Category Archives: West Bank

31 Dec
12:44

Palestinian Farmers Prevented from Working on Their Own Land

Gun-toting Israeli soldiers, on Monday, forced a number of Palestinian farmers to leave their lands adjacent to the illegal settlement of Shavi Shomron, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. According to the mayor of Sebastia, Mohammed Azim, Israeli forces along with the settlement’s security prevented the farmers, with […]

31 Dec
12:27

Palestinian FM: “Systematic Economic War Waged by the Israeli Occupation”

The Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry, on Monday, slammed Israel’s decision to deduct millions of dollars from the Palestinian tax revenues, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The ministry denounced Israel’s decision to deduct 150 million Israeli shekels ($43 million) from the taxes it collects on behalf of […]

30 Dec
7:47

Palestinian PM: Israel Decision to Withhold Tax Revenues “Brings us Back to Square One of the Crisis”

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh said today that the Israeli cabinet’s decision to deduct additional amounts from the Palestinian tax revenues amounting to 150 million shekels ($43 million), under the pretext of making payments to the families of the prisoners and those killed by Israel, “brings us back to square […]

Settlers in Joseph's Tomb in 2013 (image from The Iran Project)
30 Dec
7:32

Hundreds of Settlers Invade Joseph’s Tomb, 9 Palestinians Injured

Security sources stated that nine Palestinians were injured, by Israeli army gunfire as hundreds of Israeli settlers forced their way into Joseph’s Tomb, on Monday morning, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Israeli forces escorted a convoy of buses packed with hundreds of illegal settlers onto the site, […]

30 Dec
3:13

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians in Hebron, Ramallah And Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians, including two children, from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Hebron, Ramallah, and Tulkarem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city […]

30 Dec
2:50

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers shot, late on Sunday at night, a young Palestinian man with a rubber-coated metal bullet, and caused others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in Halhoul town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps accompanied dozens […]

30 Dec
3:51

Netanyahu Announces Six-Point Plan to Annex Palestinian Land, Defeat Iran

By: The Palestine Chronicle Staff Following his triumph in the Likud party’s primary elections, on December 26, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu introduced a political plan aimed at securing US recognition of Israel’s annexation of West Bank settlements and rolling back Iran’s influence in the region. Netanyahu’s plan, which is […]

29 Dec
9:22

Al-Qanua: Bennett’s West Bank Decision a “War Crime”

Hamas spokesman Abdul-Latif al-Qanua has described, as “a war crime,” the Israeli decision to have the settlements and outposts in Area C of the occupied West Bank registered with the Israeli Ministry of Justice instead of the army’s Civil Administration. In a press release on Saturday, Qanua said that war […]

29 Dec
8:53

Israeli Media: 2000 New Settlement Units Approved for West Bank

It is expected that Israeli Civil Administration will approve, within days, the construction of thousands of settlement units in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. Hebrew newspaper Haaretz said, Sunday morning, that “the so-called Supreme Building Council of the Civil Administration will approve, this week, the construction of two thousand […]

29 Dec
2:50

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians Near Bethlehem And Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three young Palestinian men in Bethlehem and Hebron governorates, in the occupied West Bank, during extensive and violent searches of homes. The soldiers invaded and ransacked homes in Teqoua’ town, southeast of Bethlehem, and interrogated Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. Media sources […]

29 Dec
2:05

Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In Jerusalem

December 29, 2019 2:05 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, sixteen young Palestinian men from their homes, in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and summoned several others for interrogation. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said dozens of soldiers invaded the town, before storming and ransacking Palestinian homes. Mohammad […]

29 Dec
10:14

Not A Merry Christmas For Christian Detainees In Israeli Prisons

At the house of Palestinian political prisoner, Samer al-Arabid, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, you can find no Christmas tree, no celebration and no joy to the world. After all, he is facing a serious health condition after being severely and continuously tortured by Israel. Samer comes […]

29 Dec
8:58

Last Week Alone, Nearly 900 Settlers Invaded Al-Aqsa Mosque

Nearly 900 of Israel’s extremist settlers, last week, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque under heavy Israeli protection, according to Quds News Network. Israeli media reported that 897 extremist settlers invaded the holy mosque under the armed protection of the Israeli police and special forces. Groups of extreme far-right Israeli […]

28 Dec
2:50

Palestinian officials: Israeli plan on land registration proves the ICC is on the right track

RAMALLAH, Saturday, December 28, 2019 (WAFA) – Palestinian officials said today that an Israeli plan made public by Defense Minister Naftali Bennett to enable settlers to register Palestinian lands in occupied West Bank areas classified as “C” in the land registry of the Israeli Ministry of Justice proves that the […]

28 Dec
2:41

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Hebron, Search Dozens Of Cars Northwest Of Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, one Palestinian west of Hebron city, in southern West Bank, and searched dozens of cars northwest of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said several army vehicles invaded Tarqoumia town, west of Hebron, and searched a few homes. They added that the soldiers abducted Raed Ibrahim Tneina […]

28 Dec
1:27

Israeli Forces Suppress Non-violent Protest in Kufr Qaddoum

At the weekly Friday afternoon protest in the Palestinian village of Kufr Qaddoum, dozens of Palestinians and foreign solidarity activists suffered from tear gas inhalation when Israeli troops attacked the non-violent demonstrators. The protesters were calling for the re-opening of the main road in the village, which was closed by […]

Abu Nab
28 Dec
1:00

Family of Slain Palestinian Say Israeli Officials Are Lying About How He Was Killed

Although a month and a half has passed since the killing of the Jerusalemite, Faris Bassam Abu Nab, questions remain about the circumstances of his death, and his family members say Israeli officials have had contradictory and deceptive statements. Abu Nab was shot by Israeli forces near the Tunnel checkpoint, […]

27 Dec
6:22

OCHA: 29 Structures Demolished in Past Two Weeks

During the period between December 10 and 23, Israeli occupation authorities demolished or forced people to demolish 29 structures in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, displacing 45 people and affecting over 100 others, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs stated. Twelve of the structures targeted, […]

27 Dec
5:47

Soldiers Abducted A Young man In Jerusalem

December 27, 2019 5:47 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, a young Palestinian man from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. Local sources said the soldiers invaded Bab ar-Rahma Cemetery and its surrounding areas, attached to the wall of the eastern part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and forced the Palestinians out, […]

27 Dec
3:28

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Jenin Refugee Camp

December 27, 2019 3:28 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, a young Palestinian man from Jenin refugee camp, in Jenin city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that several army jeeps invaded the refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and searched homes, causing […]

27 Dec
1:44

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, two young Palestinian men in the al-Yamoun town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes and interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. They added that the soldiers abducted the […]

26 Dec
8:50

Palestinian Prisoners’ Society: At Least Seven Palestinians Detained from West Bank

In a press release, the Palestine Prisoners’ Society (PPS) stated that Israeli forces detained at least seven Palestinians, overnight Wednesday, in multiple incursions across the West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Israeli forces rounded up two Palestinians from the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, one […]

26 Dec
2:58

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Salfit and Jenin

December 26, 2019 2:58 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, Salfit, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, two Palestinians from Salfit and Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Qarawat Bani Hassan town, west of Salfit in central West Bank, before the soldiers invaded and ransacked a few homes. They added that, during the searches, the soldiers […]

26 Dec
1:50

Soldiers Abduct One Palestinian Near Hebron

December 26, 2019 1:50 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, a Palestinian man from his home in Bani Neim town, east of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked one home, owned by Zeid Abdul-Nasser D’eis, before […]

26 Dec
4:16

3000 New Settlement Units to be Approved for the West Bank

The Israeli government announced that it will approve a new plan to build 3000 settlement units throughout occupied West Bank, the Quds News Network reported. Israeli media reported, on Wednesday, that Prime Minister Benajmin Netanyahu said 3000 settlement units, to be built throughout the West Bank, will be approved within […]

26 Dec
12:51

Palestinian Arrested for Alleged Stabbing of Settler

Israeli military forces arrested, on Wednesday, a Palestinian man in the occupied city of East Jerusalem, for allegedly stabbing an Israeli settler, Press TV reported. Israeli media outlets stated that an unidentified Israeli settler, sustained serious wounds, when an unidentified Palestinian man stabbed him near the illegal Har Homa settlement […]

25 Dec
6:23

Palestinian Mother Haunted by Israeli Police Assault

A Palestinian mother, from occupied Jerusalem, who was brutally assaulted by Israeli border police with a rifle butt in the face, tells her story, Quds News Network reported. Rina Darbas, 36, said the incident took place six weeks ago, when she tried to protect her son and keep him from […]

24 Dec
8:38

Palestinian FM: “Denial of the Palestinian Right to This Land is Anti-Semitism Itself”

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry, on Tuesday, accused U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of “anti-Semitism,” the Turkish Anadolu Agency reported. In a statement, the ministry decried Pompeo’s usage of the Jewish term “Judea and Samaria” in describing the West Bank and his support for Jewish settlement building in the occupied […]

24 Dec
8:11

Israeli Military Seizes Equipment, Declares Area North of Hebron ‘Closed Military Zone’

Israeli forces seized a truck and a bulldozer owned by Palestinian residents in the town of Beit Ummar to the north of Hebron, the southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Mohammed Awad, a media activist, said that Israeli forces confiscated a truck and a […]

24 Dec
7:46

Israeli Bulldozers Level Palestinian Land Near Nablus

Israeli bulldozers, on Tuesday morning, razed a large tract of Palestinian land, which belongs to the Nablus-district villagers of Jalud, in order to expand the nearby illegal Israeli colonial settlements, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the northern West Bank, […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
24 Dec
5:31

Israel Detains 31 Palestinians Including University Professor and Two Minors

Israeli forces detained 31 Palestinians, including a university professor, in multiple incursions across the West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Palestine Prisoners’ Society (PPS) confirmed in a press release that Israeli forces detained Ahmad Qatamesh, 68, Monday night, after invading his house in Ramallah city. Qatamesh, […]

24 Dec
5:07

Residential Structures Destroyed by Soldiers Near Hebron

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished two Palestinian residential structures in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Coordinator of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Committees, Rateb Jabour, said that Israeli forces escorted a bulldozer into Maghayer al-‘Abeed area near Masafer Yatta, where the […]

24 Dec
2:06

Soldiers Demolish Two Homes In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Tuesday morning, two Palestinian homes in Jabal al-Mokabber town, south of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said dozens of soldiers, accompanied by employees of the City Council, invaded Khallet Abed area in Jabal al-Mokabber and demolished two homes owned by members of Shqeirat family. They added […]

24 Dec
12:48

Soldiers Abduct Four Women Near Al-Aqsa

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, four Palestinian women in Bab ar-Rahma area, east of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the four women were attacked by the soldiers, before they were abducted and taken to a nearby police center. They added that the army claimed the women […]

24 Dec
11:47

Dozens Of Settlers Invade Al-Aqsa

December 24, 2019 11:47 AM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Extremist Israeli settlers, in the early morning hours of Monday, broke into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound via the Moroccan Gate, heavily protected by Israeli forces, Palestinian Media Agency (Alray) reported. Sources said the settlers carried out provocative tours in the courtyards of the mosque and received explanations on […]

23 Dec
6:00

Israeli Forces Uproot Trees, Confiscate Tents, Declare Area ‘Closed Military Zone’

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in northern West Bank, said that Israeli troops invaded the area and declared it a ‘closed military zone’ before proceeding to seize the tents and uproots trees.

23 Dec
3:21

Addameer Collects Hard Evidence on Torture and Ill-Treatment Committed against Palestinian Detainees at Israeli Interrogation Centers

By Ad-Dameer Prisoner Support And Human Rights Association: Since its creation, the occupying state developed and enforced laws and practices that led to both the systematic use of torture and to absolute impunity for the perpetrator of this crime. There has never been any individual or agency held accountable for […]

23 Dec
3:00

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

December 23, 2019 3:00 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, three Palestinians from Silwan town, and the Old City, of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Rawhi Mahmoud al-Kolaghassi, 23, from his home in the Sa’adiyya neighborhood, in the Old City. They added that undercover soldiers kidnapped Omar Amer […]

23 Dec
12:51

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Jerusalem

December 23, 2019 12:51 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, four Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, from the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Obeid street in the town, and abducted Ahmad Monir Obeid and Maher Obeid while walking near their homes. They added that the soldiers also invaded […]

23 Dec
2:54

Israeli Forces Storm West Bank Town, Palestinians Resist and Suffocate on Tear-Gas

Dozens of Palestinians suffered from tear-gas inhalation during confrontations with Israeli forces in the town of Beit Ummar, south of the city of Hebron, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Mohammed Awwad, a media activist, said that Israeli forces stormed the town, in the southern occupied West Bank, […]

23 Dec
2:31

Bansky’s ‘Walled Off Hotel’ in Bethlehem Displays “Scar of Bethlehem”

British street artist Banksy has brought a sombre Christmas spirit to the hotel he founded, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, with a nativity scene evoking the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Middle east Monitor reported. Dubbed “Scar of Bethlehem”, the display features a miniature Jesus, Mary and Joseph under a […]

23 Dec
1:12

Palestinian Administrative Detainee Zahran Hearing Postponed, Remains in Serious Condition

Palestinian administrative detainee in Israel, Ahmad Zahran, passed 90 days of hunger strike, on Saturday, demanding an end to his incarceration without charge or trial and based on secret evidence, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Palestinian Prisoners’ Commission spokesman, Hasan Abed Rabbo, said that Zahran was transported […]

21 Dec
10:10

Army Forces West Bank Farmers Off Their Land

December 21, 2019 10:10 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers, today, forced a number of farmers to leave their land, in the southern West Bank village of Kisan, and threatened to arrest them if they did not, according to Kisan deputy head of village council, Ahmad Ghazal. Ghazal told WAFA that soldiers raided the village and prevented the […]

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
20 Dec
11:44

Netanyahu Claims International Court Has ‘No Jurisdiction’ to Investigate Israel for War Crimes

Following the announcement on Friday that the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague would be investigating the Israeli military for war crimes against the Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issued a statement claiming the ICC had ‘no jurisdiction’ to charge Israel. According to Netanyahu, because Israel never signed […]

20 Dec
1:53

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack Shepherd, Unleash Their Dogs Toward Him Near Bethlehem

Many fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, attacked a Shepherd from Kisan village, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and unleashed their dogs at him, causing various injuries. Ahmad Ghazal, the deputy mayor of Kisan Village Council, said the colonists came from the illegal Ibei Hanahal […]

20 Dec
11:00

Illegal Israeli Colonists Burn Two Palestinian Cars, Write Racist Graffiti, Near Nablus

A group of fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on private Palestinian lands burnt, on Friday at dawn, two Palestinian cars and wrote racist graffiti, in Far’ata village, west of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist […]

20 Dec
5:24

Report: Palestine Archbishop Atallah Hanna Suffers the Effects of Tear-gas Inhalation

According to Quds TV, the Head of the Sebastia Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, Archbishop Atallah Hanna, was reportedly hospitalised on Wednesday, after being exposed to chemical substances, Middle East Monitor reported. The Archbishop was rushed to hospital after an Israeli gas canister was fired into his […]

19 Dec
2:32

Soldiers Abduct A Young Man, Injure Dozens, Near Hebron

December 19, 2019 2:32 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, a young Palestinian man, and caused dozens of residents to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation, in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers attacked many Palestinians, protesting the invasion near […]

19 Dec
1:22

Army Searches Many Homes In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Wednesday at night, Ein al-Baida’ village in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, before storming and ransacking many homes. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the village, before searching dozens of homes while interrogating the residents. They added that the soldiers collected […]

19 Dec
11:07

Updated: Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Hebron And Jenin

December 19, 2019 11:07 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, five Palestinians from their homes, in the West Bank governorates of Hebron and Jenin, in the southern and northern parts of the occupied territory. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said many army jeeps invaded Beit Kahil town, west of Hebron, before the soldiers […]

19 Dec
11:00

Army Abducts Seven Palestinians In Ramallah

December 19, 2019 11:00 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, seven Palestinians from their homes in the Ramallah and al-Biereh Governorate, in central West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded Abu Shkeidim village, northwest of Ramallah, and abducted a young man, identified as Kamal Faisal Qindah, from […]

19 Dec
6:53

Israeli Soldiers Assault A Palestinian And Abduct Him, In Occupied Jerusalem

December 19, 2019 6:53 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Wednesday at night, a young Palestinian man from the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted him. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers invaded Oleyyan neighborhood in the town, and stopped a young man, identified as Ahmad Abu Roumi, while he was walking to his home. They […]

19 Dec
4:08

Israel Places 15 Year Old Under Administrative Detention

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, placed a Palestinian minor under detention at the Ofer Detention Center, west of Ramallah, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The Prisoners’ Affairs Commission said in a statement that Hamza al-Hreimi, 15, was shot and injured in the thigh, by the Israeli soldiers, on […]

18 Dec
9:12

Israeli Settlers Sabotage Road Equipment For a Second Time

Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, vandalized a bulldozer and other equipment that are used to work on rehabilitating and paving roads in the Jordan Valley, in the occupied West Bank, said the owner of the equipment, Salah Zayed. The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that settlers, for the second […]

18 Dec
5:13

Including Five Children, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinian Women In Jerusalem

December 18, 2019 5:13 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, five female Palestinian children near Bab ar-Rahma mosque, in Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in occupied East Jerusalem, and three women in Shu’fat refugee camp, north of the city. The Palestinian Detainees’ Media Center has reported that the soldiers abducted five children, identified as Aya Ashour, Tala Nasser, […]

18 Dec
5:03

One Palestinian Worker Shot by Israeli Forces, Many Others Suffocate

The shooting of Palestinians by the Israeli army, as they attempt to enter Israel for work in the northern West Bank continued, on Tuesday, with the shooting and injuring of one Palestinian worker and suffocation of many others from teargas inhalation, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Witnesses […]

18 Dec
4:51

Soldiers Demolish A Home In Al-‘Isawiya

December 18, 2019 4:51 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, a Palestinian home, owned by a wheeclhair-bound man, in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said dozens of soldiers invaded the town, and surrounded the Palestinian home, owned by a wheelchair-bound man, identified as Hatem Hussein Abu […]

Child waving flag in Bil'in (image by Mohammad Yassin)
18 Dec
4:18

Human Rights Watch: Grant Palestinians Equal Rights

Israel should grant Palestinians in the West Bank rights protections at least equal to those afforded Israeli citizens, Human Rights Watch said in a report released, on Tuesday, citing Israel’s 52 years of occupation with no end in sight, Palestine News Network reported. The law of occupation permits occupiers to […]

18 Dec
3:56

Report: Hebron is More Than Ever Targeted by Settlement and Judaization Projects

By: Madeeha Araj (National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements) for PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements Stated in its latest weekly report, that under an order by Naftali Bennett, Minister of the Israeli Occupation Army, the Israeli Civil Administration sent a letter last week […]

17 Dec
10:32

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Teen Near Bethlehem

December 17, 2019 10:32 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, on Tuesday evening, a Palestinian teenage boy near Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers shot Hamza Khaled al-Hreimi, 16, in the thigh, before abducting him, and took him to an unknown destination. They added that a Palestinian […]

17 Dec
6:59

Female Journalist Placed Under Administrative Detention for Four Months

According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said that, on Monday, the Israeli authorities issued an administrative detention order for a period of four months against female Palestinian journalist Bushra al-Tawil, 26, who was detained last week at her family home in al-Bireh, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. […]

17 Dec
6:41

Palestinian Foreign Ministry: Settlers Involved in Attacks Against Palestinians Must be Added to Terrorist List

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry, on Monday, called on world governments to place Israeli settlers involved in attacking and terrorizing the Palestinian civilian population in the occupied territories on their terrorist lists and ban them entry into their countries, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. In a statement, it said […]

16 Dec
11:27

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack A Palestinian Home With Live Fire

On Monday, several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists, squatting on private Palestinian lands, attacked a Palestinian home with rounds of live ammunition, and stones, in Jeet village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. Ghassan Daghlas, A Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West […]

16 Dec
10:20

Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Nablus

December 16, 2019 10:20 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, on Monday evening, several Palestinians in Sebastia town, north of Nablus, in northern West Bank. Mohammad Azem, the mayor of Sebastia, said several army jeeps invaded the center of the town, before stopping and harassing many Palestinians. Azem added that many Palestinians protested the invasion, and hurled […]

Soldiers cheer while shooting civilians (image from B'Tselem video)
16 Dec
10:19

B’Tselem: To Understand the Violence of Israel’s Occupation, Know These 30 Stories

By Hagai El-Ad for +972 Magazine Aishah Abu Laban is 70 years old. It has been 30 years since the fateful day in 1989 when an Israeli soldier shot and killed her daughter Rufaydah, 13, but she will never forget it. Rufaydah, who lived in Dheisheh Refugee Camp, was killed […]

16 Dec
10:07

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 23 Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, at least 23 Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank; 22 of the abducted were taken prisoner after the soldiers stormed and ransacked their homes, and one after being stopped at a military roadblock. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Majd […]

16 Dec
9:48

B’Tselem: When You Work for Thirty Years You Learn a Few Things. Here’s What We’ve Learned Since 1989.

The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that during a speech at Khan al-Ahmar, marking 30 years since the establishment of B’Tselem, Executive Director of the Israeli human rights center, Hagai El-Ad delivered the following speech: “When you work for thirty years you learn a few things. Here’s what […]

16 Dec
5:17

Israel’s Haaretz: 256 Cases of Israeli Settlers’ Violence Towards Palestinians

An increase in Israeli settlers’ aggression against Palestinians and their properties in the West Bank compared to recent years, Alray reported. The Israeli paper Haaretz published data from Israeli security institutions that documented 256 cases of Israeli settlers’ aggression against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. Israeli security services expressed […]

16 Dec
4:27

Dozens of Palestinian Workers Suffocate on Tear Gas

Dozens of Palestinian laborers suffered from tear gas inhalation, on Sunday, as near al-Ziraeia gate, along the Apartheid Wall, west of the town of Qaffin, northeast of the city of Tulkarem, northern occupied West Bank. Alray reported that Israeli forces pursued a group of laborers on their way to their […]

16 Dec
4:13

Settlers Damage Road Equipment in Jordan Valley

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Saturday night, vandalized a number of bulldozers that were parked at the site of a road working project in the Jordan Valley region, the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Salah Zayed, the project contractor, said that he and staff of […]

15 Dec
4:16

Israeli Planning To Confiscate Lands For A Segregated Road

Mohammad Abu Sheikh, a Palestinian official responsible for monitoring Israel’s illegal colonialist activities, said that the Israeli occupation authority is planning to confiscate dozens of Dunams of Palestinian lands, near Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Abu Sheikh stated that the large area of lands Israel intends to illegally annex are […]

15 Dec
2:01

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Hebron

December 15, 2019 2:01 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, four Palestinians from Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the city, before storming and searching many homes. They added that the soldiers abducted a […]

15 Dec
12:49

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

December 15, 2019 12:49 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three Palestinians, including the secretary of Fateh Movement, in occupied East Jerusalem, after invading and violently searching their homes. Nonviolent activist Nasser Ajaj told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that the soldiers abducted Arin Za’anin, from his home in Wadi al-Jouz […]

15 Dec
1:06

Updated: Two Palestinians Wounded in Northern West Bank

December 15, 2019 1:06 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, The Wall, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Updated Dec. 16 – 0640 Israeli army shooting of Palestinians apparently trying to enter Israel for work or to reach their land behind Israel’s separation barrier in the northern West Bank continued today, the third incident in one week, and resulted in the injury of two men, the Palestinian News […]

15 Dec
12:06

Palestinian in Jerusalem Forced to Demolish His Own Home

A Palestinian citizen from the northern occupied West Bank city of East Jerusalem, in Jabal al-Mukabir neighborhood, embarked on tearing down his own home, on Saturday. The Israeli municipality of Jerusalem threatened to charge extreme fees for the municipality to demolish it, forcing him to demolish it himself. The Palestinian […]

14 Dec
6:55

Soldiers Attack Palestinian Protesters Near Ramallah

December 14, 2019 6:55 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian protesters near Beit El military roadblock, north of Ramallah in central West Bank. Eyewitnesses said dozens of Palestinians marched in the area of Beit El illegal colony, and were chanting against the ongoing Israeli occupation, its escalating violations against the people, their homes […]

14 Dec
6:41

Israeli Soldiers Attack Several Palestinians In Hebron

December 14, 2019 6:41 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday evening, several Palestinians at the entrance of the Shuhada Street, in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed on the permanent military roadblock at the entrance of Shuhada Street, assaulted with clubs […]

14 Dec
6:02

Illegal Colonists Hurl Stones At Palestinian Cars Near Bethlehem

A group of fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers, squatting on illegally confiscated Palestinian lands, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, hurled stones at Palestinian cars, causing damage. Thiab Masha’la, the head of the al-Jab’a Village Council, southwest of Bethlehem, said the Israeli assailants came from the illegal Beit Ayin […]

14 Dec
5:16

Soldiers Abduct The Head Of Shu’fat Town Council

December 14, 2019 5:16 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, the head of Shu’fat Town Council, and a member of the council, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers abducted the head of the Town Council, Ishaq Abu Khdeir, and a member of the council, Nasser Abu Khdeir. The two were apparently taken […]

13 Dec
6:46

OCHA: 22 Palestinian Structures Demolished in Past Two Weeks

Citing the lack of building permits, Israeli forces demolished 22 Palestinian-owned structures in in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem over the past two weeks, displacing 49 people and otherwise affecting over 800 others, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in its biweekly report […]

13 Dec
6:52

Israeli Officials Storm Jerusalem Neighborhoods Under Police Protection

An Israeli municipal crew, on Wednesday, stormed several neighborhoods of Silwan district, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Occupied Jerusalem, and photographed Palestinian homes, raising fears of Israel’s intent to demolish dozens of houses. Local official, Fakhri Abu Diyab, said that police forces escorting municipal employees stormed the neighborhoods […]

13 Dec
6:26

Committee to Protect Journalists Calls on Israel to Release Reporter

Israeli authorities have been urged by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) to immediately release Palestinian journalist, Sameh Al-Titi, or to disclose any charges against him, Middle East Monitor reported. Al-Titi, a reporter for the Hebron University-affiliated broadcaster Radio Alam, was arrested by Israeli occupation forces on 9 December, at […]

13 Dec
3:30

Senior PLO Leader: Israel Trying to Terminate the Two-State Solution

Senior Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) leader, Dr. Saeb Erekat said “Palestinians have the right to feel betrayed by the silence of the international community over the racist practices committed by Israel and the US, which violate international law.” Palestine News Network (PNN) editor in chief, Monjed Jadou, reported that Dr. […]

12 Dec
3:20

Army Abducts A Woman, Invade Many Homes, Near Jerusalem

December 12, 2019 3:20 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a Palestinian woman from Beit Doqqo village, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem; her detention comes just a few days after the soldiers abducted her husband. Local sources in Beit Doqqo said the soldiers abducted Zakiyya Ali Hussein, 30, when she headed to an interrogation center after […]

12 Dec
2:34

Soldiers Shoot A Medic, Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers shot, on Thursday at dawn, a medic and abducted thirteen other Palestinians, including a university student, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers invaded Ein Misbah neighborhood and Surda Junction, and resorted to the excessive use of force against […]

11 Dec
4:11

Israeli Authorities Thwart Progress of Students and Schools over Archaeological Sites

(Photo courtesy of Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities) Israeli occupation authorities, Tuesday, notified a Palestinian school in the town of Samou, to the south of Hebron, to stop working, claiming that it has been constructed in an area which threatens archaeological sites. Palestinian Ministry of Education said, in a statement, […]

11 Dec
3:59

Detainee Zahran Continues Strike For 80th Day

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Ahmad Zahran, 42, imprisoned by Israeli under repeatedly renewed arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, is ongoing with the hunger strike for the 80th consecutive day, despite his seriously deteriorating health condition. The PPS stated that the Israeli Prison Authority […]

11 Dec
1:33

Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians, Injure Many And Attack Three Journalists

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, seven Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and searched many homes, and injured many others, in addition to attacking journalists and confiscating two cars. In Ramallah governorate, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted five Palestinians, […]

Israeli night raid (archive image)
11 Dec
12:27

Israeli Troops Invade West Bank; Abduct Seven Palestinians

In pre-dawn raids on Wednesday, Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank, driving into sleeping towns and refugee camps and forcing residents out of bed, abducting seven and ransacking a number of homes. They also fired tear gas to disperse residents of the invaded areas who had come […]

11 Dec
12:02

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Near Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers shot, Wednesday, a young Palestinian man at a gate of the illegal Annexation Wall, in Qaffin town, north of Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers shot Ala’ Bassam Abu Bakr, 24, with a live round in his left leg, […]

11 Dec
6:10

Addameer: On International Human Rights Day, Palestinian People’s Suffering Continues

December 11, 2019 6:10 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human Interest, Israel, Prisoners, West Bank 0

By Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association Palestinians mark International Human Rights Day following a year of nonstop violence and widespread human rights violations by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF), against the Palestinian population used, as a form of collective punishment and a method to control Palestinian society. These consistent […]

11 Dec
5:18

Information Bureau in Gaza: 557 Israeli Violations Against Journalists

The Government Information Bureau in Gaza announced, on Tuesday, that this year was the second-worst year for journalism in Palestine, with 557 Israeli violations against journalists, according to Quds News Network. The spokesperson for the bureau, Salama Ma’arouf, said in a press conference that 2019 has been the second-worst year […]

11 Dec
3:24

Israeli Forces Arrest Al-Aqsa Guard, Extremist Settlers Storm Mosque

Israeli forces, on Tuesday morning, arrested a guard of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem while settlers entered the mosque under heavy protection by the occupation soldiers. According to Palestine News Network, the Israeli police stormed Al-Aqsa courtyards and arrested Fadi Alayyan, from the courtyards of 3rd Holiest site in Islam. […]

Israeli soldiers stand near the Israeli Annexation Wall (archive image)
10 Dec
1:13

Israeli Troops Shoot and Injure Young Palestinian near Jenin; Fire Teargas near Tulkarem

On Tuesday morning, Israeli troops shot and wounded a young man from the Palestinian village of Arabeh near the gate through the Israeli Annexation Wall at Dahr al-Abed, southwest of Jenin. According to the Palestinian news agency Wafa, the Palestinian was identified as Saif Iyad Wajih Al-Ardah. Israeli forces shot […]

10 Dec
3:58

Palestinians March in Hebron, Israeli Forces Attack

Soldiers attacked many Palestinian residents of Hebron, on Monday, as they marched against the Israeli colonialist plans in the city, dozens of injuries, mainly due to teargas inhalation, were reported. A general strike was held, on Monday, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, in protest against Israeli settlement […]

09 Dec
1:13

Israeli Soldiers Abduct One Palestinian, Confiscate Car, Near Ramallah

December 9, 2019 1:13 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, a Palestinian man, and confiscated a car, in Betunia town, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Abdullah Abu Ibrahim, after storming and ransacking his home. They added that the soldiers also invaded and searched the home of Saed Abu […]

09 Dec
12:51

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Shed, Uproot Lands, Near Hebron

December 9, 2019 12:51 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Monday, a shed and uprooted six Dunams (1.48 Acres) of Palestinian farmlands in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media activist, Mohammad Awad, said the soldiers demolished a shed, owned by a Palestinian, identified as Ahmad Bader Abu […]

09 Dec
11:58

Illegal Israeli Colonists Puncture Tires Of Dozens Of Cars In Occupied Jerusalem

Updated: Illegal Israeli colonists infiltrated, on Monday at dawn, into Shu’fat neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and punctured the tires of many Palestinian cars, in addition to writing racist graffiti. Locals in Shu’fat said the colonists puncture the tires of nearly 200 Palestinian cars in the town. They added […]

09 Dec
11:18

Including One Journalist, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least nine Palestinians, including one journalist, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army stormed and ransacked dozens of homes. In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted Abdullah Abu Ibrahim, from his home in […]

09 Dec
8:04

Israeli Forces Arrest Palestinian Youth at Checkpoint in Hebron

According to the Palestine News Network (PNN), Israeli occupation forces arrested a 14 year old female student, on Sunday morning, as she attempting to cross the Abu al-Reesh checkpoint, near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the center of Hebron. Israeli media quoted a statement from the occupation army that its soldiers […]