Category Archives: Israeli Settlement

25 Sep
10:15

Israeli Soldiers Remove Protest Tent In Sawahra Town

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the Sawahra town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, and removed a protest tent, which was installed by locals and international peace activists, to protest the establishment of a new illegal colonialist outpost in the al-Mintar Mountain, east of the town. Eyewitnesses told the WAFA News Agency […]

24 Sep
2:15

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, the northern West Bank city of Nablus, to accompany buses transporting colonialist settlers to visit “Joseph’s Tomb”, east of the city, and attacked dozens of protesters, causing many injuries. Media sources said the soldiers accompanied dozens of colonialist settlers into the site, after invading and surrounding […]

24 Sep
12:49

Israel Plans The Annexation of Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

The Colonization & Wall Resistance Commission has reported, Tuesday, that Israel is preparing a plan for the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands in the Naqoura village, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, to expand a colony. The commission stated that the plan aims at expanding the illegal […]

24 Sep
2:35

Soldiers Abduct One Child, Injure Many Palestinians, In Beit Ummar

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday evening, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, abducted one child and injured many other Palestinians in the ath-Thaher area. Local media activist Mohammad Awad, said the soldiers invaded the ath-Thaher area of the town, near the illegal Karmie Tzur […]

23 Sep
12:12

Soldiers Invade Sebastia Town Near Nablus

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, Monday, the archeological area in Sebastia Palestinian town, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Mohammad Azem, the head of Sebastia Town Council, said dozens of soldiers invaded the area and fired a barrage of gas bombs at the Palestinians to force them […]

23 Sep
11:46

Six New Settlement Units Documented in Hebron

(archive photo image) Israel constructed six new settlement units, on Palestinian lands, in Hebron, southern West Bank during the period 2017-2019, the Land Research Center reported. The center stated that Israeli settlers established the units just a few hundred meters away from the main settlements. It noted that the units […]

23 Sep
11:27

Confrontations as Israeli Army Raids Archaeological Site near Nablus

Israeli forces stormed an archaeological site in the town of Sabastia, to the northwest of Nablus, leading to violent confrontations, said a local official. Mayor of Sabastia, Mohammed Azzem, said that dozens of soldiers raided the site amid the firing of live bullets and tear gas canisters toward residents, provoking […]

18 Sep
1:32

EU: Settlements a “Serious Breach of International Law”

Shortly after the Israeli government approved the establishment of a new settlement on the outskirts of Jericho city, the European Union slammed all settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, as a serious breach of international law. “The European Union reiterates that all settlements in the occupied Palestinian […]

18 Sep
5:24

Malta Condemns Netanyahu’s Annexation Statements

Malta condemned Tuesday statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his intention to annex occupied West Bank land. Malta’s Foreign Minister Carmelo Abela called the annexation of land from the occupied West Bank, including the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea, a violation of international law. He also […]

18 Sep
5:12

US Diplomats Pressure Europe Lawmakers to Oppose BDS

United States diplomats have pressured lawmakers and officials in certain European countries to oppose moves to boycott Israel or the illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank, in a move which is part of the ongoing campaign by the Israeli lobby against the Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) movement. According […]

17 Sep
11:48

Army Injures Many Palestinians Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at night, Einabus Palestinian village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and shot two Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets in addition to causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation after illegal colonialist settlers attacked homes. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority […]

16 Sep
5:42

OIC: Israeli Government Fully Responsible for Consequences of Colonial Policies

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

16 Sep
2:34

Greek Orthodox Archbishop Says Hebron Real Estate Under Threat

Bishop Atallah Hanna, the archbishop of Sebastian Roman Orthodox, stated Saturday, that the ancient Orthodox real estate in the area of ​​Hebron Gate is under serious threat, and that extremist Jewish settlers may seize these properties at any time. The archbishop issued the following statements while being hosted by a […]

16 Sep
2:02

Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Homes in Hebron

Dozens of Israeli settlers, under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces, attacked Palestinian homes late Saturday night, in Al-Haraiq neighborhood in Hebron, throwing stones and burning bottles at them, PNN reported. Local sources said that dozens of settlers from the illegal Kiryat Arba settlement, built on Palestinian lands, east […]

15 Sep
12:15

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

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

15 Sep
12:07

New Settler Outpost near Jerusalem

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, set up a new outpost on Al-Muntar mountain, east of the Palestinian town of Sawahra. According to local PNN sources, a number of settlers placed several mobile homes and barrels of water on the mountain, at 4 am, today. Eyewitnesses said that, two days ago, a […]

15 Sep
5:39

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

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

15 Sep
5:23

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

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

15 Sep
5:15

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack Homes In Hebron

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, on Saturday at night, several Palestinian homes in the al-Hareeqa neighborhood, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, causing property damage, and chanted racist slogans. Media sources said the assailants came from the illegal Keryat Arba’ colony, which was built on […]

15 Sep
4:49

Opinion : The Zionist Quest for Palestinian Absolution is a Fantasy

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

14 Sep
3:32

New Lands to be Seized for Settlement Expansion in Nablus

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, ordered the confiscation of Palestinian-owned lands in Nablus district, to expand the illegal Yitzhar settlement. According to Days of Palestine, the village councils of Burin, Huwara, Asira al-Qibliya, Madama, Urif and Einabus all received copies of an Israeli order to seize Palestinian-owned lands in the […]

14 Sep
3:20

Israeli Apartheid in Masafer Yatta: Raids, Demolitions, Arrests and Beatings

photo: Israeli soldiers raided multiple villages from midnight to early morning, awaking residents and searching houses without giving a reason or warrant. Beginning with invasive night raids multiple villages, and ending with 7 structures demolished, 4 families made homeless, 2 Palestinians arrested, 1 beaten and hospitalized, 1 car confiscated, and […]

14 Sep
3:04

PSC Calls on UK Government to Hold Israel Accountable for Breech of International law

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

14 Sep
5:19

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, causing many injuries. The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said the Palestinians, accompanied by international peace activists, marched from the center of the […]

13 Sep
11:55

Troops attack Nonviolent March East of Ramallah

Scores of civilians were treated of the effects of tear gas inhalation,  Friday as Israeli troops attacked a nonviolent procession, and Friday prayers, in Kufur Malek village, east of Ramallah, in central West Bank. Today’s protest prayers and March was organized by Kufur Malek village council, Fateh Movement chapter in […]

13 Sep
10:58

UN Chief: Israeli Annexation Plan Would Violate International Law

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has censured Israeli minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election pledge to annex the Jordan Valley, in the occupied West Bank, terming it as a gross violation of international law. “Such steps, if implemented, would constitute a serious violation of international law,” Guterres’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, in a […]

12 Sep
11:55

Hamas: Friedman’s Remark Explicit Incitement

The remarks of US ambassador to Israel David Friedman, made during his presence in the illegal settlement of Sderot, are a direct aggression and explicit incitement against the Palestinian people, a spokesman for the Hamas resistance movement stated. Bassem Naim, a member of the movement’s international relations office, said, in […]

12 Sep
9:20

Israeli Soldiers Bulldoze Large Areas Of Palestinian Lands, Destroy Wells, Near Tubas

Dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded large areas of Palestinian agricultural lands, on Thursday morning, and started uprooting them, in addition to destroying water wells. Abdullah Bisharat, the head of Atouf Village Council, said the soldiers invaded lands in Um Kbeish area, in the western part of the […]

11 Sep
2:56

Army Abducts Two Palestinians, Demolishes Sheds And Tents

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Maser Yatta area, south of Hebron city in the southern part of the occupied Wet Bank, before demolishing several residential sheds and tents, and abducted two Palestinians. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, said the soldiers […]

09 Sep
8:27

More West Bank Land Seized for Settlement Expansion

Israeli occupation authorities have issued a military order to confiscate nearly 25 acres of private Palestinian land, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, as Israel moves ahead with land expropriation and settlement construction policies, in violation of international law and UN Security Council resolutions. Ghassan Daghlas, a […]

08 Sep
1:23

Israeli Soldiers Confiscate 100 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands Near Nablus And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers confiscated, Sunday, approximately 100 Dunams (24.7 Acres) of privately-owned Palestinian lands from villages south of Nablus, in northern West Bank, and northeast of Ramallah, in central West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the soldiers handed the […]

08 Sep
9:42

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Cars And Homes Near Nablus

Many fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, on Sunday at dawn, Palestinian homes and cars in Aseera al-Qibliyya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing property damage. Hafeth Saleh, the mayor of Aseera al-Qibliyya village, said the attack was carried out by at least twenty assailants, […]

07 Sep
6:23

Why ‘Moderates’ Don’t Have A Clue What To Do About Israel’s Settlements

photo: A view of construction works in Ramot, a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem on 4 October 2018 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency] Earlier this month, the High Planning Committee (HPC) of the Israeli Civil Administration authorised the construction of 2,304 new settlement units, just days after the approval of another 6,000 […]

07 Sep
6:01

Kairos Palestine’s Statement on Israeli House Demolitions

Everywhere, and throughout the occupied Palestinian Territories, the Israeli authorities demolish the houses of Palestinians, which the international law stipulates that they be protected and preserved by the occupying authority. In violation to the said law and to implement colonial plans, the Israeli authorities demolish houses, confiscate lands and build […]

05 Sep
7:14

Palestinian Forced to Demolish His Own Home in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities in Jerusalem forced a Palestinian homeowner to demolish his own home, using only hand tools, on Wednesday. Jamil Masalmeh told reporters that he was in mourning for his home, which he was forced to demolish on Wednesday or else pay a 48,000 NIS fine. His home is located […]

05 Sep
5:52

Dr. Ashrawi Calls on International Community to Protect Old City of Hebron

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said the Israeli President and Prime Minister’s provocative ‘visit’ to Hebron City is an irresponsible and offensive attempt to pander to the most extreme and racist elements of the settler movement. The intolerable reality of segregation, […]

05 Sep
3:45

Settlers Storm Madama Village

Dozens of Palestinian citizens suffered from exposure to tear gas, in Madama village, to the south of Nablus, during confrontations with Israeli soldiers and settlers. Village chief Ihab al-Qut said that a hoard of Jewish settlers from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar, in Nablus, stormed the southern area of the […]

05 Sep
6:09

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

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

05 Sep
6:03

Christian Palestinian Group Calls For An End To Israel’s Occupation of Palestine

Throughout the occupied Palestinian Territories, the Israeli authorities demolish the homes of Palestinians, although international law stipulates that they be protected by the occupying power. In violation of said law, and in an effort to implement colonial ambitions, the Israeli authorities demolish houses, confiscate lands and build settlements on their […]

05 Sep
1:43

Soldiers Injure Dozens Of Palestinians Near Nablus

Dozens of Palestinians suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, on Wednesday evening, after Israeli soldiers attacked them when they intercepted a group of illegal colonialist settlers who invaded their lands, and burnt olive trees, in Madama village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ehab al-Qet, a […]

04 Sep
2:12

Israel Confiscates Palestinian Lands To Expand Illegal Colonies In Bethlehem

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

04 Sep
1:59

Illegal Colonists Install Tent In Hebron To Welcome Netanyahu

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers installed, Tuesday, a large tent in Tal Romeida Palestinian neighborhood in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, to welcome Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who intends to conduct a provocative visit to the city, Wednesday. The colonists […]

03 Sep
1:43

Settlers Bulldoze Palestinian-Owned Land in Bethlehem District

A hoard of armed Jewish settlers, on Monday, appropriated and bulldozed a Palestinian-owned tract of agricultural land in Beit Jala town, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Local official Hasan Berijiya said that bulldozers, escorted by a group of settlers carrying weapons, stormed the agricultural area of al-Makhrour […]

02 Sep
4:28

Ashrawi: Netanyahu’s Annexation Plan Requires International Action, Including Sanctions

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said that the Palestinian leadership views, with utmost seriousness, Netanyahu’s declaration that he would annex illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. “This is a clear announcement of intent to carry out a war crime, […]

02 Sep
4:23

Netanyahu: Israel to Announce Sovereignty Over Settlements

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

01 Sep
4:07

Israeli Settlers Assault Farmer near Bethlehem

A Palestinian farmer sustained injuries in the head, on Friday night, when he was brutally assaulted by extremist Jewish settlers near the village of Artas, to the south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, local sources said. Settlers from the Israeli settlement bloc of Gush Etzion reportedly broke into […]

30 Aug
10:13

Army Injures Three Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and shot three Palestinians. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers tried to ambush the Palestinians by hiding in an under-construction home […]

30 Aug
4:40

ISM Calls for Protest against Israeli Demolition ‘Charity’ Regavim in London

photo: Border police guard a bulldozer at it destroys a Palestinian home in the South Hebron Hill’s village of Um al Khair in 2016 On September 1st, UK Lawyers for Israel is hosting a talk by Regavim, a pro-settler NGO with charitable status, pivotal in speeding up demolitions of Palestinian homes across the […]

Demolition of al-Araqib (archive image from previous demolition)
29 Aug
6:46

Israeli Forces Demolish al-Araqib Village for 156th Time

The Israeli authorities on Thursday demolished the village of al-Araqib, an unrecognized Palestinian Bedouin village in the Negev, and threatened its residents with displacement and evacuation, for the 156th time. Eyewitnesses told reporters from the Wafa News Agency that the Israeli police dismantled the tents of the people of al-Araqib, […]

29 Aug
12:28

Israeli Colonists Invade Archeological Site Near Nablus

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers, accompanied by many soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, the archeological area in al-Mas’udiyya, north of Nablus, in northern West Bank, and prevented the Palestinians from entering it. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said […]

28 Aug
12:29

PLO : “It Is Time to Impose Sanctions on Israel”

A senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has censured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to build hundreds of new settler units in the occupied West Bank as “irrational colonial escalation.” Palestine News Network reported. “Corrupt Netanyahu proves that his extremist populist approach in his electoral race has […]

27 Aug
7:20

Netanyahu Approves 300 Housing Units West of Ramallah

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, according to WAFA, ordered the construction of 300 new housing units in the illegal West Bank settlement of Dolev, built illegally on al-Janiya village land, to the west of Ramallah. The decision was made in response to Friday’s explosion near the village of Ein […]

25 Aug
12:10

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Cars Near Nablus

Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, on Saturday evening, many Palestinian cars near the junction of Yitzhar colony, south of Nablus, in northern West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists caused damage to several Palestinian cars. […]

24 Aug
11:16

Soldiers Abduct Several Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, several Palestinians near Ramallah, in central West Bank, as the military continues to search for the Palestinians who killed an Israeli teenage girl, 17, Friday, but could not confirm any relation between the detained Palestinians and the soldier. The military said its forces, along with the […]

24 Aug
5:48

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Nablus

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, Friday, Sebastia town, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and injured many Palestinians. Mohammad Azem, the mayor or Sebastia, said the soldiers invaded the town, and attacked many Palestinians, in addition to firing several gas bombs and concussion grenades at them and […]

24 Aug
3:19

Israeli Paramilitary Settlers Throw Stones at Palestinians in Hebron, Nablus

Right-wing Israeli settlers gathered in the northern and southern West Bank on Friday afternoon and threw stones at Palestinian vehicles. According to the Palestinian News Agency Wafa, Israeli settlers attacked and threw stones at Palestinian vehicles on the Rt. 60 bypass road near Kharsina area east of Hebron. Local sources […]

23 Aug
5:53

Israeli Teen Killed, Her Father And Brother Injured, In West Bank

Israeli sources have reported that an teenage girl, 17 years of age, was killed, while her brother and father were injured, when a bomb went off near them while hiking near the illegal Dolev colony, in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli army said the bomb was placed by Palestinians […]

21 Aug
6:14

Al-Shoroq: The activist farmers resisting Israeli annexation in Beit Ummar

08/20/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Beit Ummar Beit Ummar is an agricultural town and farming community just north of Hebron, with a populace of about 17,000. Al Shoroq, a Palestinian led group comprised of local activists based in the region since 2013 founded by longstanding committee members, work with […]

21 Aug
6:08

Settlers Break into Archaeological Site in Jenin

Groups of Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, broke into Al-Hafira hill, south of the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, and performed Talmudic rituals after spreading out in the area.   Local Al Ray sources reported that the settlers have dispersed over the hill, and in the area classified as an […]

21 Aug
6:01

Settlers Plant Trees on Palestinian Land in Prelude to Takeover

Jewish settlers planted forest trees on Palestinian land to south of Bethlehem, as a prelude for taking it over, said Diab Mashaleh, head of Jabah village council where the targeted land it located, today. Mashaleh told WAFA that residents of the village were surprised to see the settlers, and under […]

17 Aug
12:47

Israeli Forces Injure Two Palestinians at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly Protest

At least two Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces during the weekly anti-settlements protest in the village of Kufur Qaddoum in the northern West Bank, local sources said. Morad Eshteiwi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters by rubber-coated rounds […]

17 Aug
12:38

ISM Water Series: Hail of Tear Gas on Peaceful Villagers Protesting Settler Theft of Water Supply in Kufur Malik

This is the third of a series of reports documenting the control and devastation of water sources by Israel as a tool of oppression. The residents of Kufur Malik, a town northeast of Ramallah, marched towards the Ain Samia area today to protest Israel’s theft of the village’s water supply, […]

16 Aug
6:16

Update: “Army Kills One Palestinian Near Bethlehem”

The Palestinian Health Ministry and the District Civil Coordination Office have reported that the Palestinian, who was killed by Israeli soldiers near Etzion, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, has been identified as Ala Khader al-Hreimi, 26. The Israeli army claimed the soldiers fired many live rounds at […]

13 Aug
4:52

Israel Planning to Build Annexation Wall North of Gaza

The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) has decided to build a new concrete wall around all areas in the northeast of the Gaza Strip. According to Israel’s Channel 12, the wall is intended to prevent any infiltration attempt by Palestinians on Israel’s southern border with Gaza. The wall will be built […]

13 Aug
4:41

Armed Colonists Invade An Archeological Site Near Nablus, Conduct Training

Several armed illegal Israeli colonialist settlers, accompanied by soldiers, invaded the al-Mas’udiyya area, on Palestinian lands in Burqa village, northwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and conducted training. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists were […]

The view from al-Wallaja village toward the Israeli settlement of Gilo (image by Ghassan Bannoura)
13 Aug
11:22

Two Palestinian Families Receive Home Demolition Notices in al-Wallaja

Israeli occupation authorities on Tuesday stormed the village of al-Wallaja, near Bethlehem, to issue demolition orders to two homeowners who were in the midst of building on their family land. Youth activist Ibrahim Awad Allah told the Palestinian Wafa News Agency that demolition crews from the Israeli municipality in the […]

12 Aug
7:09

Israel Approves 641 New Colonialist Units In Jerusalem

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

12 Aug
3:21

Israeli Soldiers Invade Sebastia

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, Monday, Sebastia town, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and fired many live rounds and gas bombs. Mohammad Azem, the mayor of Sebastia, said the soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in the town, and fired gas bombs and rounds of live ammunition, to […]

12 Aug
3:00

Rights group: Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes amounts to ethnic cleansing

GENEVA, Saturday, August 10, 2019 (By The Palestinian News & Info Agency – WAFA) – The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor and HUMENA for Human Rights and Civil Participation said in a statement today that the systematic destruction of Palestinian homes and property in occupied East Jerusalem amount to ethnic cleansing […]

11 Aug
8:14

Israeli Forces Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Middle of Holiday Prayers

While tens of thousands of Muslim worshipers were praying in the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem Sunday for Eid al-Adha, one of the most sacred holidays in the Muslim year, Israeli forces attacked the mosque, forcing the worshipers to flee in panic. The Israeli forces were accompanied by a large group […]

10 Aug
5:18

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Including A Woman, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, four Palestinians, including one woman, near Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, reportedly for their involvement in the killing of an Israeli soldier two days ago. Media sources said the soldiers continued the extensive and violent searches of homes and property in […]

10 Aug
2:55

PLO : International Sanctions Required to Confront Escalating Settlement Construction

The Palestinian leadership strongly condemns the approval of nearly three thousand illegal settlement units in the past 48 hours by the Israeli government. Israel’s Prime Minister is expanding illegal settlements in the heart of the occupied West Bank, like “Beit El”, for cynical election calculations that leverage traditional financial and […]

09 Aug
6:44

Israeli Colonists Burn Hay Bales, Write Racist Graffiti, Near Hebron

A group of illegal extremist Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, Friday, Erfa’eyya area east of Yatta town, east of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, burnt hay bales, and wrote racist graffiti, in addition to hurling stones at Palestinian cars in the area and surrounding communities. Rateb Jabour, the media […]

09 Aug
6:14

Soldiers Abduct The Coordinator Of the Popular Committee In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, while crossing al-Karama Border Crossing between the West Bank and Jordan. The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said […]

09 Aug
4:22

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday afternoon, Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked several homes before abducting a young Palestinian man and confiscating his car. Media sources said the soldiers violently searched homes in the town and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their […]

08 Aug
10:13

Success: UIC Reverses Ban on Palestine Event

By Palestine Legal: A community group in Rockford, Ill., that had been blocked from renting space for an event featuring Israeli-American activist and author Miko Peled successfully held their event on Saturday after Palestine Legal intervened. In June, the Truth Squad of Rockford attempted to rent an auditorium at the […]

08 Aug
6:45

Israel Approves 300 Units In Etzion Colonialist Bloc

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

08 Aug
6:13

Israel Approves Construction of 2.430 Units In Illegal West Bank Colonies

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

08 Aug
10:55

Israeli Soldier Found Dead in Apparent Attack in West Bank

Israeli authorities announced Thursday morning that they had found the body of a 19-year old Israeli soldier on the side of a road in the  south-central part of the West Bank, and believe he was the victim of an attack. The perpetrators of the attack remain unknown, although Israeli authorities […]

06 Aug
4:28

Israel Approves Hundreds Of Units In Gush Etzion Colonialist Block

The far-right extremist Israeli government on Benjamin Netanyahu and the Civil Administration Office, the executive and administrative branch of the illegal Israeli occupation of the West Bank, including Jerusalem, approved the construction of hundreds of units in Gush Etzion illegal colonialist bloc, south of Bethlehem. Israeli Channel 7 has reported […]

Home demolition (Archive image)
05 Aug
8:19

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Home South of Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces demolished a house under construction on Sunday in the village of Wad Rahal, south of Bethlehem. The head of the Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bethlehem, Hassan Bureijia, told the Wafa News Agency that the Israeli occupation forces demolished a house under construction that was […]

04 Aug
12:01

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

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

02 Aug
4:13

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, two young Palestinian men in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, after the army attacked the weekly procession against the ongoing closure of the town’s main road for the past 16th year. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular […]

30 Jul
2:06

Israeli Soldiers Illegally Confiscate Palestinian Lands In Sur Baher

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Sur Baher Palestinian town, south of occupied East Jerusalem, and confiscated privately-owned Palestinian lands to use for what the City Council called “public facilities.” Hamada Hamada, the head of Wadi al-Hummus Committee in Sur Baher, said dozens of soldiers and police officers, accompanied by personnel of […]

30 Jul
10:51

Israeli Settlers, Under Israeli Military Guard, Invade Nablus and Al-Aqsa Mosques

In two separate incidents early Tuesday morning, hundreds of Israeli settlers invaded an area near Nablus that they are trying to take over to annex into Israel, while separately , dozens of other Israeli settlers invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem under heavy Israeli military guard. In Nablus, four Palestinians […]

al-Isawiya (blue sections are areas that Israel is attempting to annex)
29 Jul
11:01

More Abductions in al-‘Isawiya – Israeli Troops Abduct 7 on Monday, Including a Child

Following the abduction of eight Palestinians from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Isawiya on Sunday, Israeli troops again invaded the area on Monday morning, abducting 7 more Palestinians. According to the Palestinian news agency Wafa, Israeli occupying forces abducted seven citizens from their homes in the early morning hours on […]

24 Jul
10:00

Israeli High Court to Determine Fate of Human Rights Watch Director Omar Shakir

The Israeli High Court of Justice, on Wednesday, is set to defend its decision to deport Human Rights Watch Director for Israel and Palestine, Omar Shakir, for supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Haaretz reported. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), this is a “dangerous interpretation” of the […]

24 Jul
11:18

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Homes in Ar’ara

The Palestinian township of Ar’ara, located on the Israeli side of the Green Line (1967 Armistice Line), and an area targeted for Israeli colonial expansion, on Wednesday became the latest site of Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes. Early Wednesday morning, Israeli forces invaded the village of Khor Saqr, located in […]

22 Jul
6:23

Hundreds Lose Shelter as Israeli Forces Destroy Dozens of Housing Units in Sour Baher in occupied East Jerusalem

On Monday morning, 22 July 2019, Israeli military forces launched a large-scale destruction operation against civilian property in Wadi al-Humus neighborhood, in Sour Baher in the southern part of occupied East Jerusalem. Hundreds of Israeli soldiers and machinery carried out the destructions that resulted in hundreds of civilians losing their […]

22 Jul
11:40

Six Homes, Including a Nine-Story Apartment Building, Demolished by Israeli Forces in Wadi al-Hummus

Israeli forces invaded, Monday morning, the village of Wadi al-Hummus, southeast of Jerusalem, and demolished five single-family homes and an apartment building nine stories high that was under construction. The village is located in the township of Sur Baher, located southeast of Jerusalem in an area that Israel has slated […]

18 Jul
9:10

B’Tselem: “Contrary to military statement: ‘Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi, 9, was shot in the head with live ammunition”

This Report is prepared and published by the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights In The Occupied Territories (B’Tselem): B’Tselem investigation published today proves a soldier fired live ammunition, hitting ‘Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi, 9, in the head. A-Shteiwi was injured last week while playing in the entrance to a home […]

18 Jul
5:23

UN officials call on Israeli authorities to halt plans for demolitions in Sur Bahir

                    Published By: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): Statement by Mr. Jamie McGoldrick (Humanitarian Coordinator), Ms. Gwyn Lewis (Director of West Bank Operations for UNRWA), and Mr. James Heenan (Head of OHCHR in the occupied Palestinian […]

18 Jul
5:11

Israeli Colonist Rams Palestinian With Car, Flees The Scene

An Israeli colonialist settler rammed, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man from the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, causing fractures and bruises, and fled the scene. The Maan Palestinian News Agency said the young man, identified as Adnan Samer Mojahed, 19, suffered various fractures, in addition to cuts […]

17 Jul
1:13

Irrigation Pool Demolished by Israeli Forces in Southern West Bank

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished a pool used for irrigation in Wad al-Ghroos, an area close to the illegal Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba, to the east of the occupied southern West Bank city of Hebron, reported WAFA correspondence. A large unit of Israeli forces, accompanied by bulldozers and other […]

16 Jul
7:07

Seven-year-old Palestinian Child Killed by Israeli Settler in Hit-and-Run

A Palestinian child who was riding his bicycle near his village in the southern part of the West Bank was hit by an unknown Israeli settler and killed on Monday. Tariq Zebania, 7 years old, was from Tarqumia, west of Hebron, and was riding his bicycle by the settlement road […]

12 Jul
5:49

Illegal Israeli Colonists Occupy Palestinian Irrigation Wells

Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, Friday, Khirbat Samra Palestinian village, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and occupied irrigation wells. Palestinian human rights activist, Aref Daraghma, said the colonists, occupied all the Palestinian wells, and prevented the farmers from using them, before using the water for their cows. Daraghma […]

12 Jul
5:22

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

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

12 Jul
4:32

Army Injures Several Nonviolent Protesters In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin village, east of Ramallah, in central West Bank, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin, said the locals, accompanied by Israeli […]

12 Jul
3:21

Army Seriously Injures A Palestinian Child In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, Friday, a Palestinian child, during the weekly nonviolent procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers attacked the protesters with live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades, while […]

11 Jul
7:00

Israeli Soldiers Remove Solidarity Tent In Jerusalem, Injure Dozens Of Palestinians

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Thursday afternoon, the solidarity tent in Wad al-Hummus area, in Sur Baher town, south of occupied Jerusalem, and forcibly demolished and removed it, in addition to firing many gas bombs and concussion grenades, casing dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, and burning […]