Category Archives: News Report

05 Jan

Report: Israel Committed 255 Violations Against Journalists and Media Institutions in 2019

The Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA) has documented 255 violations by the Israeli occupation forces against journalists and media institutions working in the occupied Palestinian territories during 2019. It said in its annual report on Israeli violations against journalists, released on Sunday, that these Israeli violations included use of […]

05 Jan

Israeli PM Rushes Home from Greece, Closes Ski Resort Over “Possible Threats”

The Israeli military closed a ski resort in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, on Saturday, due to concerns over what it calls possible threats from Iranian-backed groups in Lebanon and Syria, or Palestinian resistance movements Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza, Days of Palestine reported. The closing of the Mount […]

05 Jan

Turkish Authorities Deliver Ottoman-Era Archives to Palestinian Authority

Turkey has given a copy of Ottoman-era archived documents to the Palestinian Authority (PA) to help Palestinians legally counter the Israeli occupation’s land claims, Quds News Network reported. Hebrew news sources said the archives include tens of thousands of land registries from the Palestinian territories under the Ottoman Empire’s control […]

05 Jan

Report: In 2019 Israel Ordered Administrative Detention Against 1,022 Palestinians

The Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies released a statement, on Thursday, that Israel has issued a total of 1,022 administrative detention orders against Palestinians in 2019, the Middle East Monitor reported. The center said that there was a ten per cent increase in administrative detention orders, imprisonment without charge or […]
04 Jan

Israeli Forces Halt Construction of Palestinian Home Near Bethlehem

Israeli military ordered, on Saturday, a halt on the construction of a Palestinian-owned house in the village of Nahalin, near Bethlehem city. In addition, the soldiers seized building equipment, including a pump and two cement mixers, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). Hani Fannoun, head of Nahalin […]

Night raid (archive image)
04 Jan

Israeli Troops Abduct 2 Palestinians in Early Morning Invasion of Jenin

In a pre-dawn raid on Saturday, Israeli troops invaded the city of Jenin and the village of Rumaneh in the Jenin district, abducting two Palestinian civilians. Local sources indicated to The Palestiian news agency “Wafa”, that the occupation forces arrested the citizens: Nizar Mustafa Jarban from Rumaneh, and Bakr Amin […]

04 Jan

Eight Palestinians in Jerusalem Receive Summons to Appear in Court

Israeli police today handed eight young Palestinian residents of the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-“Isawiya summons to appear before an Israeli court tomorrow for allegedly violating night curfew, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Anwar Obeid, one of the summoned youths, said that police and security services […]

04 Jan

Prisoners Commission: Palestinian Teen Shot and Detained, in Stable Condition

The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission stated, on Friday, that Palestinian teenager, Hussein Younes, who Israeli soldiers shot, wounded and detained, on Thursday, is in a stable health condition, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). The Israeli occupation authorities claimed that the youth allegedly attempted to stab […]

03 Jan

Israeli Army Confiscates Five Tractors from Palestinian Farmers

Israeli forces, on Friday, seized five tractors belonging to Palestinian farmers in Um al-Qaba area, in the Jordan Valley, northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The head of the village council of nearby al-Maleh village, Mahdi Daraghmeh, said that the Israeli army seized the […]

03 Jan

PLO Official: Palestinians Reject Attempts to Criminalize Legitimate National Struggle

Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), called upon the European Union, on Friday, to reconsider its new conditions for funding Palestinian civil society organizations, calling for fair and equal access for all, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Erekat’s call came in response to recently […]

03 Jan

Six Young Men Arrested in Jerusalem for Breaking Curfew

The occupation forces arrested 6 Palestinian young men from al-‘Isawiya, on the pretext of “breaking house arrest” imposed on them, Ma’an News reported. Activist and member of the Follow-up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, Muhammad Abu Al-Homs, explained that the occupation forces stormed al-‘Isawiya, and summoned the young men, who had been […]

03 Jan

Palestinian Moderately Injured After Being Rammed By Israeli Colonists’ Car

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young man was injured, on Thursday evening, after illegal Israeli colonialist settlers rammed him with his car, near Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. The sources said that the young man, Bilal Sa’id Ghazal, 20, suffered moderate wounds, before […]

03 Jan

Soldiers Assault Worshipers In Bab ar-Rahma Mosque, Abduct Two

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Thursday evening, several Palestinian Muslim worshipers in Bab ar-Rahma Mosque, in the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted two. Eyewitnesses said dozens of soldiers, and police officers, invaded the holy site while trying to force the worshipers out, leading to protests. They added […]

03 Jan

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Beit Ummar

January 3, 2020 2:22 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, on Thursday evening, several Palestinians in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media activist Mohammad Awad said several army jeeps invaded the ath-Thaher area, south of Beit Ummar, and attacked protesters with live rounds, gas bombs and concussion […]

03 Jan

Israeli Security Guards Ransack Palestinian Tents in Jordan Valley

Israeli occupation forces terrorized, Thursday afternoon, Palestinian residents in the village of Ein Hilweh in the Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank after searching and ransacking residential tents. Local activist, Mahdi Daraghmeh said that five Israeli security guards in street clothes, stormed tents in the village, searched and […]

03 Jan

Israel to Demolish Family Home of 2 Palestinian Prisoners

Israeli forces notified the family of two Palestinian prisoners, on Thursday, of an order to demolish their home in Kobar town, northwest of Ramallah city, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Widad Barghouthi, a media professor at Birzeit University, said that Israeli military forces broke into her family’s […]

02 Jan

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 December 2019 – 01 January 2020)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 198 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. This week witnessed an increase of Israeli violation regarding demolition and settlement activities in addition to settlers’ attacks and incursions. […]

02 Jan

Dr. Ashrawi: Israel’s Plan to Replace Jerusalem UNRWA Schools a Part of War on Palestinian Rights

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Thursday, condemned the announced plan of the Israeli municipality in occupied Jerusalem, to replace UNRWA-run schools. “The announced plan of the so-called Israeli municipality in occupied Jerusalem, to replace UNRWA-run schools, is an extension of […]

02 Jan

Netanyahu to Ask for Immunity from Corruption Charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he would approach the regime’s parliament in order to seek immunity from corruption charges, in a move that could considerably delay criminal proceedings against him.   “… I intend to approach the speaker of the Knesset in accordance with chapter 4C of the law, […]

02 Jan

Worshippers at Al-Aqsa Assaulted by Israeli Police

Israeli police, this evening, assaulted several Palestinian worshipers and detained two of them while they were present at the Bab al-Rahma prayer area inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in occupied Jerusalem, witnesses told WAFA. Police officers broke into Bab al-Rahma and physically assaulted the worshipers and attacked them with teargas, […]

02 Jan

149 Palestinians Killed by Israelis in 2019, Including 33 Children

The Israeli occupation army killed 149 Palestinians in 2019, 74% of whom were from the Gaza Strip, the National Gathering of Palestine Families has said. Mohammed Sbeihat, secretary general of the gathering, stated that 33 of the slain were children, representing 23% of the total number. Sbeihat said that the […]

02 Jan

Soldiers Bulldoze Large Areas Of Palestinian Lands Near Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded and bulldozed large areas of Palestinian lands, on Thursday morning, in ‘Asla village, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Mohammad Sheikh, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in Qalqilia governorate, said the invasion was carried out by many army jeeps, […]

02 Jan

Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, five Palestinians, and imposed house arrest orders on six others, after the army invaded and ransacked many homes across the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. In Jenin, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Hayel As’ad Bakheet, after storming his parent’s home and […]

02 Jan

Thousands Attend Fateh Anniversary Rally in Gaza City

Thousands of people gathered at al-Wihdeh Street in downtown Gaza City, Wednesday afternoon, to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the launch of the Fateh movement, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. WAFA correspondent said that Palestinians from all over the Hamas-controlled and Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip, joined the rally […]

02 Jan

On 55th Anniversary of Fateh Movement, Israel Detains Two of its Members, Summons One

Israeli forces detained, Wednesday afternoon, Fateh secretary general, Shadi Mtour, hours after invading his home and handing his family a summons for him, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Mtour was detained in Wadi al-Joz neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, in an effort to prevent any activities by the […]

01 Jan

Michael Lynk: ICC Probe “Momentous Step Forward in the Quest for Accountability”

A UN human rights expert, on Tuesday, described the International Criminal Court’s decision to investigate Israeli war crimes in Palestine as a “momentous step forward in the quest for accountability”, the Quds news Network reported. “Accountability has, until now, been largely missing in action throughout the 52-year-old occupation,” said Michael […]

01 Jan

Israeli Forces Storm Uproot Palestinian Olive Trees South of Bethlehem

Israeli occupation bulldozers uprooted olive trees in Al-Jabaa village, south of Bethlehem, Wednesday morning, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). The head of the village council of Al-Jabaa, Yiyab Mashaalah described a large force of the Israeli occupation army, accompanied by two bulldozers, storming the area of […]

01 Jan

Palestinian Ordered to Remove Room, Balcony, Olive Trees

A Palestinian resident of Khirbet Ibzeiq, was ordered by the Israeli military government, Wednesday, to remove a room and a balcony built on his own land as well as olive trees, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The land, located north of the city of Tubas, in the […]

01 Jan

Israeli Forces Seize Residential Tents, Animal Barns in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces stormed, Wednesday afternoon, Atouf village, southeast of the city of Tubas, and dismantled tents and animal barns, and seized them, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Atouf village council, Abdullah Bisharat said that the soldiers dismantled three residential tents and barns, located in the Jordan Valley, northern […]

01 Jan

Soldiers Demolish Two Flats In Silwan

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, two Palestinian flats in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. Khaled Abu Tayeh, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in Silwan, said dozens of soldiers and personnel of the Jerusalem Municipality, invaded the town, before surrounding the two flats. Abu Tayeh […]

01 Jan

Peace Bridge, Derry City, Ireland, December

 By Niall Ó Brolcháin – IMEMC News: The Derry branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) held their annual New Year’s Eve vigil on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, on Derry’s famous Peace Bridge to stand in solidarity with their Palestinian brothers and sisters in their fight for freedom, justice, and equality. […]

01 Jan

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Hebron

January 1, 2020 2:44 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Beit Ummar and the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before abducting four Palestinians, including three former political prisoners, and summoned one for interrogation. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the […]

01 Jan

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two young Palestinian men from Beit Rima and Deir Ghassana towns, northwest of Ramallah in central West Bank, and abducted two young men. Several army jeeps invaded Beit Rima town, before the soldiers stormed and searched homes and abducted Saji Nitham Rimawi, 24. […]

01 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians, Injure One, In Jenin

January 1, 2020 1:25 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Jenin city, Jenin refugee camp, and Qabatia town, in northern West Bank, searched and ransacked many homes and abducted five Palestinians, in addition to wounding one during ensuing protests. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers shot Jamil Nabil Awwad, 22, […]

01 Jan

Netanyahu’s Eligibility to Form Government Considered by Supreme Court

January 1, 2020 3:25 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

On Tuesday morning, the Israeli Supreme Court opened a special session to consider the petition against the eligibility of Benjamin Netanyahu, the interim Israeli Prime Minister, in forming a government, in light of criminal charges against him, the Palestine News Network reported. The Hebrew newspaper “Yediot Aharonot” said that “a […]

01 Jan

Israeli Forces Arrest 12 Palestinian Young Men From Jerusalem

The Israeli occupation forces, on Monday evening, arrested 12 Palestinian young men in Jerusalem, five of them from the Bab al-Amoud area, the Palestine News Network reported. Footage circulated on the internet showing Israeli police officers brutalizing and detaining five young men during their presence in the Bab al-Amoud area […]

01 Jan

Waqf Director: Nearly 30,000 Israelis Invaded Al-Aqsa in 2019

Azzam Khatib, director of the Waqf department, stated that a total of 29,610 extremist Israelis have forced their way into Al-Aqsa Mosque, in 2019, raising concerns of an organized scheme to change the long-held status quo at the holy compound, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. In a […]

01 Jan

Israeli Forces Detain 4 Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli forces today detained four Palestinians in multiple overnight incursions across the West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. An Israeli military force invaded Nablus city, in the northern occupied West Bank, and detained two Palestinians. In Jerusalem district, Israeli forces detained a Palestinian after ransacking his […]

31 Dec

Gaza Still Unresolved Approaching 2020

It was a very happy moment when the Palestinians knew that they would cast their votes in order to choose their representatives, after waiting a long time. They voted and unexpectedly, the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, won the overwhelming majority of the parliament seats, but this was not a blessing […]

31 Dec

Settlers Attack and Injure West Bank Commuters

Jewish settlers, today, attacked Palestinian vehicles traveling on roads in the north of the West Bank, with stones, causing injury to people and damage to several cars, according to a Palestinian official. Ghassan Daghlas, in charge of the Israeli settlements file in the north of the West Bank, told WAFA […]

31 Dec

Netanyahu Claims Arab States to Normalize Ties with Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will soon have normal ties and formal peace agreements with a number of Arab countries.   “I intend, in the coming years, to conclude normalization and peace agreements with a number of Arab countries,” he said Sunday night, recalling in particular his trip […]

31 Dec

VIDEO: Israeli Forces Arrest Palestinian Youth Beaten by Settlers

Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) reported that, the Israeli occupation forces arrested a Palestinian youth, on Monday evening, from Batn Al Hawa neighborhood in Silwan, after settlers beat him. Witnesses said that settlers’ guards attacked the young Palestinian men who were in the neighborhood. Verbal quarrels and physical fights took […]

31 Dec

REPORT: Over 13 Million Palestinians Worldwide by 2020

Dr. Ola Awad, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) President presents a brief on the status of Palestinian people at The end of 2019 as follows: More than 13 Million Palestinians in the world by the End of 2019 An increase in population of  Palestinians in the world The projected […]

31 Dec

Israel Detained 5,500 Palestinians in 2019, Including 889 Children

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested more than 5,500 Palestinians from the occupied Palestinian territory during 2019; among them were 889 children and at least 128 women, the Palestine News Network reported. The Palestinian Prisoners and Human Rights Institutions issued a fact sheet, on Monday, stating that the number of Palestinian […]

31 Dec

Palestinian Farmers Prevented from Working on Their Own Land

Gun-toting Israeli soldiers, on Monday, forced a number of Palestinian farmers to leave their lands adjacent to the illegal settlement of Shavi Shomron, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. According to the mayor of Sebastia, Mohammed Azim, Israeli forces along with the settlement’s security prevented the farmers, with […]

31 Dec

Palestinian FM: “Systematic Economic War Waged by the Israeli Occupation”

The Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry, on Monday, slammed Israel’s decision to deduct millions of dollars from the Palestinian tax revenues, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The ministry denounced Israel’s decision to deduct 150 million Israeli shekels ($43 million) from the taxes it collects on behalf of […]

30 Dec

Palestinian PM: Israel Decision to Withhold Tax Revenues “Brings us Back to Square One of the Crisis”

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh said today that the Israeli cabinet’s decision to deduct additional amounts from the Palestinian tax revenues amounting to 150 million shekels ($43 million), under the pretext of making payments to the families of the prisoners and those killed by Israel, “brings us back to square […]

Settlers in Joseph's Tomb in 2013 (image from The Iran Project)
30 Dec

Hundreds of Settlers Invade Joseph’s Tomb, 9 Palestinians Injured

Security sources stated that nine Palestinians were injured, by Israeli army gunfire as hundreds of Israeli settlers forced their way into Joseph’s Tomb, on Monday morning, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Israeli forces escorted a convoy of buses packed with hundreds of illegal settlers onto the site, […]

30 Dec

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians in Hebron, Ramallah And Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians, including two children, from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Hebron, Ramallah, and Tulkarem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city […]

30 Dec

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers shot, late on Sunday at night, a young Palestinian man with a rubber-coated metal bullet, and caused others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in Halhoul town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps accompanied dozens […]

30 Dec

Anti-Siege Committee: Urgent and Decisive Intervention Needed in Gaza

The Popular Committee Against the Siege appealed to UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to solve the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, which has been under Israeli blockade since 2006, Days of Palestine reported. “The situation in the Gaza Strip entails urgent and decisive intervention from the UN Secretary-General to […]

30 Dec

Netanyahu Announces Six-Point Plan to Annex Palestinian Land, Defeat Iran

By: The Palestine Chronicle Staff Following his triumph in the Likud party’s primary elections, on December 26, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu introduced a political plan aimed at securing US recognition of Israel’s annexation of West Bank settlements and rolling back Iran’s influence in the region. Netanyahu’s plan, which is […]

30 Dec

Ashrawi: Withholding of Tax Revenues “Criminal Act of Collective Punishment”

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) stated, on Sunday, that the Israeli government’s decision to withhold 150 million shekels ($43 million) from Palestine’s tax revenues is a blatant act of theft and political extortion. “This is a clear violation of Palestinian rights […]

30 Dec

The Freedom Flotilla Will Make its 36th Attempt to Sail to Gaza in 2020

Ramzy Baroud, Mint Press News What is Gaza to us but an Israeli missile, a rudimentary rocket, a demolished home, an injured child being whisked away by his peers under a hail of bullets? On a daily basis, Gaza is conveyed to us as a bloody image or a dramatic video, […]

Israeli night raid (archive image)
29 Dec

Israeli FM: Tel Aviv to Resume “Policy of Assassinations”

Israeli foreign minister, last week, said that Tel Aviv would return to “the policy of assassinations” against Palestinian resistance figures in the Gaza Strip, Middle East Monitor reported. In statements made to Israel’s army radio, Yisrael Katz indicated that there was “an intelligence effort to identify the rockets’ launchers and […]

29 Dec

ICC Prosecutor: No Charges against Israelis nor Palestinians as of Yet

The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ms. Fatou Bensouda, said that no charges have been filed against any Israeli or Palestinian, and the investigation has not been opened. In an interview with the Hebrew-language paper, Maariv, Bensouda said: “The International Criminal Court is acting according to the principle […]

29 Dec

Al-Qanua: Bennett’s West Bank Decision a “War Crime”

Hamas spokesman Abdul-Latif al-Qanua has described, as “a war crime,” the Israeli decision to have the settlements and outposts in Area C of the occupied West Bank registered with the Israeli Ministry of Justice instead of the army’s Civil Administration. In a press release on Saturday, Qanua said that war […]

29 Dec

Detainees Recount Stories of Abuse in Israeli Detention

Palestinian detainees who were recently taken into custody by Israeli authorities have reportedly been subjected to various forms of maltreatment, including physical abuse and beatings, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). PPS said that prisoner Mutasem Anwar Sheikha, who was recently detained by Israeli police in Jerusalem, was brutally […]

29 Dec

Israeli Media: 2000 New Settlement Units Approved for West Bank

It is expected that Israeli Civil Administration will approve, within days, the construction of thousands of settlement units in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. Hebrew newspaper Haaretz said, Sunday morning, that “the so-called Supreme Building Council of the Civil Administration will approve, this week, the construction of two thousand […]

29 Dec

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Sunday, a Palestinian man on his land, east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed across the perimeter fence east of Beit Hanoun, fired many rubber-coated steel bullets at a Palestinian farmer, wounding him in the […]

29 Dec

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians Near Bethlehem And Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three young Palestinian men in Bethlehem and Hebron governorates, in the occupied West Bank, during extensive and violent searches of homes. The soldiers invaded and ransacked homes in Teqoua’ town, southeast of Bethlehem, and interrogated Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. Media sources […]

29 Dec

Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In Jerusalem

December 29, 2019 2:05 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, sixteen young Palestinian men from their homes, in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and summoned several others for interrogation. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said dozens of soldiers invaded the town, before storming and ransacking Palestinian homes. Mohammad […]

29 Dec

Last Week Alone, Nearly 900 Settlers Invaded Al-Aqsa Mosque

Nearly 900 of Israel’s extremist settlers, last week, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque under heavy Israeli protection, according to Quds News Network. Israeli media reported that 897 extremist settlers invaded the holy mosque under the armed protection of the Israeli police and special forces. Groups of extreme far-right Israeli […]

28 Dec

After Nearly 100 Days Of Hunger Strike, Ahmad Zahran Still Imprisoned Without Charge

December 28, 2019 7:14 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

After almost a record 100 days of hunger strike, Israel insists on keeping Ahmad Zahran behind bars, without charge or trial and based on secret evidence. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Commission said in a statement, today, that Zahran, 42, has been on hunger strike for 97 consecutive days, demanding a fair […]

28 Dec

Palestinian officials: Israeli plan on land registration proves the ICC is on the right track

RAMALLAH, Saturday, December 28, 2019 (WAFA) – Palestinian officials said today that an Israeli plan made public by Defense Minister Naftali Bennett to enable settlers to register Palestinian lands in occupied West Bank areas classified as “C” in the land registry of the Israeli Ministry of Justice proves that the […]

28 Dec

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Hebron, Search Dozens Of Cars Northwest Of Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, one Palestinian west of Hebron city, in southern West Bank, and searched dozens of cars northwest of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said several army vehicles invaded Tarqoumia town, west of Hebron, and searched a few homes. They added that the soldiers abducted Raed Ibrahim Tneina […]

28 Dec

PCHR: “86th GMR: IOF Shot and Injured 39 Palestinian Civilians, Including 11 Children and a Woman”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): Thirty-nine Palestinian civilians, including 11 children and a woman, were shot and injured by Israeli occupation forces’ (IOF) fire against peaceful protestors at the 86th Great March of Return (GMR) in eastern Gaza Strip, this Friday, 27 December 2019. Despite of general calmness […]

28 Dec

Israeli Troops Attack Non-Violent ‘March of Return’ Protests in Gaza

Israeli forces attacked Palestinians taking part in the weekly ‘March of Return’ protests near the fence separating the Gaza Strip from Israel, leaving a number of protesters injured. This will be the last official protest until March, according to organizers in Gaza, who are temporarily suspending the weekly protests. Palestinian […]

28 Dec

Report: Israeli snipers target Gaza protesters in the eyes

Eyes are a ‘common target’ of Israeli snipers at Gaza’s Great March of Return. To date, Gaza’s Ministry of Health reports that Israeli soldiers have shot 50 men, women, and children in the eye since the weekly demonstrations began last March, leaving many permanently blind. by Tareq Hajjaj and Pam […]

28 Dec

Israeli Forces Suppress Non-violent Protest in Kufr Qaddoum

At the weekly Friday afternoon protest in the Palestinian village of Kufr Qaddoum, dozens of Palestinians and foreign solidarity activists suffered from tear gas inhalation when Israeli troops attacked the non-violent demonstrators. The protesters were calling for the re-opening of the main road in the village, which was closed by […]

Abu Nab
28 Dec

Family of Slain Palestinian Say Israeli Officials Are Lying About How He Was Killed

Although a month and a half has passed since the killing of the Jerusalemite, Faris Bassam Abu Nab, questions remain about the circumstances of his death, and his family members say Israeli officials have had contradictory and deceptive statements. Abu Nab was shot by Israeli forces near the Tunnel checkpoint, […]

27 Dec

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 December 2019)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 224 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. This week witnessed an increase of Israeli violation regarding demolition and settlement activities in addition to settlers’ attacks and […]

27 Dec

Israel Accused of Attempting to Poison Archbishop Hanna

The head of Hamas’s political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, has denounced what appears to be a possible attempt to assassinate Father Atallah Hanna, Archbishop of the Palestinian Orthodox Church in Occupied Jerusalem. Father Hanna, on Monday, suggested that the Israeli occupation was responsible for the incident that happened to him last […]

27 Dec

OCHA: 29 Structures Demolished in Past Two Weeks

During the period between December 10 and 23, Israeli occupation authorities demolished or forced people to demolish 29 structures in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, displacing 45 people and affecting over 100 others, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs stated. Twelve of the structures targeted, […]

27 Dec

Israeli Settlers to be Evicted from Al-Bakri Building in Hebron

After a fifteen-year legal battle  in the corridors of the Israeli courts of various degrees, the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee has obtained a decision to evacuate a number of Israeli settlers from Al-Bakri building, in the Tel Rumeida area, in the Old City District of Hebron. The case was considered by […]

27 Dec

Soldiers Abducted A Young man In Jerusalem

December 27, 2019 5:47 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, a young Palestinian man from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. Local sources said the soldiers invaded Bab ar-Rahma Cemetery and its surrounding areas, attached to the wall of the eastern part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and forced the Palestinians out, […]

27 Dec

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Jenin Refugee Camp

December 27, 2019 3:28 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, a young Palestinian man from Jenin refugee camp, in Jenin city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that several army jeeps invaded the refugee camp, before the soldiers stormed and searched homes, causing […]

27 Dec

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians Near Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, two young Palestinian men in the al-Yamoun town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes and interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. They added that the soldiers abducted the […]

27 Dec

Palestinian President: “No Elections Can be Held Without Jerusalem”

Presidential spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudainah condemned, on Thursday, calls by some parties for President Mahmoud Abbas to issue an order for legislative and presidential elections, irrespective of whether Israel will allow voting in occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. “The call by some for holding elections […]

26 Dec

Palestinian Prisoners’ Society: At Least Seven Palestinians Detained from West Bank

In a press release, the Palestine Prisoners’ Society (PPS) stated that Israeli forces detained at least seven Palestinians, overnight Wednesday, in multiple incursions across the West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Israeli forces rounded up two Palestinians from the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, one […]

Mais abu Ghoush
26 Dec

Mother: ‘I Could Not Recognise my Daughter due to Severe Torture Inside Israeli Jails’

Mother of Palestinian student, Mais abu Ghoush, 20, said that she ‘could not recognise her daughter due to severe torture inside Israeli jails,’ Palestine Post 24 reported. “After a month in the Israeli investigation centre of Al Maskopia in Jerusalem, her father and I were allowed to see her,” the […]

26 Dec

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Salfit and Jenin

December 26, 2019 2:58 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, Salfit, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, two Palestinians from Salfit and Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Qarawat Bani Hassan town, west of Salfit in central West Bank, before the soldiers invaded and ransacked a few homes. They added that, during the searches, the soldiers […]

26 Dec

Soldiers Abduct One Palestinian Near Hebron

December 26, 2019 1:50 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, a Palestinian man from his home in Bani Neim town, east of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers stormed and ransacked one home, owned by Zeid Abdul-Nasser D’eis, before […]

26 Dec

VIDEO: The Threat Facing Christianity In Jerusalem

“We have a genuine history in this city and we must keep going.” ~Middle East Monitor/Days of Palestine 12/25/19

26 Dec

Israel Jets and Helicopters Strike Gaza in Response to Alleged Rocket Fire

The Israeli occupation forces said that it struck Hamas targets, in the besieged Gaza Strip, early Thursday morning, Israel’s Haaretz reported. In a statement, an IDF Spokesperson said that “The Hamas organization is responsible for everything that happens in the Gaza Strip, and it will be held accountable for its […]

26 Dec

3000 New Settlement Units to be Approved for the West Bank

The Israeli government announced that it will approve a new plan to build 3000 settlement units throughout occupied West Bank, the Quds News Network reported. Israeli media reported, on Wednesday, that Prime Minister Benajmin Netanyahu said 3000 settlement units, to be built throughout the West Bank, will be approved within […]

26 Dec

Alleged Rocket Fire from Gaza Interrupts Netanyahu’s Campaign Event

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was rushed off the stage, on Wednesday evening, at an election campaign event, Israel’s Haaretz reported. Emergency sirens sounded in several communities, when alleged rocket fire from Gaza was claimed, by the army, to have been intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. Netanyahu and […]

26 Dec

Palestinian Arrested for Alleged Stabbing of Settler

Israeli military forces arrested, on Wednesday, a Palestinian man in the occupied city of East Jerusalem, for allegedly stabbing an Israeli settler, Press TV reported. Israeli media outlets stated that an unidentified Israeli settler, sustained serious wounds, when an unidentified Palestinian man stabbed him near the illegal Har Homa settlement […]

25 Dec

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Land in Northern Gaza

Israeli military infiltrated across the Gaza border, into Beit Hanoun town, in the northern Gaza Strip, and razed agricultural land, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Three Israeli military vehicles accompanied by three bulldozers, advanced into the borderline area while opening indiscriminate gunfire, razed agricultural land, and placed […]

25 Dec

Palestinian Prisoner Barghouthi to Run for Prime Minister

Prominent Fatah leader, and prisoner, Marwan Barghouthi, has decided to run for the presidential election in Palestine, Quds News Network reported. Hatem Abdel Qader, a member of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council, said that Barghouthi would be Fatah’s most likely candidate if Abbas decides not to run for the election. “We need […]

24 Dec

Palestinian FM: “Denial of the Palestinian Right to This Land is Anti-Semitism Itself”

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry, on Tuesday, accused U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of “anti-Semitism,” the Turkish Anadolu Agency reported. In a statement, the ministry decried Pompeo’s usage of the Jewish term “Judea and Samaria” in describing the West Bank and his support for Jewish settlement building in the occupied […]

24 Dec

Israel Discusses Denying ICC Staff Entry into Israel

Israel is considering preventing the entry of officials from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in response to the chief prosecutor’s decision to investigate its possible war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories, the Middle East Monitor reported. Israel Hayom published, on Monday, that representatives from the Israeli ministries of Foreign […]

24 Dec

Israeli Military Seizes Equipment, Declares Area North of Hebron ‘Closed Military Zone’

Israeli forces seized a truck and a bulldozer owned by Palestinian residents in the town of Beit Ummar to the north of Hebron, the southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Mohammed Awad, a media activist, said that Israeli forces confiscated a truck and a […]

24 Dec

Netanyahu Freezes Plans to Annex Jordan Valley

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave instructions to freeze the plans to annex the Jordan Valley to Israeli sovereignty, Ynet revealed Tuesday. The Israeli paper explained, according to Al Ray, that Netanyahu made his decision following that of the International Prosecutor to conduct an investigation into war crimes, carried out […]

24 Dec

Israeli Bulldozers Level Palestinian Land Near Nablus

Israeli bulldozers, on Tuesday morning, razed a large tract of Palestinian land, which belongs to the Nablus-district villagers of Jalud, in order to expand the nearby illegal Israeli colonial settlements, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the northern West Bank, […]

24 Dec

Thousands Gather in Bethlehem for Christmas Celebrations

December 24, 2019 7:35 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

Thousands of Palestinians and tourists gathered on Tuesday, at Manger Square, in Bethlehem, marking the start of Christmas eve. Local faithful and pilgrims gathered at the square, outside the Church of the Nativity, where a 15-meter Christmas tree had been erected, and along the narrow cobble-stoned route, known as Star […]

24 Dec

Settler Pepper-Sprays Palestinian Mother and Daughter

A Palestinian mother and her daughter were injured, on Monday evening, after being attacked by an Israeli settler in Tel Rumeida neighborhood in Hebron city, in the southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) confirmed that its staff provided the […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
24 Dec

Israel Detains 31 Palestinians Including University Professor and Two Minors

Israeli forces detained 31 Palestinians, including a university professor, in multiple incursions across the West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Palestine Prisoners’ Society (PPS) confirmed in a press release that Israeli forces detained Ahmad Qatamesh, 68, Monday night, after invading his house in Ramallah city. Qatamesh, […]

24 Dec

Residential Structures Destroyed by Soldiers Near Hebron

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished two Palestinian residential structures in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Coordinator of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Committees, Rateb Jabour, said that Israeli forces escorted a bulldozer into Maghayer al-‘Abeed area near Masafer Yatta, where the […]

24 Dec

PCHR: Prisoner Died After Being Referred to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah

December 24, 2019 4:20 PM PCHR Human rights, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

On Sunday evening, 22 December 2019, Palestinian prisoner, M.KH., 55, from Ramallah, died at Palestine Medical Complex to which he was referred 2 weeks ago after his health deteriorated. Police spokesperson, Loai Irzeiqat, declared on his Facebook page that the deceased had been detained since 2012 following a 10-year sentence […]