Category Archives: Ramallah

01 Apr
5:46

Home of Palestinian Prisoner and Slain Brother to be Demolished by Israeli Forces

Israeli forces on Monday, handed a home demolition order to the family of slain Palestinian Saleh Barghouthi and his brother, Qassam Barghouthi Barghouthi’s family were given until April 8 to evacuate their two-floor home in Kobar village, in the central West bank city of Ramallah, the Palestinian Information Center reported. […]

31 Mar
12:29

Israeli Troops Abduct Four Palestinians in Pre-Dawn Raids

Israeli troops reportedly abducted on Tuesday four Palestinian residents in the West Bank city of Ramallah and the town of Albeira, after invading their towns and their homes. Local media outlets, quoting witnesses, reported that among the four abducted was a local lawyer, and that the abduction occurred in the […]

28 Mar
6:24

Isareli Settlers Attack Palestinians, Injure One near Hebron

Israeli settlers attacked, on Friday, Palestinian herders and other civilians in the village of Al-Tuwani, south of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist. Fo’ad Amour, a local rights activist, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that illegal colonial settlers, accompanied by attack dogs, assaulted herders […]

28 Mar
6:14

Israeli Forces Suppress West Bank Demonstrations, Arrest Journalist, Injure One

Israeli forces, on Friday, attacked citizens during demonstrations in the occupied West Bank, including the cities of Ramallah, Tulkarem and Qalqilia, according to local sources. Local sources told Palestinian Information Center that violent confrontations broke out between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian civilians in al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiya village, northeast of Ramallah City. […]

28 Mar
3:12

Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 March 2020)

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) in the efforts put forward to combat the spread of Coronavirus, despite […]

25 Mar
5:25

Two Palestinian Farmers Attacked, Injured by Israeli Settlers near Ramallah

Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, attacked Palestinian residents of the village of Umm Safa, northwest of Ramallah, injuring two, according to the head of the village council.. Marwan Sabbah told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that illegal colonial settlers attacked Palestinian farmers with sharp tools as they worked on their land, injuring […]

25 Mar
3:58

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian, Block off Towns in West Bank

Israeli soldiers, on Tuesday, opened fire and injured a Palestinian youth near the village of Deir Nitham, west of Ramallah, and closed its entrance, according to local sources. The source told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that soldiers shot the youth near the village, alleging he was throwing rocks at settlers’ […]

23 Mar
10:11

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Young Palestinian Man In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers killed, on Sunday at night, a young Palestinian man near the entrance of Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Medical sources said the soldiers shot Sofian Nawwaf al-Khawaja, 29, causing a very serious injury that resulted in his death shortly afterward. They added […]

23 Mar
3:09

Due to Coronavirus, Israel to Transfer Tax Funds to PA

Israeli media said on Sunday that Israeli authorities decided to deliver a fund of 120 million New Israeli Shekels (30 Million US Dollars), to the Palestinian Authority (PA). The fund is a part of tax money, collected by Israel on behalf of the PA, on Israel-controlled commercial crossings. Israeli TV […]

22 Mar
8:41

Increased Preventative Measures in Palestine as 6 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed

Palestinian government spokesman, Ibrahim Milhem, announced six new confirmed cases of the novel COVID-19 (coronavirus) on Sunday, including four in Ramallah and two in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian WAFA News Agency. Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh announced a new set of strict precautionary measures to stop the spread […]

18 Mar
11:56

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinian In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Wednesday, at least ten Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. In the central West Bank city of Ramallah, a squadron of Israeli soldiers invaded a town in the Ramallah district and abducted six […]

17 Mar
6:23

Israeli Troops Detain Palestinian Residents in the West Bank

Israeli army troops reportedly detained earlier on Tuesday, seven Palestinian residents from different areas in the West Bank. According to the Palestinian Detainees Club Forum in Ramallah city, Israeli occupation troops stormed both Awarta and Beita villages of Nablus city, arresting two Palestinian young men, Mojahed Awwad and Sameh Barakat. […]

16 Mar
8:07

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05-11 March 2020)

Israeli Violations Continue in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 March 2020) Summary During the period covered by the current report, the Israeli military occupation forces and Israeli settlers continued to commit further grave violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law. During this week, Israeli forces […]

15 Mar
7:16

Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Herders Near Ramallah

Israeli settlers, on Saturday, attacked Palestinian herders as they were grazing their livestock near the village of al-Mughayir, east of Ramallah city, in the central occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Mayor of the village, Ameen Abu Alia, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that illegal settlers chased the […]

15 Mar
9:31

Israeli Colonists Invade Village Near Ramallah

A group of fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, invaded earlier Sunday the al-Janiya Palestinian village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Eyewitnesses said the colonists invaded the outskirts of the village, before the locals intercepted them, and started forcing them away. They added that […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
11 Mar
12:49

Israeli Troops Abduct 12 Palestinians Wednesday Morning Before Dawn

In their daily pre-dawn raids throughout the West Bank, Israeli forces abducted 12 Palestinian civilians. In Ramallah, Israeli forces abducted two boys after one of them was injured at the entrance to Deir Nizam village, northwest of Ramallah. Local sources reported that the Israeli occupation forces shot the two boys […]

11 Mar
12:26

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attempt To Kidnap Two Palestinian Children Near Ramallah

Three fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands in direct violation of International Law, attempted to kidnap two children, Thursday, near Ramallah, in central West Bank. Eyewitnesses said the three colonists were driving their motorcycles in the meadow of Turmus Ayya town, northeast of Ramallah, before forcing a Palestinian […]

11 Mar
9:50

Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers injured, on Wednesday at night, two Palestinians near Deir Nitham village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Israeli sources claimed that the soldiers ambushed Palestinians on a road where Molotov cocktails are frequently hurled at army jeeps and colonialist settlers’ cars, and opened fire at […]

Tulkarem night raid (archive image)
10 Mar
10:22

Israeli Troops Abduct 14 Palestinians in Pre-Dawn Raids

Israeli forces abducted 14 Palestinians before dawn Tuesday in raids of various parts of the West Bank. In Nablus, Israeli troops abducted 10 Palestinians in the Nablus District.  According to local source Wafa News Agency, Israeli troops invaded Beit Janoub, south of Nablus, and abducted eight youth, after raiding and […]

Tulkarem night raid (archive image)
09 Mar
10:28

In Pre-Dawn Raids, Israeli Troops Abduct 12 Palestinians

The Israeli forces launched pre-dawn raids Monday morning in various parts of the West Bank, abducting 12 Palestinians, including two previously-released prisoners. In Hebron, Israeli forces abducted: Abdel Karim Khaled Abu Sal (23 years), Amr Khaled Al-Badawi, Majid Tayseer Al-Titi (23 years), and Ahmed Ezzat Al-Sabatin, all from Al-Arroub camp […]

07 Mar
9:46

Israeli Troops Invade Birzeit University Dorms; Abduct 5 Students

March 7, 2020 9:46 PM admin Israeli attacks, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah 0

Early Friday morning, Israeli forces raided student dormitories at Birzeit University in Ramallah, in the central West Bank, and abducted five students. According to local sources, Israeli troops kidnapped five students affiliated with the Islamic Bloc, the student branch of the Hamas movement, at Birzeit University in Ramallah. The sources […]

Image from Kufur Qaddoum protest
06 Mar
10:08

Israeli Troops Attack Protest in Kufur Qaddoum, Injuring Two Palestinians

Two young men were wounded by rubber-coated metal bullets, while dozens more suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, when Israeli forces invaded Kufur Qaddoum village and began assaulting non-violent demonstrators. Each week, the townspeople of Kufur Qaddoum hold a march and protest to challenge the Israeli closure of their […]

06 Mar
5:34

Israeli Forces Demolish the Homes of Two Palestinian Detainees

Israeli forces, overnight Wednesday, demolished the family homes of two alleged Palestinian attackers in Ramallah and nearby Birzeit town, resulting in intense confrontations with local youths, WAFA correspondent said. She said that a large Israeli army force invaded the town of Birzeit after midnight, and surrounded the family home of […]

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05 Mar
9:43

PCHR: Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 February – 04 March 2020)

SUMMARY This week, PCHR documented 228 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. IOF continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s Peace Plan for the Middle East known as […]

Tulkarem night raid (archive image)
04 Mar
8:55

Israeli Troops Invade West Bank; Abduct 21 Palestinians

Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank in pre-dawn raids Wednesday March 4th, abducting 21 Palestinian citizens from their homes while they were asleep in bed. In addition, the troops seized funds from the homes of several freed prisoners. According to the Palestinian Wafa News Agency, the occupation […]

29 Feb
5:22

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until Saturday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded a residential building in Ein Misbah neighborhood, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted a man, identified as […]

29 Feb
2:04

Soldiers Injure Hundreds Of Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, hundreds of Palestinians across several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Israeli army used live and rubber-coated metal rounds, in addition to teargas bombs and stun grenades. The Palestinian Red Crescent stated that its crews have dealt with 191 injuries during confrontations in the village […]

26 Feb
2:13

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 27 Palestinians, Including Children, In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, 27 Palestinians, including children and the father of a slain young man, from their homes during extensive and very violent searches of property across the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. The PPS stated that the […]

25 Feb
4:12

Updated: “Soldiers Abduct 28 Palestinians, Including Children, Former Political Prisoners, In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, twenty-eight Palestinians, including children, siblings, and a young woman, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers abducted sixteen Palestinians from their homes in Hebron governorate, in southern West Bank. […]

23 Feb
1:37

Palestinian Infant Among Dozens Who Suffered Severe Effects of Teargas Inhalation Near Ramallah

February 23, 2020 1:37 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

A Palestinian infant, only five months of age, along with dozens of residents, including schoolchildren, suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, Sunday, after Israeli soldiers invaded Deir Nitham village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Media sources said the soldiers attacked dozens of residents, especially schoolchildren, […]

22 Feb
3:31

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The procession started from the center of the village with the participation of Israeli […]

Sign to Beitin
21 Feb
1:31

Israeli Troops Shoot at Palestinian Vehicle, Wounding 16-year Old Palestinian

A car filled with Palestinian teens was attacked by Israeli forces on Thursday evening. The car was driving near the Palestinian town of Beitin, east of Ramallah, when Israeli forces stationed at a checkpoint targeted the vehicle and began shooting. According to local sources, the Israeli occupation forces wounded a […]

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21 Feb
1:08

Five Palestinian Detainees’ Homes to be Demolished

February 21, 2020 1:08 PM admin Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

The Israeli Supreme Court today gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for the military to demolish the family homes of five Palestinian detainees allegedly involved in the killing of a settler in late August 2019. All five are from the Ramallah area, and are serving long terms in Israeli prison camps. […]

21 Feb
1:19

Report: Palestinian Prisoner Describes Torture Inside Israeli Jail

In a report issued, on Thursday, the Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Authority released the testimony of the prisoner, Halima Khandakji, 45, from the town of Deir Sudan, Ramallah District, in which she tells details of her torture during interrogation inside the occupation detention cells. The report says “During her interrogation, […]

19 Feb
2:48

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians, including the father of a young man who was killed by army fire in October 2018, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said several army […]

19 Feb
1:24

Israel Planning Thousands of Settlement Units North of Jerusalem

The Israeli Ministry of Housing announced Tuesday that it plans to construct thousands of new Israeli settlement units in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Kafr Aqab, in violation of international law and all past signed peace agreements, and even violating the Trump-Kushner Plan, which had designated the neighborhood as part […]

18 Feb
4:05

Including Children, Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, twelve Palestinians, including children, after the army stormed and ransacked many homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Beit Doqqo and Qotna towns, in […]

18 Feb
12:46

Israeli Forces Recover Body of Palestinian In West Bank

Israeli soldiers stationed in the occupied West Bank recovered, Monday, the body of a Palestinian man tangled among bushes in a rural area, who apparently died of his wounds after a shooting attack targeting Israeli soldiers two weeks prior. The corpse was found near Ras Karkar village, west of Ramallah, […]

17 Feb
8:14

Dozens of Armed Settlers Attack, Injure 5 Palestinian Shephards

Armed Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian shepherds in the town of al-Mughayyir, in central occupied West Bank, while grazing their livestock, on Monday, the town`s mayor stated. Marzouq Abu Naim, told WAFA that dozens of illegal armed settlers chased and brutally assaulted several Palestinian civilians, forcing them out of their fields, […]

17 Feb
7:49

Entrance to Ramallah Village Resealed

Israeli occupation forces, at dawn on Sunday, re-closed the main entrance to Deir Nidham village, to the west of Ramallah City, PNN reports. According to local residents, soldiers returned the cement blocks which they had placed several days ago and which the residents of Deir Nidham removed yesterday. On Saturday, […]

17 Feb
2:10

Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least eight Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and ransacked homes in the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, and abducted Othman Nakhla, […]

16 Feb
1:58

Updated: Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Search Homes And Stores, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at night and earlier Sunday, at least eight Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, searched many homes and abducted three young men, identified as Mousa Hatem Deeriyya, Tareq Eqab Deeriyya, and Ahmad […]

15 Feb
7:25

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In ‘Aboud And Budrus Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, many Palestinians, including a young man who was shot with a live round, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against protesters in the villages of ‘Aboud and Budrus, near Ramallah, in central West Bank. Dozens nonviolently marched in ‘Aboud village, west of […]

15 Feb
5:39

Soldiers Injure Many Nonviolent Protesters In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, many nonviolent protesters in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, during the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in, has reported that dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli […]

13 Feb
3:32

Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians, Injure Three, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at night and on Thursday at dawn, 15 Palestinians, including children, from their homes, and injured at least three young men,  in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Bethlehem, south of the occupied […]

12 Feb
2:31

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians, Install Roadblocks, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, seven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and installed numerous roadblocks, especially in Ramallah governorate, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Ramallah said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in at-Tira […]

11 Feb
11:05

Fateh Standing behind Abbas following Threats by Israeli UN Delegate

The Fateh movement said, today, that it stands behind PA President Mahmoud Abbas and fully supports the positions expressed in his speech before the United Nations Security Council, warning of the implications rendered by the Israeli delegate’s portrayal of Abbas as an obstacle to peace, in calling for him to […]

11 Feb
10:40

After Thousands Protest in Ramallah, Israeli Forces Fire Tear-Gas and Rubber-Coated Steel Rounds

“Palestine is not for sale,” and “No to the deal of the century,” were only a few of the signs raised, on Tuesday, by the tens of thousands of Palestinians who came from all over the West Bank to demonstrate in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, WAFA reported. […]

11 Feb
10:02

Palestinian Prisoner’s Family Informed of Order to Demolish its Home

The Israeli army, on Tuesday, informed the family of Palestinian detainee, Qassam Barghouthi, of its intention to demolish the family’s home in the central West Bank village of Kobar, the Head of Kobar village council, Izzat Badwan, told WAFA. The army told the family that they have until Thursday to […]

11 Feb
3:49

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eight Palestinians, including children, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in the […]

10 Feb
2:12

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians, including children, in addition to illegally confiscating cash, during violent invasions and searches of homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldier stormed and ransacked many […]

06 Feb
2:13

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, nine Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, after the army invaded and violently searched many homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Bethlehem, south of the occupied capital, Jerusalem, said the soldiers abducted […]

06 Feb
5:14

Israeli Forces Demolish Shack, Seize Another Near Ramallah

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

05 Feb
10:43

Including A Mayor And Two Children, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians, including two children and the mayor of Beit Kahil town, in the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and violently searched dozens of homes across the West Bank, and interrogated […]

04 Feb
10:54

PPS: Twelve Palestinians Detained From West Bank, Including a Mother of Four

According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), the Israeli occupation forces arrested 12 Palestinian civilians from the occupied West Bank, on Tuesday night, including a mother of four. The PPS said that six Palestinian citizens were arrested from several towns in the Hebron governorate, including a woman. 1. Muhammad Mahmoud […]

03 Feb
1:26

Army Abducts Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, and interrogated the residents […]

02 Feb
4:34

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians, Including Father And Son, In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, ten Palestinians, including two children, in addition to a father and his son, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes across […]

27 Jan
4:55

PA Threatens to Give up Oslo Accords over US “Deal of Century”

A high-ranking Palestinian official has threatened that the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority would withdraw from key provisions of the Oslo Accords in the case that US President Donald Trump unveils his so-called “Deal of the Century” to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Saeb Erekat said, […]

27 Jan
11:24

Israeli Army Abducts Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least seventeen Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank; twelve of the abducted Palestinians are from Jenin governorate, in northern West Bank. Two other Palestinians were abducted on Sunday at night. The […]

26 Jan
8:41

Fateh IRC: Ethnically Cleansed Palestinians Like Victims of Nazi Occupation

The Fateh International Relations Commission said, in a statement commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, that the Palestinian people, ethnically cleansed by Jewish militias since 1948 and occupied by Israel since 1967, are like the victims of the Nazi occupation of Europe. Fateh said that open or […]

20 Jan
3:48

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct fifteen Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the army brought with them two imprisoned Palestinians, identified as Miqdad al-Qawasmi and Mo’tasem Natsha, and violently searched […]

20 Jan
9:37

Israeli Court Doubles Prison Sentence Of Detained Palestinian Teen

January 20, 2020 9:37 AM IMEMC News News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, last Thursday, that an Israeli appellate court has accepted an appeal filed by the prosecutor’s office demanding to raise the prison sentence of a detained Palestinian teen from the 18 years to life in prison. The PPS stated that the ruling was part […]

19 Jan
7:21

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian School West of Ramallah

Israeli forces raided, on Sunday, a Palestinian school and terrorized its students in the village of Deir Nizam, west of Ramallah in central occupied West Bank. According to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA), soldiers invaded the school and ransacked classrooms, causing panic and fear among students as soldiers […]

19 Jan
2:52

PPS: “Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, at least eleven Palestinians, including a guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, said the soldiers stormed and searched homes, and […]

15 Jan
12:02

Army Abducts Two Siblings In Bil’in

January 15, 2020 12:02 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Bil’in Palestinian village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted two siblings. Abdullah Abu Rahma, a former political prisoner and the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in, said the soldiers […]

14 Jan
4:03

Detainee Zahran Suspends Hunger Strike

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

13 Jan
9:46

Israeli Forces Quash Land Rehabilitation Project In West Bank Village

Israeli occupation forces, on Monday, stopped work on a project to reclaim and rehabilitate lands and pave agricultural roads in the village of Al-Mughayyir, east of Ramallah, under the pretext that the area is classified as Area C, under full Israeli administrative and military control. The project supervisor, Engineer Fajer […]

13 Jan
9:12

Tayseer Barakat’s “Shoreless Sea”: A Visual Account of Refugees’ Mayhem Journeys Across the Mediterranean

Zawyeh Gallery is glad to announce the opening of Tayseer Barakat’s solo exhibition “Shoreless Sea” on Wednesday, 15 January, in Ramallah. The exhibition includes a series of new artworks which manifest as an account on refugees’ desperate journeys to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in search for a normal life. […]

13 Jan
2:11

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, seventeen Palestinians, including a father and his son, during violent invasions and searches of homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded […]

11 Jan
5:41

Israeli Troops Assault Demonstrators in Kufur Qaddoum; Fire Tear Gas

During the weekly nonviolent protest in Kufur Qaddoum village in the northern West Bank, dozens of local residents suffered from tear gas inhalation when Israeli forces attacked demonstrators. The weekly anti-settlement march called for the opening of the main village street, which was closed by Israeli military forces 16 years […]

09 Jan
1:15

Updated: “Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Including One Child, In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least eight Palestinians, including one child and two former political prisoners, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the […]

09 Jan
12:38

Israeli Soldiers Dismantle A Shed Near Ramallah

January 9, 2020 12:38 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Ras Karkar village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and dismantled a Palestinian shed, before confiscating it. Radi Abu Fkheitha, the head of Ras Karkar village Council, told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that the soldiers dismantled the 30 square/meter shed, […]

Israeli forces in night raid (archive image from Al Jazeera)
06 Jan
12:47

Israeli Army Abducts 17 Palestinians, Including 4 Children, in Pre-Dawn Raids in the West Bank

Israeli forces abducted 17 Palestinian civilians on Monday in pre-dawn raids in various parts of the West Bank. In Bethlehem, the Israeli forces abducted six Palestinians from the town of Beit Fajjar. They were identified as: Radhi Salah Taqqatah, 17 years old, Amer Khaled Taqatqa, 17 years old, Mujahid Yousef […]

03 Jan
6:06

Israel to Demolish Family Home of 2 Palestinian Prisoners

Israeli forces notified the family of two Palestinian prisoners, on Thursday, of an order to demolish their home in Kobar town, northwest of Ramallah city, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Widad Barghouthi, a media professor at Birzeit University, said that Israeli military forces broke into her family’s […]

01 Jan
2:02

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two young Palestinian men from Beit Rima and Deir Ghassana towns, northwest of Ramallah in central West Bank, and abducted two young men. Several army jeeps invaded Beit Rima town, before the soldiers stormed and searched homes and abducted Saji Nitham Rimawi, 24. […]

30 Dec
3:13

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians in Hebron, Ramallah And Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians, including two children, from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Hebron, Ramallah, and Tulkarem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city […]

19 Dec
11:00

Army Abducts Seven Palestinians In Ramallah

December 19, 2019 11:00 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, seven Palestinians from their homes in the Ramallah and al-Biereh Governorate, in central West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded Abu Shkeidim village, northwest of Ramallah, and abducted a young man, identified as Kamal Faisal Qindah, from […]

18 Dec
4:43

Israel Places Second Woman Under Administrative Detention

Less than 24 hours after the Israeli authorities have placed a female Palestinian journalist under administrative detention, a second woman, on Tuesday, was slammed with administrative detention, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The Palestine Prisoners Services (PPS) said that Shatha Hasan, 20, from the Ramallah district, who […]

16 Dec
10:07

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 23 Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, at least 23 Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank; 22 of the abducted were taken prisoner after the soldiers stormed and ransacked their homes, and one after being stopped at a military roadblock. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Majd […]

14 Dec
11:19

Israeli Forces Injure Several Palestinians at Protests in West Bank and Gaza

Dozens of Palestinian protesters were reportedly wounded while others were arrested during the Israeli crackdown on weekly peaceful protests along the separation fence in Gaza, and throughout the West Bank. Israeli soldiers injured five with live ammunition, wounding one seriously, shot 4 protestors with rubber-coated metal bullets, and caused dozens […]

14 Dec
6:55

Soldiers Attack Palestinian Protesters Near Ramallah

December 14, 2019 6:55 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian protesters near Beit El military roadblock, north of Ramallah in central West Bank. Eyewitnesses said dozens of Palestinians marched in the area of Beit El illegal colony, and were chanting against the ongoing Israeli occupation, its escalating violations against the people, their homes […]

12 Dec
2:34

Soldiers Shoot A Medic, Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers shot, on Thursday at dawn, a medic and abducted thirteen other Palestinians, including a university student, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers invaded Ein Misbah neighborhood and Surda Junction, and resorted to the excessive use of force against […]

11 Dec
3:59

Detainee Zahran Continues Strike For 80th Day

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

11 Dec
1:33

Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians, Injure Many And Attack Three Journalists

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, seven Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and searched many homes, and injured many others, in addition to attacking journalists and confiscating two cars. In Ramallah governorate, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted five Palestinians, […]

Israeli night raid (archive image)
11 Dec
12:27

Israeli Troops Invade West Bank; Abduct Seven Palestinians

In pre-dawn raids on Wednesday, Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank, driving into sleeping towns and refugee camps and forcing residents out of bed, abducting seven and ransacking a number of homes. They also fired tear gas to disperse residents of the invaded areas who had come […]

11 Dec
7:50

Israeli Troops Raid Al-Bireh Industrial Zone

Israeli forces, on Tuesday evening, raided the industrial zone in al-Bireh/Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, leading to confrontations. Forces stormed the industrial zone and stationed their troops in the vicinity of the traffic department, there, where they proceeded to confiscate camera records from a number of facilities, leading to […]

09 Dec
1:13

Israeli Soldiers Abduct One Palestinian, Confiscate Car, Near Ramallah

December 9, 2019 1:13 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, a Palestinian man, and confiscated a car, in Betunia town, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Abdullah Abu Ibrahim, after storming and ransacking his home. They added that the soldiers also invaded and searched the home of Saed Abu […]

09 Dec
11:18

Including One Journalist, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least nine Palestinians, including one journalist, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army stormed and ransacked dozens of homes. In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted Abdullah Abu Ibrahim, from his home in […]

03 Dec
2:30

Two Hunger Striking Detainees Face Serious Health Complications

December 3, 2019 2:30 PM IMEMC News Nablus, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that two detainees, holding ongoing hunger strikes in Israeli prisons, are facing serious, life-threatening complications, especially after they stopped drinking water three days ago. The Committee stated that the two detainees, Ahmad Zahran and Mosab al-Hindi, are held in the Nitzan al-Ramla prison, under […]

03 Dec
10:43

Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Ramallah, Illegally Confiscate Cash And Gold, In Jenin

December 3, 2019 10:43 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, five Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, in Ramallah governorate, in central West Bank. The army also invaded Ya’bad town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and illegally confiscated cash and gold from one home. Media sources said the soldiers […]

02 Dec
2:14

Ramallah Hosts Joint Italian-Palestinian Business Forum

.(Photo credit: Italian Consulate General) The Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Marina Sereni, together with the Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh, and the Minister of National Economy, Khaled Osaily, took part in the opening session of the third edition of the Italian-Palestinian Joint Business Forum (JBF), […]

02 Dec
12:49

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Hebron, Bethlehem, and Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah, in addition to attacking protesters in Bethlehem, Jenin and Ramallah. In Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded and searched several homes, […]

29 Nov
2:18

Illegal Colonists Burn Palestinian Car, Puncture Tires And Write Racist Graffiti

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the Taybeh and Deir Ammar villages, in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah, and burnt a Palestinian car, in addition to writing racist graffiti and puncturing the tires of many cars. Locals said the colonists, who came from […]

27 Nov
2:54

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian With A Live Round, Injure Several Others, Near Ramallah

November 27, 2019 2:54 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, dozens of Palestinian protesters at the northern entrance of the al-Biereh city, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at them, wounding one with live ammunition and causing many to suffer the effects of teargas […]

21 Nov
8:26

College Student, 18, Shot With Gas Bomb In Her Face, Suffers Jaws Fractures, Burns

This item is about a female university student, studying Information Technology in Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie, in Tulkarem in northern West Bank. An Israeli soldier shot her in the college campus with a high-velocity gas bomb which struck her face, fracturing her jaw, and causing burns to her face […]

20 Nov
10:43

Soldiers Demolish Two Palestinian Homes Near Ramallah

November 20, 2019 10:43 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, two Palestinian homes in Shuqba village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Media sources said several army jeeps, and bulldozers, invaded the village and demolished the homes, reportedly for being built without a permit from the so-called “Civil Administration Office,” the executive branch […]

19 Nov
3:38

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 25 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, 25 Palestinians, including several children, and former political prisoners, in the occupied West Bank, especially in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes, causing property damage, and interrogated scores of Palestinians […]

19 Nov
9:42

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Basketball Referee, Scout Leader, In Ramallah

November 19, 2019 9:42 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, a Palestinian scout leader and a basketball referee, identified as George Abu Ghazala, from his home in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and took him to an unknown destination. Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers stormed George’s home and ransacked […]

18 Nov
1:51

PPS: “Israel Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least ten Palestinians, including a kidney patient and former political prisoners, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes, causing damage. The Hebron office of the PPS in southern West […]

18 Nov
8:38

Soldiers Seriously Injure Two Palestinian Children Near Ramallah

November 18, 2019 8:38 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, Sunday, two Palestinian children near the entrance of the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Raed Dalaysha of the local Popular Committee in the refugee camp said the soldiers shot Rami Naji at-Tayeh, 13, and Amir Ehab Zobeidi, […]