Category Archives: Human rights

11 Jul
10:24

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians from West Bank

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

11 Jul
9:14

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

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

11 Jul
6:22

Israeli Forces Injure Many Palestinians at Protests Across the West Bank

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

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

Israeli Forces Detain Three Palestinians from West Bank

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

11 Jul
4:27

Israeli Forces Cause Palestinians to Suffocate at Kufur Qaddoum Protest

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

11 Jul
4:10

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

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

10 Jul
9:19

Israel Halts Construction for Two Palestinian-owned Homes near Bethlehem

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

10 Jul
4:00

Israeli Security Summon Fatah Member for Interrogation in Jerusalem

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

10 Jul
3:56

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

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

09 Jul
11:25

Israeli Forces Abduct Eighteen Palestinians, Including Female University Student

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

08 Jul
4:10

PCHR Holds Israel Fully Responsible for Death of Palestinian Al-Gharabli in Israeli Prisons

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Wednesday, 08 July 2020, Palestinian detained in Israeli prisons for the past 26 years, Sa’di Khalil al-Gharabli (47) from Gaza City, was pronounced dead in Kaplan Medical Center where he was recently transferred from al-Ramlah prison after his health condition deteriorated. Al-Gharabli […]

08 Jul
3:00

Israeli Forces Detain Additional Palestinians, Including Former Prisoners

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

08 Jul
12:00

Palestinian from Gaza Abducted by Israeli Forces at Erez Crossing

The Israeli forces abducted , on Monday evening, a Palestinian passenger at the Beit Hanoun (Erez) border crossing, in northern besieged Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Information Center reported. The young man, Abdullah Shaker, was on his way to request permission to travel to Israel, in order to donate bone marrow […]

08 Jul
12:00

OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report (16 – 29 June 2020)

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Biweekly Highlights An eight-month-old baby boy, who needed a heart surgery at an Israeli hospital, could not exit Gaza and died on 18 June. Since 21 May, the PA has not accepted or transferred applications for exit permits from Gaza […]

08 Jul
12:00

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Land for Settler only Road near Nablus

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

08 Jul
11:04

Israeli Court Orders Muslim Cemetery Destroyed to Build Homeless Shelter

In Tel Aviv on Tuesday, an Israeli court rejected an appeal by the Islamic Council of Jaffa to preserve a 200-year old Muslim cemetery, ruling instead that the municipality of Tel Aviv can move forward with plans to build a homeless shelter on the site. The ruling followed weeks of […]

08 Jul
10:56

Elderly Palestinian Detainee Dies In Captivity  

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ Affairs has confirmed, on Wednesday morning, the death of an elderly Palestinian political prisoner at Israeli medical center following years of medical neglect. The Commission stated that Sa’adi Khalil al-Gharabily, 75, from Gaza, has died on Wednesday morning, at an Israeli medical center, after suffering […]

08 Jul
10:56

 Israeli Bulldozers Invade Parts of Eastern Gaza City

Israeli troops invaded, early Wednesday, eastern areas of Gaza city, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip. Local Palestinian media outlets, including Maan News Agency, said that a number of armored Israeli army vehicles, including three military bulldozers, invaded a border fence area, between eastern Gaza city and Israel, some tens of meters […]

08 Jul
8:49

Joint Press Release: Assessing cases of the 2014 attacks on Gaza leads to definitive conclusion: victims and survivors have been abandoned to non-genuine investigations and gross injustice

Gaza City and London, 07 July 2020 – In the summer of 2014, Al Mezan and LPHR worked together to examine egregious acts of horror against civilians in Gaza, trapped in a closed-off territory while under military bombardment run by Israel’s political and military leadership; its emblematic feature being that dozens of […]

08 Jul
8:41

PCHR: “Israeli Occupation Authorities Arrest Civilian Travelling to Donate Bone Marrow for His Brother in Tel HaShomer Hospital”

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the arrest of a civilian from the Gaza Strip by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) stationed at Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing. The civilian was traveling to Tel HaShomer Hospital as he is scheduled for a bone marrow donation for his ill brother, […]

08 Jul
6:13

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

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

08 Jul
5:47

Three Palestinian Detainees Continue Open Hunger Strike

Three Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons are on open hunger strike to protest Israel’s use of Administrative Detention, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said in a statement. The detainees are being held in Israeli prisons under administrative detention, a policy that allows the Israeli occupation authorities to detain Palestinians, and […]

07 Jul
10:16

PPS: Israeli Forces Detain Nineteen Palestinians from West Bank

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

07 Jul
9:28

Statement: “Death Of Palestinian Detainee Not Confirmed”

Update: Mr. Ferwana has informed the IMEMC the Red Cross managed to visit the detainee in the Israeli Kaplan Medical Center and informed his family that Sa’ad is in a very critical condition, hooked to a ventilator.   The Israeli Prison Service has not yet officially informed the Palestinians or the […]

06 Jul
11:42

Israeli Forces Abduct Several Palestinians from West Bank

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

06 Jul
9:08

Israeli Warplanes Strike Several Areas in eastern Gaza Strip

Israeli warplanes struck several locations in the besieged Gaza Strip, Sunday night, Quds News Network reported. Israeli military jets struck four targets, in Palestinian agricultural lands in the Zaytoun neighborhood, in eastern Gaza, as well as the Tuffah neighborhood. In a statement, the Israeli army confirmed the strikes, claiming that […]

06 Jul
11:05

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

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

06 Jul
5:17

Israeli Settlers Shoot, Injure Two Palestinian Youths near Salfit

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

06 Jul
4:56

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians from West Bank

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

06 Jul
4:15

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinians in Hebron

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

06 Jul
2:44

Israeli Settlers Torch Dozens of Olive Trees near Nablus

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

05 Jul
11:31

Israeli Troops Abduct a Palestinian Student in Ramallah

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

05 Jul
5:56

Israeli Settlers Invade Town near Jenin, Threaten Palestinians near Hebron

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

05 Jul
4:59

Israeli Forces Injure Six Palestinians in Nablus

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

05 Jul
3:39

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Seven Palestinians in Abu Dis

Israeli forces, on Friday evening, injured 23 Palestinians during an invasion into the town of Abu Dis, east of occupied Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS). Soldiers stormed Abu Dis town, which elicited resistance among the local Palestinian civilians. The army used live rounds, rubber-coated steel rounds […]

04 Jul
11:40

No To Israeli Annexation – Palestine Solidarity Protest – Derry, Ireland, July 4 2020

For IMEMC News, Niall Ó Brolcháin:  Some of the crowd who gathered in Derry to protest against Israel’s proposed illegal annexation of the West Bank and Jordan Valley. Photo: Niall Ó Brolcháin The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) held socially-distanced protests across Ireland on Saturday 4 July, against the proposed illegal, […]

04 Jul
7:46

Several Palestinians Suffocate on Tear Gas north of Tulkarem

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

04 Jul
5:37

Fifteen Palestinians Shot, Injured at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly Protest

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

03 Jul
3:51

Israeli Naval Forces Abduct Four Gaza Fishermen off the Coast of Rafah  

Israeli naval forces abducted, on Thursday evening, four Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Rafah city, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip. Local fishermen sources reported that a number of Israeli naval vessels attacked a Palestinian fishing boat, off the coast of Rafah city, before soldiers abducted four of the […]

Mohammad Abu Khdeir
03 Jul
2:54

Remembering Mohammad Abu Khdeir, 6 years on

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

02 Jul
6:28

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 Jun – 01 July 2020)

Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including invasions into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, Israeli Forces’ excessive use of force rendered 9 injuries among Palestinian civilians, including […]

02 Jul
5:20

 Two Palestinian Prisoners Embark on Hunger Strike

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

02 Jul
3:03

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

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

02 Jul
12:00

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

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

02 Jul
12:00

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

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

02 Jul
9:17

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

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

02 Jul
4:36

Palestinians Protest Israel’s Annexation Plans in Gaza, Ramallah

Thousands of Palestinians participated in a large rally in Gaza, on Wednesday, expressing their rejection of the occupation states annexation plans, Quds News Network reported. Political leaders and civilians attended the demonstration, raising Palestinian flags and reciting slogans against the expropriation of the Palestinian Jordan Valley, and other parts of […]

02 Jul
2:38

Israeli Authorities Deliver Confiscation Warrant to Palestinian Family in Jerusalem

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

01 Jul
6:55

Israeli Troops Abduct Twenty Six Palestinians Including Two Women

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

01 Jul
3:10

US Organizations Demand Change in US Foreign Policy Towards Israel and Palestine

In a letter to US presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump, more than 100 US organizations appealed to the potential leaders to adopt a moral and principled foreign policy regarding Palestine and Israel, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The organizations that endorsed the letter included American Muslims for […]

30 Jun
3:58

Israeli Troops Abduct Ten Palestinian Residents in the West Bank

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

30 Jun
6:21

OCHA: Gaza Strip – Snapshot – May 2020

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Monthly Highlights As part of the measures to contain the pandemic, the de facto authorities announced the full closure of the two passenger crossings, from 23 May till the end of June; however, limited movement through the Erez crossing with […]

29 Jun
8:55

International Protests Against Israeli Annexation of the West Bank

Hundreds of Palestinians formed a human chain across Rafah, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, Sunday, to express their objection to Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Demonstrators held Palestinian flags and banners denouncing the Israeli expropriation of the Jordan Valley area […]

29 Jun
8:14

Armed Israeli Colonists Place Caravans in Nablus City  

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

29 Jun
6:50

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

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

28 Jun
11:54

Several Palestinian Workers Suffocate from Israeli Tear-Gas near Tulkarem

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

28 Jun
10:29

Israeli Troops Abduct Three Palestinian Youths in the West Bank

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

28 Jun
1:00

1080 European Lawmakers Sign Petition to Reject Israeli Annexation of West Bak

1080 lawmakers from 25 European countries signed a petition, last week, pressing their foreign ministers to reject the Israeli plans to annex large swaths of the occupied West Bank, Quds News Network reported. The lawmakers affirmed their support for the European Union (EU) foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, who stated […]

28 Jun
1:00

UN Secretary-General Appeals to Israel to Scrap Annexation Plan

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

28 Jun
1:10

Israeli Forces Detain Two Palestinians at Qalandia Terminal

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

27 Jun
7:54

Armed Israeli Settlers Burn Hundreds of Olive Trees south of Nablus

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

27 Jun
12:55

PLO: Israeli Withholding of Slain Palestinian Bodies, Immoral

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

27 Jun
10:00

Palestinian Civilians, Activists Protest Israeli Annexation in Kifl Hares

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

27 Jun
10:00

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

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

27 Jun
2:57

PPS Report: 95% of Palestinian Detainees in Israeli Prisons Subjected to Torture

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said in a report, issued Thursday, on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, which falls on June 26 of each year, that the torture practiced by the Israeli occupation against Palestinian prisoners, is not limited to the violent tactics […]

27 Jun
1:19

Israeli Forces Shoot Nine Palestinians at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly March

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

26 Jun
3:32

Israeli Troops Abduct Three Palestinians in the West Bank  

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

26 Jun
1:44

Israeli Settlers Assault Palestinian Man, Place Caravans near Nablus

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

25 Jun
10:26

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

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

25 Jun
9:43

Israeli Troops Injure Dozens of Palestinians in East Jerusalem

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

25 Jun
6:47

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

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

25 Jun
6:45

Israeli Soldier Given Derisory Sentence for the Unlawful Killing of a Palestinian Fisherman

Press Release By Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: On 15 June 2020, an Israeli military court sentenced an Israeli soldier, who shot and killed 23-year-old Palestinian fisherman, Nawwaf al-Attar, off the coast of Beit Lahia in the Gaza Strip, to a derisory 45-day prison sentence to be served through military-related […]

24 Jun
11:29

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

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

24 Jun
8:13

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian-owned Home in Silwan

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

24 Jun
7:57

Settlers Attack Several Palestinians in the West Bank

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

23 Jun
10:37

Israeli Troops Dismantle Palestinian-owned Agricultural Structures in Hebron  

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

23 Jun
10:16

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

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

23 Jun
5:06

Eight Palestinians Injured by Israeli Forces in Jordan Valley Protest

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

23 Jun
4:50

Palestinian Baby Dies After Israel Denies Permit for Medical Treatment

The Israeli Annexation Plan, announced last month by Israeli authorities, and put into practice this month, has apparently claimed its first victim, as a Palestinian baby scheduled for a lifesaving operation in Israel was denied a permit by Israeli authorities who run the West Bank and Gaza under martial law. […]

23 Jun
1:28

Israeli Forces Arrest Palestinian Young Women at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Israeli police assaulted and arrested five Palestinian young women, and an Al-Aqsa guard, on Sunday, inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located in the southern occupied West Bank city of Jerusalem, Quds Press reported. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) said in a brief statement, “The occupation forces arrested five girls and […]

22 Jun
9:24

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

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

22 Jun
8:35

Palestinian Brothers Begin Demolishing their own Home in East Jerusalem

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

22 Jun
7:15

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

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

22 Jun
1:10

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

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

22 Jun
12:19

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

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

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

Israeli Forces Arrest Fourteen Palestinians, Including Two Children

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

21 Jun
10:16

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

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

21 Jun
4:43

Israeli Forces Abduct Several Palestinian Civilians in West Bank

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

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
3:35

Israeli Navy Forces Palestinian Fisherman off the Coast of Gaza

The Israeli Navy, early on Friday, forced Palestinian fishermen to flee the coast fearing for their lives, blocking their ability to provide for their families. According to Palestinian sources in the besieged coastal territory, Israeli Navy vessels intercepted fishermen sailing in the north of the Gaza strip, in the Al-Sudaniya […]

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 […]

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 […]

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
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, […]

18 Jun
12:40

Adalah backs warning from UN human rights experts: Morning after Israel’s West Bank annexation will be ‘vision of 21st century apartheid’

17/06/2020: ADALAH – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights In Israel: UN experts: Annexation would be a crystallization of already unjust reality: two peoples living in same space, ruled by the same state, but with profoundly unequal rights; Adalah and partners: UN and the international community must oppose annexation, […]

18 Jun
12:25

On Behalf of 43 NGOs, Al Mezan calls to lift Israel’s illegal Gaza closure at the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva

Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: United Nations Human Rights Council – 43rd Regular Session Item 7 – Human Rights Situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories Joint Oral Intervention Delivered by: Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights NGOs in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social […]