Category Archives: Ramallah

21 Mar
4:55

Birzeit Students Retaliate over West Bank Killings

Students burn tires at Ramallah’s northern entrance during a protest against the Israeli army killing of three Palestinians. (WAFA Images / Baha Nasr)  Several dozen Birzeit University students demonstrated today, at Ramallah’s northern border, near an Israeli army checkpoint, in protest against the army’s killing of three young Palestinians near […]

18 Mar
10:09

Army Invades, Searches, Homes of Two Political Prisoners In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the homes of Fateh Revolutionary Council member, Zakariya Zobeidi, and attorney Tareq Barghouth, and violently searched them while interrogating their families. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded Ramallah at-Tihta area, before storming the home of Zakariya Zobeidi, the former leader of the […]

14 Mar
1:11

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 20 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians, including six students of Birzeit University, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, in addition to four Palestinians, who were taken prisoner, on Wednesday evening, The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded […]

13 Mar
12:00

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 29 Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, twenty-nine Palestinians, including an elected legislator, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. The PPS stated that the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, and installed […]

12 Mar
1:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Monday at night and on Tuesday at dawn, eleven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Israeli army said its soldiers located three weapons in an area in Nablus, in northern […]

12 Mar
12:08

Army Shoots A Palestinian In Nabi Saleh

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday evening, the village of Nabi Saleh, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and shot a young man. Medical sources said the soldiers shot the young man with a live round in the leg, before he was rushed to a hospital for treatment. […]

11 Mar
10:55

Israeli Soldiers Invade Kobar, Shoot Two Palestinians

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, Monday, the village of Kobar, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and shot two Palestinian protesters. Media sources said dozens of heavily armored soldiers invaded the village, and stormed many neighborhoods, before Palestinian youngsters protested the invasion, and hurled stones at the […]

11 Mar
5:50

Israeli Forces Invade Al-Biereh, Abduct Two Children

Israeli forces invaded al-Biereh City, east of the occupied central West Bank City of Ramallah, on Saturday evening, and assaulted Palestinian youth. Soldiers attacked al-Biereh City, shooting rubber-coated steel bullets, and tear-gas bombs, locals told Ma’an News Agency, apparently directing their aim at the Palestinian youth. The occupation forces observed 2 […]

11 Mar
5:17

Prayers End with Tear Gas in Ras Karkar

03/08/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team This Friday, the inhabitants of the villages around Mount al-Risan — where an outpost has been established by illegal settlers on Palestinian land — gathered for a day of peaceful protest and prayer. As soon as the religious ritual ended, the military […]

10 Mar
12:00

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In West Bank, Two In Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, at least six Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and two fishermen in Gaza territorial waters in the besieged coastal region. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers searched many homes in Bethlehem, and […]

10 Mar
9:15

Hundreds Attend Funerals of Two Slain Palestinian Youth

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

09 Mar
9:37

36 Days After Killing Her, Israeli Army Transfer Corpse Of Child To Her Family

The Israeli Authorities handed, late of Friday evening, the corpse of a Palestinian child to her family, 36 days after killing her and holding her body. Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers delivered the corpse of Samah Zoheir Mubarak, 16, to the Palestinian Red Crescent, before it was sent […]

09 Mar
4:42

Israeli Forces Shoot and Injure 5 Palestinians in West Bank

Palestinians in Beit Sira village, in the central West Bank, Friday, staged a demonstration calling for the immediate release of the bodies of the 2 slain Palestinian young men, killed by Israeli forces on Monday, March 4, 2019. The bodies of Amir Mahmoud Jumaa Darraj, 20, and Youssef Raed Mahmoud […]

09 Mar
1:30

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, many nonviolent protesters holding the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The Palestinians, accompanied by international peace activists, marched from the center of the village, and headed towards the illegal Annexation Wall, built on […]

07 Mar
10:10

Updated: Army Abducts Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in the governorate, and […]

07 Mar
8:49

Army Demolishes A Palestinian Home Near Ramallah

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Kobar village, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and demolished a home owned an imprisoned father, who was abducted with his son in December of last year, and is also the father a young man, who was killed […]

07 Mar
6:03

PCHR Refutes Israeli Claims About Alleged Car-Ramming

An investigation, conducted on Tuesday by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), has refuted Israeli claims about the alleged car-ramming attack in western Ramallah, describing what happened as a “new crime of excessive use of force.” “At early dawn hours of Monday, 04 March 2019, in new crime of […]

05 Mar
7:36

Spent 17 Years In Prison; Army Abducts A Palestinian One Week After His Release

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, a former Palestinian political prisoner from occupied Jerusalem, just one week following his release after spending a prison sentence of 17 years. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Abdul-Rahman Mahmoud, from the al-‘Isawiya town in occupied Jerusalem, after summoning him for interrogation in Ofer prison, near […]

05 Mar
7:20

Homes of Two Slain Palestinians to be Demolished

Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians and a third was lightly injured, Monday morning, at the entrance of Kafr Naama village, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. The army claims that two soldiers were wounded in a pre-dawn car-ramming attack in the northern West Bank, on Monday, saying  that forces […]

04 Mar
10:10

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Al-Jalazoun Refugee Camp

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, searched homes and abducted one Palestinian. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers conducted violent searches of homes, and interrogated many Palestinians. The PPS added […]

04 Mar
10:01

Updated: Army Kills Two Palestinians, Injures One, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers killed, on Monday at dawn, two Palestinians, and injured one, after the army alleged they tried to ram them with their car, wounding two soldiers, in Kafr Ni’ma village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The slain Palestinians have been identified as Amir Mahmoud Darraj, […]

04 Mar
6:18

PA to Pay Full Salaries after Major Israeli Deduction

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said that the government is determined to pay the full salaries of the Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli custody, and of the families of those killed by Israeli forces, on Sunday afternoon. Hamdallah said that the government would only be able to pay a portion […]

03 Mar
5:03

ISM Report: Palestinians in Prayer Shot with Rubber-coated Steel Bullets, Tear Gas

03/01/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Non-violent peaceful protesters met with tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets in Ras Karkar. In 2018, settlers invaded land atop al-Risan Mountain, which overlooks the three villages Ras Karkar, Kafr Ni’ma and Kharbatha Bani Harith. Since then, local Palestinians have gathered in a valley below the […]

01 Mar
9:16

Illegal Colonialist Settlers Attack Al-Mughayir Village

A number of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Friday, Ein Samia and Marj ath-Thahab area, in the al-Mughayir village, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Media sources said the colonists came from an illegal outpost, which was built on private Palestinian lands, and assaulted many farmers and […]

01 Mar
9:04

Army Injures Several Nonviolent Protesters In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several nonviolent protesters, during the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Media sources said many Palestinians, accompanied by international peace activists, marched from the center of the village, heading towards the […]

27 Feb
9:14

Kindergarten Students Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation In Ramallah

February 27, 2019 9:14 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Several children of a kindergarten in the central West Bank city of Ramallah suffered, Thursday, the severe effects of teargas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers invaded the city, and fire gas bombs. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers invaded Ramallah at-Tihta area, and stormed the homes of Zakariya […]

24 Feb
9:48

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, fourteen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers abducted two Palestinians, identified as Nour al-‘Ajlouni and Hasan Ayyad, after stopping them near Bab al-‘Amoud, in occupied East Jerusalem. Also in Jerusalem, the soldiers […]

22 Feb
3:26

Soldiers Injure Many Nonviolent Protesters In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, holding the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The protesters marched from the center of the village, and headed towards Abu Lemon […]

22 Feb
3:12

Army Shoots Three Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, three Palestinians with the illegal expanding “Toto” bullets and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in the al-Mughayyir village, northeast of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The Palestinians held a nonviolent procession on lands Israel intends to illegally confiscate for its colonialist activities, […]

21 Feb
12:56

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 21 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Thursday, twenty-one Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded and violently searched dozens of homes across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and interrogated many Palestinians […]

21 Feb
8:28

Israeli Colonists Puncture Tires Of Palestinian Cars Near Ramallah

Illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, earlier Thursday, the villages of al-Janiya and Ras Karkar, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, punctured tires of several cars and wrote racist graffiti. Radi Abu Fkheitha, the head of Ras Karkar Village Council, said the colonists punctured the tires of ten […]

21 Feb
5:24

Abbas: Palestine Won’t Take Tax Money from Israel

Palestine will not receive tax money Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA), President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday. Palestine “will not take any deducted funds” from Israel, Abbas said, while addressing a delegation of J Street advocacy group and U.S. Congressmen in Ramallah. The move came after the […]

19 Feb
12:57

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted six Palestinians, identified as Mohammad Samir ar-Rokh, Jihad Najm, Yazan […]

18 Feb
5:53

Israeli Forces Raze Ramallah-area Land to Expand Illegal Settlement

Israeli forces bulldozed land belonging to Palestinians at the eastern entrance to the town of Deit Intham, north of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, said a local activist. Saleh Tamimi, the coordinator of the Land Defense Committee, told WAFA correspondence that Israeli forces, accompanied by a number of heavy machines and bulldozers, stormed […]

16 Feb
10:48

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Hebron And Ramallah

February 16, 2019 10:48 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, four Palestinians in Hebron and Ramallah governorates, in the southern and central parts of the occupied West Bank, after invading and searching their homes. The PPS office in Hebron said the several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the city, […]

15 Feb
9:09

Army Attacks The Weekly Procession In Bil’in

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

11 Feb
12:46

Updated: PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty-One Palestinians In West Bank”

Updated: The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, twenty-one Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. In Occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted Mahmoud Abul-Latif, 28, from his home in the Old City. Abdul-Latif is a former political […]

11 Feb
4:15

Settlers Stone Palestinian Vehicles in the West Bank

Extremist Jewish-Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian vehicles in the West Bank over the past night. Local Al Ray sources reported that a group of Israeli settlers threw stones towards Palestinian vehicles on the Wadi al-Delb road, near the village of Ras Karkar, in the Ramallah district, causing damage to some of […]

10 Feb
5:45

Ending A Chef’s Dream, And Maybe His Life

by Rasha Hirzallah, for WAFA News Agency RAMALLAH, Saturday, February 09, 2019 (WAFA) – Before being admitted to hospital to undergo an operation on his eye, Laith Kanaan Barghouti, 26, told his mother, Jamila, about his intention to start a business of his own after the operation in the form […]

10 Feb
5:28

Ashrawi: Serial Violations of Human Rights by Israel Must be Investigated Thoroughly

On Wednesday 6 February, Fares Mohammed Baroud, age 51, from al-Shati’ refugee camp in western Gaza City, died from health complications brought on by prolonged and deliberate medical negligence on the part of Israeli prison authorities. The 51-year-old Gaza resident has been incarcerated in Israeli prisons for 28 years, during which […]

10 Feb
3:50

Army Abducts A Child And A Young Man, Colonists Attack Cars, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, a child and a young man from Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, and south of Ramallah, while Illegal Colonists attack cars, west of Ramallah. Media sources said the soldiers stopped and interrogated the two Palestinians, who were walking near the Qalandia Terminal, […]

09 Feb
7:09

Israeli Forces Raid Mosque in Ramallah

An undercover Israeli force, on Friday evening, raided a mosque in the center of Ramallah city, in the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped one of its employees. WAFA correspondence said that an undercover Israeli force of about 10 combatants, accompanied by sniffer dogs, raided Jamal Abdul-Nasser Mosque, in the center of […]

09 Feb
6:59

PCHR Calls on PA to Withdraw Decision on Gaza Salaries

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), in a statement, said it was strongly concerned over the Palestinian Government’s decision, against Palestinian Authority (PA) employees in the Gaza Strip, to cease the payment of salaries for thousands without any legal basis and in violation of the amended Civil Service Law […]

09 Feb
12:01

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, a Palestinian with a gas bomb in his leg, and causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, during the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Media sources said dozens […]

08 Feb
11:06

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Kidnap A Palestinian from A Mosque In Al-Biereh

February 8, 2019 11:06 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated, on Friday evening, into Jamal Abdul-Nasser Mosque, in the of al-Biereh city, in Ramallah and al-Biereh Governorate in central West Bank, and kidnapped a Palestinian man, before regular army units invaded the city, and injured at least five Palestinians. Media sources said the undercover soldiers assaulted […]

07 Feb
3:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, six Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS stated that the soldiers conducted violent searches of homes, and interrogation many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. It added that the soldiers […]

07 Feb
2:37

Detainee Malek Hamed Forced Into Solitary Confinement

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

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

06 Feb
1:54

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

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

06 Feb
5:46

Israeli Court Refuses To Release Detained Ashraf Na’alwa’s Mother, And His Brother

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that the Israeli military court in Ofer prison, near Ramallah in the central part of the occupied West Bank, has denied an appeal for the release of Wafa’ Mahdawi, 54, the mother of slain Palestinian, Ashraf Na’alwa, and her other son, Amjad Na’alwa. […]

05 Feb
2:28

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 33 Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, 33 Palestinians from their homes after invading and violently searching them, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers abducted thirteen Palestinians, including two […]

04 Feb
2:24

Illegal Colonists Deface Palestinian Mosque Near Ramallah

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers infiltrated, on Monday at dawn, into Deir Dibwan village, east of the central West Bank city or Ramallah, and defaced a mosque and several cars parked nearby. Mansour Mansour, the mayor of Deir Dibwan, said the colonists defaced the walls of the local […]

04 Feb
12:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least seventeen 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 violently searched many homes across the West Bank, and interrogated scores of Palestinians while […]

01 Feb
3:20

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Seven Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, seven Palestinians with live fire and rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after attacking a nonviolent procession in the al-Mughayyir village, northeast of Ramallah. Hundreds of Palestinians held Friday prayers on their lands, which Israel intends to illegally confiscate […]

01 Feb
2:46

Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, participating in the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many to suffer the effects o teargas inhalation. The protesters marched from […]

01 Feb
2:20

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, dozens of nonviolent protesters during the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The protesters marched from the center of the village heading towards their orchards, isolated behind the illegal wall, while chanting […]

31 Jan
5:43

Army Installs Checkpoint at Entrance to Ras Karkar

January 31, 2019 5:43 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Ramallah 0

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, closed the western entrance to Ras Karkar village, northwest of Ramallah, occupied West Bank, with an iron swing barrier. Eyewitnesses told Quds Press that an Israeli truck arrived at the western entrance of Ras Karkar carrying concrete blocks, to use them as bases for the road […]

31 Jan
1:04

Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teenage Girl Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Wednesday, a Palestinian teenage girl, only 16 years of age, at the Zaim military roadblock, east of occupied Jerusalem, reportedly after she “attempted to stab them.” The Israeli Police claimed that the child, Samah Zoheir Mubarak, 16, was carrying her schoolbag when she “pulled a […]

30 Jan
9:44

Israeli Soldiers Detain Palestinian Minister Of Agriculture

January 30, 2019 9:44 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers detained, Wednesday, Sufian Sultan, the Palestinian Minister of Agriculture, at a military roadblock near Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Media sources said the Minister was on his way to Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, when the […]

30 Jan
8:27

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians Ramallah, Jenin, Nablus And Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours Monday, at least nine Palestinians, including former political prisoners, from their homes Ramallah, Jenin, Nablus and Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said dozens of soldiers […]

30 Jan
4:25

Hamdallah Government Submits Resignation to Abbas

The government of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah submitted, on Tuesday, its resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas. The Palestinian Cabinet said, in a statement, following its weekly meeting in the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, that the government “will continue to serve our people wherever they are and […]

29 Jan
9:48

Updated: Army Abducts Twelve Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until dawn hours Tuesday, twelve Palestinians, during extensive and violent military invasions and searched of homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Ali Sammoudi, Ibrahim Salfiti, Qussai Abu Khalifa and Mohammad al-Wahsh, from Jenin governorate, in northern West […]

28 Jan
9:06

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 18 Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, 18 Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The invasions targeted many cities, villages, towns and refugee camps across the West Bank, after the soldiers invaded them and surrounded entire areas. […]

27 Jan
7:13

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In Bethlehem And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, nine Palestinians, including children, from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Bethlehem and Ramallah, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded the towns of Ni’lin and Turmus Ayya, before storming and violently searching many […]

27 Jan
4:49

PCHR: “Israeli Forces and Settlers Kill Two Palestinian Civilians, Including Child, in Ramallah and Al-Biereh”

In two separate crimes of excessive use of force, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child in Silwad village, northeast of Ramallah, and only after less than 24 hours, Israeli settlers killed a Palestinian civilian in al-Moghayer village. Moreover, the Israeli forces wounded 22 other civilians after moving into al- Moghayer […]

27 Jan
5:25

Settler Attacks Palestinians With Axe

A Palestinian father and his son were lightly injured on Saturday evening, after an Israeli settler attacked them with an axe, near the village of Deir Estya, to the north of Salfit,  occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Saeed Zaidan, mayor of the village, told WAFA that a […]

26 Jan
6:39

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Kill One Palestinian, Injure 30, Near Ramallah

Illegal Israeli paramilitary colonialist settlers  killed, Saturday, one Palestinian, while soldiers and settlers injured at least 30 others, after they attempted to invade the northern part of the al-Mughayyir village, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and were intercepted by the villagers. The Palestinian Health Ministry said […]

26 Jan
5:39

Settlers Vandalize Vehicles and Property North of Ramallah

Extremist Jewish settlers last night smashed three parked vehicles and spray-painted racist graffiti on walls after raiding the village of Turmus-Ayya, to the northeast of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian security sources. Settlers from the illegal settlement of Shilo, nearby, broke into the village in middle […]

26 Jan
5:00

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

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

26 Jan
3:41

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers killed, on Friday evening, a Palestinian teen, only 16 years of age, from Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and wounded another Palestinian, in addition to moderately injuring a young man in ar-Reesan Mountain area, west of Ramallah. Palestinian medical sources said a […]

25 Jan
4:43

Ashrawi: Attacks against Political Prisoners Cruel and Unconscionable

Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned, on Thursday, Israeli attacks against Palestinian political prisoners, calling them “cruel and unconscionable”. On January 21, Israeli military prison authorities carried out a vicious attack against Palestinian political prisoners, including child detainees, at the Ofer military prison in the occupied […]

24 Jan
10:30

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes and property. In occupied Jerusalem, southeast and northeast of the city, and abducted Mousa Dabash and Sharif Ja’abis, from […]

24 Jan
9:36

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

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

Checkpoint established at Hezma town (PCHR image)
24 Jan
3:51

Israeli Forces Seal Off Entrances to Ramallah District Village

January 24, 2019 3:51 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Ramallah 0

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, closed the entrances to the village of Umm Safa, to the west of Ramallah city, according to local sources. Marwan Sabbah, head of the village council, told WAFA that the soldiers closed the western and the eastern entrances of the village, banning entry and exit of […]

23 Jan
6:06

Two-day Raid at Ofer Leaves Over 100 Injured (VIDEO)

Throughout the past two days, Israeli forces have been raiding the grounds of Ofer prison, near Ramallah City, central occupied West Bank, and violently attacking Palestinian prisoners. According to Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS), the two-day raid carried out in the prison has included attacking Palestinian prisoners with dogs and tear-gas […]

22 Jan
3:40

Israeli Soldiers Injure 100 Detainees In Ofar Prison

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

21 Jan
11:04

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 20 Palestinians, Injure Many Others, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several Palestinian areas in the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked homes, and abducted twenty Palestinians, including a lawyer and the wife of a political prisoner. Media sources in Nablus, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and ransacked the home of […]

20 Jan
10:36

Army To Demolish Family Home Of Slain Palestinian Near Ramallah

January 20, 2019 10:36 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Kobar town, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and handed the family of a slain son, and his detained brother, a military order for the demolition of their home. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded Kobar after surrounding it, […]

19 Jan
6:48

Soldiers and Settlers Wreak Havoc in Bethlehem and Ramallah Districts

A soccer match between two local teams was suspended on Friday, after Israeli soldiers fired teargas canisters into Al-Khader Stadium, to the south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Sa’di Hmeidan, a local sports official, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers fired teargas canisters inside the stadium, during a match […]

16 Jan
2:47

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until dawn hours Wednesday, fourteen Palestinians, including a child, from their homes in several parts of the West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched dozens of homes across the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and interrogated […]

15 Jan
3:09

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 28 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Tuesday, at least 28 Palestinians, including children, and a shepherd, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, has reported that the soldiers abducted eight Palestinians in […]

15 Jan
6:43

Ashrawi Calls on American Civil Society to Speak Out

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi called on members of American civil society “to stand up and speak out courageously, against the US administration’s unconditional support of Israel and its unilateral and irresponsible measures that are antithetical to the requirements of a just peace and stability.” During a meeting […]

14 Jan
12:32

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, five young Palestinian men from their 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 several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, before the soldiers […]

14 Jan
9:56

Father Of Slain Palestinian Ordered Under Administrative Detention For Six Months

The Israeli Authorities ordered Omar Barghouthi, 66, the father of Saleh Omar Barghouthi, who was killed by the Israeli army on December 12th, 2018, under Administrative Detention without charges for six months. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Omar was subjected to harsh interrogation methods for extended hours […]

13 Jan
2:23

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Ramallah

January 13, 2019 2:23 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at night, many areas in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah, and fired gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinians, protesting the invasion, causing several injuries. The Health Ministry in Ramallah said the seven Palestinians were rushed to Palestine Medical Complex, […]

12 Jan
3:36

Dr. Ashrawi: Israeli Apartheid Threatens International Peace and Security

PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly condemned, on Friday, Israel’s opening of a new ‘Apartheid Road’ in occupied Jerusalem and its surrounding areas, segregating Palestinians from Israeli settlers by an eight-meter-high wall. “The creation of this new apartheid road affirms Israel’s willful intent to entrench its racist colonial […]

11 Jan
1:06

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians, Fire Rockets At Home, In Ramallah

January 11, 2019 1:06 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, villages in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah, abducted three Palestinians, injured a photojournalist, and fired a rocket at a home. Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers invaded villages in the western part of the governorate, before imposing a […]

11 Jan
10:39

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Ramallah

January 11, 2019 10:39 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, on Thursday at night, many Palestinians in the al-Masyoon neighborhood, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after several army jeeps invaded it, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at local protesters. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the […]

11 Jan
10:29

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

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

10 Jan
10:44

Israel Plans To Illegally Annex 139 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands Near Ramallah

January 10, 2019 10:44 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

The Land Research Center in occupied Jerusalem has reported that the Israeli Ministry of Finance has authorized a plan to illegally annex nearly 139 Dunams of Palestinian lands in Dir Dibwan village, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, to build new colonialist structures and segregated roads. The […]

Archive image from al-Tahrir news agency
10 Jan
12:35

Palestinian Man Rushed to Hospital after Severe Beating by Israeli Soldiers

January 10, 2019 12:35 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

According to the Wafa News Agency, Israeli forces transferred a Palestinian man to a hospital after severely beating him in his house in Abu Shkheidim village, northwest of Ramallah, said an attorney on Wednesday. Mamon al-Hashem, an attorney representing Palestine Prisoner’s Society, said that Ziyad Mohammad Shalalda, a 45-year-old resident […]

09 Jan
2:08

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, Um ash-Sharayet neighborhood in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted three Palestinians, including a wounded young man, during protests against the invasion. Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs at many Palestinian protesters, who hurled […]

08 Jan
10:15

Father And Three Sons Among Seven Palestinians Abducted By Israeli Soldiers

January 8, 2019 10:15 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, seven Palestinians, including a father and three of his sons, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded Shkheidim village, north of Ramallah, before storming and ransacking […]

08 Jan
1:17

Army Injures Three Palestinians In Al-Biereh

Israeli soldiers shot, on Monday evening, three young Palestinian men in the al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh Governorate, in central West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the city, and attacked dozens of protesters with live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades. They […]

07 Jan
5:51

Family of Wanted Palestinian Threatened with Expulsion

The Israeli army informed members of the al-Barghouthi family, from Kobar village, northwest of central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah and al-Bireh, on Saturday, that the family would be expelled to the Jericho district, if their son, Assem, does not turn himself in to the Israeli army. Israel accuses […]

06 Jan
10:21

Israeli Soldiers Seriously Injure A Palestinian Near Ramallah

January 6, 2019 10:21 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, on Sunday morning, a young Palestinian man, after several army vehicles invaded the al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh Governorate, in central West Bank. Palestinian medical sources said the soldiers shot the young man with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his head, causing […]

06 Jan
9:14

Abbas: Door of Palestine Closed to US

President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Cairo for a three-day visit on January 4, 2019. He will meet with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and is also scheduled to attend the inauguration of El Fattah El Aleem Mosque and the Nativity of the Christ Cathedral, in the New Administrative Capital of […]

03 Jan
9:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In the West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several communities in various governorates in the occupied West Bank and abducted eight Palestinians. The soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the occupied West Bank and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. The soldiers also installed many roadblocks, before […]

Israeli night invasion (archive image)
01 Jan
2:14

32 Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in New Year’s Night Raids

In the latest set of abductions through invasion of Palestinian areas, a nightly occurrence in the West Bank and Jerusalem, Israeli forces took 32 Palestinians from their beds in pre-dawn raids New Year’s morning. According to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), the invasions occurred in the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Shoefat, […]

01 Jan
8:22

Israeli Settler Drives into Sheep near Ramallah, Kills 12

In what appears as a premeditated terror attack, an Israeli settler rammed his vehicle into a herd of sheep in the village of al-Mughayyer, to the east of Ramallah, on Monday, killing 12 and injuring 18 others. Local sources told WAFA correspondence that the settler rammed into the herd on […]

31 Dec
8:28

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 32 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, 32 Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the West Bank, including nine from occupied Jerusalem. The soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes, causing excessive property damage, and confiscated computers and mobile phones. […]