Category Archives: Palestine

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 […]

11 Apr
9:20

PLO Warns Against Joint US-Israeli Annexation Plans

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), warned on Saturday against a recently-leaked understanding between the USA and Israel over some Israeli plans for the possible annexation of Palestinian lands, for the purpose of illegal colonial settlements on the occupied Palestinian territories. In a statement, issued by the Department for the Defense […]

11 Apr
7:13

Prisoners Committee Concerned Over Palestinian Prisoner’s Condition

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Committee for Prisoners and Ex-prisoners Affairs, on Saturday, expressed its deep concern over the condition of a Palestinian prisoner, inside Israel’s Ramon prison. In a statement, released by the committee, the condition of prisoner, Mohammed Halabi, 42, from the Gaza Strip refugee camp of Jabalia, is getting […]

11 Apr
6:29

Israeli Colonists Desecrate Palestinian Cemetery near Nablus

Illegal Israeli settlers desecrated, on Wednesday night, several gravestones in a Palestinian cemetery in the village of Burqa, north of city of Nablus, Days of Palestine reported. Local official in charge of documenting Israeli settlement crimes in the northern occupied West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas said that illegal Israeli settlers invaded […]

Kafr Qaddoum protest (archival image from PNN)
11 Apr
12:14

Israeli Forces Suppress Weekly Protest, Many Palestinians Suffer Inhalation Injuries

Palestinian media reports said that Palestinian residents in the central West Bank town of Kufur Qaddoum suffocated on tear-gas, fired by Israeli troops on Friday. Spokesperson for the Popular Committee for the Resistance of Israel’s Apartheid Wall in the Qalqilia city of the West Bank, Morad Eshteiwi, told media outlets […]

10 Apr
7:57

Israeli Troops Abduct One Palestinian, Close Town East of Hebron

Israeli troops reportedly closed down the entrance to Bany Naeem town, on Friday, on the eastern edge of the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron. Local media sources and witnesses said that an Israeli army force surrounded the town, before it abducted a Palestinian youth, identified as Mahdi Abusnaina, […]

10 Apr
5:34

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02 – 08 April 2020)

Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary 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 occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) since 06 March 2020, in the […]

09 Apr
10:21

Senior PLO Member: Israeli Crimes Against Palestinians Go Unabated

Senior member of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, held the international community legally and morally responsible for what she described as the Israeli military’s continued crimes against the unarmed Palestinian people. In a statement, the senior PLO member released on Thursday on the 72nd […]

09 Apr
7:43

Arab States: Israel Attacks Palestinians Amidst the Fight Against Covid-19

League of Arab States, comprising of 22 Arab countries, stated on Thursday, that Israeli occupation authorities continue ‘aggression’ toward the Palestinian people by carrying out killing, arrests, expulsion and illegal settlement construction. In a statement issued on Thursday, on the 72nd anniversary of the Israeli-perpetrated massacre of civilian Palestinians in […]

09 Apr
1:54

Armed Settlers Attack Man, Abduct His 2 Sons Near Ramallah

Update: The two Palestinians were taken to Halamesh illegal colony, which was built on Palestinian lands, and are under interrogation by Israeli soldiers there. Israeli settlers on Tuesday, attacked a Palestinian man in the village of Kobar, northwest of Ramallah, and kidnapped his two sons, according to Kobar mayor, Izzat […]

09 Apr
12:19

3 Palestinians Detained by Israeli Forces, Including 2 Former Prisoners

Israeli forces on Wednesday, detained two Palestinians after invading the town of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, according to Days of Palestine. Israeli soldiers reportedly invaded the town and ransacked the homes of the 2 unidentified Palestinian men, before abducting them. The two men are former prisoners, one serving fifteen […]

09 Apr
12:13

Palestinian Farmers near Hebron Suffocate after Israeli Forces, Settlers Attack

Palestinian farmers on Tuesday, suffered inhalation injuries during an attack by illegal Israeli settlers in Ash-Shuyukh town, near the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, according to local sources. Ahmad al-Halayqa, media activist, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that colonial settlers, under Israeli military protection, attacked Palestinian farmers in She’ib […]

08 Apr
10:06

Israeli Naval Forces Wound Palestinian Fisherman in Northern Gaza

Israeli naval forces reportedly shot and wounded a Palestinian fisherman, on Wednesday, off the northern coast of the tiny Palestinian territory of the Gaza Strip. Local media outlets reported that at least one Palestinian fisherman was shot and wounded earlier on Wednesday morning, after naval Israeli forces chased and intercepted […]

08 Apr
9:29

Israeli Troops Seize Palestinian-owned Tractor in Hebron

Israeli troops reportedly seized on Wednesday, a Palestinian-owned tractor in the northern Hebron city, southern West Bank. Palestinian chief of the local committee for resisting the Israeli Apartheid Wall in Bethlehem city, Hassan Braiga, told media outlets that the troops broke into the Aseer farm land, near the Israeli colonial […]

08 Apr
10:43

International Solidarity Movement Responds to Report of FBI Probe

This is the statement from the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) in response to a report  published by The Intercept detailing an investigation of the ISM conducted by the FBI from 2004 – 2006, using informants as well as physical and telecommunications surveillance. The International Solidarity Movement is a Palestinian-led movement […]

08 Apr
1:27

World Health Day: PCHR Calls for Providing Medical Supplies and COVID-19 Testing Kits to Gaza Strip’s Health Sector

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) World Health Day is celebrated each year on April 7th, and it was first sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1950 to raise health awareness. The theme for World Health Day 2020 is “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” to support nurses […]

07 Apr
8:02

3 Palestinian Workers Attacked, Injured by Israeli Settlers in West Jerusalem

A group of Israeli settlers attacked three Palestinian workers in occupied West Jerusalem, on Sunday, according to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic). Majed Fasfous 30, told the Center that the illegal settlers attacked him with a knife, stabbed him in the head, attempted to stab him in the back […]

07 Apr
7:21

Committee Concerned About Health of Palestinian Prisoners

Representative of the Ramallah-based Committee for Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-prisoners, Hassan Abd Rabo, expressed on Tuesday the committee’s growing concerns over the safety of the 5,000 Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli jails. Abd Rabo’s remarks come amidst the internationally-spread Coronavirus, inside Israel and some Palestinian cities, towns and villages. He was […]

07 Apr
5:04

Shipping Container Confiscated by Israeli Forces near Hebron

Israeli forces Monday, seized a shipping container and tore down a stall in the Palestinian village of Khirbet Qalqas, south of Hebron city, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. WAFA correspondent confirmed that Israeli forces escorted heavy equipment into the village, in the southern occupied West Bank, where the heavy machinery […]

06 Apr
7:31

Report: 17 Israeli Violations Against Gaza Fishermen

The Gaza-based Palestinian Agricultural Union issued on Sunday a report, outlining the amount of Israeli naval forces violations against Gaza fishermen, during March of 2020. According to the Department of Lobbying and Advocacy of the Palestinian Agricultural Union, Israeli naval forces, off the coast of Gaza, committed 17 violations against […]

06 Apr
7:18

Armed Israeli Settlers Attack Family as Troops Abduct Three Palestinians

Armed Israeli settlers early on Monday, attacked a Palestinian family in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, a local source reported. According to Zeidan Alsharbaty, who lives in the Alshuhdaa St. in Hebron’s downtown, several armed Israeli settlers infiltrated onto the rooftop of his family home, Israeli soldiers […]

06 Apr
8:44

Opinion: A Palestinian Guide to Surviving a Quarantine: On Faith, Humor and ‘Dutch Candy’

By Ramzy Baroud for Middle East Monitor Call it a ‘quarantine’, a ‘shelter-in-place’, a ‘lockdown’ or a ‘curfew’, we Palestinians have experienced them all, though not at all voluntarily. Personally, the first 23 years of my life were lived in virtual ‘lockdown’. My father’s ‘quarantine’ was experienced much earlier, as […]

06 Apr
8:21

PCHR Condemns Israeli Defense Minister’s Statements, Stresses Linking Humanitarian Aid to Politics is Unacceptable

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett’s statements linking the entry of medical supplies into the Gaza Strip to combat Coronavirus with the return of Israeli soldiers who have been held by Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip since 2014. PCHR stresses […]

06 Apr
5:33

PLO Official says Israel will “Stop Demolitions of Palestinian Homes”

Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said in a tweet last week, that Israel is apparently going to stop demolishing homes in the occupied Palestinian territories, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. “I was informed by top United Nations (UN) officials that the Israeli […]

06 Apr
12:35

Settlers Flood Palestinian Farm Lands near Hebron

Illegal Israeli settlers on Sunday, flooded Palestinian-owned farms planted with grapes, near the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank, a local source reported. Local activist, Mohammad Awad, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that extremist colonial settlers from Gush Etzion settlement bloc, built on […]

06 Apr
12:32

Military Forces, Settlers Deny Palestinian Farmers Access to their Land near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces and extremist Israeli settlers on Sunday prevented Palestinian farmers from accessing their lands in the village of Tuqu’, southeast of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to sources. Tayseer Abu Mfarreh, mayor of the village, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that a large unit of […]

04 Apr
10:51

Palestinian Governor of East Jerusalem Issues a Passover Warning

The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Governorate for the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, issued a warning, Saturday, for Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem, against buying Jewish-owned property during the Passover holidays. The governorate’s statement, ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover, came in the context of the rapidly-spreading coronavirus, in many Israeli […]

04 Apr
10:35

Armed Israeli Settlers Storm Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem

Israeli colonial settlers, on Saturday, stormed the Palestinian neighborhood of Wadi Alrababa in Silwan village in the internationally-recognized occupied city of East Jerusalem, southern West Bank. Local media outlets and witnesses said that about 25 armed colonial settlers stormed the neighborhood and embarked on provocative actions towards local unarmed Palestinian […]

04 Apr
7:56

Israeli Forces Injure Dozens of Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum

A Palestinian youth was injured when Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian citizens, while dozens of Palestinians choked on tear gas in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia on Friday, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the […]