Category Archives: News Report

28 Nov
5:20

UNRWA Facing Deficit of $167 Million

UNRWA spokesperson Sami Musha’sha’ says that the committees which emerged from the meeting of the Advisory Committee in support of the UNRWA, which held its meetings in Jordan, went to Lebanon, today, to visit the refugee camps and to follow-up on their living conditions. “This visit is aimed at mobilizing […]

28 Nov
5:07

No Solution for Two Detainees on Hunger Strike for 2 Months

Commission of Detainees’ Affairs stated that two hunger striking Palestinian prisoners; Ahmad Zahran and Musab al-Hindi, are suffering from acute deterioration in their states of health, with no serious solutions to end their case, the Palestinian Media Agency (ALRAY) reported. The commission indicated in a statement, on Wednesday, after the […]

28 Nov
4:16

United Nations Calls on Israel to Protect Palestinian Civilians

The United Nations Human Rights Office in the Occupied Palestinian Territory urged Israel to take all necessary measures to prevent settler attacks against the Palestinian civilian population in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, from such attacks. The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that the UN appealed […]

28 Nov
1:32

International Delegation Visits Al Hurriya Radio Station in Hebron

By Niall Ó BrolchĂĄin – IMEMC: An international delegation of volunteers visited the Al Hurriya radio station in Hebron on Sunday, July 6. The volunteers are here from various parts of the world to do different programs at the Go Palestine Center, Hebron. Teaching English, Media, Law and Human Rights Internships […]

27 Nov
11:47

Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians, Including Four Children, In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, nine Palestinians, including four children, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes across the West Bank, and interrogated […]

27 Nov
10:52

Israeli Army Injures 26 Palestinians In Nablus

Israeli soldiers injured, on Wednesday at dawn, at least twenty-six Palestinians in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after the army accompanied dozens of colonialist settlers into Joseph’s Tomb, east of the city. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Joseph’s Tomb area, and resorted to the excessive use of […]

27 Nov
10:13

Soldiers Shoot A Worker Of Hebron’s City Council

November 27, 2019 10:13 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, on Tuesday morning, a worker of the City Council in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron City Council issued a statement denouncing the Israeli violation, and said the soldiers shot Awad Mohammad al-Ja’bari, with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his […]

27 Nov
9:59

Army Fires Many Missiles Into Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Wednesday at dawn, several missiles into a few areas in the besieged Gaza Strip, causing serious property damage. The army claimed it was retaliating to homemade shells reportedly fired from Gaza. Media sources said the army fired at least two missiles into the Zeitoun […]

27 Nov
4:53

HRW: Deporting Omar Shakir “Will Not Succeed in Siding [Israel’s] Human Rights Abuses.”

Human Rights Watch (HRW) vowed, on Tuesday, to continue documenting Israeli abuses of the Palestinians, despite the deportation of its Palestine director Omar Shakir, according to an HRW statement, saying the deportation “reflects the [Israeli] authorities’ intensifying assault on human rights.” HRW said Shakir will continue to monitor human rights […]

27 Nov
4:41

Illegal Settlers Paint Racist on Palestinian Homes, Slash Tires Near Bethlehem

Extremist Israeli settlers Tuesday spray-painted racist graffiti and slashed tires of several vehicles in the village of Jaba’a, southwest of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Security sources stated that the illegal Israeli settlers sneaked into the village, punctured the tires […]

27 Nov
4:36

PCHR: Fourth Case in 2019: Palestinian Prisoner Dies in Israeli Prison, Suspicions of Medical Neglect Arise

November 27, 2019 4:36 AM PCHR Human rights, Israel, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

On Tuesday morning, 26 November 2019, Palestinian prisoner, Sami Abu-Diak, 36, died at al-Ramla prison clinic. Abu-Diak, from Silat al-Dahr village near Jenin, had spent 17 years in Israeli prison, and was recently transferred to the clinic in Israel due to his deteriorating health condition, having cancer since 2015. The […]

27 Nov
2:54

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian With A Live Round, Injure Several Others, Near Ramallah

November 27, 2019 2:54 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, dozens of Palestinian protesters at the northern entrance of the al-Biereh city, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at them, wounding one with live ammunition and causing many to suffer the effects of teargas […]

27 Nov
2:13

Army Injures Many Palestinians Near Nablus

November 27, 2019 2:13 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, Tuesday, many Palestinians during a protest near Huwwara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics provided treatment to many Palestinians who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation. The attack took place when hundreds of […]

27 Nov
12:35

Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians, Abduct Two Teens, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers shot, Tuesday, two Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, and abducted two teenage boys, during a procession at the northern entrance of Bethlehem city, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers assaulted dozens of protesters and fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs […]

26 Nov
8:40

Israeli Forces Detain Nine Palestinians, Many Former Prisoners

Palestinian security sources and witnesses confirmed, on Tuesday, that Israeli forces conducted multiple invasions, across the West Bank, detaining at least nine Palestinians. The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported that Israeli forces detained three Palestinians, including two former prisoners, after ransacking their homes in Kafr Ra’i town, south of […]

26 Nov
7:56

Israeli Prisons on High Alert After Death of Prisoner

Tension was high throughout the Israeli prisons this morning following the announcement that Palestinian prisoner, Sami Abu Diak, who was suffering from cancer, has died, according to the Palestinian Authority’s Prisoners Affairs Commission. The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that the death of Abu Diak, 37, from Silat […]

26 Nov
7:36

Israeli Forces Instructed To Avoid Live Fire in West Bank Protests

Hebrew channel 2 broadcast, on Tuesday, that the Israeli army was preparing for the day of Palestinian anger, in protest against the US decision on settlements in the West Bank, Alray reported. The Israeli source revealed that there were fears among the Israeli security forces, of killing Palestinian protestors by […]

26 Nov
6:35

Confrontations Ensue as Palestinians Protest in West Bank

Heeding calls by political factions, mainly Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fateh movement, thousands of Palestinians have rallied in several West Bank city centers to protest the latest American declaration on settlements, which considered them not inconsistent with international law. Rallies were held in Ramallah, Nablus, Tulkarem, Bethlehem, and Hebron, […]

26 Nov
2:15

Soldiers Abduct Two Workers In Hebron

November 26, 2019 2:15 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, two Palestinian workers of the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee, in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Committee stated that the soldiers abducted Mohammad Sa’adi Rajabi and Ali ‘Ahdi Ja’bari, while working in an old home, owned by Jamil […]

26 Nov
2:02

Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Jerusalem

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers and personnel of the City Council, demolished a Palestinian home in the Industrial Zone area near Qalandia town, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said several army jeeps, and bulldozers, invaded the area, and surrounded a home owned by members of Bazian family, before forcing […]

26 Nov
1:45

Illegal Israeli Colonists Cut 30 Olive Trees Near Nablus

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists cut, on Tuesday morning, at least thirty Palestinian olive trees in the as-Sawiya area, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the colonists cut […]

26 Nov
10:32

Illegal Colonists Burn Olive Trees Near Nablus

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists burnt, on Monday night after midnight, several Palestinian olive trees in the Archeological Area in Sebastia Palestinian town, northwest of Nablus, in northern West Bank. The Mayor of Sebastia, Mohammad Azem, said the alertness of the local neighborhood watch committees, and the residents, […]

26 Nov
9:55

Israeli Navy Injures A Palestinian Fisherman

November 26, 2019 9:55 AM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Monday evening, at Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, wounding a fisherman and causing damage to several boats. The Palestinian Fishermen’s Syndicate said the attack took place in the Sudaniyya Sea, northwest of Gaza city. It stated that the Israeli navy fired many […]

26 Nov
9:42

Palestinians To Protest Across The Occupied Territories To Protest US Illegal Positions

Palestinian factions, today, called for rallies and protests throughout the occupied Palestinian territories, tomorrow, against the latest US position that considers Israeli settlements not inconsistent with international law. PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fateh movement spearheaded the call, joined by other factions and city councils rallying people throughout the occupied territories […]

26 Nov
9:27

ISM Report: Land Confiscations by the Israeli Army in Salfit and Qalqilia Area

photo: Israeli plan for the renewed confiscation of lands around Alei Zahav illegal settlement. The Israeli Occupation Forces has recently announced a new sequence of land seizures in eleven villages in Salfit District and three in the Qalqila area of Occupied Palestine. The total amount of land being confiscated, for […]

26 Nov
9:19

Sheikh Bkeerat Banned from Al-Aqsa for 3 Months

November 26, 2019 9:19 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli occupation authorities, on Monday morning, banned Sheikh Najeh Bkeerat, deputy director of Muslim Endowments and Al-Aqsa Affairs, from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound for three consecutive months. Bkeerat said, in a press statement, that Israeli intelligence services summoned him this morning and served hi, with a decision to deport him […]

26 Nov
9:16

After Being Denied Specialized Medical Care, Detainee Dies At An Israeli Hospital

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has confirmed, on Tuesday morning, that a detainee died at an Israeli hospital after he was systematically denied specialized medical care, leading to serious complications that resulted in his death. The Committee stated that the detainee, Sami Abu Diak, 37, was only moved to Assaf Harofeh […]

26 Nov
9:13

Human Rights Watch Director Expelled Today

Human Rights Watch will keep documenting abuses despite the Israeli government’s expulsion of the Israel and Palestine director of Human Rights Watch on November 25, 2019. The deportation reflects the authorities’ intensifying assault on human rights. The director, Omar Shakir, will depart tonight after Israel’s Supreme Court upheld the government’s […]

26 Nov
12:46

Soldiers Demolish A Coffee Shop Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Monday, a Palestinian coffee shop in Battir town, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Taiseer Qattoush, the Mayor of Battir, said several army jeeps and bulldozers invaded the town and demolished a coffee shop owned by Wisam ‘Oweina. Qattoush added that the […]

25 Nov
1:15

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians, Including A child, In Bethlehem And Tubas

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, a child and a young man in Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank, and two near Tubas in northeastern West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded the al-‘Azza refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched homes and abducted Nour Mahmoud Abu Tarboush, 14, […]

25 Nov
11:36

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Hebron

November 25, 2019 11:36 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, three Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, in Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes and interrogated several Palestinians while […]

25 Nov
10:54

Soldiers Injure Several Schoolchildren In Hebron

November 25, 2019 10:54 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers Injured, Monday, dozens of Palestinian schoolchildren and residents, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed at Abu ar-Reesh military roadblock, at the southern entrance of the Old City of Hebron and the Ibrahimi Mosque, attacked dozens of […]

25 Nov
9:58

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In Al-‘Isawiya

November 25, 2019 9:58 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, nine Palestinians from their homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and summoned several residents for interrogation, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. Silwanic said the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes and interrogated many Palestinians […]

25 Nov
9:00

Likud MK: “Israelis Will Soon Be Able To Open Projects in Arab Gulf States”

Former Israeli Communications Minister, Ayyoub al-Qarra, an Arab Druze member of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party, said that Israel was advancing its normalization ties with various Arab countries, and next year, Israelis will be able to open businesses and have normal political tries with Arab Gulf states. The Maan News agency […]

25 Nov
4:41

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian in Hebron

A Palestinian was shot and injured, on Sunday evening, in the town of Beit Ummar, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Mohammed Awad, a media activist, said Israeli forces stationed near the illegal Israeli settlement of Karmi Tzur, fired […]

25 Nov
2:00

Israeli Forces Arrest Three Children in Hebron

Three Palestinian children were arrested by Israeli soldiers, on Sunday, while they were leaving school in Beit Ummar in northern Hebron, Quds News Network (QNN) reported. Israeli forces arrested the minors, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron after they left school, taking them to a police station […]

25 Nov
1:14

Palestinian P.M. Visits Family of Seriously Ill Prisoner

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh said that the “issue of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails will remain a top priority and it will be raised at international forums.” The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported the P.M. visit to the village of Silet al-Daher, in the northern occupied West […]

25 Nov
12:17

Thousands of Settlers Storm Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron

The Palestine News Network (PNN) reported that thousands of Israeli settlers, on Saturday, stormed the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, under heavy military protection. While the Ibrahimi Mosque is an Islamic place of worship, Palestinian Muslim worshipers were not allowed to enter it for prayer. Local sources observed several buses carrying […]

24 Nov
11:33

Israeli Forces Fire Tear-Gas at Schools in Hebron

November 24, 2019 11:33 PM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Palestinians students and citizens sustained suffocation, on Sunday, when Israeli forces fired tear-gas canisters near a complex of schools in Hebron, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). The correspondent reported that dozens of Palestinian children as well as adults, suffered the effects of toxic tear-gas […]

24 Nov
3:32

Illegal Colonists Invade Hebron, Toddler Among Injured

A Palestinian infant sustained a moderate injury, when extremist Jewish settlers, under Israeli army protection, attacked Palestinians’ homes with stones in the neighborhood of Tel Rumeida in Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Hundreds of settlers protected by army forced their […]

23 Nov
4:22

Netanyahu Indicted on Corruption Charges But Won’t Step Down

Is this the end of the 13-year Netanyahu era? What is Trump learning from Netanyahu’s unprecedented response to the charges against him? (No transcript available.) Brought to you by The Real News Network (TRNN). Opinion/Analysis 11/16/19 The Infallible Warrior: Honest Reflections on the Legacy of Yasser Arafat 15 Years After […]

23 Nov
3:53

UN Security Council Rebukes US Reversal on Settlements

Failing to issue a statement denouncing the US stance regarding the legality of settlements, all members of the United Nations Security Council — except the US — rejected Washington’s decision to no longer consider settlements a violation of international law. Four European nations said the move hindered peace efforts. The […]

23 Nov
3:22

Video Shows Israeli Soldiers Abducting 13-year-old Boy in Hebron

November 23, 2019 3:22 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, News Report, Prisoners 0

A video footage recently released by Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem, showed Israeli soldiers detaining a 13-year-old Palestinian boy in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and, while blindfolded, walking him through the streets. On November 3 at about 11:30 am local time, soldiers detained Abed al-Razeq Idris, 13, put him […]

23 Nov
3:11

Kairos Palestine Denounces Pompeo’s Illegitimate Legalization of Settlements

Kairos Palestine expresses deep disappointment that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced—in a statement that disregards the Geneva Conventions, international law and widespread global consensus—a radical departure from U.S. policy regarding the illegal colonial activities of the State of Israel. In asserting that the United States will no […]

23 Nov
8:42

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14– 20 November 2019)

November 23, 2019 8:42 AM PCHR Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Summary After Israel’s military aggression on the Gaza Strip last week, that caused dozens of civilian casualties, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) continued their violations of human rights and international law in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) this week as PCHR documented 157 violations by IOF and Israeli settlers. In terms […]

23 Nov
7:22

Illegal Israeli Settlers Torch Palestinian Vehicles, Vandalize Vehicles and Homes

According to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA), 50 Palestinian vehicles were vandalized in the latest series of Israeli settler attacks in the West Bank district of Salfit. Mayor of Kufur Ad-Dik, Ibrahim Issa Ad-Dik stated that a group of Israeli settlers sneaked their way into the Palestinian village, […]

23 Nov
6:18

U.K. Labor Party Vows to Suspend Arms to Israel

Husam Zomlot, the Palestinian ambassador to the United Kingdom, hailed the U.K. Labor Party, the main opposition in the U.K., for vowing to suspend British arms sales to Israel, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Labor Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn launched his new manifesto on Thursday, saying it […]

23 Nov
6:06

Human Rights Organizations Condemn Pompeo for “Gross Misrepresentation of International Law”

Al Mezan Center For Human Rights published a press release stating that the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC), the Palestinian Coalition for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ADALAH), and the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO) condemn as a gross misrepresentation of international law. The recent statement by the Secretary of […]

23 Nov
5:41

U.S. Congress Members Urge Pompeo to Reverse Decision on Settlements

More than 120 U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen have sent an urgent letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urging him to reverse his decision to considering Israeli settlements in the West Bank legal, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. “This announcement, following the administration’s decision to move […]

23 Nov
1:55

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians, Injure Many, In Jerusalem’s Al-‘Isawiya, Abduct Another From Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, abducted two young Palestinian men, and injured several others. The soldiers also abducted one Palestinian from Hebron after summing him for interrogation. Several army jeeps invaded al-‘Isawiya, and fired many gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel […]

22 Nov
10:58

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds He suffered When The Army Killed Eight Members Of His Family

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that a Palestinian man died, Friday, from serious wounds he suffered when Israeli soldiers fired a missile at the family home, on November 14th, 2019, killing eight family members, including five children. The Health Ministry identified the slain Palestinian man as Mohammad […]

22 Nov
10:33

Illegal Israeli Colonists Injure Eight Palestinians In Hebron

A group of fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, attacked, on Friday evening, many Palestinians, including children, wounding eight. Palestinian activist Jamal Es’eifan said the colonists first attacked a shop, owned by Nasser Fahed al-Ja’bari, and smashed […]

22 Nov
10:01

Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters In Surif

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, a nonviolent procession against the illegal annexation of Palestinian lands in Surif town, northwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, causing many injuries. The soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs and concussion grenades, in addition to attacking protesters with clubs and batons. Many […]

22 Nov
9:45

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Beit Ummar

November 22, 2019 9:45 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers injured, on Friday evening, many Palestinians in ‘Aseeda area, in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and attacked dozens of protesters, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers first invaded the area, and installed a military roadblock, before […]

22 Nov
8:14

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. This week’s procession also condemned the illegal policies of the United States, especially the […]

22 Nov
3:47

U.S. Congresswoman: “Israeli System of Military Detention of Palestinian Children is Immoral”

Ali Harb – Middle East Eye The Israeli army’s mistreatment of Palestinian children is “completely preventable”, a United States congresswoman said, as she urged other lawmakers to support a bill that would prevent American military aid to Israel from being used to abuse Palestinian minors. “The Israeli system of military […]

22 Nov
3:16

Israel’s Attorney General Indicts Prime Minister Netanyahu

According to Palestine News Network, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has decided to officially indict prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu for fraud, bribery and breach of trust. Beginning in October, Netanyahu’s defence team presented the prime minister’s position to the state prosecution, accused of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in […]

22 Nov
2:53

Christian Group Troubled by U.S. Position on Israeli Settlements

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) has expressed deep concern over the recent U.S. declaration which recognized “the legitimacy” of the illegal Israeli colonial settlements in the occupied West Bank, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. “The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and […]

22 Nov
2:32

UK: “We Urge Israel to Halt its Counterproductive Settlement Expansion

The United Kingdom urged Israel, on Thursday, to halt its “counterproductive” settlement expansion, declaring that it is illegal under international law, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office reiterated its position, after U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo stated, that the Jewish-only settlements in […]

21 Nov
9:50

Army Demolishes A Home Near Hebron

November 21, 2019 9:50 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Thursday, a Palestinian home in Khallet ad-Dabe area, east of Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular Committees in southern West Bank, said the soldiers demolished the home, made of bricks and a […]

21 Nov
9:36

Illegal Colonists Burn Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

A group of fanatic illegal colonialist settlers invaded, Thursday, Palestinian agricultural lands in Burqa village, north of Nablus in northern West Bank, and set them ablaze. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the assailants set lands ablaze close to the […]

21 Nov
9:17

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians, Including Jerusalem Governor, One Woman, In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, at least eight Palestinians, including a young woman and the Governor of occupied Jerusalem, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said several army jeeps invaded Beit Ummar […]

21 Nov
8:26

College Student, 18, Shot With Gas Bomb In Her Face, Suffers Jaws Fractures, Burns

This item is about a female university student, studying Information Technology in Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie, in Tulkarem in northern West Bank. An Israeli soldier shot her in the college campus with a high-velocity gas bomb which struck her face, fracturing her jaw, and causing burns to her face […]

20 Nov
10:43

Soldiers Demolish Two Palestinian Homes Near Ramallah

November 20, 2019 10:43 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, two Palestinian homes in Shuqba village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Media sources said several army jeeps, and bulldozers, invaded the village and demolished the homes, reportedly for being built without a permit from the so-called “Civil Administration Office,” the executive branch […]

20 Nov
8:27

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Hebron

November 20, 2019 8:27 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, three Palestinians from Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Qussai Ziad al-Alama, 22, from Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, while walking at the main entrance of the city. They added that the […]

20 Nov
7:50

International Law Experts: United States Has No Legal Capacity To Legalize Settlements

Aseel Akhras/Days of Palestine International law experts agree that the US administration does not have the legal capacity to legalize settlements, and that the recent announcement by its secretary of state comes in response to the European Court of Justice’s decision to label settlement goods and the international consensus to […]

20 Nov
7:35

UAE Issues Stamp Depicting Jerusalem as Palestinian Capital

Emirates Post issued a commemorative stamp in support of Palestine featuring the Dome of the Rock, and stresses that Jerusalem al-Quds is the capital of Palestine. The stamp features the Dome of the Rock, located at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam, along with the flag of […]

20 Nov
7:27

Israel Closes Official Palestinian Institutions in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities, on Wednesday, closed several official and non-official Palestinian institutions in the occupied city of Jerusalem for six months. PNN sources said that the Israeli police served an order and closed the office of the Directorate of Education, banned the activities of Palestine TV in occupied Jerusalem, and […]

20 Nov
6:14

Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, eight Palestinians from 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 ransacked several homes in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the city, […]

Image by Arwa Ibrahim from Al Jazeera
20 Nov
1:22

Israeli Prime Minister Approves Settlement Expansion in Jordan Valley Following US Announcement

After Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, made a statement Monday reversing decades of US policy, and contradicting international law, by saying that the US did not consider Israel’s colonial takeovers of Palestinian land to be illegal, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu approved a massive expansion of colonial settlements. […]

20 Nov
2:22

PCHR: “Pompeo’s Comments on Israeli Settlements are in Contempt of International Law and Abort Peace Prospects”

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns in the strictest terms the remarks made by the United States’ State Secretary, Mike Pompeo, on Israeli settlements, claiming that they are not in contrast with international law. PCHR reiterates that settlements are a war crime under international law and United Nations […]

19 Nov
9:32

UNHR: “Israel’s Settlements Are In Breach Of International Law”

In a statement, the United Nations Human Rights Office stated that Israel’s settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories are in breach of International Law. It stated that “a change in the policy position of one state does not modify existing International Law, nor its interpretation by the International Court of […]

19 Nov
6:38

EU: Israeli Settlements Are Illegal

The European Union is sticking to its stance that Israeli settlement constructions in Palestine are illegal under international law, a long held view Washington has now begun to dispute. “The EU calls on Israel to end all settlement activity, in line with its obligations as an occupying power,” EU foreign […]

19 Nov
3:38

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 25 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, 25 Palestinians, including several children, and former political prisoners, in the occupied West Bank, especially in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes, causing property damage, and interrogated scores of Palestinians […]

19 Nov
2:28

Soldiers Demolish A Home In Occupied Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, a Palestinian home in Jabal al-Mokabber, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said dozens of soldiers and police officers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded Deir as-Sinna area in Jabal al-Mokabber, and demolished a home, owned by Fuad Gharouf, from Jericho. The sources added that the soldiers […]

19 Nov
2:08

Dr. Ashrawi: “Trump Administration; A Threat To International Peace And Security”

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Executive Committee of Member of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) issued a statement denouncing the illegal policies of the United States, and its grave violations of International Law, and said that the Trump Administration is a threat to international peace and security. Dr. Ashrawi […]

19 Nov
11:55

Palestinian Killed on Sunday Identified; Family Demands Answers

The Palestinian killed by Israeli police on Sunday has been identified as Fares Bassam Abu Naab. His father said that the circumstances and the position of the car completely contradict the narrative of the police, who claimed that they fired on the car during the chase. The car was not […]

19 Nov
11:51

Soldiers Demolish Two Homes In Hebron

November 19, 2019 11:51 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, two Palestinian homes owned by two siblings from the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Resident Khaled Khanna, said dozens of soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded the refugee camp and demolished his home and the home of his brother, Nabil. […]

19 Nov
11:21

Army Releases A Palestinian Fisherman Who Was Abducted A Year Ago

The Israeli army released, on Monday at night, a Palestinian fisherman who was taken prisoner a year ago, after the navy ships attacked fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, and opened fire on them. The Palestinian Fishermen’s Syndicate said the fisherman, identified as Mohammad Qassem Saidam, was released after a […]

19 Nov
11:00

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 15 Palestinians, Summon 7 For Interrogation, In al-‘Isawiya

November 19, 2019 11:00 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the al-‘Isawiya town in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, stormed and ransacked dozens of homes, before abducting fifteen Palestinians, and summoned seven others for interrogation. The soldiers invaded the town from several directions, before they started breaking into homes and ransacking them, and […]

19 Nov
10:37

Illegal Israeli Colonists Storm A Christian Church In Hebron

A group of fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers stormed, on Monday at night, the al-Maskobiyya Church, known as Abraham’s Oak Holy Trinity Monastery, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Eyewitnesses said dozens of illegal colonists, accompanied by a large military force, invaded the Christian Monastery […]

19 Nov
9:42

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Basketball Referee, Scout Leader, In Ramallah

November 19, 2019 9:42 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, a Palestinian scout leader and a basketball referee, identified as George Abu Ghazala, from his home in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and took him to an unknown destination. Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers stormed George’s home and ransacked […]

19 Nov
9:24

Peace Now: “US Announcement on Softening Settlements Stance Marks a New Broadside on the Two-State Solution”

On the announcement by U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo about dropping the US stance on settlements as inconsistent with international law, Peace Now has issued the following statement: This is a direct assault on the two-state solution and a deliberate choice to pave the way toward more aggressive settlement actions […]

19 Nov
1:12

Two Hunger-strikers in Serious Health Condition

November 19, 2019 1:12 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs warned, on Monday, of the deteriorating health conditions of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners Ahmad Zahran and Mosab al-Hindi, who are imprisoned at Israeli Nitzan jail. The commission confirmed that the conditions of the two prisoners are getting worse every day, adding that […]

19 Nov
1:05

Palestinian Officials Denounce US Decision on Settlements

Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said, today, that the announcement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, that the Israeli settlements in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank do not violate international law, is null and void, condemned and totally contradicts with international law, resolutions of the international legitimacy that […]

18 Nov
7:01

Family Members of Palestinian Detainee Arrested

According to the Prisoners Commission, the wife and the brother of a Palestinian prisoner in Israel were arrested, Monday, while attempting to a visit the detainee, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The Commission stated that Israeli forces detained the wife of Ramadan Eid Mashahreh, along with his […]

18 Nov
3:34

Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Near The Annexation Wall In Jenin

November 18, 2019 3:34 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, Monday, a Palestinian near the illegal Annexation Wall close to Taher al-‘Abed village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin; the Palestinian is the tenth to be shot by the soldiers in the same area in recent days. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said […]

18 Nov
2:56

Israeli Bulldozers Level Palestinian Road, Sever Water Pipeline

Israeli bulldozers, on Monday, razed lands near Jabal al-Baba Bedouin community, located near al-Eizariyah town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Atallah Mazar’a, a community representative, stated that Israeli forces escorted bulldozers onto Palestinian land, where the heavy machinery proceeded to raze a 500-meter-long earth […]

18 Nov
2:29

Israel to Seize Land in Salfit for Settlement Expansion

The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) announced its intent to seize hundreds of dunams of Palestinian land in Salfit province, in the central occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local official Ghassan Daghlas, said that the IOA recently delivered notices to Palestinian municipal councils in Salfit province informing them […]

18 Nov
1:51

PPS: “Israel Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least ten Palestinians, including a kidney patient and former political prisoners, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes, causing damage. The Hebron office of the PPS in southern West […]

18 Nov
10:58

Seriously Ailing Detainee Moved From Hospital To Ramla Prison Clinic

Despite his serious medical condition, the Israeli authorities moved Palestinian political prisoner, Sami Abu Diak, 36, from Assaf Harofeh Medical Center to the clinic in Ramla prison, which lacks specialists and adequate medical supplies. The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that the detainee was rushed to the hospital two days […]

18 Nov
10:30

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Merchant At Erez Terminal

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at night, a Palestinian merchant while trying to cross the Erez Terminal with the besieged Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said the merchant, identified as Adel Mohammad Hussein, headed to Erez and was interrogated for some hours before he was taken prisoner. They added […]

18 Nov
10:15

Netanyahu: “Government With Arab Coalition Partners Is A Serious Threat To Israel”

In a video message, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “warned” that any government that has Arab (Palestinian) coalition partners “poses a serious threat to Israel.” In his message, Netanyahu stated that the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin asked him not to head to a new election. “We do not want a […]

18 Nov
8:55

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians, Including One Woman, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, three Palestinians, including one woman, in front of the Hebrew University in occupied Jerusalem, after many students held a nonviolent activity in solidarity with the slain Palestinians in Gaza, and Israel’s arbitrary excessive use of force against civilians. The Palestinian News & Info Agency […]

18 Nov
8:38

Soldiers Seriously Injure Two Palestinian Children Near Ramallah

November 18, 2019 8:38 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, Sunday, two Palestinian children near the entrance of the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Raed Dalaysha of the local Popular Committee in the refugee camp said the soldiers shot Rami Naji at-Tayeh, 13, and Amir Ehab Zobeidi, […]

18 Nov
3:59

Palestinian Receives Demolition Notice Near Hebron

Israeli authorities notified Palestinian resident in the village of Khirbet Susiya, south of Hebron, of its intent to demolish the home, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Rateb Jabour, coordinator of the National and Popular Committee in southern Hebron, said that Israeli forces handed local resident Mohammed Zain […]

17 Nov
10:44

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Attack Journalists at Bethlehem Sit-in Protest”

Dozens of journalists, Sunday, suffered from suffocation after inhaling tear gas fired at them by Israeli forces during a solidarity sit-in, held in support of injured photojournalist Moath Amarneh, to the north of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local witnesses told WAFA that Israeli soldiers fired a barrage […]

17 Nov
6:02

UN Votes To Renew UNRWA Mandate

The overwhelming vote, at the United Nations General Assembly’s Fourth Committee, in favor of renewing the mandate of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) dominated the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies, on Saturday. This issue was given special attention in light of American […]

17 Nov
5:47

Microsoft to Investigate Israeli Company over Surveillance of Palestinians

The US technology company, Microsoft, says it is investigating whether the use of facial recognition technology developed by an Israeli startup company it funded “complies with its ethics principles,” following reports that Israel uses the company’s facial recognition technology for surveillance on Palestinians.   On Friday, Microsoft, which is based […]

17 Nov
5:09

Israeli Forces Shoot PNN Editor-in-Chief With Tear-Gas Canister

During a demonstration, organized by Palestinian journalists in solidarity with reporter Moath Amarneh, multiple journalists were injured and transported to the hospital, PNN reported. Several Palestinian journalists and reporters gathered, on Sunday, in Bethlehem near the 300 Checkpoint, to show their support for Moath Amarneh, the reporter who lost his […]