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15th Jan 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers plant Olive trees on illegally seized land

By Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Tuesday, dozens of Israeli settlers, protected by soldiers, took over a Palestinian-owned plot of land in an area east of the city of Hebron, and began planting it with olive trees on Tuesday, … Continued

15th Jan 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 17 Palestinians in West Bank

By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded various districts in the occupied West Bank, kidnapping seventeen Palestinian, including 11 in Azzoun, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.                    [File - Radio Bethlehem 2000]   Local … Continued

15th Jan 2014

Israeli minister apologizes for anti-Kerry diatribe

Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon apologized Tuesday to US Secretary of State John Kerry for accusing the American of having an “obsession” with Middle East peace. In a statement issued late-Tuesday, Yaalon said he “had no intention to cause … Continued

14th Jan 2014

Palestine: Palestinian child injured as Israeli army bombards Gaza

By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies:  Palestinian medical sources said that a three year-old child was injured after the Israeli army bombarded central Gaza, Monday at night,. Soldiers also fired shells into several areas in the besieged coastal region. Dr. Ashraf … Continued

14th Jan 2014

Palestine: Israel seizes emergency tents provided by UN

By Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Monday, Israeli authorities have seized emergency tents provided by the United Nations to shelter families whose homes were demolished by the army last week, according to a UN press release.                    [image: Wiki … Continued

14th Jan 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers cut Olive trees in Hebron

IMEMC & Agencies: Monday, local sources reported that a number of Israeli settlers cut down nearly 50 Palestinian olive trees, east of Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Rateb Jabour, coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the … Continued

14th Jan 2014

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 10 Palestinians in Hebron, Bethlehem, Jerusalem

IMEMC & Agencies: Monday, Israeli soldiers invaded various areas in the southern West bank district of Hebron, and kidnapped five Palestinians. Three more Palestinians were kidnapped in Bethlehem, and two Palestinian children in Jerusalem. Local sources have reported that the army … Continued

13th Jan 2014

Sweden’ s Foreign Minister Bildt slammed for Sharon ‘wise statesman’ praise

The Local: Opposition MPs have been scathing of Sweden’s foreign minister Carl Bildt‘s Twitter tribute to the deceased Israeli leader Ariel Sharon. Bildt wrote of “a major Israeli leader ” and a “brilliant military commander”, but also “a wise statesman … Continued

13th Jan 2014

Palestine: Israeli forces raid northern and southern West Bank

By Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Israeli forces raided, on Sunday, a number of homes in the northern and southern West Bank, set up checkpoints and summoned individuals for interrogation, according to security sources.                      The Palestinian … Continued

12th Jan 2014

Palestine: Several Palestinians inured in Aida Refugee Camp, two kidnapped

By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Saturday evening, Palestinian medical sources have reported that several residents were wounded during clashes which took place between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian youth in the Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem.                    [Aida Refugee Camp. File photo: Palinfo] … Continued

12th Jan 2014

Israel: Ariel Sharon, the “Butcher of Beirut,” is dead

    By Marc Abizeid Al-Akhbar: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, whose legacy includes the killing of tens of thousands of Arabs over his six-decade military and political career, is dead. He took his final breath on Saturday afternoon … Continued

11th Jan 2014

Palestine: Israel unveils plans for 1,800 illegal settler homes

Israel announced plans on Friday to build more than 1,800 new illegal settler homes in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, settlement watchdog Peace Now said. The housing ministry announced the plans for 1,076 units in annexed east Jerusalem and … Continued

10th Jan 2014

Palestine: Dozens injured by Israeli gas bombs near Qalqilia

By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded ‘Ezbet al-Tabib village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and fired gas bombs causing dozens of residents to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation. Local sources … Continued

10th Jan 2014

Palestine: Israeli settler child sprays face of Palestinian child with chlorine

By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Eyewitnesses said that an Israeli settler child, approximately 12 years of age, sprayed face of a Palestinian girl with chlorine, and fled the scene. The child suffered minor injuries and was locally treated without the need … Continued

10th Jan 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers write racist graffiti near Ramallah

By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Thursday, a number of extremist Israeli settlers infiltrated into the Single Palestinian village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and wrote racist graffiti on walls of a local home in the village. Head … Continued

10th Jan 2014

Palestine: Israel indicts 12-year-old Palestinian boy

RAMALLAH,  (WAFA): The Israeli authorities indicted a 12-year-old boy from the town of Hizma, east of Jerusalem, the Palestine branch of Defense of Children International (DCI) said Thursday. It said Israeli forces arrested Mustafa Khatib, a sixth grade student, on … Continued

10th Jan 2014

Palestine: 17 injured by Israeli forces in Bethlehem

By Chris Carlson International Middle East Media Center: Thursday morning, 17 Palestinian youth were injured after occupation soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition at them in Adhaisha camp, in the Bethlehem area.                    [Image: Al Ray]   Al Ray … Continued

10th Jan 2014

Chilean football club sparks Israeli outrage with pro-Palestinian uniform

A Chilean football club has sparked debate over its new jerseys, in which the number “1” is replaced by an outline of pre-1948 Palestine, angering Israel which demanded the uniform’s removal, local media reported. Club Deportivo Palestino, a first division … Continued

9th Jan 2014

Palestine: Palestinian killed by Israeli shell in Gaza, two children injured

By Saed Bannoura   IMEMC News: Wednesday, Palestinian medical sources reported that one Palestinian has been killed, and two children injured, one seriously, when Israeli soldiers fired shells into the Al-Kassarat area, east of Gaza city.                    [Mohammad Salama al-Ajla, 32 – … Continued

9th Jan 2014

Palestine: Israeli settlers set fire to two cars near Nablus

By Saed Bannoura IMEMC & Agencies: Wednesday Palestinian sources reported that a number of Israeli settlers infiltrated Madama village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, attacked Palestinian property and burnt two cars. The sources said that the settlers burnt … Continued

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