Category Archives: News Report

24 May

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

Three Palestinian Prisoners enter 12th and 18th Years of Israeli Imprisonment

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) confirmed, on Saturday, that both Palestinian prisoners, Mohammad Alkhaldi and Mohammad Auda, from the Arrana village, on the outskirts of Jenin, have both entered their 12th year of life sentences in Israeli prison. Montaser Sammour, Director of the Prisoners’ Society in Jenin, further noted […]

24 May

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 […]

23 May

VIDEO – Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Family in Hebron, Soldiers Watch

Palestinian WAFA News correspondent reported that Israeli settlers, on Saturday, attacked Palestinians in the Al-Sahla neighborhood of the Old City of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank. The video shows illegal settlers, youths and adults, harassing Palestinians, shouting, throwing stones among other objects at the Palestinians. Israeli soldiers are […]

23 May

VIDEO: Settlers Hold Parade While Soldiers Assault Palestinians in Jersualem

Israeli security forces, on Friday, blocked several streets in occupied Jerusalem as illegal Israeli settlers provocative March outside Jaffa Gate, celebrated the so-called “reunification of Jerusalem as capital of Israel”, Quds News reported. Also on Friday, occupation forces assaulted Palestinians, near Bab Al-Asbat or Lion’s Gate, in the old city […]

23 May

Settlers Attack Palestinian Farmers near Ramallah, Fatah Member among Injured

The Secretary of the Fatah movement, Qusi Diab Thiyab al-Tamimi, along with the young Ziyad al-Tamimi, were attacked, on Friday, northwest of Ramallah, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Al-Tamimi was reportedly injured while fighting off a group of illegal settlers who were attacking Palestinian farmers, near the village of […]

22 May

Israeli Troops Suppress Weekly Kufur Qaddoum Protest, Cause 5 Inhalation Injuries

Three Palestinian children were reportedly injured, on Friday, due to tear gas inhalation, after Israeli troops fired tear-gas canisters against protestors at the weekly protest of Kufur Qaddoum village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. The protest, staged on Fridays, in protest of Israel’s Apartheid Wall, settlements […]

22 May

Israel To Confiscate 100 Dunams Of Palestinian Lands In Qalqilia

The Israeli government and its so-called “Civil Administration Office,” the executive branch of the illegal occupation of the West Bank, has approved plans for the confiscation of 110 Dunams of Palestinian lands in Ezbet at-Tabib village,  east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. The Palestinian TV has reported […]

22 May

Israeli Troops Abduct A Palestinian Mother And Her Teenage Daughter Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, the town of Ya’bad, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, before invading and ransacking a home, and abducted a mother and her teenage daughter. Media sources in Jenin said that invasion into the town was carried out by more than 15 military vehicles, […]

22 May

Israeli Concussion Grenades Burn 120 Olive Trees Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers fired, Friday, dozens of concussion grenades into Palestinian orchards, west of Jenin, in northern West Bank, resulting in burning at least 120 olive trees. The head of Thaher al-‘Abed Village Council, said the soldiers are stationed at the military gate of the illegal Annexation Wall, which was built […]

22 May

Israeli Colonists Burn Palestinian Farmlands Near Nablus

Several illegal Israeli colonists burnt, Friday, large areas of Palestinian agricultural lands, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists invaded farmlands owned by residents of ‘Orif and […]
22 May

Israel Cuts Palestinian Water Supply in West Bank

The Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) stated, on Thursday, that Israeli authorities drastically cut the amount of water allocated to the West Bank districts of Jenin, Nablus, Ramallah and Hebron, in recent days, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The sudden drop interrupted the water supply to the public, and caused irregular […]

22 May

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 […]

22 May

Arab League Supports Palestine Against Israeli Annexation Plans

The League of Arab States, comprising of 22 Arab countries, expressed, on Thursday, its full support for the Palestinian leadership, in the latter’s defiance of Israel’s plans, including the plan to annex parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley area of Al-Aghwar. Said Abuali, Under-Secretary General of the […]

22 May

Former Prisoners, Minors among the 28 Palestinians Arrested by Israeli Forces

Twenty eight Palestinian civilians were arrested by Israeli troops during large scale arrest campaigns, overnight Wednesday, while two Palestinians were reportedly shot and wounded by the Israeli army in Qalqilia, and the town of Beit Rima during those campaigns. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that occupation forces arrested six […]

22 May

Armed Israeli Settlers Set Palestinian Farmlands on Fire near Tulkarem

Several armed Israeli colonists set fire to Palestinian farm lands, east of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, early on Thursday, near the illegal Annab colonial settlement, which was built on the lands of Ramin village. Local Palestinian farmers told media outlets that the armed settlers set fire to […]

21 May

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Cars Near Nablus

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Thursday evening, many Palestinian cars at the main junction near Huwwara town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists hurled stones at many […]

21 May

Israeli Soldiers Attack A Palestinian Family In Salfit

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian family in Kifl Hares town, north of Salfit, in central West Bank. The attack was carried out against the family home of the late Abdul-Qader Shaqqour, when dozens of soldiers surrounded the property and tried to smash its doors, before the family […]

21 May

Pompeo Israel Statements: Defiance of International Law and Unconditional Support for Annexation that Perpetuates Lack of Accountability

Ref: 49/2020: Date: 20 May 2020: The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): While the world is coming together to combat coronavirus (COVID-19), the United States and its ally, Israel, are exploiting the pandemic by aggravating the systematic violations of international law in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). US Secretary […]

21 May

Israeli Prison Moves Palestinian Prisoner on Hunger Strike to Solitary Confinement

Israeli Prison Service (IPS), on Wednesday, transferred Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike, to solitary confinement, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The Palestine Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that the IPS transferred Palestinian prisoner, Sami Janazreh, who began a hunger strike ten days ago, in opposition to being placed under administrative […]

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21 May

Jordanian FM Signals Unilateral Suspension of Jordan-Israel Peace Treaty

The Jordanian government signalled, on Wednesday, its intention to unilaterally suspend implementation of some provisions within Jordan’s peace treaty with Israel. Such an announcement came in response to an Israeli plan, reported widely, to annex the Palestinian West Bank, along with the Jordan River area of Al-Aghwar, to the boundaries […]

Home demolition near Nablus
21 May

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 […]

20 May

Armed Israeli Settlers Open Fire at Palestinian-owned Vehicles in Nablus

Several armed colonial Israeli settlers reportedly attacked, on Wednesday, more than 15 Palestinian-owned vehicles in northern Nablus city in the West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, Palestinian chief for the Israeli settlements file in the West Bank, told media outlets that two Israeli settlers’ vehicles, carrying several armed settlers from the nearby […]

Israeli settlement near Nablus (image from wikimedia)
19 May

Israeli Troops Erect Settler-only Bypass Road in Southern Nablus

Israeli troops reportedly embarked on erecting a bypass road, on Tuesday, in the Huwara village, south of Nablus city in the northern occupied West Bank. Local Palestinian media sources said that the road is seven kilometers-long and that it will be located on about 100 acres of Palestinian farm lands. […]

19 May

UPDATED: Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians in West Bank and Israel

Updated: May 20 @ 0651 The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that Israeli forces detained 18 Palestinians from across the West Bank. The following names are the Palestinian residents detained by Israeli forces; 1. Ahmed Abu Ghazaleh (Jerusalem) 2. Muhammad al-Jolani (Jerusalem) 3. Abdullah al-Jolani (Jerusalem) 4. Adham al-Zaatari (Jerusalem) […]

19 May

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 […]

19 May

Israeli Military Court Extends Detention of a Palestinian Teen Boy

The Israeli military court of Salem, near Jenin city in the West Bank, ordered on Monday, the extension of the detention of Palestinian teenager, Qasem Abu Baker, 17, from the Palestinian village of Y’abad, south of Jenin city. The mother of Qasem, told media outlets that Monday’s extension is the […]

19 May

Israeli Army Bulldozers Raze Palestinian Farm Land in Tulkarem

In the West Bank city of Tulkarem, Israeli troops reportedly attacked Palestinian farm land, earlier on Monday, and army bulldozers began razing olive trees in an area estimated at four acres in size. Local Palestinian sources said that the farm land razed is located between the Kafa and Shoufa villages, […]

18 May

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Injure Several Others, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, eight Palestinians, and injured many others, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded many communities, stormed and ransacked homes, and attack protesters. In Jenin, in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded the home of Ahmad Nabeeh Abu ar-Rob, and violently searched […]

18 May

Soldiers Assault A Palestinian Before Abducting Him In Jenin

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Monday at dawn, a young Palestinian man in Misilyah town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and abducted him after searching and ransacking his home. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked the home of […]

18 May

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Injure Many, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Monday, Hebron city, and nearby towns of Beit Ummar and Yatta, in addition to the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, in southern West Bank, searched and ransacked many homes and abducted four Palestinians, in addition to wounding several others. Mohammad Awad, a local nonviolent media activist in Beit […]

18 May

Israeli Colonists Hurl Stones At Teqoua’ Town Council

Several Israeli colonists hurled stones, Sunday, at the building of the Local Municipal Council of Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Salem Abu Mfarreh, the mayor of Teqoua’, said the colonists stopped their car in front of the Local Council’s building, before jumping […]

18 May

Israeli Colonists Chop Down 80 Olive Trees In Nablus, Bethlehem

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Sunday, a Palestinian olive orchard, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and cut more than 40 olive trees. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists stormed an olive orchard […]

18 May

Israeli Colonist Stabs A Palestinian Teen In The Neck, In Jerusalem

An Israeli colonialist settler stabbed, on Sunday evening, a Palestinian teenage boy in the neck, in occupied East Jerusalem, causing a mild-to-moderate injury. Eyewitnesses said the colonist assaulted the teen, Mohammad Natsha, 17, and stabbed him with a sharp object in his neck. They added that the Israeli assailant is […]

18 May

Jerusalem Charity Closed for “Violating Israeli Sovereignty”

Israeli police invaded the “Volunteer for Hope” charitable organization in Jerusalem, on Sunday, ordering it’s closure for a total of six months, Quds News Network reported. The charity, located in Beit Hanina village, in occupied East Jerusalem is said to be associated with the Palestinian Authority (PA). The order included […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
17 May

Israeli Forces Abduct Child, Two Young Men in West Bank Raids Sunday

Israeli forces invaded the West Bank, early Sunday morning, before dawn, and attacked Palestinians in their homes, including a child. The troops then abducted the Palestinians and took them to unknown locations for interrogation. According to local sources, Israeli troops abducted 14-year-old Ammar Thawabteh while he was asleep in his […]

17 May

Israeli Troops Abduct 2 Youth; Continue Military Siege of Ya’bad Village

May 17, 2020 10:41 PM admin Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report 0

Israeli forces continue to hold the residents of Ya’Bad village, near Jenin in the northern West Bank, under a tight military siege preventing anyone from entering or leaving, while at the same time conducting nightly invasions of the town and abducting youth and young men. On Sunday, Israeli forces abducted […]

17 May

Tunisian President Reiterates Support for Palestinian Cause

Tunisian President, Qais Said, reportedly said, on Saturday, that his country continues to support the Palestinian people and their cause of justice. The president’s remarks came on the sidelines of a Ramadan breakfast banquet, he held for various Arab and Islamic ambassadors to Tunisia. “We in Tunisa are still dedicated […]

17 May

Armed Israeli Settlers Uproot 40 Olive Trees, South of Nablus

Armed Israeli colonists reportedly uprooted, early on Sunday morning, forty olive trees, owned by local Palestinian farmers, south of Nablus city, in the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, Palestinian chief for the Israeli settlements’ file in the northern West Bank, told media outlets that dozens of armed Israeli settlers invaded […]

16 May

Israeli Troops Throw Fire Bombs, Burn Palestinian Homes, Farm Land in Hebron

Israeli troops reportedly fired, on Friday evening, fire bombs in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, causing Palestinian-owned farm lands to be set ablaze. Palestinian sources in Yatta village, south of Hebron, said that Israeli troops fired some torch bombs in the sky over Hebron, which burned half […]

16 May

Israeli Courts Extend Detention of 47 Palestinian Prisoners

Two Israeli military courts reportedly extended, on Saturday, the detention of 47 Palestinian prisoners. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said, early this morning, that the Israeli military courts of Ofer and Salem, extended the detention of 47 Palestinian prisoners, under some pretexts. The PPS noted that the courts’ decisions […]

16 May

Israeli Hospital Guards Kill Epileptic Palestinian Man

Security guards at a Tel Aviv hospital on Wednesday killed an epileptic Palestinian man in front of his mother. He was killed at the entrance to the hospital where he frequently received treatment for his epilepsy. Mustafa Younis, from Aara town, was killed by the guards after an argument at […]

16 May

Israeli Forces Isolate Ya’bad Town, Assault Disabled Palestinian Man

Israeli forces blocked all entrances to Ya’bad town, west of Jenin city, on Friday morning, after several days of military invasions into the northern West Bank town. On Tuesday, a 21-year old Israeli soldier was killed during a pre-dawn invasion of the town, the military has since invaded the town […]

16 May

Israeli Forces Shoot, Assault and Injure 5 Palestinian Protestors near Nablus

Israeli forces attacked a peaceful protest, on Friday, and wounded five Palestinians in the village of As-Sawiya, south of Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank. Quds News Network correspondent stated that dozens of Palestinians held a peaceful protest, waving Palestinian flags, to express their opposition to Israel’s illegal settlement […]

15 May

Israeli Troops Detain 5 Palestinians, Including a Minor and Former Prisoner

Israeli forces, on Thursday evening, detained five Palestinians from the northern districts of Nablus and Qalqilia, in the occupied West Bank. Local Fatah official, Munir Gaghoub, stated that Israeli troops abducted three Palestinians, including a former prisoner, seized a vehicle at the entrance of Beita town, south of the city […]

15 May

Israeli Troops Halt Construction of Palestinian Home in Bethlehem

Israeli troops reportedly intercepted, on Friday, the construction of a Palestinian home in the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local sources in Bethlehem told media outlets that an Israeli army force stormed the site of the construction and prevented workers from building. Mayor of the Palestinian municipality of […]

15 May

Top PLO Negotiator and United Nations’ Envoy Reject Israeli Annexation Plans

Secretary General of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, along with his guest, United Nations’ envoy for Middle East Peace, Nicolay Mladenov, rejected, on Friday, Israeli plans for the annexation of more Palestinian lands. Erekat was quoted as saying that the international community should reiterate previous positions towards the […]

15 May

Israeli Navy Shoots A Fisherman In Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Friday morning, at several Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza Sea, wounding one fisherman with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head. Eyewitnesses said the navy attacked the Palestinian fishing boats while sailing less than three nautical miles from the shore, in the al-Waha area, […]

15 May

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

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians in the West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Thursday, several Palestinians from different West Bank areas, mainly in the Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin city, northern West Bank. Local Palestinian sources said that the abduction campaign has been concentrated in the Ya’bad town, where Israeli troops have been carrying out abductions among local […]

14 May

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 […]

14 May

Army Kills A Palestinian In Hebron

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Thursday afternoon, a young Palestinian man near Negohot illegal colony, southwest of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, reportedly after he rammed them with his car, wounding one. The Palestinian Health Ministry said it was informed by the Civil District […]

14 May

Soldiers Confiscate Three Tents, Solar Panel, Near Jericho

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the al-Mo’arrajat Bedouin community, west of Jericho city in the occupied West Bank, before confiscating three tents and one solar panel. Local sources said a large military force invaded the al-Ras area, in the al-Mo’arrajat Bedouin community, before dismantling and confiscating two residential tents, and one […]

14 May

Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the town of al-Yamoun, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and injured several Palestinians during ensuing protests. Media sources said a large military force invaded the town at dawn, before the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes, causing damage. […]

14 May

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Cattle Sheds, Seize Waterlines, In Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, the al-Ras al-Ahmar and al-Baq’a Bedouin communities, in northern Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, and demolished livestock pens in addition to seizing water lines. Human rights activist, Aref Daraghma, told WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency that the soldiers invaded the al-Baqa’a […]

14 May

Israeli Soldiers, Navy, Attack Farmers And Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli soldiers and navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, Palestinian farmers and fishermen with live fire and shells, in the southern and northern parts of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed in military towers across the perimeter fence, fired many live rounds at Palestinian […]

14 May

Palestinian Mother Hospitalized After Israeli Soldiers Abducted Her Two Sons

A Palestinian woman from Ya’bad town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, was rushed to a hospital, on Thursday morning, after Israeli soldiers invaded her home and abducted two of her sons, including a child. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers stormed and […]

14 May

PCHR: In Two Separate Incidents, Fisherman Wounded and Two Others Arrested at Beit Lahia Sea

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the continued Israeli attacks against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip, as a fisherman was wounded, two arrested, and a fishing boat confiscated, in two separate incidents. According to the investigations conducted by PCHR, on Wednesday, 13 May 2020, Israeli naval forces […]

14 May

Israeli Soldiers Assault And Abduct A Young Woman And Her Brother In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian woman, and her brothers, in the al-‘Isawiya town in occupied East Jerusalem, before abducting them. The incident took place while the two were in a gas station at the entrance of the town, after they headed there to buy something from […]

Home demolition near Nablus
13 May

Israeli Bulldozers Demolish Foundation of Palestinian Home, Agricultural Structures near Jericho

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, demolished agricultural structures as well as the foundation of a house under construction, north of Jericho city in the West Bank, Days of Palestine reported. Sources said that Israeli bulldozers, accompanied by troops, stormed Fasayil village and began razing agricultural structures, belonging to local resident, Suleiman […]

13 May

PPS: 22 Palestinians Detained by Israeli Forces Across West Bank

The Israeli military detained 22 Palestinians during invasions into their homes, including 14 from the northern West Bank town of Ya’bad, as well as 3 minors, on Wednesday, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS). WAFA correspondent reported that Israeli forces stormed Ya’bad town, west of Jenin, and abducted 14 […]

13 May

Israeli Naval Forces Abduct Two Gaza Fishermen, Seize Boat

Israeli naval forces reportedly abducted Palestinian fishermen and seized their boat, off the coast of Gaza, earlier on Wednesday. The Gaza-based Palestinian Committee for the documentation of Israeli attacks on fishermen, said that Mohamad Abdelrazeq Baker, 49 and Mahmoud Aziz Baker, 34, while the two were onboard, doing a routine […]

13 May

Israeli Troops Invade Religious Monument in Hebron City

Israeli troops reportedly invaded, early on Wednesday morning, Prophet Saleh’s tombstone area, east of the Ithna town, west of Hebron city. Local Palestinian sources said that the Israeli forces invaded the tombstone area, which is one of several religious and monumental sites in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. […]

13 May

Israeli Colonists Invade Town Near Ramallah, Write Graffiti  

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the town of Beitin, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and write graffiti calling for “spilling blood.” Local sources said the colonists infiltrated into the town, and wrote graffiti on many walls, and added that […]

13 May

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child In Hebron

Israeli soldiers killed, earlier on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian child, and injured four young men, in the al-Fawwar refugee camp, southwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the refugee camp, and attacked local youngsters, who protested the invasion into their alley […]

13 May

Saudi Paper: “Prisoner Swap Between Hamas And Israel Might Be Held Soon”

According to the Saudi daily Elaph News Agency, senior sources informed its reporter that Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, and Israel, are slated to conduct a prisoner swap as soon as the coming al-Fitr Muslim feast. Elaph stated that the first stage of this potential prisoner swap agreement is […]

12 May

Arab States’ League Decries Israeli Closure of Palestine TV in East Jerusalem

The Cairo-based League of Arab States, comprising of 22 various Arab states, decried, on Tuesday, Israel’s closure of the Palestinian Authority-linked Palestine TV in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. In a statement, released earlier, by the under-secretary of the Arab States for Palestinian and Arab territories affairs, Said Abuali, said […]

12 May

Israeli Troops Abduct Dozens of Palestinians including Women and Children

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, late on Monday evening and early on Tuesday morning, dozens of Palestinian residents, throughout the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that Israeli troops began their abduction campaigns, in the West Bank town of Ya’bad, near Jenin city, where Israeli soldiers rounded […]

12 May

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian At Qalandia Terminal, North of Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers shot, on Tuesday afternoon, a young Palestinian man at the Qalandia Terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired live rounds at the Palestinian, who remained unidentified at the time of this report and injured him. A video that was released after the shooting shows […]

12 May

Updated: “Israeli Soldier Killed by Stone While Invading West Bank Town”

During a pre-dawn invasion of the northern West Bank on Tuesday, a 21-year old Israeli soldier was killed by Palestinians who dropped a large stone from a rooftop on his head while he was in the street. The soldier who was killed was identified as Staff Sgt. Amit Ben Ygal. […]

12 May

Israeli Navy Injures Palestinian Fisherman In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Tuesday morning, Palestinian fishing boats in the northwestern part of the besieged Gaza Strip, wounding one fisherman. The Committee for Documenting Israeli Violations against the Fishermen in Gaza has reported that the navy ships fired live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets at the fishing boats […]

12 May

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 […]

12 May

Palestinian PM Seeks to Counter Israel’s Threats over Prisoners’ Monthly Allowances

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh asserted, on Monday, that his cabinet has recently sought some prospects for solutions to the standoff of Palestinian prisoners’ monthly allowances, created by a recent Israeli decision. During a weekly cabinet session, held in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Dr. Shtayyeh said that Israel […]

12 May

Israeli Troops Shoot, Injure and Abduct Two Palestinian Youths

Israeli troops abducted, early on Monday, two Palestinian youths, shortly after they shot and wounded them, in the Qafeen village, north of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem. The Tulkarem-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Committee reported that Arqam Harsha, 20 and Awni T’oma, 24, were been abducted during invasion of their […]

12 May

PCHR: In the Context of Israel’s Policy of Collective Punishment, Occupation Forces Demolish Home of Palestinian Detainee’s Family in Ramallah

Palestinian Center for Human Rights In the context of the collective punishment policy pursued by the Israeli occupation forces against the families of Palestinian citizens accused of carrying out acts of resistance against them and/or against the settlers, those forces demolished a house in the early hours of Monday, 11/5/2020, […]

11 May

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 13 Palestinians In Silwan

Undercover Israeli soldiers assaulted and kidnapped, on Monday evening, 13 young Palestinian men in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the undercover soldiers infiltrated into the Central Neighborhood of the town, in occupied East Jerusalem and kidnapped the thirteen […]

11 May

Palestinian Worker Shot, Injured by Israeli Forces in West Bank

A Palestinian worker was injured, on Sunday, when Israeli forces shot him near the Israeli Apartheid Wall, west of the town of Far’un in the Tulkarem district, northern occupied West Bank, according to witnesses. Witnesses told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers fired live rounds at an unidentified worker, […]

11 May

Israeli Authorities Extend Detention of Palestinian Teen

For the fifth time in row, Israeli authorities reportedly extended, on Sunday, the imprisonment of a Palestinian teen from the West Bank city of Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank. Family members of the teen detainee, Qassem Abu Bakr, 17, told media outlets, on Sunday, that the Israeli military […]

10 May

Two Palestinian Youths Shot, Wounded by Israeli Army Fire in Hebron

Palestinian media sources reported, on Sunday, that Israeli troops, stationed around the Alfawwar refugee camp in southern Hebron city in the West Bank, opened fire towards local Palestinian youths, injuring at least two of them. The sources said that the Israeli army’s fire came amidst protests by angry youths, at […]

10 May

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 […]

10 May

40 Palestinian-owned Olive Trees Cut by Israeli Settlers

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Saturday, cut 40 olive trees belonging to Palestinians in the village of al-Mughayyir, near the city of Ramallah, local sources said. Sources told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the cut trees were the property of two Palestinian villagers from al-Mughayyir, in the central occupied West Bank. […]

10 May

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure 2 Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli forces, on Saturday, fired towards Palestinian citizens in the village of Kufur Qaddoum, wounding two young men, Quds News Network reported. Morad Eshteiwi, Coordinator of the Popular Resistance in Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia, said that Israeli troops shot and wounded two Palestinian youths, during confrontations after Israeli forces […]

09 May

Israel Tightens Restrictions on Isolated Palestinian town of Beit Iksa

Israeli occupation authorities reportedly tightened grip over the Palestinian town of Beit Iksa, southern West Bank, beginning early Saturday. Local sources reported that Israeli troops, stationed outside of the Beit Iksa town, northwest of the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, prevented local Palestinian citizens from going into or out of the […]

09 May

Israeli Troops Abduct a Palestinian Youth in East Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly abducted a Palestinian youth from the occupied city of East Jerusalem, southern West Bank. Local media sources reported that Israeli troops broke into the home of Mofeed Khdoor from the Silwan neighborhood, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The sources added that the troops vandalized the home of […]

09 May

Youth Released on House Arrest, Female Palestinian Detained in Hebron

Palestinian teen, Yahya Maher Zagheer was released on house-arrest, on Friday, until May 17, 2020 and a 5000 shekel fine was imposed. The teen was arrested on Thursday morning, from his home in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. In related news, Israeli forces detained a young Palestinian female, on Friday, […]

08 May

Israeli Navy Injures 3 Palestinian Fisherman off Gaza Coast

The Israeli navy attacked fishermen Friday morning, off the coast of the Gaza Strip, according to WAFA correspondent. He stated that naval boats opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing northwest of Gaza city, shooting a 60-year-old fisherman with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head. The wounded man was […]

08 May

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure 4 Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli troops reportedly fired live ammunition and tear-gas canisters at many protesters in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum. Local sources reported that at least four Palestinians were wounded by live rounds, with medical sources describing their injuries as light, while many others suffered the toxic effects of […]

08 May

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 […]

07 May

Israeli Police Abduct Two Youths from West Bank

Israeli forces abducted two Palestinian youths, on Thursday morning, from East Jerusalem and Hebron. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) reported that Israeli police invaded the Silwan neighborhood of east Jerusalem, and abducted a youth, identified as Yahya Zagheer, from his home. Local sources said that Israeli forces invaded the […]

07 May

Israeli Navy Opens Fire at Palestinian Fishermen off Gaza Shore

Israeli naval forces targeted, on Thursday at dawn, several Palestinian fishermen, while attempting to earn a living, sailing off the northern shores of the Gaza Strip. Local media outlets and witnesses said that Israeli naval vessels attacked fishermen in Alwaha, Alsudaniya areas, north of the coastal enclave, as the fishermen […]

07 May

Colonial Settlers Uproot Hundreds of Grapevines In Bethlehem

Israeli colonial settlers in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, reportedly uprooted hundreds of newly-planted grapevines, south of the city. Head of the Palestinian Office for Fighting Israeli Settlements and Israel’s Apartheid wall in Bethlehem, Hassan Breega, told media outlets that Israeli settlers from the nearby colonial illegal Israeli […]

07 May

Israeli Settler Allows Dog to Attack Palestinian near Jerusalem

North of Jerusalem, Muntaser Ahmad Issa was assaulted by an illegal Israeli settler and bitten by the settler’s dog, on Wednesday evening, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) reported. The young man was reportedly working as a bus driver, when 2 people with a dog got on the bus. The […]

07 May

Explosion In Gaza Injures Several Palestinians

In a brief statement, the Palestinian Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that several Palestinians were injured, on Wednesday evening, in an explosion in Gaza city. Eyad El-Bozom, the spokesperson of the Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip, said medics evacuated the wounded to the Shifa Medical Center, […]

06 May

Army Abducts Fateh Secretary In Al-Jalazoun

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, the secretary of Fateh movement in the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted Tha’er Nakhla, while he was heading back home after a visit to the al-‘Ezariyya […]

06 May

Israeli Soldiers Fire Missiles Into The Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers fired, on Wednesday at dawn, several missiles targeting two areas south of Gaza city, and Beit Hannoun in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, causing damage. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed in military bases across the perimeter fence, fired several artillery shells into a building east […]

06 May

Illegal Israeli Colonists Uproot Palestinian Lands Near Hebron

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers, squatting on Palestinian lands in direct violation of International Law, bulldozed a large area of Palestinian lands near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, Tuesday, to prepare for a new segregated road. Eyewitnesses said the colonists, accompanied by a large number of […]

Qalandia Refugee Camp
06 May

Israeli Forces Storm Qalandia and Al-‘Arroub Refugee Camps

Tense confrontations between local Palestinian civilians and Israeli soldiers at Qalandia refugee camp, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, and Al-‘Arroub refugee camp south of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank, on Monday. QNN reporters said that Israeli forces closed roads in Al Matar neighborhood, and Kafr ‘Aqab, while the Israeli […]

06 May

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

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 […]

Palestinian man next to his demolished home this week (PCHR photo)
05 May

Israel Delivers More Demolition Orders to Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli authorities in the internationally-recognized occupied West Bank, reportedly handed over demolition warrants to a number of Palestinian households, ahead of the demolition of their homes. In the northern West Bank village of Aqqaba, north of Tulkarem city, Israeli troops reportedly handed over demolition warrants to a number of Palestinian […]