Category Archives: Palestine

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 […]

05 May
7:35

Israeli Forces Demolish Several Palestinian Structures, Deliver Demolition Notices

Israeli forces demolished an agricultural structure, on Monday, in the Jordan Valley village of Tayasir, northern West Bank, according to activist Aref Daraghme. Daraghme told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that soldiers invaded the village and demolished a small 36 square meter structure with an aluminum ceiling. Authorities rationalized the demolition […]

04 May
8:15

Analysis: Annexation of Occupied Territory is a Crime

By Asa Winstanley for Middle East Monitor Israel is about to annex large swathes of the occupied West Bank, making the territory formally part of the Zionist state according to Israeli law. The millions of Palestinians living in the West Bank will continue to be denied the vote and even […]

04 May
8:11

Report: In April; 1015 Israeli Violations Against Palestinians

Media department of the Islamic Hamas party reportedly recorded 1015 Israeli army violations against Palestinians in the West Bank, during April of this year, alone. The department noted in a report that Israeli troops, over the past couple of months, have been carrying out various violations against Palestinians, especially under […]

03 May
10:28

Officials Decry Israeli Seizure of Palestinian Authority’s Tax Funds

A number of Palestinian officials in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, condemned on Sunday, Israel’s seizure of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) tax funds, considering this as theft against the Palestinian people. Hussien Elsheikh, Minister of Civil Affairs with the PA, confirmed today that the Israeli Magistrate Court in […]

03 May
10:00

On International Day of Journalists, Dr. Ashrawi Honors Press

Senior Palestinian leader and Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, stated on Sunday, that press freedoms are an integral part of public freedoms. Dr. Ashrawi’s remarks came on the International Day of Journalists, set by a United Nations’ committee, back in 1993. In her […]

Israeli soldiers guarding home demolition (Palestine TV)
01 May
6:38

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Carwash and Agricultural Nursery near Bethlehem

The Israeli army demolished, Thursday morning, a Palestinian car wash near Bethlehem, while it was under construction, a local official reported. Iyad Abu Sarra, from al-Khader municipality, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that soldiers destroyed the car wash for construction without a permit. The military also demolished an agricultural nursery […]

01 May
2:40

Kairos Palestine: The Dire Consequences of Israel’s “Coalition Government”

By Kairos Palestine: April 30th, 2020: Take away from me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps. But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. (Amos 5:23-24) The board of Kairos Palestine raises an alarm regarding the […]

01 May
12:59

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23 – 29 April 2020)

Summary of Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (23 – 29 April 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) 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 […]

30 Apr
8:51

Prisoners Affairs Committee: Majority of Palestinian Prisoners Belong to the Labor Sector

Head of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Committee, Qadri Abu Baker, said on Thursday, on the eve of International Workers Day, that majority of Palestinian prisoners, inside Israeli jails and detention centers, belong to the labor sector and that their lives have been spent in jail. In his remarks, Abu […]

30 Apr
4:34

Israeli Forces Arrested 40 Palestinians during First 6 days of Ramadan

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Prisoners’ Studies, said on Wednesday, that Israeli troops abducted 40 Palestinian residents, since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, last Friday. Spokesperson for the center, Riyad Alashqar, was quoted as saying that the Israeli occupation forces have exposed lives of Palestinian prisoners to […]

29 Apr
9:11

Israel Orders One Halt Construction and Two Demolition Orders of Palestinian Structures

The Israeli army, on Tuesday, ordered a Palestinian resident of Bardala village in the northern Jordan Valley to halt construction on his home, citing a lack of Israeli permission to build, a local source reported. Aref Daraghme, a human rights activist, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that occupation authorities instructed […]

28 Apr
8:46

Erekat Briefs European Officials on Israeli Annexation Plans

Top Palestinian negotiator and executive member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Saeb Erekat, briefed a number of Palestinian officials on the latest announcement by Israel regarding the planned annexation of the occupied West Bank. During phone calls, Erekat was reportedly introduced to the Swedish Foreign Minister, Anne Lindy […]

28 Apr
7:39

Israeli Forces Abduct Five Palestinian Youths in East Jerusalem Neighborhood

Israeli troops in East Jerusalem, southern occupied West Bank, abducted five Palestinian youths, early on Tuesday, from the al-‘Isawiya neighborhood. Local media sources and witness said that Israeli troops invaded the al-‘Isawiya Palestinian-populated neighborhood and invaded several homes. Sources added that the soldiers conducted thorough searches of homes, before abducting […]

28 Apr
7:08

Palestinian Youth Abducted from Qalandia, Several Suffer Tear-gas Inhalation in Hebron

Israeli forces attacked, on Sunday night, several Palestinian youths in al-Fawwar refugee camp in southern Hebron, southern occupied West Bank, in addition to abducting one in Qalandia, in the Jerusalem district, Days of Palestine reported. Local sources said that Israeli soldiers invaded al-Fawwar camp and brutalized some Palestinian civilians near […]

27 Apr
8:31

Israeli Troops Abduct a Palestinian Youth from Bethlehem

Israeli troops abducted, on Monday, a Palestinian young man from the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local media sources and witnesses said that Israeli soldiers broke into and vandalized the home of Laith Youman, 19, before they abducted him. The sources, on Alsaf Street, noted that the Israeli […]

27 Apr
8:11

Colonial Israeli Settlers Uproot Dozens of Palestinian-owned Olive Trees

Israeli colonial settlers, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, uprooted on Monday, at least 40 Palestinian-owned olive trees. Chief of the Israeli settlements profile, Ghassan Daghlas, reported that the settlers invaded the Saqya village, south of Nablus city and began uprooting 40 old olive trees, owned by local […]

27 Apr
7:57

PCHR Condemns Restrictions on Freedom of Journalistic Work in Gaza

At approximately 12:30 on Saturday, 25 April 2020, Palestinian police in Gaza city arrested a Palestine TV Satellite’s press crew while recording an interview in Jabalia refugee camp, claiming that they did not have the necessary authorization for photographing and conducting interviews. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns […]

27 Apr
7:13

22 Palestinian Structures Receive Demolition Notices in Salfit

Israeli authorities, on Sunday, issued demolition orders targeting 22 Palestinian homes and agricultural facilities in Qarawat Bani Hassan village in the central occupied West Bank district of Salfit, Days of Palestine reports. Salfit’s governor, Abdullah Kmeil, said that the Israeli authorities are using the coronavirus crisis to escalate demolitions against […]

27 Apr
7:58

Palestinian Officials Denounce Israeli Seizure of Tax Funds

A number of Palestinian officials in the West Bank city of Ramallah, condemned on Sunday, the Israeli seizure of Palestinian Authority’s (PA) tax funds, considering this piracy against the Palestinian people. Hussien Elsheikh, Minister of Civil Affairs with the PA, confirmed today that the Israeli Magistrate Court in the internationally-recognized […]

26 Apr
9:01

Two Palestinians Shot, Injured by Israeli Army Fire in Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Saturday, towards local Palestinian civilians in Kufur Qaddoum, wounding two with rubber-coated metal rounds, while intentionally shooting at and damaging water tanks on rooftops of homes, local sources reported. Morad Eshteiwi, Coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, told Quds News Network that a […]

26 Apr
7:33

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians from Hebron and Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Sunday at dawn, several Palestinian youth from both the West Bank city of Hebron and the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian sources in Hebron said that both Ali Fatafta and Kayed Fatafta, were abducted by Israeli troops who broke into and vandalized their homes in […]

PHOTO: ‘ISSA QATASH BEING TAKEN FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT. COURTESY OF THE QATASH FAMILY
26 Apr
7:07

B’Tselem: Israeli Settlers Exploit Coronavirus to Take Over West Bank Land with Military Backing: Violent Attacks Spike in April

B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories Since the start of the corona crisis, Israeli settlers have ramped up attacks against Palestinians throughout the West Bank, with full state backing. The attacks have increased despite the movement restrictions, lockdowns and social distancing measures introduced […]

26 Apr
4:54

Israeli Colonists Cut Dozens of Palestinian-owned Olive Trees near Nablus

Illegal Israeli colonists, on Friday cut down more than 30 olive trees in As-Sawiya town, south of the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, an official documenting Israeli settlement construction in the area, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency, that a group of […]

25 Apr
9:03

Arab Countries’ Ambassadors to the UN Reject Israeli Annexation Plans

Council of Arab Countries’ Ambassadors to the United Nations (UN) in New York City, rejected Israel’s announced annexation plans for the occupied West Bank. The council held a meeting via video conference to discuss the latest developments in the occupied Palestinian territories, particularly the illegal annexation plans, recently announced by […]

25 Apr
8:54

Israeli Troops Open Fire on Palestinian Farmers in Southern Gaza

Israeli troops opened heavy fire, earlier Saturday, towards Palestinian farmers east of Khan Younis city, south of the Gaza Strip. Local media reports said that Israeli soldiers, stationed on the Israeli side of the border fence between Gaza and Israel, fired tear-gas canisters and some live ammunition, towards local farmers, […]

24 Apr
4:23

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

Palestinian Center for Human Rights Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16-22 April, 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) 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 […]

24 Apr
4:40

Israeli Forces Storm East Jerusalem Town, Palestinian Youths Resist

Confrontations broke out on Thursday morning, between Israeli forces and Palestinian young men in Kafr Aqab town in occupied East Jerusalem, according to local source.. Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center that soldiers were cutting down street signs, when the youth resisted the invasion, the soldiers fired rubber-coated steel […]

Israeli troops in a night raid (archive image)
24 Apr
4:25

Israeli Forces Detain 14 Palestinians, including Former Prisoner

Israeli occupation forces invaded West Bank towns, early Thursday morning, and detained 14 Palestinians, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. In the northern occupied West Bank, soldiers stormed Tulkarem and detained a former prisoner. Also in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, Israeli troops abducted 2 Palestinian men from […]

24 Apr
12:31

Israeli Soldiers Dismantle, Seize Palestinian Mobile Home near Jericho

Israeli soldiers, on Thursday, dismantled a mobile home belonging to a Palestinian family in al-Dyouk al-Tahta village, west of the city of Jericho, and seized it, according to witnesses. Witnesses told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that soldiers invaded the area, and took apart the mobile home and seized it, under […]

23 Apr
9:44

Arab States’ League Decries Israeli Confiscation of Ibrahimi Mosque Lands

League of the Arab States denounced on Thursday, the latest Israeli authorities’ decision to confiscate the vicinity of Palestinian-Muslim ‘Al-Ibrahimi’ or Ibrahimi Mosque, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. In a statement, issued by the league, 22 Arab states considered the latest confiscation a part of Israel’s […]

22 Apr
9:31

PCHR: Fisherman Wounded & Fishing Boats Damaged, Israeli Naval Forces Continue Attacks on Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Waters

Israeli Naval Forces continued its attacks on Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza waters, under the continued Israeli restrictions on fishermens’ freedom to work and banning their access to areas rich with fish, all while fishermen do not pose any threat to the Israeli naval forces stationed in Gaza waters, which is […]

22 Apr
7:26

Israeli Troops Abduct 6 Palestinians, Assault Family Members in West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Wednesday, a number of Palestinians from several occupied West Bank towns and cities. In Ramallah city, local sources reported that an Israeli army force broke into several Palestinian-owned homes, before they abducted Abdelrahman Elwi and Mohammad Hassan, who are both students at Birzeit University. The […]

22 Apr
11:36

Palestinian Detainee Dies In Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that a detainee died, on Tuesday at night, in the Negev Desert Detention Camp, after fainting in the shower, and Israeli soldiers failed to provide him with any medical aid for more than thirty minutes. The PPS stated that the detainee, Nour Jaber […]

22 Apr
7:35

2 Palestinians Wounded by Israeli Gunfire in West Bank

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, opened fire at local Palestinians in the town of Kobar in Ramallah, central occupied West Bank, wounding one young man with live rounds, a local official reported. Izzat Badwan, Head of the local council, told Quds News Network that several Israeli military patrols tried to storm […]

22 Apr
7:22

Settlers Plant Trees on Palestinian Land, while Farmer receives Demolition Orders

Israeli settlers, on Monday, planted trees on Palestinian-owned land, in the southern occupied West Bank, with the intent of stealing the land, a local official stated. Hasan Breijieh, director of the Bethlehem office of the Wall and Settlements Resistance Commission, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli settlers planted olive […]

22 Apr
5:58

Israel Orders Halt to Construction of Mosque, Removal of Residential Tent

The Israeli military, on Monday, ordered a halt on the construction of a 2 story mosque, being built on an area of 250 square meters, in the Palestinian village of Kardala in the northern Jordan Valley, according to the head of Kardala village council.. Ghassan Fuqaha, told Palestinian WAFA news […]

21 Apr
9:25

Israeli Forces Invade Homes, Detain Several Palestinians Across the West Bank

Israeli forces detained a total of 9 Palestinians in invasions across the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian WAFA news Agency. Security sources said that Israeli forces, on Tuesday, detained 2 Palestinian youths from the Bethlehem-area village of Nahalin, after storming and searching their family homes. Sources added that the […]

21 Apr
8:24

Israeli Forces Abduct Freed Prisoner in Hebron

Israeli troops abducted, early on Tuesday, a freed Palestinian prisoner from the Beit Ummar town in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Local media sources reported that an Israeli army force invaded the Beit Ummar town and began invading several Palestinian-owned homes, before they abducted freed Palestinian prisoner, […]

21 Apr
7:24

Israeli Bulldozers Invade Parts of Northern Gaza, Troops Open Fire in the South, Navy Injures One Offshore

Israeli troops reportedly invaded, early on Tuesday, parts of the northern and southern besieged Gaza Strip local sources reported. Local witnesses said that a number of armored vehicles including bulldozers, advanced tens of meters deep into the Jabalia refugee camp, north of the coastal enclave. Witnesses added that the bulldozers […]

21 Apr
6:10

Israeli Troops Shoot, Injure Palestinian Youth in Bethlehem

Palestinian media sources reported early on Tuesday, that Israeli troops shot and wounded a Palestinian young man on Monday night, in the southern occupied West Bank. Sources said that the soldiers set up an ambush for the young man, before they chased and opened fire on him in the Taqou’ […]

21 Apr
7:05

OCHA : Summary of Protection of Civilians Report (March 31 – April 13)

United Nations Office of Humanitarian Affairs Protection of Civilians Report | 31 March – 13 April 2020 Summary of report Twelve Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli forces across the West Bank. Eight of the injuries were treated due to tear gas inhalation, two were shot with live ammunition, […]

20 Apr
11:03

Israeli Troops Demolish Palestinian-owned Facility and Caravan

Israeli troops reportedly devastated, early on Monday, a Palestinian-owned facility and caravan in the Sebastia neighborhood, northwest of the West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, chief of Israeli settlements construction file in the northern West Bank, told media outlets that an Israeli army force invaded the Sebastia neighborhood, and […]

Israeli forces in night raid (archive image from Al Jazeera)
20 Apr
10:02

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians Throughout West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, early on Monday, several Palestinians in different areas of the occupied West Bank. In the city of Hebron, troops invaded the Beit Ewwa village and broke into some local homes, before they abducted three youths, identified as Mohammad, Mohammd and Wael Al-Ehroob. Local eyewitnesses said that […]

20 Apr
12:18

Settlers Assault Palestinian Farmers and Activist

Israeli settlers attacked, on Saturday, several Palestinian villages in the Masafer Yatta area, in the southern occupied West Bank, physically assaulting residents, according to a local activist. Activist, Fouad Amour, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that illegal Israeli settlers attacked farmers in Khirbet al-Khrouba as they harvested their crops. Israeli […]

19 Apr
11:53

Israeli Troops Shoot, Wound Palestinian Teen in Tulkarem

Israeli troops reportedly shot and wounded a Palestinian teen, on Sunday, in northern Tulkarem city, in the occupied West Bank. Local Palestinian media sources reported that Israeli soldiers, stationed near the Israeli Apartheid Wall, west of the Shweika neighborhood of northern Tulkarem city, opened fire with live ammunition and tear-gas […]

19 Apr
9:36

Erekat: Majority of International Leaders Oppose Netanyahu’s Colonial Plans

Top Palestinian negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat said on Sunday that the majority of international leaders oppose Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s colonial plans by, insisting that a two-state solution is the way out of the current Palestinian-Israeli conflict. During phone calls with several world leaders, that Erekat initiated, leaders unanimously […]

19 Apr
4:44

Israeli Soldiers Shoot, Injure Three Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum

At least three Palestinians were injured, on Saturday, by Israeli forces as troops invaded the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, local sources reported. Morad Eshteiwi, coordinator of the popular resistance in Kufur Qaddoum, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the Israeli army stormed the village, provoking resistance from […]

19 Apr
4:00

Israeli Settlers Assault Shepherds, Injure One

A Palestinian shepherd was injured on Friday when illegal Israeli settlers attacked herders grazing sheep near the village of Tuwaneh, near Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank a local official reported. Palestinian official, Fouad al-Amour, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that settlers, under the cover of Israeli soldiers, assaulted […]

19 Apr
12:53

Hamas Offers Israel a Mediated Prisoner Swap Deal

Political Leader of the ruling Islamist Hamas party in Gaza, Ismail Haniyya, told the Alaraby Arabic TV channel, on Friday, that his party has four Israeli soldiers in captivity, and that the party is ready to indirectly negotiate over a possible prisoner swap deal with Israel. The leader of Hamas […]

18 Apr
11:31

Israel Imposes Fines on Palestinian Protesters in East Jerusalem

Israeli authorities in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, where Israel has wrestled control for five decades now, reportedly imposed on Friday many fines on Palestinian residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. The local Palestinian Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) reported that the fines were imposed on local Palestinians, who participate […]

18 Apr
12:30

US to Provide $5 Million in Aid to Palestine

United States of America reportedly announced it would grant Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza a sum of five million US Dollars, or 3.6 million New Israeli Shekels (NIS) to help deal with the Covid-19 paramedic. In a tweet he posted on Thursday, the US Ambassador to Israel, David […]

17 Apr
7:37

Palestinian President: “No Peace Deal with Israel, unless Prisoners Released”

On the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, on Friday, the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, asserted that Palestinians will not sign a final peace deal with Israel, unless Israel clears all it’s prisons of Palestinian prisoners, which he called heroes and fighters for freedom. In a statement he […]

17 Apr
7:19

Arab League’s Secretary General Urges Donor Countries to Fill in UNRWA’s Deficit

Secretary General of the Arab States’ League, Mr. Ahmad Abuelgheit, urged on Thursday, all donor countries that contribute to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), to promptly fill in current deficit of UNRWA’s budget. Abuelgheit’s appeal came during a meeting at the latter’s Cairo-based office, […]

17 Apr
6:58

Arab Parliaments Call for Immediate Release of Palestinian Prisoners

On the eve of Palestinian Prisoners Day, the Cairo-based Arab States’ Parliaments Forum, on Thursday, called for the immediate release of all Palestinian prisoners from various Israeli prisons and detention centers, as well as halt of all Israeli violations against the Palestinian people. In a statement, issued by the forum […]

17 Apr
4:08

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

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 April 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the […]

17 Apr
3:39

Israeli Settlers Escape Quarantine, Attack Palestinians, Injure One

Israeli media reports said on Thursday that around 20 Israeli settlers, who represent an extremist Jewish organization, called Hilltop Youth, reportedly escaped from quarantine, in the Jordan Valley, near the Dead Sea, and attacked several local Palestinians. Israel Today Arabic online paper, reported that the 20 settlers, who are Coronavirus […]

17 Apr
2:20

PCHR Fears Coronavirus Spread in Israeli Prisons and Detention Centers

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): Palestinian Prisoners’ Day is celebrated every year on the 17th of April, which was endorsed by the Palestinian National Council in 1974 as a national day to pay tribute to Palestinian prisoners and their sacrifices, and to support, advocate and promote their right to […]

16 Apr
7:18

Norwegian Refugee Council: Israel’s Destruction of Palestinian Property Undermines Efforts to Curb Covid-19

By the Norwegian Refugee Council Israel’s recent targeting of homes and even water, sanitation and hygiene facilities in the occupied West Bank violates international law and undermines efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Ongoing demolitions and threats of forcible transfer, amid plans for Israel’s next government to unilaterally annex large […]

15 Apr
8:29

Israeli Settlers set up Mobile Home near Nablus, Attempt Invasion of Youth Center in Hebron

Several Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, set up a mobile home in the northern occupied West Bank village of Qaryout, south of Nablus, according to a local official. Palestinian official, Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the area, said settlers from the illegal Shilo colony placed a mobile home […]

15 Apr
7:49

Israeli Settlers Unleash Cattle on Palestinian-owned Farm Lands

Israeli colonial settlers unleashed their cattle, on Wednesday, onto Palestinian-owned farm lands in the northern Alghour area of the Jordan Valley, in the West Bank. Local legal activist, Aref Daraghma, told Palestinian Wafa News Agency that tens of cows were released onto farm lands of wheat and barely, in the […]

15 Apr
4:56

UNRWA: Israel Restricts Fight Against Covid-19 in East Jerusalem

Spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Mr. Sami Mosha’sha, said on Wednesday, that Israeli occupation authorities in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, have imposed restrictions on the work of UNRWA-affiliated medical crews serving refugee populations there. In a phone interview with the Palestinian […]

15 Apr
5:37

2nd Appeal in COVID-19 Crisis: PCHR Calls for Immediate Release of Minors, Women, Patients and Elderlies among Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails

At a time where the whole world is combating the coronavirus pandemic and States have adopted precautionary and preventive measures to defy the virus, Israeli authorities maintain the imprisonment of more than 5,000 Palestinians, including 180 children, 43 women and more than 700 patients in harsh and unsanitary conditions that […]

15 Apr
5:20

Palestinian FM Denounces Latest Settler Attack on Palestinians

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned, on Tuesday, the latest attack by Israeli settlers who were isolated for the coronavirus, the Palestinian WAFA news Agency reported. The illegal colonists suspected of contracting the virus, were quarantined on an Israeli army base. The settlers reportedly escaped and proceeded […]

14 Apr
8:13

Israeli Settlers Assault Palestinians, Set Fire to Vehicles, Near Dead Sea

Dozens of Israeli colonial settlers reportedly, on Tuesday, fired tear-gas canisters and threw rocks towards Palestinian residents of the Al-Aghwar area, in the West Bank. According to Israeli media outlets, dozens of Israeli settlers belonging to a known terrorist organization called Hilltops’ Youth, attacked Palestinian residents, near the Dead Sea, […]

14 Apr
7:23

Israeli Troops Abduct Three Palestinians in Jenin and Al-Bireh

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Tuesday, three Palestinians, including 2 minors, in both Al-Bireh and Jenin towns, in the West Bank. Palestinian Prisoners’ Media Office in the West Bank city of Ramallah, announced that both Loui Alsho’la and Omar Abu Alrob from Al-Bireh town, in the central occupied West Bank, […]

13 Apr
7:44

Arab League Secretary Concerned Over Israel’s Annexation Plans

Secretary of the Arab States’ League, Mr. Ahmad Abuelgheit, expressed his concern, on Monday, over what he described as Israeli schemes to annex more Palestinian lands to Israeli boundaries, for the purpose of illegal settlement construction. The high-ranking Arab official sent out letters to a number of key international players, […]

13 Apr
6:17

Israeli Settlers Flood Palestinian Crops with Waste Water in Hebron

Several armed Israeli colonial settlers reportedly caused flooding of Palestinian-owned grape farms, on Monday, in north of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Local Palestinian media activist, Mohammad Awwad, told media outlets that for the second time in a week, several armed settlers from the nearby illegal colonial settlement […]

13 Apr
5:34

Sick Palestinian Worker Abandoned outside Settlement near Salfit

A Palestinian worker showing coronavirus symptoms was abandoned, on Sunday by Israeli settlers, outside the illegal Burkan settlement, near the town of Salfit in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Abdullah Kmail, the Governor of Salfit, said the worker, who had remained at his workplace in Israel […]

13 Apr
12:37

Israeli Colonists Cut 50 Olive Saplings near Bethlehem

Illegal Israeli settlers cut 50 olive saplings belonging to Palestinians, on Sunday, in the town of al-Khader, near the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to a local source. Head of the Colonization Resistance Commission in Bethlehem, Hasan Breijieh, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that settlers from the nearby […]

12 Apr
6:24

Israeli Troops Abduct 3 Palestinians in the West Bank, Spit on Walls and Floors

Israeli troops abducted, on Sunday, a number of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, local media outlets reported. According to Wafa News Agency, among those arrested is a Palestinian child in the Beit Ummar village, north of the West Bank city of Hebron. Wafa quoted media activist, Mohamad Awwad, as […]

12 Apr
6:08

Israeli Troops Open Fire on Palestinian Farmers in Southern Gaza

Israeli troops opened fire, early on Sunday morning, on a number of Palestinian farmers in the southern besieged Gaza Strip. Local Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that Israeli troops, stationed on watch towers, near the border fence with Khuza’a village, southeast of the coastal territory, opened fire with their […]

12 Apr
6:29

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure One Palestinian, Detain Another in Jerusalem

Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinians in the northwest of Jerusalem on Friday, wounding one young man and causing others to suffer the toxic effects of tear-gas. Local sources told Quds News Network that Israeli forces shot the young man, 20, in the thigh, the young man, who remained unidentified […]