Category Archives: Human rights

08 Dec
12:39

PCHR: 83rd Great March of Return, 64 Palestinians Injured, Including 19 Children

December 8, 2019 12:39 AM PCHR Gaza Strip, Human rights, Khan Younis, News Report 0

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza reported that 64 Palestinian civilians, including 19 children, a paramedic, and 4 women, were shot and injured by Israeli occupation forces’ (IOF) fire against peaceful protestors at the 83rd Great March of Return (GMR), on Friday, December 6, 2019. Israeli forces preceded […]

08 Dec
12:06

President Abbas: Israel’s Actions “Cannot be Tolerated”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, on Friday, said that Israel’s continuous measures against the Palestinian people, especially in occupied Jerusalem, the most recent of which was the arrest of journalists working for Palestine TV, violate signed agreements, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Speaking at a meeting of the Executive […]

07 Dec
7:47

Palestinian President Commends US Congress for Support

The Palestinian Presidency applauded the US Congress, on Friday, for supporting the two-state solution and rejecting the annexation of occupied Palestinian land, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. President Abbas praised congress for their solidarity against Israel’s settlement policy, the fait accompli, and for recognizing the aspirations of the […]

07 Dec
4:57

Belgian Trade Delegation to Israel Cancelled

The trade mission would have taken place from the 8th to the 11th of December, will not go forward, due to criticism from the political opposition and several activist organizations, leading to its discontinuation, the Palestine News Network (PNN) reported. The delegation would have consisted of representatives from the Walloon […]

07 Dec
8:34

Body of Palestinian Teen ‘Arrested’ by Israel Returned Home After 355 Days

Tareq Hajjaj for Middle East Eye Mystery surrounds the death of Emad Khalil Ibrahim Shahin, 17, who was arrested on November 4, 2018, for breaching the Israeli fence between Gaza and Israel. Having slipped through Israel’s security fence, Emad Khalil Ibrahim Shahin and his friends sneaked into an abandoned barracks […]

07 Dec
4:13

Islamic Organization Criticizes Israel’s Settlement Plans in Hebron

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned a controversial plan by Israel to build a new settlement in the heart of the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron, the Palestine News Network reported. Naftali Bennett, right-wing Israeli minister of military affairs, said on Sunday, that the new settlement, to […]

07 Dec
2:53

Foreign Minister Denounces World Forum Art Exhibition Sabotage

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned, on Friday, the removal of the art exhibition hosted by the State of Palestine and Palestinian Human Rights Organization Al-Haq from the hallways of the World Forum, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Late on the evening of December 04, […]

07 Dec
2:25

Body of Palestinian Prisoner Sami Abu Diak Released to Jordan

Israel, on Friday, released to Jordan, the body of a the Palestinian prisoner who recently died in Israeli custody, due to deliberate medical negligence custody, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Chairman of the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Baker announced that the Israeli occupation authorities handed over the […]

07 Dec
1:42

Palestinian Detainees In Asqalan Suspend Hunger Strike

Three days after starting a hunger strike in Asqalan Israeli prison, Palestinian detainees suspended their strike after reaching an agreement with the Prison Administration to move them to a section that has better living conditions. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the detainees will be resuming the hunger strike if […]

06 Dec
5:00

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 Nov. – 04 Dec. 2019)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 159 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity: In terms of excessive use […]

06 Dec
4:54

The Systematic Torture of Palestinians in Israeli Detention

by Yara Hawari, for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Since the establishment of Israel in 1948, the Israeli Security Agency has been torturing Palestinians. Al-Shabaka Senior Palestine Policy Fellow Yara Hawari argues that the use of torture in Israeli detention is systematic and legitimized through domestic law, and outlines steps for the […]

06 Dec
4:31

Palestine TV Crew Detained in Jerusalem

The Palestinian Authority, today, condemned the detention of Palestine TV crew members in Jerusalem. The Presidency slammed the detention of the crew as a part of the Israeli government’s scheme to entrench Israeli control over the occupied city of Jerusalem and its holy sites. It called out Israeli violations that […]

05 Dec
6:17

Family of Sami Abu Diak Demand Israel Release Body

The family of prisoner Sami Abu Diak, who recently died from cancer while in Israeli custody, called on human rights and humanitarian institutions to promptly intervene, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The family appealed to human rights and humanitarian organizations to pressure the Israeli authorities to release […]

04 Dec
9:53

Palestinian Foreign Minister Urges Criminal Investigation of Israeli Crimes

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riad al-Malki, discussed with the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, the developments of ICC’s preliminary examinations in light of US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo declaration on settlements, warning against Israel’s exploitation of this declaration by taking illegal actions to […]

04 Dec
4:44

Ivy League University Urged to Divest from Companies Facilitating the Israeli Occupation

An advisory committee, in place to monitor and recommend the investment policies of Brown University in Rhode Island voted, on Monday, to divest from companies participating in the continued subjugation of Palestinians, the Middle East Eye reported. The successful passing of the resolution by the university’s Advisory Committee on Corporate […]

04 Dec
3:16

Palestinian Detainees In Asqalan Prison Declare Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that 33 detainees, held by Israel in the infamous Asqalan Israeli Prison, have started a hunger strike, rejected a series of punitive measures against them. The PPS said that the detainees decided to start the strike to protest the bad living conditions, but […]

04 Dec
3:14

Opinion: How Israel Became One of the World’s Worst Rogue States

By Alain Gabon for Middle East Eye Despite propaganda to the contrary, Israel is not a democracy and never has been. As an integral part of its ongoing propaganda, Israel, along with its fervent supporters and legions of paid and anonymous agents, zealously repeats and disseminates, in the media, on […]

04 Dec
2:09

Film Trailer – B’Tselem – “Of Land and Bread”

The world premiere of the first full-length documentary film produced by B’Tselem, “Of Land and Bread”, occurred on November 24, at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA). The film was directed, edited and produced by the head of the organization’s video department, Ehab Tarabieh. The film offers an […]

03 Dec
8:10

Israeli Minister of Defense to Impose Sanctions on Palestinian ‘Militants’ Abroad

Israeli Minister of Defense, Naftali Bennett, on Tuesday, issued a written order imposing international economic sanctions on Palestinian militants abroad, The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Hebrew media outlets broadcast Bennett’s decision, pointing out that this move has never been attempted before. Bennett issued his first order against Jamil […]

03 Dec
7:59

Al Jazeera Investigative Report Exposes Israeli Spy Mission

A new investigative report by Al Jazeera revealed, on Sunday, that an international humanitarian aid agency helped the Israeli army in a failed spy mission in the Gaza strip, Quds News Network reported Humedica International Aid is a non-governmental organization based in Germany, providing humanitarian and medical aid for Palestinians […]

03 Dec
4:58

Israel Plans Additions to Ibrahimi Mosque

The Israeli Channel 7 unveiled an Israeli plan, on Monday, to make additions inside the Ibrahimi Mosque in the center of Hebron, the Palestine News Network reported. The project, worth approximately 500,000 shekels (NIS), includes designing an elevator among other additions, exclusively for the use of illegal Israeli settlers. Israel’s […]

02 Dec
8:54

Palestinian Minister of Health Rejects Proposed US Field Military Hospital

Palestinian Minister of Health, Mai al-Kaila, vehemently criticized and rejected the establishment of a US field military hospital in the northern Gaza Strip under the sponsorship of Hamas and the Israeli occupation, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Speaking on ‘Voice of Palestine’ radio, al-Kaila stated that the […]

02 Dec
2:00

Violations of Palestinian Social Media Content 50% Higher than Last Month

In a serious escalation of violations on Palestinian content by social media websites, Sada Social Center said, in a report, that it has documented 223 violations against Palestinian content in November, 2019, up by 50 percent from the previous month. According to the report, Facebook ranked at top of the […]

02 Dec
4:47

International Solidarity Movement: About the Legitimization of the Palestinian Oppression in Al Khalil (Hebron)

Last Saturday, November 23rd, was ‘Sarah’s day’, a festivity for the Jewish community that gathers Israeli settlers from all around the occupied Palestinian Territories and from abroad, in the Palestinian city of Al Khalil (also known as Hebron). This year in particular, there has been a special effort by the […]

02 Dec
3:53

Palestinian President Slams Israel’s Plan for Settlement Expansion

The Palestinian presidency condemned the Israeli new settler project announced, on Sunday, by Israel’s new Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett, in Hebron’s wholesale market area, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. The president, Mahmoud Abbas, affirmed that this Israeli announcement represents the first tangible result of Trump administration’s attempts […]

02 Dec
3:36

Israeli Defense Minister Approves New Settler Neighborhood in Hebron

According to Israeli media outlets, the new Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett, approved, on Sunday, the planning of a new settler neighborhood in the in the city of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. The defense minister’s office said in a statement […]

01 Dec
1:01

OPINION: Anatomy of a Zionist Smear Campaign: Jerusalem Post Admits to Fabrications

By Marion Kawas for Palestine Chronicle On November 20, 2019, Israel advocacy club Herut Canada held a public meeting entitled “Reservists on Duty” at York University in Toronto. The meeting billed itself as a chance to hear from “real Israeli soldiers” about the “Arab-Israeli conflict, BDS and much more”. Pro-Palestinian […]

01 Dec
7:27

Adalah: Withholding Deceased Palestinians a Violation of International Humanitarian Law

Withholding bodies of dead Palestinians and not returning them to their families for proper burial, is a cruel practice and a violation of international humanitarian law and United Nations Convention against Torture, said the Haifa-based Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel said Friday. The Palestinian […]

01 Dec
1:40

Israeli Forces Shoot and Kill Palestinain Teen in Hebron

Updated: A Palestinian teenager was shot dead, on Saturday night, by Israeli soldiers in the town of Beit Awwa, west of Hebron City in the southern occupied West Bank. The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported that Israeli soldiers opened fire towards three Palestinian civilians near Beit Awwa, seriously injuring […]

30 Nov
9:15

South Africa Reiterates its Support for Palestine at UN

According to the United Nations website, this year, the Special Meeting in observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People was held on 29 November 2019, at the UN Headquarters in New York. In attendance were; the Presidents of the General Assembly and the Security Council, as […]

30 Nov
7:37

OPINION: Free Speech, But Not For Palestine

By Mona Dennaoui and Hammam Farah for The Toronto Sun On November 20, Israel advocacy group, Herut Canada, held an event at York University with former soldiers of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), which has held recruitment drives in Toronto, although it is illegal for a foreign military to recruit […]

30 Nov
6:43

Netanyahu Approves 40 Million Shekels for Illegal Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu announced the allocation of 40 million shekels (NIS) in aid, to support the ‘security and emergency budget’ in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and Jordan Valley, Ma’an News reported. During a meeting with the heads of Israeli settlement councils in the West Bank, […]

30 Nov
4:39

PCHR: “In New Crime of Excessive Use of Lethal Force, IOF Kill Palestinian Child and Injured 7 Others, Including 5 Children in Eastern Khan Younis”

Date: 29 November 2019: The Palestinian Center For Human  Rights (PCHR): On Friday, 29 November 2019, using excessive lethal force against the peaceful protesters in eastern Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) killed a Palestinian child and wound 7 others, including 5 children. According to […]

29 Nov
6:57

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

Summary Israeli occupation Forces (IOF) continued their violations of human rights and international law in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) this week as PCHR documented 174 violations by IOF and Israeli settlers. In terms of excessive use of force, IOF wounded 18 Palestinian civilians in the West Bank and the Gaza […]

28 Nov
5:41

Israel to Expand Illegal Settlement by 11,000 Housing Units

The Israeli Ministry of Housing is working on re-planning the construction of a new settlement on the abandoned Qalandia airport to expand the settlement of Atarot, north of Jerusalem, the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reported on its website, on Thursday. The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that the settlement […]

28 Nov
4:01

PSC: UK Universities Invest in Companies Complicit in Israeli Crimes

Research released by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign on the week of the United Nations ‘Day of Solidarity’ with The Palestinian people, has estimated that universities in the United Kingdom invest over £450,000,000 in companies complicit in Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights, including through supplying weapons and technology to the […]

28 Nov
5:07

No Solution for Two Detainees on Hunger Strike for 2 Months

Commission of Detainees’ Affairs stated that two hunger striking Palestinian prisoners; Ahmad Zahran and Musab al-Hindi, are suffering from acute deterioration in their states of health, with no serious solutions to end their case, the Palestinian Media Agency (ALRAY) reported. The commission indicated in a statement, on Wednesday, after the […]

28 Nov
5:06

Opinion: It May Not Know it, but the US is Accelerating the End of Israel’s Apartheid Regime

Asa Winstanley for Middle East Monitor Last week US President, Donald Trump’s administration made a notable move. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US is reversing previous policy, which basically accepted that Israel’s colonial settlements in the occupied West Bank are a violation of international law. This is […]

28 Nov
4:16

United Nations Calls on Israel to Protect Palestinian Civilians

The United Nations Human Rights Office in the Occupied Palestinian Territory urged Israel to take all necessary measures to prevent settler attacks against the Palestinian civilian population in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, from such attacks. The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that the UN appealed […]

28 Nov
2:20

Visit to Al Fawwar Refugee Camp, Hebron, Palestine, June 2019

By Niall Ó Brolcháin – IMEMC: Ayat Alturshan runs several different projects for women and children at different refugee camps in the West Bank, Palestine. I recently had the opportunity to go and visit the Al Fawwar refugee camp on the outskirts of Hebron, West Bank, Palestine with the cultural […]

28 Nov
2:02

Living under occupation in the West Bank

For IMEMC News – Niall Ó Brolcháin: As I strolled through the streets of the Old Town market near the home of Idress Zahdeh, rocks, other missiles, and rubbish were landing on the grills and tarpaulins above my head, which were put there in order to protect the shoppers, shopkeepers, […]

28 Nov
1:32

International Delegation Visits Al Hurriya Radio Station in Hebron

By Niall Ó Brolcháin – IMEMC: An international delegation of volunteers visited the Al Hurriya radio station in Hebron on Sunday, July 6. The volunteers are here from various parts of the world to do different programs at the Go Palestine Center, Hebron. Teaching English, Media, Law and Human Rights Internships […]

27 Nov
4:53

HRW: Deporting Omar Shakir “Will Not Succeed in Siding [Israel’s] Human Rights Abuses.”

Human Rights Watch (HRW) vowed, on Tuesday, to continue documenting Israeli abuses of the Palestinians, despite the deportation of its Palestine director Omar Shakir, according to an HRW statement, saying the deportation “reflects the [Israeli] authorities’ intensifying assault on human rights.” HRW said Shakir will continue to monitor human rights […]

27 Nov
4:36

PCHR: Fourth Case in 2019: Palestinian Prisoner Dies in Israeli Prison, Suspicions of Medical Neglect Arise

November 27, 2019 4:36 AM PCHR Human rights, Israel, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

On Tuesday morning, 26 November 2019, Palestinian prisoner, Sami Abu-Diak, 36, died at al-Ramla prison clinic. Abu-Diak, from Silat al-Dahr village near Jenin, had spent 17 years in Israeli prison, and was recently transferred to the clinic in Israel due to his deteriorating health condition, having cancer since 2015. The […]

26 Nov
8:40

Israeli Forces Detain Nine Palestinians, Many Former Prisoners

Palestinian security sources and witnesses confirmed, on Tuesday, that Israeli forces conducted multiple invasions, across the West Bank, detaining at least nine Palestinians. The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported that Israeli forces detained three Palestinians, including two former prisoners, after ransacking their homes in Kafr Ra’i town, south of […]

26 Nov
7:56

Israeli Prisons on High Alert After Death of Prisoner

Tension was high throughout the Israeli prisons this morning following the announcement that Palestinian prisoner, Sami Abu Diak, who was suffering from cancer, has died, according to the Palestinian Authority’s Prisoners Affairs Commission. The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that the death of Abu Diak, 37, from Silat […]

26 Nov
7:36

Israeli Forces Instructed To Avoid Live Fire in West Bank Protests

Hebrew channel 2 broadcast, on Tuesday, that the Israeli army was preparing for the day of Palestinian anger, in protest against the US decision on settlements in the West Bank, Alray reported. The Israeli source revealed that there were fears among the Israeli security forces, of killing Palestinian protestors by […]

26 Nov
6:51

A Question of UN Credibility: Releasing the Settlements Database

by Nada Awad, Maha Abdullah for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Hundreds of Palestinian, regional, and international organizations have called on the previous and current UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to release the UN database of companies engaged in activities with Israel’s illegal settlements. Though the 2016 Human Rights Council resolution called for the release […]

26 Nov
2:02

Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Jerusalem

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers and personnel of the City Council, demolished a Palestinian home in the Industrial Zone area near Qalandia town, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said several army jeeps, and bulldozers, invaded the area, and surrounded a home owned by members of Bazian family, before forcing […]

26 Nov
9:16

After Being Denied Specialized Medical Care, Detainee Dies At An Israeli Hospital

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has confirmed, on Tuesday morning, that a detainee died at an Israeli hospital after he was systematically denied specialized medical care, leading to serious complications that resulted in his death. The Committee stated that the detainee, Sami Abu Diak, 37, was only moved to Assaf Harofeh […]

26 Nov
9:13

Human Rights Watch Director Expelled Today

Human Rights Watch will keep documenting abuses despite the Israeli government’s expulsion of the Israel and Palestine director of Human Rights Watch on November 25, 2019. The deportation reflects the authorities’ intensifying assault on human rights. The director, Omar Shakir, will depart tonight after Israel’s Supreme Court upheld the government’s […]

25 Nov
4:41

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian in Hebron

A Palestinian was shot and injured, on Sunday evening, in the town of Beit Ummar, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Mohammed Awad, a media activist, said Israeli forces stationed near the illegal Israeli settlement of Karmi Tzur, fired […]

25 Nov
2:00

Israeli Forces Arrest Three Children in Hebron

Three Palestinian children were arrested by Israeli soldiers, on Sunday, while they were leaving school in Beit Ummar in northern Hebron, Quds News Network (QNN) reported. Israeli forces arrested the minors, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron after they left school, taking them to a police station […]

25 Nov
1:14

Palestinian P.M. Visits Family of Seriously Ill Prisoner

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh said that the “issue of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails will remain a top priority and it will be raised at international forums.” The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported the P.M. visit to the village of Silet al-Daher, in the northern occupied West […]

24 Nov
11:33

Israeli Forces Fire Tear-Gas at Schools in Hebron

November 24, 2019 11:33 PM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Palestinians students and citizens sustained suffocation, on Sunday, when Israeli forces fired tear-gas canisters near a complex of schools in Hebron, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). The correspondent reported that dozens of Palestinian children as well as adults, suffered the effects of toxic tear-gas […]

24 Nov
3:32

Illegal Colonists Invade Hebron, Toddler Among Injured

A Palestinian infant sustained a moderate injury, when extremist Jewish settlers, under Israeli army protection, attacked Palestinians’ homes with stones in the neighborhood of Tel Rumeida in Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Hundreds of settlers protected by army forced their […]

23 Nov
8:42

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

November 23, 2019 8:42 AM PCHR Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Summary After Israel’s military aggression on the Gaza Strip last week, that caused dozens of civilian casualties, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) continued their violations of human rights and international law in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) this week as PCHR documented 157 violations by IOF and Israeli settlers. In terms […]

23 Nov
6:18

U.K. Labor Party Vows to Suspend Arms to Israel

Husam Zomlot, the Palestinian ambassador to the United Kingdom, hailed the U.K. Labor Party, the main opposition in the U.K., for vowing to suspend British arms sales to Israel, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Labor Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn launched his new manifesto on Thursday, saying it […]

23 Nov
6:06

Human Rights Organizations Condemn Pompeo for “Gross Misrepresentation of International Law”

Al Mezan Center For Human Rights published a press release stating that the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC), the Palestinian Coalition for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ADALAH), and the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO) condemn as a gross misrepresentation of international law. The recent statement by the Secretary of […]

22 Nov
3:47

U.S. Congresswoman: “Israeli System of Military Detention of Palestinian Children is Immoral”

Ali Harb – Middle East Eye The Israeli army’s mistreatment of Palestinian children is “completely preventable”, a United States congresswoman said, as she urged other lawmakers to support a bill that would prevent American military aid to Israel from being used to abuse Palestinian minors. “The Israeli system of military […]

22 Nov
2:53

Christian Group Troubled by U.S. Position on Israeli Settlements

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) has expressed deep concern over the recent U.S. declaration which recognized “the legitimacy” of the illegal Israeli colonial settlements in the occupied West Bank, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. “The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and […]

21 Nov
8:26

College Student, 18, Shot With Gas Bomb In Her Face, Suffers Jaws Fractures, Burns

This item is about a female university student, studying Information Technology in Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie, in Tulkarem in northern West Bank. An Israeli soldier shot her in the college campus with a high-velocity gas bomb which struck her face, fracturing her jaw, and causing burns to her face […]

18 Nov
7:01

Family Members of Palestinian Detainee Arrested

According to the Prisoners Commission, the wife and the brother of a Palestinian prisoner in Israel were arrested, Monday, while attempting to a visit the detainee, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The Commission stated that Israeli forces detained the wife of Ramadan Eid Mashahreh, along with his […]

18 Nov
2:56

Israeli Bulldozers Level Palestinian Road, Sever Water Pipeline

Israeli bulldozers, on Monday, razed lands near Jabal al-Baba Bedouin community, located near al-Eizariyah town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Atallah Mazar’a, a community representative, stated that Israeli forces escorted bulldozers onto Palestinian land, where the heavy machinery proceeded to raze a 500-meter-long earth […]

18 Nov
2:29

Israel to Seize Land in Salfit for Settlement Expansion

The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) announced its intent to seize hundreds of dunams of Palestinian land in Salfit province, in the central occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local official Ghassan Daghlas, said that the IOA recently delivered notices to Palestinian municipal councils in Salfit province informing them […]

18 Nov
10:58

Seriously Ailing Detainee Moved From Hospital To Ramla Prison Clinic

Despite his serious medical condition, the Israeli authorities moved Palestinian political prisoner, Sami Abu Diak, 36, from Assaf Harofeh Medical Center to the clinic in Ramla prison, which lacks specialists and adequate medical supplies. The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that the detainee was rushed to the hospital two days […]

18 Nov
3:59

Palestinian Receives Demolition Notice Near Hebron

Israeli authorities notified Palestinian resident in the village of Khirbet Susiya, south of Hebron, of its intent to demolish the home, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Rateb Jabour, coordinator of the National and Popular Committee in southern Hebron, said that Israeli forces handed local resident Mohammed Zain […]

17 Nov
5:09

Israeli Forces Shoot PNN Editor-in-Chief With Tear-Gas Canister

During a demonstration, organized by Palestinian journalists in solidarity with reporter Moath Amarneh, multiple journalists were injured and transported to the hospital, PNN reported. Several Palestinian journalists and reporters gathered, on Sunday, in Bethlehem near the 300 Checkpoint, to show their support for Moath Amarneh, the reporter who lost his […]

16 Nov
6:05

“I Did Not Find Our House, There Was Only a Huge Hole.” Sawarkah Children Speak About a Massacre They Survived

Surviving children of the Abu Malhous “Sawarkah” family, who survived the massacre in which an Israeli air-strike killed 8, including five children and two women, spoke about what happened to them this past Thursday. That night, Noor Sawarkah, 12, could not sleep for fear, listening to the Israeli drones hover […]

16 Nov
5:02

Israeli Forces Injure Many Palestinians in West Bank Protests

Israeli forces violently attacked Palestinian protesters, on Friday, in al-Khalil (Hebron) in the southern West Bank, and Qalqilia in the northern West Bank. Days of Palestine quoted local sources that said a number of Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters, including a journalist, during protests […]

16 Nov
4:03

Journalist Advocates Condemn Israel’s Shooting of Photojournalist

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), on Friday, denounced the latest serious Israeli attack on a journalist in the southern West Bank, The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Photo-journalist Moath Amarneh lost sight in the left eye after being seriously injured by a […]

15 Nov
6:15

PLO Official: International Community Must Defend Palestinian Human Rights

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said, on Friday, that the international rules-based order founded on the principles and values of international law is under real threat by the rise of unilateralism, isolationism, and racism, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). […]

15 Nov
6:07

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

Summary                                                 This week, Israeli occupation Forces (IOF) escalated the situation across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and committed war crimes. IOF started a two-day large-scale aggression on the Gaza Strip, deployed its naval, air and artillery forces and carried out 73 targeted airstikes against residential buildings, civilian establishments and […]

15 Nov
5:53

Palestinian FM Urges ICC to Bring Israel to Justice

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Malki, Wednesday, called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to hold Israel accountable for its latest attacks on the blockaded Gaza Strip, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Speaking at the 12th annual International Forum MEDays, running in the Moroccan town […]

14 Nov
3:52

Dr. Al-Kaila: “One-Third Of The Slain Palestinians Are Women And Children”

Palestinian Health Minister, Dr. Mai al-Kaila, has reported that one-third of the Palestinians, who were killed by Israeli missiles and shells in the three-day offensive on Gaza, are women and children. In a press release, Thursday, Dr. al-Kaila stated that the Israeli army killed 34 Palestinians in its offensive, which […]

Israeli military jet (archive image from Twitter)
13 Nov
7:57

Palestinian Solidarity Campaign: U.K. Must Hold Israel to Account

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), has expressed deep concern at Israel’s latest escalation of violence against the besieged population of Gaza, which has included ongoing airstrikes, and heavy shelling, Palestine News Network reported. Early reports indicate that there have been a number of casualties, and that a range of civilian […]

13 Nov
6:58

Israel Razes Palestinian Land for Settler-Only Bypass

The Israeli army, on Wednesday, began to bulldoze Palestinian land in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, in order to make way for the construction of a settler-only bypass road. WAFA correspondent reported that Israeli bulldozers, under military protection, proceeded to raze about […]

12 Nov
10:02

Jordan Reacts to Israel’s Air Strikes on Gaza

Jordan, on Tuesday, condemned the Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have so far left five Palestinians dead, and many others injured, according to, Jordan’s official news agency, Petra. Spokesperson for Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Daifallah Al-Fayez, said that “the Israeli escalation against the Gaza […]

12 Nov
6:52

Palestinian, Regional, and International Groups Submit Report on Israeli Apartheid to UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

11/12/19 / Press Release / Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights  In November 2019, eight Palestinian, regional, and international organisations, including Al-Haq, BADIL, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, Addameer, the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem (CCPRJ), the Cairo Institute for […]

12 Nov
3:57

Human Rights Group Condemns Israel’s Shelling Of Its Headquarters In Gaza

After being targeted by Israeli missiles, the Independent Commission for Human Rights in Palestine (IHCR), issued a statement denouncing the military escalation, and calling for an international investigation at the highest level. At approximately 09:50 AM on Tuesday, 12 November 2019, the headquarters of the Independent Commission in the Gaza […]

12 Nov
4:20

417 Palestinians Arrested in October – Including 75 Children

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) detained a total of 417 Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and the blockaded Gaza Strip in the month of October, ALRAY reported. Prisoner and human rights organizations released a fact sheet Sunday, that the IOF detained 75 children and 16 women. The following is […]

11 Nov
8:03

ISM Offers Training in London, UK, November 30, 2019

ISM UK is offering a day of pre-training for prospective volunteers who are interested in joining the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) on the ground in Palestine. Attending the training session in north London will give you a chance to get a first impression of ISM and the kind of work […]

11 Nov
6:34

Saeb Erekat Calls on the ICC to Investigate Shooting Death of Young Palestinian Man

Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) asked the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, to open a criminal investigation into the systematic and continued war crimes committed by the Israeli occupation authorities against unarmed Palestinian civilians. Erekat, in a […]

11 Nov
3:32

Four Detainees Continue Hunger Strike, Including One For The 111th Day

The head of the Palestinian Detainees Committee, Hasan Abed-Rabbo, has reported that four Palestinian detainees are ongoing with hunger strikes in Israeli prisons, protesting their continued arbitrary Administrative Detention, without charges or trial, including one who started the strike 111 days ago. Abed-Rabbo said that one of the detainees, identified […]

10 Nov
12:04

US Jewish Groups Warn Israel Against West Bank Annexation

A coalition of U.S. Jewish organizations sent a letter to the leaders of Israel’s political parties, warning them against full or partial annexation of occupied West Bank, Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Thursday. Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, pledged on September 17, 2019 to annex Jordan Valley, which makes up […]

09 Nov
11:50

Three Administrative Detainees Continue Hunger Strike, One For 109 Days

Three Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli jails remain on hunger strike against their illegal incarceration without charge or trial, one of them for 109 days in a row, the Palestinian Prisoners Commission said Saturday. Ismail Ali, from the town of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, has been on hunger strike […]

09 Nov
10:50

Opinion – Israel: Is it Really a Democratic State?

Motasem A Dalloul – Middle East Monitor Most global democracy indicators rate Israel as the most democratic state, or even the only democratic state, in the Middle East. Freedom House and many others have also given Israel high scores regarding human rights, political freedoms and the right of people to […]

09 Nov
10:49

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (31 October – 06 November)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 165 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity: In the Gaza Strip, IOF […]

08 Nov
9:13

Opinion: Microsoft Should Not Fund Israeli Spying On Palestinians

Ramzy Baroud – Days of Palestine The act of Palestinian activists covering their faces during anti-Israeli occupation rallies is an old practice that spans decades. The masking of the face, often by Kufyias – traditional Palestinian scarves that grew to symbolize Palestinian resistance – is far from being a fashion […]

08 Nov
8:21

Democratic Congressman Criticizes Israel After Visit to West Bank

Following a visit to the occupied West Bank, U.S. Democratic Congressman Andy Levin, earlier this week, criticized Israel for repeatedly demolishing Palestinian homes in a small village that has been rebuilt numerous times, WAFA reported. The trip included a tour of the Susya village, in the southern occupied West Bank, […]

08 Nov
8:01

MADA: 107 Violations Against Media Freedoms in Palestine During October

October 2019 witnessed a significant rise in the number of violations against media freedoms in Palestine, PNN reported. These violations represent double the amount witnessed during September. The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has documented a total of 107 attacks against media freedoms in the West Bank […]

08 Nov
6:47

UN Body Calls on Israel to Amend or Repeal Jewish Nation-State Law

A United Nations body has, for the first time, called on Israel to amend or cancel its Jewish Nation-State Law in order to comply with an international human rights convention that it ratified in 1991, according to a press release, WAFA reported. The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural […]

07 Nov
10:01

Gaza Leadership Slams Twitter and Facebook for Yielding to Israel’s Dictates

Member of Hamas’s political bureau, Mohamed Nazzal, has strongly denounced Twitter and Facebook for blocking Palestinian pages in response to Israel’s dictates. In remarks to Quds Press. on Tuesday, Nazzal said that Twitter recently blocked his page and dozens of pages belonging to Palestinian national figures because of their positions […]

07 Nov
9:13

Journalists Syndicate: 600 Violations against Media Committed in 2019

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, in a report, today, said that so far this year, Israeli occupation forces have committed 600 violations against journalists and the media in general. The PJS Freedoms Committee said that the gravest of these violations was the use of live ammunition against journalists, with 60 cases […]

07 Nov
9:03

Guterres Appoints Christian Saunders as Officer-In-Charge of UNRWA

The UN Secretary-General’s office has announced that the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) has completed a part of the ongoing inquiry into UNRWA management-related matters. The findings of OIOS revealed management issues which relate specifically to the Commissioner-General. The Commissioner-General has stepped aside until the completion of the process. […]

07 Nov
5:54

Israeli Army Removes Four Residential Tents in Masafer Yatta

November 7, 2019 5:54 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report 0

The Israeli army removed, Wednesday, four residential tents in Masafer Yatta in the southern occupied West Bank, claiming they were set up without army authorization, according to a local activist. Rateb Jabour, an activist with the anti-wall, anti-settlements committee, told WAFA that soldiers removed three tents for three brothers in […]

05 Nov
8:35

Israeli Supreme Court Upholds Deportation Order Against Human Rights Watch Director

The Israeli Supreme Court, Tuesday, upheld deportation orders against Human Rights Watch (HRW) director Omar Shakir for the occupied Palestinian territory for his alleged support of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. “Breaking: Israeli Supreme Court upholds my deportation over my rights advocacy,” said Shakir in a tweet. “Decision […]

05 Nov
1:33

Another Home Demolished by Israeli Forces in Silwan

In the East Jerusalem town of Silwan, Israeli troops demolished a Palestinian home on Tuesday on the pretext of it having been ‘built without a permit’. Israeli authorities have not granted building permits to Palestinian homeowners since they began occupying the city in 1967. In addition to destroying one family […]

Israeli night raid (archive image)
05 Nov
12:52

Israeli Forces Abduct 12 Palestinians During Pre-Dawn Raids in the West Bank

Israeli troops invaded several parts of the West Bank before dawn on Tuesday, abducting 12 Palestinians from their homes while they were sleeping. According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, four Palestinians were abducted from Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem: Marwan Fararja, 18, Omar Emad Radi, Yazan Hamza al-Kurd, 17, and […]

05 Nov
12:19

Israeli Troops Assault Schoolchildren in al-Issawiya; Abduct 3

Israeli troops invaded al-Issawiya, in the eastern part of Jerusalem, on Monday evening and attacked schoolchildren, abducting three boys. According to local sources, on Monday evening, the Israeli forces stormed the village, deployed troops throughout the streets and began firing tear gas into the streets and residences. The also grabbed […]