Category Archives: Types

22 Jul
2:55

Israeli Navy Attacks Gaza Fishermen, Farmers

WAFA News: Gaza, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 (WAFA) –  Israeli navy Wednesday morning opened fire towards Palestinian fishermen sailing offshore As-Sudaniya, northwest of Gaza city,  and farmers, southeast of Gaza city, WAFA correspondent reported. He confirmed that the fishermen were sailing only three nautical miles offshore the area when Israeli naval […]

22 Jul
1:18

Palestinian Civil Society Organisations Welcome the Report of the Special Rapporteur addressing Israel’s Collective Punishment Policy

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): Date: 19 July 2020: On 16 July 2020, Professor Michael Lynk, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, introduced his annual report to the 44th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, addressing Israel’s illegal […]

22 Jul
1:00

Palestinian Archbishop Condemns Israeli Theft of Christian Artifact

The Palestinian Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, Theodisius Atallah Hanna, issued a statement Tuesday condemning the Israeli military’s theft of a Christian holy object, a fifth century baptismal font from the Church of Nativity. The Archbishop stated, “The theft of the historical baptismal font yesterday is […]

Jabal al-Fureidis - PIC
22 Jul
8:08

Large Area of Palestinian-owned Land Expropriated for Israeli ‘National Park’

Israeli authorities seized large tracts of agricultural land, near Jabal al-Fureidis (“Mountain of the Little Paradise”) in Beit Ta’mir, in the southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Director off the Anti-Wall and Settlement Commission in Bethlehem, Hasan Breijeh, said that the Israeli authorities issued military orders […]

22 Jul
6:20

PLO Member Condemns Israel’s Theft of 1600 Year old Religious Artifact

Executive Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official condemned, on Monday, the Israeli expropriation of an ancient baptismal font, from Teqoua’ town, southeast of Bethlehem city, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. “Israel’s theft of a baptismal font dating back to the Byzantine era from Bethlehem, overnight Sunday, is […]

22 Jul
5:01

OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report (30 June – 13 July 2020)

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) – Occupied Palestinian Territory (June 30 – Jul 13, 2020) Biweekly Highlights On 9 July, Israeli forces shot and killed a 33-year-old Palestinian man, and injured another, next to the West Bank village of Kifl Haris (Salfit). Israeli official […]

22 Jul
4:17

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Carwash Facility In Beit Ummar

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and demolished a carwash facility, under the pretext of being constructed without a permit. Mohammad Ayyad Awad, a local nonviolent media activist, said the carwash facility is in the al-Qarn area of Beit Ummar, […]

21 Jul
3:41

Soldiers Demolish A Home Near Salfit

Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, a Palestinian home, and attempted to demolish three other homes, in Qarawat Bani Hassan village, northwest of Salfit in central West Bank. The Al-Quds Center for Social and Economic Rights stated that the soldiers demolished one home, under the pretext of being built without a permit […]

21 Jul
3:28

Israeli Soldiers Uproot 200 Olive Trees Near Salfit

Israeli soldiers uprooted, Tuesday, more than 200 Palestinian olive trees in Deir Estia town, northwest of the central West Bank city of Salfit. Deir Estia Mayor, Sa’id Zidan, stated that the soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded the area approximately at 6:00 a.m., and uprooted more than 200 olive trees, planted […]

21 Jul
2:21

Updated: Israel Releases Seriously Ailing Detainee

Updated: The detainee was released and was instantly moved to Beit Jala Governmental Hospital, near Bethlehem. His release came after three hearings within one week. The Israeli military appellate court in Ofer prison, illegally built on Palestinian lands west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, has decided to […]

21 Jul
2:01

Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians, Including A Father And His Son

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, six Palestinians, including a father and his son, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS office in Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, said the soldiers stormed […]

21 Jul
12:48

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Under-Construction Covid-19 Testing Center

July 21, 2020 12:48 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Tuesday morning, an under-construction Covid-19 testing center in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Ra’ed Maswadi, the owner of the land where the testing facility was being built said it was dedicated for Covid-19 testing by the Palestinian Health Ministry. He added […]

20 Jul
2:30

13 Years of Illegal Closure with Impunity

Press release: Civil Society Organize Webinar on Collective Punishment in Gaza:  Mezan Center For Human Rights: On Wednesday, 15 July 2020, Palestinian, regional, and international civil society organisations, including Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Adalah, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), […]

20 Jul
2:20

Israeli Colonists Install Mobile Homes On Palestinian Lands In Bethlehem

As Israeli soldiers continued the uprooting and destruction of Palestinian trees owned by the villagers of Kisan, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, Israeli colonists starting installing mobile homes in the area to prepare for a new illegal outpost. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the […]

20 Jul
1:35

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Home In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Monday, a Palestinian home in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Wall and Colonization Resistance Commission, stated that several army jeeps and bulldozers invaded the Shoshahla area, south of […]

20 Jul
12:08

Soldiers Abduct A Teen, Injure Young Man In Ramallah

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah before abducting a Palestinian teen, in addition to shooting a young man and searching many homes. Local sources in the refugee camp said the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes […]

20 Jul
8:59

Israeli Settlers Burn Palestinian-owned Crops, Hundreds of Olive Trees near Nablus

Twice on Sunday, illegal Israeli settlers burned Palestinian-owned farmlands, first near Beita town, in the northern West Bank, according to a local official. The mayor of Beita, Fuad Ma’ali, told the Palestinian WAFA News Agency that several Israeli colonial settlers set fire to hundreds of dunams of agricultural lands, causing […]

20 Jul
7:54

Jerusalem Governor Detained by Israeli Police, for 18th Time in 2 Years

Israeli forces, on Saturday detained Adnan Gheith, the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Governor of occupied Jerusalem, after storming his home in Silwan, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The home of Governor Gheith, in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, was raided and searched by Israeli police, who proceeded to detain […]

19 Jul
6:00

Israeli Army Detains Five, Shoots Two Palestinians in the West Bank

The Israeli forces detained seven Palestinian civilians, over night Saturday, and Sunday morning, from across the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society reported. Two Palestinian civilians, identified as, Amir Abu Zina, and Issam Al-Natsheh, were detained by the Israeli army, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. It […]

19 Jul
6:39

Dozens of Palestinians Choke on Tear-gas in Hebron Protests

Dozens of Palestinian youths suffered the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation, on Saturday, when they confronted Israeli forces in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, the Jerusalem Press reported. Local sources said that hundreds of Palestinian youths were protesting Israel’s annexation plans, at the “Shuhada Street” military roadblock, […]

19 Jul
5:45

Israeli Army Detains Palestinian Youths from Ramallah, Jerusalem

July 19, 2020 5:45 AM Ali Salam Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report, Ramallah 0

The Israeli army, at dawn Saturday, stormed al-Jalazoun refugee camp in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and detained three Palestinian teens, the Palestinian Information Center reported. According to Asra Media Office, members of a special Israeli military unit detained three teenagers from their homes in al-Jalazoun camp. The […]

19 Jul
5:17

Israeli Forces Injure Many Palestinians, Including Medic at Peaceful Demonstration Near Nablus

Two Palestinian civilians were injured, on Saturday, and many others choked on tear-gas fired by the Israeli forces, at a nonviolent protest in the village of Beita, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. WAFA correspondent stated that Palestinians held a demonstration, south of Nablus City in the northern occupied West Bank, […]

Silwanic
19 Jul
3:19

Palestinian Family Forced to Demolish Their Homes in East Jerusalem

By order of the municipality of West Jerusalem, the Palestinian Abu Turki family, on Saturday, continued to self-demolish their two homes in the Jabal al-Mokabber village in occupied East Jerusalem, according to local sources. The Abu Turki family told the Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) that they began to demolish […]

18 Jul
7:28

Several Palestinians Suffocate at Kufur Qaddoum, Nablus and Salfit Protests

Three major demonstrations were held by Palestinians, on Friday, to express their objection to Israel’s continued colonial settlement activities in the occupied West Bank. Israeli forces opened fire, on Friday afternoon, towards Palestinians during a peaceful protest north of Nablus city, in Asira Ash-Shamaliyya town, northern West Bank, according to […]

18 Jul
6:24

8 Palestinians Detained by Israeli Forces, All Former Detainees

Israeli forces, Thursday evening, detained a Palestinian astro-physicist at the entrance of Anata town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, said Palestinian WAFA News Agency correspondent. He reported that Israeli soldiers ordered Imad Barghouthi, 56, an astrophysics professor at Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem, out of his vehicle at the entrance […]

17 Jul
3:04

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09– 15 July 2020)

Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, a civilian was killed by Israeli forces while he was walking with his […]

16 Jul
5:00

2 Palestinian-owned Homes Demolished by Israeli Forces, 15 Receive Stop Work Orders

Israeli forces, on Thursday, destroyed two Palestinian-owned homes near Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron city in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Rateb Jabour, from the anti-wall, anti-settlements popular committee, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli bulldozers demolished two Palestinian-owned homes in the village of […]

16 Jul
5:00

Israeli Forces Detain Several Palestinians, Including a Recently Released Prisoner

Israeli forces, on Thursday at dawn, detained several Palestinian civilians after invading homes in several occupied West Bank areas, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources stated that soldiers detained five Palestinian young men from various areas of the Bethlehem governorate, in the southern West Bank. In the central West […]

16 Jul
5:49

OCHA Report: West Bank Demolitions and Displacement | June 2020

The United Nations Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for the Occupied Palestinian Territory Summary for June 2020 100 structures demolished or seized in June, the highest level since January 2017. Of the targeted structures, ten were humanitarian aid, including a tent used as a quarantine site. Only […]

15 Jul
1:55

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) stated, earlier Wednesday, that Israeli troops abducted eleven Palestinian residents from various parts of the occupied West Bank. In a statement, the PPS said Israeli troops invaded various areas of the occupied West Bank, stormed and ransacked many homes, starting late on Tuesday night until […]

15 Jul
11:44

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Detainees In Ofer Prison

Israeli soldiers injured, late on Tuesday at night, many Palestinian political prisoners in Ofer prison, which is built on Palestinian lands west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, in addition to forcing one detainee in solitary confinement. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that dozens of soldiers […]

15 Jul
10:59

Soldiers Demolish A Home In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Wednesday morning, an under-construction Palestinian home in Jabal al-Mokabber village, south of occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said dozens of soldiers, and police officers, accompanied bulldozers and personnel of the City Council in the occupied city into the village, after surrounding it. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center […]

15 Jul
7:22

Israeli Forces Deliver Demolition Orders to Three Palestinians in Jenin

Israeli authorities in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, delivered three demolition orders, on Tuesday, to different residents from the Ya’bad town, south-west of Jenin. According to the board-member of the Ya’bad municipality, Samer Abu Bakr, the demolition orders involve stores belonging to Omar Alkilani and Zaid Herzallah, as […]

Airstrike in Rafah (archival PCHR image)
14 Jul
12:26

34-Year Old Palestinian Woman Dies of Wounds Sustained In 2014 Israeli Offensive

Aseel Mahmoud Hamad Dheir, 34, died on Monday in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, from wounds she suffered at the hands of the Israeli army during their invasion of Gaza in the summer of 2014. Dheir was severely injured in an Israeli airstrike on her home […]

14 Jul
12:00

PPS: Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians in the West Bank

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) stated, on Tuesday, that Israeli troops abducted ten Palestinian residents from the occupied West Bank, late Monday, early Tuesday. In a statement, issued Tuesday, the PPS added that among those abducted were five youths in the central West Bank city of East Jerusalem, identified […]

14 Jul
8:43

Structures Demolished in Tulkarem, Demolition Orders Issued for Homes, Barns in Hebron

Israeli bulldozers, Monday, demolished several Palestinian structures in Izbit Shufa neighborhood, southeast of Tulkarem city, in the northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. An owner of one of the structures, Amer Hamed, told WAFA that Israeli forces accompanied a bulldozer into the neighborhood, and proceeded to […]

14 Jul
7:49

Israeli Army Razes Land in Hebron, Bethlehem, Order Seizure of Land in Salfit

The Israeli occupation authorities, on Monday, bulldozed large areas of Palestinian-owned cultivated land as well as an agricultural structure in al-Baq’ah area in Hebron, southern West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. According to local sources, Israeli bulldozers accompanied by soldiers, razed three dunams of land planted with vegetables and […]

13 Jul
10:30

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians, including Former Prisoners, from West Bank

Israeli troops abducted, on Monday, several Palestinian residents from different areas of the occupied West Bank, Palestinian media sources reported. In the southern West Bank district of Hebron, Palestinian Official News Agency (WAFA) reported that Israeli soldiers invaded the homes of both, Ramzi Al-Haymouni, and Yazid Abu Aisha, 24, before […]

13 Jul
2:00

Armed Israeli Settlers Uproot 70 Palestinian-owned Olive Trees in Hebron

Armed illegal Israeli settlers uprooted, on Monday morning, dozens of olive trees, owned by Palestinian farmers in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. Palestinian Official News Agency (WAFA) reported that tens of armed illegal Israeli settlers, from the illegally-established Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba’, stormed the nearby farm land […]

13 Jul
12:00

Jerusalem Man Demolishes his Home in Silwan, 6 Left Homeless

Baha’ Zeitoun, a Palestinian civilian, on Sunday evening, demolished his own home in the Bi’er Ayoub neighborhood in Silwan, under the pretext of the lack of an Israeli permit, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic) reported. The Zeitoun family said that the Israeli municipality ordered the family to demolish the […]

13 Jul
11:53

Former Political Prisoner, Senior PFLP Member, Killed In Gaza

July 13, 2020 11:53 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report, Rafah 0

The Palestinian Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a former political prisoner was shot and stabbed to death, on Sunday evening, by several assailants near his home in the Saudi neighborhood, west of Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region. Eyewitnesses said unknown gunmen opened […]

demolition
13 Jul
6:42

Israeli Forces Demolish Arab Wedding Hall Inside Israel

The Israeli authorities destroyed a wedding hall, Sunday, in the Arab town of Tira, adjacent the green line, in central Israel, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The Raghadan Wedding hall was allegedly lacking an Israeli permit to build, the standard pretext used by the Israeli state. A large Israeli […]

13 Jul
5:56

MADA: 58 Violations Against Palestinian Media Freedoms in June

June 2020 witnessed a surge of violations against media freedoms in Palestine, most of which were committed by the Israeli authorities and its military forces, Palestinian News Network reported. The Palestinian Center for Development & Media Freedoms “MADA” has documented a total of 58 infringements, 48 of which were committed […]

Israeli troops in a night raid (archive image)
13 Jul
12:38

Israeli Troops Abduct Three Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli troops abducted, early on Sunday, two Palestinian residents from the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and one from the central district of Jerusalem. Local Palestinian media sources reported that Israeli army invaded the Yatta village and the Al-Fawwar refugee camp of Hebron district. They added that during both […]

12 Jul
5:01

Seven Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Soldiers, Including those Assaulted by Settlers

The Israeli forces, at dawn Saturday, stormed several Palestinian-owned homes and abducted Palestinian civilians during invasions into different occupied West Bank towns, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said, Israeli soldiers stormed the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, in the northern West Bank and abducted two Palestinian young men […]

12 Jul
12:42

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians, Including A Pregnant Woman, Abduct Three, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinian families celebrating their siblings’ high-school graduation, wounding eight residents, including a pregnant woman, in addition to abducting a father and two of his sons. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, […]

11 Jul
10:24

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli troops abducted, on Saturday morning, two Palestinians from the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Local Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that Israeli forces invaded Ya’bad village, west of Jenin city and stormed the homes of Mohammad B’ajawi and Adham Omar, 25, before abducting the youths, taking them […]

11 Jul
9:14

Palestinian Factions Call for Popular Resistance in Response to ‘Israeli Crimes’

Majority of Palestinian resistance factions, across the occupied Palestinian territories, on Saturday, called for heightened Palestinian popular resistance, in response to what the factions described as, ‘Israeli occupation crimes against the Palestinian people’. In a statement, submitted to local media outlets, factions’ representatives held a meeting in the central West […]

11 Jul
6:22

Israeli Forces Injure Many Palestinians at Protests Across the West Bank

Israeli forces, on Friday, attacked dozens of non-violent Palestinian protesters, holding a peaceful demonstration against Israel’s illegal colonial settlements, outside the village of Asira ash-Shamaliya, north of Nablus city in the northern occupied West Bank. Correspondent for Palestinian WAFA News Agency said that Isareli soldiers fired tear-gas canisters, concussion grenades, […]

Israeli invasion of al-Issawiya (archive image)
11 Jul
5:03

Israeli Forces Detain Three Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli forces, at dawn Friday, abducted three Palestinian civilians from their homes in Jerusalem and Ramallah, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Asra Media Office said that Israeli soldiers detained both Abdullah Dweik, and Ahmad Ali Ahmad, after invading their homes in Al-Jalazoun refugee camp in Ramallah, central West Bank. Confrontations […]

11 Jul
4:27

Israeli Forces Cause Palestinians to Suffocate at Kufur Qaddoum Protest

Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinians, on Friday afternoon, at the weekly protest against Israeli settlements and the annexation plan, in Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local activist, and Coordinator of the Local Popular Resistance Committee, Morad […]

11 Jul
4:10

Following Slain Man’s Funeral, Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian in Salfit

Israeli forces shot a Palestinian young man during confrontations at the entrance of Kifl Hares town, near the northern West Bank city of Salfit, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The Ministry of Health confirmed that a 24-year-old Palestinian young man, unidentified at the time of this report, was shot […]

10 Jul
9:19

Israel Halts Construction for Two Palestinian-owned Homes near Bethlehem

The Israeli occupation authorities in the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, Friday, ordered a halt to construction works of two Palestinian-owned homes in the Al-Khader village, south of Bethlehem city. Director for the Palestinian Committee Against Israel’s Apartheid Wall and Illegal Settlement Activities, Hassan Bureija, confirmed that the two […]

10 Jul
4:00

Israeli Security Summon Fatah Member for Interrogation in Jerusalem

Israeli security services in the internationally-recognized occupied Palestinian East Jerusalem, summoned, on Thursday, a representative of the Fatah party, Shadi Matour, for interrogation. Official Palestinian News Agency (Wafa) said that Matour was summoned to the Muskobiya interrogation and detention center, also known as the Russian compound, shortly after he and […]

10 Jul
3:56

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02– 08 July 2020)

Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, IOF’s excessive use of force rendered 21 […]

10 Jul
2:20

Israeli Colonists Vandalize Palestinian Vehicles Near Nablus

Several armed illegal Israeli colonists vandalized, on Thursday morning, twelve Palestinian vehicles, south of Nablus city, in northern West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, stated that the colonists invaded the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village in southern Nablus, and slashed the […]

10 Jul
2:04

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian, Injure Another, Near Salfit

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, on Thursday at night, the death of a Palestinian man who was shot by Israeli soldiers near the main intersection of Kifl Hares town, north of Salfit in central West Bank, and added that the soldiers injured Palestinian teen. The Ministry stated that the […]

09 Jul
11:25

Israeli Forces Abduct Eighteen Palestinians, Including Female University Student

Overnight Wednesday, until dawn Thursday, the Israeli army detained eighteen Palestinian civilians, including former prisoners, and a young female student, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said in a statement. In the southernmost West Bank city of Hebron, Israeli forces detained four Palestinian civilians, including two brothers, identified as; 1. Wajdi […]

08 Jul
4:10

PCHR Holds Israel Fully Responsible for Death of Palestinian Al-Gharabli in Israeli Prisons

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Wednesday, 08 July 2020, Palestinian detained in Israeli prisons for the past 26 years, Sa’di Khalil al-Gharabli (47) from Gaza City, was pronounced dead in Kaplan Medical Center where he was recently transferred from al-Ramlah prison after his health condition deteriorated. Al-Gharabli […]

08 Jul
3:00

Israeli Forces Detain Additional Palestinians, Including Former Prisoners

The Israeli army, on Wednesday, detained a large number of Palestinian civilians, including a former political prisoner, from the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said in a statement. In the southern West Bank, Israeli forces abducted, Khalil Takfaji, the head of the Maps Department of the Arab […]

08 Jul
12:00

Palestinian from Gaza Abducted by Israeli Forces at Erez Crossing

The Israeli forces abducted , on Monday evening, a Palestinian passenger at the Beit Hanoun (Erez) border crossing, in northern besieged Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Information Center reported. The young man, Abdullah Shaker, was on his way to request permission to travel to Israel, in order to donate bone marrow […]

08 Jul
12:00

OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report (16 – 29 June 2020)

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Biweekly Highlights An eight-month-old baby boy, who needed a heart surgery at an Israeli hospital, could not exit Gaza and died on 18 June. Since 21 May, the PA has not accepted or transferred applications for exit permits from Gaza […]

08 Jul
12:00

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Land for Settler only Road near Nablus

Israeli bulldozers continued razing, on Monday, Palestinian-owned lands in the northern occupied West Bank, town of Huwara, south of Nablus, to allow for the construction of an Israeli settler-only bypass road, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Ghassan Daghlas, a local official monitoring illegal Israeli settlement construction, said that Israeli bulldozers […]

08 Jul
11:37

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli troops abducted, early on Wednesday, many Palestinian residents from various parts of the West Bank, including the occupied East Jerusalem. In the southern West Bank city of East Jerusalem, Israeli police abducted Palestinian engineer, Bassam al-Hallaq, who is in charge of construction works, inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The abduction […]

08 Jul
11:04

Israeli Court Orders Muslim Cemetery Destroyed to Build Homeless Shelter

In Tel Aviv on Tuesday, an Israeli court rejected an appeal by the Islamic Council of Jaffa to preserve a 200-year old Muslim cemetery, ruling instead that the municipality of Tel Aviv can move forward with plans to build a homeless shelter on the site. The ruling followed weeks of […]

08 Jul
10:56

Elderly Palestinian Detainee Dies In Captivity  

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ Affairs has confirmed, on Wednesday morning, the death of an elderly Palestinian political prisoner at Israeli medical center following years of medical neglect. The Commission stated that Sa’adi Khalil al-Gharabily, 75, from Gaza, has died on Wednesday morning, at an Israeli medical center, after suffering […]

08 Jul
10:56

 Israeli Bulldozers Invade Parts of Eastern Gaza City

Israeli troops invaded, early Wednesday, eastern areas of Gaza city, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip. Local Palestinian media outlets, including Maan News Agency, said that a number of armored Israeli army vehicles, including three military bulldozers, invaded a border fence area, between eastern Gaza city and Israel, some tens of meters […]

08 Jul
8:49

Joint Press Release: Assessing cases of the 2014 attacks on Gaza leads to definitive conclusion: victims and survivors have been abandoned to non-genuine investigations and gross injustice

Gaza City and London, 07 July 2020 – In the summer of 2014, Al Mezan and LPHR worked together to examine egregious acts of horror against civilians in Gaza, trapped in a closed-off territory while under military bombardment run by Israel’s political and military leadership; its emblematic feature being that dozens of […]

08 Jul
8:41

PCHR: “Israeli Occupation Authorities Arrest Civilian Travelling to Donate Bone Marrow for His Brother in Tel HaShomer Hospital”

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the arrest of a civilian from the Gaza Strip by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) stationed at Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing. The civilian was traveling to Tel HaShomer Hospital as he is scheduled for a bone marrow donation for his ill brother, […]

08 Jul
6:13

Israeli Authorities to Demolish 30 Palestinian Homes, Structures in East Jerusalem

The Israeli municipal staff handed demolition orders to thirty Palestinian households in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-“Isawiya, under the pretext of construction without a permit, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local activist, Muhammad Abu al-Hummus, and member of the follow-up committee, stated that staff of the Israeli municipality of […]

08 Jul
5:47

Three Palestinian Detainees Continue Open Hunger Strike

Three Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons are on open hunger strike to protest Israel’s use of Administrative Detention, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said in a statement. The detainees are being held in Israeli prisons under administrative detention, a policy that allows the Israeli occupation authorities to detain Palestinians, and […]

07 Jul
10:16

PPS: Israeli Forces Detain Nineteen Palestinians from West Bank

  Overnight Monday util Tuesday dawn, Israeli forces abducted nineteen Palestinian civilians from the central and northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society reported. The PPS documented that seven citizens were abducted by Israeli soldiers, from various parts of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem. The detainees were […]

07 Jul
9:28

Statement: “Death Of Palestinian Detainee Not Confirmed”

Update: Mr. Ferwana has informed the IMEMC the Red Cross managed to visit the detainee in the Israeli Kaplan Medical Center and informed his family that Sa’ad is in a very critical condition, hooked to a ventilator.   The Israeli Prison Service has not yet officially informed the Palestinians or the […]

06 Jul
11:42

Israeli Forces Abduct Several Palestinians from West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that several Palestinians were abducted, Sunday night, by Israeli forces, across the occupied West Bank. In the Ramallah and Al-Bireh district, in the central West Bank, Adel Nadim Hawih, and Farhat Hosni Dahabra were abducted from the town of Ain Yabrud. From the town […]

06 Jul
9:08

Israeli Warplanes Strike Several Areas in eastern Gaza Strip

Israeli warplanes struck several locations in the besieged Gaza Strip, Sunday night, Quds News Network reported. Israeli military jets struck four targets, in Palestinian agricultural lands in the Zaytoun neighborhood, in eastern Gaza, as well as the Tuffah neighborhood. In a statement, the Israeli army confirmed the strikes, claiming that […]

06 Jul
11:05

Israeli Authorities order Demolition of Palestinian Prisoner’s Home near Jenin

Israeli authorities, on Monday, delivered a demolition order for the home of Palestinian prisoner, Nathmi Abu-Baker, 48, from the Ya’bad village, south-west of Jenin City, in the northern West Bank. The official Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, reported that Israeli occupation authorities jailed Abu-Baker, accusing him of causing the death of […]

06 Jul
10:34

Israeli Troops Abduct Four Palestinians from the West Bank

Israeli troops abducted, late Sunday night, four Palestinians from different occupied West Bank areas. Palestinian media sources reported that Israeli soldiers invaded Biet Rima village, west of Ramallah city, in the central West Bank, and stormed the home of Saher Al-Barghouthi, 50, before abducting Saher and his son, Saddam, 29. […]

06 Jul
5:17

Israeli Settlers Shoot, Injure Two Palestinian Youths near Salfit

Illegal Israeli settlers shot and injured two Palestinian youths, on Sunday, in Bidya village, west of Salfit, in the northern West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Local sources said that a group of Israeli colonists attacked Palestinian families in Khillat Hassan area, opening fire at them, resulting in the […]

06 Jul
4:56

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians from West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that the Israeli forces abducted several Palestinian civilians from across the occupied West Bank, overnight Saturday. Israeli forces assaulted Abdul Karim Khaled Abu Sal, before abducting him from Al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern West Bank. The PPS added that Israeli […]

06 Jul
4:15

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinians in Hebron

During confrontations in Hebron, one Palestinian civilian, on Sunday, was shot and injured by Israeli forces, according to WAFA correspondent. In the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, the Israeli military, stationed at flashpoint Shuhada Street, fired rubber-coated steel rounds and concussion grenades at Palestinian protesters, hitting one of […]

06 Jul
2:44

Israeli Settlers Torch Dozens of Olive Trees near Nablus

Israeli settlers torched, on Saturday morning, Palestinian-owned crops of olive trees in the town of Huwara, south of Nablus city, in the northern West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Ghassan Daghlas, a local activist, said that illegal settlers from the Yitzhar settlement, set fire to dozens of olive […]

05 Jul
12:03

Israel Announces 164 New Illegal Settlement Units in Bethlehem

The so-called Israeli settlement council announced, on Sunday, a new illegal colonial settlement project, in the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem. Director of the office of the Segregation Wall and Colonization Resistance Commission in Bethlehem city, Hasan Burejiya, confirmed that the Israeli settlement council is set to construct 164 […]

05 Jul
11:31

Israeli Troops Abduct a Palestinian Student in Ramallah

Israeli troops abducted, early on Sunday, a Palestinian university student in the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that Israel soldiers, stationed at a mobile military roadblock, near the Khan Al-Ahmar neighborhood, mainly on the Ramallah-Jericho street, intercepted student, Majdy Abu Zaid, 20, before […]

05 Jul
5:56

Israeli Settlers Invade Town near Jenin, Threaten Palestinians near Hebron

Illegal Israeli settlers, Friday night, stormed areas south of Jenin, in the northern West Bank, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said the invasion prompted confrontations between Palestinian civilians who resisted the invasion, and illegal settlers who were protected by soldiers. Israeli forces provided cover for the colonists […]

05 Jul
4:59

Israeli Forces Injure Six Palestinians in Nablus

Six Palestinians were injured, on Friday, when Israeli forces attacked a peaceful protest, in the village of Asira ash-Shamaliya, north of Nablus, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Dozens of protesters gathered for the Friday prayer, near the northern West Bank village, to protest the Israeli threat of confiscation. Israeli […]

05 Jul
3:39

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Seven Palestinians in Abu Dis

Israeli forces, on Friday evening, injured 23 Palestinians during an invasion into the town of Abu Dis, east of occupied Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS). Soldiers stormed Abu Dis town, which elicited resistance among the local Palestinian civilians. The army used live rounds, rubber-coated steel rounds […]

04 Jul
11:40

No To Israeli Annexation – Palestine Solidarity Protest – Derry, Ireland, July 4 2020

For IMEMC News, Niall Ó Brolcháin:  Some of the crowd who gathered in Derry to protest against Israel’s proposed illegal annexation of the West Bank and Jordan Valley. Photo: Niall Ó Brolcháin The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) held socially-distanced protests across Ireland on Saturday 4 July, against the proposed illegal, […]

04 Jul
7:46

Several Palestinians Suffocate on Tear Gas north of Tulkarem

Israeli troops attacked, on Saturday, several Palestinians in the northern occupied West Bank village of Qaffin, north of Tulkarem city. Palestinian media sources said that Israeli soldiers stormed Qaffin village, and fired dozens of tear-gas canisters towards local villagers resisting the military invasion, causing many of them to suffocate or […]

04 Jul
5:37

Fifteen Palestinians Shot, Injured at Kufur Qaddoum Weekly Protest

Fifteen Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli soldiers, Friday, at the weekly protest in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Locals in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the Qalqilia governorate, have been organizing protests every Friday for several years, to express their […]

03 Jul
3:51

Israeli Naval Forces Abduct Four Gaza Fishermen off the Coast of Rafah  

Israeli naval forces abducted, on Thursday evening, four Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Rafah city, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip. Local fishermen sources reported that a number of Israeli naval vessels attacked a Palestinian fishing boat, off the coast of Rafah city, before soldiers abducted four of the […]

03 Jul
3:31

Israeli Troops Disperse Muslim Worshipers On Threatened Palestinian Land

Israeli troops forcibly dispersed, on Friday afternoon, dozens of Palestinian Muslim worshipers, while performing the Friday sermon on Palestinian-owned land in the Aseera Al-Shamaliya village, north of Nablus city, in northern West Bank. Local Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that the piece of land, on which dozens of locals […]

Mohammad Abu Khdeir
03 Jul
2:54

Remembering Mohammad Abu Khdeir, 6 years on

The story of Mohammad Abukhdeir is one of countless examples of Israeli oppression. His death, and the injustices that followed, are a reminder of what can happen when racism goes unchecked. $10 million a day in unconditional funding from the US makes Americans complicit. by Kathryn Shihadah Mohammad Abu Khdeir, […]

02 Jul
6:28

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 Jun – 01 July 2020)

Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including invasions into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, Israeli Forces’ excessive use of force rendered 9 injuries among Palestinian civilians, including […]

02 Jul
5:20

 Two Palestinian Prisoners Embark on Hunger Strike

Two Palestinian prisoners declared, on Thursday, that they would embark on an open hunger strike, in protest of their imprisonment under administrative detention by the Israeli occupation authorities. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society issued a statement, explaining that the two prisoners, identified as Fadi Ghonaimat and Oday Shehada, have begun hunger […]

02 Jul
4:33

Israeli Troops Crackdown on Peaceful Protest in Hebron, Cause Many to Suffocate

Israeli troops in the city of Hebron, south of the West Bank, cracked down, on Thursday morning, on a peaceful Palestinian protest, by firing dozens of tear-gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets. Local Palestinian sources said that dozens of peaceful demonstrators, including youths, took to the streets of the Alzawy […]

02 Jul
3:03

Palestinian Civil Society Reiterates Call for Immediate Targeted Sanctions to Stop Israel’s Annexation and Apartheid

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights: Israel’s extremist government decided today to keep everyone in the dark about if and how it will make use of the “golden opportunity” offered by the Trump administration to embark on de jure annexation of large swathes of the occupied Palestinian West Bank. No […]

02 Jul
1:37

Amnesty: “Israel/OPT: Unlawful “annexation” plan promotes ‘law of the jungle’ and must be stopped”

Statement By Amnesty International: The Israeli authorities must immediately abandon plans to further “annex” territory in the occupied West Bank which breach international laws and exacerbate decades of systematic human rights violations against Palestinians there, Amnesty International said on the day the Israeli cabinet is due to begin its deliberations […]

02 Jul
1:25

Army Abducts Seven Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, seven Palestinians from their homes in Jenin, Tulkarem, and Hebron governorates in the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers stormed and ransacked homes in the al-Marah […]

02 Jul
12:00

Israeli Forces Order Halt Construction, Confiscation to Palestinians in West Bank

The Israeli military, on Wednesday, distributed confiscation notices to Palestinian owners of hundreds of dunams of agricultural lands in Jab’a village, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Local sources said the lands to be confiscated are owned by the Masha’leh and Tous […]

02 Jul
12:00

Israeli Settlers Steal Water, Raze Palestinian-owned Lands near Nablus

Illegal Israeli settlers, Wednesday, levelled large stretch of Palestinian-owned land, in the northern West Bank districts of Nablus and Qalqilia, local sources said. Palestinian official who monitors Israeli settlement activity in the area, Ghassan Daghlas, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that illegal Israeli colonists, accompanied by a bulldozer, proceeded to […]