Category Archives: West Bank

07 Apr
5:04

Shipping Container Confiscated by Israeli Forces near Hebron

Israeli forces Monday, seized a shipping container and tore down a stall in the Palestinian village of Khirbet Qalqas, south of Hebron city, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. WAFA correspondent confirmed that Israeli forces escorted heavy equipment into the village, in the southern occupied West Bank, where the heavy machinery […]

07 Apr
3:52

Several Palestinians Ordered to Halt Construction in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces, on Monday, ordered a halt on the construction of several Palestinian-owned structures in Khirbet Yarza and al-Jiftlik villages in the Jordan Valley, according to sources. Activist, Aref Daraghmeh, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces handed a villager, identified as Salem Abu al-Tayyib, from Khirbet Yarza, east […]

06 Apr
8:28

Israeli Soldiers, Colonists, Invade Qusra town

Many illegal Israeli colonists, and soldiers, invaded Monday, the town of Qusra, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Mohammad Jaber, the Mayor of Qusra, stated that the invading colonists came from Yesh Kodesh illegal colony, which was built on private lands, south of the town. Jaber added […]

06 Apr
8:44

Opinion: A Palestinian Guide to Surviving a Quarantine: On Faith, Humor and ‘Dutch Candy’

By Ramzy Baroud for Middle East Monitor Call it a ‘quarantine’, a ‘shelter-in-place’, a ‘lockdown’ or a ‘curfew’, we Palestinians have experienced them all, though not at all voluntarily. Personally, the first 23 years of my life were lived in virtual ‘lockdown’. My father’s ‘quarantine’ was experienced much earlier, as […]

06 Apr
6:08

Israeli Forces Deliver ‘Stop Work’ Orders to Palestinians near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces last week, ordered a halt on the construction of two Palestinian houses in the villages of al-Khader and Beit Skarya, near the city of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Local official, Hasan Burejiya, in charge of monitoring Israeli violations in the area, […]

06 Apr
5:56

On Palestinian Child Day – There are 200 Children Detained in Israeli Prisons

Head of the Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Commission, Qadri Abu Bakr, on Sunday, said that Israel has 200 Palestinian children in detention, commemorating ‘Palestinian Child Day’ on April 5th, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. In a statement, Abu Bakr said that since the year 2000, Israel has arrested no less […]

06 Apr
5:33

PLO Official says Israel will “Stop Demolitions of Palestinian Homes”

Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said in a tweet last week, that Israel is apparently going to stop demolishing homes in the occupied Palestinian territories, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. “I was informed by top United Nations (UN) officials that the Israeli […]

06 Apr
12:35

Settlers Flood Palestinian Farm Lands near Hebron

Illegal Israeli settlers on Sunday, flooded Palestinian-owned farms planted with grapes, near the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank, a local source reported. Local activist, Mohammad Awad, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that extremist colonial settlers from Gush Etzion settlement bloc, built on […]

06 Apr
12:32

Military Forces, Settlers Deny Palestinian Farmers Access to their Land near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces and extremist Israeli settlers on Sunday prevented Palestinian farmers from accessing their lands in the village of Tuqu’, southeast of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to sources. Tayseer Abu Mfarreh, mayor of the village, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that a large unit of […]

05 Apr
8:01

Israel May Impose Lockdown on East Jerusalem to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

Israeli TV Channel, Kan, reported on Sunday that Israeli authorities in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, may impose a total lockdown on some Palestinian-populated neighborhoods and some other religious Jewish communities in East Jerusalem, itself. The report by Kan TV suggested that five areas, including the two Palestinian neighborhoods of […]

05 Apr
7:30

Israeli Police Abduct Two Palestinian Youths in East Jerusalem

Israeli police forces on Sunday, invaded one of the neighborhoods in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted two Palestinian youths, local sources reported. Sources and witnesses said that Israeli police in the old city of East Jerusalem, broke into the homes of Ahmad Salayma and Mohammad Swaity and abducted […]

05 Apr
12:09

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Jerusalem Governor

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, the Palestinian Governor of occupied East Jerusalem, Adnan Gheith, after storming and ransacking his home in Silwan town, south of Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers violently searched the property after breaking into it, causing damage, and abducted the governor. It is worth mentioning that this […]

05 Apr
9:06

Army Causes Dozens Of Palestinians To Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Saturday evening, the town of Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and caused dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation during ensuing protests. The Coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, Morad Eshteiwi, stated that several […]

04 Apr
10:51

Palestinian Governor of East Jerusalem Issues a Passover Warning

The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Governorate for the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, issued a warning, Saturday, for Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem, against buying Jewish-owned property during the Passover holidays. The governorate’s statement, ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover, came in the context of the rapidly-spreading coronavirus, in many Israeli […]

04 Apr
10:35

Armed Israeli Settlers Storm Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem

Israeli colonial settlers, on Saturday, stormed the Palestinian neighborhood of Wadi Alrababa in Silwan village in the internationally-recognized occupied city of East Jerusalem, southern West Bank. Local media outlets and witnesses said that about 25 armed colonial settlers stormed the neighborhood and embarked on provocative actions towards local unarmed Palestinian […]

04 Apr
7:56

Israeli Forces Injure Dozens of Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum

A Palestinian youth was injured when Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian citizens, while dozens of Palestinians choked on tear gas in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia on Friday, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the […]

04 Apr
2:50

Jerusalem Minister: “I Was Forced To Wear A Dirty Mask, With Signs Of Dried Blood On It”

Shortly after his release from the al-Maskobiyya interrogation facility in occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Government Minister of Jerusalem, Fadi al-Hadmi, said that the soldiers violently searched his home, and used dogs to inflict maximum damage, in addition to forcing him to wear a dirty mask that had signs of dried […]

03 Apr
11:10

PLO official Decries Israeli Actions Amidst Spread of Coronavirus

Member of Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi denounced on Friday, Israel’s actions which she described as hampering Palestinian efforts, underway, to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In a statement released Friday, the high-ranking Palestinian official, Dr. Ashrawi maintained that the latest Israeli police arrest of […]

03 Apr
9:26

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 March – 1 April 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) 26 March – 1 April 2020 Summary Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) […]

03 Apr
9:44

WAFA: “10 Detainees At Ofer Embark On Hunger Strike”

RAMALLAH, Thursday, April 2, 2020 (WAFA) – Ten Palestinian political prisoners at Ofer detention camp, southwest of Ramallah, embarked today on an open-ended hunger strike in protest against the ongoing solitary confinement of two fellow prisoners, as well as against Israel’s failure to provide the conditions to prevent a high […]

02 Apr
6:54

Israel Puts Forth a Condition for Aiding Gaza Over Coronavirus

Palestinian media reports, citing Israeli sources, reported on Thursday that the Israeli government put forth a condition for shipping medical aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, for fighting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Sources said that Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett, was quoted during a press briefing in Tel-Aviv, as saying […]

Israeli troops invading (file photo from Paltoday)
02 Apr
6:06

Israeli Troops Abduct 3 Palestinians, Seize 100 Sheep

Israeli forces, overnight Wednesday, invaded Palestinian homes and abducted three residents in East Jerusalem, southern occupied West Bank, local sources reported. Sources told media outlets that Israeli troops stormed the Silwan neighborhood on Thursday at dawn, broke into several homes and abducted two Palestinian civilians, identified as Bahaa Abu Tayeh […]

02 Apr
7:38

Israeli Army Demolishes 3 Palestinian Homes under Construction near Jenin

The Israeli army demolished, on Wednesday morning, three under construction buildings in the northern West Bank village of Rummaneh, west of the city of Jenin, reported WAFA correspondent. The source said that a large Israeli force invaded the village and proceeded to destroy the three buildings that were being built […]

02 Apr
3:29

Several Agricultural Roads Closed by Israeli Forces near Tulkarem

Palestinian farmers said on Tuesday, that Israeli forces stormed the greenhouses they were working in, and forced them to leave, while a bulldozer started to close nearby agricultural roads with dirt mounds. The roads, utilized by local Palestinian farmers, were connecting the Palestinian villages of Kafa and Shufa with a […]

01 Apr
10:32

Young Palestinian Man Dies of Wounds Inflicted by Israeli Forces Last Month

Palestinian medical sources in the West Bank city of Nablus, pronounced dead, a young Palestinian man, after he had sustained wounds caused by Israeli troops, last month. The sources identified the young man as Islam Dwaikat, 22, and said he was wounded by Israeli troops that opened fire at Palestinian […]

01 Apr
7:18

Palestinian Prisoner Contracts Coronavirus in Israeli Jail

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Committee for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners confirmed on Wednesday, that a newly released Palestinian prisoner tested positive for the coronavirus. The announcement came after the prisoner, Noureddin Sarsour, a resident of Betunia town, west of Ramallah city, who was incarcerated for 2 weeks at Ofer Israeli prison, upon […]

01 Apr
6:06

Israeli Troops Seize a Palestinian-owned Caravan in Jordan Valley

Israeli troops reportedly seized on Wednesday, a Palestinian-owned caravan, located in the Israel-occupied area of Al-Aghwar, in the eastern occupied West Bank. Witnesses told media outlets, earlier today, that the confiscated caravan is owned by a local Palestinian resident in the Jordan Valley. Local legal activist, Aref Daraghma, told local […]

01 Apr
6:52

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Home, Deliver Stop Work Order for Livestock Barn

Israeli forces demolished on Tuesday, a Palestinian-owned house still under construction in the village of Jbara, south of Tulkarem, according to the head of Jbara village council, Ihsan Tahsin. Tahsin told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that a large army force broke into the village, in the northern occupied West Bank, […]

01 Apr
6:22

Euro-Med Monitor: Israeli Forces’ Incursions and Soldiers’ Behavior Jeopardize Measures to Prevent Outbreak of COVID-19

The Euro-Med Monitor followed with a great concern reports of suspicious behaviors of Israeli soldiers and settlers, during the storming of Palestinian houses, as some of them spat at parked cars, ATMs and shop locks, which raises fears of deliberate attempts to spread the virus and cause panic in the […]

01 Apr
5:46

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

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

31 Mar
6:56

Israeli Colonial Settlers Raze Palestinian Farm Lands near Nablus

Israeli colonial settlers on Tuesday, razed vast areas of Palestinian-owned farm lands in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. Local media outlets said that the lands razed, are located near the illegal Israeli colonial settlement of Shefout Rahel. The sources confirmed that today’s bulldozing caused widespread harm to tens […]

31 Mar
12:29

Israeli Troops Abduct Four Palestinians in Pre-Dawn Raids

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

31 Mar
2:42

COVID-19 State of Emergency: Powers and Restrictions Under Palestinian and International Law

 The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): Introduction: On 05 March 2020, the Palestinian President issued a decree declaring a 30-day state of emergency to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Palestine. The Presidential decree bestowed upon the Prime Minister and relevant authorities the powers to “take all necessary […]

30 Mar
9:28

Israel’s Shin Bet Slaps PLC Member with Administrative Detention

The Shin Bet, Israel’s intelligence agency, on Sunday, decided to renew the detention of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) member and Hamas leader, Hasan Yousuf, for four months, under administrative detention. Sheikh Hasan Yousuf, 65, was scheduled for release on March 31, 2020, and just two days before his release, […]

30 Mar
6:23

Israeli Authorities to Uproot Ancient Palestinian Trees in Northern Nablus

Israeli authorities in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, reportedly warned Palestinian residents in the area, that Israeli forces would soon uproot dozens of trees in the tourist zone of Almasoudiya. Palestinian Chief of Israeli colonial settlements file in northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, told local media outlets that […]

29 Mar
10:08

League of Arab States Reiterates Support to the Palestinian People

The Cairo-based League of Arab States, comprising of 22 Arab countries, reiterated on Sunday its support to the Palestinian people’s struggle against the Israeli occupation and called for unveiling all Israeli practices that undermine the existence of Palestinians on their own homeland. The league’s reiteration came in a statement, issued […]

29 Mar
6:38

Israeli Police in Occupied East Jerusalem Invade a Number of Palestinian Neighborhoods, Abduct One

Israeli police forces, at dawn Sunday, invaded the occupied city of East Jerusalem, storming a number of Palestinian neighborhoods, according to local sources. Palestinian sources and witnesses said that Israeli police forces invaded through out Saturday night and early on Sunday, al-‘Isawiya village and stormed a number of neighborhoods. Sources […]

29 Mar
6:19

Dr. Ashrawi Sends Message of Solidarity from Palestine

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Saturday, sent a message of solidarity to the rest of the world, in the ongoing fight against COVID-19, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Dr. Ashrawi conveyed her message from Youtube, “From Palestine, from our little […]

29 Mar
6:47

Analysis: Palestine Is Occupied, Segregated, And About To Face COVID-19

Israel’s military control of Gaza and the West Bank has only grown more brutal during the pandemic. Workers are held in quarantine, prisoners have been infected, and Israel is withholding money that could be used to help contain the outbreak. By Taya Graham for The Real News Network Israeli Journalist […]

29 Mar
5:29

PCHR Condemns Israeli Authorities Discriminatory Treatment of Palestinian Workers Suspected with Coronavirus

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights strongly condemns the Israeli occupation authorities’ discriminatory and unethical treatment towards Palestinian workers in Israel, by dumping workers suspected with coronavirus symptoms in the West Bank at checkpoints and seam points within the Annexation Wall that separates Israel and the West Bank without providing […]

28 Mar
7:39

Palestinian Political Parties Call for Digitally Marking Land Day

The Higher Committee for Follow-up, consisting of majority of Palestinian political factions in the occupied West Bank, decided Saturday that due to current widely-spread Coronavirus in Palestine and other world countries, there will be no marches for marking the Palestinian Land Day of March 30, 2020. Instead, the committee urged […]

28 Mar
6:20

300 Palestinian-owned Olive Trees Cut by Illegal Settlers near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Saturday, cut down 300 olive trees on Palestinian owned land in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local official. Hasan Breijieh, a member of the Anti-Wall, Anti-Settlements Commission, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the illegal colonial settlers cut the trees in an area close […]

28 Mar
6:24

Isareli Settlers Attack Palestinians, Injure One near Hebron

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

28 Mar
6:14

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

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

28 Mar
3:12

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

Summary Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) in the efforts put forward to combat the spread of Coronavirus, despite […]

27 Mar
7:04

VIDEO: Israeli Soldiers Spit on Palestinian-owned Property in Hebron

Israeli soldiers, on Friday morning, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, reportedly spat on Palestinian-owned vehicles and property in a Hebron suburb, according to a local official. In video footage, shown on social media, Israeli soldiers were seen spitting on Palestinian vehicles, which were parked in an industrial […]

27 Mar
6:28

PA’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Seeks Protection of Palestinian Population

The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Friday, called on the international community to provide protection for the Palestinian people, amidst growing concerns over the widely-spread Coronavirus worldwide, including the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel. The call came in response to a recent series of attacks, carried out […]

27 Mar
11:02

B’Tselem: “During the Coronavirus crisis, Israel confiscates tents designated for clinic in the Northern West Bank”

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights In The Occupied Territories (B’Tselem): Communities Facing Expulsion: On Thursday, 26 March 2020, at around 7:30 am, officials from Israel’s Civil Administration in the West Bank arrived with a military jeep escort, a bulldozer and two flatbed trucks with cranes at the Palestinian […]

27 Mar
5:18

Palestinian Shed and Water Well Destroyed by Israeli Forces in West Bank

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished a farming shed and a water well in Deir Ballut town, west of Salfit city, according to a local official. Governor of Salfit, Abdallah Kmeil told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces escorted a bulldozer into Wadi Sarida area, where the heavy machinery tore […]

27 Mar
5:06

Palestinian Building Equipment, Tents Seized by Israeli Forces in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces demolished a residential structure and seized tents, on Thursday, in the Jordan Valley village of Ibziq, north of the occupied West Bank city of Tubas, according to a local official. Abdul Majeed Khdeirat, head of Ibziq village council, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers stormed the […]

27 Mar
4:51

Three Palestinian Homes Demolished by Israeli Forces near Jericho

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished three Palestinian-owned homes in the village of al-Diyouk, west of the occupied West Bank city of Jericho, under the pretext they were built without permits, local sources said. The sources told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers and police accompanied bulldozers as they invaded […]

26 Mar
11:01

Israel Releases Post Packages for Palestinian Territories

Israeli authorities released on Thursday a large shipment of postal packages sent to the occupied Palestinian territories, from abroad. A statement, released by the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology, said that the released shipment includes posts, delivered directly by three new countries to the Palestinian Authority’s […]

26 Mar
7:35

Settlers Invade Al-Aqsa under Police Protection

Several illegal Israeli settlers, on Wednesday morning, invaded the sacred al-Aqsa Mosque, under police guard, despite the closure due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to Days of Palestine. Local sources said that dozens of extremist settlers, escorted by police officers, forced their way into al-Aqsa Mosque and performed Talmudic rituals […]

26 Mar
7:19

Olive Trees, Grapevines Damaged by Israeli Settlers near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, damaged 50 olive trees and grapevines in al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem city, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Hisham Mohammad Sbeih, the landowner, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that upon entering his grove, near the Gush Etzion colonial settlement bloc, […]

26 Mar
6:56

PCHR Calls upon Palestinian Government to Find Mechanisms to Protect and Support the Poor and Low-Income Families in light of the State of Emergency in the Gaza Strip

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up on the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip in light of the state of emergency announced to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). PCHR warns of catastrophic deterioration in the living conditions of the Gaza Strip population if the state of […]

26 Mar
6:30

Israeli Troops Abduct Nine Palestinians in Occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli troops in occupied east Jerusalem, abducted, late on Wednesday night, nine Palestinian residents, according to local sources. Palestinian sources said that the Israeli abduction operations occurred in several parts of the old city of occupied east Jerusalem, mainly in the al-‘Isawiya neighborhood, adding that the soldiers invaded a number […]

25 Mar
8:14

Israeli Authorities Deny Solar Panels, Greenhouses to Palestinian Farmers in West Bank

Israeli authorities banned, on Wednesday, installation of Palestinian-owned solar panels and a green house in the northern occupied West Bank area of Al-Aghwar. Local Palestinian media sources said that an Israeli troop obstructed installation works in the Kherbet Aldeir village, within the Tubas governorate. Palestinian chief for the Al-Aghwar rural […]

25 Mar
5:31

Israeli Settlers Escalate Palestinian Land Seizure

An Israeli settler, on Monday, exploited the lockdown imposed in the occupied territories to raze Palestinian land between Rafat and Qalandia towns, northwest of Jerusalem, said a municipal source. Mayor of Qalandia, Ra’fat Awad told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the illegal colonist razed a tract of Palestinian-owned land between […]

25 Mar
5:25

Two Palestinian Farmers Attacked, Injured by Israeli Settlers near Ramallah

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

25 Mar
3:58

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

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

24 Mar
7:32

Palestinian PM Presses for ICRC-applied Safety Standards for Prisoners

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh, on Tuesday, called on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to apply all necessary international standards of safety and protection on the 5,000 Palestinian prisoners, held in Israeli jails. Shtayyeh’s call came in response to the current Coronavirus crisis that has plagued many […]

24 Mar
4:50

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Palestinian Farm Lands Near Nablus

Israeli army bulldozers, on Tuesday morning, began razing Palestinian-owned farm lands in the occupied West Bank village of Jaloud, south of Nablus city, local Palestinian sources reported. Chief of Israeli colonial settlements file in northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, told local media outlets that the new bulldozing started in area […]

24 Mar
12:55

Israeli Colonists Attack A Young Man In Northern Plains, Homes In Nablus

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Monday evening, a Palestinian shepherd in Ein al-Hilwa area, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and attacked many homes in Madama village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Palestinian human rights activist, Aref Daraghma, said several colonists assaulted a young […]

24 Mar
12:20

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians For Disinfecting Public Facilities In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening, five Palestinians for disinfecting public facilities near the Lion’s Gate, leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers abducted the Palestinians in the al-Ghazali Square, in Bab Al-Asbat (Lion’s Gate), while they were disinfecting public facilities as […]

23 Mar
10:31

Israeli Settlers Attack , Damage Palestinian Vehicle near Jenin

Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian vehicle with stones on Monday, in northern occupied West Bank, causing damage to the vehicle but no injuries were reported. A Palestinian resident of Silat al-Dahr village, south of city of Jenin, told WAFA that illegal colonial settlers hurled stones at his car, breaking its […]

23 Mar
6:14

Arab League Demands Israel Release Palestinian Prisoners

The League of Arab States, consisting of 22 Arab countries, addressed international human rights organizations and other relevant bodies, on Monday, what they describe as an imperative release of thousands of Palestinian prisoners, from Israeli jails. A press release, issued by the Deputy-Secretary General of the Arab States’ League for […]

23 Mar
11:15

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, three Palestinian men in Qalqilia governorate, in northern West Bank, after invading and violently searching their homes, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and ransacked homes in Sniria village, south of Qalqilia, before abducting ‘Ala Sadeq Omar, 38, and […]

23 Mar
10:42

REPORT: Israeli Settlers Vandalized 1600 Palestinian-Owned Trees This Year

Nearly 1,600 trees have been vandalized by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank since the start of 2020, according to United Nations OCHA. According to the agency’s latest report, during the period 3-16 March, Israeli settlers vandalized at least 385 Palestinian-owned trees and vehicles in the West Bank. Three […]

23 Mar
10:37

Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians, Including Two Children, In Salfit And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, five Palestinians, including two children, in Salfit, in central West Bank, and in the occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources in Salfit said several army jeeps invaded the az-Zawiya town, west of the city, before storming and searching homes. They added that the soldiers abducted […]

23 Mar
10:11

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Young Palestinian Man In Ramallah

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

23 Mar
3:09

Due to Coronavirus, Israel to Transfer Tax Funds to PA

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

23 Mar
1:55

Israeli Troops Hold Four Palestinian Youths at Jenin Checkpoint

Israeli troops, on Sunday morning, held four Palestinian youths at an Israeli military roadblock, near Dutan colonial settlement, near Jenin city, in the northern occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Sources and witnesses told media outlets that Israeli soldiers, stationed at the checkpoint, held four Palestinian youths after having […]

Settlers invading al-Aqsa (image by Ma'an news)
23 Mar
12:23

Israeli Police Allow Israeli Settlers Into Al-Aqsa Mosque, Restrict Muslim Presence

Dozens of Israeli colonial settlers, belonging to the Temple Mount group, on Sunday morning, stormed the vicinity of the Islamic holy shrine of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.. Witnesses told media outlets that the group of illegal settlers performed provocative rituals before leaving through the Bab Alselsela gate used […]

22 Mar
8:41

Increased Preventative Measures in Palestine as 6 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed

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

22 Mar
8:16

Update: Another West Bank Town on Lockdown until Villagers Tested for Coronavirus

The Governor of Salfit, Abdallah Kmeil, ordered on Friday, a temporary lockdown of Qarawat Bani Hassan town, northwest of Salfit city, over fears of the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. According to the Palestinian WAFA News Agency, Kmeil ordered the Palestinian villagers to stay in their homes indefinitely until […]

21 Mar
11:04

Israeli Troops Shoot, Injure a Palestinian Teen in Qalqilia

Israeli troops reportedly shot and wounded, on Friday, a Palestinian teenaged boy in the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, local Palestinian sources reported. Sources told media outlets that Israeli troops, positioned on the northern checkpoint of Qalqilia, opened fire indiscriminately on a group of Palestinian youths. The Israeli army […]

Noon prayers outside the al Aqsa mosque (image from Middle East Eye)
21 Mar
10:53

Israeli Police In Occupied East Jerusalem Impose Restrictions

Israeli police, on Friday, imposed new restrictions on Muslim worshipers who perform prayers five times a day, at the ancient holy Islamic shrine of Al-Aqsa mosque, in the occupied city of East Jerusalem. Local sources told media outlets that during the Friday Muslim sermon, Israeli police forces shut down a […]

21 Mar
8:53

One Palestinian injured at the Weekly Kufur Qaddoum March

A Palestinian man was injured on Friday when Israeli occupation forces violently dispersed the weekly demonstration against the settlement in Kufur Qaddoum village in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said that Israeli forces dispersed the demonstrators by firing rubber-coated metal bullets, […]

21 Mar
4:12

Israeli Settlers Assault, Injure Palestinian Farmer in West Bank

A Palestinian man was injured Friday after being beaten by illegal Israeli settlers who broke into the site of abandoned Homesh settlement, south of Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank, a Palestinian official reported. Ghassan Daghlas, a local monitor of illegal settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told […]

20 Mar
10:35

PLO Official Applauds US Congress Efforts Against Israeli Policy of Home Demolitions

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) welcomed, on Friday, the letter signed by 64 US lawmakers concerning the Israeli crime of home demolition, systematically perpetrated against Palestinian families, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Dr. Ashrawi said in a statement; ‘This overdue […]

20 Mar
9:47

B’Tselem: Abuse of Palestinians Overrides Fear of COVID-19

Israel Police continue to abuse Palestinians in al-’Isawiya, including false arrests of minors, in operations ongoing since April 2019.
– B’TSELEM

20 Mar
6:08

Israeli Police Arrest Three Palestinian Youths in Occupied East Jerusalem

An Israeli police force abducted on Thursday three Palestinian youths in the occupied West Bank city of East Jerusalem, local sources reported. Witnesses in the Altour neighborhood of East Jerusalem told media outlets that an Israeli police force chased a Palestinian-owned vehicle, until they stopped it. A few moments later, […]

20 Mar
5:41

Israeli Court Sentences Father of Deceased Palestinian to 18 Months in Prison

The Palestinian Committee for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs, said on Thursday that the Salem Israeli court sentenced prisoner, Waleed Na’alwa, father of late Ashraf Na’alwa, who was killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Tulkarem, for 18 months of imprisonment and 12 other months of suspended sentence […]

20 Mar
4:04

PLO Official: Israeli Annexation Plan Presented as a US Peace Initiative

Israel’s intensified settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories is part and parcel of its annexation plan, Saeb Erekat said on Thursday, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Erekat, the secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) stated “This is not an isolated event, but […]

20 Mar
3:38

Movement Restrictions in Bethlehem and Surrounding Areas Ordered by Palestinian PM

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, on Wednesday night, ordered movement restriction between the Palestinian governorates and called on thousands of Palestinians who work in the illegal Israeli settlements not to go to their places of work, in order to control the spread of coronavirus, Palestine News Network reported. In a […]

20 Mar
1:41

Palestinian Structures Destroyed by Israeli Forces near Jerusalem

Israeli authorities, on Thursday, demolished two residential structures and an animal barn in the village of al-Sawahreh al-Sharqiya, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, according to WAFA correspondent. Israeli forces reportedly stormed the village and demolished a residential structure and a barn belonging to one Palestinian resident, and then proceeded to demolish […]

20 Mar
12:51

PCHR: Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 March 2020)

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) issued its weekly report on Israeli human rights violations, documenting 112 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law by Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territories over the past week. As part of its excessive use of lethal […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
19 Mar
11:18

Israeli Troops abduct a Number of Palestinian Youth in the West Bank

 Israeli troops abducted, before dawn on Thursday, three Palestinian youth in the West Bank refugee camp of Deheishe, located near the city of Bethlehem. Local Palestinian security sources confirmed that Israeli army forces abducted Yousef Albal’awi, 19, Ramez Allaham, 22 and Mustafa Hasanat, 22, after the soldiers broke into, vandalized […]

18 Mar
12:46

Senior PLO Member: “Israeli Policy of Home Demolition Is A War Crime”

Tayseer Khaled, a senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization(PLO), said this week that Israeli policy of Palestinian homes’ demolition constitutes a war crime, an act of collective punishment that violates International Law. Khaled’s remarks came in the backdrop of a recent United Nations’ report on the humanitarian situation in […]

18 Mar
11:56

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

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

Night Raid by Israeli Forces (archive image)
18 Mar
11:35

Israeli Forces Abduct 7 Palestinian Civilians in Pre-Dawn Raids in West Bank

Israeli soldiers on Tuesday before dawn abducted eight Palestinians from different areas in the West Bank. According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society(PPS), Israeli troops stormed both Awarta and Beita villages of Nablus District, in northern West Bank, and abducted two Palestinian young men, Mojahed Awwad and Sameh Barakat. In a […]

18 Mar
11:22

Members of US Congress Call for Action Against Israeli Policy of Forced Displacement

A letter signed by 64 members of the US Congress on Tuesday addressed to Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, urged the Trump administration to oppose Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank, and to reject further US funding, Palestine News Network reported. The letter stated, “We are […]

17 Mar
6:43

Due to Corona, Israel to Let Palestinian Workers Stay in Workplaces

Israeli Minister of Defense, Naftali Bennett, decided on Tuesday to let many thousands of Palestinian workers, working inside Israel, to stay for several weeks in Israel. Bennett’s statement, reported by Israeli media, suggested that Palestinian workers, who work in the various sectors with recruitment by Israeli contractors, can stay for […]

17 Mar
6:23

Israeli Troops Detain Palestinian Residents in the West Bank

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

16 Mar
9:04

Sheikh Bukairat Arrested from Home in Jerusalem

The Israeli police, on Sunday evening, arrested Sheikh Najeh Bukairat, deputy director of the Administration of Islamic Awqaf and Aqsa Mosque Affairs, from his home in Sur Baher neighborhood, in East Jerusalem, Days of Palestine reported. The Administration of Islamic Awqaf and Aqsa Mosque Affairs in Occupied Jerusalem, announced on […]

16 Mar
8:07

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

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

16 Mar
1:00

Armed Israeli Colonists Uproot Tens of Palestinian Trees Near Bethlehem

A group of armed illegal Israeli colonists stormed, on Monday morning, Palestinian-owned farmlands, close to Gush Etzion illegal colony, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Hassan Breijiyya,  the head of the National Palestinian Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, said the assailants uprooted 50 fruitful […]

16 Mar
12:21

Four Palestinian Detainees Placed In Solitary Confinement

The Israeli Prison Authority placed four Palestinian detainees in solitary confinement, under harsh detention conditions. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Detainees Committee explained in a statement, issued Monday, that over the past ten days, the Israeli administration at the Ramon detention center, has been confining Hatem Alqawasma, Osama Es’ied, Ibrahim Abdul-Hai, and […]

15 Mar
8:18

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure one Palestinian in Kufur Qaddoum

A Palestinian young man suffered a shrapnel wound in his back, on Saturday, when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired towards a peaceful group, marching in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, a local official reported. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies, said […]

15 Mar
7:38

Israeli Forces Close Al-Aqsa due to Corona Virus, Allow Israeli Settlers to Invade

Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday, closed most of the doors of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext of “precautionary measures against the Corona virus,” while allowing dozens of settlers to storm it. According to the Palestine News Network, Israeli forces closed the gates of the sacred […]