Category Archives: Refugees/Immigration

18 Jan
7:14

Israeli Demolishes More Palestinian Homes In Jordan Valley

Despite extreme weather conditions, the Israeli occupation demolished  ten Palestinian homes in the occupied Jordan Valley, on Thursday morning. As it rained, the Israeli demolition left several Palestinians homeless, including women and children. Israeli occupation forces demolish Palestinian homes and turn tens of Palestinians homeless, including children and women, on […]

17 Jan
8:34

Family Home of Palestinian Detainee to be Demolished

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, raided the family home of a Palestinian detainee from the southern West Bank town of Yatta, south of Hebron, in preparation to demolish it, said a local activist. Coordinator of the National and Popular Committees in southern Hebron, Rateb al-Jbour, told WAFA that Israeli forces raided […]

16 Jan
8:02

Update: PCHR Warns of Fuel Shortage at Gaza Hospitals

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is warning of the deteriorating situation of the Palestinian patients in the Gaza Strip, due to the ongoing crisis of fuel shortage. PCHR calls upon the Palestinian Authority (PA) and international organizations to urgently intervene to order to ensure the rapid flow of […]

16 Jan
7:26

Israeli Forces Raze Lands in Northern Gaza, Fire on Youth at Border

Israeli bulldozers infiltrated dozens of meters in, along the eastern borders of Beit Hanoun, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that four large D-9 Israeli military bulldozers entered dozens of meters into Palestinian lands, north of Beit Hanoun town, and began to raze […]

16 Jan
6:46

Beit Hanoun Hospital to Shut Down over Ongoing Fuel Crisis

Beit Hanoun hospital director Jameel Suleiman has warned that their generator would be shut down within two days, due to shortage of fuel. Suleiman said, in a statement, that the depletion of fuel would lead to complete paralysis in the services of the hospital, which serves 340 thousand people north […]

16 Jan
6:41

World Food Programme Cuts Aid to Palestine

The World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended or reduced aid for some of its Palestinian beneficiaries in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, due to funding shortages, an official has said. Some 27,000 Palestinians are no longer receiving aid through the United Nations programme since January 1, in the occupied West Bank, said Stephen Kearney, […]

16 Jan
6:29

Army Destroys Jordan Valley Farmland

The Israeli army destroyed the crops of Palestinian farmers when its bulldozers opened a one-kilometer-long road in the area of al-Burj, Northern Jordan Valley, PNN reports. Hundreds of Israeli soldiers later, Tuesday morning, carried out military drills on the agricultural land that belongs to Palestinians. The army also forced 13 families […]

14 Jan
10:36

Child Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Last Friday in Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a child died, on Monday at dawn, from serious wounds he suffered on Friday January 11th, 2019, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire, in northern Gaza. The Health Ministry stated that the child, Abdul-Rauf Ismael Salha, 14, was shot with a […]

13 Jan
8:54

VIDEO: Jerusalem in 2018

A recap on the events of the past year. Originally published by the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, occupied East Jerusalem. (English subtitles.) (photo: BDS National Committee) Human Interest 12/28/18 Remembering the Israeli 2008 Offensive on Gaza (VIDEO) 

13 Jan
8:26

Five Palestinian Families Facing Eviction due to Settler Claims

A Palestinian family in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem received an order, from the Israeli authority’s Law Enforcement Department, on Saturday, to evacuate a building it owns, and where five Palestinian families live, by January 23rd. According to the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem (CCPRJ), […]

12 Jan
1:57

Report: “20% Of Palestinians Injured In Gaza In 2018 Were Children”

In its annual report, the Gaza European Hospital has revealed that 20% of Palestinians who were shot by the Israeli army, during the Great Return March processions of the Gaza Strip, in 2018, were children, and more than half of them were shot with live fire. The report stated that […]

11 Jan
4:46

Updated: Soldiers Kill One Woman, Injure 25 Palestinians, Including A Medic and Two Journalists, In Gaza

Updated: The Palestinian Health Ministry said the slain Palestinian woman has been identified as Amal Mustafa at-Taramisi, 43, from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, north of Gaza city. It added that the woman was shot in her head, and died from her serious wounds shortly after she was injured. At least 25 […]

11 Jan
7:25

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (03– 09 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 03 – 09 January, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 56 civilians, including 10 children, 3 women, 5 journalists, and 6 paramedics, were wounded; the […]

11 Jan
7:06

Palestinian Vessel Catches Fire as Navy Fires on Fishermen

A Palestinian fishing boat was set on fire, Thursday, after Israeli naval forces repeatedly opened fired towards it off of the coast, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip. Head of the Palestinian Fishermen Union in Gaza, Zakariya Bakr, said that Israeli naval forces opened fire towards Palestinian fishing boats located […]

09 Jan
5:19

B’Tselem: Israel Demolishes Palestinian Homes, Makes Palestinians Homeless

The Israeli occupation has demolished at least 1,401 Palestinian residential units in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, between 2006 and 2018, an Israeli rights group has revealed. According to the rights group B’Tselem, Israeli demolitions caused have caused some 6,207 people, including at least 3,134 minors, to lose their homes. The Israeli occupation […]

05 Jan
6:37

Bulldozers Raze Lands in Southern Gaza

Several Israeli bulldozers raided eastern Rafah City, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday morning. Witnesses told a Ma’an reporter that three Israeli D9 military bulldozers and an excavator raided dozens of meters into Palestinian lands in eastern Rafah City, coming from the Sufa military base and heading towards […]

04 Jan
11:42

Israeli Soldiers Injure Fifteen Palestinians, Including Medics And A Journalist

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, at least fifteen Palestinians, including one doctor and six paramedics, during the Great Return Match processions in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against the nonviolent protesters, holding the weekly processions for the 41st consecutive week. […]

04 Jan
7:54

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 December 2018 – 02 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 27 December 2018 – 02 January, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A disabled Palestinian was killed in eastern Khan Younis, while 25 civilians, including […]

04 Jan
7:11

Israel Demolishes First Palestinian Home in 2019

The Sheweiki family’s belongings outside of their demolished home in Qalandia, January 2, 2019. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER JANUARY 4, 2019 Israel demolished 480 Palestinian-owned structures in 2018, representing a 21 percent increase compared to 2017. On Wednesday, January 2, 2018, Israeli forces demolished a […]

03 Jan
8:40

Israel Stops Construction of Palestinian Home and Greenhouse in Bethlehem

Israeli authorities ordered a halt on the construction of a Palestinian home and a green house in the southern West Bank town of Nahhalin, in the Bethlehem district, on Wednesday. Deputy Mayor of Nahhalin,Hani Fanoun, told WAFA that Israeli forces delivered a halt on construction notice to Samer Shakarneh, regarding […]

03 Jan
8:17

‘We Will Remain Rooted On Our Land And Resist’

Israeli forces raid Khan al-Ahmar, July 5, 2018. Photo credit: Suleiman Abu Srour for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JANUARY 3, 2019 Palestinian popular resistance has forestalled the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists the village will be destroyed soon. Human rights groups call it a “war crime.” United […]

02 Jan
6:47

DCIP: 2018 Reigned Deadly Force On Palestinian Children

Palestinian children stand near the ruins of the building where Al Aqsa channel was located and which was targeted the night before by an Israeli airstrike, Gaza City, November 13, 2018. (Photo: ActiveStills / Mohammad Zaanoun) Israeli forces continued to kill Palestinian children at an average pace exceeding one child […]

02 Jan
6:34

West Bank Settlement Expansion Underway at Cost of Palestinian Village

The Israeli army razed land in Dhar al-Maleh village, southwest of Jenin, northern occupied West Bank, in order to expand an illegal Jewish settlement, the village’s head of council Ahmad Khatib said on Tuesday. Khatib told WAFA correspondence that Israeli bulldozers started work on 120 dunams of village land and, […]

01 Jan
8:01

2018: Year in Review

by Mohan Chen- Bethlehem/PNN/ From a series of border protests in the Gaza Strip to thousands of new settlement units in the West Bank, 2018 has indeed been an eventful year in Palestine. As the year draws to a close, we have taken a moment to look back and compiled […]

30 Dec
5:14

$50M Transferred to UNRWA from Saudi Arabia

During a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 28 November, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl signed an agreement with Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSC), in support of UNRWA’s core health, education and social services in 2018. This […]

29 Dec
7:57

Army Bombards A Site In Central Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Saturday at dawn, fired two missiles into a site east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, causing damage to it and the surrounding buildings. Media sources said the missiles struck a site, believed to be run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of […]

29 Dec
5:09

UPDATE: Israeli Digs Cause Landslides in Silwan

Underground excavations executed in recent months, by Israeli authorities and settler organizations in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, have caused landslides in the area, as it came under heavy rain during the past few days, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center. The Center said, according to WAFA, that a […]

28 Dec
11:38

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Nonviolent Procession In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, holding the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The nonviolent protesters marched from the center of the village carrying Palestinian flags, and […]

28 Dec
11:06

On 40th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian With Disability and Wound 18 Other Civilians, including 4 Children and 2 Paramedics

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday evening, 28 December 2018, Israeli forces Killed a Palestinian civilian with disability and wounded 18 other civilians, including 4 children and 2 paramedics (female and male), in the peaceful demonstrations in the eastern Gaza Strip despite the decreasing intensity of the […]

28 Dec
10:13

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Disabled Palestinian, Injure Eight In Gaza

Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, one Palestinian, and injured at least eight, including a medic and a photojournalist, during the Great March Of Return processions in the besieged Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry said two of the wounded suffered life-threatening injuries. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in […]

28 Dec
8:39

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20 – 26 December 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 20 – 26 December 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a person with mobility impairment, were killed. 142 civilians, […]

26 Dec
5:44

Israeli Forces Raid Towns in South Hebron Hills

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, raided Palestinian residential homes and tents of multiple towns in the South Hebron Hills,  east of the town of Yatta, south of Hebron, occupied West Bank, said a local activist. According to WAFA, Israeli forces raided and blocked the South Hebron Hills towns of al-Masdara, Ar-Rakeez, and […]

24 Dec
5:06

Leftist Factions Unite to Form The Palestinian National Democratic Assembly

Five leftist Palestinian political factions announced on Sunday the establishment of the Palestinian National Democratic Assembly, consisting of all five factions, in addition to senior social figures. The assembly is composed of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), […]

22 Dec
10:13

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Friday

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported, earlier Saturday, that a young Palestinian man, 18 years of age, died from serious wounds he suffered, Friday, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson […]

21 Dec
4:26

PCHR: Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13 – 19 December 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 13 – 19 December, 2018. Israeli forces killed Ashraf Na’alwah in a crime of extra-judicial execution. 2 civilians, including an elderly, were killed in Ramallah and al-Bireh. 24 Palestinian civilians were wounded, including 7 […]

20 Dec
4:17

No Vaccination for Palestinian Children, Decides the Occupying Power, Israel

by Ihab Rimawi Updated from 12/12/18 Israel Restricts Vaccine Imports to Palestine Lara Hamdan had no idea, when she went to the health services center in Ramallah, to vaccinate her one-year-old daughter, that the vaccination was not available and that she had to wait until Israeli authorities allow the vaccines to […]

20 Dec
3:56

World Food Programme Announces Cuts to Palestine

The World Food Programme announced, today, cuts in food aid that will affect some 190,000 impoverished Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank – roughly half of all its recipients, there – citing a severe funding shortfall, PNN reports. The U.N. agency said it would, as of January 1, suspend […]

19 Dec
10:27

Amy Injures Two Palestinians, One Seriously, Abduct Two, In Deheishe Refugee Camp

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of  Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and conducted very violent searches of homes, before abducting two Palestinians, and wounding two others, including one who suffered serious injuries, during ensuing protests. Media sources said the soldiers […]

19 Dec
4:51

Plot to Depopulate Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon

(photo: Ein al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon) by Ramzy Baroud An eerie video composed of a recorded audio prayer and a photo of one “Hajj Jamal Ghalaini” occasionally pops up on Facebook. The voice is that of an alleged religious sheikh, praying for the well-being of the man in the photo […]

19 Dec
4:26

Soldiers Destroy Hundreds of Cactus Seedlings in Northern Jordan Valley

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, destroyed a number cactus seedlings belonging to a Palestinian resident of the northern Jordan Valley, said a local activist, according to WAFA. Mutaz Bsharat, who monitors settlement activity in the Tubas district, said that the soldiers cut down hundreds of five-month-old cactus seedlings belonging to local […]

18 Dec
5:50

UNRWA Signs Landmark Agreement with Qatar

On the sidelines of the Doha Forum, Khalifa Bin Jassim Al-Kuwari, Managing Director of the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), signed a landmark two-year agreement in support of the agency’s core services, including education, health-care, relief […]

16 Dec
7:10

Israeli Forces Blow Up Family Home in Amari Refugee Camp

Israeli forces, including infantry and military bulldozers, raided the city of Ramallah early on Saturday, breaking into the Amari refugee camp to the south of the city, just after midnight. Hundreds of soldiers surrounded a building owned by the Abu Hmeid family, in the centre of the camp. Israeli forces […]

16 Dec
1:38

Israeli Soldiers Invade Al-‘Arroub Refugee Camp

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at night, the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and fired at local protesters, in addition to spraying homes and cars with wastewater mixed with chemicals. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers fired many rubber-coated steel […]

15 Dec
4:32

Israel’s Executions Can’t Kill Palestinian Resistance: Remembering Ashraf Na’alwa, Saleh Barghouthi, Majd Mteir and Hasan Arda

Ashraf Na’alwa, Saleh Barghouthi, Majd Mteir (l-r). Graphic: Quds News Via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. On 13 December, 2018, Israeli occupation forces shot down four Palestinians, including several resistance fighters who had evaded their pursuit for months. Ashraf Na’alwa, 23, was killed by occupation forces who attacked the home where […]

15 Dec
4:22

Palestinian Among World’s 50 Best Teachers

Palestinian teacher Rana Ziada, from al-Zahra School, in Gaza, has been chosen among the 50 shortlisted for the world’s best teacher prize. Ziada is competing for the best teacher, in the US $1 million Global Teacher Prize, which is carried out by Varkey Foundation. Ziada is a mathematics teacher in a […]

15 Dec
3:58

UPDATE: Palestinian Teen Succumbs to Wounds Inflicted by Israeli Forces

A Palestinian teenager was killed by Israeli forces, on Friday, in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the teen as 17-year-old Mahmoud Nakhleh, who was shot in the abdomen with live bullets during a protest, in the al-Jalazoun refugee camp. Several people were […]

15 Dec
3:41

Jordan Valley Families Ordered to Vacate Homes for Military Training

Israeli occupation authorities, on Friday, ordered several Palestinian families from the village of Ebzeiq, in the northern Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank, to leave their homes and make way for Israeli military training, in the area. Muataz Besharat, who monitors Israeli violations in the area, told WAFA […]

15 Dec
3:37

Israeli Soldiers Remove Family From Home to Prepare for Demolition

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, the home of Abu Hmeid family, in the al-Am’ari refugee camp, south of al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh Governorate, in the central West Bank, in preparation to demolish a four-story building, and engaged in the excessive use of force […]

15 Dec
2:10

On 38th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 120 Civilians, including 20 Children, 2 Women, 1 Journalist and 2 Paramedics

On Friday evening, 14 December 2018, Israeli forces wounded 120 Palestinian civilians, including 11 children, 1 woman and 2 paramedics in the peaceful demonstrations in the eastern Gaza Strip despite the decreasing intensity of the demonstrations there for the sixth week consecutively and absence of most means usually used during […]

14 Dec
7:24

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (06 – 12 December 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 06 – 12 December, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against protestors in the Gaza Strip. A 4-year-old child was killed in the southern Gaza Strip, while 93 civilians, including 22 children, […]

14 Dec
7:13

Entrance to Al-Arroub Refugee Camp Sealed by Israeli Forces

Israeli forces sealed off the main entrance of the al-Arroub refugee camp in Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, Thursday evening. According to Ma’an, locals reported that the Israeli army sealed off the entrance to the camp, in addition to setting up several flying checkpoints on a number of roads […]

13 Dec
8:44

B’Tselem: Israeli Soldier Used Lethal Force To Kill Mentally Disabled Palestinian (VIDEO)

Israeli rights group B’Tselem announced, on Wednesday, a report proving that Israeli soldiers used lethal force from a very close distance to kill a mentally disabled Palestinian. On Tuesday, 4 December, 2018, at around midnight, some 100 Israeli soldiers invaded the city of Tulkarem, in the occupied West Bank. Some […]

13 Dec
8:17

The Slow Genocide of Palestinians Continues in Asira al-Qibliya

13th December 2018, International Solidarity Movement, Nablus Team, Asira Al Qibliya, Nablus, occupied Palestine (photo: Settlements overlooking Asira Al Qibliya) “This is the line,” Oussam Khalifa Ahmad illustrates as he takes us on a tour of his threatened land. “We are now passing into (Area) C.” Depending on where you look, some […]

13 Dec
7:51

Palestinian-owned Garage Demolished in East Jerusalem

Israeli Civil Administration bulldozers demolished a private garage in the Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina, in the central occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem. According to local sources, the garage was demolished under the pretext that it was built without the difficult-to-obtain Israeli permit. Sources added that, prior to the […]

12 Dec
3:15

Child Dies From Wounds Suffered Last Friday

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that a child died, Tuesday, from serious wounds he suffered, last Friday, after Israeli soldiers shot him, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry said the soldiers shot the child, Ahmad Yasser Sabri Abu ‘Aabed, 4, […]

12 Dec
2:43

Green Riding Hood
 Pain Dwells within Her Ribs

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights: Around month and a half after being injured by the Israeli forces, pain so far dwells the body of Palestinian woman Malinah al-Hendi (34) and hinders her responsibility of taking care of her family. Malinah, mother of six children, was shot by an Israeli […]

11 Dec
5:29

169 Structures Demolished in East Jerusalem This Year

A family demolishes their own home in Silwan, December 8, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT DECEMBER 11, 2018 Israeli authorities have demolished a total of 169 structures in East Jerusalem this year – a 20 percent increase compared to 2017. This month, Israeli authorities have demolished […]

10 Dec
6:55

Senior Israeli Lawmaker: “The Israeli army has enough bullets for every Palestinian.”

Chairman for the Defense Committee of the Israeli Parliament of the Knesset, Avi Dichter, recently made an underhanded remark expressing favor for killing all Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. As he was commenting on the protests of the Great March of Return, taking place along the eastern fence of the […]

10 Dec
6:32

Israeli Military Opens Fire Toward Gaza Fishermen and Shepherds

Israeli naval forces opened fire towards Palestinian fishermen, west of Rafah City and Khan Younis City, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Sunday. A Ma’an News Agency reporter said that naval forces repeatedly opened fire at fishermen within the permitted fishing zone, forcing them back to shore. Meanwhile, Israeli […]

10 Dec
6:15

UNOCHA Report: 33 Palestinian-owned Structures Seized or Demolished in Area C and East Jerusalem

A recent report issued, by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), on the latest developments in Palestinian territories, published on December 6. According to the report, demonstrations in the context of the ‘Great March of Return’ continued for the 36th successive week, resulting in the […]

08 Dec
10:53

Insidious Colonial Strategy

12/07/18 International Solidarity Movement In the area of Salfit, harassment by settlers is a regular occurrence. They come to the villages, often late at night, to graffiti messages of hatred, and also vandalize cars and property. New settlements are being established frequently and are rapidly expanding. Farris is a university […]

07 Dec
9:37

At Least 33 Palestinians Shot In Gaza Protests

At least 33 Palestinian protesters were shot and injured by Israeli soldiers Friday, at the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip, medical sources said. Protesters were shot at with live ammunition and rubber-coated steel bullets as they approached the barbed-wire perimeter fence. Of the 33 shot, one protester […]

06 Dec
4:14

Israeli Military Industries Moving Massive Testing Facility South, Bedouins at Risk of Forced Displacement

Israel’s state-owned weapons manufacturer is relocating a massive testing facility from the center of the country to an area in the Naqab (Negev) desert in a move that puts some 1,200 Bedouin homes and other structures at risk of forced displacement. The planned facility is more than twice the size […]

06 Dec
4:01

Shots Fired at Palestinians in Gaza, Bulldozers Raze Lands

Israeli military bulldozers entered dozens of meters into eastern Beit Hanoun, on Wednesday, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip. A Ma’an reporter said that four Israeli D-9 bulldozers razed and leveled lands as Israeli drones flew overhead. Earlier on Wednesday, Israeli forces deployed at the Nahal Oz military site in […]

06 Dec
3:43

Palestinian Family to be Evicted from its Silwan Home for Jewish Settlers

The Israeli Magistrate Court in Jerusalem ordered, on Wednesday, the eviction of a Palestinian family from its home in Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, for the benefit of Israeli settlers, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center. It said the court gave the family, which consists of one woman and […]

05 Dec
4:23

ISM Report: Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine Continues in Fasayil

12/05/18 International Solidarity Movement, in coordination with Jordan Valley Solidarity, Nablus team, Fasayil al Wusta, Occupied Palestine The ethnic cleansing of Palestine continues. Dunam by dunam, village by village, house by house, the people of Palestine face a slow, systematic genocide in their homeland. Two houses were demolished in the […]

04 Dec
6:50

Palestinian Families Ordered to Destroy their Tin Homes

Three Palestinian families were ordered, by the Israeli army, on Monday, to demolish their homes made of tin, in the Yatta-area village of Umm al-Khair, in the southern West Bank, according to Rateb Jabour, a local activist. Jabour told WAFA that the army served the three residents, from the Hathalin […]

04 Dec
6:35

Israeli Forces Demolish Facilities, Loot Money in Jordan Valley Village

Israeli forces, on Monday, demolished residential buildings and sheds while looting sums of money from Bedouin Palestinian citizens, in the northern Jordan Valley. According to an expert on settlements and Israeli violations, Aref Daraghmeh, soldiers demolished military structures and sheds in Al-Fasayel village of Al-Aghwar, owned by a number of […]

03 Dec
8:40

9 Palestinians Shot By Israeli Forces in Gaza

At the 18th weekly Naval March, hundreds of Palestinians gathered along the northern coast of the besieged Gaza Strip Monday. Nine Palestinians were injured by projectiles shot by the Israeli army, while dozens of other protesters suffocated from tear gas. The nine casualties include 1 hit with live ammunition, 4 […]

03 Dec
6:46

Turkey Sends Gaza 8.5 Tons of Medicine & Supplies

The Ministry of Health, on Monday, sent from its warehouses, in the West Bank city of Nablus, 8.5 tons of medical aid donated by the Turkish Red Crescent to the besieged Gaza Strip, announced Health Minister Jawad Awwad. Awwad said that the ministry dispatched two truckloads of medical supplies worth $274,000 including […]

02 Dec
4:50

PCHR: On 36th Friday of the Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 58 Civilians, including 14 Children and Paramedic

On Friday evening, 30 November 2018, Israeli forces wounded 58 Palestinian civilians, including 14 children and a paramedic in the peaceful demonstrations in the eastern Gaza Strip despite the decreasing intensity of the demonstrations there for the fifth week consecutively and absence of most means usually used during the demonstrations […]

30 Nov
6:29

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 28 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 22 – 28 November, 2018. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 4 others, including a child, in the West Bank. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful […]

29 Nov
7:24

Israeli Demolitions Leave Palestinians Homeless

Israeli bulldozers demolished a Palestinian home and a commercial building, on Wednesday, in the Jabal Al-Mukabbir neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem. A Ma’an reporter said that dozens of Israeli forces, along with staff from the Israeli Civil Administration and several bulldozers, stormed the neighborhood and blocked a number of streets. […]

29 Nov
6:53

Latin Patriarchate Objects to Israeli Seizure of Church Land

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem objected, on Wednesday, the Israeli appropriation of church land in the northern Jordan Valley. It said, in a statement, that it had received a copy of the appropriation of several dunams of land belonging to the Patriarchate in the northern Jordan Valley. “The Patriarchate is […]

27 Nov
8:25

Netanyahu: “No Settlement Will be Evacuated” in His Time

Speaking at a Likud party meeting on the thriving Israeli relations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he received an invitation to visit Chad and that he would make the visit. During the meeting as well, Netanyahu  reassured his Likud faction that the central West Bank Bedouin hamlet of Khan […]

27 Nov
8:19

‘I Did Nothing To Harm Israel’ says Child Shot by Sniper — ‘I Only Raised The Flag’

Muhammad Jasser Barbakh no longer dreams of owning a bicycle or kicking a ball, or even going back to the school that he had left to help support his poor family. His big wish these days is simply to be able to leave his bed to play with his peers. […]

27 Nov
8:10

Catholic Lands to be Seized in Jordan Valley

Israeli authorities decided, on Tuesday, to take over hundreds of dunams of Palestinian land belonging to the Catholic Church, in an area of the northern Jordan Valley. Mutaz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Jordan Valley’s Israeli settlements file at the Palestinian Authority (PA), told Ma’an News Agency that […]

27 Nov
7:57

Economic Empowerment Institution Law Passed

The Palestinian government passed, on Tuesday, the draft law for the National Palestinian Institute for Economic Empowerment, and sent it to President Mahmoud Abbas for ratification, according to a statement issued by the cabinet, following its weekly meeting in Ramallah. The aim of the law, according to WAFA, is to […]

26 Nov
11:44

EU Condemns Shu’fat Demolitions

The European Union condemned, on Saturday, the Israeli demolition ‎of some 20 commercial structures in Shu’fat Refugee Camp of occupied East Jerusalem, stressing its part of “illegal expansion of Israeli settlement.” On Wednesday, the Israeli occupation demolished buildings as part of the Jerusalem ‎municipality’s policy of expanding enforcement with ‎respect to illegally-built […]

26 Nov
11:37

Israeli Soldiers and Settlers Seize Palestinian Land in Nablus

Israeli settlers seized a part of a Palestinian-owned land in Jalud village, to the south of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli settlers, from the nearby illegal Israeli outpost of Ahiya, seized about 10 dunams (2.5 […]

26 Nov
11:19

VIDEO: Shu’fat Refugee Camp and The Hidden Agenda

Recently, over 20 demolitions were carried out in the Shu’fat Refugee Camp, by Israeli occupation forces, to make way for a wider road and the inevitable future relocation of the residents of Jerusalem’s only refugee camp. Video courtesy the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). Visit the International Solidarity Movement. Human Interest […]

26 Nov
11:12

Israeli Media: USAID to Close Palestinian Branch by 2019

Haaretz Israeli newspaper said, on Sunday, that USAID relief organization is to close its Palestinian branch by 2019. Security sources reportedly assert that this move comes in the context of downsizing the UNRWA budgets, which was initiated by Washington, recently.   The sources added, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media […]

26 Nov
11:02

Demolition Notices Served against Four Structures near Hebron

Israeli forces, on Monday, distributed demolition notices for three houses and a shed belonging to Palestinians in al-Khalidiya area, southeast of Yatta town, to the south of Hebron, said a local activist. The popular committee coordinator in Yatta, Rateb al-Jabour, told WAFA correspondence that Israeli forces handed, to three brothers […]

26 Nov
10:55

Report: Israel Continues with Ethnic Cleansing Policies in Occupied Jerusalem

In its latest report about Israeli settlements activities in the occupied West Bank, the National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated that, within the Israeli plans to complete the settlement belt around Jerusalem in general, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in particular, the Israeli High Court has approved the […]

26 Nov
8:02

Army Shoots Three Palestinians In Naval March On Gaza Coast

On the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip, 3 Palestinians have been shot by Israeli army life fire, with many more suffering the effects of teargas inhalation. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has confirmed three Palestinians were shot with live fire, and dozens suffered […]

23 Nov
9:15

Demolitions Continue Unabated in West Bank and Negev

Israeli forces have continued carrying out demolition procedures on Palestinian homes, this week, beginning on Wednesday, with the destruction of several shops in the Shu’fat neighborhood of East Jerusalem, a major center for the city’s refugee population. Dozens of Israeli soldiers also  invaded, on Wednesday, scores of Palestinian homes and […]

23 Nov
4:41

Israeli Soldiers Injure Fourteen Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the Great Return March processions on Palestinian lands near the perimeter fence in the besieged Gaza Strip, and shot fourteen Palestinians, including one child. Medical sources said the soldiers stationed in their fortified posts across the fence, fired dozens of live rounds and high-velocity gas bombs […]

23 Nov
1:05

How Can Gaza’s Contaminated Water Catastrophe Be Solved?

by Sandy Tolan Since the 2014 war, Mousa Hillah, known to neighbours and family as Abu Ali, has had far bigger worries, which are etched deeply into the exhausted face of the 48-year-old grandfather. Dodging shell fire from Israeli tanks, he fled with his family from the destruction of his Shuja’eyya neighbourhood, flattened by Israel in an attack so devastating […]

23 Nov
12:37

Evacuation of 700 Jerusalemites from Silwan Approved by Israeli Court

In direct contradiction of the Geneva Conventions, the Israeli Supreme Court has approved the evacuation of 700 Jerusalemite Palestinians from their homes in the Silwan neighborhood of east occupied Jerusalem, Makan Israeli Broadcasting Corporation informed. It explained,according to Al Ray, that the Israeli Supreme Court rejected, on Wednesday evening, a  […]

22 Nov
11:39

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 21 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14 – 21 November, 2018. Israeli forces killed a fisherman and continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 113 civilians, including 25 children, 3 women, 3 […]

22 Nov
12:02

Soldiers Invade Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Dozens of soldiers, undercover forces, and personnel of the City Council, in occupied Jerusalem, invaded Shu’fat refugee camp, Thursday, and surrounded many areas, before storming and searching several buildings, and occupied their rooftops. Media sources said the soldiers were also accompanied by bulldozers, and invaded many areas, especially the main […]

22 Nov
4:16

KrĂ€henbĂŒhl Applauds International Contributions to UNRWA

Addressing the delegates at the Advisory Commission of host governments and leading donors of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl, applauded the resolve and creativity with which the agency and the international community addressed its […]

21 Nov
10:38

Army Starts The Demolition Of Stores In Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers and police officers started, on Wednesday morning, the demolition of many stores in Shu’fat refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Nasser Fasfous, the spokesperson of Fateh Movement in Shu’fat, said dozens of soldiers, officers and employees of the City Council in occupied Jerusalem, stormed the refugee camp, […]

19 Nov
1:28

Israeli Supreme Court Rules to Evict 40 Palestinians in Jerusalem

40 Palestinian family members will be forced into homelessness, following an Israeli Supreme Court decision to evict them from their homes. The ruling also sets a precedent that will likely result in the evictions of hundreds more Palestinians in a neighborhood that Israeli authorities have designated for ‘Jewish-only’ settlements as […]

17 Nov
6:48

UN General Assembly Votes in Favor of 8 Resolutions on Palestine

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted, early Saturday, in favor of eight resolutions on Palestine and a ninth on the Syrian Golan Heights. Palestine’s Permanent Observer to the UN, Riyad Mansour, commented on the vote, saying that it is proof that the international community stands behind and supports the […]

15 Nov
7:23

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 – 13 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 08 – 13 November, 2018. New Israeli Military Esclation in the Gaza Strip: Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes, launching 197 missiles at civilian buildings and military sites belonging to Palestinian Armed Groups. […]

15 Nov
6:58

Army Seizes West Bank Farmlands for ‘Security Reasons’

The Israeli army seized, on Thursday, a plot of agricultural land amounting to 29 dunams, in an area that belongs to farmers in the village of Jalameh, east of Jenin, in the northern West Bank, under the pretext of “security reasons,” according to one of the landowners. Khaled Abu Farha, […]

07 Nov
7:53

First Palestinian Elected to US Congress

On Tuesday, November 6, the first Palestinian-American was elected to the U.S. Congress, marking an historic day for Palestinians living in exile in the United States. 42 year old Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian refugee who lives in Dearborn, Michigan, is known as  an advocate for minority groups. She was elected […]

07 Nov
7:06

Settlement Group Files Suit to Re-demolish Bethlehem School

The settlement organization known as “Regavim” has filed a lawsuit, in an Israeli court, to demolish the Tahaddi 5 school, in the Beit Ta’mar area, east of Bethlehem. The head of the office for the Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee in Bethlehem, Hassan Brejiya, said that the lawyer of Saint […]

07 Nov
5:58

Ashrawi Warns against Imposing Solutions on Gaza

PLO Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi with an Olive Tree Initiative delegation from the University of California. (Photo courtesy of Ashrawi’s office.) Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Wednesday, warned against attempts to impose an economic or humanitarian solution on Gaza, […]