Category Archives: Prisoners

20 Sep
3:28

Khader Adnan on 18th Day of Hunger Strike

Palestinian prisoner, Khader Adnan, aged 40, is on his 18th day of open-ended hunger strike, in rejection of his arbitrary detention.   Prisoners rights group Muhjat al-Quds Foundation said, in a statement, that Adnan began his open-ended hunger strike on Sunday, September 2nd, demanding his immediate release.   Adnan, from Arraba […]

19 Sep
3:08

PCHR Calls for Investigation into Death Circumstances of Young Man only Few Hours after Being Arrested by Israeli Forces

Today morning, 18 September 2018, Mohammed al-Khatib, from Beit Rima village, northwest of Ramallah, died only few hours after being arrested by the Israeli forces. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) calls for an immediate and impartial investigation into the death circumstances of al-Khatib and expresses its deep concern […]

18 Sep
9:48

Ahed Tamimi Travels to France Despite Israeli Travel Ban

Despite an Israeli ban on her movement, Palestinian resistance icon Ahed Tamimi traveled to France, for a debate, on Friday. The young resistance leader was invited by L’Humanité newspaper and the French Communist party, or PCF, to participate in an event organized by Association France Palestine Solidarite. Ahed spoke on Sunday, at […]

18 Sep
11:10

Palestinian Beaten to Death by Israeli Soldiers

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man after abducting him from his home, and repeatedly assaulting him. The PPS said undercover Israeli soldiers abducted Mohammad Zaghloul al-Khatib, 24, from his home in Beit Rima town, northwest of Ramallah, […]

18 Sep
3:06

UPDATE: French Activist Released, Tells Story of Detention at Khan Al-Ahmar

The Israeli occupation court in Jerusalem on Monday withdrew its decision to deport French activist Frank Romano for participation in the protest against the occupation in Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village, east of occupied Jerusalem. Romano, a law professor at the French Sorbonne University, who holds both French and American citizenship, […]

18 Sep
1:48

Occupation Forces Arrested 3,500 Palestinians in First Half of 2018

Photo credit: Addameer. POSTED BY: ADDAMEER: PRISONER SUPPORT AND HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 Occupation forces arrested 3,533 Palestinians, including 651 children, 63 women, and four journalists during the first six months of 2018. In the context of continued violations of international law, and the rights of the Palestinian people, Palestinian […]

17 Sep
9:11

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In Jerusalem

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, nine Palestinian teenagers from their homes in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. Silwanic stated that the soldiers broke into and violently searched many homes in the town, and interrogated scores […]

16 Sep
9:00

3 Palestinian Detainees Continue with Hunger Strike

September 16, 2018 9:00 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Committee confirmed, on Sunday, that despite deteriorating health, three Palestinian detainees continue their open hunger strike, in pursuit of their demands. The committee reported, according to Ma’an News Agency, that Palestinian detainee Jamal al-Qam, 48, from the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, who […]

16 Sep
8:50

French-American Professor Detained during West Bank Protest to be Expelled from Israel

Israel is determined to expel the foreign law professor detained Friday, on suspicion of disrupting the actions of Israeli soldiers on duty, at the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, which is facing imminent demolition, according to Israeli media. Frank Romano, 66, who holds both French and American citizenship and teaches […]

15 Sep
7:00

French Activist Goes on Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Khan al-Ahmar

Israeli police detaining French-American activist Frank Romano for standing in the way of bulldozers attempting to block roads to Khan al-Ahmar. (WAFA Images / Suleiman Abu Srour) A French-American activist started a hunger strike on Friday, after he was detained by Israeli police, when activists in Khan al-Ahmar village, east […]

14 Sep
4:02

Israeli Court Sentences A Palestinian Teen, With Rare Condition, To Two Years In Prison

On Thursday evening, the Israeli military court in Salem army base, in northern West Bank, sentenced a Palestinian teenage boy, who suffers from a rare childhood condition, to two years in prison. The teen, Anas Hamarsha, 17, was abducted from his home in Ya’bad town, south of the northern West […]

13 Sep
5:45

Journalist Ali Dar Ali Released

The Israeli Authorities released, on Wednesday evening, Palestinian journalist Ali Dar Ali, after holding him captive in Ofer prison, built on Palestinian lands in Betunia, near Ramallah in central West Bank. The journalist was held without charges for 40 consecutive days, and was ordered to pay a 2500 Shekels fine. […]

12 Sep
10:19

Israeli Forces Raid Ashkelon Prison

September 12, 2018 10:19 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners Affairs’ Committee said, on Wednesday, that a large number of suppression forces of the Israeli Prison Services (IPS), stormed section 3 of the Israeli Ashkelon prison, in central Israel. The committee confirmed that Israeli suppression forces have recently increased raids into Israeli prisons, in […]

12 Sep
1:21

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, nine Palestinians, including former political prisoners, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes across the West Bank, and interrogated many Palestinians before abducting […]

07 Sep
10:50

Paralyzed Detainee Sentenced To 35 Years, 330.000 Fine

September 7, 2018 10:50 AM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Israeli Central Court in occupied East Jerusalem sentenced, on Thursday evening, a paralyzed Palestinian detainee to 35 years in prison, and ordered him to pay 330.000 Shekels in compensation to two wounded police officers he reportedly stabbed before he was shot. The court convicted the detainee, identified as Ayman […]

07 Sep
2:45

Held Under Administrative Detention, Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Ninth Day

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that a detainee from Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, started a hunger strike nine days earlier, protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial. The PPS stated that one of its lawyers managed to visit Jamal Alqam, […]

07 Sep
2:18

Detainee Khader Adnan Continues Hunger Strike For Fifth Day

September 7, 2018 2:18 AM IMEMC News Jenin, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Palestinian political prisoner, Khader Adnan, is ongoing with a huger strike he started five days ago, rejecting his continued imprisonment and demanding his immediate release. Adnan, 40, started his strike on Sunday September 2nd, and is facing various charges, including what Israel called “incitement.” Although the detainee is not currently […]

02 Sep
8:35

Six Fishermen Detained Off Gaza Coast

September 2, 2018 8:35 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli navy has reportedly detained six Palestinian fishermen off of the Dier al-Balah coast, in central Gaza. The fishermen’s syndicate said that navy  raided the men’s boat and took the six fishermen into custody. The syndicate identified the fishermen as Zakee Annajar, Ahmad Abu Reyala, Mahmoud Abu Auda, Mohammed […]

30 Aug
7:09

Detention Extended for Palestinian Journalist

August 30, 2018 7:09 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli military court, on Wednesday, extended prominent Palestinian journalist Lami Khater’s detention for the eighth time. The Palestinian Prisoners Society said, in a statement, that Khater’s detention was extended for eight days to complete “legal proceedings”, Al Ray reports. According to her lawyer, the journalist is being investigated for […]

29 Aug
10:45

Israeli Military Reimposes Sentence on Former Prisoner from Occupied Palestine ’48

August 29, 2018 10:45 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Photo: Mohammed Zayed. Via Quds News Palestinian former prisoners continue to face harsh persecution, as former prisoner Mohammed Zayed, released in the 2011 Wafa al-Ahrar prisoner exchange agreement (the so-called “Shalit deal”), became the latest person to have his former sentence reimposed, seven years after his liberation. Zayed, 58, is a leader of […]

29 Aug
10:36

Over 300 Jailed Palestinian Children Did Not Go To School Today

August 29, 2018 10:36 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

As the school year in the occupied Palestinian territories begins, more than 300 Palestinian children imprisoned by the Israeli occupation did not go to their schools, today. Director of Palestinian Prisoners Centre for Studies Raafat Hamadaouna said, on Monday, that the Israeli occupation “deprives the Palestinian children from their simple […]

28 Aug
7:57

VIDEO: Palestinians Assaulted as Israel Razes Lands

Five Palestinians were injured and three others were detained by Israeli forces on Tuesday, in the village of Ras Karkar in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah. Locals said, according to Ma’an News Agency, that Israeli forces stormed Ras Karkar village escorting bulldozers, and began to raze agricultural […]

28 Aug
2:32

Detainees In Etzion Complain Of Dire Conditions, Skin Rash

Jackline Fararja, a lawyer with the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, said that several detainees, who are held in Etzion military base, south of Bethlehem, are imprisoned in dirty cells, and are contacting infections and skin rash. Fararja said that one of the detainees, Mohammad Ayesh Abu Mariya, 19, from Beit Ummar […]

27 Aug
3:21

One Year of Arbitrary Detention for French-Palestinian Lawyer Salah Hamouri

French-Palestinian lawyer and human rights defender Salah Hamouri has been imprisoned by Israel without charge or trial for over a year. On 23 August 2017, Hamouri’s home in Kufr Aqab, Jerusalem was attacked and invaded by Israeli occupation forces – only three days after he had taken and passed the Palestinian bar examination […]

22 Aug
5:30

Detained Journalist Released Under Strict Conditions

The Israeli Authorities released, on Tuesday evening, a Palestinian journalist from the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after forcing him to pay a fine, in addition to preventing him for working in his profession for two months. The journalist, Ala’ Rimawi, was abducted, along with three other reporters, on […]

20 Aug
3:02

Detainee Receives An Administrative Detention Order For 6 Months After Serving A 16-Month Prison Term

August 20, 2018 3:02 AM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

On Sunday, the Israeli Authorities informed detainee Nasser Abu Khdeir, from Shu’fat town, in occupied East Jerusalem, that he will be held under Administrative Detention for six months, instead of being released this coming Thursday, after finishing a 16-month prison sentence. The detainee suffers from a number of chronic diseases, […]

19 Aug
7:05

Imprisoned Palestinian Journalist Reiterates Call for Solidarity

August 19, 2018 7:05 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Imprisoned Palestinian journalist and director of Al-Quds TV Alaa Rimawi said on Sunday, 19 August that the arrests carried out by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinian media and journalists are part of a comprehensive attack on Palestinian media, preventing it from doing its work and minimizing its role in publicizing Palestinian realities. […]

19 Aug
1:57

Two Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

August 19, 2018 1:57 PM IMEMC News Hebron, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Two Palestinian detainees are ongoing with open-ended hunger strikes they started eight days ago, protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS identified the two detainees as Saddam Awad, 28, from Beit Ummar town, north of the […]

17 Aug
1:40

Hours Before Her Release, Palestinian Woman Receives Administrative Detention Order

August 17, 2018 1:40 PM IMEMC News Hebron, News Report, Prisoners, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

The Israeli authorities issued, Friday, an Administrative Detention order against a young Palestinian female detainee, just hours before he scheduled release. The young Palestinian woman, identified as Fida’ Mohammad Ekhlayyel, 21, is from Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Fida’ was […]

16 Aug
3:26

Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Twelfth Day

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Thursday, that a detainee is ongoing with a hunger strike for the twelfth consecutive day, demanding to be released due to various health issues. The committee stated that the detainee, Omar Hashem Ahmad al-Khatib, 60, is from Jabalia, in the northern part of the […]

16 Aug
11:34

Israeli Soldiers Attack Detainees In Galboa’ Prison

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that undercover soldiers of the Israeli Prison Authority attacked, Thursday, several Palestinian detainees in Galboa’ prison. The committee added that the attack took place in Section 3 of Galboa, when dozens of soldiers invaded it, and conducted violent searches of the detainees are their […]

15 Aug
9:55

Israel Open Fire on Fishermen, Detains Merchant at Crossing

Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday morning. Locals said that Israeli war boats were seen and heard opening fire at Gazan fishermen as they were working withing the permitted fishing zone. No injuries were reported, according to […]

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15 Aug
2:22

Report: 520 Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in July

August 15, 2018 2:22 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

In July 2018, Israeli occupation forces arrested 520 Palestinians from the occupied Palestinian territories, including 69 children, nine women and five journalists, according to Palestinian human rights and prisoners’ institutions that released their monthly report on 13 August. This translation was produced by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The Israeli occupation authorities […]

15 Aug
1:21

Home of 5 Palestinian Detainees Measured for Demolition

Israeli forces, along with Israeli army engineers, raided the Abu Hmeid family home, predawn Tuesday, in the al-Amari refugee camp that is located in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah. Locals said, according to Ma’an, that Israeli forces and army engineers raided the al-Amari refugee camp and inspected […]

14 Aug
10:24

Army To Demolish A Home Near Ramallah

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the al-Am’ari refugee camp, south of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and took measurements of the family home of a Palestinian detainee, believed to be behind the killing of an Israeli soldier, in preparation for demolishing the property. Media […]

14 Aug
3:10

Israeli Occupation Keeps Palestinian Journalist Alaa Rimawi Jailed, Writer Lama Khater Under Interrogation

Photo: Alaa Rimawi. Wattan TV Even as four Palestinian journalists were released after paying a bail of NIS 5000 ($1350) each, an Israeli military court extended the detention of journalist Alaa Rimawi, the director of the Al-Quds TV office. Rimawi previously went on hunger strike for 6 days immediately following his arrest. In addition, […]

13 Aug
12:53

Detainee Anas Shadeed Suspends Hunger Strike

August 13, 2018 12:53 PM IMEMC News Hebron, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that a political prisoner, identified as Anas Shadeed, 21, has suspended his hunger strike, and was moved to Ramla prison clinic, after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Prison Authority. The committee stated that Shadeed, from Doura town, south of the southern West […]

13 Aug
12:09

Two Detainees Declare Hunger Strike

August 13, 2018 12:09 PM IMEMC News Hebron, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that two detainees in Israeli prisons have declared a hunger strike, protesting their continued detention under Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial. The PPS said that the two detainees have been identified as Saddam Ayyad Awad, 28, from Beit Ummar town, north […]

12 Aug
11:13

Detainee From Hebron Continues Hunger Strike

August 12, 2018 11:13 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Human rights, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that a political prisoner from the southern West Bank city of Hebron is ongoing with a hunger strike, for the fourteenth consecutive day, protesting his continued Administrative Detention, without charges or trial. The Committee said the detainee Dirar Abu Minshar, 39, is currently held […]

10 Aug
10:45

Israeli Court Extends Remand Of Palestinian Journalist

Abdul-Nasser Nubani, a lawyer with the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the Israeli “Ofer” military court, near Ramallah in central West Bank, has extended the remand of a Palestinian journalist, and released four others. The journalist, Ala’ Rimawi, 40, was ordered under further interrogation until his court hearing, […]

10 Aug
1:06

Detainee Suspends Hunger Strike After Reaching An Agreement For His Release

Palestinian political prisoner, Anas Ibrahim Shadeed, 22, has suspended hunger strike, which lasted for 22 days, after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Prison Authority to end his Administrative Detention and release him on December 19, 2018. His brother, Abdul-Majid, said Anas, from Doura town southwest of Hebron in southern […]

09 Aug
9:19

Women Prisoners’ Update: Susan Abu Ghannam Seized by Occupation Forces

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

Photo: Susan Abu Ghannam, Wattan TV Susan Abu Ghannam, the mother of Mohammed Abu Ghannam, a 22-year-old man slain by Israeli occupation forces in Jerusalem on 21 July 2017, was seized by Israeli occupation forces who invaded her family home in Jerusalem on 5 August. Her detention was first extended […]

09 Aug
8:35

Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour Turns Herself In to Finish Sentence

August 9, 2018 8:35 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian poet, photographer and social media activist Dareen Tatour, from the town of Reineh, in northern Israel, turned herself in on Wednesday, to the Israel Prison Service, to serve two months that were left of her five-month prison sentence, according local sources. An Israeli court had earlier sentence Tatour, […]

09 Aug
3:57

Palestinian Child Sentenced to One and a Half Years in Jail by Israeli Court

An Israeli military court has handed down a jail term of 18 months to a Palestinian minor as the number of Palestinian children being held, in Tel Aviv regime’s prisons and detention facilities, is soaring following US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the US embassy in Israel […]

07 Aug
10:34

Child Detainee Testimonies Point to Torture by Israeli Forces

Affidavits, from a number of Palestinian children, for the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission reveal that they were subjected to systematic beating and torture, during and after detention by Israeli forces, the commission said on Tuesday. Commission attorney Hiba Ighbarieh documented testimonies from three children held at Majido prison, regarding what they […]

07 Aug
12:03

Health Status of Bethlehem Detainee Deteriorating

August 7, 2018 12:03 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian Prisoners’ Affairs has reported that the health condition of Yasser Rabi’a, aged 44, from the Bethlehem city, in the southern occupied West Bank, is very critical and needs medical attention. The lawyer of the organization explained, according to Al Ray, that  Rabi’a suffers from several health problems. He has […]

05 Aug
5:40

Five Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

August 5, 2018 5:40 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Five Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons are still on an open-ended hunger strike, in protest of their administrative detention without charge or trial, according to a statement by the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS.) The statement said, according to WAFA, that the five prisoners, including a journalist, are striking in protest […]

04 Aug
4:19

Shokeh Suspends 60-day Hunger Strike

August 4, 2018 4:19 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Prisoners 0

30-year-old Hassan Hassanin Shokeh has reportedly suspended his open hunger strike at the Israeli Kaplan Medical Center, on Friday. According to a report by the Prisoners and Former Prisoners’ Affairs Committee, Shokeh suspended his two-month hunger strike after his lawyer, Ahlam Haddad, reached an agreement with the Israeli prosecution. The […]

03 Aug
6:01

Detained Journalist Declares Hunger Strike

Monther Abu Ahmad, a lawyer with the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed, Wednesday, that journalist Ala Rimawi, 40, who is held by Israel, has launched a hunger strike on the first day of his imprisonment on July 30th, 2018. Abu Ahmad said that the detainee is protesting his imprisonment, […]

03 Aug
5:32

Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For 15th Day

Karim Ajwa, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, has reported Thursday that a Palestinian detainee is ongoing with hunger strike for the 15th consecutive day, protesting abuse and bad conditions during his continued detention and interrogation. Ajwa stated that Mohammad Nimir Dar Sattouf, 27, from Beit Rima town, in […]

02 Aug
11:01

Detainee Receives Additional Six-Month Administrative Detention Order Despite Medical Complications

August 2, 2018 11:01 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Human rights, Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee reported, on Thursday evening, that detainee Mo’taz Mohammad Obeido, 38, from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, has received a six-month arbitrary Administrative Detention order without charges or trial. The Committee stated that the detainee, who was abducted on February 5th, 2018, already spent six […]

02 Aug
5:47

Female Palestinian Subjected to Abusive Interrogation over Writings, Journalist Enters Hunger Strike

August 2, 2018 5:47 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian woman detainee has been undergoing a long and vicious interrogation at Asqalan detention center, in Israel, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said, on Wednesday. According to WAFA, PPS attorney Firas al-Sabbah said that Lama Khater, 42, who was detained at her Hebron home on July 24, was interrogated […]

31 Jul
11:17

Palestinian student Ola Marshoud Sentenced to 7 Months in Israeli Prison; Female Students Receive Arrest Threats

July 31, 2018 11:17 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Photo: Ola Marshoud, via Asra Media Palestinian student Ola Marshoud, 21, from the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, was sentenced to seven months in Israeli prison by the Salem military court on Monday, 30 July, for her involvement in student activism on the An-Najah University campus. Marshoud has been detained since March, when […]

31 Jul
10:34

Palestinian Poet Darin Tatour Sentenced to Five Months in Prsion

July 31, 2018 10:34 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Magistrate Court of Nazareth sentenced Palestinian poet Darin Tatour, from the al-Reineh village in northern Israel, to five months of prison and 6 months of suspended sentence, on Tuesday. The Israeli prosecution accuses Tatour of “incitement and supporting a terrorist organization” for writing a poem criticizing the Israeli […]

28 Jul
9:03

Italian Painters Detained for Painting Ahed Tamimi’s Image on Apartheid Wall

Israeli forces, on Saturday, detained the Italian painters who painted a mural depicting jailed Palestinian teenager Ahed al-Tamimi, on the Israeli separation wall, to the north of the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, said Munther Amira, a Palestinian Social Worker, activist and human rights defender. The activist said, according […]

28 Jul
2:05

Shokeh Enters 55th Day of Hunger Strike

07/27/18  Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. (photo: Hassan Shokeh, Wattan TV) As even more Palestinian leaders and activists are ordered imprisoned without charge or trial, four Palestinian prisoners are on hunger strike. Hassan Shokeh of Bethlehem has now been on hunger strike for 55 days; he is protesting against his administrative detention. […]

28 Jul
1:24

Ahed Tamimi to be Released on Sunday

Artists painting a picture for civil protest icon Ahed Tamimi on Israel’s apartheid wall surrounding Bethlehem. (WAFA Images / Ahmad Mizher)  17-year-old Palestinian civil protest icon Ahed Tamimi is expected to be released from Israeli prison on Sunday, after serving eight months in detention for slapping an armed Israeli soldier […]

26 Jul
8:16

Administrative Detention of Sheikh Adnan Extended for 24th Time

The military occupation court in Salem camp, west of Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank, on Wednesday, extended the detention of Islamic Jihad leader Sheikh Khader Adnan for the 24th time in a row.   Al Ray sources reported that the court extended his detention without charge or trial […]

25 Jul
12:37

Bethlehem: Israeli Troops Release Dogs on Prisoner’s Family

In a raid on the Wadi Ma’ali neighborhood, at 4:30 a.m., near Bethlehem’s Old City, Israeli soldiers raided the homes of Palestinian prisoner Ayyad al-Hreimi’s family, resulting in two hospitalizations from dog bites, and the arrest of al-Hreimi’s 19-year-old cousin, Mohannad. Two of al-Hreimi’s brothers were already imprisoned when al-Hreimi’s […]

24 Jul
8:40

Protesting Administrative Detention; Six Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

The “Detainees’ Media Office” has reported, Monday, that six Palestinian detainees, held by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, are ongoing with hunger strike, rejecting their illegal detention. The detainees are demanding the Prison Authority to stop holding them under such orders, by either releasing them, […]

22 Jul
7:59

Seven Palestinians Detained in Jerusalem

Israeli police, last night, conducted a large-scale campaign across occupied Jerusalem, in which they abducted seven Palestinians, WAFA correspondence said. One of the detainees was identified as Hanadi Halawani, a well-known local activist who has been banned entry into Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on a number of occasions. PNN further reports […]

21 Jul
9:36

Hassan Shokeh on 49th Day of Hunger Strike, Joined by 3 More Palestinian Administrative Detainees

Hassan Shokeh Photo: Asra Media Hassan Shokeh is facing a serious medical crisis on his 49th day of hunger strike against his administrative detention, by Israeli occupation forces, without charge or trial. He was joined on his strike by three more administrative detainees, Islam Jawarish, Issa Awad and Mahmoud Ayyad, on their 13th […]

21 Jul
7:15

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Deliberately Damage Property During Their Nightly Invasions Into Homes”

The head of the Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) Amjad Najjar, stated that Israeli soldiers resort to the excessive use of force during their nightly invasions into Palestinian homes, and deliberately cause damage to furniture and property during the violent searches their conduct. In a statement released […]

16 Jul
9:58

VIDEO: As Israel Renews His Administrative Detention, Salah Hamouri Honored in French Town of Montcel

The following report is based on the French original, written by the Association France Palestine SolidaritĂ© 63 (AFPS 63): Only one week after his administrative detention without charge or trial was renewed once more by the Israeli occupation, Salah Hamouri, the French-Palestinian lawyer and political prisoner, was declared an honorary citizen of the commune of Montcel […]

15 Jul
8:25

IPS Torturing Children in Interrogation Centers

photo: Jerusalemite boy Muhi Majed Al-Rishq, detained in Israeli jails. With bruises in the face, hands and back and blood congestion in the hands of Jerusalemite boy Muhi Majed Al-Rishq, it is clear that he has been subjected to assault in the interrogation room, at the police station in the […]

15 Jul
1:26

Two Detainees Suspend Hunger Strike; Three Others Continue

Luay Akka, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, stated Sunday that two detainees have suspended their hunger strikes after reaching agreements with the Israeli Prison Authority, ending their arbitrary Administrative Detention, holding them captive without charges or trial, while three others continue their strike, demanding their freedom. Akka said […]

14 Jul
8:07

Israeli Military Releases Objector to the Occupation after 100 Days in Prison

Ayelet Brachfeld. Photo credit: Messarvot. POSTED BY: MAKI JULY 13, 2018 Ayelet Brachfeld refused to be conscripted into compulsory Israeli military service due to her opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian territories. The Israeli military released from prison on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, occupation objector Ayelet Brachfeld after incarcerating her for […]

12 Jul
6:36

Settler Who Planned Dawabsha Arson Attack to be Released

On Thursday, an Israeli court decided to release the main settler who planned the arson attack on  the Dawabsha family in Douma village, near Nablus, killing three people, including a baby. According to the decision of the Israeli court in Lod, Israeli police must release the accused and transfer him […]

11 Jul
7:10

Seven Passengers of Gaza Flotilla Released

Israel on, Wednesday, released seven passengers of a humanitarian flotilla that was attempting to break the decade-long blockade of Gaza. The flotilla was intercepted by Israeli naval forces on Tuesday, according to Al Ray. Raed Abu Dair, coordinator of Gaza’s National Committee for Breaking the Siege, told Anadolu Agency that […]

11 Jul
10:41

Rights groups: Israel detained more than 3500 Palestinians since start of year, including 651 children

July 10, 2018 (Palestinian News & Info Agency WAFA) – Israel detained 3533  Palestinians during the first half of 2018, including 651 children, 63 women and four journalists, several Palestinian human rights organizations working on prisoners issues said on Tuesday. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), Addameer Prisoners Support and Human […]

10 Jul
1:54

Detained Woman Briefly Loses Consciousness Due To Constant Interrogation

A detained Palestinian woman informed a lawyer of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee that she lost consciousness for several minutes, two days ago, due to constant and lengthy interrogations. Lawyer Karim Ajwa, of the Detainees’ Committee, managed to visit the detained woman, Deema al-Karmi, 38, on Monday, who informed him that […]

10 Jul
11:03

Israeli Court Sentences A Palestinian Woman To Ten Years

July 10, 2018 11:03 AM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Israeli Central Court in occupied Jerusalem sentenced, Tuesday, a Palestinian woman to 10 years in prison and a 30.000 Shekels fine, after convicting her of “attempting to stab Israeli soldiers.” The woman, Fadwa Nazeeh Hamada, 31, was taken prisoner on August 12th 2017, in Bab al-Amoud area (Damascus Gate) […]

06 Jul
2:04

Ad-Dameer: “Administrative Detention Order of Khalida Jarrar Confirmed”

By  Ad-Dameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association: In a hearing held on 2 July 2018, Military Court Judge Raphael Yemeni  confirmed the renewal of Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrar’s administrative detention order. This will be the second time in which it has been renewed, meaning that Khalida has […]

05 Jul
12:57

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abducted 31 Palestinian Children In June”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, in June, 31 Palestinian children in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and imposed fines reaching at least 75.000 Shekels. The PPS said that the Ofer Israeli military court, near Ramallah in central West Bank, issued fines against […]

03 Jul
12:32

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians, and injured one, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers shot a young man in Qaffin town, north of […]

02 Jul
9:22

Australia Cuts Funding to Palestinian Authority

Australia announced that it will stop sending direct funds to the Palestinian Authority (PA), over concerns that the money would be used as stipends to Palestinian prisoners. According to Israeli news website Israel Today, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop requested that the PA guarantee the funds were not being given […]

02 Jul
1:39

Palestinian Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For 28th Day Despite Health Deterioration

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Sunday, that a detainee from Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, is ongoing with a hunger strike he started 29 days ago, protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention order, without charges, in addition to bad living conditions and the repeated punitive measures […]

01 Jul
11:37

Undercover Forces Kidnap A Palestinian From Bethlehem

Undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated, on Monday at night, into Beit Jala city, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and kidnapped a young Palestinian man. Dressed as civilians, the soldiers, driving a car with Palestinian license plates, broke into a coffeeshop in the Sahl area in Beit Jala, kidnapped […]

01 Jul
1:03

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Detainee Instantly After His Release

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a Palestinian detainee from occupied East Jerusalem, instantly upon his release after spending a prison sentence of 11 months. The detainee, Rami Saleh al-Fakhouri, from the Old City of Jerusalem, was released from the Negev detention camp, but was re-arrested and taken prison in front of […]

30 Jun
6:17

Palestinian Grassroots Activist Wael al-Faqeeh Seized by Israeli Occupation Forces (VIDEO)

Photo: Dounia Laetitia Callens (Facebook) Palestinian grassroots activist Wael al-Faqeeh, a coordinator at the Tanweer Forum in Nablus who frequently works with international solidarity activists, was seized in the early morning hours of Thursday, 28 June 2018 by Israeli occupation forces. Al-Faqeeh is the latest in a series of popular resistance organizers to […]

28 Jun
3:00

Knesset Bill to Deduct PA Funds Approved

The Israeli Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee approved a bill, on Wednesday, to deduct funds transferred to the Palestinian Authority (PA). Israeli Ynet news outlet reported, according to Ma’an, that the deduction would be equal to the amount of funds the PA gives to the families of killed Palestinians. […]

27 Jun
1:37

Tortured Detainee Suffers Complications

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that a detainee from occupied Jerusalem, is suffering complications and severe pain, due to torture during extended interrogation by Israeli soldiers. It said that the detainee, Omar al-Kiswani, was abducted by the soldiers, on March 7th 2018, after the army invaded Birzeit University, […]

26 Jun
1:30

Jerusalemite Palestinian Exiled From The City For Six Months

Israel’s Police ordered, Monday, a Jerusalemite Palestinian, from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, out of the Holy City for six months. The Palestinian, Odai Sonnokrot, a married father of two children, was held under interrogation at the al-Maskobiyya interrogation facility for thirty-two consecutive days. Last Thursday, Odai was […]

24 Jun
2:11

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded dozens of communities across the West Bank, violently searched homes, interrogated Palestinians while inspecting their ID […]

21 Jun
12:02

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty Palestinians In West Bank.”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours Thursday, twenty Palestinians, including a child, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. One of the abducted Palestinians is an author, intellectual and human rights activist, former political […]

21 Jun
10:04

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted at dawn Thursday and late on Wednesday at night, two Palestinians, including a writer and activist, from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded the home of Abdullah al-Kiswani, a former member of the Palestinian Football Association, in the at-Tour neighborhood overlooking the Old City […]

18 Jun
12:25

Detained Teen Released After Losing His Sight Due To Torture, And Being Denied Treatment

A detained Palestinian teen, identified as Taiseer Hassan Tamimi, 18, from Deir Nitham village, northwest of Ramallah, in central West bank, was released, Monday, after he lost his sight while in prison, due to torture and after being denied specialized medicine or any treatment for preexisting health conditions. Tamimi required […]

17 Jun
7:25

Palestinian Youth Goes Blind due to Medical Negligence in Israeli Jails

Israeli authorities. on Sunday, released 18-year-old detainee Hassan Tamimi, from the village of Deir Nitham to the northwest of Ramallah, after he completely lost his sight as a result of medical negligence in Israeli jails. The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) accused the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) of failing to provide […]

17 Jun
6:39

‘Why Ahed slapped the soldier’: An Interview with Bassem Tamimi

12th June 2018 | Mondoweiss | Nabi Saleh, Occupied Palestine This interview with Bassem Tamimi was recorded on May 4, 2018, in the occupied village of Nabi Saleh, by International Solidarity Movement activists. His daughter Ahed Tamimi, 17, is serving an eight-month prison sentence for slapping an Israeli soldier on the family’s […]

16 Jun
12:17

Legislator Jarrar Receives A Third Administrative Detention Order

The Israeli Ofer military court renewed, Friday, the Administrative Detention of leftist Palestinian Legislator Khaleda Jarrar for six more months, without charges. Jarrar, a democratically-elected legislator and a senior leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), was abducted from her home in Ramallah on July 2nd, […]

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 […]

15 Jun
4:47

Detainee from Amari Refugee Camp Reportedly Tortured during Interrogation

A Palestinian from Amari refugee camp, near Ramallah, and who was detained by the Israeli army on June 6, said he was tortured during interrogation at the Russian Compound prison in West Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Thursday. According to the organization, the army first detained Islam […]

11 Jun
3:43

Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Eighth Day

A Palestinian detainee from Bethlehem city in the occupied West Bank, is ongoing with a hunger strike for the eighth consecutive day, protesting his detention, and a recent arbitrary Administrative Detention, holding him captive without charges. The Palestinian, identified as Hasan Hassanein Shouka, 30, was abducted by the soldiers on […]

10 Jun
9:41

Over 309 Administrative Detention Orders Issued Since February

Israeli Prison Services (IPS) has issued more than 309 administrative detention orders since the decision to boycott administrative trials by administrative detainees, last February, the Palestine Detainees Center for Studies reported Saturday. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, spokesperson for the center Reyad Al-Ashqar said in a press release, […]

07 Jun
12:17

Georges Ibrahim Abdallah: “He is part of our struggles and we are part of his fight!”

The following interview was conducted by, written by and published originally in French on the website of the Chronique de Palestine. The Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network thanks the editors of Chronique de Palestine for the English translation, which is published today below. Samidoun encourages all supporters of Palestine and Palestinian political […]

04 Jun
8:21

Detainee Al Tamimi’s Health Seriously Deteriorates in Israeli Custody

The health condition of a Palestinian detainee held in Israeli jails, Hassan Al Tamimi, aged 16, has seriously deteriorated on Sunday, due to medical negligence.   The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said, in a statement, that the health condition of Al Tamimi is extremely bad, adding that Israeli occupation authorities […]

03 Jun
12:32

Israel Collected 100.000 Shekels In Fines From Palestinian Children In May

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that Israeli courts have collected, in May, more than 100.000 Shekels in bail and fines, imposed on detained Palestinian children, held in Ofer Prison, near Ramallah, in central West Bank. In a report released on Sunday morning, the committee stated the soldiers have abducted […]

02 Jun
7:36

Activist Who Filmed Fatal Shooting of Hebron Man Detained by Israeli Forces

Israeli soldiers, on Saturday, briefly detained a local activist who filmed the fatal shooting of a Palestinian worker earlier in the morning in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces detained Aaref Jaber, who filmed the moment when Israeli forces shot […]

01 Jun
7:07

Wounded Palestinian Woman Shot in Jerusalem to be Released

A Palestinian woman who was shot in the leg and held in detention at a hospital, after being suspected of planning an attack, was released from detention on Thursday, ahead of a scheduled court hearing, said attorney Mufeed al-Haj of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society. Khawla Sbeih, from Jerusalem, was shot […]

31 May
11:46

500 Palestinian Detainees To Start Hunger Strike Next Week

Issa Qaraqe’, the head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, has reported that 500 detainees, held by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, have decided to start a hunger strike next week. Qaraqe’ said the detainees will gradually join the hunger strike, and will continue the boycott […]