Category Archives: Israeli Settlement

03 Jan
11:42

Colonialist Settlers Hurl Stones At Palestinian Cars Near Nablus

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers hurled stones, on Thursday evening, at Palestinian cars near Za’tara military roadblock and Yitzhar colony junction, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the Israeli […]

Village of Tell (image from wikimedia)
03 Jan
9:25

Israeli Military Attacks Students in Northern West Bank Village with Live Ammunition & Tear Gas

In the village of Tell, in the northern West Bank district of Nablus on Thursday, Israeli troops invaded and began to open fire on students as they left school after classes let out. The invasion of the village came in conjunction with an attack by Israeli paramilitary colonial settler forces […]

03 Jan
8:14

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Journalist And A Medic In Nablus

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Thursday at dawn, shot one journalist and one medic, and caused many residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Palestine TV reported that several armored Israeli military jeeps invaded many neighborhoods in Nablus city, and fired […]

03 Jan
7:52

Early Knesset Elections Campaign Meets with Settler Councils

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to Avichai Mandelblit (R) during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem November 16, 2014. REUTERS/Gali Tibbon/Pool/File Photo In its weekly report about Israeli settlement activities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the National Bureau for the Defense of Land stated that, following the […]

02 Jan
6:34

West Bank Settlement Expansion Underway at Cost of Palestinian Village

The Israeli army razed land in Dhar al-Maleh village, southwest of Jenin, northern occupied West Bank, in order to expand an illegal Jewish settlement, the village’s head of council Ahmad Khatib said on Tuesday. Khatib told WAFA correspondence that Israeli bulldozers started work on 120 dunams of village land and, […]

01 Jan
8:22

Israeli Settler Drives into Sheep near Ramallah, Kills 12

In what appears as a premeditated terror attack, an Israeli settler rammed his vehicle into a herd of sheep in the village of al-Mughayyer, to the east of Ramallah, on Monday, killing 12 and injuring 18 others. Local sources told WAFA correspondence that the settler rammed into the herd on […]

31 Dec
5:37

1,200 Dunams of Palestinian Land Taken for New Settlement near Bethlehem

The Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee filed an appeal to the Israeli Supreme Court, on Sunday, denouncing the Israeli government’s seizure of 1,200 dunams (297 acres) of Palestinian-owned land to south of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank. The head of the committee, Hassan Bureija, told Voice of Palestine […]

30 Dec
8:12

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Shepherd In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a Palestinian Shepherd in Ein al-Hilwa area, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank. Human Rights activist Aref Daraghma said the soldiers attacked and abducted Ali Mohammad Awad while herding his sheep, and took him to an unknown destination. Daraghma added that illegal Israeli […]

30 Dec
5:24

Colonialist Settlers Assault Palestinian Youth in Hebron

Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian youth in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of the Old City of Hebron, southern occupied West Bank, late Friday, causing him injuries. Hatem Samih al-Muhtaseb, aged 22, reported that some 10 Israeli settlers attacked him using their hands and legs, causing bruises and pain across his […]

29 Dec
7:51

Ashrawi Denounces Israeli Settlement Expansion

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, executive committee member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Thursday, denounced the Israeli Civil Administrations’ authorization of building 1451 new settlement units in the occupied West Bank, with 837 more in the plans, Maan News reported. In a statement, the PLO member accused the Israeli government of […]

29 Dec
5:09

UPDATE: Israeli Digs Cause Landslides in Silwan

Underground excavations executed in recent months, by Israeli authorities and settler organizations in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, have caused landslides in the area, as it came under heavy rain during the past few days, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center. The Center said, according to WAFA, that a […]

28 Dec
11:38

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, holding the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The nonviolent protesters marched from the center of the village carrying Palestinian flags, and […]

28 Dec
10:38

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Injure A Palestinian In Hebron

Israeli colonialist settlers attacked and injured, on Friday evening, a young Palestinian man in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian, Hatem Sameeh al-Mohtaseb, 22, told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that he was surrounded and assaulted by ten colonists in the […]

28 Dec
8:46

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Protesters In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several protesters during the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. The procession started on Friday afternoon from the center of Kufur Qaddoum, and was attended by dozens of Palestinians, Morad […]

28 Dec
8:08

UPDATE: Israel to Build 2,191 New West Bank Settlement Units

Peace Now movement stated, Wednesday evening, that the Israeli Administration Supreme Planning Council has approved the construction of 2,191 housing units in West Bank settlements.   The movement explained, in a statement, according to Al Ray, that 87% of the housing units will be built in isolated settlements that are […]

28 Dec
7:41

Israelis Pitch Tents in Jordan Valley

Israeli settlers erected tents to the east of Khallet, in the northern Jordan Valley, on Wednesday. Arif Daraghmeh, a human rights activist, said that settlers pitched tents east of Khallet Makhoul, setting up camp for themselves and a number of sheep they had taken with them. The camp has incited […]

27 Dec
4:44

Secretary General of PLO Says Israel Steals Palestinian Land and Christmas Spirit

Secretary General of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, Wednesday, said that the “Grinch [Israeli] occupation decided to steal the Christmas spirit from the people of Palestine.” Christians across Palestine celebrate Christmas, with the feeling of peace and joy being weakened by the Israeli occupations’ constant violation of International […]

27 Dec
2:05

Israel Approves Hundreds Of Colonialist Units In West Bank

The “Higher Planning Committee” of the Civil Administration office, the executive branch of Israel’s illegal military occupation, has approved the construction of 1550 units in a number of colonies in the occupied West Bank. Israeli sources said the committee approved the new construction plan, Tuesday, in colonies in several parts […]

26 Dec
5:35

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Assault An Elderly Palestinian Man Near Nablus

A number of extremist illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked and injured, Wednesday, an elderly Palestinian man while herding his sheep in Burqa village, north of 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, said […]

26 Dec
5:29

Report: Settler Attacks Increased by 60% in 2018

by Madeeha Araj, PNN In its latest weekly report about Israeli settlements activities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the National Bureau for the Defense of Land stated as follows… The course of hatred and attacks on the Palestinian people continue and take a more dangerous curve following the formation […]

25 Dec
8:21

Illegal Colonists Cut 200 Olive Saplings Near Hebron

Illegal Israeli colonialist settlers from Beit Yair colony, which was built on Palestinian lands east of Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron cut and uprooted, on Tuesday morning, at least 200 olive saplings. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National Committee against the Annexation Wall and […]

25 Dec
5:14

Illegal Settlers Erect Caravan in Bethlehem

Extremist Israeli settlers have erected, on Monday at dawn, a “caravan” in Battir village territories, western Bethlehem District, in the occupied West Bank.   Local sources have reported, according to Al Ray, that a group of illegal settlers, under the protection of Israeli forces, have stormed the Khemar area, to […]

24 Dec
9:23

Soldiers Bulldoze Palestinian Lands In Qalqilia To Expand Illegal Colony

Israeli bulldozers, accompanied by dozens of soldiers, invaded Palestinian lands in Immatain town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and bulldozed nearly 30 Dunams of privately-owned lands, to expand an illegal colony. Media sources in Qalqilia said the soldiers surrounded and isolated the lands, located between Immatain […]

24 Dec
3:18

Army Abducts A Waqf Employee In Al-Aqsa

Israeli soldiers assaulted and abducted, Monday, a Palestinian employee of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and took him to an unknown destination. The employee has been identified as Ashraf Sharabati, and was taken prisoner after groups of soldiers, police officers and […]

24 Dec
4:28

Settlers Bulldoze Palestinian Land in Nablus Area

Israeli settlers bulldozed privately-owned Palestinian land in the town of Awarta, east of the city of Nablus, occupied West Bank, said a local activist. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlements activities in the northern West Bank, told WAFA correspondence that settlers bulldozed land belonging to Palestinian residents for the benefit of […]

24 Dec
2:14

Illegal Colonialist Settlers Demolish A Palestinian Room In Hebron

A number of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers demolished, Sunday, a room which was built by a local Palestinian youth group in Tal Romedia neighborhood, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The room was built by local volunteers of the Somoud Center of the Youth Coalition Against Settlements, in […]

23 Dec
9:04

Huwwara Residents Foil An Attack By Colonialist Settlers

Members of the popular Local Guards Committee, an unarmed group of residents in Huwwara town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, managed to foil an infiltration attack, carried out by extremist illegal Israeli colonialist settlers into their town. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s […]

22 Dec
11:43

Family of 7 Ordered Out Of Their Home In East Jerusalem

On Saturday, a Palestinian family of 7, was ordered by the City Council in Occupied Jerusalem, to vacate their home in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood in Silwan town, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. The Israeli explanation for the order, was the collapse of a portion of […]

22 Dec
6:33

Gideon Levy Has No Sympathy for Colonists as a Group

Veteran Israeli journalist Gideon Levy says all colonists and all Israelis share responsibility for the occupation and apartheid system in Palestine. There is sympathy for individuals, but there is no symmetry: the power is on the Israeli side. TRNN Video & Transcript SHIR HEVER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m […]

21 Dec
2:37

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched from the center of the village, heading towards the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall, […]

21 Dec
4:04

Yesh Din: Israeli Politician Calls for Citizen Attacks on Palestinians

Extremist right wing Israeli Member of Knesset Bezalel Smotrich has called for illegal Jewish settlers to attack Palestinians, asserting that the lives of Jews are more valuable than those of Palestinians. On his twitter account, Smotrich wrote: “I call on my heroic [settler] friends and pioneers to come out tonight […]

21 Dec
3:51

Settlers Level Palestinian Lands in Bethlehem, Ramallah

Israeli settlers razed Palestinian-owned lands in the Battir village, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, on Thursday morning. Local activist, Hassan Breijieh, representative of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee, said that Israeli settlers razed lands northwest of Battir, west of Bethlehem City, to create or open […]

21 Dec
1:56

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers killed, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian teen from occupied Jerusalem, and injured two others, after opening fire at their car near Beit El military roadblock, north of the al-Biereh city, in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah and al-Biereh. Media sources said the slain teen has been […]

20 Dec
1:35

Colonialist Settlers Write Racist Graffiti, Puncture Tires, Near Jerusalem

A number of extremist illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Beit Hanina town, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and wrote racist graffiti, in addition to puncturing tires. Local Palestinians said the colonists invaded the al-Gharabla neighborhood, adjacent to the illegal Pisgat Zeev colony, which was built on […]

20 Dec
11:14

Battir Lands Invaded by Israeli Settlers Building A New Road

The following is an interview, conducted by Ghassan Bannoura with the Mayor of Battir village about the invasion that took place earlier today. Q. Please introduce yourself and tell us what happened in the lands between Al-Makhrour area and Battir? (In Bethlehem governorate in the West Bank) And who are […]

20 Dec
4:51

Settlers Assault Farmers in Masafer Yatta

Israeli settlers assaulted Palestinian farmers, in the Masafer Yatta area of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, on Wednesday, and attempted to seize their lands. Rateb al-Jbour, coordinator of the National and Popular Committee in southern Hebron said that Israeli settlers assaulted several Palestinian farmers in Masafer Yatta, according […]

19 Dec
10:48

Illegal Colonialist Settlers Uproot Lands Near Nablus

Dozens of extremist illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, Wednesday, Palestinian farmlands in ‘Asira al-Qibliya town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and uprooted them. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists brought a bulldozer and other […]

19 Dec
12:02

Illegal Israeli Settlers Raid, Vandalize Village in West Bank

Illegal Israeli settlers, Tuesday, raided the village of Yasouf, near the occupied West Bank city of Salfit, adjacent to the illegal settlement of Ariel, witnesses told WAFA. The colonialist settlers spray-painted provocative and inflammatory language on the village’s mosque, and slashed tires on Palestinian owned vehicles. The words spray painted […]

18 Dec
5:41

TIPH Report Reveals 20-year Crisis in Hebron

The international observational organization, Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH), has compiled the situation of Hebron city, over the last 20 years, into a single, significant and damning report. According to an anonymous source who has read the report, speaking to Haaretz newspaper, the report revealed that Israel has been in severe […]

18 Dec
1:53

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Invade The Area Surrounding St. Saba Monastery In Bethlehem

Hundreds of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, on Monday evening, the vicinity of the historic Christian Mar Saba (St. Saba) Monastery, near the al-‘Obeydiyya town, east of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Locals said the heavily armed illegal colonists invaded the area in many cars and buses, while Israeli […]

18 Dec
1:14

Palestinian Injured After Being Rammed By A Settler’s Car Near Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young man was injured, on Monday evening, by a speeding Israeli colonialist settler who rammed him with his car, east of the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The sources said Mohammad Mahmoud Ghazal, 19, suffered lacerations and bruises to […]

17 Dec
1:59

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Injure A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

A group of illegal Israeli colonists attacked, Monday, a Palestinian car near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, forcing it to stop before dragging the driver out of his vehicle, and continuously assaulting him, causing various cuts and bruises. Media sources said the illegal colonists hurled stones at the car […]

17 Dec
1:25

Soldiers Abduct Two Children, Injure Two Others In Silwan

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, two Palestinian children and injured two others, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that Israeli soldiers invaded Batn al-Hawa neighborhood in Silwan, before storming and ransacking many homes. […]

17 Dec
5:16

Settlers Continue to Attack Palestinians under Army’s Protection

Palestinian residents of villages adjacent to Israeli settlements, on Saturday evening, tried to prevent Israeli settlers from storming and attacking their villages, while the Israeli army was watching and providing them with protection. Hebron  Settlers from “Kharsina and Kiryat Arba” settlements East of Hebron, threw stones and empty bottles at […]

16 Dec
2:28

Army To Demolish A Palestinian Home Of A Detainee From Yatta

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and handed a family of a detainee, accused of killing an armed settler, a military order for the demolition of their home. The demolition order was signed and approved by […]

16 Dec
1:51

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack School Near Nablus

Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Sunday, a Palestinian School in Burin village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and fired many live rounds. Ibrahim Omar, the principal of Burin Secondary School, said the school administration had to close the educational facility, and sent the children back […]

16 Dec
7:20

Settlers Attack Vehicles near Bethlehem and Hebron

Extremist Jewish settlers, on Saturday evening, attacked Palestinian vehicles passing at a main road outside the illegal settlement of Efrat, near Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian security sources. Dozens of settlers pelted stones at vehicles with Palestinian registration plates passing at the street, causing damage to […]

16 Dec
1:03

Army Injures 23 Palestinians Who Intercepted Invasion By Colonists In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday evening, 23 Palestinians after they intercepted illegal colonialist settlers, who were infiltrating by car into the southeastern area of Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said dozens of […]

14 Dec
2:45

Israeli Colonialist Settler Shoots A Palestinian Near Ramallah

Medical sources have reported, Friday, that a Palestinian was shot and injured after an illegal Israeli colonialist settler shot him with live rounds at the Nablus-Ramallah road, near the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, in central West Bank. Medical sources said the young man was shot in his leg, […]

14 Dec
2:10

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, dozens of Palestinians in the al-Mughayyir Palestinian town, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Media sources said dozens of Palestinians held a procession in the town, after performing noon prayers on their lands, in the eastern meadow area. They added that the soldiers […]

14 Dec
11:53

Israeli Soldier Injured In Beit El Colony

Israeli sources have reported, on Friday morning, that one soldier was moderately injured in Beit El colony, near the northern entrance of al-Biereh city in central West Bank, after a Palestinian struck him in the head. The sources stated that the Palestinian managed to cross the fence into the colony, […]

14 Dec
7:13

Entrance to Al-Arroub Refugee Camp Sealed by Israeli Forces

Israeli forces sealed off the main entrance of the al-Arroub refugee camp in Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, Thursday evening. According to Ma’an, locals reported that the Israeli army sealed off the entrance to the camp, in addition to setting up several flying checkpoints on a number of roads […]

14 Dec
7:02

Israeli Excavations Damage Palestinian Village

Palestinians in Silwan examine new holes in the landscape next to the City of David, December 8, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT DECEMBER 14, 2018 Palestinians discover damage to a parking lot next to the settlement-cum-archeological site City of David. Israeli archeological excavations have led to […]

14 Dec
12:55

After Army Closes Roads To Facilitate Colonists’ Protest, Many Palestinian Cars Damaged

Israeli soldiers closed, on Thursday evening, all main military roadblocks leading to Nablus, in northern West Bank, to facilitate a protest by extremist colonists, before many of them started throwing stones at Palestinian car in the area, causing damage. Media sources in Nablus said the soldiers closed all military roadblocks […]

14 Dec
12:39

Israeli Colonists Invade Village Near Ramallah, Shoot A Palestinian

A group of armed extremist Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, on Thursday evening, Beitin Palestinian village, north of the al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh Governorate in central West Bank, and shot a young man. Media sources in Ramallah said the settlers invaded the village, fired many live rounds and […]

14 Dec
12:27

60 Year Old Palestinian Man Shot Dead By Israeli Soldiers

The Israeli military, according to Israeli media sources, has admitted that its soldiers mistakenly killed Hamdan Tawfiq Arda, 60, after initially claiming that he had deliberately tried to ram his vehicle into soldiers, in the Industrial Zone in al-Biereh city, in central West Bank. Eyewitnesses told Maan News Agency that […]

13 Dec
2:00

Two Israelis Killed In Shooting Attack Near Ramallah

Israeli sources have reported that two settlers were killed, and two others were injured, in a shooting attack close to the illegal colony of Ofra, near Ramallah, in central West Bank. The shooting took place at the hitchhiking section of Givat Assag, in the Benyamin Regional Council of Settlements, between […]

13 Dec
8:17

The Slow Genocide of Palestinians Continues in Asira al-Qibliya

13th December 2018, International Solidarity Movement, Nablus Team, Asira Al Qibliya, Nablus, occupied Palestine (photo: Settlements overlooking Asira Al Qibliya) “This is the line,” Oussam Khalifa Ahmad illustrates as he takes us on a tour of his threatened land. “We are now passing into (Area) C.” Depending on where you look, some […]

13 Dec
8:08

Soldiers and Settlers Raid Archaeological Site in West Bank

Israeli soldiers, accompanied Jewish settlers, broke into the northern West Bank village and archaeological site of Sebastia on Wednesday, upon which confrontations with the village’s Palestinian residents ensued, according to mayor of Sebastia Mohammad Azzam. Azzam told WAFA correspondence that the soldiers accompanied a busload of fanatic settlers in a […]

11 Dec
1:57

Israeli Army Orders A Palestinian To Halt Construction Of His Home

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, the al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem city in the occupied West Bank, delivered an order instructing a Palestinian to halt the construction of his home, and summoned three home owners for interrogation. Local media activist Ibrahim Awad said dozens of soldiers invaded the town, and handed […]

11 Dec
11:54

Israeli Colonists Puncture Tires Of Palestinian Cars, Write Racist Graffiti Near Ramallah

A number of fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers infiltrated, on Tuesday at dawn, into Beitin Palestinian village, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, punctured tires of parked cars and wrote racist graffiti. Media sources in Ramallah said the assailants came from Beit El illegal colony, which was […]

11 Dec
3:15

Israeli Colonists Attack A Home, Many Cars, Near Nablus

Dozens of illegal Israeli colonists attacked, Monday, a Palestinian home in Huwwara town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and hurled stones at cars near Huwwara military roadblock. Media sources in Nablus have reported that the illegal colonists surrounded a home in Huwwara, and hurled stones at […]

10 Dec
10:37

Soldiers Injure Four Palestinians In Nablus

Dozens of Israeli soldiers accompanied, on Monday at dawn,several buses loaded with colonialist settlers into the northern West Bank city of Nablus to visit Joseph’s Tomb site, before clashing with local protesters,shooting four, and causing twenty to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources said the invasion was carried […]

10 Dec
5:47

US Evangelicals Have Donated Some $65M to Illegal Settlements

Right-wing evangelical organizations have raised tens of millions of dollars, over the past 10 years, to fund settlement projects in the West Bank, a report published by Haaretz newspaper reported, on Sunday. According to the PNN, the newspaper said that it had conducted an audit of the funds, estimated to […]

10 Dec
5:30

Seven Israeli Colonialist Settlers Injured In West Bank Shooting

Israeli sources have reported that, on Sunday evening, seven settlers were injured, including a pregnant woman who was seriously wounded, in a shooting attack near the illegal colony of Ofra, which was built on Palestinian lands near Ramallah, in central West Bank. Israeli daily Haaretz said a pregnant woman, 21, […]

09 Dec
11:44

Palestinian Man Seriously Injured After Being Rammed By A Colonists’ Car

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a man was injured, on Sunday evening, after an Israeli colonialist settler rammed a man him with his car near the entrance of Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the man, […]

08 Dec
10:53

Insidious Colonial Strategy

12/07/18 International Solidarity Movement In the area of Salfit, harassment by settlers is a regular occurrence. They come to the villages, often late at night, to graffiti messages of hatred, and also vandalize cars and property. New settlements are being established frequently and are rapidly expanding. Farris is a university […]

08 Dec
10:08

Settlement Waterline Will Harm Palestinian Farmers

Israeli plans to build a 7-kilometer long water pipeline between two illegal settlements, in the north of the West Bank, will harm several Palestinian farmers whose land will be affected by a pipeline that will cut through their land, Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official, said on Saturday. Daghlas told WAFA […]

07 Dec
7:47

Peaceful Protest Suppressed By Israeli Forces

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly protest against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.  The soldiers shot live ammunition and tear-gas canisters at the peaceful citizens, causing many to suffer the effects of tear-gas inhalation, the Popular Committee against […]

07 Dec
2:52

Soldiers Deliver Demolition Orders In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, stormed many neighborhoods, and photographed  many homes, buildings and streets, before handing demolition orders targeting several buildings, and summoned many owners for interrogation. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, said the soldiers, and personnel […]

05 Dec
1:43

Elderly Woman Injured After Colonialist Settler Rammed Her With His Car

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Wednesday, that an elderly woman was injured, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, after a speeding illegal Israeli colonialist setter rammed her with his car. Mohammad Awad, the head of the Emergency Department of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Bethlehem, said […]

05 Dec
2:23

Israeli Army Demolishes A Palestinian Home In Jerusalem

Israeli bulldozers destroyed a Palestinian family home Tuesday, in Occupied East Jerusalem WAFA reported. A large number of Israeli police officers and soldiers stormed the town of Jabal Al-Mukkaber, surrounded and blockaded the house, preventing residents from approaching, and restricting movement of others. The home was still under construction, and […]

02 Dec
11:52

Israeli Settlers Slash Tires in Kafr Qassem

The Palestinian village of Kafr Qassem, east of Tel Aviv was stormed by Israeli settlers Sunday, who vandalized many cars, local sources told Maan News. Dozens of settlers reportedly punctured tires of 32 vehicles belonging to Palestinians, and spray painted threats and racist slurs. Some of the slogans that damaged […]

30 Nov
9:36

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal annexation wall and colonies in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The protesters marched from the center of the village, carrying Palestinian flags, and chanting for liberation, independence, the release of all detainees and […]

30 Nov
7:41

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, wounding three Palestinians with live fire, and causing dozens of suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular […]

30 Nov
10:00

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Puncture Tires, Write Racist Graffiti, Near Bethlehem

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers infiltrated, on Friday at dawn, into a Palestinian village near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, punctured tires of several cars, and wrote racist graffiti. Media sources said the Israeli assailants infiltrated into al-Jab’a village, west or Bethlehem, before puncturing the tires of […]

30 Nov
6:29

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 28 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 22 – 28 November, 2018. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 4 others, including a child, in the West Bank. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful […]

30 Nov
5:51

Palestinian Leadership Pressured to Release Detainee Held for Selling Property to Settlers

The Palestinian leadership and general intelligence service have come under immense pressure and threats, in order to force the release of a detainee held for selling property, in occupied Jerusalem, to Israeli settlers, according to high ranking sources. Sources said, according to WAFA, that the chief of intelligence, Majed Faraj, […]

29 Nov
8:49

Israeli Prosecution Files Indictment Against Father Of Ashraf Na’alwa

The Israeli Prosecutor’s Office at an Israeli military court in the northern part of the West Bank, filed an indictment against Walid Suleiman Na’alwa, the father of Ashraf Na’alwa, accusing him of aiding his son, who shot and killed two Israeli colonists in Burkan colony. Israeli sources said the father […]

29 Nov
7:10

Settler Attacks Increase at Al Mughayyir

11/27/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team The village of Al Mughayyir sits 27 miles north of Jerusalem. Sitting above is the settlement of Shiloh, more than a quarter of which is constructed on Palestinian land, the locals say. An elder from the village reports that the settlers now come […]

29 Nov
2:39

Israel Supreme Court Grants Palestinian Land to The Jewish National Fund

The Israeli Supreme Court Wednesday ruled in favor of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) for ownership of 522 Dunams (129 acres) of Palestinian owned land according to Hebrew language outlets, reported Ma’an News Agency. The Palestinians previously appealed an Israeli Central Court decision handing over the land to the JNF, […]

28 Nov
11:02

P.A. Denounces Israel’s Confiscation Of 522 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands In Southern West Bank

The Palestinian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs issued a statement, Wednesday, strongly condemning an illegal Israeli decision to confiscate 522 Dunams (128.9 Acres) of Palestinian lands, for its colonialist activities, in the southern part of the West Bank. The Ministry described the Israeli decision as “racist,” and added that Israel’s so-called […]

27 Nov
8:25

Netanyahu: “No Settlement Will be Evacuated” in His Time

Speaking at a Likud party meeting on the thriving Israeli relations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he received an invitation to visit Chad and that he would make the visit. During the meeting as well, Netanyahu  reassured his Likud faction that the central West Bank Bedouin hamlet of Khan […]

26 Nov
11:44

EU Condemns Shu’fat Demolitions

The European Union condemned, on Saturday, the Israeli demolition ‎of some 20 commercial structures in Shu’fat Refugee Camp of occupied East Jerusalem, stressing its part of “illegal expansion of Israeli settlement.” On Wednesday, the Israeli occupation demolished buildings as part of the Jerusalem ‎municipality’s policy of expanding enforcement with ‎respect to illegally-built […]

26 Nov
11:37

Israeli Soldiers and Settlers Seize Palestinian Land in Nablus

Israeli settlers seized a part of a Palestinian-owned land in Jalud village, to the south of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli settlers, from the nearby illegal Israeli outpost of Ahiya, seized about 10 dunams (2.5 […]

26 Nov
10:55

Report: Israel Continues with Ethnic Cleansing Policies in Occupied Jerusalem

In its latest report about Israeli settlements activities in the occupied West Bank, the National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated that, within the Israeli plans to complete the settlement belt around Jerusalem in general, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in particular, the Israeli High Court has approved the […]

26 Nov
3:47

Settlers Raid and Vandalize Ramallah Village

Israeli settlers, last night, punctured the tires of three Palestinian-owned vehicles and spray-painted racist graffiti on walls after raiding the village of al-Mughayyer, to the north of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. Local witnesses told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Israeli  settlement of Adei-Ad punctured the tires of three […]

26 Nov
3:42

Settlers Block Trucks from Entering Gaza

On Sunday morning, dozens of Israeli settlers from the Gaza enclave settlements rallied to block the roads leading to the Karm Abu Salem crossing, to prevent the arrival of trucks to the Gaza Strip. According to the PNN, Kan Hebrew website reported that about 100 settlers living in the Gaza […]

25 Nov
9:12

Israel Is Building A New Illegal Colony In Nablus

The Israeli occupation authorities are ongoing with the destruction and bulldozing of private Palestinian lands in Ein Jaloud village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, as part of growing construction of an illegal colony. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in […]

25 Nov
4:03

OCHA: Israeli Raids into Palestinian Schools on the Increase

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Occupied Palestinian Territory has confirmed, that since the beginning of 2018, there has been a significant increase in incidents involving the entry of Israeli forces and settlers into Palestinian schools. In OCHA’s biweekly Protection of Civilians Report, […]

25 Nov
3:56

ISM Journals: Welcome to At Tuwani

It was 7am when we woke up after a night under the stars, in the village of At Tuwani, surrounded by arid hills and olive groves. It’s the kind of place you’d want to sightsee, or drink tea with the locals, admire the work of weaving and embroidery by the […]

25 Nov
3:41

Israel Attempts to Beautify Settlements amid International Rejection

Israel’s right-wing government, led by the Likud Party, is trying to improve the image of the settlement to the Israeli public and world opinion, aiming to encourage and settle Jewish communities including immigrants from Arab countries, Iran, Ethiopia and India in Israel, through broadcasting video clips via internet and mobile […]

24 Nov
11:23

Illegal Colonialist Settlers Uproot Dozens Of Trees Near Ramallah

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, Saturday, a Palestinian olive orchard in the Seder area, in Turmus Ayya village, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and uprooted dozens of olive trees. The colonists invaded the Palestinian orchard and cut the trees although the land is […]

23 Nov
8:54

Israel Seeking to Establish 50km Settlement Belt in Jerusalem

Israel is planning to build a settlement belt around the occupied city of Jerusalem, in order to increase the Jewish population density, at the expense of Jerusalemites within the “Holy Basin” project, experts on Jerusalem affairs have said, according to the PNN. In the second and third legislative readings, the […]

23 Nov
12:32

Colonialist Settlers Puncture Car Tires, Write Racist Graffiti, Near Nablus

A group of illegal colonialist settlers infiltrated, on Friday at dawn, Huwwara and ‘Aseera al-Qibliya villages, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, puncture tires of parked cars and wrote racist graffiti. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said […]

22 Nov
11:39

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 21 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14 – 21 November, 2018. Israeli forces killed a fisherman and continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 113 civilians, including 25 children, 3 women, 3 […]

22 Nov
4:08

ISM Report: Palestinians and Internationals Attacked with Gunfire in Mazra’a al-Qibliya (VIDEO)

11/19/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team Investigating a reported settler attack on a home outside of Mazra’a al-Qibliya, the residents, along with ourselves, were attacked by a settler on horseback on the 18th of November. The settler began by intruding on the property and brandishing a handgun. The […]

21 Nov
11:12

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Residential Shed, Retaining Walls, Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Khirbat al-Marajem area, which belongs to Duma town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before demolishing a residential shed, in addition to several retaining walls. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the […]

20 Nov
11:45

Knesset Approves Colonialist Constructions In Silwan

The Israeli Knesset approved, Monday, the construction of residential units for colonialist settlers, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, in the area that Israel has termed “The City of David National Park.” Media sources said 63 Knesset members approved the plan, while 41 others […]

20 Nov
10:43

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Cause Damage To Under-Construction Park Near Nablus

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Tuesday, an under-construction park, near 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 assailant attacked the under-construction park, owed by Ahmad Far’uniyya. The […]