Category Archives: West Bank

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 […]

21 Jun
12:32

On World Refugee Day, Nearly Six Million Palestinians Remain Refugees

More than 5.6 million Palestinians are registered by United Nations (UN) as refugees, after seven decades of the Palestinian catastrophe or Nakba that began when Israel expelled more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homes in historical Palestine, declaring it the state of Israel, in 1948. The United Nations General Assembly resolution 55/76, […]

King of Jordan
20 Jun
6:49

Arab Leaders Express Criticism of Israeli Annexation Plans

Three key Arab countries, including Jordan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have expressed their opposition to the Israeli leadership’s plan to expropriate Palestinian lands, expected to be implemented in July. For his part, King Abdallah II of Jordan, asserted, in a phone conversation with the Emir of Abu […]

20 Jun
1:12

Israeli Colonists Prevent Family From Reaching Its Home In Hebron

Several fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers prevented, on Friday evening, a Palestinian family from reaching their own home in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The family was trying to reach its home in Tal Romeida neighborhood, in the center of Hebron city. […]

20 Jun
12:54

Illegal Israeli Colonists Assault, Injure, A Palestinian Child Near Bethlehem

A group of armed fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers, squatting on stolen Palestinian lands in direct violation of International Law, assaulted a child, Friday, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, south of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the child, only fifteen years of age, was attacked by a […]

Kufur Qaddoum
19 Jun
10:11

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Ten Palestinians at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly Protest

Ten Palestinian civilians were injured, on Friday, by Israeli soldiers during the weekly peaceful demonstration against illegal settlements, in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, according to a local source. Morad Eshteiwi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces […]

Night raid (archive image)
19 Jun
10:18

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, four young Palestinian men in Qaffin town, north of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, after invading and ransacking their homes. Media sources in Tulkarem said several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers violently searched homes, causing damage, and abducted […]

19 Jun
9:46

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, into Jenin city and Jenin refugee camp, in northern West Bank, and abducted three young Palestinian men. Eyewitnesses said the undercover soldiers, driving a car with Palestinian license plates, infiltrated into Jenin, and kidnapped two young men, who remained unidentified at the time […]

19 Jun
9:31

OCHA – Protection of Civilians Report ( 2-15 June 2020 )

United Nations Office For The Coordination Of Humanitarian Affair: Protection of Civilians Report (2 – 15 June 2020) Biweekly Highlights Seventy Palestinian-owned structures were demolished or seized in the West Bank due to the lack of Israeli-issued building permits, displacing 90 people and affecting over 280. This represents a 250 […]

19 Jun
9:24

Israel To Demolish A Palestinian Home Near Occupied Jerusalem

The City Council in occupied Jersusalem informed, Thursday, a Palestinian family of a demolition order targeting their home in the Sawahra town, southeast of the occupied Palestinian capital. The home is owned by Yassin Taha Zaatra, and was built 10 years ago, sheltering him and his family. The property is […]

18 Jun
11:59

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (June 11 – 17, 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (11 – 17 June 2020) Summary The Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-pronged violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, […]

18 Jun
10:42

Israeli Forces Abduct Several Palestinians in the West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, early on Thursday morning, several Palestinian residents from a number of West Bank cities, towns and villages. In the West Bank city of Jericho, Israeli special forces invaded the Aqbat Jaber refugee camp, south of the city and abducted a young man, according to Palestinian security sources. […]

Silwanic
18 Jun
9:59

Israeli Settler Attacks Elderly Palestinian Protecting his Land in Jerusalem

An illegal Israeli settler, on Thursday, attacked an elderly Palestinian man in Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem, pepper-spraying him in the face, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Witnesses said that an illegal Israeli settler pepper-sprayed Mohammad Daoud Abbasi, in the face, along with his sons, causing them all to suffer […]

18 Jun
12:46

Army Demolishes A Home, A Carwash Facility, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Thursday, a Palestinian home in the al-Khader town, and a carwash facility in Teqoua’ town, south and east of Bethlehem city, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Several army jeeps, accompanied by a bulldozer, invaded the al-Khader town, before demolishing a two-room house, owned by […]

18 Jun
6:49

Israeli Colonists Raze Palestinian-owned Lands near Nablus

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, razed several dunams of land that belongs to the Palestinian village of Qusra, south of Nablus city, in the northern occupied West Bank, to be used for a road for illegal colonial projects, according to a settlements-watch group. Palestinian official, Ghassan Daghlas, chief monitor of […]

Israeli bulldozer with settler standing nearby (Maan)
18 Jun
6:27

Armed Israeli Settlers Level Palestinian-owned Land near Jericho

An Israeli settler, on Wednesday, levelled vast amounts of Palestinian-owned lands in the Bedouin al-Malihat area, northwest of Jericho, in the eastern occupied West Bank, local sources said. Fatah official, Suleiman Malihat, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that an armed settler levelled 350 dunams (87 acres) of nearby Palestinian-owned land, […]

17 Jun
10:46

Israeli Forces Confiscate Palestinian-owned Bulldozers, Equipment

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, seized five Palestinian-owned bulldozers in addition to other excavation equipment, in the western Almazra’a village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Board-member of the municipality of the western Mazra’a village, Waseem Ladadwa, told the Palestinian WAFA News Agency that dozens of Israeli soldiers […]

17 Jun
10:13

Israeli Colonists Burn Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

Many fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers burned, on Wednesday evening, Palestinian agricultural in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Media sources said the colonists came from the illegal Ronim outpost, and burnt agricultural lands in the eastern area of the village, setting fields and trees […]

17 Jun
12:52

Army Uproots Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

Israeli army jeeps and armored bulldozers invaded, Wednesday, the al-Badia ash-Sharqiya area in the al-Freidis village, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, before bulldozing and uprooting Palestinian lands. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the “Colonization & Wall Resistance Commission,” has reported that the Israeli […]

17 Jun
11:22

Israeli Army Demolishes Many Structures, Stores, Near Jerusalem

On Wednesday morning, Israeli soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, before demolishing a shed, an under-construction building, and several stores, owned by Palestinians from the town. The WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency has reported that the soldiers demolished a shed owned by […]

17 Jun
10:57

Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians, Including Four Children, In Silwan

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, five children, in addition to a mother and her son, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes in the town, […]

17 Jun
4:25

UN experts: Israel’s annexation of West Bank land a serious violation of UN Charter, Conventions

GENEVA, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 (WAFA): Israel’s planned annexation of large swaths of the occupied West Bank land starting July 1 constitutes a serious violation of the United Nations Charter and the Geneva Conventions and the international community has a duty to prevent it, today said 47 of the independent […]

17 Jun
3:24

Israeli Forces Close an Archaeological Site in Nablus City

Israeli forces closed, early on Tuesday, an ancient archaeological site in the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus. Mayor of Sebastia village, north of Nablus city, Mr. Mohammad Azem, confirmed that Israeli troops invaded the village in the early hours of dawn, and began cordoning off the Sebastia archaeological […]

17 Jun
2:59

Israeli Soldiers Injure Five Palestinians Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, Kafr ‘Aqab Palestinian town, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and injured five Palestinians during ensuing protests. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has reported that its medics provided treatment four Palestinians who were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets. The PRCS added that a fifth […]

17 Jun
2:33

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, four Palestinians, including two children, in the Old City and the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, after assaulting them. The child was kidnapped by undercover soldiers. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers attacked several children in […]

17 Jun
1:40

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Hebron governorate, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes, especially in Beit Ummar […]

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16 Jun
7:12

Israeli Settlers Vandalise Palestinian-owned Property near Nablus

Illegal Israeli settlers committed vandalism of Palestinian-owned property by damaging solar panels, on Monday, in the village of Aqraba, south of Nablus city, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official monitoring Israel’s colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said that colonists attacked the homes of […]

Wall and Settlement Resistance Authority/هيئة مقاومة الجدار والإستيطان
15 Jun
10:00

Palestinian-owned Home Demolished by Israeli Forces in Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Israeli bulldozers, accompanied by occupation forces, on Monday, demolished a Palestinian-owned building in the Shu’fat refugee camp, near Jerusalem in the southern occupied West Bank, Alray reported. Local sources said that Israeli forces stormed the Ras Shehadeh neighborhood of the Refugee Camp, and proceeded to demolish a two storey house, […]

15 Jun
10:00

Israeli Soldiers Re-arrest Palestinian Immediately after his Release

Palestinian prisoner, Salah Hussein, was released on Sunday, when he met his 5 year old son for the first time, accompanied by his wife, Quds News Network reported. Hussein just completed fifteen years in Israeli prison held his son, Ali, for the first time since he was born. Ali was […]

15 Jun
6:38

Dozens of Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Several Israeli Settlers, on Monday, stormed the vicinity of the Al-Aqsa mosque of the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. The group was lead by Israeli leader, Yehuda Glick, local sources said. Palestinian sources including Muslim worshipers, present at the scene, told media outlets that Israeli soldiers ensured full protection for the […]

15 Jun
3:22

Settlers Assault Palestinian Man in Hebron, Storm Nearby Village

Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Dabouyia assaulted a Palestinian man on Shuhada Street in Hebron, southern West Bank, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Similarly, illegal settlers from the Kiryat Arba colony in Hebron attacked Palestinian homes and vehicles, causing property damage. On Saturday, illegal Israeli settlers stormed the […]

15 Jun
3:00

Eight Palestinians, Including one Minor Detained by Israeli Forces in West Bank

Israeli forces arrested seven Palestinian civilians across the occupied West Bank, on Sunday at dawn, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society. Israeli soldiers abducted three Palestinian civilians from the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, identified as; 1. Osaid Al-Din Abu Shaira, 17, from Aida refugee camp, 2. Muhammad Omar […]

14 Jun
1:25

Armed Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Home in Hebron

Several armed Israeli settlers attacked, late Friday evening, a Palestinian home in the West Bank city of Hebron, mainly between the colonial Israeli settlements of Kiryat Arba’ and Giv’at Havout. Local Palestinian sources in Hebron city said that illegal Israeli settlers vandalized the home of Abdelkareem Al-Ja’bary by smashing its […]

13 Jun
9:12

Palestinian Family Forced to Demolish Two Apartment Buildings in East Jerusalem

By means of harsh Israeli orders, in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, a Palestinian family was forced to demolish its own apartment buildings, according to local sources. Palestinian sources in the village of Sur Baher in East Jerusalem, said that the Rabay’a family was forced to knock down its own […]

13 Jun
12:16

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Nahhalin

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, a young Palestinian man from Nahhalin town, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Sobhi Zeidan, the head of Nahhalin Town Council, stated that several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Mohammad Afeef Fannoun. Zeidan added that […]

12 Jun
11:22

Israeli Colonists Injure Another Palestinian Near Nablus 

Illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Thursday, a Palestinian man in the village of Burqa, north of Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, causing him fractures and bruises. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists came from […]

12 Jun
11:09

Israeli Colonists Attack A Man, Set Car On Fire Near Nablus

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists assaulted, on Wednesday at night, a Palestinian man and set a vehicle on fire, near Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, told WAFA News Agency […]

12 Jun
10:59

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The procession started from the center of the village, and headed towards the […]

12 Jun
10:30

Illegal Israeli Colonists Invade Kifl Hares

Dozens of illegal colonial Israeli settlers stormed, late on Thursday night, the Palestinian West Bank village of Kifl Hares in the Salfit district, in central West Bank. Locals said the armed colonial settlers attacked several homes in the village while chanting racist slogans. They added that several colonists also climbed […]

12 Jun
10:15

Israeli Troops Abduct Two Palestinian Former Prisoners, Sentence Another

Israeli troops abducted early on Friday, two Palestinian ex-prisoners in the West Bank village of Burqa, north of Nablus city. According to Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, stated that Israeli troops invaded the Burqa village, earlier on Friday dawn […]

12 Jun
10:05

Soldiers Map House Of A Detainee In Preparation For Demolishing It

June 12, 2020 10:05 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

On Thursday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded Ya’bad town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and mapped out the house of Nazmi Abu Bakr, a 49-year-old Palestinian imprisoned by Israel. The Israeli army is claiming that Abu Bakr is the Palestinian who dropped a brick on soldiers […]

12 Jun
9:48

Israeli Tanks Destroy Main Water Pipe In Jordan Valley

Israeli military tanks destroyed, on Thursday at night, a main water pipe serving Palestinian communities in the northern Jordan Valley region, northeast of the occupied West Bank. Dirar Sawafta, a member of the Local Council of Bardala Village, in the northern Jordan Valley, told WAFA that a 200-meter-long water pipe was […]

12 Jun
9:34

Israeli Forces Injure Five Palestinians, including Three Journalists at Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, five Palestinians during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, near Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, stated that dozens of soldiers invaded the village, and […]

12 Jun
12:30

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 Jun 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 June 2020) Israeli occupation forces continued to commit crimes against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, […]

11 Jun
11:55

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Detainee Minutes After He Finished Serving A 15-Year Prison Sentence

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, a Palestinian man merely minutes following his release after he finished serving a prison sentence of fifteen years and six months, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS stated that the re-arrest of the detainee, Salah […]

11 Jun
8:45

Report: 340 Palestinians Abducted in May by Israeli Forces

A new joint report by a coalition of Palestinian NGOs has found that Israeli forces abducted 340 Palestinians in the month of May 2020 and brought them to military bases for imprisonment and interrogation. In their monthly joint report, the NGOs stated that the recently imprisoned Palestinians include 25 children […]

11 Jun
8:17

Israeli Court Changes Prison Term to Life Sentence for Palestinian Arrested at Age 15

Two prisoners, both of whom were arrested when they were 15 years old, have had extensive sentences handed down by the Israeli Ofer Military Court. The now-19-year-old prisoner, Omar Samir Rimawi, had his sentence changed from 35 years to Life in prison with no possibility of parole. Hi co-defendant, Ahmad […]

11 Jun
12:22

Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, six young Palestinian men, after the army invaded the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem, and attacked protesters. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, and fired gas bombs at many Palestinians protesting the invasion. They added that the soldiers also chased many […]

11 Jun
12:13

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 19 Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn and morning hours, 19 Palestinians during extensive invasions and violent searches of homes across the occupied West Bank. In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers invaded Yatta town, south of the city, and abducted […]

10 Jun
6:54

Army Confiscates 160 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands In Qalqilia

The Israeli military issued, Wednesday, military orders for the illegal confiscation of privately-owned Palestinian lands in the Qalqilia governorate, in northern West Bank. Mohammad Abu Sheikh, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the orders were handed to many residents, informing them of the […]

10 Jun
6:33

Army Issues Demolition, Halt Construction, Orders Targeting Buildings Near Salfit

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the town of Qarawat Bani Hassan, west of Salfit in central West Bank, and handed several residents demolition orders and notices for halting construction, allegedly for not being licensed by Israel. Dr. Tamer Rayyan, the head of Qarawat Bani Hassan Town Council, stated that the soldiers […]

10 Jun
5:55

Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians in Hebron

Many Palestinians suffered, late on Tuesday at night, from the severe effects of teargas inhalation after Israeli troops fired tear gas canisters towards a peaceful Palestinian protest in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Local media sources and eyewitnesses reported that the […]

10 Jun
4:46

Israeli Troops Abduct a Palestinian Youth Who Suffers From Epilepsy

Israeli troops abducted, on Tuesday at night a young man who suffers from epilepsy, near the illegal Itamar colony, built on Palestinian lands near Nablus in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The father of the abducted young man, Ghassan Nasasra, said that he was informed about the […]

10 Jun
4:56

Israeli Forces Demolish Several Palestinian Homes in Occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly knocked down, on Tuesday morning, a number of Palestinian-owned homes in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Head of the Palestinian committee for defending Palestinian lands in the Sawarha neighborhood, Youmis Ja’far, told media outlets that Israeli soldiers, backed by armored vehicles, invaded the neighborhood and forced local […]

10 Jun
4:42

Organization of the Islamic Cooperation To Meet Over Israeli Annexation Plan

Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Minister of Foreign Affairs, Riyad Al-Malki, on Tuesday, said that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), comprising of dozens of Islamic and Arab nations, will convene on Wednesday, at the foreign ministers’ level over planned Israeli annexation of the West Bank. Al-Malki said in a statement, that […]

09 Jun
3:04

Army Demolishes A Home, Displacing disabled Mother, 8 Children, In Jerusalem

The Israeli authorities demolished, Tuesday, a Palestinian home in Ras al-Amoud neighborhood in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem, displacing 10 Palestinians, including a physically challenged mother and eight children. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) stated that dozens of soldiers, police officers and personnel of the City […]

09 Jun
2:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 22 Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, twenty-two Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers abducted seven Palestinians […]

09 Jun
12:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Woman Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday afternoon, a young Palestinian woman at a military roadblock near Nablus city, in northern West Bank. Mohammad ‘Azem, the Mayor of Sebastia Palestinian town, northwest of Nablus, said the abducted young woman has been identified as Lian Nizar Kayed, 22, from Sebastia. ‘Azem added that […]

09 Jun
12:00

Israeli Settlers Puncture Palestinian-owned Vehicles, Vandalize Homes

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Monday, punctured the tires of Palestinian-owned vehicles, in the occupied West Bank town of As-Sawiya, south of Nablus Alray reported. Palestinian official, Ghassan Daghlas, monitors illegal settlement activities said that Israeli colonists stormed the town of As-Sawiya and cut the tires of more than eight vehicles. […]

09 Jun
12:00

Demolition Orders Delivered to Several Palestinians Structures in West Bank

Israeli forces, on Monday, delivered demolition orders against several Palestinian-owned structures in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. In the northern West Bank village of Hares, the Palestinian owners of a 100 dunam plot containing a park, an unpaved road, retaining walls, a playground and a storage space, […]

08 Jun
9:03

Israeli Military Razes Land in Gaza, Sets up Mobile Homes in West Bank

The Israeli military invaded the blockaded Gaza Strip, on Monday morning, and razed land in the Abu Safiya area. A local monitor told Quds Press, that military vehicles, including 3 bulldozers intruded into and proceeded to level Palestinian lands, east of Jabalia, northern besieged Gaza Strip. In the occupied West […]

08 Jun
7:20

Four Palestinians, including a Child Abducted by Israeli Forces and Police

Israeli police abducted, on Sunday, abducted four Palestinians, including a child, from occupied east Jerusalem the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said that police forces stormed as-Sa’diyya neighborhood in Silwan district, and abducted a child, identified as Yazan Haddad. Also in Silwan, police abducted two young men after storming […]

08 Jun
10:38

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 23 Palestinians In Occupied Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, 23 Palestinians, most of them are members of Fateh Movement, from their homes in several parts of occupied East Jerusalem, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. Silwanic stated that the soldiers conducted violent searches of dozens of homes in […]

08 Jun
6:55

Demolition Notices, Halt Construction Ordered by Israeli Military

Israeli forces notified two Palestinian home owners, on Sunday, of the order to demolish their homes in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist. Popular committee coordinator in Yatta, Rateb al-Jabour, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers notified two […]

08 Jun
6:28

WAFA: Israel Committed 27 Violations Against Journalists in May 2020

The Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA) said in a report, on Sunday, that it has documented 27 violations committed by the Israeli occupation forces against journalists and media institutions working in the occupied Palestinian territories during May. The report on Israeli violations against journalists states that these violations included […]

08 Jun
6:13

Israeli Shabak Claims Arresting A Palestinian Believed To Be Behind The Death Of A Soldier During Jenin Invasion

The Israeli Security Agency (Shabak) lifted, on Sunday evening, a gag order on the abduction of a Palestinian who is believed to be behind the death of an Israeli soldier during an invasion into Ya’bad town, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, on May 12, 2020. The Shabak […]

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08 Jun
5:30

Israeli Colonist Injures A Palestinian Child In Her Eye

An illegal Israeli colonialist settler attacked, Sunday, a Palestinian child in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, causing an injury in one of her eyes, in addition to cuts and bruises. Media sources said the colonist assaulted the child, identified as Mariam Yasser Najeeb, 11, while playing and riding her […]

07 Jun
10:32

PLO Official Condemns Israeli Violations in Occupied East Jerusalem

Senior Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee, condemned on Sunday, what she described as Israeli violations across the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, in light of the recent Israeli entry ban, imposed on a grand Palestinian Muslim scholar. In a statement, issued by Ashrawi earlier today, the senior […]

07 Jun
10:13

Israeli Troops Demolish Palestinian-owned Stands at Qalandia Checkpoint

Israeli Troops reportedly knocked down, on Sunday, several Palestinian-owned grocery stands near the Israeli-controlled Qalandia checkpoint, to the north of internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that an Israeli army bulldozer began knocking down the stands, owned by vendors and some other small commercial outlets, abruptly […]

07 Jun
6:59

OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report (12 May – 1 June 2020)

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [OCHA] Protection of Civilians Report | 12 May – 1 June 2020 On 30 May, Israeli border policemen opened fire at, and killed, a 32-year-old autistic Palestinian man, Eyad A-Hallaq, in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Israeli authorities opened an […]

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07 Jun
6:09

Arab Group to Convene at UN over Israeli Annexation Plan

Palestine’s mission at the United Nations (UN) reportedly announced on Saturday, that a meeting involving Arab countries’ representatives at the international organization, will be convened this Monday, within Palestinian efforts underway, to challenge Israeli government’s plans to annex large parts of the Palestinian West Bank, to the occupation state of […]

07 Jun
4:58

Israeli Troops Shoot, Wound Five Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum

On Saturday afternoon, Israeli occupying soldiers in Kufur Qaddoum village, on the outskirts of the Palestinian West Bank city of Qalqilia, reportedly shot and wounded five local Palestinian peaceful protestors with rubber-coated steel bullets. Local Palestinian sources said that an Israeli army troop attacked a peaceful protest near the Omar […]

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07 Jun
12:10

On Palestinian Naksa Day, Israeli Forces Suppress Marches across West Bank

Several Palestinian demonstrations were held on Friday, condemning the Israeli government’s plan to annex more of the West Bank, were met with tear-gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets, fired by Israeli forces, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The protests were held on the same day as the 53rd anniversary of […]

06 Jun
10:59

Israeli Military and Police Forces Detain Palestinians, including Journalist

Israeli police detained four Palestinian youths from occupied Jerusalem, on Saturday, local sources reported. Sources told the Palestinian Information Center that the Israeli police closed the Bab al-Amud or Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City, for several hours. Police reportedly abducted three youths in the area, […]

06 Jun
6:35

Slain Palestinian’s Home, Mourning Tents Invaded by Israeli Police in Jerusalem

Israeli police, on Thursday evening, invaded the home and mourning tent of Palestinian martyr, Eyad al-Hallaq, in Wad al-Jouz neighborhood in Occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said that the Israeli police searched the family home and mourning tent, showing grave disrespect, and provoking confrontations with locals, […]

Hares
06 Jun
5:20

Israeli Troops Shoot, Injure Four Palestinians at Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli military reportedly wounded, on Friday, at least four Palestinians, as a result of Israeli soldier’s shooting rubber-coated steel bullets towards the dozens of local Palestinian protesters in the West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, a part of the West Bank district of Qalqilia. Those wounded today were taking part […]

Hares, Salfit
06 Jun
4:45

Muslim Worshipers Perform Friday Prayers on Threatened Palestinian Land

Dozens of Muslim Palestinian worshipers reportedly performed Friday prayer, on the land of the village of Hares, in the Salfit District, northern occupied West Bank. According to the mayor of Hares, Omar Samara, said that this Friday’s prayer is the second to be performed on the same piece of land […]

06 Jun
2:49

Israeli Forces Demolishes Home, Displaces Ten Palestinians Near Hebron

Israeli forces demolished, on Thursday, a Palestinian-owned residential tin house in the town of Beit Ummar, southern occupied West Bank, according to a local anti-settlements activist. Activist, Mohammad Awad, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the Israeli forces seized the contents of the home, located near Hebron, then proceeded to […]

06 Jun
12:29

Israeli Settlers Chop Down Dozens of Olive Trees near Nablus

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Thursday, destroyed dozens of several year old olive trees in the village of Burin, south of Nablus, northern occupied West Bank, according to a local official. Munir Qadous, with the human rights group, Yesh Din, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli colonists snuck into Palestinian […]

05 Jun
3:32

Israel Bans Sheikh Sabri from Al-Aqsa for Four Months

Israeli occupation authorities in the internationally-recognized city of occupied East Jerusalem, reportedly imposed, on Thursday, a four-month-long entry ban on Muslim scholar and Imam of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Ikrima Sabri. According to the Israeli order, the senior Palestinian Muslim scholar and former Mufti of Jerusalem, will be banned from […]

05 Jun
2:58

Israeli Troops Abduct Many Palestinians Across the West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, early on Thursday, a total of 19 Palestinian residents, across the Palestinian West Bank. Local media reports said that Israeli troops, in the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, abducted five residents, identified as Sa’d Mansour, 25, Zaid Redwan, 19, Yehya Redwan, Iyad Shbaita, 18 and […]

04 Jun
9:44

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 May – 03 Jun 2020)

Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 May – 03 June 2020) Israeli occupation forces continued to commit crimes 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. […]

04 Jun
7:29

Israeli Army Escalates Demolitions in South Hebron Hills

Israeli soldiers, on Wednesday, dismantled several Palestinian-owned tents and other structures in Masafer Yatta, southern Hebron hills, according to two local officials. Coordinator of the Anti-Wall & Settlement Committees, Rateb al-Jabour, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces accompanied a bulldozer to Khirbet al-Mafqara community, and proceeded to knock […]

Deir Hajle, Jericho District
04 Jun
6:58

Several Palestinian Structures Demolished by Israeli Army near Jericho

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, demolished 5 Palestinian-owned residential structures as well as two animal sheds in Deir Hajle, east of the occupied West Bank city of Jericho. Mohammad Ghrouf, a local monitor of illegal Israeli settlements, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency, that Israeli soldiers stormed the area and demolished seven […]

03 Jun
7:25

Israeli Troops Crackdown on Peaceful Protest at Home of Shiekh Sabri, Arrest Two

Israeli troops, early on Wednesday, stormed the home of Ikrima Sabri, current head of the Higher Islamic Council and former Mufti, in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian sources in the occupied old city of Jerusalem said that the attack on Sabri’s home followed Israeli troops’ crackdown on a Palestinian […]

03 Jun
3:00

Israeli Forces Arrest Eleven Palestinians Including Teens across West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that Israeli forces detained 5 Palestinian youths from Ramallah and Al-Bireh District; 1. Musa Ahmed Hamed, 22, from Silwad, 2. Basil Mufeed Atta, 3. Akram Fateh Zahran, 4. Muhammad Abdel Hakim Atta and 5. Muhammad Noah Atta From the Al-Far’a camp and the town […]

03 Jun
7:57

WAFA: UN High Commissioner “Israel Must Investigate” Killing of Eyad al-Hallaq

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), on Tuesday, stressed that Israel must swiftly develop to a full, independent, impartial, competent and transparent investigation into Israeli forces’ killing of a Palestinian man with a mental disability in Jerusalem, stating that: “those responsible must be held […]

03 Jun
7:34

Over 8000 Dunams of Palestinian Farmland Burned by Israeli ‘Training’ in Jordan Valley

Israeli military training on Tuesday caused a wide area of agricultural land in the Jordan Valley to burn, Quds News Network reported. Local sources said that the Israeli military’s use of live ammunition caused fire to burn nearly 180 dunams of agricultural land and 8200 dunams of pastoral land, used […]

03 Jun
7:03

UPDATE: Israeli Forces Detain 20 Palestinians on Tuesday across West Bank

UPDATED June 3 – 0700: The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that Israeli forces arrested, on Tuesday at dawn, 20 citizens from the West Bank, including a child. The PPS said that five citizens were arrested from several towns in the city of Nablus; 1. Ahmed Youssef Awad, 2. Dawood […]

03 Jun
12:05

Detainee Sami Janazra Suspends Hunger Strike

June 3, 2020 12:05 AM IMEMC News Hebron, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Tuesday, that detainee Sami Janazra, 47, held by Israel under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, has suspended his hunger strike after reaching an agreement with the Prison Authorities. The PPS stated that Janazra started the hunger strike 23 days ago, protesting the ongoing […]

02 Jun
11:17

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Homes Near Nablus

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, on Tuesday evening, a few Palestinian homes in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the assailants came from the illegal Havat Ma’on […]

02 Jun
10:34

Israeli Troops Demolish Palestinian-owned Home in Silwan, 6 Stores in Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly demolished, earlier on Tuesday, a number of Palestinian-owned buildings, including a residential home and six stores, in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Local Palestinian residents told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that two Israeli army bulldozers, backed by an Israeli army force, began bulldozing six stores that are […]

Israeli soldiers abduct youth (archive image from Palestine News)
02 Jun
10:18

Israeli Troops Abduct Four Palestinians in the Occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Tuesday morning, four Palestinian residents in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Local witnesses and media sources said that Israeli troops stormed Palestinian homes in the neighborhoods of Abu Dis and al-‘Isawiya in occupied Jerusalem. Sources added that the invading forces abducted three Palestinians including a […]

Jerusalem: On 19 December 2016, Israeli Forces Demolish Commercial Facility in Shaikh Jarrah Neighborhood Belonging to Adnan Harhash. (PCHR photo)
02 Jun
9:44

Israel to Demolish 200 Palestinian-owned Industrial Structures in Jerusalem

The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem, on Sunday, finalized an order to evict and demolish 200 Palestinian-owned industrial structures in Wad al-Joz neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, sources said . Chairman of East Jerusalem’s Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kamal Obeidat, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the municipality […]

01 Jun
9:09

Israeli Troops Confiscate Palestinian-owned Vegetable Stands in Jordan Valley

Israeli troops reportedly removed by force, a number of Palestinian-owned vegetable stands, early on Monday, in the Al-Aghwar area of the Jordan Valley, eastern West Bank. Local Palestinian sources in agriculture-rich Ein Albayda’ and Bardala villages of Al-Aghwar, said that an Israeli army force broke into Al-Aghwar and began removing […]

01 Jun
6:53

Two Palestinian Brothers Begin Demolishing their Homes in Jerusalem

Two Palestinian brothers, on Saturday, demolishing their two homes in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukaber, after the demolition was ordered by the Israeli municipality, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Imad and Ahmad Mashahreh said that they were given demolition notices, and decided to embark on the feat of […]

31 May
11:46

PCHR: “In Under 15 Hours: IOF Kills Two Palestinians, Including a Person with Disability, in Ramallah and East Jerusalem”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (CPHR): Within less than 15 hours, Israeli occupying forces killed two Palestinian civilians, including a person with disability, and injured another person with disability in new crimes of excessive use of lethal force in two separate incidents in Ramallah and East Jerusalem. According to […]