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Nineteen-year-old Sare, who on July 5 was violently dragged on the ground in Khan al-Ahmar by Israeli forces after they tore off her headscarf, was released after being remanded in custody for about two weeks.

The Palestinian Bedouin hamlet of Khan al-Ahmar in the occupied West Bank will remain Palestinian land, a young Palestinian woman who had been detained by Israeli authorities said in 17 July.

"I did not commit any crime to be taken into custody. I just tried to protect my...

Education minister believes all incendiary balloon and kite launchers should be fired upon, while the IDF chief cautions there are children and teenagers among them; 'It's against my operational and moral positions,' Eisenkot says.

The Security Cabinet met on July 15 to discuss the tensions on the Gaza border, with the discussion focusing on a response to the incendiary kites and balloons, which have been wreaking havoc in Israel, burning thousands of acres of farmland and wooded...

The unit’s employees will be tasked with hacking computers or phones of any person or private organization that is defined as a threat to cybersecurity and within 24 hours of identifying a potential threat, the unit has the authority to access the device and extract data without a court order.

In the law’s organizational aspects, it will grant the prime minister the power to appoint new employees into the unit confidentially without conducting a formal recruitment process. The unit’s...

At least two teenagers in the Gaza Strip have been killed and more than 30 other people have been injured by Israeli air raids, according to Palestinian health officials, as Israel carried out the largest daylight attack on the besieged enclave since the 2014 war.

Amir al-Nimri, 15, and Luay Kaheel, 16, died of their wounds on Saturday shortly after an air raid targeted al-Kateeba, an area in western Gaza, the health ministry said.

According to witnesses, the two teenagers who...

As many as 137 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces since 30 March 2018, in assaults on the Great Marches of Return on Gaza border; a Palestinian official has said.

A spokesman for the Health Ministry in Gaza, Ashraf al-Qudra said in a statement, Thursday, that Israeli forces injured 16,100 Palestinians; noting that 7,700 of them were treated in the field while 8,400 people were taken to hospitals in the Gaza Strip.

According to al-Qudra as many as 18 children under the...

Israel prohibited the Muslim call to prayer 298 times in the first half of this year at a historical mosque in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.

“Occupying Israeli forces prohibited the Azan, including calls to Friday prayer, at the Ibrahimi Mosque 298 times in the first six months of 2018,” Palestinian Religious Endowments Minister Yousef Adais said Tuesday in a written statement.

He said Israel was strengthening its presence at the mosque and closed it for two...

Israeli forces have assaulted dozens of Palestinians protesting the demolition of a Bedouin village near occupied East Jerusalem and the forcible transfer of the entire community.

According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, at least 35 Palestinians were wounded, including four who were hospitalised, during the events which took place on July 4 at the Khan al-Ahmar village.

Videos taken by witnesses and circulated online showed Israeli forces beating and attempting to arrest men...

An Israeli military court on July 3 extended the detention of Turkish national Ebru Ozkan, 27, who had been under arrest since June 11 for alleged links with terrorist groups, the lawyer said.

According to her lawyer Omar Khamaysa, the military court in Salim, northern Israel, decided to extend the detention by six more days despite Israeli prosecutor’s demand for an eight day extension.

Ebru was referred from Petah Tikva near Tel Aviv to another prison call Hasharon near...

Israel's parliament has passed a law that withholds hundreds of millions of dollars in funds from the Palestinians over welfare payments given to prisoners and their families. 

The Knesset, Israel's parliament, approved on Monday the law with 87 of the 120 legislators voting in favour and 15 opposing. 

The new legislation will deduct the money that the Palestinians allocate to prisoners and others killed by Israeli forces from taxes collected by Israel on behalf of the...

The Israeli army has killed 25 Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip since the beginning of this year, according to Defence for Children International Palestine.

Of the 25 minor killed by occupation forces, 21 were targeted in the besieged Gaza Strip, the organisation revealed.

The association added that the Israeli army “intentionally killed children by using live ammunition”.

According to the association, 21 of the 25 children were killed by...

A Palestinian teenager died in June 27 after being hit by Israeli tank fire on the Gaza border, the besieged strip's health ministry said.

Abdel Fattah Abu Azoum, 17, was hit in the head earlier in the day near Rafah in southern Gaza, the ministry said.

The Israeli army said he and a companion were seeking to breach the border.

The army alleged firebombs had been found at the scene. 

Palestinian medics said the other escaped with minor injuries.

On Tuesday...

A number of 18 Palestinians were injured during clashes with Israeli troops in Nablus, north of the West Bank, said a Palestinian source.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society in a statement that among the injured during clashes with Israeli forces was an individual who was wounded by live bullets while 17 others sustained injury from rubber bullets.

Clashes broke out after dozens of settlers stormed the Prophet Joseph Tomb area to perform Talmudic rituals. 

The tomb is...

Israeli occupation forces carried out a new punitive house demolition overnight, destroying the family apartment of Palestinian prisoner Alaa Kabha in Bartaa village near Jenin.

Kabha is accused by Israeli occupation authorities of having carried out a car-ramming attack at an occupation army post near a West Bank settlement on 17 March, killing two Israeli soldiers.

According to reports, some twenty Israeli army vehicles invaded Bartaa, with the demolition carried out by ...

Israeli forces detained head of the security department of the al-Aqsa Mosque and searched the Bab al-Rahma area east of the mosque on June 18.

Firas al-Dibs, head of the Public Relations and Media department at the Islamic Endowment identified the detainee as Abdullah Abu Taleb saying that he was immediately taken to the Chain Gate detention center.

Dibs added that groups of Israeli settlers raided and toured the compound while Israeli forces prevented Abu Taleb from following...

The parole board at Rimonim Prison has denied Ahed Tamimi’s early release request. The 17-year-old Palestinian girl was sent to jail for eight and a half months after slapping an Israeli soldier in her West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

Tamimi’s attorney, Gaby Lasky, wrote in reaction on Facebook, “It’s interesting that the parole board decided it was OK to grant an early release to Elor Azaria (so that he would serve nine months), and a different board prevented Ahed’s release so that...