Category Archives: West Bank

Salim Sawalma
08 Aug
12:24

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

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, five Palestinians, including a child, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded many communities and searched homes, in addition to one child who was taken prisoner, on Thursday evening, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS […]

07 Aug
11:44

Soldiers Injure A Palestinian In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and shot one Palestinian, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The procession started from the center of Kufur […]

07 Aug
11:20

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, many Palestinians, including a medic, who was shot with a gas bomb in his face, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, during a nonviolent procession in Turmus Ayya town, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Medical sources said the […]

07 Aug
10:52

Army Injures Many Palestinians Near Jenin

August 7, 2020 10:52 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, many Palestinians near the al-Jalama military roadblock, northeast of Jenin, in northern West Bank, after the army attacked protesters marching to condemn the fatal shooting of a Palestinian woman, who was killed by army fire while in her home. The Palestinians were marching near the military […]

07 Aug
10:22

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Woman In Her Home, In Jenin

August 7, 2020 10:22 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and fired many live rounds, gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinians protesting the invasion, and killed one woman with live rounds while she was in her home. The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported […]

07 Aug
12:39

Army Confiscates Cement Truck, Halt Construction Of Home, Near Hebron

August 7, 2020 12:39 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and confiscated a cement truck after halting the construction of a Palestinian home. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committees in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, has reported that […]

06 Aug
11:43

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Shortly After His Release From Detention

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday afternoon, a former Palestinian political prisoner shortly being released from prison, after spending 14 months behind bars. Media activist, Mohammad Awad, said the soldiers abducted Hammad Ahmad Abu Mariya, 27, from Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West […]

06 Aug
8:24

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 23 Palestinians, Including Children, In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, 23 civilians, including children,  from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes across the occupied West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and interrogated many Palestinians […]

06 Aug
7:50

Israeli Soldiers Destroy Three Irrigation Ponds Near Jericho

August 6, 2020 7:50 PM Ali Salam Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers destroyed, Thursday, three Palestinian irrigation ponds in the al-Jiftlik village, located to the north of Jericho in the Jordan Valley. Ahmad Abu Ghanem, the mayor of al-Jiftlik, told WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency, that the destroyed ponds were used to irrigate 70 dunums of village land. He […]

06 Aug
7:35

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Room, Bulldoze Lands, Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Masafer Yatta village, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before demolishing a residential room and bulldozing Palestinian farmlands. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular Committees against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern Hebron, said the soldiers invaded the Wadi Jheish area, […]

06 Aug
6:26

While Illegal Colonists Install A Mobile Home On Palestinian Lands, Soldiers Attack Locals

Israeli soldiers attacked, Thursday, many Palestinians after several illegal Israeli colonists invaded their lands and installed a mobile home to establish a new outpost, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Mohammad Azem, the head of Sebastia Town Council, has reported that the Palestinians were on their lands near […]

05 Aug
2:33

Israeli Army Demolishes Three Homes, Hairdressing Salon, In Silwan

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, three Palestinian homes, and a hairdressing salon, in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. Khaled Abu Tayeh, a member of the Silwan Land Defense Committee, stated that the soldiers demolished two homes, owned […]

05 Aug
12:45

Soldiers Abduct Nineteen Palestinians, Injure One, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Wednesday, nineteen Palestinians, and injured one after ramming him with a military jeep, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers conducted violent and extensive searches of homes after breaking into them, and interrogated scores of […]

05 Aug
12:11

Soldiers Uproot 100 Palm Trees Near Jericho

August 5, 2020 12:11 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the al-Jiftlik Palestinian village in the Central Plains of the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank, and uprooted around 100 Palm trees in the ash-Shouna area. Ahmad Abu Ghanem, the Mayor of al-Jiftlik, stated that the soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded ash-Shouna and uprooted the […]

05 Aug
11:12

Jerusalemite Palestinian Forced To Demolish His Home

On Wednesday, the City Council in occupied East Jerusalem forced a Palestinian to demolish his own home in Beit Hanina, north of the city. Eyewitnesses said the Palestinian, Mohammad ‘Alloun, was forced to demolish his 90 square/meter home, which provided shelter to seven family members. ‘Alloun decided to self-demolish his […]

05 Aug
10:47

Army Orders Palestinians To Stop Planting, Rehabilitating Their Lands, Near Salfit

August 5, 2020 10:47 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Salfit, West Bank 0

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Wednesday morning, Palestinian lands in Deir Ballout town, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit, and handed many residents military orders to stop planting and rehabilitating their olive orchards, in addition to informing them that their existing olive trees will be uprooted. […]

05 Aug
10:11

Illegal Colonists Uproot Olive Saplings, Trees, Near Salfit

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, earlier Wednesday, Palestinian orchards near the central West Bank city of Salfit, and uprooted many olive trees and saplings, in addition to stopping the residents from preparing for a dirt road leading to their orchards. Resident Zaher Taha stated that the Israeli assailants came […]

05 Aug
3:24

Israeli Colonists Occupy Palestinian Lands In Northern Plains

On Tuesday, a group of fanatic colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, invaded and occupied Palestinian lands. Human Rights activist Aref Daraghma stated that the colonists invaded privately-owned Palestinian lands, and installed water tanks before planting trees in Ehmayyir village […]

05 Aug
2:47

Israeli Army Demolishes Agricultural Structures, Uproots Trees, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, two agricultural structures and uprooted many trees, in the village of Rantis, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The structures were built by Moath al-Khatib on his land this past February, before the so-called “Civil Administration Office,” the administrative branch of Israel’s illegal […]

04 Aug
3:26

Israel Confiscates 327 Dunams Near Bethlehem To Build Colonialist Units

The Israeli occupation authorities have issued orders from the confiscation of 327 Dunams (80.8 Acres) of Palestinian lands to build hundreds of units in an illegal colony east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Colonization & […]

04 Aug
3:01

Updated: PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank”

Updated: The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until dawn hours Tuesday, fifteen Palestinians, including a young woman, during extensive and violent searches of homes across the occupied West Bank. The soldiers also shot two Palestinians in Jericho. The PPS office in Jenin, in northern […]

04 Aug
2:56

Soldiers Demolish Barns Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Kisan Palestinian village, east of Bethlehem south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, and demolished several barns. The army also delivered orders for the demolition of residential sheds near Hebron. Ahmad Ghazal, the deputy mayor of Kisan, said several army vehicles and bulldozers invaded the […]

04 Aug
1:58

Israeli Colonists Burn Two Palestinian Cars Near Nablus

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists infiltrated, on Tuesday at dawn, into Far’ata Palestinian village, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and burnt two cars in addition to writing racist graffiti. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said […]

04 Aug
3:44

B’Tselem: “If You Build It, They Will Come”

B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories: While the news is full of the plans to annex the West Bank and legalize construction in settlements – Israel is busy creating facts on the ground, as usual. Annexation or not, Israel has been demolishing homes in […]

04 Aug
3:36

Army Halts Construction Of Nine Palestinian Homes Near Salfit

The Israeli occupation army issued, Sunday, orders halting the construction of nine Palestinian homes in Kafr ad-Deek town, west of Salfit, in central West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded the village and handed local residents the stop-work orders against the nine homes as a prelude to demolishing them, local sources […]

04 Aug
3:27

Israel Confiscates 200 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

The Israeli occupation authorities confiscated, Monday, 200 Dunams of Palestinian agricultural lands in Kisan village, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, in addition to issuing an order for demolishing a barn. Ahmad Ghazal, the deputy-mayor of Kisan village, stated that a large military force invaded […]

03 Aug
4:11

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In Nablus, One Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Monday, five Palestinians near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and one near Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem. Several army jeeps invaded ‘Aseera ash-Shamaliya town, north of Nablus, before the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes. The soldiers then abducted five Palestinians, identified as […]

03 Aug
2:41

Soldiers Injure Dozens Of Palestinians, Including Children, Near Jenin

August 3, 2020 2:41 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday night after midnight, Zabbouba village, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and caused dozens of residents, including children, to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the village, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades […]

02 Aug
3:31

Army Abducts A Mother, Her Son And Daughter, In Hebron, After Colonists Attempted to Kidnap A Child

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, a Palestinian mother along with her son and daughter after they helped free a child after she was assaulted by illegal colonialist settlers who tried to kidnap her. According to human rights activist and a volunteer with the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights […]

02 Aug
2:59

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Teenage Boys Near Jenin

August 2, 2020 2:59 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, Ya’bad town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, searched homes, and abducted three teenage boys. The soldiers also invaded Zabbouba nearby village. Media sources in Jenin said several army vehicles invaded Ya’bad, especially the al-Ba’ajwa neighborhood, before abducting three teenage boys […]

01 Aug
1:40

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Nablus, Injure Many In Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, one Palestinian in Nablus, and injured several others in Jenin, in northern West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Nablus city, stormed and searched homes, before abducting one Palestinian, identified as Islam al-Qadah. The soldiers also invaded Zabbouba village, west of Jenin, […]

01 Aug
5:08

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure 7 Palestinians at Weekly Kufur Qaddoum March

Seven Palestinian young men were shot and injured by Israeli forces, on Friday, while dozens more suffocated on tear-gas at the weekly march in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in the northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The coordinator of the Popular Resistance in the […]

31 Jul
5:19

Israel Delivers Demolition Orders for 36 Palestinian-owned Structures near Jenin

Israeli authorities ordered the demolition of a Palestinian village of Farasin, west of Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank, on Wednesday, the head of the village council stated. The head of Farasin village council, Mahmoud Amarneh, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces invaded the village and handed […]

31 Jul
5:00

OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report | 14 – 27 July 2020

United Nations Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Twenty Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces in various clashes across the West Bank. This is around 80 per cent below the average of such injuries since the beginning of 2020. Fourteen of the injuries were sustained during clashes that erupted […]

31 Jul
3:29

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23– 28 July 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized by the excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, the Israeli’s excessive use of force […]

31 Jul
3:08

#FreeMahmoud: Israeli occupation forces arrest BDS coordinator Mahmoud Nawajaa during night raid

July 30, 2020:  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC): Tens of Israeli occupation soldiers stormed the home of Mahmoud Nawajaa, the General Coordinator of the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), near Ramallah, handcuffing, blindfolding and taking him away from his wife and three young children. Occupied Ramallah, 30 July 2020 – At […]

30 Jul
3:45

Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers injured, Thursday, many Palestinians in Kafr Aqab town, north of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank. The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that several army jeeps invaded the town, leading to protests, and fired a barrage of gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets. WAFA […]

30 Jul
1:30

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Thursday, seventeen Palestinians, including former political prisoners and the coordinator of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement. The PPS said the soldiers abducted six Palestinians from the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the occupied […]

30 Jul
10:09

Israeli Colonists Steal Palestinian Water Tanks And Tents In Northern Plains

A group of fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on stolen Palestinian lands, invaded Wednesday Khirbat Samra Bedouin community, in the West Bank’s N Plains, before stealing water tanks, tents, and equipment. Mo’taz Bisharat, a Palestinian Authority official in charge of the Jordan Valley file, stated that the colonists stole sheds, […]

30 Jul
9:49

Opinion: Abdul Fattah Al-Sharif’s Execution by an Israeli Soldier

By Ramzy Baroud for Palestine Chronicle: As illegal settlers increase their attacks on Palestinian civilians in the occupied city of Al-Khalil (Hebron), the people of the Palestinian city continue to mount a campaign of popular resistance. One of the channels of resistance is Human Rights Defenders (HRD), “a grassroots, non-partisan Palestinian […]

30 Jul
9:36

On Eve Of Al-Adha, 4500 Palestinians, Including 39 Women And 160 Children, Imprisoned By Israel”

On the eve of al-Adha Muslim feast, Palestinian researcher specialized in detainee’s affairs, former political prisoner, Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, has reported that Israel is holding captive around 4500 Palestinians, including 39 women, 160 children, 6 legislators and 360 who are held under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial. […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
30 Jul
5:16

25 Palestinians Detained Across West Bank

Israeli forces detained 25 Palestinian civilians overnight Tuesday, into early Wednesday, from various towns in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) confirmed. In the northern West Bank district of Nablus, Israeli soldiers took 12 Palestinian civilians into custody, from several areas, including former prisoners; 1. Khaled Abu […]

28 Jul
12:16

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Palestinian-owned Farmlands near Salfit

Israeli occupation bulldozers levelled several dunams of Palestinian-owned farmlands, on Monday, in the northern occupied West Bank, to extend sewage lines for an illegal Israeli colony, according to a local official. Mayor of Bruqin, Marwan Abdul Rahman, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli bulldozers razed land belonging to local […]

27 Jul
6:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, a Palestinian young man near Bethlehem for allegedly attempting to snatch an Israeli soldier’s weapon. According to Israel’s TV Channel 12, the young Palestinian man attempted to snatch the soldier’s gun near the Gush Etzion colony, south of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank. The […]

27 Jul
5:54

Soldiers Order Halt On Construction Of Three Homes In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers delivered, Sunday, stop-construction orders of three Palestinian homes, houses in Beit Sakariya village, south Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Wall and Colonization Resistance Commission, stated that the soldiers and officers of the so-called Israeli […]

27 Jul
5:25

Report: “Israeli Soldiers Killed 27 Palestinians, Injured 1070, in First Half Of 2020”

The Abdullah al-Hourani Center for Studies and Documentation” which is run by Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), has reported, Sunday, that Israeli soldiers killed 27 Palestinians, including seven children and two women, in addition to wounding 1070 other, and abducted around 2330 Palestinians in the first half of this year, 2020. […]

27 Jul
4:04

Two Female Detainees Remain In Solitary Confinement, Face Harsh Conditions

The Palestinian Commission for Detainees’ Affairs has reported, Sunday, that the Israeli authorities are still forcing two female detainees in solidarity confinement under inhumane and harsh conditions. In a press statement, the Committee said that the two detainees, Fadwa Hamada and Jihan Hasheema, are in solitary confinement in the al-Jalama […]

27 Jul
3:27

Settlers Burn Palestinian-owned Olive, Almond Trees near Nablus

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Saturday, set fire to Palestinian-owned farm lands in the village of Huwara, south of the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, Alray Agency reported. Ghassan Doughlas, local official monitoring Israeli settlement activities, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that dozens of illegal Israeli settlers entered agricultural […]

26 Jul
1:53

Updated: Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians, Including Two Legislators, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn and morning hours, ten Palestinians, including two legislators, mainly from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army stormed and violently searched many homes. The soldiers invaded several homes in Hebron, in southern West Bank, interrogated many residents […]

25 Jul
11:46

Report: 259 Israeli Violations Against Palestinian Journalists in 2020

A new report released by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) has documented 259 violations committed against Palestinian journalists by Israeli Forces in the Occupied Palestinian Territories since the beginning of this year. The head of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, Nasser Abu Bakr, said during a press conference that of the 259 […]

24 Jul
1:39

PCHR: “IOF Raid Yabous Cultural Centre and Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Occupied East Jerusalem”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Wednesday, 22 July 2020, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raided Yabous Cultural Centre and Edward Said National Conservatory of Music (ESNCM) in the center of occupied East Jerusalem and confiscated thousands of documents, files, PCs, tablets, and surveillance cameras. At the same time, […]

22 Jul
4:48

Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, an under-construction Palestinian home in the Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood in the occupied Palestinian capital Jerusalem. Media sources said several army and police jeeps invaded the neighborhood accompanied by a bulldozer and demolished the property. They added that the City Council in occupied Jerusalem is alleging that […]

22 Jul
4:05

Detainee Remains Under Solitary Confinement For 130th Day

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Wednesday, that the Israeli authorities continue to force a detainee under solitary confinement for the 130th consecutive day, under extremely bad conditions. The Committee stated that the detainee, Mohammad Omar Kharwat, was forced into solitary confinement instantly after he was moved from Ramon prison […]

22 Jul
3:40

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 14 Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, fourteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, has reported that the soldiers searched many homes in […]

22 Jul
3:04

WAFA: “Israeli Police Storms East Jerusalem Cultural Centers, Seize Documents”

JERUSALEM, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli police today stormed two Palestinian-run cultural centers in the occupied city of Jerusalem and seized document, said local sources. They said Israeli police and intelligence officers stormed the East Jerusalem residence of Rania Elias, director of Yabous Cultural Center, and Suheil Khoury, […]

22 Jul
1:18

Palestinian Civil Society Organisations Welcome the Report of the Special Rapporteur addressing Israel’s Collective Punishment Policy

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): Date: 19 July 2020: On 16 July 2020, Professor Michael Lynk, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, introduced his annual report to the 44th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, addressing Israel’s illegal […]

22 Jul
1:00

Palestinian Archbishop Condemns Israeli Theft of Christian Artifact

The Palestinian Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, Theodisius Atallah Hanna, issued a statement Tuesday condemning the Israeli military’s theft of a Christian holy object, a fifth century baptismal font from the Church of Nativity. The Archbishop stated, “The theft of the historical baptismal font yesterday is […]

22 Jul
4:17

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Carwash Facility In Beit Ummar

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and demolished a carwash facility, under the pretext of being constructed without a permit. Mohammad Ayyad Awad, a local nonviolent media activist, said the carwash facility is in the al-Qarn area of Beit Ummar, […]

21 Jul
3:41

Soldiers Demolish A Home Near Salfit

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, a Palestinian home, and attempted to demolish three other homes, in Qarawat Bani Hassan village, northwest of Salfit in central West Bank. The Al-Quds Center for Social and Economic Rights stated that the soldiers demolished one home, under the pretext of being built without a permit […]

21 Jul
3:28

Israeli Soldiers Uproot 200 Olive Trees Near Salfit

Israeli soldiers uprooted, Tuesday, more than 200 Palestinian olive trees in Deir Estia town, northwest of the central West Bank city of Salfit. Deir Estia Mayor, Sa’id Zidan, stated that the soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded the area approximately at 6:00 a.m., and uprooted more than 200 olive trees, planted […]

21 Jul
2:21

Updated: Israel Releases Seriously Ailing Detainee

Updated: The detainee was released and was instantly moved to Beit Jala Governmental Hospital, near Bethlehem. His release came after three hearings within one week. The Israeli military appellate court in Ofer prison, illegally built on Palestinian lands west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, has decided to […]

21 Jul
2:01

Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians, Including A Father And His Son

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, six Palestinians, including a father and his son, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS office in Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, said the soldiers stormed […]

21 Jul
12:48

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Under-Construction Covid-19 Testing Center

July 21, 2020 12:48 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Tuesday morning, an under-construction Covid-19 testing center in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Ra’ed Maswadi, the owner of the land where the testing facility was being built said it was dedicated for Covid-19 testing by the Palestinian Health Ministry. He added […]

20 Jul
2:20

Israeli Colonists Install Mobile Homes On Palestinian Lands In Bethlehem

As Israeli soldiers continued the uprooting and destruction of Palestinian trees owned by the villagers of Kisan, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, Israeli colonists starting installing mobile homes in the area to prepare for a new illegal outpost. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the […]

20 Jul
1:35

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Monday, a Palestinian home in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Wall and Colonization Resistance Commission, stated that several army jeeps and bulldozers invaded the Shoshahla area, south of […]

20 Jul
12:08

Soldiers Abduct A Teen, Injure Young Man In Ramallah

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah before abducting a Palestinian teen, in addition to shooting a young man and searching many homes. Local sources in the refugee camp said the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes […]

18 Jul
6:24

8 Palestinians Detained by Israeli Forces, All Former Detainees

Israeli forces, Thursday evening, detained a Palestinian astro-physicist at the entrance of Anata town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, said Palestinian WAFA News Agency correspondent. He reported that Israeli soldiers ordered Imad Barghouthi, 56, an astrophysics professor at Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem, out of his vehicle at the entrance […]

16 Jul
5:00

2 Palestinian-owned Homes Demolished by Israeli Forces, 15 Receive Stop Work Orders

Israeli forces, on Thursday, destroyed two Palestinian-owned homes near Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron city in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Rateb Jabour, from the anti-wall, anti-settlements popular committee, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli bulldozers demolished two Palestinian-owned homes in the village of […]

16 Jul
5:00

Israeli Forces Detain Several Palestinians, Including a Recently Released Prisoner

Israeli forces, on Thursday at dawn, detained several Palestinian civilians after invading homes in several occupied West Bank areas, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources stated that soldiers detained five Palestinian young men from various areas of the Bethlehem governorate, in the southern West Bank. In the central West […]

16 Jul
5:49

OCHA Report: West Bank Demolitions and Displacement | June 2020

The United Nations Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for the Occupied Palestinian Territory Summary for June 2020 100 structures demolished or seized in June, the highest level since January 2017. Of the targeted structures, ten were humanitarian aid, including a tent used as a quarantine site. Only […]

15 Jul
1:55

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

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) stated, earlier Wednesday, that Israeli troops abducted eleven Palestinian residents from various parts of the occupied West Bank. In a statement, the PPS said Israeli troops invaded various areas of the occupied West Bank, stormed and ransacked many homes, starting late on Tuesday night until […]

15 Jul
11:44

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Detainees In Ofer Prison

Israeli soldiers injured, late on Tuesday at night, many Palestinian political prisoners in Ofer prison, which is built on Palestinian lands west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, in addition to forcing one detainee in solitary confinement. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that dozens of soldiers […]

15 Jul
10:59

Soldiers Demolish A Home In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Wednesday morning, an under-construction Palestinian home in Jabal al-Mokabber village, south of occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said dozens of soldiers, and police officers, accompanied bulldozers and personnel of the City Council in the occupied city into the village, after surrounding it. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center […]

15 Jul
7:22

Israeli Forces Deliver Demolition Orders to Three Palestinians in Jenin

Israeli authorities in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, delivered three demolition orders, on Tuesday, to different residents from the Ya’bad town, south-west of Jenin. According to the board-member of the Ya’bad municipality, Samer Abu Bakr, the demolition orders involve stores belonging to Omar Alkilani and Zaid Herzallah, as […]

14 Jul
12:00

PPS: Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians in the West Bank

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) stated, on Tuesday, that Israeli troops abducted ten Palestinian residents from the occupied West Bank, late Monday, early Tuesday. In a statement, issued Tuesday, the PPS added that among those abducted were five youths in the central West Bank city of East Jerusalem, identified […]

14 Jul
8:43

Structures Demolished in Tulkarem, Demolition Orders Issued for Homes, Barns in Hebron

Israeli bulldozers, Monday, demolished several Palestinian structures in Izbit Shufa neighborhood, southeast of Tulkarem city, in the northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. An owner of one of the structures, Amer Hamed, told WAFA that Israeli forces accompanied a bulldozer into the neighborhood, and proceeded to […]

14 Jul
7:49

Israeli Army Razes Land in Hebron, Bethlehem, Order Seizure of Land in Salfit

The Israeli occupation authorities, on Monday, bulldozed large areas of Palestinian-owned cultivated land as well as an agricultural structure in al-Baq’ah area in Hebron, southern West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. According to local sources, Israeli bulldozers accompanied by soldiers, razed three dunams of land planted with vegetables and […]

13 Jul
10:30

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians, including Former Prisoners, from West Bank

Israeli troops abducted, on Monday, several Palestinian residents from different areas of the occupied West Bank, Palestinian media sources reported. In the southern West Bank district of Hebron, Palestinian Official News Agency (WAFA) reported that Israeli soldiers invaded the homes of both, Ramzi Al-Haymouni, and Yazid Abu Aisha, 24, before […]

13 Jul
2:00

Armed Israeli Settlers Uproot 70 Palestinian-owned Olive Trees in Hebron

Armed illegal Israeli settlers uprooted, on Monday morning, dozens of olive trees, owned by Palestinian farmers in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. Palestinian Official News Agency (WAFA) reported that tens of armed illegal Israeli settlers, from the illegally-established Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba’, stormed the nearby farm land […]

13 Jul
12:00

Jerusalem Man Demolishes his Home in Silwan, 6 Left Homeless

Baha’ Zeitoun, a Palestinian civilian, on Sunday evening, demolished his own home in the Bi’er Ayoub neighborhood in Silwan, under the pretext of the lack of an Israeli permit, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) reported. The Zeitoun family said that the Israeli municipality ordered the family to demolish the […]

13 Jul
5:56

MADA: 58 Violations Against Palestinian Media Freedoms in June

June 2020 witnessed a surge of violations against media freedoms in Palestine, most of which were committed by the Israeli authorities and its military forces, Palestinian News Network reported. The Palestinian Center for Development & Media Freedoms “MADA” has documented a total of 58 infringements, 48 of which were committed […]

Israeli troops in a night raid (archive image)
13 Jul
12:38

Israeli Troops Abduct Three Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli troops abducted, early on Sunday, two Palestinian residents from the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and one from the central district of Jerusalem. Local Palestinian media sources reported that Israeli army invaded the Yatta village and the Al-Fawwar refugee camp of Hebron district. They added that during both […]

12 Jul
5:01

Seven Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Soldiers, Including those Assaulted by Settlers

The Israeli forces, at dawn Saturday, stormed several Palestinian-owned homes and abducted Palestinian civilians during invasions into different occupied West Bank towns, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said, Israeli soldiers stormed the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, in the northern West Bank and abducted two Palestinian young men […]

12 Jul
12:42

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians, Including A Pregnant Woman, Abduct Three, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinian families celebrating their siblings’ high-school graduation, wounding eight residents, including a pregnant woman, in addition to abducting a father and two of his sons. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, […]

11 Jul
10:24

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli troops abducted, on Saturday morning, two Palestinians from the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Local Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that Israeli forces invaded Ya’bad village, west of Jenin city and stormed the homes of Mohammad B’ajawi and Adham Omar, 25, before abducting the youths, taking them […]

11 Jul
9:14

Palestinian Factions Call for Popular Resistance in Response to ‘Israeli Crimes’

Majority of Palestinian resistance factions, across the occupied Palestinian territories, on Saturday, called for heightened Palestinian popular resistance, in response to what the factions described as, ‘Israeli occupation crimes against the Palestinian people’. In a statement, submitted to local media outlets, factions’ representatives held a meeting in the central West […]

11 Jul
6:22

Israeli Forces Injure Many Palestinians at Protests Across the West Bank

Israeli forces, on Friday, attacked dozens of non-violent Palestinian protesters, holding a peaceful demonstration against Israel’s illegal colonial settlements, outside the village of Asira ash-Shamaliya, north of Nablus city in the northern occupied West Bank. Correspondent for Palestinian WAFA News Agency said that Isareli soldiers fired tear-gas canisters, concussion grenades, […]

Israeli invasion of al-Issawiya (archive image)
11 Jul
5:03

Israeli Forces Detain Three Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli forces, at dawn Friday, abducted three Palestinian civilians from their homes in Jerusalem and Ramallah, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Asra Media Office said that Israeli soldiers detained both Abdullah Dweik, and Ahmad Ali Ahmad, after invading their homes in Al-Jalazoun refugee camp in Ramallah, central West Bank. Confrontations […]

11 Jul
4:27

Israeli Forces Cause Palestinians to Suffocate at Kufur Qaddoum Protest

Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinians, on Friday afternoon, at the weekly protest against Israeli settlements and the annexation plan, in Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local activist, and Coordinator of the Local Popular Resistance Committee, Morad […]

11 Jul
4:10

Following Slain Man’s Funeral, Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian in Salfit

Israeli forces shot a Palestinian young man during confrontations at the entrance of Kifl Hares town, near the northern West Bank city of Salfit, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The Ministry of Health confirmed that a 24-year-old Palestinian young man, unidentified at the time of this report, was shot […]

10 Jul
9:19

Israel Halts Construction for Two Palestinian-owned Homes near Bethlehem

The Israeli occupation authorities in the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, Friday, ordered a halt to construction works of two Palestinian-owned homes in the Al-Khader village, south of Bethlehem city. Director for the Palestinian Committee Against Israel’s Apartheid Wall and Illegal Settlement Activities, Hassan Bureija, confirmed that the two […]

10 Jul
4:00

Israeli Security Summon Fatah Member for Interrogation in Jerusalem

Israeli security services in the internationally-recognized occupied Palestinian East Jerusalem, summoned, on Thursday, a representative of the Fatah party, Shadi Matour, for interrogation. Official Palestinian News Agency (Wafa) said that Matour was summoned to the Muskobiya interrogation and detention center, also known as the Russian compound, shortly after he and […]

10 Jul
3:56

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

Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, IOF’s excessive use of force rendered 21 […]

10 Jul
2:20

Israeli Colonists Vandalize Palestinian Vehicles Near Nablus

Several armed illegal Israeli colonists vandalized, on Thursday morning, twelve Palestinian vehicles, south of Nablus city, in northern West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, stated that the colonists invaded the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village in southern Nablus, and slashed the […]

10 Jul
2:04

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian, Injure Another, Near Salfit

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, on Thursday at night, the death of a Palestinian man who was shot by Israeli soldiers near the main intersection of Kifl Hares town, north of Salfit in central West Bank, and added that the soldiers injured Palestinian teen. The Ministry stated that the […]

09 Jul
11:25

Israeli Forces Abduct Eighteen Palestinians, Including Female University Student

Overnight Wednesday, until dawn Thursday, the Israeli army detained eighteen Palestinian civilians, including former prisoners, and a young female student, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said in a statement. In the southernmost West Bank city of Hebron, Israeli forces detained four Palestinian civilians, including two brothers, identified as; 1. Wajdi […]

08 Jul
3:00

Israeli Forces Detain Additional Palestinians, Including Former Prisoners

The Israeli army, on Wednesday, detained a large number of Palestinian civilians, including a former political prisoner, from the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said in a statement. In the southern West Bank, Israeli forces abducted, Khalil Takfaji, the head of the Maps Department of the Arab […]

08 Jul
12:00

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Land for Settler only Road near Nablus

Israeli bulldozers continued razing, on Monday, Palestinian-owned lands in the northern occupied West Bank, town of Huwara, south of Nablus, to allow for the construction of an Israeli settler-only bypass road, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Ghassan Daghlas, a local official monitoring illegal Israeli settlement construction, said that Israeli bulldozers […]

08 Jul
11:37

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli troops abducted, early on Wednesday, many Palestinian residents from various parts of the West Bank, including the occupied East Jerusalem. In the southern West Bank city of East Jerusalem, Israeli police abducted Palestinian engineer, Bassam al-Hallaq, who is in charge of construction works, inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The abduction […]

08 Jul
6:13

Israeli Authorities to Demolish 30 Palestinian Homes, Structures in East Jerusalem

The Israeli municipal staff handed demolition orders to thirty Palestinian households in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-“Isawiya, under the pretext of construction without a permit, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local activist, Muhammad Abu al-Hummus, and member of the follow-up committee, stated that staff of the Israeli municipality of […]