Category Archives: News Report

16 Mar
8:07

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05-11 March 2020)

Israeli Violations Continue in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 March 2020) Summary During the period covered by the current report, the Israeli military occupation forces and Israeli settlers continued to commit further grave violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law. During this week, Israeli forces […]

16 Mar
1:00

Armed Israeli Colonists Uproot Tens of Palestinian Trees Near Bethlehem

A group of armed illegal Israeli colonists stormed, on Monday morning, Palestinian-owned farmlands, close to Gush Etzion illegal colony, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Hassan Breijiyya,  the head of the National Palestinian Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, said the assailants uprooted 50 fruitful […]

16 Mar
12:21

Four Palestinian Detainees Placed In Solitary Confinement

The Israeli Prison Authority placed four Palestinian detainees in solitary confinement, under harsh detention conditions. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Detainees Committee explained in a statement, issued Monday, that over the past ten days, the Israeli administration at the Ramon detention center, has been confining Hatem Alqawasma, Osama Es’ied, Ibrahim Abdul-Hai, and […]

15 Mar
8:18

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure one Palestinian in Kufur Qaddoum

A Palestinian young man suffered a shrapnel wound in his back, on Saturday, when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired towards a peaceful group, marching in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, a local official reported. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies, said […]

15 Mar
7:38

Israeli Forces Close Al-Aqsa due to Corona Virus, Allow Israeli Settlers to Invade

Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday, closed most of the doors of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext of “precautionary measures against the Corona virus,” while allowing dozens of settlers to storm it. According to the Palestine News Network, Israeli forces closed the gates of the sacred […]

15 Mar
7:16

Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Herders Near Ramallah

Israeli settlers, on Saturday, attacked Palestinian herders as they were grazing their livestock near the village of al-Mughayir, east of Ramallah city, in the central occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Mayor of the village, Ameen Abu Alia, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that illegal settlers chased the […]

15 Mar
2:56

Gaza’s Border Crossings Closed

All Gaza crossings have been reportedly indefinitely closed, Sunday, said Palestinian and Israeli sources. In Gaza, local authorities in the Israel-besieged territory announced that the Rafah Egyptian-Palestinian crossing terminal, sole outlet to the world for Gaza’s 2-million residents, will be closed for two weeks, for travelers on both sides of […]

15 Mar
1:43

Detainee Bilal Ekmail Enters 15 Years of Imprisonment

Palestinian detainee, Bilal Ekmail, has entered 15 years of imprisonment, under very strict detention conditions, imposed by Israeli authorities. Montaser Sammour, director of the Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) in northern West Bank, said that Ekmail is serving a 20-year prison sentence, and has been frequently held […]

15 Mar
10:56

Israeli Colonists Cause Damage To Twenty Palestinian Vehicles Near Nablus

March 15, 2020 10:56 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Many fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, on Sunday morning, the western area of Huwwara town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and caused damage to at least twenty cars, trucks and buses. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West […]

15 Mar
10:42

Soldiers Detain And Interrogate Dozens Of Palestinians In Jenin

March 15, 2020 10:42 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers installed, on Sunday evening, a military roadblock at the entrance of Kharrouba neighborhood, in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, before detaining many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stopped and searched dozens of cars and residents and were questioning many Palestinians. They […]

15 Mar
9:31

Israeli Colonists Invade Village Near Ramallah

A group of fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, invaded earlier Sunday the al-Janiya Palestinian village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Eyewitnesses said the colonists invaded the outskirts of the village, before the locals intercepted them, and started forcing them away. They added that […]

14 Mar
6:36

Israel Forces Palestinian to Demolish Home in Jerusalem

A Palestinian family from Shu’fat refugee camp in occupied Jerusalem, on Friday, began demolishing their own home, the Palestinian WAFA News and Info Agency reported. Tareq Mohammad Ali said his family and he were forced to demolish their own home at the order of the Israeli High Court, under the […]

14 Mar
6:09

Journalist Among 19 Injured by Israeli Forces in Kufur Qaddoum

Two Palestinians, including a journalist, were shot by Israeli occupation forces, while 17 others suffocated, on Friday, during the weekly protest, in the village of Kufur Qaddoum in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, local sources said. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and […]

12 Mar
4:54

Palestinians Stop Israeli Attempt to Seize Their Land in Jerusalem

Palestinian landowners in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, Thursday, blocked an intrusion attempt by a team from the Israeli Nature Preservation Authority, according to one of the land owners, Saeed Abbasi. Abbasi told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that members of the so-called Israeli nature authority stormed his 4-dunam […]

12 Mar
3:45

Defying Coronavirus Closure, Soldiers Allow Dozens Of Colonists Into Sebastia Archaeological Site

Israeli soldiers accompanied, Thursday, dozens of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers into the archaeological site in Sebastia Palestinian town, northwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, defying a closure by Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Nablus governor in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus disease. Mohammad Azem, […]

12 Mar
3:08

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, fifteen Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and violently searched many homes. The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded Sa’ir town, northeast of the southern West Bank city […]

12 Mar
1:49

Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Thursday, a Palestinian home in al-Ferdis village, in the Eastern Bedouin area, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission in Bethlehem, said the soldiers invaded the village, and demolished a one-story, 130 […]

12 Mar
1:33

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Homes Near Nablus

Several illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Thursday at dawn, a few Palestinian homes in Einabus village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing damage. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the Israeli assailants infiltrated into the […]

12 Mar
11:24

P.A Responds To US Dep. Of State Regarding The Palestinians In Jerusalem

In response to a decision by the American Department of State, in which it decided to replace the definition of the indigenous Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem from Palestinian citizens to “Arab residents,” Palestinian Presidency spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said the United States is trying to falsify history and grant legitimacy […]

12 Mar
4:48

Israeli Settlers Attack, Injure Palestinian Woman and Minor in Hebron

A Palestinian woman and a minor were injured, Wednesday, when illegal Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian homes in the city of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Sources told Palestinian WAFA News Agency settlers attacked homes in Wadi al-Hussein area, located near the illegal Israeli settlement […]

12 Mar
4:15

New IOF Crime in Nablus: Palestinian Child Killed and 14 Civilians Wounded including a Journalist

The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR): Israeli occupation forces (IOF) killed on Wednesday, 11 March 2020, a Palestinian child and wounded 14 other civilians, including a journalist during its suppression of civilian gathering on al-‘Arma Mountain, southeast Bita village, Nablus, Northern West Bank. Two of the wounded were deemed […]

12 Mar
3:25

Israel kills 10,000th Palestinian since 2000, US media largely ignore it

If Americans Knew Blog: By Alison Weir: Israeli forces invading Palestinian Territory have just killed a 15-year-old unarmed Palestinian boy. A sniper shot him in the head with an expanding bullet. This is the 10,000th Palestinian killed by an Israeli since the round of violence that began in fall 2000. The boy was reportedly shot […]

12 Mar
2:52

Palestinian FM Denounces Israeli Plans for So-Called “Sovereignty Road”

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry, on Monday, strongly condemned the announcement by Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett of his intention to build, what he described as “sovereignty road” in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry stated that it “condemns in the strongest […]

11 Mar
12:56

Update: “Israeli Soldiers Kill One Child, Injure 112 Palestinians In Nablus”

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, Thursday, one child, and injured at least 112 Palestinians, during the ongoing protest on the al-‘Arma Mountain, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Ministry said the child, Mohammad Abdul-Karim Hamayel, 15, was shot with an expanding […]

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11 Mar
12:49

Israeli Troops Abduct 12 Palestinians Wednesday Morning Before Dawn

In their daily pre-dawn raids throughout the West Bank, Israeli forces abducted 12 Palestinian civilians. In Ramallah, Israeli forces abducted two boys after one of them was injured at the entrance to Deir Nizam village, northwest of Ramallah. Local sources reported that the Israeli occupation forces shot the two boys […]

11 Mar
12:26

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attempt To Kidnap Two Palestinian Children Near Ramallah

Three fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands in direct violation of International Law, attempted to kidnap two children, Thursday, near Ramallah, in central West Bank. Eyewitnesses said the three colonists were driving their motorcycles in the meadow of Turmus Ayya town, northeast of Ramallah, before forcing a Palestinian […]

11 Mar
11:34

Illegal Colonists Injure Two Palestinians Near Nablus

March 11, 2020 11:34 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

A number of fanatic illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Thursday at dawn, two young Palestinian men in Huwwara town, 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 chased and assaulted […]

11 Mar
9:50

Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers injured, on Wednesday at night, two Palestinians near Deir Nitham village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Israeli sources claimed that the soldiers ambushed Palestinians on a road where Molotov cocktails are frequently hurled at army jeeps and colonialist settlers’ cars, and opened fire at […]

11 Mar
7:42

Samidoun: Germany escalates attack on Khaled Barakat, Palestinian rights with four-year ban: Fight back against repression!

By Samidoun – Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network: The German state has once again escalated its harassment and repression directed against Palestinian speech and advocacy. In the latest order issued by the Berlin immigration office, received yesterday, 9 March, German officials escalated their attacks on Palestinian writer and activist Khaled Barakat, […]

Tulkarem night raid (archive image)
10 Mar
10:22

Israeli Troops Abduct 14 Palestinians in Pre-Dawn Raids

Israeli forces abducted 14 Palestinians before dawn Tuesday in raids of various parts of the West Bank. In Nablus, Israeli troops abducted 10 Palestinians in the Nablus District.  According to local source Wafa News Agency, Israeli troops invaded Beit Janoub, south of Nablus, and abducted eight youth, after raiding and […]

10 Mar
9:54

400 Olive Tree Campaign trees, sponsored and planted by internationals, uprooted by Israeli soldiers in Bethlehem

Bethlehem, 9 March 2020 – By Keep Hope Alive – Olive Tree Campaign: More than 20 armed Israeli soldiers invaded the land of Mohammad Mustafa Al-Hroub and uprooted more than 400 olive trees. Al-Hroub is a Palestinian farmer from the village of Wad Fukin, located southwest of Bethlehem. His land […]

10 Mar
7:07

41 Palestinian Children Arrested by Israeli Forces in February

Israeli authorities, in February, arrested a total of 41 Palestinian children, imprisoning 20 of them in Ofer prison, according to the Committee of Prisoners and Former Prisoners. The Committee explained that, of the children arrested last month; 20 were kidnapped from their homes, 6 from the streets, 1 for not […]

10 Mar
4:54

Four Hundred Olive Saplings Uprooted by Israeli Forces in the West Bank

Israeli forces, on Monday, uprooted hundreds of olive saplings in the Palestinian village of Wadi Fukin, west of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Nidal Manasra, a member of Wadi Fukin village council, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers invaded the village […]

10 Mar
4:41

Israeli Forces Fire Live Rounds and Flares into Besieged Gaza Strip

Flares lit up the sky over the eastern border area of Gaza City, on Sunday evening, as the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) intensively fired live rounds at agricultural plots of land, Days of Palestine reported. According to local sources, the IOF opened fire at cultivated lands east of Gaza City, […]

10 Mar
4:36

VIDEO – Gaza: The Undrinkable Water of a Land Under Siege

Rakan Abed El Rahman for Middle East Eye Experts say Israeli policies and wars are to blame for a deepening water crisis in Gaza that will have detrimental effects on public health, especially on the most vulnerable segment of society: children. [Transcript by Ali Salam] Ahmed Hills – Water and […]

Tulkarem night raid (archive image)
09 Mar
10:28

In Pre-Dawn Raids, Israeli Troops Abduct 12 Palestinians

The Israeli forces launched pre-dawn raids Monday morning in various parts of the West Bank, abducting 12 Palestinians, including two previously-released prisoners. In Hebron, Israeli forces abducted: Abdel Karim Khaled Abu Sal (23 years), Amr Khaled Al-Badawi, Majid Tayseer Al-Titi (23 years), and Ahmed Ezzat Al-Sabatin, all from Al-Arroub camp […]

09 Mar
5:05

Palestinians Suffer Tear-Gas Inhalation During Israeli Incursions in West Bank

Dozens of Palestinians suffocated, on Saturday, on tear-gas fired at them by Israeli forces during confrontations that erupted in al-‘Isawiya area of occupied Jerusalem, according to local sources. Sources told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces stormed several neighborhoods in al-‘Isawiya and assaulted residents, firing concussion grenades, and tear-gas […]

08 Mar
10:06

Israeli Forces Seize Excavators South of Hebron, Deliver Demolition Notice in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces, on Sunday, seized construction equipment in Birin area, south of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist. Fuad al-‘Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committee in Masafer Yatta, told WAFA correspondent that the soldiers seized two excavators belonging to local Palestinian […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
08 Mar
9:44

Four Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Police in Jerusalem

The Israeli occupation forces, Saturday night, detained four Palestinians from the old city of Jerusalem, according to local sources. Israeli police invaded several homes in the Sa’diya quarter in the occupied old city before detaining four Palestinians, two of whom are brothers from the al-Haddad family, Palestinian WAFA News Agency […]

08 Mar
9:34

Israeli Soldiers, Settlers Storm Village in Nablus, One Palestinian Arrested

Israeli settlers and Israeli soldiers, on Saturday, stormed the village of Madama in the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, Quds News Network (QNN) reports. The indigenous Palestinians confronted the illegal Israeli settlers, to which Israeli forces responded by firing tear-gas canisters, arresting one Palestinian young man, and causing […]

08 Mar
8:15

PCHR: On International Women’s Day – Renewed Calls for Justice, Protection and Equality for Palestinian Women

The 8th of March marks International Women’s Day (IWD) which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1977. This day symbolizes women’s ongoing fight and struggle for their rights, justice and equality and to ensure women exercise their rights, codified in all international laws and standards. This year […]

07 Mar
11:10

Israel Destroys Palestinian Bedouin Village for 176th Time

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, destroyed all Palestinian homes in the Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb in the Negev desert for the 176th time, Middle East Monitor reports. The so-called unrecognised village which is inhabited by over 20 Palestinian families, has been repeatedly destroyed for the last decade. Each time the […]

07 Mar
9:46

Israeli Troops Invade Birzeit University Dorms; Abduct 5 Students

March 7, 2020 9:46 PM admin Israeli attacks, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah 0

Early Friday morning, Israeli forces raided student dormitories at Birzeit University in Ramallah, in the central West Bank, and abducted five students. According to local sources, Israeli troops kidnapped five students affiliated with the Islamic Bloc, the student branch of the Hamas movement, at Birzeit University in Ramallah. The sources […]

07 Mar
9:36

Unemployment Among Gaza Women Hits Record High of 90%

In new remarks by the Gaza-based head of the Popular Committee for Breaking the Israel-imposed Blockade of Gaza, Dr. Jamal Alkhodary said that Palestinian women in Gaza have been badly affected by the Israeli blockade, in terms of labor. The statement, released Saturday by Alkhudary to local media outlets, suggested […]

07 Mar
11:49

15-Year Old Boy Hit by Israeli Rubber Bullet While in School

In the al-Isawiyya area of Jerusalem on Tuesday, Israeli forces fired a rubber-coated steel bullet into a schoolyard, injuring 15-year-old student Mohammad Awni Atiya in his hand. The incident took place at the “Boys Secondary School”, in the village of Al-‘Isawiya. The Silwan Information Center reported that the Israeli Special […]

06 Mar
10:30

Israel detains six Palestinian travelers from Gaza

Israeli authorities have been reportedly detained six Palestinians from Gaza since early 2020. Those arrested are said to be travelers, who were passing through the Israel-controlled Erez checkpoint, north of the Gaza Strip. According to a statement, released on Friday by the Ramallah-based Palestine Center for Detainee Studies, the sixth […]

Image from Kufur Qaddoum protest
06 Mar
10:08

Israeli Troops Attack Protest in Kufur Qaddoum, Injuring Two Palestinians

Two young men were wounded by rubber-coated metal bullets, while dozens more suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, when Israeli forces invaded Kufur Qaddoum village and began assaulting non-violent demonstrators. Each week, the townspeople of Kufur Qaddoum hold a march and protest to challenge the Israeli closure of their […]

Israeli soldiers stand near the Israeli Annexation Wall (archive image)
06 Mar
1:02

Israeli Troops Abduct Three Palestinians Near Annexation Wall in Jenin

On Thursday evening, Israeli forces invaded the village of Al-Arqah, west of Jenin, and abducted three young men near the Annexation Wall. They also fired tear gas in the village, causing numerous cases of inhalation. According to local Palestinian news agency Wafa, the Israeli occupation forces abducted the youths: Yazan […]

06 Mar
12:21

Palestinian Health Ministry Confirms 7 Cases of COVID19 Corona Virus

The Palestinian Minister of Health Mai Kayleh announced on Thursday evening that 7 Palestinian citizens have been confirmed as infected with the Corona virus. Kayleh explained, in a press conference held Thursday evening in the headquarters of the Governorate of Bethlehem, in the presence of Governor Kamel Hamid and the […]

06 Mar
5:34

Israeli Forces Demolish the Homes of Two Palestinian Detainees

Israeli forces, overnight Wednesday, demolished the family homes of two alleged Palestinian attackers in Ramallah and nearby Birzeit town, resulting in intense confrontations with local youths, WAFA correspondent said. She said that a large Israeli army force invaded the town of Birzeit after midnight, and surrounded the family home of […]

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05 Mar
9:43

PCHR: Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 February – 04 March 2020)

SUMMARY This week, PCHR documented 228 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. IOF continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s Peace Plan for the Middle East known as […]

Israeli night raid (archive image)
05 Mar
9:01

Israeli Forces Invade West Bank; Abduct 11 Palestinians From Their Homes & Re-arrest Long-Term Prisoner

During the nightly invasion of various parts of the West Bank on Thursday, Israeli forces abducted a number of Palestinians who were asleep in bed, and re-arrested one man who had served 18 years. The Israeli authorities played a cruel trick on the man by releasing him, letting him walk […]

05 Mar
5:35

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Palestinian Land Near Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley

On Wednesday, Israeli vehicles levelled several dunams of Palestinian agricultural land in Beit Jala and the Jordan Valley, according to local sources. Local sources told QNN that Israeli bulldozers stormed Makhrour in Beit Jala, south of Jerusalem, and razed five dunams of land belonging to, Ramzi Qaisiyyeh, a Palestinian citizen. […]

05 Mar
5:15

Israeli Settlers Place Fence Around Palestinian Agricultural Land

Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, placed a fence around a privately-owned Palestinian land in the town of Beit Ummar, in the Hebron Governorate, southern occupied West Bank, in an effort to take it over, said activist Mohammad Awad. He told WAFA Palestinian News Agency that illegal colonial settlers, under Israeli military […]

05 Mar
4:49

Palestinian Home Demolished in Jerusalem, Three Palestinians Ordered to Stop Construction

The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem demolished, on Wednesday, part of a Palestinian-owned home in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mokabber, local sources said. Israeli bulldozers invaded Jabal al-Mokabber and demolished part of the home belonging to Mr. Iyad Fatafta, a Palestinian citizen, under the pretext that it […]

05 Mar
4:14

Dozens of Israeli Settlers Invade Archaeological Site near Nablus

Dozens of Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, stormed the Sebastia archaeological site, in the north of the occupied West Bank, in what appeared to be an attempt by the settlers to take over the land, according to Sebastia mayor, Mohammad Azem. Azem told WAFA Palestinian News Agency that roughly 50 settlers […]

Tulkarem night raid (archive image)
04 Mar
8:55

Israeli Troops Invade West Bank; Abduct 21 Palestinians

Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank in pre-dawn raids Wednesday March 4th, abducting 21 Palestinian citizens from their homes while they were asleep in bed. In addition, the troops seized funds from the homes of several freed prisoners. According to the Palestinian Wafa News Agency, the occupation […]

04 Mar
6:32

Israeli Forces Raze Palestinian Land in 2 Villages, Injure Two Men in West Bank

Fierce confrontations erupted, on Tuesday at dawn, between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces, invaded the northern occupied West Bank city of Qalqilia, Alray Palestinian Media Agency reports. Local sources said Israeli forces stormed the neighborhood of Al Jaidi, where wide confrontations occurred with Palestinian youths, during which soldiers fired live […]

04 Mar
5:02

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Land, Place Barbed Wire Fence, in Gaza

Several Israeli military vehicles on Tuesday invaded the southern besieged Gaza Strip in eastern Rafah, Quds News Network reports. Local sources said that five bulldozers entered through Mutebeq military entry, invading 50 meters into Palestinian lands, in eastern Rafah, erecting barbed wire in the area to prevent Palestinians from entering. […]

04 Mar
12:38

One Palestinian Receives Demolition Order, Two Receive Stop Construction Orders

March 4, 2020 12:38 AM Ali Salam Human rights, News Report, Palestine, West Bank 0

Palestinians in the village of Nahalin, were informed by the Israeli military that one house will be demolished as two others were ordered to stop construction of their homes, according to the village’s deputy mayor, Hani Fannoun. Fannoun told WAFA that one resident of the village, located in the southern […]

Israeli soldiers guarding home demolition (Palestine TV)
04 Mar
12:15

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Home in Jerusalem, Family Homeless

The Israeli occupation authorities demolished the second floor of a Palestinian-owned house in the town of Hezma, northeast of the occupied city of Jerusalem, on Tuesday, under the pretext that it was built without Israeli permission, according to Hezma mayor, Musallam Abu Hilo. Abu Hilo told WAFA Palestinian News Agency […]

Tulkarem night raid (archive image)
03 Mar
2:50

Israeli Troops Abduct 9 Palestinians, Including Two Children, in Pre-Dawn Raids Tuesday

Israeli occupation forces abducted nine Palestinian citizens from the West Bank, including two teen boys, on Tuesday night. This was accompanied by searches and vandalism of homes, attacks on citizens, and the issuing of summonses to a number of Palestinians. The Palestinian News Agency Wafe said that two citizens were […]

03 Mar
8:00

On Israeli Election Day, Israeli Forces Impose Total Closure on the West Bank and Gaza Strip

The Israeli army imposed a comprehensive closure on the West Bank and Gaza due to the Israeli elections on Monday. The closure was imposed from midnight on Sunday until early Tuesday morning, due to the Israelis going to the polls for the Presidential and “Knesset” elections. The Israeli army said […]

Protest at al-Aqsa (archive image)
03 Mar
7:45

Hundreds of Israeli Settlers Storm al-Aqsa Mosque

On Monday, 226 Israeli Settlers stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque while accompanied by a squadron of Israeli police. In 2016, protests  erupted at the embattled area after Israeli sSettlers invaded the compound during the last 10 days of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, in contravention of tradition. The Islamic […]

03 Mar
4:38

Dozens of Olive and Grape Vines Uprooted by Illegal Settlers near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers, on Monday, uprooted dozens of olive and vine trees belonging to Palestinians in the town of Husan, west of the occupied city of Bethlehem, according to local sources. Mohammad Sbateen, head of Husan village council, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Bitar Illit uprooted […]

Israeli settlers invade southern Nablus (archive image)
03 Mar
1:06

Israeli Settlers and Soldiers Attack Non-Violent Protest, Wounding Several Palestinian Villagers

Palestinian media reported on Monday that several Palestinian villagers from the West Bank village of Beeta, south of Nablus city,  have been treated for injuries caused by live and rubber-coated steel Israeli bullets and tear gas. Medical sources said that at least three of those villagers were shot and wounded by […]

02 Mar
10:30

VIDEO: Soldiers, Settlers Break into Palestinian Home in Hebron

Israeli forces and settlers, stormed the house of a Palestinian family in Hebron, on Sunday, after settlers accused the family of ‘opening fire’ at them. Palestinian Abu Shamsiyyeh family attempted to fight off the intrusion, the video footage shows Israeli soldiers and settlers breaking into the house. The United Nations […]

02 Mar
9:51

12 Palestinians Shot by Israeli Forces, 50 Exposed to Tear Gas, near Nablus

Several Palestinians, on Monday, were injured, when Israeli soldiers opened fire at them as they peacefully defended a mountain in Beita town, south of Nablus, against a settler takeover, local sources reported. Palestinians gathered on the Jabal al-Arma mountain to protect their land, located in the northern occupied West Bank, […]

02 Mar
9:05

Israeli Settlers Raze Palestinian Land in Northern West Bank

Illegal Israeli settlers on Sunday began razing tracts of land in the Palestinian villages of Qusra and Jurish, to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to local sources. Ghassan Daghlas, a local official in charge of monitoring settler violence, told WAFA Palestinian News Agency that […]

Al Dawabsha, burned to death in 2015
02 Mar
1:43

Closing Arguments Held in Case of Admitted Dawabsha Family Killer

5 years after a brutal act of terror by a gang of Israelis, who set a family’s home on fire, causing the deaths of the mother, father and baby, and leaving only the 4-year old alive, critically wounded with burns all over his body, the final arguments were presented Sunday […]

Israeli forces in night raid (archive image from Al Jazeera)
02 Mar
12:23

Israeli army abducts 10 Palestinians from the West Bank

In pre-dawn raids on Monday, Israeli forces abducted seven Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, and three from Silwan, in Jerusalem. The Israeli army reportedly abducted a 25-year-old Palestinian man from the West Bank district of Salfeit, early Monday morning. According to Said Zedan, the mayor of Deir-Istiya […]

Archive image of protest for detainees (Photo by Activestills)
02 Mar
12:11

Protest March Held in Jenin as Concerns Mount Over Detainees’ Conditions

In the West Bank city of Jenin on Sunday, dozens of Palestinians gathered for a demonstration in solidarity with Palestinian detainees inside Israeli jails. The demonstration was organized by the local Palestinian popular  committee for lobbying the release Palestinian detainees, the Palestinian committee for detainees and freed detainees affairs and the […]

02 Mar
7:07

Israeli Defense Minister Admits An Attempt To Kill Islamic Jihad leader

Israeli defense minister, Naftali Bennet, admitted this week an Israeli assassination attempt of a senior Islamic Jihad leader in Damascus, in November of last year. The defense minister’s assertion came during an interview with Israeli TV channel 12, in which Bennet spoke of his army’s actions to curb what Israel […]

02 Mar
6:04

Updated: Israeli Army Reports to Palestine on Army’s Killing of Three Youth in Gaza

Updated: The Israeli army informed the Palestinian Civil Affairs, on Sunday evening, of the details of the deaths of three Palestinian youth from Gaza, for their alleged infiltration from the eastern part of the central Gaza Strip in January. On Sunday, Palestine TV said that the Israeli army has officially […]

02 Mar
4:10

Israeli Settlers Assault Palestinian Farmer Near Nablus

A Palestinian man was injured, on Saturday evening, after he was attacked by Israeli settlers near the village of Burqa, north of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Ghassan Daghlas, a local official monitoring illegal Israeli settler violence, told WAFA that a group of colonial […]

02 Mar
4:02

Israeli Soldiers, Settlers Attack Palestinians Planting Olive Trees

Israeli forces, on Saturday, attacked Palestinian activists, planting olive trees to the east of Tubas, in the northern occupied Jordan Valley, WAFA Palestinian News Agency reported. Israeli forces attacked and dispersed activists participating in the tree planting event, which was called for by the anti-settlement and apartheid wall committee and […]

01 Mar
11:34

PLO Official Rejects US Ambassador’s Remarks as “Distortions and Lies”

Responding to what he described as “distortions and lies” by US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, about Palestine’s capital, Jerusalem, Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), stressed that East Jerusalem, with its old city and holy places, is the capital of Palestine, the Palestine News Network (PNN) […]

01 Mar
8:52

BDS Movement Slams Austria’s Anti-Palestinian Resolution

The Palestinian-led boycott movement has slammed a motion passed by the Austrian parliament that singles out the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign for criticism, the Middle East Monitor reports. Austria’s national parliament, on Friday, unanimously passed a resolution condemning the BDS campaign as anti-Semitic, and urged that the ‘anti-Israel’ […]

01 Mar
2:29

Illegal Israeli Colonists Chop 780 Trees In Three Days

Israeli colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, chopped Saturday 200 grapevines in Faghour area, in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, bringing the number of uprooted grapevines and olive trees in the West Bank to 780 in three days. Emad Da’dou, a nonviolent young […]

29 Feb
10:31

EU Official: European Union and All Member States Must Recognize the State of Palestine

A European Union (EU) official, on Thursday, stressed the necessity of the EU’s recognition of the State of Palestine, the WAFA Palestinian News Agency reported. The Chair of the EU’s Delegation for Relations with Palestine, Manuel Pineda stated that it is now imperative that the EU and all member states […]

29 Feb
8:42

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Israel’s “Impunity Continues to Prevail”

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Wednesday issued strong criticism of the lack of accountability for Israeli crimes in the Gaza Strip, stating that “impunity continues to prevail” the Middle East Monitor reported. According to UN News, the new report was published this week looking […]

29 Feb
6:59

50 Former EU Officials: Trump’s “Peace Plan” Risks Fuelling the Conflict

In a letter published Thursday in the British newspaper, the Guardian, 50 former European foreign ministers, presidents, party leaders, NATO officials and others have expressed grave concern about US President Donald Trump’s so-called “Peace to Prosperity” plan for the Middle East, saying it envisages an outcome with characteristics similar to […]

29 Feb
5:22

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until Saturday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded a residential building in Ein Misbah neighborhood, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted a man, identified as […]

29 Feb
2:33

Arab League Calls For International Protection To The Palestinian People

The Arab League called for sending international protection forces to the occupied Palestinian territories, namely the West Bank city of Hebron, in the southern part, Shehab News Agency has reported. Marking the 26th anniversary of the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre carried out by an extremist Israeli-American Jewish settler, identified as Baruch […]

29 Feb
2:04

Soldiers Injure Hundreds Of Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, hundreds of Palestinians across several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Israeli army used live and rubber-coated metal rounds, in addition to teargas bombs and stun grenades. The Palestinian Red Crescent stated that its crews have dealt with 191 injuries during confrontations in the village […]

29 Feb
1:33

Army Injures Six Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

At least six Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces today during the weekly protest against Israeli settlement construction, in the village of Kufur Qaddoum in the northern West Bank, local sources said. The procession started in the center of Kufur Qaddoum, where the locals, accompanied by international activists, nonviolently […]

29 Feb
10:23

Citing elections, Israel to close the occupied Palestinian territories

Israeli media reports said on Friday that Israeli authorities, in control of the occupied Palestinian territories, decided to close the territories from next Monday, through Tuesday. The reports added that the closure will include the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and that the authorities cited parliamentary Israeli elections, which […]

29 Feb
4:26

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20– 26 February 2020)

Summary This week, PCHR documented 207 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and Israeli settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of its excessive use of lethal force, IOF killed a Palestinian in Jerusalem and abused the body of […]

28 Feb
6:05

Israel Re-Opens Gaza Crossings, Fishing Zones

Israeli occupation authorities, on Wednesday, reopened the two main crossings with Gaza after days of closure following the latest escalation of tensions at the beginning of this week, Arab48 reported. In a statement, the unit of the Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Occupied Territories (COGAT) said that the […]

28 Feb
4:59

Israel Forces A Palestinian To Demolish His Home In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers forced, Friday, a young Palestinian man to demolish his own home in Shu’fat town, in occupied Jerusalem, reportedly for being built without a permit. The Palestinian, Mohammad Abdul-Salam al-Bashti, 26, from Shu’fat town in Jerusalem, said that an Israeli court ordered him to demolish his home for being […]

28 Feb
4:06

Israeli Soldiers Injure 70 Palestinians Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, at least seventy Palestinians, including a child who was shot with a live round in his back, in Jabal al-‘Arma Mountain, south of Nablus, in northern West Bank. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that dozens of residents went to the mountain to protest the […]

28 Feb
3:39

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Homes Near Nablus

Dozens of extremist illegal Israeli colonists attacked, earlier Friday, the town of Huwwara, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before attacking homes and cars, causing damage. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that many colonists, illegally squatting on private Palestinian lands, stormed the village, and fired […]

28 Feb
2:50

Israel Demolishes a Palestinian Home, Another’s Workshop, Near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces, at dawn Thursday, demolished a Palestinian home, as well as a garage owned by another Palestinian citizen, in the village of Al-Walajah, northwest of Bethlehem, according to local sources. Sources told PNN that Israeli soldiers and bulldozers approached the village early in the morning, stormed it, surrounded […]

28 Feb
1:47

Israeli Settlers Vandalize Palestinian Vehicles Near Salfit

The latest in a string of attacks by illegal Israeli settlers, against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank, on Wednesday overnight, Israeli settlers vandalized at least eight Palestinian vehicles in Yasuf village, located east of Salfit city, central occupied West Bank. Local sources told WAFA, that a group of Israeli […]

28 Feb
12:26

PLO Official Slams Israel’s Settlement Plans, Calls on EU to Intervene

Saeb Erekat, the Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Wednesday, urged the European Union (EU) to intervene to prevent Israel from building a settlement in E1 area, east of occupied Jerusalem, as announced by Israeli Premier, Benjamin Netanyahu. During a meeting at his office, […]

27 Feb
9:50

UN Official Concerned Over Israel’s Settlement Expansion Plans

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, Wednesday, voiced his concern over Israeli settlement announcements, saying the E1 plan (E1 is the area between Ma’ale Adumim colony and occupied Jerusalem) if implemented, would sever the West Bank in half. “I am very concerned about Israel’s […]

27 Feb
7:59

Israeli Army Demolishes Two Palestinian Homes, Two Barns South of Hebron

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished two Palestinian homes and two animal barns in Masafer Yatta, southern Hebron hills, under the pretext they were built without a permit, according to local sources. Coordinator of the Popular Committees Against the Wall and Settlements in the southern West Bank, Rateb Jabour, told WAFA […]

27 Feb
6:21

Israeli Settlers Uproot Olive Trees on Palestinian Lands

Israeli settlers on Thursday uprooted hundreds of olive trees and vine trees in the town of al-Khader, south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to a local activist. Emad Dadoo told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Eliazar uprooted approximately 200 olive trees and […]

27 Feb
2:27

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians, including a child and a former political prisoner, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Daoud Abu Khalil, 29, from Hizma town, […]

27 Feb
1:48

Fateh Secretary In Jericho Receives Six-Month Administrative Detention Order

February 27, 2020 1:48 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Jericho, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

An Israeli court issued, Thursday, a six-month administrative detention order against the secretary of Fateh Movement in Jericho and the Jordan Valley, the Detainees’ Affairs Committee has reported. The committee stated that the Israeli army abducted Na’el Abu al-‘Assal three days ago, after storming the house of his father, Jihad […]