Category Archives: Israeli Settlement

01 Mar
9:04

Army Injures Several Nonviolent Protesters In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several nonviolent protesters, during the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Media sources said many Palestinians, accompanied by international peace activists, marched from the center of the village, heading towards the […]

01 Mar
6:13

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 February 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 21 – 27 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip, and killed a Palestinian child in eastern Gaza City. 117 civilians, including 19 children, eight […]

Yehuda Glick (archive image from Al Ray)
28 Feb
5:43

Glick and Settlers Invade Al-Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of illegal Israeli settlers, headed by Member of the Knesset for the extremist Likud party, America-born rabbi Yehuda Glick, on Wednesday morning, broke into the courtyards of the al-Aqsa Mosque Compound via the Mughrabi (Moroccan) Gate.   Jerusalemite sources reported that Israeli military troops spread, in the early morning […]

27 Feb
10:34

Heavy Rain Causes Sections Of The Annexation Wall To Collapse Near Jerusalem

Heavy rain falling over several parts of occupied Palestine has caused sections of Israel’s illegal Annexation Wall near Shu’fat refugee camp, to collapse, in the area which previously witnessed the same occurrence. The wall has isolated the Palestinians from their confiscated lands and separated them from the segregated Pisgat Zeev […]

27 Feb
3:34

Settlers Seize Land in Jordan Valley

A number of Israeli settlers, escorted by troops, have confiscated a large area of Palestinian land, in the northern Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, despite an international outcry against the Tel Aviv regime’s land expropriation policies in the occupied territories. Local Palestinian media reports said, on Monday, that […]

27 Feb
3:16

Farmers Prevented from Tending their Lands South of Nablus

Israeli forces, today, prevented Palestinians from farming their lands in Jaloud village, to the south of Nablus, in the north of the West Bank, said a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said that Israeli soldiers prevented farmers of Jaloud from […]

27 Feb
3:07

US Supporting Settlement Expansion as Israeli Elections Draw Near

by Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/ The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements said, in its latest weekly report, that  the ruling Israeli right-wing in Israel is racing time in order to get the votes of the Israelis, particularly those of the settlers. It escalates land confiscation campaigns throughout the […]

26 Feb
8:59

Israeli Colonists Paint Racist Graffiti on the Ar-Rahma Gate of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque

Illegal Israeli colonialist settlers painted, on Tuesday, racist graffiti on the outer walls of Bab ar-Rahma Gate, adjacent to the eastern wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The incident took place just a few days after dozens of Palestinians managed to reopen the ar-Rahma area of the […]

26 Feb
7:15

Israeli Forces Uproot 300 Palestinian-owned Trees near Jenin

Israeli bulldozers razed dozens of dunams of land and uprooted hundreds of Palestinian-owned trees on Monday afternoon, on lands belonging to residents from the Bartaa village, southwest of the northern occupied West Bank district of Jenin. According to local sources, Israeli forces along with bulldozers stormed the area and began […]

25 Feb
7:01

Settlers Seize Land in Jordan Valley

Israeli settlers, today, seized a large area of Palestinian land in the northern Jordan Valley, according  to Aref Daraghmeh, a local rights activist. He said the settlers placed barbed wire around the seized land, estimated in the hundreds of dunams, in Khillet al-Oqda and al-Sweideh area of the Jordan Valley. The […]

24 Feb
6:06

Settler Assaults WAFA Journalist in Hebron

Israeli soldiers, on Saturday, assaulted journalist Mashhour al-Wahwah, who works as a cameraman with WAFA News Agency, while he was taking a video of a marathon organized by Jewish settlers in the Old City of Hebron, south of the West Bank. Soldiers assaulted Wahwah and prevented him from capturing the […]

23 Feb
9:07

Colonialist Settlers Attack Palestinian Cars Near Nablus

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, on Saturday evening, many Palestinian cars near Huwwara Israeli military roadblock, south of Nablus, in northern West Bank. Resident Mohammad Sawafta, from Bardala town in the Northern Plains of the West Bank, said the colonists pelted his car with stones, causing serious […]

23 Feb
8:54

Colonialist Settler Attacks A Palestinian In Hebron

An illegal Israeli colonialist settler attacked, on Saturday morning, an official of the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee, in the Sahla neighborhood, near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Husam Abu Hadid said the colonist assaulted him while he was […]

23 Feb
8:20

Soldiers Abduct Three Shepherds Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, three Palestinian shepherds, south of Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern West Bank, said the soldiers, accompanied by […]

23 Feb
7:34

Colonialist Settlers Carry Out Provocative March In Hebron

Dozens of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers carried out, on Saturday evening, a provocative march in the streets and alleys of the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the colonists marched through the market area, and headed to the street of […]

22 Feb
5:46

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

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

22 Feb
4:08

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters Marking The Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, a nonviolent procession in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, marking the 25th anniversary of the Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre. Media sources said the soldiers injured one child with the rubber-coated steel bullet, and caused many Palestinians to suffer […]

22 Feb
3:26

Soldiers Injure Many Nonviolent Protesters 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 protesters marched from the center of the village, and headed towards Abu Lemon […]

22 Feb
3:12

Army Shoots Three Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, three Palestinians with the illegal expanding “Toto” bullets and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in the al-Mughayyir village, northeast of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The Palestinians held a nonviolent procession on lands Israel intends to illegally confiscate for its colonialist activities, […]

21 Feb
2:32

Israeli Colonists Attack A School Near Nablus

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Thursday, Orif Secondary School, in Orif village, south of Nablus, in northern West Bank. Adel al-‘Amer, the secretary of Orif Village Council, told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that the colonists attacked the school just as the students were leaving […]

21 Feb
8:28

Israeli Colonists Puncture Tires Of Palestinian Cars Near Ramallah

Illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, earlier Thursday, the villages of al-Janiya and Ras Karkar, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, punctured tires of several cars and wrote racist graffiti. Radi Abu Fkheitha, the head of Ras Karkar Village Council, said the colonists punctured the tires of ten […]

21 Feb
7:46

Israeli Soldiers Injure 30 Schoolchildren In Hebron

Israeli soldiers injured, Thursday, thirty Palestinians schoolchildren, including one who suffered a serious injury, after a group of soldiers and colonialist settlers attacked them, in Hebron, in southern West Bank. Medical sources in Hebron said thirty children suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, including one child who suffered a […]

20 Feb
11:21

Israel Approves 464 New Colonialist Units In Occupied Jerusalem

February 20, 2019 11:21 AM IMEMC News Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli “Construction and Planning Committee” of the City Council in occupied Jerusalem, has approved the construction on an additional 464 units for illegal colonialist settlers. The approval was made this past Monday, and it was revealed, Wednesday, that the plan aims at expanding in Gilo illegal colony, southwest of […]

20 Feb
9:28

Israeli Soldiers Injure Ten Palestinians In Nablus

Dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanying several colonialist settlers’ buses, invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus, at dawn Wednesday, heading to “Joseph’s Tomb” area, before the soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinian protesters, wounding at least ten. Media sources in Nablus said the soldiers invaded the eastern area of the […]

20 Feb
8:45

Jerusalem Resident Forced to Pay Settlers NIS45,000 in Legal Compensation

The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem informed a Palestinian resident in occupied East Jerusalem that she must pay settlers 45 thousand New Israeli Shekels as compensation for lawyers’ fees, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center reported, according to WAFA. Staff from the Israeli municipality raided the home of Ilham Seyyam and told her she […]

19 Feb
4:16

Fake Justice : A Report by B’Tselem

Israeli Human Rights group B’Tselem recently released a report, examining the rulings of Israel’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) to restrict Palestinian building, and demolish Palestinian homes, while authorizing illegal Israeli Settlements in the occupied West Bank. One example is the village of Khan Al-Ahmar, 2 kilometres south of the […]

19 Feb
3:18

Bulldozers Raze Burin Farmland for Settlement Expansion

Israeli military bulldozers, today, razed a large tract of Palestinian farmland belonging to Burin village, south of Nablus, said a local activist, according to WAFA. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement construction activities in the northern West Bank, said that Israeli forces razed a large tract of farmland cultivated with almond […]

18 Feb
2:39

Israeli Soldiers Bulldoze Palestinian Lands In Nablus And Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers bulldozed, Monday, large areas of Palestinian lands in the northern West Bank governorates of Nablus and Qalqilia, in order to expand illegal colonies, built on private lands. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded hundreds […]

18 Feb
6:13

Jerusalem: Over $55m to be Invested in Old City Settlement Projects

The Company for the Reconstruction and Development of the Jewish Quarter, in the Old City of Jerusalem, invested more than 200 million shekels ($55,288,940) into “settlement projects”, in Jerusalem’s Old City district. Israel Hayom news outlet reported that the projects will include renovating the Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue, the Burnt House, […]

18 Feb
6:06

VIDEO: Settlers Continue to Terrorize Al-Khalil

02/17/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team At the end of January, the occupation barred international ‘observer’ groups from Al-Khalil (Hebron), who were stationed throughout the city for more than 20 years, following the massacre of 29 Palestinians inside Ibrahimi mosque in 1994 by a fanatical Israeli terrorist. Illegal settlers, many of […]

18 Feb
6:01

60 Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque via the Moroccan Gate, accompanied by occupation police. According to Al Ray sources in Jerusalem, 60 Israeli settlers stormed the mosque in the company of rabbis, carrying out provocative tours in its courtyards, and receiving explanations about the alleged […]

18 Feb
5:53

Israeli Forces Raze Ramallah-area Land to Expand Illegal Settlement

Israeli forces bulldozed land belonging to Palestinians at the eastern entrance to the town of Deit Intham, north of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, said a local activist. Saleh Tamimi, the coordinator of the Land Defense Committee, told WAFA correspondence that Israeli forces, accompanied by a number of heavy machines and bulldozers, stormed […]

18 Feb
5:49

Palestinian Family to be Evicted, Home Handed to Settlers

Israeli soldiers and police stormed a Palestinian family home located in the Khalidiya block of Old Jerusalem, near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, threatening to evict it for Jewish settlers. According to WAFA, Israeli forces broke into a house inhabited by the family of Hatem Abu Assab and spread throughout, while another […]

16 Feb
6:08

Hebron Report 02/15/19

On the morning of February 14, 2019, ISM activists were forced to leave the Shuhada Street area as it was declared a closed military zone. The activists were monitoring the Qurtuba checkpoint, which is passed every morning by teachers and children going to school. Palestinians are regularly targeted and harassed […]

16 Feb
5:57

Bulldozers Raze Lands Near Nablus

Israeli occupation forces, on Friday, razed a Palestinian-owned agricultural land in the village of Urif, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, local sources said. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that Israeli forces accompanied by bulldozers proceeded to raze an […]

15 Feb
9:09

Army Attacks 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, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched from the center of […]

15 Feb
8:32

Israeli Soldiers Injure Four Palestinians, One Seriously, Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, four Palestinians, including one who suffered life-threatening wounds, after dozens of residents held Friday prayers on lands Israel intends to illegally confiscate for its colonialist and military activities, in Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Media sources in Nablus said the […]

15 Feb
5:44

Colonial Settlers Attack Nablus-area Village with Stones

Extremist Israeli settlers attacked, on Thursday, the homes of Palestinians in the village of Asira al-Qiblia, southwest of occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that a number of extremist settlers, protected by a military […]

14 Feb
8:54

Israeli Colonists Puncture Tires, Write Racist Graffiti, Near Salfit

A number of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers infiltrated, on Thursday at dawn, into Iskaka Palestinian village, east of Salfit city in central West Bank, wrote racist graffiti and punctures tires of several cars. Abdul-Qader Abu Hakma, the head of Iskaka village council, said the colonists wrote anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian racist graffiti […]

13 Feb
6:04

Israeli Colonists Invade Home, Threaten To Kill Family, In Hebron

A group of illegal Israel fanatic colonists invaded, on Tuesday, a Palestinian home, in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and threatened to kill the entire family. The home owner Emad Eqneibi said the colonists demanded him to leave his property so […]

13 Feb
4:48

Israeli Soldiers Attack Car Of Susiya Council Head Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, the car of the Jihad Nawaj’a, the head of Susiya Village Council, near Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, as he was driving near an Israeli military base. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committee in southern Hebron, […]

13 Feb
3:36

Israeli Settlers Assault Palestinian Shepherd

A group of Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian man, causing him injuries, while he was herding his sheep in open areas of the northern Jordan Valley, on Tuesday. According to human rights activist Aref Daraghmeh, settlers from Rotem settlement, which is located on the Palestinians’ land in Al-Farisiyya town, chased […]

12 Feb
5:17

Report: All Israeli Electoral Programs Call for the Absorption of One Million New Settlers

by Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements said, in its weekly report, that, according to data published by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has established, during the past decade, 7 new settlements in the occupied […]

12 Feb
4:05

Recently Rehabilitated Road in Masafer Yatta Destroyed by Israeli Authorities

Israeli forces destroyed a recently-rehabilitated road that connected Khirbet Shaab al-Butum to Masafer Yatta, in the south of the West Bank, said a local activist. Coordinator of the Anti-Wall and Anti-Settlement Committees in southern Hebron Rateb al-Jabour told WAFA that Israeli forces provided protection to a military bulldozer as it […]

11 Feb
9:21

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Monday morning, a Palestinian home in the al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Dozens of soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded Ein Jweiza area in al-Walaja, after surrounding it, and proceeded to demolish the property. The demolished home is owned by Majdi Shweiki, […]

11 Feb
4:15

Settlers Stone Palestinian Vehicles in the West Bank

Extremist Jewish-Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian vehicles in the West Bank over the past night. Local Al Ray sources reported that a group of Israeli settlers threw stones towards Palestinian vehicles on the Wadi al-Delb road, near the village of Ras Karkar, in the Ramallah district, causing damage to some of […]

10 Feb
1:18

Settlers Attack School Near Nablus

The administration of Orif Secondary School, in Orif town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, had to shut the school down, and sent the students to their homes when illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked it, and Israeli soldiers fire live rounds into the education facility. Ghassan Daghlas, […]

10 Feb
10:10

Illegal Settlers Attack Homes In Tel Rumeida

A group of illegal fanatic Israeli colonists attacked, on Saturday at night, many Palestinian homes in Tel Rumeida neighborhood, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Media sources said the colonists attacked many homes and attempted to invade them and assault the families. Local Palestinians intercepted the assailants and […]

10 Feb
5:53

Israeli Ministers Move Forward with Historic West Bank Settlement Plan

Dozens of Israeli ministers and senior officials from the Likud political party and other right-wing parties have signed a petition to settle two million Jews across the occupied West Bank. Israeli Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and ministers Gilad Erdan, Miri Regev, Yisrael Katz of the Likud party, Ayelet Shaked and […]

10 Feb
4:39

Soldiers Attack Protesters In Hebron

Israeli soldiers fired, on Saturday evening, many gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian protesters at the entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers, stationed at the entrance of the refugee camp, fire many gas bombs […]

10 Feb
3:50

Army Abducts A Child And A Young Man, Colonists Attack Cars, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, a child and a young man from Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, and south of Ramallah, while Illegal Colonists attack cars, west of Ramallah. Media sources said the soldiers stopped and interrogated the two Palestinians, who were walking near the Qalandia Terminal, […]

10 Feb
3:12

Illegal Colonists Attack Palestinian Cars, North Of Hebron

Dozens of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers hurled stones, on Saturday evening, at Palestinian cars driving at the junction of Gush Etzion colony, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and shouted insults and threats at the Palestinians. Media sources said around 50 illegal colonists gathered […]

09 Feb
7:19

Anat Cohen Assaults ISM Volunteers in Al-Khalil (again)

02/08/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team ISM volunteers were detained by Hebron Police for over 8 hours after Anat Cohen assaulted them outside the Qurtuba school checkpoint on Thursday. In direct response to the violence waged against Palestinians at the hands of settlers (and the military that protects them), a […]

09 Feb
2:31

Troops Attack Landowners and Activists Planting Olive Trees in Beit Ummar

A number of landowners and Combatants For Peace activists suffered, Friday, the effects of tear gas inhalation after Israeli troops at participants of a solidarity action of planting olive trees on lands owned by farmers from the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, in southern West Bank. The activity […]

09 Feb
1:54

Army Seals Shut A Palestinian Home North Of Hebron

Israeli soldiers sealed shut, on Friday evening, a the front entrance of a Palestinian home in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said dozens of soldiers invaded the refugee camp, and the surrounding areas, before storming […]

08 Feb
11:04

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, several Palestinians after firing many gas bombs and concussion grenades at them, while many nonviolent activists were planting trees in Palestinian lands, in Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Media activist Hamad Taqatqa said the soldiers, and illegal colonialist settlers, attacked […]

08 Feb
6:10

EU Report: Over 15,000 Settlement Units Built During 2018

The advancement of settlement units continued at an unprecedented high level during the second half of 2018 (July-December), according to a recent EU report on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. More than 7,000 units in the occupied West Bank (4,350), including East Jerusalem (2,900), were advanced […]

07 Feb
1:08

Al-Arakib Bedouin Village Destroyed For The 140th Time

The Israeli Authorities demolished, Thursday, the al-Arakib Bedouin Palestinian village, in the Negev, for the 140th consecutive times, after dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded it. The army, accompanied by bulldozers and machinery, demolished the residential tents and sheds, in addition to all barns, displacing the families along with […]

07 Feb
7:49

Mobile Caravans Erected by Israeli Colonists in Jenin

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, set up new mobile caravans on Palestinian-owned agricultural lands between Yaabad town and Zabda village, south of the northern occupied West Bank district of Jenin. The mayor of Yaabad, Samer Abu Bakr, stated that Israeli settlers set up caravans under the heavy protection of Israeli forces […]

07 Feb
7:44

Israeli Tender for Jerusalem Railway Rejected by Spanish Company

A Spanish company announced, yesterday, that it had rejected an Israeli tender to build part of the Jerusalem railway, which will cut deep into occupied Palestinian territory. Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF or Construction and Other Railway Services) announced that it “refuses to build a section of the railway […]

06 Feb
9:53

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack Archeological Site, Uproot Trees, Near Nablus

A group of illegal fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, earlier Wednesday, an archeological site, south of Jaloud village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and caused damage, in addition to uprooting ancient olive trees. The invasion targeted an ancient archeological site, known as the Khirbat al-Qasser, south […]

06 Feb
3:56

Israel Surfaces Plan to Seize Land Southeastern Jerusalem

Head of the committee for the defense of East Jerusalem land, Bassam Bahr, says there is an Israeli plan to seize more than a thousand dunams of agricultural land, including olive trees and houses belonging to Palestinian citizens in Khallet Abed, southeastern Jerusalem. Bahr referred to the Jerusalem Municipality’s announcement […]

05 Feb
11:30

OCHA Report: Israeli Settler Attacks Against Palestinians on the Rise

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [OCHA] in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, published a report for the period of January 15 -28, 2019, finding an increase in attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinian civilians. During the two-week period covered by the report, 3 Palestinians were shot and […]

05 Feb
3:52

Illegal Colonialist Settlers Uproot Olive Saplings Near Hebron

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers uprooted, Tuesday, many olive saplings in the al-Hamra area, east of Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular and National Committees in southern Hebron, said the assailants came from […]

05 Feb
5:19

Settlers Storm Land, Set Up Mobile Home near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, Monday, set up a mobile home on a plot of land belonging to the southern West Bank village of Tuqu, east of Bethlehem, said a local activist. Head of the Bethlehem Office of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Commission, Hassan Breijieh, told WAFA that a group of settlers stormed a […]

05 Feb
2:25

Israeli Paramilitary Settlers Post Threats to Palestinian Farmers

The residents of Tekoa village, near Jenin in the northern part of the West Bank, were shocked to find placards posted around their village on Sunday by Israeli military settlers threatening their livelihoods if they associated with members of Israeli and international peace groups. The placards included a ‘hit list’ […]

04 Feb
2:24

Illegal Colonists Deface Palestinian Mosque Near Ramallah

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers infiltrated, on Monday at dawn, into Deir Dibwan village, east of the central West Bank city or Ramallah, and defaced a mosque and several cars parked nearby. Mansour Mansour, the mayor of Deir Dibwan, said the colonists defaced the walls of the local […]

02 Feb
5:43

BTS Testimonies: “You hate everyone.”

[[Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate […]

01 Feb
3:20

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Seven Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, seven Palestinians with live fire and rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after attacking a nonviolent procession in the al-Mughayyir village, northeast of Ramallah. Hundreds of Palestinians held Friday prayers on their lands, which Israel intends to illegally confiscate […]

01 Feb
2:46

Soldiers Attack The Weekly Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, participating in the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many to suffer the effects o teargas inhalation. The protesters marched from […]

01 Feb
2:20

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, dozens of nonviolent protesters during the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The protesters marched from the center of the village heading towards their orchards, isolated behind the illegal wall, while chanting […]

31 Jan
1:16

Soldiers Assault Family, Destroy Their Furniture, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, a Palestinian home in the Sahla area, in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, before assaulting the family, in addition to destroying their furniture. Hazem Abu Rajab, said the soldiers invaded his home, and assaulted his family, before […]

31 Jan
11:08

Al-Arakib Bedouin Village Demolished For 139th Time

Israeli soldiers, police officers and personnel of the so-called “Negev Development Authority” invaded, Thursday, the al-Arakib Bedouin village, in the Negev, and demolished it for the 139th consecutive time. The villagers stated that dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded the community, accompanied by bulldozers, and demolished the tents, barns […]

31 Jan
10:50

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Attack Shepherds In Northern Plains

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Thursday, many Palestinian shepherds in grazing lands in the al-Farisiyya area, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank. Palestinian Human Rights activist Aref Daraghma, said the colonists chased the shepherds, and hurled stones at them and the flocks. He added […]

31 Jan
5:35

Settlers Vandalize Palestinian Vehicles in Nablus

Extremist Israeli settlers vandalized several Palestinian vehicles in al-Lubban al-Sharqiyyeh village, south of the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, on Wednesday morning. Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli settlers from the Maale Levona illegal Israeli […]

29 Jan
5:21

Settlers Attack Farmers in Masafer Yatta

Israeli settlers from Beit Yatir and Awlad Yaqub Dalia settlements — expatriated, by force, from Palestinian citizens living southeast of Yatta, south of Hebron —  attacked, on Monday, farmers in Masafer Yatta, under the protection of the Israeli army. The coordinator of the local committee against the wall and settlements […]

29 Jan
5:09

UK Minister Condemns Fatal Settler Attack

The United Kingdom’s Minister of State for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, on Sunday, condemned the killing of a Palestinian by armed Israeli settlers in al-Mughayer village, northeast of Ramallah. “I condemn yesterday’s violence in the West Bank in which a Palestinian man was killed. My thoughts are with his […]

28 Jan
9:37

Army To Demolish A Palestinian Home, Abduct A Woman, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers handed, on Monday evening, an order for the demolition of a Palestinian home in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted a woman while leaving the holy site. The soldiers handed the order to the home owner, Issa Ja’afra, informing him that […]

28 Jan
9:45

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Occupy Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, on Monday morning, privately-owned Palestinian lands in Beit Iskariya village, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and started planting them with trees. The head of Beit Iskariya Village Council, Mohammad Ibrahim, said the colonists invaded and occupied the Palestinian lands […]

28 Jan
4:19

Ashrawi: Israeli Government and Allies Responsible for Rise in Settler Terrorism

Member of the PLO Executive Committee, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Saturday evening, said that the Israeli government and its allies are responsible for rise in settler terrorism, referring to the fatal shooting by Jewish settlers of a Palestinian man in the village of al-Mughayer, near Ramallah, earlier on the day. […]

28 Jan
4:15

UN Shocked at Terror Waged by Israeli Settlers

The United Nations has voiced “shock” at the “terror” carried out by Israeli settlers that killed a Palestinian father of four, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.   “Today’s violence in al-Mughayer is shocking and unacceptable!” UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov tweeted on Sunday, referring […]

27 Jan
7:13

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In Bethlehem And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, nine Palestinians, including children, from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Bethlehem and Ramallah, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded the towns of Ni’lin and Turmus Ayya, before storming and violently searching many […]

27 Jan
4:49

PCHR: “Israeli Forces and Settlers Kill Two Palestinian Civilians, Including Child, in Ramallah and Al-Biereh”

In two separate crimes of excessive use of force, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child in Silwad village, northeast of Ramallah, and only after less than 24 hours, Israeli settlers killed a Palestinian civilian in al-Moghayer village. Moreover, the Israeli forces wounded 22 other civilians after moving into al- Moghayer […]

27 Jan
5:25

Settler Attacks Palestinians With Axe

A Palestinian father and his son were lightly injured on Saturday evening, after an Israeli settler attacked them with an axe, near the village of Deir Estya, to the north of Salfit,  occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Saeed Zaidan, mayor of the village, told WAFA that a […]

26 Jan
6:39

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Kill One Palestinian, Injure 30, Near Ramallah

Illegal Israeli paramilitary colonialist settlers  killed, Saturday, one Palestinian, while soldiers and settlers injured at least 30 others, after they attempted to invade the northern part of the al-Mughayyir village, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and were intercepted by the villagers. The Palestinian Health Ministry said […]

26 Jan
5:39

Settlers Vandalize Vehicles and Property North of Ramallah

Extremist Jewish settlers last night smashed three parked vehicles and spray-painted racist graffiti on walls after raiding the village of Turmus-Ayya, to the northeast of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian security sources. Settlers from the illegal settlement of Shilo, nearby, broke into the village in middle […]

26 Jan
5:00

UPDATE : Israel Releases Body of Slain Palestinian After Being Held for 40 Days

The body of 60 year old Palestinian, Hamdan Tawfiq Arda, who was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in al-Biereh city, in December, was released Friday. Israeli authorities withheld the body of the slain civilian for 40 days, without a reason, reported WAFA. After 40 days, the Israeli military released […]

26 Jan
4:39

Israeli Soldiers Injure Protesters In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said […]

26 Jan
4:07

Colonialist Settlers Injure A Father And His Child, In Hebron

A group of armed illegal Israeli colonialist settlers injured, on Friday evening, a Palestinian man and his child, east of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said the illegal colonists came from Keryat Arba’ colony, which was built on Palestinian lands, […]

26 Jan
3:41

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers killed, on Friday evening, a Palestinian teen, only 16 years of age, from Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and wounded another Palestinian, in addition to moderately injuring a young man in ar-Reesan Mountain area, west of Ramallah. Palestinian medical sources said a […]

24 Jan
11:01

New Evidence in Case of Palestinian Mother Stoned to Death by Right-Wing Israelis

Israeli authorities on Wednesday released new information about the death of Aisha al-Rabi, who was killed by a mob of right-wing Israelis in October 2018, stating that they had found DNA of the central suspect in the case on the rock that caused her death. Of the five right-wing Israeli […]

24 Jan
4:04

Mladenov Addresses Security Council

The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nikolay Mladenov, stated that Gaza is currently facing a real catastrophe, pointing out that the possibility of establishing an independent Palestinian state have dwindled.   Al Ray reports that the coordinator renewed his rejection to Israel’s expansion of illegal settlements […]

24 Jan
3:47

West Bank Lands Razed for Settlement Expansion

Several bulldozers, belonging to Israeli settlers, razed and leveled Palestinian lands near Assira al-Qibliya village, south of the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, on Wednesday. Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma’an News Agency that a number of bulldozers, belonging […]

23 Jan
5:36

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian And An Australian Peace Activist In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a Palestinian and an Australian peace activist during a nonviolent protest near Anata town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists were nonviolently protesting the new Jewish-only, ‘Apartheid Road’, built on Palestinian lands near Anata town. The protesters carried Palestinian flags and […]

23 Jan
5:46

Illegal Colonists Cut Hundreds of Olive Trees Near Hebron

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Tuesday, Palestinian olive orchards in Wad Abu ar-Reesh area, north of Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and cut hundreds of olive trees and saplings. Yousef Abu Mariya, a nonviolent activist against Israel’s colonies in Beit […]

22 Jan
4:23

EU Representatives Visit Jerusalem Family Threatened with Eviction

European Union diplomats, on Monday, visited the Sabbagh family, who are under threat of eviction from their home in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, for the benefit of Jewish settlers, and warned that settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territory is illegal under international law. The Israeli High […]

21 Jan
2:13

Israeli Soldiers Bulldoze Palestinian Lands, Uproot Olive Trees, Near Bethlehem

Several Israeli army vehicles and bulldozers invaded, Monday, Palestinian agricultural lands in the al-Kharja area in Battir town, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and bulldozed nearly 60 Dunams of farmlands in addition to uprooting 60 olive trees. Taiseer Qattoush, the mayor of Battir, said a large military […]

18 Jan
6:55

ISESCO Condemns Israeli Plan to Destroy Jerusalem Heritage Site

The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) has condemned Israeli occupation authorities’ scheme to destroy a 1,200-year-old archaeological site in an Arab town to the north of occupied Jerusalem, as a means to build a logistic center for the “Modi’in” settlement.   ISESCO stated, according to Al Ray, that […]

15 Jan
12:31

Illegal Colonialist Settlers Uproot Palestinian Farmlands In Nablus

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, Tuesday, Palestinian farmlands in Khirbat Yanoun village, 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 invaded the lands with their […]

14 Jan
1:11

Army Orders Families To Halt Construction Of Home, Shed And Well

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and ordered two families to halt the construction of their home, shed and water well. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular and National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern Hebron, said […]