Category Archives: Refugees/Immigration

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 […]

06 Mar
6:25

Jerusalem Family to be Evicted by Israeli Court Order

Israeli occupation authorities, on Tuesday, issued a court order against the Maragha family, demanding the land on which they built their residential building, located in Batn Al Hawa neighborhood in Silwan town, south of Al Aqsa Mosque. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwan) said, in a statement on Tuesday morning, […]

04 Mar
10:00

Army Attacks Protesters In Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Monday evening, many Palestinian protesters on lands near the perimeter fence, in the Central District of the besieged Gaza Strip. Media sources said dozens of Palestinians protested east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, and burnt tires, before the soldiers fired several live rounds, gas bombs and […]

04 Mar
6:11

Report: Downgrade of Palestinian Mission to ‘Take Effect on Monday’

The United States is scheduled to move ahead with a downgrade of its mission to the Palestinians, on Monday, by merging its Jerusalem consulate with the embassy to Israel, a US official said. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on Saturday, said the announcement to merge the two offices in October was intended […]

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 […]