Category Archives: News Report

23 Nov
1:55

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians, Injure Many, In Jerusalem’s Al-‘Isawiya, Abduct Another From Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, abducted two young Palestinian men, and injured several others. The soldiers also abducted one Palestinian from Hebron after summing him for interrogation. Several army jeeps invaded al-‘Isawiya, and fired many gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel […]

22 Nov
10:58

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds He suffered When The Army Killed Eight Members Of His Family

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that a Palestinian man died, Friday, from serious wounds he suffered when Israeli soldiers fired a missile at the family home, on November 14th, 2019, killing eight family members, including five children. The Health Ministry identified the slain Palestinian man as Mohammad […]

22 Nov
10:33

Illegal Israeli Colonists Injure Eight Palestinians In Hebron

A group of fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, attacked, on Friday evening, many Palestinians, including children, wounding eight. Palestinian activist Jamal Es’eifan said the colonists first attacked a shop, owned by Nasser Fahed al-Ja’bari, and smashed […]

22 Nov
10:01

Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters In Surif

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, a nonviolent procession against the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands in Surif town, northwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, causing many injuries. The soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs and concussion grenades, in addition to attacking protesters with clubs and batons. Many […]

22 Nov
9:45

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Beit Ummar

November 22, 2019 9:45 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, on Friday evening, many Palestinians in ‘Aseeda area, in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and attacked dozens of protesters, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers first invaded the area, and installed a military roadblock, before […]

22 Nov
8:14

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. This week’s procession also condemned the illegal policies of the United States, especially the […]

22 Nov
3:47

U.S. Congresswoman: “Israeli System of Military Detention of Palestinian Children is Immoral”

Ali Harb – Middle East Eye The Israeli army’s mistreatment of Palestinian children is “completely preventable”, a United States congresswoman said, as she urged other lawmakers to support a bill that would prevent American military aid to Israel from being used to abuse Palestinian minors. “The Israeli system of military […]

22 Nov
3:16

Israel’s Attorney General Indicts Prime Minister Netanyahu

According to Palestine News Network, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has decided to officially indict prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu for fraud, bribery and breach of trust. Beginning in October, Netanyahu’s defence team presented the prime minister’s position to the state prosecution, accused of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in […]

22 Nov
2:53

Christian Group Troubled by U.S. Position on Israeli Settlements

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) has expressed deep concern over the recent U.S. declaration which recognized “the legitimacy” of the illegal Israeli colonial settlements in the occupied West Bank, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. “The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and […]

22 Nov
2:32

UK: “We Urge Israel to Halt its Counterproductive Settlement Expansion

The United Kingdom urged Israel, on Thursday, to halt its “counterproductive” settlement expansion, declaring that it is illegal under international law, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office reiterated its position, after U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo stated, that the Jewish-only settlements in […]

21 Nov
9:50

Army Demolishes A Home Near Hebron

November 21, 2019 9:50 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Thursday, a Palestinian home in Khallet ad-Dabe area, east of Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular Committees in southern West Bank, said the soldiers demolished the home, made of bricks and a […]

21 Nov
9:36

Illegal Colonists Burn Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

A group of fanatic illegal colonialist settlers invaded, Thursday, Palestinian agricultural lands in Burqa village, north of Nablus in northern West Bank, and set them ablaze. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the assailants set lands ablaze close to the […]

21 Nov
9:17

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Including Jerusalem Governor, One Woman, In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, at least eight Palestinians, including a young woman and the Governor of occupied Jerusalem, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said several army jeeps invaded Beit Ummar […]

21 Nov
8:26

College Student, 18, Shot With Gas Bomb In Her Face, Suffers Jaws Fractures, Burns

This item is about a female university student, studying Information Technology in Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie, in Tulkarem in northern West Bank. An Israeli soldier shot her in the college campus with a high-velocity gas bomb which struck her face, fracturing her jaw, and causing burns to her face […]

20 Nov
10:43

Soldiers Demolish Two Palestinian Homes Near Ramallah

November 20, 2019 10:43 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, two Palestinian homes in Shuqba village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Media sources said several army jeeps, and bulldozers, invaded the village and demolished the homes, reportedly for being built without a permit from the so-called “Civil Administration Office,” the executive branch […]

20 Nov
8:27

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Hebron

November 20, 2019 8:27 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, three Palestinians from Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Qussai Ziad al-Alama, 22, from Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, while walking at the main entrance of the city. They added that the […]

20 Nov
7:50

International Law Experts: United States Has No Legal Capacity To Legalize Settlements

Aseel Akhras/Days of Palestine International law experts agree that the US administration does not have the legal capacity to legalize settlements, and that the recent announcement by its secretary of state comes in response to the European Court of Justice’s decision to label settlement goods and the international consensus to […]

20 Nov
7:35

UAE Issues Stamp Depicting Jerusalem as Palestinian Capital

Emirates Post issued a commemorative stamp in support of Palestine featuring the Dome of the Rock, and stresses that Jerusalem al-Quds is the capital of Palestine. The stamp features the Dome of the Rock, located at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam, along with the flag of […]

20 Nov
7:27

Israel Closes Official Palestinian Institutions in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities, on Wednesday, closed several official and non-official Palestinian institutions in the occupied city of Jerusalem for six months. PNN sources said that the Israeli police served an order and closed the office of the Directorate of Education, banned the activities of Palestine TV in occupied Jerusalem, and […]

20 Nov
6:14

Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, eight Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the city, […]

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20 Nov
1:22

Israeli Prime Minister Approves Settlement Expansion in Jordan Valley Following US Announcement

After Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, made a statement Monday reversing decades of US policy, and contradicting international law, by saying that the US did not consider Israel’s colonial takeovers of Palestinian land to be illegal, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu approved a massive expansion of colonial settlements. […]

20 Nov
2:22

PCHR: “Pompeo’s Comments on Israeli Settlements are in Contempt of International Law and Abort Peace Prospects”

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns in the strictest terms the remarks made by the United States’ State Secretary, Mike Pompeo, on Israeli settlements, claiming that they are not in contrast with international law. PCHR reiterates that settlements are a war crime under international law and United Nations […]

19 Nov
9:32

UNHR: “Israel’s Settlements Are In Breach Of International Law”

In a statement, the United Nations Human Rights Office stated that Israel’s settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories are in breach of International Law. It stated that “a change in the policy position of one state does not modify existing International Law, nor its interpretation by the International Court of […]

19 Nov
6:38

EU: Israeli Settlements Are Illegal

The European Union is sticking to its stance that Israeli settlement constructions in Palestine are illegal under international law, a long held view Washington has now begun to dispute. “The EU calls on Israel to end all settlement activity, in line with its obligations as an occupying power,” EU foreign […]

19 Nov
3:38

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 25 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, 25 Palestinians, including several children, and former political prisoners, in the occupied West Bank, especially in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes, causing property damage, and interrogated scores of Palestinians […]

19 Nov
2:28

Soldiers Demolish A Home In Occupied Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, a Palestinian home in Jabal al-Mokabber, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said dozens of soldiers and police officers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded Deir as-Sinna area in Jabal al-Mokabber, and demolished a home, owned by Fuad Gharouf, from Jericho. The sources added that the soldiers […]

19 Nov
2:08

Dr. Ashrawi: “Trump Administration; A Threat To International Peace And Security”

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Executive Committee of Member of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) issued a statement denouncing the illegal policies of the United States, and its grave violations of International Law, and said that the Trump Administration is a threat to international peace and security. Dr. Ashrawi […]

19 Nov
11:55

Palestinian Killed on Sunday Identified; Family Demands Answers

The Palestinian killed by Israeli police on Sunday has been identified as Fares Bassam Abu Naab. His father said that the circumstances and the position of the car completely contradict the narrative of the police, who claimed that they fired on the car during the chase. The car was not […]

19 Nov
11:51

Soldiers Demolish Two Homes In Hebron

November 19, 2019 11:51 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, two Palestinian homes owned by two siblings from the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Resident Khaled Khanna, said dozens of soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded the refugee camp and demolished his home and the home of his brother, Nabil. […]

19 Nov
11:21

Army Releases A Palestinian Fisherman Who Was Abducted A Year Ago

The Israeli army released, on Monday at night, a Palestinian fisherman who was taken prisoner a year ago, after the navy ships attacked fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, and opened fire on them. The Palestinian Fishermen’s Syndicate said the fisherman, identified as Mohammad Qassem Saidam, was released after a […]

19 Nov
11:00

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 15 Palestinians, Summon 7 For Interrogation, In al-‘Isawiya

November 19, 2019 11:00 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the al-‘Isawiya town in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, stormed and ransacked dozens of homes, before abducting fifteen Palestinians, and summoned seven others for interrogation. The soldiers invaded the town from several directions, before they started breaking into homes and ransacking them, and […]

19 Nov
10:37

Illegal Israeli Colonists Storm A Christian Church In Hebron

A group of fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers stormed, on Monday at night, the al-Maskobiyya Church, known as Abraham’s Oak Holy Trinity Monastery, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Eyewitnesses said dozens of illegal colonists, accompanied by a large military force, invaded the Christian Monastery […]

19 Nov
9:42

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Basketball Referee, Scout Leader, In Ramallah

November 19, 2019 9:42 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, a Palestinian scout leader and a basketball referee, identified as George Abu Ghazala, from his home in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and took him to an unknown destination. Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers stormed George’s home and ransacked […]

19 Nov
9:24

Peace Now: “US Announcement on Softening Settlements Stance Marks a New Broadside on the Two-State Solution”

On the announcement by U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo about dropping the US stance on settlements as inconsistent with international law, Peace Now has issued the following statement: This is a direct assault on the two-state solution and a deliberate choice to pave the way toward more aggressive settlement actions […]

19 Nov
1:12

Two Hunger-strikers in Serious Health Condition

November 19, 2019 1:12 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs warned, on Monday, of the deteriorating health conditions of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners Ahmad Zahran and Mosab al-Hindi, who are imprisoned at Israeli Nitzan jail. The commission confirmed that the conditions of the two prisoners are getting worse every day, adding that […]

19 Nov
1:05

Palestinian Officials Denounce US Decision on Settlements

Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said, today, that the announcement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, that the Israeli settlements in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank do not violate international law, is null and void, condemned and totally contradicts with international law, resolutions of the international legitimacy that […]

18 Nov
7:01

Family Members of Palestinian Detainee Arrested

According to the Prisoners Commission, the wife and the brother of a Palestinian prisoner in Israel were arrested, Monday, while attempting to a visit the detainee, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The Commission stated that Israeli forces detained the wife of Ramadan Eid Mashahreh, along with his […]

18 Nov
3:34

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Near The Annexation Wall In Jenin

November 18, 2019 3:34 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, Monday, a Palestinian near the illegal Annexation Wall close to Taher al-‘Abed village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin; the Palestinian is the tenth to be shot by the soldiers in the same area in recent days. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said […]

18 Nov
2:56

Israeli Bulldozers Level Palestinian Road, Sever Water Pipeline

Israeli bulldozers, on Monday, razed lands near Jabal al-Baba Bedouin community, located near al-Eizariyah town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Atallah Mazar’a, a community representative, stated that Israeli forces escorted bulldozers onto Palestinian land, where the heavy machinery proceeded to raze a 500-meter-long earth […]

18 Nov
2:29

Israel to Seize Land in Salfit for Settlement Expansion

The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) announced its intent to seize hundreds of dunams of Palestinian land in Salfit province, in the central occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local official Ghassan Daghlas, said that the IOA recently delivered notices to Palestinian municipal councils in Salfit province informing them […]

18 Nov
1:51

PPS: “Israel Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least ten Palestinians, including a kidney patient and former political prisoners, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes, causing damage. The Hebron office of the PPS in southern West […]

18 Nov
10:58

Seriously Ailing Detainee Moved From Hospital To Ramla Prison Clinic

Despite his serious medical condition, the Israeli authorities moved Palestinian political prisoner, Sami Abu Diak, 36, from Assaf Harofeh Medical Center to the clinic in Ramla prison, which lacks specialists and adequate medical supplies. The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that the detainee was rushed to the hospital two days […]

18 Nov
10:30

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Merchant At Erez Terminal

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at night, a Palestinian merchant while trying to cross the Erez Terminal with the besieged Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said the merchant, identified as Adel Mohammad Hussein, headed to Erez and was interrogated for some hours before he was taken prisoner. They added […]

18 Nov
10:15

Netanyahu: “Government With Arab Coalition Partners Is A Serious Threat To Israel”

In a video message, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “warned” that any government that has Arab (Palestinian) coalition partners “poses a serious threat to Israel.” In his message, Netanyahu stated that the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin asked him not to head to a new election. “We do not want a […]

18 Nov
8:55

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians, Including One Woman, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, three Palestinians, including one woman, in front of the Hebrew University in occupied Jerusalem, after many students held a nonviolent activity in solidarity with the slain Palestinians in Gaza, and Israel’s arbitrary excessive use of force against civilians. The Palestinian News & Info Agency […]

18 Nov
8:38

Soldiers Seriously Injure Two Palestinian Children Near Ramallah

November 18, 2019 8:38 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, Sunday, two Palestinian children near the entrance of the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Raed Dalaysha of the local Popular Committee in the refugee camp said the soldiers shot Rami Naji at-Tayeh, 13, and Amir Ehab Zobeidi, […]

18 Nov
3:59

Palestinian Receives Demolition Notice Near Hebron

Israeli authorities notified Palestinian resident in the village of Khirbet Susiya, south of Hebron, of its intent to demolish the home, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Rateb Jabour, coordinator of the National and Popular Committee in southern Hebron, said that Israeli forces handed local resident Mohammed Zain […]

17 Nov
10:44

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Attack Journalists at Bethlehem Sit-in Protest”

Dozens of journalists, Sunday, suffered from suffocation after inhaling tear gas fired at them by Israeli forces during a solidarity sit-in, held in support of injured photojournalist Moath Amarneh, to the north of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local witnesses told WAFA that Israeli soldiers fired a barrage […]

17 Nov
6:02

UN Votes To Renew UNRWA Mandate

The overwhelming vote, at the United Nations General Assembly’s Fourth Committee, in favor of renewing the mandate of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) dominated the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies, on Saturday. This issue was given special attention in light of American […]

17 Nov
5:47

Microsoft to Investigate Israeli Company over Surveillance of Palestinians

The US technology company, Microsoft, says it is investigating whether the use of facial recognition technology developed by an Israeli startup company it funded “complies with its ethics principles,” following reports that Israel uses the company’s facial recognition technology for surveillance on Palestinians.   On Friday, Microsoft, which is based […]

17 Nov
5:09

Israeli Forces Shoot PNN Editor-in-Chief With Tear-Gas Canister

During a demonstration, organized by Palestinian journalists in solidarity with reporter Moath Amarneh, multiple journalists were injured and transported to the hospital, PNN reported. Several Palestinian journalists and reporters gathered, on Sunday, in Bethlehem near the 300 Checkpoint, to show their support for Moath Amarneh, the reporter who lost his […]

17 Nov
2:46

Army Shoots A Palestinian Near The Annexation Wall Gate, North Of Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers shot, Sunday, a young Palestinian man near the gate of the illegal Annexation Wall, north of Tulkarem, in northern West Bank. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers shot the Palestinian with a live round in one of his legs, as he was trying to cross the gate on his way […]

17 Nov
2:22

Soldiers Seriously Injure A Palestinian In Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, on Sunday morning, a young Palestinian man in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, after the army prevented many families from entering their orchards to harvest their olive trees. Media sources said the soldiers attacked many Palestinians, and prevented them from entering their olive orchards, […]

17 Nov
1:05

Army Abducts Four Palestinians, Including Two Children, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, four Palestinians, including two children, and assaulted a few others, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said several army jeeps invaded Silwan town, east of Ramallah, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked […]

16 Nov
7:14

UPDATE: Two Shot while Dozens Suffocate Near Ramallah

Dozens of Palestinians were injured near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, from teargas fired by Israeli soldiers at Palestinians protesting Israel’s recent attacks on Gaza, according to witnesses. Students from Birzeit University were demonstrating at the Israeli army roadblock in Ramallah and were attacked with teargas, said […]

16 Nov
6:17

Opinion: The Infallible Warrior: Honest Reflections on the Legacy of Yasser Arafat 15 Years After His Death

Ramzy Baroud – Middle East Monitor 15 years after the passing of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian people continue to reflect on his legacy. Thousands of images of “Abu Ammar” have been shared across numerous social media platforms remembering a man whose nom de guerre has been affiliated with […]

16 Nov
6:15

UNRWA Mourns Loss of Boy from One of its Schools in Gaza

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) hopes that the ceasefire that was reached the night of 13 November will put an end to two days of escalation between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military operations […]

16 Nov
6:05

“I Did Not Find Our House, There Was Only a Huge Hole.” Sawarkah Children Speak About a Massacre They Survived

Surviving children of the Abu Malhous “Sawarkah” family, who survived the massacre in which an Israeli air-strike killed 8, including five children and two women, spoke about what happened to them this past Thursday. That night, Noor Sawarkah, 12, could not sleep for fear, listening to the Israeli drones hover […]

16 Nov
5:13

Israel Fires Missiles into Gaza Despite Ceasefire

Israeli warplanes attacked, early Saturday morning, several targets throughout the besieged Gaza Strip, causing heavy damage but no bodily harm, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The correspondent said warplanes fired more than 10 missiles at targets and agricultural land northwest of Gaza City and in Beit Lahia. […]

16 Nov
5:02

Israeli Forces Injure Many Palestinians in West Bank Protests

Israeli forces violently attacked Palestinian protesters, on Friday, in al-Khalil (Hebron) in the southern West Bank, and Qalqilia in the northern West Bank. Days of Palestine quoted local sources that said a number of Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters, including a journalist, during protests […]

16 Nov
7:15

Illegal Colonists Attack Palestinians Picking Their Olive Trees Near Nablus

On Friday, a group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists, squatting on Palestinian lands in direct violation of International Law, invaded Palestinian olive orchards near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and attacked the families. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, […]

16 Nov
4:03

Journalist Advocates Condemn Israel’s Shooting of Photojournalist

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), on Friday, denounced the latest serious Israeli attack on a journalist in the southern West Bank, The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Photo-journalist Moath Amarneh lost sight in the left eye after being seriously injured by a […]

15 Nov
6:15

PLO Official: International Community Must Defend Palestinian Human Rights

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said, on Friday, that the international rules-based order founded on the principles and values of international law is under real threat by the rise of unilateralism, isolationism, and racism, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). […]

15 Nov
5:07

Israel Launches New Airstrikes on Gaza

Israel’s army said early Friday it had launched fresh strikes against Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza, despite a ceasefire in place since Thursday morning. In a WhatsApp message to reporters, Israeli military claimed it was “striking Islamic Jihad terror targets in the Gaza strip,” The New Arab (Al-Araby) reported. Israel […]

15 Nov
4:55

31 Years Ago, Arafat Declared Independence of the State of Palestine

31 years ago, November 15, the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat declared the independence of the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, WAFA reported. Arafat declared on November 15, 1988 at a meeting of the Palestinian National Council, the Palestinian parliament in exile, […]

15 Nov
4:43

Israel and Gaza Exchange Fire Hours After Ceasefire Declared

Two Palestinians were injured in new Israeli airstrikes in the southern Gaza Strip, Days of Palestine reported. The names of the injured were not available at the time of reporting. Israel occupation warplanes attacked a resistance site west of Khan Younis, as well as targeting agricultural lands northwest of Rafah […]

15 Nov
4:30

Israeli Claims Bombing of Family Home a “Mistake”

Haaretz headline – Israeli Army Admits to Killing Eight Gaza Family Members: We Thought the House Was Empty November 15 – 8:33 A.M Israeli army admits to killing eight Gaza family members: “We thought the house was empty.” The Israeli military admitted it made a mistake in targeting a Gaza […]

-Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested on Wednesday four youths, including a cancer patient, from Beit Jala and Aida and Al-Izzah refugee camps in Bethlehem.. According to security sources, "Wafa", the Israeli occupation forces arrested Nawaf Ismail al-Qaisi (45 years), from Al-Azza refugee camp north of Bethlehem, a patient with cancer, and Mohammed Nader Jawarish (17 years) from the tables in the city of Beit Jala, and Mohammed Hamdi al-Masa'id, Ashraf al-Sheikh from Aida camp, after they raided and searched their homes. ـــ
15 Nov
3:38

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, two Palestinians from their homes, in the Shawawra village, east of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the village, before the soldiers stormed and searched a few homes. They added that the soldiers abducted Monir Dar’awi, […]

15 Nov
6:07

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

Summary                                                 This week, Israeli occupation Forces (IOF) escalated the situation across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and committed war crimes. IOF started a two-day large-scale aggression on the Gaza Strip, deployed its naval, air and artillery forces and carried out 73 targeted airstikes against residential buildings, civilian establishments and […]

15 Nov
5:56

Over 100 Harvard Law Students Walk Out of Lecture Held by Israeli Counselor

Over 100 pro-Palestinian law students from Harvard University, today, walked out of a lecture held by Dani Dayan, current Consul General of Israel in New York, at the Harvard Law School. A video posted online, by the Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee (Harvard PSC), shows students participating in the silent […]

15 Nov
5:53

Palestinian FM Urges ICC to Bring Israel to Justice

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Malki, Wednesday, called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to hold Israel accountable for its latest attacks on the blockaded Gaza Strip, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Speaking at the 12th annual International Forum MEDays, running in the Moroccan town […]

15 Nov
5:45

Palestinians Reject Israeli Attempts to Politicize UNRWA

A statement by the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday, said that the State of Palestine firmly rejects Israel’s cynical attempts at the politicization of the UNRWA and it’s concerted efforts to incite against its mandate. “This Agency, created by the General Assembly [by resolution 302 (IV) in 1949] […]

15 Nov
5:01

Palestinian Foreign Minister Criticizes U.N. Official

Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riyad Malki, strongly criticized a statement by Nickolay Mladenov, on Israel’s latest aggression against Gaza, accusing him of covering up the Israeli occupation crimes by blaming the Palestinian people for these crimes. In a press statement, Malki condemned the language used by Mladenov, […]

14 Nov
3:52

Dr. Al-Kaila: “One-Third Of The Slain Palestinians Are Women And Children”

Palestinian Health Minister, Dr. Mai al-Kaila, has reported that one-third of the Palestinians, who were killed by Israeli missiles and shells in the three-day offensive on Gaza, are women and children. In a press release, Thursday, Dr. al-Kaila stated that the Israeli army killed 34 Palestinians in its offensive, which […]

14 Nov
3:26

Updated 2: Israeli Missiles Kill Eight Family Members In Deir Al-Balah, Injure 13

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli missiles struck, on Thursday at dawn, a Palestinian home in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, killing eight members of the same family, and wounding thirteen others. The Health Ministry stated that Israeli F16 war jets fired missiles into a home in Deir […]

14 Nov
2:44

Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, nine 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 searched many homes in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah and al-Biereh, and abducted four […]

14 Nov
11:37

Illegal Israeli Colonists Write Racist Graffiti, Puncture Tires, Near Salfit

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers infiltrated, on Thursday at dawn, into Qarawat Bani Hassan village, west of Salfit in central West Bank, before writing racist graffiti on a few walls, including a mosque, and punctured the tires of at least 30 cars. Tamer Rayyan, the head of Qarawat Bani […]

14 Nov
11:24

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem And Hebron

November 14, 2019 11:24 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, one Palestinian in Bethlehem, and two others in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and searched several homes. Media sources in Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem, said the soldiers invaded Jabal al-Mawaleh area, and abducted Hamza Osama al-‘Ajjouri, […]

14 Nov
6:07

Israeli Soldiers Invade Shu’fat Refugee Camp

November 14, 2019 6:07 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Wednesday evening, Shu’fat refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and attacked many protesters with live fire and gas bombs. Fateh Movement spokesperson in Jerusalem, Tha’er Fasfous, said the fired a barrage of gas bombs, causing dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas […]

14 Nov
5:56

Army Seriously Injures A Palestinian, Causes Fire In A Home, In Hebron

November 14, 2019 5:56 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, the al-Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and shot a young man with a live round in his knee, leading to a serious injury after a severe blood loss, and caused a fire in one home after firing […]

Israeli military jet (archive image from Twitter)
13 Nov
7:57

Palestinian Solidarity Campaign: U.K. Must Hold Israel to Account

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), has expressed deep concern at Israel’s latest escalation of violence against the besieged population of Gaza, which has included ongoing airstrikes, and heavy shelling, Palestine News Network reported. Early reports indicate that there have been a number of casualties, and that a range of civilian […]

13 Nov
6:58

Israel Razes Palestinian Land for Settler-Only Bypass

The Israeli army, on Wednesday, began to bulldoze Palestinian land in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, in order to make way for the construction of a settler-only bypass road. WAFA correspondent reported that Israeli bulldozers, under military protection, proceeded to raze about […]

13 Nov
6:21

Israel Orders Seizure Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that Israeli authorities, on Wednesday, issued military orders to seize more Palestinian land for military purposes in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem. Hasan Brijiyeh, a local anti-settlement and anti-wall activist, told WAFA that Israeli authorities in the Gush Etzion […]

13 Nov
4:44

Including A Father And Two Sons; Israeli Strikes Killed fifteen Palestinians, Wednesday

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the ongoing Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip has resulted in the death of at least fifteen Palestinians, including a father and two of his sons, and injured at more than ten others, in several parts of the coastal region, raising the number […]

13 Nov
12:22

Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least eleven Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and ransacked dozens of homes. One of the abducted Palestinians was taken prisoner at a military roadblock. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and […]

13 Nov
11:49

Soldiers Abduct A University Student Near Hebron

November 13, 2019 11:49 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a Palestinian university student from Tarqoumia town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and illegally confiscated cash and a computer. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers stormed and ransacked the home of Mohammad Sa’adi Abu Dabbous, the coordinator of the Fateh Movement […]

13 Nov
10:00

Updated: Israeli Missiles Kill Two Palestinian, Injure Several Others, In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli war jets fired, on Wednesday at dawn, several missiles into different parts of the Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinian and wounding several others. Twelve Palestinians have been killed by Israeli missiles since Tuesday. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry […]

13 Nov
9:28

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Jerusalem And Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinians, including the head of a research and development center, in Jerusalem and Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded Kafr Aqab town, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and stormed the home of Obai ‘Aboudi, before violently searching the property, […]

13 Nov
8:36

Army Demolishes An Under-Construction Palestinian Home Near Tubas

November 13, 2019 8:36 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, ‘Atouf Palestinian village, south of Tubas in northeastern West Bank, and demolished an under-construction home. Mo’taz Bisharat, a Palestinian official who monitors Israeli’s colonialist activities in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, said several army jeeps and bulldozers invaded Umm Ekbeish area in ‘Atouf […]

Israeli airstrike this week (PCHR image)
13 Nov
3:01

PCHR: Israel’s Extrajudicial Execution Policy Resumed

November 13, 2019 3:01 AM PCHR Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israel resumed its extrajudicial execution policy against Palestinians, as Israeli warplanes carried out a targeted attacks, one against a senior leader of a Palestinian resistance group at dawn, Tuesday. As a result, the targeted Palestinian was killed along with his wife, while 7 others sustained injuries including 4 of the […]

13 Nov
2:42

The Arab League: Israeli Government Responsible for Escalation in Gaza

The Arab League condemned the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, Tuesday, in which 10 Palestinians were killed and 45 wounded. In a statement, the Arab League declared that “this aggression comes in continuation of a series of crimes committed by the Israeli occupation,” the Palestinian News and Info Agency […]

13 Nov
1:38

Update 2: “10 Palestinians Killed; 45 Wounded by Israeli Airstrikes in Gaza”

Tuesday’s escalation by Israeli forces has caused the deaths of ten Palestinians, with more than 45 civilians wounded by Israeli airstrikes, according to local sources. In the latest spate of bombings, the victims have been identified as: Abdullah Awad Saqib al-Bilbisi, 26 Abdul Salam Ramadan Ahmad Ahmad, 28 Wael Abdul […]

12 Nov
10:02

Jordan Reacts to Israel’s Air Strikes on Gaza

Jordan, on Tuesday, condemned the Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have so far left five Palestinians dead, and many others injured, according to, Jordan’s official news agency, Petra. Spokesperson for Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Daifallah Al-Fayez, said that “the Israeli escalation against the Gaza […]

12 Nov
6:52

Palestinian, Regional, and International Groups Submit Report on Israeli Apartheid to UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

11/12/19 / Press Release / Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights  In November 2019, eight Palestinian, regional, and international organisations, including Al-Haq, BADIL, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, Addameer, the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem (CCPRJ), the Cairo Institute for […]

12 Nov
6:38

Dr. Ashrawi: Israel’s Return to Illegal Policy of Assassination “Reckless and Criminal”

“Israel’s return to the illegal and criminal policy of extrajudicial assassination and its willful disregard for the lives of the Palestinian civilian population is reckless and criminal,” today said Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). “Netanyahu is exploiting the culture of impunity to […]

12 Nov
6:23

ECJ: West Bank Foodstuffs No Longer ‘Made in Israel’

Foodstuffs produced in Israeli settlements on the occupied West Bank should from now on carry a label clearly indicating their geographical provenance. That is the official judgment issued today by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The judgment is valid in all member states of the European Union. Currently, all […]

12 Nov
3:57

Human Rights Group Condemns Israel’s Shelling Of Its Headquarters In Gaza

After being targeted by Israeli missiles, the Independent Commission for Human Rights in Palestine (IHCR), issued a statement denouncing the military escalation, and calling for an international investigation at the highest level. At approximately 09:50 AM on Tuesday, 12 November 2019, the headquarters of the Independent Commission in the Gaza […]

12 Nov
1:51

Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Tuesday, seven Palestinians, including two teens, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS office in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Anas […]

12 Nov
1:15

Israeli Missiles Kill A Third Palestinian In Gaza

November 12, 2019 1:15 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Jabalia, News Report 0

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Tuesday, a Palestinian teen, and seriously injured two others, in Jabalia, in the northern part of the coastal region. The Ministry said the slain Palestinian has been identified as Mohammad ‘Atiya Hammouda, 18, from Jabalia. It added that the Palestinian […]

12 Nov
12:24

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Tulkarem

November 12, 2019 12:24 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, three Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, in Tulkarem city, in northern West Bank. The Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and searched several homes, causing property damage. It added that the soldiers abducted a […]