Category Archives: Israeli Settlement

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 […]

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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 […]

12 Jun
11:09

Israeli Colonists Attack A Man, Set Car On Fire Near Nablus

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists assaulted, on Wednesday at night, a Palestinian man and set a vehicle on fire, near Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, told WAFA News Agency […]

12 Jun
10:59

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The procession started from the center of the village, and headed towards the […]

12 Jun
10:30

Illegal Israeli Colonists Invade Kifl Hares

Dozens of illegal colonial Israeli settlers stormed, late on Thursday night, the Palestinian West Bank village of Kifl Hares in the Salfit district, in central West Bank. Locals said the armed colonial settlers attacked several homes in the village while chanting racist slogans. They added that several colonists also climbed […]

12 Jun
9:34

Israeli Forces Injure Five Palestinians, including Three Journalists at Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, five Palestinians during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, near Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, stated that dozens of soldiers invaded the village, and […]

12 Jun
12:30

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

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

11 Jun
8:17

Israeli Court Changes Prison Term to Life Sentence for Palestinian Arrested at Age 15

Two prisoners, both of whom were arrested when they were 15 years old, have had extensive sentences handed down by the Israeli Ofer Military Court. The now-19-year-old prisoner, Omar Samir Rimawi, had his sentence changed from 35 years to Life in prison with no possibility of parole. Hi co-defendant, Ahmad […]

10 Jun
4:56

Israeli Forces Demolish Several Palestinian Homes in Occupied East Jerusalem

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

10 Jun
4:42

Organization of the Islamic Cooperation To Meet Over Israeli Annexation Plan

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

09 Jun
12:00

Israeli Settlers Puncture Palestinian-owned Vehicles, Vandalize Homes

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Monday, punctured the tires of Palestinian-owned vehicles, in the occupied West Bank town of As-Sawiya, south of Nablus Alray reported. Palestinian official, Ghassan Daghlas, monitors illegal settlement activities said that Israeli colonists stormed the town of As-Sawiya and cut the tires of more than eight vehicles. […]

08 Jun
9:03

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

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

08 Jun
6:55

Demolition Notices, Halt Construction Ordered by Israeli Military

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

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08 Jun
5:30

Israeli Colonist Injures A Palestinian Child In Her Eye

An illegal Israeli colonialist settler attacked, Sunday, a Palestinian child in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, causing an injury in one of her eyes, in addition to cuts and bruises. Media sources said the colonist assaulted the child, identified as Mariam Yasser Najeeb, 11, while playing and riding her […]

07 Jun
6:59

OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report (12 May – 1 June 2020)

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [OCHA] Protection of Civilians Report | 12 May – 1 June 2020 On 30 May, Israeli border policemen opened fire at, and killed, a 32-year-old autistic Palestinian man, Eyad A-Hallaq, in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Israeli authorities opened an […]

Hares
06 Jun
5:20

Israeli Troops Shoot, Injure Four Palestinians at Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli military reportedly wounded, on Friday, at least four Palestinians, as a result of Israeli soldier’s shooting rubber-coated steel bullets towards the dozens of local Palestinian protesters in the West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, a part of the West Bank district of Qalqilia. Those wounded today were taking part […]

Hares, Salfit
06 Jun
4:45

Muslim Worshipers Perform Friday Prayers on Threatened Palestinian Land

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

06 Jun
2:49

Israeli Forces Demolishes Home, Displaces Ten Palestinians Near Hebron

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

06 Jun
12:29

Israeli Settlers Chop Down Dozens of Olive Trees near Nablus

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Thursday, destroyed dozens of several year old olive trees in the village of Burin, south of Nablus, northern occupied West Bank, according to a local official. Munir Qadous, with the human rights group, Yesh Din, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli colonists snuck into Palestinian […]

04 Jun
9:44

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

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

04 Jun
7:29

Israeli Army Escalates Demolitions in South Hebron Hills

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

Deir Hajle, Jericho District
04 Jun
6:58

Several Palestinian Structures Demolished by Israeli Army near Jericho

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

03 Jun
3:00

Israeli Settlers Raze Palestinian Land to Build Settler-only Road

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

03 Jun
3:00

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

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

03 Jun
7:34

Over 8000 Dunams of Palestinian Farmland Burned by Israeli ‘Training’ in Jordan Valley

Israeli military training on Tuesday caused a wide area of agricultural land in the Jordan Valley to burn, Quds News Network reported. Local sources said that the Israeli military’s use of live ammunition caused fire to burn nearly 180 dunams of agricultural land and 8200 dunams of pastoral land, used […]

02 Jun
11:17

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Homes Near Nablus

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, on Tuesday evening, a few Palestinian homes in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the assailants came from the illegal Havat Ma’on […]

02 Jun
10:34

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

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

Jerusalem: On 19 December 2016, Israeli Forces Demolish Commercial Facility in Shaikh Jarrah Neighborhood Belonging to Adnan Harhash. (PCHR photo)
02 Jun
9:44

Israel to Demolish 200 Palestinian-owned Industrial Structures in Jerusalem

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

02 Jun
8:50

Israeli Forces Hand out Demolition Orders near Hebron

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

01 Jun
9:09

Israeli Troops Confiscate Palestinian-owned Vegetable Stands in Jordan Valley

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

01 Jun
7:47

Israeli Troops Abduct 23 Palestinians Across the West Bank

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

01 Jun
6:53

Two Palestinian Brothers Begin Demolishing their Homes in Jerusalem

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

01 Jun
6:22

European Union Calls for a Halt to Israeli Demolition Policies

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

31 May
9:11

Israeli Forces Evict Palestinians from Ibrahimi Mosque, Permit Settlers

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

31 May
5:49

Armed Israeli Settlers Invade Local Markets in Hebron

Armed Israeli settlers in the Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron, reportedly invaded, on Saturday afternoon, some local markets in the city, causing panic among local Palestinians. Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported that a large group of armed colonists invaded the Allaban, Alqasaba and Ein Alaskar local markets and began […]

31 May
1:08

Israeli Colonists Install A Tent Of Palestinian Lands Near Hebron

Illegal Israeli colonialist settlers installed, on Saturday evening, a big tent on Palestinian lands in the at-Tiwana village, in Masafer Yatta area, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Fuad al-‘Amour, a local nonviolent activist and a member of the Civil Protection Committee south of […]

30 May
2:14

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Ramallah”

Israeli soldiers killed, on Friday evening, a Palestinian father of five children, including an infant, allegedly after he tried to ram them with his car near Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. His family denied the military allegations and said the man lost control […]

29 May
8:09

Israeli Troops Obstruct Reconstruction of a Street in Bethlehem

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

28 May
10:24

Israeli Troops Block Maintenance of Al-Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron

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

28 May
7:32

Israeli Court Rules Against Demolition of Dozens of Palestinian Family Homes

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

26 May
11:41

Settlers, Soldiers Take Over 47 Dunams of Palestinian Land

Illegal Israeli settlers, with the full support of the Israeli military, on Tuesday, took possession of Palestinian land, east of Ramallah, in the central occupied West Bank, a local official reported. Head of Deir Dibwan municipality, Mansour Mansour, told Palestinian WAFA news Agency that dozens of illegal colonial settlers stormed […]

25 May
11:04

Israeli Troops Shoot Palestinian Family Harvesting Wheat, Wounding Two

Israeli forces on Monday attacked a family of Palestinians who were harvesting wheat on their farmland near al-Mughayyir village east of Jerusalem. The Israeli army was apparently called in by Israeli settlers who had earlier tried to harass the Palestinian family. Initially, the army issued a statement that two Palestinians […]

25 May
7:30

Israeli Settlers Run Over Sheep, Burn Palestinian Crops near Hebron

An illegal Israeli settler, on Monday, ran over and killed three sheep belonging to Palestinian farmers, while injuring a dozen more, in the al-Dirat village, near Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to local activists. At the same time, another group of illegal colonists reportedly set fire to […]

25 May
7:10

Israeli Authorities Demolish Palestinian-owned Structures near Bethlehem

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

25 May
6:18

Armed Israeli Settlers Shoot, Injure Two Palestinian Youths

Palestinian media reports said, earlier on Monday, that at least two Palestinians were shot and wounded by armed Israeli settlers, in the village of al-Mughayyir, north of Ramallah city, in the central West Bank. Palestinian chief for resisting the Israeli Apartheid Wall and illegal Israeli settlement construction, across the West […]

23 May
10:23

VIDEO – Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Family in Hebron, Soldiers Watch

Palestinian WAFA News correspondent reported that Israeli settlers, on Saturday, attacked Palestinians in the Al-Sahla neighborhood of the Old City of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank. The video shows illegal settlers, youths and adults, harassing Palestinians, shouting, throwing stones among other objects at the Palestinians. Israeli soldiers are […]

23 May
6:34

VIDEO: Settlers Hold Parade While Soldiers Assault Palestinians in Jersualem

Israeli security forces, on Friday, blocked several streets in occupied Jerusalem as illegal Israeli settlers provocative March outside Jaffa Gate, celebrated the so-called “reunification of Jerusalem as capital of Israel”, Quds News reported. Also on Friday, occupation forces assaulted Palestinians, near Bab Al-Asbat or Lion’s Gate, in the old city […]

23 May
1:10

Settlers Attack Palestinian Farmers near Ramallah, Fatah Member among Injured

The Secretary of the Fatah movement, Qusi Diab Thiyab al-Tamimi, along with the young Ziyad al-Tamimi, were attacked, on Friday, northwest of Ramallah, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Al-Tamimi was reportedly injured while fighting off a group of illegal settlers who were attacking Palestinian farmers, near the village of […]

22 May
10:12

Israel To Confiscate 100 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands In Qalqilia

The Israeli government and its so-called “Civil Administration Office,” the executive branch of the illegal occupation of the West Bank, has approved plans for the confiscation of 110 Dunams of Palestinian lands in Ezbet at-Tabib village,  east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. The Palestinian TV has reported […]

22 May
7:27

Israeli Colonists Burn Palestinian Farmlands Near Nablus

Several illegal Israeli colonists burnt, Friday, large areas of Palestinian agricultural lands, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists invaded farmlands owned by residents of ‘Orif and […]

22 May
8:41

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

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

22 May
12:04

Armed Israeli Settlers Set Palestinian Farmlands on Fire near Tulkarem

Several armed Israeli colonists set fire to Palestinian farm lands, east of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, early on Thursday, near the illegal Annab colonial settlement, which was built on the lands of Ramin village. Local Palestinian farmers told media outlets that the armed settlers set fire to […]