Category Archives: Refugees/Immigration

03 Mar
10:46

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Three Palestinians In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Sunday evening, three Palestinians east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the besieged and improvised Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers opened fire at several youngsters, on Palestinian lands close to the perimeter fence. The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that the […]

02 Mar
8:46

Israeli Drones Fire Two Missiles Into Central Gaza

Israeli drones fired, on Saturday evening, two missiles into a site, near the perimeter fence, in the eastern area of Central Gaza. Several Palestinians, including medics, suffered the effects of teargas inhalation in Rafah. Media sources said the missiles struck a structure between the cities of Deir al-Balah in central […]

01 Mar
10:59

PCHR: “Israeli Forces Wound 83 Civilians, including 23 Children, Woman, 3 Paramedics, and Journalist, In Gaza”

On 49th  Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 83 Civilians, including 23 Children, Woman, 3 Paramedics, and Journalist. Report By The Palestinian Center For Human Right (PCHR). On Friday evening, 01 March 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 49th […]

01 Mar
10:27

Israeli Soldiers Injure Seventeen Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, thousands of Palestinians in the Great Return March procession, in several parts of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, wounding seventeen with live fire. Medical sources in Gaza said the soldiers shot seventeen Palestinians with live fire and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas […]

01 Mar
9:27

PCHR Welcomes UN Investigative Report on Violations Committed during March of Return

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights – Press Release: On 28 February 2019, The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory held a press conference in the UN Headquarters in Geneva. During the conference, the Chair and Members of the Commission presented […]

01 Mar
6:23

UN Security Council: Israel Intentionally Shot Disabled, Children & Journalists in Gaza

The investigative committee of the United Nations Human Rights Council that has been looking into the 2018 Israeli attacks on Gaza protestors, in a report, said it found that Israeli forces had violated international law. The committee’s chairman, Santiago Canton, said, at the beginning of the session, that his panel […]

01 Mar
6:13

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

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 21 – 27 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip, and killed a Palestinian child in eastern Gaza City. 117 civilians, including 19 children, eight […]

01 Mar
6:01

Family Left Homeless after Demolition in Lod

Israeli bulldozers demolished a Palestinian family home, leaving 11 family members homeless, in the city of Lod, central Israel, on Thursday. According to local sources, a large number of heavily armed Israeli police forces, along with bulldozers, stormed al-Mahatta neighborhood and demolished a home, under the pretext of being built […]

28 Feb
6:39

Bedouin Families, Human Rights Groups Demand End to Construction of Dangerous Phosphate Mine in Negev

A petition has been filed against an Israeli mine that poses health dangers to Al-Fura’a residents and will lead to immediate transfer of thousands; the mine is part of an Israeli plan to force 36,000 Bedouins from their homes. Bedouin residents of Al-Fura’a village and human rights organizations will head […]

28 Feb
5:22

Olive Saplings Uprooted, Lands Razed by Israeli Forces in Masafer Yatta

Israeli forces, today, uprooted some 350 olive saplings and razed lands in Khillet al-Dabe’, Masafer Yatta, in the Hebron area of the southern occupied West Bank, according to Rateb Jabour, coordinator of the National and Popular Committee in southern Hebron. Jabour told WAFA that Israeli bulldozers razed lands and uprooted […]

28 Feb
5:08

EU Announces €82m for UNRWA

UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre KrĂ€hebĂŒhl (left) and EU Representative Ralph Tarraf (right) shake hands after signing the EU-UNRWA contribution agreement of EUR 82 million at UNRWA headquarters in East Jerusalem on 27 February 2019. © 2019 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi The European Union Representative, Ralph Tarraf, and the Commissioner-General of […]

27 Feb
9:39

Army Shoots A Palestinian In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Wednesday, a young Palestinian man east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers opened fire at a Palestinian, in his twenties, and injured him in the leg. The wounded Palestinian suffered a moderate injury, and was rushed to […]

26 Feb
10:23

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Four Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers injured, on Tuesday evening, four Palestinians and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, east of Gaza city. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry of Gaza, said the soldiers shot four Palestinians in Malaka area, east of Gaza city, causing moderate wounds, […]

26 Feb
7:15

Israeli Forces Uproot 300 Palestinian-owned Trees near Jenin

Israeli bulldozers razed dozens of dunams of land and uprooted hundreds of Palestinian-owned trees on Monday afternoon, on lands belonging to residents from the Bartaa village, southwest of the northern occupied West Bank district of Jenin. According to local sources, Israeli forces along with bulldozers stormed the area and began […]

24 Feb
6:15

Born Into an Uncertain Future: Palestinian Children in Occupied Jerusalem

Palestinian children are comforted as Israeli forces evict a Palestinian family from their home in Jerusalem’s Old City, February 17, 2019. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT FEBRUARY 22, 2019 The next generation of Palestinians in the holy city face a web of discriminatory and violent Israeli policies. […]

24 Feb
5:53

Japan Contributes $23 Million to UNRWA

The government of Japan has contributed US$ 23 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The agreement was signed by the Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, Mr. Takeshi Okubo, and UNRWA Commissioner-General, Mr. Pierre […]

22 Feb
6:50

Israeli Soldiers Kill One Child, Injure 41 Palestinians, In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the besieged Gaza Strip has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, a child, and injured 41 other Palestinians, including a medic, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against the Great Return March processions. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health […]

22 Feb
8:07

Easing the Suffering of Pregnant Women at Al-Sahaba Clinic in Gaza

photo: Hind Abu Jahal, a pharmacist at Al Sahaba, talks to a patient. by Anera.org / Gaza/ PNN Al Sahaba medical complex in Gaza City specializes in offering medical services to women at reproductive age and beyond. “Most of our patients need constant follow-up and check-ups to monitor the status of their fetus […]

22 Feb
8:00

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

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14 – 20 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 119 civilians, including 31 children, 6 women, 2 paramedics, and a journalist, were wounded in […]

22 Feb
7:37

Cancer Ward Donated by US Charity Inaugurated in Gaza

The first children’s cancer department has been inaugurated in Gaza. The US charity PCRF donated this much needed department to prevent the need for children to travel to Israel or the West Bank for treatment. Children often have to go alone without their parents due to Israeli restrictions. According to […]

21 Feb
5:03

Project Cuba: Palestinian Doctor Helps Refugees in the West Bank

Muhammad’s project represents what he dreams for the Palestinian health system in the future. “I went through many difficulties, but today I have the best reward of seeing my project come true,” he says. Credit: personal archive by Alethea Kanas- PNN/ Bethlehem/ Even though “Project Cuba” is only four month […]

20 Feb
12:35

Army To Demolish Homes In Shu’fat

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Shu’fat refugee camp, and surrounding neighborhoods, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, and delivered demolition orders targeting several homes. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said dozens of soldiers, accompanied by personnel of the City Council, invaded the refugee camp, and posted demolition orders targeting several […]

20 Feb
8:39

Facilities Demolished in Jordan Valley, Family Expelled

Israeli army bulldozers razed tents belonging to a Palestinian civilian in the area of ​​Al-Ras al-Ahmar, southeast of Tubas, in the northern Jordan Valley, on the pretext of non-authorization. The official of the Jordan Valley file in Tubas governorate, Mu’taz Bisharat, said that occupation forces surrounded tents belonging to Jihad […]

20 Feb
5:23

Army Injures Twenty Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, the naval procession in the northern parts of the Gaza Strip, by firing many live rounds, high-velocity gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at the nonviolent protesters, wounding at least twenty Palestinians. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has confirmed that […]

19 Feb
2:18

Army Injures Seven Palestinians In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers shot, on Monday evening, seven Palestinians, during protests on Palestinian lands near the perimeter fence, east of Gaza city. The Ministry started that the soldiers fired a barrage of live fire, wounding seven Palestinians in their lower limbs, in addition to […]

18 Feb
5:49

Palestinian Family to be Evicted, Home Handed to Settlers

Israeli soldiers and police stormed a Palestinian family home located in the Khalidiya block of Old Jerusalem, near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, threatening to evict it for Jewish settlers. According to WAFA, Israeli forces broke into a house inhabited by the family of Hatem Abu Assab and spread throughout, while another […]

16 Feb
11:44

On 47th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 67 Civilians, including 14 Children, 2 Women, 2 Paramedics, and Journalist

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PRHC): On Friday evening, 15 February 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 47th Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 67 civilians, including 14 children, 2 women, 2 paramedics, and a journalist eastern Gaza […]

16 Feb
6:35

First and Only Pediatric Cancer Department to Open in Gaza This Month

The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, on Thursday, held a press conference to announce the opening of the  first and only Pediatric Cancer Department in the Gaza Strip, which is due to be officially opened on 19 February, according to the PNN. The 24,000 square meter department, named Dr. Musa & Suhaila […]

16 Feb
6:08

Hebron Report 02/15/19

On the morning of February 14, 2019, ISM activists were forced to leave the Shuhada Street area as it was declared a closed military zone. The activists were monitoring the Qurtuba checkpoint, which is passed every morning by teachers and children going to school. Palestinians are regularly targeted and harassed […]

15 Feb
10:04

Israeli Soldiers Injure 20 Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the Great Return March processions, ongoing for the 47th consecutive week in the besieged Gaza Strip, and injured dozens of Palestinians, including at least twenty with live fire, one of them a child, who suffered a life-threatening injury. The Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that […]

15 Feb
7:11

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 February 2019)

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 07 – 13 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 2 Palestinian civilians were killed and another one succumbed to his wound in the Gaza Strip. […]

15 Feb
6:41

OCHA: 44 Palestinians Displaced by Israel in January

In January, about 40 Palestinian-owned structures were demolished or seized by Israeli authorities — almost the same as the monthly average recorded in 2018 — displacing 44 people and otherwise affecting some 200 others, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territory […]

15 Feb
6:22

ISM: Resistance in the South Hebron Hills

Herding sheep below the illegal settlement construction site close to Um al-Kheir. In early January, ISM activists visited the villages of Um al-Khair and At-Tuwani in the South Hebron hills in order to participate in renovation work on ancient caves and to bear witness to recent settler violence in both […]

15 Feb
5:35

Israeli Forces Cut Water Lines in Yatta Town

On Wednesday, Israeli forces cut off the water supply lines which provide water to the Masafer Yatta communities, south of Hebron. The head of the Twaneh village council, Mohammed Reb’i, said that Israeli forces cut off water lines which feed 17 communities in Masafer Yatta. Reb’i added that the measures […]

13 Feb
4:48

Israeli Soldiers Attack Car Of Susiya Council Head Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, the car of the Jihad Nawaj’a, the head of Susiya Village Council, near Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, as he was driving near an Israeli military base. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committee in southern Hebron, […]

13 Feb
4:46

Thousands of Bedouin Citizens Prevented from Voting in Upcoming Israeli Election

Photo: General view of one of the Unrecognized Bedouin villages of the Naqab (Negev) Desert, Wikipedia Adalah demands Israel provide voting stations in unrecognized Naqab Bedouin villages; thousands of people with no access to public transportation forced to travel up to 50 kilometers to vote. Eleven unrecognized Bedouin villages in Israel’s Naqab […]

13 Feb
4:20

PCHR Warns of Deterioration of Health and Education Services in the Gaza Strip

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is deeply concerned over the repercussions of the sanctions imposed by the Palestinian Authority (PA) against the Gaza Strip population for 2 years on the economic and social conditions and service sectors in the Gaza Strip. PCHR believes that impact of these sanctions […]

13 Feb
3:50

Bulldozers Raze Lands in Khuzaa

Israeli military vehicles raided, on Tuesday morning, Palestinian lands along the eastern borders of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Local Al Ray sources reported that six large D-9 Israeli military bulldozers infiltrated dozens of meters into Palestinian lands, coming from the Israeli security border fence and heading south. […]

13 Feb
3:42

Teen Injured in Gaza Protests Succumbs to Wounds

 A Palestinian teenager succumbed to the wounds he sustained after being shot and injured by Israeli forces, during the Great March of Return protests along the borderline area, to the east of al-Bureij refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, said medical sources. Medical sources at at Shuhada al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir el-Balah  announced, […]

12 Feb
4:05

Recently Rehabilitated Road in Masafer Yatta Destroyed by Israeli Authorities

Israeli forces destroyed a recently-rehabilitated road that connected Khirbet Shaab al-Butum to Masafer Yatta, in the south of the West Bank, said a local activist. Coordinator of the Anti-Wall and Anti-Settlement Committees in southern Hebron Rateb al-Jabour told WAFA that Israeli forces provided protection to a military bulldozer as it […]

11 Feb
5:05

UNICEF Condemns Israeli Army for Murder Of Palestinian Children

UNICEF said that it is deeply saddened by the killing of two children, aged 13 and 17 years old, shot on Friday, by the Israeli occupation army, near the border fence of the blockaded Gaza Strip. “The exact circumstances of their death are under verification”, said UNICEF in a Saturday […]

11 Feb
4:56

Hague Recognizes Gaza & West Bank as Official Palestinian Birthplaces

Palestinians living in the Netherlands will be allowed to register the Gaza Strip and the West Bank as their official place of birth, Dutch State Secretary Raymond Knops told the House of Representatives in The Hague. The Netherlands, which does not recognize Palestine as a sovereign state, currently offers Palestinians […]

11 Feb
4:06

Israeli Forces Attempt to Cut Water Supply to Masafer Yatta

Israeli forces raided water pump rooms in the village of at-Tiwani, east of Masafer Yatta,  south of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, said a local official. Head of at-Tiwani village council, Mohammed Rabe’, told WAFA that Israeli forces, accompanied by staff from the Israeli civil administration, raided the […]

11 Feb
3:43

WHO: $32m Needed to Address Humanitarian Needs in the oPt

Al-Awda hospital ER team providing emergency care to an injured patient. Credit: UHWC A new report by WHO shows that, since the start of the mass demonstrations in Gaza, on 30 March, 2018, 261 people have been killed and a total of 27,942 people injured: “13,174 were treated and discharged from the Trauma Stabilization Points […]

10 Feb
10:51

Two Young Men From Gaza Drown To Death After Boat Capsized Near Algeria

Two young Palestinian men were killed, Saturday, and many others were injured, after a boat, filled with immigrants, capsized while they were trying to sail to Spain to seek better living conditions. Media sources said that the Algerian coastguards were informed about the capsized boat, transporting eighteen persons, including the […]

08 Feb
9:53

Israeli Soldiers Kill Two Palestinian Teens, Injure Eighteen, In Gaza

The Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed, Friday, that Israeli soldiers shot and killed two Palestinian teens, 18 and 14 years of age, and injured at least eighteen others with live fire, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against the Great Return March processions […]

08 Feb
6:03

Palestinian Child Loses Eye to Israeli Sniper

Palestinian child Muhammad Al-Najjar (12) is living a severe psychological shock after losing his right eye by an Israeli sniper’s bullet, during his participation in the Great Return March protests, on 11 January. ‏When Muhammad learned about his eye, he locked himself up in his room and stopped going to […]

08 Feb
5:17

Making Art From The Remnants Of War

Handicraft prepared by Akram Warah and his family from the wreckage of war artifacts. Credit: Alethea Kanas For at least a decade, Palestinian refugees lived in makeshift tents precariously in Aida. Little by little, with each day less hope of returning home together with the desire to have a “normal” […]

07 Feb
1:08

Al-Arakib Bedouin Village Destroyed For The 140th Time

The Israeli Authorities demolished, Thursday, the al-Arakib Bedouin Palestinian village, in the Negev, for the 140th consecutive times, after dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded it. The army, accompanied by bulldozers and machinery, demolished the residential tents and sheds, in addition to all barns, displacing the families along with […]

06 Feb
4:10

Cancer Patients Face Slow Death in Gaza

About 8515 cancer patients in the Gaza Strip are facing a fate worse than death, as they do not have adequate resources for medical treatment, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights reported, according to Al Ray.   On Monday, World Cancer Day, the center published a report about the conditions […]

06 Feb
3:56

Israel Surfaces Plan to Seize Land Southeastern Jerusalem

Head of the committee for the defense of East Jerusalem land, Bassam Bahr, says there is an Israeli plan to seize more than a thousand dunams of agricultural land, including olive trees and houses belonging to Palestinian citizens in Khallet Abed, southeastern Jerusalem. Bahr referred to the Jerusalem Municipality’s announcement […]

05 Feb
5:59

Israel Begins Construction of Massive Barrier along Gaza Border (VIDEO)

Israel began construction on the over-ground portion of the Gaza border barrier that will connect to the under-construction sea barrier aimed at preventing the movement of the Hamas military wing out of the coastal enclave and into Israel. The Israeli Defense Ministry confirmed, on Sunday, that the over-ground section of […]

04 Feb
6:59

UNRWA Launches Emergency Appeal for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Ma’an News Agency reports that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has officially launched its 2019 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal (Syria Appeal). UNRWA said, in a press release: “Funds raised for by this appeal will provide vital life-saving humanitarian assistance to Palestine refugees in […]

03 Feb
4:49

Midnight Horror in Gaza

by Rana Shubair, author of In Gaza I Dare to Dream. “Mom, do they bomb residential buildings?, asked one of my daughters in fear. And my response again came in the form of a lie: “No, habibti. They don’t. Don’t be scared.” I stroked her cheek to reassure her. As a […]

02 Feb
5:18

UPDATE: On 45th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 98 Civilians, including 15 Children, 4 Women; 2 of them Paramedics, and 1 Journalist

02/01/19 Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) On Friday afternoon, 01 February, 2019, in use of excessive force against peaceful protesters on the 45th Friday of the Great March of Return in the eastern Gaza Strip, Israeli forces wounded 98 civilians, including 15 children, 4 women; 2 of them are paramedics, […]

02 Feb
5:03

Assistance from USAID in West Bank, Gaza Officially Over

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has ended all assistance to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip, a US official confirmed on Friday. According to Reuters news outlet, the decision was linked to a January 31st deadline, set by new US legislation, under which […]

02 Feb
1:00

Israeli Soldiers Injure 32 Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday 32 Palestinians during the Great Return March processions, ongoing for the 45th consecutive week, near the perimeter fence in the eastern parts of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers injured 32 Palestinians, including a medic, who was shot with […]

01 Feb
6:54

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (24 – 30 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 24 – 30 January, 2019. 3 Palestinian civilians, including a boy and a girl, were killed by the Israeli forces and settlers, in the West Bank. The girl was killed at a military checkpoint, […]

01 Feb
6:26

Two Silwan Families Left Homeless by Demolition

Fourteen family members were left homeless on Thursday, after the Israeli Civil Administration ordered for their homes to be demolished, in Silwan town, occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan said that Israeli bulldozers stormed the neighborhood and demolished the home of Issa Jaafra. The center added […]

31 Jan
11:08

Al-Arakib Bedouin Village Demolished For 139th Time

Israeli soldiers, police officers and personnel of the so-called “Negev Development Authority” invaded, Thursday, the al-Arakib Bedouin village, in the Negev, and demolished it for the 139th consecutive time. The villagers stated that dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded the community, accompanied by bulldozers, and demolished the tents, barns […]

30 Jan
4:44

Palestinians Injured as Israel Quells Weekly Naval Protest in Gaza

At least five Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces’ gunfire as they suppressed the weekly naval march in the northern besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday afternoon. Medical sources confirmed that those injured were transferred to the Indonesian Hospital for medical treatment, while a Palestinian driver of a bulldozer, who was […]

30 Jan
4:38

Permitting Apartheid: Israeli House Demolitions in Jerusalem

The demolition of the Shawmreh and Abu Rameilah’s homes, July 19, 2018. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JANUARY 30, 2019 Israel demolished 20 percent more Palestinian-owned homes in Jerusalem in 2018 compared to 2017. Israeli authorities presented Ayman Naim Kawasbeh of Jerusalem with a terrible choice in […]

30 Jan
4:17

Senior PLO Official Calls on UN to Deploy Permanent International Presence in Palestine

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, today, decided not to renew the mandate of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH), which has existed since 1997  and established upon the adoption of UNSC resolution 904, which followed the massacre that took place in 1994, during the dawn prayers on a Ramadan morning, […]

29 Jan
9:19

Palestinian Dies From Wounds He Suffered Last Friday In Gaza

The Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed that a Palestinian man died, Tuesday, from serious wounds he suffered, last Friday, after Israeli soldiers shot him during the Great Return March Procession. The Health Ministry stated that the man, Samir Ghazi Nabahin, 47, was shot with a high-velocity gas […]

29 Jan
5:50

Israel Plans to Expel 36,000 Negev Bedouins

Israel’s Minister of Agriculture and Development of the Negev, Uri Ariel, has completed a massive plan to expel some 36,000 Bedouin Palestinians from their “unrecognized” villages, according to Israel Today Hebrew newspaper. The implementation of the plan, if approved, is scheduled to start this year, and would be completed within […]

29 Jan
5:41

Gaza Maritime Protest to Continue

The Higher Committee for the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege, on Tuesday, announced the launching of the 22nd maritime protest, at Gaza port, near the northern Israeli maritime separation fence. “We Will Not Accept the Maritime Blockade” the committee named the protest. The Committee called upon Gazans […]

27 Jan
7:38

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian In Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Sunday evening, a young Palestinian man, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. Medical sources said the soldiers shot the young man, 25 years of age, with a live round in his abdomen, before he was rushed to a hospital. The Palestinian was instantly […]

25 Jan
5:08

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 – 23 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 17 – 23 January, 2019. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 7 others, including 3 children and a journalist, in the West Bank. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful […]

23 Jan
6:40

UN Officials Reaffirm that Forcible Transfers are In Breach of Geneva Convention

After visiting the Palestinian Sabbagh family, who is facing eviction from its home, in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied Jerusalem, for the benefit of Israeli settlers, United Nations and other officials have again warned that forced eviction and transfer of Palestinians are a breach of Fourth Geneva Convention. Jamie […]

22 Jan
5:00

Update: DCIP Submits Evidence to UN on Killings in Gaza

Defense for Children International – Palestine submitted a joint report to United Nations investigators, last week, detailing Israeli forces’ killing of Palestinian children during mass protests in the Gaza Strip, conduct amounting to war crimes. The 57-page report, drafted in collaboration with the Human Rights and Gender Justice Law Clinic (HRGJ) […]

22 Jan
4:52

Israeli Forces Bulldoze Lands in Gaza, Detain Fisherman

Israeli military vehicles entered dozens of meters into the northern besieged Gaza Strip, on Monday. A Ma’an reporter said that four large D-9 Israeli military bulldozers entered dozens of meters into Palestinian lands, north of Beit Hanoun, and began to raze the lands as drones flew overhead. No injuries were […]

22 Jan
4:23

EU Representatives Visit Jerusalem Family Threatened with Eviction

European Union diplomats, on Monday, visited the Sabbagh family, who are under threat of eviction from their home in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, for the benefit of Jewish settlers, and warned that settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territory is illegal under international law. The Israeli High […]

21 Jan
4:06

Palestinian Home in Lod Demolished by Israeli Forces

Israeli bulldozers demolished, on Sunday, a Palestinian-owned home in the city of Lod, in central Israel. According to local WAFA sources, the home belonged to the Abu-Sa’louk family, and was demolished on the pretext of being built without an Israeli permit. This was the second time that Israeli occupation forces […]

21 Jan
4:01

Israel to Close UNRWA Schools in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities have decided to close schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA), as soon as early 2020. Israeli Channel 12 reported, earlier, according to the PNN, that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the decision with members of the Israeli National Security Council, during […]

20 Jan
5:16

DCIP Report: Killing of Palestinian Children by Israeli Army Amounts to War Crimes

Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) submitted a joint report to United Nations investigators, last week, detailing Israeli forces’ killing of Palestinian children during mass protests in the Gaza Strip, conduct amounting to war crimes, said DCIP in a press release. The 57-page report, drafted in collaboration with the […]

19 Jan
7:04

USAID to End Palestinian Support on January 31st

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will end all of its projects in the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip on January 31st following the US administration’s decision to cut funding to the Palestinians, Dave Harden, former USAID Mission Director and Managing Director of the Georgetown […]

19 Jan
6:56

Palestinians, Israelis Protest Eviction of Sabbagh Family

Palestinians, internationals and Israelis protest against the eviction of the Sabbagh family in Jerusalem, January 18, 2019. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JANUARY 19, 2019 If the Israeli government evicts the Sabbagh family, it will be the fourth time the family has lost property to Israelis since […]

18 Jan
7:24

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 10 – 16 January, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A woman and a child were killed during the 42nd week of the Return and […]

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 […]