Category Archives: Refugees/Immigration

06 Dec
4:01

Shots Fired at Palestinians in Gaza, Bulldozers Raze Lands

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

06 Dec
3:43

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

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

05 Dec
4:23

ISM Report: Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine Continues in Fasayil

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

04 Dec
6:50

Palestinian Families Ordered to Destroy their Tin Homes

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

04 Dec
6:35

Israeli Forces Demolish Facilities, Loot Money in Jordan Valley Village

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

03 Dec
8:40

9 Palestinians Shot By Israeli Forces in Gaza

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

03 Dec
6:46

Turkey Sends Gaza 8.5 Tons of Medicine & Supplies

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

02 Dec
4:50

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

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

30 Nov
6:29

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

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

29 Nov
7:24

Israeli Demolitions Leave Palestinians Homeless

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

29 Nov
6:53

Latin Patriarchate Objects to Israeli Seizure of Church Land

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

27 Nov
8:25

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

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

27 Nov
8:19

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

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

27 Nov
8:10

Catholic Lands to be Seized in Jordan Valley

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

27 Nov
7:57

Economic Empowerment Institution Law Passed

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

26 Nov
11:44

EU Condemns Shu’fat Demolitions

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

26 Nov
11:37

Israeli Soldiers and Settlers Seize Palestinian Land in Nablus

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

26 Nov
11:19

VIDEO: Shu’fat Refugee Camp and The Hidden Agenda

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

26 Nov
11:12

Israeli Media: USAID to Close Palestinian Branch by 2019

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

26 Nov
11:02

Demolition Notices Served against Four Structures near Hebron

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

26 Nov
10:55

Report: Israel Continues with Ethnic Cleansing Policies in Occupied Jerusalem

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

26 Nov
8:02

Army Shoots Three Palestinians In Naval March On Gaza Coast

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

23 Nov
9:15

Demolitions Continue Unabated in West Bank and Negev

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

23 Nov
4:41

Israeli Soldiers Injure Fourteen Palestinians In Gaza

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

23 Nov
1:05

How Can Gaza’s Contaminated Water Catastrophe Be Solved?

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

23 Nov
12:37

Evacuation of 700 Jerusalemites from Silwan Approved by Israeli Court

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

22 Nov
11:39

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

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

22 Nov
12:02

Soldiers Invade Shu’fat Refugee Camp

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

22 Nov
4:16

KrĂ€henbĂŒhl Applauds International Contributions to UNRWA

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

21 Nov
10:38

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

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

19 Nov
1:28

Israeli Supreme Court Rules to Evict 40 Palestinians in Jerusalem

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

17 Nov
6:48

UN General Assembly Votes in Favor of 8 Resolutions on Palestine

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

15 Nov
7:23

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

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

15 Nov
6:58

Army Seizes West Bank Farmlands for ‘Security Reasons’

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

07 Nov
7:53

First Palestinian Elected to US Congress

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

07 Nov
7:06

Settlement Group Files Suit to Re-demolish Bethlehem School

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

07 Nov
5:58

Ashrawi Warns against Imposing Solutions on Gaza

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

05 Nov
8:23

Hebron: Demolition Notices Served to School, 3 Structures

Israeli authorities delivered demolition notices to one school and three housing structures in the Masafer Yatta area, in the South Hebron Hills, in the occupied West Bank district of Hebron, on Monday. Coordinator of a local settlement against the Israeli apartheid wall, Rateb al-Jbour, reported that Israeli forces stormed the […]

05 Nov
8:13

Limited Incursion East of Rafah

A number of Israeli military vehicles carried out, on Monday morning, a limited incursion east of the Rafah Governate, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip.   Local Al Ray sources reported that five bulldozers penetrated, for a limited distance from the military gate located in the area, into Palestinian lands […]

05 Nov
8:04

Hundreds of Dunams of Palestinian Land under Threat of Seizure in West Bank

Israeli authorities, Monday, notified Palestinians in Khilet Makhoul, a locale in the northern Jordan Valley, of their intentions to seize around 356 dunams of land, according to local activist Aref Daraghmeh, WAFA news agency reported. Occupation forces, on Monday, seized 155 dunams of land from areas in Al-Lubban village, near Ramallah, northern […]

05 Nov
1:09

Palestinian Teen Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In Gaza

A Palestinian teenage boy died from, on Sunday evening, from serious wounds he suffered a day earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured him, in Central Gaza. The slain Palestinian has been identified as Emad Khalil Shahin, 17, from the Nusseirat refugee camp in Central Gaza. He was shot […]

04 Nov
7:51

Dozens of Israeli Settlers Protest Goods Entering Gaza

Local Hebrew sources reported, according to Al Ray, that dozens of Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, crossed the road to Karem Abu Salem trade crossing, blocking Palestinian traffic. Channel 7 said that a terrible traffic jam developed, as a result of Israeli demonstrators gathering in protest of the deteriorating security […]

04 Nov
7:39

Palestinian Construction Halted in Bethlehem & Hebron

Israeli authorities served stop-work orders on four houses that were recently renovated in the Shushahla area, in the town of al-Khader, south of the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, said a local activist. Ahmad Salah, coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Committee in the town, told WAFA a large military force […]

03 Nov
7:30

Palestinian-American Writer Deported from Israel

Israeli authorities banned and deported, on Friday night, a Palestinian-American writer and activist from the Ben Gurion airport, in Tel Aviv, as she had planned to attend a literary festival in the occupied West Bank. Haaretz online newspaper reported that the Israeli Population, Immigration and Border Authority said it prevented […]

03 Nov
1:45

Updated: Israeli Army Injures Many Palestinians In Gaza

Several Palestinians were injured by live bullets or sustained suffocation from teargas inhalation on Friday, as Israeli forces attacked the Great March of Return protests at Gaza-Israel border, the Health Ministry in Gaza has reported.. The forces fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds at the protesters who gathered at […]

02 Nov
12:00

Netanyahu Welcomes Brazilian President-Elect’s Decision To Move Embassy To Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed statements by the right-wing Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, regarding his decision to move the Brazilian embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem. Netanyahu’s statements came after Bolsonaro stated, shortly after his election, that he is fulfilling his campaign promises to move the embassy to […]

01 Nov
6:59

Bulldozers Raze Palestinian Lands in Tulkarem

Israeli bulldozers razed lands and uprooted olive trees in Palestinian lands adjacent to the Israeli illegal settlement of Avnei Hefetz, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Tulkarem, on Thursday morning. The Avnei Hefetz settlement was built on Palestinian-owned lands of the villages and towns of Shufa, Kafr al-Labad […]

01 Nov
6:26

VIDEO: Israeli Soldiers Assault, Abduct Father & Son Deheisheh Refugee Camp

Israeli forces, early Thursday morning, broke into Deheisheh Refugee Camp, north of Bethlehem, where they raided homes, assaulted residents and arrested a father and his son. The short mobile phone videos show Israeli soldiers raiding the house, attacking the residents and preventing one family member from documenting the process. Another […]

31 Oct
8:32

Israeli ‘Thought Police’ Lose Effort to Ban Student Over BDS

Lara Al-Qassem, an American student of Palestinian origin, has defeated an Israeli effort to ban and deport her over her prior support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, BDS. TRNN speaks to her attorney, Yotam Ben-Hillel. Video & Transcript AARON MATE: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. Imagine being […]

31 Oct
8:22

Israel Evades Demands to End Gaza Protests and Reach a Truce

Motasem Ahmed Dalloul is a staff writer at the Middle East Monitor. He is a specialist in the Middle East affairs. Despite Palestinian attempts to calm the Great March of Return, Israeli occupation snipers stationed along the eastern fence of the besieged Gaza Strip escalated their crackdown on the protesters this […]

31 Oct
7:56

Two Realities

10/29/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Last Friday, nearly fifty Israeli and ISM protestors demonstrated at the Gaza Border, in solidarity with nearly 15,000 Gaza protestors heading toward the border. This action was in conjunction with the weekly Right of Return March. As the activists were confronted by […]

31 Oct
7:40

On 101st Anniversary of Balfour Declaration, World Campaign Demands Britain Bear Responsibility

The Palestinian Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad has stated that an ongoing global, legal, and political campaign has been initiated for demanding Britain to bear its legal and political responsibilities, due to the dramatic effects of the Balfour Declaration on the Palestinian people. The declaration is regarded as a crime, […]

31 Oct
7:27

WHO: Only 1% of Applications for Injured Gazans Received Permit for Outside Treatment

The approval rate, in September, for an Israeli permit to leave Gaza for treatment abroad, for those injured in the March of Return protests near the border fence with Israel, was significantly lower than the overall approval rate: one of 18 applications, or 1%, was approved; one denied; and 16 […]

31 Oct
1:34

Erekat: “Trump And Netanyahu Continue To Act On Destroying Peace”

The Secretary of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Saeb Erekat, stated that U.S. President Donald Trump, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, are ongoing with their politics to destroy the two-state solution, and replace it with their own facts on the ground, in violation of International Law. His statement came […]

30 Oct
5:36

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Home in Jerusalem, Seize Lands in Ramallah

Israeli occupation bulldozers, on Monday, demolished a Palestinian owned home in Anata village,  northeast of Jerusalem, and confiscated hundreds of dunams of land in Budrus village, to the west of Ramallah. Soldiers demolished a home owned by Saleh Fheidat, in Anata village, under the pretext of building without a permit. According to […]

29 Oct
10:42

Israeli Soldiers Kill One Palestinian, Injure 80, In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers killed, Monday, one Palestinian and injured at least eighty others, including 15 who were shot with live fire, during a the 14th Naval Procession in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry said the soldiers killed Mohammad Abdul-Hai Abu Abada, 27, from […]

28 Oct
8:39

Young Man Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Friday

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a young Palestinian man died, on Saturday at dawn, from serious wounds he suffered, on Friday October 26th, after Israeli soldiers shot him during the Great Return March protests, in the Gaza Strip. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in […]

27 Oct
4:28

Palestine Advocacy Project Honors Heroism in Gaza

(PNN) Palestine Advocacy Project is launching a billboard ad campaign to honor the heroism and self-sacrifice of the Palestinian medics who put their lives on the line to rescue and treat injured protesters in Gaza’s ongoing “Great March of Return” demonstrations. Razan al-Najjar, aged 21, was one of almost 120 […]

26 Oct
10:28

Israeli Army Kills Four Palestinians, Injures 232, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers resorted, on Friday, to the excessive use of force against the Great Return March Procession in several parts of the Gaza Strip, Friday, killing four Palestinians, and injuring 232 others, including 180 who were shot with live fire. The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that the […]

25 Oct
7:26

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of (18 – 24 October, 2018. Israeli soldiers continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian youngster was killed in eastern Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, […]

25 Oct
7:16

Gaza Water Crisis: Political Solution Needed, Not a Technological One

Water contamination is a serious problem in Gaza, but supposedly well-intentioned reports that call attention to the crisis offer only technical solutions that are not only unworkable, but completely ignore the Israeli blockade. TRNN Video & Transcript GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News Network, and I’m Greg Wilpert, joining you from […]

25 Oct
6:14

Bedouins Ordered to Stop Erecting Tents and Barns in Jordan Valley

Bedouin families in the northern Jordan Valley were ordered, by the Israeli military, to stop setting up tents and barns in Khirbet Thra’a Awad, under the pretext they do not have permits for them, Aref Daraghmeh, a local rights activist, said on Thursday. Daraghmeh told WAFA that the army informed the […]

25 Oct
9:03

In 6 Months of Gaza Protests, Israeli Forces Fatally Shoot 31 Palestinian Children

Muhammad al-Sirsawi, aged 12, who was killed by Israeli snipers while taking part in Gaza protests. Since Land Day of this year, 30 March, 2018, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been regularly holding mass protests near the Gaza perimeter fence, in numbers ranging from hundreds to tens of thousands. […]

25 Oct
7:35

Abu Rodeina: “No Peace, No Security, Without An Independent Palestinian State”

In response to statements by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, the official spokesperson of the Palestinian President, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said that there can be no peace or security without establishing an independent and contiguous Palestinian State, with East Jerusalem as its capital. Abu Rodeina stated that Israel, and its […]

24 Oct
10:20

Updated: Two Children Drown To Death As Immigrants’ Boat Capsizes

A boat, filled with immigrants capsized off the coast of Bodrum resort town, northwest of Turkey, leading to the death two children, including a Palestinian child from Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Turkish Coast Guard has confirmed that the boat capsized near Bodrum, leading to […]

24 Oct
10:33

Israeli Soldiers Surround Jerusalem Affairs Ministry

Israeli soldiers invaded Dahiat al-Barid area, south of the ar-Ram town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, surrounded the building of the Palestinian Governorate and Jerusalem Affairs Ministry, and prevented the employees from entering or leaving it. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers, and police officers, encircled the entire […]

24 Oct
1:56

Updated: Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Fishing Boats, Abducts Four Fishermen In Gaza

The Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights issued a statement strongly condemning the ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinian fishermen, and the illegal confiscation of their boats, and called for the release of four fishermen, who were taken prisoner by the navy, on Tuesday, in two separate attacks. Al-Mezan said its […]

24 Oct
1:20

Israeli Army Kills A Palestinian Teen, Injures Five, In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, Tuesday, that Israeli soldiers killed a teen, and injured five other Palestinian, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. The Ministry said Montaser Mohammad Ismael al-Baz, 17, was shot and seriously injured with a live round in the head. The seriously wounded Palestinian was […]

23 Oct
8:12

Barkat Raids Shu’fat Refugee Camp

The Israeli mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, raided the Shu’fat refugee camp in occupied Jerusalem City, escorted by Israeli forces, on Tuesday afternoon. Spokesperson of the Fateh movement in Jerusalem, Thaer Fasfous, said that Barkat raided and toured the camp. Barkat’s raid to Shufat comes a few hours after teams […]

23 Oct
7:58

‘A Cruel Choice’: Why Israel Targets Palestinian Schools

by Ramzy Baroud Several Palestinian students, along with teachers and officials, were wounded in an Israeli army attack on a school south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on 15 October. The students of Al- Sawiya Al-Lebban Mixed School were challenging an Israeli military order to shut down their […]

23 Oct
7:16

Israeli Forces Dismantle School Caravans North of Tubas

On Tuesday morning, Israeli occupation forces dismantled caravans belonging to the school of the Late Marwan Majali, AKA “Tahadi (10)”, located in Khirbat “Ibiziq” area, to the north of Tubas, northern West Bank. The Director of Education Tubas Sa’ed Qabha told WAFA that the occupation dismantled two caravans as they […]

23 Oct
12:57

Will Qatar Finance An Agreement Between Hamas And Israel?

According to the Israeli Kaan News Agency, it appears that Qatar will be financing an agreement between Israel and Hamas, in order to end the Great Return March processions. It said that Qatar would be transferring money to the Gaza Strip to pay salaries, and provide aid, in exchange for […]

22 Oct
8:25

3,894 Palestinians Killed in Syria Since 2011

Some 3,894 Palestinian refugees have been killed in Syria since the start of the conflict in 2011, Action Group for Palestinians in Syria said, on Sunday. The NGO said that its teams reportedly documented the killing of 1,408 Palestinian in Yarmouk and 263 in Daraa, 202 in Khan Al-Sheikh, 167 in […]

22 Oct
8:11

MoH: Lives of Kidney Patients at Risk

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza has warned of serious complications that may threaten the lives of dialysis patients, due to lack of treatment. The Director of Pharmacy Department in the ministry, Alaa Helles, said that serious complications threaten the chronic kidney patients in the Gaza Strip, due to […]

22 Oct
9:14

Israeli Soldiers Injure Four Palestinians In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, on Sunday at night, that Israeli soldiers injured four young Palestinian men, during the ongoing Great Return March protests along the perimeter fence, in the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip. The Ministry said the soldiers shot a young man with a live round, […]

21 Oct
12:27

Israel Postpones Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition, Protests To Continue Until Demolition Order Cancelled

Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that the Israeli government has decided to postpone the demolition of the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, until further notice. Palestinian Minister Walid Assaf says protests will continue until Israel completely cancels and voids its demolition orders of the village. Haaretz […]

20 Oct
8:24

Report: Israeli Forces Reinstate Increased Restrictions, Launch Attacks on Gaza

Israeli forces have re-imposed a set of harsher restrictions on the movement of people and goods as well as on the fishing zone in the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, as the situation escalated on Wednesday, 17 October 2018, Israeli aircraft fired 17 missiles, in 11 airstrikes, onto security sites, empty plots […]

20 Oct
8:20

PCHR: For the 30th Friday of Return and Breaking Siege March, Israeli Forces Wound 275 Civilians, including 49 Children, 3 Women, 3 Journalists, 4 Paramedics and 10 Sustaining Serious Wounds

On Friday, 19 October 2018, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 30th Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 275 Palestinian civilians, including 49 children, 3 women, 3 journalists and 4 paramedics, with live bullets and directly hit teargas canisters in […]

20 Oct
3:36

Israeli Soldiers Injure Ten Nonviolent Protesters, Abduct One, In Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against dozens of Palestinian, international and Israeli peace activists, holding a nonviolent procession in the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, wounding ten, and abducted one after injuring him. Medical sources said the soldiers physically assaulted the […]

18 Oct
9:47

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 11 – 17 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 8 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed in the Gaza Strip. […]

18 Oct
9:37

Seven Structures Demolished in Jordan Valley

Israeli bulldozers demolished seven structures and animal barns in the village of Bardala, in the northern Jordan Valley, on Thursday. WAFA reported that the seven demolished structures belong to a Palestinian identified as Khalid Sawafta. The demolished structures include three animal barns, a residential structure and three tents. According to […]

18 Oct
9:19

House, Retaining Walls to be Demolished near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, notified Palestinians in Al-Walajeh village, near occupied Bethlehem, about their intention to demolish a house and retaining walls in the village, according to local sources. Ibrahim Awadallah, a local rights activist, told WAFA that the Israeli army, accompanied by staff from the Israeli municipality of […]

17 Oct
12:46

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Monday

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a young man died, on Tuesday at night, from serious wounds he suffered a day earlier after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire in northern Gaza. It identified the slain Palestinian as Saddam Abu Shallash, 27, from Jabalia […]

16 Oct
8:00

Bulldozers Resume Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar

Israeli occupation bulldozers resumed work on Tuesday, at Khan al-Ahmar village, to the east of Jerusalem, leveling land around and inside the village, apparently in preparation for its removal.   Activists on a 24-hour vigil, at the Palestinian village, to ward off Israeli attempts to destroy it and displace its […]

16 Oct
6:40

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinians In Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Tuesday evening, two young men, east of Deir al-Balah city, in central Gaza, Palestinian medical sources have confirmed. Sources at the Al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah, said the soldiers shot two young men with live fire, during a protest on Palestinian lands near the perimeter fence, […]

16 Oct
6:22

Soldiers, Border Police, Attack Palestinians In Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers and the Border Guards police officers invaded, Tuesday, Shu’fat refugee camp, in occupied East Jerusalem, and attacked many Palestinians, including shop owners, in addition to issuing tickets to several parked cars. The invasion was carried out by dozens of soldiers and officers, in a number of armored military […]

16 Oct
1:11

Supreme Court Freezes Deportation of Detained American Student

The Israeli Supreme Court froze, on Sunday, deportation measures against American student Lara al-Qasem, who was barred entry to Israel over alleged ties to the BDS movement. The court will convene on Wednesday, to determine whether or not it will grant Al-Qasem permission to file an appeal against her detention […]

16 Oct
12:58

Settlers Flood Khan al-Ahmar with Sewage for 2nd Time

Israeli settlers stormed the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, on Monday, and flooded the area with wastewater for a second time. Locals said that Israeli settlers from the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Kfar Adummim, stormed the village and flooded Khan al-Ahmar with wastewater, causing serious environmental […]

15 Oct
6:54

Updated: Israeli Navy, Soldiers, Injure 32 Palestinians In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy and soldiers attacked, Monday, dozens of Palestinian protesters, demanding an end to the deadly siege on the Gaza Strip, and injured 32 Palestinians with live fire, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The procession was organized by the Higher National Committee for […]

15 Oct
1:37

Israeli Soldiers Invade Al-Khan Al-Ahmar, Abduct Four And Injure Seven

Dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by a bulldozer, invaded the al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, and started bulldozing adjacent lands, before attacking nonviolent solidarity activists, abducted four and injured seven other. Eyewitnesses said seven nonviolent activist suffered various lacerations after being assaulted by the Israeli soldiers and […]

12 Oct
8:42

Jordan Valley Village Sealed Off by Israeli Forces

Israeli occupation forces, on Friday, sealed all roads leading to the village of Hadidia, in the northern Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, a local human rights activist, told WAFA that Israeli forces closed all roads leading to the village and prevented […]

12 Oct
8:32

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 04 – 10 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a person […]

12 Oct
8:13

Israel to Expel UNRWA from Jerusalem

Palestinian children receive school supplies from UNRWA, September 13, 2018. Photo credit: UNRWA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT OCTOBER 11, 2018 The Israeli mayor said he would stop the UN Agency from administering services to Shuafat refugee camp, claiming ‘there are no refugees in Jerusalem.’ The outgoing Israeli mayor of occupied Jerusalem Nir […]

11 Oct
8:21

Housing Structures Demolished in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces demolished Palestinian-owned housing structures, along with steel structures used for housing sheep, on Thursday, in the northern Jordan Valley. According to Ma’an, the demolition was carried out under the pretext that the structures were built without the nearly impossible-to-obtain Israeli building permit. The demolished structures belonged to Amer […]

11 Oct
7:06

Thousands of Chronically Ill Gazans Deprived of Medicine

Thousands of patients with chronic diseases, in the Gaza Strip, suffer from a shortage of medicines which are supposed to be distributed to them every month in primary health centers throughout the Gaza Strip.   According to a report by the Palestinian Center for Health Information in the Ministry, the […]

11 Oct
6:57

WHO: Israelis Kill 14 Palestinians in Gaza in Last Two Weeks

The latest figures show that 14 Palestinians, including four children, were killed, while 1,434 were injured by Israeli forces during demonstrations between September 23 and October 6, at the Gaza border with Israel, according to a special situation report by the World Health Organization (WHO) issued on Wednesday. The report also said, […]

11 Oct
3:41

P.A. Mission in Washington Officially Shuts Down

The Palestinian Representative Office at the United States in Washington D.C. has officially shut down, Wednesday, after the deadline by the Trump Administration for closing it went into effect at 4:30 PM. Dozens of Palestinians and peace activists stood in front of the Palestinian Mission’s office in protest of the […]

10 Oct
8:55

Israeli Soldiers, Police Harass Olive Pickers in As-Sawiya Village

10/07/18 | International Solidarity Movement | As-Sawiya Village A group of Israeli soldiers, one Israeli policeman, and one Israeli settler harassed a group of Palestinian and international olive pickers in As-Sawiya village yesterday, demanding identification and threatening to expel the harvesters from the area. Soon after the group began work, […]

10 Oct
7:54

Erdan: US Student Will Be Released If She Condemns BDS

Israeli minister of Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan, on Tuesday, said he would reconsider his official stance on denying entry to an American student over alleged links to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement if she publicly condemned a boycott of Israel. Last week, Lara Alqasem was barred from entering the country […]

10 Oct
3:43

Army Injures Five Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Tuesday, five Palestinians with live fire, and caused scores to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. Medical sources said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the nonviolent protesters, on Palestinian lands near the perimeter fence, east […]