Division for Palestinian Rights

Chronological Review of Events Relating to the

Question of Palestine

Monthly media monitoring review

November 2015

Monthly highlights

• Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovely denounces EU proposal to label  Israeli settlements products. (3 Nov.)

• President Obama rules out the possibility of renewing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks before the end of his term. (5 Nov.)

• ICC judges reiterate that prosecutor has to reconsider her decision not to investigate the Israel's storming of  flotilla heading to Gaza. (6 Nov.)

• President Abbas decides to refer the case of 13-year-old Palestinian detainee Ahmad Manasra to the ICC. (10 Nov.)

• Israeli authorities issue administrative detention orders against 43 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. (11 Nov.)

• Israeli Defense Minister Yaalon announces that Israel would soon begin building a subterranean barrier around the blockaded Gaza Strip. (11 Nov.)

• Palestinian President Abbas says measures to move sovereign institutions to Jerusalem were underway. (13 Nov.)

• Former British Prime Minister Blair to launch new initiative to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace. (13 Nov.)

• Israel suspends work permits of 1,200 Palestinians in Hebron following the stabbing of two Israelis. (20 Nov.)

• Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu outlines plans for tough new security measures against Palestinians in the West Bank. (23 Nov.)

• Israeli parliament votes approving  a bill that would allow Palestinian minors facing terrorism charges to be sentenced to time in prison. (25 Nov.)


Several Palestinians suffered from teargas inhalation fired by the Israeli forces during clashes in al-Khader, a village south of Bethlehem. (WAFA)

Three Israeli Border Police officers were wounded in a suspected Palestinian vehicular assault at the Beit Einun junction on Route 60, outside Hebron. (The Jerusalem Post)

A Palestinian youth was shot and left to bleed to death and another was seriously injured by Israeli forces at Beit Anoun junction, east of Hebron. (WAFA)

An Israeli settler security guard raided a Palestinian house in Beit Ummar, north of Hebron. (WAFA)

Israeli forces raided the village of at-Tour, in East Jerusalem. Five Palestinians were detained, including a 7-year-old boy. (IMEMC)

At least 25 Palestinians, including minors, were detained by Israeli forces during raids across the West Bank, including Jerusalem. (WAFA)


Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian youth and injured another at al-Jalameh checkpoint, north of Jenin, for allegedly attempting to stab Israeli soldiers. (WAFA)

Israeli forces raided the family home of the Palestinian youth who was shot dead by Israeli forces at the al-Jalama checkpoint in northern Jenin on 24 October. (Ma’an News Agency)

A Palestinian stabbed three Israelis in Rishon LeZion Street in central Israel; the assailant was arrested by Israeli police. On a second attack in central Israel, a Palestinian stabbed an elderly man in Netanya; the assailant was shot and wounded by Israeli police. (Ynetnews)

A Molotov cocktail was hurled at a guard post outside the district court building in East Jerusalem with no injuries reported. (The Times of Israel)

Israeli forces detained 21 Palestinians during predawn raids across the occupied West Bank. (Ma’an News Agency)

Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization Saeb Erekat said, on the occasion of the 98th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, that the international community must take immediate steps to put an end to decades of occupation, colonialism and exile. (WAFA)

Egyptian authorities flooded the area along the border with Gaza with sea water to destroy underground tunnels between Sinai and the Palestinian territory. (IMEMC)

Israeli authorities demolished three privately-owned Palestinian homes in Beit Hanina, near Jerusalem, and a home in Jabal al-Mukabir neighbourhood. (WAFA)

Israeli authorities forced 13 Palestinian Bedouin families in northern Jordan Valley to leave their homes to make way for Israeli military training in the area. (WAFA)

Clashes broke out in Qutna village northwest of Jerusalem after the funeral of two Palestinians shot and killed by Israeli forces. During the clashes, eight Palestinians were injured with live bullets, while dozens of others were shot and injured with rubber-coated steel bullets and suffered from severe tear gas inhalation. (Ma’an News Agency)

Clashes broke out between Palestinian students and Israeli police in Al- Quds University in the West Bank. Israeli forces fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades before forcing open the gates of the university and going inside. (Al-Ahram, Middle East Monitor )

Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian with a live bullet in the central Gaza Strip, while dozens of others suffered from severe tear gas inhalation during clashes around the border fence near al-Bureij refugee camp. An Israeli forces spokesperson said rioters breached the fence between Israel and Gaza and Israeli forces fired warning shots into the air. (Ma’an News Agency)

The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved two grants for a total amount of US$8 million to improve basic services and quality of education for the Palestinian people. (www.worldbank.org)

The Israel police chief banned Israeli lawmakers from entering the Temple Mount/Al-Haram Al-Sharif saying that the tension caused by such visits may affect the entire country’s security situation. (Haaretz)

Israeli lawmakers voted to impose a minimum three-year jail sentence on stone throwers. (AFP)


In Hebron’s area town of Beit Ummar, clashes broke out between Palestinian locals and Israeli forces. Four people were injured and many others suffocated due to tear gas inhalation. In Surif northwest of Hebron, clashes left two Palestinians injured with live and rubber-coated bullets and several others suffocated. In Tulkarm, two Palestinians were injured with rubber rounds, while dozens others suffered from tear gas suffocation as Israeli forces suppressed a peaceful rally. In the Ramallah area, dozens of Palestinians suffocated from tear gas as Israeli forces suppressed a peaceful rally. (WAFA, Jordan News Agency)

Israeli forces detained a Palestinian at a West Bank crossing and discovered a pipe bomb and knife in his possession. (The Jerusalem Post)

Israeli forces installed a steel gate at the main north-eastern entrance of Ein Yabrood village, east of Ramallah. (WAFA)

Israeli forces shut down the headquarters of local radio station Minbar al-Hurriya in Hebron for a period of six months, threatening to demolish the building in case any of the radio’s staff attempt to enter it. (WAFA)

Two Palestinian minors were arrested near Taybeh as suspect of throwing rocks at vehicles on route 6. (Ynetnews)

Israeli forces detained at least 13 Palestinians across the West Bank. (Ynetnews, WAFA)

Israeli police closed main roads in the neighbourhood of Ras al-Amoud in Jerusalem with cement blocks, under the pretext of ongoing stone throwing attacks against police members. The closure of the main roads obstructed the movement of at least 65,000 Palestinians in Ras al-Amoud, Silwan, Jabal al-Mukabber and Sur Bahir districts. (WAFA)

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah called for Palestinian security forces to be allowed to patrol in the Al-Shuhada Street and Tel Rumeida areas of Hebron in order to provide “security and protection” for Palestinians against Israeli settler assaults. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Israeli army forces fired tear gas canisters inside Palestinian homes in the Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, setting one house on fire and injuring members of another family. The Palestinian Red Crescent said that around 30 Palestinians, including children, suffered from suffocation. (WAFA)

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely denounced an EU proposal to label products from Israeli settlements, saying it would damage the peace process with the Palestinians. An EU decision on whether to require labelling on all products imported from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and Golan Heights is expected next week, media reported. (AFP)

Israeli police attempted to raid several schools in Ras al-Amud in East Jerusalem, but failed to do so as they were confronted by the schools’ administrative staff. Police also summoned a school’s principal in Ras al-Amud to appear for interrogation. (WAFA)

The Jerusalem municipality posted demolition warrants outside a mosque and a commercial structure in the Silwan neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

On 3 November, Israeli forces raided a medical centre in Al-Issawiya village of occupied East Jerusalem. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Israeli forces notified ten families in the village of Jaloud, south of Nablus, of demolition orders, under the pretext of construction without a permit and proximity to an illegal settlement outpost. (WAFA)

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement marking the twentieth anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination and urging all parties to be guided by his realization that “the path to true security and strength is through dialogue and compromise”. (UN News Centre)


A Palestinian rammed his vehicle into an Israeli police officer near Hebron, seriously injuring him The Palestinian was shot and killed. (AP, Ynetnews)

Israeli authorities closed the Al-Jalameh checkpoint, which separates the West Bank from Israel, denying Palestinian workers passage through the checkpoint, according to witnesses. Israeli forces enlarged the checkpoint and installed an additional security gate on Palestinian-owned land seized from Al-Jalameh residents. (WAFA)

Israeli soldiers beat a 77-year-old Palestinian at the entrance of Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, after he asked them why his grandson had been detained. The soldiers then pepper sprayed both of them. (JMEMC)

The Palestinian Prisoners Society reported that Israeli soldiers have arrested 32 Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. (JmEmc)

EU Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen said, “The EU position is that we do not recognize Israeli authority beyond the Green Line. It is not part of Israel. It is not part of what we understand to be Israel’s international recognized borders. For that reason we cannot agree that products that come from settlements beyond the Green Line are labelled ‘made in Israel’. (The Jerusalem Post)

President Abbas is scheduled to meet with Egyptian President Al-Sisi in Cairo on 8 November to consult him on the ongoing situation in Palestine, the Ambassador of Palestine to Egypt said. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

The Palestinian Government announced a series of moves to support Palestinians in Hebron, including the launch of 20 projects in the fields of education, health and infrastructure at a cost of $7 million The decisions come amid criticism that the Government has not been doing enough to support Hebron’s residents, especially in light of the IDF’s recent security measures and settler “provocations”. (The Jerusalem Post)

The EU contributed approximately €19 1 million to the payment of October salaries and pensions of over 67,000 Palestinian civil servants and pensioners in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. (WAFA)

Israeli police arrested Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Khaled Al Mughrabi on suspicion of incitement. (Ynetnews)

Israeli police declared the neighbourhood of Ras al-Jabal in Jerusalem a closed military zone, and forced owners of commercial shops to lock them up, according to local sources. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center reported that Israel’s closure of the area also hindered the movement of workers, merchants, civil employees and students in the area in the morning, provoking clashes between Israeli police and youths. Police used stun grenades, teargas and toxic gas canisters to disperse the protesting students and youths, causing multiple cases of suffocation among minor students due to teargas inhalation. (WAFA)

Israeli forces informed the family of a Palestinian prisoner incarcerated in an Israeli jail about their intention to demolish their home located in the village of Beita, south of Nablus, according to local sources. The Palestinian prisoner had been stabbed and injured by Israeli settlers on 25 October outside the illegal settlement of “Ariel” in the central West Bank. Hours after the incident, Israeli forces detained him, claiming he had attempted to carry out a stabbing attack in the settlement before the incident. (WAFA)

The Supreme Court extended the demolition order of a settlement synagogue compound by two weeks, as hundreds of settlers barricaded themselves inside the structure in “Givat Ze’ev”. (Times of Israel)

The PA removed a steel door which a group of settlers installed inside the site of Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus, the governor of Nablus said. He highlighted that the PA had been refurbishing Joseph’s Tomb to repair damage caused by young Palestinians who hurled Molotov cocktails last month. (Ma’an News Agency)

The Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon rejected Palestinian allegations that Israel had harvested organs from Palestinians its forces had killed, condemning the charges as “anti-Semitic.” (The Jerusalem Post)

Roadblocks will be removed from the main entrances to several East Jerusalem neighbourhoods, police announced, following a relative restoration of security in Jerusalem. (The Jerusalem Post)

President Abbas said that Israel must restore the status quo that prevailed on the Al-Haram Al-Sharif (Temple Mount) before the year 2000, during a PLO Executive Committee meeting in Ramallah. The Executive Committee issued a statement in which it endorsed recommendations by a special committee to “define security, political and economic ties” between the Palestinians and Israel. (The Jerusalem Post)


A number of Israeli tanks and bulldozers infiltrated the border with Gaza according to local sources. A Palestinian was injured by Israeli fire. (IMEMC, WAFA)

Clashes broke out between youths and Israeli Forces in Aida refugee camp after Palestinians torched a part of the separation wall, north of Bethlehem. (PNN)

Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal speaking from Qatar called on all Palestinian groups on 4 November to form a unified “operational leadership of the intifada… to put in place an agreed strategy for common struggle covering all options.” (AFP)

President Abbas is scheduled to meet with Egyptian President Al-Sisi in Cairo on 8 November to consult him on the ongoing situation in Palestine, the Ambassador of Palestine to Egypt said. (Ma’an News Agency)

Two mosques on Al-Haram Al-Sharif (Temple Mount) will be exempt from monitoring by security cameras, Jordan’s King Abdullah said. (Haaretz)

Activists and community leaders of East Jerusalem are currently in the final stages of forming a new political association to represent the entire occupied Jerusalem society. Their goal was to replace the Islamic Movement in that role, activists said. (Gulf News)

By flooding the tunnels, Egypt is contaminating water supplies and threatening to wreck farmland and spread disease, Palestinian officials in Gaza said. Tunnel-builders said that since September, Egypt had done more damage to the tunnels than Israeli bombing over the past two decades. (Sputnik News)

A Likud lawmaker submitted a bill that would require retailers to apply warning labels to products that are manufactured in countries that are calling for a boycott of Israel. (The Jerusalem Post)

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, Issa Qaraqe, has reported that Israeli soldiers arrested more than 800 Palestinian children in October, most of them from Jerusalem, and subjected them to severe torture and abuse. (IMEMC)

An Arab resident of East Jerusalem was indicted for murder, for his alleged role in a knife attack last month in which two people were killed. (Times of Israel)

A 25-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces in the “Gush Etzion” settlement block after allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli soldier. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Israeli forces detained four Palestinians, including a 14-year-old boy, in Hebron overnight, as well as two young men and a 15-year-old girl in East Jerusalem. (IMEMC, Ma ‘an News Agency)

Egyptian forces shot and killed an 18-year-old Palestinian fisherman off the coast of the southern Gaza Strip, according to Gaza health officials. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

US Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told the press that President Obama had ruled out the possibility of renewing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks before the end of his term in 2016. (Ynetnews)

Mohammed Allan, a Palestinian prisoner who was on a hunger strike for 65 days to protest his detention without trial, was released from an Israeli prison. (Haaretz)


Israeli soldiers shot and killed near Hebron a 72-year-old Palestinian woman motorist who the military said had tried to run them over. (Reuters)

A 40-year-old Israeli settler was stabbed and seriously wounded north of Ramallah. The attacker fled the scene, and Israeli forces were searching the area. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Two Israelis were shot and wounded, including a 16-year-old who suffered serious wounds, by gunfire near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. (Ynetnews)

Israeli forces injured five Palestinians during clashes in Hebron. Also, Israeli forces detained 13 Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem overnight. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Israeli forces shot and killed a 23-year-old Palestinian man during clashes east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Clashes broke out between locals and Israeli forces in Ramallah district. Twenty-nine Palestinians were injured during the clashes. (Ma’an News Agency)

Shin Bet and the Israeli forces detained the perpetrator of the shooting attack in Beit Anun, near Hebron. The attacker, a 16-year-old Palestinian, was interrogated by the Shin Bet and admitted to carrying out the shooting. (Ynetnews)

Judges at the International Criminal Court reiterated that the court’s prosecutor has to reconsider her decision not to investigate the storming by Israel of an aid flotilla heading to Gaza. The decision means Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will now have to look at the politically charged case again and decide whether to open a full investigation, which could potentially lead to charges against Israelis involved in the storming. (The Times of Israel)

Around 200 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, all over the age of 60, prayed at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound after crossing into Israel via the Erez crossing. (Ma’an News Agency)


A car accident occurred in the Ramallah-Nablus road injuring two Palestinians, the driver and the passenger. After the accident, Israeli forces assaulted both Palestinians and did not provide them with assistance. (WAFA)

Israeli forces prevented civil defense crews from accessing the scene of a car accident where a Palestinian driver was injured after his truck flipped over in Anata-al-Izariyeh road. (WAFA)

Clashes renewed in the town of Bani Na’im to the east of Hebron. A number of Palestinians suffered from suffocation after inhaling tear gas used by Israeli forces. (WAFA)

Israeli forces raided the headquarters of “Youth against Settlements”, a Palestinian human rights organization based in Hebron. (WAFA)

Israeli forces detained two Palestinians from the Hebron area, including a national security officer, and summoned two other Palestinians from Bethlehem for interrogation. (WAFA)

Israeli forces blocked the access into Hebron and took over houses near the Tomb of the Patriarchs. (The Times of Israel)

Israeli forces detained three Palestinian during raids in Nablus and two neighbouring villages in the northern area of the occupied West Bank. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli settlers, under Israeli army protection, attacked Palestinian homes in Jaber neighbourhood, to the east of Hebron city. (WAFA)


A Palestinian youth was arrested after he was caught trying to climb over the fence into the settlement “Ma’ale Adumim”, East Jerusalem. (The Times of Israel)

Israeli forces at Za’tara checkpoint, south of Nablus, shot dead a Palestinian youth after allegedly attempting to run over Israeli pedestrians. (WAFA)

Israeli forces shot a Palestinian woman after she stabbed him at the entrance to the Israeli settlement of “Beitar Illit”, in the southern occupied West Bank. (Ma’an News Agency)

In a third attack, an Israeli man was stabbed and injured in the northern occupied West Bank district of Qalqiliya. Israeli forces are searching the area for potential suspects. (Ma’an News Agency)

Clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli forces at the southern entrance to the town of Sinjl, northeast of Ramallah. No injuries or detainments reported. (WAFA)

Israeli forces raided al-Duheisheh refugee camp in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, causing clashes to erupt in the area. No injuries or detainments reported. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian after a vehicular attack in Tapuah junction in the West Bank. Five Israelis were wounded. (The Jerusalem Post)

At least 18 Palestinians were injured, three by live rounds and 15 others with rubber-coated metal bullets, during clashes with Israeli forces inside the campus of the Palestine Technical University in Tulkarm. Others suffered from the inhalation of teargas used by Israeli forces. (WAFA)

Israeli forces shut down the eastern and main entrance to the city of Qalqilia, northwest of the West Bank. They also blocked the eastern entrance of the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of al-Issawiyeh with cement blocks, preventing Palestinian movement in and out of the area. (WAFA)

Israeli settlers attacked with stones Palestinian vehicles passing along the Nablus-Qalqilia road, while an Israeli settler attempted to run over a group of journalists at Za’tara checkpoint, south of Nablus. (WAFA)

At least 22 Palestinians were detained by the Israeli forces during raids into the West Bank districts, including Jerusalem. (WAFA)

Israeli settlers from the settlement of “Kiryat Arba”, east of Hebron, attacked a 15-year-old Palestinian who was moved to Hebron’s hospital for medical treatment. (WAFA)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas urged Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Sisi to use his influence with international parties to pressure Israel to stop “provocations and assaults” against the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. (The Jerusalem Post)

On 8 November, an Israeli border policeman died from wounds he had sustained when he was run over by a Palestinian car north of Hebron on 4 November. (Ma ‘an News Agency)


Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian young woman at “Al-Yahou” checkpoint near Qalqilia, in the north-western West Bank, after she allegedly attempted to stab one of the soldiers. (WAFA)

Israeli forces set up flying checkpoints across the southern West Bank district of Hebron, as a search continued for suspected Palestinians who shot and injured two Israelis in Hebron’s Old City last week. (Ma’an News Agency)

An Israeli settler opened fire at Palestinian farmers harvesting olives in the Nablus district. No injuries were reported (Ma’an News Agency)

Israei forces raided the al-Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem for the third time in two weeks. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli forces raided the headquarters of the Islamic Association Charity (IAC) in the town of Shuyukh, northeast of Hebron. (WAFA)

Israeli forces detained at least 27 Palestinian youth during an arrest campaign throughout the West Bank. (Palestine News Network)

Israeli authorities issued administrative detention orders, without charge or trial, against nine Palestinian minor prisoners, according to the Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs. (WAFA)

The Israeli Air Force attacked the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket fired on 8 November at the the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council. A Hamas position located between Rafah and Han Younis was attacked. There were no wounded in the attack. (Ynetnews)

Israeli forces made an incursion into north of the Gaza Strip, backed by military vehicles and bulldozers. Israeli forces pushed deep into north of Beit Lahia and razed locals lands. (Jordan News Agency)

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during a press briefing: “I think we’ve been quite candid about the fact that … it’s unlikely that that two-State solution will be reached in the next 14 months. It’s even unlikely that talks in pursuit of that two-State solution will begin in the next 14 months.” (www.whitehouse.gov)

An Egyptian army spokesman said that the army had destroyed 31 smuggling tunnels under the border with the Gaza Strip in October. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said during a press conference in Gaza that his country and UNRWA would be working to assist in the reconstruction of Gaza. (MEMO)

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbühl told the Fourth Committee of the General Assembly that with conflicts expanding in the Middle East, Palestine refugees remained among the most marginalized due to Israel’s ongoing occupation and the absence of sustainable, predictable funding. (UN press release GA/SPD/599)


Two Palestinian youths, 12- and 13-years-old, stabbed an Israeli security guard on the Jerusalem Light Rail in the “Pisgat Ze’ev” settlement in East Jerusalem, moderately wounding him The security guard shot one of the assailants, and the other was apprehended by security forces. (Haaretz)

A 37-year-old Palestinian man was shot and wounded by an Israeli security guard after he allegedly attempted to stab him in Jerusalem’s Old City. He succumbed to his wounds at a hospital. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

A 16-year-old Palestinian was shot dead after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli border guard at a checkpoint near Abu Dis, Jerusalem. No Israelis were reported injured during the incident. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Israeli forces detained 36 Palestinians across the West Bank overnight, including 24 alleged Hamas operatives. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Israeli forces arrested 41 Palestinians from several cities and neighbourhoods across the occupied West Bank. (Middle East Monitor)

At least three Palestinian students were injured by rubber baton rounds and dozens others suffocated during clashes with Israeli forces in the Al-Arroub refugee camp near Hebron, and in the village of Deir Nizam in the Ramallah district, according to local sources. In the nearby village of Beit Ummar, Israeli soldiers stationed at the town’s entrance assaulted 23-year-old Mohammad Awad. Clashes broke out between Israeli forces and youths in the village of Deir Nizam, north-west of Ramallah; forces reportedly fired heavy rounds of teargas canisters towards locals, causing multiple cases of suffocation among them. (WAFA)

Speaking in Washington D.C. at a think tank “Center for American Progress”, Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “Any deal, or any arrangement, unilateral or negotiated, must have Israel maintain the ability to defend itself by itself against threat, including from territories that are ceded. That’s the most important provision. That is something that I don’t see the Palestinians accepting now”. (The Times of Israel)

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemned the Israeli Government’s decision to approve the building approve the building of 2,200 new housing units in two settlements near Ramallah and the recognition of two illegal outposts. The Ministry’s statement called on the Quartet and the UN Security Council to “assume their responsibilities and rein in the Israeli government’s policies”. (Middle East Monitor)

Israeli forces demolished three water wells in the village of Tinnik, north-west of Jenin, which they said had been built without a permit. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

The Israeli Defence Ministry said it still lacked evidence to charge suspects who perpetrated the deadly arson attack on a Palestinian family in the West Bank village of Duma on 31 July. (Xinhua)

President Abbas decided to refer the case of 13-year-old Palestinian detainee Ahmad Manasra to the ICC, a move that came after leaked video footage showed Manasra being verbally abused as Israeli interrogators obtained confessions from the minor. A Presidential spokesperson stated that the video demonstrated grave violations of international law, including human rights law and particularly the Convention on the Rights of the Child. (WAFA)

During a meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the UN Riyad Mansour said that in the most recent uprising, which began in October, the Palestinian people had lost 80 “martyrs”, all civilians and a large number of them women and children. Some 3,000 Palestinians had been injured by live and rubber-coated bullets, 6,000 had suffered injuries mainly from inhalation of tear gas, and thousands more had been detained without charge. The Committee also heard a joint briefing by Mahmoud Elkhafif, Coordinator of the UNCTAD Assistance to the Palestinian People Unit, and Atif Kubursi, Emeritus Professor of Economics at McMaster University in Canada, on the economic and social costs of the Israeli occupation for the Palestinian People. Noting that what was once considered a lower-middle-income economy had become a land on the verge of economic and humanitarian collapse, they said that the unemployment rate in Gaza stood at 45 per cent with 40 per cent of Palestinians living below the poverty line. Also, the Committee approved four draft resolutions for submission to the General Assembly on the “Question of Palestine”, and approved the provisional programme of the International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem and the United Nations Civil Society Forum on the Question of Palestine, to be held in Jakarta from 14 to 16 December 2015. (UN press release GA/PAL/1349)


At least eight Palestinians were injured while dozens others suffocated during clashes with Israeli forces in Hebron’s town of Dora, as well as near Ramallah, according to local and security sources. (WAFA)

Israeli army forces raided a boys’ secondary school in the town of Taqou’ to the east of Bethlehem, and threatened to shut down the school if students continue to throw stones at Israeli soldiers. Israeli police also detained a 14-year-old student from inside a junior high school in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Ras al-Amoud and handed the school’s principle a summons ordering him to appear for interrogation, under the pretext that the school students attacked soldiers with stones. (WAFA)

Clashes broke out for the second day in a row in the Al-Arrub refugee camp near Hebron. Israeli forces fired tear gas at Palestinian students and homes in the camp during a march commemorating 11 years since the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Israeli forces fired tear gas and caused several school children to suffer from tear gas inhalation. Two children were also hit by rubber-coated steel bullets, medics said. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Violent clashes erupted between Palestinian youths and Israeli soldiers in the Qalandiya refugee camp, north of Jerusalem. The Qalandia Camp Services Committee said in a statement that confrontations broke out after the Israeli forces stormed the camp and fired live bullets against locals. Israeli soldiers injured 11 Palestinians during the clashes, one of them critically, the statement added. (Petra)

In the final statement of the fourth Arab-South American summit, Arab and South American leaders called for the creation of a Palestinian State in all of the West Bank and Gaza, with its capital in Jerusalem. (AP)

The European Commission adopted an interpretative notice on the indication of origin of goods from the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967. The notice states, “For products from the West Bank or the Golan Heights that originates from settlements, an indication limited to “product from the Golan Heights” or ‘product from the West Bank’ would not be acceptable. … In such cases the expression ‘Israeli settlement’ or equivalent needs to be added, in brackets, for example. Therefore, expressions such as “product from the Golan Heights (Israeli settlement)” or product from the West Bank (Israeli settlement)” could be used”. The labelling rules are mandatory for fresh fruit and vegetables, wine, honey, olive oil, eggs, poultry, organic products and cosmetics. The rules are voluntary for prepackaged foodstuffs and industrial products other than cosmetics. Palestinian products could be labelled “product from the West Bank (Palestinian product),” “product from Gaza,” or “product from Palestine.” (The New York Times, http : //eeas .europa. eu)

The Israeli Foreign Ministry said in a statement, “Israel condemns the decision of the European Union to label Israeli products originating from areas that are under Israeli control since 1967. We regret that the EU has chosen, for political reasons, to take such an exceptional and discriminatory step, inspired by the boycott movement.” Israel’s Ambassador to the European Union, David Walzer, warned it could make Israeli-Palestinian peace talks difficult and the EU might no longer be a welcome broker. The Foreign Ministry also summoned the EU Ambassador to Israel, Lars Faaborg-Andersen. (Ynetnews,)

Thirty-six US Senators signed a bipartisan letter expressing concern over the European Union guidelines on labelling Israeli products imported by EU countries. (The Times of Israel)

The Israeli Jerusalem municipality approved the construction of 891 housing units in the “Gilo” settlement in Bethlehem, the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported. (WAFA)

Israeli authorities issued administrative detention orders, without charge or trial, against 43 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. (WAFA)

Israeli Defense Minister Yaalon announced that Israel would soon begin building a subterranean barrier around the blockaded Gaza Strip. Last month, the Israeli Defense Ministry announced that it had completed construction of a “smart” security fence around 12 Israeli communities located near the border with the Gaza Strip. (Middle East Monitor)

A Jerusalem Court jailed a Palestinian man for 16 years for attempted murder of two Israeli border police in East Jerusalem in a stabbing attack on 26 December 2014. (The Times of Israel)

Israeli forces raided and closed Palestinian stores across the village of Huwwara in southern Nablus. According to local witnesses, Israeli forces imposed a curfew on the village. (Ma’an News Agency)

The Israeli Deputy Foreign Ministry Tzipi Hotovely communicated that Israel suspended several bilateral forums with the European Union regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in response to the EU decision to issue guidelines for the labelling of products manufactured in Israeli settlements. (The Times of Israel)

The Fourth Committee presented the Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories by Charles Radcliffe, Officer-in-Charge of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The UN High Commissioner presented five documents relating to illegal Israeli practices including illegal settlement activities, the excessive use of force by security forces and poor prison conditions for thousands of detained Palestinians. During the open debate, countries stressed the disturbing evidence of continued human rights violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. (United Nations)


Four buses of Israeli settlers and students from religious schools visited the holy site of Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus. Israeli forces were deployed throughout the occupied West Bank city to secure the area before the arrival of the settlers. (Ma’an News Agency, Jordan News Agency)

Clashes broke out for the second day in a row in the Al-Arrub refugee camp near Hebron. After the clashes, dozens of Israeli soldiers raided the camp and detained 24 Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli police fired tear gas canisters at Palestinian school students who were crossing the military checkpoint at the entrance of the Shu’fat refugee camp, north of Jerusalem. (WAFA)

After a Palestinian man allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli soldier at a military checkpoint near Rachel’s Tomb in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem. Israeli forces deployed in search of the suspect and flooded the Azza refugee camp near the military checkpoint and areas of Beit Jala. (Ma’an News Agency)

Undercover Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian young man who was receiving medical treatment at the Civil Hospital of Hebron and detained another patient who was shot by Israeli forces on 25 October. (WAFA)

Dozens of Palestinians were injured during clashes in the West Bank after Israeli forces violently quelled a rally marking the 11th anniversary of the death of late leader Yasser Arafat. (The Daily Star, IMEMC)

Israeli forces detained 31 Palestinians, including at least 10 minors, from West Bank districts. (WAFA)

The Knesset plenum approved a preliminary reading of a bill introduced by MK Yinon Magal where “anyone who is not an Israeli citizen or a permanent resident will not be granted any kind of visa or permit if they, or any company, organization or foundation they represent, calls for a boycott of Israel.” (IMEMC)

In Haaretz Peace Conference in Tel Aviv, the Former Quartet for Middle East peace envoy Tony Blair said that Palestinian political unity was essential for any future accord, and suggested that dialogue with Hamas was “worth trying”. (The Times of Israel, Haaretz)

Israeli forces fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition on Palestinian farmers, working in their lands close to the border fence, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. No injuries reported. (IMEMC)

Israeli forces demolished several agricultural structures and animal barns in Khallet al-Baqar locality, adjacent to the southern Hebron area of Jabal Johar in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. (WAFA)

Israeli authorities issued a demolition order in occupied East Jerusalem to the family home of a Palestinian who carried out an attack on an Israeli bus on 13 October. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli forces evicted 13 Palestinian families from their homes in the Jordan Valley area under the pretext of conducting military drills. (WAFA)

Israeli security forces arrested six Israeli right-wing activists for protesting in the West Bank settlement of “Givat Ze’ev” against the demolition of a local synagogue that the Israeli Supreme Court has ruled is illegally built on private Palestinian land. Demonstrators also burned tires and blocked a nearby highway. (The Times of Israel)

Following the decision by the EU on 11 November to label products from Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Golan Heights and East Jerusalem, Israeli President Rivlin cancelled his planned visit to the EU headquarters in Brussels, which was scheduled for 2 December, where he was supposed to speak in front of the EU parliament and meet with EU officials. (Ynetnews)

US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said: “We do not consider settlements to be part of Israel. We do not view labelling the origin of products as being from the settlements as a boycott of Israel.” (AP)

At the Haaretz Israel Conference on Peace in Tel Aviv, former US special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations Martin Indyk stated that the right wing in Israel has “benefited greatly” from the idea that there is no partner on the other side, which makes them repeat that mantra, even when it is not true. He added that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas could become a partner “tomorrow” if only the Israelis would freeze the settlement building and agree to move forward in good faith and with generosity. (Haaretz)

In an interview that aired at the Haaretz Israel Conference for Peace in Tel Aviv, Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal called for the revival of the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative in which Israel would withdraw to the pre-1967 lines and there would be an “agreed upon” solution for Palestinian refugees. In the absence of a US initiative, the ball is now in Israel’s court to find a way to move the process forward, he said. (The Jerusalem Post)

A delegation from Jordan’s Religious Affairs Ministry and the Waqf arrived in Jerusalem ahead of the planned installation of cameras on the Temple Mount/Al-Haram al-Sharif. The delegation, which includes technicians and other professionals, is preparing a plan to determine where the cameras will be installed, although none will be placed inside the mosques themselves. The control room of the cameras will be based in Amman, but the recordings will be broadcast on the internet around the clock. (Haaretz)

The High Court of Justice approved the demolition of the homes of five Palestinians accused of terrorist attacks and rejected one demolition. Israel’s political echelon had applied significant pressure on the court to approve the demolitions. The court approved most of the demolitions, as it had done in most cases in the past, accepting the state’s argument that the demolitions deter future attackers and are necessary to address the current wave of terrorism. (The Jerusalem Post)

The International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s Office released its annual report, including its first preliminary report regarding alleged war crimes committed by Israelis and Palestinians since June 2014. Its greatest focus is on Operation Protective Edge in July-August 2014. The preliminary report, which states that Israel has been formally cooperating since 9 July, indicates that Hamas rocket attacks on Israel could be claimed as potential war crimes. The report noted Hamas’ rocket attacks on Israel in framing Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip, though it did not explicitly state a position on the legality of the blockade. The report reiterated the prosecutor’s position that “Palestine is a state for ICC purposes,” and did note many potential Israeli war crimes. It cited statements that “IDF attacks were allegedly directed against civilian residential buildings… UN facilities, hospitals, paramedics and ambulances” as well as that the military allegedly undertook “indiscriminate attacks” in the urban Gaza setting. Further, the report mentioned allegations that the IDF West Bank Court system was systematically violating the rights of Palestinian minors. (The Jerusalem Post)

Israeli Justice Minister Shaked published a legal memo that will introduce heavy fines for parents of Palestinian stone-throwers under the age of 12 in order to give law enforcement agencies the tools to address criminal activities that are carried out by children who are under the age of criminal responsibility. (Ynetnews)

The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the United Nations General Assembly on adopted a resolution on “Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources”, demanding that Israel cease the exploitation, damage, cause of loss or depletion and endangerment of the natural resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and recognize the right of the Palestinian people to claim restitution. The resolution was approved by a vote of 156 in favour to 7 against (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and United States), and 9 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Honduras, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Togo and Tonga). (UN press release GA/EF/3439)


Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon sent reinforcements to the southern West Bank just hours after a suspected Palestinian gunman shot and killed an Israeli civilian and his son and wounded two others. Three Palestinians were detained. (Ma’an News Agency, The Jerusalem Post)

Israeli forces quelled a nonviolent protest in Kufr Qaddoum village, near Qalqilya, causing several Palestinians to suffer from tear gas inhalation. (IMEMC)

At least 111 Palestinians were shot and injured during clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. (Ma’an News Agency)

Palestinian President Abbas announced at the inauguration ceremony of the Foreign Ministry in Ramallah that measures to move sovereign institutions to Jerusalem are underway. (Middle East Monitor)

Israel accused the Palestine Red Crescent Society that its paramedics intentionally neglected to offer first aid to the Israeli family shot near the settlement of “Otniel” on 13 November. The Red Crescent denied the accusations. (The Jerusalem Post)

Palestinian Prime Minister Hamdallah has issued orders to form a force to provide hospitals in the West Bank with protection, following the Israeli raid on a hospital in Hebron, detaining a patient and killing his cousin. (WAFA)

Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of northern Gaza, forcing the fishermen to flee back to the shore. One of the boats was hit, but no injuries were reported. (Ma’an News Agency)

An Israeli settler attempted to run over three Palestinian youths at the entrance to Beit Ummar, north of Hebron in the West Bank. No injuries were reported. (Ma’an News Agency)

At least 29 Palestinians were shot and injured during clashes across the occupied West Bank, and at least 28 were injured by tear gas. (Ma’an News Agency)

Unknown individuals shot at Israeli vehicles near the Israeli settlement of “Otniel”, south of Hebron in the West Bank, killing two men and injuring two others. The attackers fled and police are searching the area. (Ynetnews)

Israeli forces shot dead a 23-year-old Palestinian man during clashes in the town of Halhul, north of Hebron. (Ma’an News Agency)

A 22-year-old Palestinian man died from wounds he sustained the day before when he was shot by Israeli soldiers during clashes in Sair in the Hebron district. (Ma’an News Agency)

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is launching a new initiative to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace as a private citizen. He said his efforts will include promoting the Arab Peace Initiative, working to improve the Palestinian economy and trying to end a Palestinian split. (The Times of Israel)


Hebron district was put under lockdown as Israeli forces searched for a gunman that killed two Israeli settlers on 13 November. (Ma’an News Agency)

Clashes broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinians north of Hebron after the funeral procession of Hassan al-Baw who had been fatally shot by Israeli forces on 13 November. At least five Palestinians were injured by live ammunition. (WAFA, Ma’an News Agency)

At least six Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, and one was directly shot with a gas bomb, during clashes with Israeli forces at the northern entrance area of Bethlehem. (IMEMC)

Four Israelis were wounded in a car collision with a Palestinian car near the “Psagot” settlement. Israeli forces said it was a deliberate attack after they found a large knife in the Palestinian’s car. The Palestinian driver was killed in the collision. (Ynetnews, The Times of Israel)

An Israeli security guard was attacked by other Israelis who suspected he was a terrorist, in Kiryat Ata in the Haifa District. (Ynetnews)

“To counteract the radicalization we must go back to the situation such as the one in the Middle East of which not the least the Palestinians see that there is no future,” Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström told Swedish television after the Paris attacks. The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned the Swedish Ambassador over the remarks. (The Jerusalem Post)

Israeli forces destroyed the homes of four Palestinians accused of terrorist attacks, one in the village of Silwad, and three in Nablus. (Ynetnews)


During several overnight raids, Israeli forces detained 13 Palestinians, six of which minors, from the Hebron area. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli forces detained the suspect of the shooting attack on 13 November, after his father reported him to Israeli forces. (The Jerusalem Post)

Israeli settler guards, protected by Israeli army forces, attacked and chased Palestinian olive pickers off their land near the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron. (WAFA)

Clashes broke out north of Ramallah after Israeli forces raided the neighbourhood to drive Palestinians away from Beit El checkpoint. At least six Palestinians were injured during the clashes. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli forces detained a Palestinian man at the Erez crossing as he was attempting to leave the Gaza Strip for medical treatment in the West Bank. (Ma’an News Agency)

Prime Minister Netanyahu asked Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon to raise the matter of the Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance with Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. (The Jerusalem Post)

Judge Jose de la Mata of Spain’s National Court found a legal loophole that would enable authorities to detain Prime Minister Netanyahu and six other Israeli officials over the 2010 Israeli raid of the Mavi Marmara ship if they entered the country. (Ynetnews)

Jordan’s King Abdullah II stressed during the opening of the third session of the Jordanian parliament that Jerusalem would remain under Hashemite guardianship. (Middle East Monitor)


At least nine Palestinians were injured during clashes with Israeli forces at the northern entrance of Al-Bireh city in the West Bank. (WAFA)

At least 25 Palestinians, including a young woman and eight youths, were detained by Israeli forces in the West Bank and Jerusalem. (WAFA, IMEMC)

Palestinian Presidential spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeineh called upon the international community to provide protection to the Palestinian people against the “brutality and violations” of the Israeli Government and to prevent a religious war. (WAFA)

Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishermen off the shore of Beit Lahia injuring two fishermen. (WAFA)

Around 57 Palestinians left the Gaza Strip through the Erez crossing to visit relatives held in Israel’s Ramon prison, according to the ICRC. (Ma’an News Agency)

Clashes broke out in Qalandiya while Israeli forces were carrying out the demolition of the home of Muhammed Abu Shaheen, who was indicted for the murder of an Israeli. Israeli forces shot and killed three Palestinian during the demolition. (The Jerusalem Post, Ynetnews)

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator Robert Piper called for an end to punitive demolitions in the occupied West Bank and stated that “punitive demolitions are inherently unjust, punishing innocent people for the acts of others.” (www.ochaopt.org)

Israeli forces demolished nine residential structures and animal barns to the northeast of Hebron. (WAFA)

The UN Special Rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Makarim Wibisono, and on summary executions, Christof Heyns, said in a statement: “Cases of excessive use of force by Israeli forces against Palestinians, including some which appear to amount to summary executions, continue to be reported and some have been captured on video. … The current escalation of violence with individual attacks by Palestinians against Israelis, excessive use of force by Israeli forces when apprehending Palestinian suspects of alleged attacks and in the context of clashes, as well as violent attacks by settlers against Palestinians, is occurring within the existing context of policies and practices under the longstanding Israeli occupation which entail violations of Palestinian human rights and raise tensions.” (www.ohchr.org)

An aide to Palestinian President Abbas said that the Palestinian Government had reached an agreement with Egypt to reopen the Rafah crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt in an arrangement meant to bypass Hamas. (AP)

The Palestinian Prisoners Club said that some 400 Palestinian boys were being held in Israeli jails. (MEMO)

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu approved the marketing of 436 housing units in the settlement of “Ramat Shlomo”, north of East Jerusalem. The building of the units had already been approved in 2012, but had been frozen ever since. Meanwhile, the Jerusalem municipality requested marketing of a further 1,000 housing units. A further 18 housing units in the “Ramot” settlement will also be marketed. (Reuters, Ynet News)

Palestinian Health Minister Jawad Awad refuted Israeli allegations that three days earlier Palestinian Red Crescent paramedics abandoned wounded Israeli settler family who came under fire as they were driving through the southern Hebron hills. (WAFA)


Israeli forces detained 31 Palestinians, including at least six minors, during raids in the West Bank. (WAFA)

The Israeli army opened gunfire towards Palestinian homes and agricultural land east of Gaza City near the border, causing damage to a number of homes but no casualties. (WAFA)

South African police issued arrest warrants against four former Israeli military commanders, including former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, over their role in the Gaza flotilla raid in 2010, during which 10 Turkish nationals were killed. (Ynetnews)

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian in armed clashes near Turmus Ayya, north of Ramallah in the West Bank, with two others injured. (AFP, Ma’an News Agency)

Less than a week after Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) paramedics allegedly refused to treat Rabbi Ya’akov Litman and his teenage son Netanel after they were mortally wounded in the West Bank, Israeli police raided the PRC’s East Jerusalem office of the emergency medical service. (The Jerusalem Post)

Leaders from the Islamic Movement in Israel rejected the Israeli security cabinet decision to outlaw the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement. The Israeli government’s decision came a day after a travel ban was issued on the movement’s leaders. (Al Jazeera)

Israeli authorities issued evacuation orders for makeshift housing structures and tents at the site of a previous housing demolition in the Jordan Valley, Israeli human rights group B’Tselem said in a statement. (Ma’an News Agency)


Israeli forces detained a Palestinian teenager at a military checkpoint near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron’s Old City, for allegedly carrying a knife (Ma ‘an News Agency, The Jerusalem Post)

Five Palestinian students were injured with rubber-coated metal bullets during clashes with Israeli forces in the Jabal al-Mukaber neighbourhood of Jerusalem. (Petra)

Israeli army and police forces detained at least 39 Palestinians, including minors, during predawn raids and searches in Jerusalem and in the West Bank. (WAFA)

Israeli helicopters carried out three successive airstrikes on military facilities in Gaza, in response to rocket fire from Gaza. No injuries or severe damages were reported. (Xinhua)

Addressing the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference, US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said that inaction on the Israeli-Palestinian diplomatic front could potentially lead to a “bi-national outcome” that threatens Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state. (The Jerusalem Post)

A poll, conducted on 12-18 November by Palestinian poll expert Nabil Kokali and published by the Palestinian Polling Centre, showed that 47.8 per cent of respondents called for President Abbas’ resignation, while 30.8 per cent called for him to remain on the post. 58.9 per cent of respondents said they are not content with President Abbas’s performance. (Middle East Monitor)

On 17 November, Israeli authorities notified local Palestinians in Fasayel, in the West Bank, about their intent to demolish their houses. (WAFA)

The Envoy of the European Union to Israel, Lars Faaborg-Andersen, said that comparing the labelling of settlement goods with anti-Jewish measures of the Nazis, as done by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, falsifies history and cheapens the memory of the Holocaust. (The Times of Israel)

The National Court of Spain said that a Spanish judge has asked police to notify him if Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu sets foot in Spain, suggesting a probe could be reopened of the 2010 Israeli attack on an aid boat heading to Gaza that left nine people dead. (Associated Press)

An Israeli court convicted an unnamed Israeli Border Police officer of beating 15-year-old Palestinian-American Tariq Abu Khdeir on 3 July 2014 and sentenced the officer to one-and-a-half months of community service. The court gave a sentence with no jail time because the officer confessed and expressed regret. (The Jerusalem Post)


Israeli forces detained 44 Palestinians from West Bank districts, including 10 from Nablus, 10 from Jerusalem, 8 from Ramallah, 7 from Bethlehem, 5 from Hebron, 3 from Tulkarem and 1 from Qalqilya districts. Israeli intelligence officers also summoned nine Palestinians from Nablus and six from Bethlehem districts. (WAFA)

Five Palestinian youths were injured when violent clashes erupted with Israeli soldiers in the Duheisha refugee camp south of Bethlehem. (Petra Jordan News Agency)

Israeli forces shot and seriously injured a Palestinian teenager during clashes in the Abu Dis neighbourhood of East Jerusalem. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli soldiers arrested three Palestinian women who allegedly tried to enter an Israeli military camp in the West Bank armed with knives. (The Jerusalem Post)

Two Israelis were killed and one wounded in a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv. The Palestinian assailant, from Dura near Hebron in the West Bank, was lightly wounded and arrested. (Haaretz)

One Israeli was killed and ten others were wounded in shooting and car ramming attacks in the “Gush Etzion” settlement block in the West Bank. The assailant was killed. (Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post)

Israel has reportedly decided upon punitive measures against 16 European countries that pushed the European Union’s foreign policy chief to promote an initiative to label products made in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. The measures against the countries are expected to include reprimanding ambassadors of all 16 countries and limiting their contact with Israeli officials to meetings with low-level staffers. Israel may also minimize the amount of expertise it shares with Europe on issues like fighting terror and dealing with migrants. The countries are Britain, France, Denmark, Spain, Ireland, Croatia, Malta, Holland, Sweden, Portugal, Slovenia, Italy, Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium and Finland. (The Times of Israel)

The Israeli authorities signed an agreement with Palestine granting Palestinian mobile phone carriers 3G high-speed data services in the West Bank. (Ynetnews)

A Palestinian man died on 19 November from wounds sustained in clashes last week in Ramallah’s Al-Bireh city, medics said. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli forces on 19 November raided the home of a Palestinian from Dura village who reportedly carried out a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv earlier that day, informing the family that their house would be demolished. (Ma’an News Agency)

Member of the PLO Executive Committee Ahmad Majdalani told Xinhua that US Special Envoy on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations Frank Lowenstein would meet with Palestinian officials to discuss international effort to resume the peace process, upon his arrival. (Xinhua)

In his briefing to the UN Security Council, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov said that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would help counter the extremism behind the “abhorrent terrorist attacks” in Paris, Beirut and the Sinai. Speaking of the situation on the ground, Mladenov said that in recent days, the epicentre of violence has moved to Hebron, which, like Jerusalem, has holy sites revered by both Muslims and Jews. He said that he plans to return soon to Hebron with the UN Country Team to discuss with the governor and the mayor what programmes can be initiated to support the recovery of the area and community dialogue. (UN News Centre, Xinhua)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned terror attacks earlier in the day that left five people dead in Israel and the West Bank, expressed his condolences to the families of the five people killed – three Israelis, a Palestinian and an American, and hoped for a full and speedy recovery for those injured. Ban called upon all political, religious and community leaders to speak out against such brutal acts and refrain from incendiary language. (UN News Centre, Xinhua)

Germany strongly criticized Israel’s plans to push ahead with the building of hundreds of new settlement homes in East Jerusalem, saying it would undermine efforts to peacefully resolve the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians (Reuters)


Israeli forces detained 13 Palestinians from the city of Hebron. (Petra)

A 15-year-old Palestinian resident of Dura, near Hebron, was detained under the suspicion of intent to carry out a stabbing attack at a border police post near the Tomb of the Patriarchs. (Ynetnews)

Two Palestinian houses in the West Bank were vandalized, with the walls of one of the houses daubed with Hebrew graffiti reading “Death to the Arabs”, and windows in the other house shattered. (The Times of Israel)

Israel has suspended the work permits of 1,200 Palestinians from the West Bank city of Hebron following the stabbing of two Israelis in Tel Aviv by a Palestinian working in a nearby restaurant. The decision whether to renew them would be made according to security considerations. (The Times of Israel)

Italy pledged 15 million Euros to support the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, aiming specifically at reconstructing houses destroyed during last year’s war. (Middle East Monitor)

US State Department spokesman John Kirby said Washington was disappointed that the Israeli policeman captured on camera beating an American citizen in East Jerusalem in July 2014 was sentenced to six weeks community service and was spared prison time. (Associated Press)

An Israeli court in Ashkelon extended by eight days the detention of an injured Palestinian detained by Israeli forces from a hospital in Hebron on 12 November. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli prosecutors have presented an indictment for attempted murder against a Palestinian teenager who stabbed an Israeli security guard on a light rail train in Jerusalem on 10 November. Israeli police said the teenager confessed during questioning that his motive to carry out a stabbing attack was revenge. The Israeli security guard was moderately wounded. (Ma’an News Agency)


An 18-year-old illegal Palestinian worker from Yatta near Hebron stabbed and moderately wounded four Israelis, including a 13-year-old girl, in the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Gat. A Bedouin Arab man was lightly wounded when local residents mistook him for the attacker and beat and bound him (Ynetnews)

Israeli forces issued an order for the closure of the Al-Khalil Radio station in Hebron for six months due to “incitement against Israel”. It is the second news outlet to be shut by Israel in the city this month. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Israeli forces detained 18 Palestinians during overnight arrest raids in the West Bank. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Berlin’s largest department store, KaDeWe, pulled several Israeli goods from its shelves following the new EU guidelines against “Made in Israel” tags on products made in settlements in the West Bank or in the Golan Heights. A spokesperson for the store said that the goods would once again be sold after they were labelled in accordance with the new guidelines. (Times of Israel)


A 16-year-old Palestinian girl was shot dead by Israeli soldiers after she tried to stab an Israeli civilian at a junction south of Nablus. (AFP)

A Palestinian tried to ram a taxi into Israelis at a junction near Jericho and then got out with a knife in his hand to stab them, before an armed Israeli at the scene shot him dead. (Reuters)

A Palestinian stabbed and killed a 20-year-old Israeli woman in the “Gush Etzion” settlement block. The assailant was shot and killed. (Reuters)

Israeli forces raided 150 homes in Hebron overnight and detained 15 Palestinians. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

An Israeli ministerial committee has approved a law that would allow the imprisonment of Palestinian children as young as 12, who are found guilty of “nationalistic-motivated” violent offences – including murder, attempted murder and manslaughter. The bill still needs to be passed by Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, in order to become a law. (Al Jazeera)


Israeli forces shot and killed a 16-year-old Palestinian after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli soldier at the Huwwara checkpoint, south of Nablus. No Israelis were reported injured during the incident. In Jerusalem, two Palestinian girls, 14- and 16-years-old, attacked and slightly wounded with scissors a 70-year-old man, who turned out to be Palestinian. A policeman shot them both, killing one. Also, a 16-year-old Palestinian stabbed two Israelis, killing one of them, at a petrol station west of Ramallah, before he was shot dead by Israeli soldiers. (Ma ‘an News Agency, Reuters)

Israeli soldiers arrested 37 Palestinians in the West Bank. (IMEMC)

A rocket fired from Gaza exploded in an open area in southern Israel, without causing damage or casualties. (Haaretz)

In his remarks to a special meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People in observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said that security and hope in Gaza and in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, remained at a “very low point”. “We continue to witness illegal settlement activities and settler-related violence. Demolitions of Palestinian-owned structures have continued, including punitive demolitions. Such policies and actions are directly contrary to the Government of Israel’s stated intention to pursue a two-State solution,” Mr. Eliasson said. (UN News Centre)

A Palestinian stabbed to death an Israeli soldier in the West Bank. Two others were lightly wounded in the attack. Another soldier at the gas station immediately shot and killed the Palestinian. (The Times of Israel)

Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian youth in the stomach on 23 November during clashes in central Gaza, when Palestinian protesters entered the “buffer zone” declared by Israel along its border with Gaza. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israel launched an air raid on the Gaza Strip after Hamas had fired a rocket into southern Israel. There were no injuries reported. (AFP)

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu outlined plans for tough new security measures against Palestinians in the West Bank, including greater security checks of Palestinian vehicles on roads also used by Israelis and new bypass routes to prevent Palestinian drivers from passing through some busy junctions in the southern West Bank. Also, work permits would be revoked for the families of those Palestinians who carry out attacks. Further, the Israeli security forces would have free rein to enter Palestinian villages, communities and homes and to carry out widespread arrests. (Washington Post)

The Islamic trust (waqf) that manages the Muslim areas on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem has asked the Israel Police to grant it permission to deny admission to certain “extremist” Jews. (The Times of Israel)

Israeli authorities decided to bar Palestinian workers from entering the Israeli settlements in the “Gush Etzion”. More than 90.000 Israeli settlers live in the settlement bloc, and an estimated number of 2,000 Palestinians work there. (Palestine News Network)

The UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People observed the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Speaking at the special meeting of the committee, Amb. Desra Percaya (Indonesia), Vice-Chair of the Committee, underlined the significance of 29 November. On that day in 1947, the United Nations General Assembly had adopted resolution 181, also referred to as the “partition resolution”, which provided for the establishment in Palestine of both a “Jewish State” and an “Arab State”. He pointed out that that day was a symbolic one not only for Palestinians but also for the Israeli people, as the same resolution led to the birth of their State the following year. However, the State of Palestine was now occupied, being denied the same rights the State of Israel enjoyed, including the right to self-determination and the right to national independence and sovereignty.

Amb. of Palestine Riyad Mansour, speaking on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas, said that while the Day of Solidarity would come two months after the raising of Palestine’s flag at the United Nations Headquarters, resolutions adopted by the General Assembly, Security Council and other bodies still remained unfulfilled. The international powers must stop selective and biased policies in applying justice and desist from “equating the victim with the executioner”.

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, speaking on behalf of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, said that settlements and settler violence, including punitive demolitions, continued. That ran contrary to Israel’s stated intention to pursue a two-State solution. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s repeated assurances that he had no intention to change the status quo at Al-Haram Al-Sharif should be followed by action.

Similarly, Mogens Lykketoft (Denmark), General Assembly President, and Matthew Rycroft (United Kingdom), Security Council President for November, also voiced concern about the lack of progress and called for new momentum to find a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Recalling the flag of the State of Palestine being raised at Headquarters in New York, Mr. Lykketoft said, “Simply put, the Palestinian people had waited too long.”

Amrith Rohan Perera (Sri Lanka), Chair of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories, said that during his Committee’s mission to Amman in August 2015, it had been seriously disturbed by the situation of human rights in the Occupied Territories as evidenced by the testimonies from civil society representatives, victims and witnesses of Israeli violations, as well as by Palestinian and United Nations officials. Some key concerns included excessive use of force by Israeli security forces, and corporate involvement in the settlements and the exploitation of natural resources.

Speaking on behalf of civil society, Brad Parker, of the Defence for Children International Palestine, said that instability and violence defined Palestinian children’s lives as Israeli settlers operated with increasing impunity and the military targeted them with live ammunition to quash protests. Each year, around 700 children were arrested and prosecuted in the West Bank, the majority charged with throwing stones. Children were reporting that Israeli interrogators used solitary confinement among other measures to coerce confessions. International juvenile justice standards demanded that children should only be deprived of liberty as a measure of last resort. Yet, despite those obligations, Israeli authorities failed to comply with international law. (United Nations)


Israeli forces detained 28 Palestinians, including a minor, from across the West bank in Jericho, Qalqiliya, Ramallah, Jerusalem, Hebron, Nablus, and Salfit districts. (Ma’an News Agency, WAFA)

A Palestinian was shot and injured by Israeli forces south of Nablus after he allegedly rammed his car into a number of Israeli soldiers near the said checkpoint, and injured four people, including three Israeli security personnel. (The Jerusalem Post, WAFA)

US Secretary of State Kerry arrives in Jerusalem for talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in a bid to ease weeks of bloodshed. He will hold talks with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Rivlin, then meet separately with Palestinian President Abbas. (AFP)

During the visit of US Secretary of State Kerry, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to demand that the U.S. administration accept construction in the large settlement blocs in return for a package of measures that Israel would implement in the West Bank. In return, Israel is prepared to take steps in the West Bank in order to stabilize the security situation, including economic benefits for Palestinians and advancing Palestinian infrastructure and construction projects. However, the US wants Israel to take steps that will demonstrate its commitment to the establishment of a Palestinian state, and that will signal a change on the ground from a one-state reality to a two-state reality. An example of what the Americans are looking for would be increasing the powers accorded the Palestinian Authority, particularly in Area C. These areas, which constitute the main land reserves in the West Bank, are now under total Israeli control. (Haaretz)

More than 30 settlers from the “Aatsear” settlement south of Nablus in the West Bank attacked Palestinian farmers picking olives and burnt the trees in spite of the coordination between the Israeli and Palestinian sides. (Petra Jordan News Agency)

The European Union announced that it would provide an additional USD 10.7 million in support to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to keep schools open and to maintain core services for Palestinian refugees. Furthermore, Austria and Portugal would provide USD 1.6 million through a different scheme in support to vulnerable Palestinian families. This brings the 2015 EU support for UNRWA’s General Fund up to USD 108.6 million. (European Union)

Israeli authorities issued renewable administrative detention orders against 16 Palestinian detainees, 15 of whom received administrative detention orders for the first time. (WAFA)

Four Palestinian Human Rights organizations have delivered a submission to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on alleged Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity during the 2014 Gaza offensive on behalf of themselves and Palestinian victims. (International Middle East Media Center)

Israeli forces shot and injured ten Palestinians with live fire during clashes on the campus of the Palestine Technical University, west of Tulkarm. (WAFA)

More than 30 Israeli settlers from “Yitzhar” attacked Palestinians picking olives in the village of Burin, south of Nablus, and set fire to olive trees. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Palestinian gunmen opened fire at an Israeli settler vehicle near Ramallah. Bullet holes were found on the vehicle. No injuries were reported. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Israeli airplanes fired at least two missiles at a location near the Al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, in response to a missile fired from Gaza towards southern Israel. No injuries were reported. (WAFA)

US Secretary of State Kerry met with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Mr. Kerry said before the meeting: “I’m here today to talk with the prime minister about the ways that we can work together — all of us in the international community — to push back against terrorism, to push back against senseless violence.” An Israeli diplomatic source said after the meeting that Mr. Netanyahu had let Secretary Kerry know that there would be no building freeze in the settlements. (Ynetnews, www.state.gov)

US Secretary of State Kerry met with President Abbas in Ramallah. Mr. Kerry said following the meeting: “I want to make it very, very clear tonight that I am here at the request of President Obama to see what we can do to try to help contribute to calm and to restore people’s confidence in the ability of a two-state solution to still be viable, to be achieved at some point. We are committed to that, two states with two peoples living side by side in peace and security, and President Obama and the United States will continue to work as hard as possible to achieve that end.” (www.state.gov)

Israel’s Channel 2 reported that the Israeli Civil Administration was considering the possibility of transferring some 10,000 dunams (about 3.8 square miles) of land in Area C to the Palestinian Government, as a goodwill gesture in exchange for the Palestinian Government’s efforts to quell a surge in Palestinian attacks. (Times of Israel)

The National Executive Committee of the British Labour Party voted to boycott G4S, the world’s largest private security corporation, over its involvement with Israeli repression against Palestinians. (IMEMC)

The General Assembly adopted four resolutions under the agenda item “Question of Palestine”: “Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People” (document A/70/L.10) by a recorded vote of 102 in favour to 8 against (Australia, Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 57 abstentions; “Division for Palestinian Rights of the Secretariat” (document A/70/L.11) by a recorded vote of 99 in favour to 8 against (Australia, Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 59 abstentions; “Special information programme on the question of Palestine of the Department of Public Information of the Secretariat” (document A/70/L.12) by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to 7 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 7 abstentions; and “Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine” (A/70/L.13) by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to 7 against (Australia, Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 7 abstentions. Under the agenda item “The situation in the Middle East”, the Assembly also adopted a resolution on “Jerusalem” (document A/70/L.14) by a recorded vote of 153 in favour to 7 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 8 abstentions. (UN press release GA/11 732)


A 19-year-old Palestinian assailant was shot and killed by Israeli forces after stabbing and seriously wounding an Israeli soldier at a junction south of Hebron. (AP, Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli forces overnight detained 35 Palestinians, including minors, in the West Bank and Jerusalem. (WAFA)

Israeli settlers and rabbis broke into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, causing tension with Palestinian worshipers, while Israeli police continued to impose restriction on the entry of Palestinians. (WAFA)

Israeli Defence Minister Ya’alon told a Knesset panel that an additional fence will be built to prevent Palestinians from the southern West Bank from infiltrating into Israel. (Haaretz)

The Palestinian Ministry of Health said that the 16-year-old Ibrahim Daoud, injured two weeks ago during confrontations with Israeli army in Ramallah, died of his wounds. (WAFA)

The Israeli parliament approved in a preliminary vote a bill that would allow Palestinian minors under 14 years of age who are facing terrorism charges to be sentenced to time in prison. (Ma’an News Agency)


Israeli forces seized eight buses belonging to a Palestinian bus company Al-Tamimi in Nablus, after the organization transported Palestinian youths to participate in demonstrations, local sources said. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Israeli forces killed a 21-year-old Palestinian when clashes broke out during an arrest raid in the town of Qatanna northwest of Jerusalem. (Ma’an News Agency, Reuters)

At a checkpoint near Nablus, Israeli security forces shot dead a 51-year-old Palestinian who they said had charged at them with a knife. (Reuters)

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry, returning from his trip to the region where he met with both Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian President Abbas, told reporters that “we may be reaching a pivotal point now where both sides have important decisions to make for the future and we obviously hope that they make choices that will advance the prospects for lasting peace.” (AFP)

Israeli Culture Minister Regev said that, while it would take time, “we will reach a situation in which the Temple Mount will be exactly like the Cave of the Patriarchs — [with] special days for the Jews and special days for the Muslims.” Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has denied the rumours. (DPA)

The Palestinian Health Ministry harshly criticized an Israeli decision limiting the age of persons accompanying Gaza patients for treatment in the West Bank to 55 and over. (Palestinian Information Centre)

The Palestinian Authority Minister of Public Works announced that the government is going forward with a plan to build 2,110 new housing units in the Gaza Strip. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli forces demolished homes in the Bedouin village of Al-Araqib in the Negev region of Israel for the 91st time. (Ma’an News Agency)

The General Secretariat of the League of Arab States harshly criticised Israeli authorities’ confiscation of 100 copies of documentary book “Palestinian prisoners. Pains and hopes”, which was written by a Palestinian prisoner Abd-al-Nassir Farwna. The book was banned in the Palestinian territories and a fine was imposed on the company importing the book and its license was withdrawn for alleged delivery of inciting materials to the Palestinian territories. (BBC International, MENA News Agency)


A 20-year-old Palestinian was shot by Israeli forces during clashes in Al-Arroub refugee camp near Hebron, and died in the hospital. (Reuters)

A Palestinian man, 25, rammed his vehicle into Israeli soldiers and wounded two at a bus stop near the “Kfar Adumim” settlement in the West Bank, and was shot dead by a paramilitary settler. (Reuters)

A Palestinian man, 19, was shot and killed after a vehicle attack in Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, which left six Israeli soldiers injured. (Ma’an News Agency)

A senior Israeli official said that Israel would open for the first time an official diplomatic mission in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, in the coming weeks, noting that it would be officially accredited to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which is based in Abu Dhabi. (Haaretz, The Financial Times)

Israeli diplomatic and security cabinets reportedly held long discussions over the last two days about the possibility that the Palestinian Authority will collapse and how Israel would deal with such a development. (Haaretz)

Palestinian President Abbas and other senior PLO officials are once again examining the possibility of cancelling the PLO’s recognition of Israel in protest over stalled peace talks. The Palestine National Council is set to meet in the coming weeks, where the measure is expected to be considered. (The Times of Israel)

Egyptian forces disclosed and destroyed an iron-lined tunnel with Gaza over 200 meters long. (Times of Israel)

Israeli TV Channel 10 reported that Prime Minister Netanyahu supports a proposal to expel families of Palestinian fighters in the West Bank to the Gaza Strip. (MEMO)


Israeli forces shot and wounded at least five Palestinians with live rounds during clashes in the northern West Bank, Palestinian sources said. (Ma’an News Agency)

BDS activists visited businesses in downtown Bremen, Germany, checking to see that products from Israeli settlements were not marked “Made in Israel.” (The Times of Israel)


Israeli Defence Minister Ya’alon told a radio station there is no need for a large scale invasion of Palestinian areas and targeted assassination politicians are calling for. “An undercover unit goes in, carries out the arrest and leaves. Such operations take place dozens of times a day,” he said. (The Times of Israel)

Israeli forces shot and injured three Palestinians during clashes east of Ramallah, locals told Ma’an, as clashes broke out in East Jerusalem and the West Bank; Palestinians reported a teen was shot and killed in Jerusalem. (Ma’an News Agency)

According to Al Ray, in a meeting for Likud ministers, Netanyahu stressed that there will be no transfer of land to the PA from Area C, “not 40 thousand dunums, not 10 thousand, not one meter.” (PNN)

Dozens of women in the Gaza Strip participated in the formation of a “human chain” to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In a statement issued during the event, in front of the UN headquarters in Gaza city, the Palestinian NGOs asked the UN to pressure Israel to respect the dignity of female prisoners and release them. They also stressed the need to release female child prisoners and the need to provide detainees with medical attention and food in accordance with the international conventions. (Middle East Monitor)

Israeli authorities notified Palestinians in al-Baqaa, east of Hebron, about their intent to demolish a charity and a house in the village. (WAFA)


Israeli forces overnight detained 29 Palestinians, including minors, from across the West Bank, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club. (WAFA)

An Israeli border police officer suffered wounds in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem. The assailant was shot and killed, the Israeli police said. An Israeli resident, originally from the Philippines, was stabbed by a 17-year-old Palestinian who was soon captured. (Xinhua)

The IDF together with the Shin Bet raided and shut down a Palestinian radio station in Hebron, the third station in the past month, a military spokesperson said. (Xinhua)

The current wave of terrorism does not seem to be ebbing, Defence Minister Ya’alon told the Knesset. He said that the IDF was doing what it can to try to stop it, but that it was also prepared for an escalation. (The Jerusalem Post)

A day after Israel announced that it was suspending the EU’s involvement in the peace process pending a “reassessment” of ties following the EU’s decision to label products from the settlements, a spokesperson for the EU said the EU would continue its work on the matter in the Quartet, with its Arab partners, and with both parties. The spokesperson said that the EU’s High Representative Mogherini spoke with Netanyahu in Paris, on the margins of COP21 summit. (The Jerusalem Post)

Two Israeli teenagers and an adult were convicted of the 2014 burning death of a Palestinian teen from Jerusalem, but the adult defendant cannot officially be found guilty until a last minute insanity plea is reviewed. (Haaretz)

The Jerusalem District Court sentenced three Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem to up to 13 years after they were convicted of having planned an attack on Jews praying on Al-Haram Al-Sharif (Temple Mount). (Ynetnews)

Israeli authorities confiscated 10 tents donated to Palestinians in the Jordan Valley by the ICRC, Israeli rights group B’Tselem said. (Ma’an News Agency)

At the Paris Climate Change Conference, Palestinian President Abbas stated that despite “great progress” made by Palestine in adopting climate change laws, the “continued Israeli occupation and violation of international laws related to the environment” was challenging their implementation. His speech came just hours after when he and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu shook hands on the sidelines of the summit in their first encounter since 2010. (Palestinian News Network, Ynet News)

A day after Greek Prime Minister Tsipras visited Jerusalem, his foreign minister stated that Athens opposes the EU guidelines to label any imports produced in Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. (The Times of Israel)

The EU foreign affairs chief Mogherini asked Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to clarify his declaration to suspend all contacts with the EU on the Palestinian issue in response to the EU’ s recent decision to label products made in Israel’s settlements in the West Bank. (Haaretz)

The Japanese Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the PA visited Jericho and Bethlehem Governorates along with PLO official Saeb Erekat and the governors of Jericho and Bethlehem on the occasion of the completion of two projects, the reconstruction of a vocational training center in Aqbat Jaber Refugee Camp and the rehabilitation of the water network in the Al `Ubeidiya Municipality. (Representative Office of Japan to the PA)

Israeli authorities released Palestinian prisoner and former hunger striker Ghassan Zawahra, after he had been held for 18 months under administrative detention. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

The United Nations Office at Geneva observed the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. (UNOG)