Category Archives: West Bank

19 Aug
9:20

19 Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in Pre-Dawn Raids on Monday

The Israeli military abducted 21 Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank on Monday, 15 of them from the Ramallah governorate, in the central West Bank. Local sources told the Palestinian Wafa News Agency that the Israeli occupation forces arrested the previously released prisoner Awad Abu Ein from Ramallah. […]

18 Aug
5:30

Dozens of Palestinian Workers Detained by Israeli Forces

Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday at dawn, detained dozens of Palestinian workers from the West Bank, in raids on occupied Palestinian, pre-1948. The official in General Federation of Palestinian Trade Unions, Riad Kamil, said, according to Al Ray, that Israeli occupation police erected many checkpoints at most of streets and […]

17 Aug
6:30

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Hebron

August 17, 2019 6:30 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, two Palestinian siblings in Beit Awwa town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and installed many roadblocks in surrounding areas. On Friday evening, the soldiers abducted a teenage boy at a military roadblock north of Hebron. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded […]

17 Aug
5:48

Army Injures 33 Palestinians, Including A Medic, Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, 33 Palestinians, including a medic, during protests, which took place after the army invaded al-‘Ezariyya and Abu Dis towns, east of occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics provided treatment to 33 Palestinians in both towns, among them twelve who were […]

Israeli night raid (archive image)
17 Aug
1:36

Israeli Troops Abduct Five Palestinians Overnight in Several Incidents

Israeli troops abducted a total of five Palestinians overnight on Friday, from various parts of the West Bank. These included a 16-year old teen from al-‘Issawiya in East Jerusalem, a teen from Hebron, a young man from Jenin who was abducted from a checkpoint near Jericho, and two brothers abducted […]

17 Aug
12:57

Update : Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Declines Israel’s Conditions

Detroit born congresswoman Rashida Tlaib released a statement, Friday, regarding Israel’s decision to allow her into the occupied Palestinian territories. “In my attempt to visit Palestine, I’ve experienced the same racist treatment that many Palestinian-Americans endure when encountering the Israeli government. In preparation for my visit, my grandmother was deciding […]

17 Aug
12:47

Israeli Forces Injure Two Palestinians at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly Protest

At least two Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces during the weekly anti-settlements protest in the village of Kufur Qaddoum in the northern West Bank, local sources said. Morad Eshteiwi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters by rubber-coated rounds […]

17 Aug
12:38

ISM Water Series: Hail of Tear Gas on Peaceful Villagers Protesting Settler Theft of Water Supply in Kufur Malik

This is the third of a series of reports documenting the control and devastation of water sources by Israel as a tool of oppression. The residents of Kufur Malik, a town northeast of Ramallah, marched towards the Ain Samia area today to protest Israel’s theft of the village’s water supply, […]

Friday protest 8/16/19 (image by Ghassan Bannoura)
16 Aug
8:11

Four injured as Israeli troops attack a nonviolent protest east of Ramallah

Four non-violent demonstrators were injured, and dozens of others were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation as Israeli troops attacked on  Friday a nonviolent protest organized at the village of Kufer Malek, east of the central west Bank city of Ramallah. Among those injured were Jamiel Qassass, who […]

16 Aug
6:16

Update: “Army Kills One Palestinian Near Bethlehem”

The Palestinian Health Ministry and the District Civil Coordination Office have reported that the Palestinian, who was killed by Israeli soldiers near Etzion, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, has been identified as Ala Khader al-Hreimi, 26. The Israeli army claimed the soldiers fired many live rounds at […]

16 Aug
7:20

PLO Official Calls Israel’s Denial of U.S. Congresswomen an ‘Outrageous Act of Hostility’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced, Thursday, the decision to ban U.S. congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering Israel. Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said in a statement, “The Israeli decision to ban the 2 Congresswomen, is an outrageous […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
15 Aug
4:41

Israeli Forces Abduct Six Palestinians in Pre-Dawn Raids Thursday

Israeli forces invaded three different parts of the West Bank on Thursday before dawn, abducting six young men who were asleep in their beds. According to the Palestinian Wafa News Agency, before dawn on Thursday, Israeli occupation forces invaded the Aida refugee camp north of Bethlehem, located next to the […]

13 Aug
4:41

Armed Colonists Invade An Archeological Site Near Nablus, Conduct Training

Several armed illegal Israeli colonialist settlers, accompanied by soldiers, invaded the al-Mas’udiyya area, on Palestinian lands in Burqa village, northwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and conducted training. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists were […]

13 Aug
4:19

Army Abducts A Palestinian Teen In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, a Palestinian teenage boy in the town of al-‘Isawiya, in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Odia Ayman ‘Obeid, 17, after invading his family’s home and violently searching it. They added that the soldiers cuffed and blindfolded the Palestinian teen, and took him […]

13 Aug
4:06

Army Shoots A Young Man And His Wife Near Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers shot, Tuesday, a young Palestinian man and his wife, near the Annexation Wall, west of Zeita village, north of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, stationed at the gate of the Annexation Wall in that area, opened fire at Yahia Abu Khater, 25, […]

12 Aug
10:44

Including A Paralyzed Man, Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Jerusalem

August 12, 2019 10:44 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, four Palestinians, including a paralyzed man and his son, in two separate incidents in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers invaded al-‘Isawiya, on Monday evening, before breaking into and searching homes and stores, and abducted Mohammad Ibrahim Obeid, 18. They added […]

12 Aug
7:09

Israel Approves 641 New Colonialist Units In Jerusalem

The Israeli “Planning and Construction Committee” in occupied Jerusalem has approved two plans for the construction of 641 units for illegal colonialist settlers, west of Hebron Road, in the city. The first plan aims at building new units around Talpiot area, west of Hebron road, along the blue light-railroad line […]

12 Aug
6:09

Ailing Palestinian Detainee Faces Life-Threatening Deterioration

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that the Israeli Prison Authority has moved an ailing Palestinian detainee to Assaf Harofeh Medical Center after a sharp deterioration in his health condition, due to lack of adequate medical treatment. The Committee stated that the detainee, Sami Abu Diak, was diagnosed with […]

12 Aug
3:45

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Woman While Visiting With Her Detained Son

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, a Palestinian woman from the southern West Bank district of Hebron, while visiting with her imprisoned son in Hadarim Israeli prison. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Siham al-Battat, 59, from the ath-Thaheriyya town, southwest of Hebron, while visiting with her imprisoned son, […]

12 Aug
3:21

Israeli Soldiers Invade Sebastia

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, Monday, Sebastia town, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and fired many live rounds and gas bombs. Mohammad Azem, the mayor of Sebastia, said the soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in the town, and fired gas bombs and rounds of live ammunition, to […]

12 Aug
3:00

Rights group: Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes amounts to ethnic cleansing

GENEVA, Saturday, August 10, 2019 (By The Palestinian News & Info Agency – WAFA) – The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor and HUMENA for Human Rights and Civil Participation said in a statement today that the systematic destruction of Palestinian homes and property in occupied East Jerusalem amount to ethnic cleansing […]

12 Aug
2:55

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians, Including A Medic, Abduct Three In Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday afternoon, the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and injured several Palestinians, including a volunteer medic, in addition to abducting three others. Media sources said the soldiers assaulted many worshipers in al-Aqsa and hurled a concussion grenade at a medic trying to […]

10 Aug
5:18

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Including A Woman, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, four Palestinians, including one woman, near Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, reportedly for their involvement in the killing of an Israeli soldier two days ago. Media sources said the soldiers continued the extensive and violent searches of homes and property in […]

10 Aug
2:55

PLO : International Sanctions Required to Confront Escalating Settlement Construction

The Palestinian leadership strongly condemns the approval of nearly three thousand illegal settlement units in the past 48 hours by the Israeli government. Israel’s Prime Minister is expanding illegal settlements in the heart of the occupied West Bank, like “Beit El”, for cynical election calculations that leverage traditional financial and […]

09 Aug
6:44

Israeli Colonists Burn Hay Bales, Write Racist Graffiti, Near Hebron

A group of illegal extremist Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, Friday, Erfa’eyya area east of Yatta town, east of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, burnt hay bales, and wrote racist graffiti, in addition to hurling stones at Palestinian cars in the area and surrounding communities. Rateb Jabour, the media […]

09 Aug
6:14

Soldiers Abduct The Coordinator Of the Popular Committee In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, while crossing al-Karama Border Crossing between the West Bank and Jordan. The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said […]

09 Aug
5:56

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack Homes, Cars, In Bethlehem

Groups of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, on Friday at dawn, many Palestinian homes and cars in several areas in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said many colonists hurled stones at a home and a car, owned by Ahmad Abu Dayya, in […]

09 Aug
4:22

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday afternoon, Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked several homes before abducting a young Palestinian man and confiscating his car. Media sources said the soldiers violently searched homes in the town and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their […]

08 Aug
7:24

Soldiers Abduct A Child From His Home In al-‘Isawiya

Many Israeli soldiers and police officers invaded, Thursday, a Palestinian home in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, after destroying the main door of the property, and abducted a child in front of his brothers. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, said the soldiers […]

08 Aug
6:45

Israel Approves 300 Units In Etzion Colonialist Bloc

The so-called “Civil Administration Office” the executive branch of Israel’s illegal occupation, has approved the construction of 300 additional units in Gush Etzion illegal colonialist bloc, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Israeli Channel 7 has reported that the Civil Administration Office has made the official approval of […]

08 Aug
6:13

Israel Approves Construction of 2.430 Units In Illegal West Bank Colonies

The Israeli government has approved the plans for the construction of 2.430 units for Jewish settlers in illegal colonies in the occupied West bank. The approval was made by the so-called High Planning Committee of the Israeli “Civil Administration,” the executive and administrative branch of the illegal Israeli occupation in […]

08 Aug
5:35

Israeli Army To Demolish Four Homes, One Structure, Near Hebron

On Thursday, several Israeli army vehicles, accompanied by personnel of the “Civil Administration Office,” the executive branch of Israel’s illegal military occupation, invaded Beit Awwa town, west of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and delivered orders for the demolition of four Palestinian homes and an […]

08 Aug
10:55

Israeli Soldier Found Dead in Apparent Attack in West Bank

Israeli authorities announced Thursday morning that they had found the body of a 19-year old Israeli soldier on the side of a road in the  south-central part of the West Bank, and believe he was the victim of an attack. The perpetrators of the attack remain unknown, although Israeli authorities […]

Night raid (archive image)
08 Aug
9:51

Eight Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in Early Morning Raids on Thursday

In the pre-dawn hours on Thursday, Israeli troops invaded various parts of the West Bank and abducted eight Palestinians from their homes in Jenin, Ramallah, Al-Bireh and Jerusalem. According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, the Israeli occupation forces abducted three Palestinians from Jenin, in the northern part of the West […]

06 Aug
6:58

Ministry of Education: Detention & Interrogation of Children a Crime against Humanity

photo: Muhammad Elayyan (4) was summoned to interrogation by the Israeli police for “throwing stones at Israeli soldiers”. The ongoing Israeli  detention and interrogation of Palestinian children are crimes against humanity, the Ministry of Education (MoE) said, in a statement, on Tuesday. The ministry condemned the continuing occupation as repressive, […]

06 Aug
4:28

Israel Approves Hundreds Of Units In Gush Etzion Colonialist Block

The far-right extremist Israeli government on Benjamin Netanyahu and the Civil Administration Office, the executive and administrative branch of the illegal Israeli occupation of the West Bank, including Jerusalem, approved the construction of hundreds of units in Gush Etzion illegal colonialist bloc, south of Bethlehem. Israeli Channel 7 has reported […]

06 Aug
3:26

Israeli Troops Abduct 25 Palestinians in Night Raids Tuesday

In the early morning hours on Tuesday, Israeli forces conducted multiple raids into various parts of the West Bank, abducting 25 Palestinian residents. 11 were abducted by the Israeli occupation forces from the Nablus governorate. They were identified as: Dirar Ahmad Hammadneh, 58, and his sons Amr, 33, and Ahmad, […]

05 Aug
2:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, at least thirteen Palestinians, including a child and a father along with his son, mainly from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said the soldiers abducted two young men, […]

05 Aug
12:01

Ministry of Foreign Affairs : ‘Significant Escalation’ of Demolitions

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates released a statement, concluding that the month of July witnessed a significant escalation of Israeli demolitions of Palestinian houses and facilities. According to surveys conducted by local, Israeli, foreign research centers, and UN reports, 43 water wells, houses, and apartments were destroyed, displacing […]

Israeli soldiers abduct youth (archive image from Palestine News)
05 Aug
12:01

Silwan Youth Severely Beaten by Israeli Police

A Palestinian minor from the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan was transferred to hospital after he was severely beaten by Israeli police officers who invaded his family home to arrest him, local sources said. A heavily armed police force reportedly stormed the family home of Jamal Ali al-Ghoul in […]

05 Aug
12:01

Israeli Forces Storm Jerusalem and Jenin, 11 Palestinians Detained

Israeli occupation forces, Saturday night, detained at least 11 Palestinians during incursions, across occupied East Jerusalem and the northern West Bank district of Jenin, WAFA quoted local sources. Israeli police stormed the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Al-Issawiya and the Shufat refugee camp, northeast of the city, and detained eight Palestinians […]

04 Aug
12:01

PLO : ‘UN Failure to Address Israeli Crimes Against Palestinian Kids Inexcusable’

A senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has censured the United Nations for its failure to include Israel in its annual blacklist of armed forces that commit atrocities against youths, arguing that the world body’s falling short of recognizing Israeli crimes against Palestinian children is inexcusable. “This failure […]

04 Aug
12:01

Palestine’s UN Delegation Criticizes Secretary-General for Not Including Israel on ‘List of Shame’

To the dismay of Palestine’s delegation to the United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres did not include Israel in his new “list of shame”, which includes states committing grave violations against children, despite the figures and statistics in the report about serious violation of rights of children in Palestine, said Riyad […]

04 Aug
12:01

Water Series: ‘There’s No Law in the World that Says You Can Cut Water From Humans’

[This is the second of a series of reports documenting the control and devastation of water sources by Israel as a tool of oppression.] Israel is escalating its war on water in the South Hebron Hills, demolishing wells, ripping out kilometres of pipeline and even confiscating trucks carrying emergency water […]

Night Raid by Israeli Forces (archive image)
03 Aug
10:11

Israeli Troops Abduct Two Palestinians South of Jenin in Overnight Raid

August 3, 2019 10:11 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli occupation forces arrested two young men from Qabatiya village south of Jenin in the early morning hours on Saturday . Local sources told the Palestinian Wafa news agency that the Israeli forces arrested Bilal al-Sa’di and Khaled Nazzal while they were near the village of Marqa, south of Jenin […]

02 Aug
4:13

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, two young Palestinian men in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, after the army attacked the weekly procession against the ongoing closure of the town’s main road for the past 16th year. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular […]

01 Aug
9:18

Roadblocks Erected in Northern West Bank Following Shooting Incident

August 1, 2019 9:18 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli army set up roadblocks this afternoon, in the north of the West Ban,k mainly on the road between Nablus and Jenin, following an alleged shooting incident. The Israeli army claimed that shots were fired, by a man on a motorcycle, at an army patrol near the village of […]

31 Jul
2:46

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fateh Secretary In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, the secretary of Fateh Movement in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded the town, before storming and ransacking the home of Fateh movement’s secretary, Yasser Darwish. It added that the soldiers interrogated the official, along with […]

31 Jul
9:14

Israeli Forces Abduct 13 Palestinians in Night Raids on Wednesday

Israeli forces abducted 13 Palestinians in early-morning raids on Wednesday in Nablus, Tulkarem and Hebron, abducting 13. Raids also occurred near Jenin and Ramallah, but no abductions took place there. According to the Wafa News Agency, Israeli occupation forces abducted four Palestinians from the southern Hebron governorate on Wednesday. According […]

30 Jul
11:06

Palestinian Female Detainee Receives Administrative Detention Orders, Faces Deteriorating Health

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Tuesday, that a female detainee from Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem, was slapped with an arbitrary Administrative Detention order, without charges or trial, despite her deteriorating health condition. The Committee stated that the detainee, Shorouq Mohammad Mousa al-Badan, 25, from Teqoua’ town, east […]

30 Jul
2:17

Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Hebron And Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, eight Palestinians from Hebron and Jenin governorates, in the southern and northern parts of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes, and interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, before abducting eight. The PPS said […]

30 Jul
2:06

Israeli Soldiers Illegally Confiscate Palestinian Lands In Sur Baher

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Sur Baher Palestinian town, south of occupied East Jerusalem, and confiscated privately-owned Palestinian lands to use for what the City Council called “public facilities.” Hamada Hamada, the head of Wadi al-Hummus Committee in Sur Baher, said dozens of soldiers and police officers, accompanied by personnel of […]

al-Isawiya (blue sections are areas that Israel is attempting to annex)
29 Jul
11:01

More Abductions in al-‘Isawiya – Israeli Troops Abduct 7 on Monday, Including a Child

Following the abduction of eight Palestinians from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Isawiya on Sunday, Israeli troops again invaded the area on Monday morning, abducting 7 more Palestinians. According to the Palestinian news agency Wafa, Israeli occupying forces abducted seven citizens from their homes in the early morning hours on […]

28 Jul
3:27

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, three Palestinians, including one child, in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes in various parts of Bethlehem, and surrounding communities, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. They added […]

28 Jul
2:44

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In al-‘Isawiya, Three In Al-Ram, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, eight Palestinians, including a child, from the town of al-‘Isawiya, and three in the al-Ram town, in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes, and abducted the seven Palestinians, including one child, before moving them to a few interrogation […]

Kafr Qaddoum protest (image from PNN)
27 Jul
2:34

Friday Protest in Kafr Qaddoum Attacked by Israeli Soldiers

A number of youths were wounded by rubber-coated steel bullets, as well as tear gas and sound bombs fired by Israeli soldiers during their assault on the weekly peace march in the town of Kufur Qaddoum, in the Qalqilia governorate in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian News […]

27 Jul
2:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Teen In Hebron

Israeli soldiers assaulted and abducted, on Friday evening, a Palestinian teenage boy in the Bab az-Zawiya area, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said dozens of soldiers invaded the area, and fired many live rounds, gas bombs and rubber-coated steel […]

26 Jul
1:55

Army Abducts Two Palestinians Near Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, two young Palestinian men at a sudden military roadblock, near Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, Palestine News Network (PNN) has reported. PNN said that the two young men, who remained unidentified at the time of this report, were driving near Taybeh military roadblock, when […]

Israeli troops in night raid (archive image)
26 Jul
1:31

Israeli Soldiers Abduct And Injure Many Palestinians Near Jericho

Israeli soldiers abducted and injured, overnight until dawn hours Friday, many Palestinians during extensive and violent invasions and searches of homes and property in Fasayel village, north of Jericho in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said dozens of soldiers in armored jeeps, and vehicles, invaded the village from several […]

26 Jul
1:06

Army Abducts Seven Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday, at dawn, seven Palestinians from their homes, in the al-‘Isawiya town, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes, and abducted Mohammad Fares Oleyyan, Mohammad Abu Libda, Yousef Abu Libda, Mohammad Haitham Mahmoud, Moudi Abu Ryala, […]

25 Jul
7:14

Israeli Forces Destroy Trees, Water Wells in South Hebron Village

Israeli forces invaded Khirbet Umm al-Khair in Masafer Yatta, near Hebron in the southern West Bank Thursday, and destroyed dozens of olive trees, water irrigation systems and four water wells used by Palestinian Bedouin farmers. This comes two weeks after Israeli forces invaded the same village and destroyed a children’s […]

25 Jul
1:04

Israeli Soldiers Shoot One Palestinian, Abduct Six, In Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the northern West Bank city of Jenin, Jenin refugee camp, in addition to the towns of al-Yamoun, Wad Burqin, Anza and Sielet al-Harithiyya, shot one Palestinian and abducted six others. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers invaded Jenin refugee camp, and shot a young man, […]

25 Jul
12:29

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Structures In Salfit

July 25, 2019 12:29 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Thursday morning, several commercial structures in Hares village, west of Salfit, in central West Bank. The soldiers, accompanied by military bulldozers, invaded the village and demolished a car wash facility and a carpentry workshop, in addition to destroying a 200 square/meter recently constructed concrete foundation, owned […]

25 Jul
11:43

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

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least nineteen Palestinians, mostly former political detainees who spent years in prison, 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 dozens of homes, […]

24 Jul
10:00

Israeli High Court to Determine Fate of Human Rights Watch Director Omar Shakir

The Israeli High Court of Justice, on Wednesday, is set to defend its decision to deport Human Rights Watch Director for Israel and Palestine, Omar Shakir, for supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Haaretz reported. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), this is a “dangerous interpretation” of the […]

24 Jul
11:18

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Homes in Ar’ara

The Palestinian township of Ar’ara, located on the Israeli side of the Green Line (1967 Armistice Line), and an area targeted for Israeli colonial expansion, on Wednesday became the latest site of Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes. Early Wednesday morning, Israeli forces invaded the village of Khor Saqr, located in […]

22 Jul
9:31

Palestinian President Undermines Judiciary Independence

The Palestinian President issued two laws by decree on 15 July 2019.  The first one is dissolved the High Judicial Council (HJC) and assigned a transitional one while the other amended the Palestinian Judicial Authority Law No.1/2002 and reduced judges’ retirement age to 60 years. The Palestinian Center for Human […]

22 Jul
6:23

Hundreds Lose Shelter as Israeli Forces Destroy Dozens of Housing Units in Sour Baher in occupied East Jerusalem

On Monday morning, 22 July 2019, Israeli military forces launched a large-scale destruction operation against civilian property in Wadi al-Humus neighborhood, in Sour Baher in the southern part of occupied East Jerusalem. Hundreds of Israeli soldiers and machinery carried out the destructions that resulted in hundreds of civilians losing their […]

22 Jul
11:40

Six Homes, Including a Nine-Story Apartment Building, Demolished by Israeli Forces in Wadi al-Hummus

Israeli forces invaded, Monday morning, the village of Wadi al-Hummus, southeast of Jerusalem, and demolished five single-family homes and an apartment building nine stories high that was under construction. The village is located in the township of Sur Baher, located southeast of Jerusalem in an area that Israel has slated […]

18 Jul
9:10

B’Tselem: “Contrary to military statement: ‘Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi, 9, was shot in the head with live ammunition”

This Report is prepared and published by the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights In The Occupied Territories (B’Tselem): B’Tselem investigation published today proves a soldier fired live ammunition, hitting ‘Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi, 9, in the head. A-Shteiwi was injured last week while playing in the entrance to a home […]

18 Jul
7:00

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, a Palestinian from his home, in Doura town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched the family home of a young man, identified as Mo’tasem Samir az-Zeer, and abducted him. The soldiers cuffed […]

18 Jul
6:16

Army Abducts Fifteen Palestinians Celebrating High-School Graduation In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, fifteen young Palestinian men in occupied Jerusalem, who were celebrating their high-school graduation using fireworks, after illegal Israeli colonists complained that the Palestinians are “firing live rounds.” Palestinian sources said dozens of Palestinians, including the graduating students, were celebrating the graduations, and using fireworks. […]

18 Jul
5:22

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians in Qalqilia, Jenin And Salfit

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, seven Palestinians in the West Bank governorates of Qalqilia, Jenin and Salfit, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded the city, before storming and ransacking a local shop, […]

18 Jul
5:11

Army Abducts Two Palestinians, Injures One, In Deheishe Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, abducted two Palestinians and shot one. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the refugee camp after surrounding it, searched and ransacked homes, before abducting Fares Hasan Shamarkha, 35, and Ismael […]

18 Jul
6:22

Report: “Taqatqa Died Due To Abuse, Lack Of Medical Treatment”

Updated: The Palestinian Detainees Committee has confirmed that the autopsy results in the death of Nassar Taqatqa, 31, from Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, revealed that he died due to abuse by Israeli interrogators and soldiers, and added that he suffered severe Pneumonia without […]

18 Jul
5:23

UN officials call on Israeli authorities to halt plans for demolitions in Sur Bahir

                    Published By: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): Statement by Mr. Jamie McGoldrick (Humanitarian Coordinator), Ms. Gwyn Lewis (Director of West Bank Operations for UNRWA), and Mr. James Heenan (Head of OHCHR in the occupied Palestinian […]

18 Jul
5:11

Israeli Colonist Rams Palestinian With Car, Flees The Scene

An Israeli colonialist settler rammed, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man from the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, causing fractures and bruises, and fled the scene. The Maan Palestinian News Agency said the young man, identified as Adnan Samer Mojahed, 19, suffered various fractures, in addition to cuts […]

17 Jul
6:34

Army Demolishes Four Stores In Silwan, Abducts One Child

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, and demolished four stores owned by a Palestinian, identified as Mohammad al-Abbassi, and abducted one child. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said dozens of soldiers, including undercover officers, and the police, invaded Abu […]

17 Jul
6:19

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers injured, Wednesday, many Palestinians near Beit El military roadblock, north of al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central West Bank, the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported. WAFA said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against students of Bir Zeit […]

17 Jul
4:58

Army Abducts Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central West Bank, and abducted […]

17 Jul
1:22

Palestinians Losing 60 Million Work Hours Per Year

Palestinians lose about 60 million hours of work per year, due to check points and restrictions imposed, by the Israeli occupation, on Palestinian movement between the towns and villages of the West Bank, the Applied Research Institute (ARIJ) reported Monday, according to Al Ray. ARIJ estimated the loss at about […]

17 Jul
1:13

Irrigation Pool Demolished by Israeli Forces in Southern West Bank

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished a pool used for irrigation in Wad al-Ghroos, an area close to the illegal Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba, to the east of the occupied southern West Bank city of Hebron, reported WAFA correspondence. A large unit of Israeli forces, accompanied by bulldozers and other […]

16 Jul
4:26

Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eleven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded many Palestinian communities across the West Bank, violently searched dozens of homes, and interrogated many Palestinians. […]

16 Jul
4:11

Palestinian Detainee Dies In Solitary Confinement In Nitzan Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Tuesday, that a Palestinian detainee from Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, died in solitary confinement in Nitzan Israeli Prison. The PPS said the detainee, Nasser Majed Taqatqa, 31, was taken prison by Israeli soldiers on June 19 […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
15 Jul
9:03

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, at least fifteen Palestinians, including two women and seven political prisoners, and demolished the foundation of one building, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers stormed and ransacked several homes and abducted seven former political prisoners, identified as […]

14 Jul
10:16

Soldiers Invade Beit Ummar

Palestinian residents of the southern West Bank town of Beit Ummar confronted Israeli soldiers who stormed into the town, today, according to a local activist. Mohammad Awad told WAFA that, after the soldiers invaded several neighborhoods in the town, residents pelted them with stones. The soldiers fired back with a […]

14 Jul
4:32

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, five Palestinians, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, and abducted Tareq Hussein al-Mohtaseb and Abdul-Rahman Gheith. It added […]

13 Jul
4:34

Army Delivers A Demolition Order Against A Home Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Saturday, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and delivered a demolition order, targeting a Palestinian home in Wad ash-Sheikh area, near the main entrance of the town. Mohammad Awad, a local media and human rights activists, said the soldiers delivered the […]

13 Jul
4:16

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, three young Palestinian men in Jabal al-Mokabber town, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, and in Bab al-‘Amoud area, in the occupied city. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in the Schools Street, in Jabal al-Mokabber, and abducted two young men, identified as Nour Oleyyan, […]

12 Jul
5:49

Illegal Israeli Colonists Occupy Palestinian Irrigation Wells

Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, Friday, Khirbat Samra Palestinian village, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and occupied irrigation wells. Palestinian human rights activist, Aref Daraghma, said the colonists, occupied all the Palestinian wells, and prevented the farmers from using them, before using the water for their cows. Daraghma […]

12 Jul
5:22

Palestinian, Israeli And International Peace Activists Protest Against Israel’s Colonialist Activities in Silwan

Dozens of local Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, held a nonviolent procession, Friday, against the ongoing and escalating illegal Israeli colonialist activities, including the occupation of homes, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The protest started at the entrance of Silwan […]

12 Jul
4:32

Army Injures Several Nonviolent Protesters In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin village, east of Ramallah, in central West Bank, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin, said the locals, accompanied by Israeli […]

12 Jul
4:00

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians From Qabatia And Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at night, three young Palestinians men from Qabatia, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, after stopping them at the al-Hamra military roadblock, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and one from Nur Shams refugee camp, east of Tulkarem. Media sources said the […]

12 Jul
3:21

Army Seriously Injures A Palestinian Child In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, Friday, a Palestinian child, during the weekly nonviolent procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers attacked the protesters with live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades, while […]

11 Jul
7:00

Israeli Soldiers Remove Solidarity Tent In Jerusalem, Injure Dozens Of Palestinians

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Thursday afternoon, the solidarity tent in Wad al-Hummus area, in Sur Baher town, south of occupied Jerusalem, and forcibly demolished and removed it, in addition to firing many gas bombs and concussion grenades, casing dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, and burning […]

11 Jul
5:28

Army Delivers Demolition Orders Targeting Homes, Agricultural Structures, Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the town of Ethna, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and delivered demolition orders targeting several homes, agricultural structures and a barn. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers delivered many demolition orders, which included several homes, agricultural structures and sheds, in addition […]

11 Jul
3:23

Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinians, Abduct One, In Deheishe Refugee Camp

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, shot and injured two Palestinians, and abducted one. Media sources in Deheishe said the soldiers first infiltrated into the camp using two civilian cars, before many jeeps invaded it […]

11 Jul
3:03

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, twelve 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 many homes in Kafr Malek and al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya villages, in the central West Bank governorate […]

10 Jul
6:19

Death Sentence Issued in Gaza: PCHR Calls for Respecting Palestine’s International Obligations

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Tuesday, 09 July 2019, the First Instance Court issued a death sentence by hanging against J. M. (69), from Jabalia after convicting him with the murder of (A. A.) on 15 February 2018. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the […]

10 Jul
6:06

WAFA: “Palestinian Family Forced to Evict Jerusalem House in Favor of Settler Group”

By The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): JERUSALEM, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – A Palestinian family who has been battling against a shadowy Israeli settler group for 25 years was forced Wednesday morning to evict their house in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. WAFA correspondent said that dozens of […]