Category Archives: News Report

25 Feb
4:12

Updated: “Soldiers Abduct 28 Palestinians, Including Children, Former Political Prisoners, In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, twenty-eight Palestinians, including children, siblings, and a young woman, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers abducted sixteen Palestinians from their homes in Hebron governorate, in southern West Bank. […]

25 Feb
3:50

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians During A Peace Protest In Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters near a military roadblock in the northern area of the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, causing many injuries. The nonviolent procession was organized by the National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in addition to Fateh movement’s anti-colonies […]

25 Feb
2:59

Today Marks 26 Years For The Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre

HEBRON, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 (The Palestinian News & Info Agency – WAFA) – Twenty-six years ago, on February 25, 1994, a Jewish settler named Baruch Goldstein, an Israeli army physician, opened indiscriminate fire from his army-issued automatic rifle at hundreds of Muslims as they were performing the dawn prayer […]

25 Feb
1:54

BDS protest at sheet maker Brooklinen’s NYC store over Israeli production

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. MEDIA CONTACT: info@adalahny.org February 24, 2020 – At a protest Sunday at Brooklinen’s new Williamsburg, Brooklyn store, New York human rights advocates called for a boycott of the online sheet and linen retailer, over their Israeli production partners’ involvement in Israel’s apartheid rule over the Palestinian people. […]

25 Feb
6:46

Eight Palestinians Injured by Israeli Missiles in Gaza

The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced, Monday evening, that a number of citizens were injured by the Israeli aggression in the besieged Gaza Strip. The ministry said in a press statement: “The arrival of 8 different injuries from eastern Gaza to the Al-Shifa Medical Complex due to the Israeli escalation.” […]

25 Feb
6:40

Israeli Airstrike Injures Palestinian Motorcycle Driver

A Palestinian citizen was injured, Monday evening, in an airstrike by Israeli occupation planes targeting his motorbike, east of Gaza City. WAFA correspondent, quoting medical sources, stated that the occupation planes targeted, with at least one missile, a motorcycle on Salah El-Din Street, east of the city, which resulted in […]

25 Feb
4:01

US Senator Bernie Sanders to Boycott AIPAC Conference

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced, on Monday, that he will not attend a forthcoming conference organized by a pro-Israel lobby group that serves as a platform to “express bigotry,” Anadolu Agency reports. “The Israeli people have the right to live in peace and security. So do the Palestinian people,” Sanders, […]

25 Feb
1:21

Netanyahu Orders Further Airstrikes on Besieged Gaza Strip

Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, ordered the army to continue airstrikes on the blockaded Gaza Strip, Anadolu Agency reported. In a written statement on social media, Benjamin Netanyahu announced his decision to persist with the bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip, after speaking with several Israeli officials, including […]

24 Feb
8:10

Adalah to Israeli Military: This is a War Crime; Open an Immediate Criminal Investigation

Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel sent an urgent letter, Sunday, 23 February 2020, to Israeli Chief Military Advocate General, Sharon Afek, demanding he immediately open a criminal investigation into the incident that occurred Sunday morning near Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip in […]

24 Feb
7:54

Arab League Denounces Israel’s Settlement Plans

In a statement, on Sunday, the Arab League Assistant Secretary General for Palestine and Occupied Arab Territories, Saeed Abu Ali, denounced the Israeli plan to establish a settlement neighborhood in place of the former Qalandia Airport in Jerusalem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. “This announcement comes within the […]

24 Feb
7:19

Updated: Ceasefire Between Israel and Palestinian Resistance

Shortly after the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu concluded a security meeting in Tel Aviv, on Monday, Israeli warplanes resumed its airstrikes against targets in the besieged Gaza Strip, Days of Palestine reports. The following is a breakdown of Israel’s assault on Gaza. 2:55 PM: Israeli warplanes attacked a Palestinian […]

24 Feb
12:10

Israeli Authorities Force Beloved Palestinian Bakery to Close After 60 Years

A Palestinian bakery in the heart of Old Jerusalem has been forced to close by Israeli authorities after 60 years in business. The reason provided for the forced closure was that the bakery had been providing baked goods to Palestinian worshipers headed to Al-Aqsa Mosque to pray. The Israeli occupation […]

24 Feb
11:45

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct 30 Palestinians, Including Three Children, In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least 30 Palestinians, including three children, a young woman, and the Secretary of Fateh Movement in Jericho, after the army invaded and ransacked dozens of homes across the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem. Update: […]

24 Feb
9:25

Palestinian Fighters Exchange Fire With Israeli Soldiers Invading Qabatia

February 24, 2020 9:25 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Palestinian resistance fighters exchanged fire, on Monday at dawn, with Israeli soldiers who invaded Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Media sources said the fighters fired bursts of live ammunition at Israeli military vehicles invading the town, and that the soldiers fired a barrage of […]

24 Feb
8:38

Two Palestinian Fighters Killed By Israeli Missiles In Damascus

The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, has reported that two of its fighters were killed, late on Sunday at night, after Israeli war jets fired missiles into an area in the Syrian capital, Damascus. The Brigades stated that its slain fighters have been identified as Salim […]

Israeli settlers in the Jordan Valley (archive image)
24 Feb
6:21

Settlers Fence off Palestinian Agricultural Land in Jordan Valley

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, continued fencing large tracts of land in the northern Jordan Valley as they chased Palestinian herders out of pastures in the area, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, a local rights activist, told the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) that extremist settlers continued for the […]

24 Feb
5:53

Gaza Fires Rockets, Israeli Warplane Strikes, Injure 4 Palestinians

Saraya Al Quds, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad resistance movement, fired a barrage of rockets at Israel, on Sunday, in retaliation for the Israeli crime of murdering and mutilating Palestinian Muhammad Na’em in eastern Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, Quds News Network (QNN) reports. Late Sunday, […]

23 Feb
7:33

PCHR: IOF Abuses the Body of Palestinian in a Humiliating and Degrading Manner

On Sunday, 23 February 2020, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) shot and injured Palestinian civilians whom were trying to rescue and evacuate two persons that were targeted by IOF in eastern Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip. IOF made a 150-meter incursion into the border and evacuated the body of […]

23 Feb
3:19

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, seven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. Another Palestinian was abducted, on Sunday afternoon, near Jerusalem. Update: The soldiers abducted a young man, who remained unidentified at the […]

23 Feb
2:27

Soldiers Close Many Roads South Of Hebron

February 23, 2020 2:27 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers closed, on Sunday morning, several roads in Masafer Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Media sources said the soldiers installed sandhills and concrete blocks on many roads leading to Masafer Yatta, located east of Yatta town, south of Hebron, and prevented the Palestinians […]

23 Feb
1:37

Palestinian Infant Among Dozens Who Suffered Severe Effects of Teargas Inhalation Near Ramallah

February 23, 2020 1:37 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

A Palestinian infant, only five months of age, along with dozens of residents, including schoolchildren, suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, Sunday, after Israeli soldiers invaded Deir Nitham village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Media sources said the soldiers attacked dozens of residents, especially schoolchildren, […]

23 Feb
12:24

Updated 2: “Israeli Soldiers Kill One Palestinian, Injure Four, In Southern Gaza”

Update: The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, has reported that the slain Palestinian was one of its members. The Brigades stated that the Palestinian has been identified as Mohammad Ali Hasan an-Na’em, 27, from Khan Younis. The slain Palestinian was unarmed and wasn’t even in military […]

23 Feb
8:38

Turkish Foreign Ministry Condemns Israel’s Colonial Expansion

Turkish Foreign Ministry, on Friday, condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement that more settlement units would be built on occupied Palestinian lands. Notably, the statement noted that Israel was encouraged by the US, which recently announced its so-called peace plan called “Deal of the Century,” Anadolu Agency reported. The […]

23 Feb
8:35

Italy, France and Germany Call on Israel to Halt Settlement Expansion

Italy expressed deep concern over the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement to proceed with the construction of 5,000 housing units in the illegal settlements of Har Homa and Givat Hamatos in occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Italy’s foreign ministry in a press statement […]

23 Feb
6:20

Latin Patriarchate Denounces Settler Invasion of Jordan Valley

The Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem, on Saturday, condemned the Israeli settlers’ invasion of its property in the northern Jordan Valley village of Tayasir. In a statement yesterday it said “thousands of Israeli settlers entered with no permission, in clear violation of private property laws,” Days of Palestine reports. The armed […]

23 Feb
5:56

US Senators Call for Resuming Aid to Gaza, UNRWA

According to American media reports, a group of 31 US Democratic Senators have written a letter calling on the US administration to restore funding and aid to the Gaza Strip, warning that Palestinians are facing a humanitarian crisis. The senators urged the administration to take immediate action to restore humanitarian […]

23 Feb
3:41

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians Near Hebron

February 23, 2020 3:41 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and attacked Palestinian protesters, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media activist Mohammad Awad said many soldiers invaded Abu at-Toaq area, near the main entrance of Beit Ummar, and […]

23 Feb
3:02

Illegal Israeli Colonists Install Fences Around Grazing Lands In Northern Plains

Many fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Saturday, Palestinian grazing lands in the West Bank’s Northern plains, before installing fences around them. Human rights activist Aref Daraghma said the colonists invaded the grazing lands, east of Khirbat Makhoul village, and north of Khirbat Samra. He added that the colonists installed fences […]

23 Feb
2:20

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Bethlehem, Abduct A Child In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers injured, Saturday, many Palestinians and detained a photojournalist in Teqoua’ town, south of Bethlehem, and abducted one child in Qalqilia. Media sources in Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, said the soldiers invaded Teqoua’ town, southeast of the city, and attacked Palestinian protesters with rubber-coated steel bullets and gas […]

23 Feb
1:47

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Shepherds Near Hebron

Many fanatic illegal Israeli colonists attacked, Saturday, several Palestinian shepherds in the at-Tiwana village, near Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The Israeli assailants came from Havat Ma’on illegal colony, which was built on private Palestinian lands, and started hurling rocks at the shepherds. Israeli soldiers […]

23 Feb
1:05

Palestinian Shot Dead After Alleged Stabbing Attempt in Jerusalem

The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed, on Saturday, the death of the alleged attacker, who was shot and killed earlier in the day by the Israeli police in Bab al-Asbat area in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem. Israeli police opened a barrage of gunfire the Palestinian man at Lions’ […]

22 Feb
3:45

Palestinian Journalist and Child Injured by Israeli Bulldozer Attack

Two Palestinians were injured on Friday as Israeli forces attacked dozens of protesters taking part in the weekly anti-settlements protest in the village of Kufur Qaddoum, near Qalqilia in the central occupied West Bank, said Mourad Shtewi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village. An Israeli army bulldozer was […]

22 Feb
3:31

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The procession started from the center of the village with the participation of Israeli […]

22 Feb
12:57

Soldiers Abduct A Child And A Wounded Young Man, In Qalqilia And Hebron

February 22, 2020 12:57 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday evening, a Palestinian child and a wounded young man, in Qalqilia and Hebron, in the northern and southern parts of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted a child, identified as Mohammad Ibrahim Jo’eidi, 12, at the southern entrance of Qalqilia city. […]

21 Feb
9:52

EU Reaffirms its Support for Palestinian State

Josep Borrell, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union/Vice-President of the European Commission, on Thursday, met with the Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr. Riyad Al-Malki. Borrell stressed the EU’s continued commitment to a negotiated two-state solution, and welcomed the Palestinian commitment […]

21 Feb
8:49

2 Palestinians Injured by Israeli Settlers North of Jericho

At least two Palestinians were injured on Friday when a group of extremist Israeli settlers invaded the Bedouin village of Ein el-Auja, north of Jericho, in the central occupied West Bank, local sources said. Mahmoud Ghawanmeh, a local rights activist, told the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) that dozens […]

21 Feb
7:05

Thousands of Israeli Settlers Storm two Jordan Valley Villages

Thousands of Israeli settlers on Friday stormed the Palestinian villages of al-Burj and Umm al-Qaba in the northern Jordan Valley, northern occupied West Bank. Aref Daraghmeh, a local activist, confirmed to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) that Israeli forces escorted a convoy of buses packed with some 4,000 […]

Sign to Beitin
21 Feb
1:31

Israeli Troops Shoot at Palestinian Vehicle, Wounding 16-year Old Palestinian

A car filled with Palestinian teens was attacked by Israeli forces on Thursday evening. The car was driving near the Palestinian town of Beitin, east of Ramallah, when Israeli forces stationed at a checkpoint targeted the vehicle and began shooting. According to local sources, the Israeli occupation forces wounded a […]

Demolition order (archive image)
21 Feb
1:08

Five Palestinian Detainees’ Homes to be Demolished

February 21, 2020 1:08 PM admin Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

The Israeli Supreme Court today gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for the military to demolish the family homes of five Palestinian detainees allegedly involved in the killing of a settler in late August 2019. All five are from the Ramallah area, and are serving long terms in Israeli prison camps. […]

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21 Feb
12:43

Israel Delivers Demolition Orders for Four Palestinian Structures

The Israeli army today issued demolition orders against four Palestinian residential structures in Masafer Yatta in the south of the occupied West Bank, according to Fouad al-Amoor, a local activist. Al-Amoor told the Palestinian news agency WAFA that Israeli forces raided Masafer Yatta and delivered the demolition notices to the […]

21 Feb
1:19

Report: Palestinian Prisoner Describes Torture Inside Israeli Jail

In a report issued, on Thursday, the Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Authority released the testimony of the prisoner, Halima Khandakji, 45, from the town of Deir Sudan, Ramallah District, in which she tells details of her torture during interrogation inside the occupation detention cells. The report says “During her interrogation, […]

21 Feb
12:04

PCHR: Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13– 19 February 2020)

SUMMARY This week, PCHR documented 170 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. This was reflected in dealing with the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s Peace Plan for the Middle East known as the […]

20 Feb
12:14

Archbishop Hanna: “We Urge All Churches Globally To Reject Deal Of The Century”

Archbishop of Sebastia Diocese Of the Greek Orthodox Church in occupied Jerusalem, Attallah Hanna, welcomed a delegation of the World Council of Churches at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the adjacent cathedral, and urged them, along with all churches, to denounce the so-called “Deal of the Century” and […]

20 Feb
7:20

Soldiers Abduct Two Sibling Children In Beit Jala

February 20, 2020 7:20 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, two sibling children from Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Beit Jala before storming and ransacking the family home of the two children, causing excessive damage, and abducted them. […]

20 Feb
4:25

Commission of Detainees’ Affairs Calls for Release of Dying Prisoner

The Israeli occupation authorities transferred Palestinian prisoner suffering from cancer, Muwaffaq Arouq, 77, from Barzilai Medical Center, back to al-Ramleh prison clinic, despite his deteriorated health condition. Commission of Detainees’ Affairs said in a statement, on Wednesday, that Arouq was transferred from Barzilai Medical Center, a 617-bed hospital in Ashkelon, […]

19 Feb
10:02

PCHR: Child Killed and Young Man Wounded By Palestinian Security Service in Qabatia

February 19, 2020 10:02 PM PCHR Human rights, Jenin, News Report, Palestine 0

On Wednesday, a Palestinian minor is reported to have succumbed to gun-shot wounds he sustained, on Tuesday, when a Palestinian security force was dispatched to a gathering for a freed prisoner. The celebrating crowd allegedly threw stones at the security force, and some armed men in the group shot rounds […]

19 Feb
9:32

Israeli Forces Seize Two Palestinian Caravans Near Hebron

Israeli forces, Wednesday, seized a caravan that Palestinians were using as a school classroom in the village of Susiya, in Masafer Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to a local activist. Fouad al-Amoor, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers seized the classroom/caravan under the pretext of […]

19 Feb
3:07

Soldiers Shoot A Young Man In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Wednesday afternoon, a young Palestinian man east of Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers shot the young man near the perimeter fence, inflicting moderate wounds before he was rushed to the European Hospital […]

19 Feb
2:48

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians, including the father of a young man who was killed by army fire in October 2018, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said several army […]

19 Feb
1:24

Israel Planning Thousands of Settlement Units North of Jerusalem

The Israeli Ministry of Housing announced Tuesday that it plans to construct thousands of new Israeli settlement units in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Kafr Aqab, in violation of international law and all past signed peace agreements, and even violating the Trump-Kushner Plan, which had designated the neighborhood as part […]

18 Feb
10:17

PCHR Welcomes the Publication of UN Database on Business Enterprises Operating in Israeli Settlements

On 12 February 2020, after three years of delay and consistent pressure by Palestinian, regional and international organizations, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a report on business enterprises involved in certain activities related to unlawful Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). This […]

18 Feb
8:07

Human Rights Expert: Settlement Database, an “Important Initial Step”

Office of the High Commissioner of the United Nations published a report, on Friday, by Michael Lynk, Special Rapporteur for human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, welcomed the newly released settlement database. Lynk stated that “While the release of the database will not, by itself, bring an end to […]

18 Feb
4:20

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Tuesday, several Palestinian fishing boats with live rounds only three nautical miles from the shore in the besieged Gaza Strip. Media sources said the navy ships fired many live rounds at the boats, in Palestinian waters in the northern part of the coastal region. The attack […]

18 Feb
4:05

Including Children, Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, twelve Palestinians, including children, after the army stormed and ransacked many homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Beit Doqqo and Qotna towns, in […]

18 Feb
1:04

Palestinian Forced To Demolish His Home In Jerusalem

February 18, 2020 1:04 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

A Palestinian man from Jabal al-Mokabber town, south of occupied East Jerusalem, had to demolish his own home, on Monday evening, to avoid excessive Israeli fines and fees. Media sources said the Palestinian, Montaser Shqeirat, had to demolish his two-story home after the City Council claimed that he did not […]

18 Feb
12:46

Israeli Forces Recover Body of Palestinian In West Bank

Israeli soldiers stationed in the occupied West Bank recovered, Monday, the body of a Palestinian man tangled among bushes in a rural area, who apparently died of his wounds after a shooting attack targeting Israeli soldiers two weeks prior. The corpse was found near Ras Karkar village, west of Ramallah, […]

18 Feb
5:05

Israel Destroys Water Access for Palestinian Village

Israeli forces today destroyed couplings in pipes providing water to al-Shunah area of al-Jiftlik village, in the Jordan Valley, north of Jericho, according to local activist, Qais al-Sinawi. Al-Sinawi, told WAFA that Israeli forces invaded the village and proceeded to destroy the connectors supplying running water to Palestinian crops. Palestinians […]

17 Feb
8:14

Dozens of Armed Settlers Attack, Injure 5 Palestinian Shephards

Armed Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian shepherds in the town of al-Mughayyir, in central occupied West Bank, while grazing their livestock, on Monday, the town`s mayor stated. Marzouq Abu Naim, told WAFA that dozens of illegal armed settlers chased and brutally assaulted several Palestinian civilians, forcing them out of their fields, […]

17 Feb
7:49

Entrance to Ramallah Village Resealed

Israeli occupation forces, at dawn on Sunday, re-closed the main entrance to Deir Nidham village, to the west of Ramallah City, PNN reports. According to local residents, soldiers returned the cement blocks which they had placed several days ago and which the residents of Deir Nidham removed yesterday. On Saturday, […]

17 Feb
7:43

East Jerusalem Organization Raided, Director Summoned

Members of the Israeli security service, today, raided Volunteer for Hope, an organization located in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, under the pretext of holding “prohibited activities,” and gave its director, Silvia Abu Laban, a summons to appear before Israeli intelligence for interrogation. Local sources told WAFA […]

17 Feb
7:06

EU to Vote Against “Deal of the Century” as Israeli-US Mapping Committee Plans Weak Palestinian Entity

Foreign Ministers from the European Union (EU) are expected to discuss US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” and deliberate countermeasures to the plan on February 17, during a meeting in Brussels, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz. The paper reported that the decisions are still unclear. However, the EU […]

17 Feb
6:39

Israeli Forces Close Water Holes, Confiscate Barracks, Order Eviction of 15 Facilities in Jordan Valley

On Monday morning, Israeli occupation forces closed water holes in Khirbet Allan, in Al-Jiftlik village of the northern Jordan Valley. Activist Aref Daraghmeh stated that a force from the occupation army and the so-called “Civil Administration” raided the area and closed water holes, explaining that the occupation is marketing false […]

17 Feb
4:23

Israeli Soldiers Bulldoze Palestinian lands To Expand Illegal Colony

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Palestinian lands in the villages of Iskaka and Yasuf, east of Salfit city in central West Bank, and started bulldozing them to expand an illegal colony. Khaled ‘Abaya, the head of Yasuf Village Council, said the lands are privately owned by the villagers and are in […]

17 Feb
3:30

Israeli Soldiers Invade Lands, Open Fire At Farmers, In Gaza

Several armored Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Monday morning, Palestinian farmlands near Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and opened fire at farmers in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza. Media sources said several army vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded Palestinian farmlands north of Beit Lahia, and started […]

17 Feb
2:10

Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least eight Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and ransacked homes in the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, and abducted Othman Nakhla, […]

17 Feb
12:31

Israeli Soldiers Chase Shepherds in the Jordan Valley

Israeli forces, today, chased Palestinian shepherds in the northern Jordan Valley, according to a local activist. Aref Daraghmeh said that Israeli soldiers chased a number of shepherds as they were grazing their livestock in the area of al-Burj, where they briefly detained a group of shepherds two days ago. Israeli […]

16 Feb
11:20

Amazon Forcing Palestinians to Identify as Israelis to Qualify for Free Shipping

Global ecommerce web giant Amazon has been accused of discriminating against Palestinians by offering free shipping to illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, but not to Palestinians living in the same area. In findings released in an investigation by the Financial Times, the newspaper discovered that by taking all of […]

16 Feb
11:11

US Administration Names Panel for West Bank Annexation

The US government has appointed members of a committee tasked with mapping out areas of the occupied West Bank that Israel plans to annex as part of President Donald Trump’s self-proclaimed “Deal of the Century.” A senior Trump administration official told Israel Hayom daily that US ambassador to Israel David […]

16 Feb
4:16

Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In Jerusalem

February 16, 2020 4:16 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, seven Palestinians, including children and one woman, in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded Be’er Ayyoub neighborhood in Silwan town, searched homes and abducted Sinan ‘Awwad, 17, in addition to Abdullah Taha, 17. The soldiers later abducted a child, identified as Orabi Gheith, 14 years of […]

16 Feb
2:46

Soldiers Bulldoze Palestinian Lands In Nablus

Israeli soldiers bulldozed, Sunday, privately-owned Palestinian lands in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the soldiers bulldozed and uprooted the lands in Ein al-Jiniyya area, in Jabal Salam […]

16 Feb
1:58

Updated: Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Search Homes And Stores, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at night and earlier Sunday, at least eight Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, searched many homes and abducted three young men, identified as Mousa Hatem Deeriyya, Tareq Eqab Deeriyya, and Ahmad […]

16 Feb
12:22

Israeli Soldiers Chase Palestinian Shepherds In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers chased, Sunday, many Palestinian shepherds in the al-Borj area, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank. Human rights activist Aref Daraghma stated that the soldiers attacked and chased many Palestinian shepherds, and forced them out of grazing lands. He added that the attack comes just two […]

16 Feb
5:46

Fateh Warns Germany and Czech Republic Against “Standing in the Way of Justice”

The Fateh movement, on Friday, called on both Germany and the Czech Republic in particular to rescind their requests to become an “amicus curiae” with the intention to argue that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction over the occupied Palestinian Territories. In a statement, Fateh’s spokesperson, Jamal Nazzal, […]

16 Feb
5:05

Army Fires Missiles Into Gaza, Revoke Permits And Reduce Fishing Zone

Israeli soldiers fired, on Saturday night after midnight, a few missiles into a site in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, causing damage, after the army claimed that two shells were fired from the coastal region. The army also revoked the permits of 500 merchants in addition to reducing the […]

16 Feb
4:34

Pro-Israeli Lobbying Group Urges UK Government to Oppose ICC Probe

Westminster lobby group – Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) has urged the UK government to directly oppose the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s decision to open an investigation into Israeli war crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territory, Middle East Monitor reports. Writing to Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary, […]

16 Feb
4:30

Wounded Jerusalem Child In Critical Condition After Suffering Hemorrhaging in The Brain

The family of the wounded Palestinian child, identified as Malek Issa, only eight years of age, has reported that their son is in a critical condition at Hadassah Medical Center, after an Israeli soldier shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head, in occupied Jerusalem, leading to hemorrhaging […]

16 Feb
3:48

Including Two Children, Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Hebron, One In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, five Palestinians, including two children, in Hebron, in southern West Bank, and one in Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron said the soldiers abducted Najeh Mheisin Wreidat, 25, near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the center […]

15 Feb
9:11

PM Shtayyeh Calls on ICC to Expedite Israeli War Crimes Investigation

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh with ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda in Munich. (WAFA Images) Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, today, called upon the International Criminal Court to expedite its litigation procedures, especially after the ICC’s chief prosecutor announced, in December, its desire to launch a full investigation into Israeli war crimes in […]

15 Feb
6:07

Health of Imprisoned Cancer Patient Seriously Deteriorated

The health condition of Palestinian detainee Mowaffak Orouq, 77, has significantly deteriorated, the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission stated Friday. Orouq, a cancer patient in Israeli detention since 2003, is in serious condition as he is in a state of semi-coma, taking only small amounts of liquid and having lost a […]

15 Feb
9:54

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, causing many injuries. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the Palestinians, accompanied by international and Israeli peace activists, marched from the center of […]

15 Feb
7:38

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Beit Ummar

February 15, 2020 7:38 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, dozens of Palestinians in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West bank. Media activist Mohammad Awad said several army jeeps invaded ‘Aseeda area in Beit Ummar, and resorted to the excessive use of force against Palestinian protesters. Awad said […]

15 Feb
7:25

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In ‘Aboud And Budrus Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, many Palestinians, including a young man who was shot with a live round, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against protesters in the villages of ‘Aboud and Budrus, near Ramallah, in central West Bank. Dozens nonviolently marched in ‘Aboud village, west of […]

15 Feb
5:39

Soldiers Injure Many Nonviolent Protesters In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, many nonviolent protesters in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, during the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in, has reported that dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli […]

15 Feb
4:47

Palestinians Denied Access to Al-Aqsa, Attacked by Israeli Soldiers

A group of Palestinian worshipers, early Friday morning, were brutally attacked by Israeli occupation soldiers who prevented them from reaching the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. Quds News Network (QNN) reporter said thousands of Palestinian Muslims flooded Jerusalem from all around Palestine as well as some from Israel, to […]

15 Feb
3:11

Israeli Soldiers Prevent Activists From Planting Olive Trees In The Village Of Yasuf

Combatants For Peace (CFP) Activists participated, Friday, in a volunteer day to plant olive trees on the lands owned by Yasuf village farmers, near Salfit in central West Bank. As the activists’ bus from Tel Aviv reached the entrance of Yasuf, the Israeli soldiers closed the street leading to the […]

14 Feb
9:18

EU Lawmakers: Trump’s Mideast Plan Unlawful

An overwhelming majority of the European Union’s parliamentary lawmakers have censured a US-devised Middle East proposal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying the contentious plan flies in the face of international law. During a session in Strasbourg, on Tuesday, EU lawmakers said the plan that the administration of US President Donald […]

14 Feb
9:10

Adalah: Over 2,000 Bedouin Preschoolers Stuck at Home due to School Bus Budget Dispute

School transportation for children from 20 villages in Naqab (Negev) region ground to sudden halt after regional council blames Israeli Education Ministry for failing to transfer funds. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel filed an urgent court petition Tuesday, 11 February 2020, as 2,200 preschool […]

14 Feb
8:27

Strikes Launched on Damascus by Israeli Airforce

Israeli warplanes last night carried out several airstrikes targeting multiple locations around the Syrian capital of Damascus. Syrian news agency SANA said the army observed hostile missiles coming from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. It further stated that the army air defenses intercepted and downed a number of them before they […]

14 Feb
8:22

Israeli Forces Fire On Citizens East Of Khan Younis

Israeli forces, on Friday, opened fire toward a group of citizens to the east of Khan Younis City, southern Gaza Strip. Local sources told Days of Palestine that Israeli occupation forces opened fire at a group of young men and children who are residents of Kouza’a neighborhood, east of Khan […]

14 Feb
7:36

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (06 – 12 February 2020)

Summary This week, PCHR documented 191 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory.  This was reflected in dealing with the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s declaration of Trump’s Peace Plan for the Middle East […]

Israeli soldiers guarding home demolition (Palestine TV)
14 Feb
12:18

Israeli Forces Demolish a Palestinian Home in Occupied Jerusalem

The Israeli municipality of Jerusalem demolished, on Thursday, a house belonging to a Palestinian citizen in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, under the pretext of being built without an Israeli permit, the home owner said. Homeowner, Iyad Shweiki told WAFA that two days ago, the crews of the Israeli […]

13 Feb
10:44

Israel Further Severs Ties with UN over Settlement Blacklist

Israel has suspended its ties with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Israeli Foreign Ministry (FM) announced on Wednesday, several hours after the UN body published a list of 112 companies that do business in West Bank settlements. FM Israel Katz’s office said he ordered the “exceptional […]

13 Feb
10:35

Jerusalem Home Begins to Collapse due to Israeli Excavation

A Palestinian-owned house in the Old City district of occupied Jerusalem, today, partially collapsed as a result of ongoing underground excavations by Israeli authorities and illegal settler organizations, the house-owner told WAFA. Mr. Thaher Sharabati said his house sustained minor landslides during the recent low pressure and the accompanying heavy […]

13 Feb
10:26

Deir Al-Balah, Bethlehem Rank Highest in Unemployment

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics “PCBS” issued its 2019 Labour Force Survey Results, which showed the unemployment rate among labour force participants in Palestine, in 2019, to be 25%; the total labour underutilization was 33%. Using the latest Revised ILO standards ICLS 19th, the number of unemployed was 343,800 […]

13 Feb
8:24

Israel Demolishes Palestinian Home, Leaving Family of 7 Homeless

The Israeli occupation demolished a Palestinian housing unit in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, on Thursday, under the pretext that it is allegedly on “state lands,” Quds News Network (QNN) reported. Fawaz al-Rajbi, brother of Bilal al-Rajbi who owns the caravan, told QNN that Israeli forces accompanied […]

13 Feb
7:18

Israel Begins Building Settler-Only Road on Palestinian Land

Israeli forces, on Thursday, began the groundwork for the construction of a road that would connect illegal colonial settlements in the northern occupied West Bank with those in the Jordan Valley. Ghassan Daghlas, who documents settlement construction in the area, told WAFA that the planned 8-kilometer-long road would connect the […]

13 Feb
3:48

Palestine: Al-Haq and CIHRS Welcome Publication of UN Database on Settlement Business Activities

Press Release By Al-Haq is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organisation: Geneva, Switzerland – Palestinian, regional, and international organizations have worked persistently over the last three years to ensure the fulfillment of the Human Rights Council mandate 31/36, which requested the production of the database of businesses operating in illegal Israeli settlements. […]

13 Feb
3:32

Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians, Injure Three, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at night and on Thursday at dawn, 15 Palestinians, including children, from their homes, and injured at least three young men,  in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Bethlehem, south of the occupied […]

13 Feb
10:07

BDS is the Most Effective Response to Trump’s Apartheid Plan

BDS Movement: Trump’s “deal of the century” aims to cement Israel’s apartheid rule over the Palestinian people, and is the final nail in the coffin of the moribund “peace process” The plan Trump hatched with Israel’s far-right government aims to cement Israel’s apartheid rule over the Palestinian people. It is […]

13 Feb
10:01

Release of Long-Delayed UN Settlement Database Significant Step Towards Holding Israel Accountable

BDS Movement Press Release: We welcome this long-delayed UN list of complicit companies. Some major firms involved with illegal settlements are not in the database and must be added. All these companies must be held to account. Palestinian civil society welcomes this long-awaited UN list of companies that are complicit […]