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08 Feb

Bedouin village bulldozed by Israel for the 12th time

February 8, 2011 9:56 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

On Monday, the Israeli military and police employed armored bulldozers to destroy the village of Araqib, located in the Negev desert in southern Israel. This is the 12th time that Israeli forces have destroyed the village, which is ‘unrecognized’ by the Israeli government.The demolition, which left several dozen families homeless, […]

17 Jan

Bedouin Village Demolished for Ninth Time

January 17, 2011 11:23 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli bulldozers demolished 11 structures in the ‘unrecognized’ village of al-Arakib for the ninth time on Sunday. Land Administration officials arrived at the village accompanied by police officers. Residents tried to disrupt the demolition work and clashed with police. Five people sustained light injuries from pepper spray and paint balls […]

15 Dec

Bedouin Community Wells Destroyed Near Hebron

December 15, 2010 4:36 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli Civil Administration officials destroyed five wells and several sheds, on Tuesday, in a small Bedouin community in the south Hebron hills, locals reported.Israeli forces entered the area of Arab al-Ka’abna, under total Israeli military and civil control, which is situated between the villages of at-Tuwani and Umm Lasafa, […]

24 Nov

Army Levels Bedouin Structures In the Northern Plains

November 24, 2010 11:33 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jordan Valley, News Report 0

Israeli army bulldozers, accompanied by dozens of armored vehicles, leveled dozens of structures, including homes and structures for livestock in the Jiftlik area, in the West Bank’s Jordan Valley, in order to expand a Jewish settlement that was built on village lands. Eyewitnesses reported that more than 30 structures that […]

22 Nov

Al-Arakib Bedouin Village Razed for Seventh Time

November 22, 2010 9:20 PM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

On Monday morning, Israeli police destroyed the Bedouin town of al-Arakib, in the southern Israel, after the residents rebuilt their homes for seventh time in three months, Ma’an reported.Local sources told Ma’an News Agency that when Israeli police arrived in the village, they raided the houses, emptying them of residents’ […]

08 Nov

Hundreds of Israeli police demolish mosque; 1,000 Bedouins protest the demolition

November 8, 2010 9:35 PM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Israel, News Report 0

A massive force of Israeli police, accompanied by officials with the Israeli Lands Administration, descended on the Palestinian Bedouin town of Rahat, in southern Israel, where they demolished a mosque that they claimed was ‘built without a permit’.Palestinian Bedouins have lived in the Negev desert in present-day Israel for centuries, […]

26 Aug

Bedouin Women Hold Non-Violent Demo Against Razing Of Villages

August 26, 2010 2:46 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Around 700 Bedouin women held a protest in Jerusalem challenging the demolition of their villages by Israeli forces. They travelled to Jerusalem from the Negev desert in southern Israel, where they live in ‘unrecognized’ villages that have been razed multiple times since Israel was created in 1948.They gathered outside the […]

22 Aug

Human Rights Watch to Israel: Stop Demolishing Bedouin Homes

August 22, 2010 4:14 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli government should immediately stop demolishing the homes of Bedouin citizens in the Negev desert, in southern Israel, and should compensate those displaced and allow them to return to their village pending a final agreement that respects their rights under international law, Human Rights Watch said this week. Hundreds […]

04 Aug

Israelis Demolish Bedouin Village Again

August 4, 2010 11:19 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Wednesday morning Israel’s Land Administration razed the rebuilt village with the protection of Israeli security forces.The Bedouin village of al-Arakib was destroyed by Israel’s Land Administration last week as the government of Israel does not recognize it and deems it illegal for being on state land. Since the previous destruction […]

28 Jul

Israel destroys Bedouin village

July 28, 2010 1:25 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

1300 police officers and security personnel guarded the area as bulldozers demolished a Bedouin village near Rahat.Israeli security personnel and from the Israel Land Administration arrived at the Bedouin village of al-Arakib, near Rahat, Tuesday morning. The village is unrecognized by the state of Israel. When the Israelis arrived they […]

30 Jun

Bedouin Families Face Further Expulsions

The al-Quds Center for Legal Aid and Human Rights reported that some 40 Bedouin families in the al-Farsiyya area, in the northern plains of the Jordan Valley, received official notices from Israel ordering them to leave their areas. The families have been living in the area for several decades having […]

19 Feb

Bedouin Youth Killed During Scuffle With Russian Jews In The Negev

February 19, 2010 12:21 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A Bedouin youth was killed, on Wednesday at night, and another youth was seriously wounded during a scuffle that took place between Bedouins and a group of Russian Jews in Be’er Sheva, south of Israel. The scuffle started between some youths on both sides and then developed to a bigger […]

09 Aug

Press Release: “Israeli Authorities Continue Ethnic Cleansing Campaign against Bedouins and Farmers”

August 9, 2008 6:37 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center issued its monthly report stating that the Israeli Ethnic cleansing policy is escalating; especially, towards the Bedouins and farmers, e.g. the illegal procedures imposed on the residents of Kherbet Twal / north Aqraba in Nablus district. The Center stated that 15 residents […]

05 Jan

Bedouins in Egypt angered after man shot by Israeli border guards

January 5, 2008 11:28 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

After 40-year old Hamdan Suleiman Attaya was shot and killed outside his home Thursday, just 300 meters from the Israeli border, 1,000 friends and family attended his funeral Friday, shouting angry slogans against Israel. Eyewitnesses say that Attaya was shot and killed by Israeli border guards stationed at the Kerem […]

22 May

Israeli state bulldozers demolish Bedouin houses in the Negev region

A massive Israeli force composed of police units and Special Forces, backed with bulldozers and helicopters, stormed the unrecognized Arab Bedouin village of Ater, located in the Negev region, and demolished three houses on Tuesday. Police forces did not allow any of the families to leave their homes and installed […]

01 Mar

Israeli troops training in the Negev seriously wound a Bedouin child

March 1, 2007 5:02 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

 A twelve-year old Bedouin child was shot in the head as she was herding her family’s cattle near an Israeli military base in the northern Negev. The Israeli military police said that it has opened an investigation into the incident.The child was transferred to Soroka Israeli hospital in Be’er Sheva; […]

11 Jan

Israeli authorities demolish 25 Bedouin homes in the Negev

January 11, 2007 1:06 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

The Popular Committee for Defense of Land in the Interior reports that the very existence of “unrecognized villages” inside Israeli boundaries remains under threat. On Tuesday in the Negev Desert Israeli bulldozers destroyed four more homes. The Committee indicated that the demolitions are “within the framework of the Israeli plan […]

21 Nov

Adalah appeals Israeli High Court for water supply for the Bedouins

November 21, 2006 2:40 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel (Adalah), petitioned the Israeli District Court in Haifa, on Monday, to connect the unrecognized Bedouin communities with water supply by connecting them to the national water infrastructure. The families, totalling several hundreds are living in what Israel considers unrecognized communities in […]

25 Sep

Israeli court says no to Bedouin villages appeal for clean water connection

September 25, 2006 11:39 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli district court in Haifa rejected an appeal to connect “unrecognized” Bedouin villages in the Negev to clean waters and said that this issue is related with the village regularization, Israeli online daily Haaretz reported. The appeal was filed by the Adalah Legal center on behalf of more than […]

09 Aug

Arab Bedouins living under Israeli control in the Negev Desert take their case to the UN

Two representatives of the Arab Bedouin community attended a United Nations meeting in Geneva last week entitled, “The Forum of Coexistence.” The UN meeting dealt with the difficulties of Indigenous people all over the world who  are threatened with displacement from what is left of the lands they have called […]

05 Aug

Mother, two daughters, killed in Katusha strike that hit a Bedouin village

Israeli sources reported on Saturday that a mother and her two daughters were killed when a Katusha rocket hit their home in the in the Western Galilee Bedouin village of Arab Al Aramshe, near the northern border. On Saturday afternoon Hezbollah gunmen fired 170 Katusha shells at several areas across […]

04 Jul

Israeli Report on Discrimination Disputed by Bedouin Sector Rights Groups

When the Justice Ministry submits its report in August in Geneva, social groups will simultaneously submit documents criticizing the state report and elucidating state discrimination against the Bedouin sector. Bedouin say they are not treated as equal citizens in .   is a signatory to the International Convention on the […]

27 May

Bitter Wine for Israel’s Bedouin population

The crowded room felt like a sauna, a natural effect of the scorching sun hitting the tin roof and the lack of a fan or air conditioner to ease the desert heat. Everyone was talking about the "Wine Route," the Israeli government’s plan for a series of farms and wineries […]

28 Mar

Israeli source: `“Four Bedouins killed in two blasts in the Negev`

March 28, 2006 8:54 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

An Israeli military source reported that four Bedouins were killed, on Tuesday, in two separate explosions that took place when when unexploded shells detonated near them. Two Bedouin children were killed and a third was severely injured when an undetonated shells exploded near them as they were tending sheep in […]

09 Feb

Israel Announces Plan to Forcibly Remove 40,000 Bedouins from Negev

February 9, 2006 6:03 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

In a plan that has been termed by some, both on the Palestinian left and the Israeli right, as ‘ethnic cleansing’, the Israeli government has announced it will forcibly remove 40,000 Bedouin Arab residents from the Negev Desert area in southern Israel. According to the statement released by the Regional […]

03 Mar

Fatwa allowing Bedouin soldiers return fire during evacuation

An Islamic Sheikh issued an Religious ruling known as “Fatwa”, which allows Bedouin soldiers at the Israeli army to shoot while evacuating the settlements with the Israeli army if they find themselves endangered by the settlers. Sheikh Kamel Abu Nadi issued his Fatwa after reports were released in Israel revealing […]

08 Nov

UN Body Calls on Israel to Amend or Repeal Jewish Nation-State Law

A United Nations body has, for the first time, called on Israel to amend or cancel its Jewish Nation-State Law in order to comply with an international human rights convention that it ratified in 1991, according to a press release, WAFA reported. The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural […]

31 Oct

Israel Displaces Araqib Villagers In Negev For 165th Time

The Israeli authorities, Tuesday evening demolished all structures in the Palestinian Bedouin village of Araqib, in the Negev desert, for the 165th consecutive time, displacing its residents, again. According to local sources, Israeli police forces and employees from the Bedouin development authority, which is responsible for such demolitions, stormed the […]

30 Oct

Palestine Through The Eyes Of A Visitor

October 30, 2019 11:22 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report 0

Larissa Fernand, Oct 18, 2019 There are no words to describe the bleak reality of actual humans who are trapped and whose lives are scarred by loss, oppression, and uncertainty. And, yet, cling to hope against all odds. I am not writing about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. If anything, I am […]

21 Oct

Palestine Through The Eyes Of A Visitor

There are no words to describe the bleak reality of actual humans who are trapped and whose lives are scarred by loss, oppression and uncertainty. And yet, cling to hope against all odds. I am not writing about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. If anything, I am acutely aware of my incompetence […]

22 Sep

Updated 2: “Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Woman Near Qalandia Terminal”

The wounded Palestinian woman, who was shot by the soldiers, on Wednesday, September 18th,  after an alleged stabbing attempt at Qalandia Terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem, has been officially identified, Son Sunday evening, as Nayfa Mohammad Ali Ka’ana, 50. The Palestinian Health Ministry in the West Bank has confirmed the […]

22 Sep

Israeli Court Approves Use of Palestinian Bodies as Bargaining Chips

by Maureen Clare Murphy A Palestinian family in the Jerusalem-area village of al-Eizariya has been unable to bury their 14-year-old son, who was killed by Israeli police last month. Nassim Abu Rumi’s family has petitioned Israel’s high court to order the release of his body, which will be reportedly transferred on Friday. Israel […]

16 Sep

Turkey’s FM Calls Israel’s Annexation Plan ‘Dispicable’

September 16, 2019 5:56 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu (C-L) meets Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki (C-R) ahead of Extraordinary Meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers of Organization of Islamic Cooperation, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 15 September 2019. [Cem Özdel – Anadolu Agency] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement of his intention […]

15 Sep

Palestinians In Israel: Netanyahu’s Racism Makes Us Want To Vote

by Arwa Ibrahim Days ahead of a national parliamentary vote the streets of this Palestinian city, which was absorbed into the Tel Aviv municipality after 1948, were buzzing with election fervour. Campaign posters for the Arab Joint List, an electoral alliance of four Palestinian parties, are visible across the ancient port city. […]

14 Sep

Israeli Apartheid in Masafer Yatta: Raids, Demolitions, Arrests and Beatings

photo: Israeli soldiers raided multiple villages from midnight to early morning, awaking residents and searching houses without giving a reason or warrant. Beginning with invasive night raids multiple villages, and ending with 7 structures demolished, 4 families made homeless, 2 Palestinians arrested, 1 beaten and hospitalized, 1 car confiscated, and […]

07 Sep

Kairos Palestine’s Statement on Israeli House Demolitions

Everywhere, and throughout the occupied Palestinian Territories, the Israeli authorities demolish the houses of Palestinians, which the international law stipulates that they be protected and preserved by the occupying authority. In violation to the said law and to implement colonial plans, the Israeli authorities demolish houses, confiscate lands and build […]

05 Sep

Christian Palestinian Group Calls For An End To Israel’s Occupation of Palestine

Throughout the occupied Palestinian Territories, the Israeli authorities demolish the homes of Palestinians, although international law stipulates that they be protected by the occupying power. In violation of said law, and in an effort to implement colonial ambitions, the Israeli authorities demolish houses, confiscate lands and build settlements on their […]

03 Sep

Army Destroys Al-Araqib Village For The 157th Time

Israeli soldiers and police officers, accompanied by members of the so-called “Negev Development Authority,” invaded the Bedouin village of al-Araqib, in the Negev Desert, and demolished it for the 157th time. The soldiers and officers confiscated the tents, and destroyed all structures installed by the villagers, displacing them for the […]

31 Aug

Israel Destroys Al-Araqib for 156th Time

Israeli occupation authorities have made hundreds of Bedouin Palestinians homeless after demolishing their village in the Negev region for the 156th time, Palestine’s news agency says. Eyewitnesses said, according to the PNN, that Israeli authorities, on Thursday, demolished crude homes and tore apart tents in the Bedouin village of Araqib, […]

30 Aug

ISM Calls for Protest against Israeli Demolition ‘Charity’ Regavim in London

photo: Border police guard a bulldozer at it destroys a Palestinian home in the South Hebron Hill’s village of Um al Khair in 2016 On September 1st, UK Lawyers for Israel is hosting a talk by Regavim, a pro-settler NGO with charitable status, pivotal in speeding up demolitions of Palestinian homes across the […]

Demolition of al-Araqib (archive image from previous demolition)
29 Aug

Israeli Forces Demolish al-Araqib Village for 156th Time

The Israeli authorities on Thursday demolished the village of al-Araqib, an unrecognized Palestinian Bedouin village in the Negev, and threatened its residents with displacement and evacuation, for the 156th time. Eyewitnesses told reporters from the Wafa News Agency that the Israeli police dismantled the tents of the people of al-Araqib, […]

08 Aug

Israel Approves Construction of 2.430 Units In Illegal West Bank Colonies

The Israeli government has approved the plans for the construction of 2.430 units for Jewish settlers in illegal colonies in the occupied West bank. The approval was made by the so-called High Planning Committee of the Israeli “Civil Administration,” the executive and administrative branch of the illegal Israeli occupation in […]

26 Jul

Al-Araqib Demolished for 148th Time

Israeli authorities demolished the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqib for the 148th time, today, the second time this week, while abducting village leader Sheikh Sayyah Al-Turi, Arab48 reported. According to local residents, in the morning, occupation authorities bulldozed and destroyed homes and tents under the protection of occupation police forces. Eyewitnesses also […]

25 Jul

Israeli Forces Destroy Trees, Water Wells in South Hebron Village

Israeli forces invaded Khirbet Umm al-Khair in Masafer Yatta, near Hebron in the southern West Bank Thursday, and destroyed dozens of olive trees, water irrigation systems and four water wells used by Palestinian Bedouin farmers. This comes two weeks after Israeli forces invaded the same village and destroyed a children’s […]

07 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Bulldoze Palestinian Lands To Pave Segregated Colonialist Road

Dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded Palestinian lands in the al-Marmala area, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, Sunday, and started bulldozing them to pave a new segregated road for illegal colonialist settlers. Palestinian activist, Aref Daraghma, said the soldiers brought several bulldozers and heavy machinery since morning […]

12 Jun

Soldiers Demolish Residential Shells, Tents And Barns In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the ar-Ras al-Ahmar area, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, and demolished residential shed, a tent, and barns, and destroyed twenty barrels of water, in addition to smashing solar power equipment. The soldiers demolished a residential tent, and a barn, owned by Bakr […]

12 Jun

Army Demolishes A Residential Shed, Walls And Fences, Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Khashm ad-Daraj Bedouin village, east of Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and demolished a residential shed, walls and fences. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said several heavily armored military vehicles invaded the Bedouin community, before demolishing the residential shed, owned by […]

02 Jun

EU Slams Israeli Regime over Seizing and Pawning Off West Bank Humanitarian Aid

The European Union has lambasted Israel for its apparent plans to sell humanitarian aid given to inhabitants of Bedouin villages in Palestine’s occupied West Bank. Shadi Othman, EU’s spokesman in Jerusalem, on Friday, said that COGAT, a unit in Israel’s ministry of military affairs which oversees civilian activities in the […]

30 May

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Al-Arakib Village For 145th Time

Israeli soldiers and police officers invaded, on Thursday morning, the Palestinian Bedouin village of al-Arakib, in the Negev, and demolished it for the 145th consecutive time. The families said the soldiers and police surrounded their village before invading it, and demolished the tents and sheds, rendering them homeless in the […]

30 May

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Structures In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Thursday morning, several Palestinian structures, including tents and barns, in the ar-Ras al-Ahmar Bedouin community, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank. Palestinian Human Rights activist, Aref Daraghma, stated that the soldiers demolished two residential tents, a storage room for barley and a barn, […]

29 May

Israeli Soldiers Displace 15 Families To Conduct Military Training

Israeli soldiers displaced, Wednesday, fifteen Palestinian Bedouin families from their homes and dwellings, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, so that the army can conduct extensive live-fire military drills. Palestinian Human Rights activist Aref Daraghma said the military training, which includes the use of live fire and explosives, started at […]

21 May

Israel to Raze Playground in Rakhma Village

Israeli authorities have issued a demolition order against a crude playground, used by local children in the Bedouin village of al-Rakhma, in the Negev. The village is one of the Palestinian Bedouin communities in the Negev that are not recognized by Israel. Lawyer Talab Abu Arar denounced the Israeli decision […]

15 May

Israeli Military Training Causes Fire In Dozens Of Dunams Of Palestinian Lands

Large areas of Palestinian grazing lands were burnt, Tuesday, after the Israeli army conducted military drills in the West Bank’s Northern Plains. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers carried out military training, including the use of explosives, in the al-Boqei’a ash-Sharqiya and Hamsa areas in the Northern Plains […]

12 May

Army Detains Seven Journalists, One Human Rights Worker, In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers detained, Sunday, seven Palestinian journalists and one human rights worker, in the northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, as they were documenting the army while displacing families to conduct military training. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers detained seven journalists, identified as Hazem Nasser, Shadi Jarar’a, Ranin Sawafta, Shatha […]

10 May

Canada contributes $2.4m to vulnerable Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): JERUSALEM, Thursday, May 09, 2019 – The Government of Canada has provided the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) with a contribution of CAD$3.2 million (approximately US$2.4 million) to support 128,000 vulnerable Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, according to a press […]

06 May

Four Israelis Killed by Palestinian Shells on Sunday

As Israeli forces continue their massive escalation in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian resistance groups responded by launching hundreds of small-scale rockets across the border between Gaza and Israel, killing four Israelis and wounding at least eight. The Israeli daily Yedioth Ahranoth reports that Pinchas Menachem Prezuazman, 21, was killed by a […]

02 May

Israeli Police Demolish Tent, Assault Elderly Man

Israeli bulldozers demolished, on Thursday, a residential tent that was erected in the town of Yatta, to the south of Hebron, and attacked an elderly man during the demolition. Local sources PNN confirmed that Israeli police assaulted an elderly man while their bulldozer demolished his tent at the Umm al-Khirif […]

Demolition of al-Araqib (archive image from previous demolition)
17 Apr

Al-Araqib Refuses to Surrender

Israeli bulldozers demolished the unrecognized Bedouin village of al-Araqib, in the Negev desert of southern Israel, for the 143rd time, on Wednesday. Locals reported that Israeli bulldozers, escorted by Israeli police forces, demolished residential structures and tents of al-Araqib villagers, leaving women, children and the elderly without any shelter. Villagers […]

14 Mar

Silwan from Jawad’s Eyes

Jawad is a director of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, in Silwan, East Jerusalem. The center was funded by residents to document human rights violations and to improve the lives of people form the community through shared activities. The photos, below, show the story of Jawad in details. Meet Jawad, […]

Home demolition (Archive image)
09 Mar

Two Palestinian Families Forced by Israeli Authority to Demolish Their Homes

Fifteen Palestinians were made homeless Saturday after they demolished their own homes under Israeli orders. Eight members of one family, and seven members of another, had to participate in their own home demolition, or face steep fines or jailtime from Israeli government forces. The Jaabis family, in Jabal al-Mukabber neighborhood […]

08 Mar

Israel Orders Demolition of Palestinian Home in Beit Jala

Israeli forces delivered a demolition order, Thursday, to the home of Ayman Rizq Zreineh, in the Bir Ouna area of the city of Beit Jala, in the southern West Bank. Ayman’s brother Hajj Walid Zreineh told Maan News Agency, that Israeli authorities ordered the two-story home of Ayman and his […]

07 Mar

Army Demolishes A Residential Tent Near Hebron

March 7, 2019 11:20 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Masafer Yatta area, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, a demolished a residential tent of a Palestinian Bedouin family. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular and National Committee in southern West Bank, said the soldiers demolished a residential tent, […]

07 Mar

Demolishing Khan Al-Ahmar: A “Great Opportunity” for Netanyahu to Win Upcoming Election

Weeks ahead of the Israeli Knesset elections, which are due to be held on April 9, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed his intention to demolish the Palestinian village of Khan Al-Ahmar as soon as possible, according to Israeli media reports. The demolition plan of the Bedouin village is said to […]

20 Feb

Facilities Demolished in Jordan Valley, Family Expelled

Israeli army bulldozers razed tents belonging to a Palestinian civilian in the area of ​​Al-Ras al-Ahmar, southeast of Tubas, in the northern Jordan Valley, on the pretext of non-authorization. The official of the Jordan Valley file in Tubas governorate, Mu’taz Bisharat, said that occupation forces surrounded tents belonging to Jihad […]

15 Feb

ISM: Resistance in the South Hebron Hills

Herding sheep below the illegal settlement construction site close to Um al-Kheir. In early January, ISM activists visited the villages of Um al-Khair and At-Tuwani in the South Hebron hills in order to participate in renovation work on ancient caves and to bear witness to recent settler violence in both […]

13 Feb

Israeli Army To Displace Fifty Families To Conduct Military Drills

The Israeli army has ordered fifty Palestinian Bedouin families, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, to leave their dwellings, all day Wednesday, so that the soldiers can conduct live-fire military drills, including the use of explosives. Mo’taz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli colonies’ file at the Palestinian […]

13 Feb

Israeli Soldiers Attack Car Of Susiya Council Head Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, the car of the Jihad Nawaj’a, the head of Susiya Village Council, near Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, as he was driving near an Israeli military base. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committee in southern Hebron, […]

28 Jan

Soldiers Injure Teacher, Open Fire On Farmers And Shepherds In Gaza

On Monday, Israeli soldiers, stationed across the perimeter fence in the eastern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip, shot and injured one teacher, and opened fire on several Palestinian farmers and shepherds. Media sources in Gaza said a schoolteacher was injured after the soldiers, in their military bases close to […]

24 Jan

Israeli Forces Suppress Demonstration against Apartheid Road (VIDEO)

Activists, accompanied by Israeli and international supporters, are shutting down the recently opened Eastern Ring Road near Jerusalem, which features separate lanes for Palestinians and Israeli settlers, divided by a wall. A few dozen activists have closed the gates to the newly opened road, and are raising banners to protest […]

23 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian And An Australian Peace Activist In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a Palestinian and an Australian peace activist during a nonviolent protest near Anata town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists were nonviolently protesting the new Jewish-only, ‘Apartheid Road’, built on Palestinian lands near Anata town. The protesters carried Palestinian flags and […]

03 Jan

‘We Will Remain Rooted On Our Land And Resist’

Israeli forces raid Khan al-Ahmar, July 5, 2018. Photo credit: Suleiman Abu Srour for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JANUARY 3, 2019 Palestinian popular resistance has forestalled the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists the village will be destroyed soon. Human rights groups call it a “war crime.” United […]

21 Dec

Christmas Tree Lit in Khan Al-Ahmar

Palestinians, on Wednesday evening, lit the Christmas tree in Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin village, to the east of Jerusalem, which is threatened with Israeli demolition by Israeli court order. The tree lighting ceremony was attended by the citizens of Khan al-Ahmar, in addition to Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officials and local […]

19 Dec

200 Cactus Seedlings Destroyed By Israeli Forces

Israeli forces on Tuesday uprooted 200 new cactus seedlings in the Jordan Valley, in the eastern part of the occupied West Bank. The cactus seedlings were the property of a Palestinian farmer named Faris Sawafta, from the Bardala village, according to local sources. He was planting the seedlings on his […]

17 Dec

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In Ramallah And Bethlehem

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In Ramallah And Bethlehem Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, ten Palestinians from their homes, after invading and violently searching them, in Ramallah and Bethlehem, in addition to searching homes and installing roadblocks in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank. In Ramallah, in central […]

05 Dec

‘Life Is All About Trying’: Disabled Palestinians Defy Challenges

by Mersiha Gadzo Some laughed at him, others told him that he wouldn’t succeed. But with a strong will and positive attitude, Abdulrahman Abu Rawaa proved them wrong. With just one arm and a leg each, he can easily ride his bike along Gaza’s sandy streets. He took off the […]

04 Dec

Israeli Forces Demolish Facilities, Loot Money in Jordan Valley Village

Israeli forces, on Monday, demolished residential buildings and sheds while looting sums of money from Bedouin Palestinian citizens, in the northern Jordan Valley. According to an expert on settlements and Israeli violations, Aref Daraghmeh, soldiers demolished military structures and sheds in Al-Fasayel village of Al-Aghwar, owned by a number of […]

27 Nov

The EU and Jerusalem: The Potential for Pushback

by Yara Hawari , for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. Overview The US embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May 2018 set a dangerous precedent that both encouraged Israel to continue its annexation and colonization of Palestinian land and invited third states to join in violating their obligations under international law. Although condemned […]

27 Nov

Netanyahu: “No Settlement Will be Evacuated” in His Time

Speaking at a Likud party meeting on the thriving Israeli relations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he received an invitation to visit Chad and that he would make the visit. During the meeting as well, Netanyahu  reassured his Likud faction that the central West Bank Bedouin hamlet of Khan […]

27 Nov

Catholic Lands to be Seized in Jordan Valley

Israeli authorities decided, on Tuesday, to take over hundreds of dunams of Palestinian land belonging to the Catholic Church, in an area of the northern Jordan Valley. Mutaz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Jordan Valley’s Israeli settlements file at the Palestinian Authority (PA), told Ma’an News Agency that […]

23 Nov

Demolitions Continue Unabated in West Bank and Negev

Israeli forces have continued carrying out demolition procedures on Palestinian homes, this week, beginning on Wednesday, with the destruction of several shops in the Shu’fat neighborhood of East Jerusalem, a major center for the city’s refugee population. Dozens of Israeli soldiers also  invaded, on Wednesday, scores of Palestinian homes and […]

08 Nov

Palestinian Homes in Shu’fat Refugee Camp Demolished by Israeli Forces

A four-story apartment building, home to twelve people in two families, was destroyed Wednesday by a battalion of around 300 Israeli soldiers who stormed the Shu’fat camp in Jerusalem with a number of armored D9 Caterpillar bulldozers, turned the street into a temporary military base, and smashed the homes to […]

01 Nov

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 – 31 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 18 – 24 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 7 Palestinian civilians were killed in the 31st week of the Return […]

27 Oct

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters In Bil’in And Ni’lin, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against Palestinian and international peace activists, marching against the illegal occupation, the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in and Ni’lin villages, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Medical sources said the soldiers caused many locals and international […]

25 Oct

Israeli Forces Repress March at Jerusalem Gate

Dozens of solidarity activists and journalists, on Wednesday evening, suffered from tear gas inhalation, during Israeli occupation forces’ repression of a peaceful march at the Jerusalem Gate, in the town of Abu Dis, southeast of occupied Jerusalem. Resistance to the wall and settlements, along with activists of the Popular Resistance […]

23 Oct

Israel Releases Jerusalem Governor, Holds Him Under House Arrest

The Israeli Authorities released, on Monday at night, the governor of occupied East Jerusalem, Adnan Gheith, after ordering him to pay a 20.000 Shekels fine, and forcing him under house arrest to seven days. Mohammad Mahmoud, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees Committee, said the Central Court in occupied Jerusalem, […]

21 Oct

Assaf: “Al-Khan Al-Ahmar On High Alert After Netanyahu Vowed To Demolish It”

Palestinian government Minister and the head of the National Commission against the Wall and Colonies, Walid Assaf, has reported that the peaceful protests and gatherings in al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, will continue. His statements came after Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said on Sunday morning, that […]

21 Oct

Israel Postpones Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition, Protests To Continue Until Demolition Order Cancelled

Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that the Israeli government has decided to postpone the demolition of the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, until further notice. Palestinian Minister Walid Assaf says protests will continue until Israel completely cancels and voids its demolition orders of the village. Haaretz […]

20 Oct

Israeli Soldiers Injure Ten Nonviolent Protesters, Abduct One, In Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against dozens of Palestinian, international and Israeli peace activists, holding a nonviolent procession in the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, wounding ten, and abducted one after injuring him. Medical sources said the soldiers physically assaulted the […]

18 Oct

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 11 – 17 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 8 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed in the Gaza Strip. […]

18 Oct

ICC Prosecutor: Khan al-Ahmar Demolition a War Crime

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, released a statement on Wednesday, with regard to Palestine. She refers to the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, stating that “extensive destruction of property without military necessity, as well as population transfers in an occupied territory constitute war crimes under the […]

17 Oct

ICC Prosecutor: Eviction of Civilians under Occupation Constitutes War Crime

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, has warned that transfer of population in an occupied territory constitute war crime. “I have been following with concern the planned eviction of the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, in the West Bank. Evacuation by force now appears imminent, and […]

16 Oct

Settlers Flood Khan al-Ahmar with Sewage for 2nd Time

Israeli settlers stormed the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, on Monday, and flooded the area with wastewater for a second time. Locals said that Israeli settlers from the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Kfar Adummim, stormed the village and flooded Khan al-Ahmar with wastewater, causing serious environmental […]

15 Oct

Israeli Soldiers Invade Al-Khan Al-Ahmar, Abduct Four And Injure Seven

Dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by a bulldozer, invaded the al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, and started bulldozing adjacent lands, before attacking nonviolent solidarity activists, abducted four and injured seven other. Eyewitnesses said seven nonviolent activist suffered various lacerations after being assaulted by the Israeli soldiers and […]

12 Oct

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 04 – 10 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a person […]

11 Oct

Housing Structures Demolished in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces demolished Palestinian-owned housing structures, along with steel structures used for housing sheep, on Thursday, in the northern Jordan Valley. According to Ma’an, the demolition was carried out under the pretext that the structures were built without the nearly impossible-to-obtain Israeli building permit. The demolished structures belonged to Amer […]

06 Oct

VIDEO: Colonialist Israeli Settlers Steal Olives from Palestinian Orchards

A group of Israeli settlers have been captured, on video, stealing olives from Palestinian farms near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. In the video, the pair can be seen working together to cut and bag the olives from the groves which lie in an area which leaves them […]

06 Oct

Israeli Army Injures Many Protesters in Bil’in, Burns Olive Trees

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding many protesters, and burning olive trees. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bil’in […]

04 Oct

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 Sept. – 03 Oct. 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 27 September – 03 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. 9 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were killed; […]

04 Oct

Family Left Homeless as Israel Demolishes Home in Negev Desert

Israeli authorities demolished a Palestinian home, on Thursday, in the Kuseifeh village of Israel’s Negev desert, under the pretext of being built without the difficult-to-obtain Israeli permit. Local sources told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli crews stormed the village and demolished the structure, leaving a Palestinian family of ten displaced, […]

03 Oct

Amnesty: Demolition of Palestinian Village of Khan al-Ahmar is Cruel Blow and War Crime

1 October 2018, 12:15 UTC: AMNESTY International – Monday’s planned demolition of a West Bank village and forcible transfer of its residents to make way for illegal Jewish settlements is a war crime that lays bare the Israeli government’s callous disregard for the Palestinians, Amnesty International said today. Some 180 […]