Category Archives: Israeli Politics

10 Jul

Israel Halts Construction for Two Palestinian-owned Homes near Bethlehem

The Israeli occupation authorities in the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, Friday, ordered a halt to construction works of two Palestinian-owned homes in the Al-Khader village, south of Bethlehem city. Director for the Palestinian Committee Against Israel’s Apartheid Wall and Illegal Settlement Activities, Hassan Bureija, confirmed that the two […]

10 Jul

Israeli Security Summon Fatah Member for Interrogation in Jerusalem

Israeli security services in the internationally-recognized occupied Palestinian East Jerusalem, summoned, on Thursday, a representative of the Fatah party, Shadi Matour, for interrogation. Official Palestinian News Agency (Wafa) said that Matour was summoned to the Muskobiya interrogation and detention center, also known as the Russian compound, shortly after he and […]

08 Jul

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Land for Settler only Road near Nablus

Israeli bulldozers continued razing, on Monday, Palestinian-owned lands in the northern occupied West Bank, town of Huwara, south of Nablus, to allow for the construction of an Israeli settler-only bypass road, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Ghassan Daghlas, a local official monitoring illegal Israeli settlement construction, said that Israeli bulldozers […]

08 Jul

Israeli Court Orders Muslim Cemetery Destroyed to Build Homeless Shelter

In Tel Aviv on Tuesday, an Israeli court rejected an appeal by the Islamic Council of Jaffa to preserve a 200-year old Muslim cemetery, ruling instead that the municipality of Tel Aviv can move forward with plans to build a homeless shelter on the site. The ruling followed weeks of […]

08 Jul

Israeli Authorities to Demolish 30 Palestinian Homes, Structures in East Jerusalem

The Israeli municipal staff handed demolition orders to thirty Palestinian households in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-“Isawiya, under the pretext of construction without a permit, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local activist, Muhammad Abu al-Hummus, and member of the follow-up committee, stated that staff of the Israeli municipality of […]

08 Jul

Three Palestinian Detainees Continue Open Hunger Strike

Three Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons are on open hunger strike to protest Israel’s use of Administrative Detention, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said in a statement. The detainees are being held in Israeli prisons under administrative detention, a policy that allows the Israeli occupation authorities to detain Palestinians, and […]

05 Jul

Israel Announces 164 New Illegal Settlement Units in Bethlehem

The so-called Israeli settlement council announced, on Sunday, a new illegal colonial settlement project, in the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem. Director of the office of the Segregation Wall and Colonization Resistance Commission in Bethlehem city, Hasan Burejiya, confirmed that the Israeli settlement council is set to construct 164 […]

02 Jul

Palestinian Civil Society Reiterates Call for Immediate Targeted Sanctions to Stop Israel’s Annexation and Apartheid

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights: Israel’s extremist government decided today to keep everyone in the dark about if and how it will make use of the “golden opportunity” offered by the Trump administration to embark on de jure annexation of large swathes of the occupied Palestinian West Bank. No […]

02 Jul

Amnesty: “Israel/OPT: Unlawful “annexation” plan promotes ‘law of the jungle’ and must be stopped”

Statement By Amnesty International: The Israeli authorities must immediately abandon plans to further “annex” territory in the occupied West Bank which breach international laws and exacerbate decades of systematic human rights violations against Palestinians there, Amnesty International said on the day the Israeli cabinet is due to begin its deliberations […]

02 Jul

Palestinians Protest Israel’s Annexation Plans in Gaza, Ramallah

Thousands of Palestinians participated in a large rally in Gaza, on Wednesday, expressing their rejection of the occupation states annexation plans, Quds News Network reported. Political leaders and civilians attended the demonstration, raising Palestinian flags and reciting slogans against the expropriation of the Palestinian Jordan Valley, and other parts of […]

02 Jul

Israeli Authorities Deliver Confiscation Warrant to Palestinian Family in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities delivered, Tuesday night, a confiscation warrant to a Palestinian family in the Wadi Al-Hilweh neighborhood of Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem. According to the Wadi Al-Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic), the warrant is pertaining to an Israeli authorities’ plan to confiscate the home of Palestinian Samareen family, […]

01 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Close Two Main Roadblocks In West Bank

Israeli soldiers closed, on Wednesday at night, two main permanent military roadblocks in the occupied West Bank, blocking vital Palestinian traffic and isolating vast West Bank areas, without providing any explanation. Media sources said the soldiers sealed the Container roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem and east of occupied East Jerusalem, which […]

01 Jul

US Organizations Demand Change in US Foreign Policy Towards Israel and Palestine

In a letter to US presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump, more than 100 US organizations appealed to the potential leaders to adopt a moral and principled foreign policy regarding Palestine and Israel, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The organizations that endorsed the letter included American Muslims for […]

28 Jun

UN Secretary-General Appeals to Israel to Scrap Annexation Plan

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, appealed to the occupation state of Israel, to scrap its West Bank annexation scheme, pointing out that this act would constitute a “most serious violation of international law.” Guterres expressed his hope for new negotiations, with the final aim being the long-proposed two-state […]

28 Jun

Israeli Forces Detain Two Palestinians at Qalandia Terminal

A Palestinian man was detained by Israeli security guards, on Saturday, north of Jerusalem, at the Qalandia terminal, the Jerusalem Post reported. Israel Police claimed that the “knife-wielding” Palestinian man elicited the suspicion of the security forces. During the arrest, the Jerusalem Post further noted that two security guards were […]

27 Jun

PLO: Israeli Withholding of Slain Palestinian Bodies, Immoral

Executive Committee for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Saturday, condemned what it termed immoral Israeli withholding slain bodies of Palestinians, killed by Israel, the latest of which was the body of Ahmad Erekat, who was shot dead by Israeli troops, at a checkpoint near the West Bank southern city […]

27 Jun

Palestinian Civilians, Activists Protest Israeli Annexation in Kifl Hares

Palestinians protesting the Israeli occupation and its settlement activities, today clashed with Israeli soldiers in the northern West Bank resulting in several injuries, all minor, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. In the northern West Bank village of Hares, east of Salfit, Israeli soldiers denied Palestinians access to village lands to […]

27 Jun

PPS Report: 95% of Palestinian Detainees in Israeli Prisons Subjected to Torture

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said in a report, issued Thursday, on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, which falls on June 26 of each year, that the torture practiced by the Israeli occupation against Palestinian prisoners, is not limited to the violent tactics […]

24 Jun

UN’s Security Council Discusses Israeli Annexation Plan for Parts of West Bank

United Nations’ Security Council (UNSC) will be convening, on Wednesday, in New York City, for a discussion on the planned Israeli annexation of large parts of the West Bank, expected by early next month. Deputy-spokesperson for the United Nations’ (UN) Secretary General, Farhan Haq, said in a press briefing that UN […]

23 Jun

Israeli Forces Arrest Palestinian Young Women at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Israeli police assaulted and arrested five Palestinian young women, and an Al-Aqsa guard, on Sunday, inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located in the southern occupied West Bank city of Jerusalem, Quds Press reported. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) said in a brief statement, “The occupation forces arrested five girls and […]

22 Jun

Palestinian Brothers Begin Demolishing their own Home in East Jerusalem

Palestinian brothers, Feras and Iyad Da’na, on Sunday, began tearing down their under-construction home in Silwan neigborhood in East Jerusalem, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The men received the demolition order from the Israeli municipality, under the pretext of non-licensing, although, the men stated that they had attempted to obtain […]

22 Jun

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Three Palestinians, Cause Suffocation near Ramallah

Israeli forces shot and injured three Palestinian youths, on Saturday night, in the central West Bank village of Al-Mughayyir, east of Ramallah, when the Israeli military invaded the village. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) reported that Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel rounds and tear-gas canisters towards Palestinian youths in […]

Israeli soldiers abduct youth (archive image from Palestine News)
21 Jun

Israeli Forces Arrest Fourteen Palestinians, Including Two Children

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), reported that Israeli forces detained fourteen Palestinians across the West Bank, on Saturday night and Sunday morning, nine of whom were abducted by Israeli police from Al-‘Isawiya town in East Jerusalem. The nine abductees were identified as Hassan Yasser Darwish, 14, Muhammad Murad Dari, Omar […]

King of Jordan
20 Jun

Arab Leaders Express Criticism of Israeli Annexation Plans

Three key Arab countries, including Jordan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have expressed their opposition to the Israeli leadership’s plan to expropriate Palestinian lands, expected to be implemented in July. For his part, King Abdallah II of Jordan, asserted, in a phone conversation with the Emir of Abu […]

19 Jun

Russia Denies that Putin Tried to Block UN Security Council Recognition of Palestine

Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, denied that President Vladimir Putin had blocked a 2016 UN Security Council’s resolution that recognizes Palestinian statehood on the 1967 border lines. Zakharov’s remarks came during a press briefing on Wednesday, in which she responded to claims by an Israeli online newspaper, Israel […]

18 Jun

Israeli Forces Abduct Several Palestinians in the West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, early on Thursday morning, several Palestinian residents from a number of West Bank cities, towns and villages. In the West Bank city of Jericho, Israeli special forces invaded the Aqbat Jaber refugee camp, south of the city and abducted a young man, according to Palestinian security sources. […]

18 Jun

Adalah backs warning from UN human rights experts: Morning after Israel’s West Bank annexation will be ‘vision of 21st century apartheid’

17/06/2020: ADALAH – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights In Israel: UN experts: Annexation would be a crystallization of already unjust reality: two peoples living in same space, ruled by the same state, but with profoundly unequal rights; Adalah and partners: UN and the international community must oppose annexation, […]

17 Jun

Israeli Forces Confiscate Palestinian-owned Bulldozers, Equipment

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, seized five Palestinian-owned bulldozers in addition to other excavation equipment, in the western Almazra’a village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Board-member of the municipality of the western Mazra’a village, Waseem Ladadwa, told the Palestinian WAFA News Agency that dozens of Israeli soldiers […]

17 Jun

UN experts: Israel’s annexation of West Bank land a serious violation of UN Charter, Conventions

GENEVA, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 (WAFA): Israel’s planned annexation of large swaths of the occupied West Bank land starting July 1 constitutes a serious violation of the United Nations Charter and the Geneva Conventions and the international community has a duty to prevent it, today said 47 of the independent […]

17 Jun

Israeli Forces Close an Archaeological Site in Nablus City

Israeli forces closed, early on Tuesday, an ancient archaeological site in the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus. Mayor of Sebastia village, north of Nablus city, Mr. Mohammad Azem, confirmed that Israeli troops invaded the village in the early hours of dawn, and began cordoning off the Sebastia archaeological […]

Wall and Settlement Resistance Authority/هيئة مقاومة الجدار والإستيطان
15 Jun

Palestinian-owned Home Demolished by Israeli Forces in Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Israeli bulldozers, accompanied by occupation forces, on Monday, demolished a Palestinian-owned building in the Shu’fat refugee camp, near Jerusalem in the southern occupied West Bank, Alray reported. Local sources said that Israeli forces stormed the Ras Shehadeh neighborhood of the Refugee Camp, and proceeded to demolish a two storey house, […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
15 Jun

Fourteen Palestinians Detained by Israeli Forces across West Bank

Israeli forces, on Monday, abducted 14 Palestinians from several areas of the occupied West Bank, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said that Israeli police arrested five Palestinians after ransacking their houses in the al-Tur neighborhood of East Jerusalem, southern West Bank. Sources added that police assaulted two brothers […]

15 Jun

Israeli Soldiers Re-arrest Palestinian Immediately after his Release

Palestinian prisoner, Salah Hussein, was released on Sunday, when he met his 5 year old son for the first time, accompanied by his wife, Quds News Network reported. Hussein just completed fifteen years in Israeli prison held his son, Ali, for the first time since he was born. Ali was […]

15 Jun

Dozens of Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Several Israeli Settlers, on Monday, stormed the vicinity of the Al-Aqsa mosque of the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. The group was lead by Israeli leader, Yehuda Glick, local sources said. Palestinian sources including Muslim worshipers, present at the scene, told media outlets that Israeli soldiers ensured full protection for the […]

Lod, Israel
15 Jun

Two Palestinian Homes Demolished Inside Israel

Israeli forces, on Sunday, demolished two Palestinian-owned homes in Lod city, inside the Green Line or 1949 Armistice Line, Arab 48 website reported. The website said that bulldozers accompanied by Israeli police, invaded the homes on Sunday morning, and proceeded to demolish them under the pretext that the under-construction homes […]

15 Jun

Palestinian Child Sentenced to Ten Years by Israeli Authorities

The Israeli administration, on Sunday, sentenced Palestinian child, Hammoudeh Khader Sheikh, to 10 years in prison, Quds News Network reported. The boy, 15, from occupied East Jerusalem, southern West Bank, was shot and injured by occupation soldiers on August 15, 2019, while with his friend Naseem Imkafeh, 15, whom the […]

15 Jun

Eight Palestinians, Including one Minor Detained by Israeli Forces in West Bank

Israeli forces arrested seven Palestinian civilians across the occupied West Bank, on Sunday at dawn, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society. Israeli soldiers abducted three Palestinian civilians from the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, identified as; 1. Osaid Al-Din Abu Shaira, 17, from Aida refugee camp, 2. Muhammad Omar […]

14 Jun

Legal Scholars: Annexation of Occupied West Bank a “Flagrant Violation of Bedrock Rules of International Law”

More than 100 public international law scholars have signed an open letter addressed to top Israeli government officials condemning Israel’s plan to illegally annex large swathes of the occupied West Bank. “We, the undersigned, scholars of public international law, are writing to express our grave concern regarding the intention of […]

14 Jun

Armed Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Home in Hebron

Several armed Israeli settlers attacked, late Friday evening, a Palestinian home in the West Bank city of Hebron, mainly between the colonial Israeli settlements of Kiryat Arba’ and Giv’at Havout. Local Palestinian sources in Hebron city said that illegal Israeli settlers vandalized the home of Abdelkareem Al-Ja’bary by smashing its […]

13 Jun

Palestinian Family Forced to Demolish Two Apartment Buildings in East Jerusalem

By means of harsh Israeli orders, in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, a Palestinian family was forced to demolish its own apartment buildings, according to local sources. Palestinian sources in the village of Sur Baher in East Jerusalem, said that the Rabay’a family was forced to knock down its own […]

12 Jun

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 Jun 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 June 2020) Israeli occupation forces continued to commit crimes against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, […]

11 Jun

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 19 Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn and morning hours, 19 Palestinians during extensive invasions and violent searches of homes across the occupied West Bank. In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers invaded Yatta town, south of the city, and abducted […]

10 Jun

Israeli Forces Demolish Several Palestinian Homes in Occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly knocked down, on Tuesday morning, a number of Palestinian-owned homes in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Head of the Palestinian committee for defending Palestinian lands in the Sawarha neighborhood, Youmis Ja’far, told media outlets that Israeli soldiers, backed by armored vehicles, invaded the neighborhood and forced local […]

10 Jun

Organization of the Islamic Cooperation To Meet Over Israeli Annexation Plan

Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Minister of Foreign Affairs, Riyad Al-Malki, on Tuesday, said that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), comprising of dozens of Islamic and Arab nations, will convene on Wednesday, at the foreign ministers’ level over planned Israeli annexation of the West Bank. Al-Malki said in a statement, that […]

09 Jun

Demolition Orders Delivered to Several Palestinians Structures in West Bank

Israeli forces, on Monday, delivered demolition orders against several Palestinian-owned structures in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. In the northern West Bank village of Hares, the Palestinian owners of a 100 dunam plot containing a park, an unpaved road, retaining walls, a playground and a storage space, […]

09 Jun

Palestinian Tents, Agricultural Structures, Greenhouse Demolished by Israeli Authorities

The Israeli ‘civil administration’ invaded al-‘Isawiya neighborhood in East Jerusalem, on Monday and proceeded to demolish agricultural structures belonging to Ahmad Abed Mahmoud, and Abed Nemer Mahmoud, according to Quds News Network. Also on Monday, the Israeli military dismantled and seized a Palestinian-owned greenhouse in the village of al-Sawahreh al-Sharqiya, […]

08 Jun

Israeli Military Razes Land in Gaza, Sets up Mobile Homes in West Bank

The Israeli military invaded the blockaded Gaza Strip, on Monday morning, and razed land in the Abu Safiya area. A local monitor told Quds Press, that military vehicles, including 3 bulldozers intruded into and proceeded to level Palestinian lands, east of Jabalia, northern besieged Gaza Strip. In the occupied West […]

08 Jun

Four Palestinians, including a Child Abducted by Israeli Forces and Police

Israeli police abducted, on Sunday, abducted four Palestinians, including a child, from occupied east Jerusalem the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said that police forces stormed as-Sa’diyya neighborhood in Silwan district, and abducted a child, identified as Yazan Haddad. Also in Silwan, police abducted two young men after storming […]

08 Jun

Demolition Notices, Halt Construction Ordered by Israeli Military

Israeli forces notified two Palestinian home owners, on Sunday, of the order to demolish their homes in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist. Popular committee coordinator in Yatta, Rateb al-Jabour, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers notified two […]

08 Jun

WAFA: Israel Committed 27 Violations Against Journalists in May 2020

The Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA) said in a report, on Sunday, that it has documented 27 violations committed by the Israeli occupation forces against journalists and media institutions working in the occupied Palestinian territories during May. The report on Israeli violations against journalists states that these violations included […]

07 Jun

PLO Official Condemns Israeli Violations in Occupied East Jerusalem

Senior Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee, condemned on Sunday, what she described as Israeli violations across the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, in light of the recent Israeli entry ban, imposed on a grand Palestinian Muslim scholar. In a statement, issued by Ashrawi earlier today, the senior […]

07 Jun

Israeli Troops Demolish Palestinian-owned Stands at Qalandia Checkpoint

Israeli Troops reportedly knocked down, on Sunday, several Palestinian-owned grocery stands near the Israeli-controlled Qalandia checkpoint, to the north of internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that an Israeli army bulldozer began knocking down the stands, owned by vendors and some other small commercial outlets, abruptly […]

Richard Drew / Associated Press
07 Jun

Arab Group to Convene at UN over Israeli Annexation Plan

Palestine’s mission at the United Nations (UN) reportedly announced on Saturday, that a meeting involving Arab countries’ representatives at the international organization, will be convened this Monday, within Palestinian efforts underway, to challenge Israeli government’s plans to annex large parts of the Palestinian West Bank, to the occupation state of […]

07 Jun

Israeli Troops Shoot, Wound Five Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum

On Saturday afternoon, Israeli occupying soldiers in Kufur Qaddoum village, on the outskirts of the Palestinian West Bank city of Qalqilia, reportedly shot and wounded five local Palestinian peaceful protestors with rubber-coated steel bullets. Local Palestinian sources said that an Israeli army troop attacked a peaceful protest near the Omar […]

06 Jun

Slain Palestinian’s Home, Mourning Tents Invaded by Israeli Police in Jerusalem

Israeli police, on Thursday evening, invaded the home and mourning tent of Palestinian martyr, Eyad al-Hallaq, in Wad al-Jouz neighborhood in Occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said that the Israeli police searched the family home and mourning tent, showing grave disrespect, and provoking confrontations with locals, […]

Hares, Salfit
06 Jun

Muslim Worshipers Perform Friday Prayers on Threatened Palestinian Land

Dozens of Muslim Palestinian worshipers reportedly performed Friday prayer, on the land of the village of Hares, in the Salfit District, northern occupied West Bank. According to the mayor of Hares, Omar Samara, said that this Friday’s prayer is the second to be performed on the same piece of land […]

06 Jun

Israeli Forces Demolishes Home, Displaces Ten Palestinians Near Hebron

Israeli forces demolished, on Thursday, a Palestinian-owned residential tin house in the town of Beit Ummar, southern occupied West Bank, according to a local anti-settlements activist. Activist, Mohammad Awad, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the Israeli forces seized the contents of the home, located near Hebron, then proceeded to […]

05 Jun

Israel Bans Sheikh Sabri from Al-Aqsa for Four Months

Israeli occupation authorities in the internationally-recognized city of occupied East Jerusalem, reportedly imposed, on Thursday, a four-month-long entry ban on Muslim scholar and Imam of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Ikrima Sabri. According to the Israeli order, the senior Palestinian Muslim scholar and former Mufti of Jerusalem, will be banned from […]

04 Jun

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 May – 03 Jun 2020)

Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 May – 03 June 2020) Israeli occupation forces continued to commit crimes against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. […]

04 Jun

Israeli Army Escalates Demolitions in South Hebron Hills

Israeli soldiers, on Wednesday, dismantled several Palestinian-owned tents and other structures in Masafer Yatta, southern Hebron hills, according to two local officials. Coordinator of the Anti-Wall & Settlement Committees, Rateb al-Jabour, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces accompanied a bulldozer to Khirbet al-Mafqara community, and proceeded to knock […]

Deir Hajle, Jericho District
04 Jun

Several Palestinian Structures Demolished by Israeli Army near Jericho

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, demolished 5 Palestinian-owned residential structures as well as two animal sheds in Deir Hajle, east of the occupied West Bank city of Jericho. Mohammad Ghrouf, a local monitor of illegal Israeli settlements, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency, that Israeli soldiers stormed the area and demolished seven […]

03 Jun

Dozens of Palestinian Prisoners Set to Go on Hunger Strike

Dozens of Palestinian prisoners, inside the Israeli Hadareem jail, are reportedly prepared to start a collective open hunger strike, in the near future. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said, on Wednesday, that the hunger strike comes in response to maltreatment of inmates in the Hadareem prison. The PPS added […]

03 Jun

Israeli Troops Crackdown on Peaceful Protest at Home of Shiekh Sabri, Arrest Two

Israeli troops, early on Wednesday, stormed the home of Ikrima Sabri, current head of the Higher Islamic Council and former Mufti, in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian sources in the occupied old city of Jerusalem said that the attack on Sabri’s home followed Israeli troops’ crackdown on a Palestinian […]

03 Jun

Israeli Settlers Raze Palestinian Land to Build Settler-only Road

Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, seized and bulldozed a portion of Palestinian-owned land in Tell and Immatain villages, near Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank, Palestinian Information Center. Palestinian official monitoring settlement activities, Ghassan Daghlas, said that illegal colonial settlers used bulldozers to clear land for the purpose of building […]

03 Jun

Israeli Forces Arrest Eleven Palestinians Including Teens across West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that Israeli forces detained 5 Palestinian youths from Ramallah and Al-Bireh District; 1. Musa Ahmed Hamed, 22, from Silwad, 2. Basil Mufeed Atta, 3. Akram Fateh Zahran, 4. Muhammad Abdel Hakim Atta and 5. Muhammad Noah Atta From the Al-Far’a camp and the town […]

03 Jun

Armed Israeli Settlers Raze 350 Dunams of Palestinian-owned Land, Kick Farmers off Land

An illegal Israeli settler, on Tuesday, razed lands in the Palestinian Bedouin community al-Malihat area, northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Jericho, according to sources. Suleiman Malihat, Fatah official, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that an armed colonist levelled 350 dunams of Palestinian-owned lands, to build a separation […]

03 Jun

UPDATE: Israeli Forces Detain 20 Palestinians on Tuesday across West Bank

UPDATED June 3 – 0700: The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that Israeli forces arrested, on Tuesday at dawn, 20 citizens from the West Bank, including a child. The PPS said that five citizens were arrested from several towns in the city of Nablus; 1. Ahmed Youssef Awad, 2. Dawood […]

02 Jun

Israeli Troops Demolish Palestinian-owned Home in Silwan, 6 Stores in Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly demolished, earlier on Tuesday, a number of Palestinian-owned buildings, including a residential home and six stores, in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Local Palestinian residents told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that two Israeli army bulldozers, backed by an Israeli army force, began bulldozing six stores that are […]

Israeli soldiers abduct youth (archive image from Palestine News)
02 Jun

Israeli Troops Abduct Four Palestinians in the Occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Tuesday morning, four Palestinian residents in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Local witnesses and media sources said that Israeli troops stormed Palestinian homes in the neighborhoods of Abu Dis and al-‘Isawiya in occupied Jerusalem. Sources added that the invading forces abducted three Palestinians including a […]

Jerusalem: On 19 December 2016, Israeli Forces Demolish Commercial Facility in Shaikh Jarrah Neighborhood Belonging to Adnan Harhash. (PCHR photo)
02 Jun

Israel to Demolish 200 Palestinian-owned Industrial Structures in Jerusalem

The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem, on Sunday, finalized an order to evict and demolish 200 Palestinian-owned industrial structures in Wad al-Joz neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, sources said . Chairman of East Jerusalem’s Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kamal Obeidat, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the municipality […]

02 Jun

Israeli Forces Hand out Demolition Orders near Hebron

Palestinian residents of Birayn village, south of Hebron, were informed, on Sunday, about Israel’s intent to demolish five residential structures in addition to village council building, according to a local activist. Activist, Foad Amour, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that an Israeli army force invaded the village to hand demolition […]

01 Jun

Israeli Troops Confiscate Palestinian-owned Vegetable Stands in Jordan Valley

Israeli troops reportedly removed by force, a number of Palestinian-owned vegetable stands, early on Monday, in the Al-Aghwar area of the Jordan Valley, eastern West Bank. Local Palestinian sources in agriculture-rich Ein Albayda’ and Bardala villages of Al-Aghwar, said that an Israeli army force broke into Al-Aghwar and began removing […]

01 Jun

Israeli Troops Abduct 23 Palestinians Across the West Bank

Israeli Troops reportedly abducted, earlier on Monday, at least 23 Palestinian residents, including a child and a former prisoner, across the Palestinian West Bank. In Ramallah city, local sources confirmed that Israeli troops invaded the Almazr’a village, north of the city, as well as the Ni’lin village, to the west, […]

01 Jun

Israeli Police Forces Demolish 4 Palestinian-owned Homes Inside Israel

Israeli occupation police, on Sunday, demolished four homes under construction in the Arab city of Tira, inside the 1948 occupied lands, known as Israel. The justification given by authorities for the demolition, was the alleged lack of a building permit, Shehab News reported. According to witnesses, police stormed the city, […]

01 Jun

Two Palestinian Brothers Begin Demolishing their Homes in Jerusalem

Two Palestinian brothers, on Saturday, demolishing their two homes in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukaber, after the demolition was ordered by the Israeli municipality, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Imad and Ahmad Mashahreh said that they were given demolition notices, and decided to embark on the feat of […]

01 Jun

European Union Calls for a Halt to Israeli Demolition Policies

The European Union (EU) missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah released a statement last week, regarding a spike in Palestinian-owned home demolitions ordered and carried out by Israeli authorities in the occupied West Bank so far in 2020, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The statement noted that Israeli demolition of Palestinian […]

01 Jun

Palestinian Prisoner in Israeli Jail on 21st Day of Hunger Strike

Palestinian prisoner, Sami Janazra, 47, has embarked on the third hunger strike over the past four years of incarceration. According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, prisoner Janazra from the al-Fawwar refugee camp, has been on hunger strike for 21 days consecutively, in protest of his Administrative Detention inside Israeli prison. […]

31 May

Israeli Forces Evict Palestinians from Ibrahimi Mosque, Permit Settlers

Israeli forces, on Friday, blocked Palestinian Muslim worshipers from performing the dawn prayer, evicted hundreds of worshipers and banned the call to prayer at the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron/Al-Khalil, Quds News Network reported. Sheikh Hifzi Abu Sneineh, the head of the local Waqf Department, stated that military barriers were placed […]

29 May

Palestinian PM “International Donors’ Support is Vital”

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh reiterated, on Thursday, that international donors’ support to the Palestinian people, in the context of the Israeli government’s plans to annex the occupied West Bank, along with current Israeli-imposed restrictions on the Palestinian people, is now vital. Shtayyeh’s remarks came during a video conference conversation […]

29 May

Israeli Troops Obstruct Reconstruction of a Street in Bethlehem

Israeli troops reportedly blocked, on Friday morning, reconstruction of a local street in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local municipality sources told media outlets that Israeli troops stormed the Almaqbara or Cemetery street in the Rashayda village, east of Bethlehem and ordered municipal workers, by force, to stop reconstruction […]

28 May

Israeli Troops Block Maintenance of Al-Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron

Israeli troops blocked, earlier on Thursday morning, maintenance works at the Al-Ibrahimi Mosque, an ancient United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)-recognized part of Palestinian heritage. Palestinian chief for the Holy Shrine and Muslim scholar, Hefdi Abusnaina, told media outlets that Israeli troops blocked, by force, some construction and […]

28 May

Israeli Forces Dismantle Four Palestinian-owned Produce Stalls, Stop Construction of Structures

Aref Daraghmeh, a local activist, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces dismantled four stalls set up by residents to be used to sell vegetables and fruits, in Bardala and Ein al-Bayda villages, Northern Jordan Valley. It was noted that troops also confiscated large amounts of the produce, reducing […]

28 May

Israeli Court Rules Against Demolition of Dozens of Palestinian Family Homes

More than 35 Palestinian households in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, have reportedly been successful to extract an Israeli court’s ruling that allows them to stay in their their homes, following Israeli military attempts to demolish them. Head of the local Palestinian committee for resisting the Israeli Apartheid Wall […]

28 May

Israel Escalates Demolition of Palestinian Homes in the West Bank

A Palestinian Siam family, on Wednesday, began to tear down parts their own home in occupied East Jerusalem. The family told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem delivered a demolition order to their Silwan home. The pretext used by the so-called Israeli authorities, for the […]

26 May

Israeli Authorities Order Ten Palestinian-owned Water Wells Closed

Israeli military authorities reportedly plan to shut down ten Palestinian-owned water wells, to the west of city Salfit, in the northern occupied West Bank. Local Palestinian sources in the Al-Sawiya village in western Salfit, told media outlets including the Palestine WAFA News Agency, that Israeli military authorities delivered shutdown warrants […]

25 May

Israeli Authorities Demolish Palestinian-owned Structures near Bethlehem

Israeli forces, on Monday, demolished a livestock barn and a tent, east of the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Sources said the structures were owned by a local Palestinian, who was detained for several hours before being released. Palestinian security sources said the […]

25 May

Hamas’s Political Head : No Prisoners Swap Deal without an Acceptable Price

Hamas’s political head, Ismail Haniyeh, reportedly said over the weekend, that his Islamist party, that rules the Gaza Strip, will agree to a prisoner swap deal with the state of Israel, only in return for an acceptable price. Haniyeh’s remarks came on the eve of the Al-Fitr Muslims’ Feast or […]

24 May

Three Palestinian Prisoners enter 12th and 18th Years of Israeli Imprisonment

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) confirmed, on Saturday, that both Palestinian prisoners, Mohammad Alkhaldi and Mohammad Auda, from the Arrana village, on the outskirts of Jenin, have both entered their 12th year of life sentences in Israeli prison. Montaser Sammour, Director of the Prisoners’ Society in Jenin, further noted […]

24 May

Israeli Authorities Place Palestinian under Administrative Detention

Israeli Prison Service (IPS) reportedly placed, on Saturday, a Palestinian man from the northern West Bank city of Jenin, under administrative detention, with no charges, for a period of six months. Family members of Mahmoud Said Alsa’dy, 40, told the Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the Israeli prison authority of […]
22 May

Israel Cuts Palestinian Water Supply in West Bank

The Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) stated, on Thursday, that Israeli authorities drastically cut the amount of water allocated to the West Bank districts of Jenin, Nablus, Ramallah and Hebron, in recent days, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The sudden drop interrupted the water supply to the public, and caused irregular […]

22 May

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 May 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 May 2020) Summary This week, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man alleging that he rammed soldiers with his car in Hebron; and continued its attacks on Ya’bad village, arresting civilians in a […]

22 May

Arab League Supports Palestine Against Israeli Annexation Plans

The League of Arab States, comprising of 22 Arab countries, expressed, on Thursday, its full support for the Palestinian leadership, in the latter’s defiance of Israel’s plans, including the plan to annex parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley area of Al-Aghwar. Said Abuali, Under-Secretary General of the […]

21 May

Israeli Prison Moves Palestinian Prisoner on Hunger Strike to Solitary Confinement

Israeli Prison Service (IPS), on Wednesday, transferred Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike, to solitary confinement, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The Palestine Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that the IPS transferred Palestinian prisoner, Sami Janazreh, who began a hunger strike ten days ago, in opposition to being placed under administrative […]

Jordan FM
21 May

Jordanian FM Signals Unilateral Suspension of Jordan-Israel Peace Treaty

The Jordanian government signalled, on Wednesday, its intention to unilaterally suspend implementation of some provisions within Jordan’s peace treaty with Israel. Such an announcement came in response to an Israeli plan, reported widely, to annex the Palestinian West Bank, along with the Jordan River area of Al-Aghwar, to the boundaries […]

Home demolition near Nablus
21 May

Israeli Forces Deliver Demolition Orders to Palestinian Family, Seize Mobile Home

Israeli occupation forces handed Palestinian citizen, Jamal Rashayda, a demolition order, on Tuesday, for several structures in Ras al-Auja area in the Jordan Valley, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Palestinian human rights workers said the forces gave no justification for the order to demolish the family’s tents and barns, north […]

Israeli settlement near Nablus (image from wikimedia)
19 May

Israeli Troops Erect Settler-only Bypass Road in Southern Nablus

Israeli troops reportedly embarked on erecting a bypass road, on Tuesday, in the Huwara village, south of Nablus city in the northern occupied West Bank. Local Palestinian media sources said that the road is seven kilometers-long and that it will be located on about 100 acres of Palestinian farm lands. […]

19 May

Israeli Military Court Extends Detention of a Palestinian Teen Boy

The Israeli military court of Salem, near Jenin city in the West Bank, ordered on Monday, the extension of the detention of Palestinian teenager, Qasem Abu Baker, 17, from the Palestinian village of Y’abad, south of Jenin city. The mother of Qasem, told media outlets that Monday’s extension is the […]

18 May

Jerusalem Charity Closed for “Violating Israeli Sovereignty”

Israeli police invaded the “Volunteer for Hope” charitable organization in Jerusalem, on Sunday, ordering it’s closure for a total of six months, Quds News Network reported. The charity, located in Beit Hanina village, in occupied East Jerusalem is said to be associated with the Palestinian Authority (PA). The order included […]

15 May

Israeli Troops Detain 5 Palestinians, Including a Minor and Former Prisoner

Israeli forces, on Thursday evening, detained five Palestinians from the northern districts of Nablus and Qalqilia, in the occupied West Bank. Local Fatah official, Munir Gaghoub, stated that Israeli troops abducted three Palestinians, including a former prisoner, seized a vehicle at the entrance of Beita town, south of the city […]

15 May

Israeli Troops Halt Construction of Palestinian Home in Bethlehem

Israeli troops reportedly intercepted, on Friday, the construction of a Palestinian home in the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local sources in Bethlehem told media outlets that an Israeli army force stormed the site of the construction and prevented workers from building. Mayor of the Palestinian municipality of […]