Category Archives: News Report

19 Jul
4:40

International Lawyers Support Khaled Barakat’s Struggle against Political Ban

July 18, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network International, European and German lawyers issued statements in support of Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat, subjected to a political ban in Germany since 22 June, when he was prevented by Berlin police from speaking at a community event on Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century.” […]

19 Jul
4:32

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 July 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory for the week of 11- 17 July, 2019. 74 Palestinian civilians injured; 24 of them were children, a woman, 2 journalists including a female, and a paramedic at the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip. 5 civilians, including […]

19 Jul
4:25

UN Officials Call On Israel To Halt Sur Baher Demolitions

UN officials, on Wednesday, called on Israel to halt plans for mass demolitions in the neighborhood of Sur Baher, East Jerusalem. This came in a statement by Jamie McGoldrick (Humanitarian Coordinator), Gwyn Lewis (Director of West Bank Operations for UNRWA), and James Heenan (Head of OHCHR in the occupied Palestinian […]

19 Jul
4:20

Palestinian Students Appeal to Fellow Students in Germany to Uphold the Right to BDS

July 18, 2019 / Palestinian students / Germany   We, the undersigned Palestinian students’ unions condemn the resolution attacking the right to advocate for Palestinian rights through boycotts, passed in June at the “German-Israeli Student Conference” in Frankurt. We call on fellow students in Germany to reject and condemn this anti-Palestinian, anti-democratic resolution. This resolution, supported by […]

19 Jul
3:57

Area A Residential Buildings to be Demolished near Jerusalem

Israeli forces, today, took measurements of 16 Palestinian residential buildings slated for demolition in Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood, located on the edge of Sur Baher, southeast of the occupied city of Jerusalem. Head of the Wadi al-Hummus Committee Hamada Hamada told WAFA that Israeli forces, along with staff from the so-called […]

19 Jul
3:52

MoH: Gaza Facing Unprecedented Shortage of Medical Supplies

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip said tha  it was facing an “unprecedented” shortage of essential medicines and medical supplies, on Tuesday. “The medical crisis in hospitals and health centers is the most difficult during the years of the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip,” a statement […]

18 Jul
9:10

B’Tselem: “Contrary to military statement: ‘Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi, 9, was shot in the head with live ammunition”

This Report is prepared and published by the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights In The Occupied Territories (B’Tselem): B’Tselem investigation published today proves a soldier fired live ammunition, hitting ‘Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi, 9, in the head. A-Shteiwi was injured last week while playing in the entrance to a home […]

18 Jul
7:00

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, a Palestinian from his home, in Doura town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched the family home of a young man, identified as Mo’tasem Samir az-Zeer, and abducted him. The soldiers cuffed […]

18 Jul
6:24

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, a young Palestinian man allegedly after he breached the perimeter fence, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli army said the young Palestinian man breached the fence and was instantly taken prisoner by the soldiers. It added that the young man […]

18 Jul
6:16

Army Abducts Fifteen Palestinians Celebrating High-School Graduation In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, fifteen young Palestinian men in occupied Jerusalem, who were celebrating their high-school graduation using fireworks, after illegal Israeli colonists complained that the Palestinians are “firing live rounds.” Palestinian sources said dozens of Palestinians, including the graduating students, were celebrating the graduations, and using fireworks. […]

18 Jul
5:22

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians in Qalqilia, Jenin And Salfit

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, seven Palestinians in the West Bank governorates of Qalqilia, Jenin and Salfit, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded the city, before storming and ransacking a local shop, […]

18 Jul
5:11

Army Abducts Two Palestinians, Injures One, In Deheishe Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, abducted two Palestinians and shot one. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the refugee camp after surrounding it, searched and ransacked homes, before abducting Fares Hasan Shamarkha, 35, and Ismael […]

18 Jul
6:22

Report: “Taqatqa Died Due To Abuse, Lack Of Medical Treatment”

Updated: The Palestinian Detainees Committee has confirmed that the autopsy results in the death of Nassar Taqatqa, 31, from Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, revealed that he died due to abuse by Israeli interrogators and soldiers, and added that he suffered severe Pneumonia without […]

18 Jul
5:23

UN officials call on Israeli authorities to halt plans for demolitions in Sur Bahir

                    Published By: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): Statement by Mr. Jamie McGoldrick (Humanitarian Coordinator), Ms. Gwyn Lewis (Director of West Bank Operations for UNRWA), and Mr. James Heenan (Head of OHCHR in the occupied Palestinian […]

18 Jul
5:11

Israeli Colonist Rams Palestinian With Car, Flees The Scene

An Israeli colonialist settler rammed, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man from the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, causing fractures and bruises, and fled the scene. The Maan Palestinian News Agency said the young man, identified as Adnan Samer Mojahed, 19, suffered various fractures, in addition to cuts […]

17 Jul
6:34

Army Demolishes Four Stores In Silwan, Abducts One Child

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, and demolished four stores owned by a Palestinian, identified as Mohammad al-Abbassi, and abducted one child. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said dozens of soldiers, including undercover officers, and the police, invaded Abu […]

17 Jul
6:19

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers injured, Wednesday, many Palestinians near Beit El military roadblock, north of al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central West Bank, the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported. WAFA said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against students of Bir Zeit […]

17 Jul
4:58

Army Abducts Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central West Bank, and abducted […]

17 Jul
1:22

Palestinians Losing 60 Million Work Hours Per Year

Palestinians lose about 60 million hours of work per year, due to check points and restrictions imposed, by the Israeli occupation, on Palestinian movement between the towns and villages of the West Bank, the Applied Research Institute (ARIJ) reported Monday, according to Al Ray. ARIJ estimated the loss at about […]

17 Jul
1:13

Irrigation Pool Demolished by Israeli Forces in Southern West Bank

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished a pool used for irrigation in Wad al-Ghroos, an area close to the illegal Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba, to the east of the occupied southern West Bank city of Hebron, reported WAFA correspondence. A large unit of Israeli forces, accompanied by bulldozers and other […]

17 Jul
1:05

Hundreds to Cycle Through London and Manchester In Support of Palestine

Hundreds of human rights campaigners from across the UK are set to take part in The Big Ride for Palestine 2019, an annual event which combines a love of cycling and solidarity with the Palestinian people. The event is supported by a number of campaigning organisations including Palestine Solidarity Campaign, […]

17 Jul
12:59

Mother of Nasser Taqatqa Speaks to PNN

Through tears, the mother of Nassar Taqatqa expressed her devastation at the loss of her son who died in solitary confinement, in an Israeli prison. In an interview with a correspondent for the Palestine News Network (PNN), at her home in the town of Beit Fajjar, southwest of Bethlehem, she […]

16 Jul
4:26

Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eleven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded many Palestinian communities across the West Bank, violently searched dozens of homes, and interrogated many Palestinians. […]

16 Jul
4:11

Palestinian Detainee Dies In Solitary Confinement In Nitzan Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Tuesday, that a Palestinian detainee from Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, died in solitary confinement in Nitzan Israeli Prison. The PPS said the detainee, Nasser Majed Taqatqa, 31, was taken prison by Israeli soldiers on June 19 […]

16 Jul
7:07

Seven-year-old Palestinian Child Killed by Israeli Settler in Hit-and-Run

A Palestinian child who was riding his bicycle near his village in the southern part of the West Bank was hit by an unknown Israeli settler and killed on Monday. Tariq Zebania, 7 years old, was from Tarqumia, west of Hebron, and was riding his bicycle by the settlement road […]

16 Jul
2:32

Freedom Flotilla to Break Israeli Siege Again Next Year

Chairman of the International Committee for Breaking the Siege of Gaza, and a founding member of Freedom Flotilla Coalition, Zaher Birawi, has unveiled a new attempt, by the Freedom Flotilla, to break Gaza’s naval blockade. Birawi indicated, in press statements, that the new Freedom Flotilla might be carrying nominal relief […]

16 Jul
2:27

VIDEO: Gazans Deprived of Seaside Recreation by Pollution

By Zakaria al-Madhoun GAZA, Monday, July 15,2019 (WAFA) – Hassan Qassem’s family failed to find a safe and clean swimming area along the shore of Gaza City to swim in because of the pollution of the sea with sewage. The seashore is the only natural relief for the two million […]

Avigdor Lieberman - image from wikimedia
16 Jul
2:11

Avigdor Lieberman: “Our conflict is with the entire Muslim world.”

Avigdor Lieberman, the former Israeli Defense Minister, renewed his incitement against Palestinian citizens on Monday, according to Israeli sources. Speaking at a campaign trail meeting in Kiryat Ono, the Yisrael Beiteinu chair described the “conflict” as “three-dimensional”, “with the Arab countries, with the Palestinians and Israeli Arabs”, and that “the […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
15 Jul
9:03

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, at least fifteen Palestinians, including two women and seven political prisoners, and demolished the foundation of one building, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers stormed and ransacked several homes and abducted seven former political prisoners, identified as […]

15 Jul
8:03

Hamas: “Our Struggle Is Against the Israeli Occupation, Not The Jews”

The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, the ruling party in the besieged Gaza Strip, said in a statement following a speech by Fathi Hammad, a member of its political bureau, that the movement’s official stance is to struggle against the ongoing Israeli occupation of Palestine, and not the Jews. The official […]

14 Jul
10:34

UPDATE: Over 100 Bullet Fragments in Brain of Palestinian Child Shot in Northern West Bank

07/13/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Qalqilia Israeli soldiers shot a Palestinian child in the head with live ammunition yesterday during a protest against settlement expansion in the West Bank town of Kafr Qaddum, Palestine. Abdul Rahman Yasser Shteiwi, 10, was rushed to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus at around 3pm […]

14 Jul
10:22

Soldiers Storm Bab ar-Rahma in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation police and soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn,  Bab ar-Rahma mosque, to the east of Al-Aqsa mosque, removed the worshipers and its contents. Director of Public Relations and Information at the Islamic Endowments Department, Firas Al-Debs said that soldiers and the police stormed the site ahead of the […]

14 Jul
10:16

Soldiers Invade Beit Ummar

Palestinian residents of the southern West Bank town of Beit Ummar confronted Israeli soldiers who stormed into the town, today, according to a local activist. Mohammad Awad told WAFA that, after the soldiers invaded several neighborhoods in the town, residents pelted them with stones. The soldiers fired back with a […]

14 Jul
10:11

World’s Largest Christian Zionist Summit Upset by Protesters

Interfaith peace activists heckled speakers, at the summit of the world’s largest Christian Zionist organization, in a protest over the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Demonstrators were forcibly ejected from the Washington meeting by security staff after disrupting the speeches of key convention delegates, PNN reports. More than 100 Christian, Jewish […]

14 Jul
4:32

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, five Palestinians, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, and abducted Tareq Hussein al-Mohtaseb and Abdul-Rahman Gheith. It added […]

14 Jul
4:50

African Group Calls On UN to Hold Israel Accountable for Crimes Against Palestinians

The African Group has called on the United Nations (UN) to hold Israel accountable for its crimes against Palestinians. The African Group – sometimes known as the Group of African States – is a regional assembly within the UN comprised of 54 member states from the African continent. It represents […]

14 Jul
4:45

Unite, UK’s 2nd Largest Union, Will Boycott HP

July 13, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / UK In a major victory for the Boycott HP campaign, the second largest British and Irish trade union, with 1.2 million members, Unite the Union, joined the campaign. Unite joins Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging (FNV), the Netherland’s largest trade union, with 1.1 million members, which dropped HP […]

14 Jul
4:35

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 July 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights documented in the occupied Palestinian territory for the week of 4-10 July, 2019: West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem: 6 civilians injured; 55 civilians arrested, including 6 children; 75 incursions into Palestinian territory; 113 temporary checkpoints established; 100 demolition notices distributed in occupied East Jerusalem; […]

13 Jul
4:34

Army Delivers A Demolition Order Against A Home Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Saturday, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and delivered a demolition order, targeting a Palestinian home in Wad ash-Sheikh area, near the main entrance of the town. Mohammad Awad, a local media and human rights activists, said the soldiers delivered the […]

13 Jul
4:16

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, three young Palestinian men in Jabal al-Mokabber town, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, and in Bab al-‘Amoud area, in the occupied city. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in the Schools Street, in Jabal al-Mokabber, and abducted two young men, identified as Nour Oleyyan, […]

13 Jul
3:14

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Southern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Saturday morning, Palestinian fishing boats in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, abducted two fishermen, and confiscated equipment. The Palestinian Fishermen Syndicate said in a statement that the attack took place less than six nautical miles from the Gaza shore. It identified the two […]

13 Jul
12:00

3,000 Protest in Gaza for Great Return March as Egyptian Delegation Arrives

A day after Israeli forces “mistakenly” shot and killed a Palestinian security guard trying to prevent protesters from reaching the border fence with Israel, thousands of people turned out Friday midday to protest the escalation in ‘Great Return March’ protests in northern, southern and eastern Gaza. One Palestinian couple used […]

12 Jul
5:49

Illegal Israeli Colonists Occupy Palestinian Irrigation Wells

Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, Friday, Khirbat Samra Palestinian village, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and occupied irrigation wells. Palestinian human rights activist, Aref Daraghma, said the colonists, occupied all the Palestinian wells, and prevented the farmers from using them, before using the water for their cows. Daraghma […]

12 Jul
5:22

Palestinian, Israeli And International Peace Activists Protest Against Israel’s Colonialist Activities in Silwan

Dozens of local Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, held a nonviolent procession, Friday, against the ongoing and escalating illegal Israeli colonialist activities, including the occupation of homes, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The protest started at the entrance of Silwan […]

12 Jul
4:32

Army Injures Several Nonviolent Protesters In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin village, east of Ramallah, in central West Bank, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin, said the locals, accompanied by Israeli […]

12 Jul
4:15

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, a young Palestinian man near Beit Lahia town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and fired many live rounds at fishermen, and at an observation post near Gaza city and Khan Younis. The soldiers, stationed across the perimeter fence near Beit Lahia, fired many […]

12 Jul
4:00

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians From Qabatia And Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at night, three young Palestinians men from Qabatia, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, after stopping them at the al-Hamra military roadblock, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and one from Nur Shams refugee camp, east of Tulkarem. Media sources said the […]

12 Jul
3:21

Army Seriously Injures A Palestinian Child In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, Friday, a Palestinian child, during the weekly nonviolent procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers attacked the protesters with live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades, while […]

11 Jul
7:00

Israeli Soldiers Remove Solidarity Tent In Jerusalem, Injure Dozens Of Palestinians

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Thursday afternoon, the solidarity tent in Wad al-Hummus area, in Sur Baher town, south of occupied Jerusalem, and forcibly demolished and removed it, in addition to firing many gas bombs and concussion grenades, casing dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, and burning […]

11 Jul
5:28

Army Delivers Demolition Orders Targeting Homes, Agricultural Structures, Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the town of Ethna, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and delivered demolition orders targeting several homes, agricultural structures and a barn. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers delivered many demolition orders, which included several homes, agricultural structures and sheds, in addition […]

11 Jul
3:23

Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinians, Abduct One, In Deheishe Refugee Camp

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, shot and injured two Palestinians, and abducted one. Media sources in Deheishe said the soldiers first infiltrated into the camp using two civilian cars, before many jeeps invaded it […]

11 Jul
3:03

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, twelve 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 many homes in Kafr Malek and al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya villages, in the central West Bank governorate […]

11 Jul
2:50

Palestinian Journalists Refuse “Failed and Desperate” Meeting With US Official

In response to a request from US Trump administration official and supporter of Israeli settlement expansion, Jason Greenblatt, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) said they would refuse to meet at the White House in Washington DC. They called the request a “failed and desperate” attempt by the US administration to […]

11 Jul
2:35

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Gaza

Israeli soldiers killed, Thursday, a young Palestinian man, east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian was a member of Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, and was shot while trying to prevent protesters from approaching the perimeter fence. The Palestinian Health Ministry […]

10 Jul
11:14

16 Palestinian Children Killed in First Term of 2019

The Israeli occupation army has killed 16 Palestinian children from the Gaza Strip during the first term of 2019, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights reported on Wednesday. The center said, in the report, that some 1,233 Palestinian children were injured while participating in the Great March of Return, and 17 […]

10 Jul
11:06

Settlers Torch Hundreds of Olive Trees in West Bank

Israeli settlers, today, set fire to hundreds of olive trees in the northern West Bank village of Burin, reported Ghassan Daghlas, a local official. He told WAFA that settlers from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar snuck into a plot of Burin farmland and set fire to hundreds of olive trees, […]

10 Jul
11:02

Groups Call for Halt to Attacks on Journalists

On 9 July, 33 press freedom and media development organizations met in London, in advance of the Global Media Freedom Conference to call on all participating States, to ensure the protection and safety of all journalists and media workers in compliance with their existing obligations and international standards, the Palestinian […]

10 Jul
6:19

Death Sentence Issued in Gaza: PCHR Calls for Respecting Palestine’s International Obligations

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Tuesday, 09 July 2019, the First Instance Court issued a death sentence by hanging against J. M. (69), from Jabalia after convicting him with the murder of (A. A.) on 15 February 2018. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the […]

10 Jul
6:06

WAFA: “Palestinian Family Forced to Evict Jerusalem House in Favor of Settler Group”

By The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): JERUSALEM, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – A Palestinian family who has been battling against a shadowy Israeli settler group for 25 years was forced Wednesday morning to evict their house in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. WAFA correspondent said that dozens of […]

10 Jul
5:40

Israeli Forces Seize Palestinian Garbage Trucks, Detain Drivers

A group of Israeli soldiers on Wednesday detained Palestinian municipal employees in the village of Beit Fourik, in the northern West Bank, and seized several vehicles used for trash collection. According to local sources, the vehicles that were seized include a garbage truck, a tractor used for hauling garbage and […]

10 Jul
1:08

Israeli Forces Confiscate Bulldozer, Demolish Building Foundation in West Bank

Israeli forces confiscated a bulldozer working on the rehabilitation of an agricultural land in Kufr Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in the occupied West Bank, said local WAFA sources. Israeli forces were said to have confiscated a bulldozer belonging to Suhaib Jamal, while he was working on rehabilitating an agricultural […]

10 Jul
12:55

Why Is The Rise Of BDS Worldwide Worrying Israel?

by Yousef al-Helou The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is gaining momentum. There is no doubt about this. The Palestinian-led campaign for an educational, cultural and business boycott of Israel aims to get justice, freedom and equality. Inspired by the South African anti-Apartheid movement, BDS started in 2005 by civil […]

10 Jul
12:48

BDS @ 14: Hope in the Face of Israeli Apartheid

July 9, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  / Palestine, US, Israel Today, Palestinians mark with a mix of alarm and hope the 14th anniversary of the BDS Call, launched by Palestinian society in 2005 in pursuit of freedom, justice and equality. The growth of our popular resistance and the global, Palestinian-led BDS movement give […]

10 Jul
12:40

Al Mezan: Israel Bans Fishing in 85% of Gaza’s Allocated Zone

Israeli occupation forces continue to impose a stifling maritime siege on the Gaza Strip that is hampering Palestinian maritime activities, particularly for Palestinian fishermen whose fishing activities are limited to an area between three to six nautical miles off the coast of the Gaza Strip, depending on Israeli authorities’ alternating […]

10 Jul
12:35

237 Homes to be Demolished in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities from the Jerusalem municipality and heavily armed police stormed the neighborhood of Wadi al-Hummus, in Sur Baher town, to the south of Jerusalem, on Sunday evening, taking measurements of homes threatened with demolition. The head of Wadi al-Hummus Committee, Hamada Hamada, told the Palestinian Information Centre that […]

10 Jul
12:31

Female Palestinian Prisoner Declares Hunger Strike in Protest of Her Administrative Detention

July 10, 2019 12:31 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian woman incarcerated in Israel began, on Sunday, an open-ended hunger strike to protest her detention without charge or trial for 14 consecutive months, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said. Fida Mohammad Daamas, 24, from Beit Ummar town in the south of the West Bank and a student at […]

Salem Checkpoint (Archive image from 2018)
09 Jul
7:00

Israeli Soldiers Shoot and Injure Palestinian at Checkpoint Near Jenin

A Palestinian man was shot and severely wounded by Israeli forces stationed at the Salem military roadblock near Jenin, in northern West Bank. The man is in his fifties, and after he was shot in the lower extremities, before he was taken into custody by the army. No injuries were […]

09 Jul
6:50

89-Year Old Woman Succumbs to Injury From Palestinian Shell Two Months Ago

An 89-year old woman, identified as Rifqa Jamil, died Sunday of wounds sustained two months prior when Palestinian fighters fired shells into her area. Jamil fell while running to a bomb shelter, and injured her back. Since that time, Israeli medical sources report that her condition severely deteriorated, and she […]

09 Jul
3:51

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, twelve Palestinians from several parts of the occupied, West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers abducted Adnan Khader Edrees, 23, Tareq Khader Edrees, 25, Mo’tasem Farouq al-Masalma, 19, […]

09 Jul
3:14

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, four Palestinians, including two siblings, from their homes in Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes in Hebron city, and abducted Adnan Khader Edrees, 23, and his brother Tareq, 25. They added […]

09 Jul
2:21

Army Demolishes A Palestinian Home Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, a Palestinian home in Khirbat Bayruq village, north of Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, said the soldiers invaded Khirbat Bayruq after surrounding it, and demolished a […]

09 Jul
1:12

Israeli Soldiers Detain Several Journalists In Hebron

Israeli soldiers detained, Tuesday, several Palestinian journalists while documenting illegal colonialist settlers bulldozing and uprooting Palestinian lands, east of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Hamza Khattab, a multimedia professional working with the WAFA Palestinian News Agency, said the soldiers detained him, along with WAFA camerawoman […]

08 Jul
5:57

Thousands Visit London’s 2019 Palestine Expo

Despite efforts, by Zionist groups, to cancel the event, the 2019 Palestine Expo kicked off as planned, on Saturday, at Olympia London, in the UK. Organized by Friends of Al-Aqsa, a UK-based NGO working to defend the human rights in Palestine, thousands of people attended the two-day event. Virtual reality […]

08 Jul
5:51

New Report: French Insurer AXA Complicit in Israel’s War Crimes

July 8, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / France, Europe In a report published today, the US corporate watchdog SumOfUs documented that the French insurance giant AXA is investing over $91 million in Israel’s five largest banks and Israel’s largest private arms manufacturer, Elbit Systems, all companies directly involved in Israel’s war crimes against […]

08 Jul
5:44

Remembering the 2014 Israeli Offensive against Gaza

On this day, five years ago, the Israeli occupation launched one of its deadliest military offensives against the Gaza Strip in recent history. The conflict left 2,251 people dead, with more than 11,000 wounded, according to Palestinian and UN sources. Five years on, Gaza is still subject to intense attacks […]

08 Jul
5:33

Adalah: Israeli Students Required to Pass Test Promoting Racist Ideology

High school students in Israel must pass an online test promoting racist ideology before being allowed to travel overseas for school trips, legal rights center Adalah has revealed. Adalah said that the the course, which was created by Israeli education authorities, “requires students to watch a series of videos after […]

08 Jul
4:46

Wadi al-Hummos Residents Facing Displacement

BETHLEHEM, Monday, July 08, 2019 (WAFA) – By Anan Shehadeh: In 2005, precisely when the Israeli authorities began building the apartheid wall in Jerusalem and Bethlehem areas, the suffering of the residents of the Wadi al-Hummos, an area part of Sur Bahir, a Palestinian neighborhood southeast of the occupied city of […]

08 Jul
4:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 33 Palestinians, Demolish One Home

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Monday, thirty-three Palestinians, including one woman, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and demolished an under-construction home. In Jenin governorate, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted thirteen former Palestinian political prisoners, after invading and ransacking their homes. They have been […]

07 Jul
9:06

Khaled Barakat on Anti-Palestinian Repression in Germany

Khaled Barakat, the Palestinian writer who has been subjected to a political ban in Germany for his support of the Palestinian liberation movement, spoke out about the repression of Palestinian activism in Germany in an interview with the “Scope” program on Indus News on 4 July 2019. The program is hosted […]

07 Jul
9:00

Bahrain Was A Workshop Of Betrayal

by Dr. Amira Abo el-Fetouh During the rule of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid, Theodor Herzl made an offer to buy Palestine in order to move the Jews of the world there, but the Sultan rejected the offer. Last week, Herzl’s ideological grandson, Jared Kushner, went to Bahrain to ask […]

07 Jul
8:55

Photo Essay: Settler Tour Exemplifies the Difficult Reality of Occupation in Old City Hebron

07/07/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Hebron Every Saturday, illegal Jewish settlers from around the West Bank take a “tour” of the busy souq (market) in Old City of Hebron, the busiest market street in the area since the closure of Shuhada Street. Local Palestinians believe that the Israeli authorities facilitate the […]

07 Jul
8:47

Update: Three Hunger Strikers Moved to Solitary Confinement

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-detainees’ Affairs reported, Sunday, that the Israeli Prison Services in Negev prison moved three Palestinian detainees, currently on hunger strike, to solitary confinement. It reported that the three detainees are Nedal Abu A’kar, Mustafaal-Hasanat, and Huthyfa Halabia, who launched a hunger strike against their […]

07 Jul
8:34

PLO to UNHRC: Without Accountability, Israeli Impunity Will Prevail

Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), today, called on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to act in holding Israel accountable for violating international law; otherwise, Israeli impunity will prevail and there will be no peace in the Middle East. “Last […]

07 Jul
8:24

Report: Secret Israeli Unit Purging Historical Documents Related to Nakba

Israel’s ministry for military affairs has formed a secret unit tasked with concealing sensitive historical documents, with a special focus on censoring chilling revelations related to the expulsion of Palestine’s original inhabitants, according to a report. Malmab, also known as the military affairs ministry’s department for “defense establishment security”, has […]

07 Jul
4:41

Israeli Soldiers Bulldoze Palestinian Lands To Pave Segregated Colonialist Road

Dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded Palestinian lands in the al-Marmala area, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, Sunday, and started bulldozing them to pave a new segregated road for illegal colonialist settlers. Palestinian activist, Aref Daraghma, said the soldiers brought several bulldozers and heavy machinery since morning […]

07 Jul
4:14

Soldiers Abduct The Brother Of A Slain Young Man In Qalandia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, the brother of a slain young Palestinian man who was killed by the army on April 2nd, 2019, the Qalandia Media Center has reported. It said that the soldiers abducted Fadi Adwan, and detained his father, Ali, for several hours, after stopping them near […]

07 Jul
2:44

Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, a young Palestinian man from Jenin while crossing Za’tara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Media sources said the soldiers stopped and searched dozens of Palestinian cars and residents at the roadblock, and interrogated many of them while inspecting […]

07 Jul
2:26

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

A number of illegal Israeli colonists infiltrated, on Sunday at dawn, into Awarta Palestinian village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, punctured tires of several Palestinian cars and wrote racist graffiti. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, […]

07 Jul
1:28

Soldiers Abduct A Father And Son Allegedly For Ramming Soldiers With Car

The Israeli army abducted, late on Saturday at night, a young Palestinian man and his father, allegedly for deliberately ramming Israeli soldiers with their car, wounding five. In a statement, the Israeli army claimed that the incident, which took place late on Saturday evening at Hizma military roadblock, north of […]

06 Jul
8:37

Seven Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies has reported that the number of detainees, held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges of trial, and are holding hunger strikes in Israeli prisons is now seven, after six other detainees suspended their strike upon reaching agreements with the Israeli Prison Service. Researcher […]

06 Jul
6:52

Israeli Colonists Assault A Palestinian Child In Hebron

Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers assaulted, Saturday, a Palestinian child in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, causing lacerations and bruises. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the Israeli assailants attacked the child, Raed Abu Rmeila Tamimi, 10, while crossing the Sahla Street, near the […]

06 Jul
3:25

Settlers Paint Racist Graffiti in Tel Aviv

Israeli settlers from the terrorist price-tag group spray-painted racist graffiti outside the Arab dormitory, in Tele Aviv University, students said. The students told journalists that settlers broke into the surroundings of their dormitory and spray-painted racist, hate and anti-Arab graffiti on walls. Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is […]

06 Jul
3:20

Jordanian Delegation Leaves OSCE Conference Because Of Israel

A Jordanian parliamentary delegation, on Wednesday, withdrew from the annual five-day conference of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which is being held in Luxembourg. The Jordanian delegation, led by assistant speaker of the house of representatives MP Ibrahim Al-Qar’an, withdrew from the first day of the […]

06 Jul
3:16

Global BDS Week of Action Against HP

July 5, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)   From July 10th – 15th, groups from across the world are coming together to send a powerful message to HP companies, HP Inc and HP-E, demanding that they stop profiteering from Israel’s apartheid, occupation and colonisation. July 15 marks one year […]

06 Jul
3:10

Israeli Election Campaign Calls for Expulsion of Palestinians

Far-right Israeli faction Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) has launched its election campaign by calling for the expulsion of Palestinians to what he described as their “countries of origin”. Otzma Yehudit launched its campaign in Jerusalem yesterday, ahead of Israel’s general election, which will be held on September 17 after Israeli […]

06 Jul
2:20

95 Palestinians Injured By Israeli Forces in Gaza

Thousands of protesters took part Friday, in the weekly Great March of Return, at Israel’s so-called security fence, bordering Gaza, according to Palestinian WAFA Agency. According to medical sources, some of the injured being treated in field hospitals, while others had to be transferred to hospital for medical care. According […]

06 Jul
12:38

Army Injures Several Palestinians In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing several injuries. The locals, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched from the village, heading to their lands, isolated behind the illegal […]

05 Jul
5:12

Israeli Soldiers Injure Four Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, wounding four young Palestinian men. Today’s procession marks the eighth year of protests, demanding the army to reopen the town’s main road, which was […]

05 Jul
2:38

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, five young Palestinian men, including former political prisoners, from Jenin governorate, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded Burqin town, west of Jenin, searched and ransacked several homes, and abducted two […]

05 Jul
2:02

Five Detainees Suspend Hunger Strike After Reaching An Agreement Ending Their Administrative Detention

The Palestinian Committee of Detainees and Ex-Detainees has reported, Thursday, that five detainees from Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, have suspended their hunger strike after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Prison Service, ending their arbitrary Administrative Detention, without charges or trial. The Committee […]