Category Archives: Human rights

20 Apr
5:13

Israel Refusing To Release Information About Health Condition Of Hunger Striking Detainee

The Israeli Authorities are refusing to release information about the health condition of a Palestinian detainee, who went on hunger strike 25 days ago, and are constantly transferring him, the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported. The committee said that the detainee, Khaled Jamal Farraj, 23, from Deheishe refugee camp, south […]

20 Apr
12:35

Who Lost the Arabs? Regional Relations with Palestine

by Ibrahim Fraihat, Nadine Naber, Loubna Qutami, Sherene Seikaly on April 18, 2019 Overview: Nadine Naber For decades, progressive political analysts have critiqued Arab states for abandoning the Palestinian struggle for liberation. According to this critique, while Arab governments often claim solidarity with Palestinians, their actions involve complicity in Israeli settler-colonialism – from political and economic […]

19 Apr
7:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 April 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 11 – 17 April, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian child was killed and another succumbed to his wounds. 98 civilians, including 26 […]

18 Apr
6:26

Israeli Settler Kills Palestinian Woman After Ramming Her With Car, Soldiers Shoot And Seriously Injure Teen

A Palestinian woman was killed, earlier Thursday morning, near her home in Teqoua’ town, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, after being rammed by the car of an illegal colonialist settler. The soldiers later shot and seriously injured a Palestinian teen while handcuffed, when he reportedly attempted to […]

18 Apr
11:05

Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For 23rd Day Despite Deteriorating Health

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that a detainee from Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, is ongoing with the hunger strike for the 23rd day despite his deteriorating health condition. The detainee’s uncle, journalist Najeeb Farraj, said his nephew Khaled Jamal Farraj, […]

17 Apr
4:36

8th Anniversary of the Death of Vittorio Arrigoni

04/16/19 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team This week marks the 8th anniversary of the death of Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian journalist and activist working with the International Solidarity Movement, in Gaza. On April 16th, 2011, when Arrigoni was 36 years old, his body was found in Gaza city, […]

17 Apr
7:30

Palestinian Loses Eyesight After Hamas Interrogators Tortured Him In Gaza

A young Palestinian man who suffered from neurological disorders in his eyes impacting his vision, has completely lost eyesight after Hamas interrogators tortured him, and struck him on the head. The Palestinian, identified as Ahmad Safi, was supposed to undergo a surgery in Egypt, and told Hamas security forces about […]

17 Apr
4:32

Illegal Israeli Colonist Hits Palestinian Child With Car, Flees Scene

An illegal colonist ran over a Palestinian child in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, Tuesday, and  fled the scene, according to Quds News. The unidentified colonist struck Omar Ra’fat Salaymah, 6 years old, with his car while the child was on his way home from […]

17 Apr
1:31

Palestinian Villages Isolated, Land Confiscated in Jordan Valley

5 Palestinian villages in the Jordan Valley were isolated and 51, 000 dunams (12,600 acres) of Palestinian land seized by Israeli occupation authorities Tuesday, Maan News reported. Palestinian Authority (PA) official Mutaz Bisharat, told the ‘Voice of Palestine’ radio show that Israeli occupation authorities seized control over water springs, farming […]

16 Apr
3:52

B’Tselem Probe: Israeli Army Erased Footage of Palestinian’s Murder

An investigation, released by Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, revealed that Israeli forces destroyed evidence related to the murder of Abdel Fattah, who was executed by extremist settlers, earlier this month, in the northern occupied West Bank, and that this propagated a misleading version of events. Israeli troops claimed, at […]

16 Apr
3:17

Gaza Hospitals Suffer from Lack of Therapeutic Milk

Director of the hospital pharmacy, at the Ministry of Health based in Gaza, Alaa Heles, on Tuesday, said that the depletion of all sorts of therapeutic milk, from Gaza hospitals, constitutes a real threat for sick children’s lives. Ragheb Agha,  head of the Gastroenterology Department at Rantisi Hospital, stressed that […]

16 Apr
1:06

Update : Palestinian Prisoners End Hunger Strike

April 16, 2019 1:06 PM Ali Salam Human rights, Israel, Negev, News Report, Prisoners 0

Close to four hundred Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have ended their week long hunger strike Monday following a deal with the Israel Prison Service (IPS), reported the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission. Spokesman for the commission, Majdi Adra told Wafa News that delegates for prisoners in the southern Israeli […]

15 Apr
2:22

PPS: “Hundreds Of Detainees Join Hunger Strike”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Monday, that the Israeli Prison Authority is still rejecting the legitimate demands of the Palestinian detainees, as nearly 400 detainees are ongoing with the hunger strike, and dozens more are expected to join soon. The PPS stated that the detainees negotiated with the […]

Rafah Border Wall
15 Apr
8:23

Palestinian child dies of injuries sustained two weeks ago

Palestinian medical sources report that a Palestinian child, Issac Abdul Muti Suwailm Eshteiwi, 16, from Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip, died of injuries sustained when he was shot by Israeli forces east of Rafah near the border fence on April 3rd. After he was shot, the injured […]

15 Apr
12:27

USCPR Statement on Airbnb’s Reversal of Commitment to Remove Listings in Illegal Israeli Settlements

In November 2018, online booking giant Airbnb announced that it would remove listings in illegal, Jewish-only settlements in the occupied West Bank, bowing to years of pressure from the StolenHomes Coalition, including SumOfUs, CODEPINK, American Muslims for Palestine, the US Palestinian Community Network, the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, Friends of Sabeel […]

14 Apr
12:06

Palestinian Shot in Face By Israeli Forces

A Palestinian man Saturday was shot in the face by Israeli forces for unknown reasons, north of the city of Hebron in the southern West Bank, according to Maan News. Witnesses said that the victim, Hussein Abed Abu Fanous, was shot with live fire in the face, by Israeli police […]

13 Apr
5:30

PCHR Weekly Report: Israeli Forces Injure 115 Palestinian Civilians, Abduct 54

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 04– 10 April 2019, Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. 115 civilians, including 28 children, 5 women and 3 journalists, were wounded. The injury of 2 of them […]

13 Apr
3:35

On 54th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Child and Wound 93 Civilians, including 17 Children, 4 Women, 3 Paramedics, and Journalist

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights: Ref: 58/2019 Date: 12 April 2019: Time: 18:00 GMT: On Friday evening, 12 April 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 54th  Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child and wounded […]

13 Apr
3:29

Citizen Loses His Sight after Being Tortured, PCHR Calls for Investigation and Providing Necessary Medical Care

April 13, 2019 3:29 AM PCHR Gaza Strip, Human rights, Internal Unrest, News Flash 0

 The Palestinian Center for Human RIghts :  Mohammed Deeb Salim Safi, a 28-year-old university graduate, lost sight in both eyes after being tortured in an Internal Security detention center in the Gaza Strip on grounds of allegedly participating in the “We Want to Live” popular movement which started last March. […]

11 Apr
3:44

To Build 2 New Settlement Roads, Israeli Authorities Seize 1191 Dunams of Agricultural Lands

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): The Israeli authorities issued 2 military orders to seize 1191 dunums from the Palestinian agricultural lands.  Two of these orders are about the construction of 2 new settlement roads; one in the northern West Bank and the other in the Southern, while the […]

10 Apr
4:50

Part Of One Of Biggest Colonialist Projects; Israel Issues Orders Illegally Confiscating 401 Dunams Of Lands Near Hebron

The Israeli occupation authorities and the military have issued orders illegally confiscating 401 Dunams (99.0893 Acres) of Palestinian lands, to pave a new segregated colonialist road which will also lead to the confiscation of an additional 1273 Dunams (314.5 Acres), as part of a large colonialist project in the southern […]

10 Apr
1:43

PCHR: “Hardest Choice for Detainees in the Israeli Prisons: “Hunger Strike Started”

On Monday, 08 April 2019, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Movement in the Israeli Prisons declared the start of a hunger strike after the negotiations failed and the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) refused the detainees’ legitimate demands, which constitute the most basic legal rights guaranteed under international laws and standards. According to […]

10 Apr
1:39

385 Dunams of Palestinian Land to Be Seized By Israeli Authorities

Northern Jordan Valley residents Tuesday received notice from the so-called Israeli Civil Administration, that their agricultural land will be seized by Israeli authorities, according to Maan News Agency. Local settlement monitor Mutaz Bisharat told Maan the Palestinians of the city of Tubas, northeast of Nablus city, in the Jordan Valley/Tubas […]

09 Apr
1:40

Al-Haq Refutes Israeli Army and Media Claims on the Killing of Volunteer First Responder Sajed Mizher in Dheishe Refugee Camp

By Al-Haq independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organization: On 27 March 2019, the Israeli occupying forces killed 17-year-old Palestinian citizen, Sajed Abdul-Hakim Hilmi Mizhir, a volunteer first responder with the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS), who was fatally shot by the Israeli occupying forces while he was on duty tending […]

07 Apr
11:18

Two Villages in West Bank Receive Demolition Orders from Israeli Authorities

Two Palestinian villages in the West Bank received demolition orders Sunday from Israeli authorities, one in Hebron district, and the other in Bethlehem district, according to Wafa News Agency. 9 residential structures, in addition to caravans and animal barns, have been ordered to be destroyed in the village of Tuwanah, […]

06 Apr
6:47

Palestinian Youth Hit by Car Of Illegal Israeli Colonist

An extremist Israeli settler ran over a young Palestinian man, with his vehicle, on Friday, near the village of Tuwanah, east of Hebron’s Yatta town, in the southern occupied West Bank, local sources told WAFA News Agency. Sources said that the illegal Israeli colonist was seen running over Aysar Mahmoud […]

06 Apr
1:31

PCHR: “On 53rd Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 109 Civilians, including 30 Children, 6 Women and 2 Journalists”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights: Date: 05 April 2019. Time: 09:00 GMT: On Friday evening, 05 April 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 53rd Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 109 civilians, including 30 children, six women […]

06 Apr
1:26

Israeli Forces Suppress Weekly March in Ni’lin

Israeli forces suppressed the weekly non-violent protest in Ni’lin village in the central West Bank, resulting in dozens of Palestinian protesters suffering the effects of tear-gas, according to local sources. Protesters waved the Palestinian flag, and shouted slogans rejecting Israel’s policy of administrative detention, in which accused Palestinians are detained […]

06 Apr
12:17

83 Palestinians Wounded in Great Return March Protests in eastern Gaza

At least 83 Palestinian civilians were wounded by Israeli live gunfire fired against non-violent demonstrators in eastern Gaza on Friday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. In addition, the Israeli forces stationed at the Gaza-Israel border used a strange new bright red tear gas against demonstrators, containing unknown chemicals […]

06 Apr
12:02

PCHR Weekly Report: 5 Palestinian Civilians Killed, 412 Wounded by Israelis

In its weekly report on Israeli human rights violations for the week of 28 March – 03 April 2019, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories throughout the week, including the use of excessive force against the peaceful […]

05 Apr
11:44

One Palestinian Injured at Weekly Kafr Qaddoum March

Israeli forces attacked peaceful protestors in the village of Kafr Qaddoum in the Qalqilia district Friday, Ma’an News Agency reported. One Palestinian youth was shot and injured by Israeli forces, with a rubber-coated metal bullet during the attack on peaceful protestors. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the ‘Popular Resistance Committee’, […]

05 Apr
3:58

Israel Demolishes Bedouin Village for 142nd Time

Israeli bulldozers destroyed, Thursday, tents and residential structures that housed an indigenous Bedouin community in the Negev, reported Palestinian Ma’an News Agency. The Al-Araqib village is located in the Negev Desert, and is one of many villages that predate Israel, but remain unrecognized, and has been demolished 142 times by […]

04 Apr
10:06

On Palestinian Child’s Day; 250 Children Imprisoned By Israel

Palestinian Child’s Day; 250 Children Imprisoned By Israel, 11 Killed By Army Fire A day ahead of Palestinian Child’s Day, marked on April 5th, the Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that Israel is holding captive 250 children, who are facing various sorts of violations and oppression, denied basic rights guaranteed […]

04 Apr
5:57

ISM Offers Training in Dublin, Ireland

The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) Ireland is offering a day of pre-training for prospective volunteers who are interested in joining the International Solidarity Movement on the ground, in Palestine. All volunteers are required to participate in training before joining activities in Palestine. Attending the training session in Dublin will give […]

04 Apr
3:46

Israeli Forces Attack and Detain Palestinian Hikers in the Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers stationed in the Jordan Valley – a Palestinian area that is under Israeli control under the Oslo agreement – attacked a group of Palestinian hikers who were on a hiking trail near Ein al-Hilweh on Wednesday afternoon. The soldiers first fired tear gas and stun grenades at the […]

04 Apr
1:57

Missing Palestinian Child Found In Israeli Prison

A Palestinian child who went missing on Tuesday was eventually found in ‘Ofer’ prison, after Israeli soldiers kidnapped him from his village, Dir Nitham, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and his family was never informed. The child, Ramez Tamimi, 14, was kidnapped by Israeli soldiers during […]

02 Apr
1:48

PCHR Fears that Palestinian Prisoners’ Conditions in Israeli Prisons Would Deteriorate Following Ardan’s Statement

The Palestinian Center for Human Right (PCHR): PCHR follows up with concern Palestinian prisoners’ conditions in the Israeli prisons following the statement of Gilad Ardan, Minister of Public Security, on 30 March 2019,  threatening that there will be no negotiations with the Palestinian prisoners if they go on a hunger […]

02 Apr
5:25

Human Rights Institution Association Calls for Investigation into Murder of Al-Hamlawi

The Human Rights Institutions Association has sent a letter to Amnesty International, Human rights Watch, the Committee against Torture, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, regarding the torture practices in the prisons of the Palestinian Authority security services in Ramallah.  The […]

01 Apr
4:06

Israeli Authorities Deliver Demolition Orders Near Hebron

2 Palestinian structures were ordered to be demolished, by Israeli authorities, in the southern West Bank city of Yatta, in the Hebron district, Ma’an News Agency reported Sunday. The two buildings, one the home of Abed al-Mutleb al-Nuajaa, the other a barn for livestock, belonging to Mousa Hassan al-Shuwaheen, using […]

31 Mar
3:50

Palestinians on One Year Anniversary of Great Return March

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are marking Land Day and the one-year anniversary of Gaza’s Great March of Return by protesting against Israel’s brutal siege and demanding their rights. These unarmed protesters have been met with Israeli sniper fire that, so far, has killed 195 protesters, and injured 29,000 more. The […]

30 Mar
1:35

On 1st Anniversary of Return and Breaking Siege March; PCHR Warns of Further Targeting of Civilians by Israeli Forces

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up with deep concern the Israeli forces’ military reinforcements along the border fence with the Gaza Strip, coinciding with the Palestinians’ commemoration of the 1st anniversary of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege that will start on Saturday afternoon, […]

30 Mar
3:14

PCHR: Question and Answer: 1st Year Anniversary of the March of Return Demonstrations

Why are Palestinians demonstrating in the Gaza Strip?  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday 30 March 2018, the commemoration of Land Day, Palestinians launched a massive wave of peaceful weekly demonstrations known as the Great Return March along the security fence separating Gaza from Israel.  The demonstrations […]

29 Mar
4:46

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 March 2019) March 28, 2019

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 21 – 27 March, 2019. Israeli warplanes launched 82 missiles at 38 targets across the Gaza Strip. Several houses and civil facilities sustained material damage and dozens of civilians became homeless. Israeli forces continued […]

29 Mar
4:14

Calls for Civil Action Marking 1st Anniversary of Gaza’s “March of Return”

The Higher National Committee for Return and Breaking the Siege in Gaza called for an unprecedented millionth  participation on Saturday, coinciding with the first anniversary the Return Marches.   In a press conference held on Monday, the commission said that it would not step back from land and sea marches […]

29 Mar
2:01

Report: Palestinian Land Day – 43 Years Later

Ola Awad, president of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), commemorated the upcoming anniversary of Land Day (March 30), by publishing a report on Thursday, demonstrating that Israeli theft of Palestinian land has persisted through the 43 years since it began,. On March 30, 1976, Palestinians inside Israel protested […]

28 Mar
4:43

PCHR Report: In New Crime of Targeting Medical Personnel, Israeli Forces Kill Volunteer Paramedic in Al- Dheisheh Refugee Camp, South of West Bank

03/27/19 Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR)  In a new crime of targeting medical personnel, Israeli forces moved into al-Walijah neighborhood in al-Dheisheh refugee camp, south of the West Bank, and killed a volunteer paramedic while treating injured protesters in the camp. This new crime comes in light of the […]

27 Mar
4:29

Fatima Spreads Hope for Integrating People with Disabilities (Photo Story)

Meet Fatima, she is working at the “Community Based Rehabilitation” (CBR), an organization that advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in the north of the West Bank. “Before I worked in this field, I was somehow close-minded towards people with disabilities. I simply had no idea about them. […]

25 Mar
6:02

Journalist Hajar Harb’s Trial: PCHR Appeals Gaza Judiciary to Uphold the Freedom of Press

Press Release;The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): Tomorrow, 25 March 2019, the Magistrate’s Court in Gaza will hold the sentencing hearing in the case of journalist Hajar Harb, whom the Attorney General’s Office brought charges against on grounds of Investigative Report on Alleged Corruption in the Medical Referrals Department. […]

23 Mar
4:22

WHO: Over 97% of Gaza’s Water Below Quality Standards

More than 97% of the water pumped from the coastal aquifer, in the besieged Gaza Strip, does not meet the water quality standards of the World Health Organization (WHO), leading to the depletion of groundwater reserves, with the groundwater level in the coastal aquifer reaching 19 meters below sea level, […]

23 Mar
4:00

Silencing Rasmea Odeh: An Anti-democratic Attack on Freedom of Expression

The following press release on the attack on Rasmea Odeh in Germany was originally issued in German and distributed to the media. View the German language original at this link. ~Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network 1. Background The event “Palestinian women in the liberation struggle,” organized by Samidoun, was planned to take place […]

23 Mar
3:33

Vienna Museum Cancels Palestine Event with South African Anti-apartheid Leader

Ronnie Kasrils: South African anti-apartheid leader and former Government Minister March 21, 2019  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / Austria, South Africa, Europe March 21, 2019 —  A Vienna museum, Volkskundemuseum, has cancelled an event on Palestinian rights where former minister in Nelson Mandela’s government Ronnie Kasrils was scheduled to speak (Video by Ronnie […]

23 Mar
1:02

Israeli Forces Kill 2, Wound 181 Civilians in March of Return Protests in Gaza

On Friday, 22 March 2019, In excessive use of forces against the peaceful protesters on the 51st Friday of the Great March of Return and Breaking Siege in the eastern Gaza Strip, Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians and wounded 181 others, including 53 Children, 5 Women, 1 Paramedic, and […]

22 Mar
6:21

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 March 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14 – 20 March, 2019. Israeli warplanes launch dozens of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip for five hours. Two million Palestinians have become victims of collective punishment policy amid a tide of incitement at […]

21 Mar
5:35

UN to Vote on Report Confirming Israeli Perpetration of Crimes against Palestinian Protesters

The UN Human Rights Council voted, on March 15, to conduct an investigation into the Israeli army’s killing of peaceful Palestinian protesters along the eastern parts of Gaza, near the Israeli separation fence. The council voted 29 in favor and two against, while 14 countries abstained. Australia and the US […]

19 Mar
6:23

Israeli Apartheid Week Opens Worldwide, As Netanyahu Confirms Discriminatory Regime

March 18, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  / Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America Global Actions Follow Record Turnout at Palestinian National BDS Conference The 15th annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), the largest global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) mobilization for Palestinian rights, opens today with more than 80 events in 40 […]

18 Mar
4:42

16th Anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s Murder – An Interview With Her Parents

Sixteen years ago, Israel’s army murdered solidarity activist Rachel Corrie as she defended a Palestinian home from demolition; TRNN replays its 2015 interview with her parents, with host Paul Jay. Video & Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to Reality Asserts Itself on The Real News Network. I’m Paul […]

17 Mar
11:40

Alison Weir: 18 Years of Advocacy and Support for Palestinian Rights

The IMEMC would like to extend our best wishes to Alison Weir, who began her work for the advocacy of Palestinian equal rights 18 years ago, in March 2001. Alison is the founder of If Americans Knew, and more recently the Israel Palestine Timeline, which tracks the deaths of Israelis […]

17 Mar
3:11

Israeli Court Orders Closure of Gate of Mercy; Arab Leaders Condemn Decision

In the latest escalation against the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam, an Israeli court ruled Sunday that the Gate of Mercy (Bab al-Rahma) prayer area in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound would be closed for at least sixty days. This comes after two weeks […]

17 Mar
6:50

16 Years After Rachel Corrie Was Killed In Gaza, Little Has Changed

by Sinem Cengiz  “No amount of reading, attendance at conferences, documentary viewing and word-of-mouth could have prepared me for the reality of the situation here,” wrote Rachel Corrie. “You just can’t imagine it unless you see it.” These words, describing the suffering of Palestinians she had witnessed, were in the […]

17 Mar
6:39

Remembering Rachel Corrie

03/16/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Occupied Palestine Today marks the sixteenth anniversary since the passing of ISM activist Rachel Corrie. She was 23 at the time of her passing. Rachel was tragically crushed to death under the front blade of an Israeli military Caterpillar bulldozer near Rafah, in the southern […]

15 Mar
7:50

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 March 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 07 – 13 March, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian civilian was killed and 3 others, including a child, succumbed to their wounds. […]

15 Mar
7:02

Ashrawi: US Human Rights Report Meant to Whitewash Israeli Occupation

The US Human Right Report is intended to whitewash the Israeli occupation and excuse human rights violations against the Palestinian people, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said today. “After the release of the so-called Human Rights Report, by the US State […]

14 Mar
11:07

Israeli Police Assault Muslim Worshipers, Close Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli police on Tuesday assaulted and harassed Muslim worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, using the pretext of a fire in the compound as the excuse for their invasion of the holy site, according to  Palestinian News Agency Wafa. A fire was discovered in one of the police stations in […]

14 Mar
8:31

Israeli Policies Force Family Separations

Al Haq’s director Shawan Jabarin discusses a new report exposing the complex system of restrictions Israeli authorities impose to control access to Palestinian territory and to stop family reunification. The consequences is to slowly force Palestinians out to preserve a Jewish majority in areas controlled by Israel. Story Transcript MARC […]

14 Mar
8:06

Do No Harm! Palestinian Call for Ethical Tourism/Pilgrimage

March 12, 2019 / /Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Palestinian civil society calls on all international visitors, especially pilgrims, and people of conscience to do no harm to our nonviolent struggle for our rights under international law by respecting our ethical tourism guidelines. Based on the […]

14 Mar
7:47

Broken Promises – Doves and Bullets Fly during Kafr Qaddoum Demonstration

03/01/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Peaceful weekly demonstrations have been happening in Kafr Qaddoum since 2011, in response to the closure of a historical road by the Israeli Defense Forces in 2002. Kafr Qaddoum has been denied access to this road for over almost two decades now, […]

12 Mar
11:32

Israeli Colonists Seal Door of Mosque in East Jerusalem

An unknown group of illegal Israeli colonists were spotted sealing shut the entrance to a Palestinian Mosque Monday with an unknown adhesive. The colonists sealed the entrance to the Sheikh Makki Mosque, in the Old City of Jerusalem, according to the Maan News Agency. The person responsible for opening and […]

11 Mar
5:50

Israeli Forces Invade Al-Biereh, Abduct Two Children

Israeli forces invaded al-Biereh City, east of the occupied central West Bank City of Ramallah, on Saturday evening, and assaulted Palestinian youth. Soldiers attacked al-Biereh City, shooting rubber-coated steel bullets, and tear-gas bombs, locals told Ma’an News Agency, apparently directing their aim at the Palestinian youth. The occupation forces observed 2 […]

11 Mar
5:43

Two Palestinian Families Homeless After Israel Orders Homes Demolished

The Israeli municipality ordered 2 Palestinian families to demolish their own homes on Saturday – one in the Jabal al-Mukabbir neighborhood, and the other in Silwan neighborhood, both in occupied East Jerusalem. Ali Jaabis, one of the 8 members of the Palestinian family, from Jabal al-Mukabbir, newly homeless, described Israel’s […]

11 Mar
5:41

Can the Jewish National Fund Dedicated to Ethnic Cleansing be Considered a Charity in Canada?

Rabbi David Mivasair, Corey Balsam, and Ismail Zayid discuss their joint efforts to revoke the JNF’s charity status in Canada, but the Canadian authorities have a long history of supporting Israeli colonization in Palestine. www.stopthejnf.ca Sharmini Peries is a journalist and executive producer for the National and International News Bureaus at […]

11 Mar
4:55

South Africa to Downgrade Israel Embassy Status

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says his country is planning to downgrade the status of its embassy in the occupied territories, in response to Israel’s violation of Palestinians’ rights. Speaking to the parliament in Cape Town, Ramaphosa said South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu was working on […]

10 Mar
9:15

Hundreds Attend Funerals of Two Slain Palestinian Youth

Two Palestinian youth, both shot dead by Israeli forces, were laid to rest Saturday – one in the Gaza Strip and one in the West Bank. Hundreds of people attended each funeral, according to the Wafa Palestinian News Agency. The young girl Samah Zoheir Mubarak, 16, was shot dead with […]

09 Mar
10:32

Two Palestinian Families Forced by Israeli Authority to Demolish Their Homes

Fifteen Palestinians were made homeless Saturday after they demolished their own homes under Israeli orders. Eight members of one family, and seven members of another, had to participate in their own home demolition, or face steep fines or jailtime from Israeli government forces. The Jaabis family, in Jabal al-Mukabber neighborhood […]

09 Mar
8:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 February – 06 March 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 28 February – 06 March, 2019 Israeli forces kill two Palestinian civilians and wound another one, west of Ramallah. Five civilians, including three children, were wounded in different incidents in the West Bank. Israeli […]

09 Mar
4:42

Israeli Forces Shoot and Injure 5 Palestinians in West Bank

Palestinians in Beit Sira village, in the central West Bank, Friday, staged a demonstration calling for the immediate release of the bodies of the 2 slain Palestinian young men, killed by Israeli forces on Monday, March 4, 2019. The bodies of Amir Mahmoud Jumaa Darraj, 20, and Youssef Raed Mahmoud […]

08 Mar
11:25

PCHR: On International Women’s Day, Let Our Motto Be: “Together to Provide Protection and Justice for Palestinian Women”

Ref: 31/2019:  Date: 07 March 2019:  March 8th marks the International Women’s Day, which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1977, to ensure that all women all over the world enjoy their rights guaranteed by all international standards and reiterate support for women’s struggle for justice, equality […]

08 Mar
12:30

Ailing Palestinian Detainee Moved To Hospital

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the Israeli Prison Authority has moved an ailing detainee to an Israeli hospital due to serious health complications. The PPS said the detainee, Sami Abu Diak, from Jenin in northern West Bank, was diagnosed with cancer three years ago, and underwent a […]

08 Mar
7:35

Israel Orders Demolition of Palestinian Home in Beit Jala

Israeli forces delivered a demolition order, Thursday, to the home of Ayman Rizq Zreineh, in the Bir Ouna area of the city of Beit Jala, in the southern West Bank. Ayman’s brother Hajj Walid Zreineh told Maan News Agency, that Israeli authorities ordered the two-story home of Ayman and his […]

07 Mar
9:50

Gaza Strip: Attacks in the border areas and their consequences

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR):The term “buffer zone” in land and at sea is used for land and sea areas, which were unilaterally and illegally declared by Israeli forces as areas with no access along the eastern and northern borders and in the sea of the Gaza Strip […]

07 Mar
5:48

Women from Across Palestine Gather in Khan al-Ahmar, Call for Resistance

03/0619 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Hundreds of women from all over Palestine met in Khan al-Ahmar, on Wednesday, March 6. The meeting  was a response to a call for solidarity made by the General Union of Palestinian women and the residents of Khan al-Ahmar, as the village […]

06 Mar
7:49

Extremist Israeli Settlers Attack High School Near Nablus

A group of extremist illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Tuesday, Palestinian High School students and teachers, in the northern occupied West Bank, according to WAFA. The attack took place in Orif village, near the illegal Israeli Yitzar colony,  south of the West Bank city of Nablus. Adel al-Amer, a member […]

05 Mar
9:04

PHRI: “Ahead of International Women’s Day, New PHRI Report Calls on Israel to Examine Impact of Medical Permit Denials on Women”

Report By Physicians For Human Rights – Israel: Ahead of International Women’s Day, Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) is releasing its report “Between the Hammer and the Anvil: Women’s Right to Health in Gaza”, on the way in which Israel’s medical exit permit policies impact women. Although UN Resolution […]

04 Mar
5:00

Israeli Government Denies Building Permits to Palestinian Property Owners In Jerusalem

The Israeli Planning and Building Committee in occupied Jerusalem  on Sunday rejected twenty Palestinian residential building applications in occupied East Jerusalem, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz. In making its decision, the Committee refused to recognize the well-established Palestinian system to indicate land ownership in East Jerusalem, the ‘mukhtar protocol’. Without […]

03 Mar
9:59

Israel Denies The Head Of Waqf Department Entry Into Al-Aqsa For 40 Days

Shortly after detaining him, the Israeli occupation authorities issued orders preventing the head of the Waqf and Islamic Affairs Department in occupied Jerusalem, Sheikh Abdul-Athim Salhab, from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque for forty days. Salhab was recently abducted and interrogated after dozens of Palestinians managed to reopen Bab ar-Rahma Mosque […]

03 Mar
5:27

Israel’s Termination of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron

by Belal Shobaki for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently discontinued the Temporary International Presence in Hebron, or TIPH, which had monitored human rights in the city for more than two decades. “We will not allow the continuation of an international force that acts against us,” Netanyahu said. In […]

03 Mar
4:41

Bridges Instead of Walls: A Six-Day Seminar in Palestine

A participant of Bridges Instead of Walls in Palestine, May 2014. Photo credit: Alternative Information Center. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER MARCH 1, 2019 Meet the resistance. Understand the issues. Make a difference. If you would like to sign up for Bridges Instead of Walls or request more information, contact Ika Audano at ikarabix@gmail.com. […]

02 Mar
8:22

Israeli Soldiers Attack Detainees In Negev Detention Camp

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday evening, many Palestinian detainees in Section 7, Branch A, of the Negev Desert Detention Camp. The detainees said the soldiers conducted provocative body searches, in addition to searching their bunks and property, and assaulted many of them. They warned of the repeated and escalating assaults […]

02 Mar
12:57

Israeli Excavations In Silwan Continue To Cause Serious Damage To Palestinian Property

The recent heavy rain fall has, once again, has revealed the serious damage caused by the ongoing illegal Israeli excavations in occupied Jerusalem, especially the tunnels under the Palestinian homes in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) […]

01 Mar
10:59

PCHR: “Israeli Forces Wound 83 Civilians, including 23 Children, Woman, 3 Paramedics, and Journalist, In Gaza”

On 49th  Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 83 Civilians, including 23 Children, Woman, 3 Paramedics, and Journalist. Report By The Palestinian Center For Human Right (PCHR). On Friday evening, 01 March 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 49th […]

01 Mar
9:27

PCHR Welcomes UN Investigative Report on Violations Committed during March of Return

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights – Press Release: On 28 February 2019, The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory held a press conference in the UN Headquarters in Geneva. During the conference, the Chair and Members of the Commission presented […]

01 Mar
4:00

Israel Releases Palestinian Lawmaker After Twenty Months of Administrative Detention

56 year old Palestinian, and member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Khalida Jarrar, was released from Israeli prison Thursday, after twenty months of administrative detention, WAFA reported. Jarrar was released at the Salem military checkpoint, near the Northern West Bank city of Jenin, hours earlier than announced. Arrested from her […]

01 Mar
6:23

UN Security Council: Israel Intentionally Shot Disabled, Children & Journalists in Gaza

The investigative committee of the United Nations Human Rights Council that has been looking into the 2018 Israeli attacks on Gaza protestors, in a report, said it found that Israeli forces had violated international law. The committee’s chairman, Santiago Canton, said, at the beginning of the session, that his panel […]

01 Mar
6:13

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 February 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 21 – 27 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip, and killed a Palestinian child in eastern Gaza City. 117 civilians, including 19 children, eight […]

01 Mar
5:56

On Beauty in Al-Khalil

02/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team I have spent about 30 days in Al-Khalil (Hebron), this year. A short stay by ISM standards, and nothing compared to the tens of thousands of people who call this place home. Despite this, I already feel that the city has got […]

28 Feb
6:39

Bedouin Families, Human Rights Groups Demand End to Construction of Dangerous Phosphate Mine in Negev

A petition has been filed against an Israeli mine that poses health dangers to Al-Fura’a residents and will lead to immediate transfer of thousands; the mine is part of an Israeli plan to force 36,000 Bedouins from their homes. Bedouin residents of Al-Fura’a village and human rights organizations will head […]

28 Feb
5:08

EU Announces €82m for UNRWA

UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre KrĂ€hebĂŒhl (left) and EU Representative Ralph Tarraf (right) shake hands after signing the EU-UNRWA contribution agreement of EUR 82 million at UNRWA headquarters in East Jerusalem on 27 February 2019. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi The European Union Representative, Ralph Tarraf, and the Commissioner-General of […]

26 Feb
9:33

Disabled Palestinian Detainee Declares Hunger Strike

February 26, 2019 9:33 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Human rights, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Tuesday, that an ailing, disabled Palestinian detainee, who is held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, has declared a hunger strike, demanding his release. The PPS stated that the detainee, Mo’taz Obeido, who is held at the Negev Detention Camp, […]

26 Feb
6:55

PCHR Condemns Security Services’ Arrest of Civilians on Grounds of Practicing their Right to Freedom of Expression and Peaceful Assembly

February 26, 2019 6:55 PM PCHR Gaza Strip, Human rights, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): During the last few days, The Internal Security Service (ISS) in the Gaza Strip arrested dozens of Fatah Members on grounds of calling for Pro-Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Protests. Previously, many unionists were summoned while governmental teachers were prevented from holding a strike […]

26 Feb
7:09

UN Report: Israel Using Syrian Golan for Radioactive Nuclear Waste Dump

The UN has been adopting resolutions condemning the Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights for decades; however, Tel Aviv hasn’t changed its policies and is continuing to exercise sovereignty over the disputed territory, including holding municipal elections. Secretary-General of the UN Antonio Guterres has presented a report to the UN […]

25 Feb
7:24

Press Targeted during Peaceful Protest in Al-Khalil

02/22/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil team ISM and members of the press targeted and attacked with teargas and concussion grenades at peaceful protest in Al-Khalil (Hebron). Peaceful demonstrators gathered at the checkpoint to the closed historical Shuhada street, asking for an increased international presence and for re-entry into […]