Search Results for : B'Tselem

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 […]

13 May

Demolition Order Issued for Khallet Sakariya, Taqou Completely Sealed Off

Israeli forces on Wednesday delivered a demolition order for a Palestinian agricultural structure located inside of the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, local officials said.Head of the Khallet Sakariya village council, Muhammad Ibrahim Atallah, told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces issued the order to demolish a 60-meter-square metal structure used […]

06 May

Report: Israeli Soldiers Describe ‘Losing Their Sense of Morality’ During the Gaza Conflict

Israeli forces may have committed ‘grave violations’ of the international laws of warfare during last summer’s bloody Gaza conflict, according to the accounts of soldiers who fought in it.A collection of harrowing testimonies published on Monday by Breaking the Silence, an NGO run by former Israeli soldiers, describes lax rules […]

20 Apr

B’Tselem: New Low Reached in Israeli Authorities’ Disregard for Palestinian Lives in oPt

On the 5th of January, 2013, sixteen-year-old Samir ‘Awad was killed by Israeli soldiers near the apartheid wall in the occupied West Bank village of Budrus. According to Israeli-based human rights group, B’Tselem, Samir was shot three times, although he posed no danger to anyone. That morning, following his last […]

16 Apr

Israeli Forces Close Down Road to Beit Ummar in Hebron

Israeli forces Wednesday blocked off the main entrance leading to Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, and shut down the Jerusalem-Hebron main Road, hampering Palestinians’ movement, according to a local activist.Spokesperson of the anti settlement popular committee in Beit Ummar, Mohammed Awad, informed WAFA Palestinian News Agency that Israeli forces […]

01 Apr

121 Palestinians Sentenced to Administrative Detention in March

April 1, 2015 2:58 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli authorities have issued administrative detention orders against 121 Palestinian prisoners since the beginning of March, including new orders issued Tuesday against 40 prisoners, said the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), on Tuesday.WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency reports that PPS, in a recent press release, said that 12 prisoners received […]

31 Mar

Land Day: Israel Now Controls More Than 85% of Historic Palestine

Dozens of Palestinian citizens, this morning, were injured in Israeli attacks on a demonstration commemorating the 39th Land day, in Huwwarah town, south Nablus.Activist against the wall and < ahref='' target='_blank'>settlements, Abdullah Abu Rahma told the PNN that dozens of citizens, including Palestinian Legislative Council member Walid Assaf, suffered teargas […]

25 Mar

81 Palestinians Placed under Administrative Detention since Early March

March 25, 2015 4:02 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli authorities have issued administrative detention orders against 81 Palestinian detainees since the beginning of March, said the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), on Tuesday.PPS, in a press release, said that 15 prisoners received detention orders without charge or trial, including 13 prisoners whose sentence was renewed for numerous times, while […]

22 Mar

Updated – Settlers Injure 6-year-old in South Hebron Hills with Stones

March 22, 2015 6:42 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Masked Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Ma’on, south of Hebron, threw stones at Palestinian children and injured a six-year-old child, Saturday.The child sustained a head injury and was taken to the nearest hospital for medical treatment, according to witnesses. An Israeli army spokeswoman did not have any immediate […]

03 Mar

Israeli Politician Leaks Classified Army Video Showing Soldiers Using Dogs to Attack Palestinian Boy

March 3, 2015 1:43 PM Celine Hagbard Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

A video posted on Facebook Monday by a right-wing Israeli politician, then quickly removed, showed graphic evidence of what Palestinians have reported to be a common Israeli military practice: using dogs to attack unarmed civilians, including children.In the video leaked by Michael Ben-Ari on his Facebook page, two Israeli soldiers […]

02 Mar

Army Storms West Bank, Provokes Confrontations

March 2, 2015 4:21 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Dozens of Palestinians suffocated by teargas inhalation during confrontations with the Israeli army, which broke into the village of al-Khader, near Bethlehem, according to local sources. Meanwhile, forces abducted shepherds and activists in the Hebron area.Ahmad Salah, coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Committee in the village, said an Israeli army force […]

23 Feb

8 Palestinians Sentenced by Israeli Court, 26 Given Administrative Detention, Hunger Strike Imemnent

February 23, 2015 5:36 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli military court has sentenced eight Palestinians from the occupied West Bank to serve between 10 and 42 months in the Israeli prison system, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). PPS also stated that Israeli authorities issued administrative detention orders against 26 Palestinian detainees. Detainees throughout the system […]

15 Feb

Palestinian Critically Injured by Live Israeli Fire in Azzun

February 15, 2015 7:40 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia 0

A 20-year-old Palestinian was injured Saturday, after Israeli soldiers shot him in the head with a live bullet as he was taking part in a march in the Qalqiliya-area village of Azzun, in the northern West Bank.A 20-year-old Palestinian was injured Saturday, after Israeli soldiers shot him in the head […]

03 Feb

Israeli Settler Hits Nun with Car in East Jerusalem

February 3, 2015 12:18 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

A settler’s car, on Monday, ran over a nun in Bab al-Amoud, also known as the Damascus Gate, in occupied East Jerusalem, said a Palestinian paramedic.A nun was hit by a settler’s speeding car and also knocked down at a pedestrian crossing the street, said Basem Zeidani, who works as […]

21 Jan

Administrative Detention Orders Issued to 22 More Palestinians

January 21, 2015 11:50 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, issued administrative detention orders to 22 more Palestinians held in Israeli jails for different periods of time, ranging between three to six months, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS).PPS said, in a statement, that 17 prisoners have had their administrative detention renewed for the second […]

19 Jan

Eight Kidnapped by Israeli Forces Across West Bank

January 19, 2015 6:28 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces have so far, on Monday, kidnapped at least eight Palestinians from towns and cities across the West Bank, while summoned others and raided homes of families. Israeli authorities also continue to detain Palestinian eighth grader, Malak al-Khatib, age 14, for the 19th consecutive day in Hasharon prison.Soldiers carried […]

18 Jan

Injuries as Israeli Forces Disperse Hebron March, Settlers Uproot Olive Trees Near Ramallah

January 18, 2015 4:48 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Palestinians were injured, Saturday, while dozens of others suffocated from tear gas inhalation as Israeli forces dispersed a peaceful march to the north of Surif town, north of Hebron, according to local activists and WAFA correspondence.Israeli forces attacked and attempted to crush a peaceful march that was organized by […]

12 Jan

Israeli Forces Block Entrances to Northern Nablus Town

January 12, 2015 11:36 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli forces, early Sunday morning, closed all entrances to the town of Asira Ash-Shamaliya, north of Nablus, according to a local official.Head of the town’s municipality, Nasir Jawabreh, told WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency that Israeli soldiers in military vehicles arrived at dawn, closing all four entrances leading to […]

06 Jan

Al Aqsa Raids Continue, Settler Suspected of Killing 16 Sheep in Aqraba

A number of Israeli settlers, Monday, again entered Al Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, provoking worshipers, according to WAFA correspondence.The settlers were reported to have broken into the mosque consecutively and under heavy police protection. Worshipers, disgruntled with the continuing settler provocations, chanted religious slogans in an attempt […]

31 Dec

West Bank Raids Continue, Farmers Prevented from Accessing Lands

December 31, 2014 3:58 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Several Palestinians suffered from excessive teargas inhalation, Tuesday, as Israeli forces stormed the village of Housan, to the west of Bethlehem. At least 14 Palestinians were abducted by Israeli forces between late Monday and early Tuesday, in various areas of the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.Israeli forces abducted at […]

02 Dec

Israeli Soldiers Fire at Undocumented Workers near Tulkarem

December 2, 2014 3:57 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Tulkarem 0

Israeli forces, on Monday, opened fire at Palestinian workers who tried to cross into Israel without permits near Jubara checkpoint, to the south of Tulkarem, according to witnesses.Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli soldiers shut down the checkpoint in both directions, detaining a number of undocumented workers and deploying […]

30 Nov

Palestinian Sentenced to 6 Months Administrative Detention for Facebook Post

November 30, 2014 2:08 AM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Minister of Internal Security has decided to transfer 20-year-old Islam Izzat Natsheh, from Anata, to conditions of administrative detention (imprisonment without charge or trial) for 6 months, in response to the young man’s recent Facebook posts. Sadeq Ghaith, from Silwan, was also placed under similar orders.According to Wadi […]

27 Nov

PCHR Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (November 13 – 19, 2014)

November 27, 2014 4:13 AM 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 territory (oPt) for the reporting period of 13 – 19 November, 2014. Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings: During the reporting period, a Palestinian bus driver from Abu Dees village, […]

27 Oct

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

October 27, 2014 4:31 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 12 – 18 June, 2014, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 19 others, including 4 children and 2 photojournalists, in the […]

30 Sep

Israel’s West Bank Prawer Plan?

Campaigns are being mounted by local and international groups against Israeli plans to expel 12,500 Bedouin-Palestinians from their homes in Jerusalem’s so-called E1 area. Israel contends the expulsion is to improve Bedouin lives, although Israeli designs to expand area settlement are explicit.29 September 2014 | Elizabeth Austwick, Eddie Scherler | […]

11 Aug

Month of Attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem Increases Tension; Exposes Racist Policies

As the Israeli Central Court of Jerusalem releases three youth accused in the recent homicide of 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir, another young Palestinian is found stabbed to death in Silwan, while a 13-year-old child is arrested under the pretext of carrying a knife.Over the past month, during Israel’s relentless and […]

22 Jul

UN Security Council Calls for Ceasefire

The UN Security Council expressed ‘serious concern at the escalation of violence’ in Gaza, Monday, and has called for an immediate ceasefire. Mass protests continue across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, where Israeli forces took into custody at least eight people today.According to WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency, […]

08 Jul

Settlers Attempt to Kidnap Children Near Hebron, Bethlehem

Several armed Israel settlers have attempted to kidnap a Palestinian child, after chasing him for more than a kilometer along a road near Hebron. A similar report has surfaced in Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem. Al-Haq human rights organization has issued a statement, via press release, regarding the nature of the […]

06 Jul

Escalating Settler Violence in West Bank

The increasing attacks against Palestinians by Israeli settlers continued in the West Bank, Saturday, when heavily armed Israeli settlers severely beat a Palestinian man in the Hebron of al-Sha‘abeh, causing him moderate injuries. Brtual and even fatal confrontations with Israeli settlers have been on the rise for Palestinians, in recent […]