Category Archives: Miscellaneous

20 Feb
11:39

Palestinian Teen Amputees Complete Historic Kilimanjaro Climb

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Two Palestinian teenagers have made history by becoming the first amputees from the Arab world to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.By Charlie Hoyle On Jan. 23, Mutussam Abu Karsh, 16, from Gaza and Yasmeen Najjar, 17, from the Nablus village of Burin completed a demanding eight-day journey […]

18 Feb
1:48

Five Killed in Acre Gas Explosion

February 18, 2014 1:48 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Five people were killed overnight in a gas explosion, in the northern Israeli city of Acre, Israeli media has reported.The three-story building in Acre’s Old City collapsed, just following the blast, killing five and injuring at least 10 people. Ma’an reports that the victims were a couple aged 38 and […]

10 Feb
3:48

Israeli Man Stabbed in Jerusalem

February 10, 2014 3:48 AM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Sunday Evening [February 9, 2014] Israeli sources have reported that a hareidi (conservative orthodox) Jewish man was stabbed near the Damascus Gate, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem.Israeli Arutz Sheva (Channel 7 Israeli National News Agency) has reported that the police believes the 24-year-old man was stabbed for […]

09 Feb
3:52

Car Bomb Explodes in Tel Aviv, Killing One

An Israeli was killed after a car bomb exploded on Saturday evening, in south Tel Aviv.Israeli sources reported that the explosion targeted a car on Sheshet Hayamim (Six Days) street, in the neighborhood of Kfar Shalem, according to Ma’an. It was added by the sources that a large force of […]

08 Feb
1:20

Two Fighters Killed In Two Separate Incidents In Gaza

February 8, 2014 1:20 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that two Palestinian fighters were killed on Friday night, [February 7, 2014], in two separate incidents, in the besieged coastal region.Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra, stated that one fighter was killed, and one Palestinian was moderately wounded in an […]

04 Feb
11:59

Israeli Officer Killed By Friendly Fire

An Israeli officer was killed by friendly fire, Monday night, near the northern Gaza border, according to the Israeli army.’The IDF confirms an IDF officer was killed overnight following misidentified discharge during routine activity adjacent to the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip. The circumstances of the incident are […]

03 Feb
9:14

Thousands Attend Funeral for Remains Returned to Bethlehem

Thousands of people attended the funeral, on Monday, of two Palestinians whose remains were returned, by Israel, a day earlier. Ma’an News Agency reports that, on Sunday, relatives gathered at the Tarqumia checkpoint, southwest of Hebron, late Sunday to receive the remains of Ayat al-Akhras, from Duheisha refugee camp, and […]

27 Jan
4:22

Teenager Killed In Explosion In Khan Younis

January 27, 2014 4:22 PM Saed Bannoura Khan Younis, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

[Monday, January 27, 2014] Palestinian medical sources have reported that a Palestinian teenager was killed in an explosion which took place, on Sunday, in the al-Boeij refugee camp, in central Gaza.The sources said that Ashraf Farajallah, 18, died of serious injuries to the head resulting from the blast. Security sources […]

13 Jan
3:26

Flying Checkpoint Set Up Near Beit Ummar

[Sunday January 12, 2014] Israeli forces set up a flying checkpoint, on Sunday, near the entrance of a southern West Bank village, according to a popular committee spokesman.Soldiers stopped traffic near the entrance of Beit Ummar, searching vehicles and checking ID cards, Muhammad Ayyad Awad told Ma’an News Agency. Awad […]

12 Jan
12:22

Israeli Man Stabbed In Jerusalem

January 12, 2014 12:22 AM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

[Saturday January 11, 2014] Israeli sources have reported that an Israeli man, 30 years of age, was stabbed in the neck in occupied Jerusalem.The police said that the attacker fled the scene, and that a search campaign has been initiated in an attempt to locate him. Medical sources at the […]

11 Jan
10:57

Sharon Dies After 8 Years In A Coma

January 11, 2014 10:57 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has died, following a long illness, reports Al Ray with Sky News.The 85-year-old’s son was quoted as saying that he had died, at the height of his power, eight years following a stroke which left him in a coma. Sheba Medical Centre, where he […]

04 Jan
5:14

Soldiers Kidnap A Young Woman In Jerusalem

January 4, 2014 5:14 AM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

[Friday January 3, 2014] Israeli soldiers kidnapped a young Palestinian woman in Bab Al-‘Amoud, in occupied East Jerusalem, allegedly after she tried to stab an Israeli soldier.According to Israeli Police Spokeswoman for Arab Media, Luba Samri, a teenage young Palestinian woman, identified as Dima Mohammad Sawahra, 16 years of age, […]

02 Jan
4:39

Number of Palestinians in the World is 11.8 Million, says Statistics Bureau

January 2, 2014 4:39 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) presents the situation of Palestinians at the end of 2013, as follows:Increase in world population of Palestinians The projected number of Palestinians in the world is 11.8 million, of whom 4.5 million are in Palestine, 1.4 million in Israel, 5.2 million in Arab […]

02 Jan
4:23

Explosion Kills Palestinian Ambassador In Czech Republic

[Wednesday January 1, 2014] Official Palestinian sources said that Jamal Al-Jamal, 56, the Palestinian Ambassador to the Czech Republic, was killed in an explosion which took place when he opened an old safe, at his residence in Prague.The sources said that the safe was moved, from his old residence to […]

25 Dec
8:59

Latin Patriarch Prays for Peace in Palestine, At Christmas Mass

[Wednesday December 25, 2013] During Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, at the Church of Nativity, in Bethlehem, Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal prayed for peace and prosperity in Palestine, as well as for an end to the hardships faced by the Palestinian people.WAFA reports that Twal said to President Mahmoud Abbas, […]

11 Nov
3:12

Army Claims Uncovering Explosive Near Ramallah

November 11, 2013 3:12 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Ramallah 0

[Monday November 11, 2013] Israeli military sources have reported that a military vehicle uncovered an explosive charge near an Israeli military base, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah.The sources said that the charge was located close to the military base in Ras Karkar area. Soldiers called army explosives […]

04 Nov
10:20

P.A. Arrests Fighters For Allegedly Planning To Abduct Soldier

November 4, 2013 10:20 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, West Bank 0

A senior Israeli military source told the Israeli Walla News Agency that the Palestinian Security Forces in the West Bank arrested a week ago members of what is believed to be a cell that planned to abduct an Israeli soldier.The source alleged that the cell reached an advanced level of […]

27 Oct
2:18

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Gaza

October 27, 2013 2:18 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

[Sunday October 27, 2013] The Al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, has reported that one of its fighters was killed in an accident in one of its border tunnels in southern Gaza.The Brigades said that Saleh Yousef Al-Basheety, 23, was one of its senior fighters. There have […]

21 Oct
12:45

Army Refuses To Hand Body Of Slain Palestinian

October 21, 2013 12:45 PM Saed Bannoura Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli Authorities were supposed to hand the body of slain Palestinian Younis Ahmad Radayda, to his family on Sunday October 20, 2013, but decided to keep the body allegedly to conclude all paperwork.Head of the Al-Obeydiyya village council, Suleiman Al-Assa, told the Radio Bethlehem 2000 that Israel was supposed […]

19 Oct
1:07

Radayda Family: “Our Slain Son Did Not Intend To Attack Soldiers”

October 19, 2013 1:07 AM Saed Bannoura Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Family of Younis Ahmad Radayda, who was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers on Thursday, stated that he did not intend to harm any soldiers or person, and that he accidentally drove into the military base.Younis was killed on Thursday evening when Israeli soldiers stationed at a military base close […]

16 Oct
8:34

Army Uncovers Breach Of Settlement Fence

October 16, 2013 8:34 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli sources have reported on Tuesday evening, October 15, that Israeli soldiers located a breach in the fence of Shomron settlement, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.The sources said that the army ordered the settlers to remain home, until the military concludes a search campaign in the […]

14 Sep
2:51

IMF predicts “challenging” and “dim” economic future for Palestine

September 14, 2013 2:51 AM Shamus Slaunwhite Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

A report released Thursday [September 12, 2013] by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the economic situation in the West Bank and Gaza says that worrying trends have continued despite the optimism of renewed peace negotiations.Those recent “worrisome trends” include “slowing growth, high unemployment, and large fiscal deficits.” The report […]

13 Sep
10:48

As Israel Marks Yom Kippur, West Bank Closure Enforced

September 13, 2013 10:48 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Defense Minister, Moshe Yaalon, ordered a complete two-day closure on the West Bank as Israel marks the Yom Kippur (Atonement Day) Jewish holiday. Israeli media sources have reported that the complete closure on the occupied Palestinian territories will last for 48 hours, ending on Saturday night at midnight. The […]

13 Sep
5:23

Israel Interrogates A Palestinian “Who Drove Into Military Base”

September 13, 2013 5:23 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

[Thursday September 12, 2013] The Israeli Police arrested a Palestinian, in his fifties, from Nazareth city allegedly for driving his car, in a high speed, into an Israeli military base north of historic Palestine.The Israeli military and security agency are examining whether the man accidentally drove into the camp, or […]

05 Sep
12:09

Fighter Killed In Gaza

September 5, 2013 12:09 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, on Thursday at dawn [September 4, 2013] east of Gaza City.The Brigades said that the fighter, Mohammad Lutfy Abed, 24, died in what it called a “jihadist mission” east of Gaza […]

01 Sep
3:34

Tel Aviv Claims Uncovering A Hamas Cell

September 1, 2013 3:34 PM Saed Bannoura Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli Internal Security Service (Shin Bet) claimed it managed to uncover Hamas cell, and arrested its members, allegedly for planning to use explosives to detonate a mall in occupied Jerusalem.Israel said that the army arrested two Palestinians (22 – 25 years of age) working at the Mall, and that […]

24 Aug
3:33

42 Killed, 500 Injured In Mosque Explosion In Lebanon

The Lebanese Ministry of Health stated that 42 persons have been killed, and more than 500 have been injured, in two explosions that targeted two mosque in Tripoli, in northern Lebanon.The Ministry said that the first explosion took place in front of the Taqwa Mosque, in the Az-Zahiriyya area, while […]

20 Aug
7:22

“Tamarrod” Calls For Rebelling Against Hamas In Gaza

August 20, 2013 7:22 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A Gaza-based group known as “Tamarrod”, Arabic for Rebellion, published a video through its Facebook page, and other social media outlets, stating that November 11 2013, will be a day of rebellion against what it called “oppression and injustice by Hamas”.The video started by their emblem, a verse from the […]

13 Aug
2:45

Israel Intercepts Missile Over Eilat

August 13, 2013 2:45 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

[Tuesday August 13, 2013] Israeli military sources have reported that the “Iron Dome” missile interception system managed to successfully intercept a missile fired towards Eilat coastal city. The sources did not indicate the source of fire, and did not report any injuries or damages.The ‘Mujaheddin Shura Council in the Environs […]

11 Aug
11:45

Young Palestinian musicians perform in prestigious world festival

On August 8, seventeen young Palestinian musicians put Palestine on the ‘map’ of one of the world’s most prestigious international music festivals, the BBC Proms. Aged twelve to twenty-three years, they are members of the Palestinian Strings, a brainchild of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, Palestine’s preeminent music […]

09 Aug
12:34

Arrested Prawer Bill Protesters Still Detained

August 9, 2013 12:34 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Several protesters arrested during Monday’s nation-wide demonstrations against the Prawer-bill are still being kept in detention, and are awaiting charges. On Tuesday nine arrested in the Galilee got their remand extended to six more days. Tuesday’s demonstrations were held against the passing of the so-called Prawer-bill that would legalize the […]

07 Aug
3:53

Four Israeli Soldiers Injured Near Lebanon Border

August 7, 2013 3:53 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli military sources have reported (Wednesday August 7, 2013] that four soldiers suffered mild to moderate injuries in an explosion that took place near the northern border with Lebanon. The wounded soldiers were moved to an Israeli hospital in Nahariya; three of them were moved to surgery while one was […]

06 Aug
10:04

Netanyahu Forms Committee To Enlist Christians In the Army

August 6, 2013 10:04 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

In a serious escalation of the Israeli attempts to divide the Arab community in the country, and amidst massive objections, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, ordered the formation of a special committee to recruit Arab Palestinian Christians in the country to the Israeli military. Netanyahu and a number of Christian […]

04 Aug
8:48

Abbas Welcomes Barcelona Soccer Team In Bethlehem

August 4, 2013 8:48 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

[Saturday Evening August 3, 2013] Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, welcomed at his Presidential Headquarters in the West Bank City of Bethlehem, the players and coach of Barcelona soccer team, who are conducting their first visit to occupied Palestine.“This is your first visit to Palestine, but you are always in Palestine, […]

31 Jul
9:50

Army Claims Uncovering A Rifle Near Hebron

July 31, 2013 9:50 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli Army claimed Tuesday [July 30 2013} that Israeli soldiers managed to uncover a rifle during what was described as “a routine inspection” of cars near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.An Israeli military officer claimed that the soldiers located an automatic rifle, and several magazines, with two […]

20 Jul
8:46

Helen Thomas, prominent long-time White House reporter dies

Long-time White House reporter Helen Thomas died on Saturday after a long illness at the age of 92, the Washington journalists’ organization said in a statementThomas worked the White House beat for 49 years for United Press International and Hearst newspapers. During her nearly half-centurey at the White House, she […]

18 Jul
1:04

Egyptian Military Leader Accuses Hamas Of Arming Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptian Commander of the Third Field Army, Major General Osama Askar, accused the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip of smuggling missiles to members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.Askar claimed that the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, smuggled Grad missiles to fighters of the Muslim Brotherhood to […]

17 Jul
5:55

Israeli Man Stabbed In Jerusalem

Israeli TV Channel 7 has reported on Tuesday at night [July 16, 2013] that an Israeli man, 33, was moderately injured after being stabbed in Bab Al-’Amoud area, in occupied East Jerusalem.The Israeli Police claimed that “two young Arab men stabbed the man and fled the scene”. However, Israeli Ynet […]

14 Jul
7:15

Syria: “Lathiqiyya Port Explosion, Not Israeli Air Strike”

The Al-Alam Iranian news agency have reported that Syria denied that the explosions in Lathiqiyya (Latakia)Port were a result of an Israeli Air Strike, and that the explosions most likely took place during clashes between the Syrian Army and the “Free Syrian Army”.The Al-Alam said that the explosions, that took […]

11 Jul
4:08

Notes on status of our world

In Egypt: The Muslim Brotherhood was the most organized political group running in the post-dictator era The presidential elections in the second round were between Mr. Morsi and a representative of the discredited regime so many people (including secularists and even communists) voted for the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mr. Morsi. […]

09 Jul
1:59

Israeli government shuts down Palestinian puppet fest and attempts to censor Israeli theater

Israeli authorities have taken action to shut down and censor two theaters – one Palestinian-run, and one Israeli – for performing cultural theater performances that Israel considers to be critical of its political agenda and policies.The affected theaters are the El-Hakawati Puppet Theater in East Jerusalem, and the Khan Theater […]

04 Jul
4:17

Israel Claims Palestinian Group Responsible For Attack On Navy Ship

Israel TV, Channel 2, has reported that Palestinian fighters were behind the attack against an Israeli Navy ship, paroling the Gaza shore on Wednesday at night.The TV said that the shells detonated near the ship, without any direct impact, leading to no injuries on damage. The fighters also apparently fired […]

04 Jul
3:44

Israel Fears It’s Honeymoon Is Over

Only a Few hours after the Egyptians managed to get their elected president, Mohammad Morsi, to leave amidst massive protests of millions, Israeli security leaders expressed worry that the honeymoon era with Egypt is over. Senior security and political leaders in Tel Aviv lamented what they call an era of […]

04 Jul
2:06

Israel: “Navy Ship Targeted Near Gaza”

The Israeli Radio has reported Thursday [July 4 2013] that several rounds of live ammunition have been fired, late on Wednesday at night, at an Israeli gunship near the Gaza Coast.The Radio said that the ship was “conducting a routine activity”, and that no damage or injuries were reported. It […]

30 Jun
9:32

Injuries Reported In Traffic Accident Between Palestinian PM Convoy, Settlers

June 30, 2013 9:32 AM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Several injuries have been reported on Saturday [June 29 2013] in a traffic accident between an Israeli settler’s vehicle and a Palestinian car, part of a convoy transporting Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah, near the Tekoa junction in the occupied West Bank.Israeli Ynetnews has reported that the accident took place […]

26 Jun
10:36

Egypt Charges Nine With Spying For Israel

June 26, 2013 10:36 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

[Wednesday June 26, 2013] The Egyptian security forces stated that six Israeli Arabs and three Egyptians, apprehended in Egypt, are currently facing trial for spying for Israel.Egyptian Prosecutor, Hisham Kharmouty, moved the nine defendants to a Criminal Court for what the prosecution calls “passing sensitive security information to a foreign […]

21 Jun
12:29

Israeli Man Killed By Officer’s Fire In Jerusalem

Israeli sources have reported Friday [June 21 2013] that a civilian security officer shot and killed an Israeli man near a public toilet at the Al-Boraq Wall (Western Wall Plaza) in occupied Jerusalem.The Police said that the Israeli man, 47, was running towards the security guard while shouting “Allahu Akbar”; […]

18 Jun
11:45

Gaza Government: “We Never Prevented Muslim Students From Attending Christian Schools”

June 18, 2013 11:45 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Palestinian Ministry of Education, under the Hamas-led government in the Gaza Strip, denied reports claiming that the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and its government ever prevented Muslim students from attending Christian schools in the coastal region.The Ministry issued a press release [Monday June 17 2013] stating that such a […]

14 Jun
2:38

Abbas Meets Palestinian Climber Who Raised Flag On Everest

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, met on Thursday [June 13 2013] the Palestinian climber who managed to reach the summit of the Everest, and raised the Palestinian flag.Abbas met Raed Zidan, 35, in Amman – Jordan, congratulated him for this achievement and stated that this is a source of pride to […]

13 Jun
1:10

Army: “Shots Fire At Settlement Bus Near Nablus”

June 13, 2013 1:10 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli military sources claimed, on Thursday evening {June 12 2013] that gunmen opened fire at a settlement bus driving, close to the Huwwara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.The Bus driver stated that he heard a number of live rounds, and that dozens of soldiers […]

08 Jun
12:21

G4S Annual General Meeting Dominated by Controversy Over Israeli Prison Contracts

G4S’ involvement in the detention of Palestinian children in Israeli jails dominated the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 6th June, overshadowing all other business, including last year’s Olympic security fiasco, said Palestinian Solidarity Campaign (PSC) in a press release.The AGM was also interrupted by protestors shouting ‘Who killed […]

07 Jun
3:33

Palestinian Killed, Four Injured, In Clashes Between Police, Gunmen In Gaza

Thursday June 6 2013, one Palestinian was killed and four Policemen have been injured during clashes between Palestinian policemen and gunmen in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, the Wattan TV have reported. The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, stated that the […]

31 May
1:49

“The Police Shot Me, Then Cuffed Me”, Says Victim Of Bank Attack

May 31, 2013 1:49 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A young Palestinian man, from the Negev, who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli Police fire when an armed Israeli man attacked the Hapoalim Bank in Beersheba, on Monday May 20, stated that the Israeli Police shot and cuffed him, after instantly profiling him as the assailant. The Israeli […]

29 May
8:37

Four Soldiers Injured During Training

May 29, 2013 8:37 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli sources reported Tuesday that four Israeli soldiers have been injured when their tank overturned during training for reserve soldiers at an Israeli military base in the Negev.Israeli TV, Channel 10, said that the soldiers lost control of their tank, and added that the army initiated an investigation into the […]

29 May
4:10

Five Palestinians Injured In Northern Gaza

Tuesday evening May 28 2013, Palestinian medical sources have reported that five Palestinians, members of the same family, have been injured by an explosion in Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza strip.Ashraf Al-Qudra, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, said that a father and his four sons suffered […]

15 May
2:07

Israel Claims Two Mortars Fired Into The Golan

Israeli sources reported Wednesday that at least two mortar shells have been fired into the occupied Golan Heights, and detonated in the Jabal Al-Sheik, leading to no damages or injuries.The sources said that “an initial investigation into the incident revealed that two mortars have been fired from Syria into Mt. […]

08 May
2:31

Report: “Hamas Attacks Gunmen, Stops Them From Firing Shells”

The Field Follow-up Committee at the Ibin Tamima Media Center in Gaza, claimed that members of the Hamas security forces, opened fire at Salafi fighters, in northern Gaza, and wounded one of them, after preventing them from firing shells into adjacent Israeli targets, the Palestine News Network (PNN) has reported.The […]

08 May
2:08

Syria Allegedly Grants Palestinian Group Green Light To Attack Israel

A Political leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command, based in Syria, stated that Damascus allegedly granted the Front an unofficial green light to attack Israeli targets from Syrian territory.Anwar Raja, told the Associated Press that although the green light has been granted, there […]

02 May
4:46

Lebanon Arrests Israeli Man Who Crossed Border

The Al-Manar TV, run by the Lebanon-based Hezbollah Party, reported Wednesday that the Lebanese army arrested an Israeli man who illegally crossed into the country.The Al-Manar quoted a Lebanese official stating that the 34 year old Israeli man jumped over a border wall near Ras An-Naqoura, and was immediately detained […]

25 Apr
10:55

Israel Downs A Drone Over Haifa Shore

April 25, 2013 10:55 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Thursday April 25, 2013, Israeli military sources that the Israeli Air Force intercepted and downed a drone believed to have been flown by Hezbollah party in southern Lebanon, and added that the drone was flying over the Haifa shore “trying to violate Israeli airspace”.The army issued a statement declaring that […]

22 Apr
9:26

Egypt: “We Captured Israeli Spy Cell”

April 22, 2013 9:26 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Egyptian sources reported, Sunday, that the Egyptian police and security forces uncovered a cell that operated on behalf of Israel in the Sinai area in Egypt. The sources said that cell members were spying on Egypt and were on constant communication with Israeli security officers. Israeli Yedioth Aharonoth reported that […]

05 Apr
6:54

Dozenz injured in clashes near Bethlehem

April 5, 2013 6:54 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Miscellaneous, News brief 0

Dozens of Palestinians were injured on Friday in clashes that erupted between protesters and Israeli forces in al-Khader village near Bethlehem. The coordinator of a committee against settlements and the segregation wall said that the clashes took place near al-Nashash checkpoint. Protesters set tires on fire while soldiers responded by […]

31 Mar
9:04

British activists en route to Gaza raped by Libyan soldiers

March 31, 2013 9:04 PM Celine Hagbard Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Three women participating in a humanitarian aid caravan to Gaza were reportedly raped by Libyan soldiers in Benghazi, after being kidnapped by the soldiers and a taxi driver.The caravan has been stalled at the Libyan-Egypt border for several weeks, after having travelled from Britain with humanitarian aid bound for Gaza. […]

16 Mar
2:50

14 Palestinians Killed In A Bus Crash In Jordan

March 16, 2013 2:50 PM IMEMC News Miscellaneous, News brief, Palestine 0

Fourteen Palestinian pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia, died on Saturday, after their bus turned over in Jordan. A nearby Hospital director said that at least fourteen people died, while over 30 others were injured of which 5 are in a critical condition. The minister of religious affairs Mahmoud Habbash confirmed […]

16 Mar
2:50

14 Palestinians Killed In A Bus Crash In Jordan

March 16, 2013 2:50 PM IMEMC News Miscellaneous, News brief, Palestine 0

Fourteen Palestinian pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia, died on Saturday, after their bus turned over in Jordan. A nearby Hospital director said that at least fourteen people died, while over 30 others were injured of which 5 are in a critical condition. The minister of religious affairs Mahmoud Habbash confirmed […]

08 Mar
4:48

Israeli Newspaper Reports Reduced Sentences On Israeli Assailants

March 8, 2013 4:48 PM IMEMC News Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli Newspaper Maariv reported Friday, that Israeli judges and courts “go easy” on Israeli perpetrators who assault Palestinians, giving them “ridiculous” sentences, which would encourage such assaults. Maariv added that with the reduced sentences given to Israeli’s who assault Palestinians, these attacks are increasing drastically, and will continue to unless […]

08 Mar
1:30

Sale Of Home To “An Arab” In Akka, Protested By Jewish Residents

March 8, 2013 1:30 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that residents of a new neighborhood in Akka (Acre) protested the sale of a house to an Arab family, claiming that they have the right to protest the sale, as they want to maintain the Jewish character of the area.Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that residents of […]

07 Mar
10:11

Haredi Youth Attack 2 Arab And Jewish Women

A number of Haredi Jewish youth recently attacked two Arab and Israeli female teachers in Jerusalem and hurled stones at their car shattering one of the vehicle’s windows, Israeli Ynet News reported.The Ynet added that one of the teachers managed to identify one of the attackers who was apprehended by […]

15 Feb
9:08

Two Arab MK’s Receive Death Threats

February 15, 2013 9:08 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Two Arab members of Israeli Knesset (MK) received death threats sent in a form of a letter that was sent to the Al-Shams Radio. The letter says that MK’s Jamal Zahalka and Basem Ghattas are conspiring against “the Zionist Project and the State of Israel”, and described the MK’s as […]

09 Feb
7:19

Egyptian Army Stops Five Weapons Shipments Heading To Gaza

February 9, 2013 7:19 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli Yedioth Aharonoth reported Friday that the Egyptian army has intensified its activities in Sinai, over the past few weeks, and thwarted five attempts to smuggle weapons to the Gaza Strip.The paper said that large quantities of weapons have been seized by the Egyptian army as part of extensive military […]

09 Feb
4:47

Palestinian Prisoner Dies At A Prison In Gaza

February 9, 2013 4:47 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A Palestinian prisoner held at the detention center run by the Palestinian Police in the Gaza Strip died, on Friday morning after he was moved to the Intensive care unit at the Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza city.The prisoner, Mahrous Fathi Nassar, 37, contracted Meningitis while being held at the Sheikh […]

25 Jan
6:34

Extremists Attack Arab Children In Jerusalem For Boarding Israeli Bus

January 25, 2013 6:34 AM Saed Bannoura Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Last Sunday, and following the end of a normal school day in Jerusalem, a number of Arab Palestinian schoolchildren from Jerusalem (around age 12) boarded an Israeli bus while heading home; a number of adult Israeli extremists started insulting the children, and one of them spit a gum he was […]

23 Jan
8:22

Believed To Have Planned Attacks, Two Brothers Arrested In Negev

January 23, 2013 8:22 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A gag order has been lifted Sunday on the arrest of two Arab brothers from the Negev believed to have planned attacks against Israeli targets, Israeli sources reported, the Arabs48 News Website reported.The two brothers were taken prisoner three weeks ago; the Israeli Security Agency, Shabak, claims that the two […]

13 Jan
5:54

Fateh Fighters March In Nablus

January 13, 2013 5:54 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, Nablus, News Report 0

For the first time in years, dozens of fighters of the Fateh movement of President Mahmoud Abbas, marched last week in the Balata refugee camp, carrying automatic rifles and firing into the air, and read a statement slamming the Palestinian security forces for political arrests.The fighters strongly denounced the actions […]

09 Jan
3:51

Extreme Rain, Snow, Causes Floods, Casualties And Destruction

January 9, 2013 3:51 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Civil Defense reported that the storm that its hitting Palestine, and nearby countries, have caused several casualties and excessive destruction of property as rainfall flooded more than 400 homes while four Palestinians were killed after they were swept by the flooding rain.The Palestinian Police and the Civil Defense […]

06 Jan
2:25

Child Killed, Another Injured, When Explosive Detonated Near Them

January 6, 2013 2:25 AM Saed Bannoura Khan Younis, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that one child was killed and another child was injured when an explosive object detonated near them in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region.Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra, spokesperson of the Ministry Of Health In Gaza, reported that Mousa Kaware’, […]

04 Jan
12:43

Egypt Uncovers Missiles En Route To Gaza

January 4, 2013 12:43 PM IMEMC & Agencies Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Egyptian Security Services announced that it managed to uncover, on Friday at dawn, a weapons storage facility loaded with advances missiles, including antitank and antiaircraft missiles, that weapons dealers intended to smuggle into the Gaza Strip via border tunnels.The sources said that the Ministry of Interior received information regarding […]

24 Nov
10:21

Arafat’s Body To Be Exhumed Tuesday

November 24, 2012 10:21 PM IMEMC News Miscellaneous, News Report, Ramallah 0

Tawfiq Tirawi, head of the Palestinian committee that is investigating the assassination of Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat, stated that Arafat’s grave will be opened this coming Tuesday in order to exhume his body for forensic analysis as part of the investigation into his death.Tirawi stated that the Palestinians and the […]

22 Nov
8:11

Soldiers Kidnap A Young Palestinian Woman In Jerusalem

November 22, 2012 8:11 PM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Under the pretext that she attempted to stab an Israeli soldier, Israeli soldiers kidnapped , Thursday, a young Palestinian woman in Jerusalem, and took her to an interrogation center, the Maan News Agency reported.The Israeli Police claimed that the woman attempted to stab the soldiers in front of a Police […]

09 Nov
12:30

Hamas Prohibits Public Commemoration of Yasser Arafat In Gaza

November 9, 2012 12:30 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Hamas-led government in the Gaza Strip, informed senior Fateh leaders in the coastal enclave that public commemorations and activities marking the eighth anniversary of the death of Fateh leader, and late Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat, will be prohibited.Fateh sources in Gaza reported that the Hamas-run security forces detained member […]

08 Nov
3:52

Egypt To Continue Demolishing Border Tunnels

November 8, 2012 3:52 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Egyptian security sources reported that the army and the police, operating against criminal armed groups in Sinai, will start in the coming days, a large operation that is meant at resuming the demolition of border tunnels with Gaza.Egypt halted its operations approximately 30 days ago, and is now preparing to […]

08 Nov
9:21

Syria Closes Hamas Offices In Damascus

November 8, 2012 9:21 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, reported that the Syrian security forces broke into offices that belong to the movement, and the home of Hamas Political Bureau, Khaled Mashal, and closed all offices run by the movement.The Palestinian Information Center stated that the attack took place Monday, November 5, and that the […]

04 Nov
10:45

Palestinian Killed In Central Gaza Explosion

November 4, 2012 10:45 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources reported that one resident was killed in an explosion that took place, on Sunday evening, in the An-Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza. The sources said that the resident is in his twenties; no injuries were reported in the incident. The body of the resident was moved […]

02 Nov
9:31

Archbishop Hanna Denounces Israeli Attempts To Recruit Christians To The Israeli Army

November 2, 2012 9:31 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Archbishop Attalla Hanna of the Greek Orthodox Church In Jerusalem, voiced strong condemnation to the Israeli attempts to recruit Arab Christians in the 1948 territory (Israel) into the Israeli military that occupies their people and their lands.Father Hanna strongly denounced some elements that held meetings with Israeli officials in an […]

19 Oct
4:08

Al-Qassam Publishes Video Documenting Shalit Abduction

October 19, 2012 4:08 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Marking the first anniversary since the implementation of the Egyptian-mediated prisoner-swap deal that secured the release of 1037 of Palestinian detainees, the Al-Qassam Brigades published a video detailing the planning and actual implementation of the cross border attack against an Israeli military base in June 2006 leading to the abduction […]

18 Oct
5:17

Al-Qassam To Publish Shalit Documentary

October 18, 2012 5:17 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, stated that it will publish on Thursday 18th a documentary regarding the abduction of Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, and the stages that followed until his release last year.The “Vanishing Illusion” will be published marking the first anniversary since the prisoner-swap deal was […]

15 Oct
12:27

Egyptian Security Forces On High Alert In Sinai

October 15, 2012 12:27 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Egyptian military and security sources reported that security forces in northern Sinai received several warnings about the intentions of armed extremist groups to carry out major attacks against Egyptian security centers . The source reported that the use of Car bombs and other terror related tactics are likely to be […]

15 Oct
7:14

Jihadist Group In Gaza Demands That Hamas Release Its Detained Operatives

October 15, 2012 7:14 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A Salafist Jihadist group in the Gaza Strip demanded that the Palestinian government of its rival Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, release all of its detained operatives, and to “allow the fighters to fight against the Jewish invaders of the land of Palestine”.Sunday, the group, known as “Majlis Shura al-Mujahidin Fe […]

15 Oct
5:49

Israeli Soldier Charged With Stealing Military Equipment

October 15, 2012 5:49 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Sunday. The Israeli Military Prosecution filed, an indictment against an Israeli soldier guarding a weapons storage facility, accusing him of stealing night vision equipment.Israeli sources reported that army protocols require a soldier to file an immediate report whenever they find out that there is equipment, or weapons, missing. However in […]

07 Oct
8:12

Israel Downs Hezbollah Drone

October 7, 2012 8:12 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

An Israeli military spokesperson reported Saturday that the Israeli Air Force downed an unmanned drone over the northern part of the Negev Desert. The army said that the drone did not carry any explosives. The incident took place around 10 in the morning; the army conducted a search campaign in […]

05 Oct
10:59

Palestinian Cab Driver Who Rammed Israeli Soldiers Turns Himself In

October 5, 2012 10:59 AM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli sources reported that a Palestinian Cab driver, who accidentally rammed four Israeli soldiers near an Israeli settlement, south of Bethlehem, handed himself in to the Israeli Police.The Accident took place, Tuesday, near the Neve Daniel illegal Israeli settlement, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The cabby handed […]

01 Oct
12:43

Palestinian Youth Found Dead Near Israeli Settlement

October 1, 2012 12:43 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Ramallah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported that the body of a 16-year old Palestinian youth was found near Beit Arieh, an illegal Israeli settlement built on Palestinian lands that belong to residents of Aboud village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.Initial reports indicated that Ashraf Ali Al-Ali, 16, was killed […]

01 Oct
3:31

Fighter Killed In Gaza

October 1, 2012 3:31 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, reported that one of its fighters was killed, on Sunday at dawn, in what it called “a Jihadist mission”. The Brigades identified the fighter as Mohammad Abdullah Hamad, 22, from An-Nusseirat refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip. It is […]

27 Sep
3:55

Israel: “Syrian Missile Fired Into Golan Heights”

September 27, 2012 3:55 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli military sources claimed Wednesday that a missile, fired by members of the Syrian army targeting a resistance group rebelling against the regime, landed in an open area close to an Israeli settlement in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.The Israeli Army said that the missile did not lead to any […]

25 Sep
5:49

Olmert Receives Suspended Sentence

September 25, 2012 5:49 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli District Court in Jerusalem sentenced, Monday, former Israeli Prime Minister and former Jerusalem Mayor, Ehud Olmert, to a one-year suspended sentence and a NIS 75.000 fine after convicting him of betraying public trust in an investment case.The court turned down an indictment filed by the prosecution demanding imprisoning […]

22 Sep
11:17

Egyptian Army Increases Deployment on Border

September 22, 2012 11:17 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Egyptian armed forces increased their deployment along the border with Israel and the Palestinian territories, following a deadly attack carried out Friday by gunmen against Israeli soldiers; three gunmen and one Israeli soldier were killed.The Egyptian army started an operation aimed at ensuring that gunmen are not close to […]

22 Sep
10:01

Israeli Soldier, 3 Gunmen, Killed During Clashes Along Border With Egypt

September 22, 2012 10:01 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli army reported that one of its soldiers was killed, Friday, and another soldier was seriously injured, during armed clashes with gunmen along the Egyptian border; three gunmen were also killed. An Israeli military spokesperson said that the soldiers managed to foil what he called a “serious attack planned […]

21 Sep
4:29

P.A Security Captures Three Soldiers In Nablus, Hand Them Back To Israel

September 21, 2012 4:29 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Ramallah 0

Members of the Palestinian security forces in the northern West Bank city of Nablus captured, Thursday, three Israeli soldiers who infiltrated into the city using a civilian vehicle, and handed them back to the Israeli army. Local sources reported that the soldiers were wearing military attire and carrying their automatic […]

13 Sep
3:21

Japan To Fund Private School Construction In Gaza

September 13, 2012 3:21 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Japanese government’s Official Developmental Assistance program (ODA) has decided to fund the construction of a new building at a private school in Ad-Daraj area, in Gaza city.The Japanese Representative Office in Palestine said that the project will be financed by the ODA under the “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human […]

13 Sep
10:30

Gaza; Convicted Collaborator Sentenced To Death

September 13, 2012 10:30 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A Palestinian Military Court in the Gaza Strip sentenced, Wednesday, a Palestinian man to death after convicting him of collaborating with the Israeli occupation. The man’s wife was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.The Hamas-affiliated Palestinian Information Center, reported that the convicted collaborator (Z. H) provided Israeli military and security personnel […]