Category Archives: Miscellaneous

24 Jun

Israeli Troops Demolish a Palestinian Home in Betunia, Near Ramallah

June 24, 2020 10:32 AM IMEMC News Miscellaneous, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli troops demolished, early on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian-owned home in the central West Bank town of Betunia, west of Ramallah. Local sources said that a large Israeli military force, including a bulldozer, invaded Betunia town, in the early hours of Wednesday morning. They added that the soldiers forced out […]

07 May

Explosion In Gaza Injures Several Palestinians

In a brief statement, the Palestinian Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that several Palestinians were injured, on Wednesday evening, in an explosion in Gaza city. Eyad El-Bozom, the spokesperson of the Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip, said medics evacuated the wounded to the Shifa Medical Center, […]

25 Mar

PCHR: “Call for Intervention before It is too Late: PCHR Warns that Gaza’s Healthcare System Would Collapse in case of Coronavirus Outbreak”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza is following with great concern the health conditions in the Gaza Strip and seriously warns of a catastrophic deterioration that may afflict the Strip in the event of an outbreak of the new Coronavirus Covid-19. The center is concerned that the health […]

17 Mar

PCHR Calls for the Expedited Release of Investigation Results on Tragic Nusairat Camp Fire

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights continues to monitor, with great pain, the consequences of the catastrophic fire at Nusairat camp that took place on 05 March 2020 in a densely populated area at the heart of Nusairat refugee camp market. As a result of the unfortunate event, 19 civilians, […]

06 Mar

Palestinian Health Ministry Confirms 7 Cases of COVID19 Corona Virus

The Palestinian Minister of Health Mai Kayleh announced on Thursday evening that 7 Palestinian citizens have been confirmed as infected with the Corona virus. Kayleh explained, in a press conference held Thursday evening in the headquarters of the Governorate of Bethlehem, in the presence of Governor Kamel Hamid and the […]

03 Feb

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at night, a Palestinian man near Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in West Bank, after he reportedly approached a military roadblock carrying a knife. The army is alleging that the Palestinian man approached a military roadblock while carrying a knife and that he dropped it […]

19 Jan

Palestinian Farmer Killed, Another Injured, In Explosions In Southern Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported, Saturday, that one farmer was killed, and another was injured, in two separate explosions, in the southern part of the coastal region. The Ministry stated that a farmer, identified as Mahdi Eid Ayyad Irmeilat, 36, was killed when an explosive […]

05 Oct

Miles Of Smiles Aid Convoy Arrives In Gaza

Essam Yousef, the head of the “Miles Of Smiles” convoys in the Gaza Strip, has reported, Friday, that “Miles Of Smiles” has made it into the besieged coastal region, carrying essential medical equipment and vehicles for transporting persons with physical challenges. Yousef said the convoy carried six ambulances, 10 buses […]

03 Oct

Demining Baptismal site completed, says PMAC

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, October 02, 2019 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Mine Action Center (PMAC) announced the completion of phase one of clearing the Baptismal site, known as al-Maghtas, on the West Bank side of the River Jordan of landmines. It said in a statement that demining al-Maghtas was done in cooperation […]

01 Oct

Qassam Fighter Accidentally Killed In Gaza

The al-Bassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, has reported that one of its fighters was accidentally killed, Monday, in southern Gaza. The Brigades stated that Mohammad Ayman al-Qarra, from Khan Younis, was accidentally killed due to a malfunction is his weapon, aparently while cleaning it. It is worth […]

19 Sep

Seven Palestinian Injured In Southern Gaza

September 19, 2019 4:15 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that seven residents were injured, Wednesday, apparently when a homemade shell was fired from Gaza targeting nearby Israeli settlements but landed and detonated in a home in the eastern area of Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region. The sources stated that medical […]

12 Sep

Palestinian Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Gaza

The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, on Thursday at dawn, in an accident in a siege-busting tunnel, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. In a statement, the Brigades said the Palestinian, identified as […]

08 Sep

Palestinian Killed In An Accidental Explosion In Central Gaza

September 8, 2019 11:44 AM IMEMC News Deir al-Balah, Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that one fighter was killed, Sunday, in what was described as an accidental explosion in Central Gaza. It stated that the Palestinian has been identified as Mo’in Suleiman al-‘Attar, 42, was killed in the explosion in Deir al-Balah, in central […]

29 Aug

Update 2: “Hamas Arrests Ten Persons Believed To Be Behind The Fatal Bombings In Gaza”

Mousa Abu Marzouq, a member of the political bureau of Hamas, stated on Thursday that the security forces of the Interior Ministry in Gaza have arrested ten persons who are believed to be members of the cell that carried out the two bombings on Tuesday evening, which killed three security […]

Farmers near the border in Gaza. (Shourideh C. Molavi and Ain Media Gaza)
29 Jul

Report: Israeli Pesticides Contaminating Gaza Crops

A new report by the group ‘Forensic Architecture’ has found that widespread pesticide contamination from Israel into Gaza has occurred over decades, severely impacting the food grown in Gaza. The full report follows below: Staging the terrain Over three decades, in tandem with the Madrid and Oslo negotiation processes, the […]

10 Jul

Death Sentence Issued in Gaza: PCHR Calls for Respecting Palestine’s International Obligations

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Tuesday, 09 July 2019, the First Instance Court issued a death sentence by hanging against J. M. (69), from Jabalia after convicting him with the murder of (A. A.) on 15 February 2018. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the […]

15 Jun

Weapon Malfunction Kills A Qassam Fighter In Gaza

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Saturday, due to a malfunction in his weapon. In a statement, the Brigades identified the fighter as Mohammad Farid Kalloub, 25, from the Shati’ refugee camp, in Gaza city. The Palestinian was […]

24 May

At Least Four Palestinians Injured In Tunnel Collapse In Gaza

Medical sources said at least four Palestinians were injured, including one who suffered serious wounds, in a tunnel collapse accident, in northern Gaza. The sources said medics, and rescue volunteers rushed to the collapsed tunnel, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and managed to locate the four Palestinians. […]

30 Apr

Wounded Palestinian, Who Burnt Him Self Demanding Medical Care, Dies In Gaza

A young Palestinian man, who was shot with several Israeli army live rounds on April 16, 2018, and torched himself two weeks ago after his repeated calls for medical treatment abroad went unanswered, has died from his serious wounds, on Tuesday evening. Media sources said the young man, Bilal Mohammad […]

24 Apr

Health Ministry: “Child Killed In Accidental Explosion In Gaza”

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the besieged Gaza Strip has reported, on Tuesday evening, that a child was killed in an “accidental explosion” in central Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry identified the child as Mohannad Amin al-Baz, 13 years of age. There has been no detailed information regarding the child’s […]

08 Mar

PCHR: On International Women’s Day, Let Our Motto Be: “Together to Provide Protection and Justice for Palestinian Women”

Ref: 31/2019:  Date: 07 March 2019:  March 8th marks the International Women’s Day, which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1977, to ensure that all women all over the world enjoy their rights guaranteed by all international standards and reiterate support for women’s struggle for justice, equality […]

06 Mar

Two Children Die In House Fire After Army Delayed Fire Trucks

The mayor of Hebron, Taysir Abu Sneina, held the Israeli army responsible for the death of two children, who died in a fire in their home, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, after the military delayed Palestinian fire trucks and Red Crescent ambulances, at two roadblocks in the […]

27 Feb

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 […]

08 Feb

Palestinian Prisoner Dies In Israeli Prison

A Palestinian prisoner, held by Israel in Beersheba (Be’er as-Sabe’) prison, died on Friday, due to the lack of adequate medical treatment, the media department of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported. The Committee stated that Yasser Hamed Eshteyya, 36, from Tal village, southwest of the northern West Bank city […]

05 Dec

‘Life Is All About Trying’: Disabled Palestinians Defy Challenges

by Mersiha Gadzo Some laughed at him, others told him that he wouldn’t succeed. But with a strong will and positive attitude, Abdulrahman Abu Rawaa proved them wrong. With just one arm and a leg each, he can easily ride his bike along Gaza’s sandy streets. He took off the […]

29 Nov

Bottle Cap Jackets And Chocolate Wrapper Dresses: Palestinian Fashion Goes Green

by Tessa Fox Rather than having their creations in the pages of high-end fashion magazines such as Vogue, some Palestinian designers are incorporating these very pages into their designs. Palestinian runways are now being graced with multi-coloured dresses of recycled material including discarded plastic, rolled up pages from sophisticated fashion […]

01 Nov

Qassam Fighters Dies In An Accidental Explosion

November 1, 2018 9:22 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Jabalia, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, on Thursday morning, in an accident explosion, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Al-Qassam said the fighter, Daoud Rezeq Eid Jneid, 37, was killed in an accidental explosion “during preparation and […]

26 Oct

One Palestinian Killed In An Accidental Explosion In Central Gaza

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has reported that one Palestinian was killed, and another was injured, in an explosion in the al-Boreij refugee camp, in Central Gaza. Dr. al-Qedra said the Palestinian has been identified as Jabr Ibrahim Abu Hmeisa, 27, and added that […]

11 Oct

PCHR: “On World Day against Death Penalty, PCHR Reiterates its Call for Abolishing This Penalty in Palestinian Law”

 Today, 10 October, coincides the World Day against Death Penalty when calls are annually renewed by the countries of the world to work on abolishing this penalty from its legislation, considering it as an inhuman penalty that is incompatible with the values of justice and goals of punishments that aim […]

06 Sep

Palestinian Policeman Killed In An Accidental Explosion In Gaza

September 6, 2018 7:42 AM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A Palestinian policeman was killed, on Wednesday evening, in an accidental explosion at a police station in Gaza city. The Palestinian Interior Ministry has reported that Lieutenant Abdul-Rahim Abbas, 42, a member of the Explosives Unit, was killed while inspecting explosive materials. It added that the explosives detonated during the […]

23 Jul

Two Palestinian Scientists Found Dead in Algeria

Two Palestinian scientists were found dead in an Algerian apartment, reports in Gaza said, on Sunday. The two, identified as Suliman al-Farra, aged 34, and Mohammed Albana, a 35-year-old physician from Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip. According to reports, they were found in al-Farra’s apartment, and the Palestinian embassy in […]

15 Jul

Father And His Child Killed In An Accidental Explosion In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a father and his child, were killed and another Palestinian was injured, in what is described as an accidental explosion, in Gaza city. The Health Ministry said the Palestinian, Ahmad Mansour Hassan, 35, and his son Lu’ay, 13, were killed, and their bodies […]

06 Jul

Eurovision: Israeli Writers of Prize Winning Song under Threat of Plagiarism Suit

Israel’s win in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has been threatened with a lawsuit for alleged plagiarism, under the pretext that it is very similar to the 2003 song “Seven Nation Army” by American band The White Stripes. Ma’an reports that, according to an Israeli news outlet, Doron Medalie and […]

01 Jul

Two Teens Killed, Eight Injured, In Gaza Explosion

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Saturday, that two teenagers were killed, and eight other residents were injured, three seriously, in an explosion in a home in the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, in Gaza city. The Health Ministry said the deceased Palestinian teens have been identified as Moayyad Hayyed Hallas, 17, and […]

23 Jun

Child Suffers Amputations In His Fingers Due To Explosive

June 23, 2018 1:50 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Miscellaneous, News Report, West Bank 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a child suffered amputations of fingers in his hand, after an explosive object, believed to be dropped by the Israeli army, detonated near him, in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The child Abdul-Mohaymin Abdul-Mohsin Dweik, […]

20 Jun

Grenade Hurled At Army Post In Hebron

Israeli sources said. Tuesday, that an explosion struck a post for the Israeli Military Police, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The sources said the explosion was caused by an explosive charge which detonated near the police post, close the the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron. […]

11 Jun

Israeli Woman Injured In Tel Aviv Stabbing

June 11, 2018 2:18 PM IMEMC News Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli sources have reported, Monday, that a young Israeli woman was seriously injured in Afula city, allegedly after being stabbed by a Palestinian from northern West Bank. Israeli daily Haaretz said the woman, 18 years of age, suffered severe wounds in the upper body, and was rushed to HaEmek Hospital, […]

23 Mar

Two Security Officers, Two Gunmen, Killed In Firefight In Gaza

The Palestinian Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported, on Thursday afternoon, that two Palestinian security officers, and two gunmen, including one believed to be behind the assassination attempt of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, were killed, during gun clashes in the Nusseirat refugee camp in central Gaza. The Palestinian […]

19 Mar

French Official Accused of Transferring Weapons to West Bank

Israeli security agency Shin Bet announced, Monday, the arrest of a French citizen working in the French consulate in occupied Jerusalem, on charges of transferring weapons from the Gaza Strip to the occupied West Bank. According to Al Ray, Israeli media quoted the Shin Bet as claiming that Frenchman Roman […]

01 Mar

Palestinian Astrophysicist Wins International Prize

Palestinian scientist, professor and lecturer at Al-Aqsa University, Suleiman Baraka, received the Italian Renata Borlon Prize, for the year 2018, in its fourth edition, at the University of Sofia in Tuscany. Palestinian astrophysicist Sulaiman Baraka is from the town of Bani Suhaila in Khan Younis, southern the Gaza Strip. Baraka […]

27 Feb

West Bank and Gaza to Close for Purim

Israeli occupation authorities, on Sunday, said that there will be a security cordon on the West Bank and Gaza for four days, on the occurrence of the Jewish holiday of “Purim”. The closure will start on Tuesday night, until midnight Saturday. According to Israeli army, Gaza crossings with Israel will be […]

13 Feb

Five Grants for Developing Community Tourism in Palestine Signed by Masar Ibrahim

The Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil organization, on Monday, signed five grants from the World Bank to a group of individuals and institutions aiming to implement developmental projects, for the purpose of activating, developing and sustaining community tourism in Palestine. Executive director of the organization, George Rishmawi, said that they are supporting […]

29 Jan

Metal Gate Erected at Entrance to West Bank Villages

The Israeli army set up a metal gate at the entrance to the village of Nabi Elias, east of Qalqilia, in the northern West Bank, according to a local source. Ma’zouz Qaddoumi, from the municipality of Jayyous, a town adjacent to Nabi Elias, told WAFA that the metal gate was […]

16 Jan

West Bank Schools Going Solar

An estimated 500 West Bank schools are soon going to get their electric power from solar cells. According to WAFA, the Ministry of Education and the Palestinian Investment Fund (PIF) signed, on Tuesday, an agreement to install solar cells on roofs of 500 public schools to generate 35 MW of electricity. The […]

13 Jan

Egyptian Navy Kills A Palestinian Fisherman

Egyptian navy ships opened fire, on Saturday at dawn, on a Palestinian fishing boat, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing a fisherman. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza, said the fisherman has been identified as Abdullah Ramadan Zeidan, 33, from the […]

01 Dec

Israeli Soldier Stabbed to Death in Negev

An Israeli soldier was found lying unconscious, on Thursday evening, bleeding from stab wounds, outside of a mall in the city of Arad, in the Negev desert. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful and he was declared dead on the scene. “When we arrived to the scene a young man […]

06 Nov

Position Paper: Unleashing Media Freedoms Should be Priority in Reconciliation Table Agenda

In light of the Palestinian reconciliation, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) preferably focused on media freedoms through organizing a panel discussion titled as, “The Future of Media Freedoms in light of National Reconciliation”. The panel discussion was attended by experts, decision-makers, journalists, politicians, civil society representatives, academics and […]

27 Oct

Security Chief In Gaza Survives Assassination Attempt

October 27, 2017 5:46 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The General Director of the Internal Security Forces in Gaza, survived an assassination attempt, Friday, with mild wounds, after an explosive device, which was apparently embedded in his car, detonated as he opened its door. Security sources in Gaza said Lieutenant Tawfiq Abu Na’im, survived the explosion which targeted him […]

26 Oct

Palestinian Engineers Create Phone App for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Palestinian doctors and engineers claim to have developed an app that would allow women to detect early signs of breast cancer by simply snapping a picture from their phones. Al-Quds University released a statement saying that Dr. Zaidoun Salah and engineer Yazid Al Badarin invented the app, which is still […]

23 Oct

Gunmen Abduct Three Tunnels Workers On Gaza-Egypt Border

October 23, 2017 2:33 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

On Monday evening, a group of gunmen, believed to be ISIS terrorists, have abducted three Palestinian workers, from a tunnel on the Gaza-Egypt border. Initial reports indicate that the gunmen abducted the three workers, and took them to an area, where ISIS has a stronghold in Sinai, in Egypt. The […]

21 Oct

Japan Funds Construction of West Bank Schools

Japan’s Representative Office to Palestine, Thursday, signed two grants to fund the construction of additional classrooms in two secondary schools in the Jenin-district village of Kufr Dan and Nablus-district village of Farkha. Japan’s ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative to Palestine Takeshi Okubo and a representative of Kufr Dan municipality […]

19 Oct

Adalah Holds 12th Annual Law Students Camp: The Nakba and the Law (VIDEO)

60 Palestinian students from West Bank, East J’lem, Golan Heights, and citizens of Israel participated; one student: ‘I hadn’t considered a career in human rights, but the camp changed my mind.’ Sixty Palestinian and Arab students from the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, and citizens of Israel participated […]

19 Oct

Palestinian Girl Places First Over 7.4 Million Participants in Reading Contest

Arab Reading Challenge crowned as winner a 17-year-old Palestinian girl who beat 7.4 million contestants to win this year’s title as the champion of the contest in Dubai. Afaf Sharif was crowned during a grand ceremony held at the Dubai Opera House, and received Dh550,000 in prize money, PNN reports. […]

10 Oct

Palestine-India Techno Park Joins Global Network for Science Parks

The Palestine-India Techno Park (PTP) has participated in the Thirty-fourth World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation in Istanbul. The Park became a full-time member of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP), a leading global network for science parks and areas of innovation. […]

09 Oct

Israeli Soldiers Fire Three Shells Into Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, late Sunday night, three shells toward a post, run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, east of the al-Maghazi refugee camp, in central Gaza. The Al-Qassam Brigades said in a press release that the Israeli shells caused property damage, but did not lead to […]

01 Oct

P. A. To Employ Renewable Energy In All Educational Facilities

On Saturday, the Palestinian Education Minister, Sabri Saidam, stated that the Palestinian Ministerial Council has made a strategic decision to employ renewable energy utilities on the rooftops of all schools and higher education facilities, to advance clean and renewable energy. He stated that the “Palestine Investment Fund” has been chosen […]

19 Sep

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel In Southern Gaza

September 19, 2017 12:13 PM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Tuesday, that a Palestinian fighter was killed in a border tunnel, between Gaza and Egypt, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has confirmed that the Palestinian, identified as Hani Faraj Shallouf, 24, […]

13 Sep

Gaza Boy Producing Computer Games

A 15-year-old Palestinian boy from the Gaza Strip has taught himself to produce professional-standard computer games, Safa News Agency reported on Monday, according to Days of Palestine. Bilal Shahin has developed 20 games over the past three years, one of which — Flappy Attack Crush — is available on Google […]

11 Sep

Win Over Bhutan: Palestine Leads Asian Cup Competition

The Palestinian national football team beat Bhutan 2-0 in the Asian Cup qualifier to head the four-country group that also includes Oman and the Maldives. The Asian Cup final will take place in the UAE in January of 2019. The win raised Palestine’s FIFA ranking to 93, having been ranked […]

10 Sep

Palestinians raise money to send to Houston Hurricane Relief

After a Category 4 Hurricane, Hurricane Harvey, devastated the city of Houston with severe flooding, people around the world have offered support. And Palestinians are no exception. On September 2nd, a Palestinian non-profit coalition based in Ramallah launched a campaign to raise aid money for the people of Houston, and […]

29 Aug

Fighter Accidentally Killed In Gaza

The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad has reported, on Monday evening, that one of its fighter was accidentally killed, apparently during training. It stated that Samed Salah Hajjaj, 25, of the Hitteen brigade in Gaza, was killed by accident, adding that he is from the Sheja’eyya […]

07 Aug

Now You See It, Now You Don’t: A Young Palestinian Magician’s March to Fame

Ammar Faqih, a promising young Palestinian magician, doing one of his card tricks at his Tullkarem home. (Photo courtesy of Faqih.)  Ammar Faqih may be just 17 years old, but he can  do tricks magicians have spent many years trying to master. One day, Faqih entered a clothing store in […]

31 Jul

HCEF Holds Meeting with Bethlehem Partners, in Honor of Dr. Hanna Hanania

In the presence of its board members and president of the American Federation of Ramallah, Dr. Hanna Hanania, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) hosted a business lunch for a group of partner institutions in Bethlehem, in particular, and Palestine in general, in an effort to strengthen these bonds […]

10 Jul

Governor of Jenin Announces New Power Plant

Governor of Jenin Ibrahim Ramadan, Sunday, announced that the newly established power plant in the village of al-Jalameh will be operated for the first time on Monday. The inauguration of the power plant, which is going to be attended by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, will take place after the signing […]

09 Jul

Egyptian Singer Files Lawsuit over Israeli Police

Egyptian singer Hani Shaker has filed a complaint to the Egyptian Public Prosecutor, against the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, after Israel Police used his picture and a clip of one of his songs in its campaign to recruit Israeli-Arab residents. Speaking to Quds Press, Shaker said that he was “surprised” […]

04 Jul

Beit Sahour: Palestinian Artists Move to Save the Old Through the New

Rihaam Isaac, right, greets participants of the MishwArt tour at the opening of Art Salon in Beit Sahour on June 29, 2017. (MaanImages) by Lily Leach Once the center of a smallish, quiet town just southeast of Bethlehem, the past few decades have seen younger generations gradually depart from Beit […]

21 Jun

(VIDEO) Palestine’s Youngest Documentary Filmmaker, Rawan Abu Assad

Rawan Abu Assad is the youngest documentary filmmaker in the Gaza Strip. The 23-year-old woman discusses her dreams, her work and what the occupation is to her, as well as how it has impacted her life. According to the PNN, Rawan says that the occupation has stolen her rights and […]

13 Jun

Birzeit University Ranked Among Top 3% Best Universities

Birzeit University students walking on campus. (Photo courtesy of Birzeit University) Birzeit University (BZU), north of Ramallah, was among the top three percent of the best universities in the world, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings, a BZU press release said on Monday. For the first time, Birzeit University […]

08 Jun

Qassam Fighter Killed In An Explosion In Rafah

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, has reported on Wednesday at night, that one of its senior leaders was killed in an accidental explosion, and that three fighters were injured. Al-Qassam said Ibrahim Hussein Abu Naja, 51, was killed on Wednesday evening, in what it called “an […]

01 Jun

ISM Report: Resistance and Empowerment in al-Khalil’s Women’s Cooperative

The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) met with the founder of al-Khalil’s largest women’s cooperative to discuss business, the occupation and women’s empowerment. Via the Palestine News Network (PNN). Idhna is a small town to the west of al-Khalil, located less than a kilometre from the separation wall that divides Israelis […]

28 Apr

First International Conference on Climate Change Organized by Palestine Engineers Association

The Palestine Engineers Association (PEA), in partnership with the Federation of Arab Engineers, are due to hold the first international, peer-reviewed and multi-disciplinary event on climate change in Palestine, which is scheduled to take place in  Al Bireh, in May. This international event comes within the framework of the PEA […]

08 Apr

Wilderness First Aid Courses Held for West Bank Teachers

In cooperation with the Palestinian Ministry of Education, the Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil organization, in mid-March, began two-day training courses on Wilderness First Aid for 80 primary school teachers from the West Bank (Jericho, Ramallah, Jenin, Hebron). The training, according to the PNN, prepares educators to face the possible risks and […]

25 Mar

Medical Discovery in Ramallah: Artificially Born Sons Do Not Automatically Inherit Father’s Infertility

Palestinian doctors say they have discovered that sons born artificially do not necessarily inherit the infertility problem of their biological father. According to Salem Abu Khaizaran, head of Razan Center for IVF and Infertility at the Consultancy Hospital in Ramallah, artificially born sons are able to marry and give birth […]

14 Mar

Dinosaur Museum Opens in Bethlehem (VIDEO)

A natural history museum for dinosaurs and large insects opened on Tuesday, at the Convention Palace in Bethlehem. Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, Minister of Culture Ihab Bseiso and Bethlehem Mayor Vera Baboun inaugurated the museum in the presence of Harry Leu, owner of the international exhibit, who said at […]

Walled Off Hotel - the worst view in the world
04 Mar

New Hotel in Bethlehem by British Artist Banksy Offers ‘Worst View in the World’ Overlooking Israeli Wall

The British artist Banksy, who has painted a number of famous murals on the Israeli Annexation Wall in Bethlehem, has taken his art activism to a new level by opening a boutique hotel just next to the Wall in Bethlehem. The building used for the “Walled Off” (hint: rhymes with […]

10 Feb

Abu Al-Qee’an’s Father Dies of Shock

Father of Yacoub Abu al-Qee’an reportedly died Thursday morning, after succumbing to shock over the death of his son, who was killed while defending his village of Umm al-Hiran. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, a sword has hung over the heads of Umm al-Hiran’s 1,000 inhabitants for many […]

17 Dec

Israeli Army Hands Remains of Six Slain Palestinians To Their Families

The Israeli authorities handed, on Friday evening, the bodies of six Palestinians, while were killed by the army in different periods of 2016, back to their families, in Hebron, Jenin and Tulkarem, in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian District Coordination Office (DCO) said the soldiers handed the body of […]

13 Dec

(Video Series) The General’s Son: From Privileged Zionist to Activist for Palestinian Rights – RAI

On Reality Asserts Itself, Miko Peled tells Paul Jay of Baltimore’s Real News Network that his father, a famous Israeli General, was ostracized for saying it was necessary to negotiate with the PLO and respect Palestinian self-determination; but, he never gave up his belief that the expulsion of 1948 and […]

04 Dec

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Southern Gaza

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Sunday, in what it described as a tunnel accident, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Al-Qassam said the fighter was working in one of the tunnels when the […]

26 Oct

A Hike to the Sun

by Ameed Shehadeh DEAD SEA, October 25, 2016 (WAFA) – Before the trip, I told a friend of mine that I and 15 fellow reporters were going on a 15-kilometer hike into the desert, to take pictures of sunset above the Dead Sea. He broke into laughter. The hike kicked […]

21 Oct

Jericho: World’s Largest Floor Mosaic Opened for Public Display

The Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has unveiled the world’s largest floor mosaic for public display, in the West Bank district of Jericho. The mosaic covers the floor of the reception hall and the large bath of Hisham’s Palace, an Islamic archaeological site in the north of Jericho, and […]

19 Sep

‘I don’t identify:’ Palestinian-Israeli Fans of Israel’s National Football Team

The Zionist symbolism of Israel’s national football team creates a quagmire for its Palestinian Israeli fans. Support for Israel’s national football team indicates that while Palestinian citizens of Israel have an unusual opportunity to identify with an Israeli national symbol, this identification is, it goes without saying, far from being […]

19 Sep

Israeli Army Transfers Amro’s Body To Jordanian Authorities

The Israeli authorities transferred, on Sunday evening, the body of slain Jordanian man, Sa’id Hayel Amro, 28, to the Jordanian side of the Allenby Border Terminal. The Petra Jordanian News Agency quoted the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Sabah Rafei stating that the body of Amro, […]

15 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Detain A Teenage Palestinian Girl After An Alleged Stabbing Attack

August 15, 2016 7:59 AM IMEMC News Jenin, Miscellaneous, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli army claimed, on Sunday evening, that a Palestinian woman was arrested after she attempted to stab a female soldier at a military roadblock, West of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Palestinian sources said the kidnapped Palestinian is a child, and that the army kidnapped her parents at […]

12 Aug

In photos: Bethlehem Live!

12 August 2016, Poppy Liuba-Carmichael, Alternative Information Center (AIC) The Bethlehem Live Festival brings local and international artists to Palestine to revive historic Star Street and energize cultural resistance to Israeli occupation. This year, Bethlehem held its fourth annual Bethlehem Live Festival on Star Street from August 4th to 7th, 2016. […]

07 Aug

German University Nixes Course on Palestinian Youth

A Germany university has cancelled an academic course regarding the lives of Palestinian youth inside Israeli-occupied territories, Ynet news reported.  According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, the site reported that the university canceled the course under Israeli pressure, claiming that the course includes “anti-Semitic” concepts and content. The site claimed that the […]

07 Aug

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Gaza

The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Saturday, when a tunnel collapsed on him, in the Gaza Strip. In a statement, al-Qassam said the fighter has been identified as Khaled Methqal al-Hoor, 23. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health […]

06 Aug

Largest Palestinian team to date arrives in Rio for Olympics

Six Palestinian athletes representing Palestine walked in the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Rio on Friday – marking the largest team since Palestine began competing in the Olympics in 1996. The team wore traditional embroidered dresses and kaffiyeh scarves, and waved the Palestinian flag. No athlete representing Palestine […]

02 Aug

Birzeit a Forerunner in Top University Rankings

Birzeit University has asserted its leading position among universities in Palestine, as well as the Arab world: In all three of the major international rankings, Birzeit University is among the best Palestinian universities, and among the top 50 universities in the Arab universities, said a statement issued by the university’s […]

01 Aug

Football In Ireland for Gaza Youth

Children from the Al-Helal club, in the besieged Gaza Strip, are in Ireland and enjoying a 10-day visit of fun and football! The footballers, aged from 10 to 14 years old, are staying and playing in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, as well as in Maynooth, Dublin, Limerick, Kinvara and Wexford over […]

29 Jul

Triumphant UK Debut for Palestine Youth Orchestra

Palestine Youth Orchestra at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 26 July 2016 Sarah Irving – Electronic Intifada: True to form, the rain is hammering down on Glasgow. In the foyer of the Royal Concert Hall, young men in sharp black, wearing scarves bearing the unmistakable checkered print of the Palestinian kuffiyeh, are […]

11 Jul

US Churches Advance BDS Initiatives

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the broadest coalition in Palestinian civil society, has offered its congratulation and thanks, to both the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly, for their respective and powerful votes, in the weeks past, towards advancing solidarity with Palestinian rights under international law within […]

10 Jul

Palestinian Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Gaza

The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, has reported, on Sunday at dawn, that one of its fighters was killed in a tunnel accident, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The Brigades identified the fighter as Ibrahim Hasan al-Masri, 28, from Beit Hanoun, in the […]

01 Jul

Palestine Youth Orchestra Embarks Upon First UK Tour!

The UK welcomes the Palestine Youth Orchestra (PYO) for the first time, this summer. Under the baton of Sian Edwards, the young orchestra will perform at leading venues across the country, as part of their first UK tour, culminating at London’s Royal Festival Hall, to bring their message of inspiration […]

14 Jun

Birzeit Remains 1st in Palestine, Enters Top 50 Arab Universities in QS Rankings

Birzeit University retains its title as Palestine’s best university, while rises eleven places to hurtle the 50th spot in the QS Quacquarelli Symonds’s rankings this year. The QS World University Rankings is an annual league table of the top universities in the world. This year’s rankings included 350 best universities […]

13 Jun

Guidebook to Gaza Wildflowers

A Palestinian from Gaza city has released a guide on wild flowers growing in the Gaza Strip. Researcher Ayman Dardounah says, according to Al Ray, that his guidebook includes photos of around 80 varieties of wild flowers growing in random places throughout Gaza. He has included the scientific name for each kind. […]

01 Jun

Israeli Soldier Mildly Injured In Stabbing Attack In Tel Aviv

Israeli military sources have reported that a soldier was mildly injured, on Monday evening, after being stabbed with a screwdriver in Tel Aviv, before he was taken to Ichilov Medical Center for treatment. Israeli daily Haaretz said a Palestinian, 17 years of age, from the central West Bank city of […]

26 May

Hamas Approves Execution Of 13 Convicted Palestinians  

Hamas legislators in the Gaza Strip, and the Hamas movement, said they intend to allow the execution of 13 Palestinians, convicted with several crimes, without the approval of the president, as stated in the Palestinian Law. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights calls for abolition of capital punishment. Thirteen Hamas […]

20 May

Palestinian Injured By Israeli UXO In Central Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Thursday, that a Palestinian farmer suffered moderate wounds after an Unexploded Object, dropped by the army in a previous invasion, detonated near him while he was working on his land, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. The sources added that the farmer was moved to […]

10 May

Two Israeli Women Stabbed In Jerusalem

Israeli sources have reported, Tuesday, that two elderly Israeli women were injured in a park, in Jabal al-Mokabber Palestinian town, in occupied Jerusalem, after being stabbed by two masked young men who managed to escape before the soldiers installed many roadblocks and pushed more units. Israeli daily Haaretz said the […]