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Israeli forces demolish Palestinian structure in East Jerusalem

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities reportedly demolished a “car wash workshop” in occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday, according to Palestinian Authority-owned Wafa news agency. The report said the demolition took place in Shufat, though it was unclear if this referred to Shufat refugee camp or the adjacent neighborhood by the …

Israel halts work on donor-funded agricultural road near Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, September 16, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Saturday ordered a halt to work on opening an agricultural road in the village of al-Khadr, south of the city of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, according to Ahmad Salah, a local activist. He told WAFA that Israeli forces stopped work …

Israel to remove sole water source in locale near Nablus

NABLUS, September 5, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Tuesday notified Palestinians of their intentions to destroy the water pipeline providing services to residents in a locale near the village of Duma, south of Nablus, said a local official. Ghassan Daghles, monitoring Israeli settlement activity in the north of the West …

Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 15 – 28 August 2017

Biweekly highlights On 19 August, Israeli forces shot and injured a 17-year-old Palestinian boy after a stabbing attempt at Za’tara Checkpoint (Nablus); he died of his wounds an hour later en route to the hospital and his body is still being withheld by the Israeli authorities. No Israeli injuries were reported. …

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (24 – 29 August 2017)

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (24 – 29 August 2017)   5 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israeli forces conducted 39 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one into the …

PLO official says efforts to obstruct UN publication on settlements ‘morally repugnant’

RAMALLAH, August 23, 2017 (WAFA) – United States and Israeli campaign to block the publication of a list of companies operating in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories is morally repugnant, a PLO official said on Wednesday. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation …

Israel’s arrests of Palestinians ‘highest in years’

Israeli forces arrested some 1,268 Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories over the last two months, according to rights groups. Several non-governmental organisations, including the Ramallah-based Addameer prisoner rights group and al-Mezan rights centre in Gaza, released the figures in a joint press release published on Tuesday. In June, the arrest …

Israel installs surveillance cameras on West Bank roads

the occupation forces installed at the entrance of the village of Madama near Nablus. These pictures are supplied by the village’s local council.   Ramallah: Israel has begun to install surveillance cameras on roads in the occupied West Bank, which Palestinians say is just the first step of blanketing the …

Israeli settlers raid Palestinian home, move in furniture despite court ruling

HEBRON (Ma’an) — A day after raiding a Palestinian home in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, settlers began moving furniture into the house on Wednesday, in spite of an Israeli court ruling stating that they were not allowed inside the building. Residents of the Abu Rajab house, …

Guterres expresses support for UN agency’s work assisting Palestine refugees in Middle East

12 June 2017 – Secretary-General António Guterres today expressed concerns over recent public criticism of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the integrity of its operations, and called on all Member States to continue to support the agency in discharging …