Search Results for : bedouin

09 May

Settlers Attack Wadi Al Hilwa, Demand Bedouin Residents To Leave

A group of extremist armed Israeli settlers attacked, on Sunday evening, Wadi Al Hilwa area in the northern plains of the West Bank, and demanding local Bedouins to leave the area. Local sources reported that the settlers came from Maskiot illegal settlement, installed on Palestinian lands, and are planning to […]

05 Mar

Israel To Sue Bedouin Villagers For Cost Of Demolition

March 5, 2011 12:35 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

The Alternative Information Center reports that Israel plans to sue the residents of al-Arakib, a Bedouin village in the Negev desert, for the costs of demolishing their homes.Al-Arakib has been demolished 18 times in the past year by the JNF and security forces. It is reported that the State Attorney’s […]

23 Feb

Israel Demolishes Amniyr Bedouin Homes

February 23, 2011 2:05 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Human rights, News Report 0

The homes of a Bedouin community in the south Hebron hills have been bulldozed by Israeli authorities, according to the Ma’an News Network.A total of five tents, which housed approximately 50 residents, were demolished early on Monday morning, together with the community’s olive trees and water sources. The latter consisted […]

11 Feb

Clashes Erupt in Bedouin Village

February 11, 2011 1:58 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Residents of southern village of Al-Arakib in Israel clash with JNF workers who came to plant trees in the area. Three people arrested for allegedly hurling stones. Residents of al-Arakib, the ‘unrecognized’ Bedouin village in Israel’s Negev, clashed Thursday with police forces and Jewish National Fund (JNF) officials who came […]

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 […]

10 Aug

Palestinian Man Released After Soldiers Assaulted And Abducted Him Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers released, Monday, a Palestinian man who was abducted by the army during a nonviolent procession against the constant violations by the soldiers and the illegal colonialist settlers against their village, Umm al-Kheir, near Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Fuad al-‘Amour, the coordinator of […]

08 Aug

OPINION: How Far Can Israel Go in Trying to Erase Palestinians?

By Mariam Barghouti for Quds News Network Despite the raging pandemic and Israel’s ever-increasing restrictions on the movements of Palestinians, a few friends and I still manage to meet occasionally to chat and catch up. As we sit, drinking tea and coffee, my phone would buzz with constant updates sent […]

05 Aug

Israeli Colonists Occupy Palestinian Lands In Northern Plains

On Tuesday, a group of fanatic colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, invaded and occupied Palestinian lands. Human Rights activist Aref Daraghma stated that the colonists invaded privately-owned Palestinian lands, and installed water tanks before planting trees in Ehmayyir village […]

04 Aug

Army Halts Construction Of Nine Palestinian Homes Near Salfit

The Israeli occupation army issued, Sunday, orders halting the construction of nine Palestinian homes in Kafr ad-Deek town, west of Salfit, in central West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded the village and handed local residents the stop-work orders against the nine homes as a prelude to demolishing them, local sources […]

30 Jul

Israeli Colonists Steal Palestinian Water Tanks And Tents In Northern Plains

A group of fanatic Israeli colonists, illegally squatting on stolen Palestinian lands, invaded Wednesday Khirbat Samra Bedouin community, in the West Bank’s N Plains, before stealing water tanks, tents, and equipment. Mo’taz Bisharat, a Palestinian Authority official in charge of the Jordan Valley file, stated that the colonists stole sheds, […]

24 Jul

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16– 22 July 2020)

Summary Israeli military forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, the Israeli army’s excessive use of force rendered 5 injuries among Palestinian […]

22 Jul

OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report (30 June – 13 July 2020)

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) – Occupied Palestinian Territory (June 30 – Jul 13, 2020) Biweekly Highlights On 9 July, Israeli forces shot and killed a 33-year-old Palestinian man, and injured another, next to the West Bank village of Kifl Haris (Salfit). Israeli official […]

16 Jul

OCHA Report: West Bank Demolitions and Displacement | June 2020

The United Nations Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for the Occupied Palestinian Territory Summary for June 2020 100 structures demolished or seized in June, the highest level since January 2017. Of the targeted structures, ten were humanitarian aid, including a tent used as a quarantine site. Only […]

Israeli bulldozer with settler standing nearby (Maan)
18 Jun

Armed Israeli Settlers Level Palestinian-owned Land near Jericho

An Israeli settler, on Wednesday, levelled vast amounts of Palestinian-owned lands in the Bedouin al-Malihat area, northwest of Jericho, in the eastern occupied West Bank, local sources said. Fatah official, Suleiman Malihat, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that an armed settler levelled 350 dunams (87 acres) of nearby Palestinian-owned land, […]

Deir Hajle, Jericho District
04 Jun

Several Palestinian Structures Demolished by Israeli Army near Jericho

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, demolished 5 Palestinian-owned residential structures as well as two animal sheds in Deir Hajle, east of the occupied West Bank city of Jericho. Mohammad Ghrouf, a local monitor of illegal Israeli settlements, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency, that Israeli soldiers stormed the area and demolished seven […]

03 Jun

Armed Israeli Settlers Raze 350 Dunams of Palestinian-owned Land, Kick Farmers off Land

An illegal Israeli settler, on Tuesday, razed lands in the Palestinian Bedouin community al-Malihat area, northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Jericho, according to sources. Suleiman Malihat, Fatah official, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that an armed colonist levelled 350 dunams of Palestinian-owned lands, to build a separation […]

14 May

Soldiers Confiscate Three Tents, Solar Panel, Near Jericho

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the al-Mo’arrajat Bedouin community, west of Jericho city in the occupied West Bank, before confiscating three tents and one solar panel. Local sources said a large military force invaded the al-Ras area, in the al-Mo’arrajat Bedouin community, before dismantling and confiscating two residential tents, and one […]

14 May

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Cattle Sheds, Seize Waterlines, In Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, the al-Ras al-Ahmar and al-Baq’a Bedouin communities, in northern Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, and demolished livestock pens in addition to seizing water lines. Human rights activist, Aref Daraghma, told WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency that the soldiers invaded the al-Baqa’a […]

13 May

Saudi Paper: “Prisoner Swap Between Hamas And Israel Might Be Held Soon”

According to the Saudi daily Elaph News Agency, senior sources informed its reporter that Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, and Israel, are slated to conduct a prisoner swap as soon as the coming al-Fitr Muslim feast. Elaph stated that the first stage of this potential prisoner swap agreement is […]

28 Mar

Palestinian Political Parties Call for Digitally Marking Land Day

The Higher Committee for Follow-up, consisting of majority of Palestinian political factions in the occupied West Bank, decided Saturday that due to current widely-spread Coronavirus in Palestine and other world countries, there will be no marches for marking the Palestinian Land Day of March 30, 2020. Instead, the committee urged […]

12 Mar

Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Home In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers demolished, Thursday, a Palestinian home in al-Ferdis village, in the Eastern Bedouin area, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission in Bethlehem, said the soldiers invaded the village, and demolished a one-story, 130 […]

21 Feb

2 Palestinians Injured by Israeli Settlers North of Jericho

At least two Palestinians were injured on Friday when a group of extremist Israeli settlers invaded the Bedouin village of Ein el-Auja, north of Jericho, in the central occupied West Bank, local sources said. Mahmoud Ghawanmeh, a local rights activist, told the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) that dozens […]

16 Feb

Israeli Soldiers Chase Palestinian Shepherds In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers chased, Sunday, many Palestinian shepherds in the al-Borj area, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank. Human rights activist Aref Daraghma stated that the soldiers attacked and chased many Palestinian shepherds, and forced them out of grazing lands. He added that the attack comes just two […]

06 Feb

Army Demolishes Al-Arakib Village For 174Th Time

February 6, 2020 1:24 PM IMEMC News Israel, Israeli attacks, Negev, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli soldiers and police officers demolished, Thursday, the al-Arakib Bedouin village in the Negev, for the 174th consecutive time, and for the fourth time this year alone. Residents of al-Arakib stated that the soldiers and officers demolished and removed their tents and sheds, which were used to house them, and […]

06 Feb

Human Rights Watch: “Gaza: Apparently Unlawful Israeli Strikes Kill At Least 11 Civilians”

Report By Humann Rights Watch: (Jerusalem) – Two Israeli airstrikes in Gaza during a flare-up in fighting with Palestinian armed groups in November 2019 killed at least 11 civilians, in apparent violations of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said today. Between November 12 and 14, Palestinian armed groups […]

20 Jan

Severe Torture in Israeli Prisons Targets Palestinian Steadfastness: Walid Hanatsheh, Samer Arbeed, Mays Abu Ghosh and More

Photo: Walid Hanatsheh after his interrogation. In the last months of 2019 and early 2020, a growing number of cases of severe physical torture against Palestinian detainees carried out by Israeli Shin Bet interrogators have been documented. While torture and abuse of various kinds have been a mainstay of the […]

19 Jan

Maps, Technology, and Decolonial Spatial Practices in Palestine

by Zena Agha for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Overview The practice of mapping in Palestine-Israel has long been an exercise in power, imperialism, and dispossession. From the British Mandate to the present day, Zionist (later Israeli) cartographers have used maps to obfuscate and eradicate physical, geographic, and social markers of Palestinians’ […]

16 Jan

Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know About Israel’s ‘Firing Zones’ in the West Bank

By Ramzy Baroud for the Palestine Chronicle A seemingly ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel’s so-called “firing zones” in the West Bank. “Israel has impounded the only vehicle available to a medical team that provides […]

07 Jan

Israeli Forces Injure Palestinian Man While Demolishing his Home

Ras Al Auja, a community, located in ‘area C’ of the occupied West Bank, North of Jericho City, and home to 700-800 Palestinians, was stormed, on Monday, by Israeli soldiers and teams of ‘Civil Administration’ staff, Quds News Network reported. Activist, Hamzah Zbeidan, said that over two hundred Israeli soldiers […]

03 Jan

Israeli Security Guards Ransack Palestinian Tents in Jordan Valley

Israeli occupation forces terrorized, Thursday afternoon, Palestinian residents in the village of Ein Hilweh in the Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank after searching and ransacking residential tents. Local activist, Mahdi Daraghmeh said that five Israeli security guards in street clothes, stormed tents in the village, searched and […]

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23 Dec

PCHR: Human Rights Organisations Welcome Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Racial Segregation and Apartheid on Both Sides of the Green Line

Joint Statement Al-Haq – Law in the Service of Man BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights The Palestinian Center for Human Rights Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel Civic […]

20 Dec

Report: UN Body Criticizes Israel’s Racial Segregation Policies

A United Nations human rights committee has called on Israel to “ensure equal treatment for all persons on the territories under its effective control and subject to its jurisdiction” – inside Israel, in the Occupied West Bank including East Jerusalem, and in the blockaded Gaza Strip, according to a press […]

13 Dec

OCHA: 22 Palestinian Structures Demolished in Past Two Weeks

Citing the lack of building permits, Israeli forces demolished 22 Palestinian-owned structures in in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem over the past two weeks, displacing 49 people and otherwise affecting over 800 others, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in its biweekly report […]

06 Dec

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 Nov. – 04 Dec. 2019)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 159 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily integrity: In terms of excessive use […]

04 Dec

Israel Demolishes Residential Structures Southeast of Jerusalem

Israeli forces, this morning, dismantled a shack and two residential structures in the Abu Nuwwar and Wadi Abu Hindi Bedouin communities, located to the southeast of Jerusalem. Abu Imad al-Jahalin, a representative of Abu Nuwwar community, confirmed that Israeli municipal staff and forces arrived in the Abu Nuwwar community, located […]

29 Nov

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 November 2019)

Summary Israeli occupation Forces (IOF) continued their violations of human rights and international law in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) this week as PCHR documented 174 violations by IOF and Israeli settlers. In terms of excessive use of force, IOF wounded 18 Palestinian civilians in the West Bank and the Gaza […]

23 Nov

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14– 20 November 2019)

November 23, 2019 8:42 AM PCHR Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Summary After Israel’s military aggression on the Gaza Strip last week, that caused dozens of civilian casualties, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) continued their violations of human rights and international law in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) this week as PCHR documented 157 violations by IOF and Israeli settlers. In terms […]

18 Nov

Israeli Bulldozers Level Palestinian Road, Sever Water Pipeline

Israeli bulldozers, on Monday, razed lands near Jabal al-Baba Bedouin community, located near al-Eizariyah town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Atallah Mazar’a, a community representative, stated that Israeli forces escorted bulldozers onto Palestinian land, where the heavy machinery proceeded to raze a 500-meter-long earth […]

15 Nov

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 November)

Summary                                                 This week, Israeli occupation Forces (IOF) escalated the situation across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and committed war crimes. IOF started a two-day large-scale aggression on the Gaza Strip, deployed its naval, air and artillery forces and carried out 73 targeted airstikes against residential buildings, civilian establishments and […]

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, […]