Category Archives: Israeli Settlement

15 Aug
4:37

Israeli Soldiers Injure Four Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, four Palestinians, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, during the weekly procession against illegal annexation wall and colonies, and the continued closure of the town’s main road. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the Palestinians marched […]

14 Aug
7:56

Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

PCHR Weekly Report for July 29 – August 12, 2020 SUMMARY Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations 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. Israeli forces did not restrict […]

13 Aug
1:24

Israeli Colonists Burn Bulldozer, Attack A Home, Near Nablus

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists, squatting on stolen Palestinian lands, burnt a bulldozer, and attacked a home, in ‘Aseera al-Qibliyya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists torched […]

13 Aug
1:05

Soldiers Uproot Palestinian Lands To Pave A New Segregated Road

Israeli soldiers started, Thursday, the uprooting and bulldozing of Palestinian lands, east of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, in preparation for paving a new segregated road for the use of illegal colonialist settlers, living on confiscated Palestinian lands. Ehab Ghazala, the Mayor of Kaf al-Lubbad Municipal Council, said […]

11 Aug
2:31

Army Uproots Dozens Of Palestinian Olive Saplings Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Palestinian olive orchards near Wad Rahhal village, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and uprooted more than 100 saplings. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission, has reported that the soldiers uprooted more than 100 olive […]

11 Aug
3:53

Israel Escalates Demolition Of Palestinian Homes

On Monday alone, Israeli soldiers demolished more than four Palestinian homes, in addition to a water reservoir, under the allegations of being built without permits from the Israeli occupation authorities, the same authorities who continue to deny the Palestinians the right to build on their own land to accommodate for […]

10 Aug
11:37

Palestinian Man Released After Soldiers Assaulted And Abducted Him Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers released, Monday, a Palestinian man who was abducted by the army during a nonviolent procession against the constant violations by the soldiers and the illegal colonialist settlers against their village, Umm al-Kheir, near Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Fuad al-‘Amour, the coordinator of […]

10 Aug
10:19

Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Khirbit Beit Iskariya village, isolated by the illegal Gush Etzion colonialist bloc, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and demolished a Palestinian home. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission, said the soldiers demolished a home, […]

09 Aug
11:38

Israeli Colonists Attack Cars, Injure One Palestinian, Near Nablus

Several extremist Israeli colonists attacked, Sunday, many Palestinian cars near Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing damage in addition to injuring one Palestinian. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists hurled stones […]

07 Aug
11:44

Soldiers Injure A Palestinian In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and shot one Palestinian, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The procession started from the center of Kufur […]

07 Aug
11:20

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, many Palestinians, including a medic, who was shot with a gas bomb in his face, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, during a nonviolent procession in Turmus Ayya town, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Medical sources said the […]

06 Aug
7:35

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Room, Bulldoze Lands, Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Masafer Yatta village, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before demolishing a residential room and bulldozing Palestinian farmlands. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular Committees against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern Hebron, said the soldiers invaded the Wadi Jheish area, […]

06 Aug
6:26

While Illegal Colonists Install A Mobile Home On Palestinian Lands, Soldiers Attack Locals

Israeli soldiers attacked, Thursday, many Palestinians after several illegal Israeli colonists invaded their lands and installed a mobile home to establish a new outpost, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Mohammad Azem, the head of Sebastia Town Council, has reported that the Palestinians were on their lands near […]

06 Aug
2:00

Israeli Forces Hand out Demolition Orders, Raze Palestinian-owned Lands

The Israeli authorities, on Wednesday, delivered new demolition orders against Palestinian-owned homes in Jerusalem and Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said that a crew from the Israeli municipality, accompanied by police forces, stormed al-Sall’ah neighborhood in Jabal al-Mokabber village, in southern […]

05 Aug
2:33

Israeli Army Demolishes Three Homes, Hairdressing Salon, In Silwan

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, three Palestinian homes, and a hairdressing salon, in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. Khaled Abu Tayeh, a member of the Silwan Land Defense Committee, stated that the soldiers demolished two homes, owned […]

05 Aug
10:11

Illegal Colonists Uproot Olive Saplings, Trees, Near Salfit

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, earlier Wednesday, Palestinian orchards near the central West Bank city of Salfit, and uprooted many olive trees and saplings, in addition to stopping the residents from preparing for a dirt road leading to their orchards. Resident Zaher Taha stated that the Israeli assailants came […]

05 Aug
3:24

Israeli Colonists Occupy Palestinian Lands In Northern Plains

On Tuesday, a group of fanatic colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, invaded and occupied Palestinian lands. Human Rights activist Aref Daraghma stated that the colonists invaded privately-owned Palestinian lands, and installed water tanks before planting trees in Ehmayyir village […]

04 Aug
3:26

Israel Confiscates 327 Dunams Near Bethlehem To Build Colonialist Units

The Israeli occupation authorities have issued orders from the confiscation of 327 Dunams (80.8 Acres) of Palestinian lands to build hundreds of units in an illegal colony east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Colonization & […]

04 Aug
2:56

Soldiers Demolish Barns Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Kisan Palestinian village, east of Bethlehem south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, and demolished several barns. The army also delivered orders for the demolition of residential sheds near Hebron. Ahmad Ghazal, the deputy mayor of Kisan, said several army vehicles and bulldozers invaded the […]

04 Aug
1:58

Israeli Colonists Burn Two Palestinian Cars Near Nablus

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists infiltrated, on Tuesday at dawn, into Far’ata Palestinian village, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and burnt two cars in addition to writing racist graffiti. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said […]

04 Aug
3:44

B’Tselem: “If You Build It, They Will Come”

B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories: While the news is full of the plans to annex the West Bank and legalize construction in settlements – Israel is busy creating facts on the ground, as usual. Annexation or not, Israel has been demolishing homes in […]

04 Aug
3:27

Israel Confiscates 200 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

The Israeli occupation authorities confiscated, Monday, 200 Dunams of Palestinian agricultural lands in Kisan village, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, in addition to issuing an order for demolishing a barn. Ahmad Ghazal, the deputy-mayor of Kisan village, stated that a large military force invaded […]

03 Aug
7:22

PLO: “Israel is Implementing its Annexation Scheme on the Ground Without any Deterrence.”

European diplomats signed a letter denouncing Israel’s plans to begin construction on the E1 project in occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Executive Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) pressured EU officials to act on its words, and force Israel to abandon its plans. A European […]

02 Aug
3:31

Army Abducts A Mother, Her Son And Daughter, In Hebron, After Colonists Attempted to Kidnap A Child

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, a Palestinian mother along with her son and daughter after they helped free a child after she was assaulted by illegal colonialist settlers who tried to kidnap her. According to human rights activist and a volunteer with the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights […]

01 Aug
5:08

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure 7 Palestinians at Weekly Kufur Qaddoum March

Seven Palestinian young men were shot and injured by Israeli forces, on Friday, while dozens more suffocated on tear-gas at the weekly march in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in the northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The coordinator of the Popular Resistance in the […]

31 Jul
3:29

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23– 28 July 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized by the excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, the Israeli’s excessive use of force […]

30 Jul
10:09

Israeli Colonists Steal Palestinian Water Tanks And Tents In Northern Plains

A group of fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on stolen Palestinian lands, invaded Wednesday Khirbat Samra Bedouin community, in the West Bank’s N Plains, before stealing water tanks, tents, and equipment. Mo’taz Bisharat, a Palestinian Authority official in charge of the Jordan Valley file, stated that the colonists stole sheds, […]

28 Jul
12:16

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Palestinian-owned Farmlands near Salfit

Israeli occupation bulldozers levelled several dunams of Palestinian-owned farmlands, on Monday, in the northern occupied West Bank, to extend sewage lines for an illegal Israeli colony, according to a local official. Mayor of Bruqin, Marwan Abdul Rahman, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli bulldozers razed land belonging to local […]

27 Jul
9:19

Illegal Israeli Settlers Burn, Vandalize Mosque in Al-Bireh

Illegal Israeli settlers vandalized and burned a mosque, early Monday morning, in the city of Al-Bireh, next to Ramallah in the southern West Bank, according to Palestinian WAFA News Agency. The mayor of al-Bireh, Azzam Ismail, said that that illegal Israeli colonists entered the city overnight, filled the walls of […]

27 Jul
5:54

Soldiers Order Halt On Construction Of Three Homes In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers delivered, Sunday, stop-construction orders of three Palestinian homes, houses in Beit Sakariya village, south Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Wall and Colonization Resistance Commission, stated that the soldiers and officers of the so-called Israeli […]

27 Jul
3:27

Settlers Burn Palestinian-owned Olive, Almond Trees near Nablus

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Saturday, set fire to Palestinian-owned farm lands in the village of Huwara, south of the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, Alray Agency reported. Ghassan Doughlas, local official monitoring Israeli settlement activities, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that dozens of illegal Israeli settlers entered agricultural […]

24 Jul
11:37

Four Palestinians Injured by Israeli Forces at Weekly Kufur Qaddoum March

Israeli forces injured four Palestinians, on Friday, at the weekly demonstration against Israeli settlements, in Kufur Qaddoum village, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, according to local sources. Morad Eshteiwi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, told the Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers opened […]

24 Jul
5:33

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16– 22 July 2020)

Summary Israeli military forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations 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. This week, the Israeli army’s excessive use of force rendered 5 injuries among Palestinian […]

22 Jul
1:18

Palestinian Civil Society Organisations Welcome the Report of the Special Rapporteur addressing Israel’s Collective Punishment Policy

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): Date: 19 July 2020: On 16 July 2020, Professor Michael Lynk, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, introduced his annual report to the 44th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, addressing Israel’s illegal […]

Jabal al-Fureidis - PIC
22 Jul
8:08

Large Area of Palestinian-owned Land Expropriated for Israeli ‘National Park’

Israeli authorities seized large tracts of agricultural land, near Jabal al-Fureidis (“Mountain of the Little Paradise”) in Beit Ta’mir, in the southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Director off the Anti-Wall and Settlement Commission in Bethlehem, Hasan Breijeh, said that the Israeli authorities issued military orders […]

22 Jul
5:01

OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report (30 June – 13 July 2020)

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) – Occupied Palestinian Territory (June 30 – Jul 13, 2020) Biweekly Highlights On 9 July, Israeli forces shot and killed a 33-year-old Palestinian man, and injured another, next to the West Bank village of Kifl Haris (Salfit). Israeli official […]

21 Jul
3:28

Israeli Soldiers Uproot 200 Olive Trees Near Salfit

Israeli soldiers uprooted, Tuesday, more than 200 Palestinian olive trees in Deir Estia town, northwest of the central West Bank city of Salfit. Deir Estia Mayor, Sa’id Zidan, stated that the soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded the area approximately at 6:00 a.m., and uprooted more than 200 olive trees, planted […]

20 Jul
2:20

Israeli Colonists Install Mobile Homes On Palestinian Lands In Bethlehem

As Israeli soldiers continued the uprooting and destruction of Palestinian trees owned by the villagers of Kisan, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, Israeli colonists starting installing mobile homes in the area to prepare for a new illegal outpost. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the […]

20 Jul
8:59

Israeli Settlers Burn Palestinian-owned Crops, Hundreds of Olive Trees near Nablus

Twice on Sunday, illegal Israeli settlers burned Palestinian-owned farmlands, first near Beita town, in the northern West Bank, according to a local official. The mayor of Beita, Fuad Ma’ali, told the Palestinian WAFA News Agency that several Israeli colonial settlers set fire to hundreds of dunams of agricultural lands, causing […]

19 Jul
5:17

Israeli Forces Injure Many Palestinians, Including Medic at Peaceful Demonstration Near Nablus

Two Palestinian civilians were injured, on Saturday, and many others choked on tear-gas fired by the Israeli forces, at a nonviolent protest in the village of Beita, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. WAFA correspondent stated that Palestinians held a demonstration, south of Nablus City in the northern occupied West Bank, […]

17 Jul
3:04

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09– 15 July 2020)

Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations 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. This week, a civilian was killed by Israeli forces while he was walking with his […]

16 Jul
5:49

OCHA Report: West Bank Demolitions and Displacement | June 2020

The United Nations Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for the Occupied Palestinian Territory Summary for June 2020 100 structures demolished or seized in June, the highest level since January 2017. Of the targeted structures, ten were humanitarian aid, including a tent used as a quarantine site. Only […]

15 Jul
10:59

Soldiers Demolish A Home In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Wednesday morning, an under-construction Palestinian home in Jabal al-Mokabber village, south of occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said dozens of soldiers, and police officers, accompanied bulldozers and personnel of the City Council in the occupied city into the village, after surrounding it. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center […]

14 Jul
7:49

Israeli Army Razes Land in Hebron, Bethlehem, Order Seizure of Land in Salfit

The Israeli occupation authorities, on Monday, bulldozed large areas of Palestinian-owned cultivated land as well as an agricultural structure in al-Baq’ah area in Hebron, southern West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. According to local sources, Israeli bulldozers accompanied by soldiers, razed three dunams of land planted with vegetables and […]

13 Jul
2:00

Armed Israeli Settlers Uproot 70 Palestinian-owned Olive Trees in Hebron

Armed illegal Israeli settlers uprooted, on Monday morning, dozens of olive trees, owned by Palestinian farmers in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. Palestinian Official News Agency (WAFA) reported that tens of armed illegal Israeli settlers, from the illegally-established Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba’, stormed the nearby farm land […]

12 Jul
5:01

Seven Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Soldiers, Including those Assaulted by Settlers

The Israeli forces, at dawn Saturday, stormed several Palestinian-owned homes and abducted Palestinian civilians during invasions into different occupied West Bank towns, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said, Israeli soldiers stormed the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, in the northern West Bank and abducted two Palestinian young men […]

10 Jul
3:56

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02– 08 July 2020)

Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations 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. This week, IOF’s excessive use of force rendered 21 […]

10 Jul
2:20

Israeli Colonists Vandalize Palestinian Vehicles Near Nablus

Several armed illegal Israeli colonists vandalized, on Thursday morning, twelve Palestinian vehicles, south of Nablus city, in northern West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, stated that the colonists invaded the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village in southern Nablus, and slashed the […]

08 Jul
12:00

OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report (16 – 29 June 2020)

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Biweekly Highlights An eight-month-old baby boy, who needed a heart surgery at an Israeli hospital, could not exit Gaza and died on 18 June. Since 21 May, the PA has not accepted or transferred applications for exit permits from Gaza […]

08 Jul
12:00

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 […]

06 Jul
5:17

Israeli Settlers Shoot, Injure Two Palestinian Youths near Salfit

Illegal Israeli settlers shot and injured two Palestinian youths, on Sunday, in Bidya village, west of Salfit, in the northern West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said that a group of Israeli colonists attacked Palestinian families in Khillat Hassan area, opening fire at them, resulting in the […]

06 Jul
2:44

Israeli Settlers Torch Dozens of Olive Trees near Nablus

Israeli settlers torched, on Saturday morning, Palestinian-owned crops of olive trees in the town of Huwara, south of Nablus city, in the northern West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Ghassan Daghlas, a local activist, said that illegal settlers from the Yitzhar settlement, set fire to dozens of olive […]

05 Jul
12:03

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 […]

05 Jul
5:56

Israeli Settlers Invade Town near Jenin, Threaten Palestinians near Hebron

Illegal Israeli settlers, Friday night, stormed areas south of Jenin, in the northern West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said the invasion prompted confrontations between Palestinian civilians who resisted the invasion, and illegal settlers who were protected by soldiers. Israeli forces provided cover for the colonists […]

04 Jul
11:40

No To Israeli Annexation – Palestine Solidarity Protest – Derry, Ireland, July 4 2020

For IMEMC News, Niall Ó Brolcháin:  Some of the crowd who gathered in Derry to protest against Israel’s proposed illegal annexation of the West Bank and Jordan Valley. Photo: Niall Ó Brolcháin The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) held socially-distanced protests across Ireland on Saturday 4 July, against the proposed illegal, […]

03 Jul
3:31

Israeli Troops Disperse Muslim Worshipers On Threatened Palestinian Land

Israeli troops forcibly dispersed, on Friday afternoon, dozens of Palestinian Muslim worshipers, while performing the Friday sermon on Palestinian-owned land in the Aseera Al-Shamaliya village, north of Nablus city, in northern West Bank. Local Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that the piece of land, on which dozens of locals […]

Mohammad Abu Khdeir
03 Jul
2:54

Remembering Mohammad Abu Khdeir, 6 years on

The story of Mohammad Abukhdeir is one of countless examples of Israeli oppression. His death, and the injustices that followed, are a reminder of what can happen when racism goes unchecked. $10 million a day in unconditional funding from the US makes Americans complicit. by Kathryn Shihadah Mohammad Abu Khdeir, […]

02 Jul
6:28

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 Jun – 01 July 2020)

Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including invasions into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, Israeli Forces’ excessive use of force rendered 9 injuries among Palestinian civilians, including […]

02 Jul
3:03

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
1:37

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
12:00

Israeli Forces Order Halt Construction, Confiscation to Palestinians in West Bank

The Israeli military, on Wednesday, distributed confiscation notices to Palestinian owners of hundreds of dunams of agricultural lands in Jab’a village, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said the lands to be confiscated are owned by the Masha’leh and Tous […]

02 Jul
12:00

Israeli Settlers Steal Water, Raze Palestinian-owned Lands near Nablus

Illegal Israeli settlers, Wednesday, levelled large stretch of Palestinian-owned land, in the northern West Bank districts of Nablus and Qalqilia, local sources said. Palestinian official who monitors Israeli settlement activity in the area, Ghassan Daghlas, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that illegal Israeli colonists, accompanied by a bulldozer, proceeded to […]

01 Jul
10:06

Illegal Israeli Colonists Occupy Palestinian Lands In Hebron

A group of fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, invaded and occupied, on Tuesday evening, Palestinian lands on a hill near the bypass road at the entrance of Sa’ir town, east of Hebron, in the southern part of the illegally occupied West Bank. Local sources said dozens […]

29 Jun
8:14

Armed Israeli Colonists Place Caravans in Nablus City  

Several armed Israeli settlers forcibly placed, on Monday, a number of mobile caravans on a piece of land, owned by Palestinians, in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Chief of the file on illegal Israeli settlement activities in the area, Ghassan Daghlas, told media outlets that several armed Israeli […]

28 Jun
11:58

Amnesty International to TripAdvisor: Remove Listings in Israeli Settlements

This call to action was posted today by Amnesty International: As Israel steps up construction of illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), in brazen defiance of international law, Amnesty International is calling on TripAdvisor to urgently remove its listings in settlements and send a clear message that it […]

28 Jun
5:37

Soldiers Injure Five Palestinians In Northern Plains Of West Bank

Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday evening, five Palestinians during protests that erupted in ‘Atouf village in the West Bank’s Northern Plains after the soldiers prevented dozens of residents from participating in the national conference against the illegal Israeli annexation and apartheid policies. The head of ‘Atouf Village Council, Abdullah Bisharat, […]

27 Jun
7:54

Armed Israeli Settlers Burn Hundreds of Olive Trees south of Nablus

Colonist Israeli settlers set on fire to a Palestinian-owned farm land, on Saturday, in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Palestinian chief of the profile for illegal Israeli settlements in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, told media outlets that several armed Israeli colonists, from […]

27 Jun
10:00

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
10:00

Dozens of Palestinians Suffocate from Israeli Fired Tear-Gas in Hebron

In the southern West Bank city of Hebron, on Friday, Palestinians confronted Israeli soldiers at the point between the Israeli-occupied section of the city and that of the Palestinian-controlled section, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said that dozens of Palestinians suffered the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation, after […]

27 Jun
1:19

Israeli Forces Shoot Nine Palestinians at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly March

Nine Palestinian civilians were shot and injured, on Friday, and dozens suffered from the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation, when Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel rounds and tear-gas canisters at protestors in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the northern occupied West Bank. The regional coordinator of the Popular Resistance, Morad Eshteiwi, […]

26 Jun
1:44

Israeli Settlers Assault Palestinian Man, Place Caravans near Nablus

Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian resident, on Friday morning, beating him severely in the Douma village, south of the West Bank city of Nablus. Palestinian chief of the file on illegal Israeli settlement activities in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, told media outlets that Israeli colonists assaulted Palestinian civilian, […]

25 Jun
10:26

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 Jun 2020)

Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multifaceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including invasions into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, the Israeli military’s excessive use of force killed 1 civilian, rendered 22 injuries […]

25 Jun
10:27

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers attacked, Thursday, dozens of Palestinians in Fasayel village, in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The villagers, accompanied by several cabinet members and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officials, were trying to hold a meeting in the village, […]

24 Jun
7:57

Settlers Attack Several Palestinians in the West Bank

Palestinian civilians were injured, on Tuesday, when a group of illegal Israeli settlers assaulted them in Ras Karkar village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources stated that several colonists assaulted Palestinian farmers working on their land. The assaulted family members Rateb […]

23 Jun
1:58

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Property Near Ramallah

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Monday, Palestinian property in Beitillu village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Local sources said the colonists infiltrated into the village and punctured the tires of many cars, in addition to writing racist graffiti. They added that the colonists fled […]

22 Jun
1:28

Colonist Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian-owned Vehicles in Northern Nablus

Several armed Israeli settlers attacked, early on Monday, several Palestinian-owned vehicles in north of the West Bank city of Nablus. Local Palestinian sources in both Nablus and Jenin cities, confirmed that the armed Israeli colonists attacked Palestinian-owned vehicles, while running on a road between both Nablus and Jenin, mainly in […]

22 Jun
8:35

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
7:15

Israeli Military Issues Stop Work Orders for Palestinian-owned Homes, Barns in West Bank

Israeli military forces ordered, on Sunday morning, to halt the construction of Palestinian-owned homes, agricultural facilities, and a water well in the occupied West Bank. Coordinator of the popular committees in Hebron, Rateb Al-Jabour, told media outlets that Israeli troops in Burin village in the southern West Bank, ordered local […]

22 Jun
1:10

Israeli Military Expands A Settlers-only Bypass Road in Bethlehem City

Israeli military forces in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, commenced on Sunday, the expansion of an existing illegal bypass road, between the colonial settlements of Beitar Illit and Nahal Gvaot, which lie within the illegal settlement bloc of Gush Etzion, in western Bethlehem city. Deputy-mayor of Nahaleen village, west […]

21 Jun
10:16

Israel has Forced 20 East Jerusalem Families to Demolish Their own Homes in 2020

New statistical figures, released by the East Jerusalem-based Center for Economic and Social Rights, show that since early 2020, Israeli occupation authorities have forced 20 Palestinian households in East Jerusalem, to knock down their own newly-built homes themselves. Director of the center, Ziyad Alhamoury, confirmed that the demolition orders issued by […]

King of Jordan
20 Jun
6:49

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 […]

20 Jun
1:12

Israeli Colonists Prevent Family From Reaching Its Home In Hebron

Several fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers prevented, on Friday evening, a Palestinian family from reaching their own home in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The family was trying to reach its home in Tal Romeida neighborhood, in the center of Hebron city. […]

20 Jun
12:54

Illegal Israeli Colonists Assault, Injure, A Palestinian Child Near Bethlehem

A group of armed fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers, squatting on stolen Palestinian lands in direct violation of International Law, assaulted a child, Friday, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, south of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the child, only fifteen years of age, was attacked by a […]

Kufur Qaddoum
19 Jun
10:11

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Ten Palestinians at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly Protest

Ten Palestinian civilians were injured, on Friday, by Israeli soldiers during the weekly peaceful demonstration against illegal settlements, in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, according to a local source. Morad Eshteiwi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces […]

19 Jun
9:31

OCHA – Protection of Civilians Report ( 2-15 June 2020 )

United Nations Office For The Coordination Of Humanitarian Affair: Protection of Civilians Report (2 – 15 June 2020) Biweekly Highlights Seventy Palestinian-owned structures were demolished or seized in the West Bank due to the lack of Israeli-issued building permits, displacing 90 people and affecting over 280. This represents a 250 […]

19 Jun
9:24

Israel To Demolish A Palestinian Home Near Occupied Jerusalem

The City Council in occupied Jersusalem informed, Thursday, a Palestinian family of a demolition order targeting their home in the Sawahra town, southeast of the occupied Palestinian capital. The home is owned by Yassin Taha Zaatra, and was built 10 years ago, sheltering him and his family. The property is […]

18 Jun
11:59

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (June 11 – 17, 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (11 – 17 June 2020) Summary The Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-pronged violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, […]

Silwanic
18 Jun
9:59

Israeli Settler Attacks Elderly Palestinian Protecting his Land in Jerusalem

An illegal Israeli settler, on Thursday, attacked an elderly Palestinian man in Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem, pepper-spraying him in the face, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Witnesses said that an illegal Israeli settler pepper-sprayed Mohammad Daoud Abbasi, in the face, along with his sons, causing them all to suffer […]

18 Jun
6:49

Israeli Colonists Raze Palestinian-owned Lands near Nablus

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, razed several dunams of land that belongs to the Palestinian village of Qusra, south of Nablus city, in the northern occupied West Bank, to be used for a road for illegal colonial projects, according to a settlements-watch group. Palestinian official, Ghassan Daghlas, chief monitor of […]

Israeli bulldozer with settler standing nearby (Maan)
18 Jun
6:27

Armed Israeli Settlers Level Palestinian-owned Land near Jericho

An Israeli settler, on Wednesday, levelled vast amounts of Palestinian-owned lands in the Bedouin al-Malihat area, northwest of Jericho, in the eastern occupied West Bank, local sources said. Fatah official, Suleiman Malihat, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that an armed settler levelled 350 dunams (87 acres) of nearby Palestinian-owned land, […]

18 Jun
12:40

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
10:13

Israeli Colonists Burn Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

Many fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers burned, on Wednesday evening, Palestinian agricultural in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Media sources said the colonists came from the illegal Ronim outpost, and burnt agricultural lands in the eastern area of the village, setting fields and trees […]

17 Jun
4:25

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
3:24

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 […]

settlers attack
16 Jun
7:12

Israeli Settlers Vandalise Palestinian-owned Property near Nablus

Illegal Israeli settlers committed vandalism of Palestinian-owned property by damaging solar panels, on Monday, in the village of Aqraba, south of Nablus city, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official monitoring Israel’s colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said that colonists attacked the homes of […]

16 Jun
2:32

Israeli Warplanes Strike the Besieged Gaza Strip

Israeli artillery and warplanes struck many targets throughout the besieged Gaza Strip, on Monday night Quds News Network reported. No casualties were reported at the time of this report. Local sources said the Israeli heavy weaponry fired shelled two shells, at an area to the east of Khan Younis, central […]

15 Jun
3:22

Settlers Assault Palestinian Man in Hebron, Storm Nearby Village

Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Dabouyia assaulted a Palestinian man on Shuhada Street in Hebron, southern West Bank, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Similarly, illegal settlers from the Kiryat Arba colony in Hebron attacked Palestinian homes and vehicles, causing property damage. On Saturday, illegal Israeli settlers stormed the […]

14 Jun
1:25

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
9:12

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
11:22

Israeli Colonists Injure Another Palestinian Near Nablus 

Illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Thursday, a Palestinian man in the village of Burqa, north of Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, causing him fractures and bruises. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists came from […]