Category Archives: Human rights

14 Aug
8:40

PCHR: “IOF Tightens Gaza Strip Closure, Fuel Entry Suspended and Fishing Area Reduced”

Press Release: The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Wednesday, 12 August 2020, Israeli authorities announced new restrictions on the movement of goods entering the Gaza Strip and reduced the fishing area, in alleged response to the launch of incendiary balloons towards Israeli settlements adjacent to the Gaza Strip. […]

14 Aug
7:56

Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

PCHR Weekly Report for July 29 – August 12, 2020 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. Israeli forces did not restrict […]

13 Aug
12:30

Palestinian Patient Dies After Israeli Authorities Delay Medical Permit

A heartbreaking report by Israeli journalist Gideon Levy has laid bare the story of 22-year old Jalal Sharafi, who died last month when his urgent application to transfer to an Israeli hospital for a bone marrow transplant was delayed. According to Levy, Jalal’s life could probably have been saved if […]

11 Aug
1:42

Soldiers Demolish A Three-Story Residential Building In Silwan

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, and demolished a three-story residential building under the pretext of being constructed without a permit. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Wadi Qaddoum neighborhood in Silwan, before surrounding a residential building after imposing a siege on […]

11 Aug
3:53

Israel Escalates Demolition Of Palestinian Homes

On Monday alone, Israeli soldiers demolished more than four Palestinian homes, in addition to a water reservoir, under the allegations of being built without permits from the Israeli occupation authorities, the same authorities who continue to deny the Palestinians the right to build on their own land to accommodate for […]

09 Aug
8:56

Stolen Freedom and Health: Medical Negligence in Israeli Prisons

Video by Shahed Ali IYAD AL-JERJAWI Former prisoner “I got arrested on the 13th of June, 2011. I was on a medical trip from Gaza to the Palestinian hospitals in the occupied territories. I was transferred to Al-Makassed hospital. On my way back to the hospital, I got arrested.” “I […]

06 Aug
8:24

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 23 Palestinians, Including Children, In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, 23 civilians, including children,  from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes across the occupied West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and interrogated many Palestinians […]

06 Aug
7:03

Thirty Hunger Striking Detainees Protest Poor Conditions in Israeli Jails

Thirty Palestinian detainees held at Israel’s Huwara jail have launched an open-ended hunger strike demanding the end of the ill-treatment and deliberate neglect by the Israel Prison Service. The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said that thirty detainees are protesting the lack of hygiene supplies, systematic medical neglect, insufficient […]

06 Aug
5:00

Two Palestinian Detainees in Israeli Prisons go on Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) released a statement, on Wednesday, that a Palestinian detainee, Muhannad Al-Azzeh, began a hunger strike in support of Khalil Abu Aram, another detainee who recently initiated a hunger strike. Detained since 2010 and held at Gilboa prison, Muhannad Al-Azzeh, 44, from Bethlehem, started an open-ended […]

05 Aug
3:24

Israeli Colonists Occupy Palestinian Lands In Northern Plains

On Tuesday, a group of fanatic colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, invaded and occupied Palestinian lands. Human Rights activist Aref Daraghma stated that the colonists invaded privately-owned Palestinian lands, and installed water tanks before planting trees in Ehmayyir village […]

04 Aug
3:57

Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinians, Soldiers Set Fire to Palestinian-owned Crops

A large group of illegal Israeli settlers, on Saturday evening, assaulted Palestinian families, north of Ramallah, in central occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. According to local sources, a large number of armed illegal colonists with dogs, attacked Palestinian families, including Sheikh Mohamed al-Hajj and his family in […]

04 Aug
3:44

B’Tselem: “If You Build It, They Will Come”

B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories: While the news is full of the plans to annex the West Bank and legalize construction in settlements – Israel is busy creating facts on the ground, as usual. Annexation or not, Israel has been demolishing homes in […]

03 Aug
7:22

PLO: “Israel is Implementing its Annexation Scheme on the Ground Without any Deterrence.”

European diplomats signed a letter denouncing Israel’s plans to begin construction on the E1 project in occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Executive Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) pressured EU officials to act on its words, and force Israel to abandon its plans. A European […]

03 Aug
6:46

Israeli Forces Seize Bulldozer, Deliver Halt Construction Orders

August 3, 2020 6:46 AM Ali Salam Bethlehem, Human rights, News Report, Tubas 0

Israeli forces, on Saturday, blocked the construction of a water pipeline in Palestinian Atouf village, near Tubas in the northern occupied West Bank, local sources said. The mayor of the village, Abdullah Besharat, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the Israeli army ordered the driver of a bulldozer to stop […]

01 Aug
5:08

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure 7 Palestinians at Weekly Kufur Qaddoum March

Seven Palestinian young men were shot and injured by Israeli forces, on Friday, while dozens more suffocated on tear-gas at the weekly march in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in the northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The coordinator of the Popular Resistance in the […]

31 Jul
6:23

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian-owned Home, Confiscate Farm Equipment

Israeli forces, on Wednesday morning, demolished the foundation of a Palestinian-owned house in Beit Awwa town, south of Hebron city in the southern occupied West Bank, Palestinian WAFA News Agency correspondent reported. He confirmed that Israeli soldiers invaded the town, and demolished the foundation of the 150 square meter house […]

31 Jul
5:19

Israel Delivers Demolition Orders for 36 Palestinian-owned Structures near Jenin

Israeli authorities ordered the demolition of a Palestinian village of Farasin, west of Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank, on Wednesday, the head of the village council stated. The head of Farasin village council, Mahmoud Amarneh, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces invaded the village and handed […]

31 Jul
5:00

OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report | 14 – 27 July 2020

United Nations Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Twenty Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces in various clashes across the West Bank. This is around 80 per cent below the average of such injuries since the beginning of 2020. Fourteen of the injuries were sustained during clashes that erupted […]

31 Jul
3:29

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23– 28 July 2020)

Palestinian Centre 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 by the excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, the Israeli’s excessive use of force […]

30 Jul
9:49

Opinion: Abdul Fattah Al-Sharif’s Execution by an Israeli Soldier

By Ramzy Baroud for Palestine Chronicle: As illegal settlers increase their attacks on Palestinian civilians in the occupied city of Al-Khalil (Hebron), the people of the Palestinian city continue to mount a campaign of popular resistance. One of the channels of resistance is Human Rights Defenders (HRD), “a grassroots, non-partisan Palestinian […]

30 Jul
9:42

Opinion: List of Israeli Targets Leaked: Tel Aviv Fears the Worst in ICC Investigation of War Crimes

By Ramzy Baroud – Palestine Chronicle:  When International Court of Justice (ICC) Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, confirmed last December that the Court has ample evidence to pursue a war crimes investigation in occupied Palestine, the Israeli government responded with the usual rhetoric, accusing the international community of bias and insisting on […]

30 Jul
9:36

On Eve Of Al-Adha, 4500 Palestinians, Including 39 Women And 160 Children, Imprisoned By Israel”

On the eve of al-Adha Muslim feast, Palestinian researcher specialized in detainee’s affairs, former political prisoner, Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, has reported that Israel is holding captive around 4500 Palestinians, including 39 women, 160 children, 6 legislators and 360 who are held under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial. […]

30 Jul
5:47

Israeli Forces Invade Qalandia, Kafr ‘Aqab, Open Fire at Palestinians

July 30, 2020 5:47 AM Ali Salam Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli forces invaded Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem and Kafr ‘Aqab neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, on Wednesday, and fired at protestors, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Eyewitnesses said many soldiers stormed Kafr ‘Aqab and Qalandia, stopped Palestinians in the streets, inspected their identification, seized Palestinian vehicles, and blocked […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
30 Jul
5:16

25 Palestinians Detained Across West Bank

Israeli forces detained 25 Palestinian civilians overnight Tuesday, into early Wednesday, from various towns in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) confirmed. In the northern West Bank district of Nablus, Israeli soldiers took 12 Palestinian civilians into custody, from several areas, including former prisoners; 1. Khaled Abu […]

28 Jul
12:16

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Palestinian-owned Farmlands near Salfit

Israeli occupation bulldozers levelled several dunams of Palestinian-owned farmlands, on Monday, in the northern occupied West Bank, to extend sewage lines for an illegal Israeli colony, according to a local official. Mayor of Bruqin, Marwan Abdul Rahman, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli bulldozers razed land belonging to local […]

27 Jul
9:19

Illegal Israeli Settlers Burn, Vandalize Mosque in Al-Bireh

Illegal Israeli settlers vandalized and burned a mosque, early Monday morning, in the city of Al-Bireh, next to Ramallah in the southern West Bank, according to Palestinian WAFA News Agency. The mayor of al-Bireh, Azzam Ismail, said that that illegal Israeli colonists entered the city overnight, filled the walls of […]

27 Jul
5:25

Report: “Israeli Soldiers Killed 27 Palestinians, Injured 1070, in First Half Of 2020”

The Abdullah al-Hourani Center for Studies and Documentation” which is run by Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), has reported, Sunday, that Israeli soldiers killed 27 Palestinians, including seven children and two women, in addition to wounding 1070 other, and abducted around 2330 Palestinians in the first half of this year, 2020. […]

27 Jul
4:04

Two Female Detainees Remain In Solitary Confinement, Face Harsh Conditions

The Palestinian Commission for Detainees’ Affairs has reported, Sunday, that the Israeli authorities are still forcing two female detainees in solidarity confinement under inhumane and harsh conditions. In a press statement, the Committee said that the two detainees, Fadwa Hamada and Jihan Hasheema, are in solitary confinement in the al-Jalama […]

27 Jul
3:27

Settlers Burn Palestinian-owned Olive, Almond Trees near Nablus

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Saturday, set fire to Palestinian-owned farm lands in the village of Huwara, south of the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, Alray Agency reported. Ghassan Doughlas, local official monitoring Israeli settlement activities, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that dozens of illegal Israeli settlers entered agricultural […]

25 Jul
11:46

Report: 259 Israeli Violations Against Palestinian Journalists in 2020

A new report released by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) has documented 259 violations committed against Palestinian journalists by Israeli Forces in the Occupied Palestinian Territories since the beginning of this year. The head of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, Nasser Abu Bakr, said during a press conference that of the 259 […]

25 Jul
6:10

Palestinian Child Abducted by Under Cover Agents in Jerusalem

July 25, 2020 6:10 AM Ali Salam Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Undercover Israeli police abducted, on Thursday, a 12-year-old Palestinian child from the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Isawiya, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Witnesses revealed that undercover agents were seen getting out of a civilian vehicle, and abducting Moath Ewewi, 12, taking him to an unknown location. Undercover Israeli forces, […]

25 Jul
3:36

Israeli Supreme Court rules: Palestinian prisoners have no right to social distancing protection against COVID-19

By Adalah The Legal Center For Arab Minority Rights in Israel: 23/07/2020: Israel’s top court rejects Adalah petition demanding Israel implement COVID-19 protective guidelines for prisoners at Gilboa prison; 30 prison guards and 7 prisoners are infected while 489 guards and 58 prisoners are in quarantine. The Israeli Supreme Court ruled late on […]

24 Jul
11:37

Four Palestinians Injured by Israeli Forces at Weekly Kufur Qaddoum March

Israeli forces injured four Palestinians, on Friday, at the weekly demonstration against Israeli settlements, in Kufur Qaddoum village, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, according to local sources. Morad Eshteiwi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, told the Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers opened […]

24 Jul
6:00

Israeli Military Detained a Number of Palestinians, Including Former Prisoners

Israeli forces, on Friday, detained four Palestinians, including a Fatah activist, from Jerusalem and Tubas districts, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The sources confirmed that Israeli soldiers detained a Fatah activist, identified as, Sami Abu Ghalieh, after ransacking his home in al-Eizariya town, southeast of occupied Jerusalem. Meanwhile, Israeli forces […]

24 Jul
5:33

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16– 22 July 2020)

Summary Israeli military 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, the Israeli army’s excessive use of force rendered 5 injuries among Palestinian […]

24 Jul
1:39

PCHR: “IOF Raid Yabous Cultural Centre and Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Occupied East Jerusalem”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Wednesday, 22 July 2020, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raided Yabous Cultural Centre and Edward Said National Conservatory of Music (ESNCM) in the center of occupied East Jerusalem and confiscated thousands of documents, files, PCs, tablets, and surveillance cameras. At the same time, […]

22 Jul
4:48

Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, an under-construction Palestinian home in the Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood in the occupied Palestinian capital Jerusalem. Media sources said several army and police jeeps invaded the neighborhood accompanied by a bulldozer and demolished the property. They added that the City Council in occupied Jerusalem is alleging that […]

22 Jul
4:05

Detainee Remains Under Solitary Confinement For 130th Day

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Wednesday, that the Israeli authorities continue to force a detainee under solitary confinement for the 130th consecutive day, under extremely bad conditions. The Committee stated that the detainee, Mohammad Omar Kharwat, was forced into solitary confinement instantly after he was moved from Ramon prison […]

22 Jul
1:18

Palestinian Civil Society Organisations Welcome the Report of the Special Rapporteur addressing Israel’s Collective Punishment Policy

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): Date: 19 July 2020: On 16 July 2020, Professor Michael Lynk, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, introduced his annual report to the 44th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, addressing Israel’s illegal […]

22 Jul
1:00

Palestinian Archbishop Condemns Israeli Theft of Christian Artifact

The Palestinian Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, Theodisius Atallah Hanna, issued a statement Tuesday condemning the Israeli military’s theft of a Christian holy object, a fifth century baptismal font from the Church of Nativity. The Archbishop stated, “The theft of the historical baptismal font yesterday is […]

22 Jul
5:01

OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report (30 June – 13 July 2020)

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) – Occupied Palestinian Territory (June 30 – Jul 13, 2020) Biweekly Highlights On 9 July, Israeli forces shot and killed a 33-year-old Palestinian man, and injured another, next to the West Bank village of Kifl Haris (Salfit). Israeli official […]

21 Jul
2:21

Updated: Israel Releases Seriously Ailing Detainee

Updated: The detainee was released and was instantly moved to Beit Jala Governmental Hospital, near Bethlehem. His release came after three hearings within one week. The Israeli military appellate court in Ofer prison, illegally built on Palestinian lands west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, has decided to […]

20 Jul
2:30

13 Years of Illegal Closure with Impunity

Press release: Civil Society Organize Webinar on Collective Punishment in Gaza:  Mezan Center For Human Rights: On Wednesday, 15 July 2020, Palestinian, regional, and international civil society organisations, including Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Adalah, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), […]

20 Jul
8:59

Israeli Settlers Burn Palestinian-owned Crops, Hundreds of Olive Trees near Nablus

Twice on Sunday, illegal Israeli settlers burned Palestinian-owned farmlands, first near Beita town, in the northern West Bank, according to a local official. The mayor of Beita, Fuad Ma’ali, told the Palestinian WAFA News Agency that several Israeli colonial settlers set fire to hundreds of dunams of agricultural lands, causing […]

20 Jul
7:54

Jerusalem Governor Detained by Israeli Police, for 18th Time in 2 Years

Israeli forces, on Saturday detained Adnan Gheith, the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Governor of occupied Jerusalem, after storming his home in Silwan, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The home of Governor Gheith, in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, was raided and searched by Israeli police, who proceeded to detain […]

19 Jul
6:00

Israeli Army Detains Five, Shoots Two Palestinians in the West Bank

The Israeli forces detained seven Palestinian civilians, over night Saturday, and Sunday morning, from across the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society reported. Two Palestinian civilians, identified as, Amir Abu Zina, and Issam Al-Natsheh, were detained by the Israeli army, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. It […]

19 Jul
6:39

Dozens of Palestinians Choke on Tear-gas in Hebron Protests

Dozens of Palestinian youths suffered the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation, on Saturday, when they confronted Israeli forces in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, the Jerusalem Press reported. Local sources said that hundreds of Palestinian youths were protesting Israel’s annexation plans, at the “Shuhada Street” military roadblock, […]

19 Jul
5:45

Israeli Army Detains Palestinian Youths from Ramallah, Jerusalem

July 19, 2020 5:45 AM Ali Salam Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report, Ramallah 0

The Israeli army, at dawn Saturday, stormed al-Jalazoun refugee camp in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and detained three Palestinian teens, the Palestinian Information Center reported. According to Asra Media Office, members of a special Israeli military unit detained three teenagers from their homes in al-Jalazoun camp. The […]

19 Jul
5:17

Israeli Forces Injure Many Palestinians, Including Medic at Peaceful Demonstration Near Nablus

Two Palestinian civilians were injured, on Saturday, and many others choked on tear-gas fired by the Israeli forces, at a nonviolent protest in the village of Beita, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. WAFA correspondent stated that Palestinians held a demonstration, south of Nablus City in the northern occupied West Bank, […]

Silwanic
19 Jul
3:19

Palestinian Family Forced to Demolish Their Homes in East Jerusalem

By order of the municipality of West Jerusalem, the Palestinian Abu Turki family, on Saturday, continued to self-demolish their two homes in the Jabal al-Mokabber village in occupied East Jerusalem, according to local sources. The Abu Turki family told the Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) that they began to demolish […]

18 Jul
7:28

Several Palestinians Suffocate at Kufur Qaddoum, Nablus and Salfit Protests

Three major demonstrations were held by Palestinians, on Friday, to express their objection to Israel’s continued colonial settlement activities in the occupied West Bank. Israeli forces opened fire, on Friday afternoon, towards Palestinians during a peaceful protest north of Nablus city, in Asira Ash-Shamaliyya town, northern West Bank, according to […]

18 Jul
6:24

8 Palestinians Detained by Israeli Forces, All Former Detainees

Israeli forces, Thursday evening, detained a Palestinian astro-physicist at the entrance of Anata town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, said Palestinian WAFA News Agency correspondent. He reported that Israeli soldiers ordered Imad Barghouthi, 56, an astrophysics professor at Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem, out of his vehicle at the entrance […]

17 Jul
3:04

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09– 15 July 2020)

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, a civilian was killed by Israeli forces while he was walking with his […]

16 Jul
5:00

2 Palestinian-owned Homes Demolished by Israeli Forces, 15 Receive Stop Work Orders

Israeli forces, on Thursday, destroyed two Palestinian-owned homes near Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron city in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Rateb Jabour, from the anti-wall, anti-settlements popular committee, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli bulldozers demolished two Palestinian-owned homes in the village of […]

16 Jul
5:00

Israeli Forces Detain Several Palestinians, Including a Recently Released Prisoner

Israeli forces, on Thursday at dawn, detained several Palestinian civilians after invading homes in several occupied West Bank areas, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources stated that soldiers detained five Palestinian young men from various areas of the Bethlehem governorate, in the southern West Bank. In the central West […]

15 Jul
7:22

Israeli Forces Deliver Demolition Orders to Three Palestinians in Jenin

Israeli authorities in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, delivered three demolition orders, on Tuesday, to different residents from the Ya’bad town, south-west of Jenin. According to the board-member of the Ya’bad municipality, Samer Abu Bakr, the demolition orders involve stores belonging to Omar Alkilani and Zaid Herzallah, as […]

Airstrike in Rafah (archival PCHR image)
14 Jul
12:26

34-Year Old Palestinian Woman Dies of Wounds Sustained In 2014 Israeli Offensive

Aseel Mahmoud Hamad Dheir, 34, died on Monday in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, from wounds she suffered at the hands of the Israeli army during their invasion of Gaza in the summer of 2014. Dheir was severely injured in an Israeli airstrike on her home […]

14 Jul
12:00

PPS: Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians in the West Bank

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) stated, on Tuesday, that Israeli troops abducted ten Palestinian residents from the occupied West Bank, late Monday, early Tuesday. In a statement, issued Tuesday, the PPS added that among those abducted were five youths in the central West Bank city of East Jerusalem, identified […]

14 Jul
8:43

Structures Demolished in Tulkarem, Demolition Orders Issued for Homes, Barns in Hebron

Israeli bulldozers, Monday, demolished several Palestinian structures in Izbit Shufa neighborhood, southeast of Tulkarem city, in the northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. An owner of one of the structures, Amer Hamed, told WAFA that Israeli forces accompanied a bulldozer into the neighborhood, and proceeded to […]

14 Jul
7:49

Israeli Army Razes Land in Hebron, Bethlehem, Order Seizure of Land in Salfit

The Israeli occupation authorities, on Monday, bulldozed large areas of Palestinian-owned cultivated land as well as an agricultural structure in al-Baq’ah area in Hebron, southern West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. According to local sources, Israeli bulldozers accompanied by soldiers, razed three dunams of land planted with vegetables and […]

13 Jul
12:00

Jerusalem Man Demolishes his Home in Silwan, 6 Left Homeless

Baha’ Zeitoun, a Palestinian civilian, on Sunday evening, demolished his own home in the Bi’er Ayoub neighborhood in Silwan, under the pretext of the lack of an Israeli permit, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) reported. The Zeitoun family said that the Israeli municipality ordered the family to demolish the […]

demolition
13 Jul
6:42

Israeli Forces Demolish Arab Wedding Hall Inside Israel

The Israeli authorities destroyed a wedding hall, Sunday, in the Arab town of Tira, adjacent the green line, in central Israel, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The Raghadan Wedding hall was allegedly lacking an Israeli permit to build, the standard pretext used by the Israeli state. A large Israeli […]

13 Jul
5:56

MADA: 58 Violations Against Palestinian Media Freedoms in June

June 2020 witnessed a surge of violations against media freedoms in Palestine, most of which were committed by the Israeli authorities and its military forces, Palestinian News Network reported. The Palestinian Center for Development & Media Freedoms “MADA” has documented a total of 58 infringements, 48 of which were committed […]

Israeli troops in a night raid (archive image)
13 Jul
12:38

Israeli Troops Abduct Three Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli troops abducted, early on Sunday, two Palestinian residents from the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and one from the central district of Jerusalem. Local Palestinian media sources reported that Israeli army invaded the Yatta village and the Al-Fawwar refugee camp of Hebron district. They added that during both […]

12 Jul
5:01

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

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

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 […]