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West Bank

Virus outbreak kills 5 in Palestine, 2 in Kuwait

Health authorities in Palestine and Kuwait on Sunday confirmed new fatalities from the coronavirus outbreak, Anadolu Agency reports. The Palestinian Health Ministry said five people had died and 326 others tested positive for COVID-19, while 740 patients had recovered over the past 24 hours. According to the ministry, the tally of confirmed virus cases rose to 25,024, including 143 deaths, and 16,078 …

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5 homeless as Israel demolishes Palestinian home, seizes water pumps

Israeli forces seized three water pumps yesterday from the town of Beit Ummar, a village north of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank, reported Wafa news agency. Activist Mohammad Awad, told Wafa that Israeli forces, accompanied by intelligence officers, raided an area to the north of the Beit Ummar town, and seized three water pumps owned by local resident Nabil Breigheth, which he …

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Israeli bulldozers raze large tracts of land in West Bank

Israeli bulldozers today razed large tracts of Palestinian-owned land in Iskaka and Yasuf villages, located to the east of the West Bank city of Salfit, according to a local source. Head of Iskaka Village Council Fawzi Lami said that Israeli forces escorted bulldozers to the eastern area of the village, known as Khallet Ghanayem, where the heavy machines leveled the …

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Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem displaced following Israeli-ordered demolitions

Three Palestinian brothers and their families found themselves today homeless after the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem demolished their three-apartment building in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan under the pretext of construction without permit. At the same time, two other Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem were forced to tear down their homes on their own at orders from the …

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Palestine’s rate of new infections increased 15,000% since March

The Latest: 17,948 Palestinian testing positive for COVID-19; 13,644 in the West Bank; 78 in Gaza97 deaths from Palestinians with COVID-19 related causes; 9 new fatalities in the last week367 average daily new infections among Palestinians since Aug. 1Israel’s new coronavirus czar takes office, moves contact tracing to IDF 80,991 Israelis testing positive for COVID-19; 581 deaths      This last …

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Palestinian MP condemns Israel’s theft of part of Al-Ibrahimi Mosque

Chairman of Jerusalem’s Committee in the Palestinian Legislative Council, MP Ahmed Abu Halabiyeh, yesterday condemned Israel’s expropriation of part of Al-Ibrahimi Mosque, Quds Press reported. “Stripping [Palestinian Authority]’s municipality of Hebron from its supervision over Al-Ibrahimi Mosque and handing it over to the Settlement Planning Council is a new crime of judaisation,” the MP said in a statement. He stated that this …

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Israeli forces demolish brick house, water well in north of West Bank

Israeli forces demolished today a residential house made of bricks and a water well in the village of Faraseen, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, said a local official. Head of Faraseen village council, Mahmoud Amarneh, said that Israeli forces demolished a 250 cubic meter water well and a 70-square-meter brick house displacing local resident Fayez Amarneh …

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Israeli occupation forces detain three ex-detainees near Jenin

Israeli occupation forces last night detained three Palestinian ex-detainees in Israeli jails after raiding their homes in the village of Faqqu’a, northeast of Jenin city in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). Israeli soldiers reportedly raided and searched the homes of Sayyaf Massad, Milad Massad, and Mohammad Arram, before dragging them out of their homes in …

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