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22 Jul
9:36

Addameer Report — “In the Shadow of the 2014 Gaza War: Imprisonment of Jerusalem’s Children”

via the Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour. Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association has released a report entitled, “In the Shadow of the 2014 Gaza War: Imprisonment of Jerusalem’s Children.” The report details unjust and illegal imprisonment of children at the hands of the Israeli authorities in occupied Jerusalem. […]

19 Jun
1:51

Addameer Condemns ICRC Neutrality

Over two hundred children have gathered in front the International Committee of the Red Cross office, in Gaza, in demand of the release of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. Since the hunger strike began, the ICRC has been called to publicly condemn Israel’s use of administrative detention, highlight the Palestinian […]

09 May
8:36

Addameer: Administrative Detainees Put in Solitary Confinement, Denied Salt Supplements

The latest wave of mass hunger strikes continue for the second week, as Palestinian prisoners demand the end of the policy of administrative detention. Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association | Ramallah, Occupied Palestine Administrative detention is a procedure in which Palestinians are arbitrarily arrested and detained without charge […]

28 Dec
7:06

Addameer Calls Attention to the 443 Gazans Detained in Israeli Prisons

December 28, 2011 7:06 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

Ramallah, 27 December 2011 – On the third anniversary of Israel’s offensive on the Gaza Strip (27 December 2008–18 January 2009), Addameer reiterates its unequivocal condemnation of the Israeli policy that has denied residents from Gaza detained in Israeli prisons family visits for over four years.In June 2007, as part […]

28 Nov
12:45

Ala’ Jaradat of Addameer on Palestinian prisoners

November 28, 2009 12:45 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Palestine, Prisoners 0

This is a one-hour audio interview with Ala’ Jaradat about the conditions facing Palestinian political detainees – including family visitation, administrative detention, imprisoned children and women, and mothers whose children were born in prison.58:23 audio file

17 Jun
8:03

Palestinian Prisoners’ Rights Advocate Speaks on His Torture and Abuse by PA Security (VIDEO)

Laith Abu Zeyad, a longtime Palestinian prisoners’ rights advocate and a staff member with Amnesty International in occupied Palestine, was one of over 40 Palestinians – mostly youth – seized on Wednesday night, 13 June, during a march to lift the Palestinian Authority’s sanctions on Gaza. He was subject not only to political […]

15 Jun
5:04

May 2018 Report: 605 Palestinians Seized by Israeli Occupation Forces

Palestinian human rights associations, including the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission and the Al-Mezan Center for human rights issued their monthly report on Israeli occupation forces’ arrests of Palestinians in May 2018. Translated by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. Photo: Anne Paq, Activestills […]

23 May
9:16

Israeli Occupation Bears Full Responsibility for the Death of Aziz Awisat

POSTED BY: ADDAMEER: PRISONER SUPPORT AND HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION MAY 22, 2018 Awisat is the fourth Palestinian to die in Israeli prison this year. Israeli occupation forces bear full responsibility for the death of the 53-year-old prisoner Aziz Awisat. On 9 May 2018, Aziz had a stroke when he was at the […]

22 Mar
7:36

Occupation Captured: Photos of Palestinian Life and Israeli Occupation in the West Bank City of Hebron.

Arrests in al-Khalil Pictured here:  A local man from al-Khalil was arrested for two hours. Initially stopped outside one of the checkpoints, the man was then taken to the Israeli military base. The Prisoners and Liberties Affairs Association, Palestinian Prisoners Club, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and Al […]

16 Mar
8:17

Israel Detains 1,319 Palestinians, 274 Children through January and February: Report

Israeli forces detained over 1,000 Palestinians, including 274 children, during the months of January and February, according to Palestinian prisoners rights group Addameer. Addameer released a statement on Wednesday, citing a joint report by the Prisoners and Liberties Affairs Association, Palestinian Prisoner Club, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, […]

13 Mar
6:48

Occupation Captured

Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron. Purim, a display of power and arrogance Pictured here: The Jewish Feast of Purim is a time of harassment and severe problems for Palestinians in al-Khalil (Hebron). In a show of power, the settlers take over […]

12 Mar
11:25

Palestinian Administrative Detainees To Start Gradual Hunger Strike In April

Issa Qaraqe’, the head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, has reported that Administrative Detainees, held by Israel without charges or trial, will start a gradual hunger strike this coming April, demanding basic rights guaranteed by International Law. Speaking to the Palestinian Radio on Monday morning, Qaraqe said the Administrative Detainees […]

06 Mar
9:47

Israeli Parliament Votes on Bill to Cut Funding for Palestinian Detainees

The Israeli Knesset, on Monday, approved the first reading for a bill to cut tax  funding to the Palestinian Authority, by the amount it pays out monthly to the Palestinian detainees and families of the slain. According to the Israeli Defense Ministry, the 2017 payments to these  families exceeded $347 […]

03 Mar
7:12

Joint Statement: Israel’s Occupation Threatens Christian Holy Sites in Jerusalem

On 25 February 2018, the Patriarchs and Heads of Local Churches in Jerusalem announced the closure of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem as a measure of protest against Israel’s deliberate violation of the status quo and its systematic campaign of targeting Churches and the Christian presence therein. […]

01 Mar
7:51

Detainees Recount Tales of Torture, Maltreatment by Israeli Army

The Detainees Commission published, on Thursday, a report that includes affidavits by Palestinian detainees, including those of children, of torture and maltreatment by Israeli forces, during detention and interrogation at Ofer and Etzion military camps and detention centers. Mohammad Dawood, 17, from Beit Duqqu, northwest of Jerusalem, said Israeli forces raided his […]

19 Feb
9:51

Shuhada Kindergarten Stands in Solidarity with Child Prisoners

Cordoba Checkpoint from the stairs accessing Cordoba School and the Shuhada St Kindergarten. Human Rights Defenders organised a solidarity campaign with Palestinian Child prisoners at the Shuhada St. Kindergarten, on Sunday, February 4, 2018. The kindergarten is close to the Cordoba school in the H2 Israeli controlled area of al […]

19 Jan
6:47

Major Digital Activism Forum Attended by Hundreds in Palestine

Almost 300 hundred people attended the second Palestine Digital Activism Forum in Ramallah, this week, on 17 January, 2018. The event was was hosted by 7amleh – the Arab Center for Social Media Advancement. The Forum was a day-long event, comprising panel discussions and Q&A sessions as well as interactive […]

19 Jan
3:35

Court Indefinitely Extends Detention for Ahed Tamimi and Mother

January 19, 2018 3:35 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli military court, on Wednesday, ordered 16-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed al-Tamimi to remain in custody indefinitely, until she faces trial for a number of charges relating to a video of her slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier. The teenager was arrested on December 19, days after the video of […]

29 Dec
10:59

Khalida Jarrar’s Imprisonment without Charge or Trial Extended for Six More Months

The Israeli occupation military issued an order extending the arbitrary administrative detention of Palestinian parliamentarian and national leader Khalida Jarrar for an additional six months on Wednesday, 27 December 2017, four days before her detention was to expire. Jarrar was seized by occupation soldiers who invaded her home in El-Bireh on 2 July […]

25 Dec
10:33

VIDEO: Israeli Minister Harasses Palestinians Visiting Jailed Family Members

An ultra right-wing Israeli minister verbally harassed Palestinians from Gaza as they traveled on a bus, to visit their imprisoned relatives in southern Israel’s Nafha prison, hurling abuse at women on the bus calling their sons “dogs.” MK Oren Hazan of the right-wing Likud party, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s […]

13 Dec
2:43

3 Palestinian Lawyers Released from Administrative Detention, Khader Adnan Redetained, Launches Immediate Hunger Strike

December 13, 2017 2:43 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Three Palestinian lawyers were ordered released by an Israeli occupation court on Monday, 11 December after being held for a week in the Petah Tikva interrogation center. Khaled Zabarqa, Iyad Misk and Firas al-Sabbah were ordered to house imprisonment for one week and a travel ban was imposed on the three lawyers. Prior to their […]

17 Nov
10:28

Peaceful Weekly Protest Suppressed East of Qalqilia

Israeli forces, Friday, quelled the weekly and peaceful anti-settlement demonstration in the village of Kufr Qaddoum, to the east of Qalqilia, according to a local activist. Coordinator of the popular resistance committee in the village of Kufr Qaddoum, Murab Shtawi, said Israeli forces used force to suppress demonstrators, who also […]

15 Nov
8:52

Fourth Palestinian Detainee Joins Hunger Strike

Four Palestinian prisoners are currently on hunger strike in Israeli prison. Salah al-Khawaja, 50, of the village of Nil’in, launched a hunger strike on Monday, 13 November after his administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial, was renewed only one day before he was scheduled for release. Administrative detention orders, which last for […]

09 Nov
9:55

Israel Condemned by Rights Groups for Using Bodies as ‘Bargaining Chips’

by Jaclynn Ashly, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine Human rights groups have condemned an Israeli decision to withhold bodies of five Palestinians who were killed in an Israeli attack on a tunnel dug under the Gaza-Israel border, last week. Israeli authorities announced, on Sunday, that the army had uncovered the bodies […]

26 Sep
7:01

3 Slain Palestinians Will Not Be Buried in “Numbers” Cemeteries

The Israeli state has decided not to bury the bodies of three Palestinians in Israel’s so-called “cemeteries of numbers,” though the Israeli Supreme Court has postponed ruling on a petition filed by the families of the slain men to have the bodies released for proper burial, according to Muhammed Mahmoud, […]

20 Sep
11:12

Rights Organisations Submit Evidence of Israeli War Crimes to ICC Prosecutor

On Wednesday noon, 20 September 2017, the four Palestinian human rights organizations (Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), al-Haq Organization, al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, and Addameer Center for Human Rights) held a press conference to declare the submission of a fourth communication to the International Criminal Court (ICC) titled […]

05 Sep
5:25

BDS Update: Palestinian Academics Urge European Universities and Scholars to Withdraw from LAW TRAIN

European professors and academic institutions have urged to end cooperation with the EU-funded project over involvement of Israeli institutions known for illegal detention practices, routine torture, and violence against Palestinians. The following letter was released by the BDS National Committee: The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees […]

19 Aug
6:34

19-year-old Israeli Extremist Released from Administrative Detention

Israeli authorities released a 19-year-old Israeli terrorist from administrative detention — an Israeli policy of imprisonment without charge or trial — on Friday, after he was detained in June for allegedly attacking Palestinian communities. The Hebrew language version of Haaretz reported that the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security agency, released […]

14 Aug
6:19

Palestinian Journalists Declare Hunger Strike

A journalist during a protest at Israel’s Ofer detention center in the West Bank (PLO/File) As local and international criticism continued to mount against the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority’s (PA) tightening noose on freedoms of expression in the occupied West Bank, seven Palestinian journalists imprisoned by the PA have begun a […]

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08 Aug
6:24

Palestine Today 08 07 2017

August 8, 2017 6:24 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, August, 07, 2017. Troops invade West Bank communities, injuries two civilians and detain others. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that […]

07 Aug
10:17

Ramon Prison Raided by IPS

August 7, 2017 10:17 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israel Prison Service (IPS) special forces, on Monday morning, raided Ramon prison and assaulted Palestinian detainees, the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said in a statement.  According to the committee, PNN reports, the Massada and Dror special units, in addition to members of Israeli border police Yamas unit, stormed Section […]

06 Aug
6:47

12 Palestinians Abducted in West Bank Raids

Israeli forces kidnapped at least 12 Palestinians, including a minor, during overnight raids between Saturday and Sunday, across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. In the northern West Bank, Israeli forces detained Amina al-Ghalban, 24, the wife of Palestinian prisoner Abed al-Ghalban, from the Qalqilia district, according to the […]

13 Jun
7:39

Three Prominent Palestinian Organizers, Journalists Ordered to Further Imprisonment without Charge or Trial

Three prominent Palestinian activists were ordered to additional periods of administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial. Palestinian journalist Hasan Safadi, youth organizer Hassan Karajah and leftist community leader Rami Fadayel, all of Ramallah, were ordered to further imprisonment without charge or trial by Israeli military courts. Fadayel, 37, has […]

08 Jun
6:23

Palestinian Women Detainees Engage in Protest Actions

Palestinian women prisoners in Israeli jails launched protest actions on Monday, 5 June as they began to return meals and refuse to stand up for roll call. They are responding to an announced plan to move a number of women prisoners from HaSharon prison to Ramle prison. In addition, the […]

06 Jun
5:25

Palestinian Resentenced to Life in Prison, 34 Years after Being Released

Israeli authorities have resentenced a Palestinian man to life in prison, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported on Monday, more than 30 years after he was released in a prisoner swap deal. Yousif Hassan Ahmad Abu al-Kheir, a 74-year-old Palestinian from the coastal city of Akka in Israel, was serving […]

03 Jun
11:42

Sahar Francis: Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike Suspended After 40 Days, but Could Resume

Sahar Francis of the Addameer Prisoner Support Association talks about what the Palestinian detainees’ hunger strike achieved, and explains why strike leader Marwan Barghouti says that it could resume if the agreement is violated. TRNN transcript: Aaron Mate: It’s The Real News, I’m Aaron Mate. The Palestinian prisoner hunger strike […]

20 May
6:35

Empire Files Rewind: Israeli Military Rule Jails All Activism in Palestine

Published by Telesur on May 11, 2017. Israel’s occupation of the West Bank is an internationally-recognized human rights crime—but those being impacted are harshly punished for not only acts of resistance, but even mere advocacy for their rights. Getting detailed facts about Israel’s imposition of Military Law in the West […]

16 May
8:56

Palestinian Circus Trainer Mohammed Abu Sakha on Hunger Strike for 29 Days; Freedom on Horizon as Detention Limited

Palestinian circus performer Mohammed Abu Sakha has now been on hunger strike for 29 days as part of the Strike of Dignity and Freedom. Abu Sakha, who has been held in administrative detention without charge or trial since 14 December 2015, is one of the 1500 Palestinian prisoners who launched […]

10 May
6:27

Empire Files Rewind: Silencing Palestine – Prison & Repression

Published by Telsur on Apr 11, 2017 Israel’s occupation of the West Bank is an internationally-recognized human rights crime — but those being impacted are harshly punished for not only acts of resistance, but even mere advocacy for their rights. Getting detailed facts about Israel’s imposition of Military Law in […]

05 May
1:55

Israeli Government May Bring In Foreign Doctors To Force-feed Palestinian Hunger Strikers

As a mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners enters its third week, Israeli authorities told reporters that they are considering bringing in foreign doctors to force-feed the prisoners. The decision, which has not been finalized, comes after last year’s Israeli High Court ruling that force-feeding fits within Israeli law. But […]

05 May
12:33

18th day of hunger strike: More prisoners join mass hunger strike

Press Release – Ad-Dameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association: Palestinian political prisoners entered 18th day of hunger strike, the day that standing may become difficult or even impossible. On 3 May 2017, significant Palestinian political leaders declared they will be joining the mass hunger strike. A joint press conference […]

26 Apr
3:48

Dozens Of Former Political Prisoners Launch A Solidarity Hunger Strike In Tubas

Mahmoud Sawafta, the head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) in Tubas, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank, said that dozens of former political prisoners have started, Wednesday, a solidarity hungers strike with Palestinian detainees, who are holding an open-ended hunger strike, demanding legitimate rights. The former […]

17 Apr
4:25

Amnesty International: Israel Must End ‘Unlawful and Cruel’ Policies towards Palestinian Prisoners

Israel’s decades-long policy of detaining Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and Gaza, in prisons inside Israel, and depriving them of regular family visits is not only cruel but also a blatant violation of international law, said Amnesty International, ahead of a mass prisoner’s hunger strike which begins next week, […]

21 Mar
2:25

Medical Neglect in Nafha Prison

March 21, 2017 2:25 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) has warned of the deteriorating medical conditions of two Palestinian detainees who have been held in Israel’s Nafha prison since 2004, in a statement issued Monday, following PPS lawyer’s visit to the prison. Shadi al-Hawi was detained in 2004 while attempting to leave the besieged Gaza […]

05 Mar
5:00

Jamal Abu al-Leil on Hunger Strike for 17 Days

Activists marched from Qalandiya refugee camp to al-Manara square in the center of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, on Sunday, to express solidarity with resident of the refugee camp Jamal Abu al-Leil, who has been on hunger strike for 17 days in protest of being held by Israel without […]

14 Feb
1:13

The Economic Exploitation of Palestinian Political Prisoners

Israeli prisons serve both as an instrument of political persecution and economic exploitation, says Addameer: Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association in a new report. ~ Alternative Information Center (AIC). Addameer: Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association explains in a new report how the arrest and detention of Palestinians is “central […]

12 Feb
8:43

Report: Israel Increases Prison Sentence for Tortured Palestinian Detainee

The Israeli Supreme Court has added two years to the prison sentence of a Palestinian detained during Israel’s 2014 ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, the Gaza-based al-Mezan Center for Human Rights said in a report issued on Sunday, detailing the prisoner’s torture at the hands of Israeli prison authorities. […]

06 Feb
10:18

Samidoun January 2017 Report: 590 Palestinians Seized by Israeli Occupation

Palestinian prisoners’ and human rights associations, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, issued a monthly report on Sunday, 5 February on the imprisonment of Palestinians in January 2017. The following translation is provided by Samidoun […]

Bethlehem protest (image from Ma'an News)
16 Jan
9:35

Non-violent Bethlehem March Attacked by Israeli Military

In Bethlehem Sunday, hundreds of Palestinians marched toward the Israeli Annexation Wall to protest the Israeli policy of refusing to return the bodies of deceased Palestinians to their families. In response, Israeli forces invaded the city and fired semi-lethal weapons at the demonstrators. A number of demonstrators suffered from tear […]

01 Jan
8:54

(VIDEO) Number of Palestinian Minors in Israeli Prisons Doubles in 2016

Israeli forces are disproportionately incarcerating Palestinian children in occupied Jerusalem, says documentary short film by Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.  ~Louisa Emslie, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association recently released a documentary short film, produced by Odeh Film, titled, “Precarious Childhood: Arrests of […]

28 Dec
7:10

Palestinian Sentenced to 35 years in Prison

An Israeli court in Jerusalem, on Wednesday, sentenced Abdul Aziz Mirie, aged 22, from the village of Qarawat Bani Hassan, in the north of the occupied West Bank, to 35 years in prison plus reparation fees amounting to approximately $140,000, after convicting him of being an accessory to the killing […]

22 Dec
10:37

UNICEF in Lebanon Ends its Contracts with G4S

“Breaking a shackle of Palestinian prisoners”. The United Nations Children’s Fund in Lebanon ends its contracts with occupation profiteer G4S. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Lebanon has ended its contract with the world’s largest security company, G4S, following a boycott campaign by activists in the country and across […]

07 Dec
4:43

UN World Food Program in Jordan Drops G4S Contracts

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Jordan has dropped its contracts with the world’s largest security firm, occupation profiteer G4S, following an ongoing BDS campaign over the firm’s role in Israel’s violations of human rights. The WFP in Jordan had contracts with G4S worth more than $900,000 in 2015, but WFP has instead hired […]

05 Dec
4:20

32 Disabled Detainees Facing Medical Neglect in Israeli Custody

December 5, 2016 4:20 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

32 Palestinian prisoners suffering from different disabilities are being held in Israeli detention centers without receiving suitable medical care, according to a report released by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies (PPCS) on Sunday. Center spokesperson Riyad al-Ashqar stated according to Ma’an News Agency, that Israeli use of torture against […]

23 Nov
8:26

Palestinian Girl Sentenced to Over 13 Years in Prison

An Israeli magistrate court in Jerusalem, on Wednesday, sentenced a teenaged Palestinian girl to 13-and-a-half years in prison, for a stabbing attack carried out exactly one year ago in Jerusalem. (photo: PNN archive image) According to a statement released by the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), lawyer Mufid al-Hajj reported that […]

18 Nov
4:25

DCIP Calls on EU to Hold Israel Accountable

Khaled Quzmar, DCIP general director, addresses the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Palestine in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo: European Parliament News screen capture) Ramallah, November 17, 2016—Defense for Children International – Palestine urged the European Union, during a meeting on Thursday, to pressure Israeli authorities to end ill-treatment of Palestinian […]

06 Nov
5:59

VIDEO: Life On Hold – The Policy of Administrative Detention

Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Organization is pleased to announce the launch of a new film that tackles the issue of administrative detention as a policy used by the Israeli government to hold Palestinians indefinitely on secret information without charge or trial. The film specifically focuses on the psychological effects […]

01 Nov
5:17

9 Palestinian Detainees Continuing with Hunger Strike

Nine Palestinian detainees continued their open hunger strikes in Israeli prisons on Monday, according to Sawt al-Asra (Voice of the Prisoners) radio. Protesting for various reasons, the detainees have all refused food until their demands have been met by Israeli authorities. Four of the nine hunger strikers have been protesting being […]

06 Oct
1:16

By Blaming Facebook for Palestinian Resistance, Israel Finds a New Partner in Crime

Photo: Israeli politicians, citizens and organizations have been depoliticizing the Jerusalem Intifada by chalking it up to ‘incitement’ on Facebook since it began in October 2015. Now, Facebook has partnered with the Israeli government to censor Palestinian speech.  In October 2015, just as the Jerusalem Intifada erupted, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

04 Oct
11:28

September 2016 report: 436 Palestinians arrested, nearly 8000 since October 2015

Samidoun: The following is a translation of the report issued monthly by Palestinian organizations working on prisoners’ issues: Prisoners Affairs Committee; Palestinian Prisoners; Society; Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights and Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association. The report was issued on Monday, 3 October and translated by Samidoun Palestinian […]

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03 Oct
11:55

Palestine Today 10 03 2016

October 3, 2016 11:55 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, October, 03, 2016. A report by Palestinian NGOs shows that Israeli troops have kidnapped more than 400 Palestinians in September. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. The Palestinian […]

27 Sep
10:56

Autopsy: Palestinian Detainee Died of Heart Condition, Following Longstanding Neglect by Doctors

September 27, 2016 10:56 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An autopsy has confirmed that the cause of death for 41-year-old Palestinian prisoner Yasser Thiab Hamdouna, who died in Israeli custody Sunday morning, was cardiomegaly, a condition in which the heart is enlarged, and can lead to sudden death. A statement from the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, released on […]

06 Sep
11:08

Palestinians Rally Around Hunger Striking Prisoners

by Ahmad Jaradat, Senior Project Coordinator, Alternative Information Center In Bethlehem, hundreds of Palestinians participated in a march in solidarity with three Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike. The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, the Palestinian Ministry of Education and local civil society groups organized the demonstration. […]

01 Sep
10:46

Two Palestinian Children Tell Stories of Abuse in Israeli Jails

PNN file photo: Israeli soldiers arresting Palestinian child Recently, two Palestinian child detainees, Mu’men Hamayel and Oday Bader, told attorneys from the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs that they have been physically abused and severely beaten after their arrest in the West Bank. According to the Palestinian News Network (PNN), sixteen-year-old […]

29 Aug
12:48

Palestinian Man Enters 28th Year in Israeli Prison

August 29, 2016 12:48 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Raed Mohammad al-Saadi entered his 28th year in Israeli custody on Sunday, making him one of a number of Palestinians currently detained the longest by Israel. Al-Saadi, a 49-year-old native of the village of Silat al-Harithiya, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Jenin, was detained on Aug. […]

27 Aug
11:13

4 Palestinian Hunger Strikers in Critical Condition, Handcuffed to Hospital Beds

Four hunger-striking Palestinian detainees are reportedly in critical condition at Israel’s Assaf Harofeh Hospital, according to a statement released on Saturday by the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, as 120 other Palestinian prisoners continued hunger strikes, in a mass solidarity movement. The four hunger strikers were identified by the committee as […]

27 Aug
10:57

Report: 750 Palestinians Held Without Charge or Trial in Israeli Prisons

August 27, 2016 10:57 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said that at least 750 Palestinians are currently being held without charge or trial in Israeli detention facilities. The commission said, in  a press statement, that the Israeli government continues to violate the Fourth Geneva Conventions related to administrative detention, an archaic Israeli […]

09 Aug
10:04

Army Raids Deheishe Refugee Camp, 7 Injured by Live Fire

Israeli forces raided the Deheishe refugee camp, on Tuesday, in the occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, in the early morning hours, detaining a Palestinian activist and injuring seven Palestinians with live bullets. Israeli forces stormed the camp and opened live fire, according to locals, injuring seven Palestinians who were immediately […]

04 Aug
1:00

Hunger Striker Bilal Kayed Refuses to See Doctors

[Palestinian detainee] Bilal Kayed has now been on [hunger strike] for 50 days. In mid-June, he was supposed to return to his home in the West Bank village of Asira al-Shamaliya after serving nearly 15 years in an Israeli prison. But, when Israeli authorities reneged and placed him under administrative detention […]

01 Aug
12:17

An Interview with Badran Jabber

August 1, 2016 12:17 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Interview 0

‘There is the idea that a nation that oppresses another nation is not free. I would say that in the case of Israel, even the beneficiaries of the occupation are not free.’ Badran Jabber is a veteran progressive activist, politician, and freed political prisoner living in the West Bank city […]

30 Jul
10:40

Palestinian Detainees Continue Hunger Strike Amid Deteriorating Health

July 30, 2016 10:40 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Multiple Palestinian prisoners continued their hunger strike Saturday in protest of their administrative detentions in Israeli prisons, Sawt al-Asra (Voice of Prisoners) radio reported, according to Ma’an. The radio reported on the status of various high-profile prisoners, principally Bilal Kayed, who continued his hunger strike Saturday for the 46th day, […]

30 Jul
10:29

Solidarity Demonstration Held in Occupied Hebron

30th July 2016 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team A demonstration in solidarity with hunger striking prisoners, and against the cut of family visits by the International Committee of the Red Cross, was organised by the Hebron Defense Committee in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) on 28th July 2016. The sit-in […]

27 Jul
12:31

Palestinian and Israeli NGO’s call for Bilal Keyes’s immediate release 

July 27, 2016 12:31 PM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Physicians for Human Rights – Israel: Bilal Kayed, a 35-year-old Palestinian man from Nablus who is being detained by Israel has reached 43 days of hunger strike, and resolves to continue his protest until he is freed. Bilal was placed in administrative detention on 13 June 2016, when he was supposed […]

26 Jul
10:50

Israeli Forces Raid Ramon and Ofer Prisons as Palestinian Detainees Join Kayed in Hunger Strike

Israeli prison guards raided and searched Section 5 of the Ramon prison and moved 100 Palestinian prisoners affiliated to the Fateh and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) movements to the Ohalei Kedar prison. The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday that the […]

11 Jul
9:14

Multiple Life Sentences for Palestinian Accused of Killing 3 Israelis

An Israeli court in Jerusalem sentenced a Palestinian man to multiple life sentences, with an additional 60 years, on Monday, after he was convicted for the murder of three Israelis. Lawyer Muhammad Mahmoud, who works with the prisoners’ rights group Addameer, told Ma’an News Agency that a Jerusalem district court […]

07 Jul
10:21

Bilal Kayed: 22nd Day of Hunger Strike

Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed is continuing his open hunger strike for the 22nd day, as of 7 July; Addameer lawyer Mona Nadaf visited him in isolation in Ashkelon prison, where he remains in a very small cell without ventilation. Nadaf reported that he is continuing to refuse any kind of […]

29 Jun
8:32

PFLP Detainees Suspend Hunger Strike, Await Decision on Kayed

Palestinian prisoners affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) announced a ten-day suspension of their mass hunger strike Wednesday, according to a statement released by the Prisoners and Former Prisoner’s Affairs Ministry in the Gaza Strip. Dozens of PFLP-affiliated prisoners held in Israeli prisons launched a […]

13 Jun
7:15

Detention of Palestinian Circus Performer Extended

Israeli authorities, on Monday, decided to extend the administrative detention of a 23-year-old Palestinian circus performer, in spite of widespread outcry from activists and rights groups around the world demanding his release. Israeli authorities ruled to extend Muhammad Faisal Abu Sakha’s remand for another six months, from June 13 until […]

05 Jun
2:27

Palestinian journalist and human rights defender’s interrogation extended once more by Israeli court

By Samidoun- The detention and interrogation of Palestinian journalist and human rights defender Hasan Safadi, Arabic media coordinator for Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, was renewed on Friday, 3 June. Safadi, 24, has been under interrogation for more than a month, since his arrest by Israeli occupation forces on […]

17 Apr
5:18

43 Journalists Kidnapped by Israel since October 2015

The Committee to Support Palestinian Journalists said, on Saturday, that Israel had detained 43 journalists in the occupied Palestinian territory since October 2015, including two foreign reporters.The New York-based committee said in a report that during detention and imprisonment, journalists have reported torture, medical negligence, and unreasonable and illegal rulings […]

30 Mar
8:33

New Prison Bill for Minors Targets Palestinian Children

The Israeli Knesset, on Tuesday, approved the first reading of a bill which would allow Israeli courts to hand down prison sentences to minors under the age of 14 — legislation critics say is targeted at Palestinian children.A recent amendment to the bill, which would apply to children convicted of […]

30 Mar
7:46

Knesset Approves First Reading of MK Suspension Bill

March 30, 2016 7:46 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli Knesset approved the suspension of lawmakers accused of backing ‘terrorism’, a bill which seems to target Arab MPs, while PM Netanyahu has ordered Palestinian bodies held by the military not to be returned.Fifty-nine lawmakers voted for the bill, widely seen to be targeting the Arab-led bloc after three […]

19 Mar
12:08

Palestinian Journalists Bear a Heavy Burden

Palestinian journalists must navigate both the Israeli government’s and Palestinian authorities’ attempts to criminalize their profession. Deception remains one of Israel’s primary weapons in influencing local and international public opinion. Claiming “Palestinian incitement,” this week Israeli security authorities shut down the television station Palestine Today in the West Bank town […]

11 Mar
6:51

G4S Exits Israeli Market, Ahava Relocates

Following concerted BDS campaigns, G4S to exit the Israeli market and Ahava to relocate from the West Bank to inside the Green Line.On Thursday morning, G4S, the British-Danish private security giant pledged to sell its Israeli subsidiary in 12 to 24 months. The company explained the decision as part of […]

09 Mar
7:33

18 Palestinian Detainees on Hunger Strike against Israeli Maltreatment

March 9, 2016 7:33 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Some 18 Palestinian political detainees in Israel’s Etzion prison have launched a hunger strike in protest of a recent surge of maltreatment and suppression by Israeli prison authorities, according to the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission.In a press statement relaeased on Tuesday, the commission said that the 18 prisoners have resorted […]

13 Feb
3:21

The Deadly Logic of Palestinian Hunger Strikes

February 13, 2016 3:21 AM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

‘When you feel that all the doors are sealed, and you stand there humiliated and alone, knowing in advance that the court system is a charade, one is left with no other option but a hunger strike.” These are the words of Mohammad Allan, a former Palestinian hunger striker, during […]

10 Feb
1:47

UPDATE: Israeli Forces Kidnap 18 Palestinians in West Bank and Jerusalem, including Minors

February 10, 2016 1:47 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

At least 18 Palestinians, including two minors, were on abducted by Israeli troops across the West Bank districts and Jerusalem, on Tuesday, most of them during predawn raids, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS).Updated from: imemc.org/article/74887 In the Hebron district, Israeli forces kidnapped seven Palestinians, including a child, who […]

09 Feb
3:34

UPDATE: 22 Kidnapped in Overnight Raids across West Bank, Jerusalem

February 9, 2016 3:34 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli forces abducted at least 22 Palestinians on Monday, during overnight raids in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to reports by Israeli and Palestinian sources.Local sources told Ma’an News Agency that at least four Palestinian minors from East Jerusalem were detained by Israeli security forces. They were […]

07 Feb
11:01

Al-Qeeq Refuses Conditional Release in May

February 7, 2016 11:01 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian administrative prisoner and journalist Mohammad Al-Qeeq, on Sunday, refused an Israeli offer to be released on May 1st, in return for suspending his hunger strike.PNN reports that, according to the Prisoners’ and Ex-prisoners’ Committee, the Israeli offer was put forward to Palestinian MK Osama al-Saadi and lawyer Ashraf Abu […]

03 Feb
11:58

Forcible Treatment of Al-Qeeq Approved

February 3, 2016 11:58 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli authorities have decided to forcibly treat hunger striking detainee, journalist Muhammad al-Qeeq, without his consent, according to Minister Issa Qaraqe, chairman of the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission.Earlier on Wednesday, the Israeli ethics committee at Afula hospital, where Palestinian detainee al-Qeeq is being hospitalized, said that he is on the […]

31 Jan
2:10

Al-Qeeq: Hunger Striking Journalist Writes Testament

January 31, 2016 2:10 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

By day 66 of Muhammad Al-Qeeq’s hunger strike, the Palestinian journalist wrote his testament, hoping that he could see his wife and children before dying.Al-Qeeq, who has been on hunger strike, now, for 66 days, in protest of administrative detention, wrote his testament as seen in the photo above. His […]

28 Jan
8:47

Child Detainees Deprived of Heat in Hasharon Prison

January 28, 2016 8:47 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

With a snow storm expected to hit the region by Monday,young Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s Hasharon prison have complained about being deprived of a necessary heating system, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS).An attorney with PPS said, according to WAFA, after having visited minor Palestinian detainees in Hasharon, central […]

15 Jan
11:57

Al-Qeeq: Day 51 of Hunger Strike, Refusing Vitamins

January 15, 2016 11:57 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian prisoner Muhammad al-Qeeq stopped taking vitamins on Thursday, as he entered the 51st day of a hunger strike which he began to protest his detention without trial, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said.Qadura Fares, head of the prisoner’s society, told Ma’an that al-Qeeq, a 33-year-old journalist from the southern […]

14 Jan
8:25

West Bank: 18 Kidnapped in Predawn Raids

January 14, 2016 8:25 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli forces abducted at least 18 Palestinians from across the occupied West Bank, during predawn raids, on Thursday.Locals said that 10 were taken from the Hebron district, including five Palestinians from the village of Sair. Detainees were identified as Zawadi Ibrahim Shalaldah, 54, Hakim Mahmoud Shalaldah, 52, Yasser Hamed Shalaldah, […]

06 Jan
3:16

Israeli Forces Kidnap 16 Palestinians across West Bank

January 6, 2016 3:16 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli forces abducted at least 16 Palestinians in predawn raids across the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Palestinian and Israeli sources said.Hebron locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces stormed the city’s Jabal al-Sharif neighborhood and detained Mahran Azzan Dandis after storming and ransacking his family home. In Beit Ummar, to […]

05 Jan
10:26

Two 12-year-old Palestinian Boys Charged with Attempted Murder

January 5, 2016 10:26 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli military prosecutors, on Sunday, charged two Palestinian 12-year-old boys with attempted murder and possession of knives, prisoners’ rights group Addameer said.A lawyer for the group, Muhammad Mahmoud, told Ma’an News Agency that the charges were among those submitted to the Jerusalem central court against Shadi Farrah and Ahmad Zatari, […]

03 Dec
5:10

International Campaign to Release Child Detainees Launched by PA

December 3, 2015 5:10 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Authority announced, on Wednesday, the launch of an international campaign aiming to pressure the Israeli government to release Palestinian child detainees, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society said in a statement.The Ministry of Education is sponsoring the campaign, entitled “Give Them Space to Learn and Play,” which will be launched […]

02 Nov
5:36

Soldiers Detain Nablus Area Mayor and His Son

November 2, 2015 5:36 AM IMEMC Agencies Nablus, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces stormed the northern occupied West Bank village of Qusra, overnight Saturday, and detained the village’s mayor and his son, a local monitor said.Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement-related activities in the northern West bank, told Ma’an News Agency that several Israeli military vehicles stormed Qusra south of Nablus. Israeli […]

01 Nov
11:37

Imposition of Administrative Detention Expanded to Minors

November 1, 2015 11:37 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli authorities, last week, placed three Palestinian minors from East Jerusalem under administrative detention, a move rights group say is unprecedented in the city, as Israel heightens security measures amid a month of deadly violence.On Oct. 19, Fadi Abassi, 17, and Mohammed Ghaith, 17, were abducted after dawn raids on […]

09 Oct
12:01

Videos contradict Israeli police account of their killing of Fadi Alloun

October 9, 2015 12:01 PM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Two videos have emerged, filmed by eyewitnesses of the fatal shooting of 19-year old Fadi Alloun by Israeli police in Jerusalem Sunday morning, that directly contradict the police account. The videos show a mob of Jewish Israelis chasing the boy shouting, ‘Kill him! He’s an Arab’, and as Alloun runs […]