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17 Year-Old Girl Shot by Israelis in West Bank

Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian teenage girl Tuesday at the entrance to the village of Silwad, east of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank. The circumstances behind the shooting remained unclear, but unconfirmed reports said that the girl was shot because she was throwing stones at Israeli soldiers. Locals, who identified the […]

Gazans Protest Trumps Visit to Palestine

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip continued to express outrage over US President Donald Trump calling out the Hamas movement in a list of terrorist organizations during a speech in Riyadh on Saturday before 50 leaders of Arab and Muslim-majority countries. Palestinians in Gaza from across the political spectrum united in denouncing the remarks, which have […]

Trump Meets with Abbas in Bethlehem during Brief Visit in West Bank

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed US President Donald Trump at the Palestinian presidential palace in the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on Tuesday morning. Palestinian presidential guard spokesman Ghassan Nimr told local media outlets on Tuesday that some 2,000 members of Palestinian security forces were deployed across Bethlehem for the occasion. Trump’s convoy […]

4,000 Israelis Storm Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus

Two Palestinians were detained last night after clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers who escorted some 4,000 right-wing Israelis to Joseph’s Tomb east of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank last night. Among the group of Israelis who arrived to the site under armed protection was Mike Huckabee, former US governor of the […]

Israel Forces Shoot 20 Palestinians During Hunger Strike Rally

At least 20 Palestinians were shot and injured – one seriously – during clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank districts of Ramallah and Hebron on Monday afternoon, as clashes also broke when Israeli forces suppressed demonstrations launched in solidarity with more than 1,300 Palestinian prisoners who entered their 36th day on hunger […]

White House Map of Israel Omits Palestinian Territory, Golan Heights

Just days ahead of US President Donald Trump’s official visit to the occupied West Bank and Israel, the White House released a map on Friday of Israel with the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Golan Heights omitted from the map. While Israel occupied the territories in 1967, Israel extended Israeli law […]

Israeli Restrictions Tighten for Ramadan

Israel has announced “special procedures” for the entry of Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip into Israel and occupied East Jerusalem during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Palestinians who have already been denied permits for so-called security reasons would not be allowed to enter, according to statement released Friday by […]

Israeli Statistics Do Not Give Real Number of Palestinians in Jerusalem

The Israeli Municipal Water Association, Gihon, has said that official Israeli statistics did not give the real number of Palestinians living in occupied East Jerusalem, Quds Press reported yesterday. According to Quds Press, the Israeli daily Haaretz wrote on Thursday that Gihon is to publish data about the numbers of Arab and Jewish residents in […]

Greater Israeli Violations against Palestinians in 2017

Israel has demolished 270 Palestinian homes and structures in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem since the start of the year, the Palestinian Authority’s Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee has revealed. A total of 121 demolitions took place in the city of Jerusalem alone, while the number of demolition notices reached 238, which were concentrated […]

Settlers Vandalize, Burn Farming Equipment in Nablus Area

By Palestine Chronicle Staff Israeli settlers set fire to an agricultural tractor and sprayed racist, anti-Arab graffiti “demanding to take revenge on Burin village,” south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank on Thursday night. In March, Israeli NGO Yesh Din revealed that Israeli authorities served indictments in only 8.2 percent of cases of […]

Egypt Court Acquits Mubarak-era Tycoon over Gas Sales to Israel

A Cairo criminal court acquitted the Egyptian business tycoon Hussein Salem yesterday of “squandering public funds” in a case related to exporting Egyptian natural gas to Israel at less than the global market price. Salem is known for being a close associate of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted in 2011 following a […]

ICRC: Electricity Outages Threaten Basic Services in Gaza

By Palestine Chronicle Staff The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned on Tuesday that the severe shortages of power and fuel in the Gaza Strip have reached a critical level that “threatens the provision of the basic services.” The ICRC noted in a brief press statement that power shortages threaten health care, sewage […]

Gisha: Travel Permits Granted to Gazans by Israel Declined Sharply

By Palestine Chronicle Staff Gisha, Legal Center For Freedom of Movement, an Israeli organisation that advocates for the freedom of movement of Palestinians in the Palestinian Territories, said the number of permits granted to Palestinians by Israel have declined at the same level as before the Israeli offensive launched on Gaza in 2014. “The number […]

16 year-old Fatima Hjeiji Laid to Rest

Hundreds of Palestinians marched in the funeral procession for 16-year-old Fatima Hjeiji, who was shot and killed by Israeli forces earlier in the month under disputed circumstances. Hjeiji’s body was transferred from Israeli authorities on Tuesday evening to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in Jerusalem’s Abu Dis University, where the body was autopsied. […]

Israeli Settler Kills Palestinian Man in Nablus Area

An Israeli settler shot and killed 23 year-old Muataz Hussein Hilal Bani Shamsa, from the Nablus area at a protest being held in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners. Witnesses told Ma’an that an Israeli settler opened live ammunition on the crowd of Palestinian protesters, shooting Shamsa in the head and killing him. Palestinian journalist Majdi […]

Detention Extended for Palestinian Prisoners even After Death

Israel’s Supreme Court has granted the general prosecution an additional month to decide on the case of the detained bodies of eight Palestinians who were killed by Israeli forces, Ma’an reported today. Muhammad Mahmoud, attorney at the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, said that the Israeli court approved a request made by the general prosecution […]

Gaza in Crisis, Health Sector in Danger: Official

Head of the Health and Environmental sector in Gaza’s administrative committee, Basem Naeem said that “the banning the entry of medicine, milk for children and cuts to the salaries of medical staff, in addition to the fuel and power cut brought the health sector to a state of crisis.” Naeem, whose comments were made last […]

200 New Settlement Units to Be Built near Jerusalem

Israeli Occupation Authorities approved on Monday the construction of over 200 new settlement units in Kochav Yaakov ultra-orthodox settlement near Jerusalem, Palestinian News Network reported. The move comes a week before President Trump, who has previously criticized Israeli settlements in the territories, visits the region. #Israel plans construction of 15,000 new settlements in East Jerusalem […]

Nakba Day Solidarity March Held in Sydney

A march commemorating the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” was organized on Monday evening in Sydney, Australia, by the Palestinian Action Group in Sydney, according to the group’s official Facebook page. The march, which was also held in support of some 1,300 Palestinian prisoners who entered their 30th day of mass hunger strike […]

Committee: 90% of Hunger Strikers at Nafha Prison at Risk

The Palestinian hunger strikers media committee has revealed in a statement that 90% of hunger striking in Israel’s Nafha prison has seen health deterioration significantly, according to Palestine News Network. The Media Committee of the Freedom and Dignity Strike said: “the hunger strikers are falling unconscious as a result of their deteriorated health conditions as […]

Abbas Arrives in India For Four-Day Visit

Head of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas arrived in New Delhi on Sunday for a four-day official visit to India upon an invitation from Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, according to official Palestinian news agency Wafa. The Palestinian president will hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and is scheduled to sign a […]

US Official to Israel: Western Wall is Part of the West Bank

A US official who is making preparations for President Donald Trump’s visit to the Middle East next week rejected a request that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompany Trump when he visits the Western Wall saying it is “not your territory. It’s part of the West Bank”, Israeli TV reported today. According to the Times […]

Nakba Day Commemorated across the Globe

People across the world are commemorating the Nakba Day which marks the anniversary of the forcible eviction of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland by Israelis in 1948. The Day of Catastrophe is officially marked every year on May 15, but the occasion this year coincides with a hunger strike being observed by […]

Palestinian Fisherman Shot and Killed by Israeli Forces

A Palestinian fisherman who was shot and injured by Israeli forces off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip earlier on Monday succumbed to his wounds while hospitalized in Israel, a local NGO reported. According to the al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Muhammad Majid Bakr, a 23-year-old resident from the al-Shati refugee camp, was shot […]

‘Marwan’, Film Documenting Barghouthi’s Life to Be Screened In Italy

The film “Marwan” is set to be shown at the Palestinian embassy’s headquarters in Rome, Italy on Saturday, Maan News Agency reported. The film, released earlier this year, explores the life of the imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouthi, who is currently leading a mass hunger strike among Palestinians held in Israeli prisons. He has spent […]

Barghouthi Calls for Unity, Civil Disobedience of the Israeli Occupation

By Palestine Chronicle Staff Marwan Barghouthi, who has been leading the hunger strike in Israeli jails for 29 days as of today, has called in a statement on Sunday for “civil disobedience in the face of the Zionist entity, as well as holding a national conference for a national comprehensive dialogue and the formation of […]

Gaza to Mark Nakba Day in Massive March

Hamas organized a march to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the Nakba and to support hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in the besieged Gaza Strip, Maan News Agency reported. On May 15, the 1948 Nakba will be commemorated for the 69th year, recalling the 750,000 Palestinians displaced during and after the establishment of the state of Israel. […]

Committee Demands Hunger-striking Prisoners Receive Treatment on 28th Day

The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs demanded that Palestinian prisoners who entered their 28th day on hunger strike in Israeli prisons on Sunday be hospitalized, as their health continued to decline. Committee head Issa Qaraqe said in statement that hunger strikers urgently needed be taken to hospitals for treatment, under the medical supervision of International […]

Lawyer Visits Barghouthi for First Time since Beginning of Hunger Strike

Imprisoned senior Fatah official Marwan Barghouthi was visited by his lawyer on Sunday for the first time since a mass prisoner hunger strike, led by Barghouthi, began 28 days ago. Lawyer Khader Shqeirat reported that Barghouthi had lost 12 kilograms since the beginning of the strike, and now weighed only 53 kilograms, according to the […]

PLO: Israeli Doctors Cracking Down on Hunger Strikers

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has accused Israeli doctors of taking part in cracking down on the Palestinian hunger strikers being held inside Israeli jails, Quds Press reported yesterday. “Israeli authorities turned the prisoners’ clinics into fields for cracking down on the hunger strikers, torturing them and putting pressure on them,” former prisoner Abdel-Nasser Farwaneh, […]

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