Category Archives: Refugees/Immigration

02 Jul
3:03

Palestinian Civil Society Reiterates Call for Immediate Targeted Sanctions to Stop Israel’s Annexation and Apartheid

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights: Israel’s extremist government decided today to keep everyone in the dark about if and how it will make use of the “golden opportunity” offered by the Trump administration to embark on de jure annexation of large swathes of the occupied Palestinian West Bank. No […]

02 Jul
1:37

Amnesty: “Israel/OPT: Unlawful “annexation” plan promotes ‘law of the jungle’ and must be stopped”

Statement By Amnesty International: The Israeli authorities must immediately abandon plans to further “annex” territory in the occupied West Bank which breach international laws and exacerbate decades of systematic human rights violations against Palestinians there, Amnesty International said on the day the Israeli cabinet is due to begin its deliberations […]

21 Jun
12:32

On World Refugee Day, Nearly Six Million Palestinians Remain Refugees

More than 5.6 million Palestinians are registered by United Nations (UN) as refugees, after seven decades of the Palestinian catastrophe or Nakba that began when Israel expelled more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homes in historical Palestine, declaring it the state of Israel, in 1948. The United Nations General Assembly resolution 55/76, […]

18 Jun
12:40

Adalah backs warning from UN human rights experts: Morning after Israel’s West Bank annexation will be ‘vision of 21st century apartheid’

17/06/2020: ADALAH – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights In Israel: UN experts: Annexation would be a crystallization of already unjust reality: two peoples living in same space, ruled by the same state, but with profoundly unequal rights; Adalah and partners: UN and the international community must oppose annexation, […]

Wall and Settlement Resistance Authority/هيئة مقاومة الجدار والإستيطان
15 Jun
10:00

Palestinian-owned Home Demolished by Israeli Forces in Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Israeli bulldozers, accompanied by occupation forces, on Monday, demolished a Palestinian-owned building in the Shu’fat refugee camp, near Jerusalem in the southern occupied West Bank, Alray reported. Local sources said that Israeli forces stormed the Ras Shehadeh neighborhood of the Refugee Camp, and proceeded to demolish a two storey house, […]

09 Jun
12:00

Demolition Orders Delivered to Several Palestinians Structures in West Bank

Israeli forces, on Monday, delivered demolition orders against several Palestinian-owned structures in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. In the northern West Bank village of Hares, the Palestinian owners of a 100 dunam plot containing a park, an unpaved road, retaining walls, a playground and a storage space, […]

16 May
7:34

The ِAnnexation After Seventy-Two Years Of Continuous Nakba

By: Marwan E. Toubassi, Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Greece: Some memories permeate our very existence and penetrate our collective consciousness for generations. Survivors of Al-Nakba among them my family who were forcibly displaced from Yaffa “Jaffa” continue to preserve these indelible memories in every wrinkle lining their […]

15 May
8:34

Top PLO Negotiator and United Nations’ Envoy Reject Israeli Annexation Plans

Secretary General of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, along with his guest, United Nations’ envoy for Middle East Peace, Nicolay Mladenov, rejected, on Friday, Israeli plans for the annexation of more Palestinian lands. Erekat was quoted as saying that the international community should reiterate previous positions towards the […]

14 May
7:11

Palestinians to Mark Nakba Anniversary Digitally for First Time in History

On the eve of the Palestinian people’s catastrophe or Nakba anniversary, the Ramallah-based higher national committee for marking the Nakba, called on all Palestinian masses to commemorate the Nakba anniversary digitally and not on the ground. “As we are marking such a historic significant moment of our Palestinian history, the […]

19 Apr
9:36

Erekat: Majority of International Leaders Oppose Netanyahu’s Colonial Plans

Top Palestinian negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat said on Sunday that the majority of international leaders oppose Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s colonial plans by, insisting that a two-state solution is the way out of the current Palestinian-Israeli conflict. During phone calls with several world leaders, that Erekat initiated, leaders unanimously […]

17 Apr
7:19

Arab League’s Secretary General Urges Donor Countries to Fill in UNRWA’s Deficit

Secretary General of the Arab States’ League, Mr. Ahmad Abuelgheit, urged on Thursday, all donor countries that contribute to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), to promptly fill in current deficit of UNRWA’s budget. Abuelgheit’s appeal came during a meeting at the latter’s Cairo-based office, […]

15 Apr
4:56

UNRWA: Israel Restricts Fight Against Covid-19 in East Jerusalem

Spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Mr. Sami Mosha’sha, said on Wednesday, that Israeli occupation authorities in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, have imposed restrictions on the work of UNRWA-affiliated medical crews serving refugee populations there. In a phone interview with the Palestinian […]

09 Apr
10:21

Senior PLO Member: Israeli Crimes Against Palestinians Go Unabated

Senior member of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, held the international community legally and morally responsible for what she described as the Israeli military’s continued crimes against the unarmed Palestinian people. In a statement, the senior PLO member released on Thursday on the 72nd […]

01 Apr
5:39

Israeli Army Tanks Invade Parts of Gaza, Raze Palestinian Farmlands

Armored vehicles of the Israeli army invaded early on Wednesday, the northern besieged Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun, according to local sources. Sources and witnesses said that a number of armored vehicles including combat tanks, rolled about tens of meters, deep into farm lands, owned by local Palestinian farmers […]

31 Mar
6:56

Israeli Colonial Settlers Raze Palestinian Farm Lands near Nablus

Israeli colonial settlers on Tuesday, razed vast areas of Palestinian-owned farm lands in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. Local media outlets said that the lands razed, are located near the illegal Israeli colonial settlement of Shefout Rahel. The sources confirmed that today’s bulldozing caused widespread harm to tens […]

31 Mar
2:42

COVID-19 State of Emergency: Powers and Restrictions Under Palestinian and International Law

 The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): Introduction: On 05 March 2020, the Palestinian President issued a decree declaring a 30-day state of emergency to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Palestine. The Presidential decree bestowed upon the Prime Minister and relevant authorities the powers to “take all necessary […]

28 Mar
3:12

Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 March 2020)

Summary Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) in the efforts put forward to combat the spread of Coronavirus, despite […]

26 Mar
6:56

PCHR Calls upon Palestinian Government to Find Mechanisms to Protect and Support the Poor and Low-Income Families in light of the State of Emergency in the Gaza Strip

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up on the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip in light of the state of emergency announced to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). PCHR warns of catastrophic deterioration in the living conditions of the Gaza Strip population if the state of […]

20 Mar
4:14

Analysis: A Terrifying Scenario; Coronavirus in ‘Quarantined’ Gaza

By Ramzy Baroud for the Palestine Chronicle What if the Coronavirus reaches the besieged Gaza Strip? While the question carries great urgency for all Palestinians living under Israel’s military occupation, the Gaza situation is particularly complex and extremely worrying. Nearly 50 countries have already reported cases of COVID-19 disease, one […]

18 Mar
11:18

PHOTOS: Using Humble Means, Besieged Gaza Prepares for the Coronavirus

By Palestine Chronicle Staff Despite its limited resources, the Gaza Health Ministry and international aid agencies operating in the besieged Gaza Strip, are taking precautionary measures to protect the Palestinians in the Strip from the Coronavirus COVID-19 disease. Palestinian photojournalist Fawzi Mahmoud visited the Al-Shati refugee camp, located on the […]

16 Mar
8:07

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05-11 March 2020)

Israeli Violations Continue in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 March 2020) Summary During the period covered by the current report, the Israeli military occupation forces and Israeli settlers continued to commit further grave violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law. During this week, Israeli forces […]

14 Mar
6:36

Israel Forces Palestinian to Demolish Home in Jerusalem

A Palestinian family from Shu’fat refugee camp in occupied Jerusalem, on Friday, began demolishing their own home, the Palestinian WAFA News and Info Agency reported. Tareq Mohammad Ali said his family and he were forced to demolish their own home at the order of the Israeli High Court, under the […]

10 Mar
4:36

VIDEO – Gaza: The Undrinkable Water of a Land Under Siege

Rakan Abed El Rahman for Middle East Eye Experts say Israeli policies and wars are to blame for a deepening water crisis in Gaza that will have detrimental effects on public health, especially on the most vulnerable segment of society: children. [Transcript by Ali Salam] Ahmed Hills – Water and […]

26 Feb
9:48

Washington Post’s ‘Relative Quiet’ Ignores Israeli Violence Against Palestinians

The Post says there had been “weeks of relative quiet,” even though Israeli soldiers had shot over 100 Palestinian civilians, killing four of them; conducted 400+ invasions of the Palestinian Territories; abducted dozens of Palestinians; perpetrated air strikes on Gaza; shot at fishermen and farmers; demolished Palestinian homes; tortured a […]

17 Feb
6:39

Israeli Forces Close Water Holes, Confiscate Barracks, Order Eviction of 15 Facilities in Jordan Valley

On Monday morning, Israeli occupation forces closed water holes in Khirbet Allan, in Al-Jiftlik village of the northern Jordan Valley. Activist Aref Daraghmeh stated that a force from the occupation army and the so-called “Civil Administration” raided the area and closed water holes, explaining that the occupation is marketing false […]

14 Feb
9:10

Adalah: Over 2,000 Bedouin Preschoolers Stuck at Home due to School Bus Budget Dispute

School transportation for children from 20 villages in Naqab (Negev) region ground to sudden halt after regional council blames Israeli Education Ministry for failing to transfer funds. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel filed an urgent court petition Tuesday, 11 February 2020, as 2,200 preschool […]

14 Feb
7:36

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (06 – 12 February 2020)

Summary This week, PCHR documented 191 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory.  This was reflected in dealing with the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s declaration of Trump’s Peace Plan for the Middle East […]

13 Feb
10:52

Urgent Call for Volunteers – Palestinians Reject ‘Deal of the Century’

Palestinians oppose the “deal of the century” at a protest in al-Khalil (Hebron) At a time of heightened aggression against Palestinians by Israeli occupation forces suppressing “Deal of the Century” protests across the West Bank the International Solidarity Movement is issuing an urgent call out for volunteers.   What is the […]

11 Feb
10:52

REPORT: Lands to be Annexed following Knesset Elections

(photo: Oranit settlement near Qalqilya, northern occupied West Bank) The National Bureau for defending land and resisting settlements stated, in its latest weekly report, that US President Donald Trump’s adviser, Jared Kushner recently announced that Israel won’t annex Palestinian lands before the upcoming Knesset elections, thereby explaining the controversy among […]

11 Feb
6:01

Opinion: The Future of the Palestinian People is Being Decided Without Their Input

By Robert Fantina for Palestine News Network (PNN) Under the shadow of his trial in the senate, and accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on the very day he was indicted on criminal charges in Israel, U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled his ‘Deal of the Century’ that is supposed […]

11 Feb
4:41

Archbishop Hanna: “Jerusalem Is Not For Sale”

Archbishop of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Father Atallah Hanna, stated on Tuesday morning, that the so-called “Deal of the Century” of U.S. President D. Trump, is a conspiracy and an attempt to eliminate all inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, and added that “Jerusalem is not […]

07 Feb
7:18

Criminalizing Palestinian Resistance: The EU’s New Conditions on Aid to Palestine

by Tariq Dana for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network The EU recently notified the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations (PNGO) network of new conditions on its aid, namely that Palestinian civil society organizations are obligated not to deal with individuals or groups designated as “terrorist” by the EU. This includes staff, contractors, beneficiaries, and recipients […]

06 Feb
11:21

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 January – 05 February 2020)

This week, PCHR documented 322 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory.  This was reflected in dealing with the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s declaration of the “Deal of Century” that violates the rights […]

04 Feb
7:16

Soldiers Destroy Water Pipes in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces, today, destroyed pipelines that were supplying the northern Jordan Valley village of Bardala with irrigation water, according to Ziad Sawafta, deputy mayor of Bardala village council. Mayor Sawafta told WAFA correspondence that Israeli forces regularly destroy the pipes supplying water for irrigation in Bardala, noting that the village […]

03 Feb
7:25

Entry of Cement to Gaza Suspended

Israeli War Minister Naftali Bennett decided, last night, to freeze entry of cement shipments to the besieged Gaza Strip, in response to what he called daily Palestinian attacks on Israeli areas. According to Maariv newspaper, the Israeli army gave instructions, at the behest of Bennett, to suspend cement exports to […]

01 Feb
3:52

Soldiers Injure 14 Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, 14 Palestinians, including ten with live ammunition, during protests on Palestinian lands east of Jabalia city, in the northern part of the besieged coastal region. The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the soldiers, stationed in their fortified sniper towers across the perimeter fence, shot ten […]

31 Jan
5:13

Kairos Palestine: “Deal Of The Century, An Insult To History And Humanity”

The American declaration on peace in the Middle East made on 28/1/020 “Peace, peace, they say when there is no peace” (Jeremiah: 6:14) Kairos Palestine: The position announced by the U.S. administration regarding what they termed as the ‘deal of the century’ was, in fact, an insult to history, humanity, […]

30 Jan
2:21

PCHR: “Trump’s Middle East Plan Violates Rights and Legitimizes War Crimes”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): While the Oslo Accords sacrificed human rights and the international law for more than a quarter of a century, the U.S president Donald Trump’s Middle East plan constitutes a full destruction of international law, and legitimizes more than 50 years of Israeli violations of […]

29 Jan
4:10

How Israel Exploits the Holocaust to Justify War Crimes Against Palestinians

On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu asked world leaders to condemn the International Criminal Court for investigating Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity. (Transcript not available.) Via The Real News Network. Opinion/Analysis 01/23/20 In the Name of ‘Israel’s Security’: Retreating US Gives […]

28 Jan
3:37

Eden Place Arts Centre, Derry, Ireland

 January 27, 2020, 7pm – By Niall Ó Brolcháin – IMEMC: As part of The Bloody Sunday March Committee’s annual events, Eden Place Arts Centre launched an exhibition of paintings and fine art prints by artist Nadia Kaczmarczuk  on the theme of the oppression of the Palestinian people in Gaza […]

27 Jan
5:43

Israeli Court Orders Palestinians to Leave Jerusalem Building and Turn It Over to Israeli Settlers

An Israeli court, yesterday, ruled in favor of evicting a Palestinian-owned building in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied  Jerusalem and turn it over to an Israeli settler organization, according to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center. It said that the Israeli court rejected all objections by the Dweik family, which owns […]

26 Jan
8:41

Fateh IRC: Ethnically Cleansed Palestinians Like Victims of Nazi Occupation

The Fateh International Relations Commission said, in a statement commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, that the Palestinian people, ethnically cleansed by Jewish militias since 1948 and occupied by Israel since 1967, are like the victims of the Nazi occupation of Europe. Fateh said that open or […]

24 Jan
4:21

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 January 2020)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 183 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. They were as follows:   In terms of the IOF shooting and excessive use of force, IOF targeted 3 youngsters, […]

24 Jan
4:05

Israel Accused of Flooding Khan Younis

The municipality of Khan Younis City, in southern Gaza, has accused the Israeli occupation authority of intentionally releasing collected rainwater from dams in the east and swamping many areas of the city, especially Salahuddin Street. Days of Palestine reports that Mohamed al-Asttal, head of the municipality’s emergency committee, said on […]

24 Jan
3:58

Report: Israel Begins Selling Gas Destined for Gaza

The severity of Gaza’s humanitarian crisis is currently growing in magnitude, as a result of Israel tightening its 15-year long, illegal siege of the poverty-stricken Palestinian territory. Due to Israel’s restriction of gas, prevented from entering the besieged coastal enclave, the people of Gaza are facing a lack of sufficient heating, […]

23 Jan
5:02

Analysis – In the Name of ‘Israel’s Security’: Retreating US Gives Israel Billions More in Military Aid

By Ramzy Baroud for Palestine Chronicle Billions of US taxpayers’ dollars will continue to be funnelled into Israel in the next fiscal year, and for many years in the foreseeable future. Republican and Democratic Senators have recently ensured just that, passing a bill aimed at providing Israel with $3.3 billion […]

20 Jan
8:14

Report: Israel Steals Land, Erects Nature Reserves and National Parks to Expand Settlements

Madeeha Araj/PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated, in its latest weekly report , that the far-right Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett announced, last week, the approval of seven nature reserves in the West Bank, with an area of 130,000-State dunams — 20,000 of which ones […]

20 Jan
2:01

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered On March 30, 2018

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a young Palestinian man died, on Sunday evening, from serious wounds he suffered, on March 30th, 2018, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire. The Health Ministry said the Palestinian has been identified as Amer Manar Hajjar, 30, […]

18 Jan
4:20

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 January 2020)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 179 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. They were as follows: As part of the Israeli shooting and excessive use of force: In terms of excessive use […]

13 Jan
9:46

Israeli Forces Quash Land Rehabilitation Project In West Bank Village

Israeli occupation forces, on Monday, stopped work on a project to reclaim and rehabilitate lands and pave agricultural roads in the village of Al-Mughayyir, east of Ramallah, under the pretext that the area is classified as Area C, under full Israeli administrative and military control. The project supervisor, Engineer Fajer […]

13 Jan
9:12

Tayseer Barakat’s “Shoreless Sea”: A Visual Account of Refugees’ Mayhem Journeys Across the Mediterranean

Zawyeh Gallery is glad to announce the opening of Tayseer Barakat’s solo exhibition “Shoreless Sea” on Wednesday, 15 January, in Ramallah. The exhibition includes a series of new artworks which manifest as an account on refugees’ desperate journeys to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in search for a normal life. […]

12 Jan
9:36

Israelis Flood Gaza Lands with Rainwater, Damaging Crops

Israeli occupation forces pumped huge amounts of rainwater into agricultural lands east of the Gaza Strip, causing planted crops to sink, witnesses said. They said Israeli authorities opened the rainwater collection dams along the border with the Gaza Strip, causing about 1,000 dunams of agricultural land planted with wheat, barley, […]

12 Jan
9:04

Israeli to Demolish Detainee’s Home for Second Time

Israeli forces, for the second timeo, have ordered the punitive demolition of the family house of  Ahmad Jamal Qunbu, a Palestinian in Israeli detention, who comes from the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, according to local sources. Qunbu’s father told WAFA that Israeli authorities handed him a notice informing […]

10 Jan
4:10

David Friedman: “The Most Complicated of the Issues is the Large Indigenous Palestinian Population”

by Quds News Network US Ambassador to the occupation state of Israel, David Friedman, on Wednesday, spoke at a conference in occupied Jerusalem, announcing the US intention to recognize the West Bank as part of the Israel, claiming that the illegal settlements are not in violation of international law. “Since […]

10 Jan
12:04

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02 – 08 January 2020)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 219 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. They were as follows: As part of the Israeli shooting and excessive use of force: In terms of excessive use […]

08 Jan
4:16

Israeli Elections: Netanyahu Vows More Settlements, Annexation

The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated, in its latest weekly report, that the Israeli government still ignores the international community’s stance, along with resolutions of international legitimacy which consider Israeli settlements a war crime. Israel acts as a state above the law, as a result of […]

07 Jan
7:08

Peace Now: 1,936 Israeli Settlement Units Approved for Occupied West Bank

In a statement, on Monday, settlement watchdog Peace Now, said that the Israeli planning authority advanced the plans for the building of 1,936 new homes in settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Palestine News Network reported. A total of 786 housing units received the final approval needed before the building […]

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06 Jan
7:00

In 2019, Israel Demolished 686 Homes in West Bank, Almost Half in Jerusalem

At least 300 Palestinian buildings were demolished in Jerusalem, by the Israeli occupation authorities in 2019, compared to a 386 in other parts of the occupied Palestinian Territories, Palestine News Network reported. Walid Assaf, chairman of the Commission Against the Wall and Settlements, said in a press conference on Israeli […]

05 Jan
7:52

Turkish Authorities Deliver Ottoman-Era Archives to Palestinian Authority

Turkey has given a copy of Ottoman-era archived documents to the Palestinian Authority (PA) to help Palestinians legally counter the Israeli occupation’s land claims, Quds News Network reported. Hebrew news sources said the archives include tens of thousands of land registries from the Palestinian territories under the Ottoman Empire’s control […]

05 Jan
7:34

In a Decade, Israel Displaced 9,249 Palestinians, Half of Them Children

The Israeli occupation demolished 6,116 Palestinian structures in the West Bank between 2010 and 2019, according to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) data, displacing 9,249 Palestinians including around 4,500 children, Palestine Post 24 reported. The vast majority of the destruction, 79 per cent, has taken […]

02 Jan
8:50

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 December 2019 – 01 January 2020)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 198 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. This week witnessed an increase of Israeli violation regarding demolition and settlement activities in addition to settlers’ attacks and incursions. […]

02 Jan
8:35

Dr. Ashrawi: Israel’s Plan to Replace Jerusalem UNRWA Schools a Part of War on Palestinian Rights

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Thursday, condemned the announced plan of the Israeli municipality in occupied Jerusalem, to replace UNRWA-run schools. “The announced plan of the so-called Israeli municipality in occupied Jerusalem, to replace UNRWA-run schools, is an extension of […]

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31 Dec
11:59

Gaza Still Unresolved Approaching 2020

It was a very happy moment when the Palestinians knew that they would cast their votes in order to choose their representatives, after waiting a long time. They voted and unexpectedly, the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, won the overwhelming majority of the parliament seats, but this was not a blessing […]

31 Dec
9:51

REPORT: Over 13 Million Palestinians Worldwide by 2020

Dr. Ola Awad, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) President presents a brief on the status of Palestinian people at The end of 2019 as follows: More than 13 Million Palestinians in the world by the End of 2019 An increase in population of  Palestinians in the world The projected […]

30 Dec
3:51

Netanyahu Announces Six-Point Plan to Annex Palestinian Land, Defeat Iran

By: The Palestine Chronicle Staff Following his triumph in the Likud party’s primary elections, on December 26, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu introduced a political plan aimed at securing US recognition of Israel’s annexation of West Bank settlements and rolling back Iran’s influence in the region. Netanyahu’s plan, which is […]

29 Dec
9:35

ICC Prosecutor: No Charges against Israelis nor Palestinians as of Yet

The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ms. Fatou Bensouda, said that no charges have been filed against any Israeli or Palestinian, and the investigation has not been opened. In an interview with the Hebrew-language paper, Maariv, Bensouda said: “The International Criminal Court is acting according to the principle […]

28 Dec
6:35

PCHR: “86th GMR: IOF Shot and Injured 39 Palestinian Civilians, Including 11 Children and a Woman”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): Thirty-nine Palestinian civilians, including 11 children and a woman, were shot and injured by Israeli occupation forces’ (IOF) fire against peaceful protestors at the 86th Great March of Return (GMR) in eastern Gaza Strip, this Friday, 27 December 2019. Despite of general calmness […]

27 Dec
6:48

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 December 2019)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 224 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. This week witnessed an increase of Israeli violation regarding demolition and settlement activities in addition to settlers’ attacks and […]

27 Dec
6:22

OCHA: 29 Structures Demolished in Past Two Weeks

During the period between December 10 and 23, Israeli occupation authorities demolished or forced people to demolish 29 structures in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, displacing 45 people and affecting over 100 others, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs stated. Twelve of the structures targeted, […]

23 Dec
7:40

Israeli Soldiers Dismantle Shacks and Barn in Northern Jordan Valley

According to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA), Israeli forces,, dismantled Palestinian residential and livestock structures in the Ras al-Ahmar area, on Monday.

23 Dec
6:48

Switzerland Resumes UNRWA Funding

The Swiss foreign ministry has lifted its temporary freeze on payments to the UNRWA, the UN agency providing support for Palestinian refugees. Switzerland had suspended payments to UNRWA in July, following allegations of misconduct among its top management. On Friday, the foreign ministry confirmed Swiss news reports that it had […]

19 Dec
4:59

Updated: Israeli Missile Kills A Palestinain In Gaza

An Israeli warplane fired, on Tuesday at night, a missile at a Palestinian youth in the southern Gaza Strip, killing him, before the soldiers took his body away. Armored Israeli military bulldozers advanced towards the perimeter fence, east of Khan Younis, before the soldiers snatched his corpse and took it […]

17 Dec
1:41

UNRWA Signs $20.7m Agreement with Qatar

The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) signed an agreement today, under which the State of Qatar will contribute US$ 20.7 million to support the access of Palestine refugees to basic services in Syria. With […]

14 Dec
4:01

Over 2000 Palestinians Participate in Peaceful Protest at Gaza Border

Over 2,000 Palestinians gathered in various parts of the Gaza Strip on Friday to take part in the weekly ‘March of Return’ protests. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that five Palestinians were shot with live rounds fired by the army across the perimeter fence. One of the wounded Palestinians […]

13 Dec
7:10

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 December 2019)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 148 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity: In terms of excessive use […]

13 Dec
6:46

OCHA: 22 Palestinian Structures Demolished in Past Two Weeks

Citing the lack of building permits, Israeli forces demolished 22 Palestinian-owned structures in in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem over the past two weeks, displacing 49 people and otherwise affecting over 800 others, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in its biweekly report […]

13 Dec
6:52

Israeli Officials Storm Jerusalem Neighborhoods Under Police Protection

An Israeli municipal crew, on Wednesday, stormed several neighborhoods of Silwan district, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Occupied Jerusalem, and photographed Palestinian homes, raising fears of Israel’s intent to demolish dozens of houses. Local official, Fakhri Abu Diyab, said that police forces escorting municipal employees stormed the neighborhoods […]

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10 Dec
5:43

Opinion – Palestinian Right of Return: The Legal Key to Undoing the Zionist Conquest

By Joseph Massad for Middle East Eye One of the most ironic features of Zionism and the state of Israel is the central way in which the concept of “return” informs their ideology and policies. Zionism’s colonial project hinged on the claim that contemporary European Jews were descendants of the […]

09 Dec
5:13

Israel Threatens to Destroy All Palestinian Structures in Area C

Israeli Minister of Defense, Naftali Bennett, has threatened to destroy all Palestinian structures in West Bank areas under complete Israeli control (Area C), including those which were funded by Europeans, under the pretext of unlicensed construction. According to Days of Palestine, Bennett made the threat during a meeting with ambassadors […]

06 Dec
11:48

Israeli Soldiers Injure 37 Palestinians In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, 37 Palestinians, including 10 children, during the Great Return March processions along the eastern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. 0The Health Ministry said the four of the injured Palestinians were shot with live rounds, and ten with rubber-coated […]

06 Dec
5:00

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 Nov. – 04 Dec. 2019)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 159 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity: In terms of excessive use […]

04 Dec
4:18

Israel Demolishes Residential Structures Southeast of Jerusalem

Israeli forces, this morning, dismantled a shack and two residential structures in the Abu Nuwwar and Wadi Abu Hindi Bedouin communities, located to the southeast of Jerusalem. Abu Imad al-Jahalin, a representative of Abu Nuwwar community, confirmed that Israeli municipal staff and forces arrived in the Abu Nuwwar community, located […]

30 Nov
4:39

PCHR: “In New Crime of Excessive Use of Lethal Force, IOF Kill Palestinian Child and Injured 7 Others, Including 5 Children in Eastern Khan Younis”

Date: 29 November 2019: The Palestinian Center For Human  Rights (PCHR): On Friday, 29 November 2019, using excessive lethal force against the peaceful protesters in eastern Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) killed a Palestinian child and wound 7 others, including 5 children. According to […]

29 Nov
6:07

More Palestinian Homes Demolished in West Bank

Israeli occupation forces have demolished four more Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank, displacing its occupants. Palestine News Network correspondence said that Israeli troops, accompanied by bulldozers, stormed Beit Kahil town, west of al-Khalil (Hebron), and began demolishing the houses on Thursday. Following the demolition, confronatations erupted between Palestinians […]

28 Nov
5:20

UNRWA Facing Deficit of $167 Million

UNRWA spokesperson Sami Musha’sha’ says that the committees which emerged from the meeting of the Advisory Committee in support of the UNRWA, which held its meetings in Jordan, went to Lebanon, today, to visit the refugee camps and to follow-up on their living conditions. “This visit is aimed at mobilizing […]

28 Nov
2:20

Visit to Al Fawwar Refugee Camp, Hebron, Palestine, June 2019

By Niall Ó Brolcháin – IMEMC: Ayat Alturshan runs several different projects for women and children at different refugee camps in the West Bank, Palestine. I recently had the opportunity to go and visit the Al Fawwar refugee camp on the outskirts of Hebron, West Bank, Palestine with the cultural […]

26 Nov
9:13

Human Rights Watch Director Expelled Today

Human Rights Watch will keep documenting abuses despite the Israeli government’s expulsion of the Israel and Palestine director of Human Rights Watch on November 25, 2019. The deportation reflects the authorities’ intensifying assault on human rights. The director, Omar Shakir, will depart tonight after Israel’s Supreme Court upheld the government’s […]

18 Nov
2:56

Israeli Bulldozers Level Palestinian Road, Sever Water Pipeline

Israeli bulldozers, on Monday, razed lands near Jabal al-Baba Bedouin community, located near al-Eizariyah town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Atallah Mazar’a, a community representative, stated that Israeli forces escorted bulldozers onto Palestinian land, where the heavy machinery proceeded to raze a 500-meter-long earth […]

18 Nov
2:29

Israel to Seize Land in Salfit for Settlement Expansion

The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) announced its intent to seize hundreds of dunams of Palestinian land in Salfit province, in the central occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local official Ghassan Daghlas, said that the IOA recently delivered notices to Palestinian municipal councils in Salfit province informing them […]

18 Nov
3:59

Palestinian Receives Demolition Notice Near Hebron

Israeli authorities notified Palestinian resident in the village of Khirbet Susiya, south of Hebron, of its intent to demolish the home, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Rateb Jabour, coordinator of the National and Popular Committee in southern Hebron, said that Israeli forces handed local resident Mohammed Zain […]

17 Nov
6:02

UN Votes To Renew UNRWA Mandate

The overwhelming vote, at the United Nations General Assembly’s Fourth Committee, in favor of renewing the mandate of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) dominated the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies, on Saturday. This issue was given special attention in light of American […]

16 Nov
6:15

UNRWA Mourns Loss of Boy from One of its Schools in Gaza

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) hopes that the ceasefire that was reached the night of 13 November will put an end to two days of escalation between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military operations […]

15 Nov
5:45

Palestinians Reject Israeli Attempts to Politicize UNRWA

A statement by the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday, said that the State of Palestine firmly rejects Israel’s cynical attempts at the politicization of the UNRWA and it’s concerted efforts to incite against its mandate. “This Agency, created by the General Assembly [by resolution 302 (IV) in 1949] […]

15 Nov
5:01

Palestinian Foreign Minister Criticizes U.N. Official

Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riyad Malki, strongly criticized a statement by Nickolay Mladenov, on Israel’s latest aggression against Gaza, accusing him of covering up the Israeli occupation crimes by blaming the Palestinian people for these crimes. In a press statement, Malki condemned the language used by Mladenov, […]

Home demolition near Nablus
11 Nov
7:57

Two Residential Structures Demolished in Occupied Jerusalem

Israeli forces, on Monday, demolished two residential structures in the occupied Palestinian city of Jerusalem.   Younes Jafar, Chairman of Al-Montar Land Defense Committee, said that soldiers embarked, in the early morning hours, on destroying two residential buildings in the area of al-Montar, under the pretext of being built without […]

09 Nov
10:49

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (31 October – 06 November)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 165 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity: In the Gaza Strip, IOF […]

09 Nov
10:21

Grandson of Holocaust Survivors Deported from Israel for Volunteering

Austrian citizen of Jewish origin Edmond Sichrovsky, who was banned and deported from Israel on suspicion of volunteering in Palestine on Friday, October 25. International Solidarity Movement,  Features, Press Releases An Austrian citizen of Jewish origin and grandson of Holocaust survivors was banned from entering Israel on suspicion of volunteering in […]

09 Nov
9:38

Farmer Forced Off Land near Nablus

The Israeli army, today, forced a Palestinian farmer out of his own grove near the village of Burin, to the south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, local WAFA sources said. The farmer, who is not yet identified, was picking olives in his own grove when Israeli soldiers, who […]

09 Nov
12:15

82nd GMR: IOF Shot and Injured 104 Palestinian Civilians, Including 43 Children, a Woman and a Paramedic

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR):104 Palestinian civilians, including 43 children, a woman and a paramedic, were shot and injured by Israeli occupation forces’ (IOF) fire against peaceful protestors at the 82nd Great March of Return (GMR), this Friday, 08 November 2019. This week, IOF continued the use of […]