Category Archives: Palestine

23 Feb
7:33

PCHR: IOF Abuses the Body of Palestinian in a Humiliating and Degrading Manner

On Sunday, 23 February 2020, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) shot and injured Palestinian civilians whom were trying to rescue and evacuate two persons that were targeted by IOF in eastern Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip. IOF made a 150-meter incursion into the border and evacuated the body of […]

23 Feb
8:38

Turkish Foreign Ministry Condemns Israel’s Colonial Expansion

Turkish Foreign Ministry, on Friday, condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement that more settlement units would be built on occupied Palestinian lands. Notably, the statement noted that Israel was encouraged by the US, which recently announced its so-called peace plan called “Deal of the Century,” Anadolu Agency reported. The […]

23 Feb
8:35

Italy, France and Germany Call on Israel to Halt Settlement Expansion

Italy expressed deep concern over the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement to proceed with the construction of 5,000 housing units in the illegal settlements of Har Homa and Givat Hamatos in occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Italy’s foreign ministry in a press statement […]

23 Feb
5:56

US Senators Call for Resuming Aid to Gaza, UNRWA

According to American media reports, a group of 31 US Democratic Senators have written a letter calling on the US administration to restore funding and aid to the Gaza Strip, warning that Palestinians are facing a humanitarian crisis. The senators urged the administration to take immediate action to restore humanitarian […]

22 Feb
1:02

Trump-Kushner “Peace” Plan ignores elephants in the room: Israel created this mess

The Trump-Kushner “Peace” Plan is slick and businesslike, with an aura of objectivity and balance – but it is exactly the opposite, and something about it stinks. by Kathryn Shihadah There is a giant herd of elephants circling the Trump-Kushner Peace Plan, and they’re not going away. The fragrance of […]

21 Feb
9:52

EU Reaffirms its Support for Palestinian State

Josep Borrell, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union/Vice-President of the European Commission, on Thursday, met with the Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr. Riyad Al-Malki. Borrell stressed the EU’s continued commitment to a negotiated two-state solution, and welcomed the Palestinian commitment […]

21 Feb
12:04

PCHR: Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13– 19 February 2020)

SUMMARY This week, PCHR documented 170 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. This was reflected in dealing with the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s Peace Plan for the Middle East known as the […]

20 Feb
12:14

Archbishop Hanna: “We Urge All Churches Globally To Reject Deal Of The Century”

Archbishop of Sebastia Diocese Of the Greek Orthodox Church in occupied Jerusalem, Attallah Hanna, welcomed a delegation of the World Council of Churches at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the adjacent cathedral, and urged them, along with all churches, to denounce the so-called “Deal of the Century” and […]

20 Feb
4:25

Commission of Detainees’ Affairs Calls for Release of Dying Prisoner

The Israeli occupation authorities transferred Palestinian prisoner suffering from cancer, Muwaffaq Arouq, 77, from Barzilai Medical Center, back to al-Ramleh prison clinic, despite his deteriorated health condition. Commission of Detainees’ Affairs said in a statement, on Wednesday, that Arouq was transferred from Barzilai Medical Center, a 617-bed hospital in Ashkelon, […]

19 Feb
10:02

PCHR: Child Killed and Young Man Wounded By Palestinian Security Service in Qabatia

February 19, 2020 10:02 PM PCHR Human rights, Jenin, News Report, Palestine 0

On Wednesday, a Palestinian minor is reported to have succumbed to gun-shot wounds he sustained, on Tuesday, when a Palestinian security force was dispatched to a gathering for a freed prisoner. The celebrating crowd allegedly threw stones at the security force, and some armed men in the group shot rounds […]

19 Feb
9:32

Israeli Forces Seize Two Palestinian Caravans Near Hebron

Israeli forces, Wednesday, seized a caravan that Palestinians were using as a school classroom in the village of Susiya, in Masafer Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to a local activist. Fouad al-Amoor, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers seized the classroom/caravan under the pretext of […]

18 Feb
10:17

PCHR Welcomes the Publication of UN Database on Business Enterprises Operating in Israeli Settlements

On 12 February 2020, after three years of delay and consistent pressure by Palestinian, regional and international organizations, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a report on business enterprises involved in certain activities related to unlawful Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). This […]

18 Feb
8:07

Human Rights Expert: Settlement Database, an “Important Initial Step”

Office of the High Commissioner of the United Nations published a report, on Friday, by Michael Lynk, Special Rapporteur for human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, welcomed the newly released settlement database. Lynk stated that “While the release of the database will not, by itself, bring an end to […]

16 Feb
5:46

Fateh Warns Germany and Czech Republic Against “Standing in the Way of Justice”

The Fateh movement, on Friday, called on both Germany and the Czech Republic in particular to rescind their requests to become an “amicus curiae” with the intention to argue that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction over the occupied Palestinian Territories. In a statement, Fateh’s spokesperson, Jamal Nazzal, […]

16 Feb
4:30

Wounded Jerusalem Child In Critical Condition After Suffering Hemorrhaging in The Brain

The family of the wounded Palestinian child, identified as Malek Issa, only eight years of age, has reported that their son is in a critical condition at Hadassah Medical Center, after an Israeli soldier shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head, in occupied Jerusalem, leading to hemorrhaging […]

14 Feb
7:36

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (06 – 12 February 2020)

Summary This week, PCHR documented 191 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory.  This was reflected in dealing with the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s declaration of Trump’s Peace Plan for the Middle East […]

13 Feb
3:48

Palestine: Al-Haq and CIHRS Welcome Publication of UN Database on Settlement Business Activities

Press Release By Al-Haq is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organisation: Geneva, Switzerland – Palestinian, regional, and international organizations have worked persistently over the last three years to ensure the fulfillment of the Human Rights Council mandate 31/36, which requested the production of the database of businesses operating in illegal Israeli settlements. […]

13 Feb
10:07

BDS is the Most Effective Response to Trump’s Apartheid Plan

BDS Movement: Trump’s “deal of the century” aims to cement Israel’s apartheid rule over the Palestinian people, and is the final nail in the coffin of the moribund “peace process” The plan Trump hatched with Israel’s far-right government aims to cement Israel’s apartheid rule over the Palestinian people. It is […]

13 Feb
10:01

Release of Long-Delayed UN Settlement Database Significant Step Towards Holding Israel Accountable

BDS Movement Press Release: We welcome this long-delayed UN list of complicit companies. Some major firms involved with illegal settlements are not in the database and must be added. All these companies must be held to account. Palestinian civil society welcomes this long-awaited UN list of companies that are complicit […]

12 Feb
7:36

MADA: 678 Violations against Media Freedoms in Palestine during 2019

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms, “MADA”, has issued its annual report on media freedoms in Palestine, during the past year of 2019. PNN notes that this report is part of the project “A Step Forward towards Promoting Freedom of Expression in Palestine,” supported by the European Union. […]

11 Feb
7:21

Analysis: Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Trump’s “Apartheid” Deal

Palestine News Network On 28 January 2020, the US released its permanent “apartheid” plan for Palestine, which was mainly authored by Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt, and David Friedman – all three are ardent supporters of Israel’s illegal colonial-settlement enterprise. Over the past two years that preceded the announcement of this […]

11 Feb
6:19

Analysis: Crisis and Opportunity: The ‘Deal of the Century’ Challenge for Palestinians

By Ramzy Baroud for the Palestine Chronicle After several postponements, US President, Donald Trump, has finally revealed the details of his Middle East plan, dubbed ‘Deal of the Century’, in a press conference in Washington, on January 28. Standing triumphantly beside Trump, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, must have surely […]

11 Feb
6:01

Opinion: The Future of the Palestinian People is Being Decided Without Their Input

By Robert Fantina for Palestine News Network (PNN) Under the shadow of his trial in the senate, and accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on the very day he was indicted on criminal charges in Israel, U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled his ‘Deal of the Century’ that is supposed […]

11 Feb
4:41

Archbishop Hanna: “Jerusalem Is Not For Sale”

Archbishop of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Father Atallah Hanna, stated on Tuesday morning, that the so-called “Deal of the Century” of U.S. President D. Trump, is a conspiracy and an attempt to eliminate all inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, and added that “Jerusalem is not […]

11 Feb
12:37

Jordan Restates its Firm Support for Palestine

The Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ayman Safadi, reiterated, on Sunday the country’s firm support of Jordan for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, including the right to an independent state of their own, WAFA reported. Safadi’s remarks came during a meeting with the Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation […]

11 Feb
11:46

100 US Congress-Members Oppose Trump/Kushner Deal

More than 100 Democrats in the US House of Representatives, on Friday, signed a letter rejecting Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, dubbed the “deal of the century” the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The Democratic Congress-members joined leaders around the world who have opposed the deal, saying […]

10 Feb
4:11

REPORT: 27 Violations Against Journalists in January 2020

The Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA) said in a report, on Sunday, it has documented 27 violations committed by the Israeli occupation forces against journalists and media institutions in the occupied Palestinian territories, during January 2020. The violations included use of live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets and tear-gas canisters […]

07 Feb
8:48

PLO: “Main Source of Violence is the Israeli Occupation”

Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Saeb Erekat, on Friday, blamed the recently announced US Mideast plan as the reason for the latest escalation in violence. Erekat rejected US allegations of incitement and linked the latest escalation of violence to US President Donald Trump’s plan, dubbed the […]

06 Feb
11:21

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 January – 05 February 2020)

This week, PCHR documented 322 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory.  This was reflected in dealing with the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s declaration of the “Deal of Century” that violates the rights […]

06 Feb
9:44

MADA: 27 Violations against Media Freedoms in January

The first month of 2020 witnessed a total of 27 violations against media freedoms in Palestine, 23 of which were committed by the occupation forces and authorities, while various Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip committed only 4 violations, MADA said in a report, according to the […]

06 Feb
6:50

Presidential Spokesman Blames ‘Deal of the Century’ for Recent Escalations

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Thursday, condemned what he described as the dangerous Israeli escalation against the Palestinian people which has led to the killing of at least three young men and the injury of dozens of others, in the last 24 hours, the Palestinian News […]

06 Feb
1:55

Proposed United Nations Resolution Condemns Trump’s “Peace Deal”

A draft United Nations Security Council resolution condemns Israel’s plan to annex the settlements it has built illegally on occupied Palestinian territories, in a rebuke of a US-devised “peace plan” that endorses the Israeli land theft of Palestinian-owned property. The draft, which was reported on by Reuters, on Tuesday, has […]

06 Feb
1:24

Army Demolishes Al-Arakib Village For 174Th Time

February 6, 2020 1:24 PM IMEMC News Israel, Israeli attacks, Negev, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli soldiers and police officers demolished, Thursday, the al-Arakib Bedouin village in the Negev, for the 174th consecutive time, and for the fourth time this year alone. Residents of al-Arakib stated that the soldiers and officers demolished and removed their tents and sheds, which were used to house them, and […]

06 Feb
5:41

Opinion: Peace Plans Have No Function Except to Serve Israel’s Colonial Takeover of Palestine

By Nasim Ahmed for Middle East Monitor It will prove to be Israel’s misfortune that the Zionist project to take over Palestine got underway at a period when settler-colonialism was coming to be viewed with moral and legal contempt. Nevertheless, such has been the effectiveness if its hasbara — propaganda […]

Demolition in Susiya
06 Feb
5:31

Israel Halts School Rehabilitation Project, Delivers Demolition Notices

The Israel occupation authorities, on Wednesday, ordered a halt to the rehabilitation of a school playground in the village of Susiya, southern occupied West Bank, as well as demolition orders for a structure in Sebastia village, northern West Bank. Abdul Aziz Abu Finnar, from the Yatta municipality, said Israeli forces […]

06 Feb
5:14

Israeli Forces Demolish Shack, Seize Another Near Ramallah

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, demolished a shack and seized another in the village of Deir Qaddis, north of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). Saeed Abu Zaid, head of the Deir Qaddis village council, said that Israeli soldiers stormed the […]

06 Feb
4:53

13 Years of Closure, PCHR Condemns Enhanced Closure on the Gaza Strip

On February 2, 2020, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) announced tightening restrictions on the movement of goods into the Gaza Strip and on the movement of merchants/businesspersons in response to incendiary balloons and projectiles fired towards Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip. In a press release, Coordinator of Government Activities in […]

03 Feb
9:18

Former US President Carter: “US Plan Undercuts Prospects for a Just Peace”

Former US president Jimmy Carter, on CNN, said the country’s current President Donald Trump’s initiative for resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict serves instead to compromise any prospect of “peace” and violates international law, Palestine News Network reported. “The new US plan undercuts prospects for a just peace between Israelis and […]

03 Feb
8:23

Israeli Settlers Attack Child, Harass Family in Hebron

Illegal Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian family, on Monday, while they were at their home in Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron city, southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The head of the family, Ibrahim Ramadan, said that illegal settlers attacked his children while they […]

03 Feb
7:33

OBAIDA: A Short Film

What does it feel like to be led away from your home by a soldier, while blindfolded? What happens when a military occupation looms over an entire childhood? OBAIDA, a short film by Matthew Cassel, explores a Palestinian child’s experience of Israeli military arrest. Each year, some 700 Palestinian children […]

02 Feb
8:43

Euromed: Peace Plan Strips Palestinians of Their Rights and Protects Israel From Accountability

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor followed the US President Donald Trump’s announcement of a plan to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict entitled “Peace for Prosperity” which was celebrated by Israel and rejected by the Palestinians. The Geneva-based Euro-Med Monitor highlighted in a press statement, on Wednesday, the American plan, which calls […]

02 Feb
1:17

UN Expert Says US Deal “a One and a Half State Solution”

UN Special Rapporteur on the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, Michael Lynk said, on Friday, that the US plan is “lopsided” and will only entrench occupation, according to the United Nations. US President, Donald Trump, announced his administration’s ‘Vision for Peace, Prosperity and a Brighter Future’ at the White […]

01 Feb
6:43

Analysis: Palestinians Have Indeed ‘Missed an Opportunity’ – to Surrender to Zionism

By Joseph Massad for Middle East Eye Western and Israeli propaganda never tire of telling the world of the age-old Israeli quest for peace, and how much Israel longs to be accepted by Palestinians and the rest of the Arab peoples as a Jewish state – an oasis of European […]

01 Feb
1:51

Gaza Journalists Reject So Called ‘Deal of the Century’

Palestinian journalists in Gaza applied their blood to the map of Palestine to symbolize their dedication to their home land. The Government Media Office (GMO) in Gaza organized, on Thursday, a protest for Palestinian journalists, in front of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters, to show […]

31 Jan
8:03

Adalah: Trump Plan Normalizes Israel’s Apartheid Regime in West Bank

Adalah: Plan is no more than joint U.S.-Israel effort to impose Israeli government’s vision for territory in flagrant violation of international law, and Palestinian right to self-determination. U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” gives a green light to permanently establish an Israeli apartheid regime in the West Bank, […]

31 Jan
6:59

Abbas: Palestine Free to End Security Cooperation with Israel

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly sent a note to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, warning that Palestine now feels free to stop security cooperation with the regime as part of the Oslo accords, which are “disavowed” by a contentious US-devised Middle East plan. Israel’s Channel 12 TV reported, […]

31 Jan
5:13

Kairos Palestine: “Deal Of The Century, An Insult To History And Humanity”

The American declaration on peace in the Middle East made on 28/1/020 “Peace, peace, they say when there is no peace” (Jeremiah: 6:14) Kairos Palestine: The position announced by the U.S. administration regarding what they termed as the ‘deal of the century’ was, in fact, an insult to history, humanity, […]

31 Jan
10:30

Trump’s Deal Reminiscent of Apartheid South Africa

By Niall Ó Brolcháin – IMEMC – 30 January 2020: Donald Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ got the endorsement of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the Houses of Parliament yesterday. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, quite rightly, warned that it ‘would lock-in illegal colonization’ and deny the Palestinian people their fundamental […]

30 Jan
11:06

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23 – 29 January 2020)

This week, PCHR documented 262 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory.  This was reflected in dealing with the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s declaration of the “Deal of Century” that violates the rights […]

30 Jan
9:30

B’Tselem – President Trump’s “Peace” Plan: Not Peace, Apartheid

By B’Tselem The American administration’s plan branded as the “Deal of the Century” is more like Swiss cheese, with the cheese being offered to the Israelis and the holes to the Palestinians. There are many ways to end the occupation, but the only legitimate options are those based on equality […]

30 Jan
2:21

PCHR: “Trump’s Middle East Plan Violates Rights and Legitimizes War Crimes”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): While the Oslo Accords sacrificed human rights and the international law for more than a quarter of a century, the U.S president Donald Trump’s Middle East plan constitutes a full destruction of international law, and legitimizes more than 50 years of Israeli violations of […]

29 Jan
4:26

Thousands Protest in Gaza to Challenge Trump-Kushner Annexation Plan

As Donald Trump faced day eight of his trial for abuse of power in the US Senate, he and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu unveiled their ‘Deal of the Century’ in which Israel will essentially annex Palestine and push Palestinians into tiny reservations. Protests immediately broke out in Gaza and […]

29 Jan
4:12

US Democrats Denounce Trump-Kushner Plan as “Legitimizing Theft”

From Middle East Eye: As Donald Trump hailed his so-called “deal of the century” as a historic opportunity to achieve peace between Palestinians and Israel, Democratic members of congress poured scorn on the plan that has been rejected by Palestinians. The proposal, which was drafted without the input of any […]

28 Jan
3:37

Eden Place Arts Centre, Derry, Ireland

 January 27, 2020, 7pm – By Niall Ó Brolcháin – IMEMC: As part of The Bloody Sunday March Committee’s annual events, Eden Place Arts Centre launched an exhibition of paintings and fine art prints by artist Nadia Kaczmarczuk  on the theme of the oppression of the Palestinian people in Gaza […]

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27 Jan
4:52

Opinion: Prince Charles’ Words on Palestine Must Not Go Unnoticed

By Ramona Wadi for Middle East Monitor Prince Charles’ visit to the occupied Palestinian territories has garnered media attention. Words of sympathy, far from a political message, were the subject of his speech in Bethlehem after touring historical sites and meeting with Palestinian refugees at the Aida refugee camp. Nevertheless, […]

24 Jan
4:21

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 January 2020)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 183 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. They were as follows:   In terms of the IOF shooting and excessive use of force, IOF targeted 3 youngsters, […]

23 Jan
5:02

Analysis – In the Name of ‘Israel’s Security’: Retreating US Gives Israel Billions More in Military Aid

By Ramzy Baroud for Palestine Chronicle Billions of US taxpayers’ dollars will continue to be funnelled into Israel in the next fiscal year, and for many years in the foreseeable future. Republican and Democratic Senators have recently ensured just that, passing a bill aimed at providing Israel with $3.3 billion […]

22 Jan
4:34

No Accident: Israel Targets Eyes

by Tareq Hajaj, for Days of Palestine Media coverage and social media posts went wild when Palestinian photojournalist Muath Amarneh was blinded in his left eye after he was hit by a rubber bullet while covering a protest in the West Bank. However, Amarneh was far from unique; Israeli snipers targeting participants […]

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20 Jan
1:01

Video: Soldiers Harass Family for Hanging Palestinian Flag

On 27 November 2019, three soldiers came three times to the home of the a-Tabib family in the village of ‘Izbat a-Tabib in Qalqilia District to remove Palestinian flags the family had hung on the fence of their home. The family hung the flags up again every time. At around […]

19 Jan
8:57

Maps, Technology, and Decolonial Spatial Practices in Palestine

by Zena Agha for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Overview The practice of mapping in Palestine-Israel has long been an exercise in power, imperialism, and dispossession. From the British Mandate to the present day, Zionist (later Israeli) cartographers have used maps to obfuscate and eradicate physical, geographic, and social markers of Palestinians’ […]

18 Jan
4:20

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 January 2020)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 179 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. They were as follows: As part of the Israeli shooting and excessive use of force: In terms of excessive use […]

18 Jan
3:11

ICC Chief Prosecutor Rejects ‘Anti-Semitism’ Claims

Chief International Criminal Court prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, has rejected Benjamin Netanyahu’s charge of anti-Semitism, in response to her announcement to launch a full investigation into alleged Israeli war crimes in the Palestinian Territories, Middle East Monitor reported. “This is a particularly regrettable accusation that is without merit,” Bensouda stressed during […]

17 Jan
1:55

Israel Profited 54,000 Shekels from Imprisoned Children in December 2019

The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs has stated that the Israeli occupation state has made 54,000 Shekel profit off the Palestinian children who were imprisoned in Ofer jail last December, Quds News Network reported. The Committee said in a report issued on Sunday that 38 Palestinian children were sent […]

16 Jan
10:26

Detainees Committee: “Political Prisoners In Nafha Prison Face Dire Living Conditions”

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Thursday, that the political prisoners who were transferred from Ramon prison to Nafha are facing extremely dire living conditions. In a statement, the Committee said that the prison administration in Ramon has transferred around 100 detainees from Ramon prison to sections three and four […]

14 Jan
4:03

Detainee Zahran Suspends Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees Affairs has reported that detainee Ahmad Zahran, 42, has suspended the hunger strike, which lasted for 113 days, after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Prison Authority regarding his continued Administrative Detention without charges or trial. Lawyer Jawad Bulus, the head of the […]

14 Jan
11:46

Minutes After His Release, Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Who Spent 18 Years In Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, a Palestinian man just minutes after his release from prison, after he was held captive for 18 years. The PPS said the Palestinian political prisoner, Ismael Affana, from occupied East Jerusalem, was released from the Negev Detention Camp, […]

13 Jan
9:54

Report: Palestinian Child Prisoners Face Further Repression and Transfer

Palestinian child seized in Jerusalem. Older photo, illustrative. Israeli occupation officials announced that child prisoners would be transferred away from the Ofer prison and separated into cells without the adult prisoner representatives who support them before the prison administration on Saturday, 11 January. In response, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society noted […]

12 Jan
11:32

Israel Escalates Violates Against Detained Palestinian Children

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) issued a statement, Saturday, strongly denouncing Israel’s escalating violations against the detained Palestinian children, especially after forcing them in solitary confinement. The PPS said that the Israeli Prison Authority transferred imprisoned Palestinian children from Ofar Prison and placed them in solitary condiment cells. It added […]

10 Jan
4:10

David Friedman: “The Most Complicated of the Issues is the Large Indigenous Palestinian Population”

by Quds News Network US Ambassador to the occupation state of Israel, David Friedman, on Wednesday, spoke at a conference in occupied Jerusalem, announcing the US intention to recognize the West Bank as part of the Israel, claiming that the illegal settlements are not in violation of international law. “Since […]

10 Jan
12:04

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02 – 08 January 2020)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 219 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. They were as follows: As part of the Israeli shooting and excessive use of force: In terms of excessive use […]

09 Jan
7:46

Palestinian Prisoner Continues to Suffer Torture in Israeli Prison

The Committee of Prisoners and Former Prisoners Affairs said that Samer Arbid, 44, from Ramallah suffers from signs of extreme torture, to which he was subjected during interrogation in Israeli jails, Quds News Network reported. The committee said in a statement on Wednesday that Arbid is held now in the […]

04 Jan
9:58

Opinion: Israel’s Plans to Replace UNRWA Schools are a New War on the Agency

By Imad Freij for WAFA Six UNRWA-run schools in Jerusalem are now facing the threat of closure, after the Israeli municipality green-lighted the establishment of a school complex affiliated with the so-called Israeli Ministry of Education as an alternative to the UNRWA-run schools, paving the way to end the operations […]

03 Jan
7:41

Opinion: Embracing Palestine: How to Combat Israel’s Misuse of ‘Antisemitism’

By Ramzy Baroud for Middle East Monitor At a talk I delivered in Northern England in March 2018, I proposed that the best response to falsified accusations of antisemitism, which are often lobbed against pro-Palestinian communities and intellectuals everywhere, is to draw even closer to the Palestinian narrative. In fact, […]

02 Jan
8:50

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 December 2019 – 01 January 2020)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 198 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. This week witnessed an increase of Israeli violation regarding demolition and settlement activities in addition to settlers’ attacks and incursions. […]

02 Jan
8:43

TRNN: The Year in Palestine and Israel

The Real News Network’s Marc Steiner and Shir Hever discuss the upcoming election, corruption charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and more. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Researching the economic aspect of the Israeli occupation […]

02 Jan
8:35

Dr. Ashrawi: Israel’s Plan to Replace Jerusalem UNRWA Schools a Part of War on Palestinian Rights

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Thursday, condemned the announced plan of the Israeli municipality in occupied Jerusalem, to replace UNRWA-run schools. “The announced plan of the so-called Israeli municipality in occupied Jerusalem, to replace UNRWA-run schools, is an extension of […]

02 Jan
7:53

149 Palestinians Killed by Israelis in 2019, Including 33 Children

The Israeli occupation army killed 149 Palestinians in 2019, 74% of whom were from the Gaza Strip, the National Gathering of Palestine Families has said. Mohammed Sbeihat, secretary general of the gathering, stated that 33 of the slain were children, representing 23% of the total number. Sbeihat said that the […]

01 Jan
12:40

Israeli Forces Arrest 12 Palestinian Young Men From Jerusalem

The Israeli occupation forces, on Monday evening, arrested 12 Palestinian young men in Jerusalem, five of them from the Bab al-Amoud area, the Palestine News Network reported. Footage circulated on the internet showing Israeli police officers brutalizing and detaining five young men during their presence in the Bab al-Amoud area […]

30 Dec
4:11

Anti-Siege Committee: Urgent and Decisive Intervention Needed in Gaza

The Popular Committee Against the Siege appealed to UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to solve the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, which has been under Israeli blockade since 2006, Days of Palestine reported. “The situation in the Gaza Strip entails urgent and decisive intervention from the UN Secretary-General to […]

30 Dec
1:30

Ashrawi: Withholding of Tax Revenues “Criminal Act of Collective Punishment”

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) stated, on Sunday, that the Israeli government’s decision to withhold 150 million shekels ($43 million) from Palestine’s tax revenues is a blatant act of theft and political extortion. “This is a clear violation of Palestinian rights […]

30 Dec
12:38

The Freedom Flotilla Will Make its 36th Attempt to Sail to Gaza in 2020

Ramzy Baroud, Mint Press News What is Gaza to us but an Israeli missile, a rudimentary rocket, a demolished home, an injured child being whisked away by his peers under a hail of bullets? On a daily basis, Gaza is conveyed to us as a bloody image or a dramatic video, […]

29 Dec
10:14

Not A Merry Christmas For Christian Detainees In Israeli Prisons

At the house of Palestinian political prisoner, Samer al-Arabid, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, you can find no Christmas tree, no celebration and no joy to the world. After all, he is facing a serious health condition after being severely and continuously tortured by Israel. Samer comes […]

28 Dec
7:23

A Year In Review: Will 2020 Be A Game Changer In Palestine?

by Ramzy Baroud This has been a defining year for Palestine and Israel. Despite the usual political stagnation of the Palestinian leadership, two factors contributed to making 2019 particularly eventful and, looking ahead, consequential as well: The unprecedented political power struggle in Israel, and the total US retreat from its […]

27 Dec
6:48

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 December 2019)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 224 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. This week witnessed an increase of Israeli violation regarding demolition and settlement activities in addition to settlers’ attacks and […]

25 Dec
7:32

Palestinian Prisoner Barghouthi to Run for Prime Minister

Prominent Fatah leader, and prisoner, Marwan Barghouthi, has decided to run for the presidential election in Palestine, Quds News Network reported. Hatem Abdel Qader, a member of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council, said that Barghouthi would be Fatah’s most likely candidate if Abbas decides not to run for the election. “We need […]

24 Dec
8:23

Israel Discusses Denying ICC Staff Entry into Israel

Israel is considering preventing the entry of officials from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in response to the chief prosecutor’s decision to investigate its possible war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories, the Middle East Monitor reported. Israel Hayom published, on Monday, that representatives from the Israeli ministries of Foreign […]

24 Dec
4:20

PCHR: Prisoner Died After Being Referred to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah

December 24, 2019 4:20 PM PCHR Human rights, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

On Sunday evening, 22 December 2019, Palestinian prisoner, M.KH., 55, from Ramallah, died at Palestine Medical Complex to which he was referred 2 weeks ago after his health deteriorated. Police spokesperson, Loai Irzeiqat, declared on his Facebook page that the deceased had been detained since 2012 following a 10-year sentence […]

23 Dec
7:52

Adalah: “We Believe That the ICC has Full Jurisdiction to Decide on the Concerned Criminal Cases

International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda made the right decision given the facts when she announced that Israel has been and is continuing to commit war crimes in the West Bank, and in the Gaza Strip and that there is no reason that a criminal investigation would not […]

23 Dec
4:55

Qasim: “US is Encouraging Israel to Commit Crimes by Opposing ICC Probe”

In an official statement, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said: “We firmly oppose this and any other action that seeks to target Israel unfairly.” the Anadolu Agency reported. He also claimed that Washington does not believe that Palestine qualifies as a “sovereign state”, hence it should not be able […]

23 Dec
3:21

Addameer Collects Hard Evidence on Torture and Ill-Treatment Committed against Palestinian Detainees at Israeli Interrogation Centers

By Ad-Dameer Prisoner Support And Human Rights Association: Since its creation, the occupying state developed and enforced laws and practices that led to both the systematic use of torture and to absolute impunity for the perpetrator of this crime. There has never been any individual or agency held accountable for […]

22 Dec
10:09

Malaysia PM: “Israel Should be Tried by the ICC”

The Malaysian Prime Minister, Mohammad Mahathir, is the latest world leader to welcome the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) announcement that they are opening an investigation into Israeli crimes against the Palestinians in the occupied territories. Mahathir said Israel should face justice over the atrocities committed against the Palestinian people, as […]

21 Dec
9:56

Palestinian Officials Respond to ICC Decision: “A Positive and Encouraging Step”

Saeb Erekat, head of the National Committee responsible for following up on the International Criminal Court (ICC), today, confirmed that “the decision announced by the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to request an opinion by the Pre-Trial Chamber regarding the scope of the Court’s territorial […]

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
20 Dec
11:44

Netanyahu Claims International Court Has ‘No Jurisdiction’ to Investigate Israel for War Crimes

Following the announcement on Friday that the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague would be investigating the Israeli military for war crimes against the Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issued a statement claiming the ICC had ‘no jurisdiction’ to charge Israel. According to Netanyahu, because Israel never signed […]

20 Dec
6:49

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 December 2019)

December 20, 2019 6:49 AM PCHR Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 149 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity: In terms of excessive use […]

18 Dec
1:14

Anti-Semitism Envoy Elan Carr Puts Israel (Not Jews) Front And Center

Trump’s anti-Semitism envoy inaccurately equates anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism, and considers Israel “a central tenet” of Judaism – despite vocal opposition from within the global Jewish community… Carr demands: “Every law enforcement office and every prosecutorial agency must force everybody who has even a hint of antisemitism to undergo a tolerance […]

Soldiers cheer while shooting civilians (image from B'Tselem video)
16 Dec
10:19

B’Tselem: To Understand the Violence of Israel’s Occupation, Know These 30 Stories

By Hagai El-Ad for +972 Magazine Aishah Abu Laban is 70 years old. It has been 30 years since the fateful day in 1989 when an Israeli soldier shot and killed her daughter Rufaydah, 13, but she will never forget it. Rufaydah, who lived in Dheisheh Refugee Camp, was killed […]

13 Dec
7:10

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 December 2019)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 148 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity: In terms of excessive use […]

13 Dec
6:36

690 Violations against Palestinian Media in Two Months

A report by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) said that since the beginning of 2019 and until the end of November, Israeli forces carried out 690 violations against Palestinian media. The violations include the shooting of live ammunition and other bullets towards journalists, leading to the injury of 72 media […]

13 Dec
3:30

Senior PLO Leader: Israel Trying to Terminate the Two-State Solution

Senior Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) leader, Dr. Saeb Erekat said “Palestinians have the right to feel betrayed by the silence of the international community over the racist practices committed by Israel and the US, which violate international law.” Palestine News Network (PNN) editor in chief, Monjed Jadou, reported that Dr. […]

11 Dec
3:59

Detainee Zahran Continues Strike For 80th Day

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Ahmad Zahran, 42, imprisoned by Israeli under repeatedly renewed arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, is ongoing with the hunger strike for the 80th consecutive day, despite his seriously deteriorating health condition. The PPS stated that the Israeli Prison Authority […]