Category Archives: Israeli attacks

20 Jan
10:11

Due To Ongoing Israeli Excavations, Seven Jerusalem Families Ordered To Evict Their Homes

The City Council in occupied Jerusalem issued orders, on Sunday evening, instructing seven Palestinian families in Bab as-Silsila (Chain Gate) neighborhood to leave their homes due to ongoing Israeli excavations under them, rendering the properties unsafe. Jerusalem Governor Adnan Gheith told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that the […]

20 Jan
3:03

Israel Orders The Demolition Of Four Homes In Jerusalem

January 20, 2020 3:03 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

An Israeli court ruled, Sunday, in favor of the demolition of four Palestinian homes in Wad al-Hummus neighborhood, in Sur Baher town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem. The homes are owned by Na’im Oleywa, Osama Hamad, Mohammad Abu Teir, and Na’im al-Atrash. The only building that is not inhabited yet, […]

20 Jan
2:01

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered On March 30, 2018

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a young Palestinian man died, on Sunday evening, from serious wounds he suffered, on March 30th, 2018, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire. The Health Ministry said the Palestinian has been identified as Amer Manar Hajjar, 30, […]

Child waving flag in Bil'in (image by Mohammad Yassin)
20 Jan
1:01

Video: Soldiers Harass Family for Hanging Palestinian Flag

On 27 November 2019, three soldiers came three times to the home of the a-Tabib family in the village of ‘Izbat a-Tabib in Qalqilia District to remove Palestinian flags the family had hung on the fence of their home. The family hung the flags up again every time. At around […]

19 Jan
6:38

Illegal Settlers Hurl Stones and Glass at Palestinian Homes in Hebron

Illegal, extremist colonists, on Saturday night, attacked several Palestinian homes with stones and glass bottles, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. WAFA correspondent said that dozens of settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Keryat Arba’, protected by a military escort, hurled rocks and glass bottles at […]

19 Jan
2:52

PPS: “Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, at least eleven Palestinians, including a guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, said the soldiers stormed and searched homes, and […]

19 Jan
12:39

Army Abducts Four Palestinians Near Qalqilia

January 19, 2020 12:39 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, four young Palestinian men, near Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted the four Palestinians at a military roadblock, which was installed between Qalqilia and Nablus. They added that the abducted Palestinians have been identified as Amro Mohammad Abu Haniyya, […]

19 Jan
12:01

Israeli Colonist Injured In Hebron

Israeli sources have reported, Saturday, that one settler was injured in a stabbing attack, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The sources said that the colonist, 22 years of age, suffered a moderate injury, and was moved to an Israeli Medical Center. The incident took […]

19 Jan
11:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Woman In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, a Palestinian woman at Damascus Gate, one of the gates of the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, allegedly after she attempted to stab them. Media sources said the many soldiers jumped at the woman near the heavily fortified military gate, and detained her, before moving […]

19 Jan
10:01

Palestinian Farmer Killed, Another Injured, In Explosions In Southern Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported, Saturday, that one farmer was killed, and another was injured, in two separate explosions, in the southern part of the coastal region. The Ministry stated that a farmer, identified as Mahdi Eid Ayyad Irmeilat, 36, was killed when an explosive […]

18 Jan
7:14

At Least Five Worshipers Injured by Israeli Police at Al Aqsa

Israeli police, early Friday morning, stormed occupied Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, and assaulted Palestinian Muslim worshipers. Witnesses told WAFA that thousands of Palestinians rallied at the mosque compound following the Fajr Prayer, chanting slogans slamming Israeli intrusions into the site. They added that scores of police officers stormed the […]

18 Jan
4:20

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 January 2020)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 179 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. They were as follows: As part of the Israeli shooting and excessive use of force: In terms of excessive use […]

18 Jan
3:35

Gaza Bombed for 2nd Time in 24 Hours

Occupation aircraft have carried out a fresh round of airstrikes, against targets in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, as Israel continues with its acts of aggression against the besieged Palestinian coastal sliver. The Israeli military said, in a statement, that a combat helicopter attacked infrastructure used for by […]

18 Jan
2:06

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several Palestinians during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said dozens of Palestinians and international peace activists marched while carrying […]

16 Jan
10:46

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home In Hebron, Abduct Two Palestinians

January 16, 2020 10:46 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, demolished a home and abducted two Palestinians, in addition to wounding many others. Rateb Jabour, the Coordinator of the National and Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern West Bank, said the […]

16 Jan
10:06

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, eleven Palestinians, including an elderly man, from their homes in Jenin, Jerusalem and Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Jenin, in northern West Bank, and […]

16 Jan
9:25

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Injure One, In Jenin

January 16, 2020 9:25 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, four Palestinians and injured one, after the army invaded Jenin and its refugee camp, in northern West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Jenin city, and Jenin refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes. They added that the […]

16 Jan
8:09

Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Strip Overnight

Israeli warplanes, Wednesday night, bombed at least two posts across the besieged Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. An Israeli drone targeted a post, northwest of Gaza city, causing fires to break out. In addition Israeli F-16 fighter jets pounded the same post with […]

15 Jan
2:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Summon Two Others For Interrogation, In Bethlehem

January 15, 2020 2:25 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, and summoned two others, including a journalist, for interrogation, in Bethlehem Governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched and ransacked several homes, […]

15 Jan
12:02

Army Abducts Two Siblings In Bil’in

January 15, 2020 12:02 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Bil’in Palestinian village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted two siblings. Abdullah Abu Rahma, a former political prisoner and the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in, said the soldiers […]

15 Jan
11:11

Soldiers abduct A Palestinian, Confiscate A Bulldozer, Near Nablus

January 15, 2020 11:11 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a young Palestinian man, and confiscated a bulldozer in the towns of Askar al-Balad and Salem, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Askar al-Balad, and abducted a young man, identified as Bakr Ramzi Dweikat, after storming […]

15 Jan
10:42

Dozens Of Palestinians Injured As Soldiers Fire Gas Bombs At Homes, Mosque, Near Hebron

January 15, 2020 10:42 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Medical sources have reported that dozens of Palestinians suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, on Tuesday evening, after Israeli soldiers invaded Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and fired gas bombs at homes and a mosque. Media activist Mohmmad Awad said several army […]

14 Jan
3:19

Soldiers Abduct Nineteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, nineteen Palestinians, including siblings, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in several parts of the governorate, and […]

14 Jan
11:46

Minutes After His Release, Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Who Spent 18 Years In Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, a Palestinian man just minutes after his release from prison, after he was held captive for 18 years. The PPS said the Palestinian political prisoner, Ismael Affana, from occupied East Jerusalem, was released from the Negev Detention Camp, […]

14 Jan
10:51

Israeli Colonists Rams A Palestinian Girl With Car Near Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Tuesday, that a teenage Palestinian girl was injured after an illegal Israeli colonist rammed her with his car near Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Ahmad Ghazal, the deputy head of Kisan Village Council, said the wounded girl has been identified as […]

13 Jan
9:46

Israeli Forces Quash Land Rehabilitation Project In West Bank Village

Israeli occupation forces, on Monday, stopped work on a project to reclaim and rehabilitate lands and pave agricultural roads in the village of Al-Mughayyir, east of Ramallah, under the pretext that the area is classified as Area C, under full Israeli administrative and military control. The project supervisor, Engineer Fajer […]

13 Jan
9:36

Israeli Settlers Stone Palestinian Homes in Nablus Area

Israeli settlers, today, attacked Palestinian residents’ homes with stones, in the village of Madama, to the south of Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist. Ghassan Daghlas, a local official in charge of the anti-settlement file in the northern West Bank, said that residents managed […]

13 Jan
9:28

Army Recognizes Murder of Aisha al-Rabi as “Hostile Attack”

The Israeli army, on Sunday, admitted that the killing of a Palestinian mother of 8, Aisha Mohammad al-Rabi, 47, by an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank, last October, was a “hostile attack on nationalist grounds.” Last year, Israeli prosecutors issued an indictment against the Israeli settler suspected of […]

13 Jan
2:45

Israel Issues Demolition Orders Targeting Eight Homes In Hebron

January 13, 2020 2:45 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Masafer Yatta village, south of Hebron in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and handed demolition orders targeting eight Palestinian homes. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Masafer Yatta, after surrounding it, and handed the demolition orders targeting the homes of Mohammad Mousa […]

13 Jan
2:11

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, seventeen Palestinians, including a father and his son, during violent invasions and searches of homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded […]

12 Jan
9:36

Israelis Flood Gaza Lands with Rainwater, Damaging Crops

Israeli occupation forces pumped huge amounts of rainwater into agricultural lands east of the Gaza Strip, causing planted crops to sink, witnesses said. They said Israeli authorities opened the rainwater collection dams along the border with the Gaza Strip, causing about 1,000 dunams of agricultural land planted with wheat, barley, […]

12 Jan
8:45

Israeli Cabinet Warns of Secret Arrest Warrants

Members of the Diplomatic-Security Cabinet are said to be “profoundly concerned” that the International Criminal Court (ICC) may issue secret arrest warrants for Israeli officials it considers suspects, as it will launch a war crimes investigation against Israel within the next 90 days. Last month, ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda […]

12 Jan
2:47

Army Abducts Nine Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, eight Palestinians, including two children, in addition to another Palestinian who was taken prisoner on Sunday evening, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said many army jeeps invaded ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched homes, before abducting […]

12 Jan
11:53

Israel Floods Palestinian Farmlands In Gaza

The Israeli army opened, Saturday, the dams that collect rainfall across the besieged Gaza Strip, flooding more than 1000 dunams of Palestinian farmlands. Media sources said the soldiers opened the dams, located across the fence east of the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza city. They added that this resulted in […]

11 Jan
7:18

International Criminal Court Prepares to Try Israelis over War Crimes

Shawan Jabarin of the Al-Haq human rights organization discusses the International Criminal Court decision to prepare a lawsuit against the state of Israel regarding war crimes committed against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israeli authorities are already panicking. (Transcript unavailable.)   Via The Real News Network. […]

10 Jan
3:53

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Jenin

January 10, 2020 3:53 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, a young Palestinian man from the al-Yamoun town, west of Jenin, in northern West Bank. Media sources said that several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers stormed and searched a few homes, and abducted one Palestinian. They added that the soldiers abducted the young […]

10 Jan
2:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Jenin

January 10, 2020 2:01 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, four young men, indulging two former political prisoners, in Jenin governorate, in northern West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in Jenin city, and the al-Yamoun town, west of Jenin, and interrogated the residents while inspecting ID cards. […]

10 Jan
12:04

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02 – 08 January 2020)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 219 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. They were as follows: As part of the Israeli shooting and excessive use of force: In terms of excessive use […]

09 Jan
1:15

Updated: “Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Including One Child, In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least eight Palestinians, including one child and two former political prisoners, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the […]

09 Jan
12:38

Israeli Soldiers Dismantle A Shed Near Ramallah

January 9, 2020 12:38 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Ras Karkar village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and dismantled a Palestinian shed, before confiscating it. Radi Abu Fkheitha, the head of Ras Karkar village Council, told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that the soldiers dismantled the 30 square/meter shed, […]

08 Jan
5:01

Al-Aqsa Congregation Assaulted by Israeli Police

Ignoring international norms and conventions, Israeli occupation forces assaulted Palestinian Muslim devotees at the Bab Arrahma praying court and at the Bab Hetta court of Al-Aqsa mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. Eyewitness reported that forces assaulted the congregation at Bab Arrahma court and abducted two Jerusalemite men and a woman, in […]

08 Jan
4:52

Israeli Settlers Chop Palestinian Olive Trees

Israeli settlers, today, chopped 50 olive trees belonging to Palestinian farmers in the village of al-Sawiya, to the south of the West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, who is in charge of the settlements file in the northern West Bank, told WAFA correspondence that […]

08 Jan
4:16

Israeli Elections: Netanyahu Vows More Settlements, Annexation

The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated, in its latest weekly report, that the Israeli government still ignores the international community’s stance, along with resolutions of international legitimacy which consider Israeli settlements a war crime. Israel acts as a state above the law, as a result of […]

08 Jan
12:02

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Hebron, Bethlehem And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, four Palestinians, including the secretary of Fateh Movement, in Hebron, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Beit Awwa town, southwest of Hebron in southern West Bank, searched and ransacked homes, and abducted the secretary […]

08 Jan
11:24

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Jericho

January 8, 2020 11:24 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jericho, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, southwest of Jericho city in the occupied West Bank, and injured many Palestinians during ensuing protests. Medical sources said the soldiers shot six Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, including one who was shot with three bullets in his left […]

08 Jan
5:05

Israeli Settlers and Army Raze Palestinian Lands Near Hebron

Israeli forces, accompanied by settlers, bulldozed today vast areas of land belonging to Palestinians in Hebron city, in the southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. WAFA correspondent said Israeli bulldozers arrived in the early morning hours to bulldoze agricultural land belonging to a number of […]

08 Jan
2:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Wounded Palestinian Teen In Hebron

January 8, 2020 2:25 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, a wounded Palestinian teenage boy from the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The soldiers stormed the homes of Hassouna Badawi, after smashing the main door, and conducted violent searches of the property, causing serious damage, before […]

07 Jan
2:35

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Beit Ummar

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday evening, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and injured many Palestinians protesting the invasion. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the ath-Thaher area, close to the illegal Karmie Tzur colony, which was built on private Palestinian lands, south […]

06 Jan
12:47

Israeli Army Abducts 17 Palestinians, Including 4 Children, in Pre-Dawn Raids in the West Bank

Israeli forces abducted 17 Palestinian civilians on Monday in pre-dawn raids in various parts of the West Bank. In Bethlehem, the Israeli forces abducted six Palestinians from the town of Beit Fajjar. They were identified as: Radhi Salah Taqqatah, 17 years old, Amer Khaled Taqatqa, 17 years old, Mujahid Yousef […]

Night raid (archive image)
04 Jan
10:22

Israeli Troops Abduct 2 Palestinians in Early Morning Invasion of Jenin

In a pre-dawn raid on Saturday, Israeli troops invaded the city of Jenin and the village of Rumaneh in the Jenin district, abducting two Palestinian civilians. Local sources indicated to The Palestiian news agency “Wafa”, that the occupation forces arrested the citizens: Nizar Mustafa Jarban from Rumaneh, and Bakr Amin […]

03 Jan
4:32

Palestinian Moderately Injured After Being Rammed By Israeli Colonists’ Car

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young man was injured, on Thursday evening, after illegal Israeli colonialist settlers rammed him with his car, near Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. The sources said that the young man, Bilal Sa’id Ghazal, 20, suffered moderate wounds, before […]

03 Jan
3:36

Soldiers Assault Worshipers In Bab ar-Rahma Mosque, Abduct Two

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Thursday evening, several Palestinian Muslim worshipers in Bab ar-Rahma Mosque, in the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted two. Eyewitnesses said dozens of soldiers, and police officers, invaded the holy site while trying to force the worshipers out, leading to protests. They added […]

03 Jan
2:22

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Beit Ummar

January 3, 2020 2:22 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, on Thursday evening, several Palestinians in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media activist Mohammad Awad said several army jeeps invaded the ath-Thaher area, south of Beit Ummar, and attacked protesters with live rounds, gas bombs and concussion […]

02 Jan
8:50

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 December 2019 – 01 January 2020)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 198 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. This week witnessed an increase of Israeli violation regarding demolition and settlement activities in addition to settlers’ attacks and incursions. […]

02 Jan
8:03

Worshippers at Al-Aqsa Assaulted by Israeli Police

Israeli police, this evening, assaulted several Palestinian worshipers and detained two of them while they were present at the Bab al-Rahma prayer area inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in occupied Jerusalem, witnesses told WAFA. Police officers broke into Bab al-Rahma and physically assaulted the worshipers and attacked them with teargas, […]

02 Jan
7:53

149 Palestinians Killed by Israelis in 2019, Including 33 Children

The Israeli occupation army killed 149 Palestinians in 2019, 74% of whom were from the Gaza Strip, the National Gathering of Palestine Families has said. Mohammed Sbeihat, secretary general of the gathering, stated that 33 of the slain were children, representing 23% of the total number. Sbeihat said that the […]

02 Jan
3:21

Soldiers Bulldoze Large Areas Of Palestinian Lands Near Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded and bulldozed large areas of Palestinian lands, on Thursday morning, in ‘Asla village, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Mohammad Sheikh, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in Qalqilia governorate, said the invasion was carried out by many army jeeps, […]

02 Jan
2:58

Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, five Palestinians, and imposed house arrest orders on six others, after the army invaded and ransacked many homes across the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. In Jenin, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Hayel As’ad Bakheet, after storming his parent’s home and […]

01 Jan
10:18

Michael Lynk: ICC Probe “Momentous Step Forward in the Quest for Accountability”

A UN human rights expert, on Tuesday, described the International Criminal Court’s decision to investigate Israeli war crimes in Palestine as a “momentous step forward in the quest for accountability”, the Quds news Network reported. “Accountability has, until now, been largely missing in action throughout the 52-year-old occupation,” said Michael […]

01 Jan
3:49

Soldiers Demolish Two Flats In Silwan

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, two Palestinian flats in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. Khaled Abu Tayeh, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in Silwan, said dozens of soldiers and personnel of the Jerusalem Municipality, invaded the town, before surrounding the two flats. Abu Tayeh […]

01 Jan
3:41

Peace Bridge, Derry City, Ireland, December

 By Niall Ó Brolcháin – IMEMC News: The Derry branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) held their annual New Year’s Eve vigil on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, on Derry’s famous Peace Bridge to stand in solidarity with their Palestinian brothers and sisters in their fight for freedom, justice, and equality. […]

01 Jan
2:44

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Hebron

January 1, 2020 2:44 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Beit Ummar and the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before abducting four Palestinians, including three former political prisoners, and summoned one for interrogation. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the […]

01 Jan
2:02

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two young Palestinian men from Beit Rima and Deir Ghassana towns, northwest of Ramallah in central West Bank, and abducted two young men. Several army jeeps invaded Beit Rima town, before the soldiers stormed and searched homes and abducted Saji Nitham Rimawi, 24. […]

01 Jan
1:25

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians, Injure One, In Jenin

January 1, 2020 1:25 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Jenin city, Jenin refugee camp, and Qabatia town, in northern West Bank, searched and ransacked many homes and abducted five Palestinians, in addition to wounding one during ensuing protests. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers shot Jamil Nabil Awwad, 22, […]

31 Dec
11:51

Settlers Attack and Injure West Bank Commuters

Jewish settlers, today, attacked Palestinian vehicles traveling on roads in the north of the West Bank, with stones, causing injury to people and damage to several cars, according to a Palestinian official. Ghassan Daghlas, in charge of the Israeli settlements file in the north of the West Bank, told WAFA […]

31 Dec
10:49

VIDEO: Israeli Forces Arrest Palestinian Youth Beaten by Settlers

Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) reported that, the Israeli occupation forces arrested a Palestinian youth, on Monday evening, from Batn Al Hawa neighborhood in Silwan, after settlers beat him. Witnesses said that settlers’ guards attacked the young Palestinian men who were in the neighborhood. Verbal quarrels and physical fights took […]

30 Dec
3:13

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians in Hebron, Ramallah And Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians, including two children, from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Hebron, Ramallah, and Tulkarem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city […]

30 Dec
2:50

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers shot, late on Sunday at night, a young Palestinian man with a rubber-coated metal bullet, and caused others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in Halhoul town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps accompanied dozens […]

29 Dec
9:07

Detainees Recount Stories of Abuse in Israeli Detention

Palestinian detainees who were recently taken into custody by Israeli authorities have reportedly been subjected to various forms of maltreatment, including physical abuse and beatings, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). PPS said that prisoner Mutasem Anwar Sheikha, who was recently detained by Israeli police in Jerusalem, was brutally […]

29 Dec
3:32

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Sunday, a Palestinian man on his land, east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed across the perimeter fence east of Beit Hanoun, fired many rubber-coated steel bullets at a Palestinian farmer, wounding him in the […]

29 Dec
2:50

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians Near Bethlehem And Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three young Palestinian men in Bethlehem and Hebron governorates, in the occupied West Bank, during extensive and violent searches of homes. The soldiers invaded and ransacked homes in Teqoua’ town, southeast of Bethlehem, and interrogated Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. Media sources […]

29 Dec
2:05

Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In Jerusalem

December 29, 2019 2:05 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, sixteen young Palestinian men from their homes, in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and summoned several others for interrogation. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said dozens of soldiers invaded the town, before storming and ransacking Palestinian homes. Mohammad […]

29 Dec
10:14

Not A Merry Christmas For Christian Detainees In Israeli Prisons

At the house of Palestinian political prisoner, Samer al-Arabid, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, you can find no Christmas tree, no celebration and no joy to the world. After all, he is facing a serious health condition after being severely and continuously tortured by Israel. Samer comes […]

28 Dec
2:41

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Hebron, Search Dozens Of Cars Northwest Of Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, one Palestinian west of Hebron city, in southern West Bank, and searched dozens of cars northwest of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said several army vehicles invaded Tarqoumia town, west of Hebron, and searched a few homes. They added that the soldiers abducted Raed Ibrahim Tneina […]

28 Dec
6:35

PCHR: “86th GMR: IOF Shot and Injured 39 Palestinian Civilians, Including 11 Children and a Woman”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): Thirty-nine Palestinian civilians, including 11 children and a woman, were shot and injured by Israeli occupation forces’ (IOF) fire against peaceful protestors at the 86th Great March of Return (GMR) in eastern Gaza Strip, this Friday, 27 December 2019. Despite of general calmness […]

28 Dec
3:08

Israeli Troops Attack Non-Violent ‘March of Return’ Protests in Gaza

Israeli forces attacked Palestinians taking part in the weekly ‘March of Return’ protests near the fence separating the Gaza Strip from Israel, leaving a number of protesters injured. This will be the last official protest until March, according to organizers in Gaza, who are temporarily suspending the weekly protests. Palestinian […]

28 Dec
2:51

Report: Israeli snipers target Gaza protesters in the eyes

Eyes are a ‘common target’ of Israeli snipers at Gaza’s Great March of Return. To date, Gaza’s Ministry of Health reports that Israeli soldiers have shot 50 men, women, and children in the eye since the weekly demonstrations began last March, leaving many permanently blind. by Tareq Hajjaj and Pam […]

28 Dec
1:27

Israeli Forces Suppress Non-violent Protest in Kufr Qaddoum

At the weekly Friday afternoon protest in the Palestinian village of Kufr Qaddoum, dozens of Palestinians and foreign solidarity activists suffered from tear gas inhalation when Israeli troops attacked the non-violent demonstrators. The protesters were calling for the re-opening of the main road in the village, which was closed by […]

Abu Nab
28 Dec
1:00

Family of Slain Palestinian Say Israeli Officials Are Lying About How He Was Killed

Although a month and a half has passed since the killing of the Jerusalemite, Faris Bassam Abu Nab, questions remain about the circumstances of his death, and his family members say Israeli officials have had contradictory and deceptive statements. Abu Nab was shot by Israeli forces near the Tunnel checkpoint, […]

27 Dec
6:48

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

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 224 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. This week witnessed an increase of Israeli violation regarding demolition and settlement activities in addition to settlers’ attacks and […]

27 Dec
6:35

Israel Accused of Attempting to Poison Archbishop Hanna

The head of Hamas’s political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, has denounced what appears to be a possible attempt to assassinate Father Atallah Hanna, Archbishop of the Palestinian Orthodox Church in Occupied Jerusalem. Father Hanna, on Monday, suggested that the Israeli occupation was responsible for the incident that happened to him last […]

27 Dec
5:47

Soldiers Abducted A Young man In Jerusalem

December 27, 2019 5:47 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, a young Palestinian man from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. Local sources said the soldiers invaded Bab ar-Rahma Cemetery and its surrounding areas, attached to the wall of the eastern part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and forced the Palestinians out, […]

27 Dec
3:28

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Jenin Refugee Camp

December 27, 2019 3:28 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, a young Palestinian man from Jenin refugee camp, in Jenin city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that several army jeeps invaded the refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and searched homes, causing […]

27 Dec
1:44

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, two young Palestinian men in the al-Yamoun town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes and interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. They added that the soldiers abducted the […]

26 Dec
2:58

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Salfit and Jenin

December 26, 2019 2:58 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, Salfit, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, two Palestinians from Salfit and Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Qarawat Bani Hassan town, west of Salfit in central West Bank, before the soldiers invaded and ransacked a few homes. They added that, during the searches, the soldiers […]

26 Dec
1:50

Soldiers Abduct One Palestinian Near Hebron

December 26, 2019 1:50 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, a Palestinian man from his home in Bani Neim town, east of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked one home, owned by Zeid Abdul-Nasser D’eis, before […]

26 Dec
6:16

Israel Jets and Helicopters Strike Gaza in Response to Alleged Rocket Fire

The Israeli occupation forces said that it struck Hamas targets, in the besieged Gaza Strip, early Thursday morning, Israel’s Haaretz reported. In a statement, an IDF Spokesperson said that “The Hamas organization is responsible for everything that happens in the Gaza Strip, and it will be held accountable for its […]

24 Dec
5:58

Settler Pepper-Sprays Palestinian Mother and Daughter

A Palestinian mother and her daughter were injured, on Monday evening, after being attacked by an Israeli settler in Tel Rumeida neighborhood in Hebron city, in the southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) confirmed that its staff provided the […]

24 Dec
2:06

Soldiers Demolish Two Homes In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Tuesday morning, two Palestinian homes in Jabal al-Mokabber town, south of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said dozens of soldiers, accompanied by employees of the City Council, invaded Khallet Abed area in Jabal al-Mokabber and demolished two homes owned by members of Shqeirat family. They added […]

24 Dec
12:48

Soldiers Abduct Four Women Near Al-Aqsa

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, four Palestinian women in Bab ar-Rahma area, east of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the four women were attacked by the soldiers, before they were abducted and taken to a nearby police center. They added that the army claimed the women […]

23 Dec
3:00

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

December 23, 2019 3:00 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, three Palestinians from Silwan town, and the Old City, of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Rawhi Mahmoud al-Kolaghassi, 23, from his home in the Sa’adiyya neighborhood, in the Old City. They added that undercover soldiers kidnapped Omar Amer […]

23 Dec
12:51

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Jerusalem

December 23, 2019 12:51 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, four Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, from the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Obeid street in the town, and abducted Ahmad Monir Obeid and Maher Obeid while walking near their homes. They added that the soldiers also invaded […]

23 Dec
6:15

Israeli Media: Top Officials ‘Liable to Prosecution’ for War Crimes

Senior Israeli political and military officials are likely to be prosecuted before the International Criminal Court (ICC), after the court’s decision to launch an investigation into war crimes committed against Palestinians, according to a report released by Yedioth Ahronoth, on Sunday.   The newspaper pointed out that Benny Gantz, who […]

21 Dec
10:24

ICC Responds to Mounting Calls for Action, Opens Official Investigation into War Crimes in Palestine

“End impunity!” 29 November protest calls for action by ICC. Photo: EuroPalestine The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, issued a statement on 20 December 2019 that the ICC will be opening an official investigation into Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity in occupied Palestine. The announcement comes […]

20 Dec
1:53

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack Shepherd, Unleash Their Dogs Toward Him Near Bethlehem

Many fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, attacked a Shepherd from Kisan village, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and unleashed their dogs at him, causing various injuries. Ahmad Ghazal, the deputy mayor of Kisan Village Council, said the colonists came from the illegal Ibei Hanahal […]

20 Dec
11:19

Israeli Air Force Fires Several Missiles Into Gaza

The Israeli air force fired, on Friday at dawn, several missiles into a few areas in the besieged Gaza Strip, causing damage. The army claimed it was retaliating to one shell reportedly fired from the coastal region. Media sources in Gaza said the army fired at least two missiles into […]

20 Dec
11:00

Illegal Israeli Colonists Burn Two Palestinian Cars, Write Racist Graffiti, Near Nablus

A group of fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on private Palestinian lands burnt, on Friday at dawn, two Palestinian cars and wrote racist graffiti, in Far’ata village, west of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist […]

20 Dec
6:49

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

December 20, 2019 6:49 AM PCHR Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 149 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 […]

19 Dec
2:32

Soldiers Abduct A Young Man, Injure Dozens, Near Hebron

December 19, 2019 2:32 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, a young Palestinian man, and caused dozens of residents to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation, in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers attacked many Palestinians, protesting the invasion near […]

19 Dec
1:22

Army Searches Many Homes In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Wednesday at night, Ein al-Baida’ village in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, before storming and ransacking many homes. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the village, before searching dozens of homes while interrogating the residents. They added that the soldiers collected […]