Another typical week in the Palestinian territories…

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News from the Palestinian Territories, Dec. 7-14, 2019. Almost none of this is reported in U.S. Media….

Reposted from the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC):

Soldiers Attack Palestinian Protesters Near Ramallah

 December 14, 2019 6:55 AM  IMEMC News Israeli attacksNews ReportRamallahWest Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinian protesters near Beit El military roadblock, north of Ramallah in central West Bank. Eyewitnesses said dozens of Palestinians marched in the area of Beit El illegal colony, and were chanting against the ongoing Israeli occupation, its escalating violations against the people, their homes […]

Israeli Soldiers Attack Several Palestinians In Hebron

 December 14, 2019 6:41 AM  Saed Bannoura HebronIsraeli attacksNews ReportWest Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday evening, several Palestinians at the entrance of the Shuhada Street, in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed on the permanent military roadblock at the entrance of Shuhada Street, assaulted with clubs […]

Illegal Colonists Hurl Stones At Palestinian Cars Near Bethlehem

 December 14, 2019 6:02 AM  IMEMC News BethlehemIsraeli attacksIsraeli SettlementNews ReportWest Bank 0

A group of fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers, squatting on illegally confiscated Palestinian lands, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, hurled stones at Palestinian cars, causing damage. Thiab Masha’la, the head of the al-Jab’a Village Council, southwest of Bethlehem, said the Israeli assailants came from the illegal Beit Ayin […]

Soldiers Abduct The Head Of Shu’fat

Town Council

 December 14, 2019 5:16 AM  IMEMC News Israeli attacksJerusalemNews ReportWest Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, the head of Shu’fat Town Council, and a member of the council, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said the soldiers abducted the head of the Town Council, Ishaq Abu Khdeir, and a member of the council, Nasser Abu Khdeir. The two were apparently taken […]

Over 2000 Palestinians Participate in Peaceful Protest at Gaza Border

Over 2,000 Palestinians gathered in various parts of the Gaza Strip on Friday to take part in the weekly ‘March of Return’ protests. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that five Palestinians were shot with live rounds fired by the army across the perimeter fence. One of the wounded Palestinians […]

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 December 2019)

Summary                                                 This week, PCHR documented 148 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 […]

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 […]

690 Violations against Palestinian Media in Two Months

A report by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) said that since the beginning of 2019 and until the end of November, Israeli forces carried out 690 violations against Palestinian media. The violations include the shooting of live ammunition and other bullets towards journalists, leading to the injury of 72 media […]

Adalah: The Illegality of Israel’s Plan to Transfer Palestinian Bedouin Citizens into ‘Refugee Displacement Camps’ in the (Negev)

 December 13, 2019 7:10 AM  IMEMC & Agencies Human rightsIsraelNegevNews Report 0

Israel is taking the first steps towards establishing refugee displacement camps to house tens of thousands of Palestinian Bedouin citizens of Israel whom it plans to “urgently” evict from their homes in unrecognized villages across the Naqab (Negev) region without even offering them any permanent or just housing solutions, according […]

Israeli Officials Storm Jerusalem Neighborhoods Under Police Protection

An Israeli municipal crew, on Wednesday, stormed several neighborhoods of Silwan district, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Occupied Jerusalem, and photographed Palestinian homes, raising fears of Israel’s intent to demolish dozens of houses. Local official, Fakhri Abu Diyab, said that police forces escorting municipal employees stormed the neighborhoods […]

Committee to Protect Journalists Calls on Israel to Release Reporter

 December 13, 2019 6:26 AM  IMEMC & Agencies HebronHuman rightsNews ReportPrisonersWest Bank 0

Israeli authorities have been urged by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) to immediately release Palestinian journalist, Sameh Al-Titi, or to disclose any charges against him, Middle East Monitor reported. Al-Titi, a reporter for the Hebron University-affiliated broadcaster Radio Alam, was arrested by Israeli occupation forces on 9 December, at […]

Interfaith Statistical Report: 104 Israeli Excavation Projects in Jerusalem

 December 13, 2019 4:28 AM  IMEMC & Agencies Holy sitesIsraeli SettlementJerusalemNews Report 0

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 […]

Army Abducts A Woman, Invade Many Homes, Near Jerusalem

 December 12, 2019 3:20 PM  IMEMC News Israeli attacksJerusalemNews ReportWest Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a Palestinian woman from Beit Doqqo village, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem; her detention comes just a few days after the soldiers abducted her husband. Local sources in Beit Doqqo said the soldiers abducted Zakiyya Ali Hussein, 30, when she headed to an interrogation center after […]

Soldiers Shoot A Medic, Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

 December 12, 2019 2:34 PM  IMEMC News HebronIsraeli attacksJeninJerichoJerusalemNablusNews ReportRamallahWest Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, on Thursday at dawn, a medic and abducted thirteen other Palestinians, including a university student, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers invaded Ein Misbah neighborhood and Surda Junction, and resorted to the excessive use of force against […]

Anti-Arab Spraypainted on Mosque in Northern Israel

 December 12, 2019 12:12 PM  IMEMC News IsraelIsraeli attacksIsraeli SettlementNews Report 0

In the village of Manshiet Zibdeh, located in what is now Israel, a mosque was defaced with racist graffiti on Thursday morning, and cars parked at the mosque had their tires punctured. Israeli police were called in by the Imam of the Mosque when the graffiti was found, but they […]

Israeli Authorities Thwart Progress of Students and Schools over Archaeological Sites

 December 11, 2019 4:11 PM  IMEMC News & Agencies Holy sitesIsraeli attacksNews ReportWest Bank 0

(Photo courtesy of Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities) Israeli occupation authorities, Tuesday, notified a Palestinian school in the town of Samou, to the south of Hebron, to stop working, claiming that it has been constructed in an area which threatens archaeological sites. Palestinian Ministry of Education said, in a statement, […]

Detainee Zahran Continues Strike For 80th Day

 December 11, 2019 3:59 PM  IMEMC News Human rightsNews ReportPalestinePrisonersRamallahWest Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Ahmad Zahran, 42, imprisoned by Israeli under repeatedly renewed arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, is ongoing with the hunger strike for the 80th consecutive day, despite his seriously deteriorating health condition. The PPS stated that the Israeli Prison Authority […]

Settlers Attack Shepherds in Northern West Bank

Israeli settlers, today, attacked Palestinian herders in the Khirbet Yanoun pastures, northern West Bank, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, an official in charge of monitoring Israeli settlement activities, told WAFA that settlers chased herders out the pastures and lands that belong to the village of Aqraba, to the […]

EU to Discuss Recognition of Palestine

Foreign Ministers of the European Union are expected to exchange views, next month, on whether the 28-nation bloc should recognize Palestine as a sovereign state as the US pushes ahead with pro-occupation policies, undermining the prospect of the so-called two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ireland and Luxembourg are among […]

Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians, Injure Many And Attack Three Journalists

 December 11, 2019 1:33 PM  IMEMC News BethlehemHebronIsraeli attacksNablusNews ReportQalqiliaRamallahWest Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, seven Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded and searched many homes, and injured many others, in addition to attacking journalists and confiscating two cars. In Ramallah governorate, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted five Palestinians, […]

Israeli Troops Invade West Bank; Abduct Seven Palestinians

 December 11, 2019 12:27 PM  IMEMC News BethlehemIsraeli PoliticsNews ReportPrisonersRamallahWest Bank 0

In pre-dawn raids on Wednesday, Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank, driving into sleeping towns and refugee camps and forcing residents out of bed, abducting seven and ransacking a number of homes. They also fired tear gas to disperse residents of the invaded areas who had come […]

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Near Tulkarem

 December 11, 2019 12:02 PM  IMEMC News Israeli attacksNews ReportThe WallTulkaremWest Bank 0

Israeli soldiers shot, Wednesday, a young Palestinian man at a gate of the illegal Annexation Wall, in Qaffin town, north of Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers shot Ala’ Bassam Abu Bakr, 24, with a live round in his left leg, […]

Israeli Troops Raid Al-Bireh Industrial Zone

 December 11, 2019 7:50 AM  IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacksNews ReportRamallah 0

Israeli forces, on Tuesday evening, raided the industrial zone in al-Bireh/Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, leading to confrontations. Forces stormed the industrial zone and stationed their troops in the vicinity of the traffic department, there, where they proceeded to confiscate camera records from a number of facilities, leading to […]

Jerusalem Governor Prevented from Holding Activities

Israeli occupation intelligence, on Monday evening, delivered the Jerusalem governor, Adnan Ghaith, a decision issued by the Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Erdan, to prevent him from holding meetings, seminars and activities inside the occupied city of Jerusalem, for a period of six months. The decision included preventing Governor Ghaith […]

Information Bureau in Gaza: 557 Israeli Violations Against Journalists

 December 11, 2019 5:18 AM  IMEMC & Agencies Gaza StripHuman rightsNews ReportWest Bank 0

The Government Information Bureau in Gaza announced, on Tuesday, that this year was the second-worst year for journalism in Palestine, with 557 Israeli violations against journalists, according to Quds News Network. The spokesperson for the bureau, Salama Ma’arouf, said in a press conference that 2019 has been the second-worst year […]

Yehuda Glick Performs Talmudic Rituals at Al-Aqsa Mosque

 December 11, 2019 3:51 AM  IMEMC & Agencies Holy sitesIsraeli SettlementJerusalemNews Report 0

Israeli soldiers arrested a guard at Al-Aqsa Mosque, on Tuesday morning, while illegal settlers stormed the mosque, the Middle East Monitor reported. Under the protection of Israeli police, groups of settlers guided by Orthodox Israeli Knesset member, Yehuda Glick entering the compound through the Al-Maghrebi Gate and performed prayers and […]

Israeli Forces Arrest Al-Aqsa Guard, Extremist Settlers Storm Mosque

 December 11, 2019 3:24 AM  IMEMC & Agencies Holy sitesHuman rightsJerusalemNews ReportWest Bank 0

Israeli forces, on Tuesday morning, arrested a guard of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem while settlers entered the mosque under heavy protection by the occupation soldiers. According to Palestine News Network, the Israeli police stormed Al-Aqsa courtyards and arrested Fadi Alayyan, from the courtyards of 3rd Holiest site in Islam. […]

Israeli Troops Shoot and Injure Young Palestinian near Jenin; Fire Teargas near Tulkarem

 December 10, 2019 1:13 PM  IMEMC News Israeli attacksJeninNews ReportThe WallTulkaremWest Bank 0

On Tuesday morning, Israeli troops shot and wounded a young man from the Palestinian village of Arabeh near the gate through the Israeli Annexation Wall at Dahr al-Abed, southwest of Jenin. According to the Palestinian news agency Wafa, the Palestinian was identified as Saif Iyad Wajih Al-Ardah. Israeli forces shot […]

Israeli Forces Invade al-Issawiya; Issue Warrants to 7 Youth

 December 10, 2019 12:15 PM  IMEMC News Israeli attacksJerusalemNews ReportPrisoners 0

Israeli forces invaded the town of al-Issawiya in East Jerusalem Tuesday morning before dawn and raided a number of Palestinian homes. They then issued warrants to seven youth, who are required to submit themselves to the Israeli police for interrogation. According to local sources, Israeli troops invaded the town with […]

Palestinians March in Hebron, Israeli Forces Attack

 December 10, 2019 3:58 AM  IMEMC & Agencies HebronHuman rightsNews ReportNon-violent actionWest Bank 0

Soldiers attacked many Palestinian residents of Hebron, on Monday, as they marched against the Israeli colonialist plans in the city, dozens of injuries, mainly due to teargas inhalation, were reported. A general strike was held, on Monday, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, in protest against Israeli settlement […]

Israel Threatens to Destroy All Palestinian Structures in Area C

Israeli Minister of Defense, Naftali Bennett, has threatened to destroy all Palestinian structures in West Bank areas under complete Israeli control (Area C), including those which were funded by Europeans, under the pretext of unlicensed construction. According to Days of Palestine, Bennett made the threat during a meeting with ambassadors […]

Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Courtyards

39 Israeli settlers, on Monday morning, stormed the Islamic court yards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, guarded by Israeli occupation police. Local media sources reported that police opened the Moroccan Gate in front of 36 settlers, who broke into the mosque in four groups. Police escorted the settlers while they toured the […]

Hunger-striker in Serious Condition

 December 9, 2019 4:46 PM  IMEMC News & Agencies IsraelNews ReportPrisoners 0

Ahmad Zahran, a Palestinian administrative detainee held in Israeli jails who has been on hunger strike for 78 consecutive days, in protest against his incarceration without charge or trial, is in serious health condition and has been admitted to an Israeli hospital, today, said the Palestinian  Prisoner Society (PPS). Zahran, […]

Luxembourg Pushes for European Recognition of Palestine

Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn arrives for a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the Europa building in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. European Union foreign ministers meet in Brussels on Monday Feb. 26 to debate ways to revive Middle East peace efforts and discuss the crisis in Venezuela. […]

Israeli Soldiers Abduct One Palestinian, Confiscate Car, Near Ramallah

 December 9, 2019 1:13 PM  IMEMC News Israeli attacksNews ReportRamallahWest Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, a Palestinian man, and confiscated a car, in Betunia town, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Abdullah Abu Ibrahim, after storming and ransacking his home. They added that the soldiers also invaded and searched the home of Saed Abu […]

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Shed, Uproot Lands, Near Hebron

 December 9, 2019 12:51 PM  IMEMC News HebronIsraeli attacksNews ReportWest Bank 0

Israeli soldiers demolished, Monday, a shed and uprooted six Dunams (1.48 Acres) of Palestinian farmlands in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media activist, Mohammad Awad, said the soldiers demolished a shed, owned by a Palestinian, identified as Ahmad Bader Abu […]

Illegal Israeli Colonists Puncture Tires Of Dozens Of Cars In Occupied Jerusalem

 December 9, 2019 11:58 AM  IMEMC News Israeli attacksIsraeli SettlementJerusalemNews ReportWest Bank 0

Updated: Illegal Israeli colonists infiltrated, on Monday at dawn, into Shu’fat neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and punctured the tires of many Palestinian cars, in addition to writing racist graffiti. Locals in Shu’fat said the colonists puncture the tires of nearly 200 Palestinian cars in the town. They added […]

Including One Journalist, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In West Bank

 December 9, 2019 11:18 AM  IMEMC News HebronIsraeli attacksJeninNews ReportRamallahTulkaremWest Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least nine Palestinians, including one journalist, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the army stormed and ransacked dozens of homes. In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted Abdullah Abu Ibrahim, from his home in […]

Israeli Forces Arrest Palestinian Youth at Checkpoint in Hebron

 December 9, 2019 8:04 AM  IMEMC & Agencies HebronHuman rightsNews briefNews ReportPrisonersWest Bank 0

According to the Palestine News Network (PNN), Israeli occupation forces arrested a 14 year old female student, on Sunday morning, as she attempting to cross the Abu al-Reesh checkpoint, near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the center of Hebron. Israeli media quoted a statement from the occupation army that its soldiers […]

Hunger-Striking Prisoner Mos’ab Al-Hindi Reaches Deal With Israel

 December 9, 2019 2:26 AM  IMEMC & Agencies Human rightsIsraelNablusNews ReportPrisonersWest Bank 0

Palestinian prisoner Mos’ab al-Hindi, who has been on hunger-strike for 75 consecutive days to protest his administrative detention, suspended his open-ended hunger strike, on Sunday. According to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA), al-Hindi reached an agreement with the Israeli authorities to limit his detention without charge or trial, […]

Israel’s Overnight Airstrikes Injure 2 Palestinians in Gaza

At least two Palestinians sustained moderate injuries, early Sunday morning, as Israeli fighter jets struck several locations in the northern besieged Gaza Strip, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. The two Palestinians were injured when Israeli warplanes bombed a location west of Gaza City, they were rushed to nearby […]

Israel Attacks Gaza After Alleged Rocket Fire

The Middle East Eye reported that Israeli aircraft carried out attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip, early Sunday, Palestinian security officials said, hours after three rockets were said to have been fired from the enclave. Israel claims three rockets were launched from the besieged Gaza Strip towards southern Israel and […]

PCHR: 83rd Great March of Return, 64 Palestinians Injured, Including 19 Children

 December 8, 2019 12:39 AM  PCHR Gaza StripHuman rightsKhan YounisNews Report 0

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza reported that 64 Palestinian civilians, including 19 children, a paramedic, and 4 women, were shot and injured by Israeli occupation forces’ (IOF) fire against peaceful protestors at the 83rd Great March of Return (GMR), on Friday, December 6, 2019. Israeli forces preceded […]

Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Gaza

 December 8, 2019 12:25 AM  IMEMC News Gaza SiegeGaza StripIsraeli attacksNews Report 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, two Palestinians near the perimeter fence in the southern part of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers abducted the two Palestinians after the army alleged that they crossed the fence. The two Palestinians were taken to an unknown destination; the Israeli […]

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Jerusalem, Install Roadblock Near Jenin

 December 8, 2019 12:10 AM  IMEMC News Israeli attacksJerusalemNews ReportWest Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, a young Palestinian man in occupied East Jerusalem, and installed a roadblock west of Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. Media sources Jerusalem said the soldiers abducted Nidal Abboud, after stopping him in Bab al-Amoud area, in the Old City. The soldiers took the abducted young […]

Body of Palestinian Prisoner Sami Abu Diak

Released to Jordan

Israel, on Friday, released to Jordan, the body of a the Palestinian prisoner who recently died in Israeli custody, due to deliberate medical negligence custody, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Chairman of the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Baker announced that the Israeli occupation authorities handed over the […]

Palestinian Detainees In Asqalan Suspend Hunger Strike

 December 7, 2019 1:42 AM  IMEMC News Gaza StripHuman rightsJerusalemNews ReportPalestinePrisonersWest Bank 0

Three days after starting a hunger strike in Asqalan Israeli prison, Palestinian detainees suspended their strike after reaching an agreement with the Prison Administration to move them to a section that has better living conditions. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the detainees will be resuming the hunger strike if […]


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