West Bank

Confrontations reported in al-Khalil

Confrontations erupted in Arroub refugee camp in al-Khalil on Wednesday morning between local demonstrators and Israeli occupation forces (IOF). Eyewitnesses said that the confrontations flared up after IOF soldiers fired live and rubber bullets along with sound bombs at the demonstrators, who were protesting the occupation’s practices. They said that the demonstration was also in solidarity with family of Omar …

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IOF arrests 9 Palestinians in West Bank

The Israeli occupation forces at dawn Tuesday and the previous night arrested 9 Palestinian citizens in the West Bank and Jerusalem. According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society, the IOF arrested 8 Palestinian citizens, including two minors, in home raids in Bethlehem, Tulkarem and Qalqilya. In the early morning hours Israeli police arrested one of al-Aqsa Mosque’s guard during his presence …

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Seven Palestinians detained by Israeli occupation forces in West Bank raids

Israeli occupation forces detained today at least seven Palestinians during raids at their homes in the West Bank, said the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS). Three men were detained in the town of Halhoul and two 18-year-old boys in the Bethlehem district, both in the south of the West Bank. In addition, one was detained in Jenin refugee camp in the …

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Settlers steal olive harvest in West Bank village

Israeli settlers today stole the olive harvest of Palestinian farmers in the village of al-Lubban al-Sharqiya, to the south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local source. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, said  that  a number of Palestinian farmers reported that Israeli settlers from the nearby illegal settlement of Elieh had …

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Israeli Supreme Court upholds deportation order against Human Rights Watch director

The Israeli Supreme Court upheld today deportation order against Human Rights Watch (HRW) director Omar Shakir for the occupied Palestinian territory for his alleged pro-boycott of Israel group, BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions). “Breaking: Israeli Supreme Court upholds my deportation over my rights advocacy,” said Shakir in a tweet. “Decision now shifts back to Israeli government; if it proceeds, I …

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IOF seizes 2500 dunums of Palestinian land in West Bank

Israeli occupation forces seized 2522 dunums in the occupied West Bank in favor of the construction of illegal settlements, said municipal sources and a cartographer. Mayor of Al-Jab’a Dhyab Masha’la said that several Palestinian farmers entered their olive groves adjacent to the nearby illegal settlement of Eli, and were shocked to find Israeli military orders informing them of Israel’s plan …

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Israel Plans to Seize Over 600 Dunams of Land in Nablus and Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities ordered, on Saturday, the confiscation of 500 dunams of Palestinian land in the village of Hizma, east of Jerusalem, and 124 dunams in the villages of Majdal Bani Fadel and Douma, south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, local sources said. Muslim Abu Heleou, head of Hizma municipality, told WAFA that the Israeli army handed …

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Five Palestinians kidnapped by IOF in West Bank and J’lem

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Sunday kidnapped five Palestinian citizens, including the minister of Jerusalem affairs, during campaigns in the West Bank and the holy city. A spokesperson for the Israeli army claimed that four wanted Palestinians were arrested at dawn in the West Bank. According to Jerusalemite media sources, the Israeli intelligence kidnapped in the morning minister …

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Israeli settlers steal olive harvest in Nablus

Israeli settlers on Wednesday stormed Palestinian groves and stole olives in Deir al-Hatab village east of Nablus City. Anti-settlement activist Ghassan Daghlas said that the Palestinian farmers of Deir al-Hatab told him Israeli settlers destroyed dozens of olive trees and stole their crops. He noted that settler attacks on the Palestinian citizens and their farmlands in the West Bank have …

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