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02 Apr
10:28

Israeli Soldiers Attack Detainees In Nafha Prison

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday evening, Palestinian detainees, held in Section 14 of Nafha Israeli prison, the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported. The committee stated that dozens of soldiers, including Special Forces of the Israeli Prison Authority, broke into section fourteen and used excessive force against the detainees, wounding eight […]

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 […]

26 Sep
4:50

Soldiers Assault Several Palestinian Detainees In Nafha Prison

September 26, 2016 4:50 AM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Several Israeli soldiers, and special units of the Israeli Prison Authority, assaulted Sunday many detainees in Nafha prison after they returned their meals, declaring mourning after the death a Palestinian detainee in solitary confinement in Ramon prison. The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that the special military force in Nafha […]

15 Jun
10:26

Army Injures Three Palestinian Detainees In Nafha Prison

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, Section 3 of the Nafha Israeli Prison, in the Negev Desert, wounding at least three detainees, and moved dozens into solitary confinement. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded section three, where at least 120 Palestinian detainees are held, and used excessive […]

17 Apr
4:46

Nafha Prison: Hunger Strike, Solitary Confinement a Palestinian Reality

Palestinian detainees in Nafha prison have been forbidden from partaking in Friday prayers, on 15 April, following a violent attack by Israeli prison guards and special forces within several units inside the prison, on Wednesday, 13 April. According to Palestinian sources, Israeli armed units stormed section 14 in the prison […]

06 Aug
3:30

120 Nafha Prisoners Announce Hunger Strike

August 6, 2015 3:30 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners Committee, Thursday, said that 120 prisoners in Nafha prison –located in the occupied Naqab south of Israel, have announced an open hunger-strike in protest of the administration’s arbitrary transfer and ongoing repression policies.The 120 prisoners were forcibly transferred from section (10) in the prison, according […]

27 Jul
7:31

Soldiers Attack Detainees In Nafha Prison

July 27, 2015 7:31 PM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that undercover soldiers invaded, Monday, several rooms where Palestinian detainees are held in Nafha Israeli detention camp, assaulted dozens of them, and transferred many to different prisons.The Committee said that Special Forces of the Dror and Metzada brigades carried out the attack by breaking […]

11 Feb
12:23

90 Gaza Families Visit Their Sons in Nafha Prison

February 11, 2014 12:23 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

90 families of Gaza prisoners left the coastal enclave, on Monday at dawn, to visit their sons in Nafha prison via Erez crossing to the north of Gaza city.Director of Media in International Committee of the Red Cross, Nasser al-Najjar, told Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency that 90 families, including […]

02 Dec
2:34

Soldiers Attack Detainees In Nafha Prison

December 2, 2011 2:34 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Israeli soldiers attacked on Thursday several detainees held in the Nafha detention camp, in the Negev Desert. In a letter sent to Husam Society, the detainees said that they have been without electricity since more than three days.In their latter, the detainees voiced an appeal to human rights groups and […]

02 Nov
9:24

Soldiers Break Into Nafha Prison

November 2, 2010 9:24 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Higher National Committee for Supporting the Detainees reported that Israeli soldiers, members of the Mitzada Unit at the Nafha detention center, broke on Tuesday at dawn into the detention facility and searched section 13 after forcing the detainees out of their beds and rooms. Committee Media Director, Riyadh Al […]

16 Oct
12:30

Detainees in Nafha prison Attacked by Israeli Military

October 16, 2010 12:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Detainees in Nafha prison reported to the ‘Wa’ed’ society for detainees and ex-detainees that Israeli military invaded, on Friday afternoon, the Nafha prison and attacked detainees.The society confirmed that clashes occured between detainees and Israeli troops, injuring some of detainees. Furthermore, the Israeli army confiscated some equipment belonging to detainees […]

05 Oct
1:59

Soldiers Attack Detainees in Nafha Prison

October 5, 2010 1:59 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Israeli soldiers entered the Nafha Prison on Monday evening and searched the rooms of the detainees causing damage. The attack led to tension in the prison camp when the soldiers forced the detainees out of their rooms. The Wa’ed Society for Detainees reported that the attack was carried out by […]

28 Nov
10:02

Detainees facing harsh living and health condition in Be’er Shiva and Nafha prisons

November 28, 2006 10:02 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) published a report on the living conditions of the Palestinian detainees in the Israeli Be’er Shiva and Nafha prisons. According to the report, the detainees are subjected to repeated attacks and facing bad living and health conditions.   Lawyer of the PPS, Fawwaz Al Shalloudi, […]

28 Jul
2:59

Soldiers Assault Imprisoned PFLP Leader In Nafha

July 28, 2015 2:59 PM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that Israeli Special Forces attacked, on Tuesday morning, the imprisoned Secretary-General of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Ahmad Sa’adat, held in the Nafha Israeli prison.The Committee said the soldiers invaded Sa’adat’s room before attacking him. It held Israel responsible […]

18 Mar
7:05

Nafha Society: “100 detainees under interrogation in Al Jalama prison, abused and isolated”

March 18, 2008 7:05 AM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Nafha Society for Defending the Rights of the Detainees and Human Rights reported on Monday that nearly 100 detainees are currently under interrogation in Al Jalama Israeli interrogation facility facing physical and psychological pressures.The society stated that the detainees never see the sunshine and are not provided with decent […]

17 Oct
12:24

Prison administration in Nafha bars visitations

October 17, 2006 12:24 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Prison administration of the Israeli Nahfa detention camp,  in the Negev Desert, barred on Monday the detainees from their visitation rights until further notice. The families, travelling under difficult conditions for several hours, were turned back without seeing their detained family members. A spokesperson of the Israeli Prison Administration claimed […]

28 Feb
10:12

Prisoner shackled to bed, held in solitary with no visitation, after refusing to be strip-searched

February 28, 2018 10:12 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees Committee reported on Wednesday that the Prison Administration in Nafha has imposed new sanctions against Wael an-Nadsha by cuffing his arms and shackling his legs on a bed for one week, and denying him visits for a month. This is in addition to a 250 shekel fine, […]

03 Dec
9:16

‘Smuggled’ Palestinian Child Meets Father for the First Time in Israeli Prison

December 3, 2017 9:16 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

by Rania Zabaneh Whenever someone asked Majd where his father was, he would run to the sitting room and point to a poster hung on the wall. For the 15-month-old toddler, “baba” (Arabic for dad), was a picture, a voice on the other end of the telephone and a lot […]

Marwan Barghouthi (image from Samidoun)
31 May
10:42

Leader of Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike Releases Statement of Victory

In the first statement of the ‘Freedom and Dignity’ hunger strike leader Marwan Barghouthi after the victory of the strike, the strike leader praised the 1500 participants in the hunger strike for their steadfastness and sacrifice, and the many supporters around the world. He also criticized the Israeli government for […]

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 […]

25 Apr
4:30

Israeli Soldiers Assault Hunger Striking Detainees In Nafha

Undercover soldiers of the Israeli Prison Authority attacked, on Monday evening, the hunger striking detainees, held in section 14 of Nafha Israeli prison, and sprayed them with teargas. The Media Committee of the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike, said all hunger striking detainees in Nafha, are held in Section 14, […]

22 Apr
10:04

Israeli Soldiers Assault Hunger Striking Detainees In Nitzan Prison

April 22, 2017 10:04 AM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Undercover soldiers of the Israeli Prison Administration assaulted, Friday, several hunger-striking Palestinian detainees in Nitzan Prison, in Ramla, and unleashed their dogs on them, during violent searches of the detainees and their rooms. In a statement to the press, the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, said that the soldiers also preventing the […]

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, […]

12 Apr
4:51

1,500 Palestinian Prisoners Prepare for Open-ended Hunger Strike

Some 1,500 Palestinian detainees he;d in Israeli jails are prepared to launch the first escalatory steps of hunger strike, under a campaign for freedom and maintaining achievements and capabilities, Committee of Prisoners and Ex-prisoners stated. In a press release, the committee said that 120 prisoners of the Gaza Strip will join the hunger […]

01 Nov
5:29

2017 – The Year of Prisoners’ Freedom: Challenges and Ideas for Action by Wael Jaghoub

The following article on the situation and struggle of Palestinian prisoners today was written inside Israeli prison by Palestinian prisoner Wael Jaghoub, a leader in the prisoners’ movement affiliated to the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was originally published in Arabic by the Handala Center for Prisoners […]

15 Oct
6:07

Jerusalemite Palestinian Organizer Nasser Abu Khdeir Freed after 5 1/2 Years Imprisonment

(via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network) Longtime Palestinian struggler, Nasser Abu Khdeir of Shuafat, was released yesterday, 13 October from Israeli prison after serving a sentence five and one-half years. Abu Khdeir, 55, was arrested by occupation forces on 15 April 2011, and subject to a prolonged and cruel […]

26 Sep
5:24

Detainee Mohammad Balboul To Be Moved From Wolfson Hospital To Ramla Prison Clinic

September 26, 2016 5:24 AM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, on Sunday evening, that the Israeli Prison Authority has decided to move detainee Mohammad Balboul, who held an extended hunger strike, from the Wolfson Israeli medical center to the infamous Ramla prison clinic. In a press release, the Committee said that despite the difficult […]

25 Sep
11:35

Palestinian Detainee Dies From Stroke in Ramon Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies (PPCS) reported Sunday that a Palestinian detainee died from a stroke he suffered in the Ramon Israeli Prison, before he was moved to Soroka hospital. The detainee suffered various serious health issues but was not provided with the needed treatment and follow-up, the Palestinian […]

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. […]

14 Aug
3:49

PPS: “All Detainees In Nafha, Ramon, Negev And Hadarim To Hold A One-Day Warning Hunger Strike Tuesday”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, on Saturday evening, that all Palestinian political prisoners in the Israeli prisons of Nafha, Ramon, Negev and Hadarim will go on hunger strike this Tuesday, as a warning measure that could be followed by extended strikes. The PPS said the detainees will be […]

15 Apr
2:16

Occupation Forces Storm Prison Block

Dozens of policemen and security officers have invaded prison blocks in the Nafha prison near the Israeli town of Mitzpe Ramon. They sprayed both tear gas and pepper gas into large crowds of detainees. At least 14 prisoners least were hospitalized in Israel’s Soroko Hospital, according to a statement by […]

14 Aug
12:07

Report: Palestinian Prisoner Resistance

August 14, 2015 12:07 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian prisoners are continuing their protests and resistance inside prison.This includes Muhammad Allan, the 31-year-old lawyer on hunger strike for 58 days to protest his administrative detention without charge or trial. About 560 prisoners in Ramon and Nafha prisons are currently taking part in protests against recent violent raids, transfers […]

11 Aug
12:31

Nafha Detainees Suspend Hunger Strike

August 11, 2015 12:31 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Over 120 Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s Nafha prison have suspended a hunger strike for a two-week period, after six days without food in protest against the Israeli Prison Service.The Palestinian prisoners’ committee said that detainees have agreed to a two-week suspension, after speaking with Israeli authorities, but will escalate their […]

16 Apr
11:29

Prisoners Day Report on Palestinian Detainees, Their Sufferings and Their Plight

April 16, 2015 11:29 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

April 17 is Palestinian Prisoners Day, the day of National, Arab and international solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners, held by Israel and facing serious, continuous (and escalating) Israeli violations. Marking this important day, the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee issued this comprehensive report to document the ongoing suffering of the detainees, and […]

07 Apr
5:04

Soldiers Assault Detainees In Nafha

April 7, 2015 5:04 AM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that Israeli soldiers attacked, on Monday evening, Palestinian political prisoners held in the Nafha prison, in the Negev Desert, attacked many detainees, and moved several others to the Ramon Prison.The Committee said the attack targeted detainees held in Section 13 of Nafha Prison, and […]

11 Mar
2:00

Imprisoned Qassam Leader Moved Into Solitary Confinement

March 11, 2015 2:00 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee, leader of the Al-Qassam Brigades the armed wing of Hamas, Abdullah al-Barghouthi, was moved from Ramon Israeli prison to solitary confinement in Nafha following extensive interrogation after releasing a series of books.Al-Barghouthi recently released a series of books called Diaries of the Gun, that were displayed in an […]

24 Feb
1:39

2 Israeli Prisons Close in Lieu of Attack on Guard

February 24, 2015 1:39 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

Israel Prison Service (IPS) shut down Eshel and Nafha prisons on Monday, after a Palestinian prisoner attacked an officer in Rimon prison, a prisoner’s rights group said.The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society warned that IPS would likely be carrying out retaliatory measures against Palestinian prisoners following the attack. The group had said, […]

05 Dec
5:02

More Prisoners Taken, Including Minors, in West Bank & Jerusalem

December 5, 2014 5:02 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces took into their custody, early Thursday, 21 Palestinians, including six minors, from the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, according to security sources and a human rights center. Further abuse of Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons has been documented.Israeli police arrested nine Palestinians, including six minors, from East Jerusalem. […]

22 May
9:46

50 New Prisoners to Join AD Hunger Strike

50 Palestinian prisoners held in Nafha Israeli prison, Mitzepe Ramon, will start an open-ended hunger strike on Sunday in support of the hunger striking administrative detainees, who also threatened to escalate their hunger strike and stop drinking water, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club (PPC) and an activist.WAFA reports that […]

04 May
5:23

Ferwana: “5,100 Palestinians Currently Imprisoned By Israel”

May 4, 2014 5:23 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

[Saturday, May 3, 2014] Former political prisoner and head of the Census Department at the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees, Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, stated that, by the end of last month, April 2014, the number of detainees held by Israel had arrived to 5100.Ferwana stated that %84.5 of the detainees are from […]

16 Apr
8:32

National Council Calls for Treating Palestinian Prisoners as War Prisoners

The Palestinian National Council called in a statement, on Wednesday, upon the Israeli authorities to treat the Palestinian prisoners as war prisoners, after the state of Palestine became a member in the Fourth Geneva Conventions, and particularly the Third Geneva Convention.In a statement marking the Palestinian Prisoner Day, the council […]

16 Apr
2:40

Special Report: “800,000 Palestinians Imprisoned By Israel Since 1967”

April 16, 2014 2:40 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

As the Palestinian people mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day on April 17, more than 800,000 Palestinians, including children, have been kidnapped and imprisoned by Israel since 1967, while at least 5,000 Palestinians are currently held by Israel, a report by the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees has revealed.The Ministry said that Israel […]

16 Feb
11:39

Poor Hygiene, Overcrowding in Israeli Prison

February 16, 2014 11:39 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

80 Palestinian prisoners, held in Nafha prison, have complained about the ill-conditioned ward No. 3, which houses bugs and mice. A lawyer for Prisoners’ Club society, recently delegated to the check on the prisoners, said in a statement, ‘Nafha prison Ward No. 3 has a poor hygiene, with insects and […]

25 Jul
12:06

Families Denied Prison Visit After Objecting To Strip Search

July 25, 2013 12:06 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The International Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights (ISFHR) reported that dozens of families of Palestinian detainees held by Israel at the Nafha prison have been denied family visits after a young Palestinian woman refused to be strip searched by the soldiers.The ISFHR said that the soldiers ordered the young woman […]

25 Jul
12:06

Families Denied Prison Visit After Objecting To Strip Search

July 25, 2013 12:06 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The International Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights (ISFHR) reported that dozens of families of Palestinian detainees held by Israel at the Nafha prison have been denied family visits after a young Palestinian woman refused to be strip searched by the soldiers.The ISFHR said that the soldiers ordered the young woman […]

22 Aug
11:57

Jerusalemite faces decades in prison after visiting nearby village

August 22, 2012 11:57 AM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Jerusalem, Prisoners 0

Samer Issawi was freed from Israeli prison after last year’s exchange of a captured Israeli soldier for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners. But today he is awaiting hearings in two Israeli courts, Ofer military court in the occupied West Bank and Israeli Magistrates Court in Jerusalem. According to Samer’s father, his […]

29 May
8:43

Soldiers Attack Palestinian Detainees in Nafha

May 29, 2012 8:43 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Palestinian Minister of Detainees, Issa Qaraqe’, stated that Israeli soldiers of the Nachshon Brigade attacked Palestinian political prisoners in sections 13 and 14 of the Nafha prison in the Negev Desert while searching their beds, the Palestine News Network (PNN) reported.Qaraqe’ said that the soldiers were provoking the detainees in […]

10 May
5:24

Negev Prison Refuses To Admit Jailed MP Due To Health Condition

May 10, 2012 5:24 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, News Report, Prisoners 0

Detained elected Palestinian Legislator, Mohammad Abu Jheisha, was moved from the Ofer Israeli prison to the Negev detention camp, in the Negev desert, but the administration there refused to admit him due to his bad health condition.Abu Jheisha, member of the Change and Reform Bloc of the Hamas movement, was […]

04 May
6:51

Hundreds Protest In Front Of Ramla Prison, 20 Arrested

May 4, 2012 6:51 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Israeli policemen arrested, on Thursday evening, more than 20 protesters during a massive protest held in front of the al-Ramla prison in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian detainees. The protesters also demanded the release of seven who were taken prisoner during a previous protest held in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners. […]

03 Apr
1:16

Prisoners On Hunger Strike For One Day In “South Jails”

April 3, 2012 1:16 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Prisoners have begun a hunger strike, on Tuesday, in the “South Jails” for one day, and continue to protest against the conditions imposed on political prisoners in Israeli jails.The prisoners confirmed a statement quoted by the Ministry of Family that they will be on hunger strike for one day only […]

01 Apr
3:23

61 Detainees Injured In Nafha

April 1, 2012 3:23 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Ministry of Detainees reported Sunday that 61 Palestinian political prisoners, held at the Nafha Israeli detention camp in the Negev Desert, were injured after the army attacked them in order to extract DNA samples from them.Minister of Detainees, Issa Qaraqe’, stated that dozens of soldiers and prison guards […]

03 Jan
8:25

Report: “4500 Palestinians Still Imprisoned By Israel”

January 3, 2012 8:25 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Abdul-Nasser Farawna, a former political detainee and a Palestinian researcher specialized in detainees affairs, published a report revealing that as the world marks 2012, and despite the fact that Israel released 1027 detainees as part of the prisoner-swap deal, at least 4500 Palestinian detainees, and dozens of Arab detainees, are […]

06 Oct
10:21

PCHR Condemns Collective Penalties against Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails

October 6, 2011 10:21 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns collective punishment measures being taken by the Israeli prison authorities against Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who have organized a hunger strike in protest to their deteriorating detention conditions.PCHR is also concerned over the health conditions of the prisoners who have […]

04 Oct
6:13

Israeli Troops Break Into Asqalan, Nahfa Prisons

October 4, 2011 6:13 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

In an attempt to prevent the detainees’ hunger strike from spreading to all Israeli prisons and detention facilities, undercover forces of the Israeli Army broke into the Asqalan and Nafha prisons. Palestinian detainees in several Israeli prisons started their hunger strike seven days ago, demanding the internationally guaranteed rights of […]

19 May
3:03

Prison Protest Expands

Protests against conditions in Israeli jails have continued recently, with two additional institutions joining the hunger-strikers’ action.The protest is intended to secure the release of a number of prisoners from solitary confinement and has been ongoing for three weeks so far. Some have been in solitary confinement for a number […]

12 Apr
8:29

7,000 Palestinian Prisoners Hold One-Day Hunger Strike To Protest Conditions

April 12, 2011 8:29 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

According to the Palestinian Minister of Detainees, a one-day hunger strike was held on Monday to protest the conditions where Palestinian prisoners are being held by Israeli authorities, including medical negligence, prevention of family visits, poor food quality, and the continual imposition of fines on prisoners who, because they are […]

17 Jan
10:45

Palestinian Political Prisoners Punished for Organizing Hunger Strike in Israeli Prison

January 17, 2011 10:45 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Ahmad Sa’adat, the general secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and Jamal Abu Al-Haija , a leader of Hamas in the West Bank, are being punished for organizing a prisoner hunger strike to protest Israeli prison conditions.On Saturday, the two prisoners were placed in solitary confinement […]

09 Jul
7:22

Ahrar Center slams Israeli closure of Nafha Society

July 9, 2008 7:22 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

The Ahrar Center for Detainees Studies issued a press release on Tuesday slamming Israeli attacks against several institutions and societies in Nablus, as well as the Israeli orders to shut down several societies, including the Nafha Society for Human Rights and the Defense of Detainees. The society, along with several […]

01 May
6:04

Unidentified virus infects several detainees in Al Ramla Prison Hospital

May 1, 2008 6:04 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Ahrar Center for Detainees Studies reported that an unidentified virus infected several detainees who are already sick and hospitalized at the Al Ramla Israeli prison hospital which already lacks the basic equipment.The Center added that it received a letter from one of the detainees who was receiving treatment at […]

18 Apr
7:13

Nafha Society lawyer receives six months in administrative detention

April 18, 2008 7:13 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Nafha Society for Defending Detainees Rights and Human Rights reported on Thursday that one of the lawyers of the Palestinian Prisoners Society was sentenced to six months in administrative detention without charges or trial. The lawyer, Hussein Al Sheikh, working with the Bethlehem office of the Society, was kidnapped […]

03 Mar
12:10

Palestinian detainee dies in Israeli prison

March 3, 2008 12:10 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Nafha Society for Defending Detainees Rights and Human Rights reported that detainee Fadil Shaheen, 47, died of medical negligence at the Al Ramla Israeli Prison Hospital which lacks the basic equipment and tools. Shaheen is detainee number 195 who dies in Israeli prisons; most of the detainees died of […]

08 Feb
11:44

41 detainees in Al Ramla Prison hospital facing harsh conditions

February 8, 2008 11:44 AM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Nafha Society for Defending Human Rights and the Rights of the Detainees stated that there are 41 Palestinian detainees who are currently hospitalized in Al Ramla Prison Hospital and facing harsh conditions as the hospital lacks the fundamental equipment and medications. One of the lawyers of the society visited […]

04 Jun
11:55

Detainees in Nafha facing inhuman treatment

June 4, 2007 11:55 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Several detainees imprisoned by the Israeli Authorities at the Al Jalama interrogation facility reported that they are facing continuous attacks and inhuman treatment by the soldiers and interrogators.The detainees told the lawyer of Nafha society for Defending the Rights of the Detainees that the interrogators are using illegal methods against […]

29 May
5:34

Syrian Detainees in Israeli prisons facing harsh conditions

May 29, 2007 5:34 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Golan Heights Detainees Committee has issued a press release documenting the harsh living conditions that Syrian Detainees from the Golan Heights are facing in Israeli detention facilities.The Committee stated that the detainees are deprived of their basic rights and that many of them are held in solitary confinement and […]

08 May
1:37

Detainees in Nafha will hold a hunger strike Tuesday

May 8, 2007 1:37 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Lawyer of Mandela Institute Botheina Douqmaq, visited several detainees in the Nafha Israeli detention facility, and was informed by the detainees that they will hold a one-day hunger strike in protest to the administration’s violation of barring families of detainees in from Khan Younis from visiting their detained family members.The […]

30 Apr
1:33

Nafha Society calls for releasing a ailing detainee

April 30, 2007 1:33 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Nafha Society which advocates the rights of Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons and detention facilities called on human rights organizations to practice pressures on Israel to release an ailing detainee who lost the ability to walk due to a sharp deterioration in his health condition.The society stated that Ahmad […]

06 Apr
6:49

Jerusalem Prisoners’ families sit-in at Red Cross

Families of Palestinians in Israeli prisons staged a sit-in on Thursday in front of the East Jerusalem offices of the Red Cross. As with similar nonviolent demonstrations held on a weekly basis in other West Bank cities and throughout the Gaza Strip, the Jerusalem families were protesting the treatment of […]

27 Mar
2:14

As Prisoners Day approaches, female detainees appeal to be freed

March 27, 2007 2:14 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Nafha Society for Defending Human Rights and the Rights of Detainees stated that female Palestinian detainees are facing harsh living conditions in Israeli prisons, suffering from torture, repeated attacks and the deprivation of basic rights.The Society called on the Palestinian people, president, government and all factions to organize a […]

08 Mar
12:42

Nafha: Detained Palestinian MPs Suffer Health Complications

March 8, 2007 12:42 AM IMEMC Agencies Nablus, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Nablus-based Nafha Society for the Defense of Prisoners’ Rights reported that the 36 Palestinian MPs being imprisoned in the Israeli detention facilities of Majedo and Alramla, have been going through crucial health complications. A statement released by the society confirmed that a number of the MPs have been suffering […]

28 Dec
9:03

Mandela Institute: Palestinians taken to Israeli prison hospital are not given medical treatment

December 28, 2006 9:03 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

There are 28 Palestinian political prisoners in the Israeli Ramle Prison Hospital. But they are not receiving medical treatment. Thousands of Palestinians go without the basic necessities of health care in Israeli prisons, but it was largely unknown that those with critical enough cases to be taken to the hospital […]

19 Oct
11:06

Israeli Prison Administration threatens to halt all visitations

October 19, 2006 11:06 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Prison Administration (IPA) threatened to bar all detainees in all 28 Israeli prisons and detention facilities from receiving visitors after soldiers stationed at two facilities claimed to have been attacked by family members who had come to visit detainees.The IPA held a meeting headed by Yacob Ghanot, and […]

14 May
6:01

Palestinian political prisoners in Israel to donate monthly allowances to cash-strapped P.A.

May 14, 2006 6:01 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Hundreds of Palestinian captives in Israeli jails announced Saturday that they are about to declare an initiative to donate their monthly allowance to support their elected government, the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) and their people. According to the prisoners’ spokespeople, this will be a symbolic gesture to express Palestinian unity in […]

16 Apr
10:17

PPS on Prisoners Day; twelve detainees died in Israeli prisons since the outbreak of the Intifada

April 16, 2006 10:17 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

A report prepared and published by the Palestinian Prisoners Society marking the Palestinian Prisoners Day (April 17) revealed that the number of Palestinian detainees who died in Israeli prisons and detention facilities over the last five years has increased significantly arriving to a total of 186 since 1967. including 12 […]

10 Jun
9:41

Prisoner suffering serious health problems

June 10, 2005 9:41 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Ahmad Bajes Hajjaj, 27, from Beit Reema, near the West Bank city of Ramallah is suffering from serious physical conditions, especially after he was shot injured during his arrest, and did not receive proper medical treatment.   Hajjaj was arrested on July 17, 2003, and deprived from his visitation rights […]

11 May
5:43

8814 Palestinian and Arab detainees in Israeli prisons

May 11, 2005 5:43 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Ministry of Detainees and Liberated reported that the number of Palestinian and Arab detainees in Israeli prisons arrived to 8814, facing harsh living conditions and repeated violations. The ministry stated that the Israeli army did not halt its arrests in the Palestinian territories in spite of the ‘truce’ reached […]

04 Dec
4:30

Political Prisoners and SMS messages

December 4, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Human interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by Saed Bannoura In spite of the bad conditions in detention, restrictions and continuous assaults, Palestinians detainees continue their achievements and creativity and challenge high walls and prison bars. Detainees managed to smuggle internet enabled mobile phones into their detention camps, in spite of the advanced detectors army uses, […]

25 Sep
3:30

Detainees in Nafha: `“The Situation is worse than the period before the Hunger Strike`

September 25, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

 The Palestinian Prisoner Society said that the detainees in Nafha detention informed lawyer Fayez Al-Shalloudy, that the situation now is worse than it was before the hunger Strike conducted in all detentions, which started on August 15 and 18. The 800 political detainees in Nafha said that the administration intensified […]

27 Aug
3:30

Prisoners Hunger Strike Enters 13th day

August 27, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian and Arab prisoners’ hunger strike enters its 13th day with more solidarity tents established in different parts of the West Bank and the Palestinian cities and towns in Israel. In Baqa Al-Gharbyeh, solidarity tent has been erected on Saturday were hundreds of people meet there and sit in […]

24 Aug
3:30

Hunger Strike Day 10, First Prisoner Moved to Hospital

August 24, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Israeli Prison Authority spokesperson said Monday that a Palestinian prisoner (still unnamed) was moved from Nafha prison to Soroka hospital in Ber Sheva. The spokesperson said that the prisoner joined the hunger strike even he suffers a stomach ulcer, and that his health deteriorated considerably in the past two days. […]

23 Aug
3:30

Prisons’ Authorities transferred some prisoners to Iisolation Cells

August 23, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Prisoners Rights organization ‘Mandela’ said that the Israeli Prisons’ Authority is executing a plan to thwart the Palestinian Prisoners’ Hunger strike that entered its 9th day so far. The authorities are trying to disconnect the prisoners from their lawyers and create a status of instability through the intensive transfer […]

11 Aug
3:30

Israeli Prison Authorities Stepped up measures in Prisons, prior to hunger strike

August 11, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Israel Prison Service is increasing security at all jails Wednesday ahead of a hunger strike that Palestinian prisoners are planning to begin Sunday, Israeli media sources reported. According to the same source, the prison authorities will transfer around 120 prisoners from Nafha prison to a prison in the Negev desert […]

01 Sep
3:30

5000 Prisoners on Hunger Strike In Solidarity With Bargouthi & Dudin

September 1, 2003 3:30 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

in solidarity with prisoner Musa Dudin and Ahmed Bargouthi. BothIMEMC Staff, September 1, 2003 More than 5000 Palestinian prisoners started a one day hunger strike in solidarity with prisoner Musa Dudin and Ahmed Bargouthi. Both Dudin and Bargouthi are on a hunger strike for the 20th consecutive day and, according […]

11 Aug
3:30

More Than 6,000 Palestinian prisoners consider a Hunger Strike Soon

August 11, 2003 3:30 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

a genral hunger strike in all Israeli jails and detention militaryIMEMC, August 11, 2003 12:53 More than 6000 Palestinian prisoners are considering a move to start a genral hunger strike in all Israeli jails and detention military camps in protest against their “inhuman & unbearable” detention conditions. The Palestinian prisoner’s […]

17 Mar
12:21

Palestinian Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Seventh Day

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Saturday, that detainee Bashir Abdullah Khatib, 56, who has been imprisoned for 31 years, started a hunger strike seven days ago, protesting being denied medical treatment. The detainee, from Ramla city, is facing various issues with his teeth, gums and mouth, but has been […]

30 Jan
7:25

Detainee Mousa Soufan in Serious Condition

January 30, 2018 7:25 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Authority has confirmed that Mousa Soufan, aged 41, in Nafha prison, from Tulkarem, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment and 13 years, is in a serious health condition due to lung cancer. Doctors say that he needs surgery to remove the lung after a deterioration […]

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 […]

19 Sep
1:48

Three Detainees Currently Holding Hunger-Strikes

The Palestinian Detainees Radio has reported, Tuesday, that three detainees, held by Israel, are ongoing with hunger strikes protesting being held without charges, bad living conditions and treatment. It stated that detainee Anas Ibrahim Shadeed, 20, from Doura town, in the southern West bank governorate of Hebron, has started a […]

29 May
8:49

Hunger Strike: New Agreement Details Released

New details have been released regarding the agreement under which Palestinian detainees suspended the 40-day hunger strike on Saturday morning, 27th of May, providing elaboration on the specific issues addressed in the detainees’ negotiations with the Israeli occupation prison administration. Issa Qaraqe, director of the Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Commission spoke in […]

02 Feb
3:01

Two Israeli Soldiers Stabbed In Negev Detention Camp, As Army Continues Assault Against The Detainee

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, Issa Qaraqe, has reported that two Israeli soldiers have been stabbed in separate incidents, as the army, and special forces, continued the invasions into the detainees’ rooms, and the assaults against them. Qaraqe’ said that one of the detainees slashed a soldier with […]

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 […]

04 Aug
3:08

PPS: “More Than 300 Detainees Are Holding Hunger Strikes”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that more than 300 Palestinian political prisoners, held in Israeli prisons and detention centers, demanding an end to the escalating violation against them. In a statement, the PPS said 285 detainees, held in Eshil and Nafha prisons, initiated an open-ended hunger strike […]

16 Jun
1:34

Israeli Navy Releases Eight Fishers, Among Ten Kidnapped Earlier Wednesday

The Israeli navy released, late on Wednesday evening, eight Palestinians fishers who were among ten fishers kidnapped by the navy during early morning hours in Gaza territorial waters. Zakariyya Bakr, coordinator of the Fishers Committees of the Union of Agricultural Work Committee, said that the army transferred the eight fishers […]

15 Jun
12:11

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Eight Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Wednesday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, in addition to one Palestinian who was kidnapped late at night, Tuesday, at a military roadblock, near Bethlehem. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian woman from […]

24 Sep
3:58

Nine Detainees Forced In Solitary Confinement, Denied Visits

September 24, 2015 3:58 PM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Husam Society for Detainees and Ex-Detainees has reported, Thursday, that the Israeli Prison Authority forced nine Palestinian detainees in solitary confinement, and denied them the right to family and lawyers’ visits for two months.The society stated that the Prison Authority transferred Dia’ al-Agha, Abdul-Rahim Abu Holi, Salah Sudani, Mustafa […]

07 Sep
1:40

Soldiers Kidnap Two Palestinian Women

September 7, 2015 1:40 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers have kidnapped two Palestinian women, one from her home near Ramallah, and another while visiting her brother, held by Israel in the Nafha Israeli prison.Media sources have reported that the soldiers invaded al-Biereh city, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and kidnapped Najwan Odeh, 33, after […]

29 Aug
8:40

5 Palestinian Detainees Continue Hunger-Strike

August 29, 2015 8:40 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Five Palestinian detainees in the Israeli Nafha prison have been on an open-ended hunger strike for seven days in protest of their administrative detention without charge or trial, according to a Detainees and Ex-detainees Committee attorney.The detainees are Nedal Abu ‘Akr, 45, Shadi Ma‘ali, 39, Ghassan Zawahra, 32, Bader al-Ruzza, […]

14 Apr
3:06

Cancer-Ridden Detainee Suffers Serious Health Deterioration

April 14, 2015 3:06 PM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees Committee warned that the health condition of detainee Yosri al-Masri, who suffers from cancer and various health issues, witnessed a serious health deterioration, and that the detainee was moved to the Ramla Prison Clinic.The Committee said that detainee was moved from the Nafha prison to the Ramla […]

08 Mar
2:49

Soldiers Attack A Mentally-Challenged Teen Near Jenin

March 8, 2015 2:49 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers, stationed on the al-Jalama military roadblock, north of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, violently attacked, and detained, a mentally-challenge teen.Eyewitnesses said the soldiers stopped Mohammad Fawwaz Zakarna, 17 years of age, and repeatedly kicked and punched him, causing several cuts and bruises. Zakarna is from Jenin […]

17 Dec
6:49

At Least 115 Jerusalemites Abducted by Israeli Forces since December

December 17, 2014 6:49 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli occupation forces have taken into custody, since the beginning of December, some 115 Palestinians from occupied Jerusalem, including 30 minors, a Palestinian official revealed.According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, Chairman of Prisoners’ Relatives Committee in Jerusalem, Amjad Abu Asab, said that 79 of the detainees were arrested during […]

24 May
7:34

Hunger Strikers: ‘Either I go home – or I go in a plastic bag’

On April 24th of this year, over 100 Palestinian political detainees went on an open-end hunger strike in demand to an end of administrative detention, in which Palestinian prisoners are held under harsh conditions without charge or trial, and under ‘secret evidence’ that is never revealed to the prisoner nor […]