Category Archives: Human rights

20 Aug
5:35

Israeli Forces Arrest Several Palestinians From the West Bank

Israeli forces arrested, Tuesday at dawn, a number of Palestinian youths in a wide arrest campaign in several cities of the occupied West Bank. Local sources told Alray that the “Israeli Defence Forces” detained Mohammed Assafra, accused of stabbing an Israeli soldier in the illegal Etzion settlement, two weeks ago, […]

17 Aug
5:10

Inheriting Resistance in the South Hebron Hills: “I am my father’s daughter, if he can do this, so can I… and more.”

08/06/19 | International Solidarity Movement | South Hebron Hills “My life is occupation … all the time you have to be ready for the bad, and the most bad you can imagine,” Sameeha Huraini tells me, as she explains the reality of day-to-day life in the South Hebron Hills. She […]

17 Aug
12:57

Update : Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Declines Israel’s Conditions

Detroit born congresswoman Rashida Tlaib released a statement, Friday, regarding Israel’s decision to allow her into the occupied Palestinian territories. “In my attempt to visit Palestine, I’ve experienced the same racist treatment that many Palestinian-Americans endure when encountering the Israeli government. In preparation for my visit, my grandmother was deciding […]

17 Aug
12:47

Israeli Forces Injure Two Palestinians at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly Protest

At least two Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces during the weekly anti-settlements protest in the village of Kufur Qaddoum in the northern West Bank, local sources said. Morad Eshteiwi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters by rubber-coated rounds […]

17 Aug
12:38

ISM Water Series: Hail of Tear Gas on Peaceful Villagers Protesting Settler Theft of Water Supply in Kufur Malik

This is the third of a series of reports documenting the control and devastation of water sources by Israel as a tool of oppression. The residents of Kufur Malik, a town northeast of Ramallah, marched towards the Ain Samia area today to protest Israel’s theft of the village’s water supply, […]

16 Aug
10:48

67 Palestinians Shot By Israeli Forces at Gaza’s 70th Great March of Return Protest

Medical sources said that at least 34 Palestinians were injured, Friday, by live ammunition, and 33 others by rubber-coated rounds as Israeli forces attacked thousands of peaceful protesters taking part in the 70th Great March of Return in the besieged Gaza Strip, WAFA reported. Israeli snipers at the separation fence, […]

Friday protest 8/16/19 (image by Ghassan Bannoura)
16 Aug
8:11

Four injured as Israeli troops attack a nonviolent protest east of Ramallah

Four non-violent demonstrators were injured, and dozens of others were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation as Israeli troops attacked on  Friday a nonviolent protest organized at the village of Kufer Malek, east of the central west Bank city of Ramallah. Among those injured were Jamiel Qassass, who […]

16 Aug
7:20

PLO Official Calls Israel’s Denial of U.S. Congresswomen an ‘Outrageous Act of Hostility’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced, Thursday, the decision to ban U.S. congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering Israel. Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said in a statement, “The Israeli decision to ban the 2 Congresswomen, is an outrageous […]

14 Aug
1:17

Prime Minister Shtayyeh Meets With US Congress in Ramallah

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh, met with 37 U.S. Congress members, Tuesday, to discuss several issues, according to Palestinian WAFA News Agency. The meeting was held in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, where the PM reviewed the many challenges of the Palestinian leadership, such as the payment of […]

13 Aug
5:53

When Israel Destroyed A Family’s Dreams

Abdelrahim Younis spent five months building his own home in the 1990s. Tall and spacious, it was complemented by a rose garden and palm tree at its entrance. “I wanted to have my extended family with me and my wife when we get old,” said Abdelrahim, 64, who worked in […]

13 Aug
4:52

UPDATE : 30 Palestinian Prisoners Join Hunger Strike In Solidarity With 6 Detainees

Thirty Palestinians in Israeli jails, have joined a hunger strike in solidarity with six detainees who have themselves been refusing to eat or drink to protest their illegal detention without charge or trial. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) stated Monday, that another group comprising 30 prisoners […]

13 Aug
4:52

Israel Planning to Build Annexation Wall North of Gaza

The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) has decided to build a new concrete wall around all areas in the northeast of the Gaza Strip. According to Israel’s Channel 12, the wall is intended to prevent any infiltration attempt by Palestinians on Israel’s southern border with Gaza. The wall will be built […]

The view from al-Wallaja village toward the Israeli settlement of Gilo (image by Ghassan Bannoura)
13 Aug
11:22

Two Palestinian Families Receive Home Demolition Notices in al-Wallaja

Israeli occupation authorities on Tuesday stormed the village of al-Wallaja, near Bethlehem, to issue demolition orders to two homeowners who were in the midst of building on their family land. Youth activist Ibrahim Awad Allah told the Palestinian Wafa News Agency that demolition crews from the Israeli municipality in the […]

12 Aug
6:09

Ailing Palestinian Detainee Faces Life-Threatening Deterioration

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that the Israeli Prison Authority has moved an ailing Palestinian detainee to Assaf Harofeh Medical Center after a sharp deterioration in his health condition, due to lack of adequate medical treatment. The Committee stated that the detainee, Sami Abu Diak, was diagnosed with […]

12 Aug
3:00

Rights group: Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes amounts to ethnic cleansing

GENEVA, Saturday, August 10, 2019 (By The Palestinian News & Info Agency – WAFA) – The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor and HUMENA for Human Rights and Civil Participation said in a statement today that the systematic destruction of Palestinian homes and property in occupied East Jerusalem amount to ethnic cleansing […]

08 Aug
10:13

Success: UIC Reverses Ban on Palestine Event

By Palestine Legal: A community group in Rockford, Ill., that had been blocked from renting space for an event featuring Israeli-American activist and author Miko Peled successfully held their event on Saturday after Palestine Legal intervened. In June, the Truth Squad of Rockford attempted to rent an auditorium at the […]

06 Aug
9:06

Samidoun in Occupied Palestine Urges All to Join Ramallah Demonstration for Palestinian Prisoners

Samidoun in occupied Palestine is calling for a mass demonstration, on Wednesday, 7 August, to stand with the Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli prisons, especially those on hunger strike against imprisonment without charge or trial. The protest will begin at 4:30 pm at the center of Manara Square, highlighting the fight to end administrative […]

06 Aug
8:26

Israel Still Holding the Bodies of 253 Slain Palestinians

Israeli occupation authorities are holding the bodies of 253 Palestinians  in the “numbers” cemetery and 45 bodies in refrigerators, the National Campaign reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency. The coordinator of the campaign, Salwa Hammad, said in a statement, Monday, that the official and popular efforts are ongoing […]

06 Aug
6:58

Ministry of Education: Detention & Interrogation of Children a Crime against Humanity

photo: Muhammad Elayyan (4) was summoned to interrogation by the Israeli police for “throwing stones at Israeli soldiers”. The ongoing Israeli  detention and interrogation of Palestinian children are crimes against humanity, the Ministry of Education (MoE) said, in a statement, on Tuesday. The ministry condemned the continuing occupation as repressive, […]

06 Aug
8:56

Israeli Troops Abduct Man and His Two Sons for Building on Their Land

Palestinian local sources report that Israeli Forces on Monday evening abducted two children and two sons, one of them a child, from Nahalin, near Bethlehem. The man and his sons were pouring concrete at their family home for a planned expansion when the soldiers abducted them. The deputy mayor of […]

05 Aug
10:03

ISM Water Series: ‘There’s no law in the world that says you can cut water from humans.’

(photo: ‘Enemies of life’ – Israeli bulldozer rips up water pipes near At-Tuwani) 08/30/19 | International Solidarity Movement | South Hebron Hills Israel is escalating its war on water in the South Hebron Hills, demolishing wells, ripping out kilometres of pipeline and even confiscating trucks carrying emergency water tanks to […]

Home demolition (Archive image)
05 Aug
8:19

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Home South of Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces demolished a house under construction on Sunday in the village of Wad Rahal, south of Bethlehem. The head of the Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bethlehem, Hassan Bureijia, told the Wafa News Agency that the Israeli occupation forces demolished a house under construction that was […]

05 Aug
12:01

Two Palestinians Arrested South of the Gaza Strip

The Israeli occupation forces, Sunday at dawn, arrested two Palestinian citizens south of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli website 0404 reported that the Israeli forces arrested two Palestinian youths on Gaza border, while they were attempting to infiltrate into the 1948 occupied territories. It stated that the two detainees, who […]

05 Aug
12:01

Ministry of Foreign Affairs : ‘Significant Escalation’ of Demolitions

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates released a statement, concluding that the month of July witnessed a significant escalation of Israeli demolitions of Palestinian houses and facilities. According to surveys conducted by local, Israeli, foreign research centers, and UN reports, 43 water wells, houses, and apartments were destroyed, displacing […]

Israeli soldiers abduct youth (archive image from Palestine News)
05 Aug
12:01

Silwan Youth Severely Beaten by Israeli Police

A Palestinian minor from the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan was transferred to hospital after he was severely beaten by Israeli police officers who invaded his family home to arrest him, local sources said. A heavily armed police force reportedly stormed the family home of Jamal Ali al-Ghoul in […]

05 Aug
12:01

Israeli Forces Storm Jerusalem and Jenin, 11 Palestinians Detained

Israeli occupation forces, Saturday night, detained at least 11 Palestinians during incursions, across occupied East Jerusalem and the northern West Bank district of Jenin, WAFA quoted local sources. Israeli police stormed the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Al-Issawiya and the Shufat refugee camp, northeast of the city, and detained eight Palestinians […]

05 Aug
12:01

Israeli Forces Suppress Palestinian Prisoners in Ofer Prison

August 5, 2019 12:01 AM Ali Salam Human rights, Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club, on Sunday, said that tension prevailed in Israel’s Ofer prison after “Metzada” repression unit broke into section 20, which contains imprisoned children, to transfer leading activists. The Club said that the Israeli Prison System (IPS) informed the prisoners that the transfer is due to a Shabak […]

04 Aug
12:01

Amnesty International Israel’s Office Targeted with Death Threats

August 4, 2019 12:01 AM Ali Salam Human rights, Israel, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli authorities must urgently investigate death threats targeting three civil society organizations, including Amnesty International’s Israeli section in Tel Aviv, the organization’s International Secretariat said today. Anonymous death threats were sprayed last night outside the offices of Amnesty International Israel and ASSAF, an organization working to assist refugees and […]

04 Aug
12:01

UK Council Refused to Host Palestinian Event Over Antisemitism Fears

Officials at a London council that refused to host a charity event in aid of Palestinian children did not tell the organizers the decision was based on fears their criticism of Israel could breach antisemitism guidelines, internal emails have revealed. The exchanges among officials at Tower Hamlets council also reveal […]

04 Aug
12:01

PLO : ‘UN Failure to Address Israeli Crimes Against Palestinian Kids Inexcusable’

A senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has censured the United Nations for its failure to include Israel in its annual blacklist of armed forces that commit atrocities against youths, arguing that the world body’s falling short of recognizing Israeli crimes against Palestinian children is inexcusable. “This failure […]

04 Aug
12:01

Palestine’s UN Delegation Criticizes Secretary-General for Not Including Israel on ‘List of Shame’

To the dismay of Palestine’s delegation to the United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres did not include Israel in his new “list of shame”, which includes states committing grave violations against children, despite the figures and statistics in the report about serious violation of rights of children in Palestine, said Riyad […]

04 Aug
12:01

Addameer’s Lawyers Visit Three Prisoners on Hunger Strike for 32 Days in Nitzan-Ramle Prison

On Wednesday 31 July 2019, Addameer’s lawyers visited three prisoners who had reached day 32 of their hunger strike. These prisoners include Huthayfa Halibia, Muhammad Abuakkar, and Mustafa Hassanat who are being held in Nitzan-Ramle prison. The prisoners reported to the lawyer that they will continue their hunger strike until […]

04 Aug
12:01

Water Series: ‘There’s No Law in the World that Says You Can Cut Water From Humans’

[This is the second of a series of reports documenting the control and devastation of water sources by Israel as a tool of oppression.] Israel is escalating its war on water in the South Hebron Hills, demolishing wells, ripping out kilometres of pipeline and even confiscating trucks carrying emergency water […]

03 Aug
1:29

On the 69th Great March of Return 66 Civilians Injured by Israeli Forces: 28 Children, 2 Journalists and 4 Women, Including a Paramedic

On the 69th Great March of Return, 66 Palestinian civilians were injured due to the Israeli military’s continued use of excessive force against peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border. At least 28 children, 4 women and a paramedic were among those injured this Friday, 02 August 2019. Twenty-seven […]

02 Aug
11:36

Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies Report : 420 Arrests in July, Including 10 Women, 62 Children and the Martyrdom of a Prisoner

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies (PCBS), released a report on August 1, 2019 confirming that the Israeli occupation authorities have continued to arbitrarily detain Palestinians during the past month of July. The PCBS has documented 420 cases of arrest of Palestinians during July, including 62 minors, 10 women, a […]

01 Aug
9:43

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 – 31 July 2019)

Shooting and other violations of the right to life and bodily integrity   At approximately 23:30 on Monday, 29 July 2019, Israeli gunboats stationed northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 6 nautical miles. As a result, the fishermen were […]

01 Aug
9:35

Euro-Med Calls Out Switzerland, Netherlands For Suspension of UNRWA Funding

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights, today, criticized Switzerland and the Netherlands’ decision to suspend their support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The decision came after the leaking of a report on corruption in the UN organization. Ashrawi: UN Failure to […]

01 Aug
2:17

Boycott Called on Pop-Kultur Berlin Festival 2019

July 30, 2019 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Germany [Deutsch] The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calls on all participating artists in Pop-Kultur Berlin festival to withdraw, due to its ongoing partnership with the Israeli embassy. Fourteen artists from […]

01 Aug
2:07

Water Series: Israeli Forces Destroy Farmland East of Hebron – ISM Speaks to Owner Ghassan Jaber

07/30/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Bit Arawa This is the first of a series of reports documenting the control and devastation of water sources by Israel as a tool of oppression. On Thursday 18th July Israeli occupation forces came to the Al Baqa’a area, east of Hebron, and destroyed an […]

01 Aug
1:53

Ashrawi: UN Failure to Recognize Israeli Crimes against Palestinian Children Inexcusable

For the fourth year in a row, and despite the urging of several leading human rights organizations and experts, including United Nations Special Rapporteurs, the United Nations has failed again to include Israel in its annual blacklist of armed forces that commit atrocities against youth, said Hanan Ashrawi, member of […]

01 Aug
1:50

Second Child in Less than 24 Hours Summoned for Interrogation

Israeli forces summoned a second Palestinian child, in less than 24 hours, for interrogation. Qais Firas Obaid, 6 years old, from al-Eesawiyya, in the occupied city of Jerusalem, was summoned by Israeli forces on Tuesday evening, for interrogation, just after a summons was issued to Mohammad Elayyan (4 years), on […]

31 Jul
12:03

Detainee From Bethlehem Refuses To End Hunger Strike

The Maan Palestinian News Agency has reported that a detainee, from Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, has refused an offer to be released in four months in exchange for ending his hunger strike, and added that the detainee is demanding that any offer must […]

30 Jul
11:06

Palestinian Female Detainee Receives Administrative Detention Orders, Faces Deteriorating Health

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Tuesday, that a female detainee from Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem, was slapped with an arbitrary Administrative Detention order, without charges or trial, despite her deteriorating health condition. The Committee stated that the detainee, Shorouq Mohammad Mousa al-Badan, 25, from Teqoua’ town, east […]

30 Jul
10:51

Israeli Settlers, Under Israeli Military Guard, Invade Nablus and Al-Aqsa Mosques

In two separate incidents early Tuesday morning, hundreds of Israeli settlers invaded an area near Nablus that they are trying to take over to annex into Israel, while separately , dozens of other Israeli settlers invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem under heavy Israeli military guard. In Nablus, four Palestinians […]

30 Jul
9:32

Israeli Authorities Summon 3-Year Old Child for Interrogation

In the latest violation of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, Israeli authorities on Monday issued a summons for a 3-year-old child to be brought to the Jerusalem police station for interrogation. During an invasion of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Isawiya Monday night, Israeli forces stormed […]

Farmers near the border in Gaza. (Shourideh C. Molavi and Ain Media Gaza)
29 Jul
11:25

Report: Israeli Pesticides Contaminating Gaza Crops

A new report by the group ‘Forensic Architecture’ has found that widespread pesticide contamination from Israel into Gaza has occurred over decades, severely impacting the food grown in Gaza. The full report follows below: Staging the terrain Over three decades, in tandem with the Madrid and Oslo negotiation processes, the […]

29 Jul
3:01

B’Tselem: Military Admits Killing Protesters in Gaza for No Reason

Israel’s unlawful open-fire policy during the demonstrations along the Gaza perimeter fence – which were upheld by the Supreme Court – have so far resulted in hundreds of Palestinian deaths and thousands of injuries. Official sources now admit that they were well aware that people were being killed when even […]

28 Jul
12:46

Israel Blacklisted by UN Among Top Child Killers of 2018

The United Nations has, for the third year in a row, put Israel on the world body’s blacklist of child killers. According to a report by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in 2018, Israel killed 59 Palestinian children during that year. The UN chief’s report, which was presented to the […]

27 Jul
12:25

Army Injures 71 Palestinians, Including 30 Children, 3 Women and 1 Medic, In Gaza

Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, 71 Palestinians, including 30 children, one medic and three women, after the army attacked the Great Return March processions in the Gaza Strip. The PCHR said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the […]

26 Jul
9:10

BTS Testimonial: “Around every such settlement there’s a circle, a radius of one kilometer.”

[[Breaking The Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate […]

26 Jul
8:56

Nazareth: Afula’s Public Park Will Be Open to All Visitors – Including Non-residents – Following Adalah’s Petition

On 14 July 2019, following a petition by Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, and pressure by the Nazareth Court for Administrative Affairs, the Afula municipality accepted the court’s recommendation to re-open the city’s public park to all visitors. The Court emphasized that the municipality lacked authority to […]

26 Jul
8:39

A Life Redefined by a Tear Gas Canister

Defence for Children International – Palestine / On the afternoon of January 11, 2019, Samer S. set out for the bus stop with his cousin. It was a Friday, meaning that the “Great March of Return” demonstrations would be starting soon. For a 13-year-old boy from the impoverished Jabalia refugee camp […]

March of Return (archive image)
26 Jul
1:09

Report:Israeli Army Knowingly Targeted Civilians During March of Return

From +972 Magazine: A statement published by Israeli human rights group B’Tselem on Wednesday accused Israeli officials of openly admitting that they knew their soldiers were killing people that, “even in the eyes of the state, had no reason to be gunned down.” “No one bothered to change the orders, […]

26 Jul
1:00

Palestinian President Suspends Agreements with Israel Following Demolition of 70 Palestinian Homes

The President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, announced Thursday evening the suspension of all agreements and accords signed with Israel, citing the demolition this week of 70 Palestinian homes in Sur Baher, an area that is supposed to be under full Palestinian control according to the signed agreements. Abbas […]

25 Jul
11:22

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 July 2019)

July 25, 2019 11:22 PM PCHR Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory for the week of 8 – 24 July, 2019. 125 civilians were injured during the Great March of Return, in Eastern Gaza, including 53 children, 3 women, 5 journalists and 4 paramedics, by Israeli forces. In the West Bank, including […]

25 Jul
10:54

MADA Calls for Photojournalist’s Release from Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has called on international legal and human rights organizations to put pressure on the Israeli occupation government to stop its attempts to deport the Palestinian photographer, Mustafa Al-Karouf, outside of the Palestinian territories and release him, as he has been detained […]

25 Jul
8:03

PCHR Calls for Investigation into Death Circumstances of Prisoner in Gaza

July 25, 2019 8:03 PM PCHR Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

 The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) calls upon the Attorney General to open an investigation into death circumstances of Mohammed Mahmoud Sa’ed Baker (43), from Gaza City. Baker died in al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah, at dawn today, 25 July 2019, after being transferred to the hospital from […]

25 Jul
7:14

Israeli Forces Destroy Trees, Water Wells in South Hebron Village

Israeli forces invaded Khirbet Umm al-Khair in Masafer Yatta, near Hebron in the southern West Bank Thursday, and destroyed dozens of olive trees, water irrigation systems and four water wells used by Palestinian Bedouin farmers. This comes two weeks after Israeli forces invaded the same village and destroyed a children’s […]

25 Jul
12:10

US Blocks Attempt to Condemn Demolition of Palestinian Houses at UN

NEW YORK,  Thursday, July 25, 2019 (WAFA) – The US blocked an attempt to get the United Nations Security Council to issue a formal statement condemning Israel’s demolitions of Palestinian homes Sur Baher neighborhood, southeast of Jerusalem, earlier this week. The draft statement, circulated by Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa to […]

24 Jul
10:00

Israeli High Court to Determine Fate of Human Rights Watch Director Omar Shakir

The Israeli High Court of Justice, on Wednesday, is set to defend its decision to deport Human Rights Watch Director for Israel and Palestine, Omar Shakir, for supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Haaretz reported. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), this is a “dangerous interpretation” of the […]

24 Jul
11:18

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Homes in Ar’ara

The Palestinian township of Ar’ara, located on the Israeli side of the Green Line (1967 Armistice Line), and an area targeted for Israeli colonial expansion, on Wednesday became the latest site of Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes. Early Wednesday morning, Israeli forces invaded the village of Khor Saqr, located in […]

23 Jul
10:28

Gaza Revived: How An Irishman Is Giving Hope To Palestinian Amputees

by Muhammad Hussein Gaza. The very name evokes images of Israeli bombardment, crumbling infrastructure, keffiyeh-clad protestors standing defiantly with Palestinian flags and slingshots, and screaming children shot by snipers in a fog of tear gas and smoke from burning tyres. All of these images are the unfortunate reality of the Palestinians […]

22 Jul
9:31

Palestinian President Undermines Judiciary Independence

The Palestinian President issued two laws by decree on 15 July 2019.  The first one is dissolved the High Judicial Council (HJC) and assigned a transitional one while the other amended the Palestinian Judicial Authority Law No.1/2002 and reduced judges’ retirement age to 60 years. The Palestinian Center for Human […]

22 Jul
6:23

Hundreds Lose Shelter as Israeli Forces Destroy Dozens of Housing Units in Sour Baher in occupied East Jerusalem

On Monday morning, 22 July 2019, Israeli military forces launched a large-scale destruction operation against civilian property in Wadi al-Humus neighborhood, in Sour Baher in the southern part of occupied East Jerusalem. Hundreds of Israeli soldiers and machinery carried out the destructions that resulted in hundreds of civilians losing their […]

19 Jul
4:32

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

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory for the week of 11- 17 July, 2019. 74 Palestinian civilians injured; 24 of them were children, a woman, 2 journalists including a female, and a paramedic at the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip. 5 civilians, including […]

18 Jul
9:10

B’Tselem: “Contrary to military statement: ‘Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi, 9, was shot in the head with live ammunition”

This Report is prepared and published by the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights In The Occupied Territories (B’Tselem): B’Tselem investigation published today proves a soldier fired live ammunition, hitting ‘Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi, 9, in the head. A-Shteiwi was injured last week while playing in the entrance to a home […]

18 Jul
6:22

Report: “Taqatqa Died Due To Abuse, Lack Of Medical Treatment”

Updated: The Palestinian Detainees Committee has confirmed that the autopsy results in the death of Nassar Taqatqa, 31, from Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, revealed that he died due to abuse by Israeli interrogators and soldiers, and added that he suffered severe Pneumonia without […]

18 Jul
5:23

UN officials call on Israeli authorities to halt plans for demolitions in Sur Bahir

                    Published By: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): Statement by Mr. Jamie McGoldrick (Humanitarian Coordinator), Ms. Gwyn Lewis (Director of West Bank Operations for UNRWA), and Mr. James Heenan (Head of OHCHR in the occupied Palestinian […]

17 Jul
1:05

Hundreds to Cycle Through London and Manchester In Support of Palestine

Hundreds of human rights campaigners from across the UK are set to take part in The Big Ride for Palestine 2019, an annual event which combines a love of cycling and solidarity with the Palestinian people. The event is supported by a number of campaigning organisations including Palestine Solidarity Campaign, […]

17 Jul
12:59

Mother of Nasser Taqatqa Speaks to PNN

Through tears, the mother of Nassar Taqatqa expressed her devastation at the loss of her son who died in solitary confinement, in an Israeli prison. In an interview with a correspondent for the Palestine News Network (PNN), at her home in the town of Beit Fajjar, southwest of Bethlehem, she […]

16 Jul
4:11

Palestinian Detainee Dies In Solitary Confinement In Nitzan Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Tuesday, that a Palestinian detainee from Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, died in solitary confinement in Nitzan Israeli Prison. The PPS said the detainee, Nasser Majed Taqatqa, 31, was taken prison by Israeli soldiers on June 19 […]

16 Jul
2:32

Freedom Flotilla to Break Israeli Siege Again Next Year

Chairman of the International Committee for Breaking the Siege of Gaza, and a founding member of Freedom Flotilla Coalition, Zaher Birawi, has unveiled a new attempt, by the Freedom Flotilla, to break Gaza’s naval blockade. Birawi indicated, in press statements, that the new Freedom Flotilla might be carrying nominal relief […]

14 Jul
10:11

World’s Largest Christian Zionist Summit Upset by Protesters

Interfaith peace activists heckled speakers, at the summit of the world’s largest Christian Zionist organization, in a protest over the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Demonstrators were forcibly ejected from the Washington meeting by security staff after disrupting the speeches of key convention delegates, PNN reports. More than 100 Christian, Jewish […]

14 Jul
4:50

African Group Calls On UN to Hold Israel Accountable for Crimes Against Palestinians

The African Group has called on the United Nations (UN) to hold Israel accountable for its crimes against Palestinians. The African Group – sometimes known as the Group of African States – is a regional assembly within the UN comprised of 54 member states from the African continent. It represents […]

14 Jul
4:35

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 July 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights documented in the occupied Palestinian territory for the week of 4-10 July, 2019: West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem: 6 civilians injured; 55 civilians arrested, including 6 children; 75 incursions into Palestinian territory; 113 temporary checkpoints established; 100 demolition notices distributed in occupied East Jerusalem; […]

11 Jul
2:50

Palestinian Journalists Refuse “Failed and Desperate” Meeting With US Official

In response to a request from US Trump administration official and supporter of Israeli settlement expansion, Jason Greenblatt, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) said they would refuse to meet at the White House in Washington DC. They called the request a “failed and desperate” attempt by the US administration to […]

10 Jul
6:19

Death Sentence Issued in Gaza: PCHR Calls for Respecting Palestine’s International Obligations

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Tuesday, 09 July 2019, the First Instance Court issued a death sentence by hanging against J. M. (69), from Jabalia after convicting him with the murder of (A. A.) on 15 February 2018. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the […]

10 Jul
5:40

Israeli Forces Seize Palestinian Garbage Trucks, Detain Drivers

A group of Israeli soldiers on Wednesday detained Palestinian municipal employees in the village of Beit Fourik, in the northern West Bank, and seized several vehicles used for trash collection. According to local sources, the vehicles that were seized include a garbage truck, a tractor used for hauling garbage and […]

08 Jul
4:46

Wadi al-Hummos Residents Facing Displacement

BETHLEHEM, Monday, July 08, 2019 (WAFA) – By Anan Shehadeh: In 2005, precisely when the Israeli authorities began building the apartheid wall in Jerusalem and Bethlehem areas, the suffering of the residents of the Wadi al-Hummos, an area part of Sur Bahir, a Palestinian neighborhood southeast of the occupied city of […]

06 Jul
8:37

Seven Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies has reported that the number of detainees, held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges of trial, and are holding hunger strikes in Israeli prisons is now seven, after six other detainees suspended their strike upon reaching agreements with the Israeli Prison Service. Researcher […]

05 Jul
2:02

Five Detainees Suspend Hunger Strike After Reaching An Agreement Ending Their Administrative Detention

The Palestinian Committee of Detainees and Ex-Detainees has reported, Thursday, that five detainees from Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, have suspended their hunger strike after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Prison Service, ending their arbitrary Administrative Detention, without charges or trial. The Committee […]

03 Jul
8:58

Ethiopian Israeli Settler Killed, One Thousand Israelis Erupt in Anger

On Sunday, June 30, after an Israeli police officer allegedly shot an Israeli teen of Ethiopian descent, and on Tuesday, July 2, more than one thousand Israelis protested the killing, and on Wednesday, throughout Israel, Israel’s Haaretz reported. The protests are still reported to be ongoing on Wednesday, Haaretz reported. […]

01 Jul
4:03

The Israeli Occupation’s Fig Leaf

By : Asa Winstanley/Middle East Monitor – June 29, 2019 Spare a thought for the human rights groups in Palestine committed to documenting, holding to account, and otherwise having to deal with Israel’s racist regime. Groups such as Al Haq, B’Tselem, Adalah and Al-Mezan are just some of the many […]

01 Jul
12:54

Israeli High Court Rules Against Palestinian Families; Will Allow Their Homes to be Demolished

Sixteen apartment buildings, home to more than 100 Palestinian families, will have their homes destroyed by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem after a ruling Sunday by the Israeli Supreme Court allowing the demolition. The High Court accepted the argument of the Israeli government that the homes were “too close to the […]

29 Jun
2:14

On 64th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 128 Palestinian Civilians, including 38 Children, 3 Women, 7 Paramedics, and Journalist

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday, 28 June 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 64th   Friday of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 128  Palestinian civilians, including 38 children, 3 women, 7 paramedics, and a journalist. […]

28 Jun
3:23

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20 – 26 June 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 20 – 26 June, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protesters in the Gaza Strip. 124 Palestinian civilians, including 28 children, 3 women and a paramedic, were wounded, in the […]

24 Jun
2:22

Israel’s Illegal Blockade of Gaza Devastates Families of Sick Infants

Palestinian infants brought from the besieged Gaza Strip, to Jerusalem’s Makassed hospital are, according to the U.K.’s Guardian, must endure their hospital stay alone, and their families suffer from afar. Medical grounds may compel Israel to allow a critically ill patient to travel to Jerusalem for more specialized care, but […]

23 Jun
1:14

Israeli Court Orders Palestinian Family Out of their Ancestral Home

by: Silwan Information Center The District Court of Jerusalem has ruled to evict the heirs of the late Mariam Abu Zweir from their property in the neighborhood of Wadi Hilweh in Silwan, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque. Wadi Hilweh Information Center / Silwan said that the judges refused the appeal filed […]

21 Jun
10:08

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13 – 19 June 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 13 – 19 June, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protesters in the Gaza Strip. 95 Palestinian civilians, including 34 children, 1 woman and 4 paramedics, were wounded; one of […]

21 Jun
12:58

Gheith Denounces Serious Israeli Escalation Against Palestinian Homes In Jerusalem

Jerusalem Governor at the Palestinian Authority Adnan Gheith issued a statement strongly denouncing the serious Israeli escalation against the Palestinian homes and property, in Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood in Sur Baher village, south of occupied East Jerusalem, and described them as war crimes. Gheith said the ongoing and escalation Israeli demolition […]

19 Jun
10:31

Ailing Detainee, Sami Abu Diak, Faces Serious Deterioration

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) issued a statement warning of the grave deterioration of the health condition of a Palestinian detainee, held by Israel, especially after a recent serious health setback. The PPS said the detainee, Sami Abu Diak, 36, from the northern West Bank city of Jenin, suffered various […]

19 Jun
3:05

Child Released A Month After Losing His Leg When Israeli Soldiers Shot Him With Expanding Bullet

Israeli soldiers released, Tuesday, a Palestinian child from the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, a month after they shot him with an expanding Dumdum bullet in the leg, leading to an amputation. The Palestinian child, Mahmoud Hussein Salah, 14, was abducted by the soldiers who […]

19 Jun
2:04

Florida Passes Bill Suppressing Speech On Israel, Palestine

Sheldon Adelson attends Friends of The Israel Defence Forces (FIDF) gala in California, US on 1 November 2018 [Photo by Shahar Azran/Getty Images] Israel has been granted protection from its critics by the state of Florida in recent amendments to the Florida Educational Equality Act (FEEA), which includes provisions that […]

18 Jun
12:57

Two Siblings Forced To Demolish Their Homes In Jerusalem

Two Palestinian siblings, identified as Bassem and Hatem al-Abbassi, were forced on Monday evening, two demolish their two-story residential building in Ein al-Louza neighborhood, in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the City Council in occupied Jerusalem, issued an order a month […]

17 Jun
6:33

German Author/Journalist Shot By Israeli Forces in Gaza

Jürgen Todenhöfer, German author and journalist, was in Gaza on June 14, participating in the weekly ‘Great March of Return’ demonstration, in solidarity with Palestinians, Days of Palestine reported. Todenhöfer was videotaped holding a sign with the words, “Dear Israelis, please treat the Palestinians the same way you want to be […]

15 Jun
11:41

Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinian Detainees In Asqalan

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday at dawn, many Palestinian political prisoners in Asqalan Prison, and conducted very violent searches of their rooms and property. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the attack comes one day before the planned hunger strike in the prison due to the escalating Israeli […]

15 Jun
12:06

PCHR: “On 61st Friday of Great March of Return and BreakingSiege, Israeli Forces Wound 92 Palestinian Civilians,28 of them were Children and Four were Paramedics,including Female Paramedic”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday, 14 June 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 61st  Friday of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 92 Palestinian civilians, 28 of them were children and four were paramedics, including […]

14 Jun
2:45

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 May – 12 June 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 30 May – 12 June, 2019. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child while attempting to enter al-Aqsa Mosque, to perform prayers. 17 civilians, including 6 children, were wounded in the West Bank. Israeli forces […]

13 Jun
11:28

Detainees In Ashkelon To Start Hunger Strike Sunday

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that the detainees in Ashkelon Israeli prison have decided to start a hunger strike, this coming Sunday, after preparing a list of legitimate demands. The committee stated that the detainees will start removing all food products from their rooms, before starting the strike. It […]

13 Jun
3:01

70 Civil Society Organizations Send UN Letters Of Rejecting The Deal Of The Century

70 civil society organizations held a press conference in front of the United Nations Office in Gaza City, on Tuesday. They sent a written message to the UN expressing their rejection of the so-called American “peace plan,” which is meant to help Israel consolidate its control over all Palestinian territories, […]