Category Archives: Israeli Settlement

02 Apr
7:38

Israeli Army Demolishes 3 Palestinian Homes under Construction near Jenin

The Israeli army demolished, on Wednesday morning, three under construction buildings in the northern West Bank village of Rummaneh, west of the city of Jenin, reported WAFA correspondent. The source said that a large Israeli force invaded the village and proceeded to destroy the three buildings that were being built […]

02 Apr
3:29

Several Agricultural Roads Closed by Israeli Forces near Tulkarem

Palestinian farmers said on Tuesday, that Israeli forces stormed the greenhouses they were working in, and forced them to leave, while a bulldozer started to close nearby agricultural roads with dirt mounds. The roads, utilized by local Palestinian farmers, were connecting the Palestinian villages of Kafa and Shufa with a […]

01 Apr
10:32

Young Palestinian Man Dies of Wounds Inflicted by Israeli Forces Last Month

Palestinian medical sources in the West Bank city of Nablus, pronounced dead, a young Palestinian man, after he had sustained wounds caused by Israeli troops, last month. The sources identified the young man as Islam Dwaikat, 22, and said he was wounded by Israeli troops that opened fire at Palestinian […]

01 Apr
6:06

Israeli Troops Seize a Palestinian-owned Caravan in Jordan Valley

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

01 Apr
6:22

Euro-Med Monitor: Israeli Forces’ Incursions and Soldiers’ Behavior Jeopardize Measures to Prevent Outbreak of COVID-19

The Euro-Med Monitor followed with a great concern reports of suspicious behaviors of Israeli soldiers and settlers, during the storming of Palestinian houses, as some of them spat at parked cars, ATMs and shop locks, which raises fears of deliberate attempts to spread the virus and cause panic in the […]

31 Mar
6:56

Israeli Colonial Settlers Raze Palestinian Farm Lands near Nablus

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

30 Mar
6:23

Israeli Authorities to Uproot Ancient Palestinian Trees in Northern Nablus

Israeli authorities in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, reportedly warned Palestinian residents in the area, that Israeli forces would soon uproot dozens of trees in the tourist zone of Almasoudiya. Palestinian Chief of Israeli colonial settlements file in northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, told local media outlets that […]

29 Mar
10:08

League of Arab States Reiterates Support to the Palestinian People

The Cairo-based League of Arab States, comprising of 22 Arab countries, reiterated on Sunday its support to the Palestinian people’s struggle against the Israeli occupation and called for unveiling all Israeli practices that undermine the existence of Palestinians on their own homeland. The league’s reiteration came in a statement, issued […]

28 Mar
7:39

Palestinian Political Parties Call for Digitally Marking Land Day

The Higher Committee for Follow-up, consisting of majority of Palestinian political factions in the occupied West Bank, decided Saturday that due to current widely-spread Coronavirus in Palestine and other world countries, there will be no marches for marking the Palestinian Land Day of March 30, 2020. Instead, the committee urged […]

28 Mar
6:20

300 Palestinian-owned Olive Trees Cut by Illegal Settlers near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Saturday, cut down 300 olive trees on Palestinian owned land in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local official. Hasan Breijieh, a member of the Anti-Wall, Anti-Settlements Commission, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the illegal colonial settlers cut the trees in an area close […]

28 Mar
6:24

Isareli Settlers Attack Palestinians, Injure One near Hebron

Israeli settlers attacked, on Friday, Palestinian herders and other civilians in the village of Al-Tuwani, south of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist. Fo’ad Amour, a local rights activist, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that illegal colonial settlers, accompanied by attack dogs, assaulted herders […]

28 Mar
3:12

Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 March 2020)

Summary Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) in the efforts put forward to combat the spread of Coronavirus, despite […]

27 Mar
6:28

PA’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Seeks Protection of Palestinian Population

The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Friday, called on the international community to provide protection for the Palestinian people, amidst growing concerns over the widely-spread Coronavirus worldwide, including the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel. The call came in response to a recent series of attacks, carried out […]

27 Mar
11:02

B’Tselem: “During the Coronavirus crisis, Israel confiscates tents designated for clinic in the Northern West Bank”

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights In The Occupied Territories (B’Tselem): Communities Facing Expulsion: On Thursday, 26 March 2020, at around 7:30 am, officials from Israel’s Civil Administration in the West Bank arrived with a military jeep escort, a bulldozer and two flatbed trucks with cranes at the Palestinian […]

27 Mar
5:18

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

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

27 Mar
5:06

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

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

27 Mar
4:51

Three Palestinian Homes Demolished by Israeli Forces near Jericho

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

26 Mar
7:35

Settlers Invade Al-Aqsa under Police Protection

Several illegal Israeli settlers, on Wednesday morning, invaded the sacred al-Aqsa Mosque, under police guard, despite the closure due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to Days of Palestine. Local sources said that dozens of extremist settlers, escorted by police officers, forced their way into al-Aqsa Mosque and performed Talmudic rituals […]

25 Mar
8:14

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

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

25 Mar
5:31

Israeli Settlers Escalate Palestinian Land Seizure

An Israeli settler, on Monday, exploited the lockdown imposed in the occupied territories to raze Palestinian land between Rafat and Qalandia towns, northwest of Jerusalem, said a municipal source. Mayor of Qalandia, Ra’fat Awad told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the illegal colonist razed a tract of Palestinian-owned land between […]

25 Mar
5:25

Two Palestinian Farmers Attacked, Injured by Israeli Settlers near Ramallah

Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, attacked Palestinian residents of the village of Umm Safa, northwest of Ramallah, injuring two, according to the head of the village council.. Marwan Sabbah told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that illegal colonial settlers attacked Palestinian farmers with sharp tools as they worked on their land, injuring […]

24 Mar
4:50

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Palestinian Farm Lands Near Nablus

Israeli army bulldozers, on Tuesday morning, began razing Palestinian-owned farm lands in the occupied West Bank village of Jaloud, south of Nablus city, local Palestinian sources reported. Chief of Israeli colonial settlements file in northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, told local media outlets that the new bulldozing started in area […]

24 Mar
12:55

Israeli Colonists Attack A Young Man In Northern Plains, Homes In Nablus

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Monday evening, a Palestinian shepherd in Ein al-Hilwa area, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and attacked many homes in Madama village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Palestinian human rights activist, Aref Daraghma, said several colonists assaulted a young […]

23 Mar
10:31

Israeli Settlers Attack , Damage Palestinian Vehicle near Jenin

Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian vehicle with stones on Monday, in northern occupied West Bank, causing damage to the vehicle but no injuries were reported. A Palestinian resident of Silat al-Dahr village, south of city of Jenin, told WAFA that illegal colonial settlers hurled stones at his car, breaking its […]

23 Mar
10:42

REPORT: Israeli Settlers Vandalized 1600 Palestinian-Owned Trees This Year

Nearly 1,600 trees have been vandalized by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank since the start of 2020, according to United Nations OCHA. According to the agency’s latest report, during the period 3-16 March, Israeli settlers vandalized at least 385 Palestinian-owned trees and vehicles in the West Bank. Three […]

23 Mar
10:11

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Young Palestinian Man In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers killed, on Sunday at night, a young Palestinian man near the entrance of Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Medical sources said the soldiers shot Sofian Nawwaf al-Khawaja, 29, causing a very serious injury that resulted in his death shortly afterward. They added […]

23 Mar
1:55

Israeli Troops Hold Four Palestinian Youths at Jenin Checkpoint

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

Settlers invading al-Aqsa (image by Ma'an news)
23 Mar
12:23

Israeli Police Allow Israeli Settlers Into Al-Aqsa Mosque, Restrict Muslim Presence

Dozens of Israeli colonial settlers, belonging to the Temple Mount group, on Sunday morning, stormed the vicinity of the Islamic holy shrine of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.. Witnesses told media outlets that the group of illegal settlers performed provocative rituals before leaving through the Bab Alselsela gate used […]

21 Mar
8:53

One Palestinian injured at the Weekly Kufur Qaddoum March

A Palestinian man was injured on Friday when Israeli occupation forces violently dispersed the weekly demonstration against the settlement in Kufur Qaddoum village in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said that Israeli forces dispersed the demonstrators by firing rubber-coated metal bullets, […]

21 Mar
4:12

Israeli Settlers Assault, Injure Palestinian Farmer in West Bank

A Palestinian man was injured Friday after being beaten by illegal Israeli settlers who broke into the site of abandoned Homesh settlement, south of Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank, a Palestinian official reported. Ghassan Daghlas, a local monitor of illegal settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told […]

20 Mar
10:35

PLO Official Applauds US Congress Efforts Against Israeli Policy of Home Demolitions

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) welcomed, on Friday, the letter signed by 64 US lawmakers concerning the Israeli crime of home demolition, systematically perpetrated against Palestinian families, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Dr. Ashrawi said in a statement; ‘This overdue […]

20 Mar
5:41

Israeli Court Sentences Father of Deceased Palestinian to 18 Months in Prison

The Palestinian Committee for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs, said on Thursday that the Salem Israeli court sentenced prisoner, Waleed Na’alwa, father of late Ashraf Na’alwa, who was killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Tulkarem, for 18 months of imprisonment and 12 other months of suspended sentence […]

20 Mar
4:04

PLO Official: Israeli Annexation Plan Presented as a US Peace Initiative

Israel’s intensified settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories is part and parcel of its annexation plan, Saeb Erekat said on Thursday, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Erekat, the secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) stated “This is not an isolated event, but […]

20 Mar
1:41

Palestinian Structures Destroyed by Israeli Forces near Jerusalem

Israeli authorities, on Thursday, demolished two residential structures and an animal barn in the village of al-Sawahreh al-Sharqiya, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, according to WAFA correspondent. Israeli forces reportedly stormed the village and demolished a residential structure and a barn belonging to one Palestinian resident, and then proceeded to demolish […]

20 Mar
12:51

PCHR: Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 March 2020)

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) issued its weekly report on Israeli human rights violations, documenting 112 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law by Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territories over the past week. As part of its excessive use of lethal […]

17 Mar
11:46

475 lawyers demand Israel Bar Association rescind effort to intervene in Int’l Criminal Court deliberations on ‘Situation in Palestine’

By The Legal Center For Arab Minority Rights In Israel – Aadalah: Lawyers: IBA move, pushed through in a hasty and underhanded manner, is strictly political in motive and is seemingly intended to advocate Israeli government positions entrenching occupation. 475 lawyers in Israel are demanding that the Israel Bar Association […]

16 Mar
8:07

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05-11 March 2020)

Israeli Violations Continue in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 March 2020) Summary During the period covered by the current report, the Israeli military occupation forces and Israeli settlers continued to commit further grave violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law. During this week, Israeli forces […]

16 Mar
1:00

Armed Israeli Colonists Uproot Tens of Palestinian Trees Near Bethlehem

A group of armed illegal Israeli colonists stormed, on Monday morning, Palestinian-owned farmlands, close to Gush Etzion illegal colony, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Hassan Breijiyya,  the head of the National Palestinian Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, said the assailants uprooted 50 fruitful […]

15 Mar
7:38

Israeli Forces Close Al-Aqsa due to Corona Virus, Allow Israeli Settlers to Invade

Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday, closed most of the doors of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext of “precautionary measures against the Corona virus,” while allowing dozens of settlers to storm it. According to the Palestine News Network, Israeli forces closed the gates of the sacred […]

15 Mar
7:16

Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Herders Near Ramallah

Israeli settlers, on Saturday, attacked Palestinian herders as they were grazing their livestock near the village of al-Mughayir, east of Ramallah city, in the central occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Mayor of the village, Ameen Abu Alia, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that illegal settlers chased the […]

15 Mar
9:31

Israeli Colonists Invade Village Near Ramallah

A group of fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, invaded earlier Sunday the al-Janiya Palestinian village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Eyewitnesses said the colonists invaded the outskirts of the village, before the locals intercepted them, and started forcing them away. They added that […]

15 Mar
5:13

B’Tselem: Israeli AG’s Objection to ICC Jurisdiction in Palestine Divorced from Reality

B’Tselem’s analysis finds Attorney General’s claims, that the ICC has no jurisdiction in Palestine, rely on intentional misquotation, disregard for international law and an absurd misrepresentation of reality. Contrary to the AG’s position, the ICC has jurisdiction to carry out the necessary investigation of the situation in Palestine. Thursday morning, […]

14 Mar
6:36

Israel Forces Palestinian to Demolish Home in Jerusalem

A Palestinian family from Shu’fat refugee camp in occupied Jerusalem, on Friday, began demolishing their own home, the Palestinian WAFA News and Info Agency reported. Tareq Mohammad Ali said his family and he were forced to demolish their own home at the order of the Israeli High Court, under the […]

12 Mar
4:54

Palestinians Stop Israeli Attempt to Seize Their Land in Jerusalem

Palestinian landowners in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, Thursday, blocked an intrusion attempt by a team from the Israeli Nature Preservation Authority, according to one of the land owners, Saeed Abbasi. Abbasi told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that members of the so-called Israeli nature authority stormed his 4-dunam […]

12 Mar
3:45

Defying Coronavirus Closure, Soldiers Allow Dozens Of Colonists Into Sebastia Archaeological Site

Israeli soldiers accompanied, Thursday, dozens of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers into the archaeological site in Sebastia Palestinian town, northwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, defying a closure by Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Nablus governor in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus disease. Mohammad Azem, […]

12 Mar
1:33

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Homes Near Nablus

Several illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Thursday at dawn, a few Palestinian homes in Einabus village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing damage. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the Israeli assailants infiltrated into the […]

12 Mar
11:24

P.A Responds To US Dep. Of State Regarding The Palestinians In Jerusalem

In response to a decision by the American Department of State, in which it decided to replace the definition of the indigenous Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem from Palestinian citizens to “Arab residents,” Palestinian Presidency spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said the United States is trying to falsify history and grant legitimacy […]

12 Mar
4:48

Israeli Settlers Attack, Injure Palestinian Woman and Minor in Hebron

A Palestinian woman and a minor were injured, Wednesday, when illegal Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian homes in the city of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Sources told Palestinian WAFA News Agency settlers attacked homes in Wadi al-Hussein area, located near the illegal Israeli settlement […]

12 Mar
2:52

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

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

11 Mar
12:56

Update: “Israeli Soldiers Kill One Child, Injure 112 Palestinians In Nablus”

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, Thursday, one child, and injured at least 112 Palestinians, during the ongoing protest on the al-‘Arma Mountain, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Ministry said the child, Mohammad Abdul-Karim Hamayel, 15, was shot with an expanding […]

11 Mar
12:26

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attempt To Kidnap Two Palestinian Children Near Ramallah

Three fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands in direct violation of International Law, attempted to kidnap two children, Thursday, near Ramallah, in central West Bank. Eyewitnesses said the three colonists were driving their motorcycles in the meadow of Turmus Ayya town, northeast of Ramallah, before forcing a Palestinian […]

10 Mar
9:54

400 Olive Tree Campaign trees, sponsored and planted by internationals, uprooted by Israeli soldiers in Bethlehem

Bethlehem, 9 March 2020 – By Keep Hope Alive – Olive Tree Campaign: More than 20 armed Israeli soldiers invaded the land of Mohammad Mustafa Al-Hroub and uprooted more than 400 olive trees. Al-Hroub is a Palestinian farmer from the village of Wad Fukin, located southwest of Bethlehem. His land […]

08 Mar
9:34

Israeli Soldiers, Settlers Storm Village in Nablus, One Palestinian Arrested

Israeli settlers and Israeli soldiers, on Saturday, stormed the village of Madama in the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, Quds News Network (QNN) reports. The indigenous Palestinians confronted the illegal Israeli settlers, to which Israeli forces responded by firing tear-gas canisters, arresting one Palestinian young man, and causing […]

06 Mar
5:34

Israeli Forces Demolish the Homes of Two Palestinian Detainees

Israeli forces, overnight Wednesday, demolished the family homes of two alleged Palestinian attackers in Ramallah and nearby Birzeit town, resulting in intense confrontations with local youths, WAFA correspondent said. She said that a large Israeli army force invaded the town of Birzeit after midnight, and surrounded the family home of […]

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05 Mar
9:43

PCHR: Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 February – 04 March 2020)

SUMMARY This week, PCHR documented 228 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. IOF continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s Peace Plan for the Middle East known as […]

05 Mar
5:35

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Palestinian Land Near Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley

On Wednesday, Israeli vehicles levelled several dunams of Palestinian agricultural land in Beit Jala and the Jordan Valley, according to local sources. Local sources told QNN that Israeli bulldozers stormed Makhrour in Beit Jala, south of Jerusalem, and razed five dunams of land belonging to, Ramzi Qaisiyyeh, a Palestinian citizen. […]

05 Mar
5:15

Israeli Settlers Place Fence Around Palestinian Agricultural Land

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, placed a fence around a privately-owned Palestinian land in the town of Beit Ummar, in the Hebron Governorate, southern occupied West Bank, in an effort to take it over, said activist Mohammad Awad. He told WAFA Palestinian News Agency that illegal colonial settlers, under Israeli military […]

05 Mar
4:49

Palestinian Home Demolished in Jerusalem, Three Palestinians Ordered to Stop Construction

The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem demolished, on Wednesday, part of a Palestinian-owned home in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mokabber, local sources said. Israeli bulldozers invaded Jabal al-Mokabber and demolished part of the home belonging to Mr. Iyad Fatafta, a Palestinian citizen, under the pretext that it […]

05 Mar
4:14

Dozens of Israeli Settlers Invade Archaeological Site near Nablus

Dozens of Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, stormed the Sebastia archaeological site, in the north of the occupied West Bank, in what appeared to be an attempt by the settlers to take over the land, according to Sebastia mayor, Mohammad Azem. Azem told WAFA Palestinian News Agency that roughly 50 settlers […]

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

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Home in Jerusalem, Family Homeless

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

Protest at al-Aqsa (archive image)
03 Mar
7:45

Hundreds of Israeli Settlers Storm al-Aqsa Mosque

On Monday, 226 Israeli Settlers stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque while accompanied by a squadron of Israeli police. In 2016, protests  erupted at the embattled area after Israeli sSettlers invaded the compound during the last 10 days of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, in contravention of tradition. The Islamic […]

03 Mar
4:38

Dozens of Olive and Grape Vines Uprooted by Illegal Settlers near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Monday, uprooted dozens of olive and vine trees belonging to Palestinians in the town of Husan, west of the occupied city of Bethlehem, according to local sources. Mohammad Sbateen, head of Husan village council, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Bitar Illit uprooted […]

Israeli settlers invade southern Nablus (archive image)
03 Mar
1:06

Israeli Settlers and Soldiers Attack Non-Violent Protest, Wounding Several Palestinian Villagers

Palestinian media reported on Monday that several Palestinian villagers from the West Bank village of Beeta, south of Nablus city,  have been treated for injuries caused by live and rubber-coated steel Israeli bullets and tear gas. Medical sources said that at least three of those villagers were shot and wounded by […]

02 Mar
10:30

VIDEO: Soldiers, Settlers Break into Palestinian Home in Hebron

Israeli forces and settlers, stormed the house of a Palestinian family in Hebron, on Sunday, after settlers accused the family of ‘opening fire’ at them. Palestinian Abu Shamsiyyeh family attempted to fight off the intrusion, the video footage shows Israeli soldiers and settlers breaking into the house. The United Nations […]

02 Mar
9:51

12 Palestinians Shot by Israeli Forces, 50 Exposed to Tear Gas, near Nablus

Several Palestinians, on Monday, were injured, when Israeli soldiers opened fire at them as they peacefully defended a mountain in Beita town, south of Nablus, against a settler takeover, local sources reported. Palestinians gathered on the Jabal al-Arma mountain to protect their land, located in the northern occupied West Bank, […]

02 Mar
9:05

Israeli Settlers Raze Palestinian Land in Northern West Bank

Illegal Israeli settlers on Sunday began razing tracts of land in the Palestinian villages of Qusra and Jurish, to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to local sources. Ghassan Daghlas, a local official in charge of monitoring settler violence, told WAFA Palestinian News Agency that […]

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

Closing Arguments Held in Case of Admitted Dawabsha Family Killer

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

02 Mar
4:10

Israeli Settlers Assault Palestinian Farmer Near Nablus

A Palestinian man was injured, on Saturday evening, after he was attacked by Israeli settlers near the village of Burqa, north of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Ghassan Daghlas, a local official monitoring illegal Israeli settler violence, told WAFA that a group of colonial […]

02 Mar
4:02

Israeli Soldiers, Settlers Attack Palestinians Planting Olive Trees

Israeli forces, on Saturday, attacked Palestinian activists, planting olive trees to the east of Tubas, in the northern occupied Jordan Valley, WAFA Palestinian News Agency reported. Israeli forces attacked and dispersed activists participating in the tree planting event, which was called for by the anti-settlement and apartheid wall committee and […]

02 Mar
3:22

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

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

01 Mar
2:29

Illegal Israeli Colonists Chop 780 Trees In Three Days

Israeli colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, chopped Saturday 200 grapevines in Faghour area, in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, bringing the number of uprooted grapevines and olive trees in the West Bank to 780 in three days. Emad Da’dou, a nonviolent young […]

29 Feb
6:59

50 Former EU Officials: Trump’s “Peace Plan” Risks Fuelling the Conflict

In a letter published Thursday in the British newspaper, the Guardian, 50 former European foreign ministers, presidents, party leaders, NATO officials and others have expressed grave concern about US President Donald Trump’s so-called “Peace to Prosperity” plan for the Middle East, saying it envisages an outcome with characteristics similar to […]

29 Feb
1:33

Army Injures Six Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

At least six Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces today during the weekly protest against Israeli settlement construction, in the village of Kufur Qaddoum in the northern West Bank, local sources said. The procession started in the center of Kufur Qaddoum, where the locals, accompanied by international activists, nonviolently […]

29 Feb
4:26

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20– 26 February 2020)

Summary This week, PCHR documented 207 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and Israeli settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of its excessive use of lethal force, IOF killed a Palestinian in Jerusalem and abused the body of […]

28 Feb
4:59

Israel Forces A Palestinian To Demolish His Home In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers forced, Friday, a young Palestinian man to demolish his own home in Shu’fat town, in occupied Jerusalem, reportedly for being built without a permit. The Palestinian, Mohammad Abdul-Salam al-Bashti, 26, from Shu’fat town in Jerusalem, said that an Israeli court ordered him to demolish his home for being […]

28 Feb
4:06

Israeli Soldiers Injure 70 Palestinians Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, at least seventy Palestinians, including a child who was shot with a live round in his back, in Jabal al-‘Arma Mountain, south of Nablus, in northern West Bank. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that dozens of residents went to the mountain to protest the […]

28 Feb
3:39

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Homes Near Nablus

Dozens of extremist illegal Israeli colonists attacked, earlier Friday, the town of Huwwara, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before attacking homes and cars, causing damage. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that many colonists, illegally squatting on private Palestinian lands, stormed the village, and fired […]

28 Feb
2:50

Israel Demolishes a Palestinian Home, Another’s Workshop, Near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces, at dawn Thursday, demolished a Palestinian home, as well as a garage owned by another Palestinian citizen, in the village of Al-Walajah, northwest of Bethlehem, according to local sources. Sources told PNN that Israeli soldiers and bulldozers approached the village early in the morning, stormed it, surrounded […]

28 Feb
1:47

Israeli Settlers Vandalize Palestinian Vehicles Near Salfit

The latest in a string of attacks by illegal Israeli settlers, against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank, on Wednesday overnight, Israeli settlers vandalized at least eight Palestinian vehicles in Yasuf village, located east of Salfit city, central occupied West Bank. Local sources told WAFA, that a group of Israeli […]

28 Feb
12:26

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

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

27 Feb
9:50

UN Official Concerned Over Israel’s Settlement Expansion Plans

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, Wednesday, voiced his concern over Israeli settlement announcements, saying the E1 plan (E1 is the area between Ma’ale Adumim colony and occupied Jerusalem) if implemented, would sever the West Bank in half. “I am very concerned about Israel’s […]

27 Feb
7:59

Israeli Army Demolishes Two Palestinian Homes, Two Barns South of Hebron

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished two Palestinian homes and two animal barns in Masafer Yatta, southern Hebron hills, under the pretext they were built without a permit, according to local sources. Coordinator of the Popular Committees Against the Wall and Settlements in the southern West Bank, Rateb Jabour, told WAFA […]

27 Feb
6:21

Israeli Settlers Uproot Olive Trees on Palestinian Lands

Israeli settlers on Thursday uprooted hundreds of olive trees and vine trees in the town of al-Khader, south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to a local activist. Emad Dadoo told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Eliazar uprooted approximately 200 olive trees and […]

27 Feb
9:41

Netanyahu Orders Construction Of 3500 Units In Illegal Colonies

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that he gave the approval for the construction of 3,500 units in illegal Israeli colonies, in the E1 area between Ma’ale Adumim colony and occupied Jerusalem. Netanyahu stated that the United States and its President D. Trump recognizes what he called “Israel’s sovereignty in […]

26 Feb
8:13

Israel Razes Palestinian Lands to Build a Settler-Only Bypass Road

Israeli bulldozers Monday proceeded to raze Palestinian lands in the village of Huwwara, south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, according to Ghassan Daghlas. Daghlas, a local who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that Israeli bulldozers began razing lands early in the morning, near […]

26 Feb
11:49

Army Injures Twenty Palestinians In Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the eastern area of Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and injured twenty Palestinians, during protests that took place after the army accompanied hundreds of illegal colonialist settlers in “Joseph’s Tomb” area. Medical sources stated that several military […]

25 Feb
3:50

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians During A Peace Protest In Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters near a military roadblock in the northern area of the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, causing many injuries. The nonviolent procession was organized by the National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in addition to Fateh movement’s anti-colonies […]

25 Feb
2:59

Today Marks 26 Years For The Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre

HEBRON, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 (The Palestinian News & Info Agency – WAFA) – Twenty-six years ago, on February 25, 1994, a Jewish settler named Baruch Goldstein, an Israeli army physician, opened indiscriminate fire from his army-issued automatic rifle at hundreds of Muslims as they were performing the dawn prayer […]

24 Feb
7:54

Arab League Denounces Israel’s Settlement Plans

In a statement, on Sunday, the Arab League Assistant Secretary General for Palestine and Occupied Arab Territories, Saeed Abu Ali, denounced the Israeli plan to establish a settlement neighborhood in place of the former Qalandia Airport in Jerusalem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. “This announcement comes within the […]

Israeli settlers in the Jordan Valley (archive image)
24 Feb
6:21

Settlers Fence off Palestinian Agricultural Land in Jordan Valley

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, continued fencing large tracts of land in the northern Jordan Valley as they chased Palestinian herders out of pastures in the area, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, a local rights activist, told the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) that extremist settlers continued for the […]

23 Feb
8:38

Turkish Foreign Ministry Condemns Israel’s Colonial Expansion

Turkish Foreign Ministry, on Friday, condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement that more settlement units would be built on occupied Palestinian lands. Notably, the statement noted that Israel was encouraged by the US, which recently announced its so-called peace plan called “Deal of the Century,” Anadolu Agency reported. The […]

23 Feb
8:35

Italy, France and Germany Call on Israel to Halt Settlement Expansion

Italy expressed deep concern over the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement to proceed with the construction of 5,000 housing units in the illegal settlements of Har Homa and Givat Hamatos in occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Italy’s foreign ministry in a press statement […]

23 Feb
7:43

Israeli Forces Suppress Peaceful Protest in Kufur Qaddoum

Violent confrontations flared up on Saturday afternoon when Israeli occupation forces (IOF) violently dispersed a peaceful Palestinian demonstration in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, local sources said . The Palestinian Information Center reported that the IOF attacked the peaceful demonstrators by firing rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters […]

23 Feb
6:20

Latin Patriarchate Denounces Settler Invasion of Jordan Valley

The Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem, on Saturday, condemned the Israeli settlers’ invasion of its property in the northern Jordan Valley village of Tayasir. In a statement yesterday it said “thousands of Israeli settlers entered with no permission, in clear violation of private property laws,” Days of Palestine reports. The armed […]

23 Feb
3:02

Illegal Israeli Colonists Install Fences Around Grazing Lands In Northern Plains

Many fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Saturday, Palestinian grazing lands in the West Bank’s Northern plains, before installing fences around them. Human rights activist Aref Daraghma said the colonists invaded the grazing lands, east of Khirbat Makhoul village, and north of Khirbat Samra. He added that the colonists installed fences […]

23 Feb
1:47

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Shepherds Near Hebron

Many fanatic illegal Israeli colonists attacked, Saturday, several Palestinian shepherds in the at-Tiwana village, near Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The Israeli assailants came from Havat Ma’on illegal colony, which was built on private Palestinian lands, and started hurling rocks at the shepherds. Israeli soldiers […]

22 Feb
3:31

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Bil’in

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

21 Feb
8:49

2 Palestinians Injured by Israeli Settlers North of Jericho

At least two Palestinians were injured on Friday when a group of extremist Israeli settlers invaded the Bedouin village of Ein el-Auja, north of Jericho, in the central occupied West Bank, local sources said. Mahmoud Ghawanmeh, a local rights activist, told the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) that dozens […]

Home demolition - archive image
21 Feb
12:43

Israel Delivers Demolition Orders for Four Palestinian Structures

The Israeli army today issued demolition orders against four Palestinian residential structures in Masafer Yatta in the south of the occupied West Bank, according to Fouad al-Amoor, a local activist. Al-Amoor told the Palestinian news agency WAFA that Israeli forces raided Masafer Yatta and delivered the demolition notices to the […]

21 Feb
1:01

B’Tselem – Occupation Routine: Soldiers Violently Arrest Two Palestinian Boys

On Thursday, 30 January 2020, at around 3:30 P.M., Israeli soldiers arrested two Palestinian boys – ‘Abdallah Sabarneh, 12, and Hamzah Wahadin, 14 – in the southern occupied West Bank village of Beit Ummar, in the Hebron District, near the separation fence between the village and the settlement of Carmei […]