Category Archives: Human Interest

08 Jul
6:13

Israeli Authorities to Demolish 30 Palestinian Homes, Structures in East Jerusalem

The Israeli municipal staff handed demolition orders to thirty Palestinian households in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-“Isawiya, under the pretext of construction without a permit, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local activist, Muhammad Abu al-Hummus, and member of the follow-up committee, stated that staff of the Israeli municipality of […]

02 Jul
6:28

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 Jun – 01 July 2020)

Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including invasions into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, Israeli Forces’ excessive use of force rendered 9 injuries among Palestinian civilians, including […]

01 Jul
3:10

US Organizations Demand Change in US Foreign Policy Towards Israel and Palestine

In a letter to US presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump, more than 100 US organizations appealed to the potential leaders to adopt a moral and principled foreign policy regarding Palestine and Israel, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The organizations that endorsed the letter included American Muslims for […]

30 Jun
6:21

OCHA: Gaza Strip – Snapshot – May 2020

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Monthly Highlights As part of the measures to contain the pandemic, the de facto authorities announced the full closure of the two passenger crossings, from 23 May till the end of June; however, limited movement through the Erez crossing with […]

27 Jun
2:57

PPS Report: 95% of Palestinian Detainees in Israeli Prisons Subjected to Torture

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said in a report, issued Thursday, on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, which falls on June 26 of each year, that the torture practiced by the Israeli occupation against Palestinian prisoners, is not limited to the violent tactics […]

25 Jun
10:26

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 Jun 2020)

Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multifaceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including invasions into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, the Israeli military’s excessive use of force killed 1 civilian, rendered 22 injuries […]

22 Jun
8:35

Palestinian Brothers Begin Demolishing their own Home in East Jerusalem

Palestinian brothers, Feras and Iyad Da’na, on Sunday, began tearing down their under-construction home in Silwan neigborhood in East Jerusalem, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The men received the demolition order from the Israeli municipality, under the pretext of non-licensing, although, the men stated that they had attempted to obtain […]

21 Jun
10:16

Israel has Forced 20 East Jerusalem Families to Demolish Their own Homes in 2020

New statistical figures, released by the East Jerusalem-based Center for Economic and Social Rights, show that since early 2020, Israeli occupation authorities have forced 20 Palestinian households in East Jerusalem, to knock down their own newly-built homes themselves. Director of the center, Ziyad Alhamoury, confirmed that the demolition orders issued by […]

21 Jun
12:32

On World Refugee Day, Nearly Six Million Palestinians Remain Refugees

More than 5.6 million Palestinians are registered by United Nations (UN) as refugees, after seven decades of the Palestinian catastrophe or Nakba that began when Israel expelled more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homes in historical Palestine, declaring it the state of Israel, in 1948. The United Nations General Assembly resolution 55/76, […]

18 Jun
11:59

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (June 11 – 17, 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (11 – 17 June 2020) Summary The Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-pronged violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, […]

18 Jun
6:49

Israeli Colonists Raze Palestinian-owned Lands near Nablus

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, razed several dunams of land that belongs to the Palestinian village of Qusra, south of Nablus city, in the northern occupied West Bank, to be used for a road for illegal colonial projects, according to a settlements-watch group. Palestinian official, Ghassan Daghlas, chief monitor of […]

Israeli bulldozer with settler standing nearby (Maan)
18 Jun
6:27

Armed Israeli Settlers Level Palestinian-owned Land near Jericho

An Israeli settler, on Wednesday, levelled vast amounts of Palestinian-owned lands in the Bedouin al-Malihat area, northwest of Jericho, in the eastern occupied West Bank, local sources said. Fatah official, Suleiman Malihat, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that an armed settler levelled 350 dunams (87 acres) of nearby Palestinian-owned land, […]

15 Jun
10:00

Israeli Soldiers Re-arrest Palestinian Immediately after his Release

Palestinian prisoner, Salah Hussein, was released on Sunday, when he met his 5 year old son for the first time, accompanied by his wife, Quds News Network reported. Hussein just completed fifteen years in Israeli prison held his son, Ali, for the first time since he was born. Ali was […]

15 Jun
6:38

Dozens of Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Several Israeli Settlers, on Monday, stormed the vicinity of the Al-Aqsa mosque of the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. The group was lead by Israeli leader, Yehuda Glick, local sources said. Palestinian sources including Muslim worshipers, present at the scene, told media outlets that Israeli soldiers ensured full protection for the […]

Lod, Israel
15 Jun
6:55

Two Palestinian Homes Demolished Inside Israel

Israeli forces, on Sunday, demolished two Palestinian-owned homes in Lod city, inside the Green Line or 1949 Armistice Line, Arab 48 website reported. The website said that bulldozers accompanied by Israeli police, invaded the homes on Sunday morning, and proceeded to demolish them under the pretext that the under-construction homes […]

15 Jun
3:57

Palestinian Child Sentenced to Ten Years by Israeli Authorities

The Israeli administration, on Sunday, sentenced Palestinian child, Hammoudeh Khader Sheikh, to 10 years in prison, Quds News Network reported. The boy, 15, from occupied East Jerusalem, southern West Bank, was shot and injured by occupation soldiers on August 15, 2019, while with his friend Naseem Imkafeh, 15, whom the […]

14 Jun
8:32

Legal Scholars: Annexation of Occupied West Bank a “Flagrant Violation of Bedrock Rules of International Law”

More than 100 public international law scholars have signed an open letter addressed to top Israeli government officials condemning Israel’s plan to illegally annex large swathes of the occupied West Bank. “We, the undersigned, scholars of public international law, are writing to express our grave concern regarding the intention of […]

12 Jun
12:30

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 Jun 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 June 2020) Israeli occupation forces continued to commit crimes against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, […]

10 Jun
4:56

Israeli Forces Demolish Several Palestinian Homes in Occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly knocked down, on Tuesday morning, a number of Palestinian-owned homes in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Head of the Palestinian committee for defending Palestinian lands in the Sawarha neighborhood, Youmis Ja’far, told media outlets that Israeli soldiers, backed by armored vehicles, invaded the neighborhood and forced local […]

09 Jun
12:00

Israeli Settlers Puncture Palestinian-owned Vehicles, Vandalize Homes

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Monday, punctured the tires of Palestinian-owned vehicles, in the occupied West Bank town of As-Sawiya, south of Nablus Alray reported. Palestinian official, Ghassan Daghlas, monitors illegal settlement activities said that Israeli colonists stormed the town of As-Sawiya and cut the tires of more than eight vehicles. […]

09 Jun
12:00

Demolition Orders Delivered to Several Palestinians Structures in West Bank

Israeli forces, on Monday, delivered demolition orders against several Palestinian-owned structures in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. In the northern West Bank village of Hares, the Palestinian owners of a 100 dunam plot containing a park, an unpaved road, retaining walls, a playground and a storage space, […]

Demolition
09 Jun
12:00

Palestinian Tents, Agricultural Structures, Greenhouse Demolished by Israeli Authorities

The Israeli ‘civil administration’ invaded al-‘Isawiya neighborhood in East Jerusalem, on Monday and proceeded to demolish agricultural structures belonging to Ahmad Abed Mahmoud, and Abed Nemer Mahmoud, according to Quds News Network. Also on Monday, the Israeli military dismantled and seized a Palestinian-owned greenhouse in the village of al-Sawahreh al-Sharqiya, […]

08 Jun
6:55

Demolition Notices, Halt Construction Ordered by Israeli Military

Israeli forces notified two Palestinian home owners, on Sunday, of the order to demolish their homes in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist. Popular committee coordinator in Yatta, Rateb al-Jabour, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers notified two […]

07 Jun
10:32

PLO Official Condemns Israeli Violations in Occupied East Jerusalem

Senior Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee, condemned on Sunday, what she described as Israeli violations across the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, in light of the recent Israeli entry ban, imposed on a grand Palestinian Muslim scholar. In a statement, issued by Ashrawi earlier today, the senior […]

07 Jun
6:59

OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report (12 May – 1 June 2020)

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [OCHA] Protection of Civilians Report | 12 May – 1 June 2020 On 30 May, Israeli border policemen opened fire at, and killed, a 32-year-old autistic Palestinian man, Eyad A-Hallaq, in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Israeli authorities opened an […]

Hares, Salfit
06 Jun
4:45

Muslim Worshipers Perform Friday Prayers on Threatened Palestinian Land

Dozens of Muslim Palestinian worshipers reportedly performed Friday prayer, on the land of the village of Hares, in the Salfit District, northern occupied West Bank. According to the mayor of Hares, Omar Samara, said that this Friday’s prayer is the second to be performed on the same piece of land […]

04 Jun
9:44

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 May – 03 Jun 2020)

Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 May – 03 June 2020) Israeli occupation forces continued to commit crimes against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. […]

03 Jun
9:36

Dozens of Palestinian Prisoners Set to Go on Hunger Strike

Dozens of Palestinian prisoners, inside the Israeli Hadareem jail, are reportedly prepared to start a collective open hunger strike, in the near future. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said, on Wednesday, that the hunger strike comes in response to maltreatment of inmates in the Hadareem prison. The PPS added […]

01 Jun
7:11

Israeli Police Forces Demolish 4 Palestinian-owned Homes Inside Israel

Israeli occupation police, on Sunday, demolished four homes under construction in the Arab city of Tira, inside the 1948 occupied lands, known as Israel. The justification given by authorities for the demolition, was the alleged lack of a building permit, Shehab News reported. According to witnesses, police stormed the city, […]

01 Jun
3:39

Palestinians Protest Israel’s Medical Negligence of Cancer Patient Prisoner

Dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip reportedly staged a demonstration, on Sunday, in protest of what they said Israeli maltreatment of a Palestinian prisoner held in Israeli jail. The protesters, representing many Islamic and national Palestinian political factions in the coastal enclave, showed solidarity with prisoner Kamal Abu Waer, […]

01 Jun
2:02

Palestinian Prisoner in Israeli Jail on 21st Day of Hunger Strike

Palestinian prisoner, Sami Janazra, 47, has embarked on the third hunger strike over the past four years of incarceration. According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, prisoner Janazra from the al-Fawwar refugee camp, has been on hunger strike for 21 days consecutively, in protest of his Administrative Detention inside Israeli prison. […]

31 May
9:11

Israeli Forces Evict Palestinians from Ibrahimi Mosque, Permit Settlers

Israeli forces, on Friday, blocked Palestinian Muslim worshipers from performing the dawn prayer, evicted hundreds of worshipers and banned the call to prayer at the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron/Al-Khalil, Quds News Network reported. Sheikh Hifzi Abu Sneineh, the head of the local Waqf Department, stated that military barriers were placed […]

31 May
5:33

Mother of Slain Palestinian: “My Son Was A Child In A Man’s Body”

The mother of the Palestinian who was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in occupied Jerusalem, said that the Israeli allegations and justifications for his brutal murder are mere lies, as the slain man was autistic, and was a child in a man’s body. The Palestinian, Eyad al-Hallaq, 32, was […]

28 May
8:27

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 May 2020)

Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 May 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to commit crimes against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. […]

24 May
9:59

Israeli Police Assault, Arrest 4 Palestinians at Al-Aqsa, Soldiers Detain 3 Overnight

Dozens of Israeli police, on Sunday, assaulted a number of Palestinian Muslim worshipers performing Eid al-Fitr prayers at Bab al-Asbat or Lion’s Gate, leading to the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem, southern West Bank. Palestinian Muslims joined at the gate of the mosque to perform prayers for Eid […]

24 May
2:29

Israeli Authorities Place Palestinian under Administrative Detention

Israeli Prison Service (IPS) reportedly placed, on Saturday, a Palestinian man from the northern West Bank city of Jenin, under administrative detention, with no charges, for a period of six months. Family members of Mahmoud Said Alsa’dy, 40, told the Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the Israeli prison authority of […]

22 May
8:41

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 May 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 May 2020) Summary This week, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man alleging that he rammed soldiers with his car in Hebron; and continued its attacks on Ya’bad village, arresting civilians in a […]

Home demolition near Nablus
21 May
12:46

Israeli Forces Deliver Demolition Orders to Palestinian Family, Seize Mobile Home

Israeli occupation forces handed Palestinian citizen, Jamal Rashayda, a demolition order, on Tuesday, for several structures in Ras al-Auja area in the Jordan Valley, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Palestinian human rights workers said the forces gave no justification for the order to demolish the family’s tents and barns, north […]

19 May
9:39

Israeli Settler Convicted in Dawabsha Arson Attack

Israel’s Lod District Court convicted Israeli settler, Amiram Ben-Uliel, on Monday, for his involvement in the arson attack that resulted in the death of 18-month-old Ali Dawabsha, the Jerusalem Post reported. Ben-Uliel was involved in the 2015  attack that killed the infant and severely burned his older brother Ahmad and […]

15 May
7:34

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 May 2020)

Summary of Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (07 – 13 May 2020) Israeli forces continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the occupied Palestinian […]

14 May
7:11

Palestinians to Mark Nakba Anniversary Digitally for First Time in History

On the eve of the Palestinian people’s catastrophe or Nakba anniversary, the Ramallah-based higher national committee for marking the Nakba, called on all Palestinian masses to commemorate the Nakba anniversary digitally and not on the ground. “As we are marking such a historic significant moment of our Palestinian history, the […]

12 May
9:35

VIDEO: Home of Palestinian Detainee Demolished by Israeli Forces near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, early Monday morning, Kobar village near Ramallah, and demolished the family home of Qassam Barghouthi, a Palestinian detainee, according to local sources. Witnesses told Palestinian WAFA News Agency, that a substantial military force raided the village and approached the Barghouthi home, and using an armored bulldozer, demolished […]

10 May
5:39

European Committee: “Concrete Measures” Needed to Counter Israel’s Annexation Plans

The European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP), expressed concerns, last week, over Israel’s planned annexation of the occupied West Bank, in a letter sent to the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The committee criticized the inaction of […]

08 May
7:37

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 April – 06 May 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights: Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 April – 6 May 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the […]

06 May
12:56

Palestinian Prisoner Re-Detained on the Day of his Release

Israeli forces, on Monday morning, arrested Nihad Zgheir, as soon as he was released from Israel’s Gilboa jail, Quds News Network reported. The Committee of the Families of Jerusalem Prisoners told QNN that Zgheir, 42, who was released from prison Monday morning, after serving 35 months, was re-arrested by the […]

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
05 May
10:47

PCHR Welcomes the Response of the Prosecution of the International Criminal Court to the Observations of Amici Curiae, Legal Representatives of Victims, and States.

On 30 April 2020, the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) submitted a 60-page document to the Pre-Trial Chamber I responding to the observations of amici curiae, legal representatives of victims, and States concerning the situation in the State of Palestine. The Palestinian Centre for Human […]

05 May
7:35

Israeli Forces Demolish Several Palestinian Structures, Deliver Demolition Notices

Israeli forces demolished an agricultural structure, on Monday, in the Jordan Valley village of Tayasir, northern West Bank, according to activist Aref Daraghme. Daraghme told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that soldiers invaded the village and demolished a small 36 square meter structure with an aluminum ceiling. Authorities rationalized the demolition […]

04 May
8:15

Analysis: Annexation of Occupied Territory is a Crime

By Asa Winstanley for Middle East Monitor Israel is about to annex large swathes of the occupied West Bank, making the territory formally part of the Zionist state according to Israeli law. The millions of Palestinians living in the West Bank will continue to be denied the vote and even […]

04 May
8:11

Report: In April; 1015 Israeli Violations Against Palestinians

Media department of the Islamic Hamas party reportedly recorded 1015 Israeli army violations against Palestinians in the West Bank, during April of this year, alone. The department noted in a report that Israeli troops, over the past couple of months, have been carrying out various violations against Palestinians, especially under […]

01 May
12:59

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23 – 29 April 2020)

Summary of Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (23 – 29 April 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the […]

30 Apr
4:56

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Palestinian-owned Lands in Nablus

Israeli army bulldozers razed, early on Wednesday, some areas of Palestinian-owned farm lands in south of Nablus city, in the West Bank. Palestinian chief for the file on illegal Israeli settlements in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, said that Israeli army bulldozers began razing several dunams of Palestinian-owned farm […]

30 Apr
4:34

Israeli Forces Arrested 40 Palestinians during First 6 days of Ramadan

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Prisoners’ Studies, said on Wednesday, that Israeli troops abducted 40 Palestinian residents, since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, last Friday. Spokesperson for the center, Riyad Alashqar, was quoted as saying that the Israeli occupation forces have exposed lives of Palestinian prisoners to […]

29 Apr
9:11

Israel Orders One Halt Construction and Two Demolition Orders of Palestinian Structures

The Israeli army, on Tuesday, ordered a Palestinian resident of Bardala village in the northern Jordan Valley to halt construction on his home, citing a lack of Israeli permission to build, a local source reported. Aref Daraghme, a human rights activist, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that occupation authorities instructed […]

27 Apr
7:13

22 Palestinian Structures Receive Demolition Notices in Salfit

Israeli authorities, on Sunday, issued demolition orders targeting 22 Palestinian homes and agricultural facilities in Qarawat Bani Hassan village in the central occupied West Bank district of Salfit, Days of Palestine reports. Salfit’s governor, Abdullah Kmeil, said that the Israeli authorities are using the coronavirus crisis to escalate demolitions against […]

PHOTO: ‘ISSA QATASH BEING TAKEN FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT. COURTESY OF THE QATASH FAMILY
26 Apr
7:07

B’Tselem: Israeli Settlers Exploit Coronavirus to Take Over West Bank Land with Military Backing: Violent Attacks Spike in April

B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories Since the start of the corona crisis, Israeli settlers have ramped up attacks against Palestinians throughout the West Bank, with full state backing. The attacks have increased despite the movement restrictions, lockdowns and social distancing measures introduced […]

24 Apr
4:23

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 April 2020)

Palestinian Center for Human Rights Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16-22 April, 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency […]

24 Apr
12:31

Israeli Soldiers Dismantle, Seize Palestinian Mobile Home near Jericho

Israeli soldiers, on Thursday, dismantled a mobile home belonging to a Palestinian family in al-Dyouk al-Tahta village, west of the city of Jericho, and seized it, according to witnesses. Witnesses told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that soldiers invaded the area, and took apart the mobile home and seized it, under […]

22 Apr
9:31

PCHR: Fisherman Wounded & Fishing Boats Damaged, Israeli Naval Forces Continue Attacks on Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Waters

Israeli Naval Forces continued its attacks on Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza waters, under the continued Israeli restrictions on fishermens’ freedom to work and banning their access to areas rich with fish, all while fishermen do not pose any threat to the Israeli naval forces stationed in Gaza waters, which is […]

21 Apr
7:05

OCHA : Summary of Protection of Civilians Report (March 31 – April 13)

United Nations Office of Humanitarian Affairs Protection of Civilians Report | 31 March – 13 April 2020 Summary of report Twelve Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli forces across the West Bank. Eight of the injuries were treated due to tear gas inhalation, two were shot with live ammunition, […]

19 Apr
9:36

Erekat: Majority of International Leaders Oppose Netanyahu’s Colonial Plans

Top Palestinian negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat said on Sunday that the majority of international leaders oppose Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s colonial plans by, insisting that a two-state solution is the way out of the current Palestinian-Israeli conflict. During phone calls with several world leaders, that Erekat initiated, leaders unanimously […]

19 Apr
4:00

Israeli Settlers Assault Shepherds, Injure One

A Palestinian shepherd was injured on Friday when illegal Israeli settlers attacked herders grazing sheep near the village of Tuwaneh, near Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank a local official reported. Palestinian official, Fouad al-Amour, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that settlers, under the cover of Israeli soldiers, assaulted […]

18 Apr
12:30

US to Provide $5 Million in Aid to Palestine

United States of America reportedly announced it would grant Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza a sum of five million US Dollars, or 3.6 million New Israeli Shekels (NIS) to help deal with the Covid-19 paramedic. In a tweet he posted on Thursday, the US Ambassador to Israel, David […]

17 Apr
7:37

Palestinian President: “No Peace Deal with Israel, unless Prisoners Released”

On the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, on Friday, the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, asserted that Palestinians will not sign a final peace deal with Israel, unless Israel clears all it’s prisons of Palestinian prisoners, which he called heroes and fighters for freedom. In a statement he […]

17 Apr
6:58

Arab Parliaments Call for Immediate Release of Palestinian Prisoners

On the eve of Palestinian Prisoners Day, the Cairo-based Arab States’ Parliaments Forum, on Thursday, called for the immediate release of all Palestinian prisoners from various Israeli prisons and detention centers, as well as halt of all Israeli violations against the Palestinian people. In a statement, issued by the forum […]

17 Apr
4:08

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 April 2020)

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 April 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the […]

17 Apr
2:56

PLO: On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day – Prisoners Between the Threat of COVID-19 and Israel’s Arbitrary Policies

Palestine Liberation Organization – Negotiations Affairs Department Introduction Since the onset of this more than half-a-century long Israeli occupation, the detention and abuse of Palestinian prisoners have not been limited to factors of a specific nature. Under all circumstances, irrespective of the situation and time, the occupation authorities have permitted […]

15 Apr
5:37

2nd Appeal in COVID-19 Crisis: PCHR Calls for Immediate Release of Minors, Women, Patients and Elderlies among Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails

At a time where the whole world is combating the coronavirus pandemic and States have adopted precautionary and preventive measures to defy the virus, Israeli authorities maintain the imprisonment of more than 5,000 Palestinians, including 180 children, 43 women and more than 700 patients in harsh and unsanitary conditions that […]

13 Apr
12:37

Israeli Colonists Cut 50 Olive Saplings near Bethlehem

Illegal Israeli settlers cut 50 olive saplings belonging to Palestinians, on Sunday, in the town of al-Khader, near the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to a local source. Head of the Colonization Resistance Commission in Bethlehem, Hasan Breijieh, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that settlers from the nearby […]

11 Apr
7:13

Prisoners Committee Concerned Over Palestinian Prisoner’s Condition

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Committee for Prisoners and Ex-prisoners Affairs, on Saturday, expressed its deep concern over the condition of a Palestinian prisoner, inside Israel’s Ramon prison. In a statement, released by the committee, the condition of prisoner, Mohammed Halabi, 42, from the Gaza Strip refugee camp of Jabalia, is getting […]

10 Apr
5:34

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02 – 08 April 2020)

Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) since 06 March 2020, in the […]

09 Apr
10:21

Senior PLO Member: Israeli Crimes Against Palestinians Go Unabated

Senior member of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, held the international community legally and morally responsible for what she described as the Israeli military’s continued crimes against the unarmed Palestinian people. In a statement, the senior PLO member released on Thursday on the 72nd […]

09 Apr
7:43

Arab States: Israel Attacks Palestinians Amidst the Fight Against Covid-19

League of Arab States, comprising of 22 Arab countries, stated on Thursday, that Israeli occupation authorities continue ‘aggression’ toward the Palestinian people by carrying out killing, arrests, expulsion and illegal settlement construction. In a statement issued on Thursday, on the 72nd anniversary of the Israeli-perpetrated massacre of civilian Palestinians in […]

09 Apr
6:30

PCHR: In New Israeli Violation, Israeli Naval Forces Wound 2 Fishermen in Northern Gaza Sea

Israeli naval forces continue their attacks against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Sea preventing them from sailing and fishing freely, accessing the zones rich in fish, despite the fact that fishermen posed no threat to the lives of Israeli naval forces deployed in Gaza waters. The Israeli naval forces’ attacks […]

08 Apr
1:27

World Health Day: PCHR Calls for Providing Medical Supplies and COVID-19 Testing Kits to Gaza Strip’s Health Sector

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) World Health Day is celebrated each year on April 7th, and it was first sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1950 to raise health awareness. The theme for World Health Day 2020 is “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” to support nurses […]

07 Apr
7:21

Committee Concerned About Health of Palestinian Prisoners

Representative of the Ramallah-based Committee for Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-prisoners, Hassan Abd Rabo, expressed on Tuesday the committee’s growing concerns over the safety of the 5,000 Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli jails. Abd Rabo’s remarks come amidst the internationally-spread Coronavirus, inside Israel and some Palestinian cities, towns and villages. He was […]

06 Apr
7:31

Report: 17 Israeli Violations Against Gaza Fishermen

The Gaza-based Palestinian Agricultural Union issued on Sunday a report, outlining the amount of Israeli naval forces violations against Gaza fishermen, during March of 2020. According to the Department of Lobbying and Advocacy of the Palestinian Agricultural Union, Israeli naval forces, off the coast of Gaza, committed 17 violations against […]

06 Apr
8:44

Opinion: A Palestinian Guide to Surviving a Quarantine: On Faith, Humor and ‘Dutch Candy’

By Ramzy Baroud for Middle East Monitor Call it a ‘quarantine’, a ‘shelter-in-place’, a ‘lockdown’ or a ‘curfew’, we Palestinians have experienced them all, though not at all voluntarily. Personally, the first 23 years of my life were lived in virtual ‘lockdown’. My father’s ‘quarantine’ was experienced much earlier, as […]

06 Apr
8:21

PCHR Condemns Israeli Defense Minister’s Statements, Stresses Linking Humanitarian Aid to Politics is Unacceptable

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett’s statements linking the entry of medical supplies into the Gaza Strip to combat Coronavirus with the return of Israeli soldiers who have been held by Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip since 2014. PCHR stresses […]

06 Apr
6:08

Israeli Forces Deliver ‘Stop Work’ Orders to Palestinians near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces last week, ordered a halt on the construction of two Palestinian houses in the villages of al-Khader and Beit Skarya, near the city of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Local official, Hasan Burejiya, in charge of monitoring Israeli violations in the area, […]

06 Apr
5:56

On Palestinian Child Day – There are 200 Children Detained in Israeli Prisons

Head of the Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Commission, Qadri Abu Bakr, on Sunday, said that Israel has 200 Palestinian children in detention, commemorating ‘Palestinian Child Day’ on April 5th, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. In a statement, Abu Bakr said that since the year 2000, Israel has arrested no less […]

03 Apr
9:26

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 March – 1 April 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) 26 March – 1 April 2020 Summary Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) […]

02 Apr
7:03

PPS Calls for Immediate Release of over 1,000 Palestinian Prisoners

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), on Tuesday, released a statement regarding fears for the fate of 5,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation jails, after the declaration of jailers and investigators being infected with the coronavirus, COVID-19. The Prisoners’s Society added that they have experienced great difficulty in obtaining prisoner health […]

01 Apr
6:22

Euro-Med Monitor: Israeli Forces’ Incursions and Soldiers’ Behavior Jeopardize Measures to Prevent Outbreak of COVID-19

The Euro-Med Monitor followed with a great concern reports of suspicious behaviors of Israeli soldiers and settlers, during the storming of Palestinian houses, as some of them spat at parked cars, ATMs and shop locks, which raises fears of deliberate attempts to spread the virus and cause panic in the […]

30 Mar
9:13

Palestinian Prisoners Concerned, as Coronavirus Hits Israeli Prisons

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Committee for Prisoners and Ex-prisoners, said on Monday, that Israeli authorities have reported three Coronavirus-positive cases among Israeli wardens in both the Ofer and Nitsan jails, where there are hundreds of Palestinian prisoners. The committee added that the discovery of such positive cases signals a crisis for […]

30 Mar
5:42

PCHR Calls upon International Community to Assist Healthcare System in Gaza Strip to Fight Coronavirus

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is closely monitoring the health conditions in the Gaza Strip, and the healthcare system’s preparedness to combat the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and its possible outbreak. PCHR confirms that the healthcare system will not be able to deal with patients infected with the coronavirus […]

29 Mar
6:19

Dr. Ashrawi Sends Message of Solidarity from Palestine

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Saturday, sent a message of solidarity to the rest of the world, in the ongoing fight against COVID-19, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Dr. Ashrawi conveyed her message from Youtube, “From Palestine, from our little […]

29 Mar
6:47

Analysis: Palestine Is Occupied, Segregated, And About To Face COVID-19

Israel’s military control of Gaza and the West Bank has only grown more brutal during the pandemic. Workers are held in quarantine, prisoners have been infected, and Israel is withholding money that could be used to help contain the outbreak. By Taya Graham for The Real News Network Israeli Journalist […]

28 Mar
3:12

Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 March 2020)

Summary Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) in the efforts put forward to combat the spread of Coronavirus, despite […]

26 Mar
6:56

PCHR Calls upon Palestinian Government to Find Mechanisms to Protect and Support the Poor and Low-Income Families in light of the State of Emergency in the Gaza Strip

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up on the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip in light of the state of emergency announced to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). PCHR warns of catastrophic deterioration in the living conditions of the Gaza Strip population if the state of […]

26 Mar
4:16

ANALYSIS: Technology of Death: The Not-so-Shocking Report on Israeli Weapons Exports

By Ramzy Baroud for Palestine Chronicle The Middle East region, battered by wars and adjoining humanitarian crises that have left millions of people stateless, hungry and diseased, is in urgent need for peace, security, and reconstruction. Thanks to the US, Russian, French, Israeli and other weapons manufacturers, however, it is […]

26 Mar
3:28

PHOTOS: As Coronavirus Reaches Gaza, the Besieged Strip on High Alert

By Palestine Chronicle Staff The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza announced on Sunday the first two cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, in the besieged Gaza Strip. Deputy Health Minister, Youssef Abulreesh said that the two Palestinian patients had returned from Pakistan via Gaza’s Rafah border […]

25 Mar
8:14

Israeli Authorities Deny Solar Panels, Greenhouses to Palestinian Farmers in West Bank

Israeli authorities banned, on Wednesday, installation of Palestinian-owned solar panels and a green house in the northern occupied West Bank area of Al-Aghwar. Local Palestinian media sources said that an Israeli troop obstructed installation works in the Kherbet Aldeir village, within the Tubas governorate. Palestinian chief for the Al-Aghwar rural […]

25 Mar
7:34

Palestinians Prisoners in Israeli Jails Appeal for Their Safety

Around 5,000 Palestinian prisoners appealed, on Wednesday, to concerned local and international bodies to ensure their own safety, inside Israeli jails. The prisoners’ appeal came in response to the widely-spread Coronavirus, worldwide and in Israel, where the prisoners are jailed. A statement released by the prisoners read; “Increasingly, we feel […]

24 Mar
7:32

Palestinian PM Presses for ICRC-applied Safety Standards for Prisoners

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh, on Tuesday, called on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to apply all necessary international standards of safety and protection on the 5,000 Palestinian prisoners, held in Israeli jails. Shtayyeh’s call came in response to the current Coronavirus crisis that has plagued many […]

23 Mar
6:14

Arab League Demands Israel Release Palestinian Prisoners

The League of Arab States, consisting of 22 Arab countries, addressed international human rights organizations and other relevant bodies, on Monday, what they describe as an imperative release of thousands of Palestinian prisoners, from Israeli jails. A press release, issued by the Deputy-Secretary General of the Arab States’ League for […]

22 Mar
8:41

Increased Preventative Measures in Palestine as 6 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed

Palestinian government spokesman, Ibrahim Milhem, announced six new confirmed cases of the novel COVID-19 (coronavirus) on Sunday, including four in Ramallah and two in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian WAFA News Agency. Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh announced a new set of strict precautionary measures to stop the spread […]

20 Mar
9:47

B’Tselem: Abuse of Palestinians Overrides Fear of COVID-19

Israel Police continue to abuse Palestinians in al-’Isawiya, including false arrests of minors, in operations ongoing since April 2019.
– B’TSELEM

20 Mar
5:41

Israeli Court Sentences Father of Deceased Palestinian to 18 Months in Prison

The Palestinian Committee for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs, said on Thursday that the Salem Israeli court sentenced prisoner, Waleed Na’alwa, father of late Ashraf Na’alwa, who was killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Tulkarem, for 18 months of imprisonment and 12 other months of suspended sentence […]

20 Mar
4:14

Analysis: A Terrifying Scenario; Coronavirus in ‘Quarantined’ Gaza

By Ramzy Baroud for the Palestine Chronicle What if the Coronavirus reaches the besieged Gaza Strip? While the question carries great urgency for all Palestinians living under Israel’s military occupation, the Gaza situation is particularly complex and extremely worrying. Nearly 50 countries have already reported cases of COVID-19 disease, one […]

20 Mar
1:41

Palestinian Structures Destroyed by Israeli Forces near Jerusalem

Israeli authorities, on Thursday, demolished two residential structures and an animal barn in the village of al-Sawahreh al-Sharqiya, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, according to WAFA correspondent. Israeli forces reportedly stormed the village and demolished a residential structure and a barn belonging to one Palestinian resident, and then proceeded to demolish […]