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Army Demolishes Two Homes In Beit Hanina

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, two Palestinian homes in Beit Hanina town, north of occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that dozens of soldiers, police officers and undercover troops invaded al-Aqaba neighborhood in Beit Hanina and surrounded two homes owned by members of Rajabi […]

August 22, 2019 4:30 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Eight Palestinians detained, including 13-year-old girl: Prisoner Society

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, August 21, 2019 (WAFA) – Israel detained last night and this morning eight Palestinians, including two women and a 13-year-old girl, said the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS). It said soldiers detained the 13-year-old girl from Qalqilia after she was stopped for inspection near a settlement and allegedly a […]

August 22, 2019 5:01 AM The Palestinian News & Info Agency Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Qalqilia, Salfit, West Bank 0

Dozens Of Detainees To Join Hunger Strike

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has reported that dozens of its political prisoners, imprisoned by Israel in three detention facilities, have decided to hold a hunger strike for three days as in an initial measure in solidarity with detainee Hotheifa Halabiyya, who continues a hunger strike […]

August 22, 2019 4:02 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Political Ban Fails to Silence Khaled Barakat in Berlin

Two events in Berlin on Friday and Saturday, 16 and 17 August, featured speeches by Palestinian writer and activist Khaled Barakat, who was subject to a political ban by the German state preventing him from speaking about Palestine at any public event or activity. Barakat appealed against the political ban in German courts, […]

August 21, 2019 6:33 PM IMEMC News & Agencies International, News Report, Non-violent action, Prisoners 0

Over 20 Palestinian Structures North Of Jerusalem to be Demolished

Israeli forces and staff of the so-called Israeli Municipality of West Jerusalem today ordered the demolition of over 20 Palestinian structures in al-Matar neighborhood, north of Jerusalem. Security sources confirmed that Israeli forces and municipality staff stormed Al-Matar neighborhood, opposite to Qalandiya refugee camp, where they handed demolition orders for […]

August 21, 2019 6:26 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Settlers Break into Archaeological Site in Jenin

Groups of Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, broke into Al-Hafira hill, south of the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, and performed Talmudic rituals after spreading out in the area.   Local Al Ray sources reported that the settlers have dispersed over the hill, and in the area classified as an […]

August 21, 2019 6:08 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Jenin, News Report 0

Settlers Plant Trees on Palestinian Land in Prelude to Takeover

Jewish settlers planted forest trees on Palestinian land to south of Bethlehem, as a prelude for taking it over, said Diab Mashaleh, head of Jabah village council where the targeted land it located, today. Mashaleh told WAFA that residents of the village were surprised to see the settlers, and under […]

August 21, 2019 6:01 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

30 Palestinian Homes to be Demolished in Negev

Israeli occupation forces, on Tuesday, stormed the village of Lqiya, in the Negev desert, and handed out demolition and evacuation notices to 30 buildings and facilities. Most of the notices were given to the Abu Mutair family, while some belonged to the family of the former Arab member of Knesset, […]

August 21, 2019 5:54 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Negev, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Jordan Lawmakers Call for Expulsion of Israel’s Ambassador

Jordanian lawmakers have called on the government to expel Israel’s ambassador and review a 1994 peace treaty with Tel Aviv in protest at the regime’s recent provocations and violation of international law at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound. During an emergency parliamentary session attended by Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi in […]

August 20, 2019 5:44 PM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, International Politics, Israel, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Forces Arrest Several Palestinians From the West Bank

Israeli forces arrested, Tuesday at dawn, a number of Palestinian youths in a wide arrest campaign in several cities of the occupied West Bank. Local sources told Alray that the “Israeli Defence Forces” detained Mohammed Assafra, accused of stabbing an Israeli soldier in the illegal Etzion settlement, two weeks ago, […]

August 20, 2019 5:35 PM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, Hebron, Human rights, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0
Settlers in Joseph's Tomb in 2013 (image from The Iran Project)

Israeli Settlers Invade Joseph’s Tomb, Several Palestinians Injured

Several Palestinians were injured by Israeli gunfire overnight Monday, as hundreds of illegal Israeli settlers forced their way into Joseph’s Tomb near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, security sources told WAFA. Israeli forces escorted a convoy of buses packed with hundreds of extremist Jewish settlers into the site, […]

August 20, 2019 5:15 PM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

BREAKING: Abbas Fires Advisors

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, today,  issued an order terminating the services of all his advisors, in their capacity as advisors, regardless of their title or ranking. He also decided to abolish all decisions and contracts related to them, and to suspend the rights and privileges they received in […]

August 19, 2019 6:45 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Palestinian Politics, Ramallah 0

Israeli Minister of Energy: Large-scale Military Operation being Planned for Gaza

Israeli officials continue to threaten with a massive military operation against the Gaza Strip, while Israel still refuses to ease the blockade. Israeli Minister of Energy, Yuval Steinitz, also a member of Israel’s cabinet, said on Monday that they “are planning a large-scale military operation in Gaza,” adding that Prime […]

August 19, 2019 6:39 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israel, Israeli attacks, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

19 Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in Pre-Dawn Raids on Monday

The Israeli military abducted 21 Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank on Monday, 15 of them from the Ramallah governorate, in the central West Bank. Local sources told the Palestinian Wafa News Agency that the Israeli occupation forces arrested the previously released prisoner Awad Abu Ein from Ramallah. […]

August 19, 2019 9:20 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Police Raid Bab Al-Rahma, Seize Furniture

Israeli occupation police, on Saturday evening, stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque’s Bab al-Rahma prayer area and confiscated some furniture items. Local sources said that Israeli police officers desecrated the Bab al-Rahma prayer area and embarked on carrying away shoe cabinets and patterned wood panels. The sources added, according to Days of Palestine, […]

August 18, 2019 5:35 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sites, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0