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Five Palestinian Detainees’ Homes to be Demolished

The Israeli Supreme Court today gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for the military to demolish the family homes of five Palestinian detainees allegedly involved in the killing of a settler in late August 2019. All five are from the Ramallah area, and are serving long terms in Israeli prison camps. […]

February 21, 2020 1:08 PM admin Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0
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Israel Delivers Demolition Orders for Four Palestinian Structures

The Israeli army today issued demolition orders against four Palestinian residential structures in Masafer Yatta in the south of the occupied West Bank, according to Fouad al-Amoor, a local activist. Al-Amoor told the Palestinian news agency WAFA that Israeli forces raided Masafer Yatta and delivered the demolition notices to the […]

February 21, 2020 12:43 PM admin Human rights, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Peace process, West Bank 0

Report: Palestinian Prisoner Describes Torture Inside Israeli Jail

In a report issued, on Thursday, the Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Authority released the testimony of the prisoner, Halima Khandakji, 45, from the town of Deir Sudan, Ramallah District, in which she tells details of her torture during interrogation inside the occupation detention cells. The report says “During her interrogation, […]

February 21, 2020 1:19 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah 0

PCHR: Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13– 19 February 2020)

SUMMARY This week, PCHR documented 170 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. This was reflected in dealing with the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s Peace Plan for the Middle East known as the […]

February 21, 2020 12:04 AM PCHR Human Interest, Human rights, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Non-violent action, Palestine, West Bank 0

Archbishop Hanna: “We Urge All Churches Globally To Reject Deal Of The Century”

Archbishop of Sebastia Diocese Of the Greek Orthodox Church in occupied Jerusalem, Attallah Hanna, welcomed a delegation of the World Council of Churches at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the adjacent cathedral, and urged them, along with all churches, to denounce the so-called “Deal of the Century” and […]

February 20, 2020 12:14 PM IMEMC News Diplomacy, Holy sites, Human rights, International, International Politics, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine 0

Soldiers Abduct Two Sibling Children In Beit Jala

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, two sibling children from Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Beit Jala before storming and ransacking the family home of the two children, causing excessive damage, and abducted them. […]

February 20, 2020 7:20 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Commission of Detainees’ Affairs Calls for Release of Dying Prisoner

The Israeli occupation authorities transferred Palestinian prisoner suffering from cancer, Muwaffaq Arouq, 77, from Barzilai Medical Center, back to al-Ramleh prison clinic, despite his deteriorated health condition. Commission of Detainees’ Affairs said in a statement, on Wednesday, that Arouq was transferred from Barzilai Medical Center, a 617-bed hospital in Ashkelon, […]

February 20, 2020 4:25 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

PCHR: Child Killed and Young Man Wounded By Palestinian Security Service in Qabatia

On Wednesday, a Palestinian minor is reported to have succumbed to gun-shot wounds he sustained, on Tuesday, when a Palestinian security force was dispatched to a gathering for a freed prisoner. The celebrating crowd allegedly threw stones at the security force, and some armed men in the group shot rounds […]

February 19, 2020 10:02 PM PCHR Human rights, Jenin, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli Forces Seize Two Palestinian Caravans Near Hebron

Israeli forces, Wednesday, seized a caravan that Palestinians were using as a school classroom in the village of Susiya, in Masafer Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to a local activist. Fouad al-Amoor, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers seized the classroom/caravan under the pretext of […]

February 19, 2020 9:32 PM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Human rights, Israeli Politics, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Palestine, West Bank 0

Soldiers Shoot A Young Man In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Wednesday afternoon, a young Palestinian man east of Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers shot the young man near the perimeter fence, inflicting moderate wounds before he was rushed to the European Hospital […]

February 19, 2020 3:07 PM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Siege, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, News Report 0

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

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians, including the father of a young man who was killed by army fire in October 2018, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said several army […]

February 19, 2020 2:48 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Hebron, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Qalqilia, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israel Planning Thousands of Settlement Units North of Jerusalem

The Israeli Ministry of Housing announced Tuesday that it plans to construct thousands of new Israeli settlement units in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Kafr Aqab, in violation of international law and all past signed peace agreements, and even violating the Trump-Kushner Plan, which had designated the neighborhood as part […]

February 19, 2020 1:24 PM admin Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report, Ramallah, The Wall 0

PCHR Welcomes the Publication of UN Database on Business Enterprises Operating in Israeli Settlements

On 12 February 2020, after three years of delay and consistent pressure by Palestinian, regional and international organizations, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a report on business enterprises involved in certain activities related to unlawful Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). This […]

February 18, 2020 10:17 PM PCHR Boycott Movement, Human rights, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Palestine, Peace process 0

Human Rights Expert: Settlement Database, an “Important Initial Step”

Office of the High Commissioner of the United Nations published a report, on Friday, by Michael Lynk, Special Rapporteur for human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, welcomed the newly released settlement database. Lynk stated that “While the release of the database will not, by itself, bring an end to […]

February 18, 2020 8:07 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, International News, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Tuesday, several Palestinian fishing boats with live rounds only three nautical miles from the shore in the besieged Gaza Strip. Media sources said the navy ships fired many live rounds at the boats, in Palestinian waters in the northern part of the coastal region. The attack […]

February 18, 2020 4:20 PM IMEMC News Beit Hanoun, Beit Lahia, Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0