Category Archives: Israeli Settlement

20 Jan
8:14

Report: Israel Steals Land, Erects Nature Reserves and National Parks to Expand Settlements

Madeeha Araj/PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated, in its latest weekly report , that the far-right Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett announced, last week, the approval of seven nature reserves in the West Bank, with an area of 130,000-State dunams — 20,000 of which ones […]

20 Jan
10:11

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

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

20 Jan
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
7:21

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian School West of Ramallah

Israeli forces raided, on Sunday, a Palestinian school and terrorized its students in the village of Deir Nizam, west of Ramallah in central occupied West Bank. According to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA), soldiers invaded the school and ransacked classrooms, causing panic and fear among students as soldiers […]

19 Jan
12:01

Israeli Colonist Injured In Hebron

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

19 Jan
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 […]

18 Jan
3:33

Christian Delegation Call on International Community to “Help Build a New Political Solution”

A group of bishops from across Europe and North America have voiced their deep concerns over Israel’s occupation of Palestine, describing the grim situation in the occupied territory, Middle East Monitor reported. “Every year we come to encounter and hear the people of the Holy Land. We are inspired by […]

18 Jan
2:06

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

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

17 Jan
5:36

Israeli Forces Deliver Demolition Order, Raze Two Roads Near Bethleem

Israeli bulldozers, on Thursday morning, razed two roads in the village of al-Walaja, located to the west of the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. WAFA correspondent stated that Israeli forces stormed Ein Jowaize area in the village and cordoned it off, before bulldozers razed the two roads. Soldiers […]

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17 Jan
5:02

Israeli Forces Bulldoze Tents and Barracks, Displaces Palestinian Family Near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces bulldozed the barracks and tents of Palestinian civilian Muhammad Zreineh, in the Bir Ouna area of the town of Beit Jala, Bethlehem governorate, displacing his family and their livestock, for the fifth time. In an interview with PNN, Zreineh said that a large number of Israeli occupation […]

17 Jan
4:20

Israel Demolishes School Foundation Near Hebron, Closes Two Schools in Jerusalem

Israeli forces, Thursday, demolished the foundations of a new school that was in the process of being built, east of Yatta town, south of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, according to Rateb Jabour, member of the National and Popular Committee Resisting the Wall and Settlements. Jabour added that […]

16 Jan
4:37

Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know About Israel’s ‘Firing Zones’ in the West Bank

By Ramzy Baroud for the Palestine Chronicle A seemingly ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel’s so-called “firing zones” in the West Bank. “Israel has impounded the only vehicle available to a medical team that provides […]

16 Jan
4:13

Israel Orders Seizure of 350 Dunams Near Bethlehem for Bypass Road

The Israeli military issued orders, on Wednesday, to seize 350 dunams (86 acres) of agricultural land in al-Khader and Irtas towns, south of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, Hasan Breijieh, from the Commission for the Resistance of the Wall and Settlements said. Breijieh stressed that the bypass road, […]

15 Jan
9:39

Two Palestinians Forced to Demolish Their Own Homes, South of Jerusalem

Two Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank were forced, on Wednesday, to demolish their own homes to avoid paying exorbitant costs if the Israeli West Jerusalem municipality demolishes them, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Local sources said that Mousa Bashir and Ammar Nassar, from Jabal al-Mokabber […]

15 Jan
7:05

Al-Haq: Release UN Database on Businesses Profiting from Israel’s Settlement Enterprise

Ramallah-based Al-Haq Human Rights organization, on Tuesday, called on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to release the long-overdue database of businesses engaged in Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. In a Call for Action press release, Al-Haq said, On […]

14 Jan
10:51

Israeli Colonists Rams A Palestinian Girl With Car Near Bethlehem

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

13 Jan
9:36

Israeli Settlers Stone Palestinian Homes in Nablus Area

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

13 Jan
9:28

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

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

13 Jan
9:05

France Calls on Tel Aviv to Comply with International Law

France has strongly denounced the Israeli regime’s recent plans to build some 2,000 settler units in the occupied West Bank, stressing that all Israeli settlements are illegal under international law. In a statement released on Sunday, the French consulate in occupied Jerusalem called on Israel to comply with the international […]

13 Jan
6:25

Palestinian Forced to Demolish Own Home, South of Jerusalem

The Israeli municipality in Jerusalem forced a Palestinian to demolish his own home, in the town of Jabal al-Mokabber, south of Jerusalem. According to the Palestinian News Network, the municipality required Sayel Ja’abis to demolish his home, under the pretext that he lacked a building license, giving him until Sunday […]

13 Jan
5:39

Israeli Forces Storm and Dismantle Palestinian Vegetable Stands in Hebron

Israeli forces ransacked and dismantled stalls used to sell fruits and vegetables, on Sunday, near Wadi Al-Khalil checkpoint, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. The stalls were ransacked, their contents destroyed, and the Palestinian owners warned by Israeli soldiers, to stay away from the area. Estimated losses […]

11 Jan
7:57

Israel Notifies 3 Prisoner’s Families of Order to Demolish Homes

Israeli forces, overnight Thursday, notified the families of three alleged Palestinian attackers, of their intention to demolish their houses across the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. The Palestine Prisoners’ Society (PPS) confirmed that Israeli forces broke into the family home of Mohammad Walid Hanatsheh, in […]

11 Jan
7:18

France Deplores New Israeli Settlement Expansion Plans

France condemned, on Friday, the recent Israeli decision to green-light the construction of 1,936 housing units in the West Bank illegal settlements. The French consulate in Jerusalem said in a statement that the decision “comes at a troubling time of accelerated settlement on the West Bank,” the Palestinian News and […]

10 Jan
5:35

European Union Denounces Israel’s Settlement Expansion

The European Union, on Thursday, criticized Israeli plans to expand illegal settlements built in the occupied Palestinian territory and called on Israel to comply with international law, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Israel approved earlier this week the construction of almost 2000 housing units in illegal settlements […]

10 Jan
5:14

Palestine FM Rejects David Friedman’s Statements

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned statements made by US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, in which he emphasized the right of Israeli presence in the occupied West Bank which he described as ‘Judea and Samaria.’ The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported that Friedman, speaking at the […]

10 Jan
4:59

UK Condemns Israeli Plans for Illegal Settlement Expansion

The United Kingdom (UK), on Wednesday, called in Israel to “immediately” halt illegal settlements’ expansion in the occupied West Bank, the Middle East Monitor reported. In an official statement, the British consulate in Jerusalem stressed that the Israeli settlements are “illegal under international law,” adding that it was “sabotaging a […]

09 Jan
3:01

Israel Forms Committee To Boost Colonialist Activities In Occupied West Bank

Israeli Defense Minister, Neftali Bennet, has formed a special committee tasked with boosting and strengthening the colonialist activities on Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that Naftali’s “Task Force” aims at legalizing the colonialist outposts, which were built on Palestinian […]

09 Jan
2:13

Jordan Denounces Israeli Decision To Build 1936 Colonialist Units In West Bank

The Jordanian government denounced, Wednesday, the Israeli decision to build additional 1936 units in its illegal colonies in the occupied West Bank. Ambassador Daifallah al-Fayez, the spokesperson of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, said that all of Israel’s colonies are illegal as they also constitute a serious […]

08 Jan
4:52

Israeli Settlers Chop Palestinian Olive Trees

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

08 Jan
4:16

Israeli Elections: Netanyahu Vows More Settlements, Annexation

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

08 Jan
5:10

Four Palestinians Near Hebron Handed Demolition Notices

Israel authorities notified Palestinians residents of its intentions to demolish four houses belonging to Palestinians in an area to the east of Yatta town, on Tuesday evening, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. According to local activist, Rateb al-Jabour, the popular committee coordinator in Yatta, said Israeli forces stormed […]

08 Jan
5:05

Israeli Settlers and Army Raze Palestinian Lands Near Hebron

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

07 Jan
7:33

Israeli Forces Injure Palestinian Man While Demolishing his Home

Ras Al Auja, a community, located in ‘area C’ of the occupied West Bank, North of Jericho City, and home to 700-800 Palestinians, was stormed, on Monday, by Israeli soldiers and teams of ‘Civil Administration’ staff, Quds News Network reported. Activist, Hamzah Zbeidan, said that over two hundred Israeli soldiers […]

07 Jan
7:08

Peace Now: 1,936 Israeli Settlement Units Approved for Occupied West Bank

In a statement, on Monday, settlement watchdog Peace Now, said that the Israeli planning authority advanced the plans for the building of 1,936 new homes in settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Palestine News Network reported. A total of 786 housing units received the final approval needed before the building […]

07 Jan
4:13

Fateh Official: Israel’s Settlement Colonization is an Illegal Presence That Must Be Removed

Fateh spokesman and member of its Revolutionary Council, Osama al-Qawasmi, said that Israel’s settlement colonization of Palestinian occupied land is the illegal presence that must be removed, and not the Palestinian buildings and properties. He said, in response to statements made by Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett, in which he […]

07 Jan
2:35

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Beit Ummar

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

06 Jan
7:11

Dozens of Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa

Scores of extremist Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards in Jerusalem, under tight police protection, Days of Palestine reported. According to local sources, dozens of settlers entered the Mosque through the al-Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards amid intensive presence of police forces. The Al-Aqsa Mosque […]

06 Jan
7:00

In 2019, Israel Demolished 686 Homes in West Bank, Almost Half in Jerusalem

At least 300 Palestinian buildings were demolished in Jerusalem, by the Israeli occupation authorities in 2019, compared to a 386 in other parts of the occupied Palestinian Territories, Palestine News Network reported. Walid Assaf, chairman of the Commission Against the Wall and Settlements, said in a press conference on Israeli […]

06 Jan
6:39

Israeli Forces Seize 9 Residential Structures in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces dismantled, on Monday, nine Palestinian-owned residential structures and seized them from the town of al-Ouja, in the Jordan Valley, occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. According to the head of al-Ouja municipality, Salah Freijat, soldiers dismantled nine inhabited structures out of 70 slated for […]

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 […]

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
4:32

Palestinian Moderately Injured After Being Rammed By Israeli Colonists’ Car

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

03 Jan
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 […]

02 Jan
3:21

Soldiers Bulldoze Large Areas Of Palestinian Lands Near Qalqilia

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

01 Jan
7:57

Israeli Forces Seize Residential Tents, Animal Barns in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces stormed, Wednesday afternoon, Atouf village, southeast of the city of Tubas, and dismantled tents and animal barns, and seized them, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Atouf village council, Abdullah Bisharat said that the soldiers dismantled three residential tents and barns, located in the Jordan Valley, northern […]

01 Jan
3:49

Soldiers Demolish Two Flats In Silwan

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

31 Dec
11:51

Settlers Attack and Injure West Bank Commuters

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

31 Dec
10:49

VIDEO: Israeli Forces Arrest Palestinian Youth Beaten by Settlers

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

31 Dec
12:44

Palestinian Farmers Prevented from Working on Their Own Land

Gun-toting Israeli soldiers, on Monday, forced a number of Palestinian farmers to leave their lands adjacent to the illegal settlement of Shavi Shomron, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. According to the mayor of Sebastia, Mohammed Azim, Israeli forces along with the settlement’s security prevented the farmers, with […]

30 Dec
2:50

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Near Hebron

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

29 Dec
9:22

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 […]

27 Dec
6:06

Israeli Settlers to be Evicted from Al-Bakri Building in Hebron

After a fifteen-year legal battle  in the corridors of the Israeli courts of various degrees, the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee has obtained a decision to evacuate a number of Israeli settlers from Al-Bakri building, in the Tel Rumeida area, in the Old City District of Hebron. The case was considered by […]

26 Dec
9:34

VIDEO: The Threat Facing Christianity In Jerusalem

“We have a genuine history in this city and we must keep going.” ~Middle East Monitor/Days of Palestine 12/25/19

26 Dec
4:16

3000 New Settlement Units to be Approved for the West Bank

The Israeli government announced that it will approve a new plan to build 3000 settlement units throughout occupied West Bank, the Quds News Network reported. Israeli media reported, on Wednesday, that Prime Minister Benajmin Netanyahu said 3000 settlement units, to be built throughout the West Bank, will be approved within […]

26 Dec
12:51

Palestinian Arrested for Alleged Stabbing of Settler

Israeli military forces arrested, on Wednesday, a Palestinian man in the occupied city of East Jerusalem, for allegedly stabbing an Israeli settler, Press TV reported. Israeli media outlets stated that an unidentified Israeli settler, sustained serious wounds, when an unidentified Palestinian man stabbed him near the illegal Har Homa settlement […]

24 Dec
8:38

Palestinian FM: “Denial of the Palestinian Right to This Land is Anti-Semitism Itself”

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry, on Tuesday, accused U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of “anti-Semitism,” the Turkish Anadolu Agency reported. In a statement, the ministry decried Pompeo’s usage of the Jewish term “Judea and Samaria” in describing the West Bank and his support for Jewish settlement building in the occupied […]

24 Dec
8:11

Israeli Military Seizes Equipment, Declares Area North of Hebron ‘Closed Military Zone’

Israeli forces seized a truck and a bulldozer owned by Palestinian residents in the town of Beit Ummar to the north of Hebron, the southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Mohammed Awad, a media activist, said that Israeli forces confiscated a truck and a […]

24 Dec
7:46

Israeli Bulldozers Level Palestinian Land Near Nablus

Israeli bulldozers, on Tuesday morning, razed a large tract of Palestinian land, which belongs to the Nablus-district villagers of Jalud, in order to expand the nearby illegal Israeli colonial settlements, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the northern West Bank, […]

24 Dec
5:58

Settler Pepper-Sprays Palestinian Mother and Daughter

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

24 Dec
5:07

Residential Structures Destroyed by Soldiers Near Hebron

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished two Palestinian residential structures in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Coordinator of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Committees, Rateb Jabour, said that Israeli forces escorted a bulldozer into Maghayer al-‘Abeed area near Masafer Yatta, where the […]

23 Dec
7:40

Israeli Soldiers Dismantle Shacks and Barn in Northern Jordan Valley

According to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA), Israeli forces,, dismantled Palestinian residential and livestock structures in the Ras al-Ahmar area, on Monday.

23 Dec
6:00

Israeli Forces Uproot Trees, Confiscate Tents, Declare Area ‘Closed Military Zone’

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in northern West Bank, said that Israeli troops invaded the area and declared it a ‘closed military zone’ before proceeding to seize the tents and uproots trees.

23 Dec
2:54

Israeli Forces Storm West Bank Town, Palestinians Resist and Suffocate on Tear-Gas

Dozens of Palestinians suffered from tear-gas inhalation during confrontations with Israeli forces in the town of Beit Ummar, south of the city of Hebron, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Mohammed Awwad, a media activist, said that Israeli forces stormed the town, in the southern occupied West Bank, […]

20 Dec
1:53

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

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

20 Dec
11:00

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

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

20 Dec
5:38

UN Envoy: Israel Has Pushed Forward Plans to Build 22,000 New Housing Units in Settlements

The United Nations Middle East envoy reported, on Wednesday, that Israel had pushed forward plans to construct over 22,000 housing units in settlements, in the occupied West Bank, since a UN resolution reaffirmed their illegality three years ago. Nickolay Mladenov, the UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, […]

20 Dec
5:10

Israeli Settlers Uproot and Steal 300 Palestinian Owned Olive Trees Near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Thursday, uprooted hundreds of olive trees in the southern West Bank town of al-Khader, near Bethlehem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). Owner of the trees, Hisham Barmil said that settlers from the illegal Sidi Boaz settlement outpost built on expropriated al-Khader land, uprooted 300 olive […]

18 Dec
9:12

Israeli Settlers Sabotage Road Equipment For a Second Time

Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, vandalized a bulldozer and other equipment that are used to work on rehabilitating and paving roads in the Jordan Valley, in the occupied West Bank, said the owner of the equipment, Salah Zayed. The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that settlers, for the second […]

Child waving flag in Bil'in (image by Mohammad Yassin)
18 Dec
4:18

Human Rights Watch: Grant Palestinians Equal Rights

Israel should grant Palestinians in the West Bank rights protections at least equal to those afforded Israeli citizens, Human Rights Watch said in a report released, on Tuesday, citing Israel’s 52 years of occupation with no end in sight, Palestine News Network reported. The law of occupation permits occupiers to […]

18 Dec
3:56

Report: Hebron is More Than Ever Targeted by Settlement and Judaization Projects

By: Madeeha Araj (National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements) for PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements Stated in its latest weekly report, that under an order by Naftali Bennett, Minister of the Israeli Occupation Army, the Israeli Civil Administration sent a letter last week […]

17 Dec
6:41

Palestinian Foreign Ministry: Settlers Involved in Attacks Against Palestinians Must be Added to Terrorist List

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry, on Monday, called on world governments to place Israeli settlers involved in attacking and terrorizing the Palestinian civilian population in the occupied territories on their terrorist lists and ban them entry into their countries, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. In a statement, it said […]

16 Dec
11:27

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack A Palestinian Home With Live Fire

On Monday, several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists, squatting on private Palestinian lands, attacked a Palestinian home with rounds of live ammunition, and stones, in Jeet village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. Ghassan Daghlas, A Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West […]

16 Dec
9:48

B’Tselem: When You Work for Thirty Years You Learn a Few Things. Here’s What We’ve Learned Since 1989.

The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that during a speech at Khan al-Ahmar, marking 30 years since the establishment of B’Tselem, Executive Director of the Israeli human rights center, Hagai El-Ad delivered the following speech: “When you work for thirty years you learn a few things. Here’s what […]

16 Dec
5:17

Israel’s Haaretz: 256 Cases of Israeli Settlers’ Violence Towards Palestinians

An increase in Israeli settlers’ aggression against Palestinians and their properties in the West Bank compared to recent years, Alray reported. The Israeli paper Haaretz published data from Israeli security institutions that documented 256 cases of Israeli settlers’ aggression against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. Israeli security services expressed […]

16 Dec
4:27

Dozens of Palestinian Workers Suffocate on Tear Gas

Dozens of Palestinian laborers suffered from tear gas inhalation, on Sunday, as near al-Ziraeia gate, along the Apartheid Wall, west of the town of Qaffin, northeast of the city of Tulkarem, northern occupied West Bank. Alray reported that Israeli forces pursued a group of laborers on their way to their […]

16 Dec
4:13

Settlers Damage Road Equipment in Jordan Valley

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Saturday night, vandalized a number of bulldozers that were parked at the site of a road working project in the Jordan Valley region, the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Salah Zayed, the project contractor, said that he and staff of […]

15 Dec
4:16

Israeli Planning To Confiscate Lands For A Segregated Road

Mohammad Abu Sheikh, a Palestinian official responsible for monitoring Israel’s illegal colonialist activities, said that the Israeli occupation authority is planning to confiscate dozens of Dunams of Palestinian lands, near Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Abu Sheikh stated that the large area of lands Israel intends to illegally annex are […]

14 Dec
6:02

Illegal Colonists Hurl Stones At Palestinian Cars Near Bethlehem

A group of fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers, squatting on illegally confiscated Palestinian lands, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, hurled stones at Palestinian cars, causing damage. Thiab Masha’la, the head of the al-Jab’a Village Council, southwest of Bethlehem, said the Israeli assailants came from the illegal Beit Ayin […]

13 Dec
6:52

Israeli Officials Storm Jerusalem Neighborhoods Under Police Protection

An Israeli municipal crew, on Wednesday, stormed several neighborhoods of Silwan district, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Occupied Jerusalem, and photographed Palestinian homes, raising fears of Israel’s intent to demolish dozens of houses. Local official, Fakhri Abu Diyab, said that police forces escorting municipal employees stormed the neighborhoods […]

13 Dec
4:39

Jordan’s Foreign Ministry Condemns Israel’s Violations at Al-Aqsa

According to Alray, Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, on Tuesday, condemned the ongoing Israeli violations against the Al-Aqsa Mosque/ Al-Haram Al-Sharif. One of the most recent violations was by a former Knesset member, performing Talmudic rituals at the entrance of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, accompanied by a group of […]

13 Dec
4:28

Interfaith Statistical Report: 104 Israeli Excavation Projects in Jerusalem

A statistical report issued by the Christian-Islamic Committee to Defend Jerusalem and the Islamic Cooperation organization, showed that excavations under Jerusalem since 1967 have reached 104, 4 of which are under or around the Al-Aqsa mosque, 5 in Silwan, 5 in the Old City, and 8 in other sites, also […]

12 Dec
12:12

Anti-Arab Spraypainted on Mosque in Northern Israel

In the village of Manshiet Zibdeh, located in what is now Israel, a mosque was defaced with racist graffiti on Thursday morning, and cars parked at the mosque had their tires punctured. Israeli police were called in by the Imam of the Mosque when the graffiti was found, but they […]

11 Dec
3:56

Settlers Attack Shepherds in Northern West Bank

Israeli settlers, today, attacked Palestinian herders in the Khirbet Yanoun pastures, northern West Bank, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, an official in charge of monitoring Israeli settlement activities, told WAFA that settlers chased herders out the pastures and lands that belong to the village of Aqraba, to the […]

Yehuda Glick (archive image from Al Ray)
11 Dec
3:51

Yehuda Glick Performs Talmudic Rituals at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli soldiers arrested a guard at Al-Aqsa Mosque, on Tuesday morning, while illegal settlers stormed the mosque, the Middle East Monitor reported. Under the protection of Israeli police, groups of settlers guided by Orthodox Israeli Knesset member, Yehuda Glick entering the compound through the Al-Maghrebi Gate and performed prayers and […]

1948 Refugees (Image from palestineremembered.com)
10 Dec
5:43

Opinion – Palestinian Right of Return: The Legal Key to Undoing the Zionist Conquest

By Joseph Massad for Middle East Eye One of the most ironic features of Zionism and the state of Israel is the central way in which the concept of “return” informs their ideology and policies. Zionism’s colonial project hinged on the claim that contemporary European Jews were descendants of the […]

09 Dec
4:56

Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Courtyards

39 Israeli settlers, on Monday morning, stormed the Islamic court yards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, guarded by Israeli occupation police. Local media sources reported that police opened the Moroccan Gate in front of 36 settlers, who broke into the mosque in four groups. Police escorted the settlers while they toured the […]

09 Dec
4:38

Luxembourg Pushes for European Recognition of Palestine

Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn arrives for a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the Europa building in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. European Union foreign ministers meet in Brussels on Monday Feb. 26 to debate ways to revive Middle East peace efforts and discuss the crisis in Venezuela. […]

09 Dec
11:58

Illegal Israeli Colonists Puncture Tires Of Dozens Of Cars In Occupied Jerusalem

Updated: Illegal Israeli colonists infiltrated, on Monday at dawn, into Shu’fat neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and punctured the tires of many Palestinian cars, in addition to writing racist graffiti. Locals in Shu’fat said the colonists puncture the tires of nearly 200 Palestinian cars in the town. They added […]

07 Dec
7:47

Palestinian President Commends US Congress for Support

The Palestinian Presidency applauded the US Congress, on Friday, for supporting the two-state solution and rejecting the annexation of occupied Palestinian land, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. President Abbas praised congress for their solidarity against Israel’s settlement policy, the fait accompli, and for recognizing the aspirations of the […]

07 Dec
4:57

Belgian Trade Delegation to Israel Cancelled

The trade mission would have taken place from the 8th to the 11th of December, will not go forward, due to criticism from the political opposition and several activist organizations, leading to its discontinuation, the Palestine News Network (PNN) reported. The delegation would have consisted of representatives from the Walloon […]

07 Dec
4:13

Islamic Organization Criticizes Israel’s Settlement Plans in Hebron

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned a controversial plan by Israel to build a new settlement in the heart of the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron, the Palestine News Network reported. Naftali Bennett, right-wing Israeli minister of military affairs, said on Sunday, that the new settlement, to […]

05 Dec
3:47

Illegal Israeli Colonists Install Mobile Home, Burn Tires, Near Jenin

Many fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers installed, Thursday, a mobile home on Palestinian lands in Burqa village, north of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and burnt tires on the man Jenin-Nablus road. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities, said the colonists invaded private […]

05 Dec
7:27

International Support Growing for BDS Movement

European Union (EU) countries’ are taking steps towards boycotting the Israeli apartheid system, using its legal, legislative and parliamentary institutions to oppose the occupation, Palestine News Network reported. The EU condemned the Trump administration’s positions and policies carried out in the Palestinian Territories, occupied by Israel since 1967, especially in […]

04 Dec
9:53

Palestinian Foreign Minister Urges Criminal Investigation of Israeli Crimes

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riad al-Malki, discussed with the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, the developments of ICC’s preliminary examinations in light of US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo declaration on settlements, warning against Israel’s exploitation of this declaration by taking illegal actions to […]

04 Dec
1:14

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least eleven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. The […]

04 Dec
11:27

Illegal Israeli Colonists Bulldoze Palestinian Lands, South of Nablus

Several fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, south of Nablus in northern West Bank, invaded and bulldozed the lands, on Wednesday morning, to prepare for a new segregated road. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the assailant […]

04 Dec
7:14

Jerusalem: New Settlement Operations to Alter Historical Features

The National Bureau for defending land and resisting settlements stated, in its latest weekly report , that the Israeli Housing Ministry and the Israeli Occupation Municipality in Jerusalem have launched a large settlement scheme aim toward the construction of 11,000 settlement units on Qalandia’s airport lands in order to expand […]