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Five Palestinians rounded up by Israel in West Bank raids, one in Jerusalem

The Israeli army detained five Palestinians in overnight end early morning raids in the West Bank and another in Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said today. Two of the detainees were from the Nablus district, including one who had served 10 years behind Israeli bars for resisting the occupation. Two others were from the Jericho area and one form …

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Israeli police storm Aqsa, force Muslims on retreat to leave

The Israeli occupation police on Tuesday night forcibly removed Muslim worshipers on retreat inside the Aqsa Mosque and arrested some of them. According to local sources, Israeli police forces stormed the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards following the Isha and Tarawih prayers and forced worshipers on retreat inside al-Qibli prayer building to leave at gunpoint. “Immediately after they stormed al-Qibli Mosque, the …

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Palestinian killed in hit-and-run by Jewish settler

A Palestinian citizen died on Tuesday morning after a Jewish settler driving at a high speed deliberately ran him over on a road near Kafr Laqif village, east of Qalqilya in the occupied West Bank. According to local sources, a citizen called Hasan Burhom died after he was hit intentionally by a settler’s car on a road near the village, …

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Child among 3 Palestinians arrested by Israeli forces in Jerusalem

The Israeli police forces on Sunday evening arrested three Palestinians, including a child, in Occupied Jerusalem. Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that the Israeli forces arrested Yazan Farroukh, 16, in Louza neighborhood in Silwan. The Israeli forces broke into Farroukh’s family home, wreaked havoc on it, seized the family’s mobile phones, and kidnapped him. Meanwhile, the Israeli police stormed the …

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Israeli high court rejects appeal against release of settler complicit in killing Palestinian woman

The Israeli High Court rejected today the state attorney’s appeal against the decision to release a Jewish settler complicit in the stoning-to-death of Palestinian woman Aisha al-Rabi in October, and rather sent him to house arrest under electronic supervision. In January, the court released four out of the five settlers complicit in the murder of Rabi, citing lack of sufficient …

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German Resolution Against BDS Angers Palestinians

Palestinians denounced the German parliament (Bundestag) resolution to denounce the boycott, divest and sanctions movement against Israel (BDS). On Friday, German lawmakers approved a resolution denouncing the BDS movement describing its methods as anti-Semitic and reminiscent of Nazi-era calls to boycott Jews. The motion called on the German government not to support events organized by BDS organizations or other groups …

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Palestinian detainee ends 25-day hunger strike in Israeli prison

The Palestinian prisoner Salim al-Rjoub on Saturday suspended his hunger strike which lasted for 25 days in protest at his administrative detention, the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said. Al-Rjoub, 48, a resident of al-Khalil, had served a total of 8 years in Israeli jails. On Saturday he reached an agreement with the Israel Prison Service to end his …

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Israel demolished 5,000 Palestinian homes in Jerusalem since 1967

Israel has demolished 5,000 Palestinian homes in Jerusalem since the occupation of the city in 1967. According to a report by the Land Research Center, the number of buildings destroyed between 2000 and 2017 rose to 1,700. Al-Quds International Foundation said that Israel demolishes Palestinian homes in Occupied Jerusalem under the pretext that they are unlicensed. Al-Quds Foundation said in …

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Israeli police assault dozens of worshipers out of Aqsa

The Israeli police stormed al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem after midnight on Sunday and forced Muslim worshipers out. Local sources said that heavily armed Israeli police forces stormed the compound shortly after the end of the Muslim Tarawih prayers and forced dozens of worshipers who remained in al-Aqsa out of the site. A few days ago, dozens of Jewish settlers …

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Israeli municipality launches demolition campaign in J’lem

The Israeli municipality in Occupied Jerusalem on Wednesday delivered over 20 demolition notices issued against buildings and structures in Issawiya district and Shu’fat refugee camp. According to local sources, municipal employees escorted by police forces took photos of different buildings and streets and took their measurements before handing Palestinian citizens summonses from the municipality. The popular committee that provides Shu’fat …

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