Category Archives: West Bank

12 Jul
5:01

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

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

12 Jul
12:42

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

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

11 Jul
10:24

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians from West Bank

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

11 Jul
9:14

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

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

11 Jul
6:22

Israeli Forces Injure Many Palestinians at Protests Across the West Bank

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

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

Israeli Forces Detain Three Palestinians from West Bank

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

11 Jul
4:27

Israeli Forces Cause Palestinians to Suffocate at Kufur Qaddoum Protest

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

11 Jul
4:10

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

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

10 Jul
9:19

Israel Halts Construction for Two Palestinian-owned Homes near Bethlehem

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

10 Jul
4:00

Israeli Security Summon Fatah Member for Interrogation in Jerusalem

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

10 Jul
3:56

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

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

10 Jul
2:20

Israeli Colonists Vandalize Palestinian Vehicles Near Nablus

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

10 Jul
2:04

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian, Injure Another, Near Salfit

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

09 Jul
11:25

Israeli Forces Abduct Eighteen Palestinians, Including Female University Student

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

08 Jul
3:00

Israeli Forces Detain Additional Palestinians, Including Former Prisoners

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

08 Jul
12:00

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Land for Settler only Road near Nablus

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

08 Jul
11:37

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians from West Bank

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

08 Jul
6:13

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

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

07 Jul
10:16

PPS: Israeli Forces Detain Nineteen Palestinians from West Bank

  Overnight Monday util Tuesday dawn, Israeli forces abducted nineteen Palestinian civilians from the central and northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society reported. The PPS documented that seven citizens were abducted by Israeli soldiers, from various parts of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem. The detainees were […]

06 Jul
11:42

Israeli Forces Abduct Several Palestinians from West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that several Palestinians were abducted, Sunday night, by Israeli forces, across the occupied West Bank. In the Ramallah and Al-Bireh district, in the central West Bank, Adel Nadim Hawih, and Farhat Hosni Dahabra were abducted from the town of Ain Yabrud. From the town […]

06 Jul
11:05

Israeli Authorities order Demolition of Palestinian Prisoner’s Home near Jenin

Israeli authorities, on Monday, delivered a demolition order for the home of Palestinian prisoner, Nathmi Abu-Baker, 48, from the Ya’bad village, south-west of Jenin City, in the northern West Bank. The official Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, reported that Israeli occupation authorities jailed Abu-Baker, accusing him of causing the death of […]

06 Jul
10:34

Israeli Troops Abduct Four Palestinians from the West Bank

Israeli troops abducted, late Sunday night, four Palestinians from different occupied West Bank areas. Palestinian media sources reported that Israeli soldiers invaded Biet Rima village, west of Ramallah city, in the central West Bank, and stormed the home of Saher Al-Barghouthi, 50, before abducting Saher and his son, Saddam, 29. […]

06 Jul
5:17

Israeli Settlers Shoot, Injure Two Palestinian Youths near Salfit

Illegal Israeli settlers shot and injured two Palestinian youths, on Sunday, in Bidya village, west of Salfit, in the northern West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said that a group of Israeli colonists attacked Palestinian families in Khillat Hassan area, opening fire at them, resulting in the […]

06 Jul
4:56

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians from West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that the Israeli forces abducted several Palestinian civilians from across the occupied West Bank, overnight Saturday. Israeli forces assaulted Abdul Karim Khaled Abu Sal, before abducting him from Al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern West Bank. The PPS added that Israeli […]

06 Jul
4:15

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinians in Hebron

During confrontations in Hebron, one Palestinian civilian, on Sunday, was shot and injured by Israeli forces, according to WAFA correspondent. In the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, the Israeli military, stationed at flashpoint Shuhada Street, fired rubber-coated steel rounds and concussion grenades at Palestinian protesters, hitting one of […]

06 Jul
2:44

Israeli Settlers Torch Dozens of Olive Trees near Nablus

Israeli settlers torched, on Saturday morning, Palestinian-owned crops of olive trees in the town of Huwara, south of Nablus city, in the northern West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Ghassan Daghlas, a local activist, said that illegal settlers from the Yitzhar settlement, set fire to dozens of olive […]

05 Jul
12:03

Israel Announces 164 New Illegal Settlement Units in Bethlehem

The so-called Israeli settlement council announced, on Sunday, a new illegal colonial settlement project, in the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem. Director of the office of the Segregation Wall and Colonization Resistance Commission in Bethlehem city, Hasan Burejiya, confirmed that the Israeli settlement council is set to construct 164 […]

05 Jul
11:31

Israeli Troops Abduct a Palestinian Student in Ramallah

Israeli troops abducted, early on Sunday, a Palestinian university student in the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that Israel soldiers, stationed at a mobile military roadblock, near the Khan Al-Ahmar neighborhood, mainly on the Ramallah-Jericho street, intercepted student, Majdy Abu Zaid, 20, before […]

05 Jul
5:56

Israeli Settlers Invade Town near Jenin, Threaten Palestinians near Hebron

Illegal Israeli settlers, Friday night, stormed areas south of Jenin, in the northern West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said the invasion prompted confrontations between Palestinian civilians who resisted the invasion, and illegal settlers who were protected by soldiers. Israeli forces provided cover for the colonists […]

05 Jul
4:59

Israeli Forces Injure Six Palestinians in Nablus

Six Palestinians were injured, on Friday, when Israeli forces attacked a peaceful protest, in the village of Asira ash-Shamaliya, north of Nablus, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Dozens of protesters gathered for the Friday prayer, near the northern West Bank village, to protest the Israeli threat of confiscation. Israeli […]

04 Jul
7:46

Several Palestinians Suffocate on Tear Gas north of Tulkarem

Israeli troops attacked, on Saturday, several Palestinians in the northern occupied West Bank village of Qaffin, north of Tulkarem city. Palestinian media sources said that Israeli soldiers stormed Qaffin village, and fired dozens of tear-gas canisters towards local villagers resisting the military invasion, causing many of them to suffocate or […]

04 Jul
5:37

Fifteen Palestinians Shot, Injured at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly Protest

Fifteen Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli soldiers, Friday, at the weekly protest in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Locals in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the Qalqilia governorate, have been organizing protests every Friday for several years, to express their […]

03 Jul
3:31

Israeli Troops Disperse Muslim Worshipers On Threatened Palestinian Land

Israeli troops forcibly dispersed, on Friday afternoon, dozens of Palestinian Muslim worshipers, while performing the Friday sermon on Palestinian-owned land in the Aseera Al-Shamaliya village, north of Nablus city, in northern West Bank. Local Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that the piece of land, on which dozens of locals […]

Mohammad Abu Khdeir
03 Jul
2:54

Remembering Mohammad Abu Khdeir, 6 years on

The story of Mohammad Abukhdeir is one of countless examples of Israeli oppression. His death, and the injustices that followed, are a reminder of what can happen when racism goes unchecked. $10 million a day in unconditional funding from the US makes Americans complicit. by Kathryn Shihadah Mohammad Abu Khdeir, […]

02 Jul
5:20

 Two Palestinian Prisoners Embark on Hunger Strike

Two Palestinian prisoners declared, on Thursday, that they would embark on an open hunger strike, in protest of their imprisonment under administrative detention by the Israeli occupation authorities. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society issued a statement, explaining that the two prisoners, identified as Fadi Ghonaimat and Oday Shehada, have begun hunger […]

02 Jul
4:33

Israeli Troops Crackdown on Peaceful Protest in Hebron, Cause Many to Suffocate

Israeli troops in the city of Hebron, south of the West Bank, cracked down, on Thursday morning, on a peaceful Palestinian protest, by firing dozens of tear-gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets. Local Palestinian sources said that dozens of peaceful demonstrators, including youths, took to the streets of the Alzawy […]

02 Jul
3:03

Palestinian Civil Society Reiterates Call for Immediate Targeted Sanctions to Stop Israel’s Annexation and Apartheid

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights: Israel’s extremist government decided today to keep everyone in the dark about if and how it will make use of the “golden opportunity” offered by the Trump administration to embark on de jure annexation of large swathes of the occupied Palestinian West Bank. No […]

02 Jul
1:37

Amnesty: “Israel/OPT: Unlawful “annexation” plan promotes ‘law of the jungle’ and must be stopped”

Statement By Amnesty International: The Israeli authorities must immediately abandon plans to further “annex” territory in the occupied West Bank which breach international laws and exacerbate decades of systematic human rights violations against Palestinians there, Amnesty International said on the day the Israeli cabinet is due to begin its deliberations […]

02 Jul
1:25

Army Abducts Seven Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, seven Palestinians from their homes in Jenin, Tulkarem, and Hebron governorates in the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers stormed and ransacked homes in the al-Marah […]

02 Jul
12:00

Israeli Forces Order Halt Construction, Confiscation to Palestinians in West Bank

The Israeli military, on Wednesday, distributed confiscation notices to Palestinian owners of hundreds of dunams of agricultural lands in Jab’a village, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said the lands to be confiscated are owned by the Masha’leh and Tous […]

02 Jul
12:00

Israeli Settlers Steal Water, Raze Palestinian-owned Lands near Nablus

Illegal Israeli settlers, Wednesday, levelled large stretch of Palestinian-owned land, in the northern West Bank districts of Nablus and Qalqilia, local sources said. Palestinian official who monitors Israeli settlement activity in the area, Ghassan Daghlas, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that illegal Israeli colonists, accompanied by a bulldozer, proceeded to […]

02 Jul
10:25

Soldiers Abduct A Lawyer, Who Previously Spent 9 Years In Prison, While His French Wife, Child, Were Deported

Israeli soldiers abducted, two days ago, a Palestinian lawyer with French citizenship, from occupied Jerusalem, a former political prisoner who was previously imprisoned for more than nine years, and moved him to the al-Maskobiyya interrogation facility. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted Salah Hammouri while […]

02 Jul
9:17

Mezan: “Marking the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Al Mezan Highlights Abuse of 92 Children Crossing Gaza’s Buffer Zone”

Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: Press Release: To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Al Mezan highlights its recent monitoring and documentation concerning the torture and abuse of Palestinian children attempting to cross the Israeli-imposed buffer zone, or access-restricted area, in Gaza. This documentation shows patterns […]

02 Jul
2:38

Israeli Authorities Deliver Confiscation Warrant to Palestinian Family in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities delivered, Tuesday night, a confiscation warrant to a Palestinian family in the Wadi Al-Hilweh neighborhood of Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem. According to the Wadi Al-Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic), the warrant is pertaining to an Israeli authorities’ plan to confiscate the home of Palestinian Samareen family, […]

01 Jul
6:55

Israeli Troops Abduct Twenty Six Palestinians Including Two Women

Israeli troops abducted, early Wednesday morning, twenty six Palestinians, including two women, from different parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Local Palestinian sources said that Israeli troops abducted ten Palestinians from different neighborhoods in the occupied East Jerusalem, identified as Ahmad Abu Al-Rab, Akram Salaymeh, Muhammad Amira, […]

01 Jul
11:50

Army Demolishes A Home, A Barn, In Al-‘Isawiya In Occupied Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian home and a barn for horses, in the eastern part of the southern area of the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem, in addition to destroying water pipelines. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, said the soldiers demolished a home, […]

01 Jul
11:14

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian home in Deir al-Sunna neighborhood, in Jabal al-Mokabber, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers stormed the home, owned by the family of Yassin Za’atra, and demolished it, under the allegation of being built without a permit. They added that the […]

01 Jul
10:45

Israeli Soldiers Close Two Main Roadblocks In West Bank

Israeli soldiers closed, on Wednesday at night, two main permanent military roadblocks in the occupied West Bank, blocking vital Palestinian traffic and isolating vast West Bank areas, without providing any explanation. Media sources said the soldiers sealed the Container roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem and east of occupied East Jerusalem, which […]

01 Jul
10:06

Illegal Israeli Colonists Occupy Palestinian Lands In Hebron

A group of fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, invaded and occupied, on Tuesday evening, Palestinian lands on a hill near the bypass road at the entrance of Sa’ir town, east of Hebron, in the southern part of the illegally occupied West Bank. Local sources said dozens […]

30 Jun
3:58

Israeli Troops Abduct Ten Palestinian Residents in the West Bank

Israeli troops abducted early on Tuesday ten Palestinians from different parts of the West Bank and in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem.   The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said in a statement that Israeli troops abducted five Palestinian residents from the Aida refugee camp and the Nahaleen village of […]

30 Jun
2:27

After 12 Months In Administrative Detention, Israel Releases Young Palestinian Mother

The Israeli authorities released, Monday, a young Palestinian woman, a mother, identified as Shorouq al-Badan, 25, after holding her under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial, for nearly 12 months. Al-Badan was welcomed by her family, including her children who were unable to see her throughout the duration […]

29 Jun
8:14

Armed Israeli Colonists Place Caravans in Nablus City  

Several armed Israeli settlers forcibly placed, on Monday, a number of mobile caravans on a piece of land, owned by Palestinians, in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Chief of the file on illegal Israeli settlement activities in the area, Ghassan Daghlas, told media outlets that several armed Israeli […]

29 Jun
6:50

Israeli Forces Detain Nine Palestinians in the West Bank, One in Gaza

Israeli forces detained, Monday morning, nine Palestinian civilians, including a minor, from the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS). The PPS said that the occupation forces detained two Palestinians from the Hebron district Al-Arroub refugee camp; identified as Hamada Adawi, and Ahmed Raafat Al-Badawi, a minor, […]

28 Jun
11:54

Several Palestinian Workers Suffocate from Israeli Tear-Gas near Tulkarem

Several Palestinian workers suffocated, Sunday morning, after Israeli troops fired tear-gas at them, in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, near the Al-Tiba crossing into Israel, west of the city. Local activists on social media reported that tens of Palestinian workers were exposed, early Sunday morning, to tear gas, […]

28 Jun
10:29

Israeli Troops Abduct Three Palestinian Youths in the West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday morning, two Palestinian youths from the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, in the southern West Bank. Official Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, reported that Israeli forces broke into the homes of Belal Abu Alzaki and Qassam Halabiya, in Abu Dis town, east of Jerusalem. WAFA said that […]

28 Jun
1:00

UN Secretary-General Appeals to Israel to Scrap Annexation Plan

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, appealed to the occupation state of Israel, to scrap its West Bank annexation scheme, pointing out that this act would constitute a “most serious violation of international law.” Guterres expressed his hope for new negotiations, with the final aim being the long-proposed two-state […]

28 Jun
11:58

Amnesty International to TripAdvisor: Remove Listings in Israeli Settlements

This call to action was posted today by Amnesty International: As Israel steps up construction of illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), in brazen defiance of international law, Amnesty International is calling on TripAdvisor to urgently remove its listings in settlements and send a clear message that it […]

28 Jun
9:16

Soldiers Invade Home Of Slain Palestinian In Occupied Jerusalem

Dozens of soldiers invaded, on Saturday at night, the home of a young Palestinian man, on the first anniversary of his death by Israeli army fire, in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stormed and ransacked the home of Mohammad Samir Obeid, who was only […]

28 Jun
5:37

Soldiers Injure Five Palestinians In Northern Plains Of West Bank

Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday evening, five Palestinians during protests that erupted in ‘Atouf village in the West Bank’s Northern Plains after the soldiers prevented dozens of residents from participating in the national conference against the illegal Israeli annexation and apartheid policies. The head of ‘Atouf Village Council, Abdullah Bisharat, […]

28 Jun
1:10

Israeli Forces Detain Two Palestinians at Qalandia Terminal

A Palestinian man was detained by Israeli security guards, on Saturday, north of Jerusalem, at the Qalandia terminal, the Jerusalem Post reported. Israel Police claimed that the “knife-wielding” Palestinian man elicited the suspicion of the security forces. During the arrest, the Jerusalem Post further noted that two security guards were […]

27 Jun
7:54

Armed Israeli Settlers Burn Hundreds of Olive Trees south of Nablus

Colonist Israeli settlers set on fire to a Palestinian-owned farm land, on Saturday, in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Palestinian chief of the profile for illegal Israeli settlements in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, told media outlets that several armed Israeli colonists, from […]

27 Jun
12:55

PLO: Israeli Withholding of Slain Palestinian Bodies, Immoral

Executive Committee for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Saturday, condemned what it termed immoral Israeli withholding slain bodies of Palestinians, killed by Israel, the latest of which was the body of Ahmad Erekat, who was shot dead by Israeli troops, at a checkpoint near the West Bank southern city […]

27 Jun
10:00

Palestinian Civilians, Activists Protest Israeli Annexation in Kifl Hares

Palestinians protesting the Israeli occupation and its settlement activities, today clashed with Israeli soldiers in the northern West Bank resulting in several injuries, all minor, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. In the northern West Bank village of Hares, east of Salfit, Israeli soldiers denied Palestinians access to village lands to […]

27 Jun
10:00

Dozens of Palestinians Suffocate from Israeli Fired Tear-Gas in Hebron

In the southern West Bank city of Hebron, on Friday, Palestinians confronted Israeli soldiers at the point between the Israeli-occupied section of the city and that of the Palestinian-controlled section, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said that dozens of Palestinians suffered the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation, after […]

27 Jun
1:54

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday evening, two young Palestinian men at a military roadblock near Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stopped and searched many Palestinian cars at Barta’a military roadblock, southwest of Jenin, and interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting their ID […]

27 Jun
1:19

Israeli Forces Shoot Nine Palestinians at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly March

Nine Palestinian civilians were shot and injured, on Friday, and dozens suffered from the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation, when Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel rounds and tear-gas canisters at protestors in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the northern occupied West Bank. The regional coordinator of the Popular Resistance, Morad Eshteiwi, […]

26 Jun
3:32

Israeli Troops Abduct Three Palestinians in the West Bank  

Israeli troops abducted, earlier on Friday, three Palestinians from different parts of the occupied West Bank. In the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, local sources confirmed that Israeli troops invaded Burqa village, north of Nablus city, and broke into several homes. The sources added that soldiers invaded and vandalized […]

26 Jun
1:44

Israeli Settlers Assault Palestinian Man, Place Caravans near Nablus

Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian resident, on Friday morning, beating him severely in the Douma village, south of the West Bank city of Nablus. Palestinian chief of the file on illegal Israeli settlement activities in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, told media outlets that Israeli colonists assaulted Palestinian civilian, […]

25 Jun
10:26

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 Jun 2020)

Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multifaceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including invasions into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, the Israeli military’s excessive use of force killed 1 civilian, rendered 22 injuries […]

25 Jun
10:27

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers attacked, Thursday, dozens of Palestinians in Fasayel village, in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The villagers, accompanied by several cabinet members and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officials, were trying to hold a meeting in the village, […]

25 Jun
10:00

 Israeli Troops Abduct Two Palestinians From Two West Bank Cities  

June 25, 2020 10:00 AM IMEMC Staff Nablus, News Report, Prisoners, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Israeli troops abducted, early on Thursday morning, two Palestinian residents from two different West Bank cities. Local media outlets reported that Israeli soldiers, backed by armored vehicles, invaded the Nur Shams refugee camp, east of Tulkarem city, in northern West Bank. The sources said that the soldiers broke into and […]

25 Jun
9:43

Israeli Troops Injure Dozens of Palestinians in East Jerusalem

Israeli troops caused, on Wednesday night, the injury of at least thirty-eight Palestinians in the occupied East Jerusalem, after the army fired rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas bombs in the town of Abu Dis, east of the occupied Palestinian city. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said that the […]

25 Jun
6:47

PCHR: Palestinian Civilian Shot and Killed by IOF at al-Container Checkpoint in Eastern Bethlehem

On Tuesday, 23 June 2020, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian after opening fire at his vehicle, which collided into the traffic island in the center of al-container military checkpoint, east of Bethlehem. The military claimed that the victim attempted to carry out a run-over attack, but according to the […]

25 Jun
6:34

Israeli Court Sentences A Detainee To Four Life Terms In Prison

An Israeli court on Wednesday sentenced a Palestinian detainee to four life terms, in addition to imposing a fine of 16 Million Shekels after convicting him of killing two Israeli soldiers and of wounding 7 settlers (causing a young woman to miscarry) in two separate incidents in the year 2018, […]

24 Jun
1:32

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home In Beit Hanina

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian home in the al-Fool neighborhood in Beit Hanina, north of occupied East Jerusalem, only two months after the family of nine built it. The demolition came just hours before a court session was supposed to be held to discuss an appeal filed by the […]

24 Jun
11:29

UN’s Security Council Discusses Israeli Annexation Plan for Parts of West Bank

United Nations’ Security Council (UNSC) will be convening, on Wednesday, in New York City, for a discussion on the planned Israeli annexation of large parts of the West Bank, expected by early next month. Deputy-spokesperson for the United Nations’ (UN) Secretary General, Farhan Haq, said in a press briefing that UN […]

24 Jun
10:57

Israeli Military Uproots Dozens of Palestinian-owned Olive Trees in Jordan Valley

Israeli military bulldozers uprooted, early on Wednesday, dozens of long-standing olive trees in the northern Jordan Valley area of Al-Aghwar, in the occupied West Bank, as part of its illegal annexation plan of the entire area. Mo’taz Bsharat, a Palestinian Authority (PA) official monitoring Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the […]

24 Jun
10:32

Israeli Troops Demolish a Palestinian Home in Betunia, Near Ramallah

Israeli troops demolished, early on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian-owned home in the central West Bank town of Betunia, west of Ramallah. Local sources said that a large Israeli military force, including a bulldozer, invaded Betunia town, in the early hours of Wednesday morning. They added that the soldiers forced out […]

24 Jun
10:10

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians, Including Former Prisoners, Journalist

June 24, 2020 10:10 AM IMEMC Staff News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli forces abducted, early on Wednesday, several Palestinian residents in different parts of the occupied West Bank. Sources in the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, told Palestinian Wafa News Agency that a large Israeli army force invaded the city, at dawn, and proceeded to break into several Palestinian civilian […]

24 Jun
8:13

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian-owned Home in Silwan

The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem demolished a Palestinian-owned home, on Tuesday, in Silwan town in occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext of the lack of an Israeli permit. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) reported that municipality crews, backed by Israeli special forces as well as the police, stormed Silwan, […]

24 Jun
7:57

Settlers Attack Several Palestinians in the West Bank

Palestinian civilians were injured, on Tuesday, when a group of illegal Israeli settlers assaulted them in Ras Karkar village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources stated that several colonists assaulted Palestinian farmers working on their land. The assaulted family members Rateb […]

24 Jun
2:53

Erekat: “Netanyahu Is Responsible For Ahmad Erekat’s Execution”

The Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the head of its Negotiations Affairs Department, Dr. Saeb Erekat, strongly denounced the Israel army’s killing of his nephew  Ahmad Erekat, and held Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responsible for the crime. Erekat stated that Netanyahu’s policies against the Palestinian civilians […]

23 Jun
9:32

Hours Before His Sister’s Wedding, Israeli Soldiers Kill A Young Palestinian Man Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Tuesday, a young Palestinian man near the “Container” military roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, east of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. The head of Abu Dis Town Council, Ahmad Abu Hilal, said the soldiers shot the young man, identified as Ahmad Mustafa Erekat, 26, from […]

23 Jun
10:37

Israeli Troops Dismantle Palestinian-owned Agricultural Structures in Hebron  

Israeli troops dismantled, by force, early on Tuesday morning, a Palestinian-owned caravan in the West Bank city of Hebron. Local Palestinian activist in southern Hebron, Fouad al-Amour, told the Palestinian Wafa News Agency that Israeli troops invaded the Al-Awar neighborhood, using armored vehicles and bulldozers and abruptly began dismantling an […]

23 Jun
10:16

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians, Including a Woman in East Jerusalem

Israeli troops abducted, early on Tuesday, several Palestinian residents, including a woman, in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Wadi Hilweh Information Center in the Silwan neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, reported that Israeli intelligence service, backed by Israeli troops, broke into the Wadi Hilweh neighborhood, stormed and vandalized a number […]

23 Jun
9:52

Israeli Soldiers Shoot, Injure one Palestinian, Arrest Three at Joseph’s Tomb

In the West Bank city of Nablus, Israeli soldiers shot and wounded a Palestinian youth, late on Monday night, and caused many others to suffocate by tear gas fired at protesters, by Israeli forces, near Joseph’s Tomb.   Witnesses told media outlets that the soldiers clashed with tens of Palestinian […]

23 Jun
5:06

Eight Palestinians Injured by Israeli Forces in Jordan Valley Protest

Israeli military forces shot and injured 8 Palestinian civilians, Monday evening, in Jericho in the occupied Jordan Valley, Palestinian Information Center reported. Thousands of Palestinians turned out to the protest against the impending annexation of much of the Jordan Valley, however, Israeli forces closed entrances to Jericho city, leading to […]

23 Jun
1:58

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Property Near Ramallah

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Monday, Palestinian property in Beitillu village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Local sources said the colonists infiltrated into the village and punctured the tires of many cars, in addition to writing racist graffiti. They added that the colonists fled […]

23 Jun
1:30

Soldiers Injure A Palestinian Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers injured, Monday, a Palestinian man near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and took him to an Israeli hospital. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said that the young man, who remained unidentified at the time of this report, was shot with live Israeli army fire on […]

22 Jun
1:28

Colonist Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian-owned Vehicles in Northern Nablus

Several armed Israeli settlers attacked, early on Monday, several Palestinian-owned vehicles in north of the West Bank city of Nablus. Local Palestinian sources in both Nablus and Jenin cities, confirmed that the armed Israeli colonists attacked Palestinian-owned vehicles, while running on a road between both Nablus and Jenin, mainly in […]

22 Jun
11:43

Palestinians Set up Protest Camp in Al-Aghwar Area to Challenge Israeli Annexation Plan

June 22, 2020 11:43 AM IMEMC Staff Jordan Valley, News Report, West Bank 0

Palestinians, including locals, political factions, Palestinian Authority (PA) officials, international solidarity individuals and some high-ranking international representatives, are heading, on Monday morning, to the northern West Bank area of Al-Aghwar in the Jordan Valley, in a bid to defend the region, amidst an anticipated Israeli annexation, early next month. Local […]

Night raid (archive image)
22 Jun
10:43

Israeli Troops Abduct 18 Palestinians in Pre-Dawn Invasions

June 22, 2020 10:43 AM IMEMC Staff News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli troops abducted, on Monday, several Palestinian residents, across the West Bank and the internationally-recognized occupied Jerusalem, in continuation of widespread Israeli military crackdown on the Palestinian population. In occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli troops invaded the al-‘Isawiya neighborhood, local sources reported. This is a neighborhood in East Jerusalem that has […]

22 Jun
9:24

PCHR Follows with Concern Continued Detention of Citizens on Grounds of Freedom of Expression and Peaceful Assembly

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) follows with concern the continued summonsing and detention of several Fatah Movement activists and cadres by the Internal Security Services (ISS) on grounds of a protest and social media posts on the 14th anniversary of the internal Palestinian division between Fatah and Hamas movements. […]

22 Jun
8:35

Palestinian Brothers Begin Demolishing their own Home in East Jerusalem

Palestinian brothers, Feras and Iyad Da’na, on Sunday, began tearing down their under-construction home in Silwan neigborhood in East Jerusalem, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The men received the demolition order from the Israeli municipality, under the pretext of non-licensing, although, the men stated that they had attempted to obtain […]

22 Jun
7:15

Israeli Military Issues Stop Work Orders for Palestinian-owned Homes, Barns in West Bank

Israeli military forces ordered, on Sunday morning, to halt the construction of Palestinian-owned homes, agricultural facilities, and a water well in the occupied West Bank. Coordinator of the popular committees in Hebron, Rateb Al-Jabour, told media outlets that Israeli troops in Burin village in the southern West Bank, ordered local […]

22 Jun
1:10

Israeli Military Expands A Settlers-only Bypass Road in Bethlehem City

Israeli military forces in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, commenced on Sunday, the expansion of an existing illegal bypass road, between the colonial settlements of Beitar Illit and Nahal Gvaot, which lie within the illegal settlement bloc of Gush Etzion, in western Bethlehem city. Deputy-mayor of Nahaleen village, west […]

22 Jun
12:19

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Three Palestinians, Cause Suffocation near Ramallah

Israeli forces shot and injured three Palestinian youths, on Saturday night, in the central West Bank village of Al-Mughayyir, east of Ramallah, when the Israeli military invaded the village. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) reported that Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel rounds and tear-gas canisters towards Palestinian youths in […]

Israeli soldiers abduct youth (archive image from Palestine News)
21 Jun
11:23

Israeli Forces Arrest Fourteen Palestinians, Including Two Children

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), reported that Israeli forces detained fourteen Palestinians across the West Bank, on Saturday night and Sunday morning, nine of whom were abducted by Israeli police from Al-‘Isawiya town in East Jerusalem. The nine abductees were identified as Hassan Yasser Darwish, 14, Muhammad Murad Dari, Omar […]

21 Jun
10:16

Israel has Forced 20 East Jerusalem Families to Demolish Their own Homes in 2020

New statistical figures, released by the East Jerusalem-based Center for Economic and Social Rights, show that since early 2020, Israeli occupation authorities have forced 20 Palestinian households in East Jerusalem, to knock down their own newly-built homes themselves. Director of the center, Ziyad Alhamoury, confirmed that the demolition orders issued by […]

21 Jun
4:43

Israeli Forces Abduct Several Palestinian Civilians in West Bank

Israeli forces abducted Palestinian civilians, overnight Friday, from various parts of the occupied West Bank, Quds News Network reported. Local sources said that Israeli forces abducted Ali Abu Saleh from Arrabah village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. In Qabatya, south of Jenin, undercover Israeli forces arrested […]