Category Archives: Human rights

08 Nov

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

05 Nov

Samidoun’s Charlotte Kates on By Any Means Necessary Radio on Heba al-Labadi, Khalida Jarrar and Samer Arbeed

Samidoun’s international coordinator Charlotte Kates joined Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon for an interview on “By Any Means Necessary Radio,” a Sputnik News program, on 2 November 2019. The interview focused on the call for days of action to free Palestinian prisoners between 8-11 November, particularly highlighting the cases of Palestinian leftist, […]

05 Nov

Israel Bans Travel for Amnesty International Staff Member

The Israeli authorities’ decision to prevent an Amnesty International staff member from travelling abroad for “security reasons”, apparently as a punitive measure against the organization’s human rights work, is another chilling indication of Israel’s growing intolerance of critical voices, Amnesty International said, Thursday.  “The Israeli authorities claim that they have […]

04 Nov

Two Hunger Striking Jordanian Detainees To Be Sent To Amman

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi has reported, Monday, that the two hunger-striking detainees Hiba al-Labadi and Abdul-Rahman Mer’ey, will be released by Israel and sent back to Amman before the end of this week. On his Twitter account, Safadi stated that the Jordanian government, as instructed by King Abdullah, has […]

03 Nov

PCHR: 81st Great March of Return: IOF Shot and Injured 144 Palestinian Civilians

144 Palestinian civilians, including 53 children, 3 women, 2 paramedics and a journalist, were shot and injured by the Israeli occupation forces’ (IOF) fire against peaceful protestors at the 81st Great March of Return (GMR), this past Friday, 01 November 2019. The increased number of injuries in this week’s GMR […]

03 Nov

Of 39 Women Detained In Israeli Jails, 16 are Mothers

The Israeli occupation has 39 women detained in Israeli prisons, held at Damoun prison, with the exception of Jordanian citizen, Heba Al-Labadi, who began a hunger strike 41 days ago, held at Al-Ramlah prison clinic. In addition, wounded Palestinian detainee, Suhair Islamya, is currently held at Shaare Tzedek Hospital, the […]

03 Nov

Mosques, Churches, Protests: Gaza on the Balfour Declaration’s 102nd Anniversary

Gazans march in protest on the 102nd anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. On the 102nd anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, churches rang bells and mosques called for prayer at the same time, while tens of thousands of Palestinians entered the buffer zone this Friday between the besieged Gaza Strip and […]

03 Nov

Four Palestinian Detainees Still on Hunger Strike

Asra Media Office, on Sunday, stated that four Palestinian detainees, including a female prisoner, are maintaining their open-ended hunger strike in protest of their illegal imprisonment without charge or trial. The office added that the hunger strikers are identified as: 30-year-old prisoner Ismael Ali, a resident of Abu Dis village, […]

03 Nov

Israel Plans to Seize Over 600 Dunams of Land in Nablus and Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities ordered, on Saturday, the confiscation of 500 dunams of Palestinian land in the village of Hizma, east of Jerusalem, and 124 dunams in the villages of Majdal Bani Fadel and Douma, south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, local sources said. Muslim Abu Heleou, head […]

03 Nov

Leaked Video from Israeli Military Shows Soldier Shooting Unarmed Palestinian with Hands Up

A video taken by an Israeli border patrol officer 18 months ago was released on Israeli television Saturday, and it shows a soldier shooting an unarmed Palestinian with his hands up in a tunnel road in the West Bank. The 26-second clip shows a Palestinian man holding up his hands […]

02 Nov

Israel to establish waste-to-energy plant in settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, unlawfully exploiting Palestinian territory for its own needs

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights In The Occupied Territories (B’Tselem): Israel to establish waste-to-energy plant in settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, unlawfully exploiting Palestinian territory for its own needs In October 2019, the Israeli government issued a tender for the establishment of its first waste-to-energy plant, at an estimated […]

02 Nov

Al-Mezan: “Israeli Soldier Sentenced for Failure to Follow Orders, instead of Killing of Child Al Mezan: Leniency Attests to Entrenched Impunity”

Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: In one of the dozens of cases pursued by Al Mezan Center for Human Rights for the killing of unarmed Palestinians in Gaza’s ‘Great March of Return’ protests, an Israeli military court has sentenced a soldier who killed on July 13 2018, 14-year-old child, Othman […]

01 Nov

Israeli Forces Injure 96 Palestinians At Gaza Border

At least 96 Palestinians were injured on Friday as Israeli forces attacked dozens of peaceful protesters taking part in the 81st Friday of the Great March of Return at the border between Gaza and Israel. The Ministry of Health reported that the Israeli occupation forces shot 96 Palestinian non-violent protesters, […]

01 Nov

Israel Re-Arrests Prominent Palestinian Legislator Khaleda Jarrar

Israeli forces, Thursday, re-arrested, prominent Palestinian legislator and senior member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in an overnight incursion into her home. Khaleda Jarrar, a 56-year-old member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, was arrested at 3 am local time (00:00 GMT) at her home in […]

31 Oct

Palestinian Woman Prisoner on Hunger Strike for 35 Days Moved to Hospital

According to +972 Magazine, Palestinian and Israeli activists launched a viral campaign on Sunday demanding the release of a Jordanian citizen who has been on hunger strike for the past month after being imprisoned by Israel without trial since August. Hiba al-Labadi, a 24-year-old Palestinian-Jordanian national, was detained by Israeli […]

31 Oct

Israeli Soldier Who Killed Palestinian Child Sentenced to One Month of Community Service

An Israeli soldier was sentenced on Monday to a month of community service for killing a Palestinian child during a Great Return March protest in the occupied Gaza Strip. The Middle East Monitor reported that the soldier – whose name has been banned from publication – was convicted by a […]

31 Oct

Euro-Med: Light Sentencing of Israeli Soldier is a ‘Green Light to More Violations’

The Israeli sharpshooter who killed an unarmed Palestinian teen in Gaza, was sentenced to 1 (one) month of community service, was described by Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med) as ‘a green light to more violations’. Othman Rami Helles, 15, was shot in the torso, on the 13th of July 2018, […]

31 Oct

Israeli Settlers Attack, Injure Palestinian Olive Farmers

Illegal Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian farmers Wednesday, throwing rocks, and injuring at least three harvesters. In the town of Huwwara, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Ghassan Daghlas, a local monitor of settler violence, told WAFA that a group of colonists from the illegal Yitzhar settlement, threw […]

30 Oct

UN Official Calls for Upholding Status Quo at Al-Aqsa

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, today called for upholding the status quo at Al-Haram Al-Sharif compound (Al-Aqsa Mosque) in Jerusalem’s Old City. “I call on all to refrain from provocations that could escalate tensions in and around Jerusalem’s holy sites,” Mladenov said following […]

30 Oct

Six Palestinians Receive Demolition Notices

Israeli forces, Tuesday, notified six Palestinians of their intention to demolish their homes in Kobar town, north of Ramallah city, according to a municipal source. Izzat Badwan, the mayor of Kobar, said that an Israeli military force, along with officers of the so-called ‘Israeli Civil Administration’, an arm of the […]

29 Oct

VIDEO : Israeli Police Pepper Spray Palestinians, Shoot One, Detain Three

Israeli police, Monday, closed the gates to the Old City of Jerusalem following an alleged stabbing attempt, detaining three people, including an elderly man, witnesses told Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). Eyewitnesses reported police shooting into the air, some reported heavy shooting, in addition to pepper spraying people. The […]

29 Oct

Norway’s Capital Oslo is Banning Israeli Settlement Goods and Services

In a historic step, Oslo’s newly installed City Council is banning Israeli settlement goods and services from public procurements. The ban on goods from Israel’s illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory is a part of the newly adopted platform for 2019 – 2023, approved by Oslo’s recently-elected City Council, […]

29 Oct

Israeli Settlers Attack Civilian Homes in Central West Bank

Israeli settlers today attacked Palestinian homes with rocks in the village of Kifl Haris, to the north of the occupied central West Bank city of Salfit, local sources told The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). Dozens of illegal, colonialist settlers reportedly snuck into the village and threw rocks at […]

29 Oct

600 Settlers Storm West Bank Town Under Military Protection

Hundreds of illegal settlers stormed the town of Kifl Haris north of the central West bank city of Salfit, Monday morning, PNN reported. Under strict Israeli military protection, the colonists performed Talmudic rituals near a historical shrine. “0404” Hebrew website stated that the settlers broke into the town after the […]

28 Oct

Augusta Victoria Hospital Out of Service, PA Refuses to Pay Debts

Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH), in occupied Jerusalem, Sunday evening, launched a distress call entitled “The Future of AVH Hospital is in Danger,” which has reached a dead end, according to administration. The hospital said, in a statement, that the Palestinian government did not transfer any funds to the hospital and […]

28 Oct

The War On Truth: How Israel’s Social Media Trolls Conquered Facebook

Ramzy Baroud, Features, Days of Palestine On October 9, 2019, the social media platform, Facebook, deleted the page of the popular Palestinian news website, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC). This act, which was carried out without even contacting the page administrators, confirms that Facebook’s war on pro-Palestine voices is continuing […]

28 Oct

MADA Denounces Recent Wave of Violations against Palestinian Journalists

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has condemned the recent wave of violations against a number of Palestinian journalists. Some of these violations were committed by Israeli occupation forces, while the other violations – especially the abduction of several journalists – were carried out by Palestinian security […]

27 Oct

Farmers Denied Entry to Their Land Behind Israeli Apartheid Wall

Israeli occupation forces today prevented Palestinian farmers from accessing their own groves located on the other side of the Israeli segregation barrier near the central West Bank town of Salfit, local sources told WAFA. Ibrahim Hamad, director of the Salfit Directorate of Agriculture, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers manning one […]

26 Oct

Al-Malki Praises Malaysia’s Plan to Open Embassy for Palestine

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riad al-Malki, praised Malaysia, Sunday after the country’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad declared his country’s plan to open an embassy in Jordan accredited for Palestine. “Malaysia’s stance is a blessed initiative by a courageous Malaysian leadership with a vision committed to supporting the Palestinian […]

26 Oct

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 – 23 October 2019)

Summary   During the reporting period, PCHR documented 129 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: on 18 October […]

26 Oct

ISM Offers Training in Belfast, Ireland

International Solidarity Movement (ISM), Action Alerts, Features, Press Releases October 26, 2019 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 […]

26 Oct

Malaysia To Open Embassy To Palestine

Malaysia will soon open an embassy to Palestine, the country’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced Friday. He said that since Israel will ban a Malaysian embassy in the occupied Palestinian territories, Malaysia will open this embassy in Jordan but will be accredited to Palestine, enabling his country to offer aid […]

26 Oct

Israel Prevents UN Special Rapporteur Lynk from Traveling to Palestine

Special rapporteur of the United Nations Organization on human rights in Palestine Michael Lynk condemned Israel for preventing him Thursday from traveling to the Palestinian territories, violating thus established procedures and protocols. At a press conference in New York, the official said: “This is a violation of the procedures and […]

Kafr Qaddoum protest (archival image from PNN)
26 Oct

Israeli Troops Attack Palestinian Protesters in Kafr Qaddoum

Dozens of Palestinian civilians and solidarity activists were attacked by Israeli troops, who fired tear gas canisters and sound grenades at the weekly, non-violent march against the construction of the Israeli Annexation Wall on village land. The protest occurs each week on Friday, and is meant to challenge the Israeli […]

26 Oct

PCHR Gaza: 95 Civilians Shot and Injured, Including 43 Children, at 80th Great March of Return

In Gaza on Friday, 95 Palestinian civilians, including 43 children, a woman, 2 paramedics and a journalist, were shot and injured by Israeli forces, who fired live rounds against peaceful Palestinian protesters at the 80th Great March of Return. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protesters, wounding […]

25 Oct

Israeli Troops Desecrate Mosque, Abduct 8-year-old in al-Issawiya

Israeli forces on Thursday evening invaded the town of al-Issawiya in East Jerusalem, desecrated a mosque, and fired tear gas at Palestinian residents of the town. Local sources told WAFA that a number of heavily armed Israeli soldiers had desecrated their shoes at the Al-Arba’een mosque in the middle of […]

24 Oct

Israel Attempts to Wipe out Palestinian Curriculum in Jerusalem

Up to 100,000 Palestinian students are facing the threat of using distorted schoolbooks in occupied Jerusalem, Deputy Palestinian Education Minister Basri Saleh said on Sunday. During a meeting held in Cairo, Basri said that the Israeli occupation has been working hard to impose the distorted Israeli narratives related to the […]

Israeli troops assault Palestinian worshipers in Al-Aqsa (archive image)
23 Oct

Hundreds of Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound

According to local sources, hundreds of Jewish Israeli settlers, accompanied by soldiers, forced their way into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday, pushing aside the Muslim worshipers and the Muslim clerics who oversee the Mosque. The Israelis then gathered to pray for the destruction of the mosque. A large sect […]

22 Oct

British Forensic Researchers Challenge Israeli Army over Shooting of Child

photo: Israeli soldiers prepare to fire at protesters in Kafr Qaddoum during the town’s weekly protests 22 October | International Solidarity Movement | Kafr Qaddoum Evidence is stacking up against the Israeli Army over the near-fatal shooting of a Palestinian child by a soldier in July, with the release of […]

21 Oct

One Of Them Enters 100th Day; Six Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Monday, that six Palestinian detainees continue the hunger strike in Israeli prisons, including a detainee who stated the strike 100 days ago, in addition to one woman who began her strike 28 days ago, protesting being held under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, […]

21 Oct

80-Year Old Israeli Rabbi Beaten by Right-Wing Israeli Settlers for Protecting Palestinian Farmers

A group of around 30 masked Israeli settlers attacked Israeli and international human rights activists on Wednesday, beating them with crowbars while they were protecting Palestinian farmers trying to harvest olives in the village of Burin, in the West Bank. Eighty year old Rabbi Moshe Yehudai told reporters that  he […]

21 Oct

Palestine Through The Eyes Of A Visitor

There are no words to describe the bleak reality of actual humans who are trapped and whose lives are scarred by loss, oppression and uncertainty. And yet, cling to hope against all odds. I am not writing about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. If anything, I am acutely aware of my incompetence […]

18 Oct

Medical Crisis in Gaza: Bone Infections Rise with Shortage of Critical Medicine

The release of two new reports point to the severity of the Israeli-imposed crisis on the Gaza Strip, with thousands of Palestinian patients — many of whom have been injured by Israeli gunfire, shells and missiles — unable to access much-needed medicines and treatment due to the ongoing Israeli siege […]

18 Oct

73 Palestinians Wounded as Israeli Forces Attack Gaza Protests

Israeli forces assaulted protesters who gathered at a number of points along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday for the 79th weekly ‘March of Return’ calling for a return of Palestinian refugees to their homeland and an end to the Israeli siege of Gaza. At least 31 of those injured on […]

18 Oct

Hunger Striking Detainee Slapped With A New Administrative Detention Order

October 18, 2019 11:42 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Nablus, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Thursday, that an Israeli court has approved the arbitrary Administrative Detention order against a hunger-striking detainee, for an additional six months, without charges. The Committee stated that the detainee, Mo’ab Tawfiq al-Hindi, 29, from Tal village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, […]

17 Oct

Addameer: “Update on the health status of tortured detainee Smaer Al-Arbeed”

October 17, 2019 2:33 AM admin Human rights, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

By Addameer Prisoner Support And Human Rights Association: On 15 October 2019, Samer Arbeed‘s detention was extended for another eight days, following a court session that barred Samer’s lawyer from being present. The hearing was held in Hadassah Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where Samer was transferred on 27 September […]

16 Oct

VIDEO: Amnesty International Answers Questions

In a new video, Amnesty International asked several questions about the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories and it answered them in a brief, yet clear and all-encompassing way, WAFA reports. Interview 03/18/19 16th Anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s Murder – An Interview With Her Parents 

14 Oct

Jordan Demands Israel To Release Two Of Its Citizens

The Jordanian Government has officially demanded Israel to release two of its citizens, who are imprisoned by Tel Aviv, including the young woman, holding a hunger strike. The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported that its ambassador in Tel Aviv officially demanded the Israeli side to immediately release Hiba […]

13 Oct

Detainee On Hunger Strike For 82nd Day Suffers Serious Health Condition

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, on Sunday morning, that a hunger-striking detainee, identified as Ismael Ahmad Ali, 30, from Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, is suffering a very serious health condition after 82 days of the hunger strike. In a statement, the Committee said that the […]

13 Oct

Six Palestinian Prisoners Continue Long-Term Hunger Strike

October 13, 2019 12:13 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Six Palestinian prisoners being held without charges in Israeli prisons have announced the continuation of their long-term hunger strikes until their demands are met — including one prisoner who has refused all food for 91 straight days, another who has been on strike for 81 days, and a third who […]

12 Oct

PCHR: “On 78th Friday of Great March of Return: 71 Civilians Injured, Including 28 children”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): Seventy-one Palestinian civilians, including 28 children, were injured due to Israeli soldiers’ excessive use of force against peaceful protestors at the 78th Great March of Return, this Friday, 11 October 2019. Israeli forces persisted in the use of excessive force against the protestors participating […]

12 Oct

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (03 – 09 October 2019)

Summary   During the reporting period, PCHR documented 138 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian […]

11 Oct

MADA: Violation of Media Freedoms Continues, Facebook Taking The Lead

September 2019 has witnessed a noticeable increase in the number of violations against media freedoms in Palestine. MADA has documented a total of 53 attacks compared to 36 during August. It should be noted that two thirds of the violations documented this month are mostly the closures and blocks by […]

11 Oct

Settler Involved in Dawabsha Family Murder Joins the Israeli Military

On July 31, 2015, the Palestinian Dawabsha family was attacked in their home, by Israeli settlers throwing molotov cocktails, setting fire to the house, killing an 18 month old boy named Ali, and subsequently his parents Sa’ad Mohammad, and his wife Reham, leaving 4 year Ahmad suffering third degree burns. […]

08 Oct

Hunger Striking Detainee Receives A New Administrative Detention Order

A Palestinian political prisoner who started a hunger strike 70 days ago, protesting being held under the illegal and arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, was slapped with a new order for six additional months. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the new order was issued […]

08 Oct

PCHR sends an urgent appeal concerning the situation of Palestinian Detainee Samer al-Arabid to the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the OPT and the Special Rapporteur on Torture

October 8, 2019 9:46 PM PCHR Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights: On 8 October 2019, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Mr. Michael Lynk, and UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, […]

07 Oct

Israeli Soldiers Invade Augusta Victoria Hospital In Occupied Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers and police officers stormed, on Sunday evening, Augusta Victoria Hospital, in the at-Tour neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, and searched the cancer ward of the medical facility, terrorizing many patients while reportedly “looking for weapons.” The WAFA Palestinian News Agency the soldiers invaded the patients’ rooms, and various […]

07 Oct

Six Detainees Continue Hunger Strike, On of Them Enters 85th day

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Sunday, that six Palestinian detainees, including one woman, held by Israel under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, are ongoing with hunger strikes; one of them started the strike 85 days ago. The PPS stated that Ahmad Ghannam, 42, from […]

06 Oct

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 Sep. – 02 Oct. 2019)

Summary                                   During the reporting period, PCHR documented 129 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. Under the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and […]

04 Oct

10 Year-Old Shot in the Head by Israeli Forces, Family Awaits Answers

The Israeli military continues to deny wrongdoing in the case of Abdul Rahman, despite diverse evidence of the opposite. The young boy remains bedridden and immobile while his family struggles to make ends meet
 Reposted from Mondoweiss It’s been almost three months since 10-year-old Abdul Rahman Shteiwi was shot in […]

04 Oct

Amazon, Israel, and the Occupation of Palestine

photo: Apartment building in Gaza after bombing by Israeli aircraft. IAI, which services 80% of Amazon’s cargo planes, also provides aircraft, missiles, and other weapons to the Israeli government. Credit: MOHAMMED SALEM/ REUTERS On September 22nd, Amazon quietly launched its operations in Israel, offering local delivery from a number of Israeli […]

04 Oct

Activists Protest Facebook Policy against Palestinian Content

Palestinian activists and journalists, on Wednesday, in cooperation with Sada social center, have launched a campaign against Facebook administration’s violations against Palestinian content. The campaign denounced, in a statement, a policy of double standards adopted by the administration of the site.” At the time [in which] the violations against the […]

03 Oct

Israeli Settler Runs Over Palestinian Child with Car

On Tuesday evening, an Israeli settler ran over 10-year-old Khadija Murad Tanouh, at the Al-Fardis junction east of Bethlehem, severely wounding the child. Local sources reported that the child was taken to a hospital in occupied Jerusalem in an Israeli ambulance. This followed the arrival of Palestinian Red Crescent Society […]

02 Oct

Amnesty International: “Legally-sanctioned torture of Palestinian detainee left him in critical condition”

Amnesty International: The legally-sanctioned torture of a Palestinian detainee during interrogation by officers from Shin Bet, Israel’s Security Agency, further exposes the complicity of Israel’s authorities, including its judiciary, in the systematic violation of the human right to be free from torture, said Amnesty International today. Samir Arbeed was arrested […]

01 Oct

Two Detained Palestinian Teens Receive Administrative Detention Orders

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Tuesday, that an Israeli court issued arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial, against two Palestinian teenage boys, from the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and added that one of them spent the last six months under similar orders and was supposed […]

Malaysia PM
30 Sep

Malaysian PM to United Nations: “Israel is the Origin of Modern Terrorism”

The creation of Israel by seizing Palestinian land and expelling its 90 per cent Arab population is the root cause of terrorism, the Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in his UN speech. “Since then, wars have been fought in many countries, many related to the creation of […]

30 Sep

Seven Detainees, Including One Woman, Continue Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that seven detainees in Israeli prisons, including one woman, are ongoing with hunger strike, protesting being held under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial. The Committee stated that one of the detainees, identified as Ahmad Abdul-Karim Ghannam, 42, from Doura […]

29 Sep

PCHR Holds Israel Responsible for Life of Prisoner Samer al-‘Arbid

September 29, 2019 11:56 PM PCHR Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Ref: 107/2019: Date: 29 September 2019: Today morning, 29 September 2019, The Palestinian Prisoner Samer al-‘Arbid was referred to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem due to the serious deterioration of his health condition while being interrogated by the Israeli Security Agency (Shin Bet) in the Mascobiyya Prison in occupied Jerusalem. The […]

28 Sep

B’Tselem : Playing the Security Card: Israeli Policy in Hebron as Means to Effect Forcible Transfer of Local Palestinians

For 25 years, Israel has been openly pursuing a policy of segregation in the center of Hebron, in order to allow a handful of Jewish residents to live as though they had not settled in the middle of a bustling Palestinian city, in the heart of an occupied territory. This […]

28 Sep

On 76th Friday Great March of Return: Palestinian Civilian Killed and 86 Civilians Injured, including 22 children, 4 female paramedics and 5 Male Paramedics

On 76th Friday of Great March of Return, A Palestinian civilian was killed and 86 civilians were injured as a result of the Israeli military’s continued use of excessive force against the peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border; 22 children, 4 female paramedics, 5 male paramedics and 2 […]

27 Sep

Israel Seizes Property from Palestinian Prisoner Rights Organization: Addameer’s Sahar Francis

Sahar Francis, leader of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights, talks about Israeli soldiers raiding her office at 2:00 a.m., causing extensive damage and seizing computers, valuable documents, and materials. From the time he began work as a civil rights organizer, at age 14, Marc Steiner has dedicated his life […]

27 Sep

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 September 2019)

Summary     During the reporting period, PCHR documented 204 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity, Israeli forces wounded 125 Palestinian […]

27 Sep

2019: Over 415 Human Rights Violations against Palestinian Journalists by Israel

The Israeli government is  deliberately targeting Palestinian journalists in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The Ministry of Information, on the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian journalists, reported that the number of human rights violations, from the beginning of year 2019 to the end of August 2019, […]

25 Sep

Israel Transfers Five Hunger Striking Detainees From Ramon To Solitary In Tzalmon

September 25, 2019 11:42 AM admin Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Wednesday, that the Israeli Prison Authority transferred five hunger-striking detainees from Ramon prison to solitary confinement in Tzlamon prison, which is usually used to house Israelis held on criminal charges. The Committee stated that the four detainees are among more than 100 other political […]

24 Sep

Names of Palestinian Detainees in Saudi Prisons Revealed by Witness

Palestinian and Jordanian detainees being held in Saudi Arabian prisons suffer difficult humanitarian conditions, and are subjected to various types of physical and psychological torture, the Palestinian Association for Human Rights reported. A witness said that Saudi Arabian security services have waged a wide arrest campaign against dozens of Palestinians […]

24 Sep

UK Labour: Motion Passed in Support of Palestinian Rights

Delegates at the 2019 Labour Party Conference have, almost unanimously, passed a motion reaffirming Labour’s support for Palestinian human rights, including their “collective rights to self-determination and to return to their homes.” The motion also commits the Party to apply international law to all trade with Israel, including the cessation […]

24 Sep

Palestinian Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that around 100 Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons are ongoing with the hunger strike, protesting the installation of signal jamming devices that are impacting their health. The Committee said in a statement that the Israeli Prison Authority rounded up the striking detainees from Ramon, […]

24 Sep

Condemnation Against Israeli Army Night Raid Into Addameer’s Offices

Physicians for Human Rights Israel: The undersigned Israeli and Palestinian NGOs strongly condemn the night raid of Addameer – Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association in Ramallah – by the Israeli army. During the raid, which took place on the 19th of September, the army confiscated laptops, laptop drives and […]

23 Sep

Three Palestinian Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

September 23, 2019 12:48 PM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that three detainees in Israeli prisons are ongoing with hunger strikes after one detainee ended his strike a day earlier following an agreement for his release. In a press release, the Committee stated that the detainees are Ahmad Ghannam, ongoing with the hunger […]

23 Sep

MoH: Israeli Power Cuts Threaten Medical Patients’ Lives

Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila has publicly warned of the consequences which will result from Israel’s power cuts in three Palestinian governorates, the impact on the lives of patients in specific, and all citizens in general, in addition to the effect on medicines and vaccines stored in refrigerators. In a […]

23 Sep

Detainee Suspends Hunger Strike After Court Set Release Date

A Palestinian detainee, held by Israel, has suspended the hunger strike he started 67 days ago, after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Supreme Court setting a date for his release. The detainee, Sultan Ahmad Khallouf, 38, from Burqin town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, was […]

22 Sep

UK Labour Party Conference Venue Lights Up with Palestine Flag

On the eve of the Labour Party’s 2019 annual conference, the venue was illuminated by projections of a Palestine flag, alongside the slogans “Free Palestine,” “Solidarity with Palestine” and “Freedom, justice and equality”, as part of a creative stunt by Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC). A motion expressing support for the […]

20 Sep

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 September 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory  12 – 18 September 2019   Palestinian Woman killed at Qalendia Checkpoint at the northern entrance to occupied East Jerusalem, claiming she attempted to stab an Israeli soldier. Great March of Return in Eastern Gaza Strip: 78 civilians injured, including 34 […]

19 Sep

Army Issues Orders Halting Construction Of School Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, the Ramadin area, southwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and delivered orders halting the construction of the al-Badia Basic School. Khaled Abu Sharar, the head of the Hebron office of the Education Ministry in southern Hebron, said the soldiers ordered halting […]

19 Sep

Ashrawi Condemns Israel’s “Field Executions Policies” On Roadblocks

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), issued a statement strongly condemning the ongoing field executions carried out by Israeli soldiers on military roadblocks across the occupied West Bank, especially when the soldiers refuse to allow medical treatment to wounded Palestinians, who eventually […]

18 Sep

2 Palestinian Youth Shot By Israeli Forces, One Critical

A number of Palestinians were injured today from Israeli army gunfire or teargas inhalation in various areas of the occupied West Bank, according to medical sources, including one reported in critical condition. A child was admitted to Istishari Hospital in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, with very critical […]

16 Sep

OIC: Israeli Government Fully Responsible for Consequences of Colonial Policies

The Council of Foreign Ministers of the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held fully responsible the Israeli government for the consequences of its colonial policies in the occupied territory of the State of Palestine, including the Israeli Prime Minister’s dangerous pledge deliberately seeking to undermine international […]

16 Sep

Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Homes in Hebron

Dozens of Israeli settlers, under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces, attacked Palestinian homes late Saturday night, in Al-Haraiq neighborhood in Hebron, throwing stones and burning bottles at them, PNN reported. Local sources said that dozens of settlers from the illegal Kiryat Arba settlement, built on Palestinian lands, east […]

15 Sep

Qatar FM: “Palestinian Issue is at the Core of All Arab Issues”

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani said that “the Palestinian issue is at the core and basis of Arab issues.” “There can be no peace in the region without a just and lasting solution, in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy,” Al-Thani said in a tweet yesterday. […]

15 Sep

Opinion : The Zionist Quest for Palestinian Absolution is a Fantasy

Earlier this month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained the main obstacle to a “solution” with the Palestinian people. Along with Education Minister Rafi Peretz, Netanyahu attended a ceremony to mark the start of the school year in the Elkana colonial settlement in the Occupied West Bank and gave a […]

14 Sep

Palestine Solidarity Campaign Demand Israeli Government Be Held Accountable

Campaigning group Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s vow to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank, and has called on the UK Government to hold Israel to account for its ongoing violations of international law. The comments were made just a week before […]

14 Sep

PCHR Report : On 74th Friday of Great March of Return, 75 Civilians Injured, 35 With Live Ammunition

On 74th Friday of Great March of Return, 75 civilians were injured as a result of the Israeli military’s continued use of excessive force against peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border; 34 children, 1 woman and 1 journalist, were among those injured this Friday, 13 September 2019. Israeli […]