel of the City Council in the occupied city into the village, after surrounding it. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center […]

07 Jul
10:16

PPS: Israeli Forces Detain Nineteen Palestinians from West Bank

  Overnight Monday util Tuesday dawn, Israeli forces abducted nineteen Palestinian civilians from the central and northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society reported. The PPS documented that seven citizens were abducted by Israeli soldiers, from various parts of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem. The detainees were […]

07 Jul
9:28

Statement: “Death Of Palestinian Detainee Not Confirmed”

Update: Mr. Ferwana has informed the IMEMC the Red Cross managed to visit the detainee in the Israeli Kaplan Medical Center and informed his family that Sa’ad is in a very critical condition, hooked to a ventilator.   The Israeli Prison Service has not yet officially informed the Palestinians or the […]

04 Jul
11:40

No To Israeli Annexation – Palestine Solidarity Protest – Derry, Ireland, July 4 2020

For IMEMC News, Niall Ó BrolchĂĄin:  Some of the crowd who gathered in Derry to protest against Israel’s proposed illegal annexation of the West Bank and Jordan Valley. Photo: Niall Ó BrolchĂĄin The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) held socially-distanced protests across Ireland on Saturday 4 July, against the proposed illegal, […]

02 Jul
6:28

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 Jun – 01 July 2020)

Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including invasions into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, Israeli Forces’ excessive use of force rendered 9 injuries among Palestinian civilians, including […]

02 Jul
5:20

 Two Palestinian Prisoners Embark on Hunger Strike

Two Palestinian prisoners declared, on Thursday, that they would embark on an open hunger strike, in protest of their imprisonment under administrative detention by the Israeli occupation authorities. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society issued a statement, explaining that the two prisoners, identified as Fadi Ghonaimat and Oday Shehada, have begun hunger […]

02 Jul
3:03

Palestinian Civil Society Reiterates Call for Immediate Targeted Sanctions to Stop Israel’s Annexation and Apartheid

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights: Israel’s extremist government decided today to keep everyone in the dark about if and how it will make use of the “golden opportunity” offered by the Trump administration to embark on de jure annexation of large swathes of the occupied Palestinian West Bank. No […]

02 Jul
10:25

Soldiers Abduct A Lawyer, Who Previously Spent 9 Years In Prison, While His French Wife, Child, Were Deported

Israeli soldiers abducted, two days ago, a Palestinian lawyer with French citizenship, from occupied Jerusalem, a former political prisoner who was previously imprisoned for more than nine years, and moved him to the al-Maskobiyya interrogation facility. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted Salah Hammouri while […]

02 Jul
9:17

Mezan: “Marking the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Al Mezan Highlights Abuse of 92 Children Crossing Gaza’s Buffer Zone”

Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: Press Release: To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Al Mezan highlights its recent monitoring and documentation concerning the torture and abuse of Palestinian children attempting to cross the Israeli-imposed buffer zone, or access-restricted area, in Gaza. This documentation shows patterns […]

30 Jun
2:27

After 12 Months In Administrative Detention, Israel Releases Young Palestinian Mother

The Israeli authorities released, Monday, a young Palestinian woman, a mother, identified as Shorouq al-Badan, 25, after holding her under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial, for nearly 12 months. Al-Badan was welcomed by her family, including her children who were unable to see her throughout the duration […]

28 Jun
1:00

1080 European Lawmakers Sign Petition to Reject Israeli Annexation of West Bak

1080 lawmakers from 25 European countries signed a petition, last week, pressing their foreign ministers to reject the Israeli plans to annex large swaths of the occupied West Bank, Quds News Network reported. The lawmakers affirmed their support for the European Union (EU) foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, who stated […]

28 Jun
1:00

UN Secretary-General Appeals to Israel to Scrap Annexation Plan

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, appealed to the occupation state of Israel, to scrap its West Bank annexation scheme, pointing out that this act would constitute a “most serious violation of international law.” Guterres expressed his hope for new negotiations, with the final aim being the long-proposed two-state […]

27 Jun
12:55

PLO: Israeli Withholding of Slain Palestinian Bodies, Immoral

Executive Committee for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Saturday, condemned what it termed immoral Israeli withholding slain bodies of Palestinians, killed by Israel, the latest of which was the body of Ahmad Erekat, who was shot dead by Israeli troops, at a checkpoint near the West Bank southern city […]

27 Jun
10:00

Dozens of Palestinians Suffocate from Israeli Fired Tear-Gas in Hebron

In the southern West Bank city of Hebron, on Friday, Palestinians confronted Israeli soldiers at the point between the Israeli-occupied section of the city and that of the Palestinian-controlled section, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said that dozens of Palestinians suffered the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation, after […]

24 Jun
7:57

Settlers Attack Several Palestinians in the West Bank

Palestinian civilians were injured, on Tuesday, when a group of illegal Israeli settlers assaulted them in Ras Karkar village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources stated that several colonists assaulted Palestinian farmers working on their land. The assaulted family members Rateb […]

23 Jun
10:37

Israeli Troops Dismantle Palestinian-owned Agricultural Structures in Hebron  

Israeli troops dismantled, by force, early on Tuesday morning, a Palestinian-owned caravan in the West Bank city of Hebron. Local Palestinian activist in southern Hebron, Fouad al-Amour, told the Palestinian Wafa News Agency that Israeli troops invaded the Al-Awar neighborhood, using armored vehicles and bulldozers and abruptly began dismantling an […]

23 Jun
10:16

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians, Including a Woman in East Jerusalem

Israeli troops abducted, early on Tuesday, several Palestinian residents, including a woman, in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Wadi Hilweh Information Center in the Silwan neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, reported that Israeli intelligence service, backed by Israeli troops, broke into the Wadi Hilweh neighborhood, stormed and vandalized a number […]

23 Jun
1:28

Israeli Forces Arrest Palestinian Young Women at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Israeli police assaulted and arrested five Palestinian young women, and an Al-Aqsa guard, on Sunday, inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located in the southern occupied West Bank city of Jerusalem, Quds Press reported. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) said in a brief statement, “The occupation forces arrested five girls and […]

22 Jun
9:24

PCHR Follows with Concern Continued Detention of Citizens on Grounds of Freedom of Expression and Peaceful Assembly

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) follows with concern the continued summonsing and detention of several Fatah Movement activists and cadres by the Internal Security Services (ISS) on grounds of a protest and social media posts on the 14th anniversary of the internal Palestinian division between Fatah and Hamas movements. […]

21 Jun
10:16

Israel has Forced 20 East Jerusalem Families to Demolish Their own Homes in 2020

New statistical figures, released by the East Jerusalem-based Center for Economic and Social Rights, show that since early 2020, Israeli occupation authorities have forced 20 Palestinian households in East Jerusalem, to knock down their own newly-built homes themselves. Director of the center, Ziyad Alhamoury, confirmed that the demolition orders issued by […]

21 Jun
12:32

On World Refugee Day, Nearly Six Million Palestinians Remain Refugees

More than 5.6 million Palestinians are registered by United Nations (UN) as refugees, after seven decades of the Palestinian catastrophe or Nakba that began when Israel expelled more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homes in historical Palestine, declaring it the state of Israel, in 1948. The United Nations General Assembly resolution 55/76, […]

King of Jordan
20 Jun
6:49

Arab Leaders Express Criticism of Israeli Annexation Plans

Three key Arab countries, including Jordan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have expressed their opposition to the Israeli leadership’s plan to expropriate Palestinian lands, expected to be implemented in July. For his part, King Abdallah II of Jordan, asserted, in a phone conversation with the Emir of Abu […]

Kufur Qaddoum
19 Jun
10:11

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Ten Palestinians at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly Protest

Ten Palestinian civilians were injured, on Friday, by Israeli soldiers during the weekly peaceful demonstration against illegal settlements, in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, according to a local source. Morad Eshteiwi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces […]

19 Jun
9:31

OCHA – Protection of Civilians Report ( 2-15 June 2020 )

United Nations Office For The Coordination Of Humanitarian Affair: Protection of Civilians Report (2 – 15 June 2020) Biweekly Highlights Seventy Palestinian-owned structures were demolished or seized in the West Bank due to the lack of Israeli-issued building permits, displacing 90 people and affecting over 280. This represents a 250 […]

18 Jun
11:59

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (June 11 – 17, 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (11 – 17 June 2020) Summary The Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-pronged violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, […]

18 Jun
12:40

Adalah backs warning from UN human rights experts: Morning after Israel’s West Bank annexation will be ‘vision of 21st century apartheid’

17/06/2020: ADALAH – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights In Israel: UN experts: Annexation would be a crystallization of already unjust reality: two peoples living in same space, ruled by the same state, but with profoundly unequal rights; Adalah and partners: UN and the international community must oppose annexation, […]

17 Jun
10:46

Israeli Forces Confiscate Palestinian-owned Bulldozers, Equipment

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, seized five Palestinian-owned bulldozers in addition to other excavation equipment, in the western Almazra’a village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Board-member of the municipality of the western Mazra’a village, Waseem Ladadwa, told the Palestinian WAFA News Agency that dozens of Israeli soldiers […]

17 Jun
3:24

Israeli Forces Close an Archaeological Site in Nablus City

Israeli forces closed, early on Tuesday, an ancient archaeological site in the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus. Mayor of Sebastia village, north of Nablus city, Mr. Mohammad Azem, confirmed that Israeli troops invaded the village in the early hours of dawn, and began cordoning off the Sebastia archaeological […]

15 Jun
6:38

Dozens of Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Several Israeli Settlers, on Monday, stormed the vicinity of the Al-Aqsa mosque of the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. The group was lead by Israeli leader, Yehuda Glick, local sources said. Palestinian sources including Muslim worshipers, present at the scene, told media outlets that Israeli soldiers ensured full protection for the […]

15 Jun
3:57

Palestinian Child Sentenced to Ten Years by Israeli Authorities

The Israeli administration, on Sunday, sentenced Palestinian child, Hammoudeh Khader Sheikh, to 10 years in prison, Quds News Network reported. The boy, 15, from occupied East Jerusalem, southern West Bank, was shot and injured by occupation soldiers on August 15, 2019, while with his friend Naseem Imkafeh, 15, whom the […]

15 Jun
3:22

Settlers Assault Palestinian Man in Hebron, Storm Nearby Village

Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Dabouyia assaulted a Palestinian man on Shuhada Street in Hebron, southern West Bank, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Similarly, illegal settlers from the Kiryat Arba colony in Hebron attacked Palestinian homes and vehicles, causing property damage. On Saturday, illegal Israeli settlers stormed the […]

14 Jun
8:32

Legal Scholars: Annexation of Occupied West Bank a “Flagrant Violation of Bedrock Rules of International Law”

More than 100 public international law scholars have signed an open letter addressed to top Israeli government officials condemning Israel’s plan to illegally annex large swathes of the occupied West Bank. “We, the undersigned, scholars of public international law, are writing to express our grave concern regarding the intention of […]

12 Jun
12:30

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 Jun 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 June 2020) Israeli occupation forces continued to commit crimes against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, […]

11 Jun
11:55

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Detainee Minutes After He Finished Serving A 15-Year Prison Sentence

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, a Palestinian man merely minutes following his release after he finished serving a prison sentence of fifteen years and six months, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS stated that the re-arrest of the detainee, Salah […]

11 Jun
8:45

Report: 340 Palestinians Abducted in May by Israeli Forces

A new joint report by a coalition of Palestinian NGOs has found that Israeli forces abducted 340 Palestinians in the month of May 2020 and brought them to military bases for imprisonment and interrogation. In their monthly joint report, the NGOs stated that the recently imprisoned Palestinians include 25 children […]

07 Jun
10:32

PLO Official Condemns Israeli Violations in Occupied East Jerusalem

Senior Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee, condemned on Sunday, what she described as Israeli violations across the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, in light of the recent Israeli entry ban, imposed on a grand Palestinian Muslim scholar. In a statement, issued by Ashrawi earlier today, the senior […]

07 Jun
6:59

OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report (12 May – 1 June 2020)

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [OCHA] Protection of Civilians Report | 12 May – 1 June 2020 On 30 May, Israeli border policemen opened fire at, and killed, a 32-year-old autistic Palestinian man, Eyad A-Hallaq, in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Israeli authorities opened an […]

Richard Drew / Associated Press
07 Jun
6:09

Arab Group to Convene at UN over Israeli Annexation Plan

Palestine’s mission at the United Nations (UN) reportedly announced on Saturday, that a meeting involving Arab countries’ representatives at the international organization, will be convened this Monday, within Palestinian efforts underway, to challenge Israeli government’s plans to annex large parts of the Palestinian West Bank, to the occupation state of […]

07 Jun
4:58

Israeli Troops Shoot, Wound Five Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum

On Saturday afternoon, Israeli occupying soldiers in Kufur Qaddoum village, on the outskirts of the Palestinian West Bank city of Qalqilia, reportedly shot and wounded five local Palestinian peaceful protestors with rubber-coated steel bullets. Local Palestinian sources said that an Israeli army troop attacked a peaceful protest near the Omar […]

Hares
06 Jun
5:20

Israeli Troops Shoot, Injure Four Palestinians at Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli military reportedly wounded, on Friday, at least four Palestinians, as a result of Israeli soldier’s shooting rubber-coated steel bullets towards the dozens of local Palestinian protesters in the West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, a part of the West Bank district of Qalqilia. Those wounded today were taking part […]

Hares, Salfit
06 Jun
4:45

Muslim Worshipers Perform Friday Prayers on Threatened Palestinian Land

Dozens of Muslim Palestinian worshipers reportedly performed Friday prayer, on the land of the village of Hares, in the Salfit District, northern occupied West Bank. According to the mayor of Hares, Omar Samara, said that this Friday’s prayer is the second to be performed on the same piece of land […]

06 Jun
2:49

Israeli Forces Demolishes Home, Displaces Ten Palestinians Near Hebron

Israeli forces demolished, on Thursday, a Palestinian-owned residential tin house in the town of Beit Ummar, southern occupied West Bank, according to a local anti-settlements activist. Activist, Mohammad Awad, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the Israeli forces seized the contents of the home, located near Hebron, then proceeded to […]

06 Jun
12:29

Israeli Settlers Chop Down Dozens of Olive Trees near Nablus

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Thursday, destroyed dozens of several year old olive trees in the village of Burin, south of Nablus, northern occupied West Bank, according to a local official. Munir Qadous, with the human rights group, Yesh Din, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli colonists snuck into Palestinian […]

05 Jun
3:32

Israel Bans Sheikh Sabri from Al-Aqsa for Four Months

Israeli occupation authorities in the internationally-recognized city of occupied East Jerusalem, reportedly imposed, on Thursday, a four-month-long entry ban on Muslim scholar and Imam of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Ikrima Sabri. According to the Israeli order, the senior Palestinian Muslim scholar and former Mufti of Jerusalem, will be banned from […]

04 Jun
9:44

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 May – 03 Jun 2020)

Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 May – 03 June 2020) Israeli occupation forces continued to commit crimes against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. […]

04 Jun
7:29

Israeli Army Escalates Demolitions in South Hebron Hills

Israeli soldiers, on Wednesday, dismantled several Palestinian-owned tents and other structures in Masafer Yatta, southern Hebron hills, according to two local officials. Coordinator of the Anti-Wall & Settlement Committees, Rateb al-Jabour, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces accompanied a bulldozer to Khirbet al-Mafqara community, and proceeded to knock […]

Deir Hajle, Jericho District
04 Jun
6:58

Several Palestinian Structures Demolished by Israeli Army near Jericho

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, demolished 5 Palestinian-owned residential structures as well as two animal sheds in Deir Hajle, east of the occupied West Bank city of Jericho. Mohammad Ghrouf, a local monitor of illegal Israeli settlements, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency, that Israeli soldiers stormed the area and demolished seven […]

03 Jun
3:00

Israeli Settlers Raze Palestinian Land to Build Settler-only Road

Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, seized and bulldozed a portion of Palestinian-owned land in Tell and Immatain villages, near Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank, Palestinian Information Center. Palestinian official monitoring settlement activities, Ghassan Daghlas, said that illegal colonial settlers used bulldozers to clear land for the purpose of building […]

03 Jun
7:34

Over 8000 Dunams of Palestinian Farmland Burned by Israeli ‘Training’ in Jordan Valley

Israeli military training on Tuesday caused a wide area of agricultural land in the Jordan Valley to burn, Quds News Network reported. Local sources said that the Israeli military’s use of live ammunition caused fire to burn nearly 180 dunams of agricultural land and 8200 dunams of pastoral land, used […]

03 Jun
7:03

UPDATE: Israeli Forces Detain 20 Palestinians on Tuesday across West Bank

UPDATED June 3 – 0700: The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that Israeli forces arrested, on Tuesday at dawn, 20 citizens from the West Bank, including a child. The PPS said that five citizens were arrested from several towns in the city of Nablus; 1. Ahmed Youssef Awad, 2. Dawood […]

02 Jun
10:41

Israeli Navy Ships Harass Palestinian Fisherman off Gaza Coast

Israeli naval forces reportedly harassed, earlier on Tuesday morning, flooding with water, the boats of Palestinian fishermen, off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip. Local media sources in the coastal territory said that Israeli naval vessels intercepted some fishing boats, in the northwestern area of Sudaniya, forcing them all […]

02 Jun
8:50

Israeli Forces Hand out Demolition Orders near Hebron

Palestinian residents of Birayn village, south of Hebron, were informed, on Sunday, about Israel’s intent to demolish five residential structures in addition to village council building, according to a local activist. Activist, Foad Amour, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that an Israeli army force invaded the village to hand demolition […]

01 Jun
11:18

Israeli Army Vehicles Invade and Raze Land East of Gaza City

Armored Israeli military vehicles incurred, earlier on Monday morning, into farm lands east of Gaza city. Media sources and witnesses said that several armored Israeli vehicles including bulldozers incurred into the Mallaka area, tens of meters, just east of Gaza city. Witnesses added that the invading force began razing farm […]

01 Jun
9:09

Israeli Troops Confiscate Palestinian-owned Vegetable Stands in Jordan Valley

Israeli troops reportedly removed by force, a number of Palestinian-owned vegetable stands, early on Monday, in the Al-Aghwar area of the Jordan Valley, eastern West Bank. Local Palestinian sources in agriculture-rich Ein Albayda’ and Bardala villages of Al-Aghwar, said that an Israeli army force broke into Al-Aghwar and began removing […]

01 Jun
2:02

Palestinian Prisoner in Israeli Jail on 21st Day of Hunger Strike

Palestinian prisoner, Sami Janazra, 47, has embarked on the third hunger strike over the past four years of incarceration. According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, prisoner Janazra from the al-Fawwar refugee camp, has been on hunger strike for 21 days consecutively, in protest of his Administrative Detention inside Israeli prison. […]

29 May
9:22

Palestinian PM “International Donors’ Support is Vital”

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh reiterated, on Thursday, that international donors’ support to the Palestinian people, in the context of the Israeli government’s plans to annex the occupied West Bank, along with current Israeli-imposed restrictions on the Palestinian people, is now vital. Shtayyeh’s remarks came during a video conference conversation […]

29 May
8:09

Israeli Troops Obstruct Reconstruction of a Street in Bethlehem

Israeli troops reportedly blocked, on Friday morning, reconstruction of a local street in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local municipality sources told media outlets that Israeli troops stormed the Almaqbara or Cemetery street in the Rashayda village, east of Bethlehem and ordered municipal workers, by force, to stop reconstruction […]

27 May
9:21

Israeli Troops Abduct Sixteen Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Wednesday morning, several Palestinian residents from the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem and across the rest of the occupied West Bank. In the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, local sources reported that soldiers abducted Abdelraheem Sabbah, 28 and Ra’ed Ammar, 20, after having stormed their […]

24 May
9:59

Israeli Police Assault, Arrest 4 Palestinians at Al-Aqsa, Soldiers Detain 3 Overnight

Dozens of Israeli police, on Sunday, assaulted a number of Palestinian Muslim worshipers performing Eid al-Fitr prayers at Bab al-Asbat or Lion’s Gate, leading to the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem, southern West Bank. Palestinian Muslims joined at the gate of the mosque to perform prayers for Eid […]

24 May
3:03

Three Palestinian Prisoners enter 12th and 18th Years of Israeli Imprisonment

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) confirmed, on Saturday, that both Palestinian prisoners, Mohammad Alkhaldi and Mohammad Auda, from the Arrana village, on the outskirts of Jenin, have both entered their 12th year of life sentences in Israeli prison. Montaser Sammour, Director of the Prisoners’ Society in Jenin, further noted […]

24 May
2:29

Israeli Authorities Place Palestinian under Administrative Detention

Israeli Prison Service (IPS) reportedly placed, on Saturday, a Palestinian man from the northern West Bank city of Jenin, under administrative detention, with no charges, for a period of six months. Family members of Mahmoud Said Alsa’dy, 40, told the Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the Israeli prison authority of […]

23 May
1:10

Settlers Attack Palestinian Farmers near Ramallah, Fatah Member among Injured

The Secretary of the Fatah movement, Qusi Diab Thiyab al-Tamimi, along with the young Ziyad al-Tamimi, were attacked, on Friday, northwest of Ramallah, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Al-Tamimi was reportedly injured while fighting off a group of illegal settlers who were attacking Palestinian farmers, near the village of […]

22 May
8:41

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 May 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 May 2020) Summary This week, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man alleging that he rammed soldiers with his car in Hebron; and continued its attacks on Ya’bad village, arresting civilians in a […]

22 May
6:51

Arab League Supports Palestine Against Israeli Annexation Plans

The League of Arab States, comprising of 22 Arab countries, expressed, on Thursday, its full support for the Palestinian leadership, in the latter’s defiance of Israel’s plans, including the plan to annex parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley area of Al-Aghwar. Said Abuali, Under-Secretary General of the […]

21 May
7:22

Pompeo Israel Statements: Defiance of International Law and Unconditional Support for Annexation that Perpetuates Lack of Accountability

Ref: 49/2020: Date: 20 May 2020: The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): While the world is coming together to combat coronavirus (COVID-19), the United States and its ally, Israel, are exploiting the pandemic by aggravating the systematic violations of international law in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). US Secretary […]

20 May
9:04

Armed Israeli Settlers Open Fire at Palestinian-owned Vehicles in Nablus

Several armed colonial Israeli settlers reportedly attacked, on Wednesday, more than 15 Palestinian-owned vehicles in northern Nablus city in the West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, Palestinian chief for the Israeli settlements file in the West Bank, told media outlets that two Israeli settlers’ vehicles, carrying several armed settlers from the nearby […]

Israeli settlement near Nablus (image from wikimedia)
19 May
11:16

Israeli Troops Erect Settler-only Bypass Road in Southern Nablus

Israeli troops reportedly embarked on erecting a bypass road, on Tuesday, in the Huwara village, south of Nablus city in the northern occupied West Bank. Local Palestinian media sources said that the road is seven kilometers-long and that it will be located on about 100 acres of Palestinian farm lands. […]

19 May
10:57

UPDATED: Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians in West Bank and Israel

Updated: May 20 @ 0651 The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that Israeli forces detained 18 Palestinians from across the West Bank. The following names are the Palestinian residents detained by Israeli forces; 1. Ahmed Abu Ghazaleh (Jerusalem) 2. Muhammad al-Jolani (Jerusalem) 3. Abdullah al-Jolani (Jerusalem) 4. Adham al-Zaatari (Jerusalem) […]

19 May
9:39

Israeli Settler Convicted in Dawabsha Arson Attack

Israel’s Lod District Court convicted Israeli settler, Amiram Ben-Uliel, on Monday, for his involvement in the arson attack that resulted in the death of 18-month-old Ali Dawabsha, the Jerusalem Post reported. Ben-Uliel was involved in the 2015  attack that killed the infant and severely burned his older brother Ahmad and […]

19 May
12:15

Israeli Army Bulldozers Raze Palestinian Farm Land in Tulkarem

In the West Bank city of Tulkarem, Israeli troops reportedly attacked Palestinian farm land, earlier on Monday, and army bulldozers began razing olive trees in an area estimated at four acres in size. Local Palestinian sources said that the farm land razed is located between the Kafa and Shoufa villages, […]

17 May
8:34

Armed Israeli Settlers Uproot 40 Olive Trees, South of Nablus

Armed Israeli colonists reportedly uprooted, early on Sunday morning, forty olive trees, owned by local Palestinian farmers, south of Nablus city, in the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, Palestinian chief for the Israeli settlements’ file in the northern West Bank, told media outlets that dozens of armed Israeli settlers invaded […]

16 May
8:22

Israeli Forces Isolate Ya’bad Town, Assault Disabled Palestinian Man

Israeli forces blocked all entrances to Ya’bad town, west of Jenin city, on Friday morning, after several days of military invasions into the northern West Bank town. On Tuesday, a 21-year old Israeli soldier was killed during a pre-dawn invasion of the town, the military has since invaded the town […]

16 May
7:34

The ِAnnexation After Seventy-Two Years Of Continuous Nakba

By: Marwan E. Toubassi, Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Greece: Some memories permeate our very existence and penetrate our collective consciousness for generations. Survivors of Al-Nakba among them my family who were forcibly displaced from Yaffa “Jaffa” continue to preserve these indelible memories in every wrinkle lining their […]

15 May
7:34

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 May 2020)

Summary of Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (07 – 13 May 2020) Israeli forces continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the occupied Palestinian […]

14 May
6:55

PCHR: In Two Separate Incidents, Fisherman Wounded and Two Others Arrested at Beit Lahia Sea

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the continued Israeli attacks against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip, as a fisherman was wounded, two arrested, and a fishing boat confiscated, in two separate incidents. According to the investigations conducted by PCHR, on Wednesday, 13 May 2020, Israeli naval forces […]

13 May
9:09

Israeli Naval Forces Abduct Two Gaza Fishermen, Seize Boat

Israeli naval forces reportedly abducted Palestinian fishermen and seized their boat, off the coast of Gaza, earlier on Wednesday. The Gaza-based Palestinian Committee for the documentation of Israeli attacks on fishermen, said that Mohamad Abdelrazeq Baker, 49 and Mahmoud Aziz Baker, 34, while the two were onboard, doing a routine […]

13 May
3:08

Saudi Paper: “Prisoner Swap Between Hamas And Israel Might Be Held Soon”

According to the Saudi daily Elaph News Agency, senior sources informed its reporter that Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, and Israel, are slated to conduct a prisoner swap as soon as the coming al-Fitr Muslim feast. Elaph stated that the first stage of this potential prisoner swap agreement is […]

12 May
10:11

Arab States’ League Decries Israeli Closure of Palestine TV in East Jerusalem

The Cairo-based League of Arab States, comprising of 22 various Arab states, decried, on Tuesday, Israel’s closure of the Palestinian Authority-linked Palestine TV in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. In a statement, released earlier, by the under-secretary of the Arab States for Palestinian and Arab territories affairs, Said Abuali, said […]

12 May
1:00

Palestinian PM Seeks to Counter Israel’s Threats over Prisoners’ Monthly Allowances

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh asserted, on Monday, that his cabinet has recently sought some prospects for solutions to the standoff of Palestinian prisoners’ monthly allowances, created by a recent Israeli decision. During a weekly cabinet session, held in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Dr. Shtayyeh said that Israel […]

12 May
12:30

Israeli Troops Shoot, Injure and Abduct Two Palestinian Youths

Israeli troops abducted, early on Monday, two Palestinian youths, shortly after they shot and wounded them, in the Qafeen village, north of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem. The Tulkarem-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Committee reported that Arqam Harsha, 20 and Awni T’oma, 24, were been abducted during invasion of their […]

12 May
12:22

PCHR: In the Context of Israel’s Policy of Collective Punishment, Occupation Forces Demolish Home of Palestinian Detainee’s Family in Ramallah

Palestinian Center for Human Rights In the context of the collective punishment policy pursued by the Israeli occupation forces against the families of Palestinian citizens accused of carrying out acts of resistance against them and/or against the settlers, those forces demolished a house in the early hours of Monday, 11/5/2020, […]

10 May
5:39

European Committee: “Concrete Measures” Needed to Counter Israel’s Annexation Plans

The European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP), expressed concerns, last week, over Israel’s planned annexation of the occupied West Bank, in a letter sent to the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The committee criticized the inaction of […]

Qalandia Refugee Camp
06 May
2:38

Israeli Forces Storm Qalandia and Al-‘Arroub Refugee Camps

Tense confrontations between local Palestinian civilians and Israeli soldiers at Qalandia refugee camp, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, and Al-‘Arroub refugee camp south of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank, on Monday. QNN reporters said that Israeli forces closed roads in Al Matar neighborhood, and Kafr ‘Aqab, while the Israeli […]