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West Bank

Children, woman among 19 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces

Israeli forces detained at least 19 Palestinians, including two children and a woman, during predawn raids across the occupied West Bank, on Thursday. According to Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS), Israeli forces detained one Palestinian attorney in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. He was identified as Adi Khaled Ghuneimat. In the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, five Palestinians …

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Settler kills Palestinian woman in vehicular attack in Bethlehem

A Jewish settler driving a heavy truck ran over a Palestinian lady and killed her on a road in Teqoa town in Bethlehem on Thursday morning. According to local sources, 42-year-old teacher Fatima Suleiman died after a settler deliberately rammed her with his truck near her house. The crime started when the Israeli-plated truck hit the victim’s car from behind …

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Israel to impose weeklong closure on W. Bank, Gaza

A weeklong Israeli closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip will begin on April 19 after nightfall at the pretext of securing Jewish celebrations during the holiday of passover, a statement issued by the Israeli occupation army said. All crossings and checkpoints will be closed to Palestinians as of Friday at midnight until April 27, and only a few …

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Palestinian injured by IOF gunfire in Ramallah raid

A Palestinian young man was injured on Tuesday evening after being shot by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) during a raid on Ramallah. Local sources said that Hani Abu Qare’ was injured by a rubber-coated metal bullet to the chest during an IOF raid on al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiya village, northwest of Ramallah. Violent clashes broke out between the IOF soldiers and …

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Access to clean water is a human right.. Why is Palestine an exception?

Free access to clean water is a basic human right. This is not just a common-sense assertion, but also a binding legal commitment enshrined in international law. In November 2002, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights adopted “General Comment No. 15” regarding the right to water: “The human right to water is indispensable for leading a life …

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Israeli settler runs over 6-year-old child in al-Khalil

A Palestinian child was injured on Tuesday after being run over by an Israeli settler in al-Khalil, south of the occupied West Bank. Local sources reported that an Israeli settler in a speeding car deliberately hit Omar al-Salayma, 6, on his way back from school and fled the area. The sources said that al-Salayma suffered moderate injuries in his head …

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Israel army covered up settlers’ killing of wounded Palestinian father

The Israeli army covered up the killing of a Palestinian father by illegal Israeli settlers, Israeli NGO B’Tselem has claimed. Twenty-three-year-old Mohammed Abd Al-Fatah was killed near Huwara, a village located off route 60 south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, on 3 April. Though media reports at the time stated that a “would-be Palestinian attacker was shot dead …

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About 10 Palestinians abducted in Israeli forces West Bank raids

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped ten Palestinian citizens in a number of West Bank refugee camps and cities at dawn Monday. An IOF statement said that ten Palestinians were rounded up in the West Bank for engagement in anti-occupation activities. The PIC reporter said that IOF soldiers arrested two Palestinians in Jenin refugee camp, one of whom is the son …

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IOF fires teargas in vicinity of schools in Hebron

Dozens of students, teachers, and citizens were treated for breathing problems after Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired teargas canisters in the vicinity of a number of schools in southern al-Khalil on Monday morning. Local sources said that IOF soldiers fired teargas and sound bombs near five schools in the early morning causing panic among the students, adding that dozens were …

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In video – Israeli forces attack, injure school children in Hebron

Israeli forces attacked young Palestinian students in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, on Sunday, by firing tear-gas bombs and sound grenades towards them. According to local sources, Israeli forces physically attacked several students on their way to school, as well as attempted to detain one of them, and fired tear-gas bombs towards parents who attempted to intervene. …

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