Category Archives: Miscellaneous

23 Mar

From the Spring to the Valley, Ain Samia to Wadi Auja

March 23, 2016 3:37 PM Siraj Center Human Interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Even for the more experienced trekker, a hike from Ain Samia to Wadi Auja, is long and challenging, yet will prove to be rewarding. Ain Samia, is located on the eastern plains of Kafr Malk of the Nablus region, and is one of the most beautiful areas of the West […]

19 Mar

East Jerusalem Closed for Marathon

March 19, 2016 12:33 AM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli authorities, early Friday, shut down the streets of annexed East Jerusalem and detained four Palestinians, in preparation for the annual Jerusalem marathon, locals said.A number of roads were blocked by iron barricades and buses, as thousands of runners joined in the marathon for the sixth year in a row. […]

09 Mar

Qassam Fighter Killed During Training In Central Gaza

March 9, 2016 2:15 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas movement, has reported Wednesday that one of its fighters was killed in what it called “training and preparation accident,” in central Gaza.The Brigades said Suleiman Mohammad al-‘Ayedi, from the al-Boreij refugee camp, was killed during training, on Wednesday morning. It added […]

09 Mar

BZU is a Front Runner in the Quality of Publications in Palestine

Birzeit University’s position as one of Palestine’s leading research universities has been solidified by the results of a recent study produced by the university’s Graduate Studies Faculty. The university has the best reputation for research among Palestinian universities, in terms of the numbers of its scientific publications, records of citations, […]

17 Feb

VIDEO: Palestinian Teacher One of World’s Top 10

February 17, 2016 11:11 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human Interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Hanan Al-Hroub, a primary class teacher who grew up in Deheishe refugee camp, Bethlehem, has been shortlisted to the top 10 international teachers nominated for the one million dollar 2016 Global Teacher Prize, organised by the Varkey Foundation.Hanan was named amongst nine other teachers from countries all over the world […]

14 Feb

Children in Closed Military Zone Enjoy Day of Fun Under the Shadow of Occupation

February 14, 2016 2:08 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Human Interest, Miscellaneous 0

On February 13th, 2016, Youth Against Settlements in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) organised a children’s activity in front of Shuhada Street checkpoint.02/13/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team Around 50 children from the neighbourhoods located on the H2 (entirely Israeli military-controlled) side of the checkpoint – Tel Rumeida and the […]

08 Feb

Webometrics Ranks Birzeit University as the Top Palestinian University & 31st across the Arab World

February 8, 2016 11:21 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human Interest, Miscellaneous, West Bank 0

Based on the volume of scientific material posted on the internet; the excellence of its content and the number of external links referencing the material, Birzeit University has climbed up the Webometrics Ranking and is now ranked 1st in Palestine and 31st in the Arab world, as of January 2016. […]

29 Dec

Israeli Windsurferes Denied Visas for Malaysia Contest

Two Israeli windsurfers and their coach have been refused visas to compete at the Youth Sailing World Championships in Langkawi, Malaysia. In response, the World Sailing said, Sunday, that it will investigate reports asserting that all international sailors should be allowed to compete, AP said Monday. It was added that […]

09 Dec

Israeli Organ Trafficker Apprehended in Turkey

A wanted Jewish Israeli organ trafficker has been arrested at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport in Turkey, a Turkish news agency reported, according to Days of Palestine.Dogan news agency said that Israeli national Boris Volfman was arrested on suspicion of organ trafficking and fraud, after flying from Bangkok on Friday night. The […]

08 Dec

Discover the Beauty of The Reshayda Wilderness

Have you ever visited the Bedouin Community in the Reshayda? It is a place in the middle of the Jerusalem wilderness , south of Bethlehem, where the Bedouins welcome visitors, offering them a hot cup of herbal tea, a traditional Palestinian meal or a place to overnight. The Bedouin Community […]

04 Dec

Palestinian Engineer Wins Gold Medal in Medical Research

Palestinian doctor Mohammed Shuraab, from Gaza, has won the gold medal for best scientific research in Japan, for 2015, in the field of medicine.According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, Shuraab invented a method which enables doctors to determine the size of a cooling ball used in low temperature cryosurgery. […]

20 Nov

Israel Agrees To Allow Palestinian Telecommunication Companies Access To 3G

November 20, 2015 12:59 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli Authorities agreed, on Thursday, to release the 3G frequencies and equipment that Tel Aviv has been holding for many years, thus allowing the Palestinian telecommunication companies to provide residents with 3G services.Israel had been denying the Palestinians access to 3G technologies for what it called “security issues”, saying […]

20 Nov

Military Roadblocks? We Have An App For That!

November 20, 2015 9:22 AM Saed Bannoura Human Interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Palestinian developers have managed to create two new digital applications to be used on smart phones, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, in order to alert the public about the conditions at the numerous Israeli military roadblocks scattered along the occupied territories. The new apps, known as “Azmeh”, […]

15 Nov

Palestinian Killed, Four Israelis Injured In Traffic Accident

November 15, 2015 1:07 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, West Bank 0

After several media agencies dubbed the incident as a deliberate attack by a Palestinian driver, near Ramallah, the Israeli military said what happened in Jerusalem, leading to the death of the Palestinian driver, and the injury of four Israelis, is a traffic accident.Israeli sources said one of the four wounded […]

07 Nov

Israeli Army and Police Aggravate and Impede Assistance for West Bank Auto Accidents

November 7, 2015 9:03 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli police forces, Saturday, prevented civil defense crews from accessing the scene of a car accident to offer help to the injured Palestinian driver, who was driving along Anata-al-Izariyeh road when his truck flipped over. Earlier Saturday, Israeli forces assaulted two Palestinians involved in a self-inflicted car accident along Ramallah-Nablus […]

11 Oct

Israeli Intelligence Using Fake Facebook Accounts to Spy on Protesters

October 11, 2015 9:44 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A number of Palestinian activists on social media have published anonymous messages with Arabic names, that are asking for “names of protesters,” especially in Jerusalem, saying that it’s only “to join them in the clashes.”The messages started flowing on Friday, according to PNN, and there have been several warnings not […]

28 Sep

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Gaza

September 28, 2015 1:29 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Monday, while working in one of its border tunnels.In a press release, the al-Qassam said Majed Sakani, from Shejaeyya neighborhood, east of Gaza City, died while working in the tunnel. On […]

16 Sep

The Women in Hebron Cooperative

September 16, 2015 3:39 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Human Interest, Miscellaneous 0

International Solidarity Movement human rights monitors spend the afternoon at the Women in Hebron embroidery cooperative where Palestinian women are empowering themselves and persisting with grace in a colourful and beautiful way in a community space amidst the horror of the ongoing military occupation of their home.Silverware clinks on plates, […]

28 Aug

Palestinian from Gaza Develops Flour under Israeli Fire

“While Israeli drones were roaring overhead and the fighter jets were targeting homes, I receive a SOS call to find food for celiac patients who were dying.”Al-Asqalani complains from the nine-year old Israeli blockade which undermines turning his project to be commercial in order to continuously produce amounts enough for […]

22 Aug

ISIS Affiliated Group Abducts Four Hamas Members In Egypt

Senior Egyptian Security sources said the investigations are still ongoing regarding the abduction of four Hamas members, after ISIS affiliated fighters stopped a bus heading from Egypt’s Rafah to the al-‘Arish, several days ago, and abducted them.The sources said gunmen of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group, that pledged allegiance to ISIS, […]

20 Aug

Gunmen Kidnap Four Palestinians In Egypt’s Rafah

The Egyptian Interior Ministry has reported that unknown gunmen have kidnapped four Palestinians, on Wednesday at night, while traveling in the Egyptian city of Rafah, in the North Sinai Governorate.Spokesperson of the Egyptian Interior Ministry Eyad al-Bozom said the Palestinians were traveling in a deportation bus, guarded by Egyptian security […]

20 Aug

Israeli ‘Spy Dolphin’ Captured by Hamas

The military wing of Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, has captured a dolphin sent by Israeli forces to spy on the Gaza Strip, it was reported on Wednesday.In a statement, Al-Qassam Brigades said that its diving unit had captured the dolphin several weeks ago, and had found cameras and other surveillance […]

13 Aug

Israel Facing Dramatic Decline in Tourism

August 13, 2015 11:12 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The number of tourists entering Israel has declined 13 per cent in the first seven months of this year, in comparison with the same period during 2014, a report by the Central Bureau of Statistics revealed yesterday.Middle East Monitor news outlet said, according to the PNN, that some 1.6 million […]

10 Aug

Report: Drug Indictments Against Israeli Soldiers Increase 50%

August 10, 2015 11:39 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, Opinion/Analysis 0

The number of Israeli soldiers indicted for drug offenses rose by 50 percent, last year, in comparison to the year before, an internal annual army report reveals.According to Press TV/Al Ray, the report, released on Sunday, stated that 629 cases were opened for drug-related crimes committed by Israeli soldiers in […]

09 Aug

Palestinian Cup Final Postponed: ‘Israel Denied Gaza Footballers Entry’

The Palestinian Football Federation has postponed the second leg of the Palestine Cup final, between the champions of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, after Israel denied entry permits to some of the Gaza players, sports officials said.According to Al Ray, Gaza’s Shejaia Club needs approval to pass through […]

03 Aug

VIDEO: Know Thy Heritage 2015, 4th International Conference

Under the patronage of PA president Mahmoud Abbas, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) has launched its fourth international conference for the Palestinian youth in the diaspora, as part of the 2015 Know Thy Heritage (KTH) Leadership Program, which creates bonds between Palestinian youth and their homeland.The ceremony was […]

10 Jul

Israel Officially Signs Order Barring “Palestine 1948” TV

Israeli Police spokeswomen Luba Samri said, Thursday, that Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has signed an official order shutting down the “Palestine 1948 TV,” and barring all of its activities in the country.Erdan said “Israel will not allow anybody to harm its sovereignty, or to grant the Palestinian Authority […]

18 Jun

Netanyahu Orders New Palestinian TV Shut, P.A Plans to Appeal Decision

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also serves as the Communication Minister, has instructed the head of the Communications Ministry, to begin shutting down a new Palestinian TV station, funded by the Palestinian Authority, in Israel.The official launch of the new TV was scheduled for today, Thursday, and all official […]

05 Jun

Shin Bet Officially Announces Name Of Jerusalem Stabbing Suspect

The Israeli Internal Security Service (Shin Bet) and the Police in Jerusalem have officially announced, Thursday, the identity of the Palestinian who allegedly stabbed, on May 24, two Israelis near the Damascus Gate.The Jerusalem Post stated that the Police released, Thursday, previously sealed details on the attack. The Shin Bet […]

04 Jun

ISIS Supporters Hack Official Website Of Leftist Palestinian Peoples Party

June 4, 2015 10:29 AM IMEMC News Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Hackers claiming to be affiliated with the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) group defaced the official webpage of the leftist Palestinian People Party (PPP) on Wednesday.The cyber-attackers replaced the homepage of the site with an image that included a written text saying in bad English “hacked by r0x, […]

04 Jun

7 Palestinians, 4 Israelis Injured in Auto Wreck South of Nablus

7 Palestinians and 4 Israeli settlers have been injured in a car accident Wednesday morning involving an Israeli car and a Palestinian car south of Nablus city, according to Israeli social media.Social media indicated, according to the PNN, that the accident happened near to A’lia settlement, south of Nablus, and […]

01 Jun

Checkpoint to Open After 10 Years

The Eyal checkpoint will be reopened after 10 years of forced closure, allowing Palestinians in Israel to travel to the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.According to Ma’an, the decision is said to be put into effect by June 7. Palestinian officials submitted a request, pointing out that entry through […]

01 Jun

ISIS Offshoot Group Claims Responsibility For Killing A Hamas Commander In Gaza

June 1, 2015 7:44 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A group claiming allegiance with ISIS issued a statement, Sunday, claiming responsibility for assassinating a senior Hamas commander in the Gaza Strip, by detonating his store in Khan Younis.The group, calling itself Supporters of the Islamic State in Beit al-Maqdis, said it assassinated Saber Siam for what it claimed, “participating […]

31 May

Protesters Use Snake against Israeli Forces

Palestinian protesters in the Silwad town north of Ramallah allegedly used a snake to fight Israeli forces firing tear-gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets during clashes in the area on Friday, Israeli media reported.Israeli news website Ynet reported on what it identified as ‘the new Palestinian weapon’: a large snake […]

28 May

Israeli Forces Close Checkpoint Near Nablus

May 28, 2015 12:29 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, Nablus, News Report 0

Early Wednesday, Israeli forces blocked off the checkpoint to a Palestinian town east of Nablus.According to Ma’an, the Israeli military a closed military checkpoint that leads into the West Bank town of Beit Furik after a Palestinian allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail at Israeli cars driving on the bypass during […]

27 May

Israel Claims A Rocket Was Fired From Gaza Into Southern Area

Israeli military sources claimed one rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into an area in the southern part of the country, and that the army confirmed sirens went off, and that the residents “heard a loud explosion.”Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that the sirens were sounded in the Lachish […]

27 May

Palestinian Seriously Injured After Being Assaulted Gun Gunmen

Palestinian medical sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, have reported that a man was seriously injured, after severely beaten and shot, by unknown gunmen, south of the city.The sources said that the resident, in his thirties, was in the Tareq Bin Ziad area, south […]

11 May

Palestinian Child Dies in East Jerusalem Fire

A young Palestinian girl has died, and her family suffered severe smoke inhalation, when a fire spread through their home in occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, Monday.Witnesses said that the fire broke out in Nour Sabri Abu Nab’s house, according to Ma’an News Agency. Family members suffered severe smoke […]

11 May

Slated Demolition of 23 East Jerusalem Homes Focus of Palestinian Dailies

An Israeli court’s order to evacuate and demolish 23 buildings in a northern Jerusalem neighborhood, together with the demolition of an century-old Islamic shrine by Israeli forces in Nablus, has hit the front page headlines in Palestinian dailies, according to the PNN.Al-Quds reported, in its main front page news item, […]

01 May

Palestinian Killed By An Unknown Gunman In Nablus

May 1, 2015 5:32 PM IMEMC News Miscellaneous, Nablus, News Report 0

The Palestinian Police in the northern West Bank district of Nablus said that a man was shot and killed in Aseera Shemaliyya town, near Nablus. The Police said Osama Taiseer Yassin, 31 years of age, was shot in the abdomen, and died under surgery in the Rafidia Governmental Hospital in […]

24 Apr

Israeli Man Found Stabbed In Trunk Of Fleeing Car in Jerusalem

April 24, 2015 12:42 PM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli sources have reported that the police found an Israeli man in the trunk of a Palestinian car, and that the man suffered several stab wounds; the police said the attack carries criminal motives.The sources said that the car approached an Israeli roadblock in the at-Tour town, in occupied East […]

22 Apr

Israel Sentences Belgian-Iranian Man To 7 Years For “Spying”

April 22, 2015 7:52 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

An Israeli court in Lod city sentenced, Tuesday, a 56-year-old Belgian-Iranian man to seven years in prison after convicting him of what the court said “spying to Iran.”Ali Mansouri, 56, was taken prisoner in Tel Aviv in 2013, and reached a plea bargain agreement in November of 2014. The Israeli […]

18 Apr

Qassam Fighter Killed In Gaza

April 18, 2015 12:33 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Saturday, during training in Gaza.The Brigades said Nafeth Sa’id al-Moghani, 55 years of age, is from Yebna refugee camp, in Rafah in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. It added […]

11 Apr

Banksy’s Disputed ‘Weeping Goddess’ Seized by Gaza Police

Gaza police have seized a work by famed street artist Banksy from a man who bought it for $200 from a family that later said it was duped, both sides told AFP.Bilal Khaled, accused of buying the work painted on a door belonging to the Darduna family without telling them […]

05 Apr

Child Killed, 7 Injured in Gaza Car Accident

A Palestinian child was killed and 7 were injured in a car accident in Gaza City, late Friday evening.Medical sources said that three-year-old Mira Bakr was killed and 7 other Palestinians, including 3 Bakr family members, were injured in a car accident in the al-Wihda street in central Gaza City. […]

03 Apr

Missing Israeli Soldier Staged His “Kidnapping”

April 3, 2015 6:18 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli sources have reported that the 22-year-old soldier, who was believed to be missing, or “kidnapped,’ staged his own disappearance, after the soldiers initiated a search campaign and found him, on Friday at dawn, sleeping in Kiryat Arba Jewish settlement in Hebron.Israeli Ynet News has reported that the army searched […]

02 Apr

Army Said To Be Searching For Missing Israeli Near Hebron

April 2, 2015 10:28 PM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli Army, and the Police, said they are searching for an Israeli man who apparently went missing, on Thursday afternoon, near the southern West bank city of Hebron, and are investigating whether the man was abducted.Israeli sources said the Police received a call from a young Israeli who said […]

21 Mar

VIDEO: Bethlehem Students Celebrate Heritage with Traditional Palestinian Wedding

Bethlehem University campus, on Thursday, witnessed a delightful and joyful atmosphere during annual celebrations of Palestinian cultural heritage. The student council, in collaboration with the Students Affairs Deanship celebrated by performing the annual traditional Palestinian wedding show in the presence of Palestinian artist Alaa Jallad. According to the Palestinian News […]

18 Mar

Shots Fired At The Nablus Office Of The Palestinian People Party

March 18, 2015 7:07 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, Nablus, News Report 0

The leftist Palestinian People’s Party (PPP) has reported that unknown gunmen fired, on Tuesday at dawn, rounds of live ammunition at its office in Hitteen Street, in the center of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.Nassr Abu Jeish, member of the PPP Central Committee stated that the gunmen deliberately […]

13 Mar

Reports: “Israeli Soldier Killed As Syrian Army Targets Gunmen In al-Quneitra”

According to reports by the Almayadeen News Agency and the Al-Akhbar News Agency, an Israeli officer was shot and killed, a few days ago, “during a meeting between Israeli officers and officials of the Free Syrian Army” in al-Quneitra city, southwest of Syria.The reports allege the officer was among a […]

04 Mar

Sounds of Palestine: Social Empowerment for Children through Music

This Sunday, Sounds of Palestine organized the first winter mid-year concert, with the participation of over 70 kids who performed for their families in Aida Youth Center, playing violins, cellos, double basses, flutes and tabla, in addition to the singing of traditional Arabic songs.Sounds of Palestine is a project for […]

21 Feb

Palestine Shuts Down Amid Winter Storm

February 21, 2015 1:27 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Shops and offices in cities across the occupied West Bank closed on Friday, after a major winter storm struck the region, leaving nearly half a meter of snow in some areas.Snowfall began late Thursday and continued into the early morning, Friday, blanketing hilltops across the region with a thick layer […]

20 Feb

Qassam Fighter Killed During Training In Rafah

February 20, 2015 2:29 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, said one of its fighters was killed “during preparation and training” in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The Brigades said Mohammad Talal Abu Matar, 25 years of age, was one of its senior fighters, and that his […]

11 Feb

Arab American Students Killed by Violent Terrorist in North Carolina

Three Arab American students were shot to death Tuesday night inside their apartment near Chapel Hill, North Carolina.Three Arab American students are suspected victims of a terrorist attack in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. On Tuesday evening Chapel Hill police say that three people were shot to death at a condominium […]

10 Feb

Family of Kayla Mueller Confirms Humanitarian Worker’s Death

Early Tuesday the family of humanitarian worker, Kayla Mueller, confirmed her death by sending out a statement. A statement from the family of humanitarian aid worker, Kayla Mueller, The native of Arizona had been very active in providing humanitarian relief throughout the Middle East region for the past few years. […]

03 Feb

8 Killed, Dozens More Injured in Fatal Negev Bus Crash

February 3, 2015 10:25 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

At least eight Palestinians, all women, have been killed and dozens of others injured in a tragic bus crash occurring in southern Israel, according to media sources.Preliminary reports said, according to WAFA, that a bus carrying Palestinian passengers, most of whom were women, from the Naqab village of Hora collided […]

03 Feb

560 Trucks with Goods and Fuel Allowed into Gaza

February 3, 2015 1:00 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli authorities opened Kerem Shalom trade crossing on Monday, to allow the entry of 560 truckloads of goods and fuel to the Gaza Strip.Chairman of the Coordination Committee for the entry of goods, Raed Fattouh, said that the trucks are loaded with goods for trade, agricultural, transportation and aid sectors. […]

31 Jan

Army Kidnaps Three Palestinians Near Gaza

January 31, 2015 1:54 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli army kidnapped, on Friday evening, three Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, claiming that the three men infiltrated into an area in the Eshkol Regional Council of Settlements.The army said the three Palestinians entered the area through a gap in the border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the […]

16 Jan

Palestine National Football Team Holds Press Conference In Melbourne Australia

January 16, 2015 12:29 AM IMEMC & Agencies International, Interview, Miscellaneous 0

In front of a backdrop of the Palestinian flag and a keffiyeh, the Palestinian football team spoke of the challenges they have faced in qualifying, and their upcoming match against Jordan on Friday 16th January. Jibril Rajoub, President of the Palestinian Football Federation, started by thanking the professionalism of the […]

13 Jan

January 12 2015, A Historic Day For The Palestine National Football Team, And, Indeed, Palelestine

At 6:00pm at the Hunter stadium in Newcastle, Australia, Ramzi Saleh led the Palestinian team out for their first ever game in a major tournament. To understand the importance of the event, one needs to be aware of what it took the team to get there. Palestine qualified by virtue […]

10 Jan

Another Infant Dies In Khan Younis As Cold Weather Continues

January 10, 2015 4:42 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that an Infant died, Saturday, due to extreme cold in the war-torn, besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. The infant’s death is the second in two days.The Ministry Of Health said the infant, ‘Adel Maher al-Lahham, only one month of age, died due to extreme cold, […]

10 Jan

Infant Dies As Pouring Rain Floods Devastated Gaza

January 10, 2015 6:15 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Friday, that an infant died in southern Gaza, due to freezing temperature as dozens of homes have been flooded as a result of pouring rain.The sources said dozens of homes have been flooded in Rafah and Khan Younis, while water levels have dangerously increased in […]

09 Jan

Settler Injured In Jerusalem Stabbing

January 9, 2015 6:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli media sources have reported that an Israeli settler was stabbed in the upper torso, and suffered a moderate injury, in occupied East Jerusalem.The Police said it is searching “for a Palestinian who carries a screwdriver.” Israeli medics arrived at the scene and moved the wounded 21-year-old Israeli man to […]

09 Jan

Settler Injured In Jerusalem Stabbing

January 9, 2015 6:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli media sources have reported that an Israeli settler was stabbed in the upper torso, and suffered a moderate injury, in occupied East Jerusalem.The Police said it is searching “for a Palestinian who carries a screwdriver.” Israeli medics arrived at the scene and moved the wounded 21-year-old Israeli man to […]

24 Dec

Israeli Court Allows Oil Drilling In Occupied Golan Heights

December 24, 2014 3:32 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli Supreme Court ruled, Tuesday, in favor of allowing the Afek Oil Company headed by hardliner and former Minister of National Infrastructure, Effie Eitam, to dig for oil in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights.The Court turned down an appeal by green groups demanding halting the drilling, and overturned an […]

24 Dec

Fateh Denounces Assassination Of One Of Its Leaders In Syria

December 24, 2014 1:29 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Palestinian National Liberation Movement, Fateh, headed by President Mahmoud Abbas, issued a statement, Tuesday, strongly denouncing the assassination of one of its leaders, in the al-Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria.The movement said Mohammad Ahmad Tarawiyya, a senior Fateh leader in Syria, was shot and killed on Tuesday evening, by […]

19 Dec

Qassam Fighter Killed In Accidental Explosion In Gaza

December 19, 2014 9:04 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Thursday, in what it described as an accidental explosion in a training camp, in southern Gaza.The Brigades said Bilal Abdul-Mon’em al-Mneirawi, 20, was killed west of the Rafah district, […]

27 Nov

Dreaming Palestinian Identity

November 27, 2014 3:13 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human Interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

“Hiraeth – (n). A homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past.” This was printed on a card, hung next to Palestinian artist Ruba Salameh’s two paintings. On both paintings […]

25 Nov

Qassam Fighter Killed During Training In Gaza

November 25, 2014 2:51 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, stated Tuesday that one of its fighters was killed during training, east of Gaza City.The brigades said the fighter, identified as Abdullah Mojahed ‘Oleyyan, 18 years of age, is from the Tuffah neighborhood in Gaza City. It added that ‘Oleyyan […]

18 Nov

Desalinated Drinking Water Inducing Cancer and Other Fatal Illnesses in Gaza

November 18, 2014 3:25 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Iyad Salman was terribly shocked to find out that his 9-year-old son, Mohammad, has osteoporosis, an illness that became hugely spread between the children of Gaza. Iyad assured that he was always keen that his children have a healthy lifestyle.However, his son became ill after buying and drinking desalinated water […]

17 Nov

Israeli Man Stabbed In Jerusalem; Police Kidnaps Two Palestinians

November 17, 2014 4:46 AM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli police kidnapped, on Sunday evening, two young Palestinian men during what the police claimed “a search for a person who stabbed a man in occupied East Jerusalem.’Palestinian sources said the police kidnapped a Palestinian near the Sahera Gate, while the second Palestinian has been kidnapped another in a […]

11 Nov

Israeli Settler Killed; Israeli Soldier & Palestinian, Killed In Two Attacks

November 11, 2014 1:10 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli sources confirmed Monday that a 25-year-old settler woman and an Israeli soldier were killed in two separate stabbing attacks, in Tel Aviv and the West Bank, while at least two others were injured. A Palestinian man, allegedly the attacker, was shot and killed.Israeli daily Haaretz said Dalia Lamkus, 25, […]

09 Nov

PLO Recommends Journalists Use the Term ‘Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound’ Instead of ‘Temple Mount’

November 9, 2014 8:05 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Liberation Organization has called on international media to desist from using the term ‘Temple Mount’, saying its use doesn’t ‘adhere to international law’.According to PNN correspondence, ‘Temple Mount’ is the term commonly used in English to describe what, in Arabic, is known as ‘Haram al-Sharif’ (the Noble Sanctuary) […]

27 Oct

With two year memorial underway, President’s death remains shrouded in mystery

October 27, 2014 4:31 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Fateh movement is memorializing the late President Arafat two years after his death. Near his tomb in Ramallah's Presidential Offices, formerly known as Al Muqata, President Arafat's Fateh party members are holding a rally in his memory Saturday. Israeli forces occupying the West Bank blocked thousands of Palestinians from […]

27 Oct

Succession politics in Palestine

My barber, Abu Salah couldn’t wait for me to come to his shop. He had been very concerned this week and wanted an answer to his question. He was searching hard in his mind for a solution to what he felt was a complicated problem: how could Marwan Barghouthi spring […]

27 Oct

Palestine Today – October 12, 2006

October 27, 2014 4:31 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Listen to the audio from the MP3 Player on the right column. || Click here to Download MP3 file 5.3MB || time: 5m47s    Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre for Thursday October 12th, 2006. The death toll in Gaza reaches to seven, five […]

27 Oct

Barghouti Still Wavering Over Candidacy

October 27, 2014 4:31 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Following Fatah’s revolutionary council unanimous decision to nominate PLO new head Mahmoud Abbas as their candidate for the position of the PA chairman in the coming January 9, presidential elections, Minister Kadoura Fares, one of Marwan Barghouti’s associates, said Thursday night that he plans to meet with the jailed Fatah […]

27 Oct

Barghouthi Out of Presidency Race

October 27, 2014 4:31 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti will not run for chairmanship and calls his loyalists to support PLO head Mahmoud Abbas, Kadoura Fares said on Friday after meeting Barghouthi in his prison cell. Speaking at a press conference in Ramallah, Fares said that Barghouthi decided to support Abbas as the only […]

27 Oct

Life in Occupied Palestine

Try to imagine daily life under these conditions: You live in limbo in a country occupied by a repressive foreign army and a system of institutionalized and codified racism.  You have no recognized nation, no right of citizenship and no power over your own daily life.  You live in a […]

16 Oct

War on Independent Media by “Security Agencies” and Corporations Continues

The unprecedented harassment of independent media and journalists continues as the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) has been targeted by a DOS attack. The independent news agency’s website was taken down, two days after the publication of an article that documented the unprecedented harassment. Rather than offering help, the […]

10 Oct

Palestinian Stabbed To Death In Silwan

October 10, 2014 2:13 PM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

In what seems to be related to a case of selling homes to Israeli settlers, a Palestinian man was stabbed to death, on Thursday evening, in Silwan town, occupied East Jerusalem, the Arabs48 news website said.It added that the man, 50 years of age, was stabbed following a family feud […]

30 Sep

VIDEO: Israeli Soldiers Train Children to Use Weapons in the Negev

September 30, 2014 1:08 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A footage release from Hebrew TV Channel 1, on Sunday, shows armed Israeli children training with weapons at one of Israeli military sites in the Negev Desert.Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency reports that some of the children came with their parents from the United States to donate for Israeli military. […]

20 Sep

Palestinian Killed, Two Arrested, By Egyptian Soldiers In Sinai

September 20, 2014 12:36 PM IMEMC & Agencies Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Maan News Agency has reported that one Palestinian was killed on Saturday, at dawn, and two were arrested by Egyptian soldiers as they exited a border tunnel in Sinai.Maan quoted Egyptian security sources as saying the three exited a tunnel in the ‘Unknown Soldier’ area, in the Egyptian city […]

04 Sep

Fishing in Gaza

We sailed out from Gaza City’s harbor just before dusk with the 13-man crew, including two boys, and we had a theoretical possibility to reach six nautical miles for fishing. But that the limit determined by the occupying power would have been moved from three to six miles is mostly […]

30 Aug

Victory Celebrations in Gaza Following Friday Prayers

Palestinians across Gaza turned out by the thousands for a victory march, on Friday, as they experienced their first opportunity in 50 days to attend Friday prayers, at mosques in the Gaza Strip, without fear of being attacked by Israeli forces.Ma’an News Agency reports that, although a local council estimates […]

04 Aug

Palestinian And Israeli Killed In Jerusalem Incident

A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli police, in occupied Jerusalem, in what they claim is an attack the man carried out against an Israeli bus and a car with an industrial digger that he was driving.Update: 15:17: The Palestinian digger driver who was shot by the police has […]

11 Jul

Settler Killed Near Nablus, Cause Seems To Be Accidental

July 11, 2014 7:58 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli military sources has reported that an Israeli settler was killed, and another was wounded, allegedly after an a Palestinian car struck them, near the Za’tara Israeli military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.Israeli sources said the driver rammed the two settlers and drove away but […]

05 Jul

Shin Bet Admits Failure to Find 3 Missing Teens

Shin Bet has admitted their failure to come up with any positive conclusion regarding the whereabouts of the alleged ‘abduction’ of the three Israeli settlers in Hebron.According to Al Ray, Israeli journalist Ben Caspit quoted an official from the Israeli security service as saying that they failed in its mission […]

01 Jul

Bodies of Missing Settlers Found

According to various news agencies, the Israeli army has found the bodies of the three missing settlers near Halhoul, north of Hebron. The information is confirmed and the families of the three settlers have been notified by the Israeli authorities. Israeli forces discovered the bodies Monday afternoon, in a field […]

30 Jun

Israel Drops anti-Hamas Lollipops in West Bank

The Israeli state has found it appropriate to drop hundreds of anti-Hamas lollipops in Nablus and Ramallah, in what Ma’an News Agency has deemed ‘a renewed attempt to incite Palestinian popular opinion against the Islamist political group’.Residents of the West Bank’s two largest cities discovered, on Sunday morning, that hundreds […]

27 Jun

Israel Claims Identifying Two Palestinians “Responsible For Abducting Missing Settlers”

June 27, 2014 2:37 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli Security Agency (Shin Bet) claimed identifying two Palestinians believed to be behind the reported kidnapping of the three Israeli settlers, and that the two are former political prisoners. Israeli Ynet News has reported that Marwan al-Qawasmi, 26, and Ammar Abu Aisha, 33, from the southern West Bank city […]

14 Jun

Soldiers Invade Rahat, Kidnap Several Palestinians

June 14, 2014 11:58 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers and police officers invaded, late on Friday at night [June, 13, 2014] Rahat city, the largest Bedouin community in the Negev, conducted military searches, and kidnapped several residents.The Ma’an News Agency has reported that dozens of soldiers invaded local homes searching for Palestinian workers, staying and working in […]

14 Jun

War Planes Hover Over Gaza, Border Terminals Closed

Palestinian sources, in the besieged coastal region, have reported that several Israeli war jets have been flying over various areas of the Gaza Strip, while Israel also ordered all border and trade terminals in Gaza shut, as the search for three Israeli settlers, missing in the West Bank, continues amidst […]

14 Jun

Three Missing Israelis Feared Dead

June 14, 2014 4:19 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, West Bank 0

[Friday, June 13, 2014] Israeli media outlets have reported, on Friday evening, that the three missing Israeli teenage settlers, might have been killed, or moved to the Gaza Strip.No Palestinian faction, or any group, has made statements claiming responsibility for their abduction, the Arabs48 news Website said. Israeli sources said […]

14 Jun

Three Teenage Israelis Missing In West Bank

[Friday, June 13, 2014] Israeli security officials stated that three teenage settlers, including one who reportedly holds a US citizenship, who have been missing since Thursday at night, are feared to have been kidnapped.The army and police initiated massive search campaign, while Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, held the Palestinian […]

12 Jun

Child Killed In An Explosion In Gaza City

[Wednesday Evening, June 11, 2014] A Palestinian child was killed, and a young man was wounded, in an explosion that took place in a home in the at-Tuffah neighborhood, in Gaza City.Medical sources said the child Khalil al-Ghaseen, 13 years of age, died of serious injuries he suffered in the […]

31 May

Palestine Qualifies for 1st Asian Cup

Palestine’s soccer team has qualified for their maiden Asian Cup appearance, with a 1-0 win over the Philippines, in the final of the AFC Challenge Cup in Maldives, on Friday.According to Ma’an News Agency/AFP, Ashraf Alfawaghra scored the winner with a free kick in the 59th minute to help Palestine […]

30 May

Army Alleges Foiling A Bombing Attempt Near Nablus

[Friday, May 30, 2014] The Israeli army claimed that its soldiers managed to foil a “suicide bombing attack”, at the Za’tara roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.According to the army, a Palestinian, carrying an explosive belt, was arrested as he was trying to cross the Israeli […]

24 May

Two Palestinians Killed In Khan Younis Explosion

[Saturday, May 24 2014] Palestinian medical sources have reported that two Palestinians were killed, and two others were seriously injured, in an explosion in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, stated that the two […]

25 Apr

Police Investigate Israeli Organ-trafficking Ring

An Israeli man believed to be behind an organ-trafficking ring has evaded capture, according to a month long police investigation, Israeli media sources report.The main suspect is from Beersheva and is in his 40s, police in southern Israel said; a gag order on the organ-trafficking case was lifted on Tuesday. […]