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European Union Mission Heads Visit Occupied East Jerusalem

European Union (EU) Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah, on Monday, visited Al-‘Isawiya, a neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestine News Network reported. The European diplomats met with Palestinian residents and representatives of civil society organisations, and they were briefed about the unprecedented number of Israeli police and […]

January 15, 2020 5:16 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human Interest, Human rights, International, Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israel Extends Detention of Two Palestinian Prisoners, Days Before Release

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the Israeli government renewed the administrative detention of Shorouq al-Badan, 25, for six more months, on Monday, only two days before her scheduled release, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Badan, from Bethlehem, was arrested July 2019, and was supposed to be […]

January 14, 2020 9:22 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Detainee Zahran Suspends Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees Affairs has reported that detainee Ahmad Zahran, 42, has suspended the hunger strike, which lasted for 113 days, after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Prison Authority regarding his continued Administrative Detention without charges or trial. Lawyer Jawad Bulus, the head of the […]

January 14, 2020 4:03 PM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Soldiers Abduct Nineteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, nineteen Palestinians, including siblings, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in several parts of the governorate, and […]

January 14, 2020 3:19 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jenin, Jericho, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Minutes After His Release, Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Who Spent 18 Years In Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, a Palestinian man just minutes after his release from prison, after he was held captive for 18 years. The PPS said the Palestinian political prisoner, Ismael Affana, from occupied East Jerusalem, was released from the Negev Detention Camp, […]

January 14, 2020 11:46 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli Colonists Rams A Palestinian Girl With Car Near Bethlehem

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Tuesday, that a teenage Palestinian girl was injured after an illegal Israeli colonist rammed her with his car near Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Ahmad Ghazal, the deputy head of Kisan Village Council, said the wounded girl has been identified as […]

January 14, 2020 10:51 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Forces Quash Land Rehabilitation Project In West Bank Village

Israeli occupation forces, on Monday, stopped work on a project to reclaim and rehabilitate lands and pave agricultural roads in the village of Al-Mughayyir, east of Ramallah, under the pretext that the area is classified as Area C, under full Israeli administrative and military control. The project supervisor, Engineer Fajer […]

January 13, 2020 9:46 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Israeli Politics, News Report, Ramallah, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli Settlers Stone Palestinian Homes in Nablus Area

Israeli settlers, today, attacked Palestinian residents’ homes with stones, in the village of Madama, to the south of Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist. Ghassan Daghlas, a local official in charge of the anti-settlement file in the northern West Bank, said that residents managed […]

January 13, 2020 9:36 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report 0

Army Recognizes Murder of Aisha al-Rabi as “Hostile Attack”

The Israeli army, on Sunday, admitted that the killing of a Palestinian mother of 8, Aisha Mohammad al-Rabi, 47, by an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank, last October, was a “hostile attack on nationalist grounds.” Last year, Israeli prosecutors issued an indictment against the Israeli settler suspected of […]

January 13, 2020 9:28 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

France Calls on Tel Aviv to Comply with International Law

France has strongly denounced the Israeli regime’s recent plans to build some 2,000 settler units in the occupied West Bank, stressing that all Israeli settlements are illegal under international law. In a statement released on Sunday, the French consulate in occupied Jerusalem called on Israel to comply with the international […]

January 13, 2020 9:05 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, International, International Politics, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Israel Issues Demolition Orders Targeting Eight Homes In Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Masafer Yatta village, south of Hebron in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and handed demolition orders targeting eight Palestinian homes. Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Masafer Yatta, after surrounding it, and handed the demolition orders targeting the homes of Mohammad Mousa […]

January 13, 2020 2:45 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, seventeen Palestinians, including a father and his son, during violent invasions and searches of homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded […]

January 13, 2020 2:11 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, Nablus, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Palestinian Forced to Demolish Own Home, South of Jerusalem

The Israeli municipality in Jerusalem forced a Palestinian to demolish his own home, in the town of Jabal al-Mokabber, south of Jerusalem. According to the Palestinian News Network, the municipality required Sayel Ja’abis to demolish his home, under the pretext that he lacked a building license, giving him until Sunday […]

January 13, 2020 6:25 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Forces Storm and Dismantle Palestinian Vegetable Stands in Hebron

Israeli forces ransacked and dismantled stalls used to sell fruits and vegetables, on Sunday, near Wadi Al-Khalil checkpoint, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. The stalls were ransacked, their contents destroyed, and the Palestinian owners warned by Israeli soldiers, to stay away from the area. Estimated losses […]

January 13, 2020 5:39 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Human rights, Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Israelis Flood Gaza Lands with Rainwater, Damaging Crops

Israeli occupation forces pumped huge amounts of rainwater into agricultural lands east of the Gaza Strip, causing planted crops to sink, witnesses said. They said Israeli authorities opened the rainwater collection dams along the border with the Gaza Strip, causing about 1,000 dunams of agricultural land planted with wheat, barley, […]

January 12, 2020 9:36 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0