20th Dec 2013

Palestine: Israeli Navy confiscates fishing equipment in Gaza waters

Palestinian Center for Human Rights: Israeli Naval Forces stationed off Beit Lahi shore, in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats in 4 separate incidents, while sailing between 600 meters and 3 nautical miles. Israeli naval forces also … Continued

20th Dec 2013

Palestine: Four Palestinians kidnapped in Jericho

By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC & Agencies: Thursday, dozens of Israeli military jeeps invaded Fasayel village and the Ein Al-Sultan refugee camp, in the West Bank district of Jericho, and kidnapped four Palestinians. The Jericho Office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society … Continued

19th Dec 2013

Palestine: One killed, 7 injured, in Jenin by Israeli commandos

By Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Seven people were injured, and one shot dead, by a unit of Israeli commandos at about 8:30 pm, Wednesday evening, the Milad News Agency has reported.   Local sources in Jenin said that a … Continued

19th Dec 2013

Palestine: Palestinian child wounded by Israeli gunfire while harvesting potatoes in Gaza

By Rosa Schiano International Solidarity Movement: On Sunday, a young Palestinian was injured by Israeli gunfire in Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip.                    [Photo by Rosa Schiano]   Mohammed el-Shanbary, age 17, was harvesting potatoes.   ““I went to work … Continued

19th Dec 2013

Palestine: Land confiscated near Nablus, multiple arrests

By Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Wednesday, ten dunams of land were confiscated by Israeli forces, on Tuesday, in addition to the restrictions imposed upon 500 dunams of private Palestinian farm land in the village of Qusra, south of … Continued

19th Dec 2013

Palestine: Five Palestinians, including children, kidnapped in Jerusalem

[Image Radio Bethlehem 2000]   By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Wednesday, dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded Silwan town and the Old City, of occupied East Jerusalem, kidnapping five Palestinians, including three children. Local sources have reported that dozens of soldiers have … Continued

18th Dec 2013

Palestine: Israeli soldiers invade Nablus, kidnap two Palestinians

By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Wednesday at dawn several armoured Israeli military jeeps invaded various neighbourhoods in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, broke into and violently searched several homes, and kidnapped two Palestinians. Local sources have reported that … Continued

18th Dec 2013

Palestine: 10 homes to be demolished in Barta’a

[Image: Wiki Commons] By Chris Carlson WAFA: The Israeli military authority has notified Tuesday, 10 residents of the village of Barta’a al-Sharqiyeh, south of Jenin, of its intention to demolish their homes, under the pretext that they were built without … Continued

17th Dec 2013

Palestine: Five Palestinians kidnapped across West Bank

By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Monday at dawn Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, kidnapping five Palestinians. Local sources have reported that one invasion took place in the Qalqilia district, in the … Continued

17th Dec 2013

US academic body votes to boycott Israeli universities

The US-based American Studies Association overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution to sever ties with Israeli universities in solidarity with the pro-Palestinian boycott movement, the group announced on its website Monday. Two-thirds of ASA members who voted, chose to … Continued

16th Dec 2013

Palestine: Israeli soldiers violently beat Palestinian in Hebron

By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Sunday, Israeli soldiers have violently attacked a young Palestinian man from Hebron, causing moderate injuries that required hospitalization. A man was also injured after being rammed by a military vehicle. Medical sources say that a … Continued

15th Dec 2013

Palestine: Severe flooding forces thousands from Gaza homes

  More than 4,000 people have been evacuated from flood-damaged homes in northern Gaza in what the United Nations has called “a disaster area,” officials said on Saturday. Flooding has been so severe that access to many homes is by … Continued

14th Dec 2013

Palestine: Israeli soldiers invade Shweika village near Tulkarem

By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Friday, despite the extreme snowstorm hitting different parts of occupied Palestine, dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the Shweika village, near the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, broke into a home and violently searched the … Continued

13th Dec 2013

Palestine: Abbas voices his reservations on Kerry’s security plan

RAMALLAH, (Xinhua): Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas informed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry his reservations on the latter’s security plan for a future solution with Israel, a Palestinian official said Thursday. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said … Continued

12th Dec 2013

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap two Palestinians in Gaza

By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Wednesday, Israeli sources reported that the army has kidnapped two Palestinians who crossed the “border fence” between the Gaza Strip and Israel. The sources said that the two were unarmed, and likely tried to enter Israel … Continued

12th Dec 2013

Palestine: Six Palestinians kidnapped in Aida refugee camp

IMEMC & Agencies: Wednesday at dawn, dozens of Israeli soldiers have invaded the Aida Refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, kidnapping six Palestinians, including two brothers, and serving two residents with warrants ordering them to head to … Continued

12th Dec 2013

The Netherlands: Dutch water company ends partnership with Israeli firm

Dutch water supplier Vitens has ended a partnership with Israeli water company Mekorot due to the “political context,” the Dutch company said on Wednesday. The abrupt decision comes days after a visit to the Mekorot offices in Occupied Palestine by … Continued

12th Dec 2013

Israel: Ethiopian-born Israeli MP rejected by blood bank, told she has “special blood”

An Israeli blood drive rejected a donation by the only Parliament member of Ethiopian origin on the grounds that she had “special blood,” Israeli news outlet Ynet reported on Wednesday. Knesset member Pnina Tamano-Shata presented herself on Wednesday to a … Continued

11th Dec 2013

Palestine: Israeli stabs young Palestinian in Jerusalem

IMEMC & Agencies: Tuesday evening eyewitnesses reported that a young Palestinian man was moderately hurt after being stabbed by an Israeli extremist in Jaffa Road, in West Jerusalem, the Milad News Agency has reported. [Image By Milad News Agency]   The sources … Continued

11th Dec 2013

Palestine: Israeli army kidnaps Palestinian woman in Jerusalem

By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: The Ahrar Center for Detainees Studies and Human Rights reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday, a Palestinian woman identified as Nadia Lufty Abu Eid, 34. [File photo: Image Beth-tv.com]   The Center said that … Continued


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