Category Archives: Prisoners

20 Apr
9:28

Haniyeh: Hamas Ready for Prisoner Swap Deal with Israel

Chief of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh said, on Tuesday, that his movement is ready for a prisoner swap with Israel through third-party mediation. In a televised speech to mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Haniyeh said: “We are ready to start talks to achieve a prisoner exchange deal via a mediator.” […]

18 Apr
3:26

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters, Journalists, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, dozens of nonviolent protesters and journalists, during a protest held by families of political prisoners near the northern entrance of al-Biereh city, in central West Bank, wounding many of them. The soldiers deliberately attacked journalists documenting the nonviolent procession and fired many gas bombs and concussion […]

17 Apr
12:27

PPS: “6500 Palestinians Are Detained By Israel; 1928 Abducted This Year”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) issued a statement marking the “Palestinians Prisoners’ Day,” on April 17th, and said that Israel is holding captive 6500 detainees, including 1928 who were abducted since the beginning of this year. In its report, the PPS said that Israel is holding captive 6500 Palestinians, including […]

13 Apr
3:29

Detainee Al-Hindi Continues Hunger Strike For The 33rd Day

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that detainee Mosab Tawfiq al-Hindi, 29, is ongoing with an open-ended hunger strike he started 33 days ago, protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial. The detainee, from Tal town, in the northern West Bank governorate of […]

12 Apr
9:19

Detainee from Hebron Enters 18th Day of Hunger Strike

April 12, 2018 9:19 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Detainee Sami Mohammad Janazra, 45, from the al-Fawwar refugee camp in Hebron, continues his open hunger strike for the 18th day, in a protest against the renewal of his administrative detention, according to a report released on Thursday, by the detainees and ex-detainees’ commission. After his visit to the Ofer detention […]

11 Apr
9:55

Internationals Penalized for Support of Palestine

Eight American Jews from the “If Not Now Movement” were arrested in front of US Senator Chuck Schumer’s office in Manhattan, on Monday. The activists were chanting, “How many more Chuck?” referring to the number of Palestinian protesters killed at the Gaza Border. The New York senator has not bothered […]

06 Apr
6:11

353 Palestinian Children Inside Israeli Jails on Palestine Children’s Day

Marking Palestine Children’s Day, the PLO’s Prisoners’ Committee and the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society said that 353 Palestinian children had been taken into Israeli custody since the start of 2018. In the statement, the two groups said: “In addition to being brutally arrested in the dead of night, they are sometimes intentionally […]

30 Mar
1:44

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Children In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, two Palestinian siblings, only 8 and 10 years of age, from their home in Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers claim that the two children “hurled stones at their jeeps,” on Road #20, near their neighborhood, and abducted them before […]

30 Mar
12:37

Erekat Denounces Incitement Campaign By U.S. And Israel Against Legitimate Palestinian Rights

The Secretary of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Saeb Erekat, issued a statement, Thursday, strongly denouncing what he called a calculated incitement campaign by Israel and the United States, against the Palestinian people, their leadership and their legitimate, internationally-guaranteed rights. Dr. Erekat said that both the […]

27 Mar
7:59

Dozens of Palestinian Detainees Have Died Directly Following Release

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies stated  that dozens of released Palestinian detainees died of  serious illnesses they sustained  during the period of detention, of deliberate medical negligence, and lack of proper treatment by Israeli prison services . The spokesperson of Center, Reyad al-Ashqar said, in a statement, that Israeli […]

27 Mar
7:34

Journalists Denounce Detention of Colleague, Demand End to Violations

Dozens of journalists, Tuesday, called for the immediate release of Baker Abdul Haq, a journalist working for the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), and demanded an end to violations committed against Palestinian journalists by the Israeli state. Ahmad Assaf, General Supervisor of the official media, said the detention of Abdul Haq […]

26 Mar
11:21

Former Political Prisoner Dies From Cancer

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe has reported, Monday, that a former political prisoner, who suffered with cancer while held by Israel and was denied essential treatment, died at an Israeli medical center. Qaraqe said the former detainee, Hasan Shawamra, 48, from Doura town, south of the […]

25 Mar
7:50

Paris March for International Women’s Day Urges Freedom for Imprisoned Palestinian Women and Girls (VIDEO)

EuroPalestine and others marched through the streets of Paris on 8 March, International Women’s Day, to demand freedom for Palestinian women prisoners in Israeli prisons. Joining in the large International Women’s Day demonstration, protesters marched from Republique to Opera led by a banner urging freedom for 17-year-old Palestinian prisoner Ahed Tamimi. Carrying photos of Ahed […]

25 Mar
7:27

Palestinian Mother Sentenced to 10 Years

March 25, 2018 7:27 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli central court at Salah Eddin Street, in Jerusalem, sentenced a woman from the Silwan neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, to 10 years imprisonment, and ordered her to pay a fine of 5,000 shekels ($1,400), according to local WAFA sources. Amani al-Hashim, a mother of two children, was detained in […]

25 Mar
10:47

Several Palestinian Detainees Face Rapidly Deteriorating Health Conditions

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee reported, Sunday, that a number of detainees at Asqalan Israeli prison are facing seriously deteriorating health conditions and are being denied basic medical treatment. Karim Ajwa, a lawyer with the Committee, stated that detainee Ali Barghouthi, 45, from Aboud village west of the central West Bank […]

24 Mar
8:42

Activists Rename Dutch Streets to Honor Ahed Tamimi

All images via MovementX and DocP Activists in the Netherlands changed street names in 13 Dutch cities who “woke up with an additional street name” on 23 March; placards and street signs had been placed around the cities labeling important thoroughfares “Ahed Tamimi street.” MovementX and DocP, two Dutch organizations that advocate for Palestinian rights, posted the grassroots street […]

21 Mar
9:30

Plea Agreement Reached Between Ahed Tamimi And Israeli Military Prosecution

World-renowned Palestinian teen journalist, nonviolent activist Ahed Tamimi, 17, from Nabi Saleh village northwest the central West Bank city of Ramallah, has reached an agreement with the Israeli Military prosecution, to which she will be sentenced to eight months in prison. The ‘Ofer Israeli military court also imposed a 5000 […]

21 Mar
9:02

B’Tselem Report Refutes Israeli Claims of Reforming Military Detention for Children

A new Israeli report has demolished claims made, by Israeli authorities, that significant ‘reforms’ have been made to system of military detention and prosecution of Palestinian children. The report, issued by the Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem, titled as ‘Minors in Jeopardy: Violation of the Rights of Palestinian Minors by Israel’s Military […]

Elor Azaria and his mother (image from Pinterest)
21 Mar
9:57

Sentence of Israeli Soldier who Executed Palestinian Reduced to Nine Months

Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier convicted of shooting and killing a Palestinian in the head while the Palestinian was lying on the ground wounded, had his sentence reduced to nine months by an Israeli judge this week. Last February, Azaria was sentenced to eighteen months for the 2016 killing, which […]

20 Mar
8:56

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Senior Islamic Jihad Political Leader In Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening a senior political leader of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, after surrounding homes belonging to his relatives, in the al-Jabriyyat neighborhood, in Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Media sources in Jenin said undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated into […]

20 Mar
8:07

PCHR Denounces Arrest of Patient’s Companion by the Israeli Forces at Beit Hanoun Crossing

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns that Israeli forces stationed at Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing continued to apply the policy of arresting patients and their companions when traveling for treatment in the Israeli or Palestinian hospitals in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem. The latest was arrest […]

17 Mar
1:40

Protesting Administrative Detention, Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For 4th Day

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Saturday, that a detainee from Nablus, in northern West Bank, is ongoing with a hunger strike, for the fourth day, protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges. The Committee said that Mos’ab al-Hindi, from the northern West Bank city of Nablus, […]

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 […]

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, […]

14 Mar
10:15

On the 12th Anniversary of the Attack on Jericho Prison: Resistance Continues Until Liberation

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is republishing the following statement from the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat, issued on the 12th anniversary of the attack on Jericho prison by Israeli occupation forces. March 14, 2018 marks the 12th anniversary of the infamous Zionist attack on the Jericho prison and the kidnapping […]

13 Mar
9:04

Israel Police Detective Charged with Beating Palestinian Minor to Force Confession

March 13, 2018 9:04 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli police detective “has been charged with beating a Palestinian minor to get him to confess to throwing rocks at cars driven by Israelis,” reported Israeli newspaper Haaretz. The paper noted that “despite the seriousness of the offense, the Justice Ministry’s department for the investigation of police officers charged the […]

13 Mar
8:32

Administrative Detainees to Begin Hunger Strike in April

The head of the prisoners and ex-prisoners’ affairs, Issa Qaraqa’a, said that the administrative detainees being held in Israeli occupation prisons will stage steps of the struggle, starting with the hunger strike gradually, next month, if Israeli authorities do not respond to their demands. Qaraqa’a said in a press statement, on […]

13 Mar
10:14

Army Pours Concrete into Room of Detainee in Qabatia

March 13, 2018 10:14 AM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded on Tuesday the town of Qabatia, south of Jenin, and poured concrete into the room of detainee Yousef Khaled Kamil. The family said that the soldiers surrounded their property, and poured the concrete into their detained son’s room in their family home. Yousef is imprisoned by Israel […]

13 Mar
9:44

Report: Palestinian Prisoners Suffering from Extreme Cold in Israeli Prisons

The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Adalah, issued a statement Tuesday contending that Israeli prison authorities have refused to provide heat, blankets, warm clothing to Palestinian prisoners that they are holding without charges in Israeli prisons.. Adalah initially sent a letter on March 4 to IPS Commissioner […]

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 […]

11 Mar
7:48

From BDS to the Tamimis, Palestinians Defend Their Rights

The Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah says US-backed Israeli efforts to criminalize the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement and to silence protesters like the Tamimi family are backfiring as Palestinians and their allies fight back. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: A […]

08 Mar
7:54

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, three young Palestinian men from occupied East Jerusalem, including one who was taken prisoner minutes after his release following five years in prison. On Wednesday evening, the soldiers invaded the al-’Isawiya town, in the center of Jerusalem, and abducted Mohammad Zakariya ‘Oleyyan and Anas Dirbas, and […]

08 Mar
3:25

The Tale of Two Billboards : Ahed Tamimi and the 350 Child Prisoners Held by Israel

(Billboards are located on Interstate 95 in CT. One is in Bridgeport, CT and the other is in Stratford, Ct.) Palestine Advocacy Project’s latest billboard ad campaign intends to raise awareness about Ahed Tamimi, the 17-year-old Palestinian activist who now faces up to 10 years in Israel’s military prison over […]

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 […]

05 Mar
9:57

Israeli Soldiers Attack Detainees In Ramon Prison

Special Forces of the Israeli Prison Authority attacked, on Monday morning, many Palestinian political prisoners in a section of Ramon prison, south of the Negev Desert, and moved them to another branch of the same facility. The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that the soldiers assaulted many detainees, in section […]

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 […]

01 Mar
8:59

Sarah Silverman Mocked by Israelis following Call to Release Ahed Tamimi

Jewish-American comedian Sarah Silverman is at the center of a Twitter storm, after tweeting in support of detained Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi. It all started on February 16, when Silverman tweeted in support of Ahed Tamimi – the Palestinian teenager who was detained by Israel in December, after she was filmed […]

01 Mar
3:18

450 Administrative Detainees Continue To Boycott Israeli Military Courts

Palestinian detainees, held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders in Ofer and Majeddo Israeli detention camps, are still boycotting Israeli military courts, for the fourteenth consecutive day, demanding basic rights. The detainees are protesting the sharp increase of Administrative Detention orders, holing them captive without charges or trial, in addition to […]

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, […]

27 Feb
10:55

Ghent: “Eye on Palestine” Features Prisoners’ Struggle, Black-Palestinian Solidarity and Rasmea Odeh

Photo: Eye on Palestine The Eye on Palestine festival in Ghent, Belgium, running from 17 to 23 February 2018, featured a range of films, cultural events and discussions focusing on the struggle of oppressed communities internationally, particularly the Black Liberation movement in the United States and the Palestinian liberation struggle. In particular, […]

26 Feb
11:40

Paralyzed Detainee Holds Hunger Strike

February 26, 2018 11:40 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Shireen Iraqi, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, stated that detainee Amir As’ad, 35, who is paralyzed and imprisoned by Israel, started a hunger strike twelve days ago, protesting bad treatment and being held in an inaccessible section in Galboa’ prison. Iraqi said the detainee, from Kafr Kanna town […]

25 Feb
11:20

Israeli Navy Kills a Teenage Palestinian Fisherman, Injures Two Others

Update: Medical Sources identified the slain fisherman as Ismael Saleh Abu Ryala, 18, from Shati’ refugee camp, west of Gaza city. The wounded fishermen have been identified as Mahmoud Adel Aby Ryala, 18, and ‘Aahed Hasan Abu Ali, 26, who were both abducted by the navy. The navy fired a […]

25 Feb
8:24

Palestinian Mother and Daughter Rusaila and Sara Shamasneh to be Released Today

February 25, 2018 8:24 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian mother and daughter Rusaila Shamasneh, 48, and Sara Shamasneh, 14, will be released on Sunday, 25 February, from Israeli occupation prisons. The Shamasneh women are the mother and sister, respectively of Mohammed Shamasneh, 23, who was killed by Israeli occupation forces in 2016. They were seized from their home in Qatana in […]

22 Feb
9:04

Amnesty International: Israel Carried Out Extrajudicial Executions, Tortured Children

Israeli authorities and armed forces carried out extrajudicial executions, tortured Palestinian prisoners and targeted human rights defenders, Amnesty International’s new annual report says. 2017 “marked the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the [occupied] Palestinian Territories” (OPT), Amnesty noted, “and the 10th anniversary of its illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip.” […]

21 Feb
11:03

No Food or Blankets for Palestinian Detainees at Etzion

February 21, 2018 11:03 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian prisoners held in Israel’s Etzion Prison have been given only one very small meal and one blanket, each, during the cold winter months, a report revealed on Tuesday. According to the PLO’s Committee of Prisoners and Freed Prisoners, the meal consists of a small cup of yogurt and a […]

21 Feb
11:32

PPS: Israeli Soldiers Abduct 21 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, twenty-one Palestinians, including a father and two of his children, from their homes, after invading and violently searching them, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The abducted Palestinians have been identified as: Ahmad Bassem Hamed, 20, Ramallah. Mahmoud Mohammad Jom’a, 21, Ramallah. Jihad Nidal […]

20 Feb
9:17

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Hebron, Confiscate Car

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, many homes in Hebron city, in addition to Halhoul, Yatta and Doura towns, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, abducted three Palestinians, and confiscated a car. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded and ransacked homes belonging to the […]

19 Feb
11:41

Israeli Soldiers Attack Detainees In Ofer Prison

Israeli soldiers attacked, Monday, dozens of Palestinian political prisoners, held at the Ofer Israeli prison, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and moved 120 detainees to Nitzan prison in Ramla. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said Special Forces of the Israeli Prison Authority invaded Section 11 in Ofer […]

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 Feb
9:30

PLO Official: “Tel Aviv Provides Allowances to Israelis Who Killed Palestinians”

February 19, 2018 9:30 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

“The Israeli government provides monthly allowances to terrorists who killed Palestinians,” Tayseer Khalid, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said on Monday. Khalid was responding to an Israeli ministerial committee that approved deducting the allowances the Palestinian Authority (PA) allocates for families of prisoners and […]

13 Feb
7:54

VIDEO: Palestinian Children Speak of Abuse under Israeli Custody

Palestinian children who had been detained by Israeli occupation forces say that they were beaten and humiliated inside Israeli prisons, according to Days of Palestine. Defence for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) is concerned that Israeli military arrests are not only violent, but that children often lack proper legal representation […]

13 Feb
7:20

Israeli Court Extends Detention of Ahed Tamimi into Next Month

February 13, 2018 7:20 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Ofer military occupation court decided, on Tuesday, to extend the detention of  teenager Ahed Tamimi until next month. The court session was set for 11 March. The military judge  tried  Tamimi in a closed session, and ordered all media and journalists to leave the courtroom. Tamimi is being tried over […]

13 Feb
5:47

Report: Over 60% of Palestinian Child Detainees Tortured

Sixty per cent of Palestinian children who were detained by Israeli occupation forces were verbally, physically or psychologically tortured, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) revealed on Sunday. In a statement, the PPS said that Palestinian minors detained by the Israeli occupation were  beaten, prevented from sleeping,and threatened by interrogators in order […]

13 Feb
5:16

Irish Artist Jim Fitzpatrick Portrays Ahed Tamimi As A Superhero

Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick painted an image of Palestinian imprisoned teen Ahed Tamimi in which he portrayed her as a superhero. Tamimi is seen holding the Palestinian flag in the painting entitled “There is a Real Wonder Woman,” in a reference to “The Wonder Woman,” an heroic female comic character. […]

12 Feb
12:42

Detained Mother Of Slain Palestinian Starts Hunger Strike

The family of Bothaina Shamasna, 48, the detained mother of a Palestinian who was killed by the Israeli army on October 12, 2015, has been holding a hunger strike for the seventh consecutive day, protesting being held under very difficult conditions, and torture inflicted on her and her child, Sara, […]

12 Feb
9:57

Israeli Court Forces Palestinian Child Under House Arrest

An Israeli court in occupied Jerusalem ordered, Sunday, the release of a Palestinian child, after issuing a ruling forcing him under house arrest for five days, and a 500 Israeli shekels bail. The child, identified as Sa’adi Syouri, 13 years of age, was taken prisoner by the soldiers, and was […]

12 Feb
9:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, four Palestinians, including a child and a young woman, from several parts of occupied Jerusalem, after invading and violently searching their homes. The soldiers invaded Batn al-Hawa neighborhood, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and abducted Sufian Nidal Natsha, 16, and […]

12 Feb
12:49

Hunger Striking Detainee Forced Into Solitary Confinement

February 12, 2018 12:49 AM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, on Sunday evening, that the Israeli authorities have forced a hunger striking detainee into solitary confinement, in an attempt to break his strike. The PPS said that Ashraf Radi, 40, from Ramallah in central West Bank, started his strike six days ago, protesting […]

11 Feb
6:27

Health of Palestinian Hunger Striker Deteriorates

February 11, 2018 6:27 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said, on Sunday, that health condition of a Palestinian hunger-striker being held inside Israeli jails severely deteriorated. In a statement, the PPS said that the Palestinian detainee Rezeq al-Rajoub, 52, who has been on hunger strike for eight consecutive days, is now suffering from stomach […]

08 Feb
10:50

Israel Moves Hunger Striking Detainee To Ramla Prison Clinic

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that the Israeli Prison Authority has moved, Wednesday, a Palestinian detainee, held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, to the Ramla prison clinic, after his health deteriorated. The committee said that the detainees, Rezeq Rajoub, 61, started his most recent huger […]

07 Feb
10:18

Palestinian Boy Recounts His Experience Under Israeli Custody

February 7, 2018 10:18 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

On 21 October, 2017, a 16-year-old boy from Tuqu was abducted by Israeli occupation forces. Following, now, is his report of what happened to him and how Israeli occupation forces mistreated him. At the beginning, he said he was not informed of his right to silence or his right to consult […]

07 Feb
2:30

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 29 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until dawn hours, Wednesday, at least 29 Palestinians, including one woman and several children, in various parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS stated that the soldiers abducted eleven Palestinians, including four children who were kidnapped by […]

05 Feb
8:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Palestinian Minutes After His Release From Prison

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a young Palestinian man from occupied Jerusalem, minutes after his release from prison. Handala Center for Detainees said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Kamel Oleyyan, who served a prison sentence of three years and four months. It added that Oleyyan was taken prisoner by the soldiers just […]

03 Feb
9:08

Worldwide Actions Commemorate Ahed Tamimi’s 17th Birthday, Demand Freedom: Reports and Photos

Protests and actions around the world marked the 17th birthday of imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi. With birthday songs, cakes and cards as well as strong, powerful protest actions against Israeli occupation and colonization, the streets of international cities marked days of action called for by Samidoun, the Free the Tamimi Women campaign and other organizations […]

02 Feb
6:02

Bassem Tamimi to His Daughter Ahed on Her Birthday: “It is your smile that will bring us towards a brighter future.”

photo: Bassem and Ahed Tamimi support the campaign to free Georges Abdallah at the September 2017 conference on Palestinian women and resistance. Bassem Tamimi, the father of imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi (and the husband of Nariman Tamimi, imprisoned alongside their daughter) issued a powerful message on his Facebook account on 2 February, […]

01 Feb
8:18

British Bill Demands Israel Release Child Detainees

British parliament, on Tuesday, held a hearing to discuss the cases of Ahd al-Tamimi and human rights activist Munther Amer, currently being held in Israeli jails. British MP Richard Bearden said, at the end of the meeting, that he would immediately begin, along with a group of parliamentarians, launching a […]

01 Feb
12:26

Press Release: Teenaged Palestinian Girl, Born and Raised in the West Bank, is Illegally Deported to the Gaza Strip

By HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual: For Immediate Release: HaMoked has written urgently to the Israeli military to return a 14 year-old girl who was illegally deported to the Gaza Strip. Ghada (her last name is withheld) was born in 2003 in the city of Ramallah in […]

30 Jan
7:34

Court Extends Remand Detention of Ahed Tamimi and Mother

January 30, 2018 7:34 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli court extended the remand detention of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi and her mother to 6 February, family sources reported on Monday. Israeli Ofer military court, located west of the West Bank city of Ramallah, delayed the trial on Monday that was originally scheduled to take place to tomorrow. […]

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 […]

29 Jan
10:32

Palestinian Teens Abdul-Khalik Burnat and Mohammed Tamimi Brought Before Israeli Military Court

January 29, 2018 10:32 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Abdul-Khalik Burnat, 17, the son of Palestinian activist Iyad Burnat, was brought before the Ofer Israeli military court on 28 January 2018. Iyad Burnat posted on Facebook describing Abdul-Khalik’s hearing and the experience of attending the court. “I attended the ‘hearing’ today, fifty days after my son’s abduction, and it […]

28 Jan
7:31

Palestinian Youth Activists Under Attack

January 28, 2018 7:31 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli repression targeting Palestinian youth activists has continued to rise. On Friday, 26 January, occupation forces seized Haitham Siyaj, only a month after he was released from nearly two years’ imprisonment without charge or trial under administrative detention. Siyaj is one of the comrades of Basil al-Araj who was seized by […]

26 Jan
10:42

French Intellectuals’ Statement on Palestinian Child Detainees Published in “Le Monde”

French academics and writers published a collective letter in Le Monde on 23 January, focusing on the case of Ahed Tamimi and the plight of the approximately 360 Palestinian child prisoners in Israeli prisons. The letter also highlights the case of Salah Hamouri, the French-Palestinian lawyer jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention. Public […]

25 Jan
8:22

Court Rejects Appeal to Reduce Sentence of Israa Jaabis

January 25, 2018 8:22 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem rejected, early on Thursday, the appeal presented by the severely-burnt detainee Israa Jaabis, demanding to reduce her 11- year sentence, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency. Earlier, on January 11, the Supreme Court postponed its response to the appeal of Jaabis and decided to […]

24 Jan
9:56

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, sixteen Palestinians, including one woman and a child, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said that the soldiers abducted five Palestinians, including one woman and a child, in […]

24 Jan
12:20

Lieberman Calls for Ban of Israeli Poet following Comparison of Ahed Tamimi to Anne Frank

Israeli Minister of Defense, Avigdor Lieberman has reportedly instructed the state-run “Army Radio” to halt any future broadcasts of Israeli poet and songwriter Yehonatan Geffen, calling the poet’s work ‘sickening and outrageous’. On Monday night, Geffen released a short poem to his Instagram account in which he compared imprisoned Palestinian teenager Ahed […]

23 Jan
1:32

Palestinian Authority Appeals to ICC Over Detained Children

The Palestinian Authority has submitted an official complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over Israeli violations against Palestinian children. The move came as Israeli occupation authorities extended the detention of 16-year-old girl Ahed al-Tamimi for the fifth time, in relation to a video of her slapping and kicking an Israeli […]

20 Jan
4:38

Detainee Dies From Cancer After Being Denied Specialized Treatment

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that a detainee, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, and was not provided the essential urgently-needed treatment in Israeli prisons, has died Saturday. In a joint statement, the Detainees’ Committee and the Palestinian Prisoners Society, said Hussein Hosni Atallah, 57, from the northern West […]

19 Jan
6:54

Doctors Without Borders: Detention of Minors Brings Mental Health Consequences

Ashraf, a 17 years old Palestinian youth from Arroub refugee camp, to the north of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, was released from Israeli jail after spending one and a half year there. Ashraf suffered from worry and anxiety about how he could continue his life following a long […]

19 Jan
4:09

DCIP Year in Review: Worst Abuse Cases Against Palestinian Children in 2017

Last year marked 50 years of Israeli military occupation, with no signs of abatement in Palestinian children’s vulnerability to injury and abusive military arrest in the West Bank. Rapidly devolving living conditions in the Gaza Strip put in jeopardy the most basic human rights, as children became collateral damage in […]

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 […]

17 Jan
11:05

Palestinian Community Leader Detained by US Immigration Agency

Amer Adi, a Palestinian American small business owner and a community leader in Youngstown, Ohio, has been targeted relentlessly for decades by US immigration agencies on the basis of false allegations of a “sham marriage.” After a decade of legal and political struggle, he was forced to a “voluntary” deportation to Amman, […]

16 Jan
11:06

Qaraqe’: Detainee Israa Jaabis Victim of Medical Crimes

January 16, 2018 11:06 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israa Jaabis, who sustains severe burns, is a victim of the policy of deliberate medical neglect in Israeli jails, said Issa Qaraqe’, head of Prisoners and Ex-prisoners’ affairs. For years, the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) has been procrastinating carrying out an urgent operation for the Jaabis, despite all complaints and […]

15 Jan
9:13

Empire Files Rewind: Abby Martin Meets Ahed Tamimi — Message From A Freedom Fighter

Published on Jan 10, 2018 Recently, the struggle for Palestinian human rights gained international attention surrounding a new icon of resistance–16 year old Ahed Tamimi. While in the West Bank, in late 2016, Abby Martin interviewed Ahed Tamimi about her hardships and aspirations living under occupation, and it becomes clear […]

15 Jan
1:09

Soldiers Assault Three Children, And A Young Man, Before Abducting Them

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Monday, that Israel soldiers repeatedly assaulted three children, and a young man, in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah, causing several cuts and bruises, before abducting them. The committee said that three Israeli soldiers attacked Fawzi Nakhla, 17, and repeatedly kicked and beat […]

15 Jan
12:45

Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Fifth Day

January 15, 2018 12:45 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that a Palestinian detainee, held by Israeli under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, in ongoing with a hunger strike, he started five days ago. The PPS said that detainee Ayyoub Yacoub al-‘Asa, 33, from the al-Obeydiyya town Bethlehem, was moved […]

13 Jan
8:14

Israa Jaabis’ Cry for Justice: Israeli Occupation High Court Hears Appeal

January 13, 2018 8:14 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Israa Jaabis came before the Israeli occupation’s High Court of Justice on Thursday, 11 January in an appeal against her 11-year sentence, noting her severe injuries and poor overall health, with her suffering only intensified due to the conditions in HaSharon prison, where she is held. Her lawyers have argued that […]

12 Jan
7:06

Mohammed Tamimi, 19, Seized by Occupation Forces as Global Solidarity Escalates (VIDEO)

January 12, 2018 7:06 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The ongoing Israeli harassment and targeted oppression of the Tamimi family, organizers in the anti-colonial land defense and popular resistance in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, continued in the pre-dawn hours of 11 January. While 16-year-old activist Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman remain in Israeli prison, facing a series of charges before […]

08 Jan
10:40

Soldiers Confiscate 2000 Books And Research Documents From Detainees In Hadarim

January 8, 2018 10:40 AM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers, and the Prison Authority in Hadarim Prison, have confiscated more than 2000 books and search papers, from the detainees. The PPS said the soldiers carried out violent searches of the detainees’ rooms, and confiscated the books and research papers for […]

05 Jan
7:56

Nour Tamimi Released on Bail

January 5, 2018 7:56 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

On Thursday evening, an Israeli court ordered the release of Nour Tamimi on a 5000 Israeli Shekels bail, after holding her captive for two weeks. The court denied an appeal by the prosecution, demanding keeping Nour held without bail, and ordered her immediate release. updated from: Nour Tamimi Indicted for […]

04 Jan
10:59

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 December 2017 – 03 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 28 December 2017- 03 January 2018. Israeli forces have escalated the excessive use of force in the oPt; two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip; 89 […]

04 Jan
10:39

First Reading of Death Penalty Bill for Palestinian Prisoners Approved

The Israeli Knesset approved, on Wednesday, a first reading of death penalty bill, which would allow Israel to execute Palestinian prisoners accused of taking part in “operations” against an Israeli target. Right-wing leader of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett proposed the bill, which was approved by a vote of […]

03 Jan
7:39

Khalida Jarrar Among 41 Palestinians Ordered Imprisoned without Charge or Trial

The Israeli occupation military courts confirmed 41 more administrative detention orders against Palestinian political prisoners in the latter half of December 2017. There are currently over 450 Palestinians imprisoned without charge or trial under administrative detention orders. Administrative detention orders are indefinitely renewable and are issued for one to six months at […]

03 Jan
1:14

World-renowned Teen Activist Ahed Tamimi Indicted for ‘Assaulting’ Soldier

On Monday, one day after her 21 year old cousin Nour was charged with assaulting an Israeli soldier, 16-year old Ahed was also charged with the same crime, along with ‘interfering with a soldier’s duties’ and stone throwing. The charges came after Ahed, her cousin and her mother were seen […]

01 Jan
12:40

Court Hearing of Palestinian poet postponed until January

“A poem stands accused, my poem morphs into a crime. In the land of freedom, the artist’s fate is prison.” So read the words of a poem written by the young poet Dareen Tatour, who was put in prison under charges of ‘incitement’ in 2015 for a poem that she […]

01 Jan
5:31

Army Refuses Court-Ordered Bail, Decides To Hold Nour Tamimi For Additional 100 Days

January 1, 2018 5:31 AM IMEMC News News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

The Israeli army refused, Sunday, a court order for the release of Nour Tamimi, 21, on a 5000 Israeli Shekels bail, and decided to hold her for additional 100 days, after filing a new indictment against her. Nonviolent activist, Mohammad Tamimi, said the army decided not to release Nour on […]

31 Dec
11:06

Seven Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces

December 31, 2017 11:06 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli forces abducted seven Palestinians, in a wide arrest campaign across the occupied West Bank. The Israeli army explained, in a statement, that the detainees are wanted in relation to security. In Bethlehem, soldiers took into custody two Palestinians from the Mansheyah area. Local sources reported, according to Al Ray, […]

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 […]

29 Dec
10:53

Israeli Interrogations Could Lead to False Confessions, says Israeli Court

December 29, 2017 10:53 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israel judge ripped into the Shin Bet, an Israeli intelligence service, for its interrogation tactics, saying they could lead people to confess crimes they did not commit. The panel of Be’er Sheva District Court judges has issued the opinion blasting the security service as part of a ruling explaining […]

29 Dec
2:51

Bassem Tamimi: Israeli Occupation Won’t Break Us

Bassem Tamimi, father of jailed 16-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, says the arrest of Ahed, along with her mother and cousin, won’t break the family’s determination to resist Israeli occupation. TRNN video & transcript: AARON MATÉ: It’s the Real News. I’m Aaron MatĂ©. Last week, 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi was arrested […]

29 Dec
2:37

VIDEO: Israeli Forces Arrest Donkey in Jerusalem

Israeli military police recently arrested a donkey on a street in Jerusalem, according to Days of Palestine. Seven Israeli military police surrounded the donkey and arrested it in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. They then detained it for some time before releasing it. No reason was given as to […]