Category Archives: Refugees/Immigration

30 May
5:49

Japan Funds Green Area Project in Khan Younis Refugee Camp

Takeshi Okubo, Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, visited Khan Younis Refugee Camp, in the Gaza Strip, to celebrate the completion of the project funded by the Government of Japan through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), a press release said on […]

30 May
5:42

VIDEO: Demolition of Sewage Station Invokes Environmental Disaster

Israeli forces, on 13 February, 2019,  demolished a Wastewater Screening Station  and other Palestinian owned facilities in the Bir ‘Ona area of Beit Jala town, located south of Jerusalem, central West Bank. The demolition, carried out without any prior notice by the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem, caused an environmental disaster […]

30 May
1:36

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Al-Arakib Village For 145th Time

Israeli soldiers and police officers invaded, on Thursday morning, the Palestinian Bedouin village of al-Arakib, in the Negev, and demolished it for the 145th consecutive time. The families said the soldiers and police surrounded their village before invading it, and demolished the tents and sheds, rendering them homeless in the […]

27 May
12:29

UNRWA Rejects US Demands to Dismantle

The head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has rejected a US call to dismantle the agency, saying it cannot be blamed for the stalemate in the so-called “peace efforts”. “I unreservedly reject the accompanying narrative that suggests that, somehow, UNRWA is to blame […]

25 May
7:32

Army Injures Sixteen Palestinians In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, sixteen Palestinians during the Great Return March processions, ongoing for the 59th week, in the besieged Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry in Gaza said the injuries varied between rubber-coated steel bullets and gas inhalation, including some who were shot […]

24 May
4:56

Gaza Exit Permits: Aisha’s Lone Journey For Cancer Treatment

by Maram Humaid Last month, five-year-old Aisha came home from nursery vomiting and saying she had a headache. Her condition deteriorated, so her family took her to hospital, where, after undergoing medical checks, they had every parent’s worst fear confirmed. Aisha was diagnosed with brain cancer. “The news hit me like […]

24 May
5:12

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 May 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 16-22 May, 2019. Eight Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the northern West Bank. Israeli forces conducted 55 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 6 other incursions into Jerusalem. […]

23 May
7:52

Me And My Aunt Vs. Cancer

by Haneen Abed Elnaby “No one knows what the next day will be like. Hope is the only thing that keeps me moving forward. Coping with cancer is only possible when I take it one day at a time, and value the present.” Those are the words of my Aunt Hanan, […]

23 May
7:39

Nurse in Gaza: “We had no choice but to lay patients on the ground.”

by Sarah Collins, for Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency   Sarah Collins has just completed her first mission with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The emergency department nurse from Woodbury, in Devon, reflects on her time in Gaza.   I don’t think I will ever forget May […]

21 May
8:27

Israel to Raze Playground in Rakhma Village

Israeli authorities have issued a demolition order against a crude playground, used by local children in the Bedouin village of al-Rakhma, in the Negev. The village is one of the Palestinian Bedouin communities in the Negev that are not recognized by Israel. Lawyer Talab Abu Arar denounced the Israeli decision […]

21 May
1:28

Palestinian Dies From Wounds Suffered In April Of 2018

A young Palestinian man died, on Tuesday morning, from complications resulting to wounds he suffered in April of the year 2018, after Israeli soldiers shot him during the Great Return March processions in the Gaza Strip. His family said their son, Mohammad Abdul-Jawad Zo’rob, 30, from Rafah in the southern […]

21 May
10:54

Palestinian Immigrant Drowns To Death Near Greek Coast

The Greek Coastguards have announced locating the corpse of a Palestinian immigrant, who went missing 17 days ago, after trying to immigrate to Greece from Turkey, without documents. The Palestinian has been identified as Mahmoud Hasan Awadallah, 22, from the Gaza Strip; his corpse was found near the shore of […]

17 May
4:45

Soldiers Injure Four Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, wounding four Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, including a child who was injured in his chest. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular […]

17 May
4:28

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Protest In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding several persons, and causing a few trees to burn. Media sources said the soldiers fired […]

16 May
2:57

PCHR: “Israeli Forces Wound 144 Palestinian Civilians, including 49 Children, 4 Women and 1 Paramedic”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): During Protests In Commemoration of 71st Anniversary of Palestinian Nakba: Israeli Forces Wound 144 Palestinian Civilians, including 49 Children, 4 Women and 1 Paramedic: On Wednesday, 15 May 2019, Israeli forces wounded 144 Palestinian civilians, including 49 children, 4 women, and 1 paramedic, […]

16 May
1:20

Health Ministry: “Israeli Soldiers Injured 65 Palestinians, Including 22 Children In Gaza”

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that Israeli soldiers injured 65 Palestinians, including 22 children and five women, and added that one of the injured Palestinians suffered serious wounds during the protests marking the Palestinian Nakba, in several parts of the coastal region. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, […]

15 May
10:42

National and Islamic Forces Call for Mass Demonstrations on Nakba Day

Palestinian National and Islamic Forces, the supreme coordinating body of the major Palestinian factions, has called for widespread participation in demonstrations, in commemoration of the 71st anniversary of the Palestinian exodus, the Nakba of 1948. In a communique, officials called for a major rally in Ramallah city, in the occupied West […]

15 May
10:30

Palestinian Fisherman Shot by Israeli Forces in Gaza

A Palestinian fisherman was shot and injured by Israeli naval forces, while working off Gaza’s coast, on Wednesday. The Palestinian Fishermen’s Union in Gaza told Ma’an News Agency that Mourad al-Hasi, 22, was shot and injured with a rubber-coated steel bullet fired by Israeli naval forces. The union confirmed that […]

15 May
10:19

The Northern Jordan Valley: A Testimony to the Ongoing Nakba

by Isra Ghourani 05/15/19 (WAFA) – In the early morning hours, the residents of Humsa al-Fawqa village, in the northern Jordan Valley, carry few supplies as they leave their homes by foot after being ordered to evacuate their tent encampments, to make room for Israeli military exercises. This scene brings […]

15 May
10:06

Palestinians Commemorate 71st Nakba

Palestinians, today, mark the 71st anniversary of the Nakba (catastrophe), when more than 750,000 Palestinians were displaced from their homeland, by paramilitary Zionist groups. Today, more than eight million Palestinians have taken on refugee status, in locations all over the world, due to the Nakba, which started with the Deir […]

15 May
3:32

Updated: “Army Injures Thirteen Palestinians In Gaza”

Israeli soldiers shot, Wednesday, at least thirteen Palestinians in the ongoing processions of the Great Return March, on Palestinian lands across the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers injured thirteen Palestinians, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition […]

15 May
12:11

Israel To Demolish A Building In Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers and personnel of the Interior Ministry in occupied East Jerusalem invaded, on Wednesday morning, Shu’fat refugee camp, and delivered an order for the demolition of a building, used for weddings and other social events. Mahmoud Sheikh, the head of the Popular Committee in Shu’fat refugee camp, said the […]

15 May
8:20

Two Palestinian Children Killed By Landmine Near Damascus

Two Palestinian children were killed, less than a week ago, after a landmine detonated near the al-Bahdaliya area, in the suburb of Damascus. The documentation team of the “Actions Group for the Palestinians In Syria” has reported that Omar Mohammad As’ad, 10, and Mohammad Samir Hamamda, 9, from Sayida Zeinab […]

11 May
6:18

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02 – 08 May 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 02 – 08 May, 2019. Israeli forces violate the Gaza Strip again: Twenty-three Palestinian civilians; 14 of them were civilians, including 3 children and 3 women, one of them pregnant, were killed. 111 Palestinian […]

10 May
8:28

Updated: Army Kills One Palestinian, Injures 30, Including 4 Children And One Medic, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly Great Return March processions on Palestinian lands along the eastern areas of the Gaza Strip, killing one Palestinian and wounding 30, including four children, and one medic who was shot in the head. The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that the soldiers […]

10 May
9:12

Canada contributes $2.4m to vulnerable Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): JERUSALEM, Thursday, May 09, 2019 – The Government of Canada has provided the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) with a contribution of CAD$3.2 million (approximately US$2.4 million) to support 128,000 vulnerable Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, according to a press […]

10 May
9:06

New Zealand pledges $2 million to support UNRWA vital programs

By The Palestinian News & Info Agency – WAFA – JERUSALEM, Thursday, May 09, 2019: The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, and the Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations, Craig Hawke have signed […]

09 May
8:18

Hundreds of wounded Gaza protesters risk limb amputation without immediate help, warns top UN official

By UN News: Millions of dollars in emergency funding is needed in Gaza to save the shattered limbs of some 1,700 people who have been seriously injured in demonstrations against Israel along the border fence, a top UN humanitarian official said on Wednesday. In an appeal for $20 million to […]

08 May
6:34

51 Facilities Demolished in Jerusalem Last Month

The Israeli occupation demolished 51 residential and commercial buildings in the occupied city of Jerusalem, during April, Al Ray reports. In a monthly report monitoring Israeli violations in the city, Wadi Hilwah Information Center said that the Israeli municipality had increased the demolitions process during the past month in Jerusalem, […]

05 May
6:22

3,000 Palestinians Forced from Jerusalem Homes within 15 Years

Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem recently revealed that Israeli authorities have forced around 3,000 Palestinians from their homes, in occupied East Jerusalem, between 2004 and 2019.   B’Tselem published a report stating: “The Jerusalem Municipality demolished 830 residential units, and 120 more were demolished by their owners on the municipality’s […]

04 May
1:02

Updated: Army Kills Two Palestinian, Injures 82, Including 34 Children, 2 Journalists and 3 Medics

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly Great Return March processions in the Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinian, and injuring 82 others, including 34 children, two journalists and three paramedics. Update: One Palestinian, identified as Ramzi Rawhi ‘Abdo, 31, died from serious wounds he suffered, Friday, after the soldiers shot him […]

02 May
10:33

Israeli Police Demolish Tent, Assault Elderly Man

Israeli bulldozers demolished, on Thursday, a residential tent that was erected in the town of Yatta, to the south of Hebron, and attacked an elderly man during the demolition. Local sources PNN confirmed that Israeli police assaulted an elderly man while their bulldozer demolished his tent at the Umm al-Khirif […]

01 May
7:27

Lands Razed by Israeli Bulldozers East of Gaza City

Several Israeli military vehicles raided Palestinian lands, on Wednesday, east of Gaza City, in the central besieged Gaza Strip. A Ma’an reporter said that eight large D-9 Israeli military bulldozers entered the region, dozens of meters into Palestinian lands. Sources added that Israeli military bulldozers razed and leveled the lands […]

01 May
7:21

Navy Injures Gaza Fisherman, Detains Two Others, in Gaza

Israeli naval forces, Wednesday morning, injured a Palestinian fisherman and detained two others off the shore of al-Sudaniya, northwest of Gaza city. WAFA correspondence reported that the navy opened gunfire and shot water hoses towards a fishing boat sailing three nautical miles off the shore, injuring a fisherman with a […]

30 Apr
11:49

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

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

30 Apr
4:37

Bulldozers Raze Bethlehem Area Olive Trees

Israeli occupation forces used military bulldozers to raze Palestinian cultivated land lots in Beit Jala, to the west of Bethlehem, on Monday. Owner of the land, Walid Zireina, said that the soldiers broke into both his land and that of his brother’s, bulldozing the four-dunam plot, noting that Israeli municipality […]

30 Apr
4:31

Gaza’s Fishing Zone Drastically Reduced

Israeli authorities backtracked on a recent decision and decided, on Tuesday, to reduce the permitted fishing zone, in the besieged Gaza Strip, from 15 nautical miles to only six. Head of the Palestinian Fishermen Union in Gaza, Zakariya Bakr, told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli authorities reduced the permitted fishing […]

30 Apr
4:16

Demolitions Set for Two Public Buildings in Shu’fat Refugee Camp

The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem has issued two demolition orders against two buildings in Shu’fat refugee camp, in occupied East Jerusalem, under the pretext of construction without permit, according to local WAFA sources. Sources said that Israeli police and border guards accompanied municipality staff who presented the camp’s popular […]

30 Apr
4:11

Gaza Farmers Get €3.7m Support Package from EU and PA

The Palestinian Authority’s programme, “Private Sector Reconstruction Gaza – Agriculture,” is providing an integrated package of support to Palestinian farmers in the Gaza Strip. This EU-funded programme is helping Palestinian farmers, throughout the Gaza Strip, affected by the Israeli occupation, in restoring their businesses. The new contribution of €3.7 million […]

29 Apr
3:02

Navy Opens Fire on Palestinian Fishermen

Israeli occupation navy opened its fire Monday morning towards Palestinian fishermen off Gaza northern coast. The committee in charge of documenting Israeli violations against Palestinian fishermen reported that the Israeli navy opened fire toward fishermen along the northern Gaza coast; no causalities were reported. It was also reported that the […]

27 Apr
12:05

On 56th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 110 Civilians, including 37 Children, 3 Women, 4 Paramedics, and Journalist

On Friday, 26 April 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 56thFriday of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 110 civilians, including 37 children, 3 women, 4 paramedics, and a journalist, in the eastern Gaza Strip.  Two of those wounded […]

26 Apr
4:28

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 April 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 18 – 24 April, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 92 Palestinian civilians, including 22 children, 5 women, 5 journalists, and 5 paramedics, were wounded. […]

26 Apr
4:19

Stabbed In The Heart

Amjad Ayman Yaghi is a journalist based in Gaza. Walid al-Shawa dreamed of a bright future when he was younger. Yet adult life has been cruel despite years of planning. Starting as a child, Walid spent 10 years moving from one job to another. A permanent job was beyond reach […]

23 Apr
11:44

Miles of Smiles Convoy Heads Back to Gaza Next Month

Dr. Essam Youssef, the Head of the Popular International Committee to Support Gaza, announced that new Miles of Smiles convoy is set to arrive in the Gaza Strip early next month. Working as the coordinator of the series of convoys that first entered Gaza back in 2009, Youssef stated that […]

21 Apr
3:46

Home of Accused Palestinian Man Demolished in Hebron

Israeli occupation forces have demolished two family apartments belonging to Arafat Irfaiya, a Palestinian man accused of killing an Israeli female settler in occupied Jerusalem, two months ago. Palestinian sources reported that dozens of Israeli soldiers, along with military vehicles had escorted bulldozers and other demolition equipment which took down […]

20 Apr
12:53

PCHR: “On 55th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 100 Civilians, including 23 Children, 5 Women, 4 Paramedics, and 4 Journalists”

The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday, 19 April 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 55th Friday of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 100 civilians, including 23 children, 5 women, 4 paramedics, and 4 journalists, in […]

20 Apr
12:35

Who Lost the Arabs? Regional Relations with Palestine

by Ibrahim Fraihat, Nadine Naber, Loubna Qutami, Sherene Seikaly – on April 18, 2019 Published From al-Shabaka – The Palestinian  Policy Network  Overview: Nadine Naber For decades, progressive political analysts have critiqued Arab states for abandoning the Palestinian struggle for liberation. According to this critique, while Arab governments often claim solidarity with Palestinians, their actions […]

19 Apr
7:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 April 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 11 – 17 April, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian child was killed and another succumbed to his wounds. 98 civilians, including 26 […]

17 Apr
4:51

Amputee Football Championships Held In Gaza

Palestinian amputees, this past weekend, held the first football championship for those who have lost a limb, while living in the Gaza Strip. Secretary-General of the World Federation of Disabled Persons in the World, Simon Baker, launched the initiative at the Stadium of Palestine. Baker, who lost his right leg […]

Demolition of al-Araqib (archive image from previous demolition)
17 Apr
3:43

Al-Araqib Refuses to Surrender

Israeli bulldozers demolished the unrecognized Bedouin village of al-Araqib, in the Negev desert of southern Israel, for the 143rd time, on Wednesday. Locals reported that Israeli bulldozers, escorted by Israeli police forces, demolished residential structures and tents of al-Araqib villagers, leaving women, children and the elderly without any shelter. Villagers […]

17 Apr
3:38

House of Saleh al-Barghouthi Demolished in Ramallah (VIDEO)

Israeli occupation forces  demolished, on Wednesday at daybreak, the house of slain Palestinian Saleh al-Barghouthi, in the village of Kobar, northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. Local Al Ray sources reported that a large Israeli military force, accompanied by bulldozers, broke into the village, circled the house […]

17 Apr
3:10

Israel Begins Demolition of 500 East Jerusalem Homes (VIDEO)

Israeli bulldozers, on Wednesday morning, demolished a Palestinian house and a number of storehouses in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. WAFA correspondence said that dozens of Israeli police cordoned off the Wadi Yasul area, in Silwan, and deployed in the alleyways, as the municipality bulldozers proceeded to demolish the […]

16 Apr
3:17

Gaza Hospitals Suffer from Lack of Therapeutic Milk

Director of the hospital pharmacy, at the Ministry of Health based in Gaza, Alaa Heles, on Tuesday, said that the depletion of all sorts of therapeutic milk, from Gaza hospitals, constitutes a real threat for sick children’s lives. Ragheb Agha,  head of the Gastroenterology Department at Rantisi Hospital, stressed that […]

15 Apr
12:02

Co-founder of Palestinian BDS Movement Denied Entry by U.S. Officials

On April 10, Omar Barghouti, a Palestinian human rights defender and a co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement for Palestinian rights, was denied entry into the United States at Ben Gurion Airport despite having valid travel documents. He was scheduled to travel to the U.S. on a […]

14 Apr
11:56

Jerusalem Family Forced to Demolish Home to Avoid Fines (VIDEO)

Two Palestinian brothers, Fadi and Shadi Ajlouni, were forced to demolish their own family’s home, in the Old City of Jerusalem, central occupied West Bank, in order to avoid incurring a heavy demolition fee from the Israeli municipality, who ordered that the home be destroyed under the pretext that it […]

13 Apr
7:09

Jordan Valley Lands Seized by Israeli Forces

Israeli occupation authorities, on Tuesday, issued a decision to expropriate hundreds of agriculture lands in the Jordan valley, to the east of occupied Jerusalem. The activist Aref Daraghma stated, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that Israeli occupation authorities issued military orders to put hands on about 384 dunams, […]

13 Apr
3:35

On 54th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Child and Wound 93 Civilians, including 17 Children, 4 Women, 3 Paramedics, and Journalist

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights: Ref: 58/2019 Date: 12 April 2019: Time: 18:00 GMT: On Friday evening, 12 April 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 54th  Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child and wounded […]

12 Apr
8:12

Updated: “Army Kills A Child, Injures 66 Palestinians, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday evening, the weekly Great March Processions in the besieged Gaza Strip, killing one child, and injuring at 55 others, including one who suffered serious wounds, and two medics. The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the soldiers shot a child, identified as Maisara Mousa Ali […]

08 Apr
11:16

Army Evicts Palestinians from Land in Battir

The Israeli army ordered several Palestinians in the town of Battir, west  of Bethlehem, to abandon their land, under the pretext it was state-owned, a local official said today. Hasan Breijieh, from the Wall and Settlements Resistance Authority, told WAFA that the landowners were given 30 days to object to […]

06 Apr
7:19

Reoccupation of Gaza ‘Still On the Table’ says Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, on Thursday, that he had spoken with many Arab leaders about the possibility of taking over the besieged Gaza Strip, however, there were “no takers.” During an interview with Israeli Kan Reshet Bet radio, Netanyahu said that Israel “may be forced” to carry out […]

06 Apr
6:40

Lajee Center Opens Rooftop Garden in Aida Camp

Lajee Center and 1for3, last week, launched the Rooftop Green Space in Lajee Centerof Aida refugee camp, in Bethlehem, in order to create space for crops and greenery, contribute to water management, food production, compost recycling, improvement of air quality and more. The pioneering project in Palestine, initiated by the director […]

06 Apr
1:31

PCHR: “On 53rd Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 109 Civilians, including 30 Children, 6 Women and 2 Journalists”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights: Date: 05 April 2019. Time: 09:00 GMT: On Friday evening, 05 April 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 53rd Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 109 civilians, including 30 children, six women […]

05 Apr
3:58

Israel Demolishes Bedouin Village for 142nd Time

Israeli bulldozers destroyed, Thursday, tents and residential structures that housed an indigenous Bedouin community in the Negev, reported Palestinian Ma’an News Agency. The Al-Araqib village is located in the Negev Desert, and is one of many villages that predate Israel, but remain unrecognized, and has been demolished 142 times by […]

03 Apr
1:01

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Saturday

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a young man died, on Tuesday evening, from serious wounds he suffered last Saturday, after Israeli soldiers shot him east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry said the Palestinian, Fares Abu Hajras, 26, was shot […]

02 Apr
4:48

Gaza Fishing Zone Expanded as Part of Ceasefire Agreement

Israel has expanded the permitted fishing zone, in the besieged Gaza Strip, as part of a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas, who currently governs the enclave. The Egyptian-brokered deal includes expanding the fishing limit along the Mediterranean coast from six to 15 nautical miles, for the first time in years, with […]

01 Apr
4:44

Gaza Crossings Opened after One-week Closure

Israel has reopened two vital border crossings between the occupied territories and the blockaded Gaza Strip, about a week after it closed them amid escalating tensions with Palestinians in the enclave. A spokeswoman for the Israeli ministry of military affairs, the unit that oversees the crossings said that the Erez […]

31 Mar
7:22

Health Ministry: “Army Killed 266 Palestinians In One Year”

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported, Saturday, that Israeli soldiers killed 266 Palestinians, and injured 30398 others, since the Great Return March processions started on March 30, 2018, which also marks Palestinian Land Day. Four Palestinians were killed, Saturday, and 316, including 86 children and 29 […]

31 Mar
4:57

Family Forced to Demolish Own Home near Jerusalem

A Palestinian family demolished their own home and certain steel structures, on Friday evening, in the illegal Pisgat Zeev Israeli settlement that is built on Palestinian lands of the Hizma village ,north of occupied Jerusalem, upon order by the Israeli High Court. Family member Youssef Askar said that they began […]

31 Mar
3:50

Palestinians on One Year Anniversary of Great Return March

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are marking Land Day and the one-year anniversary of Gaza’s Great March of Return by protesting against Israel’s brutal siege and demanding their rights. These unarmed protesters have been met with Israeli sniper fire that, so far, has killed 195 protesters, and injured 29,000 more. The […]

30 Mar
3:50

Update 2: “Army Kills Two Palestinians, Injures 112 In Gaza”

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, Saturday, two Palestinians, and injured 112, including at least 13 with live fire, among them two who suffered life-threatening wounds. The two slain Palestinians have been identified as Adham Nidal ‘Amara, 17, and Mohammad Jihad Sa’ad, 20, east of Gaza […]

30 Mar
2:40

Army Injures Many Palestinians Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers resorted, Saturday, to the excessive use of force against nonviolent protesters marching in condemnation of the ongoing Israeli violations against medics, near Huwwara roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs and concussion grenades at the protesters, causing […]

30 Mar
1:35

On 1st Anniversary of Return and Breaking Siege March; PCHR Warns of Further Targeting of Civilians by Israeli Forces

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up with deep concern the Israeli forces’ military reinforcements along the border fence with the Gaza Strip, coinciding with the Palestinians’ commemoration of the 1st anniversary of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege that will start on Saturday afternoon, […]

30 Mar
7:09

Losses Exceed $2 Million for Gaza in Latest Israeli Aggression

The Palestinian Ministry of Public Works and Housing in the Gaza Strip, on Thursday, said that the recent Israeli military aggression on the besieged enclave resulted in complete destruction of 30 houses and partial damage to 500 others. Deputy minister Naji Sarhan announced, during a press conference, that the estimated […]

30 Mar
6:48

Israeli Reinforcements Deployed near Gaza, Ahead of Return March Anniversary

On the eve of the first anniversary of the “Great March of Return” protests, Israeli soldiers and tanks have been deployed near the fence separating the Israeli occupation from the besieged Gaza Strip. The reinforcements were deployed on Friday morning, as Gazans planned to stage a massive protest, on Saturday, […]

30 Mar
3:14

PCHR: Question and Answer: 1st Year Anniversary of the March of Return Demonstrations

Why are Palestinians demonstrating in the Gaza Strip?  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday 30 March 2018, the commemoration of Land Day, Palestinians launched a massive wave of peaceful weekly demonstrations known as the Great Return March along the security fence separating Gaza from Israel.  The demonstrations […]

29 Mar
4:46

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 March 2019) March 28, 2019

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 21 – 27 March, 2019. Israeli warplanes launched 82 missiles at 38 targets across the Gaza Strip. Several houses and civil facilities sustained material damage and dozens of civilians became homeless. Israeli forces continued […]

29 Mar
4:14

Calls for Civil Action Marking 1st Anniversary of Gaza’s “March of Return”

The Higher National Committee for Return and Breaking the Siege in Gaza called for an unprecedented millionth  participation on Saturday, coinciding with the first anniversary the Return Marches.   In a press conference held on Monday, the commission said that it would not step back from land and sea marches […]

25 Mar
4:44

Israel’s War Crimes Fuel Mental Illness In Gaza

by Hanin Elholy, for Days of Palestine It was a roasting July afternoon, and the reverberations of bombs were so continuous that her body seemed like it was vibrating in time with them. There was no time to consider whether to don her hijab, what belongings to gather together, or […]

24 Mar
8:46

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the besieged Gaza Strip has reported, on Sunday at dawn, that a young man died from serious wounds he suffered, on Saturday at night, after Israeli soldiers shot him in the northern part of the coastal region. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health […]

23 Mar
4:22

WHO: Over 97% of Gaza’s Water Below Quality Standards

More than 97% of the water pumped from the coastal aquifer, in the besieged Gaza Strip, does not meet the water quality standards of the World Health Organization (WHO), leading to the depletion of groundwater reserves, with the groundwater level in the coastal aquifer reaching 19 meters below sea level, […]

22 Mar
6:21

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 March 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14 – 20 March, 2019. Israeli warplanes launch dozens of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip for five hours. Two million Palestinians have become victims of collective punishment policy amid a tide of incitement at […]

21 Mar
5:25

Palestinian Homes Demolished in South Hebron Hills

Israeli forces demolished two Palestinian homes on Wednesday, at noon, in the South Hebron Hills of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Fouad al-Umour, coordinator of a local popular committee, reported that Israeli forces demolished a residential room belonging to local resident Issa Awad, in the Umm Tuba village, and […]

20 Mar
7:36

School Building Demolished in Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Israeli bulldozers, today, demolished an under-construction building belonging to a Palestinian school in the Shu’fat refugee camp of occupied East Jerusalem, on Tuesday. Dozens of Israeli soldiers escorted bulldozers into the refugee camp, surrounded the al-Razi School and went up rooftops of nearby buildings as drones flew overhead; Israeli bulldozers […]

19 Mar
6:03

Israel Depriving Palestinians of Access to Clean Water

A United Nations human rights investigator stressed that Israel is depriving millions of Palestinians of access to a regular supply of clean water while stripping their lands of minerals “in an apparent act of pillage,” on Monday. Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, said […]

17 Mar
11:50

The Untold Story of Gaza’s March of Return

by: Ramzy Baroud, palinfo.com What is the ‘Great March of Return’ but a people attempting to reclaim their role, and be recognized and heard in the struggle for the liberation of Palestine? Much has been said about what the popular mobilization in Gaza, which began on March 30, 2018, represents. […]

15 Mar
7:27

Japanese Assistance to Palestine Amounts to $33 Million

The Government of Japan has contributed new assistance, for 2019, in the amount of $32,983,034, to the Palestinian people, for projects to be carried out through mainly United Nations organizations and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), on Thursday. According to a press statement by the Representative Office of Japan to Palestine, […]

14 Mar
7:30

Israeli Forces Destroy Two Homes in Jerusalem

Israeli bulldozers demolished two Palestinian-owned homes in the area of al-Qubbeh, to the south of Jerusalem. Eyad Edi’es, a homeowner, told WAFA that staff from the so-called Israeli “Civil Administration” escorted a bulldozer into the area and demolished the two homes without a prior notice. He noted that the homes […]

12 Mar
1:54

Palestinian Dies From Wounds Suffered On March 1st In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed, Tuesday, that a young man, who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire, on March 1st, during the Great Return March processions, has died from his wounds. The Health Ministry said the Palestinian, identified as Mousa Mohammad Mousa, […]

11 Mar
8:52

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In February

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a young Palestinian man died, on Monday morning, from serious wounds he suffered by Israeli army fire, on February 22, 2019. The Health Ministry stated that the young man, Bassam Sami Othman Safi, 22, was shot with a high-velocity […]

11 Mar
5:31

Foreign Ministry: UN Agency Not Affected by US Aid Cut

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has says that the U.S. decision to stop financial aid, to a UN agency which supports Palestinian refugees, has not affected its works. “Thanks to the contributions of many countries led by Turkey, UNRWA [United Nations Relief and Works Agency ] continues its services,” al-Maliki […]

11 Mar
5:24

Japan Contributes $7 Million More to UNRWA

The Government of Japan contributed an additional $7 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), on Sunday. UNRWA said, in a statement, that from Japan’s contribution, $4.5 million will enable the agency to continue providing health care for Palestine refugees […]

10 Mar
12:01

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian In Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Saturday evening, a young Palestinian man, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip. Medical sources said the soldiers, stationed across the perimeter fence, east of al-Boreij, fired many live rounds at Palestinians, on their lands, moderately wounding the young man. They added that […]

09 Mar
11:11

Israel Detains 2 Palestinian Children Crossing the Border From Gaza Strip

Two young Palestinian boys were detained by Israeli forces on Friday, after they were caught crossing the border fence, between Israel and the southern Gaza Strip. The boys, who have not yet been identified, were searched, and found to be in possession of three knives, according to Israeli army spokesman, […]

09 Mar
8:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 February – 06 March 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 28 February – 06 March, 2019 Israeli forces kill two Palestinian civilians and wound another one, west of Ramallah. Five civilians, including three children, were wounded in different incidents in the West Bank. Israeli […]

09 Mar
1:06

Army Kills A Palestinian, Injures 48, Including 4 Medics And 2 Journalists In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, one Palestinian, and injured 48 others, including four medics and two journalists, in the Great Return March processions, in the eastern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry said the soldiers killed Tamer Khaled Mustafa […]

07 Mar
11:05

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Three Palestinians In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Thursday evening, three young Palestinian men during protests against the siege, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Medical sources in Gaza have confirmed that the soldiers shot three Palestinians with live rounds, causing moderate wounds. They added that the soldiers […]

07 Mar
6:26

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child In Gaza

A Palestinian child died, on Thursday at dawn, from serious wounds he suffered late on Wednesday evening, after Israeli soldiers shot him with a live round, and injured several others, during protests on Palestinian lands, close to the perimeter fence, east of Gaza city. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of […]

07 Mar
5:55

Water Supply Cut for 2,600 Palestinians in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces and the Israeli Civil Administration cut off water to dozens of Palestinians living in communities of Bardala village, in the Jordan Valley, northern occupied West Bank, on Wednesday. Mutaz Bisharat, an official who monitors settlement activity in Tubas/Jordan Valley, told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces cut off […]

07 Mar
5:22

Demolishing Khan Al-Ahmar: A “Great Opportunity” for Netanyahu to Win Upcoming Election

Weeks ahead of the Israeli Knesset elections, which are due to be held on April 9, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed his intention to demolish the Palestinian village of Khan Al-Ahmar as soon as possible, according to Israeli media reports. The demolition plan of the Bedouin village is said to […]

06 Mar
10:01

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Four Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Wednesday evening, four young men with live fire, near the perimeter fence, on Palestinian lands east of Gaza city. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed in their sniper ports on sand hills across the perimeter fence, fired many live rounds at the Palestinian protesters, wounding four […]