Category Archives: Israeli Politics

22 Oct
5:47

Netanyahu Fails to Form Government: Now What?

PNN – Prime Minister Netanyahu announced, yesterday, that he’s officially handing back his mandate to President Rivlin after failing to form a new Israeli government. The mandate will now pass to his rival and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz, who will no doubt face the same difficulties as […]

13 Oct
4:21

Blatant Case of Torture Exposes Israeli Occupation Methods

Twenty years after the Israeli High Court ruled against the use of torture, the law allows the secret police to continue to use it. Human rights groups warn that these circumstances are frequently evoked in cases like that of Samer Al-Arbid, who was almost tortured to death. Richard Silverstein blogs […]

11 Oct
1:02

Israel To Approve Construction Of 182 Units In Illegal Jordan Valley Outpost

The Israeli Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is set to approve, this coming Sunday, the construction of 182 units for illegal colonialist settlers in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank. Israeli sources have reported that the decision is part of the Cabinet’s approval, which was made […]

07 Oct
3:05

PA to Again Accept Israeli Tax Collection

After months of having refused tax money collected by Israel, on behalf of the Palestinian state, the financially starved PA has decided to once again start accepting the funds. The PA’s unwillingness to receive the specific tax income is based on a dispute over stipends paid to the families of […]

05 Oct
7:46

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, three young Palestinian men in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and summoned for interrogation, one Palestinian from Silwan town. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers abducted Bassel Aziz Obeid, 21, while standing in front of his home […]

04 Oct
8:54

Israel To Release 1.8 Million Of Held Palestinian Money

Following a Thursday meeting between the Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and his Palestinian counterpart Hussein Sheikh, the former stated that Israel will be transferring 1.8 Billion Shekels from the Palestinian tax money Israel has been withholding and refusing to transfer. Israeli TV Channel 13 said the money is part […]

03 Oct
5:07

Abbas Congratulates Rivlin on the Jewish New Year

PA President Mahmoud Abbas today called his Israeli counterpart, Reuven Rivlin, to congratulate him on the Jewish New Year. During the call, they exchanged views on the latest developments in the Palestinian-Israeli relationship, and the two presidents expressed their hope to achieve peace between Palestinians and Israelis as soon as […]

03 Oct
4:46

Netanyahu’s Pre-Indictment Hearings to Last Four Days

Starting today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has received the opportunity to defend himself against a series of severe accusations of fraud, breach in trust and bribery that have been following him for the last couple of years. PNN reports that the pre-indictment hearings, which will last four days in […]

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30 Sep
7:03

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

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

30 Sep
2:17

Army Abducts Young Man, Issues Orders Forcing Two Women Away From Al-Aqsa

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, a young Palestinian man, and issued orders forcing two women away from Al-Aqsa Mosque and its surrounding areas, in occupied Jerusalem, for six months. The soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Hamza Maswada, while walking in an alley in the Old City, and took him […]

29 Sep
11:41

Israel Imposes Siege On West Bank And Gaza To Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

The Israeli occupation authorities have imposed a strict siege on the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, starting on Saturday night at midnight and ending on Tuesday night at midnight, during the celebration of the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana). All of the border crossings leading to the West […]

27 Sep
1:55

Netanyahu Tasked with Forming New Government

September 27, 2019 1:55 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

PNN reports that Israeli president Reuven Rivlin has called on premier Benjamin Netanyahu to form the new coalition government within the next six weeks. With a divided Knesset, Netanyahu now faces an uphill battle to secure support from at least 61 of 120 lawmakers. If his attempts fail, Rivlin could […]

25 Sep
5:49

Dichter Storms Al-Aqsa Courtyards Under Heavy Guard

Former Israeli Minister of Internal Security and Shin Bet director Avi Dichter, on Wednesday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque under strict guard of Israeli occupation police. PNN sources confirmed that Dichter, accompanied by a group of settlers and guarded by occupation forces stormed Al-Aqsa and made several provocative […]

22 Sep
6:07

Israeli Court Approves Use of Palestinian Bodies as Bargaining Chips

by Maureen Clare Murphy A Palestinian family in the Jerusalem-area village of al-Eizariya has been unable to bury their 14-year-old son, who was killed by Israeli police last month. Nassim Abu Rumi’s family has petitioned Israel’s high court to order the release of his body, which will be reportedly transferred on Friday. Israel […]

19 Sep
2:08

Netanyahu Trip to UN Cancelled Following Election Results

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled his planned visit to the United Nations General Assembly, in New York, amid a political deadlock, following Tuesday’s general elections.   The decision was announced on Wednesday, after both Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud Party and the centrist Blue and White alliance, of former military chief […]

18 Sep
1:25

Election Tally: Likud and Blue White Win 32 Seats Each

September 18, 2019 1:25 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Unofficial results of the 22nd Knesset elections showed that the Likud party of incumbent prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the centrist White and Blue party, of opposer Benny Gantz, won 32 seats each, while the joint list received 13. At this time, 92% of the votes have been counted. Netanyahu, […]

16 Sep
5:42

OIC: Israeli Government Fully Responsible for Consequences of Colonial Policies

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

15 Sep
1:07

Palestinians In Israel: Netanyahu’s Racism Makes Us Want To Vote

by Arwa Ibrahim Days ahead of a national parliamentary vote the streets of this Palestinian city, which was absorbed into the Tel Aviv municipality after 1948, were buzzing with election fervour. Campaign posters for the Arab Joint List, an electoral alliance of four Palestinian parties, are visible across the ancient port city. […]

15 Sep
12:15

Updated: Oman Rejects Israeli Plan as Netanyahu Moves to Annex 75% of Area C

Oman announced, yesterday, its rejection of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s recent statements, which threatened to annex the Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank. “Oman reiterates its rejection of Netanyahu’s statements and confirms its support to the Palestinian people in all efforts to establish an independent Palestinian state […]

15 Sep
5:39

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

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

15 Sep
5:23

Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia Condemn Israeli Plans to Annex Jordan Valley

Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Thursday, strongly condemned statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he pledged, if elected, to annex the occupied Jordan Valley in the eastern West Bank, reported WAFA. Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, spoke from Cairo, where Arab foreign ministers were meeting to discuss […]

15 Sep
4:49

Opinion : The Zionist Quest for Palestinian Absolution is a Fantasy

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

14 Sep
2:32

Palestine Solidarity Campaign Demand Israeli Government Be Held Accountable

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

12 Sep
11:42

Two Raids on Gaza Early Thursday

Israeli warplanes launched two raids on the northern Gaza Strip, early Thursday. Palestinian sources said, according to the PNN, that an Israeli reconnaissance aircraft fired two missiles at a site in the town of Beit Lahia, followed by an F16 raid on the same site  a few minutes later. No […]

09 Sep
5:10

Bedouin Village Structures Demolished for the 159th Time

Israeli forces, Sunday, demolished structures of Al-Araqib village, a Bedouin community in the southern Negev region of Israel, for the 159th time. On September 3, 2019, three people, including an elderly woman, were detained by Israeli occupation soldiers, when the village was demolished for the 157th time. The village of […]

09 Sep
2:56

Israel Electric Corporation Threatens to Discontinue Supply Due to PA Debt

The Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) threatened that it will begin cutting off the electricity supply to the Palestinian Authority (PA) after the upcoming September 17th Israeli elections due to ‘outstanding debts’, Kan Israeli website reported Sunday. According to the website, the IEC will discontinue the electricity supply to Palestinian villages […]

05 Sep
6:09

Purpose of Netanyahu’s Hebron Intrusion A Way To Gain Support From The “Ultra Right Wing”

By Bilal Ghaith Palestinian activists called for receiving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Hebron, Wednesday, with black flags on homes near the Ibrahimi Mosque as observers, politicians and historians dismissed all allegations regarding the “visit” describing it as a provocation. According to Maarive newspaper, Netanyahu is set to take […]

04 Sep
2:12

Israel Confiscates Palestinian Lands To Expand Illegal Colonies In Bethlehem

The Israeli authorities in the occupied West Bank, issued three orders for the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands in Beit Jala city, Teqoua’ and Rashayda towns, in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the Wall and Colonization Commission in Bethlehem, said […]

02 Sep
4:23

Netanyahu: Israel to Announce Sovereignty Over Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, on Sunday morning, that he will declare Israeli sovereignty over all settlements, in the near future. “Remember that this is the land of Israel, our land,” Netanyahu said at the opening of the school year, in the settlement of Alcana. “We will impose Jewish […]

31 Aug
9:24

For Organizing Soccer Competition; Army Abducts The Head Of A Social Center, Its Administrator, And Its Coordinator, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, Burj Luqluq Social Center Society in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, and forced it shut, in addition to abducting its head of its executive administrator, and its coordinator, for organizing a soccer competition for Jerusalemite Palestinian families. The soldiers and police officers […]

28 Aug
12:15

Netanyahu Cuts Fuel Transfer to Gaza in Half

The Israeli Occupation has reduced by half, the amount of fuel supplies to the besieged Gaza Strip, over alleged rocket attacks from the coastal enclave, reported Palestine News Network. The Israeli military claimed, Sunday night, that 3 rockets had been fired from Gaza toward the occupied territories and that 2 […]

27 Aug
7:20

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi : “Palestinian Rights Are Not for Sale”

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member, made a statement in regards to the recent comments by U.S President Donald Trump in France, WAFA reported. In a statement, Dr. Ashrawi said “This ignorance has also been evident in the actions and the biased positions taken by […]

25 Aug
4:21

Norman Finkelstein : “The Two State Solution is Dead”

Last week, The Canary released Part 1 of an interview with renowned Jewish academic Norman Finkelstein in which he discussed the antisemitism smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party. In Part 2, Finkelstein speaks about the Israeli state’s degeneration into an “alt-right country”, the complicity of its population […]

25 Aug
6:07

Update on Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike

Eight Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails continue to go on an open hunger strike to protest Israel’s policy of administrative detention. The Palestinian Prisoners Club said that Huthaifa Halabiyyeh (28), from Abu Deis in occupied Jerusalem has been on hunger strike for 55 days. Halabiyyeh, father of a baby girl, […]

19 Aug
6:39

Israeli Minister of Energy: Large-scale Military Operation being Planned for Gaza

Israeli officials continue to threaten with a massive military operation against the Gaza Strip, while Israel still refuses to ease the blockade. Israeli Minister of Energy, Yuval Steinitz, also a member of Israel’s cabinet, said on Monday that they “are planning a large-scale military operation in Gaza,” adding that Prime […]

17 Aug
12:57

Update : Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Declines Israel’s Conditions

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

16 Aug
5:35

How Israel’s Erasure of Palestinian History Perpetuates Occupation

Professor Ilan Pappe discusses why Israel’s agency in charge of nuclear security hid documents about the Nakba, the catastrophe in which Palestinians were driven from their land in 1948, explaining that it was an effort to eliminate the Palestinian narrative. TRNN Video & Transcript GREG WILPERT: Welcome to The Real News […]

12 Aug
7:09

Israel Approves 641 New Colonialist Units In Jerusalem

The Israeli “Planning and Construction Committee” in occupied Jerusalem has approved two plans for the construction of 641 units for illegal colonialist settlers, west of Hebron Road, in the city. The first plan aims at building new units around Talpiot area, west of Hebron road, along the blue light-railroad line […]

08 Aug
6:45

Israel Approves 300 Units In Etzion Colonialist Bloc

The so-called “Civil Administration Office” the executive branch of Israel’s illegal occupation, has approved the construction of 300 additional units in Gush Etzion illegal colonialist bloc, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Israeli Channel 7 has reported that the Civil Administration Office has made the official approval of […]

08 Aug
6:13

Israel Approves Construction of 2.430 Units In Illegal West Bank Colonies

The Israeli government has approved the plans for the construction of 2.430 units for Jewish settlers in illegal colonies in the occupied West bank. The approval was made by the so-called High Planning Committee of the Israeli “Civil Administration,” the executive and administrative branch of the illegal Israeli occupation in […]

05 Aug
9:46

Israeli Majority Opposes Netanyahu “Unity Government”

The majority of Israelis have expressed their opposition to the formation of a unity government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and a member of the Benny Gantz’ Kahol Lavan (Blue and White) alliance, after the Knesset elections on September 17, according to a poll published by the Walla website […]

04 Aug
12:01

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

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

04 Aug
12:01

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

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

04 Aug
12:01

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

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

02 Aug
11:36

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

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

01 Aug
9:14

Annexation of Area C Would Lead to Bloodbath says Former Shin Bet Chief

The former head of Israel’s Shin Bet security service, Yoram Cohen, warned of the annexation of so-called “Area C,” in the West Bank, to Israel,  would lead to “an unnecessary bloodbath”. “Steps should be taken to reduce the occupation in the West Bank, improve transportation, improve work, and transfer areas […]

01 Aug
10:20

Updated: Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian at Gaza Border

A young man from Gaza was shot dead before dawn on Thursday by Israeli troops after he allegedly crossed the border between Gaza and Israel. Israeli forces claim that the young man fired a gun at Israeli soldiers before they fired numerous live rounds, killing him. The Palestinian was later […]

25 Jul
12:10

US Blocks Attempt to Condemn Demolition of Palestinian Houses at UN

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

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16 Jul
2:11

Avigdor Lieberman: “Our conflict is with the entire Muslim world.”

Avigdor Lieberman, the former Israeli Defense Minister, renewed his incitement against Palestinian citizens on Monday, according to Israeli sources. Speaking at a campaign trail meeting in Kiryat Ono, the Yisrael Beiteinu chair described the “conflict” as “three-dimensional”, “with the Arab countries, with the Palestinians and Israeli Arabs”, and that “the […]

12 Jul
5:22

Palestinian, Israeli And International Peace Activists Protest Against Israel’s Colonialist Activities in Silwan

Dozens of local Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, held a nonviolent procession, Friday, against the ongoing and escalating illegal Israeli colonialist activities, including the occupation of homes, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The protest started at the entrance of Silwan […]

08 Jul
4:46

Wadi al-Hummos Residents Facing Displacement

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

07 Jul
8:24

Report: Secret Israeli Unit Purging Historical Documents Related to Nakba

Israel’s ministry for military affairs has formed a secret unit tasked with concealing sensitive historical documents, with a special focus on censoring chilling revelations related to the expulsion of Palestine’s original inhabitants, according to a report. Malmab, also known as the military affairs ministry’s department for “defense establishment security”, has […]

06 Jul
3:10

Israeli Election Campaign Calls for Expulsion of Palestinians

Far-right Israeli faction Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) has launched its election campaign by calling for the expulsion of Palestinians to what he described as their “countries of origin”. Otzma Yehudit launched its campaign in Jerusalem yesterday, ahead of Israel’s general election, which will be held on September 17 after Israeli […]

04 Jul
4:16

Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa with Israeli Minister of Agriculture

Israeli Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel, guarded by a special forces unit of the Israeli occupation police stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday morning,  via the Moroccan Gate, and performed Talmudic rituals. At around 7:30am ,Israeli soldiers were deployed at the mosque gates and in its courtyards, securing the raid by […]

01 Jul
4:03

The Israeli Occupation’s Fig Leaf

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

29 Jun
2:14

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

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

23 Jun
6:21

REVEALED: Israel’s Illegal Rules of Engagement in Gaza Lets Snipers Shoot ‘Key Instigators’ Even When They Move Away from Protest (VIDEO)

Adalah Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel demands Israel prohibit use of live ammunition against protesters; military retroactively invented ‘key instigator’ category to justify shootings of people who posed no immediate danger. A document released by the Israeli military describes how snipers may open fire on Gaza protesters […]

23 Jun
1:14

Israeli Court Orders Palestinian Family Out of their Ancestral Home

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

21 Jun
10:18

Israeli Journalists to Cover Manama Conference upon US Request

Following mediation by Jared Kushner, adviser and son-in-law of US President Donald Trump, Bahrain announced, on Wednesday, that it would allow six Israeli media outlets to cover the US-led “Bahrain Workshop,” scheduled for next week. Bahrain does not have official diplomatic relations with Israel, and, for the first time, allows […]

21 Jun
12:46

Israeli High Court Grants Green Light For Demolishing 16 Buildings Of 100 Apartments

The Israeli High Court has granted its approval for the demolition of 16 apartment buildings of 100 flats in Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood in Sur Baher village, south of occupied East Jerusalem, for “being built close to the Annexation Wall.” The court upheld allegations by the military in which it claimed […]

16 Jun
10:28

Wife of Israeli Prime Minister Pleads Guilty to Corruption

June 16, 2019 10:28 PM Celine Hagbard Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

In the latest in a series of corruption scandals involving the Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his family, Netanyahu’s wife Sara on Sunday pleaded guilty to misusing state funds. Mrs. Netanyahu was charged with fraud and breach of trust for spending nearly $100,000 of Israeli government money on catering […]

06 Jun
1:27

Israel Reduces Gaza’s Fishing Zone

The Israeli army has reduced, Thursday, the fishing zone allotted to the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip to 10 nautical miles. Zakariya Bakr, the coordinator of the Palestinian Fishermen’s Syndicate of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees in Gaza, said the reduction comes less than one day after Israel […]

05 Jun
11:26

Israeli Colonists Invade The Archaeological Site Near Nablus

Many illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Wednesday, the archeological area in Sebastia Palestinian town, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before the soldiers forced the Palestinians away. Mohammad Azem, the head of Sebastia Local Council, said dozens of Palestinians tried to enter the area on the first day […]

03 Jun
11:28

Palestinian President’s Office Strongly Condemns Escalating Violations Against Al-Aqsa

The office of the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, issued a statement strongly denouncing the ongoing and escalating Israeli violations against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and the worshipers. President’s spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said the president and the government hold Israel accountable for this serious escalation, especially amidst […]

02 Jun
6:34

EU Slams Israeli Regime over Seizing and Pawning Off West Bank Humanitarian Aid

The European Union has lambasted Israel for its apparent plans to sell humanitarian aid given to inhabitants of Bedouin villages in Palestine’s occupied West Bank. Shadi Othman, EU’s spokesman in Jerusalem, on Friday, said that COGAT, a unit in Israel’s ministry of military affairs which oversees civilian activities in the […]

02 Jun
6:04

Palestinian Photojournalist at Risk of Deportation

For the past five months, Mustafa al-Kharouf has been languishing inside Israel’s Givon prison, away from his wife Tamam and their one-and-a-half-year-old daughter Asia. But, now, he faces deportation to Jordan. The 32-year-old photojournalist, son to an Algerian mother and a Palestinian father, has been living in Jerusalem since 1999, when […]

02 Jun
5:37

Ashrawi: Jerusalem Under Triple Israeli Assault

PLO Executive Committee member, Hanan Ashrawi, says that Israel has kept Jerusalem hostage under its illegal practices and de facto separation from the rest of the occupied Palestinian Territory for fifty-two years, now, by imposing severe restrictions on Palestinian access to Jerusalem and its Christian and Muslim holy sites. To […]

02 Jun
5:14

Muslim Devotees Assaulted in Police Raid on Al-Aqsa

A number of Palestinian Muslim worshippers were injured today, by Israeli police officers who were escorting dozens of Israeli extremists performing a provocative tour of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. Some 400 Israeli settlers, led by American-born rabbi and MK Yehuda Glick, entered the flashpoint compound, one of Islam’s […]

30 May
5:55

Navy Again Reduces Allowed Fishing Zone

Israeli occupation authorities re-reduced the allowed fishing zone, on Wednesday night, to 10 nautical miles. The Fishermen’s Syndicate said, according to Al Ray, that the Ministry of Agriculture informed them that Israeli authorities had again reduced the fishing zone from 15 to 10 nautical miles. The syndicate pointed out that […]

28 May
11:28

Palestinian Prisoner On 56th Day of Hunger Strike Is In Critical Condition

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) has reported that the health condition of Palestinian detainee Hasan Ewaiwi has become severely critical. Ewaiwi, 35, a the father of three children, has been on hunger strike for 56 days to protest being placed under ‘administrative detention’ by Israeli authorities. The PPS said that Ewaiwi […]

27 May
1:24

The Rise in Hate Speech Targeting Palestinians in Israeli Social Media

Written by Nadim Nashif, for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. Israel is a world leader in cybersecurity technologies and surveillance and, on platforms like Facebook and Twitter, uses predictive social media policing systems to increasingly limit Palestinians’ freedom of expression. These systems locate users by matching traits like age, gender, and location […]

27 May
1:18

Far-Right Israeli Organization Publishes List of ‘Disloyal’ Professors

Far-right Zionist organization Im Tirtzu recently published a list attacking 80 Israeli university professors they have deemed “anti-Israel”—professors critical of or opposed to Israeli occupation, some who support BDS, and others who merely express opinions that won’t fall in lockstep with the Israeli government’s opinions. The list includes personal information, […]

27 May
12:56

Israeli Law Being Considered For All West Bank Settlements

The imposition of Israeli law on West Bank settlements became the winning card for a forming Israeli government, after the recent Knesset elections between Likud and other right-wing parties, the Palestinian Liberation Organization and National Bureau for Defending Land reported. The office explained, in a statement on Saturday, that settler […]

23 May
3:50

Palestinians Rally Against Germany’s Criminalization of BDS

Dozens of Palestinians, representing political factions, civil society organizations, labor and trade representatives, and the National Boycott Committee, demonstrated, Wednesday, outside the German representatives office in Ramallah, Palestinian Wafa News Agency reported. The Palestinians were there to protest the bill adopted in the German parliament, the Bundestag, labeling the Boycott, […]

16 May
2:57

PCHR: “Israeli Forces Wound 144 Palestinian Civilians, including 49 Children, 4 Women and 1 Paramedic”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): During Protests In Commemoration of 71st Anniversary of Palestinian Nakba: Israeli Forces Wound 144 Palestinian Civilians, including 49 Children, 4 Women and 1 Paramedic: On Wednesday, 15 May 2019, Israeli forces wounded 144 Palestinian civilians, including 49 children, 4 women, and 1 paramedic, […]

15 May
1:31

Fares: “Israeli Courts Grant Green Light To Fanatics To Kill More Palestinians”

Qaddoura Fares, the head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has stated, Tuesday, that the Israeli court that “acquitted the Israeli terrorist, who participated in the firebombing of Dawabsha family home in 2015, killing the father, mother and one of their children, and seriously wounding the only surviving child, is […]

11 May
6:36

Foreign Ministry: Israel exploits Eurovision contest to consolidate its colonialism

RAMALLAH, Saturday, May 11, 2019: The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates sent several letters calling on the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to withdraw any promotional materials for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, filmed in the occupied city of Jerusalem, to demonstrate […]

09 May
7:42

Has Israel Already Annexed The West Bank?

While the international community and media created an uproar when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intent to annex the West Bank in a bid to garner votes during last month’s elections, many Palestinians living in the occupied territory were not fazed by the right-wing leader’s words. “It’s obvious that the West Bank […]

07 May
1:49

Israeli Army Believes The Truce Could Collapse Within Weeks

The Israeli military leadership believes that the current truce reached with the resistance in the besieged Gaza Strip could collapse within weeks if the situation in the coastal region does not improve. Israeli media sources said, although  both Hamas and the Islamic Jihad in Gaza were willing to end the […]

05 May
10:06

Israeli Prime Minister Announces ‘Gaza Escalation Will Increase’

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu publicly announced on Sunday morning a plan to increase air strikes on targets in Gaza, following a meeting with his cabinet. Additionally, the PM announced he will be deploying more infantry troops and artillery to the southern border between Israel and Gaza. The announcement followed […]

01 May
7:13

Ambassador Mansour: Situation in Palestine Going “From Bad to Worse”

The UN Security Council discussed, on Monday, in an open meeting chaired by Germany (the President of the Security Council for this month), the situation in Palestine over the past four months. The Palestine envoy to the United Nations, Ambassador Riyad Mansour, said, in his address to the Council, that […]

30 Apr
4:31

Gaza’s Fishing Zone Drastically Reduced

Israeli authorities backtracked on a recent decision and decided, on Tuesday, to reduce the permitted fishing zone, in the besieged Gaza Strip, from 15 nautical miles to only six. Head of the Palestinian Fishermen Union in Gaza, Zakariya Bakr, told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli authorities reduced the permitted fishing […]

29 Apr
9:25

Patients in Need of Specialized Care May Go to Hospitals in Jordan, Egypt

Mai Alkaila, the newly appointed Palestinian Minister of Health said Sunday that the government is seeking a replacement option to the specialized care offered in Israel, reported Wafa News. Last month the Palestinian Ministry of Health stopped transferring patients to Israeli hospitals, this was in response to the Israeli refusal […]

22 Apr
10:20

PCHR: “Silence or Deportation…Israel’s Message to Human Rights Defenders”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): In a new and unprecedented move, an Israeli Court on April 16, 2019 has decided to uphold the revocation of the work permit of Human Rights Watch (HRW) Israel and Palestine Director, Omar Shakir, ordering him to leave the country within 14 days […]

15 Apr
12:23

Adalah Calls for Criminal Probe into Likud’s Planting of Hidden Cameras in Israeli Polling Stations

Activists from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party wore some 1,200 hidden cameras at polling stations in Arab towns across the country during Israel’s national election on Tuesday. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel sent an urgent letter to senior Israeli legal officials on Thursday, […]

13 Apr
8:06

Netanyahu’s Election Strategy Overcomes Corruption Indictments

Israel’s election resulted in a tie for seats in the Knesset, between Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party and the Blue and White alliance, the center-left party led by Benny Gantz. The likely outcome is a coalition government formed by Likud and other far-right parties, and a fifth term for Netanyahu, as […]

11 Apr
4:14

Israeli Elections: Netanyahu Set to Serve Fifth Term As Prime Minister

April 11, 2019 4:14 AM Walid Falasha Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The polls for the 2019 Israeli elections closed on Wednesday evening with a very close finish between the two main candidates for Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz. Late Wednesday night, Gantz conceded to Netanyahu – although now the Likud bloc led by Netanyahu must form a government before […]

11 Apr
3:53

PLO On Israeli elections: Israelis Voted No To Peace, Yes To Apartheid

By the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): RAMALLAH, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officials said today in reaction to the results of the Israeli elections that Israelis have voted no to peace and yes to apartheid. PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said that after […]

10 Apr
4:50

Part Of One Of Biggest Colonialist Projects; Israel Issues Orders Illegally Confiscating 401 Dunams Of Lands Near Hebron

The Israeli occupation authorities and the military have issued orders illegally confiscating 401 Dunams (99.0893 Acres) of Palestinian lands, to pave a new segregated colonialist road which will also lead to the confiscation of an additional 1273 Dunams (314.5 Acres), as part of a large colonialist project in the southern […]

06 Apr
7:14

The Competing Parties in Upcoming Israeli Elections

RAMALLAH, Friday, April 5, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli citizens go to the polls. Aside from the progressive Meretz party, the ailing Labor party, and Palestinian Israeli parties, all other competing lists oppose Palestinian rights, reject the two-state solution, and have vowed to ensure that the rights of the Palestinian people […]

04 Apr
6:13

Kahanism: The Logical Conclusion of Zionism

by Asa Winstanley In Israel’s elections later this month, a hard-right bloc, led by the incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, looks likely to be the victor. This bloc of legislators now looks likely to include the Kahanists of the Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) party. Rabbi Meir Kahane was a fanatically anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian […]

02 Apr
1:48

PCHR Fears that Palestinian Prisoners’ Conditions in Israeli Prisons Would Deteriorate Following Ardan’s Statement

The Palestinian Center for Human Right (PCHR): PCHR follows up with concern Palestinian prisoners’ conditions in the Israeli prisons following the statement of Gilad Ardan, Minister of Public Security, on 30 March 2019,  threatening that there will be no negotiations with the Palestinian prisoners if they go on a hunger […]

27 Mar
3:37

Israel Threatens Massive Military Offensive On Gaza

The Israeli TV has reported that the Israeli government sent an indirect message to Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, threatening a massive military offensive against the coastal region. The Israeli report stated that the Israeli government informed the Egypt, which acts as a mediator, that all border protests, the […]

24 Mar
5:13

Israeli Election 2019: Jewish Lawmaker Kills Arab Colleague in Campaign Video

Knesset member (MK) Jamal Zahalka, the chairman of the Arab-majority Balad party, filed a complaint with the police on Tuesday against MK Oren Hazan (Likud) for incitement to murder, according to Haaretz Israeli daily. Zahalka, who is currently still a member of the Joint List, will also file a separate […]

22 Mar
6:03

Israel Bans Mother’s Day Celebration in East Jerusalem

Israeli police forces banned a Mother’s Day ceremony, organized by the Jerusalem Girls Association, from taking place in the central occupied West Bank city of Jerusalem, on Thursday. Local Ma’an sources said that Israeli forces stormed Institut Francais de Jerusalem, where the ceremony was set to take place, and forced […]

19 Mar
5:35

Shaked Sprays Herself With ‘Fascism’ Perfume in Campaign Ad

Screen capture from campaign ad by Hayamin Hehadash party. A new Israeli election ad reportedly features Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked in sultry poses, spraying herself with a perfume labeled ‘Fascism,’ according to Israeli media. A new election ad for the far-right Hayamin Hehadash party, featuring Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked in sultry poses, […]

17 Mar
3:11

Israeli Court Orders Closure of Gate of Mercy; Arab Leaders Condemn Decision

In the latest escalation against the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam, an Israeli court ruled Sunday that the Gate of Mercy (Bab al-Rahma) prayer area in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound would be closed for at least sixty days. This comes after two weeks […]

14 Mar
7:58

Israeli Forces Seal Passage near Ibrahimi Mosque

Israeli forces sealed off the Wadi al-Hasin area, east of the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, on Wednesday afternoon. Human rights activists Jamal Sueifan reported that Israeli soldiers sealed off the northern and western entrances of the area to locals. Residents called upon human […]

11 Mar
5:00

PA to Pay 50 Percent of Monthly Payroll due to Israeli Tax Move

Minister of Finance, Shukri Bishara, said on Sunday that the government will be paying only 50 percent of the monthly payroll of the Palestinian civil servants for February 2019, in the aftermath of the crisis resulting from Israel’s withholding of the tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinian […]

09 Mar
4:42

Israeli Forces Shoot and Injure 5 Palestinians in West Bank

Palestinians in Beit Sira village, in the central West Bank, Friday, staged a demonstration calling for the immediate release of the bodies of the 2 slain Palestinian young men, killed by Israeli forces on Monday, March 4, 2019. The bodies of Amir Mahmoud Jumaa Darraj, 20, and Youssef Raed Mahmoud […]