Category Archives: News Report

09 Apr

Al-Haq Refutes Israeli Army and Media Claims on the Killing of Volunteer First Responder Sajed Mizher in Dheishe Refugee Camp

By Al-Haq independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organization: On 27 March 2019, the Israeli occupying forces killed 17-year-old Palestinian citizen, Sajed Abdul-Hakim Hilmi Mizhir, a volunteer first responder with the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS), who was fatally shot by the Israeli occupying forces while he was on duty tending […]

09 Apr

Soldiers Injure Dozens Of School Children In Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, dozens of schoolchildren and residents with gas bombs in and around several schools in the southern area of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs and concussion grenades into several schools, […]

09 Apr

Family Forced To Demolish Own Home Near Bethlehem

A Palestinian family from Beit Jala, near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, was forced to demolish its own home, after the Israeli army issued a demolition order, and gave the family 48 hours to demolish it, or face very high fines and fees if the military carries the demolition […]

09 Apr

Dozens Of Detainees Continue Hunger Strike For Second Day

The head of the Palestinian Commission for Detainees’ Affairs, Qadri Abu Bakr, has reported that 120 detainees, held by Israel, have declared a hunger strike two days ago, and added that hundreds of detainees intend to join the strike, after the Israeli Prison Authority denied their basic demands. Abu Bakr […]

09 Apr

Abbas’ Security Forces Assault Student from Al-Najah University

A group of human rights organizations have condemned the recent attack on student Musa Dweikat, and his abduction, in front of the campus of An-Najah University, by members of Palestinian intelligence, and calls for an end to similar cases of kidnapping off  the streets and arbitrary arrests. The Association of […]

08 Apr

Settler Rams Car into Palestinian in Bethlehem

An Israeli settler ran over a Palestinian youth on Route 60, near the illegal Israeli settlement of Gush Etzion, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem. Muhammad Awad, head of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), confirmed that the Palestinian youth, identified as Hamza Shihadeh Najajra, from the […]

08 Apr

Zoo Animals Evacuated from Gaza to Jordan

Dozens of neglected animals were evacuated from a ramshackle Gaza zoo on, Sunday, in the fourth and largest such rescue mission in the blockaded Palestinian enclave. Vets and volunteers from Four Paws International transported some 40 animals, into Israel, from the neglected zoo, located in the southern town of Rafah. […]

08 Apr

Army Evicts Palestinians from Land in Battir

The Israeli army ordered several Palestinians in the town of Battir, west  of Bethlehem, to abandon their land, under the pretext it was state-owned, a local official said today. Hasan Breijieh, from the Wall and Settlements Resistance Authority, told WAFA that the landowners were given 30 days to object to […]

08 Apr

Israeli Colonist Seriously Injures A Palestinian Near Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a man was seriously injured after an illegal Israeli colonist rammed him with his car, near Bethlehem city, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. The sources said the young man, Hamza Shehda Najajra, was seriously injured, especially due to his head wounds, […]

08 Apr

Soldiers Assault Two Palestinians, Abduct Three, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Monday, two Palestinians, and abducted three others, in the al-Wad Street, in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers assaulted and injured two young men, and abducted three others, identified as Abboud Abu Sbeih, Ibrahim Zeitawi and Yasser Najeeb. They added that the […]

08 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Prevent Preparations For Agricultural Road Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Palestinian farmlands in a few small villages, west of Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and prevented the Palestinians from preparing for an agricultural road leading to them. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committees against the Annexation […]

08 Apr

Army Invades Lands In Gaza, Navy Opens Fire At Fishing Boats

Israeli soldiers carried out, on Monday morning, a limited invasion into Palestinian agricultural lands, in northern Gaza Strip, while navy ships attacked fishing boats and opened fire at them west of Gaza city. Media sources said three Israeli tanks, and three armored D9 military bulldozers, advanced dozens of meters into […]

08 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nineteen Palestinians, Injure Many Others, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, many Palestinian communities across the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked dozens of homes, and abducted at least nineteen Palestinians, in addition to wounding several others, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said […]

08 Apr

Illegal Israeli Colonists Injure Two Palestinians Near Ramallah

A group of illegal Israeli colonists invaded, late on Sunday at night, the village of Jibiya, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and injured two Palestinians. Media sources said many colonists infiltrated into the village, but the locals noticed them, before the colonists started throwing stones at […]

08 Apr

Israeli troops shoot live gunfire toward farmers and fishers in Gaza

Israeli forces fired live ammunition toward Palestinian farmers east of Khan Younis in southern Gaza on Sunday. In addition, Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats in northwestern Gaza, forcing the fishers to return to shore. According to local sources, the gunfire in southern Gaza came from Israeli […]

08 Apr

Israeli Military Invades Nabi Saleh, Abducts Child from Tamimi Family

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday before dawn, Nabi Saleh village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted a child, identified as Mohammad Bassem Tamimi, 15, after breaking into the property and searching it. As the child was getting dressed to go with the soldiers, his mother Nariman […]

07 Apr

Two Villages in West Bank Receive Demolition Orders from Israeli Authorities

Two Palestinian villages in the West Bank received demolition orders Sunday from Israeli authorities, one in Hebron district, and the other in Bethlehem district, according to Wafa News Agency. 9 residential structures, in addition to caravans and animal barns, have been ordered to be destroyed in the village of Tuwanah, […]

07 Apr

Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, at least five Palestinians, including a deaf young man who was also assaulted by the soldiers, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and searched […]

07 Apr

Israel Imposes High Fines On Detained Children

The Palestinian Detainee’s Committee has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, in March alone, at least 34 children, some of them were assaulted and tortured, in addition to imposing severe fines on them and their families. The Committee stated that Israeli courts have imposed more than 37.000 Shekels on fines […]

07 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Summon Jerusalemite Palestinian Woman For Interrogation

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday morning, the home of a Palestinian woman, the head of a local society for women and democracy, in occupied East Jerusalem, and summoned her for interrogation. The soldiers invaded Sur Baher town, southeast of Jerusalem, stormed and ransacked the home of Zohour Abu Mayyala, the […]

07 Apr

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, two Palestinians from Sa’ir and Doura towns, northeast and south of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and installed a roadblock at the entrance of the al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of the city. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and searched […]

07 Apr

Israeli Army Cause Dozens Of Schoolchildren To Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation In Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, Sunday, schoolchildren while standing in line before the beginning of the school day in Hebron Elementary School, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Adnan Da’na, the principal of the school, told the […]

07 Apr

Israel Approves Hundreds Of New Units In Beitar Illit Illegal Colony

The so-called Israeli Higher Planning Committee has approved, on Saturday evening, the construction of hundreds of new units in the illegal Beitar Illit colony, built on Palestinian lands in Bethlehem. The new units are planned to be built on Palestinian lands, owned by residents of Husan, Nahhalin and Wad Fukin […]

06 Apr

Jerusalemite Palestinian Forced To Demolish His Home

A Palestinian man from occupied Jerusalem had to demolish his own home, Saturday, to avoid the excessively high fines and fees imposed by the City Council, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. The Palestinian, identified as Nabeeh al-Basity, living in the Old City, said that he […]

06 Apr

Palestinian Detainees Declare Hunger Strike

Palestinian political prisoner held by Israel stated that many detainees have decided to start hunger strike this coming Sunday, while more detainees will be joining the strike which will expand to all prisons if Israel does not respond to their demands. Among the main demands of the detainees are improving […]

06 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Bethlehem And Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, two Palestinians in Bethlehem and Qalqilia, in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers installed a sudden military roadblock at the entrance of Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, searched many cars and interrogated dozens of Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, before abducted […]

06 Apr

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Saturday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats with live fire and water cannons, near the shore of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The navy fired many live rounds at the boats and chased some of them while, using water cannons, in […]

06 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Jerusalem And Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday evening, three Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem, and two near Jenin, in northern West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the home of Ra’fat Najib in Jerusalem’s Old City and searched the property before abducting him. They added that the soldiers also abducted Ahmad […]

06 Apr

Israel Using Strange Teargas against Gaza Protesters (VIDEO)

Israeli forces have been using the Great Return March and its thousands of protesters as a sort of testing ground for new forms of weaponry and crowd control, say physicians in the Gaza Strip. They talk of explosive bullets and an unknown gas that causes severe convulsions and loss of […]

06 Apr

Reoccupation of Gaza ‘Still On the Table’ says Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, on Thursday, that he had spoken with many Arab leaders about the possibility of taking over the besieged Gaza Strip, however, there were “no takers.” During an interview with Israeli Kan Reshet Bet radio, Netanyahu said that Israel “may be forced” to carry out […]

06 Apr

Soldiers Invade Al-Khalil; Fire Live Ammunition at Protesters

04/05/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Israeli occupation forces stormed into Al-Khalil (Hebron) and fired live ammunition at protesters, after bombarding the city with tear gas, stun grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets. At around 1pm, soldiers invaded Al-Khalil through checkpoint 56, where the soldiers fired stun grenades at […]

06 Apr

Palestinian Youth Hit by Car Of Illegal Israeli Colonist

An extremist Israeli settler ran over a young Palestinian man, with his vehicle, on Friday, near the village of Tuwanah, east of Hebron’s Yatta town, in the southern occupied West Bank, local sources told WAFA News Agency. Sources said that the illegal Israeli colonist was seen running over Aysar Mahmoud […]

06 Apr

Lajee Center Opens Rooftop Garden in Aida Camp

Lajee Center and 1for3, last week, launched the Rooftop Green Space in Lajee Centerof Aida refugee camp, in Bethlehem, in order to create space for crops and greenery, contribute to water management, food production, compost recycling, improvement of air quality and more. The pioneering project in Palestine, initiated by the director […]

06 Apr

PCHR: “On 53rd Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 109 Civilians, including 30 Children, 6 Women and 2 Journalists”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights: Date: 05 April 2019. Time: 09:00 GMT: On Friday evening, 05 April 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 53rd Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 109 civilians, including 30 children, six women […]

06 Apr

Israeli Forces Suppress Weekly March in Ni’lin

Israeli forces suppressed the weekly non-violent protest in Ni’lin village in the central West Bank, resulting in dozens of Palestinian protesters suffering the effects of tear-gas, according to local sources. Protesters waved the Palestinian flag, and shouted slogans rejecting Israel’s policy of administrative detention, in which accused Palestinians are detained […]

06 Apr

83 Palestinians Wounded in Great Return March Protests in eastern Gaza

At least 83 Palestinian civilians were wounded by Israeli live gunfire fired against non-violent demonstrators in eastern Gaza on Friday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. In addition, the Israeli forces stationed at the Gaza-Israel border used a strange new bright red tear gas against demonstrators, containing unknown chemicals […]

06 Apr

PCHR Weekly Report: 5 Palestinian Civilians Killed, 412 Wounded by Israelis

In its weekly report on Israeli human rights violations for the week of 28 March – 03 April 2019, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories throughout the week, including the use of excessive force against the peaceful […]

05 Apr

One Palestinian Injured at Weekly Kafr Qaddoum March

Israeli forces attacked peaceful protestors in the village of Kafr Qaddoum in the Qalqilia district Friday, Ma’an News Agency reported. One Palestinian youth was shot and injured by Israeli forces, with a rubber-coated metal bullet during the attack on peaceful protestors. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the ‘Popular Resistance Committee’, […]

05 Apr

Palestinian Prisoners Searched and Assaulted in Israeli Prison

April 5, 2019 11:41 PM Ali Salam Israel, Negev, News Report, Prisoners 0

Tensions ran high at the southern Israeli Negev prison Thursday as Israeli ‘suppression forces’ stormed and searched prisoners and their belongings in section 1. According to The Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners’ Affairs committee, the suppression forces assaulted and moved one prisoner to an undisclosed location, after the prisoner allegedly […]

05 Apr

Israel Demolishes Bedouin Village for 142nd Time

Israeli bulldozers destroyed, Thursday, tents and residential structures that housed an indigenous Bedouin community in the Negev, reported Palestinian Ma’an News Agency. The Al-Araqib village is located in the Negev Desert, and is one of many villages that predate Israel, but remain unrecognized, and has been demolished 142 times by […]

05 Apr

Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Nablus

Many Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Thursday evening, Sebastia town, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and attacked protesters, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to assaulting several residents. Mohammad ‘Azem, the head of Sebastia Town Council, said the soldiers fired many […]

05 Apr

Army Abducts A Palestinian Child In Azzoun

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian child in Azzoun town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Hazem Ma’moun Qatesh, 13, after invading his home and violently searching it, causing damage. It is worth mentioning that Azzoun […]

04 Apr

Illegal Colonists Bulldoze Palestinian Lands Near Nablus And Jenin

Groups of illegal Israeli colonists invaded, on Thursday morning, Palestinian lands in Burin village, south of Nablus, and Ya’bad town, south of Jenin, in northern West Bank, before bulldozing them and uprooting trees to expand their outposts. Media sources in Nablus said dozens of colonists brought bulldozers and other machinery […]

04 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and confiscated cash. The army also claimed to find weapons in some homes. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and violently searched dozens of homes, […]

04 Apr

Israeli Navy Attacks Fishing Boats in Gaza, Army Invades Lands In Khan Younis

Israeli navy ships attacked, Thursday, Palestinian fishing boats within three nautical miles from the shore of Gaza city, while army vehicles carried out a limited invasion into Palestinian lands in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources said the navy ships fired several live rounds […]

04 Apr

On Palestinian Child’s Day; 250 Children Imprisoned By Israel

Palestinian Child’s Day; 250 Children Imprisoned By Israel, 11 Killed By Army Fire A day ahead of Palestinian Child’s Day, marked on April 5th, the Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that Israel is holding captive 250 children, who are facing various sorts of violations and oppression, denied basic rights guaranteed […]

04 Apr

Palestinian Succumbs to Wounds Incurred during Land Day Protests

A Palestinian youth who was shot and critically injured by Israeli forces, during Land Day protests in the besieged Gaza Strip, succumbed to his wounds, late Tuesday. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that Fares Youssef Abu Hajras, 26, from Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, succumbed to […]

04 Apr

Palestinians Celebrate Al-Isra Wal Miraj

Scouts outside the Dome of the Rock at Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem, celebrating Al-Isra Wal Miraj Muslim holiday. (WAFA Images / Afif Amireh)  Tens of thousands of Palestinians observed Al-Isra Wal Miraj Muslim holiday, today, with worship at Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem’s Old City, the site of this holy day, […]

04 Apr

UK Band Release Song Highlighting Israeli Apartheid (VIDEO)

The UK-based band Slovo has released a new song which calls for a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest final, which will be held in Tel Aviv on the 18th of May. Entitled ‘Not My Kinda Party’, the song refers to Israel as an apartheid regime, and lists aspects of […]

04 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Kill One Palestinian, Injure Another And Abduct A Third In Gaza

According to the Israeli News Agency (News 0404), Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Wednesday, one Palestinian, injured and detained another, and arrested a third who was unharmed, after they reportedly crossed the perimeter fence in Gaza. The Israeli report claimed that the Palestinians, who reportedly carried knives, crossed the perimeter […]

04 Apr

Israeli Forces Attack and Detain Palestinian Hikers in the Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers stationed in the Jordan Valley – a Palestinian area that is under Israeli control under the Oslo agreement – attacked a group of Palestinian hikers who were on a hiking trail near Ein al-Hilweh on Wednesday afternoon. The soldiers first fired tear gas and stun grenades at the […]

04 Apr

Missing Palestinian Child Found In Israeli Prison

A Palestinian child who went missing on Tuesday was eventually found in ‘Ofer’ prison, after Israeli soldiers kidnapped him from his village, Dir Nitham, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and his family was never informed. The child, Ramez Tamimi, 14, was kidnapped by Israeli soldiers during […]

03 Apr

PA Foreign Ministry: “Settlers’ Terror, An Integral Part Of Israel’s State-Sponsored Terrorism”

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry issued a statement, Wednesday, condemning the dangerously escalating Israeli violations and crimes, including the killing of a Palestinian near Nablus by an armed illegal colonist, and said that the “terrorist attacks carried out by the colonists are an integral part of Israel’s ongoing illegal occupation of […]

03 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, eleven Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after invading and ransacking them. Most of the invasions and abductions took place in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Nablus, Jenin and Hebron. The soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes in many […]

03 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Invade Lands, Open Fire At Fishing Boats, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers carried out, on Wednesday morning, a limited invasion into Palestinian lands in central Gaza, while navy ships opened fire on fishing boats in southern Gaza. Media sources said more than five armored military vehicles, including a bulldozer, invaded Palestinian lands near the perimeter fence, east of the al-Boreij […]

03 Apr

One Palestinian Killed, Another Wounded, in Attack by Israeli Settler Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers have reported that a Palestinian was killed, and another injured, when an Israeli settler opened fire on them near Beita town, south of Nablus. The Palestinian who was killed was identified as Mohammad Abdul-Mon’em Abdel-Fattah, 23, from Khirbet Qeis village in the Salfit district, in the northern West […]

03 Apr

Israel Bills A Jerusalemite Palestinian After Demolishing His Home

Hours after the Israeli Authorities in occupied East Jerusalem demolished a Palestinian home in Shu’fat refugee camp, the City Council in the city billed the owner for the costs of destroying his property. Media sources said the soldiers and employees of the City Council demolished the two-story home, owned by […]

03 Apr

Illegal Israeli Colonists Cut 550 Trees, grapevines, Near Ramallah

A group of extremist illegal Israeli colonists, squatting on Palestinian lands near Ramallah, in central West Bank, invaded Palestinian farmlands, Tuesday, and cut 550 trees and grapevines, owned by a Palestinian from Deir Jarir village, northeast of the city. The owner of the land, Abdul-Dayim Ajaj, said the Israeli assailants […]

03 Apr

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Saturday

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a young man died, on Tuesday evening, from serious wounds he suffered last Saturday, after Israeli soldiers shot him east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry said the Palestinian, Fares Abu Hajras, 26, was shot […]

02 Apr

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Qalandia

A young Palestinian man, identified as Mohammad Ali Dar Adwan, 23, was shot and killed by Israeli forces who invaded Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, on Monday, and attacked local protesters, wounding at least two other young men. The Palestinians gathered in the streets and alleys of the […]

02 Apr

PCHR Fears that Palestinian Prisoners’ Conditions in Israeli Prisons Would Deteriorate Following Ardan’s Statement

The Palestinian Center for Human Right (PCHR): PCHR follows up with concern Palestinian prisoners’ conditions in the Israeli prisons following the statement of Gilad Ardan, Minister of Public Security, on 30 March 2019,  threatening that there will be no negotiations with the Palestinian prisoners if they go on a hunger […]

02 Apr

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Tuesday at noon, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Central District of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. The head of the Palestinian Fishermen Union in Gaza, Zakariya Bakr, said the navy chased several fishing boats less than twelve nautical miles from the shore. Bakr […]

02 Apr

Army Demolishes A Palestinian Building In Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, a two-story Palestinian building in Shu’fat refugee camp, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said a large military force invaded the at-Tihta neighborhood in Shu’fat refugee camp, through Ras Khamis area, while a military helicopter flew overhead. They added that the soldiers were […]

02 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, ten Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers invaded and searched many homes across the West Bank, and interrogated dozens of residents while inspecting their ID cards. The PPS […]

02 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home In Beit Jala

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, a Palestinian home, owned by a lawyer in Bir ‘Ona area, in Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the office of the “Colonization& Wall Resistance Commission” in Bethlehem, said a large military force invaded the area, […]

02 Apr

PA to Pay 50% of Salaries for Second Month

The Ministry of Finance announced, on Monday, that the Palestinian Authority (PA) it will pay 50% of the monthly salaries to its employees, for the second month in a row, following the Israeli tax cuts. Last month, employees also received 50% of their salaries, after the PA refused to accept […]

02 Apr

Human Rights Institution Association Calls for Investigation into Murder of Al-Hamlawi

The Human Rights Institutions Association has sent a letter to Amnesty International, Human rights Watch, the Committee against Torture, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, regarding the torture practices in the prisons of the Palestinian Authority security services in Ramallah.  The […]

02 Apr

United States and Israel Complete THAAD Missile Defense Exercises

The European Command of the United States Army (EUCOM) completed its four-week air defense exercise, including the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system into Israel for the first time. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) air defense system was deployed in Israel on March 4th 2019, following extensive […]

02 Apr

Gaza Fishing Zone Expanded as Part of Ceasefire Agreement

Israel has expanded the permitted fishing zone, in the besieged Gaza Strip, as part of a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas, who currently governs the enclave. The Egyptian-brokered deal includes expanding the fishing limit along the Mediterranean coast from six to 15 nautical miles, for the first time in years, with […]

02 Apr

Palestinian Youth Severely Beaten during Detention

Two Palestinian teens from occupied East Jerusalem said that they were severely beaten when they were detained by special Israeli forces, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Commission said, today. Muhammad Abu Sneineh, 15, and Qais Basiti, 17, told the commission that they were thrown to the ground when they were detained in […]

02 Apr

Israeli Plans for 250,000 Future Settlers in Golan Heights

The Israeli Ministry of Housing has prepared a plan which calls for the construction of tens of thousands of settlement units to accommodate 250,000 settlers by the year 2048, in the occupied Syrian Golan, and encourages settlers to live there. The details of the plan came one week after US […]

01 Apr

Illegal Israeli Colonists Write Racist Graffiti, Cause Damage To Cars In Jerusalem

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists infiltrated, on Monday at dawn, into a neighborhood in Beit Hanina, northern of occupied East Jerusalem, before writing racist graffiti, and caused damage to several Palestinian cars. The colonists smashed the windows, including the windshields of several cars, and punctured their tires. They […]

01 Apr

Israeli Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians, Injures One In West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, several Palestinian governorates in various parts of the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked homes and workshops, and abducted eleven Palestinians, in addition to shooting one during ensuing protests. Media sources said the soldiers invaded ‘Anata town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, before […]

01 Apr

Gaza Crossings Opened after One-week Closure

Israel has reopened two vital border crossings between the occupied territories and the blockaded Gaza Strip, about a week after it closed them amid escalating tensions with Palestinians in the enclave. A spokeswoman for the Israeli ministry of military affairs, the unit that oversees the crossings said that the Erez […]

01 Apr

Israeli Tanks Strike Targets in Gaza following Alleged Rocket Fire

Israeli tanks have shelled the Gaza Strip after alleged rocket fire from the blockaded coastal enclave, into the occupied territories.   The Israeli army said that its tanks had hit “a number of positions” belonging to the Hamas movement, in Gaza, early on Sunday morning. The shelling, it claimed, came […]

01 Apr

Palestinian Detainee Marks 17 Years in Israeli Jails

Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli jails Abdul-Fattah Kamel Sahalabi completes, today, 17 years behind Israeli prison bars, said the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society. Shalabi, who comes from the town of Silat al-Harithiya, in the occupied West Bank, was taken into custody on March 31, 2002, and was sentenced to 21 years […]

01 Apr

Israel to Approve 1,427 New Illegal Settlement Units

Final approval of 1,427 new Israeli settlement units in the West Bank is anticipated by the Israeli Civil Administration. Peace Now, an Israeli Non-Governmental Agency that monitors settlement activity in the occupied West Bank, says that now, since U.S. president Donald Trump was elected in November of 2016, the rate […]

01 Apr

Israeli Authorities Deliver Demolition Orders Near Hebron

2 Palestinian structures were ordered to be demolished, by Israeli authorities, in the southern West Bank city of Yatta, in the Hebron district, Ma’an News Agency reported Sunday. The two buildings, one the home of Abed al-Mutleb al-Nuajaa, the other a barn for livestock, belonging to Mousa Hassan al-Shuwaheen, using […]

31 Mar

Illegal Colonialist Settler Fires At Homes In Hebron

An armed illegal Israeli colonialist settler opened fire, on Sunday evening, at several Palestinian homes in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Eyewitnesses said the colonist stepped out of its car near the main entrance of the refugee camp and […]

31 Mar

Army Abducts Two Palestinian Teens in Hebron

March 31, 2019 8:46 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, two Palestinian teenage-boys in the al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked homes. They added that the soldiers abducted two Palestinian teens, […]

31 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Guard Of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a civilian guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, while groups of fanatic colonists, accompanied by the police, continued storming the holy site’s compound to conduct provocative tours. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers abducted one of the guards after he opened the […]

31 Mar

Health Ministry: “Army Killed 266 Palestinians In One Year”

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported, Saturday, that Israeli soldiers killed 266 Palestinians, and injured 30398 others, since the Great Return March processions started on March 30, 2018, which also marks Palestinian Land Day. Four Palestinians were killed, Saturday, and 316, including 86 children and 29 […]

31 Mar

Family Forced to Demolish Own Home near Jerusalem

A Palestinian family demolished their own home and certain steel structures, on Friday evening, in the illegal Pisgat Zeev Israeli settlement that is built on Palestinian lands of the Hizma village ,north of occupied Jerusalem, upon order by the Israeli High Court. Family member Youssef Askar said that they began […]

31 Mar

Palestinians on One Year Anniversary of Great Return March

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are marking Land Day and the one-year anniversary of Gaza’s Great March of Return by protesting against Israel’s brutal siege and demanding their rights. These unarmed protesters have been met with Israeli sniper fire that, so far, has killed 195 protesters, and injured 29,000 more. The […]

31 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Invade Homes In Hares Village

March 31, 2019 3:28 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, the village of Hares, west of Salfit in central West Bank, and violently searched many homes and stores. Taiseer Soof, the head of Hares Village Council, said several Israeli army jeeps invaded the village, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked homes and shops in […]

30 Mar

Updated: Land Day; Israeli Soldiers Kill Four Palestinians, Injure 316, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers killed, Saturday, four Palestinians, and injured 316 others, including 14 who suffered life-threatening wounds, during protests across the perimeter fence, in the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip. On Saturday at night, a Palestinian teen, identified as Bilal Mahmoud Najjar (Abu Jamous), 17, from Bani Soheila near Khan […]

30 Mar

Update 2: “Army Kills Two Palestinians, Injures 112 In Gaza”

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, Saturday, two Palestinians, and injured 112, including at least 13 with live fire, among them two who suffered life-threatening wounds. The two slain Palestinians have been identified as Adham Nidal ‘Amara, 17, and Mohammad Jihad Sa’ad, 20, east of Gaza […]

30 Mar

Army Injures Many Palestinians Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers resorted, Saturday, to the excessive use of force against nonviolent protesters marching in condemnation of the ongoing Israeli violations against medics, near Huwwara roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs and concussion grenades at the protesters, causing […]

30 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Al-Biereh

Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday afternoon, several Palestinians, during protests marking the Palestinian Land Day, at the northern entrance of al-Biereh city, in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah and al-Biereh. Media sources said the soldiers fired dozens of rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at the […]

30 Mar

On 1st Anniversary of Return and Breaking Siege March; PCHR Warns of Further Targeting of Civilians by Israeli Forces

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up with deep concern the Israeli forces’ military reinforcements along the border fence with the Gaza Strip, coinciding with the Palestinians’ commemoration of the 1st anniversary of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege that will start on Saturday afternoon, […]

30 Mar

Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege: Worldwide Solidarity This Weekend

Photo: Joe Catron/Flickr As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege in Gaza– also the 43rd anniversary of Land Day – Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins Palestinians and people around the world in encouraging all supporters of justice to join in solidarity actions at […]

30 Mar

Losses Exceed $2 Million for Gaza in Latest Israeli Aggression

The Palestinian Ministry of Public Works and Housing in the Gaza Strip, on Thursday, said that the recent Israeli military aggression on the besieged enclave resulted in complete destruction of 30 houses and partial damage to 500 others. Deputy minister Naji Sarhan announced, during a press conference, that the estimated […]

30 Mar

Brazil Reneges on Jerusalem Embassy Move

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will apparently not move his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Instead, he may announce the opening of a “business office” in West Jerusalem, during his upcoming two-day visit to Israel, on Thursday. In January, Bolsonaro promised to follow in the footsteps of United States […]

30 Mar

Jordan Valley: Settlers Plant Olive Trees on Palestinian-owned Land

Israeli settlers planted olive trees in pasture land belonging to Palestinians in al-Farisya village, east of Tubas, in the northern Jordan Valley, raising fear among the Palestinian residents of an impending seizure of their land for the benefit of settlers. Aref Daraghmeh, a local rights activist, said a number of […]

30 Mar

Israeli Reinforcements Deployed near Gaza, Ahead of Return March Anniversary

On the eve of the first anniversary of the “Great March of Return” protests, Israeli soldiers and tanks have been deployed near the fence separating the Israeli occupation from the besieged Gaza Strip. The reinforcements were deployed on Friday morning, as Gazans planned to stage a massive protest, on Saturday, […]

30 Mar

PCHR: Question and Answer: 1st Year Anniversary of the March of Return Demonstrations

Why are Palestinians demonstrating in the Gaza Strip?  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday 30 March 2018, the commemoration of Land Day, Palestinians launched a massive wave of peaceful weekly demonstrations known as the Great Return March along the security fence separating Gaza from Israel.  The demonstrations […]

30 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Invade Betunia, Near Ramallah

Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Friday evening, the town of Betunia, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and fired gas bombs and concussion grenades. Ribhi Doula, the head of Betunia town council, said the soldiers invaded the town, and stationed their jeeps right near the town […]

30 Mar

Israeli Colonists Invade Palestinian Orchards In Northern Plains

Illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, Friday, Palestinian olive orchards and grazing lands in the al-Farisiyya area in the West Bank’s Northern Plains. Human Rights activist Aref Daraghma said the colonists invaded the lands, located near the illegal Rotem colony, which was built on stolen Palestinian lands. He added that the […]

30 Mar

Israeli Forces Attack West Bank Protests

Palestinians across the West Bank on Friday took part in non-violent action to commemorate the 43rd anniversary Land Day, and in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, Maan News Agency reported. Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum in the northern West Bank have staged weekly peaceful protests since 2011 to object […]

israel-tanks (image from RT)
29 Mar

800 Palestinians Protest at Gaza Border; 11 Wounded as Israel Amasses Tanks

In an update from an earlier report, in which IMEMC reported that 2 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli gunfire on Friday, the Palestinian Ministry of Health has now reported that 11 Palestinian protesters were wounded, including one who was shot in the chest in a protest east of Rafah, in […]