Monday, April 12, 2021


  • Existence is Resistance | October 23, 2018
    As 31 new settlement units have been approved to be built in the old city of Hebron, two Palestinian brothers who have a family ceramic business tell their story of resistance against ongoing occupation of the city. .....
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  • Formalising apartheid in Hebron | September 10, 2017
    Activists and local residents fear a decision of Israel’s defense ministry to expand the municipal powers of settlers living in the Old City of Hebron will put Palestinian families at risk of eviction. .....
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  • Palestinians mark anniversary of Ibrahimi mosque massacre | February 27, 2017
    Hundreds of Palestinians and internationals took to the streets of the Old City of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank last Friday in a march to commemorate the 23-year anniversary of the Ibrahimi mosque massacre, when far-right Jewish-American settler Baruch Goldstein opened fire on worshippers, killing 29 Palestinians and injuring 125. .....
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  • Palestinians protest amid Israeli calls to pardon convicted soldier | January 05, 2017
    Israeli soldier who killed motionless Palestinian attacker was found guilty of manslaughter and could face a maximum 20 years in prison. Netanyahu and other Israeli politicians have stated their support for a pardon. But while Azaria is the only soldier undergoing trial for the killing of a Palestinian in 2016, the case is not an isolated incident .....
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  • Innocent Palestinians punished as lethal violence flares in Hebron | September 22, 2016
    Following a spate of lethal clashes between the Israeli Army and Palestinian youths, innocent civilians are being denied the right to work, leave their home villages or retrieve the bodies of their dead children. At least 230 Palestinians and 32 Israelis have died in internecine conflict since unrest began to rumble across the West Bank in October.....
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  • Hebron: a hotbed of tension and human rights abuses | August 13, 2014
    “The Israeli military is responsible not only for reckless and deliberate unlawful killings in Gaza, but also for unlawfully killing Palestinian protesters in the West Bank,” according to Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. .....
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  • Know thy heritage, and share it with the world | June 27, 2014
    While the Bethlehem Marching Band’s music echoed in the narrow streets of the town’s Old City, forty young Palestinians made their way to Manger Square. None of them grew up in Palestine, and most of them were seeing the country for the first time. On Sunday the 15 June they where welcomed to their homeland with speeches, music and dance... .....
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  • Israel enacts widespread crackdown after 3 teens go missing | June 16, 2014
    On Thursday night, three Israeli boys aged between 16 and 19 were travelling home from their Jewish religious schools, based in the illegal settlements of Gush Etzion and Kiryat Arba in the southern West Bank. The teenagers, Gilad Shaer, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Ifrach, were reportedly hitchhiking. They didn’t make it home. .....
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  • Women’s cooperatives provide support and income for Palestinian women | April 30, 2014
    Staggeringly high rates of unemployment, imprisonment, critical injury, and death at the hands of Israeli armed forces have rendered many men unable to provide for their families. As of January this year, according to Palestinian prisoner support and human rights association Addameer, there were 4,852 adult Palestinian males in Israeli prison......
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  • Settlers move into strategic Hebron enclave | April 22, 2014
    At the edge of Hebron’s old city, the sound of construction is clearly audible from the Rajabi building. The empty 3000 square meter structure, which could potentially house dozens of apartments, overlooks a Mosque, a sprawling cemetery, and several Palestinian homes. And now, it has become the newest Israeli settlement enclave in the Palestinian .....
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  • East Jerusalem park prevents expansion of two Palestinian neighborhoods | December 03, 2013
    On Thursday 14 November, the Israeli District Planning and Construction Committee ordered plans to construct a national park on lands belonging to the East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Al-Issawiyyeh and A-Tur. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemned the decision, stating that the construction of the park would confiscate ... .....
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  • Emmy Awards recognize Palestinian struggle | December 02, 2013
    Emad Burnat, Bil‘in resident and film Director, along with co-Director Guy Davidi and Producer Christine Camdessus, won the award for Best Documentary at the 41st International Emmy Awards, last Monday 25th November in New York, for their production of 5 Broken Cameras. .....
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  • A week of house raids in Hebron after killing of soldier | September 27, 2013
    Tensions were especially high in Hebron after the mysterious shooting and death of an Israeli soldier on Sunday, 22 September. After the killing on Sunday night the IDF soldiers reportedly went around the neighborhoods surrounding the Abu-Arish checkpoint, close to where the soldier was killed, and rounded up all Palestinian males with an ID ... .....
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  • Netanyahu makes a plea to strengthen the settlements in West Bank | September 25, 2013
    On Sunday, 22 September, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made public his decision to allow settlers to move back into the Machpelah house in the Old City of Hebron. Netanyahu‘s decision comes just days after an Israeli soldier was shot and killed just blocks away from the contested house by a Palestinian sniper. .....
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  • Hebron mourns the death of cancer stricken prisoner Abuhamdia | April 05, 2013
    On Thursday March 4, more than 1,000 people attended the funeral of the latest prisoner to die under Israeli custody, 64 year old Maysara Abuhamdia from Hebron. He died on April 2 at the Soroka hospital in Bir Sabe’, where he was transferred to there from Eshel prison last month despite his suffering from throat cancer since August 2012. .....
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  • Three dead in the West Bank as protests for Maysara Abuhamdia escalate | April 04, 2013
    64 year old Maysara Abuhamdia, imprisoned by the Israeli occupation since 2002 and sentenced to 99 years, died on Tuesday, April 2 in Saroka hospital shackled to his bed. Abuhamdia suffered from throat cancer, and was only given chemotherapy sessions in March, despite complaining of affliction since August 2012. According to his lawyer... .....
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  • More than one hundred settlers march through Hebron for Passover | March 28, 2013
    On March 27, almost 150 settlers took part in a march organized in the old city of Hebron due to the Passover celebration.  During the afternoon, at least three different groups of settlers walked from the checkpoint at the beginning of Shuhada Street until they reached a house belonging to a Jewish family in Shalaleh Street, which is... .....
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  • Open Shuhada Street, end Apartheid | February 23, 2013
    On Friday February 22, hundreds marched in Hebron‘s old city to demand the opening of Shuhada Street, a major artery in the city connecting the center to the cemetery. The Israeli army closed Shuhada Street to Palestinians following Baruch Goldstein‘s massacre of 29 people inside the Ibrahimi mosque in 1994, and today most of the street is... .....
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  • Road closures in Hebron violates 1997 agreement | February 09, 2013
    Shuhada Street may get the most attention, but it‘s far from the only road that‘s been closed in Hebron. Last Friday, the Hebron Defense Committee, an activist group, staged a demonstration to call attention to the many other roads that have been closed in the city. "Shuhada Street, it‘s like 900 meters, but we have another four kilometers... .....
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  • Hebron families struggle for existence | January 19, 2013
    This report is the first in a new Palestine Monitor series on life in the Old City of Hebron. The Palestine Monitor will publish one report a week on Hebron leading up to the ‘Open Shuhada Street’ protest on Feb. 25 organized by the nonviolent resistance group Youth Against Settlements. The demonstration marks the anniversary of Baruch Goldstein’s .....
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  • The death of Mohammad Salaymah on his 17th birthday | December 25, 2012
    The death of Mohammed Salaymah on Wednesday 12th December 2012 has become yet another eye-opener to the increasing use of live ammunition within the West Bank by the occupying forces. The event occurred on the following day after Israel had announced a modification in its policy surrounding the use of live fire against Palestinians. .....
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  • Live ammunition and child arrests: IDF response to protests | December 25, 2012
    In condemnation of the recent murder of 17 year old Mohammad Ziad Awad Salaymah, protests broke out in Aida refugee camp the following day. The teenager was shot dead on Wednesday, December 12th, by an Israeli border officer at a checkpoint in Hebron. According to Israeli sources Salaymah pulled a pistol out at the officers, which later turned... .....
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  • Local elections in the West Bank: the return of democracy? | October 22, 2012
    On Saturday October 20th, Palestinians in the West Bank had the opportunity to elect new local councils for the first time since 2006.Preliminary results indicate that the main political party Fateh had much to give up during Saturday’s elections; Fateh only won 40% of the candidate seats, despite the non-participation of Hamas who boycotted the .. .....
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  • The last kuffiyeh manufactory in Palestine | August 05, 2012
    Traditionally worn by Palestinian farmers, the Kufiyeh became a symbol of Palestinian nationalism and revolution against the British Mandate during the 1930s. Its notoriety increased during the 60s with the Palestinian resistance movement and Yasser Arafat‘s vesture as a symbol of identity and national struggle.Hirbawi Textile is a decades old ........
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  • In Photos: “Welcome to Apartheid Street” — Hebron demonstration goes awry | September 18, 2011
    Palestinian activists staged a symbolic name changing of Shuhada Street to “Apartheid Street” last week in Hebron. The action was organized by the group Youth Against Settlements to highlight conditions faced by residents of Hebron, where approximately 500 Israeli settlers occupy the town’s center under the protection of the Israeli military.... .....
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