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26 Feb

Islamic-Christian Committee Calls For Protecting Al-Aqsa Mosque

February 26, 2012 4:22 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Holy sites, News Report 0

The Islamic-Christian Committee for Protecting Jerusalem and the Holy Sites, called on the Arab, Islamic and international countries to intervene for halting the escalating Israeli attacks against the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, especially amidst repeated attempts by extremist settlers who have been trying to break into it.Dr. Hanna […]

20 Feb

Jerusalem Church Vandalised with Graffiti Inciting Hatred Against Christians

February 20, 2012 8:26 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Racist graffiti has been sprayed on a church in Jerusalem on Monday in the third such incident in the past month in the city.The graffiti included “Death to Christians” and the phrase “price tag” was found on the walls of the Baptist Narkis Street Congregation according to reports from Ma’an […]

08 Feb

“Death To Christians” Graffiti Found on Jerusalem Monastery

February 8, 2012 7:38 AM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli Police spokesperson, Micky Rosenfeld, stated Tuesday that extremist Israeli settlers carried out another “price tag” attack, this time targeting a Christian Monastery in Jerusalem’s Valley of the Cross Monastery. The attack took place despite the fact that the location is close to the Israeli Parliament in the city. The […]

07 Jan

Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem

January 7, 2012 3:14 PM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

Christmas celebrations for the Orthodox community got underway in Bethlehem on Friday, January 6th, which marks Christmas Eve for Orthodox Christians around the world. Bishops, patriarchs, political leaders and pilgrims arrived in the city to celebrate the holiday.Over 2,000 scouts from all over the West Bank arrived with their marching […]

28 Dec

Christ at the Checkpoint, New Direction for Evangelical Christians

December 28, 2011 3:47 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Interview, Non-violent action 0

For the first time the Baraka Presbyterian Church, located in Bethlehem, added their support for nonviolent action to that of other denominations opposed to the occupation of Palestine by Israel. The old fashioned religion used to rest on the premise that this earth is not for us; suffering is part […]

02 Nov

Hanniyah confirms responsibility for Gaza-Christians safe life

November 2, 2011 12:13 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, News Report, Palestinian Politics 0

Hamas Prime Minister, Ismail Hanniyah, confirmed to the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Father Hamam Akhzouz, Hamas government’s full commitment for being held responsible for maintaining safe and descent life for Gaza Christians along with the freedom of worship in accordance with social and religious privacies. “This is their right {the […]

08 Oct

Israeli Right-wingers Vandalize Islamic And Christian Cemeteries In Jaffa

October 8, 2011 9:11 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

On Friday night, eve of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur, a group of Israeli extremists broke into both an Islamic and a Christian cemetery in the city of Jaffa, damaging graves and writing anti-Arab and Muslim slogans on the walls of the mausoleums, the Palestine News & Information Agency (WAFA) […]

27 Jun

Christian Peace Maker Team In Hebron Reports Increase In Raids

Christian Peace Maker Team in Hebron have reported in increase in house raids with the arrival of a new brigade of Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city. The team have stated that night time raids have become a common occurrence in the city ‘as Palestinians try to live some […]

22 Jun

Israeli Military Stop Christian Leader From Visiting Central Hebron

June 22, 2011 8:55 PM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Holy sites, News Report 0

A visit to Hebron, in the southern West Bank, by the Archbishop of Jerusalem, Fuad Twal, was cut short on Monday when Israeli forces stopped the Archbishop from entering the central city.The Governor of the Hebron District, Kamel Hmeid, who accompanied the Archbishop on his tour, told reporters that the […]

19 Nov

Haniyya: ‘Palestinian Christians Share the Same Pain and Hope’

November 19, 2010 3:03 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

In a meeting with a Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Church, the Prime Minister of the deposed government of Gaza, Ismail Haniyya, stated on Thursday, that his government has a ‘moral and national commitment’ to all Palestinian Christians, the Maan reported.Haniyya extended a hand to the Palestinian Christian community and […]

14 Oct

Bishops Warn About the Flight of Christians from the Middle East

October 14, 2010 2:30 AM IMEMC News Holy sites, News Report, Palestine 0

Bishops meetings with a Vatican synod to discuss the immigration of Christians from the Middle East have blamed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for spurring the exodus.Bishops claimed that the region is increasingly being emptied of its traditional Christian communities, and warned that the consequence will be an increasingly Muslim-only Mideast clashing […]

21 Jan

Vatican: “Mid-east Conflict Lead Cause Of Christian Immigration”

January 21, 2010 12:32 AM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, International, News Report 0

The Vatican has prepared a document to be discussed during the upcoming October meeting between Pope Benedict XVI and approximately 150 priests from the Middle East. The meeting, to be held at the Vatican, will focus on Christians in the Middle East.The document states that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is the […]

19 Jan

Rights Movement: “Israel Harvested Organs From Palestinian Christian In 1988”

January 19, 2010 7:52 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

The Popular Movement for the Support of Prisoners and Palestinian Rights showed a video in Gaza City on Monday showing Israeli soldiers executing a Christian Palestinian from Gaza city after kidnapping him in 1988. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/jan2010/organ_theft.jpg 300 0) Organ Theft – File The Popular Movement for the Support of Prisoners and […]

07 Jan

Bethlehem celebrates Orthodox Christmas, local Christians protest at the Manger Square

January 7, 2010 1:57 AM Ghassan Bannoura Bethlehem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Scores flocked on Wednesday to the Manger Square in the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem celebrating Christmas according to the Gregorian calender. As the Greek Orthodox Church leader, Patriarch Theophilos III, made his way to the nativity church local Palestinian orthodox Christians protested his visit. The gathered crowed holding […]

05 Jan

Christian Peacemakers deported from Israel

January 5, 2010 1:57 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Two members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams have been refused entry into Israel, and deported by Israeli authorities.One of them told the IMEMC that she was scheduled to be part of a Christian Peacemaker delegation to the Israeli-occupied Palestinian West Bank, which was planning to meet with Palestinian civil society […]

26 Dec

Chief Rabbinate In Israel Demands Not Displaying Christian Symbols

December 26, 2009 12:40 AM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Israel, News Report 0

As the Christian world celebrates Christmas, and as Christians in Palestine and in Israel celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem, the Chief Rabbinate in Israel recommended that hotels and restaurants in the country should refrain from displaying Christian symbols. The Rabbinical “Lobby for Jewish Values” started recently a […]

13 Dec

Palestinian Christian leaders call Israeli occupation ‘a sin against God’

December 13, 2009 10:56 PM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, Human rights, News Report 0

A group of Palestinian Christian leaders released a document on Friday calling on Christians around the world to join them in calling for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/dec2009/palestinian_christians.jpg 300 0) A group of Palestinian Christian leaders released a document on Friday calling on Christians around […]

28 Oct

Sabeel Organizes Christian-Muslim Conference In Bethlehem To Counter Christian Zionism

October 28, 2009 9:47 PM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, News Report, Non-violent action 0

The Sabeel ecumenical grassroots liberation theology movement is organizing a conference in Beit Sahour city, near Bethlehem, bringing together Muslim and Christian intellectuals to discuss Christian Zionism, an issue of concern to many Palestinians, including Palestinian Christians. Sabeel said that this gathering is intended to be an attempt to break […]

04 Aug

Christian human rights activist facing deportation

August 4, 2008 8:21 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, News Report, Non-violent action 0

The Israeli military arrested a human rights worker with the Christian Peacemaker Team in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, on Saturday, and is now threatening the young woman with deportation. According to the Christian Peacemaker Team, Israeli authorities detained Kristin Anderson, a U.S. citizen working with […]

01 Aug

Family of detained Hamas legislator, denies allegations their son converted to Christianity

August 1, 2008 11:20 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Hamas-run news website, Palestine-Info, reported on Thursday that the family of legislator Hasan Yousef, imprisoned by Israel, denied Israeli reports and allegations that their son, Mos’ab, who lives and works in the United States, converted to Christianity.   In a phone interview with the mother of Mos’ab who lives […]

07 Jun

Police arrests a suspect involved in attacks against Christian organizations in Gaza

The Palestinian police in Gaza arrested on Saturday a man suspected of involvement in organizing attacks against Christian associations in the Gaza Strip. Iyahb Al Eghsson, the spokesman of the defacto ministry of interior in Gaza told reporters that the man was arrested after investigations were conducted by the police […]

03 Jun

Islamic-Christian Front: “Jerusalem, its holy site under attack, international community silent”

June 3, 2008 5:47 AM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Islamic-Christian Front for Defending Jerusalem and its Holy Sites, stated on Monday that Israel is using the current scandals Olmert is facing as a cover-up for its continued illegal attacks against the occupied city of Jerusalem. Dr. Hasan Khater, secretary-general of the Front, stated that Israel started the construction […]

16 May

Christian Residents of Nablus commemorate the Nakba

The Good Shepherd Church in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and the Palestine Forum, held an activity on Wednesday at night commemorating the Nakba. Members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, representatives of Private and Governmental Institutions participated in the protest.  The protesters lit candles and carried posters confirming […]

15 Apr

Islamic-Christian Front: “Israel aims at transforming Arabs in Jerusalem into a minority”

April 15, 2008 7:38 AM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report 0

Secretary-General of the Islamic-Christian Front for Defending Jerusalem and its Holy Sites, Dr. Hasan Khater, warned on Monday that Israel started implementing a new plan which targets the Arab presence in Jerusalem.Dr. Khater added that Israel is ongoing with its violations in Jerusalem and is ongoing with its plans to […]

09 Feb

Christians and Muslims; partners in pain and hope

February 9, 2008 6:19 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

On the anniversary of the death of a Christian detainee who died in an Israeli prison twenty years ago, Abdul-Nasser Farawna, head of the Census Department at the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees, stated that Christians and Muslims in Palestine are brothers and partners in pain, hope and struggle. Farawna added […]

06 Feb

The Islamic-Christian Front calls for protecting Jerusalem, its holy places

February 6, 2008 10:00 AM IMEMC News Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Dr. Hasan Khatir, secretary-general of the Islamic-Christian Front for Defending Jerusalem and its Holy Places, called on the rich Arab and Muslim residents in the Arab World to participate in defending the holy places in Jerusalem as Jewish billionaires from the former Soviet Union  and the USA are supporting extremist […]

17 Jan

The Islamic-Christian Front slams Israeli construction of a new settlement in Jerusalem

Dr. Hasan Khatir, secretary-general of the Islamic-Christian Front for Defending Jerusalem and Holy Sites, warned on Wednesday of the ongoing Israeli plans and actions to increase settlements in Jerusalem and to isolate the holy places while the region is busy in visits and meetings.Dr. Khatir stated that while Israel was […]

08 Apr

Large Crowds of Christians in Holy Jerusalem Celebrate Easter

Tens of thousands of Palestinian, Arab and international Christians made their way Sunday to the occupied holy city of Jerusalem to mark the major Christian occasion of Easter festival, which is celebrated by most Christian sects in Palestine and overseas. According to the Wafa News Agency,  Archbishop Attallah Hannas of […]

03 Apr

Christian Orgnaizations slam Israeli attacks against worshipers

April 3, 2007 3:13 AM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Non-government Palestinian Christian Organization demanded on Monday the international community to act in order to stop the Israeli attacks and violations to the rights of Palestinian worshipers and the holy places in Jerusalem.!– @page { size: 21.59cm 27.94cm; margin: 2cm } P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } –>In their statement, the […]

21 Feb

Muslims and Christians in Palestine Unite in Defense of Jerusalem

February 21, 2007 4:46 PM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Sheikh Tayseer Al Tamimi, Islamic Supreme Judge and Attalah Hanna, Senior Palestinian Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church in Palestine, declared yesterday the formation of a joint Islamic-Christian front for the defense of Jerusalem.Sheikh Tayseer Al Tamimi, Islamic Supreme Judge and Attalah Hanna, Senior Palestinian Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox […]

10 Jan

Israel`s purging of Palestinian Christians

A Palestinian woman lights a candle in the Church of the Nativity a few days before Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, 21 December 2006. (MaanImages/Fadi Tanas)  There is an absurd scene in Palestinian writer Suad Amiry's recent book "Sharon and My Mother-in-Law" that is revealing about Israeli […]

24 Dec

Bethlehem on Christmas Eve: Where are all the Christians?

December 24, 2006 11:33 PM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Local scouting troops paraded through Nativity Square in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Sunday, playing drums and bagpipes to a crowd of a few thousand Palestinian and international tourists.  The Christmas Eve parade in the birthplace of Christianity began in the morning and ended in the early afternoon, […]

24 Dec

Bethlehem on Christmas Eve: Where are all the Christians?

Local boyscout groups paraded through Nativity Square in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Sunday, playing drums and bagpipes to a crowd of a few thousand Palestinian and international tourists.  The Christmas Eve parade in the birthplace of Christianity began in the morning and ended in the early afternoon, […]

21 Nov

Lebanon Christian leader shot dead

Pierre Gemayel, a Lebanese cabinet minister and member of the Christian Phalange party, has been shot dead in Beirut. His convoy was attacked in a Christian neighbourhood. Gemayel, son of former president Amin Gemayel, was a supporter of the anti-Syrian parliamentary majority, which is locked in a power struggle with […]

11 Oct

Christians Zionists march for Israel in Jerusalem

October 11, 2006 4:12 PM IMEMC & Agencies Cartoon, Jerusalem, Miscellaneous 0

More than 5,000 Evangelical Christian Zionists from different nationalities marched in Jerusalem to voice their support to Zionism and the state of Israel. The event was organized by the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, which regularly organizes tours for Christian pilgrims to support Israel and Zionism. Those who participated in […]

26 Sep

Christian Politicians Show Solidarity With Israel

September 26, 2006 10:28 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Christian politicians from different countries will meet with Israeli Members of Knesset Wednesday to show their support for Israel.  The Knesset’s Christian Allies Caucus will host 50 Christian politicians from Europe, South America, Asia and Africa in the Knesset Members’ Lunchroom as part of their program to develop ties with […]

16 Sep

Muslim Leader in Palestine reject attacks against Christians

September 16, 2006 3:26 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

The supreme judge of Palestine Sheikh Tayseer At-Tamimi called Saturday on the Palestinian people not to be provoked by the Pope's words which have irritated Muslims' religious feelings. In a phone call with Maan news agency, Tamimi called on Muslims in Palestine not to harm Christian churches, homes or people, […]

14 Aug

HEBRON: Christian Peace Team monitoring home invasion detained five hours: update

August 14, 2006 8:32 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Christian Peacemakers Team (CPT) members Dianne Roe and John Lynes went through five hours of questioning at the Kiryat Arba police station on 11 August before Israeli authorities released them around 11:30 p.m.. The authorities confiscated the CPT video camera and tapes, promising they would return them unchanged Sunday or […]

28 Jul

Christian priests protest against the Israeli attacks on the Palestinians and Lebanese

Christian priests from various church denominations held a protest against the ongoing Israeli attacks on civilians in Gaza and Lebanon in front of the Holy Sepulchre church in Jerusalem on Friday morning. Christian residents of Jerusalem and visiting groups also participated in the protest. The protesters condemned the Israeli attacks […]

28 Jul

Christians in Gaza protest against the war in Lebanon, Palestine

Christians in Gaza protested on Thursday against the ongoing Israeli military escalation and war in Palestine and Lebanon, and called for a just peace in the region. The protesters called for direct aid to the victims of the Israeli military aggression.   The protest was held in the Greek Orthodox Church […]

19 Jul

Muslim and Christian leaders unite in condemnation of Israeli aggression

Leaders from the Muslim and Christian communities are uniting in condemnation of continued Israeli aggression against the Lebanese and Palestinian peoples. Chief Islamic Justice Sheikh Taysir Rajab Al Tamimi and Greek Orthodox Church leader Bishop D. Attallah Hanna met today in Jerusalem to discuss the recent Israeli violations of humanitarian […]

08 Jul

Christian Churches in Jerusalem: Stop the violence and pursue a just peace!

July 8, 2006 7:14 PM IMEMC & Agencies Cartoon, Jerusalem, Miscellaneous 0

A statement by Christian leaders issued Saturday stated, "Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands at a distance; for truth stumbles in the public square, and uprightness cannot enter. Truth is lacking, and whoever turns from evil is despoiled. The Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was […]

28 Jun

Christian tourists attacked by Ultra Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem

An Israeli police source reported on Wednesday that a group of 50 Christian tourists, said to be pro-Israel, were attacked by some 100 extreme ultra-orthodox Jews living in the Mea She’arim area in Jerusalem.    Three of the tourists and one Israeli police officer were injured in the attack and […]

09 May

Christian and Samaritan figures in Palestine denounce the siege, violations

Palestinian Christian and Samaritan figures appealed the International Community and Human Rights organizations to interfere in order to lift the Israeli unjust siege, and the isolation of the Palestinian people and their elected government. The figures stated in an urgent press release that the siege is illegal and contradicts with […]

22 Apr

Soldiers attack priests, Christians while celebrating Holy Saturday in Jerusalem

As Greek Orthodox Palestinian Christians were celebrating the Holy Saturday in Jerusalem, Israeli policemen attacked dozens of worshipers and priests near the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and at the entrance of the Old City of Jerusalem. The Palestinian News Agency WAFA reported that soldiers and policemen present at the […]

15 Apr

30ft high Jerusalem wall bars the path of Christian pilgrims on Easter

April 15, 2006 2:40 PM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, News Report, Palestine 0

Pilgrims wishing to follow in the footsteps of Jesus to Jerusalem from the place where he raised Lazarus from the dead will soon need their own miracle, as the ancient route is about to be severed by the Jerusalem wall. The cutting of the two-mile path from Bethany over the […]

24 Mar

Court releases one of the Jewish attackers of Christian holy site, Basiilica of Annunciation

An Israeli court released on Friday morning Odilia Habibi, one of the assailants that attacked the Basiilica of the Annunciation with hundreds of gas bombs, rockets and firecrackers during Lent services in Nazareth last month. Habaibi was sentenced to house arrest.  On Monday the other two assailants will have their […]

17 Mar

Israelis indicted for attack on Christian holy site in Nazareth

March 17, 2006 8:06 AM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, Israel, News Report 0

An Israeli couple and their daughter were indicted on Thursday for trying to set fire to the Basilica of the Annuciation in Nazareth, one of the holiest sites in Christendom. The attack took place two weeks ago, on the eve of Lent, as hundreds of Arab Christian worshippers were praying […]

07 Mar

Joint Muslim-Christian statement condemns attacks on Holy Sites, caricatures of Prophet Mohammed

March 7, 2006 12:23 AM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, News Report, Palestine 0

After a Mass meeting held Monday in Jerusalem in which Moslem and Christian religious leaders participated, the group issued a statement condemning the attack on the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, and the abuse of Prophet Mohammad, especially the caricatures printed recently in western papers. They called for the […]

04 Mar

Palestinian Christians: ‘We don’t feel threatened by rise of Hamas’

March 4, 2006 7:09 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian Christians in the Gaza Strip denied claims that the rise of Hamas to power would undermine their religious rights.from "I am not afraid of Hamas, even of the Islamic religion," Anton Shuhaiber, a church council member and member of the board of the local Young Men’s Christian Association, […]

04 Mar

Jewish group burns Christian holy site on eve of Lent

The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, known to Christians as the site where an angel miraculously appeared to Mary, the mother of Jesus, was partially burned Friday evening after three Jewish attackers shot off firecrackers and small gas canisters they had hidden in a baby stroller during a special […]

06 Feb

Muslims and Christians demonstrate in Bethlehem and Nablus against defamation of Islam

February 6, 2006 10:31 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Scores of Palestinian Muslims and Christians demonstrated in the West Bank cities of Bethlehem and Nablus, on Sunday and Monday, in a show of unity against offensive caricatures of the Muslim Prophet Mohammad published by the European press.   In Bethlehem on Sunday, priests, representing all Christian sects of the […]

03 Feb

Protests re: perceived insult to Islam; Hamas vows to protect Christians

February 3, 2006 5:45 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Dr. Mahmoud Zahhar, member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, and a leader of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, said on Thursday, that the movement will not allow anybody or group to attack the Christians and the churches in the Palestinian territories. The statements of Zahhar came during a visit to […]

05 Nov

Christian Zionists

Christian Zionists (Part I) There are over 200 of these evangelical organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada. They are committed to Christian Zionism to the fullest. They are supremely influential here in the United States, which means they give birth to consequences for the rest of the world. Just by […]

17 Oct

Christian Zionist group donate $40,000 to former Gaza settlers

October 17, 2005 5:43 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

A group of Evangelical Christians from around the world have donated about $40,000 to Jewish settlers evacuated from the Gaza Strip settlements, a spokesman said Monday. David Parsons, spokesman of the International Christian Embassy, one of the groups involved in the fund-raising said more donations are expected in the coming […]

01 Sep

Arab Christians are Arabs

”History is a set of agreed-upon lies’ (Napoleon) A few weeks ago I received by email an article by a Dr. Walid Phares titled ‘Arab Christians who are they?’ Initially I brushed it off as rather inconsequential, but it subsequently came to my attention that Dr. Phares is promoting some […]

21 May

Palestinian Christians and Israel

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem continue to attract the attention of Palestinians, Jordanians and Greeks alike. The decision by more than two thirds of the Holy Synod of the Church to expel Patriarch Irineos I from his position is the first in the church’s 2,000 year history. No one knows […]

05 Apr

Bethlehem Mayor will remain a Christian

8, including the Mayor of the 15-member Bethlehem Municipal Council will be occupied by Christians in the coming municipal elections on May 5. The quota also includes the councils of Beit Sahour and Beit Jala where 10 of the 13-member council will be reserved for Christians while Moslems will have […]

29 Sep

Five Masked Men attack two Christian Peace Maker Team volunteers near Hebron

September 29, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Two International volunteers of the Christian Peace Makers Team, Chris Brown, 40 and Kim Lamberty, 44 were attacked by five masked men around the settlement outpost of Maon in the southern hills of Hebron on Wednesday morning. The two were accompanying Palestinian schoolchildren to their nearby school when they were […]

29 Sep

Five Masked Men attack two Christian Peace Maker Team volunteers near Hebron

September 29, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Two International volunteers of the Christian Peace Makers Team, Chris Brown, 40 and Kim Lamberty, 44 were attacked by five masked men around the settlement outpost of Maon in the southern hills of Hebron on Wednesday morning. The two were accompanying Palestinian schoolchildren to their nearby school when they were […]

31 Aug

Christian Clergy March in Bethlehem to Protest the Separation Wall

August 31, 2003 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Bethlehem residents marched in the northern section of the city toIMEMC & Agencies, August 31, 2003 Lead by Patriarch Michael Sabah, dozens of Christian clergymen and Bethlehem residents marched in the northern section of the city to protest the annexation of the northern part of the holy town to Israel […]

11 Aug

HR Report Shows Israeli violations to Holy Islamic and Christian

August 11, 2003 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Information published by the establishment of internationalSites IMEMC, August 11, 2003 Information published by the establishment of international solidarity for human rights shows that Israeli authorities and the settlers violated repeatedly the religious rights of Christians and Moslems against international laws that demands respect to all religions and religious sites. […]

02 Jul

Palestinian Civil Society Reiterates Call for Immediate Targeted Sanctions to Stop Israel’s Annexation and Apartheid

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights: Israel’s extremist government decided today to keep everyone in the dark about if and how it will make use of the “golden opportunity” offered by the Trump administration to embark on de jure annexation of large swathes of the occupied Palestinian West Bank. No […]

07 Jun

PLO Official Condemns Israeli Violations in Occupied East Jerusalem

Senior Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee, condemned on Sunday, what she described as Israeli violations across the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, in light of the recent Israeli entry ban, imposed on a grand Palestinian Muslim scholar. In a statement, issued by Ashrawi earlier today, the senior […]

Hares, Salfit
06 Jun

Muslim Worshipers Perform Friday Prayers on Threatened Palestinian Land

Dozens of Muslim Palestinian worshipers reportedly performed Friday prayer, on the land of the village of Hares, in the Salfit District, northern occupied West Bank. According to the mayor of Hares, Omar Samara, said that this Friday’s prayer is the second to be performed on the same piece of land […]

01 May

Kairos Palestine: The Dire Consequences of Israel’s “Coalition Government”

By Kairos Palestine: April 30th, 2020: Take away from me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps. But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. (Amos 5:23-24) The board of Kairos Palestine raises an alarm regarding the […]

06 Apr

Opinion: A Palestinian Guide to Surviving a Quarantine: On Faith, Humor and ‘Dutch Candy’

By Ramzy Baroud for Middle East Monitor Call it a ‘quarantine’, a ‘shelter-in-place’, a ‘lockdown’ or a ‘curfew’, we Palestinians have experienced them all, though not at all voluntarily. Personally, the first 23 years of my life were lived in virtual ‘lockdown’. My father’s ‘quarantine’ was experienced much earlier, as […]

Jack Sara
06 Mar

What is the Big Deal? Why Palestinians reject “the Deal of the Century”

 By Rev. Dr. Jack Sara As a Palestinian Christian living and serving on both sides of the Separation Wall, I live with the people on the ground.  Being a native of Jerusalem has given me the advantage of understanding how Jerusalem residents think, and serving in the West Bank for […]

26 Feb

Army Injures Twenty Palestinians In Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the eastern area of Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and injured twenty Palestinians, during protests that took place after the army accompanied hundreds of illegal colonialist settlers in “Joseph’s Tomb” area. Medical sources stated that several military […]

20 Feb

Archbishop Hanna: “We Urge All Churches Globally To Reject Deal Of The Century”

Archbishop of Sebastia Diocese Of the Greek Orthodox Church in occupied Jerusalem, Attallah Hanna, welcomed a delegation of the World Council of Churches at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the adjacent cathedral, and urged them, along with all churches, to denounce the so-called “Deal of the Century” and […]

11 Feb

Archbishop Hanna: “Jerusalem Is Not For Sale”

Archbishop of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Father Atallah Hanna, stated on Tuesday morning, that the so-called “Deal of the Century” of U.S. President D. Trump, is a conspiracy and an attempt to eliminate all inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, and added that “Jerusalem is not […]

'Price tag' graffiti (archive image)
11 Feb

Israeli Settlers Vandalize Mosques, Slash Palestinian Car Tires in Galilee

In the Galilee region of northern Israel on Tuesday morning, a group of unknown Israeli settlers slashed tires of more than 70 Palestinian vehicles and spray-painted racist graffiti on cars, buildings, homes and mosques. The attack took place in the village of al-Jish, in the Galilee. The graffiti was written […]

31 Jan

Kairos Palestine: “Deal Of The Century, An Insult To History And Humanity”

The American declaration on peace in the Middle East made on 28/1/020 “Peace, peace, they say when there is no peace” (Jeremiah: 6:14) Kairos Palestine: The position announced by the U.S. administration regarding what they termed as the ‘deal of the century’ was, in fact, an insult to history, humanity, […]

26 Jan

REPORT: Trump “Peace Plan” to be Published This Week

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, on Sunday, that US President Donald Trump will publish the “Deal of the Century” plan this week. During his weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu indicated that he will fly to the United States today, to meet President Trump tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, to […]

24 Jan

Scientists for Palestine Conference Hears Message of Palestinian Scholar, Political Prisoner Ubai Aboudi

Hind Shraydeh protests for Ubai’s release with their three children, Khaled, Ghassan and Basel. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network On the evening of 10 January, a packed hall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, hosted the third international conference of Scientists for Palestine, a global initiative working […]

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’ […]

08 Jan

Israeli Elections: Netanyahu Vows More Settlements, Annexation

The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated, in its latest weekly report, that the Israeli government still ignores the international community’s stance, along with resolutions of international legitimacy which consider Israeli settlements a war crime. Israel acts as a state above the law, as a result of […]

05 Jan

The Growing Gap between Jordan and Israel, After 25 Years of “Peace”

by Oraib Rantawi for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Several recent incidents underscore the cooling in Jordanian-Israeli relations 25 years after the two signed the Wadi ‘Araba peace agreement. Israel’s imprisonment without charge of two Jordanian nationals of Palestinian origin during the summer led to Jordan’s withdrawal of its ambassador “for consultations” […]

02 Jan

Thousands Attend Fateh Anniversary Rally in Gaza City

Thousands of people gathered at al-Wihdeh Street in downtown Gaza City, Wednesday afternoon, to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the launch of the Fateh movement, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. WAFA correspondent said that Palestinians from all over the Hamas-controlled and Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip, joined the rally […]

31 Dec

REPORT: Over 13 Million Palestinians Worldwide by 2020

Dr. Ola Awad, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) President presents a brief on the status of Palestinian people at The end of 2019 as follows: More than 13 Million Palestinians in the world by the End of 2019 An increase in population of  Palestinians in the world The projected […]

31 Dec

Analysis: Who is Archbishop Atallah Hanna, and Why Does Israel Hate Him?

By Ramzy Baroud for Middle East Monitor “They will run and not grow weary,” is a quote from the Bible (Isaiah, 40:41) that adorns the homepage of Kairos Palestine. This important document, which parallels a similar initiative emanating from South Africa during the anti-apartheid struggle years, has come to represent […]

27 Dec

Palestinian President: “No Elections Can be Held Without Jerusalem”

Presidential spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudainah condemned, on Thursday, calls by some parties for President Mahmoud Abbas to issue an order for legislative and presidential elections, irrespective of whether Israel will allow voting in occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. “The call by some for holding elections […]

24 Dec

Thousands Gather in Bethlehem for Christmas Celebrations

December 24, 2019 7:35 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

Thousands of Palestinians and tourists gathered on Tuesday, at Manger Square, in Bethlehem, marking the start of Christmas eve. Local faithful and pilgrims gathered at the square, outside the Church of the Nativity, where a 15-meter Christmas tree had been erected, and along the narrow cobble-stoned route, known as Star […]

23 Dec

Bansky’s ‘Walled Off Hotel’ in Bethlehem Displays “Scar of Bethlehem”

British street artist Banksy has brought a sombre Christmas spirit to the hotel he founded, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, with a nativity scene evoking the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Middle east Monitor reported. Dubbed “Scar of Bethlehem”, the display features a miniature Jesus, Mary and Joseph under a […]

21 Dec

ICC Responds to Mounting Calls for Action, Opens Official Investigation into War Crimes in Palestine

“End impunity!” 29 November protest calls for action by ICC. Photo: EuroPalestine The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, issued a statement on 20 December 2019 that the ICC will be opening an official investigation into Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity in occupied Palestine. The announcement comes […]

20 Dec

Church of Scotland Calls on Israel to Make Holy Sites Accessible to Gazans during Holidays

The Church of Scotland, today, called on Israel to affirm the right of Palestinian Christians in the blockaded Gaza Strip to visit their holy sites and families, during the Christmas holiday. “At this time of year, when Christians from across the world will be looking to, and visiting, Bethlehem and […]

20 Dec

Report: Palestine Archbishop Atallah Hanna Suffers the Effects of Tear-gas Inhalation

According to Quds TV, the Head of the Sebastia Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, Archbishop Atallah Hanna, was reportedly hospitalised on Wednesday, after being exposed to chemical substances, Middle East Monitor reported. The Archbishop was rushed to hospital after an Israeli gas canister was fired into his […]

18 Dec

Report: Hebron is More Than Ever Targeted by Settlement and Judaization Projects

By: Madeeha Araj (National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements) for PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements Stated in its latest weekly report, that under an order by Naftali Bennett, Minister of the Israeli Occupation Army, the Israeli Civil Administration sent a letter last week […]

17 Dec

Trump’s Executive Order on Anti-Semitism Attacks Free Speech, Palestinians, and Jews

Dima Khalidi discusses the legal and civil ramifications of President Trump’s executive order adopting the controversial IHRA working definition on antisemitism, defining Judaism as a race or nationality, which would threaten free speech on US campuses, sow divisions among US Jews, and criminalize the BDS movement. TRNN Video & Transcript […]

17 Dec

UNRWA Signs $20.7m Agreement with Qatar

The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) signed an agreement today, under which the State of Qatar will contribute US$ 20.7 million to support the access of Palestine refugees to basic services in Syria. With […]

14 Dec

Samidoun Releases Statement in Support of SAIA York and Palestinian Students’ Right to Organize

Photo credit: Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York University Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network expresses our strongest solidarity with Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York University (SAIA York) and denounces the decision of York University president Rhonda Lenton to suspend SAIA as an organization after its members were the victim […]

13 Dec

Interfaith Statistical Report: 104 Israeli Excavation Projects in Jerusalem

A statistical report issued by the Christian-Islamic Committee to Defend Jerusalem and the Islamic Cooperation organization, showed that excavations under Jerusalem since 1967 have reached 104, 4 of which are under or around the Al-Aqsa mosque, 5 in Silwan, 5 in the Old City, and 8 in other sites, also […]

04 Dec

Opinion: How Israel Became One of the World’s Worst Rogue States

By Alain Gabon for Middle East Eye Despite propaganda to the contrary, Israel is not a democracy and never has been. As an integral part of its ongoing propaganda, Israel, along with its fervent supporters and legions of paid and anonymous agents, zealously repeats and disseminates, in the media, on […]

02 Dec

How Israel/Palestine Became a Central Issue in US Politics

Alex Kane discusses how US-Israel relations evolved from a bipartisan to a partisan issue, in recent years, and how Israel/Palestine serves a symbol for other social struggles over social justice in the US. TRNN Video & Transcript GREG WILPERT Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Greg Wilpert in Baltimore. Recently, […]

01 Dec

OPINION: Anatomy of a Zionist Smear Campaign: Jerusalem Post Admits to Fabrications

By Marion Kawas for Palestine Chronicle On November 20, 2019, Israel advocacy club Herut Canada held a public meeting entitled “Reservists on Duty” at York University in Toronto. The meeting billed itself as a chance to hear from “real Israeli soldiers” about the “Arab-Israeli conflict, BDS and much more”. Pro-Palestinian […]

29 Nov

When Holidays Bring Hate: Sarah’s Day in Occupied Hebron

11/27/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Hebron The Jewish holiday of Shabbat Chayei Sarah (Sarah’s Day) took place in Al Khalil (also known as Hebron), over the weekend of 22-23 November. Over the two days, around 50,000 Israeli settlers flocked to the city to celebrate the festival in the place […]

27 Nov

Israeli Army Injures 26 Palestinians In Nablus

Israeli soldiers injured, on Wednesday at dawn, at least twenty-six Palestinians in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after the army accompanied dozens of colonialist settlers into Joseph’s Tomb, east of the city. Media sources said the soldiers invaded Joseph’s Tomb area, and resorted to the excessive use of […]

22 Nov

U.S. Congresswoman: “Israeli System of Military Detention of Palestinian Children is Immoral”

Ali Harb – Middle East Eye The Israeli army’s mistreatment of Palestinian children is “completely preventable”, a United States congresswoman said, as she urged other lawmakers to support a bill that would prevent American military aid to Israel from being used to abuse Palestinian minors. “The Israeli system of military […]

07 Nov

Israel Approves Controversial Jerusalem Cable Car Plan

Mustafa Abu Sneineh & Sondus Ewies – Middle East Eye Residents and archaeologists decry plan, saying it will promote illegal settlement and ruin the Old City. The skyline of Jerusalem’s ancient Old City is set to be altered dramatically by a “racist” cable car that critics say would blight 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 […]