Category Archives: West Bank

23 May
10:23

VIDEO – Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Family in Hebron, Soldiers Watch

Palestinian WAFA News correspondent reported that Israeli settlers, on Saturday, attacked Palestinians in the Al-Sahla neighborhood of the Old City of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank. The video shows illegal settlers, youths and adults, harassing Palestinians, shouting, throwing stones among other objects at the Palestinians. Israeli soldiers are […]

22 May
11:48

Israeli Troops Suppress Weekly Kufur Qaddoum Protest, Cause 5 Inhalation Injuries

Three Palestinian children were reportedly injured, on Friday, due to tear gas inhalation, after Israeli troops fired tear-gas canisters against protestors at the weekly protest of Kufur Qaddoum village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. The protest, staged on Fridays, in protest of Israel’s Apartheid Wall, settlements […]

22 May
10:12

Israel To Confiscate 100 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands In Qalqilia

The Israeli government and its so-called “Civil Administration Office,” the executive branch of the illegal occupation of the West Bank, has approved plans for the confiscation of 110 Dunams of Palestinian lands in Ezbet at-Tabib village,  east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. The Palestinian TV has reported […]

22 May
8:59

Israeli Troops Abduct A Palestinian Mother And Her Teenage Daughter Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, the town of Ya’bad, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, before invading and ransacking a home, and abducted a mother and her teenage daughter. Media sources in Jenin said that invasion into the town was carried out by more than 15 military vehicles, […]

22 May
8:37

Israeli Concussion Grenades Burn 120 Olive Trees Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers fired, Friday, dozens of concussion grenades into Palestinian orchards, west of Jenin, in northern West Bank, resulting in burning at least 120 olive trees. The head of Thaher al-‘Abed Village Council, said the soldiers are stationed at the military gate of the illegal Annexation Wall, which was built […]

22 May
7:27

Israeli Colonists Burn Palestinian Farmlands Near Nablus

Several illegal Israeli colonists burnt, Friday, large areas of Palestinian agricultural lands, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists invaded farmlands owned by residents of ‘Orif and […]

22 May
8:41

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 May 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 May 2020) Summary This week, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man alleging that he rammed soldiers with his car in Hebron; and continued its attacks on Ya’bad village, arresting civilians in a […]

22 May
2:33

Former Prisoners, Minors among the 28 Palestinians Arrested by Israeli Forces

Twenty eight Palestinian civilians were arrested by Israeli troops during large scale arrest campaigns, overnight Wednesday, while two Palestinians were reportedly shot and wounded by the Israeli army in Qalqilia, and the town of Beit Rima during those campaigns. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that occupation forces arrested six […]

22 May
12:04

Armed Israeli Settlers Set Palestinian Farmlands on Fire near Tulkarem

Several armed Israeli colonists set fire to Palestinian farm lands, east of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, early on Thursday, near the illegal Annab colonial settlement, which was built on the lands of Ramin village. Local Palestinian farmers told media outlets that the armed settlers set fire to […]

21 May
10:13

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Cars Near Nablus

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Thursday evening, many Palestinian cars at the main junction near Huwwara town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists hurled stones at many […]

21 May
9:01

Israeli Soldiers Attack A Palestinian Family In Salfit

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian family in Kifl Hares town, north of Salfit, in central West Bank. The attack was carried out against the family home of the late Abdul-Qader Shaqqour, when dozens of soldiers surrounded the property and tried to smash its doors, before the family […]

Jordan FM
21 May
4:05

Jordanian FM Signals Unilateral Suspension of Jordan-Israel Peace Treaty

The Jordanian government signalled, on Wednesday, its intention to unilaterally suspend implementation of some provisions within Jordan’s peace treaty with Israel. Such an announcement came in response to an Israeli plan, reported widely, to annex the Palestinian West Bank, along with the Jordan River area of Al-Aghwar, to the boundaries […]

Israeli settlement near Nablus (image from wikimedia)
19 May
11:16

Israeli Troops Erect Settler-only Bypass Road in Southern Nablus

Israeli troops reportedly embarked on erecting a bypass road, on Tuesday, in the Huwara village, south of Nablus city in the northern occupied West Bank. Local Palestinian media sources said that the road is seven kilometers-long and that it will be located on about 100 acres of Palestinian farm lands. […]

19 May
2:05

Israeli Military Court Extends Detention of a Palestinian Teen Boy

The Israeli military court of Salem, near Jenin city in the West Bank, ordered on Monday, the extension of the detention of Palestinian teenager, Qasem Abu Baker, 17, from the Palestinian village of Y’abad, south of Jenin city. The mother of Qasem, told media outlets that Monday’s extension is the […]

19 May
12:15

Israeli Army Bulldozers Raze Palestinian Farm Land in Tulkarem

In the West Bank city of Tulkarem, Israeli troops reportedly attacked Palestinian farm land, earlier on Monday, and army bulldozers began razing olive trees in an area estimated at four acres in size. Local Palestinian sources said that the farm land razed is located between the Kafa and Shoufa villages, […]

18 May
11:33

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Injure Several Others, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, eight Palestinians, and injured many others, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded many communities, stormed and ransacked homes, and attack protesters. In Jenin, in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded the home of Ahmad Nabeeh Abu ar-Rob, and violently searched […]

18 May
10:30

Soldiers Assault A Palestinian Before Abducting Him In Jenin

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Monday at dawn, a young Palestinian man in Misilyah town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and abducted him after searching and ransacking his home. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked the home of […]

18 May
10:02

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Injure Many, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Monday, Hebron city, and nearby towns of Beit Ummar and Yatta, in addition to the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, in southern West Bank, searched and ransacked many homes and abducted four Palestinians, in addition to wounding several others. Mohammad Awad, a local nonviolent media activist in Beit […]

18 May
9:43

Israeli Colonists Hurl Stones At Teqoua’ Town Council

Several Israeli colonists hurled stones, Sunday, at the building of the Local Municipal Council of Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Salem Abu Mfarreh, the mayor of Teqoua’, said the colonists stopped their car in front of the Local Council’s building, before jumping […]

18 May
8:53

Israeli Colonists Chop Down 80 Olive Trees In Nablus, Bethlehem

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Sunday, a Palestinian olive orchard, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and cut more than 40 olive trees. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists stormed an olive orchard […]

18 May
8:52

Israeli Colonist Stabs A Palestinian Teen In The Neck, In Jerusalem

An Israeli colonialist settler stabbed, on Sunday evening, a Palestinian teenage boy in the neck, in occupied East Jerusalem, causing a mild-to-moderate injury. Eyewitnesses said the colonist assaulted the teen, Mohammad Natsha, 17, and stabbed him with a sharp object in his neck. They added that the Israeli assailant is […]

18 May
7:44

Jerusalem Charity Closed for “Violating Israeli Sovereignty”

Israeli police invaded the “Volunteer for Hope” charitable organization in Jerusalem, on Sunday, ordering it’s closure for a total of six months, Quds News Network reported. The charity, located in Beit Hanina village, in occupied East Jerusalem is said to be associated with the Palestinian Authority (PA). The order included […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
17 May
11:12

Israeli Forces Abduct Child, Two Young Men in West Bank Raids Sunday

Israeli forces invaded the West Bank, early Sunday morning, before dawn, and attacked Palestinians in their homes, including a child. The troops then abducted the Palestinians and took them to unknown locations for interrogation. According to local sources, Israeli troops abducted 14-year-old Ammar Thawabteh while he was asleep in his […]

17 May
8:34

Armed Israeli Settlers Uproot 40 Olive Trees, South of Nablus

Armed Israeli colonists reportedly uprooted, early on Sunday morning, forty olive trees, owned by local Palestinian farmers, south of Nablus city, in the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, Palestinian chief for the Israeli settlements’ file in the northern West Bank, told media outlets that dozens of armed Israeli settlers invaded […]

16 May
9:07

Israeli Troops Throw Fire Bombs, Burn Palestinian Homes, Farm Land in Hebron

Israeli troops reportedly fired, on Friday evening, fire bombs in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, causing Palestinian-owned farm lands to be set ablaze. Palestinian sources in Yatta village, south of Hebron, said that Israeli troops fired some torch bombs in the sky over Hebron, which burned half […]

16 May
7:57

Israeli Courts Extend Detention of 47 Palestinian Prisoners

Two Israeli military courts reportedly extended, on Saturday, the detention of 47 Palestinian prisoners. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said, early this morning, that the Israeli military courts of Ofer and Salem, extended the detention of 47 Palestinian prisoners, under some pretexts. The PPS noted that the courts’ decisions […]

16 May
8:22

Israeli Forces Isolate Ya’bad Town, Assault Disabled Palestinian Man

Israeli forces blocked all entrances to Ya’bad town, west of Jenin city, on Friday morning, after several days of military invasions into the northern West Bank town. On Tuesday, a 21-year old Israeli soldier was killed during a pre-dawn invasion of the town, the military has since invaded the town […]

16 May
7:44

Israeli Forces Shoot, Assault and Injure 5 Palestinian Protestors near Nablus

Israeli forces attacked a peaceful protest, on Friday, and wounded five Palestinians in the village of As-Sawiya, south of Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank. Quds News Network correspondent stated that dozens of Palestinians held a peaceful protest, waving Palestinian flags, to express their opposition to Israel’s illegal settlement […]

15 May
10:21

Israeli Troops Detain 5 Palestinians, Including a Minor and Former Prisoner

Israeli forces, on Thursday evening, detained five Palestinians from the northern districts of Nablus and Qalqilia, in the occupied West Bank. Local Fatah official, Munir Gaghoub, stated that Israeli troops abducted three Palestinians, including a former prisoner, seized a vehicle at the entrance of Beita town, south of the city […]

15 May
9:02

Israeli Troops Halt Construction of Palestinian Home in Bethlehem

Israeli troops reportedly intercepted, on Friday, the construction of a Palestinian home in the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local sources in Bethlehem told media outlets that an Israeli army force stormed the site of the construction and prevented workers from building. Mayor of the Palestinian municipality of […]

15 May
8:34

Top PLO Negotiator and United Nations’ Envoy Reject Israeli Annexation Plans

Secretary General of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, along with his guest, United Nations’ envoy for Middle East Peace, Nicolay Mladenov, rejected, on Friday, Israeli plans for the annexation of more Palestinian lands. Erekat was quoted as saying that the international community should reiterate previous positions towards the […]

15 May
7:34

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 May 2020)

Summary of Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (07 – 13 May 2020) Israeli forces 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 […]

14 May
8:01

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians in the West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Thursday, several Palestinians from different West Bank areas, mainly in the Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin city, northern West Bank. Local Palestinian sources said that the abduction campaign has been concentrated in the Ya’bad town, where Israeli troops have been carrying out abductions among local […]

14 May
7:11

Palestinians to Mark Nakba Anniversary Digitally for First Time in History

On the eve of the Palestinian people’s catastrophe or Nakba anniversary, the Ramallah-based higher national committee for marking the Nakba, called on all Palestinian masses to commemorate the Nakba anniversary digitally and not on the ground. “As we are marking such a historic significant moment of our Palestinian history, the […]

14 May
5:21

Army Kills A Palestinian In Hebron

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Thursday afternoon, a young Palestinian man near Negohot illegal colony, southwest of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, reportedly after he rammed them with his car, wounding one. The Palestinian Health Ministry said it was informed by the Civil District […]

14 May
1:40

Soldiers Confiscate Three Tents, Solar Panel, Near Jericho

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the al-Mo’arrajat Bedouin community, west of Jericho city in the occupied West Bank, before confiscating three tents and one solar panel. Local sources said a large military force invaded the al-Ras area, in the al-Mo’arrajat Bedouin community, before dismantling and confiscating two residential tents, and one […]

14 May
1:02

Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the town of al-Yamoun, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and injured several Palestinians during ensuing protests. Media sources said a large military force invaded the town at dawn, before the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes, causing damage. […]

14 May
12:39

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Cattle Sheds, Seize Waterlines, In Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, the al-Ras al-Ahmar and al-Baq’a Bedouin communities, in northern Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, and demolished livestock pens in addition to seizing water lines. Human rights activist, Aref Daraghma, told WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency that the soldiers invaded the al-Baqa’a […]

14 May
10:38

Palestinian Mother Hospitalized After Israeli Soldiers Abducted Her Two Sons

A Palestinian woman from Ya’bad town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, was rushed to a hospital, on Thursday morning, after Israeli soldiers invaded her home and abducted two of her sons, including a child. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers stormed and […]

14 May
5:10

Israeli Soldiers Assault And Abduct A Young Woman And Her Brother In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian woman, and her brothers, in the al-‘Isawiya town in occupied East Jerusalem, before abducting them. The incident took place while the two were in a gas station at the entrance of the town, after they headed there to buy something from […]

13 May
11:59

PPS: 22 Palestinians Detained by Israeli Forces Across West Bank

The Israeli military detained 22 Palestinians during invasions into their homes, including 14 from the northern West Bank town of Ya’bad, as well as 3 minors, on Wednesday, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS). WAFA correspondent reported that Israeli forces stormed Ya’bad town, west of Jenin, and abducted 14 […]

13 May
7:37

Israeli Troops Invade Religious Monument in Hebron City

Israeli troops reportedly invaded, early on Wednesday morning, Prophet Saleh’s tombstone area, east of the Ithna town, west of Hebron city. Local Palestinian sources said that the Israeli forces invaded the tombstone area, which is one of several religious and monumental sites in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. […]

13 May
9:54

Israeli Colonists Invade Town Near Ramallah, Write Graffiti  

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the town of Beitin, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and write graffiti calling for “spilling blood.” Local sources said the colonists infiltrated into the town, and wrote graffiti on many walls, and added that […]

13 May
9:18

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child In Hebron

Israeli soldiers killed, earlier on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian child, and injured four young men, in the al-Fawwar refugee camp, southwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the refugee camp, and attacked local youngsters, who protested the invasion into their alley […]

12 May
10:11

Arab States’ League Decries Israeli Closure of Palestine TV in East Jerusalem

The Cairo-based League of Arab States, comprising of 22 various Arab states, decried, on Tuesday, Israel’s closure of the Palestinian Authority-linked Palestine TV in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. In a statement, released earlier, by the under-secretary of the Arab States for Palestinian and Arab territories affairs, Said Abuali, said […]

12 May
8:19

Israeli Troops Abduct Dozens of Palestinians including Women and Children

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, late on Monday evening and early on Tuesday morning, dozens of Palestinian residents, throughout the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that Israeli troops began their abduction campaigns, in the West Bank town of Ya’bad, near Jenin city, where Israeli soldiers rounded […]

12 May
2:50

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian At Qalandia Terminal, North of Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers shot, on Tuesday afternoon, a young Palestinian man at the Qalandia Terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired live rounds at the Palestinian, who remained unidentified at the time of this report and injured him. A video that was released after the shooting shows […]

12 May
2:32

Updated: “Israeli Soldier Killed by Stone While Invading West Bank Town”

During a pre-dawn invasion of the northern West Bank on Tuesday, a 21-year old Israeli soldier was killed by Palestinians who dropped a large stone from a rooftop on his head while he was in the street. The soldier who was killed was identified as Staff Sgt. Amit Ben Ygal. […]

12 May
9:35

VIDEO: Home of Palestinian Detainee Demolished by Israeli Forces near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, early Monday morning, Kobar village near Ramallah, and demolished the family home of Qassam Barghouthi, a Palestinian detainee, according to local sources. Witnesses told Palestinian WAFA News Agency, that a substantial military force raided the village and approached the Barghouthi home, and using an armored bulldozer, demolished […]

12 May
12:30

Israeli Troops Shoot, Injure and Abduct Two Palestinian Youths

Israeli troops abducted, early on Monday, two Palestinian youths, shortly after they shot and wounded them, in the Qafeen village, north of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem. The Tulkarem-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Committee reported that Arqam Harsha, 20 and Awni T’oma, 24, were been abducted during invasion of their […]

12 May
12:22

PCHR: In the Context of Israel’s Policy of Collective Punishment, Occupation Forces Demolish Home of Palestinian Detainee’s Family in Ramallah

Palestinian Center for Human Rights In the context of the collective punishment policy pursued by the Israeli occupation forces against the families of Palestinian citizens accused of carrying out acts of resistance against them and/or against the settlers, those forces demolished a house in the early hours of Monday, 11/5/2020, […]

11 May
11:51

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 13 Palestinians In Silwan

Undercover Israeli soldiers assaulted and kidnapped, on Monday evening, 13 young Palestinian men in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the undercover soldiers infiltrated into the Central Neighborhood of the town, in occupied East Jerusalem and kidnapped the thirteen […]

11 May
10:15

Palestinian Worker Shot, Injured by Israeli Forces in West Bank

A Palestinian worker was injured, on Sunday, when Israeli forces shot him near the Israeli Apartheid Wall, west of the town of Far’un in the Tulkarem district, northern occupied West Bank, according to witnesses. Witnesses told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers fired live rounds at an unidentified worker, […]

11 May
12:44

Israeli Authorities Extend Detention of Palestinian Teen

For the fifth time in row, Israeli authorities reportedly extended, on Sunday, the imprisonment of a Palestinian teen from the West Bank city of Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank. Family members of the teen detainee, Qassem Abu Bakr, 17, told media outlets, on Sunday, that the Israeli military […]

10 May
10:28

Two Palestinian Youths Shot, Wounded by Israeli Army Fire in Hebron

Palestinian media sources reported, on Sunday, that Israeli troops, stationed around the Alfawwar refugee camp in southern Hebron city in the West Bank, opened fire towards local Palestinian youths, injuring at least two of them. The sources said that the Israeli army’s fire came amidst protests by angry youths, at […]

10 May
5:39

European Committee: “Concrete Measures” Needed to Counter Israel’s Annexation Plans

The European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP), expressed concerns, last week, over Israel’s planned annexation of the occupied West Bank, in a letter sent to the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The committee criticized the inaction of […]

10 May
4:34

40 Palestinian-owned Olive Trees Cut by Israeli Settlers

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Saturday, cut 40 olive trees belonging to Palestinians in the village of al-Mughayyir, near the city of Ramallah, local sources said. Sources told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the cut trees were the property of two Palestinian villagers from al-Mughayyir, in the central occupied West Bank. […]

10 May
4:17

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure 2 Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli forces, on Saturday, fired towards Palestinian citizens in the village of Kufur Qaddoum, wounding two young men, Quds News Network reported. Morad Eshteiwi, Coordinator of the Popular Resistance in Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia, said that Israeli troops shot and wounded two Palestinian youths, during confrontations after Israeli forces […]

09 May
7:30

Israel Tightens Restrictions on Isolated Palestinian town of Beit Iksa

Israeli occupation authorities reportedly tightened grip over the Palestinian town of Beit Iksa, southern West Bank, beginning early Saturday. Local sources reported that Israeli troops, stationed outside of the Beit Iksa town, northwest of the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, prevented local Palestinian citizens from going into or out of the […]

09 May
6:49

Israeli Troops Abduct a Palestinian Youth in East Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly abducted a Palestinian youth from the occupied city of East Jerusalem, southern West Bank. Local media sources reported that Israeli troops broke into the home of Mofeed Khdoor from the Silwan neighborhood, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The sources added that the troops vandalized the home of […]

09 May
9:31

Youth Released on House Arrest, Female Palestinian Detained in Hebron

Palestinian teen, Yahya Maher Zagheer was released on house-arrest, on Friday, until May 17, 2020 and a 5000 shekel fine was imposed. The teen was arrested on Thursday morning, from his home in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. In related news, Israeli forces detained a young Palestinian female, on Friday, […]

08 May
8:48

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure 4 Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli troops reportedly fired live ammunition and tear-gas canisters at many protesters in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum. Local sources reported that at least four Palestinians were wounded by live rounds, with medical sources describing their injuries as light, while many others suffered the toxic effects of […]

08 May
7:37

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 April – 06 May 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights: Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 April – 6 May 2020) 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 […]

07 May
11:59

Israeli Police Abduct Two Youths from West Bank

Israeli forces abducted two Palestinian youths, on Thursday morning, from East Jerusalem and Hebron. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) reported that Israeli police invaded the Silwan neighborhood of east Jerusalem, and abducted a youth, identified as Yahya Zagheer, from his home. Local sources said that Israeli forces invaded the […]

07 May
9:50

Colonial Settlers Uproot Hundreds of Grapevines In Bethlehem

Israeli colonial settlers in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, reportedly uprooted hundreds of newly-planted grapevines, south of the city. Head of the Palestinian Office for Fighting Israeli Settlements and Israel’s Apartheid wall in Bethlehem, Hassan Breega, told media outlets that Israeli settlers from the nearby colonial illegal Israeli […]

07 May
10:00

Israeli Settler Allows Dog to Attack Palestinian near Jerusalem

North of Jerusalem, Muntaser Ahmad Issa was assaulted by an illegal Israeli settler and bitten by the settler’s dog, on Wednesday evening, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) reported. The young man was reportedly working as a bus driver, when 2 people with a dog got on the bus. The […]

06 May
11:50

Army Abducts Fateh Secretary In Al-Jalazoun

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, the secretary of Fateh movement in the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted Tha’er Nakhla, while he was heading back home after a visit to the al-‘Ezariyya […]

06 May
2:53

Illegal Israeli Colonists Uproot Palestinian Lands Near Hebron

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers, squatting on Palestinian lands in direct violation of International Law, bulldozed a large area of Palestinian lands near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, Tuesday, to prepare for a new segregated road. Eyewitnesses said the colonists, accompanied by a large number of […]

Qalandia Refugee Camp
06 May
2:38

Israeli Forces Storm Qalandia and Al-‘Arroub Refugee Camps

Tense confrontations between local Palestinian civilians and Israeli soldiers at Qalandia refugee camp, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, and Al-‘Arroub refugee camp south of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank, on Monday. QNN reporters said that Israeli forces closed roads in Al Matar neighborhood, and Kafr ‘Aqab, while the Israeli […]

06 May
12:56

Palestinian Prisoner Re-Detained on the Day of his Release

Israeli forces, on Monday morning, arrested Nihad Zgheir, as soon as he was released from Israel’s Gilboa jail, Quds News Network reported. The Committee of the Families of Jerusalem Prisoners told QNN that Zgheir, 42, who was released from prison Monday morning, after serving 35 months, was re-arrested by the […]

Palestinian man next to his demolished home this week (PCHR photo)
05 May
10:28

Israel Delivers More Demolition Orders to Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli authorities in the internationally-recognized occupied West Bank, reportedly handed over demolition warrants to a number of Palestinian households, ahead of the demolition of their homes. In the northern West Bank village of Aqqaba, north of Tulkarem city, Israeli troops reportedly handed over demolition warrants to a number of Palestinian […]

05 May
7:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers, undercover officers, and the police stormed many neighborhoods in Jerusalem, including the Old City, and conducted violent searches […]

05 May
7:35

Israeli Forces Demolish Several Palestinian Structures, Deliver Demolition Notices

Israeli forces demolished an agricultural structure, on Monday, in the Jordan Valley village of Tayasir, northern West Bank, according to activist Aref Daraghme. Daraghme told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that soldiers invaded the village and demolished a small 36 square meter structure with an aluminum ceiling. Authorities rationalized the demolition […]

04 May
8:15

Analysis: Annexation of Occupied Territory is a Crime

By Asa Winstanley for Middle East Monitor Israel is about to annex large swathes of the occupied West Bank, making the territory formally part of the Zionist state according to Israeli law. The millions of Palestinians living in the West Bank will continue to be denied the vote and even […]

04 May
8:11

Report: In April; 1015 Israeli Violations Against Palestinians

Media department of the Islamic Hamas party reportedly recorded 1015 Israeli army violations against Palestinians in the West Bank, during April of this year, alone. The department noted in a report that Israeli troops, over the past couple of months, have been carrying out various violations against Palestinians, especially under […]

04 May
7:31

Israeli Troops Abduct Eight Palestinians, Ransack Home of Former Prisoner

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Monday, eight Palestinian residents from different areas of the West Bank. Local Palestinian media sources said that those abducted were identified as Ziyad Abu Salem from the Abu Shkhaidem village, north of Ramallah city, Nawras Ferras from Markaba village, south of Jenin city. The sources […]

04 May
7:52

Palestinian Youth Shot, Injured by Israeli Forces in Jericho

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Sunday night, a Palestinian youth in Aqbat Jabr refugee camp in the eastern West Bank city of Jericho, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Witnesses said that the army opened fire at Palestinian youths, striking one in the leg, the youth was rushed to hospital […]

03 May
10:28

Officials Decry Israeli Seizure of Palestinian Authority’s Tax Funds

A number of Palestinian officials in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, condemned on Sunday, Israel’s seizure of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) tax funds, considering this as theft against the Palestinian people. Hussien Elsheikh, Minister of Civil Affairs with the PA, confirmed today that the Israeli Magistrate Court in […]

03 May
7:23

Israeli Troops Abduct Twelve Palestinians, Including Former Prisoner

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, early on Sunday, a dozen Palestinians from different parts of the Palestinian territories, prisoners sources said. The Ramallah-based Palestinian prisoners forum said that Israeli troops invaded the al-“Isawiya neighborhood of the old city of Jerusalem, which is internationally-recognized as an Israeli-occupied Palestinian area. The forum added […]

02 May
2:59

Israeli Soldiers Injure Six Palestinians, Including Two Children, 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 injured six Palestinians, including two children. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, […]

02 May
2:40

Soldiers Assault And Abduct A Father And His Three Sons In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers assaulted and abducted, on Friday evening, a Palestinian father and his three sons in Bab al-‘Amoud area, in occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stopped the father and his three sons, from the Salayma family, while walking near Bab al-‘Amoud, before repeatedly assaulting them, and abducted them. […]

02 May
1:20

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians Near Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, two young Palestinian, south of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Local sources said the two young men, identified as Khaled Khalil Zamari, 23, and Haitham Mansour, 21, were on Palestinian land, near the illegal Annexation Wall, south of Qalqilia. There were […]

01 May
11:36

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, three young Palestinian men in Beit Sira village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after invading and violently searching several homes causing excessive damage. Kifaya Anqawi, the mother of Yousef Anqawi, 20, who was killed by Israeli soldiers along with […]

01 May
10:50

Army To Demolish The Home Of A Palestinian Suspected Of Carrying Out A Stabbing Attack

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, Tulkarem refugee camp, in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, and stormed the home of a wounded Palestinian, who is suspected of carrying out a stabbing, Tuesday, and handed the family a demolition order for their home. Media sources said several army […]

Israeli soldiers guarding home demolition (Palestine TV)
01 May
6:38

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Carwash and Agricultural Nursery near Bethlehem

The Israeli army demolished, Thursday morning, a Palestinian car wash near Bethlehem, while it was under construction, a local official reported. Iyad Abu Sarra, from al-Khader municipality, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that soldiers destroyed the car wash for construction without a permit. The military also demolished an agricultural nursery […]

01 May
12:59

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23 – 29 April 2020)

Summary of Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (23 – 29 April 2020) 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 […]

01 May
12:00

Israeli Troops Detain Eleven Palestinians, Shoot One, Assault Three

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, attacked Palestinian young men in the old city of occupied East Jerusalem, Quds News Network reported. According to local sources, Israeli soldiers assaulted 3 Palestinian youths from the Salaymeh family in the old city, arresting them afterward. Soldiers shot a Palestinian young man, on Wednesday, identified […]

30 Apr
8:51

Prisoners Affairs Committee: Majority of Palestinian Prisoners Belong to the Labor Sector

Head of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Committee, Qadri Abu Baker, said on Thursday, on the eve of International Workers Day, that majority of Palestinian prisoners, inside Israeli jails and detention centers, belong to the labor sector and that their lives have been spent in jail. In his remarks, Abu […]

30 Apr
4:56

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Palestinian-owned Lands in Nablus

Israeli army bulldozers razed, early on Wednesday, some areas of Palestinian-owned farm lands in south of Nablus city, in the West Bank. Palestinian chief for the file on illegal Israeli settlements in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, said that Israeli army bulldozers began razing several dunams of Palestinian-owned farm […]

30 Apr
4:34

Israeli Forces Arrested 40 Palestinians during First 6 days of Ramadan

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Prisoners’ Studies, said on Wednesday, that Israeli troops abducted 40 Palestinian residents, since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, last Friday. Spokesperson for the center, Riyad Alashqar, was quoted as saying that the Israeli occupation forces have exposed lives of Palestinian prisoners to […]

29 Apr
9:11

Israel Orders One Halt Construction and Two Demolition Orders of Palestinian Structures

The Israeli army, on Tuesday, ordered a Palestinian resident of Bardala village in the northern Jordan Valley to halt construction on his home, citing a lack of Israeli permission to build, a local source reported. Aref Daraghme, a human rights activist, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that occupation authorities instructed […]

28 Apr
7:39

Israeli Forces Abduct Five Palestinian Youths in East Jerusalem Neighborhood

Israeli troops in East Jerusalem, southern occupied West Bank, abducted five Palestinian youths, early on Tuesday, from the al-‘Isawiya neighborhood. Local media sources and witness said that Israeli troops invaded the al-‘Isawiya Palestinian-populated neighborhood and invaded several homes. Sources added that the soldiers conducted thorough searches of homes, before abducting […]

28 Apr
7:08

Palestinian Youth Abducted from Qalandia, Several Suffer Tear-gas Inhalation in Hebron

Israeli forces attacked, on Sunday night, several Palestinian youths in al-Fawwar refugee camp in southern Hebron, southern occupied West Bank, in addition to abducting one in Qalandia, in the Jerusalem district, Days of Palestine reported. Local sources said that Israeli soldiers invaded al-Fawwar camp and brutalized some Palestinian civilians near […]

27 Apr
8:31

Israeli Troops Abduct a Palestinian Youth from Bethlehem

Israeli troops abducted, on Monday, a Palestinian young man from the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local media sources and witnesses said that Israeli soldiers broke into and vandalized the home of Laith Youman, 19, before they abducted him. The sources, on Alsaf Street, noted that the Israeli […]

27 Apr
8:11

Colonial Israeli Settlers Uproot Dozens of Palestinian-owned Olive Trees

Israeli colonial settlers, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, uprooted on Monday, at least 40 Palestinian-owned olive trees. Chief of the Israeli settlements profile, Ghassan Daghlas, reported that the settlers invaded the Saqya village, south of Nablus city and began uprooting 40 old olive trees, owned by local […]

27 Apr
7:13

22 Palestinian Structures Receive Demolition Notices in Salfit

Israeli authorities, on Sunday, issued demolition orders targeting 22 Palestinian homes and agricultural facilities in Qarawat Bani Hassan village in the central occupied West Bank district of Salfit, Days of Palestine reports. Salfit’s governor, Abdullah Kmeil, said that the Israeli authorities are using the coronavirus crisis to escalate demolitions against […]

27 Apr
7:58

Palestinian Officials Denounce Israeli Seizure of Tax Funds

A number of Palestinian officials in the West Bank city of Ramallah, condemned on Sunday, the Israeli seizure of Palestinian Authority’s (PA) tax funds, considering this piracy against the Palestinian people. Hussien Elsheikh, Minister of Civil Affairs with the PA, confirmed today that the Israeli Magistrate Court in the internationally-recognized […]

26 Apr
9:01

Two Palestinians Shot, Injured by Israeli Army Fire in Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Saturday, towards local Palestinian civilians in Kufur Qaddoum, wounding two with rubber-coated metal rounds, while intentionally shooting at and damaging water tanks on rooftops of homes, local sources reported. Morad Eshteiwi, Coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, told Quds News Network that a […]

26 Apr
7:33

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians from Hebron and Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Sunday at dawn, several Palestinian youth from both the West Bank city of Hebron and the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian sources in Hebron said that both Ali Fatafta and Kayed Fatafta, were abducted by Israeli troops who broke into and vandalized their homes in […]

PHOTO: ‘ISSA QATASH BEING TAKEN FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT. COURTESY OF THE QATASH FAMILY
26 Apr
7:07

B’Tselem: Israeli Settlers Exploit Coronavirus to Take Over West Bank Land with Military Backing: Violent Attacks Spike in April

B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories Since the start of the corona crisis, Israeli settlers have ramped up attacks against Palestinians throughout the West Bank, with full state backing. The attacks have increased despite the movement restrictions, lockdowns and social distancing measures introduced […]