Posts Tagged ‘Hebron’

Hebron settlers hold Purim parade while Palestinians locked down for coronavirus

In the shadow of the spread of coronavirus across Israel-Palestine, over 250 Israeli settlers took part in the annual parade to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in the center of occupied Hebron on Tuesday. The settlers, who marched from the neighborhood of Tel Rumeida to the Tomb of the Patriarchs, were accompanied by hundreds […]

1 moderately injured in stabbing attack near Hebron; suspect arrested

One person was moderately injured in a stabbing attack near the West Bank city of Hebron on Saturday. The 22-year-old victim received medical treatment on the scene for a stab injury to his shoulder, and was taken to hospital, the Magen David Adom emergency services said in a statement. The suspect was arrested and taken […]

From the Old City to Tel Rumeida Hill: Israel’s Takeover of Hebron Forges Ahead

Hebron, Alkhalil, Palestine –  Israel’s Defense Minister Naftali Bennett recently announced the approval of a new Jewish only neighborhood in the old section of the Palestinian city of Hebron. This new neighborhood, which lies in the heart of the Palestinian city, will include as many as seventy residential units. The move is not Israel’s first […]

Israel’s plan to build new settlement atop Hebron market evokes painful memories for residents

A new Israeli settlement will be built in the heart of the flashpoint city of Hebron, in the southern West Bank, joining a long list of notoriously violent settlements in the area. Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennet, of the ultra nationalist “New Right” party, said on Sunday that a new settlement would be built on […]

Palestinian teen is shot dead in army attack near Hebron settlements

West Bank / Jerusalem Israeli forces shoot and kill Palestinian teen in Hebron IMEMC/Agencies 1 Dec — Updated: A Palestinian teenager was shot dead, on Saturday night, by Israeli soldiers in the town of Beit Awwa, west of Hebron City in the southern occupied West Bank. The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported that Israeli […]

Defense minister green-lights new Jewish neighborhood in Hebron

Newly installed Defense Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday announced his approval for planning of a new Jewish neighborhood in the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron, in a decision that was quickly praised by the right and bashed by the left. The Jewish community in Hebron is made up of several enclaves located deep in […]

Palestinian official blames US settlement shift for new Hebron neighborhood

Israel scolds new European recruits to Iran barter system Israel scolds six new European members of the INSTEX barter mechanism with Iran, saying it encourages Tehran’s repression of protests. “Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden could not have picked worse timing,” says an English-language statement from the Israeli foreign ministry. “The hundreds of […]

Palestinians reel from violent harassment during Jewish celebration in Hebron

More than a dozen Palestinians, including a baby, were injured over the weekend in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, when tens of thousands of Jewish pilgrims descended on the city and many became violent. According to local reports, extremist Israelis wreaked havoc on the city, verbally harassing and physically attacking Palestinian residents […]

What if Israel had decided to expel the settlers of Hebron?

After Baruch Goldstein massacred 29 Palestinians in the Cave of the Patriarchs, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin could have taken action against the settlers of Hebron. Instead he put the Palestinians of the city under closure. The consequences of that decision reverberate until today. By Amiram Goldblum Israeli settlers stand near a mosque in the […]

The IDF kills another unarmed young Palestinian ‘for no reason’ in Hebron refugee camp

   Israeli forces shot and killed a young Palestinian man outside his home today in the al-Arroub refugee camp in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron. Omar al-Badawi, reported to be 22-years-old, was shot in the abdomen near the front steps of his home in the camp during protests commemorating the death of […]

Israeli forces kill another young Palestinian man ‘for no reason’ in Hebron refugee camp

Israeli forces shot and killed a young Palestinian man outside his home today in the al-Arroub refugee camp in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron. Omar al-Badawi, reported to be 22-years-old, was shot in the abdomen near the front steps of his home in the camp during protests commemorating the death of revered […]

Gideon Levy: a Quiet, Cruel Population Transfer in South Hebron Hills

Demolished homes in Al Mufaqara, last week. Credit: Alex Levac Demolition of Palestinian homes – last week’s excuse was to create Israeli “nature reserves,” this week a “firing zone” – causes now-homeless Mahmoud Hamamdi to ask, “Who is the terrorist: the one who builds a house or the one who demolishes a house?” by Gideon […]

Open your eyes in Hebron and see the whole of the occupation

The settlements, checkpoints, and walls that have been the reality for Hebron’s Palestinian population are now being copied everywhere across the West Bank. By Eyal Hareuveni Israeli soldiers argue with a Palestinian woman during clashes at a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Hebron, December […]

Netanyahu says he will annex Jewish settlements in Hebron if re-elected

“I intend to extend sovereignty on all the settlements and the [settlement] blocs,” including “sites that have security importance or are important to Israel’s heritage,” Netanyahu told Army Radio on Monday. The West Bank has been illegally occupied by Israel since 1967, following the Six-Day War. Hebron is the largest city in Palestine. In a […]

In Hebron, Tlaib and Omar would have seen Israel’s apartheid city

Had Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar been allowed to visit Hebron, they would have seen Israel’s official policy of discrimination and segregation for the city’s 215,000 Palestinian residents. By Avner Gvaryahu Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian man during a raid on the West Bank city of Hebron, September 20, 2017. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90) Outside […]

When an American in the IDF meets a Palestinian American in Hebron

An American serving in the Israeli army in Hebron says that in her job granting and denying Palestinians permission to work and travel, it’s a ‘conversation starter’ to meet Palestinians who back home would have full rights like her. The video below was published Sunday by COGAT, the unit of the Israeli Defense […]

PA arrests Hebron businessman who attended Bahrain conference

The Palestinian Authority arrested a Palestinian businessman who attended the US-led economic conference in Bahrain this past week where the Trump administration unveiled the economic aspects of its proposed peace plan, a senior PA official said on Saturday. Saleh Abu Mayala was arrested in Hebron by Palestinian intelligence forces in an area under Palestinian Authority […]

In Hebron, israel (apartheid state) removes the last restraint on its settlers’ reign of terror

By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth You might imagine that a report by a multinational observer force documenting a 20-year reign of terror by Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers against Palestinians, in a city under occupation, would provoke condemnation from European and US politicians. But you would be wrong. The leaking in December of the report […]

In Hebron, Israel removes the last restraint on its settlers’ reign of terror

By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth You might imagine that a report by a multinational observer force documenting a 20-year reign of terror by Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers against Palestinians, in a city under occupation, would provoke condemnation from European and US politicians. But you would be wrong. The leaking in December of the report […]

Israeli Forces Raid Towns in South Hebron Hills

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, raided Palestinian residential homes and tents of multiple towns in the South Hebron Hills,  east of the town of Yatta, south of Hebron, occupied West Bank, said a local activist. According to WAFA, Israeli forces raided and blocked the South Hebron Hills towns of al-Masdara, […]

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