Search Results for : checkpoints

25 Aug
2:02

Ramzy Baroud : The Decades-old War on Palestinian Workers

Over the past month, the Lebanese authorities have unleashed a brutal crackdown on Palestinian workers. In June, Lebanese Minister of Labour Kamil Abu Sleiman decreed that Palestinian refugees in Lebanon must obtain work permits like other foreign workers. This move added to the already precarious situation of many Palestinian workers […]

21 Aug
6:14

Al-Shoroq: The activist farmers resisting Israeli annexation in Beit Ummar

08/20/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Beit Ummar Beit Ummar is an agricultural town and farming community just north of Hebron, with a populace of about 17,000. Al Shoroq, a Palestinian led group comprised of local activists based in the region since 2013 founded by longstanding committee members, work with […]

18 Aug
5:30

Dozens of Palestinian Workers Detained by Israeli Forces

Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday at dawn, detained dozens of Palestinian workers from the West Bank, in raids on occupied Palestinian, pre-1948. The official in General Federation of Palestinian Trade Unions, Riad Kamil, said, according to Al Ray, that Israeli occupation police erected many checkpoints at most of streets and […]

Israeli night raid (archive image)
17 Aug
1:36

Israeli Troops Abduct Five Palestinians Overnight in Several Incidents

Israeli troops abducted a total of five Palestinians overnight on Friday, from various parts of the West Bank. These included a 16-year old teen from al-‘Issawiya in East Jerusalem, a teen from Hebron, a young man from Jenin who was abducted from a checkpoint near Jericho, and two brothers abducted […]

16 Aug
5:05

ISM Journals: Education Under Occupation

08/11/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Hebron Whilst continuing my work with ISM this year, I spent four weeks working at the Hebron/Al-Khalil office of Defence for Children International focusing on the way that the occupation has compromised the access to education in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza. […]

25 Jul
11:22

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 July 2019)

July 25, 2019 11:22 PM PCHR Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory for the week of 8 – 24 July, 2019. 125 civilians were injured during the Great March of Return, in Eastern Gaza, including 53 children, 3 women, 5 journalists and 4 paramedics, by Israeli forces. In the West Bank, including […]

19 Jul
4:32

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 July 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory for the week of 11- 17 July, 2019. 74 Palestinian civilians injured; 24 of them were children, a woman, 2 journalists including a female, and a paramedic at the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip. 5 civilians, including […]

17 Jul
1:22

Palestinians Losing 60 Million Work Hours Per Year

Palestinians lose about 60 million hours of work per year, due to check points and restrictions imposed, by the Israeli occupation, on Palestinian movement between the towns and villages of the West Bank, the Applied Research Institute (ARIJ) reported Monday, according to Al Ray. ARIJ estimated the loss at about […]

14 Jul
4:35

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 July 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights documented in the occupied Palestinian territory for the week of 4-10 July, 2019: West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem: 6 civilians injured; 55 civilians arrested, including 6 children; 75 incursions into Palestinian territory; 113 temporary checkpoints established; 100 demolition notices distributed in occupied East Jerusalem; […]

Salem Checkpoint (Archive image from 2018)
09 Jul
7:00

Israeli Soldiers Shoot and Injure Palestinian at Checkpoint Near Jenin

A Palestinian man was shot and severely wounded by Israeli forces stationed at the Salem military roadblock near Jenin, in northern West Bank. The man is in his fifties, and after he was shot in the lower extremities, before he was taken into custody by the army. No injuries were […]

28 Jun
3:37

British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Endorses Palestinian Call to Boycott Complicit Israeli Academic Institutions

Via bdsmovement.net — In an historic vote, the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies joins a growing number of academic associations refusing to be complicit in Israel’s grave violations of international law. We warmly salute the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) for voting overwhelmingly to support the Palestinian call for a […]

28 Jun
3:23

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20 – 26 June 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 20 – 26 June, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protesters in the Gaza Strip. 124 Palestinian civilians, including 28 children, 3 women and a paramedic, were wounded, in the […]

25 Jun
9:17

General Strike against Manama Conference

Palestinian factions, today, announced a general strike in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip, in protest against Bahrain’s hosting of the “Peace to Prosperity” conference. The conference kicked off today in Bahraini capital of Manama, to discuss the economic aspects of the long-awaited “Deal of the Century”. Last […]

14 Jun
2:53

Israel Constructs Barbed Wire Fence Near Damascus Gate

In occupied East Jerusalem, Wednesday, Israeli authorities constructed a metal fence with barbed wire, on Sultan Suleiman Street, near the Damascus Gate of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, Palestinian Shehab News agency reported. Eyewitnesses said that the fence was placed around the perimeter of the stairs leading to the ancient […]

14 Jun
2:45

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 May – 12 June 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 30 May – 12 June, 2019. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child while attempting to enter al-Aqsa Mosque, to perform prayers. 17 civilians, including 6 children, were wounded in the West Bank. Israeli forces […]

04 Jun
8:49

Why is Palestine Denied Clean Water?

Ramzy Baroud, author of ‘The Last Earth’ and editor of the Palestine Chronicle, wrote a commentary posing the question “if access to clean water is a human right, why is Palestine the exception?” Baroud cites the 2010 UN General Assembly resolution, 64/292 recognizing “the right to safe and clean drinking water […]

02 Jun
5:37

Ashrawi: Jerusalem Under Triple Israeli Assault

PLO Executive Committee member, Hanan Ashrawi, says that Israel has kept Jerusalem hostage under its illegal practices and de facto separation from the rest of the occupied Palestinian Territory for fifty-two years, now, by imposing severe restrictions on Palestinian access to Jerusalem and its Christian and Muslim holy sites. To […]

23 May
7:19

Palestinians Urge NGOs to Reject Money Airbnb Charity

A coalition of Palestinian NGOs is urging local and international organizations to reject donations from Airbnb, in light of the company’s ongoing listing of homes in illegal Israeli settlements. According to a statement published on the site of Ramallah-based human rights group Al-Haq, the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organisations Network (PNGO-NET) issued […]

19 May
11:43

5-year Old Palestinian Girl Dies After Parents Denied Permission to Accompany Her for Surgery

A 5-year old Palestinian child from Gaza who was finally allowed permission to travel to Jerusalem for a complicated brain surgery was forced to travel alone when Israeli authorities denied her parents permission to accompany her. ٍShe suffered from a brain tumor and died soon after the surgery. According to […]

15 May
10:42

National and Islamic Forces Call for Mass Demonstrations on Nakba Day

Palestinian National and Islamic Forces, the supreme coordinating body of the major Palestinian factions, has called for widespread participation in demonstrations, in commemoration of the 71st anniversary of the Palestinian exodus, the Nakba of 1948. In a communique, officials called for a major rally in Ramallah city, in the occupied West […]

11 May
5:52

VIDEO: Over 180,000 Muslim Worshipers Pray at Al-Aqsa on First Friday of Ramadan

Thousands of Muslim worshipers took to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in the Old City of Jerusalem, on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan. Head of the public relations office at the Islamic Endowment Department, Firas al-Dibs, said that more than 180,000 visited Al-Aqsa, to perform Friday prayers. […]

09 May
7:20

A Personal Account of Detention, Racism and Broken Rules

05/08/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team The neighborhood of Salaymeh, next to Salaymeh checkpoint (160), has been the center of tensions between Palestinians and Israelis, in the city of Al-Khalil (Hebron). This checkpoint cuts off an already poor and struggling neighborhood from the rest of the city. At […]

06 May
8:23

Palestinians to German Newspaper NWZ: Don’t Give Platform to Israeli Official Justifying War Crimes

Photo: Mohammed Asad May 3, 2019/Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Germany Dear Nordwest Zeitung, The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), a member of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee, the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society, […]

06 May
2:40

PCHR: “Around 70 Airstrikes within 12 Hours
 Israel Violates the Gaza Strip”

 Pregnant Woman and Baby Girl Killed,,, Residential Buildings Targeted 
 and Israeli Aggression Continues – The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) The Israeli forces escalated their attacks against the Gaza Strip and continued to carry out intense airstrikes and shelling throughout the Gaza Strip. Moreover, the Israeli warplanes continue […]

23 Apr
11:37

Israel Seals off Sabastia for Passover

April 23, 2019 11:37 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Nablus, News Report 0

Hundreds of Israeli settlers stormed an archaeological site in Sabastia village, on Tuesday, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, on the occasion of the Jewish holiday of Passover. Mayor of Sabastia, Muhammad Azem, told Ma’an News Agency that hundreds of Israeli settlers stormed the archaeological site, for […]

13 Apr
5:30

PCHR Weekly Report: Israeli Forces Injure 115 Palestinian Civilians, Abduct 54

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 04– 10 April 2019, Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. 115 civilians, including 28 children, 5 women and 3 journalists, were wounded. The injury of 2 of them […]

06 Apr
12:02

PCHR Weekly Report: 5 Palestinian Civilians Killed, 412 Wounded by Israelis

In its weekly report on Israeli human rights violations for the week of 28 March – 03 April 2019, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories throughout the week, including the use of excessive force against the peaceful […]

25 Mar
4:07

Israeli Soldiers Fire Teargas at Hebron School

Dozens of Palestinian students and teachers suffocated this morning, after Israeli forces fired teargas canisters at their school, to the south of Hebron, Palestinian sources reported. Soldiers fired a heavy barrage of teargas into al-Nahda elementary school for boys as the students and teachers were entering the school, causing suffocation that […]

25 Mar
3:59

Settlers Attack Palestinian Cars with Stones near Nablus

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, attacked Palestinian-registered vehicles passing near the village of Jit, south of Nablus, with stones , in the occupied West Bank, said WAFA correspondence. Dozens of settlers gathered near the village and proceeded to attack Palestinian cars with stones, causing damages to two cars. No injuries were […]

18 Mar
5:03

Hamas Police, Gunmen, Raid Homes in Gaza

Hamas police and armed members, early this morning, raided homes of activists in the Gaza Strip and detained dozens of people involved in the popular movement against high prices and tax hikes, according to witnesses. Witnesses told WAFA that masked Hamas gunmen and security officers raided homes in Gaza City […]

08 Mar
11:25

PCHR: On International Women’s Day, Let Our Motto Be: “Together to Provide Protection and Justice for Palestinian Women”

Ref: 31/2019:  Date: 07 March 2019:  March 8th marks the International Women’s Day, which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1977, to ensure that all women all over the world enjoy their rights guaranteed by all international standards and reiterate support for women’s struggle for justice, equality […]

07 Mar
5:55

Water Supply Cut for 2,600 Palestinians in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces and the Israeli Civil Administration cut off water to dozens of Palestinians living in communities of Bardala village, in the Jordan Valley, northern occupied West Bank, on Wednesday. Mutaz Bisharat, an official who monitors settlement activity in Tubas/Jordan Valley, told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces cut off […]

04 Mar
5:55

Trump’s “Deal of the Century” Nixes Palestinian State

The Trump administration’s “Deal of the Century”, or so-called Middle East Peace Plan does not include the establishment of an independent Palestinian state., but rather calls for Palestinian autonomy in the Gaza Strip, with political and economic links to the West Bank, the Palestinian newspaper al-Quds reported on Thursday. The […]

Al Khalil (archive image)
01 Mar
5:56

On Beauty in Al-Khalil

02/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team I have spent about 30 days in Al-Khalil (Hebron), this year. A short stay by ISM standards, and nothing compared to the tens of thousands of people who call this place home. Despite this, I already feel that the city has got […]

27 Feb
4:06

Palestinian Workers Attacked at Jerusalem-Bethlehem Checkpoint

Israeli forces, this morning, attacked hundreds of Palestinian workers who gathered at the narrow corridor of Checkpoint 300, north of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, that leads to Jerusalem, causing suffocation, said Palestinian security sources. Soldiers manning the checkpoint fired tear gas canisters towards the workers after they […]

22 Feb
4:08

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters Marking The Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, a nonviolent procession in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, marking the 25th anniversary of the Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre. Media sources said the soldiers injured one child with the rubber-coated steel bullet, and caused many Palestinians to suffer […]

22 Feb
8:00

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

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14 – 20 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 119 civilians, including 31 children, 6 women, 2 paramedics, and a journalist, were wounded in […]

20 Feb
9:11

Palestinian Professors’ Unions Urge International Hispanistas Association to Move Congress From Hebrew University

February 19, 2019 / By Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) and The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) urge the AsociaciĂłn Internacional de Hispanistas (AIH) to move its July 2019 congress from Hebrew University. […]

18 Feb
6:06

VIDEO: Settlers Continue to Terrorize Al-Khalil

02/17/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team At the end of January, the occupation barred international ‘observer’ groups from Al-Khalil (Hebron), who were stationed throughout the city for more than 20 years, following the massacre of 29 Palestinians inside Ibrahimi mosque in 1994 by a fanatical Israeli terrorist. Illegal settlers, many of […]

09 Feb
7:19

Anat Cohen Assaults ISM Volunteers in Al-Khalil (again)

02/08/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team ISM volunteers were detained by Hebron Police for over 8 hours after Anat Cohen assaulted them outside the Qurtuba school checkpoint on Thursday. In direct response to the violence waged against Palestinians at the hands of settlers (and the military that protects them), a […]

02 Feb
5:09

Palestine, The Women’s March & Imperial Feminism

Azeezah Kanji (JD, LLM in Islamic Law) is a legal academic and writer based in Toronto. Recent assaults on the reputation of Women’s March cochair and prominent black American activist Tamika Mallory demonstrate, yet again, that speaking even the most basic truths about Israel and Palestine is a hazardous undertaking. […]

01 Feb
6:54

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (24 – 30 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 24 – 30 January, 2019. 3 Palestinian civilians, including a boy and a girl, were killed by the Israeli forces and settlers, in the West Bank. The girl was killed at a military checkpoint, […]

31 Jan
5:18

UN Officials: Right to Education in Palestine Deeply Impacted by Israeli Interference

United Nations officials, Wednesday, expressed deep concern over the rise in ongoing Israeli interference in Palestinian education. “As the second school term resumes in the State of Palestine, we remain deeply concerned by the high number of reported incidents of interference in or near schools in the West Bank since […]

25 Jan
5:08

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 – 23 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 17 – 23 January, 2019. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 7 others, including 3 children and a journalist, in the West Bank. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful […]

Checkpoint established at Hezma town (PCHR image)
24 Jan
3:51

Israeli Forces Seal Off Entrances to Ramallah District Village

January 24, 2019 3:51 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Ramallah 0

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, closed the entrances to the village of Umm Safa, to the west of Ramallah city, according to local sources. Marwan Sabbah, head of the village council, told WAFA that the soldiers closed the western and the eastern entrances of the village, banning entry and exit of […]

13 Jan
3:50

Illegal Colonists Cut Olive Trees At Ibrahimi Mosque In Hebron

A group of extremist illegal Israeli colonists cut, Sunday, many old “Roman” olive trees in the garden of the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The head of the Public Relations office of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department in Hebron, Ra’ed Maswada, […]

26 Dec
5:29

Report: Settler Attacks Increased by 60% in 2018

by Madeeha Araj, PNN In its latest weekly report about Israeli settlements activities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the National Bureau for the Defense of Land stated as follows… The course of hatred and attacks on the Palestinian people continue and take a more dangerous curve following the formation […]

21 Dec
4:26

PCHR: Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13 – 19 December 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 13 – 19 December, 2018. Israeli forces killed Ashraf Na’alwah in a crime of extra-judicial execution. 2 civilians, including an elderly, were killed in Ramallah and al-Bireh. 24 Palestinian civilians were wounded, including 7 […]

18 Dec
5:41

TIPH Report Reveals 20-year Crisis in Hebron

The international observational organization, Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH), has compiled the situation of Hebron city, over the last 20 years, into a single, significant and damning report. According to an anonymous source who has read the report, speaking to Haaretz newspaper, the report revealed that Israel has been in severe […]

16 Dec
7:32

ISM Report: Child Abductions by Israeli Forces in Hebron, 4-11 Dec 2018 (VIDEO)

December 16, 2018 7:32 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, News Report, Prisoners 0

7 children were abducted on 3 different days in the Qeitun and Salaymeh neighbourhoods of al Khalil (Hebron) so far in December. ISM activists were present on these 3 occasions and this report contains video footage from all 3 incidents. Location: Qeitun / Salaymeh neighbourhoods. The area where these abductions […]

15 Dec
3:58

UPDATE: Palestinian Teen Succumbs to Wounds Inflicted by Israeli Forces

A Palestinian teenager was killed by Israeli forces, on Friday, in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the teen as 17-year-old Mahmoud Nakhleh, who was shot in the abdomen with live bullets during a protest, in the al-Jalazoun refugee camp. Several people were […]

14 Dec
7:13

Entrance to Al-Arroub Refugee Camp Sealed by Israeli Forces

Israeli forces sealed off the main entrance of the al-Arroub refugee camp in Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, Thursday evening. According to Ma’an, locals reported that the Israeli army sealed off the entrance to the camp, in addition to setting up several flying checkpoints on a number of roads […]

14 Dec
6:56

Army Raids Palestine Olympic Committee Headquarters

Israeli occupation forces raided, on Thursday evening, the headquarters of the Palestine Olympic Committee (POC), in the occupied West Bank city of al-Bireh, according to Palestinian security sources. Israeli soldiers raided the headquarters in an attempt to retrieve the tapes of the surveillance cameras. The soldiers forced the Committee’s employees […]

06 Dec
4:37

“Occupying Hebron 2011-2017” – New Booklet of Testimonies

Via BTS official: Dear friends and supporters, This year marked a jubilee since the founding of the settlement in Hebron. Throughout the past 50 years, thousands of soldiers were deployed in the city, us included. Being sent by Israeli governments to enforce the occupation in Hebron, we have become far […]

23 Nov
9:28

OCHA: Over 700 Road Obstructions Controlling West Bank Movement

In July of 2018, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) completed a comprehensive ‘closure survey’ that recorded 705 permanent obstacles, across the West Bank, that are restricting or controlling Palestinian vehicular, and in some cases pedestrian, movement. This figure is three per cent higher than […]

18 Nov
8:12

Journalists Syndicate Condemns Assault on International March

The Palestinian Journalists Society (PJS) strongly condemned the suppression of the march of International Federation of Journalists towards Qalandia checkpoint, by Israeli occupation forces, through intensive use of toxic tear gas and sound bombs, which caused the injury of the PJS president Nasse Abu Baker, by a tearing gas bomb […]

04 Nov
7:59

Shops & Streets Forced to Close in Hebron City

Israeli forces sealed off the Bab al-Zawiya area, Beersheba Street and al-Shuhada Street, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, on Sunday. According to local sources, large numbers of Israeli forces were deployed across Hebron City to seal off various streets, went up the rooftops of several buildings […]

04 Nov
7:28

Over $16,000 in Fines Collected from Child Detainees in October

The Prisoners and Ex-prisoner Affairs Committee, Sunday, reported  that the total of fines imposed on the children held in the Ofer detention camp, during the month of October, reached approximately 62,000 shekels (over 16,000 USD). The number of children sentenced during October was 27, and prison terms ranged from 45 […]

03 Nov
7:18

Military Intensifies Raids on Tulkarem

Israeli forces, on Saturday evening, raided a number of homes and terrorized residents in the city of Tulkarem, northern occupied West Bank, in a step seen as a collective punishment measure against the city’s population, according to witnesses. Soldiers raided homes and buildings under construction and conducted wide-scale searches, while […]

25 Oct
8:50

“They take everything.”: Bruqin Farmer during 2018 Olive Harvest

10/22/18 |International Solidarity Movement | Bruqin ISM volunteers spent the day harvesting olives with farmers in Bruqin village, a day that began with Israeli soldiers confronting the farmer and his family and ordering them to leave their land no later than 5 p.m.  Since the harvest workday typically concludes around […]

23 Oct
7:58

‘A Cruel Choice’: Why Israel Targets Palestinian Schools

by Ramzy Baroud Several Palestinian students, along with teachers and officials, were wounded in an Israeli army attack on a school south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on 15 October. The students of Al- Sawiya Al-Lebban Mixed School were challenging an Israeli military order to shut down their […]

12 Oct
2:15

Illegal Settlers Attack Palestinian Cars and High School

Palestinian owned vehicles were damaged on Thursday near the intersection of the illegal Yitzhar settlement, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank. Ma’an News Agency reported that illegal Israeli colonialist settlers threw rocks at Palestinian vehicles, and eyewitnesses said Israeli military checkpoints were erected in many areas of the […]

11 Oct
11:32

Updated: Israeli Soldier and Settler Wounded in Checkpoint Stabbing

Update: Undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated into Jama’in village, south of Nablus, and abducted the suspected stabber, identified as Mo’ez Ahmad Qassem Hajj Ali, 19, shortly after he returned home. Prior to abducting the young man, the soldiers closed all roads leading to Nablus, in addition to shutting down Huwwara, Za’tara […]

08 Oct
8:47

Palestinians Mark 28th Anniversary of the Al-Aqsa Massacre

Today marks the 28th anniversary of the massacre of the first Al Aqsa Mosque, which was carried out by Israeli occupation forces. On Monday, October 8, 1990, before noon prayers, the settlers of the so-called “Temple Mount and Eretz Yisrael Faithful Movement” tried to lay the foundation stone for the alleged […]

06 Oct
5:24

35 Palestinian Children Detained in September

October 6, 2018 5:24 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Committee said that Israel detained 35 Palestinian children during September, and imposed on them fines exceeding $12,600. The committee confirmed, on Thursday, that minors, who are younger than 18 years, were held at Ofer military camp, near Ramallah, of whom four were detained during night […]

28 Sep
7:07

VIDEO: Israeli Police, Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa during Yom Kippur

September 28, 2018 7:07 PM Alternative Information Center News Report 0

Israeli settlers raid al-Aqsa and perform religious rituals, March 31, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 Israeli police arrested and assaulted Palestinians at the holy site. On Sunday, September 16, 2018, Israeli settlers raided al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem under the protection of Israeli police. […]

27 Sep
9:05

Israel’s Stranglehold on Area C: Development as Resistance

by Ahmad El-Atrash on September 27, 2018, for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. Israel’s efforts to tighten its grip on the West Bank have been unprecedented since the current Israeli cabinet formed in 2015. Last year, for instance, witnessed the highest number of tenders for Israeli settlement construction, with more than 3,100 government proposals issued for […]

25 Sep
4:35

Palestinian Farmers Fired On East of Deir al-Balah, Abasan

Israeli occupation soldiers, on Monday, opened fire at Palestinian youth and farmers to the east of Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, and Abasan town, in the southern Gaza Strip. Israeli soldiers, stationed at military checkpoints along the security fence, opened fire at young men who approached the fence […]

22 Sep
12:54

Israeli Soldiers Harass Palestinian Women, Steal Their Property at Military Checkpoint

September 22, 2018 12:54 PM IMEMC News Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

Two Israeli soldiers have been charged with sexually harassing women at the Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah, in the central West Bank, and stealing their property. According to Israeli sources, the soldiers forced women to undress and be subjected to strip searches, touched them inappropriately, and stole money and property from […]

21 Sep
9:01

Israeli Settler Runs Over Hebron Teen

September 21, 2018 9:01 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

A 16-year-old Palestinian teen was hospitalized after an Israeli settler ran him over, on Friday, in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Witnesses told a Ma’an reporter that an Israeli settler deliberately ran over the Palestinian teen with his vehicle, in Hebron City. […]

18 Sep
9:48

Ahed Tamimi Travels to France Despite Israeli Travel Ban

Despite an Israeli ban on her movement, Palestinian resistance icon Ahed Tamimi traveled to France, for a debate, on Friday. The young resistance leader was invited by L’Humanité newspaper and the French Communist party, or PCF, to participate in an event organized by Association France Palestine Solidarite. Ahed spoke on Sunday, at […]

15 Sep
7:25

Remembering the Arafat-Rabin Handshake

by Hanaa Hasan On September 13, 1993, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, shook hands after signing the Oslo peace accords, in what would become an iconic moment in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Yet, 25 years later, the promise […]

14 Sep
6:27

A Visit with Imad Abu Shamsieh

Imad Abu Shamsiya stands in front of an Israeli military barrier in occupied Hebron. Photo credit: Palestinian Center for Human Rights. POSTED BY: CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 Two years since filming Israeli soldier Elor Azaria execute Abed Fattah al-Sharif, Shamsieh worries that soon there will be no Palestinians left in […]

07 Sep
6:08

Occupation Captured 09/18: Photos of Palestinian Life and Israeli Occupation in the West Bank City of Hebron

POSTED BY: CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron. Use of force Pictured here: On Friday afternoon, the Israeli occupation soldiers fired 12 sound grenades and 8 tear gas canisters at Palestinian youth in the Bab iZaweyeh area. This […]

01 Sep
10:06

ISM Speaks to Hakima Motlaq About a Recent Soldier and Settler Attack on the Village of Asira

A photo of Hakima from 2013.   08/26/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Asira al-Qibliya Asira al-Qibliya is a village near Nablus that has been terrorised by the illegal Ytzhar settlement since 1982. In any moment of the day or night, settlers can arrive in the village and make violent incursions against […]

31 Aug
9:23

Military Prevents Renovations in Old City Hebron

Israeli forces, on Thursday, ordered a Palestinian family, from the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, to stop reconstruction on their home, and detained the workers. According to Hebron’s Palestinian Reconstruction Commission, Israeli forces raided Ishaq Maharmeh’s house in the Old City of Hebron, which is under full Israeli […]

21 Aug
11:59

More Than Half the Invited Speakers Withdraw From Scientific Workshop at Israeli Settlement University

August 20, 2018 / By Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Six of the eleven invited speakers have confirmed their withdrawal from a physics workshop at Ariel University, which is built on occupied Palestinian land in an illegal Israeli settlement. Palestinian academics urge remaining speakers to withdraw from […]

18 Aug
8:07

Gutteres Suggests Armed UN Presence to Insure Palestinian Protection

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, presented four proposals, this Friday, aimed at protecting Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and in the besieged Gaza Strip, including the deployment of observers and increased humanitarian and development assistance. Guterres presented his proposals in a 14-page report prepared at the request of […]

12 Aug
6:13

Friday Demonstration Violently Repressed in Hebron

08/11/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Yesterday, on the 10th of August, the Friday demonstration in the city of Hebron (Al-Khalil) was violently repressed by Israeli forces. Unarmed protestors gathered after Friday prayers, around 13:30, to protest against the occupation and in solidarity with Gaza. During the first hour […]

09 Aug
9:29

Israel is Turning From a Security State to a Private Security State

TRNN’s Shir Hever discusses his book on the privatization of Israeli security, the role of the Palestinian Authority as a subcontractor, and the international impact of Israeli security firms. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Researching the […]

06 Aug
11:48

The Cost of Occupation: Jerusalem

The Old City on the first day of Ramadan, 2017. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT AND AMALYA DUBROVSKY AUGUST 5, 2018 Three Israeli policies target Palestinian economic life in Jerusalem: the expulsion and banning of the Palestinian Chamber of Commerce; the separation barrier; and high municipal taxes. […]

04 Aug
4:35

Palestinians Call for Boycott of Meteor Music Festival in Israel

Via BNC official: We, Palestinian cultural organizations, municipalities and human rights campaigns, call for the boycott of Meteor Festival in Israel, scheduled for September 6-8, 2018. We urge all participating artists to respect Palestinians’ non-violent resistance and withdraw from this complicit festival as a meaningful contribution to our struggle for freedom, justice […]

30 Jul
8:27

Settlers Vandalize Ramallah-area Village

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

28 Jul
1:51

Israel Forces Teachers to Leave Palestine

Photo: Issam Rimawi (APA images) Israel has completely shut down a Palestinian university in Jerusalem amid a series of assaults on academic freedom. Israel is obstructing academic freedom at Palestinian universities through various measures, including closing colleges and denying visas for visiting professors. On 14 July, Israeli police raided and shut […]

26 Jul
10:47

Afro-Palestine: “Israel Has Banned Yet Another African From Entering Occupied Palestine”

By Afro-Palestine Newswire Service: On Wednesday, South African model and actress, Shashi Naidoo, received a 10-year ban from Israel after she tried to enter the West Bank to educate herself about Israel’s occupation of Palestine. After visiting Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan, Naidoo was to enter the Occupied Palestinian Territories […]

18 Jul
5:14

June: Human Rights Violations in Hebron (VIDEO)

Israeli soldiers arrest journalists and activists near Bani Naim, June 23, 2018. Photo credit: Mashhour Wahawah for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JULY 16, 2018 Israeli occupation forces and settlers continue to commit human rights violations against Palestinians in the West Bank district of Hebron. On June 2, Israeli soldiers shot and […]

12 Jul
7:28

Jordan Valley: Israeli Forces Destroy 400-meter Pipelines

Israeli forces raided the Palestinian village of Bardala, in the northern area of the Jordan Valley, and destroyed 400 meters of water pipelines, which Israel claims are illegal, on Thursday. According to Dirar Sawafta, a member of the Bardala village council, Israeli forces stormed the village, razed and dug several […]

04 Jul
8:56

Palestinians Urge Iroquois Nationals to Withdraw from Lacrosse Championships in Israel

Palestinians call on world-class Lacrosse team to deny Israel the opportunity to use the Iroquois national sport to cover up its escalating, violent ethnic cleansing throughout Palestinian ancestral lands. July 4, 2018 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Dear Iroquois Nationals, We are writing from […]

04 Jul
7:51

Farmers Denied Access to Lands East of Salfit

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, denied Palestinian farmers from Iskaka village, east of Salfit, access to their farmlands, adjacent to the illegal Ariel settlement, said a local council source. Head of Iskaka village council, Abdul-Qader Abu Hakma, said that a group of farmers from the village were denied access to their […]

01 Jul
12:34

Israel Preparing to Annex West Bank says UN Expert

Israel is in the process of enacting laws that would allow it to formally annex parts of the occupied West Bank, in serious violation of international law, a United Nations expert said on Friday, according to WAFA. UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, Michael Lynk, […]

30 Jun
4:34

Christian Peacemaker Teams: Occupation Censored

Photo credit: Christian Peacemaker Teams. POSTED BY: CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS JUNE 29, 2018 Descriptions of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron. Humiliation NOT pictured here: A young adult male on his way for the Ramadan Noon Prayer, is stopped by the Border Police at the Mosque […]

19 Jun
10:44

Occupation Forces Residents to Remove Clothing before Entering Homes

Israeli forces, on Tuesday morning, demanded the residents of the Tel Rumeida neighborhood, in Hebron, to take off their clothes before allowing them to enter their homes. An activist against settlement policy, Imad Abu Shamsieh, said that Israeli soldiers stationed at checkpoints in the neighborhood, at the center of Hebron’s […]

16 Jun
1:19

Nisreen Azzeh: ‘I am here, I resist.’

International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team | Hebron, Occupied Palestine Nisreen Azzeh’s house sits high, up on a hill, in the Tel Rumeida area of the occupied city of Hebron (al-Khalil is the Arabic name of the city), in the south of the West Bank. The way to her house […]

11 Jun
9:12

“I visited Hebron for the first time, and it was shocking.”

By Eoin On’Moore- PNN/ Hebron/ Today, I visited Hebron for the first time. I was apprehensive before going — Hebron is seen as one of the front lines of the occupation, and I had seen videos of clashes there. Hebron (Khalil in Arabic) is the largest Palestinian city, and the […]

08 Jun
3:24

Open-air Prisons in Jerusalem: Shuafat Refugee Camp and Kufr Aqab

Shuafat refugee camp, August 28, 2004. Photo credit: Hozifa Sorour for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JUNE 7, 2018 Israel is cited as maintaining the largest open-air prison in the world in Gaza. Israeli rule over East Jerusalem has created similarly unlivable conditions for Palestinians in the holy city. Since the first day […]

25 May
4:06

Shakira Urged to Cancel Israeli Performance

Dozens of Palestinian cultural organizations and local administrations are urging Grammy Award-winning pop star and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira to cancel her show in Israel. A letter released by the  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) reads as follows: Occupied Palestine, 24 May 2018 Dear Shakira, […]

18 May
8:09

60,000 Mark the Beginning of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Some 60,000 Muslim worshipers from occupied East Jerusalem and Arab towns across Israel, on Friday, prayed at Al-Aqsa Mosque  in Jerusalem, to mark the start of Ramadan, WAFA correspondence reports. Masses of devotees made their way to the mosque compound, where they performed their first “Taraweeh” prayer to mark the […]

17 May
8:22

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 10 – 16 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use appallingly lethal force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip; 46 Palestinian civilians, including 7 children and a wheelchair-bound man, were killed; 2024 Palestinian […]

25 Apr
7:24

Occupation Captured: Photos of Palestinian Life and Israeli Occupation in the West Bank City of Hebron

POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER APRIL 25, 2018 Taken from home Pictured here: A 13-year-old child came home after a day at school and was met by Israeli soldiers. The soldiers claimed he threw rocks and that he would be arrested. The boy’s parents were not home, though his 9-year-old brother was […]

21 Apr
7:05

US State Department Drops ‘Occupied Territories’ from Annual Human Right Report

The US State Department has dropped, from its annual human rights report released on Friday, the term “Occupied Territories” when making reference to the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, according to the Washington-based Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU), which it said is a major shift in US foreign […]