Category Archives: West Bank

18 Jan
7:24

Three Palestinians Detained Near Bethlehem, Including a Former Prisoner

Israeli soldiers, on Friday, detained at least three Palestinians from the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Security sources confirmed that Israeli forces conducted an invasion into Bethlehem city, resulting in the detention of two Palestinians, including a former prisoner. Soldiers also […]

18 Jan
7:14

At Least Five Worshipers Injured by Israeli Police at Al Aqsa

Israeli police, early Friday morning, stormed occupied Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, and assaulted Palestinian Muslim worshipers. Witnesses told WAFA that thousands of Palestinians rallied at the mosque compound following the Fajr Prayer, chanting slogans slamming Israeli intrusions into the site. They added that scores of police officers stormed the […]

18 Jan
2:06

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several Palestinians during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said dozens of Palestinians and international peace activists marched while carrying […]

17 Jan
1:55

Israel Profited 54,000 Shekels from Imprisoned Children in December 2019

The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs has stated that the Israeli occupation state has made 54,000 Shekel profit off the Palestinian children who were imprisoned in Ofer jail last December, Quds News Network reported. The Committee said in a report issued on Sunday that 38 Palestinian children were sent […]

17 Jan
5:36

Israeli Forces Deliver Demolition Order, Raze Two Roads Near Bethleem

Israeli bulldozers, on Thursday morning, razed two roads in the village of al-Walaja, located to the west of the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. WAFA correspondent stated that Israeli forces stormed Ein Jowaize area in the village and cordoned it off, before bulldozers razed the two roads. Soldiers […]

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17 Jan
5:02

Israeli Forces Bulldoze Tents and Barracks, Displaces Palestinian Family Near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces bulldozed the barracks and tents of Palestinian civilian Muhammad Zreineh, in the Bir Ouna area of the town of Beit Jala, Bethlehem governorate, displacing his family and their livestock, for the fifth time. In an interview with PNN, Zreineh said that a large number of Israeli occupation […]

17 Jan
4:20

Israel Demolishes School Foundation Near Hebron, Closes Two Schools in Jerusalem

Israeli forces, Thursday, demolished the foundations of a new school that was in the process of being built, east of Yatta town, south of the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, according to Rateb Jabour, member of the National and Popular Committee Resisting the Wall and Settlements. Jabour added […]

16 Jan
10:46

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home In Hebron, Abduct Two Palestinians

January 16, 2020 10:46 PM 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, demolished a home and abducted two Palestinians, in addition to wounding many others. Rateb Jabour, the Coordinator of the National and Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern West Bank, said the […]

16 Jan
10:26

Detainees Committee: “Political Prisoners In Nafha Prison Face Dire Living Conditions”

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Thursday, that the political prisoners who were transferred from Ramon prison to Nafha are facing extremely dire living conditions. In a statement, the Committee said that the prison administration in Ramon has transferred around 100 detainees from Ramon prison to sections three and four […]

16 Jan
10:06

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

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, eleven Palestinians, including an elderly man, from their homes in Jenin, Jerusalem and Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Jenin, in northern West Bank, and […]

16 Jan
9:25

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Injure One, In Jenin

January 16, 2020 9:25 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, four Palestinians and injured one, after the army invaded Jenin and its refugee camp, in northern West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Jenin city, and Jenin refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes. They added that the […]

16 Jan
4:37

Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know About Israel’s ‘Firing Zones’ in the West Bank

By Ramzy Baroud for the Palestine Chronicle A seemingly ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel’s so-called “firing zones” in the West Bank. “Israel has impounded the only vehicle available to a medical team that provides […]

16 Jan
4:13

Israel Orders Seizure of 350 Dunams Near Bethlehem for Bypass Road

The Israeli military issued orders, on Wednesday, to seize 350 dunams (86 acres) of agricultural land in al-Khader and Irtas towns, south of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, Hasan Breijieh, from the Commission for the Resistance of the Wall and Settlements said. Breijieh stressed that the bypass road, […]

15 Jan
9:39

Two Palestinians Forced to Demolish Their Own Homes, South of Jerusalem

Two Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank were forced, on Wednesday, to demolish their own homes to avoid paying exorbitant costs if the Israeli West Jerusalem municipality demolishes them, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Local sources said that Mousa Bashir and Ammar Nassar, from Jabal al-Mokabber […]

15 Jan
8:47

Israel Approves Construction of Four New Prison Complexes

Israeli ‘housing council’ has approved a plan to build four new prisons in the occupied territories as the occupation accelerates its arrest campaign against Palestinians, the Palestine News Network reported. Israeli media sources announced, on Tuesday, that the council authorized construction of the prison complexes, south of the Israeli city […]

15 Jan
2:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Summon Two Others For Interrogation, In Bethlehem

January 15, 2020 2:25 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, and summoned two others, including a journalist, for interrogation, in Bethlehem Governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched and ransacked several homes, […]

15 Jan
12:02

Army Abducts Two Siblings In Bil’in

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

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

15 Jan
11:11

Soldiers abduct A Palestinian, Confiscate A Bulldozer, Near Nablus

January 15, 2020 11:11 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a young Palestinian man, and confiscated a bulldozer in the towns of Askar al-Balad and Salem, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Askar al-Balad, and abducted a young man, identified as Bakr Ramzi Dweikat, after storming […]

15 Jan
10:42

Dozens Of Palestinians Injured As Soldiers Fire Gas Bombs At Homes, Mosque, Near Hebron

January 15, 2020 10:42 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Medical sources have reported that dozens of Palestinians suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, on Tuesday evening, after Israeli soldiers invaded Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and fired gas bombs at homes and a mosque. Media activist Mohmmad Awad said several army […]

15 Jan
7:05

Al-Haq: Release UN Database on Businesses Profiting from Israel’s Settlement Enterprise

Ramallah-based Al-Haq Human Rights organization, on Tuesday, called on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to release the long-overdue database of businesses engaged in Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. In a Call for Action press release, Al-Haq said, On […]

15 Jan
5:16

European Union Mission Heads Visit Occupied East Jerusalem

European Union (EU) Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah, on Monday, visited Al-‘Isawiya, a neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestine News Network reported. The European diplomats met with Palestinian residents and representatives of civil society organisations, and they were briefed about the unprecedented number of Israeli police and […]

14 Jan
9:22

Israel Extends Detention of Two Palestinian Prisoners, Days Before Release

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the Israeli government renewed the administrative detention of Shorouq al-Badan, 25, for six more months, on Monday, only two days before her scheduled release, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Badan, from Bethlehem, was arrested July 2019, and was supposed to be […]

14 Jan
4:03

Detainee Zahran Suspends Hunger Strike

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

14 Jan
3:19

Soldiers Abduct Nineteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, nineteen Palestinians, including siblings, from 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 invaded and ransacked many homes in several parts of the governorate, and […]

14 Jan
11:46

Minutes After His Release, Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Who Spent 18 Years In Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, a Palestinian man just minutes after his release from prison, after he was held captive for 18 years. The PPS said the Palestinian political prisoner, Ismael Affana, from occupied East Jerusalem, was released from the Negev Detention Camp, […]

14 Jan
10:51

Israeli Colonists Rams A Palestinian Girl With Car Near Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Tuesday, that a teenage Palestinian girl was injured after an illegal Israeli colonist rammed her with his car near Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Ahmad Ghazal, the deputy head of Kisan Village Council, said the wounded girl has been identified as […]

13 Jan
9:28

Army Recognizes Murder of Aisha al-Rabi as “Hostile Attack”

The Israeli army, on Sunday, admitted that the killing of a Palestinian mother of 8, Aisha Mohammad al-Rabi, 47, by an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank, last October, was a “hostile attack on nationalist grounds.” Last year, Israeli prosecutors issued an indictment against the Israeli settler suspected of […]

13 Jan
3:38

Two Days Before Her Scheduled Release; Detainee Slapped With New Administrative Detention Order

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that, just two days before her scheduled release, the Israeli Authorities slapped a female Palestinian political prisoner with a new arbitrary Administrative Detention order for six additional months. The PPS said that the detainee, Shorouq al-Badan, 25, from Bethlehem south of occupied Jerusalem, […]

13 Jan
2:45

Israel Issues Demolition Orders Targeting Eight Homes In Hebron

January 13, 2020 2:45 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Masafer Yatta village, south of Hebron in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and handed demolition orders targeting eight Palestinian homes. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Masafer Yatta, after surrounding it, and handed the demolition orders targeting the homes of Mohammad Mousa […]

13 Jan
2:11

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank

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

13 Jan
6:25

Palestinian Forced to Demolish Own Home, South of Jerusalem

The Israeli municipality in Jerusalem forced a Palestinian to demolish his own home, in the town of Jabal al-Mokabber, south of Jerusalem. According to the Palestinian News Network, the municipality required Sayel Ja’abis to demolish his home, under the pretext that he lacked a building license, giving him until Sunday […]

13 Jan
5:39

Israeli Forces Storm and Dismantle Palestinian Vegetable Stands in Hebron

Israeli forces ransacked and dismantled stalls used to sell fruits and vegetables, on Sunday, near Wadi Al-Khalil checkpoint, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. The stalls were ransacked, their contents destroyed, and the Palestinian owners warned by Israeli soldiers, to stay away from the area. Estimated losses […]

12 Jan
2:47

Army Abducts Nine Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, eight Palestinians, including two children, in addition to another Palestinian who was taken prisoner on Sunday evening, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said many army jeeps invaded ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched homes, before abducting […]

12 Jan
11:32

Israel Escalates Violates Against Detained Palestinian Children

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) issued a statement, Saturday, strongly denouncing Israel’s escalating violations against the detained Palestinian children, especially after forcing them in solitary confinement. The PPS said that the Israeli Prison Authority transferred imprisoned Palestinian children from Ofar Prison and placed them in solitary condiment cells. It added […]

11 Jan
7:57

Israel Notifies 3 Prisoner’s Families of Order to Demolish Homes

Israeli forces, overnight Thursday, notified the families of three alleged Palestinian attackers, of their intention to demolish their houses across the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. The Palestine Prisoners’ Society (PPS) confirmed that Israeli forces broke into the family home of Mohammad Walid Hanatsheh, in […]

11 Jan
7:18

France Deplores New Israeli Settlement Expansion Plans

France condemned, on Friday, the recent Israeli decision to green-light the construction of 1,936 housing units in the West Bank illegal settlements. The French consulate in Jerusalem said in a statement that the decision “comes at a troubling time of accelerated settlement on the West Bank,” the Palestinian News and […]

11 Jan
5:41

Israeli Troops Assault Demonstrators in Kufur Qaddoum; Fire Tear Gas

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

10 Jan
3:53

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Jenin

January 10, 2020 3:53 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, a young Palestinian man from the al-Yamoun town, west of Jenin, in northern West Bank. Media sources said that several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers stormed and searched a few homes, and abducted one Palestinian. They added that the soldiers abducted the young […]

10 Jan
2:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Jenin

January 10, 2020 2:01 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, four young men, indulging two former political prisoners, in Jenin governorate, in northern West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in Jenin city, and the al-Yamoun town, west of Jenin, and interrogated the residents while inspecting ID cards. […]

10 Jan
5:35

European Union Denounces Israel’s Settlement Expansion

The European Union, on Thursday, criticized Israeli plans to expand illegal settlements built in the occupied Palestinian territory and called on Israel to comply with international law, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Israel approved earlier this week the construction of almost 2000 housing units in illegal settlements […]

10 Jan
5:14

Palestine FM Rejects David Friedman’s Statements

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned statements made by US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, in which he emphasized the right of Israeli presence in the occupied West Bank which he described as ‘Judea and Samaria.’ The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported that Friedman, speaking at the […]

10 Jan
4:59

UK Condemns Israeli Plans for Illegal Settlement Expansion

The United Kingdom (UK), on Wednesday, called in Israel to “immediately” halt illegal settlements’ expansion in the occupied West Bank, the Middle East Monitor reported. In an official statement, the British consulate in Jerusalem stressed that the Israeli settlements are “illegal under international law,” adding that it was “sabotaging a […]

09 Jan
7:34

Twelve Palestinians Receive Home Demolition Notices in Jerusalem

The Israeli-run Municipality of Jerusalem delivered at least 12 home demolition notices to Palestinian residents in the city’s Al-‘Isawiya neighbourhood, on Wednesday, the Middle East Monitor reported. The notices were issued under the pretext that the homes were built without a permit, rarely granted to Palestinians by the Israeli occupation […]

09 Jan
3:01

Israel Forms Committee To Boost Colonialist Activities In Occupied West Bank

Israeli Defense Minister, Neftali Bennet, has formed a special committee tasked with boosting and strengthening the colonialist activities on Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that Naftali’s “Task Force” aims at legalizing the colonialist outposts, which were built on Palestinian […]

09 Jan
1:15

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

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

09 Jan
12:38

Israeli Soldiers Dismantle A Shed Near Ramallah

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

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

09 Jan
5:29

Israeli Bar Association Revokes License of Palestinian Lawyer

On Tuesday, the family of Palestinian lawyer, Tareq Barghouth, 44, received a decision to withdraw his license to practice the profession, Quds News Network reported. The decision was issued by the Israeli Bar Association, which requires the withdrawal of the license to practice law from Barghouth, on the pretext that […]

09 Jan
4:29

PPS: Israeli Forces Arrest Fifteen Palestinians Including Mother of Prisoner

Israeli forces detained fifteen Palestinians, on Wednesday, from across the West Bank, including a woman from occupied Jerusalem and a senior member of Fatah movement, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. A statement released by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that Israeli forces detained Sana Rajabi, from […]

09 Jan
2:13

Jordan Denounces Israeli Decision To Build 1936 Colonialist Units In West Bank

The Jordanian government denounced, Wednesday, the Israeli decision to build additional 1936 units in its illegal colonies in the occupied West Bank. Ambassador Daifallah al-Fayez, the spokesperson of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, said that all of Israel’s colonies are illegal as they also constitute a serious […]

08 Jan
7:09

Jordan FM Warns of Consequences of Israel’s Continued Violations Against Al-Aqsa

The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported that Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned, on Tuesday evening, the Israeli police attacks on Muslim worshipers inside the sacred Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest site. The ministry’s spokesperson, Ambassador Daifallah al-Fayez, rejected and condemned, in a statement, the Israeli […]

08 Jan
4:16

Israeli Elections: Netanyahu Vows More Settlements, Annexation

The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated, in its latest weekly report, that the Israeli government still ignores the international community’s stance, along with resolutions of international legitimacy which consider Israeli settlements a war crime. Israel acts as a state above the law, as a result of […]

08 Jan
12:02

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Hebron, Bethlehem And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, four Palestinians, including the secretary of Fateh Movement, in Hebron, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Beit Awwa town, southwest of Hebron in southern West Bank, searched and ransacked homes, and abducted the secretary […]

08 Jan
11:24

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Jericho

January 8, 2020 11:24 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, southwest of Jericho city in the occupied West Bank, and injured many Palestinians during ensuing protests. Medical sources said the soldiers shot six Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, including one who was shot with three bullets in his left […]

08 Jan
9:54

Updated: Two Jerusalem Families Displaced After Israel Forced Them To Demolish Their Homes

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported, Tuesday, that two siblings from Jabal al-Mokabber town, south of occupied East Jerusalem, were forced to demolish their homes to avoid the excessively high fines and fees, imposed on them by the Israeli City Council. Silwanic stated that Mohammad and […]

08 Jan
7:25

Soldiers Attack Worshipers, Abduct Six Palestinians, Including One Woman, In Al-Aqsa

January 8, 2020 7:25 AM IMEMC News Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Tuesday evening, many Palestinian worshipers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted six Palestinians, including one woman. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers assaulted dozens of worshipers near Bab ar-Rahma, one of the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, before abducting the six Palestinians. They […]

08 Jan
5:34

Israeli Forces Attack and Arrest Many Worshipers at Al-Aqsa

Israeli police detained five Palestinian worshipers, including a female, near Bab al-Rahma, or Golden Gate, inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem’s Old City, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Israeli forces, on Tuesday evening, attacked worshipers at Bab al-Rahma, and at Bab al-Hatta Gate, inside the al-Aqsa […]

08 Jan
5:10

Four Palestinians Near Hebron Handed Demolition Notices

Israel authorities notified Palestinians residents of its intentions to demolish four houses belonging to Palestinians in an area to the east of Yatta town, on Tuesday evening, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. According to local activist, Rateb al-Jabour, the popular committee coordinator in Yatta, said Israeli forces stormed […]

08 Jan
5:05

Israeli Settlers and Army Raze Palestinian Lands Near Hebron

Israeli forces, accompanied by settlers, bulldozed today vast areas of land belonging to Palestinians in Hebron city, in the southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. WAFA correspondent said Israeli bulldozers arrived in the early morning hours to bulldoze agricultural land belonging to a number of […]

08 Jan
2:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Wounded Palestinian Teen In Hebron

January 8, 2020 2:25 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, a wounded Palestinian teenage boy from the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The soldiers stormed the homes of Hassouna Badawi, after smashing the main door, and conducted violent searches of the property, causing serious damage, before […]

07 Jan
7:47

Israeli Military Court Rejects Appeal of Palestinian Prisoner on Hunger Strike for 107 Days

The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said that the Israeli military court of Ofer rejected an appeal submitted for the release of prisoner Ahmad, Zahran, who has been on an open-ended hunger strike for 107 consecutive days in protest of his detention without charge or trial, the Palestinian News and […]

07 Jan
7:33

Israeli Forces Injure Palestinian Man While Demolishing his Home

Ras Al Auja, a community, located in ‘area C’ of the occupied West Bank, North of Jericho City, and home to 700-800 Palestinians, was stormed, on Monday, by Israeli soldiers and teams of ‘Civil Administration’ staff, Quds News Network reported. Activist, Hamzah Zbeidan, said that over two hundred Israeli soldiers […]

07 Jan
7:08

Peace Now: 1,936 Israeli Settlement Units Approved for Occupied West Bank

In a statement, on Monday, settlement watchdog Peace Now, said that the Israeli planning authority advanced the plans for the building of 1,936 new homes in settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Palestine News Network reported. A total of 786 housing units received the final approval needed before the building […]

07 Jan
4:13

Fateh Official: Israel’s Settlement Colonization is an Illegal Presence That Must Be Removed

Fateh spokesman and member of its Revolutionary Council, Osama al-Qawasmi, said that Israel’s settlement colonization of Palestinian occupied land is the illegal presence that must be removed, and not the Palestinian buildings and properties. He said, in response to statements made by Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett, in which he […]

07 Jan
5:22

Longest Serving Palestinian Prisoners Have Spent 38 Years in Israeli Prison

The two longest-serving Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, cousins Karim and Maher Younis, have been behind bars for 38 years, on Monday, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said that the two, along with 24 other prisoners, were supposed to have been released in 2014 […]

07 Jan
3:09

Israeli Prosecution Indicts Five Jerusalemite Palestinian Political Prisoners

January 7, 2020 3:09 AM Saed Bannoura Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Israeli Prosecutors’ office in occupied East Jerusalem filed, Monday, an indictment against five young Palestinian men from the al-Isawiya town, accusing them of violating the “nighty house arrest orders” which were issued against them previously. Lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud said the Israeli prosecutor filed the indictment against the five detained […]

07 Jan
2:35

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Beit Ummar

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday evening, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and injured many Palestinians protesting the invasion. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the ath-Thaher area, close to the illegal Karmie Tzur colony, which was built on private Palestinian lands, south […]

06 Jan
7:00

In 2019, Israel Demolished 686 Homes in West Bank, Almost Half in Jerusalem

At least 300 Palestinian buildings were demolished in Jerusalem, by the Israeli occupation authorities in 2019, compared to a 386 in other parts of the occupied Palestinian Territories, Palestine News Network reported. Walid Assaf, chairman of the Commission Against the Wall and Settlements, said in a press conference on Israeli […]

06 Jan
6:39

Israeli Forces Seize 9 Residential Structures in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces dismantled, on Monday, nine Palestinian-owned residential structures and seized them from the town of al-Ouja, in the Jordan Valley, occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. According to the head of al-Ouja municipality, Salah Freijat, soldiers dismantled nine inhabited structures out of 70 slated for […]

06 Jan
12:47

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

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

06 Jan
4:34

Foreign Minister to Disclose Israeli Campaigns Against East Jerusalem to ICC

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates announced, on Sunday, its intention to report the ongoing Israeli crackdown on the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Isawiya to the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. In a statement, the Ministry said “it is viewing with […]

06 Jan
4:09

Israeli Ministers Planning “Official Annexation” of Jordan Valley

A ministerial committee with the Israeli occupation is considering, today, Sunday, the annexation of the Jordan Valley, in its first meeting since its formation, the Palestine News Network reported. Despite warnings by the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, that the annexation statements could be among the investigations […]

Checkpoint established at Hezma town (PCHR image)
05 Jan
9:45

Israeli Forces Detain and Summon Palestinians, Seize 4,000 Shekels

Israeli occupation forces arrested, at dawn Sunday, a young man from the city of Qalqilia, northern occupied West Bank, Palestine News Network reported. On Saturday night, the Israeli occupation forces detained Ahmed Tawfiq Radayda, 37, from al-Ubeidiya, at the Za’tara military checkpoint, south of Nablus. Israeli forces searched Radayda, seized […]

05 Jan
9:03

10 Palestinians Detained, One Summoned for Questioning in Jerusalem

At least 10 Palestinians were detained by Israeli occupation forces, on Saturday night, in a protracted crackdown which has targeted the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Isawiya since June of 2019, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Local sources stated that Israeli police forces broke into the flashpoint neighborhood, […]

05 Jan
8:45

Report: Israel Committed 255 Violations Against Journalists and Media Institutions in 2019

The Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA) has documented 255 violations by the Israeli occupation forces against journalists and media institutions working in the occupied Palestinian territories during 2019. It said in its annual report on Israeli violations against journalists, released on Sunday, that these Israeli violations included use of […]

05 Jan
7:52

Turkish Authorities Deliver Ottoman-Era Archives to Palestinian Authority

Turkey has given a copy of Ottoman-era archived documents to the Palestinian Authority (PA) to help Palestinians legally counter the Israeli occupation’s land claims, Quds News Network reported. Hebrew news sources said the archives include tens of thousands of land registries from the Palestinian territories under the Ottoman Empire’s control […]

05 Jan
7:34

In a Decade, Israel Displaced 9,249 Palestinians, Half of Them Children

The Israeli occupation demolished 6,116 Palestinian structures in the West Bank between 2010 and 2019, according to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) data, displacing 9,249 Palestinians including around 4,500 children, Palestine Post 24 reported. The vast majority of the destruction, 79 per cent, has taken […]

05 Jan
6:41

Report: In 2019 Israel Ordered Administrative Detention Against 1,022 Palestinians

The Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies released a statement, on Thursday, that Israel has issued a total of 1,022 administrative detention orders against Palestinians in 2019, the Middle East Monitor reported. The center said that there was a ten per cent increase in administrative detention orders, imprisonment without charge or […]

Night raid (archive image)
04 Jan
10:22

Israeli Troops Abduct 2 Palestinians in Early Morning Invasion of Jenin

In a pre-dawn raid on Saturday, Israeli troops invaded the city of Jenin and the village of Rumaneh in the Jenin district, abducting two Palestinian civilians. Local sources indicated to The Palestiian news agency “Wafa”, that the occupation forces arrested the citizens: Nizar Mustafa Jarban from Rumaneh, and Bakr Amin […]

04 Jan
10:13

Eight Palestinians in Jerusalem Receive Summons to Appear in Court

Israeli police today handed eight young Palestinian residents of the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-“Isawiya summons to appear before an Israeli court tomorrow for allegedly violating night curfew, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Anwar Obeid, one of the summoned youths, said that police and security services […]

04 Jan
12:06

Prisoners Commission: Palestinian Teen Shot and Detained, in Stable Condition

The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission stated, on Friday, that Palestinian teenager, Hussein Younes, who Israeli soldiers shot, wounded and detained, on Thursday, is in a stable health condition, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). The Israeli occupation authorities claimed that the youth allegedly attempted to stab […]

03 Jan
11:30

Israeli Army Confiscates Five Tractors from Palestinian Farmers

Israeli forces, on Friday, seized five tractors belonging to Palestinian farmers in Um al-Qaba area, in the Jordan Valley, northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The head of the village council of nearby al-Maleh village, Mahdi Daraghmeh, said that the Israeli army seized the […]

03 Jan
11:15

PLO Official: Palestinians Reject Attempts to Criminalize Legitimate National Struggle

Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), called upon the European Union, on Friday, to reconsider its new conditions for funding Palestinian civil society organizations, calling for fair and equal access for all, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Erekat’s call came in response to recently […]

03 Jan
10:56

Six Young Men Arrested in Jerusalem for Breaking Curfew

The occupation forces arrested 6 Palestinian young men from al-‘Isawiya, on the pretext of “breaking house arrest” imposed on them, Ma’an News reported. Activist and member of the Follow-up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, Muhammad Abu Al-Homs, explained that the occupation forces stormed al-‘Isawiya, and summoned the young men, who had been […]

03 Jan
4:32

Palestinian Moderately Injured After Being Rammed By Israeli Colonists’ Car

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young man was injured, on Thursday evening, after illegal Israeli colonialist settlers rammed him with his car, near Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. The sources said that the young man, Bilal Sa’id Ghazal, 20, suffered moderate wounds, before […]

03 Jan
3:36

Soldiers Assault Worshipers In Bab ar-Rahma Mosque, Abduct Two

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Thursday evening, several Palestinian Muslim worshipers in Bab ar-Rahma Mosque, in the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted two. Eyewitnesses said dozens of soldiers, and police officers, invaded the holy site while trying to force the worshipers out, leading to protests. They added […]

03 Jan
2:22

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Beit Ummar

January 3, 2020 2:22 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, on Thursday evening, several Palestinians in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media activist Mohammad Awad said several army jeeps invaded the ath-Thaher area, south of Beit Ummar, and attacked protesters with live rounds, gas bombs and concussion […]

03 Jan
7:21

Israeli Security Guards Ransack Palestinian Tents in Jordan Valley

Israeli occupation forces terrorized, Thursday afternoon, Palestinian residents in the village of Ein Hilweh in the Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank after searching and ransacking residential tents. Local activist, Mahdi Daraghmeh said that five Israeli security guards in street clothes, stormed tents in the village, searched and […]

03 Jan
6:06

Israel to Demolish Family Home of 2 Palestinian Prisoners

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

02 Jan
3:21

Soldiers Bulldoze Large Areas Of Palestinian Lands Near Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded and bulldozed large areas of Palestinian lands, on Thursday morning, in ‘Asla village, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Mohammad Sheikh, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in Qalqilia governorate, said the invasion was carried out by many army jeeps, […]

02 Jan
2:58

Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, five Palestinians, and imposed house arrest orders on six others, after the army invaded and ransacked many homes across the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. In Jenin, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Hayel As’ad Bakheet, after storming his parent’s home and […]

01 Jan
9:27

Israeli Forces Storm Uproot Palestinian Olive Trees South of Bethlehem

Israeli occupation bulldozers uprooted olive trees in Al-Jabaa village, south of Bethlehem, Wednesday morning, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). The head of the village council of Al-Jabaa, Yiyab Mashaalah described a large force of the Israeli occupation army, accompanied by two bulldozers, storming the area of […]

01 Jan
8:17

Palestinian Ordered to Remove Room, Balcony, Olive Trees

A Palestinian resident of Khirbet Ibzeiq, was ordered by the Israeli military government, Wednesday, to remove a room and a balcony built on his own land as well as olive trees, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The land, located north of the city of Tubas, in the […]

01 Jan
3:49

Soldiers Demolish Two Flats In Silwan

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, two Palestinian flats in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. Khaled Abu Tayeh, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in Silwan, said dozens of soldiers and personnel of the Jerusalem Municipality, invaded the town, before surrounding the two flats. Abu Tayeh […]

01 Jan
2:44

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Hebron

January 1, 2020 2:44 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Beit Ummar and the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before abducting four Palestinians, including three former political prisoners, and summoned one for interrogation. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the […]

01 Jan
2:02

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Ramallah

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

01 Jan
1:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians, Injure One, In Jenin

January 1, 2020 1:25 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Jenin city, Jenin refugee camp, and Qabatia town, in northern West Bank, searched and ransacked many homes and abducted five Palestinians, in addition to wounding one during ensuing protests. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers shot Jamil Nabil Awwad, 22, […]

01 Jan
12:40

Israeli Forces Arrest 12 Palestinian Young Men From Jerusalem

The Israeli occupation forces, on Monday evening, arrested 12 Palestinian young men in Jerusalem, five of them from the Bab al-Amoud area, the Palestine News Network reported. Footage circulated on the internet showing Israeli police officers brutalizing and detaining five young men during their presence in the Bab al-Amoud area […]

01 Jan
12:00

Israeli Forces Detain 4 Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli forces today detained four Palestinians in multiple overnight incursions across the West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. An Israeli military force invaded Nablus city, in the northern occupied West Bank, and detained two Palestinians. In Jerusalem district, Israeli forces detained a Palestinian after ransacking his […]

31 Dec
6:34

Analysis: Who is Archbishop Atallah Hanna, and Why Does Israel Hate Him?

By Ramzy Baroud for Middle East Monitor “They will run and not grow weary,” is a quote from the Bible (Isaiah, 40:41) that adorns the homepage of Kairos Palestine. This important document, which parallels a similar initiative emanating from South Africa during the anti-apartheid struggle years, has come to represent […]

31 Dec
2:23

Israel Detained 5,500 Palestinians in 2019, Including 889 Children

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested more than 5,500 Palestinians from the occupied Palestinian territory during 2019; among them were 889 children and at least 128 women, the Palestine News Network reported. The Palestinian Prisoners and Human Rights Institutions issued a fact sheet, on Monday, stating that the number of Palestinian […]