Category Archives: Israeli Politics

08 Apr
1:27

World Health Day: PCHR Calls for Providing Medical Supplies and COVID-19 Testing Kits to Gaza Strip’s Health Sector

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) World Health Day is celebrated each year on April 7th, and it was first sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1950 to raise health awareness. The theme for World Health Day 2020 is “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” to support nurses […]

07 Apr
7:21

Committee Concerned About Health of Palestinian Prisoners

Representative of the Ramallah-based Committee for Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-prisoners, Hassan Abd Rabo, expressed on Tuesday the committee’s growing concerns over the safety of the 5,000 Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli jails. Abd Rabo’s remarks come amidst the internationally-spread Coronavirus, inside Israel and some Palestinian cities, towns and villages. He was […]

07 Apr
3:52

Several Palestinians Ordered to Halt Construction in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces, on Monday, ordered a halt on the construction of several Palestinian-owned structures in Khirbet Yarza and al-Jiftlik villages in the Jordan Valley, according to sources. Activist, Aref Daraghmeh, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces handed a villager, identified as Salem Abu al-Tayyib, from Khirbet Yarza, east […]

06 Apr
8:44

Opinion: A Palestinian Guide to Surviving a Quarantine: On Faith, Humor and ‘Dutch Candy’

By Ramzy Baroud for Middle East Monitor Call it a ‘quarantine’, a ‘shelter-in-place’, a ‘lockdown’ or a ‘curfew’, we Palestinians have experienced them all, though not at all voluntarily. Personally, the first 23 years of my life were lived in virtual ‘lockdown’. My father’s ‘quarantine’ was experienced much earlier, as […]

06 Apr
8:21

PCHR Condemns Israeli Defense Minister’s Statements, Stresses Linking Humanitarian Aid to Politics is Unacceptable

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett’s statements linking the entry of medical supplies into the Gaza Strip to combat Coronavirus with the return of Israeli soldiers who have been held by Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip since 2014. PCHR stresses […]

06 Apr
6:08

Israeli Forces Deliver ‘Stop Work’ Orders to Palestinians near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces last week, ordered a halt on the construction of two Palestinian houses in the villages of al-Khader and Beit Skarya, near the city of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Local official, Hasan Burejiya, in charge of monitoring Israeli violations in the area, […]

06 Apr
5:56

On Palestinian Child Day – There are 200 Children Detained in Israeli Prisons

Head of the Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Commission, Qadri Abu Bakr, on Sunday, said that Israel has 200 Palestinian children in detention, commemorating ‘Palestinian Child Day’ on April 5th, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. In a statement, Abu Bakr said that since the year 2000, Israel has arrested no less […]

06 Apr
5:33

PLO Official says Israel will “Stop Demolitions of Palestinian Homes”

Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said in a tweet last week, that Israel is apparently going to stop demolishing homes in the occupied Palestinian territories, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. “I was informed by top United Nations (UN) officials that the Israeli […]

05 Apr
8:01

Israel May Impose Lockdown on East Jerusalem to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

Israeli TV Channel, Kan, reported on Sunday that Israeli authorities in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, may impose a total lockdown on some Palestinian-populated neighborhoods and some other religious Jewish communities in East Jerusalem, itself. The report by Kan TV suggested that five areas, including the two Palestinian neighborhoods of […]

05 Apr
7:30

Israeli Police Abduct Two Palestinian Youths in East Jerusalem

Israeli police forces on Sunday, invaded one of the neighborhoods in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted two Palestinian youths, local sources reported. Sources and witnesses said that Israeli police in the old city of East Jerusalem, broke into the homes of Ahmad Salayma and Mohammad Swaity and abducted […]

03 Apr
11:10

PLO official Decries Israeli Actions Amidst Spread of Coronavirus

Member of Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi denounced on Friday, Israel’s actions which she described as hampering Palestinian efforts, underway, to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In a statement released Friday, the high-ranking Palestinian official, Dr. Ashrawi maintained that the latest Israeli police arrest of […]

02 Apr
6:54

Israel Puts Forth a Condition for Aiding Gaza Over Coronavirus

Palestinian media reports, citing Israeli sources, reported on Thursday that the Israeli government put forth a condition for shipping medical aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, for fighting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Sources said that Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett, was quoted during a press briefing in Tel-Aviv, as saying […]

02 Apr
7:03

PPS Calls for Immediate Release of over 1,000 Palestinian Prisoners

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), on Tuesday, released a statement regarding fears for the fate of 5,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation jails, after the declaration of jailers and investigators being infected with the coronavirus, COVID-19. The Prisoners’s Society added that they have experienced great difficulty in obtaining prisoner health […]

01 Apr
6:06

Israeli Troops Seize a Palestinian-owned Caravan in Jordan Valley

Israeli troops reportedly seized on Wednesday, a Palestinian-owned caravan, located in the Israel-occupied area of Al-Aghwar, in the eastern occupied West Bank. Witnesses told media outlets, earlier today, that the confiscated caravan is owned by a local Palestinian resident in the Jordan Valley. Local legal activist, Aref Daraghma, told local […]

01 Apr
6:52

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Home, Deliver Stop Work Order for Livestock Barn

Israeli forces demolished on Tuesday, a Palestinian-owned house still under construction in the village of Jbara, south of Tulkarem, according to the head of Jbara village council, Ihsan Tahsin. Tahsin told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that a large army force broke into the village, in the northern occupied West Bank, […]

31 Mar
6:56

Israeli Colonial Settlers Raze Palestinian Farm Lands near Nablus

Israeli colonial settlers on Tuesday, razed vast areas of Palestinian-owned farm lands in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. Local media outlets said that the lands razed, are located near the illegal Israeli colonial settlement of Shefout Rahel. The sources confirmed that today’s bulldozing caused widespread harm to tens […]

31 Mar
2:42

COVID-19 State of Emergency: Powers and Restrictions Under Palestinian and International Law

 The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): Introduction: On 05 March 2020, the Palestinian President issued a decree declaring a 30-day state of emergency to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Palestine. The Presidential decree bestowed upon the Prime Minister and relevant authorities the powers to “take all necessary […]

30 Mar
9:28

Israel’s Shin Bet Slaps PLC Member with Administrative Detention

The Shin Bet, Israel’s intelligence agency, on Sunday, decided to renew the detention of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) member and Hamas leader, Hasan Yousuf, for four months, under administrative detention. Sheikh Hasan Yousuf, 65, was scheduled for release on March 31, 2020, and just two days before his release, […]

29 Mar
6:47

Analysis: Palestine Is Occupied, Segregated, And About To Face COVID-19

Israel’s military control of Gaza and the West Bank has only grown more brutal during the pandemic. Workers are held in quarantine, prisoners have been infected, and Israel is withholding money that could be used to help contain the outbreak. By Taya Graham for The Real News Network Israeli Journalist […]

27 Mar
5:18

Palestinian Shed and Water Well Destroyed by Israeli Forces in West Bank

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished a farming shed and a water well in Deir Ballut town, west of Salfit city, according to a local official. Governor of Salfit, Abdallah Kmeil told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces escorted a bulldozer into Wadi Sarida area, where the heavy machinery tore […]

27 Mar
5:06

Palestinian Building Equipment, Tents Seized by Israeli Forces in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces demolished a residential structure and seized tents, on Thursday, in the Jordan Valley village of Ibziq, north of the occupied West Bank city of Tubas, according to a local official. Abdul Majeed Khdeirat, head of Ibziq village council, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers stormed the […]

27 Mar
4:51

Three Palestinian Homes Demolished by Israeli Forces near Jericho

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished three Palestinian-owned homes in the village of al-Diyouk, west of the occupied West Bank city of Jericho, under the pretext they were built without permits, local sources said. The sources told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers and police accompanied bulldozers as they invaded […]

26 Mar
11:01

Israel Releases Post Packages for Palestinian Territories

Israeli authorities released on Thursday a large shipment of postal packages sent to the occupied Palestinian territories, from abroad. A statement, released by the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology, said that the released shipment includes posts, delivered directly by three new countries to the Palestinian Authority’s […]

26 Mar
6:56

PCHR Calls upon Palestinian Government to Find Mechanisms to Protect and Support the Poor and Low-Income Families in light of the State of Emergency in the Gaza Strip

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up on the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip in light of the state of emergency announced to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). PCHR warns of catastrophic deterioration in the living conditions of the Gaza Strip population if the state of […]

26 Mar
2:12

Human Rights Council Appeals to Red Cross: Protect Palestinian Prisoners

On 24 March 2020, the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) letters to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and to the Palestinian diplomatic community, Palestine News Network reported. The letters were urgent appeals with regards to the deteriorating conditions of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in Israeli jails, […]

25 Mar
8:14

Israeli Authorities Deny Solar Panels, Greenhouses to Palestinian Farmers in West Bank

Israeli authorities banned, on Wednesday, installation of Palestinian-owned solar panels and a green house in the northern occupied West Bank area of Al-Aghwar. Local Palestinian media sources said that an Israeli troop obstructed installation works in the Kherbet Aldeir village, within the Tubas governorate. Palestinian chief for the Al-Aghwar rural […]

25 Mar
7:34

Palestinians Prisoners in Israeli Jails Appeal for Their Safety

Around 5,000 Palestinian prisoners appealed, on Wednesday, to concerned local and international bodies to ensure their own safety, inside Israeli jails. The prisoners’ appeal came in response to the widely-spread Coronavirus, worldwide and in Israel, where the prisoners are jailed. A statement released by the prisoners read; “Increasingly, we feel […]

24 Mar
1:19

PHRI calls on the Israeli authorities to provide Gaza with missing equipment and assist patients needing treatment

Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) has called on the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) to provide Gaza with the equipment it urgently needs to combat COVID-19, including basic antiseptics, intensive care beds, and ventilators. PHRI’s further urged COGAT and the […]

23 Mar
3:09

Due to Coronavirus, Israel to Transfer Tax Funds to PA

Israeli media said on Sunday that Israeli authorities decided to deliver a fund of 120 million New Israeli Shekels (30 Million US Dollars), to the Palestinian Authority (PA). The fund is a part of tax money, collected by Israel on behalf of the PA, on Israel-controlled commercial crossings. Israeli TV […]

23 Mar
1:55

Israeli Troops Hold Four Palestinian Youths at Jenin Checkpoint

Israeli troops, on Sunday morning, held four Palestinian youths at an Israeli military roadblock, near Dutan colonial settlement, near Jenin city, in the northern occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Sources and witnesses told media outlets that Israeli soldiers, stationed at the checkpoint, held four Palestinian youths after having […]

18 Mar
11:56

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinian In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Wednesday, at least ten Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. In the central West Bank city of Ramallah, a squadron of Israeli soldiers invaded a town in the Ramallah district and abducted six […]

17 Mar
6:43

Due to Corona, Israel to Let Palestinian Workers Stay in Workplaces

Israeli Minister of Defense, Naftali Bennett, decided on Tuesday to let many thousands of Palestinian workers, working inside Israel, to stay for several weeks in Israel. Bennett’s statement, reported by Israeli media, suggested that Palestinian workers, who work in the various sectors with recruitment by Israeli contractors, can stay for […]

12 Mar
2:52

Palestinian FM Denounces Israeli Plans for So-Called “Sovereignty Road”

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry, on Monday, strongly condemned the announcement by Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett of his intention to build, what he described as “sovereignty road” in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry stated that it “condemns in the strongest […]

10 Mar
4:36

VIDEO – Gaza: The Undrinkable Water of a Land Under Siege

Rakan Abed El Rahman for Middle East Eye Experts say Israeli policies and wars are to blame for a deepening water crisis in Gaza that will have detrimental effects on public health, especially on the most vulnerable segment of society: children. [Transcript by Ali Salam] Ahmed Hills – Water and […]

07 Mar
11:10

Israel Destroys Palestinian Bedouin Village for 176th Time

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, destroyed all Palestinian homes in the Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb in the Negev desert for the 176th time, Middle East Monitor reports. The so-called unrecognised village which is inhabited by over 20 Palestinian families, has been repeatedly destroyed for the last decade. Each time the […]

Israeli soldiers guarding home demolition (Palestine TV)
04 Mar
12:15

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Home in Jerusalem, Family Homeless

The Israeli occupation authorities demolished the second floor of a Palestinian-owned house in the town of Hezma, northeast of the occupied city of Jerusalem, on Tuesday, under the pretext that it was built without Israeli permission, according to Hezma mayor, Musallam Abu Hilo. Abu Hilo told WAFA Palestinian News Agency […]

03 Mar
8:00

On Israeli Election Day, Israeli Forces Impose Total Closure on the West Bank and Gaza Strip

The Israeli army imposed a comprehensive closure on the West Bank and Gaza due to the Israeli elections on Monday. The closure was imposed from midnight on Sunday until early Tuesday morning, due to the Israelis going to the polls for the Presidential and “Knesset” elections. The Israeli army said […]

Al Dawabsha, burned to death in 2015
02 Mar
1:43

Closing Arguments Held in Case of Admitted Dawabsha Family Killer

5 years after a brutal act of terror by a gang of Israelis, who set a family’s home on fire, causing the deaths of the mother, father and baby, and leaving only the 4-year old alive, critically wounded with burns all over his body, the final arguments were presented Sunday […]

02 Mar
7:07

Israeli Defense Minister Admits An Attempt To Kill Islamic Jihad leader

Israeli defense minister, Naftali Bennet, admitted this week an Israeli assassination attempt of a senior Islamic Jihad leader in Damascus, in November of last year. The defense minister’s assertion came during an interview with Israeli TV channel 12, in which Bennet spoke of his army’s actions to curb what Israel […]

02 Mar
3:22

Opinion: Trump’s Plan for Palestine Looks a Lot Like Apartheid

By Alon Liel for Foreign Policy In the heyday of South Africa’s apartheid regime, the country’s white minority government planned to create 10 so-called homelands—also known as Bantustans—where black South Africans could live far away from the cities it hoped to keep white. It was the culmination of what the […]

29 Feb
10:23

Citing elections, Israel to close the occupied Palestinian territories

Israeli media reports said on Friday that Israeli authorities, in control of the occupied Palestinian territories, decided to close the territories from next Monday, through Tuesday. The reports added that the closure will include the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and that the authorities cited parliamentary Israeli elections, which […]

28 Feb
12:26

PLO Official Slams Israel’s Settlement Plans, Calls on EU to Intervene

Saeb Erekat, the Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Wednesday, urged the European Union (EU) to intervene to prevent Israel from building a settlement in E1 area, east of occupied Jerusalem, as announced by Israeli Premier, Benjamin Netanyahu. During a meeting at his office, […]

25 Feb
4:12

Updated: “Soldiers Abduct 28 Palestinians, Including Children, Former Political Prisoners, In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, twenty-eight Palestinians, including children, siblings, and a young woman, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers abducted sixteen Palestinians from their homes in Hebron governorate, in southern West Bank. […]

25 Feb
4:01

US Senator Bernie Sanders to Boycott AIPAC Conference

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced, on Monday, that he will not attend a forthcoming conference organized by a pro-Israel lobby group that serves as a platform to “express bigotry,” Anadolu Agency reports. “The Israeli people have the right to live in peace and security. So do the Palestinian people,” Sanders, […]

25 Feb
1:21

Netanyahu Orders Further Airstrikes on Besieged Gaza Strip

Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, ordered the army to continue airstrikes on the blockaded Gaza Strip, Anadolu Agency reported. In a written statement on social media, Benjamin Netanyahu announced his decision to persist with the bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip, after speaking with several Israeli officials, including […]

24 Feb
12:10

Israeli Authorities Force Beloved Palestinian Bakery to Close After 60 Years

A Palestinian bakery in the heart of Old Jerusalem has been forced to close by Israeli authorities after 60 years in business. The reason provided for the forced closure was that the bakery had been providing baked goods to Palestinian worshipers headed to Al-Aqsa Mosque to pray. The Israeli occupation […]

23 Feb
5:56

US Senators Call for Resuming Aid to Gaza, UNRWA

According to American media reports, a group of 31 US Democratic Senators have written a letter calling on the US administration to restore funding and aid to the Gaza Strip, warning that Palestinians are facing a humanitarian crisis. The senators urged the administration to take immediate action to restore humanitarian […]

22 Feb
1:02

Trump-Kushner “Peace” Plan ignores elephants in the room: Israel created this mess

The Trump-Kushner “Peace” Plan is slick and businesslike, with an aura of objectivity and balance – but it is exactly the opposite, and something about it stinks. by Kathryn Shihadah There is a giant herd of elephants circling the Trump-Kushner Peace Plan, and they’re not going away. The fragrance of […]

19 Feb
9:32

Israeli Forces Seize Two Palestinian Caravans Near Hebron

Israeli forces, Wednesday, seized a caravan that Palestinians were using as a school classroom in the village of Susiya, in Masafer Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to a local activist. Fouad al-Amoor, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers seized the classroom/caravan under the pretext of […]

17 Feb
7:49

Entrance to Ramallah Village Resealed

Israeli occupation forces, at dawn on Sunday, re-closed the main entrance to Deir Nidham village, to the west of Ramallah City, PNN reports. According to local residents, soldiers returned the cement blocks which they had placed several days ago and which the residents of Deir Nidham removed yesterday. On Saturday, […]

17 Feb
7:43

East Jerusalem Organization Raided, Director Summoned

Members of the Israeli security service, today, raided Volunteer for Hope, an organization located in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, under the pretext of holding “prohibited activities,” and gave its director, Silvia Abu Laban, a summons to appear before Israeli intelligence for interrogation. Local sources told WAFA […]

16 Feb
4:34

Pro-Israeli Lobbying Group Urges UK Government to Oppose ICC Probe

Westminster lobby group – Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) has urged the UK government to directly oppose the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s decision to open an investigation into Israeli war crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territory, Middle East Monitor reports. Writing to Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary, […]

15 Feb
6:07

Health of Imprisoned Cancer Patient Seriously Deteriorated

The health condition of Palestinian detainee Mowaffak Orouq, 77, has significantly deteriorated, the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission stated Friday. Orouq, a cancer patient in Israeli detention since 2003, is in serious condition as he is in a state of semi-coma, taking only small amounts of liquid and having lost a […]

14 Feb
9:10

Adalah: Over 2,000 Bedouin Preschoolers Stuck at Home due to School Bus Budget Dispute

School transportation for children from 20 villages in Naqab (Negev) region ground to sudden halt after regional council blames Israeli Education Ministry for failing to transfer funds. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel filed an urgent court petition Tuesday, 11 February 2020, as 2,200 preschool […]

Israeli soldiers guarding home demolition (Palestine TV)
14 Feb
12:18

Israeli Forces Demolish a Palestinian Home in Occupied Jerusalem

The Israeli municipality of Jerusalem demolished, on Thursday, a house belonging to a Palestinian citizen in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, under the pretext of being built without an Israeli permit, the home owner said. Homeowner, Iyad Shweiki told WAFA that two days ago, the crews of the Israeli […]

11 Feb
6:19

Analysis: Crisis and Opportunity: The ‘Deal of the Century’ Challenge for Palestinians

By Ramzy Baroud for the Palestine Chronicle After several postponements, US President, Donald Trump, has finally revealed the details of his Middle East plan, dubbed ‘Deal of the Century’, in a press conference in Washington, on January 28. Standing triumphantly beside Trump, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, must have surely […]

11 Feb
6:01

Opinion: The Future of the Palestinian People is Being Decided Without Their Input

By Robert Fantina for Palestine News Network (PNN) Under the shadow of his trial in the senate, and accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on the very day he was indicted on criminal charges in Israel, U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled his ‘Deal of the Century’ that is supposed […]

11 Feb
4:07

Israel Bars Jerusalem Governor From Entering West Bank For Six Months

The Israeli army and security apparatus issued orders, on Monday evening, barring the Palestinian governor of occupied East Jerusalem, Adnan Gheith, from entering the West Bank, and another order preventing him from communicating with the Palestinian Authority. Media sources said the army summoned the governor for interrogation in the al-Maskobiyya […]

09 Feb
5:37

UPDATE: Palestinian Government Seeking Legal Action in Response to Israeli Ban on Palestinian Agricultural Products

Minister of National Economy, Khaled Osseili, said on Sunday, that the Palestinian government was pursuing political, diplomatic and legal action to reverse Israel’s recent ban on the export of Palestinian agricultural abroad, which is aimed at stifling the Palestinian economy, WAFA reported. At an emergency meeting of the Palestinian Exports […]

06 Feb
10:44

Army Shrinks Fishing Zone in Gaza

The Israeli occupation army, on Wednesday, announced it was reducing the size of the Gaza fishing zone by a third, in light of the continued launch of projectiles and flaming balloons toward Israeli territory. “Following security consultations, it has been decided today (Wednesday), to restrict the fishing zone of the […]

Demolition in Susiya
06 Feb
5:31

Israel Halts School Rehabilitation Project, Delivers Demolition Notices

The Israel occupation authorities, on Wednesday, ordered a halt to the rehabilitation of a school playground in the village of Susiya, southern occupied West Bank, as well as demolition orders for a structure in Sebastia village, northern West Bank. Abdul Aziz Abu Finnar, from the Yatta municipality, said Israeli forces […]

30 Jan
9:30

B’Tselem – President Trump’s “Peace” Plan: Not Peace, Apartheid

By B’Tselem The American administration’s plan branded as the “Deal of the Century” is more like Swiss cheese, with the cheese being offered to the Israelis and the holes to the Palestinians. There are many ways to end the occupation, but the only legitimate options are those based on equality […]

Netanyahu (image from wikimedia)
29 Jan
8:38

Netanyahu Officially Indicted

Israel’s attorney general, on Tuesday, filed the indictment against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three corruption cases to a district court, effectively launching the trial against the premier, Haaretz Israeli daily reports. Earlier on Tuesday, Netanyahu announced he was withdrawing his request for immunity from prosecution in the cases, in […]

27 Jan
2:57

Israeli Forces Destroy Palestinian Water Well

Israeli forces destroyed a water collection well, on Sunday, in the Palestinian al–Zawiya village, west of Salfit, central occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Head of al-Zawiyah village council, Mohmoud Muqdadi, said Israeli forces and bulldozers stormed the village and demolished the well, owned by a […]

23 Jan
5:02

Analysis – In the Name of ‘Israel’s Security’: Retreating US Gives Israel Billions More in Military Aid

By Ramzy Baroud for Palestine Chronicle Billions of US taxpayers’ dollars will continue to be funnelled into Israel in the next fiscal year, and for many years in the foreseeable future. Republican and Democratic Senators have recently ensured just that, passing a bill aimed at providing Israel with $3.3 billion […]

22 Jan
4:28

Report: Area C Building Permits Allowed for 1% of West Bank Palestinians

Israeli occupation authorities gave 1% of Palestinians a license to build on Area C of the occupied West Bank from 2016 to 2018, Hebrew media sources reported. Area C constitutes 60% of occupied West Bank lands that fall under Israel sovereignty, according to the Oslo agreement which was signed in […]

20 Jan
2:36

Israeli Court Orders Removal Of Palestinians From Their Residential Building in Silwan

The Israeli District Court in occupied Jerusalem has ordered the removal of a Palestinian family from their residential building in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood, in Silwan town, to replace them with colonialist settlers. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the court ruled in favor of Ateret […]

19 Jan
8:33

Bennett Gives Orders Restricting Peace Activists

Israeli Minister of Defense Naftali Bennett, Saturday evening, gave the Israeli army instructions that restrict the activities of peace activists who participate in the weekly protests against the apartheid wall in the occupied West Bank. Hebrew channel 12 reported that the decision is made in cooperation with Israeli army and […]

19 Jan
3:05

Opinion: ‘We Will Only be Moved as Bodies’: Israel and Bedouins Face Off in the Negev

By: Jack Dodson for Middle East Eye Mohammad Danfiri stands at the edge of his Bedouin family’s sheep enclosure in the Negev Desert, looking out at a pair of cell phone towers at the top of a nearby hill. They are situated in an open spot between one end of […]

15 Jan
8:47

Israel Approves Construction of Four New Prison Complexes

Israeli ‘housing council’ has approved a plan to build four new prisons in the occupied territories as the occupation accelerates its arrest campaign against Palestinians, the Palestine News Network reported. Israeli media sources announced, on Tuesday, that the council authorized construction of the prison complexes, south of the Israeli city […]

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
7:46

After original bill stalled in 2019, Rubio & Coons introduce new bill expected to give Israel at least $38 billion over the next 10 years – over $7,000 per minute

News analysis by Alison Weir – Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Chris Coons have introduced legislation expected to give Israel a minimum of $38 billion over the next 10 years. (The text for the bill, S.3176, is not yet available on the Congressional website.) The new bill has been introduced because a […]

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 […]

07 Jan
7:47

Israeli Military Court Rejects Appeal of Palestinian Prisoner on Hunger Strike for 107 Days

The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said that the Israeli military court of Ofer rejected an appeal submitted for the release of prisoner Ahmad, Zahran, who has been on an open-ended hunger strike for 107 consecutive days in protest of his detention without charge or trial, the Palestinian News and […]

06 Jan
4:09

Israeli Ministers Planning “Official Annexation” of Jordan Valley

A ministerial committee with the Israeli occupation is considering, today, Sunday, the annexation of the Jordan Valley, in its first meeting since its formation, the Palestine News Network reported. Despite warnings by the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, that the annexation statements could be among the investigations […]

05 Jan
9:03

10 Palestinians Detained, One Summoned for Questioning in Jerusalem

At least 10 Palestinians were detained by Israeli occupation forces, on Saturday night, in a protracted crackdown which has targeted the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Isawiya since June of 2019, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Local sources stated that Israeli police forces broke into the flashpoint neighborhood, […]

05 Jan
8:45

Report: Israel Committed 255 Violations Against Journalists and Media Institutions in 2019

The Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA) has documented 255 violations by the Israeli occupation forces against journalists and media institutions working in the occupied Palestinian territories during 2019. It said in its annual report on Israeli violations against journalists, released on Sunday, that these Israeli violations included use of […]

05 Jan
7:34

In a Decade, Israel Displaced 9,249 Palestinians, Half of Them Children

The Israeli occupation demolished 6,116 Palestinian structures in the West Bank between 2010 and 2019, according to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) data, displacing 9,249 Palestinians including around 4,500 children, Palestine Post 24 reported. The vast majority of the destruction, 79 per cent, has taken […]

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04 Jan
10:34

Israeli Forces Halt Construction of Palestinian Home Near Bethlehem

Israeli military ordered, on Saturday, a halt on the construction of a Palestinian-owned house in the village of Nahalin, near Bethlehem city. In addition, the soldiers seized building equipment, including a pump and two cement mixers, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). Hani Fannoun, head of Nahalin […]

03 Jan
11:30

Israeli Army Confiscates Five Tractors from Palestinian Farmers

Israeli forces, on Friday, seized five tractors belonging to Palestinian farmers in Um al-Qaba area, in the Jordan Valley, northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The head of the village council of nearby al-Maleh village, Mahdi Daraghmeh, said that the Israeli army seized the […]

03 Jan
10:56

Six Young Men Arrested in Jerusalem for Breaking Curfew

The occupation forces arrested 6 Palestinian young men from al-‘Isawiya, on the pretext of “breaking house arrest” imposed on them, Ma’an News reported. Activist and member of the Follow-up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, Muhammad Abu Al-Homs, explained that the occupation forces stormed al-‘Isawiya, and summoned the young men, who had been […]

03 Jan
7:41

Opinion: Embracing Palestine: How to Combat Israel’s Misuse of ‘Antisemitism’

By Ramzy Baroud for Middle East Monitor At a talk I delivered in Northern England in March 2018, I proposed that the best response to falsified accusations of antisemitism, which are often lobbed against pro-Palestinian communities and intellectuals everywhere, is to draw even closer to the Palestinian narrative. In fact, […]

03 Jan
7:21

Israeli Security Guards Ransack Palestinian Tents in Jordan Valley

Israeli occupation forces terrorized, Thursday afternoon, Palestinian residents in the village of Ein Hilweh in the Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank after searching and ransacking residential tents. Local activist, Mahdi Daraghmeh said that five Israeli security guards in street clothes, stormed tents in the village, searched and […]

03 Jan
6:06

Israel to Demolish Family Home of 2 Palestinian Prisoners

Israeli forces notified the family of two Palestinian prisoners, on Thursday, of an order to demolish their home in Kobar town, northwest of Ramallah city, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Widad Barghouthi, a media professor at Birzeit University, said that Israeli military forces broke into her family’s […]

02 Jan
8:12

Netanyahu to Ask for Immunity from Corruption Charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he would approach the regime’s parliament in order to seek immunity from corruption charges, in a move that could considerably delay criminal proceedings against him.   “… I intend to approach the speaker of the Knesset in accordance with chapter 4C of the law, […]

01 Jan
3:25

Netanyahu’s Eligibility to Form Government Considered by Supreme Court

January 1, 2020 3:25 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

On Tuesday morning, the Israeli Supreme Court opened a special session to consider the petition against the eligibility of Benjamin Netanyahu, the interim Israeli Prime Minister, in forming a government, in light of criminal charges against him, the Palestine News Network reported. The Hebrew newspaper “Yediot Aharonot” said that “a […]

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31 Dec
11:59

Gaza Still Unresolved Approaching 2020

It was a very happy moment when the Palestinians knew that they would cast their votes in order to choose their representatives, after waiting a long time. They voted and unexpectedly, the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, won the overwhelming majority of the parliament seats, but this was not a blessing […]

31 Dec
2:23

Israel Detained 5,500 Palestinians in 2019, Including 889 Children

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested more than 5,500 Palestinians from the occupied Palestinian territory during 2019; among them were 889 children and at least 128 women, the Palestine News Network reported. The Palestinian Prisoners and Human Rights Institutions issued a fact sheet, on Monday, stating that the number of Palestinian […]

31 Dec
12:27

Palestinian FM: “Systematic Economic War Waged by the Israeli Occupation”

The Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry, on Monday, slammed Israel’s decision to deduct millions of dollars from the Palestinian tax revenues, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The ministry denounced Israel’s decision to deduct 150 million Israeli shekels ($43 million) from the taxes it collects on behalf of […]

30 Dec
7:47

Palestinian PM: Israel Decision to Withhold Tax Revenues “Brings us Back to Square One of the Crisis”

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh said today that the Israeli cabinet’s decision to deduct additional amounts from the Palestinian tax revenues amounting to 150 million shekels ($43 million), under the pretext of making payments to the families of the prisoners and those killed by Israel, “brings us back to square […]

30 Dec
3:51

Netanyahu Announces Six-Point Plan to Annex Palestinian Land, Defeat Iran

By: The Palestine Chronicle Staff Following his triumph in the Likud party’s primary elections, on December 26, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu introduced a political plan aimed at securing US recognition of Israel’s annexation of West Bank settlements and rolling back Iran’s influence in the region. Netanyahu’s plan, which is […]

30 Dec
1:30

Ashrawi: Withholding of Tax Revenues “Criminal Act of Collective Punishment”

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) stated, on Sunday, that the Israeli government’s decision to withhold 150 million shekels ($43 million) from Palestine’s tax revenues is a blatant act of theft and political extortion. “This is a clear violation of Palestinian rights […]

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29 Dec
10:40

Israeli FM: Tel Aviv to Resume “Policy of Assassinations”

Israeli foreign minister, last week, said that Tel Aviv would return to “the policy of assassinations” against Palestinian resistance figures in the Gaza Strip, Middle East Monitor reported. In statements made to Israel’s army radio, Yisrael Katz indicated that there was “an intelligence effort to identify the rockets’ launchers and […]

29 Dec
9:22

Al-Qanua: Bennett’s West Bank Decision a “War Crime”

Hamas spokesman Abdul-Latif al-Qanua has described, as “a war crime,” the Israeli decision to have the settlements and outposts in Area C of the occupied West Bank registered with the Israeli Ministry of Justice instead of the army’s Civil Administration. In a press release on Saturday, Qanua said that war […]

29 Dec
8:53

Israeli Media: 2000 New Settlement Units Approved for West Bank

It is expected that Israeli Civil Administration will approve, within days, the construction of thousands of settlement units in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. Hebrew newspaper Haaretz said, Sunday morning, that “the so-called Supreme Building Council of the Civil Administration will approve, this week, the construction of two thousand […]

28 Dec
2:50

Palestinian officials: Israeli plan on land registration proves the ICC is on the right track

RAMALLAH, Saturday, December 28, 2019 (WAFA) – Palestinian officials said today that an Israeli plan made public by Defense Minister Naftali Bennett to enable settlers to register Palestinian lands in occupied West Bank areas classified as “C” in the land registry of the Israeli Ministry of Justice proves that the […]

26 Dec
3:58

Alleged Rocket Fire from Gaza Interrupts Netanyahu’s Campaign Event

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was rushed off the stage, on Wednesday evening, at an election campaign event, Israel’s Haaretz reported. Emergency sirens sounded in several communities, when alleged rocket fire from Gaza was claimed, by the army, to have been intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. Netanyahu and […]

24 Dec
8:23

Israel Discusses Denying ICC Staff Entry into Israel

Israel is considering preventing the entry of officials from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in response to the chief prosecutor’s decision to investigate its possible war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories, the Middle East Monitor reported. Israel Hayom published, on Monday, that representatives from the Israeli ministries of Foreign […]

24 Dec
8:05

Netanyahu Freezes Plans to Annex Jordan Valley

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave instructions to freeze the plans to annex the Jordan Valley to Israeli sovereignty, Ynet revealed Tuesday. The Israeli paper explained, according to Al Ray, that Netanyahu made his decision following that of the International Prosecutor to conduct an investigation into war crimes, carried out […]

20 Dec
6:40

Charlotte Kates: The Palestinian Economy Under Israeli Occupation

Press TV interviewed Charlotte Kates, international coordinator of Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, about Israel’s occupation of Palestine and control of the Palestinian economy. “Israel consistently uses Palestinians as a captive, colonial market, to buy its goods, to work in its factories, and denies Palestinians the right to economic independence […]