Category Archives: Palestine

19 Apr
7:53

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

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 11 – 17 April, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian child was killed and another succumbed to his wounds. 98 civilians, including 26 […]

18 Apr
6:26

Israeli Settler Kills Palestinian Woman After Ramming Her With Car, Soldiers Shoot And Seriously Injures Teen

A Palestinian woman was killed, earlier Thursday morning, near her home in Teqoua’ town, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, after being rammed by the car of an illegal colonialist settler. The soldiers later shot and seriously injured a Palestinian teen while handcuffed, when he reportedly attempted to […]

18 Apr
11:05

Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For 23rd Day Despite Deteriorating Health

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that a detainee from Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, is ongoing with the hunger strike for the 23rd day despite his deteriorating health condition. The detainee’s uncle, journalist Najeeb Farraj, said his nephew Khaled Jamal Farraj, […]

15 Apr
2:22

PPS: “Hundreds Of Detainees Join Hunger Strike”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Monday, that the Israeli Prison Authority is still rejecting the legitimate demands of the Palestinian detainees, as nearly 400 detainees are ongoing with the hunger strike, and dozens more are expected to join soon. The PPS stated that the detainees negotiated with the […]

14 Apr
12:06

Palestinian Shot in Face By Israeli Forces

A Palestinian man Saturday was shot in the face by Israeli forces for unknown reasons, north of the city of Hebron in the southern West Bank, according to Maan News. Witnesses said that the victim, Hussein Abed Abu Fanous, was shot with live fire in the face, by Israeli police […]

13 Apr
5:30

PCHR Weekly Report: Israeli Forces Injure 115 Palestinian Civilians, Abduct 54

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 04– 10 April 2019, Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. 115 civilians, including 28 children, 5 women and 3 journalists, were wounded. The injury of 2 of them […]

11 Apr
3:53

PLO On Israeli elections: Israelis Voted No To Peace, Yes To Apartheid

By the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): RAMALLAH, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officials said today in reaction to the results of the Israeli elections that Israelis have voted no to peace and yes to apartheid. PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said that after […]

10 Apr
1:43

PCHR: “Hardest Choice for Detainees in the Israeli Prisons: “Hunger Strike Started”

On Monday, 08 April 2019, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Movement in the Israeli Prisons declared the start of a hunger strike after the negotiations failed and the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) refused the detainees’ legitimate demands, which constitute the most basic legal rights guaranteed under international laws and standards. According to […]

09 Apr
1:40

Al-Haq Refutes Israeli Army and Media Claims on the Killing of Volunteer First Responder Sajed Mizher in Dheishe Refugee Camp

By Al-Haq independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organization: On 27 March 2019, the Israeli occupying forces killed 17-year-old Palestinian citizen, Sajed Abdul-Hakim Hilmi Mizhir, a volunteer first responder with the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS), who was fatally shot by the Israeli occupying forces while he was on duty tending […]

09 Apr
11:30

Dozens Of Detainees Continue Hunger Strike For Second Day

The head of the Palestinian Commission for Detainees’ Affairs, Qadri Abu Bakr, has reported that 120 detainees, held by Israel, have declared a hunger strike two days ago, and added that hundreds of detainees intend to join the strike, after the Israeli Prison Authority denied their basic demands. Abu Bakr […]

07 Apr
11:15

Israel Imposes High Fines On Detained Children

The Palestinian Detainee’s Committee has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, in March alone, at least 34 children, some of them were assaulted and tortured, in addition to imposing severe fines on them and their families. The Committee stated that Israeli courts have imposed more than 37.000 Shekels on fines […]

06 Apr
12:38

Palestinian Detainees Declare Hunger Strike

Palestinian political prisoner held by Israel stated that many detainees have decided to start hunger strike this coming Sunday, while more detainees will be joining the strike which will expand to all prisons if Israel does not respond to their demands. Among the main demands of the detainees are improving […]

06 Apr
12:17

83 Palestinians Wounded in Great Return March Protests in eastern Gaza

At least 83 Palestinian civilians were wounded by Israeli live gunfire fired against non-violent demonstrators in eastern Gaza on Friday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. In addition, the Israeli forces stationed at the Gaza-Israel border used a strange new bright red tear gas against demonstrators, containing unknown chemicals […]

06 Apr
12:02

PCHR Weekly Report: 5 Palestinian Civilians Killed, 412 Wounded by Israelis

In its weekly report on Israeli human rights violations for the week of 28 March – 03 April 2019, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories throughout the week, including the use of excessive force against the peaceful […]

04 Apr
10:06

On Palestinian Child’s Day; 250 Children Imprisoned By Israel

Palestinian Child’s Day; 250 Children Imprisoned By Israel, 11 Killed By Army Fire A day ahead of Palestinian Child’s Day, marked on April 5th, the Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that Israel is holding captive 250 children, who are facing various sorts of violations and oppression, denied basic rights guaranteed […]

03 Apr
1:16

PA Foreign Ministry: “Settlers’ Terror, An Integral Part Of Israel’s State-Sponsored Terrorism”

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry issued a statement, Wednesday, condemning the dangerously escalating Israeli violations and crimes, including the killing of a Palestinian near Nablus by an armed illegal colonist, and said that the “terrorist attacks carried out by the colonists are an integral part of Israel’s ongoing illegal occupation of […]

02 Apr
1:48

PCHR Fears that Palestinian Prisoners’ Conditions in Israeli Prisons Would Deteriorate Following Ardan’s Statement

The Palestinian Center for Human Right (PCHR): PCHR follows up with concern Palestinian prisoners’ conditions in the Israeli prisons following the statement of Gilad Ardan, Minister of Public Security, on 30 March 2019,  threatening that there will be no negotiations with the Palestinian prisoners if they go on a hunger […]

02 Apr
5:25

Human Rights Institution Association Calls for Investigation into Murder of Al-Hamlawi

The Human Rights Institutions Association has sent a letter to Amnesty International, Human rights Watch, the Committee against Torture, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, regarding the torture practices in the prisons of the Palestinian Authority security services in Ramallah.  The […]

01 Apr
4:08

Israel to Approve 1,427 New Illegal Settlement Units

Final approval of 1,427 new Israeli settlement units in the West Bank is anticipated by the Israeli Civil Administration. Peace Now, an Israeli Non-Governmental Agency that monitors settlement activity in the occupied West Bank, says that now, since U.S. president Donald Trump was elected in November of 2016, the rate […]

01 Apr
4:06

Israeli Authorities Deliver Demolition Orders Near Hebron

2 Palestinian structures were ordered to be demolished, by Israeli authorities, in the southern West Bank city of Yatta, in the Hebron district, Ma’an News Agency reported Sunday. The two buildings, one the home of Abed al-Mutleb al-Nuajaa, the other a barn for livestock, belonging to Mousa Hassan al-Shuwaheen, using […]

31 Mar
3:50

Palestinians on One Year Anniversary of Great Return March

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are marking Land Day and the one-year anniversary of Gaza’s Great March of Return by protesting against Israel’s brutal siege and demanding their rights. These unarmed protesters have been met with Israeli sniper fire that, so far, has killed 195 protesters, and injured 29,000 more. The […]

29 Mar
4:46

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 March 2019) March 28, 2019

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 21 – 27 March, 2019. Israeli warplanes launched 82 missiles at 38 targets across the Gaza Strip. Several houses and civil facilities sustained material damage and dozens of civilians became homeless. Israeli forces continued […]

29 Mar
2:01

Report: Palestinian Land Day – 43 Years Later

Ola Awad, president of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), commemorated the upcoming anniversary of Land Day (March 30), by publishing a report on Thursday, demonstrating that Israeli theft of Palestinian land has persisted through the 43 years since it began,. On March 30, 1976, Palestinians inside Israel protested […]

27 Mar
4:29

Fatima Spreads Hope for Integrating People with Disabilities (Photo Story)

Meet Fatima, she is working at the “Community Based Rehabilitation” (CBR), an organization that advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in the north of the West Bank. “Before I worked in this field, I was somehow close-minded towards people with disabilities. I simply had no idea about them. […]

25 Mar
10:28

Soldiers Assault Detainees, Keep Them Cuffed In The Cold, In Negev Detention Camp

March 25, 2019 10:28 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Negev, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli soldiers attacked and injured, starting on Sunday evening until morning hours Monday, hundreds of Palestinian political prisoners in the Negev Detention Camp, and kept them cuffed in the cold all night long. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers used live rounds, in addition to gas […]

25 Mar
5:54

Israeli Soldiers Injure Hundreds Of Detainees In The Negev Detention Camp

Israeli soldiers assaulted and injured, Sunday, hundreds of Palestinian political prisoners in the Negev Desert Detention Camp, after the soldiers invaded the detainee’s rooms and tents; at least seven of the wounded detainees were moved to hospitals. The Maan News Agency has reported that the detainees are held in Sections […]

22 Mar
6:21

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 March 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14 – 20 March, 2019. Israeli warplanes launch dozens of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip for five hours. Two million Palestinians have become victims of collective punishment policy amid a tide of incitement at […]

19 Mar
6:03

Israel Depriving Palestinians of Access to Clean Water

A United Nations human rights investigator stressed that Israel is depriving millions of Palestinians of access to a regular supply of clean water while stripping their lands of minerals “in an apparent act of pillage,” on Monday. Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, said […]

17 Mar
11:40

Alison Weir: 18 Years of Advocacy and Support for Palestinian Rights

The IMEMC would like to extend our best wishes to Alison Weir, who began her work for the advocacy of Palestinian equal rights 18 years ago, in March 2001. Alison is the founder of If Americans Knew, and more recently the Israel Palestine Timeline, which tracks the deaths of Israelis […]

17 Mar
6:50

16 Years After Rachel Corrie Was Killed In Gaza, Little Has Changed

by Sinem Cengiz  “No amount of reading, attendance at conferences, documentary viewing and word-of-mouth could have prepared me for the reality of the situation here,” wrote Rachel Corrie. “You just can’t imagine it unless you see it.” These words, describing the suffering of Palestinians she had witnessed, were in the […]

16 Mar
6:51

Climate Change and the Palestinian Authority

by Zena Agha, for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Climate change is among the greatest threats currently facing human life. Its effects are global, wide-ranging, and unequally distributed. Despite Palestinians and Israelis inhabiting the same physical terrain, Palestinians under occupation will suffer the effects of climate change more severely. The single […]

15 Mar
7:50

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 March 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 07 – 13 March, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian civilian was killed and 3 others, including a child, succumbed to their wounds. […]

15 Mar
7:02

Ashrawi: US Human Rights Report Meant to Whitewash Israeli Occupation

The US Human Right Report is intended to whitewash the Israeli occupation and excuse human rights violations against the Palestinian people, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said today. “After the release of the so-called Human Rights Report, by the US State […]

14 Mar
8:31

Israeli Policies Force Family Separations

Al Haq’s director Shawan Jabarin discusses a new report exposing the complex system of restrictions Israeli authorities impose to control access to Palestinian territory and to stop family reunification. The consequences is to slowly force Palestinians out to preserve a Jewish majority in areas controlled by Israel. Story Transcript MARC […]

11 Mar
5:31

Foreign Ministry: UN Agency Not Affected by US Aid Cut

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has says that the U.S. decision to stop financial aid, to a UN agency which supports Palestinian refugees, has not affected its works. “Thanks to the contributions of many countries led by Turkey, UNRWA [United Nations Relief and Works Agency ] continues its services,” al-Maliki […]

11 Mar
5:00

PA to Pay 50 Percent of Monthly Payroll due to Israeli Tax Move

Minister of Finance, Shukri Bishara, said on Sunday that the government will be paying only 50 percent of the monthly payroll of the Palestinian civil servants for February 2019, in the aftermath of the crisis resulting from Israel’s withholding of the tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinian […]

10 Mar
9:15

Hundreds Attend Funerals of Two Slain Palestinian Youth

Two Palestinian youth, both shot dead by Israeli forces, were laid to rest Saturday – one in the Gaza Strip and one in the West Bank. Hundreds of people attended each funeral, according to the Wafa Palestinian News Agency. The young girl Samah Zoheir Mubarak, 16, was shot dead with […]

09 Mar
8:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 February – 06 March 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 28 February – 06 March, 2019 Israeli forces kill two Palestinian civilians and wound another one, west of Ramallah. Five civilians, including three children, were wounded in different incidents in the West Bank. Israeli […]

08 Mar
11:25

PCHR: On International Women’s Day, Let Our Motto Be: “Together to Provide Protection and Justice for Palestinian Women”

Ref: 31/2019:  Date: 07 March 2019:  March 8th marks the International Women’s Day, which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1977, to ensure that all women all over the world enjoy their rights guaranteed by all international standards and reiterate support for women’s struggle for justice, equality […]

02 Mar
8:22

Israeli Soldiers Attack Detainees In Negev Detention Camp

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday evening, many Palestinian detainees in Section 7, Branch A, of the Negev Desert Detention Camp. The detainees said the soldiers conducted provocative body searches, in addition to searching their bunks and property, and assaulted many of them. They warned of the repeated and escalating assaults […]

02 Mar
12:57

Israeli Excavations In Silwan Continue To Cause Serious Damage To Palestinian Property

The recent heavy rain fall has, once again, has revealed the serious damage caused by the ongoing illegal Israeli excavations in occupied Jerusalem, especially the tunnels under the Palestinian homes in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) […]

01 Mar
6:13

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 February 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 21 – 27 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip, and killed a Palestinian child in eastern Gaza City. 117 civilians, including 19 children, eight […]

27 Feb
10:35

Israeli Officials Remove 41 Million NIS From Palestinian Authority Funding

Palestinian officials on Wednesday announced that they will not accept the illegal confiscation of NIS 41,000,000 by Israeli officials. This money was taken out of the tax funds that Israel collects for the Palestinian Authority. It is supposed to be transferred directly to the Palestinian Authority, according to the Oslo […]

25 Feb
8:05

Dr. Alaa Tartir: Palestine and Rule of Power

Alaa Tartir discusses his new edited anthology: Palestine and Rule of Power: Local Dissent vs. International Governance. A new look into how international aid and also the Palestinian security reform are mechanisms which are used to crush Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation. Dr. Alaa Tartir is the Program Director of […]

22 Feb
8:00

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 February 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14 – 20 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 119 civilians, including 31 children, 6 women, 2 paramedics, and a journalist, were wounded in […]

22 Feb
7:49

The Escalation of Israeli Collective Punishment of Palestinians

by Nada Awad, for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network The Israeli authorities forcibly transferred Palestinian Nadia Abu Jamal from Jerusalem in 2017, following the demolition of her family home in 2015. Israel’s National Insurance Institute also revoked healthcare and other social security entitlements from Abu Jamal’s three children, two of whom suffer […]

20 Feb
9:12

Israel to Withhold $138m over Prisoner Payments

Israel said that its security cabinet, on Sunday, decided to withhold $138 million (€122 million) in tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority, over its payments to prisoners jailed for attacks on Israelis. A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said the withheld cash would be equal to that paid […]

20 Feb
5:02

Tension Mounts In Negev Detention Camp

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that tension is escalating in Area A of the Negev Detention Camp, especially after the Prison Administration brought fire trucks and more troops to counter detainees’ protests. The PPS stated that one detainee, identified as Ibrahim Natsha from occupied Jerusalem, attempted to torch […]

19 Feb
4:16

Fake Justice : A Report by B’Tselem

Israeli Human Rights group B’Tselem recently released a report, examining the rulings of Israel’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) to restrict Palestinian building, and demolish Palestinian homes, while authorizing illegal Israeli Settlements in the occupied West Bank. One example is the village of Khan Al-Ahmar, 2 kilometres south of the […]

19 Feb
1:43

Israeli Soldiers Abduct An Imam Of A Mosque In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening, the Imam of Beit Hanina Mosque, as he was in Bab al-‘Amoud (Damascus Gate) area, in occupied Jerusalem, and took him to an interrogation facility. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Sheikh Ra’ed Da’na, for leading the prayers in Bab ar-Rahma area, near the […]

18 Feb
2:05

Economics Minister Denounces Israeli Piracy Of Palestinian Tax Revenue

Palestinian Minister Of National Economy Abeer Odeh has denounced, Sunday, what she called the Israeli piracy of Palestinian Tax revenue, which is also another violation of the “Paris Protocol on Economic Relations.” Minister Odeh said that Israel’s ongoing deductions and expropriation of Palestinian revenues are illegal acts of piracy, aimed […]

15 Feb
7:11

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 February 2019)

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 07 – 13 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 2 Palestinian civilians were killed and another one succumbed to his wound in the Gaza Strip. […]

08 Feb
6:34

Palestinian Prisoner Dies In Israeli Prison

A Palestinian prisoner, held by Israel in Beersheba (Be’er as-Sabe’) prison, died on Friday, due to the lack of adequate medical treatment, the media department of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported. The Committee stated that Yasser Hamed Eshteyya, 36, from Tal village, southwest of the northern West Bank city […]

08 Feb
6:22

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (31 January – 06 February 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 31 January – 06 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. A Palestinian civilian succumbed to his wound while participating in […]

08 Feb
5:17

Making Art From The Remnants Of War

Handicraft prepared by Akram Warah and his family from the wreckage of war artifacts. Credit: Alethea Kanas For at least a decade, Palestinian refugees lived in makeshift tents precariously in Aida. Little by little, with each day less hope of returning home together with the desire to have a “normal” […]

07 Feb
7:15

PCHR: “Death of Detainee Fares Baroud: An Example of Deliberate Negligence”

Yesterday, 06 February 2019, the Palestinian detainee who spent 28 years in the Israeli jails, Fares Mohammed Baroud (51), from al-Shati’ refugee camp in western Gaza City, died only hours after transferring him from “Ramon” Prison to “Soroka” Hospital in circumstances raising suspicions of deliberate medical negligence by the Israeli […]

07 Feb
2:37

Detainee Malek Hamed Forced Into Solitary Confinement

February 7, 2019 2:37 PM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

A Palestinian political prisoner at the Ramon Israeli prison was forced into solitary confinement, on Wednesday at night, when he threw boiling water at a soldier after the guards attacked many detainees. The detainee, Malek Ahmad Hamed, 23, from Silwad town, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, […]

07 Feb
1:08

Al-Arakib Bedouin Village Destroyed For The 140th Time

The Israeli Authorities demolished, Thursday, the al-Arakib Bedouin Palestinian village, in the Negev, for the 140th consecutive times, after dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded it. The army, accompanied by bulldozers and machinery, demolished the residential tents and sheds, in addition to all barns, displacing the families along with […]

07 Feb
12:39

Detainees’ Committee Demands Autopsy On Deceased Detainee

The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee has demanded Israel to perform an autopsy on the corpse of a detainee who died, Wednesday, shortly after being moved to an Israeli hospital. Yousef Nasasra, a lawyer with the Detainees’ Committee, said that he filed an appeal with the Israeli Central Court in […]

07 Feb
6:50

Palestinian Detainee Dies From Medical Neglect In Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, on Wednesday evening, that a Palestinian detainee from Gaza, who has been held by Israel since 1991, died from serious complications resulting from being denied required specialized medical attention. The Committee stated that the detainee, Fares Mohammad Baroud, 51, from the Shati’ refugee camp, […]

06 Feb
1:54

Report: “Israeli Courts Imposed More Than 60.000 Shekels In Fines On Detained Children, In January”

The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainee Committee has reported that Israeli military courts have imposed more than 60.000 Shekels in fines on Palestinian children who were abducted by the soldiers and held in Ofer Israeli prison. In its report, the committee stated that 57 children were moved to Ofer in January; […]

06 Feb
4:02

Abbas: PA Will Not Take Part in Any Conference Not Based on UN Resolutions

Mahmoud Abbas welcoming in Ramallah his Austrian counterpart Alexander Van der Bellen. (WAFA Images / Thayer Ghanayem)  PA President Mahmoud Abbas said, on Tuesday, that he will not take part in any peace conference on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that will not be based on international United Nations resolutions. Speaking at […]

04 Feb
6:39

Amani: A Young Human Rights Defender Inspiring Palestinian Women

1. Meet Amani. She is a 26 year old and works at the Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling. Amani’s days are very full. Here she is picking up her two sons Hussam (7) and Mohannad (5) from school. 2. For Amani, being a Human Rights Defender means to […]

03 Feb
5:04

380 Palestinians, Including 67 Children, Detained In January (VIDEO)

February 3, 2019 5:04 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces took into custody some 380 Palestinians, including 5 women and 67 children, in January of 2019, the Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies said on Saturday. In a statement, the Center explained that Israeli forces detained 12 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, including 5 fishermen who were kidnapped while […]

03 Feb
4:28

MADA Condemns Wave of Attacks on Journalists in West Bank and Gaza

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemned the wave of arrests and detentions carried out by Palestinian security services in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip since the beginning of 2019. These violations have affected nine journalists, (as well as a number of other journalists who […]

02 Feb
4:54

Ashrawi: Netanyahu Coalition Generates Culture of Hate and Racism

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Hanan Ashrawi, said in a statement on Friday that the Israeli hardline coalition government led by Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for practicing blatant discrimination and generating a culture of hate and racism. According to WAFA, Ashrawi was referring to recent […]

01 Feb
6:54

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (24 – 30 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 24 – 30 January, 2019. 3 Palestinian civilians, including a boy and a girl, were killed by the Israeli forces and settlers, in the West Bank. The girl was killed at a military checkpoint, […]

31 Jan
11:08

Al-Arakib Bedouin Village Demolished For 139th Time

Israeli soldiers, police officers and personnel of the so-called “Negev Development Authority” invaded, Thursday, the al-Arakib Bedouin village, in the Negev, and demolished it for the 139th consecutive time. The villagers stated that dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded the community, accompanied by bulldozers, and demolished the tents, barns […]

30 Jan
5:09

Abbas and the Farce of Palestinian Democracy

by Yara Hawari, for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. Since Mahmoud Abbas’s accession to the Palestinian Authority (PA) presidency in 2005, he has dominated the Palestinian political scene by consolidating his grip over various institutions while constraining opposition parties and figures. In addition to the split between Hamas and Fatah, which has been […]

28 Jan
4:19

Ashrawi: Israeli Government and Allies Responsible for Rise in Settler Terrorism

Member of the PLO Executive Committee, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Saturday evening, said that the Israeli government and its allies are responsible for rise in settler terrorism, referring to the fatal shooting by Jewish settlers of a Palestinian man in the village of al-Mughayer, near Ramallah, earlier on the day. […]

28 Jan
4:15

UN Shocked at Terror Waged by Israeli Settlers

The United Nations has voiced “shock” at the “terror” carried out by Israeli settlers that killed a Palestinian father of four, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.   “Today’s violence in al-Mughayer is shocking and unacceptable!” UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov tweeted on Sunday, referring […]

27 Jan
8:44

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Reinstates Award for Angela Davis

Academic and civil rights activist, Angela Davis was nominated for the Fred Shuttlesworth Award in early January, by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI), but soon after, the award was rescinded due to Professor Davis’ outspoken support of Palestinian equal rights. The decision was reversed on January 25th, when the […]

26 Jan
5:00

UPDATE : Israel Releases Body of Slain Palestinian After Being Held for 40 Days

The body of 60 year old Palestinian, Hamdan Tawfiq Arda, who was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in al-Biereh city, in December, was released Friday. Israeli authorities withheld the body of the slain civilian for 40 days, without a reason, reported WAFA. After 40 days, the Israeli military released […]

25 Jan
5:08

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 – 23 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 17 – 23 January, 2019. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 7 others, including 3 children and a journalist, in the West Bank. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful […]

24 Jan
11:11

Israel Enforces Lien on Palestinian Lands In Jerusalem, Including 135 Meters Owned By Late President Arafat

The Israeli so-called “Central Court” in occupied Jerusalem has issued a ruling “temporarily” placing a lien on 2.7 Dunams of Palestinian lands in Jabal az-Zeitoun (Mount Of Olives), including 138 square meters owned by late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem. Israeli sources said the decision […]

24 Jan
9:36

Israeli Rejects Detainee’s Demands In Ofer, Vows Further Sanctions And Punitive Measures

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the detainees held, Wednesday, a negotiating session with the Israeli Prison Administration in Ofer Prison, demanding an end to ongoing invasions of their room, and other punitive measures against them, but the demands were rejected, and the administration vowed more sanctions, including […]

23 Jan
1:14

Palestinian Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Tenth Day

January 23, 2019 1:14 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Wednesday, that a Palestinian political prisoner is ongoing with the hunger strike for the tenth consecutive day, demanding an end to his arbitrary Administrative Detention and to be released. The Committee stated that the detainee, Issa Saleh, from Bethlehem, is held at the Negev […]

23 Jan
9:25

PCHR: Israeli Prison Service Forces Raid “Ofer” Prison and Wound 100 Palestinian Detainees

January 23, 2019 9:25 AM PCHR Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

 Applying Recommendations of “Gilad Erdan’s Committee: Israeli Prison Service Forces Raid “Ofer” Prison and Wound 100 Palestinian Detainees The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli forces’ raid of “‘Ofer” Prison, west of Ramallah, and resulting in the injury of 100 Palestinian detainees and completely burning 3 cells.  […]

23 Jan
6:19

Report: 2 Palestinian Journalists Killed in 2018

Two Palestinian journalists were killed and scores of others injured by Israeli army fire in 2018, a Palestinian NGO reported on Monday. Yasser Murtaja and Ahmed Abu Hussein were killed in April, while covering anti-occupation protests near the Gaza-Israel buffer zone, the Gaza Center for Media Freedom said, in a […]

22 Jan
3:40

Israeli Soldiers Injure 100 Detainees In Ofar Prison

Dozens of Israeli soldiers attacked, on Monday evening, dozens of Palestinian detainees in Ofar Israeli prison, near Ramallah in the central West Bank, and fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades. They also hit the detainees with batons and used military dogs to attack them, wounding more […]

19 Jan
3:52

One Minor Detained, 2 Palestinians Shot By Israeli Soldiers

Two Palestinians were shot, Friday, by Israeli soldiers, during the weekly protest in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, west of Nablus, while the soldiers also abducted one child. The Israeli forces opened fire at protesters with live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, and tear-gas canisters, the media […]

18 Jan
7:24

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 10 – 16 January, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A woman and a child were killed during the 42nd week of the Return and […]

18 Jan
6:38

290 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Forces in 2018

Israeli forces killed 290 Palestinians, 55 of whom were minors, during 2018: 254 of them in Gaza and the rest in the West Bank, a report by Israeli rights group B’Tselem said. The report, published Thursday on B’Tselem’s website, said these killings are a direct result of Israel’s reckless open-fire policy, […]

13 Jan
3:53

Islamic-Christian Committee Denounces Israeli Exhibit Mocking Jesus Christ

January 13, 2019 3:53 AM IMEMC News Holy sites, Israel, News Report, Palestine 0

The Islamic-Christian Committee for Supporting Jerusalem and Holy Sites issued, Saturday, a strong condemnation of a provocative Israeli art exhibit, in Haifa, mocking Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary. The Committee said that the so-called art exhibit depicted Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary in a mocking and racist manner […]

11 Jan
10:29

PPS: “Israel Still Preventing Lawyer From Visiting With Detained Wounded Man”

On Wednesday, a lawyer with the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that he, or any other lawyer, have been denied the right to visit with a wounded and detained Palestinian, who was abducted, along with his son, on December 13th, 2018, after the soldiers repeatedly assaulted them. The Lawyer, Ma’moun […]

11 Jan
7:25

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (03– 09 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 03 – 09 January, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 56 civilians, including 10 children, 3 women, 5 journalists, and 6 paramedics, were wounded; the […]

09 Jan
5:19

B’Tselem: Israel Demolishes Palestinian Homes, Makes Palestinians Homeless

The Israeli occupation has demolished at least 1,401 Palestinian residential units in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, between 2006 and 2018, an Israeli rights group has revealed. According to the rights group B’Tselem, Israeli demolitions caused have caused some 6,207 people, including at least 3,134 minors, to lose their homes. The Israeli occupation […]

09 Jan
5:10

MADA Report on Media Freedoms Violations in Palestine During December 2018

“Attiya Darwish” Al Ray Agency photographer was hit by a tear gas fired by Israeli occupation forces while covering the peaceful return march in Karni area, east of Gaza. December 2018 has witnessed a decline in the number of violations against media freedoms in Palestine, compared to the previous month; […]

09 Jan
1:51

Arab Americans, Civil Liberties Groups Challenging Anti-BDS Bill in US Congress

WASHINGTON, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 (WAFA)  – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and American civil liberties organizations are leading a campaign to block a bill in the US Congress aimed at fighting boycott of Israel led by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Republican Senators Marco Rubio, James Risch, […]

09 Jan
1:47

Oppose Senate Bill S.1 – Would Give Israel $38 Billion, Combat BDS, & More

Senators Mark Rubio (R-FL) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Nov. 4, 2015. (Photo from Jewish Insider.) Phone and email your senators NOW to vote no on Senate bill S.1! The latest news is that Democrats may try to prevent today’s action on the bill (over concerns over the government shutdown), so phoning […]

07 Jan
5:57

Settler Attacks Tripled In 2018

Israeli settler attacks against Palestinians, in the occupied West Bank, tripled in 2018, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Sunday. The attacks became increasingly fatal. Israeli settlers carried out at least 482 attacks against Palestinians last year, up from only 140 in 2017, the daily said, according to Days of Palestine. The sattacks […]

04 Jan
7:54

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 December 2018 – 02 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 27 December 2018 – 02 January, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A disabled Palestinian was killed in eastern Khan Younis, while 25 civilians, including […]

02 Jan
6:47

DCIP: 2018 Reigned Deadly Force On Palestinian Children

Palestinian children stand near the ruins of the building where Al Aqsa channel was located and which was targeted the night before by an Israeli airstrike, Gaza City, November 13, 2018. (Photo: ActiveStills / Mohammad Zaanoun) Israeli forces continued to kill Palestinian children at an average pace exceeding one child […]

01 Jan
8:01

2018: Year in Review

by Mohan Chen- Bethlehem/PNN/ From a series of border protests in the Gaza Strip to thousands of new settlement units in the West Bank, 2018 has indeed been an eventful year in Palestine. As the year draws to a close, we have taken a moment to look back and compiled […]

31 Dec
10:03

Nineteen Palestinian Journalists Are Still Imprisoned By Israel

The Palestinian Information Ministry has reported that there are nineteen Palestinian journalists who are still imprisoned by Israel, in direct violation of various treaties and International Law. In a press statement Monday, the Ministry said that the Israeli occupation and its military courts are ongoing with their serious violations against […]

31 Dec
8:01

Report: “Israeli Soldiers Killed 312 Palestinians In 2018”

The National Gathering of Martyrs’ Families has stated in its annual report for the year 2018 that Israeli soldiers have killed 312 Palestinians, including women and children, and added that this number is four times higher than the year 2017. Mohammad Sbeihat, the Secretary-General of the Gathering, has reported that […]

29 Dec
11:03

Report: “Israeli Soldiers Abducted 6489 Palestinians, Including 250 Children, in 2018”

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Saturday, that Israeli soldiers have abducted 6489 Palestinians, including 750 patients or wounded Palestinians, 250 children and 54 women, since the beginning of this year. The committee stated that the army also carried out extensive and very violent searched of homes, causing serious damage, […]

29 Dec
7:51

Ashrawi Denounces Israeli Settlement Expansion

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, executive committee member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Thursday, denounced the Israeli Civil Administrations’ authorization of building 1451 new settlement units in the occupied West Bank, with 837 more in the plans, Maan News reported. In a statement, the PLO member accused the Israeli government of […]

29 Dec
5:54

Neopatrimonialism, Corruption, and the Palestinian Authority: Pathways to Real Reform

by Marwa Fatafta,  for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. Overview Palestinians recently ranked corruption as the second largest problem they face after the economic crisis – higher than the Israeli occupation, which ranked third. Indeed, Palestinians generally view Palestinian Authority (PA)officials as a self-serving, elitist group disconnected from the Palestinian national struggle and the daily sufferings […]

28 Dec
8:02

Al-Haq Sends Urgent Appeal to UN Special Procedures on the Enforced Disappearance of Saleh Omar Barghouthi

By Al-Haq Human Rights Organization: On Sunday, 23 December 2018, Al-Haq sent a joint urgent appeal to the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures regarding the enforced disappearance of Palestinian citizen Saleh Omar Barghouthi, 29, following his detention by the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) near the town of Surda, north of […]