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03 Oct

Settlers Uproot Dozens of Olive Trees in West Bank Village

Israeli settlers uprooted dozens of Palestinian-owned olive trees on Wednesday, in the village of Turmusayya, north of the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah. Locals said that Israeli settlers from the illegal settlements of Adi Ad and Amichai, which were built on lands belongings to the residents of Turmusayya […]

28 Sep

3-Month-Old Baby Injured at Kufur Qaddoum

A 3-month-old baby was reportedly among several Palestinians injured by Israeli forces suppressing the weekly peaceful anti-settlement procession, on Friday, in the Kufur Qaddoum village of the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqilia. Coordinator of the popular resistance committee in Kafr Qaddoum, Morad Eshteiwi, said that Israeli forces raided […]

09 Sep

Israeli Settlers and Soldiers Conduct Joint Assaults on Palestinian Village

Israeli soldiers are joining colonialist settlers in attacks on a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank, according to human rights NGO B’Tselem. The village of ‘Urif, which is located near Nablus, lies in close proximity to the notorious settlement of Yitzhar, established in 1983. All Israeli settlements are illegal under […]

28 Aug

VIDEO: Palestinians Assaulted as Israel Razes Lands

Five Palestinians were injured and three others were detained by Israeli forces on Tuesday, in the village of Ras Karkar in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah. Locals said, according to Ma’an News Agency, that Israeli forces stormed Ras Karkar village escorting bulldozers, and began to raze agricultural […]

17 Aug

Weekly Kafr Qaddoum Protest Violently Suppressed by Israeli Forces

Dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear-gas inhalation, as Israeli forces suppressed the weekly Kafr Qaddoum march in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, on Friday afternoon. Coordinator of the local popular committee of Kafr Qaddoum, Murad Ishteiwi, said that Israeli forces showered protesters with tear-gas bombs, in […]

15 Aug

Israel Open Fire on Fishermen, Detains Merchant at Crossing

Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday morning. Locals said that Israeli war boats were seen and heard opening fire at Gazan fishermen as they were working withing the permitted fishing zone. No injuries were reported, according to […]

03 Aug

Israeli Settlers Vandalize Palestinian Cars in West Bank Village

Israeli settlers vandalized  nearly a dozen Palestinian vehicles on Thursday, in the Ein Yabrud village, east of the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah. Locals told Ma’an NEws Agency that Israeli forces stormed the village escorting a number of Israeli settlers who vandalized several Palestinian-owned vehicles and spray painted […]

30 Jul

Settlers Vandalize Ramallah-area Village

Israeli settlers vandalized Palestinian property in the village of al-Mughayyir, in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah, on Monday. Al-Mughayyir Mayor Amin Abu Alia said that Israeli settlers stormed the village predawn, on Monday, slashed tires of eight Palestinian-owned vehicles and sprayed racist, anti-Palestinian graffiti on the walls […]

28 Jul

Israel Seizes 68 Dunams of Jordan Valley Lands

Israeli authorities officially declared, on Saturday, the confiscation of 68 dunams of land from the Ras al-Ahmar area of the Jordan Valley, northern occupied West Bank. Local official Mutaz Bisharat told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces delivered notices, to the Palestinian owners of the land, declaring the confiscation of […]

26 Jul

Israeli Forces Demolish Water Pipeline in Jordan Valley Village

Israeli bulldozers destroyed a water pipeline supplying the northern Jordan Valley village of Ras al-Ahmar with fresh drinking water, before dawn on Wednesday. According to a local official, Mutaz Bisharat, four Israeli bulldozers raided the Ras al-Ahmar village, along with seven Israeli military jeeps, and began to destroy the pipeline. […]

Soldiers cheer while shooting civilians (image from B'Tselem video)
25 Apr

Video: Soldiers Laugh and Cheer While Shooting at Palestinian Civilians

A new video released by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem shows a group of Israeli soldiers laughing and cheering as they shoot at Palestinian villagers from Madama, in the northern part of the West Bank, as they try to remove a barrier placed by the Israeli military in the […]

01 Apr

Israeli Military Admits Massacre of Unarmed Gaza Protesters Was Intentional – then Deletes Tweets

By Ben Norton   The Israeli military has admitted that its bloody crackdown on unarmed Palestinian protesters was “accurate and measured.” The Israel Defense Forces, which shot 773 Gazans with live ammunition, likewise said, “we know where every bullet landed.”   Israel’s military made this admission in posts on Twitter, […]

15 Mar

Olive and Grape Trees to be Uprooted to Pave Settler-only Road near Bethlehem

Israeli authorities reportedly issued notices, on Wednesday, informing Palestinian residents of the southern occupied West Bank town of al-Khader, in the Bethlehem district, of their intentions to uproot olive trees in order to pave a settler-only road in the area. Official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned WAFA news agency reported, according to […]

06 Mar

Settler Attempts to Run Over Palestinian Human Rights Defender

An Israeli settler, on Tuesday, attempted to run over a Palestinian human rights defender while he was on his way home to Tel al-Ramida, in Hebron. The human rights defender, Imad Abu Shamsiyya, said ‘the extremist Israeli settler Ofer Hanna, who regularly intimidates peaceful Palestinian demonstrations, attempted to run him […]

01 Mar

B’Tselem: New Video Footage Shows Israeli Soldiers Shooting and Beating Palestinian to Death

On the night of 22 February, 2018, about 20 Israeli soldiers entered Jericho city as part of a raid and arrest campaign, where they entered a home and searched it while other soldiers waited at the entrance to the alley where the house was located. According to the PNN, the […]

19 Feb

B’Tselem Report: Israeli Army Releasing Dutch Attack Dogs on Palestinian Civilians

A report by the Israeli rights group, B’Tselem said that the Israeli army has been illegally using force following the killing of an Israeli rabbi last month, during Israeli raids on the West Bank. The report noted that Israeli use of Dutch army dogs caused the injury of three Palestinians, […]

01 Feb

Made in Israel: Exploiting Palestinian Land for Treatment of Israeli Waste

Summary, December 2017 – B’Tselem Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories  Power disparities between populations are among the chief factors that determine who will have better access to resources and who will suffer from greater exposure to waste and hazardous materials. The State of Israel is a developed […]

23 Dec

Family Destroys Jerusalem Home to Avoid Demolition Fees

Photo: An Israeli soldier stands guard as an army bulldozer with a demolition permit pulls down the house of a Palestinian family near the West Bank town of Hebron (AFP/Hazem Bader) A Palestinian family in occupied East Jerusalem was forced to tear down their own home on Saturday, to avoid […]

09 Nov

Israeli Settlers Injure Civilians near Nablus

A Palestinian farmer and his wife were injured on Wednesday, when a group of illegal Israeli settlers assaulted them near the village of Urif, to the south of Nablus, occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Yitzhar settlement, […]

26 Sep

B’Tselem: Israel To Commit War Crime Against West Bank Villagers

Israeli rights group B’Tselem said, on Monday afternoon, that Israeli government is to commit war crimes against Palestinian villagers in Khan al-Ahmar. B’Tselem Executive Director Hagai el-Ad said, according to Days of Palestine: “Following the state’s response submitted earlier today to the [Israeli] High Court of Justice, that the state was […]

13 Sep

Cattle and Water Tanks Seized from Jordan Valley Community

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, confiscated a number of cattle and water tanks belonging to Palestinians in the village of Um al-Ubor, in the Jordan Valley region of the West Bank, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that staff from the […]

31 Aug

Israeli Settlers Threaten Palestinian Woman with Sexual Assault (VIDEO)

Israeli rights group B’Tselem released a video today showing a group of settlers from Israel’s illegal Kiryat Arba settlement, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, hurling abuse through a loudspeaker at Palestinians in the area. In the presence of Israeli soldiers and police, settlers used a loudspeaker […]

19 Aug

Israeli Forces Terrorize Jerusalem Hospital (VIDEO)

This video shows Israeli occupation forces bringing terror and violence inside East Jerusalem’s Al-Makassed hospital. At one point, Israeli occupation forces tried to seize a critically wounded man who was being taken to surgery. The video shows medics and civilians attempting to protect the man, Muhammad Abu Ghanam, from being […]

Map of South Hebron Hills showing path of Wall (image from UN)
03 Aug

Israeli construction of southern section of Annexation Wall completed

A 26-mile stretch of Wall, 20-feet high and made from cement, has been completed in the South Hebron Hills, in the southern part of the West Bank, according to Israeli sources. This section of Wall divides the southern part of the West Bank and cements the illegally established settlements put […]

18 Jul

Al Mezan Joint Press Release: Zero Accountability

In July 2014, Israel began a military assault on the Gaza Strip, including an indiscriminate bombing campaign and a brutal ground invasion. In total, the assault killed 1,545 Palestinian civilians, including 556 children, and made 11,166 families homeless. Three years on, no justice has been attained for victims and survivors […]

15 Jul

Ali Abunimah: Gaza Crisis, Global Silence

After 10 years of Israeli siege, the UN warns Gaza is becoming ‘unlivable.’ Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada says Israel, with the Palestinian Authority’s help, is responsible for the crisis, as most of the world looks on in silence. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic […]

10 May

Army Demolishes Structures in Jordan Valley

Israeli authorities demolished four structures in the village of al-Jiftlik, in the occupied West Bank district of Jericho, on Tuesday morning. Residents of the village, which is located in the Jordan Valley region, said that Israeli bulldozers under military protection demolished two makeshift homes and two barns belonging to Najih […]

26 Mar

VIDEO: Israeli Soldiers Harass and Assault West Bank Palestinian Girls

Israeli forces were recently caught harassing and assaulting Palestinian girls as they were watching clashes between children and Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank. Israeli human rights group B’Tselem published a video, last week, showing the Israeli occupation soldiers also trying to kidnap one of the Palestinian girls. B’Tselem said, […]

14 Mar

B’Tselem Detainee: ‘6 days in Israeli jail and no questioning, as usual’

Israeli rights group B’Tselem said, on Tuesday, that the Israeli occupation forces kidnapped one of its volunteers, kept him in jails for six days without any reason. B’Tselem said, in a report about the incident: “On Friday as 4pm, about 20 to 30 residents form the village of Madma in […]

15 Feb

2016 Sees Israel Demolish Record Number Of West Bank Palestinian Homes

Report By B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories — 2016 saw a marked increase in the number of homes Israeli authorities demolished throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, citing lack of building permits as a pretext. The scale of demolitions documented by B’Tselem […]

06 Feb

B’Tselem: Slain Palestinian Youth Posed No Danger

Two months ago, an Israeli soldier shot and killed a 19-year-old Palestinian youth. B’Tselem’s investigation shows that, contrary to the military’s claim, the Palestinian and his friends did not pose any danger to the forces. According to the report issued by B’Tselem , on 22 December, 2016, an Israeli soldier shot […]

31 Jan

Eviction of ِAmona Illegal Ourpost Ordered within 48 Hours

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, ordered the eviction of the illegal Amona Israeli colonialist outpost within 48 hours, in preparation to demolish it by Febrary 8. Amona, located near the West Bank city of Ramallah, was built on privately-owned Palestinian land, where 40 settler families are currently living. The court ruling came […]

28 Dec

Committee Cancels Vote to Approve East Jerusalem Settlements

Israel’s Jerusalem municipality has reportedly cancelled plans to vote on approving the construction of new Israeli settlement units, in occupied East Jerusalem, that were initially put forward to defy a new United Nations Security Council resolution, which has reaffirmed that Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory are illegal under international […]

20 Dec

Batan al-Hawa neighborhood, Silwan: The next target for “Judaization” of East Jerusalem

Report By B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories: The Batan al-Hawa neighborhood, in the heart of Silwan, is the setting for the most extensive expulsion in recent years in East Jerusalem. To date, eviction claims have been filed against 81 Palestinian families that […]

08 Dec

Jordan Valley: Residents of Ras al-Ahmar Told They Can’t Have Power Lines

Israeli authorities ordered Palestinian residents of Ras al-Ahmar locality, in the northern Jordan Valley, not to build power lines in their area, a local official said. Mu’taz Bsharat, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA correspondence that Israeli troops served locals with an order to stop the construction of […]

Maram and her brother Ibrahim
27 Oct

Israeli Border Guards Who Killed Pregnant Palestinian Mom & Her Brother Will Not Be Charged

In April 2016, a 16-year old boy and his 23-year old pregnant sister were shot and killed near the largest Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank, Qalandia. The two Israeli border guards who killed the two family members have faced no charges or discipline, and now, Israeli prosecutors have officially […]

19 Oct

Settlers Erect Tents in Hebron, Force Out Shepherds

Dozens of Israeli settlers, on Sunday erected tents on Palestinian land located to the east of the town of Idhna, south of Hebron, chased Palestinian shepherds out and prevented them from grazing their livestock in the area, according to local sources. Sources told WAFA correspondence that settlers erected three tents […]

09 Sep

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen In Central Gaza

September 9, 2016 11:38 PM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, shot and killed on Friday, a Palestinian teen, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, and injured another in northern Gaza. Dr. Ashraf Al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza, said the soldiers shot Abdul-Rahman Ahmad Dabbagh, 17, […]

27 Aug

Report: 750 Palestinians Held Without Charge or Trial in Israeli Prisons

August 27, 2016 10:57 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said that at least 750 Palestinians are currently being held without charge or trial in Israeli detention facilities. The commission said, in  a press statement, that the Israeli government continues to violate the Fourth Geneva Conventions related to administrative detention, an archaic Israeli […]

04 Aug

VIDEO: 2016 Spike in Home Demolitions

via the Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour. According to B’Tselem — the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories — Israeli authorities demolished more homes in Palestinian communities during the first six months of 2016 than in all of 2015. From January to July in 2016, Israel […]

12 Jul

Israeli Settler State Created in West Bank, East Jerusalem: REPORT

Recent statistics have revealed that the number of demolitions and confiscations by Israel in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 2016 have increased by 450%, in comparison to 2015, signaling a covert attempt to establish a state for Israeli settlers in the Palestinian state. Since the signing of the […]

07 Jul

Israeli Commander: Soldier Unjustified in Hebron Execution

An Israeli army commander testified on Wednesday, in the ongoing trial of Elor Azaria, an Israeli soldier accused of shooting and killing a prone Palestinian in Hebron, in March, saying that there was no justification for the shooting, which has been labeled by the UN as an “extrajudicial execution.” Col. […]

01 Jul

Hebron City under Blockade, Escalation

The entire city of Hebron was placed under a general closure, on Friday, while transfers of tax collected by Israel on behalf of the Palestinians were also cut, following a series of deadly incidents that left three Palestinians and two Israelis killed in two days. An Israeli army spokesperson told […]

30 Jun

Ki-moon: “Israeli Settlements Are Illegal, A Serious Threat To A Viable Palestinian State”

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon stated, Wednesday, that Israel’s settlement activities in the occupied West Bank, and occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, and pose a serious threat to prospects of establishing a viable, independent, Palestinian state. His statements came in a message delivered by Michael Moeller, Director-General of […]

Couple with different ID cards (image by PNN)
18 Jun

Israel plans to extend 13-year old ‘temporary’ law that has left 247 Palestinian children with no legal status

A committee of the Israeli Knesset is discussing the extension, for another year, of a 13-year old law that has been extended each year as a ‘temporary’ measure. The law prohibits nearly 10,000 Palestinian residents of Israel, including 247 children, from having a legal residency status. The Citizenship and Entry […]

09 Jun

Settlers Graffiti Anti-Arab Slogans near Jerusalem

Extremist Israeli settlers, on Thursday, spray-painted racist graffiti on the walls of an Arab village known as Abu Ghoush, to the northwest of Jerusalem, according to WAFA sources. The painted graffiti included racist slogans, such as “Death to Arabs” and “Price Tag”. According to B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization, […]

Ramzi al-Qasrawi after he was killed (image from video by B'Tselem)
07 Jun

Israeli human rights organization says evidence of second execution in March incident

The Israeli Information Center on Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, issued a press release Monday stating that a second Palestinian was executed in Hebron on March 24th, in addition to Abdul-Fattah Sharif. Sharif’s case made international headlines because video of his execution, while he was lying wounded on […]

25 May

Israeli human rights organization stops working with military; says “We won’t be used to whitewash”

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, announced Wednesday that they will stop working with the Israeli military law enforcement unit, which is supposed to handle complaints filed against soldiers for harm caused to Palestinians in the West Bank, but which, according to B’Tselem, is […]

Videographer attacked in Hebron (image from video by B'Tselem)
09 May

VIDEO: Palestinian videographer assaulted by Israeli settlers

A new video published by the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories shows a Palestinian videographer assaulted by Israeli settlers, causing head injuries, while Israeli soldiers watched, doing nothing to intervene. A press release from B’TSelem about the incident reads as follows:  On 4 May 2016, […]

15 Apr

Cremisan: EU Raises Joint Concern over Israel’s Renewed Construction of Apartheid Wall

The EU mission in the occupied West Bank, on Friday, said they were “deeply concerned” at Israel’s renewed construction of the apartheid wall in Bethlehem’s Cremisan Valley. The mission said that once finished, the wall will severely restrict access by nearly 60 Palestinian families to their agricultural land, likely devastating their […]

09 Apr

France Calls for Construction Halt on Cremisan Apartheid Wall

The French Foreign Ministry has called on Israel to halt renewed construction of the Israeli separation wall in the southern occupied West Bank’s Cremisan Valley, according to a statement published Friday. “France is concerned by the Israeli authorities’ resumption of construction of the separation wall in the historical Cremisan Valley, […]

28 Mar

Raid on Negev Slaughterhouse, Undocumented Palestinian Workers Expelled

Monday, at dawn, Israeli police raided a chicken slaughterhouse in the Bedouin town of Shaqib al-Salam, in the southern Israel region of Negev, and rounded up scores of Palestinians from the West Bank who were working without permits.One of the workers told Ma’an News Agency that around 100 Israeli police […]

27 Mar

Videographer who filmed execution of Palestinian receives death threats from Israeli settlers

March 27, 2016 2:56 PM Celine Hagbard Hebron, Human rights, News Report 0

A Palestinian videographer and human rights worker whose video of the murder of a 21-year old Palestinian by an Israeli soldier has received widespread attention has received a number of death threats, as well as gatherings outside his home of Israeli settlers threatening to harm him, and has been told […]

27 Mar

1/3 of Palestinian Village Left Homeless by Demolitions in 2016

Mass Israeli demolitions, in the Jordan Valley village of Khirbet Tana, have left more than a third of its Palestinian residents homeless since the beginning of the year, the UN said Friday.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 87 of the village’s 250 residents, including 35 […]

25 Mar

VIDEO: Israeli soldier executes wounded Palestinian after shooting and killing another Palestinian

March 25, 2016 4:42 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Two Palestinians were killed Thursday morning in Hebron, one of whom was executed by a shot to the head while lying wounded on the ground.The video shows Israeli soldiers and paramilitary settlers milling around, with two Palestinians lying on the ground. One is wounded, and the other is apparently already […]

11 Mar

60 Palestinians without Permits Detained inside Israel

March 11, 2016 7:17 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli police, on Wednesday, reportedly detained at least 60 Palestinian workers who were caught inside the Israel border without work permits.According to Hebrew media, Israeli forces detained 25 Palestinians from northern Israel, 15 from the Tel Aviv area, and 20 from the Negev. The detention campaign follows a deadly attack […]

06 Mar

February 2016: 97 Palestinian Homes Demolished by Israel Forces

Israeli occupation authorities have demolished around 97 homes and 86 facilities in the occupied West Bank, over the month of February 2016 alone, under the pretext of “illegal construction”, according to a statistical report released Thursday by the Applied Research Institute Jerusalem (ARIJ).The Palestinian Institute also said, according to the […]

03 Mar

Demolitions Continue to Escalate Despite International Attention

A wave of mass Israeli demolitions continued on Wednesday, in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, among them a house under construction in Shuwekeh, on the outskirts of Tulkarem, according to local sources.Witnesses said Israeli troops accompanied by a bulldozer broke into Shuwekeh and demolished the house of Khalil Ali, […]

24 Feb

Rights Groups Reveal Systemic Torture of Palestinian Detainees

February 24, 2016 4:20 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A joint investigation launched by Israeli rights groups, into practices in Israel’s Shikma prison, has revealed — once again — that ‘systemic’ violations are taking place against Palestinian detainees.Representatives of B’Tselem and HaMoked reported, in a Tuesday press hearing, that routine abuse and torture of Palestinian prisoners in Shikma’s interrogation […]

24 Feb

Israel to Demolish Homes of Teens in Killed in Qabatia

February 24, 2016 4:07 PM IMEMC & Agencies Jenin, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli forces, Wednesday, handed the families of three Palestinian teenagers, who were recently killed by Israeli troops, notices of their intent to demolish their homes, located in Qabatia town, south of Jenin, according to security sources.Forces broke into the homes of Ahmad Naji Zakarneh, Tawfiq Abur-Rob, and Ahmad Najeh Abur-Rob, […]

19 Feb

Lea Tsemel on the Persecutions of Human Rights Defenders in Israel

February 19, 2016 6:14 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Israel, Non-violent action 0

On January 21, Israeli police arrested Ezra Nawi, a prominent Israeli human rights activist. He was arrested following a TV news show which depicted an inciting work made about him by extremist settlers. Police questioned Nawi on suspicion of conspiracy in attempted murder, as well as several other offenses, including […]

10 Feb

Palestinian Homes Demolished in Nablus Area

February 10, 2016 12:33 AM IMEMC & Agencies Nablus, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished more than 10 Palestinian homes and structures in the village of Khirbet Tana, east of Nablus, where residents have lived in an area declared as an Israeli military “firing zone” for decades.Ghassan Daghlas, a PA official who monitors settlement activity, told Ma’an News Agency that […]

03 Feb

West Bank Update: Surge in Kidnappings, Assaults, Demolitions

February 3, 2016 7:17 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli forces, Tuesday, abducted at least 34 Palestinians across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, mostly during predawn and night raids, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS). Several Palestinian homes were also demolished by Israeli forces.In the Jerusalem district, Israeli police took 15 Palestinians into their custody, most of […]

22 Jan

Settlers Attack Homes in Old City Hebron

January 22, 2016 9:08 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli settlers, on Thursday, attacked a number of Palestinian homes in the center of Hebron, throwing stones and verbally abusing residents, according to a local activist with Israeli rights group B’Tselem.Raed Abu Rmeila said settlers attacked the homes of Fawaz Qafisha, Shams al-Zatari, and Hussein al-Zatari on al-Sahla Street, near […]

16 Jan

Dozens Injured In Bil’in’s Weekly Protest

January 16, 2016 4:21 AM IMEMC News News Report, Non-violent action, Palestine 0

The Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Bil’in, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, has reported that Israeli soldiers assaulted the weekly nonviolent protest, causing dozens of Palestinian and international activists to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.The Committee also denounced the abduction of Israeli […]

12 Jan

Child Targeted with Bullet, North of Jerusalem

January 12, 2016 12:32 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers, Monday, directly hit a Palestinian child with a live round in the village of Hizma, north of Jerusalem, under the pretext of hurling stones at a bus carrying Israeli settlers.According to witnesses from the village, 12-year-old Qusai Nimr sustained injuries after being targeted with a bullet in his […]

01 Jan

Settlers Assault Taxi Driver, Shut Down Main Road

January 1, 2016 6:57 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report 0

Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement, Mabo Dothan, built on the land of Yabad, to the southwest of Jenin, Thursday, assaulted a Palestinian taxi driver and hurled stones at Palestinian vehicles.Mohammad Mahmoud from the village of Tura said that a number of Israeli settlers attacked and beat him up after […]

24 Dec

Former Shin Bet Chief Backs ‘Breaking the Silence’

December 24, 2015 6:00 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The former head of Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence agency has publicly backed a group of former soldiers under fire for whistle blowing on alleged abuses by the Israeli army. Former Shin Bet head Major General Ami Ayalon and retired senior police official Elik Ron published an advert, in Haaretz, supporting […]

16 Dec

Danish Pension Divests From West Bank Settlements

Denmark’s largest private pension fund, FPA Pension, with assets close to $50 billion, is withdrawing its investments from the German construction materials corporation Heidelberg Cement, due to its indirect involvement in exploiting the natural resources of the occupied West Bank, Haaretz said.FPA said that it doesn’t want to contribute in […]

15 Dec

Ya’alon Bans ‘Breaking the Silence’

December 15, 2015 7:03 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said, on Tuesday, that he had banned Israeli veteran group Breaking the Silence from participating in any official activities with Israeli forces, Israeli media reported.Ya’alon’s statement was made on social media, where he called the left-wing veteran group hypocrites spreading ‘false propaganda’ against Israeli forces […]

05 Dec

Soldiers Assault Palestinian Worker for Crossing Border without a Permit

Israeli armed soldiers, on Saturday, physically assaulted a Palestinian after he was caught returning back home from his workplace in Israel without having a work permit for seeking employment there.Security sources told WAFA that 24-year-old Bilal Amarneh, a local from Jenin, was severally beaten by soldiers manning al-Taybeh Israeli military […]

04 Dec

Several Arrested in Connection with Dawabsha Arson Murder

December 4, 2015 5:44 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Several Israeli youths connected to Jewish extremist organizations have been arrested by Israeli forces for suspected involvement in a fatal arson attack on a Palestinian family in July, Shin Bet said on Thursday.An Israeli police spokeswoman for Arab media, Luba al-Samri, confirmed that police ‘recently arrested young men suspected of […]

03 Dec

UPDATE: Israeli Forces Kidnap 35 Palestinians in West Bank, Close Entrance to Bethlehem Town

December 3, 2015 4:58 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

At least 35 Palestinians were abducted by Israeli troops across various occupied West Bank districts, mostly during night and predawn raids, according to local and security sources.Israeli forces stormed the village of Hazma, to the east of Jerusalem, where they detained 10 Palestinians, seized caravans owned by a local car […]

01 Dec

Israel Confiscates Jordan Valley Water Pumps, ICRC Tents

Israeli forces confiscated, on Monday morning, water pumps which supply Khirebt al-Deer in the Jordan Valley, near the border with Jordan, depriving farmers of their sole irrigation source. Also on Monday, 10 tents donated to Palestinians in the Jordan Valley, by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), were […]

28 Nov

This Week in Palestine Week 48 2015

November 28, 2015 2:02 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for November 21, to the 27, 2015. US Secretary of State John Carry visit to the region being nothing new as Israeli attacks leave thirteen Palestinians killed this week. These […]

25 Oct

Palestinian Girl Killed by Israeli Police in Hebron

October 25, 2015 11:01 PM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli border police shot and killed a 17-year-old Palestinian girl, identified as Dania Ershaid, near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, on Sunday, Palestinian and Israeli sources said.An Israeli police spokesperson said that the girl was shot dead after police officers allegedly saw ‘a knife […]

24 Oct

VIDEO: Palestinian Man Attacked and Wrongly Detained by Israeli Forces

October 24, 2015 12:21 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

Last Thursday, Israeli rights group B’Tselem released video footage (currently going viral on social media) in which a young Palestinian man is brutally assaulted before being wrongfully detained near al-Bireh, near Ramallah, earlier this month.The Palestinian man was identified as Ansar Aasi, aged 25. He was working, according to PNN, […]

23 Oct

Palestinian Shot after Allegedly Stabbing Israeli Soldier

A Palestinian youth was shot and injured, Friday, after allegedly stabbing an Israeli soldier near the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, to the south of Bethlehem.The Israeli army said a soldier was stabbed during ‘operational activity’ in Gush Etzion, with the attacker shot on site. Israeli media said the soldier was […]

22 Oct

One Killed, Another Injured in Beit Shemesh after Alleged Attack

One Palestinian was killed and one critically injured by Israeli police in Beit Shemesh, to the west of Jerusalem, Thursday, after an alleged stabbing attack, Israeli media and police said.The Palestinian who was shot and killed has been identified as Mahmoud Khalid Eghneimat, from Surif, near Hebron, while the Palestinian […]

19 Oct

Wall to Separate East Jerusalem District from Settlement, Settlers Firebomb Hebron Area Village

October 19, 2015 12:34 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli forces, on Sunday, began installing a large concrete wall in occupied East Jerusalem to separate the Palestinian neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabbir from the illegal Israeli settlement of Armon Hanatziv.Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli forces helped unload huge concrete blocks in the neighborhood, including the notorious T-shaped blocks used in […]

18 Oct

2 More Palestinians Slain Following Alleged Stabbings

Two Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli forces on Saturday evening, after allegedly carrying out separate stabbing attacks in Hebron and Qalandia, in the occupied West Bank.Their deaths bring the total number of Palestinians killed on Saturday to five, in each case after they allegedly attempted to carry out stabbing […]

26 Sep

PLO: New Israeli Live Fire Law ‘Dehumanizes a Whole Nation’

The PLO secretary-general said, Saturday, that new Israeli regulations authorizing forces to use live ammunition in occupied East Jerusalem served to ‘dehumanize’ Palestinians.Israel’s security cabinet on Thursday broadened the rules whereby stone-throwers can be targeted with live fire, allowing Israeli forces to open fire when they determine that the life […]

22 Sep

Police Deployed across Jerusalem for Holidays, Soldier Injured in Nablus Clashes

September 22, 2015 1:13 AM IMEMC & Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli police said Monday that thousands of officers would be deployed in occupied East Jerusalem ahead of the Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha holidays after three days of clashes rocked the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, last week.Authorities also said 21 Palestinians were detained overnight in East Jerusalem linked to last week’s […]

10 Sep

RT Report: Nearly all of Gaza’s water ‘undrinkable’

September 10, 2015 4:04 AM Celine Hagbard Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Reporters from RT (Russia Today) traveled to Gaza to look into last year’s report that 90% of Gaza’s water is undrinkable. As they sampled water from different parts of the coastal Strip, they found that the report is accurate – the water throughout Gaza is dirty, salty and undrinkable.“We can’t […]

29 Aug

Several Shot and Injured in West Bank Clashes

A number of Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli soldiers, with both rubber-coated metal bullets and live ammunition, in clashes which broke out between Friday and Saturday, across the occupied West Bank. In Nablus, a Palestinian man was shot dead by an unknown assailant during a brawl at the […]

28 Aug

PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (20- 26 August 2015)

August 28, 2015 11:29 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces have continued with systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) for the reporting period of 20- 26 August 2015.Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings During the reporting period, Israeli forces used excessive force against Palestinian civilians participating in […]

16 Aug

Settler Hits Palestinian Child with Car, Flees Scene

August 16, 2015 8:08 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

An Israeli settler, on Sunday, ran over a Palestinian child in Yatma village, to the south of Nablus, and fled the scene, according to the PNN.Security sources said that a settler ran over 10-year-old Mohammed Mustafa Najjar, causing him a fracture in his right leg. The child was moved to […]

15 Aug

This Week in Palestine Week 33 2015

August 15, 2015 1:47 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for August 8th, to the 14th, 2015. UNRWA’s financial crises hampers Palestinian children school year, meanwhile Israeli attacks leave two killed civilians this week. These stories, and more, coming up, […]

24 Jul

Hundreds Protest the Destruction of Susiya village

On Friday at 1:30 midday Palestinian villagers were joined by more than 600 Israeli and international supporters to protest the Israeli military decision to demolish half of the homes of Susiya village in the southern Hebron plains south of the west Bank. The decision to demolish the homes of Susiya […]

24 Jul

Family of Jerusalem Attacker Expelled by Israel

The Israeli Supreme Court, on Wednesday, gave the family of a Palestinian man involved in an attack in Jerusalem until the beginning of October to leave to the occupied West Bank.Ghassan Abu Jamal, 32, was killed by Israeli forces on Nov. 18, 2014, after him and his cousin, Uday, killed […]

18 Jul

This Week in Palestine Week 29 2015

July 18, 2015 1:06 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for July 11th, to the 17th, 2015. This week Israel approved the Jewish State bill, meanwhile the army escalate attacks targeting Gaza fishers and farmers. These stories, and more, coming […]

17 Jul

Palestine Today 07 16 2015

July 17, 2015 4:43 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday, July 16th, 2015. Israeli air force targets Gaza meanwhile in the West Bank the Israeli army order the demolishing of a village. These stories, and more, coming up stay tuned. […]

17 Jul

Half of Susiya to be Demolished after Ramadan

Israeli authorities ordered the demolition of around half of the homes, in a village south of Hebron, to be carried out after Ramadan, Israeli watchdogs said on Wednesday.Rabbis for Human Rights and B’Tselem said, in a statement, that pressure from Israeli settlers had led to the decision to carry out […]

06 Jul

Security Zones Being Used to Further Expand West Bank Settlements

Land confiscated from Palestinians for the purpose of security buffer zones around illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank is actually being utilized as ‘land reserves or for agriculture,’ according to an investigation by Israeli newspaper Haaretz. The buffer zones were originally created during the Second Intifada reportedly as a […]

30 Jun

Israel to Demolish Animal Shelter near Bethlehem

Israeli authorities notified, on Monday, a resident of the town of al-Khader, to the south of Bethlehem, of an order to demolish his private-owned shed, used as an animal shelter, according to a local activist.Coordinator of the anti wall and settlement committee in the town, Ahmad Salah, told WAFA that […]

25 Jun

Israel Punishes Rights Groups Aiding UN Inquiry

June 25, 2015 10:17 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

The Israeli government removed, on Tuesday, Israeli human rights group B’Tselem from its service programme after contributing to the UN Gaza inquiry.B’Tselem was one of ten human rights groups which wrote to the Israeli Attorney General last July to raise “concerns about grave Israeli violations of international humanitarian law” in […]

19 Jun

VIDEO: Israeli Soldiers Seen to Intentionally Target and Kill Palestinian Teen

June 19, 2015 5:31 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

An Israeli rights group released, on Tuesday, a video showing Israeli soldiers intentionally targeting child who posed them no danger.In March of 2014, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Yusef al-Shawamreh, a 14-year-old Palestinian boy, as he went through a gap in the illegal Israeli Apartheid Wall, in the area of […]

13 Jun

Settlers Fail to Attack Hebron Mosque

June 13, 2015 11:54 PM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Holy sites, News Report 0

Israeli settlers, last week, attempted (but failed) to attack a mosque during dawn prayers in the city of Hebron, local sources recently revealed.WAFA sources said that two masked settlers attempted to carry out an attack against the mosque during the dawn prayers, but that the attempt failed, while settlers fled […]

12 Jun

Photographer Shot by Israeli Forces, Refused Treatment

Israeli security forces fire tear gas towards Palestinian protesters on May 16, 2015 next to Huwarra checkpoint south of Nablus. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh, File)Israel has barred a Palestinian photographer allegedly shot in the eye by Israeli forces from entering occupied East Jerusalem for specialist treatment, the injured photographer told AFP on […]

20 May

Netanyahu Halts Palestinian Bus Ban

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Wednesday, ordered the suspension of a controversial measure banning Palestinians from riding the same buses as Jewish settlers when returning from Israel to the West Bank.The announcement came several hours after a three-month pilot project which was approved by Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon went into […]