Category Archives: West Bank

08 Dec
12:10

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Jerusalem, Install Roadblock Near Jenin

December 8, 2019 12:10 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, a young Palestinian man in occupied East Jerusalem, and installed a roadblock west of Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources Jerusalem said the soldiers abducted Nidal Abboud, after stopping him in Bab al-Amoud area, in the Old City. The soldiers took the abducted young […]

08 Dec
12:06

President Abbas: Israel’s Actions “Cannot be Tolerated”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, on Friday, said that Israel’s continuous measures against the Palestinian people, especially in occupied Jerusalem, the most recent of which was the arrest of journalists working for Palestine TV, violate signed agreements, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Speaking at a meeting of the Executive […]

07 Dec
4:13

Islamic Organization Criticizes Israel’s Settlement Plans in Hebron

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned a controversial plan by Israel to build a new settlement in the heart of the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron, the Palestine News Network reported. Naftali Bennett, right-wing Israeli minister of military affairs, said on Sunday, that the new settlement, to […]

07 Dec
1:42

Palestinian Detainees In Asqalan Suspend Hunger Strike

Three days after starting a hunger strike in Asqalan Israeli prison, Palestinian detainees suspended their strike after reaching an agreement with the Prison Administration to move them to a section that has better living conditions. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the detainees will be resuming the hunger strike if […]

06 Dec
10:40

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem And Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, four Palestinians from their homes in the West Bank governorates on Bethlehem and Tulkarem, and summoned a young man for interrogation, after the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that several army jeeps invaded ‘Aida refugee […]

06 Dec
10:16

Soldiers Seriously Injure A Palestinian Teen Near Hebron

December 6, 2019 10:16 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, Friday, a Palestinian teen in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, after the army invaded the town, and attacked Palestinians protesting the invasion. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics provided the essential treatment to the […]

05 Dec
4:06

Soldiers Abduct One Palestinian, Injure Many Schoolgirls, In Jerusalem

December 5, 2019 4:06 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday afternoon, one Palestinian and injured many schoolgirls in Anata Palestinian town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem. Najwa Refa’ey, the principal of Anata H School for Girls, said many army jeeps invaded the street in front of the school, and attacked many young men who protested the […]

05 Dec
3:47

Illegal Israeli Colonists Install Mobile Home, Burn Tires, Near Jenin

Many fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers installed, Thursday, a mobile home on Palestinian lands in Burqa village, north of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and burnt tires on the man Jenin-Nablus road. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities, said the colonists invaded private […]

05 Dec
3:29

Army Demolishes A Garage, Carwash Structure, Near Bethlehem

December 5, 2019 3:29 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the village of al-Walaja, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, before demolishing a garage, and a carwash facility. Nonviolent activist, Ibrahim Awad, said the two demolished structures are owned by a local man, identified as Husam Khalifa. He added that the […]

05 Dec
2:14

Soldiers Destroy Machines In Industrial Structure, Demolish Four Rooms, Near Hebron

December 5, 2019 2:14 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the ath-Thaheriyya town, south of Hebron in southern West Bank, and destroyed machines in a blacksmith and lathe workshop, in addition to demolishing four residential rooms in Yatta nearby town. The soldiers invaded the ath-Thaheriyya town, before storming a blacksmith and a lathe workshop,  and deliberately […]

05 Dec
12:29

Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least fourteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded and violently searched homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said the soldiers abducted Sufian an-Natsha, Islam Rajabi and Mohammad Rajabi, […]

05 Dec
6:17

Family of Sami Abu Diak Demand Israel Release Body

The family of prisoner Sami Abu Diak, who recently died from cancer while in Israeli custody, called on human rights and humanitarian institutions to promptly intervene, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The family appealed to human rights and humanitarian organizations to pressure the Israeli authorities to release […]

04 Dec
9:53

Palestinian Foreign Minister Urges Criminal Investigation of Israeli Crimes

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riad al-Malki, discussed with the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, the developments of ICC’s preliminary examinations in light of US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo declaration on settlements, warning against Israel’s exploitation of this declaration by taking illegal actions to […]

04 Dec
3:57

Soldiers Abduct Two Schoolchildren, Shut Down Their School Near Nablus

December 4, 2019 3:57 PM IMEMC News Israeli Politics, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, a Palestinian school in Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, abducted two children and forced the school shut until further notice. Media sources said dozens of soldiers surrounded the school before invading it, and abducted two children, identified as Dia’ Shehada […]

04 Dec
3:16

Palestinian Detainees In Asqalan Prison Declare Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that 33 detainees, held by Israel in the infamous Asqalan Israeli Prison, have started a hunger strike, rejected a series of punitive measures against them. The PPS said that the detainees decided to start the strike to protest the bad living conditions, but […]

04 Dec
1:14

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least eleven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. The […]

04 Dec
11:27

Illegal Israeli Colonists Bulldoze Palestinian Lands, South of Nablus

Several fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, south of Nablus in northern West Bank, invaded and bulldozed the lands, on Wednesday morning, to prepare for a new segregated road. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the assailant […]

04 Dec
3:14

Opinion: How Israel Became One of the World’s Worst Rogue States

By Alain Gabon for Middle East Eye Despite propaganda to the contrary, Israel is not a democracy and never has been. As an integral part of its ongoing propaganda, Israel, along with its fervent supporters and legions of paid and anonymous agents, zealously repeats and disseminates, in the media, on […]

04 Dec
2:09

Film Trailer – B’Tselem – “Of Land and Bread”

The world premiere of the first full-length documentary film produced by B’Tselem, “Of Land and Bread”, occurred on November 24, at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA). The film was directed, edited and produced by the head of the organization’s video department, Ehab Tarabieh. The film offers an […]

03 Dec
2:30

Two Hunger Striking Detainees Face Serious Health Complications

December 3, 2019 2:30 PM IMEMC News Nablus, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that two detainees, holding ongoing hunger strikes in Israeli prisons, are facing serious, life-threatening complications, especially after they stopped drinking water three days ago. The Committee stated that the two detainees, Ahmad Zahran and Mosab al-Hindi, are held in the Nitzan al-Ramla prison, under […]

03 Dec
11:30

Army Issues Illegal Annexation Orders Of Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

December 3, 2019 11:30 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers issued, Tuesday, orders for the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands in the al-Jab’a village, southwest of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The al-Jab’a Village Council said the soldiers posted the orders on lands owned by Palestinians from Abu Loha and Hmeidan families. It added that the lands […]

03 Dec
11:17

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Hebron, Nablus And Jericho

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eight Palestinians in Hebron, Nablus, and Jericho, in the occupied West Bank, in addition to invading homes in Shu’fat refugee camp, in Jerusalem, and attacking protesters. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and searched […]

03 Dec
10:43

Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Ramallah, Illegally Confiscate Cash And Gold, In Jenin

December 3, 2019 10:43 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, five Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, in Ramallah governorate, in central West Bank. The army also invaded Ya’bad town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and illegally confiscated cash and gold from one home. Media sources said the soldiers […]

03 Dec
10:31

Army Demolishes A Water Reservoir In Tubas

December 3, 2019 10:31 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, earlier Tuesday, a water reservoir in the Tubas meadows, in northeastern West Bank. Palestinian human rights activist Aref Daraghma said several army jeeps, and bulldozers invaded the area, and demolished the reservoir, owned by Adnan Sawafta. Daraghma added that the destroyed water reservoir, located in Einoun area, […]

02 Dec
12:49

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Hebron, Bethlehem, and Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah, in addition to attacking protesters in Bethlehem, Jenin and Ramallah. In Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded and searched several homes, […]

02 Dec
10:27

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Jerusalem And Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, two Palestinians from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and one from Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Ein al-Louza neighborhood in Silwan, before abducting […]

02 Dec
10:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Children In Jerusalem

December 2, 2019 10:05 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, four Palestinian children from their homes, in occupied East Jerusalem, and assaulted several residents, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. Silwanic said the soldiers abducted Ahmad Khalil Kleib, 12, and his brother, Mohammad, 16, after storming and ransacking their home […]

02 Dec
9:30

Soldiers Abduct Brother Of Detainee Who Died In Prison

December 2, 2019 9:30 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, Salah ‘Aahed Abu Diak, the brother of Sami Abu Diak, who died in Israeli prisons due to various complications after Israel refused to grant him the urgently need specialized medical care. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Sielet ath-Thaher town, south of the […]

02 Dec
4:47

International Solidarity Movement: About the Legitimization of the Palestinian Oppression in Al Khalil (Hebron)

Last Saturday, November 23rd, was ‘Sarah’s day’, a festivity for the Jewish community that gathers Israeli settlers from all around the occupied Palestinian Territories and from abroad, in the Palestinian city of Al Khalil (also known as Hebron). This year in particular, there has been a special effort by the […]

02 Dec
3:53

Palestinian President Slams Israel’s Plan for Settlement Expansion

The Palestinian presidency condemned the Israeli new settler project announced, on Sunday, by Israel’s new Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett, in Hebron’s wholesale market area, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. The president, Mahmoud Abbas, affirmed that this Israeli announcement represents the first tangible result of Trump administration’s attempts […]

02 Dec
3:36

Israeli Defense Minister Approves New Settler Neighborhood in Hebron

According to Israeli media outlets, the new Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett, approved, on Sunday, the planning of a new settler neighborhood in the in the city of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. The defense minister’s office said in a statement […]

01 Dec
1:17

Israeli Troops Abduct Five Palestinians in Pre-Dawn Raids Across the West Bank

On Sunday morning before dawn, Israeli troops invaded several parts of the West Bank and abducted five Palestinians. In the town of Beit Awwa in Hebron, in the southern West Bank, Israeli forces abducted Mohammad Osama Shalash and Uday Ismail Shalash. Both are believed to be under age 18, although […]

Israeli settlers in the Jordan Valley (archive image)
01 Dec
1:08

Illegal Israeli Settlers Harass Palestinians and International Supporters

Israeli settlers today chased down Palestinian sheep herders and international supporters away from their pastures in the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank, according Aref Daraghmeh, a local activist. He said the settlers forced the sheep herders to leave the area and assaulted some of the international supporters who […]

01 Dec
6:51

High Representative to the EU: Settlements are an Obstacle to Peace

Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, stated, on Thursday, that Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank threaten to make a two-state solution impossible, the Palestine News Network reported. “Settlement activity in East Jerusalem seriously jeopardizes the possibility of Jerusalem serving […]

30 Nov
6:43

Netanyahu Approves 40 Million Shekels for Illegal Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu announced the allocation of 40 million shekels (NIS) in aid, to support the ‘security and emergency budget’ in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and Jordan Valley, Ma’an News reported. During a meeting with the heads of Israeli settlement councils in the West Bank, […]

30 Nov
4:56

Israeli Soldiers Photograph Homes, Confiscate Two Cars, Near Hebron

November 30, 2019 4:56 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before photographing dozens of homes and illegally confiscating two Palestinian cars. Local nonviolent activist, Mohammad Awad, said the soldiers photographed dozens of homes in Beit Za’ta area, east of the town. He […]

30 Nov
3:38

Soldiers Assault A Young Palestinian Man, Abduct Him, In Jerusalem

November 30, 2019 3:38 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Friday, a young Palestinian man in occupied East Jerusalem, causing various cuts and bruises, before abducting him. Eyewitnesses said many soldiers assaulted the young man, identified as Morad Omar Darwish, near Bab al-‘Amoud, in Jerusalem. The Palestinian is from the al-‘Isawiya town, in Jerusalem. They added that […]

29 Nov
6:07

More Palestinian Homes Demolished in West Bank

Israeli occupation forces have demolished four more Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank, displacing its occupants. Palestine News Network correspondence said that Israeli troops, accompanied by bulldozers, stormed Beit Kahil town, west of al-Khalil (Hebron), and began demolishing the houses on Thursday. Following the demolition, confronatations erupted between Palestinians […]

29 Nov
3:10

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Police Officer, Injure Several Residents, In Hebron

November 29, 2019 3:10 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday ay dawn, a Palestinian police officer in Surif town, and injured several residents in Beit Ummar town, near Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Surif town, northwest of Hebron, and abducted a Palestinian Police officer, identified […]

29 Nov
2:18

Illegal Colonists Burn Palestinian Car, Puncture Tires And Write Racist Graffiti

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the Taybeh and Deir Ammar villages, in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah, and burnt a Palestinian car, in addition to writing racist graffiti and puncturing the tires of many cars. Locals said the colonists, who came from […]

29 Nov
1:36

Illegal Colonists Chop 30 Olive Trees Near Nablus

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, on Friday at dawn, a Palestinian olive orchard in the as-Sawiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and chopped more than 30 trees. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West […]

28 Nov
5:41

Israel to Expand Illegal Settlement by 11,000 Housing Units

The Israeli Ministry of Housing is working on re-planning the construction of a new settlement on the abandoned Qalandia airport to expand the settlement of Atarot, north of Jerusalem, the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reported on its website, on Thursday. The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that the settlement […]

28 Nov
4:01

PSC: UK Universities Invest in Companies Complicit in Israeli Crimes

Research released by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign on the week of the United Nations ‘Day of Solidarity’ with The Palestinian people, has estimated that universities in the United Kingdom invest over ÂŁ450,000,000 in companies complicit in Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights, including through supplying weapons and technology to the […]

28 Nov
2:17

Soldiers Assault Three Palestinians, Abduct Them, In Jerusalem

November 28, 2019 2:17 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Thursday, three young Palestinian men, and abducted them, in the al-Waad Street, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stopped three young men, identified as Abada Najeeb, Mohammad Abu Sneina and Waleed Tuffaha, and started interrogating them while inspecting their ID cards. […]

28 Nov
1:53

Israeli Armored Bulldozer Crashes Palestinian Car, Killing Father & Injuring Son

November 28, 2019 1:53 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli forces exiting the city of Hebron after a massive demolition campaign before dawn on Thursday struck a Palestinian car in which a Palestinian father and son were driving, killing the father and severely injuring the son. Mohammad Nassar Al-Nawajaa, 56, from Yatta city, south of Hebron, was killed and […]

28 Nov
1:52

Soldiers Uproot 30 Trees, Demolish 150 Walls And Wells, In Salfit

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the al-Jawareesh area, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit, before uprooting 30 olive trees, in addition to demolishing 150 sustaining walls and several water wells. The Palestinian Agriculture Ministry said the soldiers uprooted the trees, and carried the demolitions out without prior notice. […]

28 Nov
11:55

Israeli Soldiers Uproot Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

On Thursday morning, Israeli soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded Palestinian agricultural lands, west of Bethlehem city, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, and uprooted them. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission, said the military bulldozers uprooted dozens of Dunams of Palestinian agricultural lands, […]

28 Nov
11:37

Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Nablus

November 28, 2019 11:37 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Thursday morning, a Palestinian home in ‘Aseera ash-Shamaliya village, northwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Media sources said the home, which was still-under-construction, was demolished because the so-called “Civil Administration Office,” the executive branch of the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, did not […]

28 Nov
11:14

Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Jenin And Hebron

November 28, 2019 11:14 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, five young Palestinian men from their homes in the Jenin and Hebron governorates, in the northern and southern parts of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Jenin said several armored military jeeps invaded Jenin refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked […]

28 Nov
11:02

Jordan Demands Israel To Release Corpse Of Detainee Who Died In Prison

Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, has confirmed that the Kingdom has officially demanded Israel to release the corpse of detainee Sami Abu Diak, 37, who died in Israeli prisons, and to allow its transfer to Jordan to be buried by his family there. The Palestinian detainee carries what is known […]

28 Nov
10:48

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Four Homes In Hebron

November 28, 2019 10:48 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Thursday at dawn, four Palestinian homes in Beit Kahil town, northwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron; the demolished properties are owned by families of Palestinians accused of killing an Israeli soldier. Many military jeeps, accompanied by armored bulldozers, invaded the town, and forced […]

28 Nov
5:06

Opinion: It May Not Know it, but the US is Accelerating the End of Israel’s Apartheid Regime

Asa Winstanley for Middle East Monitor Last week US President, Donald Trump’s administration made a notable move. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US is reversing previous policy, which basically accepted that Israel’s colonial settlements in the occupied West Bank are a violation of international law. This is […]

28 Nov
4:16

United Nations Calls on Israel to Protect Palestinian Civilians

The United Nations Human Rights Office in the Occupied Palestinian Territory urged Israel to take all necessary measures to prevent settler attacks against the Palestinian civilian population in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, from such attacks. The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that the UN appealed […]

28 Nov
2:20

Visit to Al Fawwar Refugee Camp, Hebron, Palestine, June 2019

By Niall Ó BrolchĂĄin – IMEMC: Ayat Alturshan runs several different projects for women and children at different refugee camps in the West Bank, Palestine. I recently had the opportunity to go and visit the Al Fawwar refugee camp on the outskirts of Hebron, West Bank, Palestine with the cultural […]

28 Nov
2:02

Living under occupation in the West Bank

For IMEMC News – Niall Ó BrolchĂĄin: As I strolled through the streets of the Old Town market near the home of Idress Zahdeh, rocks, other missiles, and rubbish were landing on the grills and tarpaulins above my head, which were put there in order to protect the shoppers, shopkeepers, […]

28 Nov
1:32

International Delegation Visits Al Hurriya Radio Station in Hebron

By Niall Ó BrolchĂĄin – IMEMC: An international delegation of volunteers visited the Al Hurriya radio station in Hebron on Sunday, July 6. The volunteers are here from various parts of the world to do different programs at the Go Palestine Center, Hebron. Teaching English, Media, Law and Human Rights Internships […]

27 Nov
11:47

Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians, Including Four Children, In West Bank

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

27 Nov
10:52

Israeli Army Injures 26 Palestinians In Nablus

Israeli soldiers injured, on Wednesday at dawn, at least twenty-six Palestinians in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after the army accompanied dozens of colonialist settlers into Joseph’s Tomb, east of the city. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Joseph’s Tomb area, and resorted to the excessive use of […]

27 Nov
10:13

Soldiers Shoot A Worker Of Hebron’s City Council

November 27, 2019 10:13 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, on Tuesday morning, a worker of the City Council in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron City Council issued a statement denouncing the Israeli violation, and said the soldiers shot Awad Mohammad al-Ja’bari, with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his […]

27 Nov
4:41

Illegal Settlers Paint Racist on Palestinian Homes, Slash Tires Near Bethlehem

Extremist Israeli settlers Tuesday spray-painted racist graffiti and slashed tires of several vehicles in the village of Jaba’a, southwest of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Security sources stated that the illegal Israeli settlers sneaked into the village, punctured the tires […]

27 Nov
4:36

PCHR: Fourth Case in 2019: Palestinian Prisoner Dies in Israeli Prison, Suspicions of Medical Neglect Arise

November 27, 2019 4:36 AM PCHR Human rights, Israel, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

On Tuesday morning, 26 November 2019, Palestinian prisoner, Sami Abu-Diak, 36, died at al-Ramla prison clinic. Abu-Diak, from Silat al-Dahr village near Jenin, had spent 17 years in Israeli prison, and was recently transferred to the clinic in Israel due to his deteriorating health condition, having cancer since 2015. The […]

27 Nov
2:54

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian With A Live Round, Injure Several Others, Near Ramallah

November 27, 2019 2:54 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, dozens of Palestinian protesters at the northern entrance of the al-Biereh city, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at them, wounding one with live ammunition and causing many to suffer the effects of teargas […]

27 Nov
2:13

Army Injures Many Palestinians Near Nablus

November 27, 2019 2:13 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, Tuesday, many Palestinians during a protest near Huwwara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics provided treatment to many Palestinians who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation. The attack took place when hundreds of […]

27 Nov
12:35

Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians, Abduct Two Teens, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot, Tuesday, two Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, and abducted two teenage boys, during a procession at the northern entrance of Bethlehem city, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers assaulted dozens of protesters and fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs […]

26 Nov
8:40

Israeli Forces Detain Nine Palestinians, Many Former Prisoners

Palestinian security sources and witnesses confirmed, on Tuesday, that Israeli forces conducted multiple invasions, across the West Bank, detaining at least nine Palestinians. The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported that Israeli forces detained three Palestinians, including two former prisoners, after ransacking their homes in Kafr Ra’i town, south of […]

26 Nov
7:56

Israeli Prisons on High Alert After Death of Prisoner

Tension was high throughout the Israeli prisons this morning following the announcement that Palestinian prisoner, Sami Abu Diak, who was suffering from cancer, has died, according to the Palestinian Authority’s Prisoners Affairs Commission. The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that the death of Abu Diak, 37, from Silat […]

26 Nov
7:36

Israeli Forces Instructed To Avoid Live Fire in West Bank Protests

Hebrew channel 2 broadcast, on Tuesday, that the Israeli army was preparing for the day of Palestinian anger, in protest against the US decision on settlements in the West Bank, Alray reported. The Israeli source revealed that there were fears among the Israeli security forces, of killing Palestinian protestors by […]

26 Nov
6:35

Confrontations Ensue as Palestinians Protest in West Bank

Heeding calls by political factions, mainly Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fateh movement, thousands of Palestinians have rallied in several West Bank city centers to protest the latest American declaration on settlements, which considered them not inconsistent with international law. Rallies were held in Ramallah, Nablus, Tulkarem, Bethlehem, and Hebron, […]

26 Nov
2:15

Soldiers Abduct Two Workers In Hebron

November 26, 2019 2:15 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, two Palestinian workers of the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee, in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Committee stated that the soldiers abducted Mohammad Sa’adi Rajabi and Ali ‘Ahdi Ja’bari, while working in an old home, owned by Jamil […]

26 Nov
2:02

Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Jerusalem

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers and personnel of the City Council, demolished a Palestinian home in the Industrial Zone area near Qalandia town, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said several army jeeps, and bulldozers, invaded the area, and surrounded a home owned by members of Bazian family, before forcing […]

26 Nov
1:45

Illegal Israeli Colonists Cut 30 Olive Trees Near Nablus

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists cut, on Tuesday morning, at least thirty Palestinian olive trees in the as-Sawiya area, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists cut […]

26 Nov
10:32

Illegal Colonists Burn Olive Trees Near Nablus

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists burnt, on Monday night after midnight, several Palestinian olive trees in the Archeological Area in Sebastia Palestinian town, northwest of Nablus, in northern West Bank. The Mayor of Sebastia, Mohammad Azem, said the alertness of the local neighborhood watch committees, and the residents, […]

26 Nov
9:42

Palestinians To Protest Across The Occupied Territories To Protest US Illegal Positions

Palestinian factions, today, called for rallies and protests throughout the occupied Palestinian territories, tomorrow, against the latest US position that considers Israeli settlements not inconsistent with international law. PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fateh movement spearheaded the call, joined by other factions and city councils rallying people throughout the occupied territories […]

26 Nov
9:16

After Being Denied Specialized Medical Care, Detainee Dies At An Israeli Hospital

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has confirmed, on Tuesday morning, that a detainee died at an Israeli hospital after he was systematically denied specialized medical care, leading to serious complications that resulted in his death. The Committee stated that the detainee, Sami Abu Diak, 37, was only moved to Assaf Harofeh […]

26 Nov
4:00

Opinion: Israel’s Next Move is the Real Danger in the U.S. Decision to Normalize Illegal Jewish Settlements

Ramzy Baroud – Middle East Monitor It is hardly a major surprise that the US government has finally decreed that illegal Jewish settlements built in defiance of international law are somehow “consistent” with the said law. US foreign policy has been edging closer towards this conclusion for some time. Since […]

26 Nov
12:46

Soldiers Demolish A Coffee Shop Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Monday, a Palestinian coffee shop in Battir town, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Taiseer Qattoush, the Mayor of Battir, said several army jeeps and bulldozers invaded the town and demolished a coffee shop owned by Wisam ‘Oweina. Qattoush added that the […]

25 Nov
1:15

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Including A child, In Bethlehem And Tubas

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, a child and a young man in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank, and two near Tubas in northeastern West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Azza refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted Nour Mahmoud Abu Tarboush, 14, […]

25 Nov
11:36

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Hebron

November 25, 2019 11:36 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, three Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, in Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes and interrogated several Palestinians while […]

25 Nov
10:54

Soldiers Injure Several Schoolchildren In Hebron

November 25, 2019 10:54 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers Injured, Monday, dozens of Palestinian schoolchildren and residents, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed at Abu ar-Reesh military roadblock, at the southern entrance of the Old City of Hebron and the Ibrahimi Mosque, attacked dozens of […]

25 Nov
9:58

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In Al-‘Isawiya

November 25, 2019 9:58 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, nine Palestinians from their homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and summoned several residents for interrogation, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. Silwanic said the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes and interrogated many Palestinians […]

25 Nov
4:41

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian in Hebron

A Palestinian was shot and injured, on Sunday evening, in the town of Beit Ummar, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Mohammed Awad, a media activist, said Israeli forces stationed near the illegal Israeli settlement of Karmi Tzur, fired […]

25 Nov
2:00

Israeli Forces Arrest Three Children in Hebron

Three Palestinian children were arrested by Israeli soldiers, on Sunday, while they were leaving school in Beit Ummar in northern Hebron, Quds News Network (QNN) reported. Israeli forces arrested the minors, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron after they left school, taking them to a police station […]

25 Nov
1:14

Palestinian P.M. Visits Family of Seriously Ill Prisoner

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh said that the “issue of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails will remain a top priority and it will be raised at international forums.” The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported the P.M. visit to the village of Silet al-Daher, in the northern occupied West […]

25 Nov
12:17

Thousands of Settlers Storm Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron

The Palestine News Network (PNN) reported that thousands of Israeli settlers, on Saturday, stormed the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, under heavy military protection. While the Ibrahimi Mosque is an Islamic place of worship, Palestinian Muslim worshipers were not allowed to enter it for prayer. Local sources observed several buses carrying […]

24 Nov
11:33

Israeli Forces Fire Tear-Gas at Schools in Hebron

November 24, 2019 11:33 PM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Palestinians students and citizens sustained suffocation, on Sunday, when Israeli forces fired tear-gas canisters near a complex of schools in Hebron, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). The correspondent reported that dozens of Palestinian children as well as adults, suffered the effects of toxic tear-gas […]

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Friday, March 15, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
24 Nov
2:37

Analysis: International Law is Clear on One Point: Israel’s Settlements are Illegal

Richard Falk – Middle East Eye: Despite the U.S. administration’s announcement to the contrary, there is no question as to the unlawfulness of Israel’s settler encroachment U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo made headlines around the world this week in announcing that the U.S. had shifted its position, and no longer […]

23 Nov
6:06

Human Rights Organizations Condemn Pompeo for “Gross Misrepresentation of International Law”

Al Mezan Center For Human Rights published a press release stating that the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC), the Palestinian Coalition for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ADALAH), and the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO) condemn as a gross misrepresentation of international law. The recent statement by the Secretary of […]

23 Nov
5:41

U.S. Congress Members Urge Pompeo to Reverse Decision on Settlements

More than 120 U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen have sent an urgent letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urging him to reverse his decision to considering Israeli settlements in the West Bank legal, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. “This announcement, following the administration’s decision to move […]

23 Nov
1:55

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians, Injure Many, In Jerusalem’s Al-‘Isawiya, Abduct Another From Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, abducted two young Palestinian men, and injured several others. The soldiers also abducted one Palestinian from Hebron after summing him for interrogation. Several army jeeps invaded al-‘Isawiya, and fired many gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel […]

22 Nov
10:33

Illegal Israeli Colonists Injure Eight Palestinians In Hebron

A group of fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, attacked, on Friday evening, many Palestinians, including children, wounding eight. Palestinian activist Jamal Es’eifan said the colonists first attacked a shop, owned by Nasser Fahed al-Ja’bari, and smashed […]

22 Nov
10:01

Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters In Surif

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, a nonviolent procession against the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands in Surif town, northwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, causing many injuries. The soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs and concussion grenades, in addition to attacking protesters with clubs and batons. Many […]

22 Nov
9:45

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Beit Ummar

November 22, 2019 9:45 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, on Friday evening, many Palestinians in ‘Aseeda area, in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and attacked dozens of protesters, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers first invaded the area, and installed a military roadblock, before […]

22 Nov
8:14

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. This week’s procession also condemned the illegal policies of the United States, especially the […]

22 Nov
3:47

U.S. Congresswoman: “Israeli System of Military Detention of Palestinian Children is Immoral”

Ali Harb – Middle East Eye The Israeli army’s mistreatment of Palestinian children is “completely preventable”, a United States congresswoman said, as she urged other lawmakers to support a bill that would prevent American military aid to Israel from being used to abuse Palestinian minors. “The Israeli system of military […]

22 Nov
2:53

Christian Group Troubled by U.S. Position on Israeli Settlements

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) has expressed deep concern over the recent U.S. declaration which recognized “the legitimacy” of the illegal Israeli colonial settlements in the occupied West Bank, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. “The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and […]

22 Nov
2:32

UK: “We Urge Israel to Halt its Counterproductive Settlement Expansion

The United Kingdom urged Israel, on Thursday, to halt its “counterproductive” settlement expansion, declaring that it is illegal under international law, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office reiterated its position, after U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo stated, that the Jewish-only settlements in […]

21 Nov
9:50

Army Demolishes A Home Near Hebron

November 21, 2019 9:50 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Thursday, a Palestinian home in Khallet ad-Dabe area, east of Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular Committees in southern West Bank, said the soldiers demolished the home, made of bricks and a […]

21 Nov
9:36

Illegal Colonists Burn Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

A group of fanatic illegal colonialist settlers invaded, Thursday, Palestinian agricultural lands in Burqa village, north of Nablus in northern West Bank, and set them ablaze. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the assailants set lands ablaze close to the […]

21 Nov
9:17

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Including Jerusalem Governor, One Woman, In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, at least eight Palestinians, including a young woman and the Governor of occupied Jerusalem, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said several army jeeps invaded Beit Ummar […]

21 Nov
8:26

College Student, 18, Shot With Gas Bomb In Her Face, Suffers Jaws Fractures, Burns

This item is about a female university student, studying Information Technology in Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie, in Tulkarem in northern West Bank. An Israeli soldier shot her in the college campus with a high-velocity gas bomb which struck her face, fracturing her jaw, and causing burns to her face […]