Category Archives: News Report

07 Jun
5:01

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and shot one Palestinian, in addition to causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies […]

07 Jun
4:02

Army Injures Many Nonviolent Protesters In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding many protesters, and causing fire in olive orchards. The protest was held by locals, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists. The […]

07 Jun
1:40

Israeli Soldiers Assault Two Young Men, Abduct A Child, in Hebron

Israeli soldiers assaulted and injured, Friday, two young Palestinian men, and abducted a child, in Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers stopped a young man, identified as Ra’ad Mohammad al-Haddad, 29, in the southern area of Hebron city, causing many […]

07 Jun
12:49

Army Installs Roadblocks In Jenin

Israeli soldiers installed, earlier Friday, many military roadblocks, and intensified their deployment, around many villages and town, and various roads, in Jenin governorate, in northern West Bank. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers installed many roadblocks, especially on the Jenin-Nazareth Road, Dahiat Sabah al-Kheir, Um at-Toot and Arrana villages, […]

07 Jun
12:11

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23 – 29 May 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 3 – 29 May, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protesters in the Gaza Strip. 11 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, a paramedic, and a journalist, were injured. A […]

07 Jun
12:01

Facing The Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

The Chief Military Advocate General of the Israeli army, Sharon Afek, and the US Department of Defense General Counsel, Paul Ney, shared a platform at the ‘International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict’, which took place in Herzliya, Israel between May 28-30. Their panel witnessed some of the most […]

06 Jun
11:48

Abbas: Deal of the Century Will ‘Go to Hell’

PA President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his hopes that the US-proposed peace plan, dubbed the “Deal of the Century”, will go to Hell. “I hope that the next Eid al-Fitr would come with us, the Palestinian people, having liberated our country from the Israeli occupation, established our independent state, with East […]

06 Jun
5:47

Hunger-Striking Detainee Moved To Hospital

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that a Palestinian detainee, who started a hunger strike 66 days ago, was moved to a hospital after a sharp deterioration in his health condition. The PPS said the detainee, Hasan Abdul-Salam al-‘Oweiwi, 35, from Hebron in southern West Bank, was rushed from […]

06 Jun
2:26

Illegal Colonists Occupy Private Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded and illegally occupied, Thursday, privately-owned Palestinian lands in the al-Makhrour area, in Beit Jala city, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, said the colonists invaded and […]

06 Jun
1:51

Army Abducts One Palestinian From Jenin, Prevents Farmers From Entering Their Lands In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, a young Palestinian man from Jenin, in northern West Bank, and prevented farmers from entering their lands, south of Hebron, in southern West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed at the al-Hamra military roadblock, between the West Bank districts of Jericho and Nablus, abducted a […]

06 Jun
1:27

Israel Reduces Gaza’s Fishing Zone

The Israeli army has reduced, Thursday, the fishing zone allotted to the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip to 10 nautical miles. Zakariya Bakr, the coordinator of the Palestinian Fishermen’s Syndicate of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees in Gaza, said the reduction comes less than one day after Israel […]

06 Jun
11:49

Army Claims Abducting A Palestinian Who Injured A Colonist

The Israeli army claimed that it recently abducted a Palestinian who reportedly attacked and injured a colonialist settler. According to the military, the soldiers arrested Ahmad Ibrahim Suleiman Nasrallah, from Teqoua town, east of Bethlehem, who reportedly threw a hammer at a car of a colonialist settler in April of […]

05 Jun
11:44

Illegal Colonists Burn Palestinian Farmlands Near Nablus

Several illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Wednesday, Palestinian farmlands in Jaloud village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and set them ablaze. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, and burnt large areas of olive orchards, and in addition to other […]

05 Jun
11:26

Israeli Colonists Invade The Archaeological Site Near Nablus

Many illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Wednesday, the archeological area in Sebastia Palestinian town, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before the soldiers forced the Palestinians away. Mohammad Azem, the head of Sebastia Local Council, said dozens of Palestinians tried to enter the area on the first day […]

05 Jun
2:41

Soldiers Abduct One Palestinian, Injure Many, In Beit Ummar

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before storming and ransacking many homes, and abducted one Palestinian, in addition to wounding many others during ensuing protests. Several army jeeps invaded Beit Ummar, before the soldiers initiated violent searches of […]

05 Jun
1:47

Army Injures One Palestinian In Al-‘Arroub Refugee Camp, North Of Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and shot one Palestinian. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the refugee camp, and resorted to the excessive use of force against Palestinian youngsters, protesting the invasion. […]

05 Jun
1:02

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Tuesday, a young Palestinian man from his home in Sielet al-Harithiya town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched homes, and abducted No’man Taiseer Zayyoud, 22, before taking him to an unknown destination. The soldiers withdrew […]

04 Jun
5:23

Military Encourages Settlement Councils to Seize More of Area C

The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements pointed out, in its latest weekly report, the Israeli ignorance of international law and legitimacy resolutions (by annexing more occupied territories) as US President Trump’s chief adviser, Jared Kushner, on Thursday, handed over a new map to Netanyahu, which encourages the […]

04 Jun
10:54

Army Invades Agricultural In Southern Gaza

Several Israeli army vehicles carried out, on Tuesday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources said the invasion was carried out by four armored military bulldozers, before they advanced dozens of meters into the lands in the Nahda neighborhood, east […]

04 Jun
8:49

Why is Palestine Denied Clean Water?

Ramzy Baroud, author of ‘The Last Earth’ and editor of the Palestine Chronicle, wrote a commentary posing the question “if access to clean water is a human right, why is Palestine the exception?” Baroud cites the 2010 UN General Assembly resolution, 64/292 recognizing “the right to safe and clean drinking water […]

03 Jun
2:39

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem And Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday morning, two young Palestinian men, in Jerusalem and Qalqilia, in the occupied West Bank. One of the abducted Palestinians the son of Fateh Movement secretary in Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Jihad Nasser Qous, from his home in the Old […]

03 Jun
2:18

Army Abducts A Woman At Al-Karama Border Crossing

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, a Palestinian woman at the al-Karama Border Terminal, while returning to the occupied West. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Lana Tawfiq Nazzal, in her thirties, and took her to an interrogation facility. The woman, who was visiting family in Jordan, is from Qabatia town, south […]

03 Jun
11:28

Palestinian President’s Office Strongly Condemns Escalating Violations Against Al-Aqsa

The office of the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, issued a statement strongly denouncing the ongoing and escalating Israeli violations against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and the worshipers. President’s spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said the president and the government hold Israel accountable for this serious escalation, especially amidst […]

03 Jun
9:46

Israeli Soldiers Assault A Palestinian Woman, Abduct Two Others, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Sunday evening, a Palestinians woman, in occupied East Jerusalem, causing various cuts and bruises, and abducting two other women. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the woman suffered cuts and bruises to several parts of her body, especially her head, and was moved to the […]

02 Jun
6:34

EU Slams Israeli Regime over Seizing and Pawning Off West Bank Humanitarian Aid

The European Union has lambasted Israel for its apparent plans to sell humanitarian aid given to inhabitants of Bedouin villages in Palestine’s occupied West Bank. Shadi Othman, EU’s spokesman in Jerusalem, on Friday, said that COGAT, a unit in Israel’s ministry of military affairs which oversees civilian activities in the […]

02 Jun
6:25

Jordanians Protest Visit by Jared Kushner

The Islamic Movement, activist youth and other groups staged a protest sit-in, in the vicinity of the US embassy in Amman, this past week, to express their rejection of a visit byJared Kushner, US President Donald Turmp’s senior adviser. Jordanian security forces closed the square facing the embassy and prevented […]

02 Jun
6:04

Palestinian Photojournalist at Risk of Deportation

For the past five months, Mustafa al-Kharouf has been languishing inside Israel’s Givon prison, away from his wife Tamam and their one-and-a-half-year-old daughter Asia. But, now, he faces deportation to Jordan. The 32-year-old photojournalist, son to an Algerian mother and a Palestinian father, has been living in Jerusalem since 1999, when […]

02 Jun
5:37

Ashrawi: Jerusalem Under Triple Israeli Assault

PLO Executive Committee member, Hanan Ashrawi, says that Israel has kept Jerusalem hostage under its illegal practices and de facto separation from the rest of the occupied Palestinian Territory for fifty-two years, now, by imposing severe restrictions on Palestinian access to Jerusalem and its Christian and Muslim holy sites. To […]

02 Jun
5:14

Muslim Devotees Assaulted in Police Raid on Al-Aqsa

A number of Palestinian Muslim worshippers were injured today, by Israeli police officers who were escorting dozens of Israeli extremists performing a provocative tour of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. Some 400 Israeli settlers, led by American-born rabbi and MK Yehuda Glick, entered the flashpoint compound, one of Islam’s […]

02 Jun
2:44

Undercover Israeli Soldiers Kidnap A Palestinian In Tubas

Undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated, Sunday, the city of Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, and kidnapped a young man. Mahmoud Sawafta, the head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) in Tubas, said the undercover soldiers were driving a truck with Palestinian license plates. He added that the soldiers drove to the […]

02 Jun
2:32

Israeli Army Confiscates 511 Dunams Of Private Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

The Israeli army has issued orders, Sunday, for the illegal annexation of 511 Dunams (123.5 Acres) of privately-owned Palestinian lands near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, to expand an illegal colony in the area. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West […]

02 Jun
2:03

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 50 Palestinians In 24 Hours

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted 50 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, including 40 in occupied East Jerusalem, in less than 24 hours. The PPS stated that the 50 abducted Palestinians, including the Secretary of Fateh Movement in Jerusalem Shadi al-Mitwer, and several children, […]

02 Jun
1:34

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Hebron, One In Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, two Palestinians, including a teenage boy, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and one near Jenin, in northern West Bank. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the army abducted Ya’coub Yahia Rajabi, 20, from his home […]

02 Jun
11:25

Soldiers Attack, Injure, Many Palestinians In Al-Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of Israeli soldiers and police officers invaded, on Sunday morning, the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and attacked the Muslim worshipers, wounding dozens, including one of the civilian guards of the holy site, and detained another. The soldiers and police were accompanying large groups of […]

02 Jun
10:42

Israeli Soldiers Abducts 26 Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, twenty-six Palestinians, including the secretary of Fateh movement, in occupied Jerusalem, and moved them to several detention and interrogation facilities in the city. The soldiers abducted Shadi Mitwer, the Secretary of Fateh Movement in Jerusalem, before cuffing and blindfolding him, and took him to […]

02 Jun
5:40

Army Abducts One Palestinian, Injures Five In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, a Palestinian teenage boy, and injured five residents in the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Resistance Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said under cover Israeli soldiers infiltrated […]

01 Jun
1:55

Soldiers Abduct Father Of Slain Palestinian

Israeli soldiers invaded, Saturday, the village of Abwein, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted the father of the young Palestinian man, who was killed a day earlier in occupied Jerusalem, after he reportedly stabbed and injured two Israelis. Media sources in Ramallah said dozens of […]

01 Jun
10:06

Law Professor Says Canada’s Trade Agreement With Israel Violates International Law

Canadian Law Professor, Michael Lynk, the Special Rapporteur for the United Nations Human Rights Council on the situation in the Palestinian territories, along with the secretary general of Amnesty International Canada, Alex Neve, whose article was featured on Australian News site, The Conversation. The authors begin by stating that “While […]

01 Jun
10:05

Army Abducts Two Palestinians From Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday evening, two young Palestinian men, including a former political prisoner, from Jenin refugee camp, in Jenin governorate, in northern West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Morad Tawalba, while heading to Jerusalem to […]

01 Jun
1:53

Four Palestinians Injured By Israeli Forces at Weekly Kufur Qaddoum Protests

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia city. Media coordinator of the Popular Committee, Morad Eshteiwi, said that the peaceful demonstration was attacked by Israeli forces, who shot rubber-coated steel bullets and […]

01 Jun
12:03

Seven Palestinians, Including A Child, Shot and Injured in Gaza Protests

According to medical sources, seven Palestinians, including one child, were injured by live ammunition on Friday, as Israeli forces attacked the hundreds of protesters participating in the weekly Great March of Return at the eastern border of the Gaza Strip. Hundreds of Palestinian protesters gathered at several locations along the […]

31 May
3:06

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers caused, Friday, dozens of Palestinians to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation, during the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The procession started after Friday prayers, when the protesters marched while […]

31 May
2:07

Israeli Police Kills A Palestinian After He Reportedly Stabbed Two Israelis

Israeli police officers killed, Friday, a Palestinian teen in occupied East Jerusalem, after he reportedly stabbed and injured two Israelis, and attempted to attack a police officer. The Palestinian was later identified as Yousef Wajeeh Sohweil, 18, from Abwein village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Israeli […]

31 May
12:10

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, a Palestinian child near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and injured a young man from Hebron, while trying to enter Jerusalem for Friday prayers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Media sources said the soldiers shot and killed Abdullah Luay Gheith, 16, from the southern West Bank […]

31 May
1:36

Israeli Soldiers Injure 25 Palestinians In Nablus

Israeli soldiers, accompanying buses loaded with illegal colonists, invaded late on Thursday at night, the northern West Bank city of Nablus, heading to Joseph’s Tomb, before the army injured 25 Palestinians, during ensuing protests. Medical sources said the soldiers shot a young man with a live round in his leg, […]

30 May
6:15

Palestinian Child Sentenced Over Stone Throwing

Israel’s Salem military court, on Tuesday, sentenced Palestinian child Abdul-Jaber Yasin, age 15, to four months in jail, and ordered him to pay a 3,000 NIS fine. Yasin’s family said that the Israeli court accused their child of throwing stones at Israeli soldiers during a raid on Asira al-Qibliya village, […]

30 May
5:55

Navy Again Reduces Allowed Fishing Zone

Israeli occupation authorities re-reduced the allowed fishing zone, on Wednesday night, to 10 nautical miles. The Fishermen’s Syndicate said, according to Al Ray, that the Ministry of Agriculture informed them that Israeli authorities had again reduced the fishing zone from 15 to 10 nautical miles. The syndicate pointed out that […]

30 May
5:49

Japan Funds Green Area Project in Khan Younis Refugee Camp

Takeshi Okubo, Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, visited Khan Younis Refugee Camp, in the Gaza Strip, to celebrate the completion of the project funded by the Government of Japan through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), a press release said on […]

30 May
5:42

VIDEO: Demolition of Sewage Station Invokes Environmental Disaster

Israeli forces, on 13 February, 2019,  demolished a Wastewater Screening Station  and other Palestinian owned facilities in the Bir ‘Ona area of Beit Jala town, located south of Jerusalem, central West Bank. The demolition, carried out without any prior notice by the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem, caused an environmental disaster […]

30 May
1:36

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Al-Arakib Village For 145th Time

Israeli soldiers and police officers invaded, on Thursday morning, the Palestinian Bedouin village of al-Arakib, in the Negev, and demolished it for the 145th consecutive time. The families said the soldiers and police surrounded their village before invading it, and demolished the tents and sheds, rendering them homeless in the […]

30 May
12:16

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Structures In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Thursday morning, several Palestinian structures, including tents and barns, in the ar-Ras al-Ahmar Bedouin community, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank. Palestinian Human Rights activist, Aref Daraghma, stated that the soldiers demolished two residential tents, a storage room for barley and a barn, […]

29 May
5:25

Palestinians Call for Boycott on US Conference in Bahrain

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has called on the international community to boycott a forthcoming US conference in Bahrain which Palestinians view as a platform to sell out their rights. Washington announced, last week, that it would co-host the June 25-26 meeting in Bahrain’s capital city of Manama, purportedly to […]

29 May
5:18

Amnesty Calls Out Trip Advisor On Settlement Promotion

Amnesty International, in a statement published on its website, called on the US-based company, Trip Advisor, to stop promoting tourist sites in illegal Israeli settlements built on occupied Palestinian lands. The statement indicated that Trip Advisor’s site promotes about 70 properties and places in illegal Israeli settlements constructed in occupied […]

29 May
4:20

Soldiers Abduct A Woman And Three Children In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a Palestinian woman from Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, and three children from the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Abu Dis town, before breaking into and searching a few homes, and abducted a woman, identified as Raja’ […]

29 May
11:23

Israeli Soldiers Displace 15 Families To Conduct Military Training

Israeli soldiers displaced, Wednesday, fifteen Palestinian Bedouin families from their homes and dwellings, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, so that the army can conduct extensive live-fire military drills. Palestinian Human Rights activist Aref Daraghma said the military training, which includes the use of live fire and explosives, started at […]

28 May
5:25

Military Imposes More Restrictions on Palestinian Family Behind the Wall

A group of Palestinian and international activists, on Sunday, held an Iftar celebration on the inner side of the wall, in Al-Walaja village, south of Jerusalem, as a form of solidarity with the Shananir family living on the other side, whom Israeli authorities have isolated and continue to prevent from […]

28 May
1:10

Israeli Army Abducts Twenty Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least twenty Palestinians, after the army invaded and searched many homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the […]

28 May
11:43

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In Nablus

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, five young Palestinian men, including a former political prisoner and siblings, in Nablus governorate, in northern West Bank, The Nablus office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in the Nablus city, and abducted three Palestinians, […]

28 May
11:28

Palestinian Prisoner On 56th Day of Hunger Strike Is In Critical Condition

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) has reported that the health condition of Palestinian detainee Hasan Ewaiwi has become severely critical. Ewaiwi, 35, a the father of three children, has been on hunger strike for 56 days to protest being placed under ‘administrative detention’ by Israeli authorities. The PPS said that Ewaiwi […]

28 May
11:16

Off-duty Israeli Soldier Caught on Video Torching Palestinian Farms

A video released by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem shows a group of Israeli settlers attacking Palestinian villagers and setting their farms on fire on May 17th – and today, the group managed to identify one of the arsonists in the video as an off-duty Israeli soldier. According to […]

28 May
10:52

Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eight Palestinians, including a wounded child, from their homes in Hizma town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded the town from several directions, before storming and ransacking many homes, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. Media sources in […]

27 May
12:21

Israeli Settlers Again Storm Al Aqsa Mosque

A group of Israeli settlers, accompanied by Israeli forces, stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Monday, for the third time during the past two weeks of the Holy Month of Ramadan (an important annual holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide). The Israeli military has, during the past week alone, invaded the mosque […]

27 May
1:09

Settlers Attack Home in Qalqilia, Assault Shepherd in Tubas

Hordes of Israeli settlers, on Saturday, broke into a Palestinian home in Kafr Laqif village, Qalqilia, and placed an Israel flag on its rooftop. Local sources told a PIC reporter that Israelis from the illegal settlement of Karnei Shomron stormed the house of the Palestinian citizen Amin Jaber, in the […]

27 May
12:56

Israeli Law Being Considered For All West Bank Settlements

The imposition of Israeli law on West Bank settlements became the winning card for a forming Israeli government, after the recent Knesset elections between Likud and other right-wing parties, the Palestinian Liberation Organization and National Bureau for Defending Land reported. The office explained, in a statement on Saturday, that settler […]

27 May
12:37

Detainees in Etzion Suffering Deplorable Conditions

The Palestinian Authority’s Detainee and Ex-Detainees Commission said, today, that Palestinian political detainees in the Israeli prison of Etzion, near Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank, have been suffering unbearable imprisonment conditions, particularly with regard to the meals they get for the break of their daily Ramadan fast. According […]

27 May
12:29

UNRWA Rejects US Demands to Dismantle

The head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has rejected a US call to dismantle the agency, saying it cannot be blamed for the stalemate in the so-called “peace efforts”. “I unreservedly reject the accompanying narrative that suggests that, somehow, UNRWA is to blame […]

26 May
7:39

Palestinian Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Fifth Day

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The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Sunday, that a detainee from Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, is ongoing with hunger strike, in an Israeli prison, for the fifth day. The Committee stated that the detainee, Ahmad Khader al-Hroub, 30, from Deir Samit town, west of […]

26 May
6:22

Army Abducts Two Siblings In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, two Palestinian siblings in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Quds News Network has reported that the soldiers abducted Zidan Sharabati, and his brother, Mofeed, from Shuhada Street, in Hebron city. In related news, the soldiers closed many […]

26 May
5:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, ten Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Hebron governorate, in southern West Bank, and abducted four Palestinians, identified as […]

25 May
11:28

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, and Friday evening and on Saturday at dawn, four Palestinian men from several parts of occupied East Jerusalem, and took them to detention and interrogation centers in the city. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and ransacked several homes in the al-Ezariyya town, southeast of Jerusalem, and […]

25 May
11:00

Illegal Colonists Injure A Palestinian Shepherd, Soldiers Abduct One

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Saturday, Palestinian grazing lands in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, wounding one shepherd, before Israeli soldiers arrived in the area, attacked the shepherds and abducted one. Aref Daraghma, a Palestinian human rights activist, said the illegal colonists chased several Palestinian shepherds in Khallet Hamad […]

25 May
7:32

Army Injures Sixteen Palestinians In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, sixteen Palestinians during the Great Return March processions, ongoing for the 59th week, in the besieged Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry in Gaza said the injuries varied between rubber-coated steel bullets and gas inhalation, including some who were shot […]

25 May
3:50

Another Company Withdraws From Israeli Light Rail Project

Alstom, a French transport company, has announced their withdrawal from an Israeli light-rail project that is being used to annex illegal Israeli settlements into Jerusalem, citing potentially harmful human rights violations, and French law. According to activists campaigning against the light-rail line, Israel’s illegal annexation of East Jerusalem, rapid development […]

24 May
5:38

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, causing many protesters to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the protest started from the center of the village, where the protesters marched […]

24 May
4:44

Amnesty: Palestinian Photojournalist at Risk of being Separated from Family

Amnesty International, yesterday, called upon Israeli authorities to grant Palestinian photojournalist Mustafa al-Kharouf, who is at imminent risk of deportation and being taken away from his wife and young child, permanent residency in East Jerusalem. Al-Kharouf has been arbitrarily detained at Givon prison in Ramle, in central Israel, since January […]

24 May
3:43

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Child Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday morning, a Palestinian child in Sielet al-Harithiyya town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. The child’s father said the soldiers stopped his son, Amjad Ziad Zyoud, 15, on the main Jenin-Haifa Road, and maced him with pepper spray before repeatedly striking and […]

24 May
2:51

At Least Four Palestinians Injured In Tunnel Collapse In Gaza

Medical sources said at least four Palestinians were injured, including one who suffered serious wounds, in a tunnel collapse accident, in northern Gaza. The sources said medics, and rescue volunteers rushed to the collapsed tunnel, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and managed to locate the four Palestinians. […]

24 May
2:18

Soldiers Abduct, Injure, Several Palestinians Trying To Reach Al-Aqsa Mosque In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted and injured , on Friday morning, several young Palestinian men in Qalandia area, north of occupied East Jerusalem, while trying to enter the city for prayers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, on the third Friday of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. Media sources said the Palestinians were […]

24 May
5:12

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 May 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 16-22 May, 2019. Eight Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the northern West Bank. Israeli forces conducted 55 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 6 other incursions into Jerusalem. […]

23 May
7:52

Me And My Aunt Vs. Cancer

by Haneen Abed Elnaby “No one knows what the next day will be like. Hope is the only thing that keeps me moving forward. Coping with cancer is only possible when I take it one day at a time, and value the present.” Those are the words of my Aunt Hanan, […]

23 May
7:39

Nurse in Gaza: “We had no choice but to lay patients on the ground.”

by Sarah Collins, for Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency   Sarah Collins has just completed her first mission with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The emergency department nurse from Woodbury, in Devon, reflects on her time in Gaza.   I don’t think I will ever forget May […]

23 May
7:25

Palestine’s First Solar Station Preparing to Produce

Noor Jericho Solar Park with its 20,000 panels is the first to start producing electricity in the Noor Palestine solar energy project. (Photo courtesy of PIF) Palestine’s first ever solar power station is getting ready to produce 7.5 megawatt (MW) of electricity setting the ground for the construction of many […]

23 May
7:19

Palestinians Urge NGOs to Reject Money Airbnb Charity

A coalition of Palestinian NGOs is urging local and international organizations to reject donations from Airbnb, in light of the company’s ongoing listing of homes in illegal Israeli settlements. According to a statement published on the site of Ramallah-based human rights group Al-Haq, the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organisations Network (PNGO-NET) issued […]

23 May
12:02

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians Near Ramallah

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the al-Mazra’a ash-Sharqiya and Kar Ni’ma villages, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, abducted three Palestinians, and detained one for a few hours, in addition to confiscating a car. Several army jeeps invaded […]

23 May
11:01

Updated: “Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians, Injures One, In Northern West Bank”

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in the West Bank governorates of Qalqilia, Tulkarem,  Nablus and Jenin, searched and ransacked many homes, before abducting eleven Palestinians, and injured one. Media sources in Qalqilia said several army jeeps invaded Jayyous village, east of the city, before the […]

23 May
10:52

Soldiers Demolish An Under-Construction Home Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, Khalaya al-Louz area, southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, and demolished an under-construction home. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the “Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission,” stated that several army jeeps invaded the area, after surrounding it. He added that the soldiers then […]

23 May
9:45

Child Suffers A Fracture After Israeli Soldiers Assaulted Him In Hebron

A Palestinian child suffered, late on Wednesday at night, a fracture in one of his arms, after Israeli soldiers invaded his home in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Medical sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in Jabal Johar area, […]

23 May
7:18

Detainee Suspends Hunger Strike

The Palestinians Detainees’ Committee has reported, Wednesday, that a detainee, who started a hunger strike 50 days ago, has suspended his strike after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Prison Authority. The Committee stated that the detainee Odah al-Hroub, 32, from Doura city, southwest of Hebron, is currently held in […]

23 May
4:49

Army Stops Construction Of A Palestinian Home Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, north of Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and handed a Palestinian an order halting the construction of his home, in addition to confiscating construction materials. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in […]

23 May
3:50

Palestinians Rally Against Germany’s Criminalization of BDS

Dozens of Palestinians, representing political factions, civil society organizations, labor and trade representatives, and the National Boycott Committee, demonstrated, Wednesday, outside the German representatives office in Ramallah, Palestinian Wafa News Agency reported. The Palestinians were there to protest the bill adopted in the German parliament, the Bundestag, labeling the Boycott, […]

22 May
5:17

Eurovision Turns Out To Be A Big Hit For Palestine

by Yvonne Ridley  It was the result that nobody predicted: the winner of Eurovision 2019 is
 Palestine! Despite the organisers describing the Eurovision Song Contest as a non-political event, the issue of Palestine took back, front and centre stage in Tel Aviv over the weekend, which may make Israel come to regret its weaponisation of culture […]

22 May
5:10

Israeli Soldiers Force Out Al-Aqsa Worshippers at Gunpoint

Israeli authorities, last night, broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound and drove out Palestinians performing IÊżtikāf inside its courtyards, at gunpoint.   Jerusalemite Al Ray sources reported that Israeli forces stormed the mosque, forced worshipers  out. They also photographed them and demanded their IDs.   The sources added that worshipers […]

22 May
1:20

PPS: “Army Abducts Thirteen Palestinians, Including Children, In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed that Israeli soldiers abducted, on late at night and on Wednesday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians, among them several children including a wounding child, after invading and ransacking their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Bethlehem, south […]

22 May
12:46

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Ramallah And Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinians from their homes in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah, and one near Jerusalem. Many army jeeps invaded Ramallah at-Tihta area, in Ramallah city, searched homes and Abducted Ehab Masoud. The soldiers also invaded and searched homes in Safa village, […]

22 May
10:48

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinians from their homes in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, during extensive and violent searched of many homes and property. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, and abducted Mahmoud Abed […]

22 May
10:31

Palestinian Foreign Ministry Condemns Germany for Calling BDS “Anti-Semitic”

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned, Sunday, the German parliament’s decision to designate the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign as “anti-semitic”, Maan News reported. The majority of German legislators voted in favor of the resolution, entitled “Resisting the BDS movement decisively – fighting antisemitism”, which claims the peaceful […]

22 May
10:28

Army Abducts Three, Injures Two, In Deheishe

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, abducted three Palestinians and injured two others. The soldiers invaded the refugee camp, and opened fire at dozens of protesters, wounding two young men with live fire, and caused […]

22 May
5:52

Israeli Soldiers Shoot And Abduct A Child Near Bethlehem

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Tuesday evening, the town of al-Khader, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and shot a Palestinian child before abducting him. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the town, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at Palestinian protesters, […]

21 May
8:27

Israel to Raze Playground in Rakhma Village

Israeli authorities have issued a demolition order against a crude playground, used by local children in the Bedouin village of al-Rakhma, in the Negev. The village is one of the Palestinian Bedouin communities in the Negev that are not recognized by Israel. Lawyer Talab Abu Arar denounced the Israeli decision […]

21 May
8:03

Israel Reportedly Extends Gaza Fishing Zone to 15 Miles

Ynet news site stated, on Tuesday, that the coordination of Israeli government activities in Gaza announced the extension of the fishing zone, off the coast, to 15 nautical miles. The paper noted that this step forms part of the “small and quiet understandings” achieved at the end of last week, […]