Category Archives: Prisoners

15 Nov
3:22

Adalah Opposes Israel’s Death Penalty Bill

A press release from Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, stated that the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee of the Israeli Knesset are preparing to debate the controversial new “Death Penalty for Terrorists” bill. According to a report by Ma’an News Agency, former Israeli Minister of […]

15 Nov
12:30

Long-time Palestinian Hunger Striker Khader Adnan Released from Prison

November 15, 2018 12:30 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

After a 58-day hunger strike which included several days of refusing water as well as food, Khader Adnan has been freed from Israeli prison. This was Adnan’s third such hunger strike – in 2011 he engaged in a 66-day long hunger strike, and in 2014 he again undertook a ‘hunger […]

07 Nov
6:22

6 Palestinian Detainees Continue Open Hunger Stike

November 7, 2018 6:22 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

 Six Palestinian detainees are engaged in an open hunger strike, in solidarity with women detainees of Hasharon prison, who have refused to leave their cells since last July, in protest of IPS security cameras in the yard. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), in a statement, said that detainee Abu Araam, […]

05 Nov
7:54

Netanyahu Approves Passing of Death Sentence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the green light, to the leader of the governing coalition in the Israeli Knesset, to pass a law on the  Death Sentence for Palestinian detainees, Israel’s Channel 7 reported. According to the channel, Netanyahu gave his approval to members of his Likud party to […]

04 Nov
7:28

Over $16,000 in Fines Collected from Child Detainees in October

The Prisoners and Ex-prisoner Affairs Committee, Sunday, reported  that the total of fines imposed on the children held in the Ofer detention camp, during the month of October, reached approximately 62,000 shekels (over 16,000 USD). The number of children sentenced during October was 27, and prison terms ranged from 45 […]

04 Nov
1:44

Ailing Detainee In Solitary Confinement After Being Unable To Leave Room During Search

The Palestinians Detainees’ Committee has reported, Sunday, that an ailing Palestinian detainee has been in solitary confinement at the Nafha Israeli prison, for several months, because his health condition is preventing him from leaving his room during security inspections by the soldiers. The Committee stated that the detainee, Sidqi Hamed […]

03 Nov
7:47

Palestinian Prisoners: A Battleground for International Solidarity

The following article, by Charlotte Kates, the international coordinator of Samidoun, initially appeared in Arabic in Al-Adab magazine, published on November 2, 2018. The Arabic text can be read online at the Al-Adab website. The article appeared in an issue with a special focus on Palestinian prisoners, including testimonies from current […]

02 Nov
5:55

Four Palestinian Detainees on Hunger Strike against Injustice

November 2, 2018 5:55 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Four Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are currently engaged in hunger strikes to protect prisoners’ rights and demand their freedom. Saddam Ali Ayad Awad, 28, from Beit Ummar near al-Khalil, has been on strike since 13 October, after occupation authorities renewed his administrative detention – imprisonment without charge or trial. Image: Saddam Awad, […]

02 Nov
9:08

Israel Releases A Disabled Detainee After Six Months In Administrative Detention

November 2, 2018 9:08 AM IMEMC News Jenin, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Israeli Authorities released, on Thursday evening, a physically challenged Palestinian detainee from Ya’bad town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, after holding him under an arbitrary Administrative Detention order, for six months. The detainee, Adnan Yassin Hamarsha, 50, was abducted from his home on May 2nd, […]

01 Nov
9:58

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Immediately After His Release From Prison

November 1, 2018 9:58 AM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday morning, a Palestinian political prisoner from occupied East Jerusalem, immediately after his release from an Israeli prison, after he was detained for seven years. Amjad Abu Assab, the head of the Detainees’ Parents Committee in Jerusalem, said the soldiers rearrested his brother, Yacoub Mahmoud Abu […]

31 Oct
2:20

Two Detained Sisters, 14 And 15, Released

Two sisters, Aseel Bassem Abu Aker and Nisreen Bassem Abu Aker, ages 14 and 15 respectively, were released from detention by Israel on Tuesday, as reported by Maan News. The sisters were detained by Israeli forces, Monday at dawn, from their home at Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem city. Eighteen […]

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30 Oct
11:55

PPS: “Four Detainees Continue Open-Ended Hunger Strike”

In a statement released, Tuesday, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), said four Palestinian detainees, held by Israel, are ongoing with open-ended hunger strikes, in separate Israeli prisons and detention camps. The PPS said the striking detainees are Saddam Awad, Rezeq Rajoub, Kifah Hattab and Khalil Abu Arram. It stated that […]

30 Oct
5:58

Adnan Sentenced to One Year

October 30, 2018 5:58 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli military court in Salem, north of the northern occupied West Bank district of Jenin, sentenced Palestinian detainee Khader Adnan to one year in prison, fined him 1,000 shekels ($270) and 18 months suspended sentence for five years, on Monday. Jawad Boulous, head of the legal department in the […]

28 Oct
11:09

Hunger Striking Detainee Khader Adnan Stops Drinking

October 28, 2018 11:09 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Khader Adnan, who has been on an open-ended hunger strike for 57 days, in protest of being detained without charge or trial, has also stopped drinking water, the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said on Sunday, according to WAFA correspondence. “Prisoner Khader Adnan has decided to step up […]

26 Oct
1:14

Khalida Jarrar’s Administrative Detention Renewed

October 26, 2018 1:14 AM Ali Salam News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Palestinian parliament member Khalida Jarrar, has been in prison since July 2 of 2017, and her sentence has been extended by four additional months, a Maan reporter posted a copy of the renewal order. Jarrar was initially detained in 2015, spent 14 months in Israeli prison, and spent a year […]

25 Oct
7:19

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 15 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, including former political prisoners, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and violently searched many homes, and interrogated dozens of Palestinians while inspecting their ID […]

25 Oct
6:59

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Man In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at night, a young Palestinian man from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, while the military prosecutors’ office demanded remanding a detained child. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the police summoned Jadallah Rajabi for […]

25 Oct
8:42

Israeli Forces Storm Ramon Prison over Detainee Interview with Egyptian News

October 25, 2018 8:42 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

On Tuesday evening, Israeli restraining forces of the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) stormed the prisoners’ chambers in Section 5 of Ramon Prison, where the Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Ahmed Sa’adat, is detained. They raided and vandalized the chambers, on the backdrop of an […]

24 Oct
1:56

Updated: Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Fishing Boats, Abducts Four Fishermen In Gaza

The Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights issued a statement strongly condemning the ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinian fishermen, and the illegal confiscation of their boats, and called for the release of four fishermen, who were taken prisoner by the navy, on Tuesday, in two separate attacks. Al-Mezan said its […]

23 Oct
7:31

Hasharon Prison Imposes New Sanctions on Female Detainees

October 23, 2018 7:31 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) informed that the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) of Hasharon has imposed many sanctions on Palestinian female detainees who protested against surveillance cameras and refused to go out to the daily “break” for 48 days in a row. PPS noted that the IPS has prevented many […]

22 Oct
2:12

Adnan Faces Serious Complications As He Continues Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that detainee Khader Adnan, who has been holding a hunger strike for fifty consecutive days, is facing serious health complications. The head of the Legal unit of the PPS, attorney Jawad Boulos, said Adnan suffered a very serious weight loss, and is facing […]

22 Oct
3:08

Erekat: Abduction of Jerusalem Governor a New Step against Palestinian Presence

On Saturday, October 20, at around 7:00 pm, three vehicles carrying Israeli occupation authorities intercepted the car of the governor of Jerusalem, Mr. Adnan Ghaith, pulling him out of the vehicle and taking him to an unknown location. Governor Ghaith was in Beit Hanina, north of Jerusalem, at the time of […]

22 Oct
1:02

Legislator Jarrar Receives Another Administrative Detention Order For Three Months

The Israeli Authorities renewed, Sunday, the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders against Palestinian legislator, Khaleda Jarrar, for three more months, for the fourth consecutive time. The Palestinian Ministry of Women’s Affairs issued a statement strongly denouncing the continued imprisonment of Jarrar, holding her captive under arbitrary orders without charges or trial. […]

20 Oct
8:49

Israeli Special Police Detain Governor of Jerusalem

October 20, 2018 8:49 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

Special units of the Israeli police detained governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Ghaith, in the town of Beit Hanina to the north of occupied Jerusalem. Informed sources told WAFA at least three police cars intercepted the car carrying the governor before nabbing him and leading him to an unknown destination. No […]

20 Oct
8:06

Palestinian Detained in Jerusalem for Wearing Palestinian Flag Shirt

October 20, 2018 8:06 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

(Photo courtesy of Wadi Hilweh Information Center)  WAFA- Israeli police, on Saturday, detained a Palestinian in Jerusalem for wearing a shirt of the Palestinian flag, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center. It posted a video and pictures on its Facebook page showing police detaining a young Palestinian at Damascus Gate […]

16 Oct
8:43

MADA: 48 Violations against Palestinian Media Freedoms during September

(photo: Issam Al-Rimawi, photographer of the AFP after being injured by a rubber-coated bullet in Ras Karkar, PNN) September of 2018 has witnessed a rise in the number of violations committed against media freedoms in Palestine, compared to those committed in the previous month of August. During September, the Palestinian […]

16 Oct
8:23

Israeli Policewoman Shot Palestinian ‘For Fun’

An Israeli border policewoman has been arrested over shooting and wounding a Palestinian man just, as she recognized, “for fun,” Israeli media reported on Tuesday. While she was on a patrol near the Israeli military checkpoint called Al-Za’im, in May of this year, the Israeli policewoman shot the Palestinian at […]

16 Oct
7:54

Palestinian Detainee of 33 Years Warned of Punishment upon Book Publication

October 16, 2018 7:54 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian detainee who has served 33 years of a 39-year prison sentence in Israeli jails, for acts of resistance to the Israeli occupation, was warned by the prison administration of severe punishment should he publish a book he wrote in prison, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Tuesday. […]

16 Oct
1:11

Supreme Court Freezes Deportation of Detained American Student

The Israeli Supreme Court froze, on Sunday, deportation measures against American student Lara al-Qasem, who was barred entry to Israel over alleged ties to the BDS movement. The court will convene on Wednesday, to determine whether or not it will grant Al-Qasem permission to file an appeal against her detention […]

12 Oct
2:32

Palestinian Detainee Dies In Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that a Palestinian detainee died in an Israeli detention facility, Friday. The PPS said the detainee Wisam Abdul-Majid Shalalda, 28, from Sa’ir town, northeast of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, has died in Ayalon Israeli prison, in Ramla. The PPS added […]

12 Oct
1:56

Detainee Khader Adnan Continues Hunger Strike For 40th Day

October 12, 2018 1:56 PM IMEMC News Human rights, Jenin, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that detainee Khader Adnan is ongoing with the hunger strike he started 40 days ago, protesting his continued imprisonment. The detainee, from Arraba town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, started the strike on September 2nd, and has been denied […]

11 Oct
6:47

Palestinian Man Sentenced to 10 Months Imprisonment over Facebook Posts

October 11, 2018 6:47 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli occupation court in Jerusalem, Tuesday, sentenced a Palestinian man to 10 months in prison over his Facebook posts. Amir al-Dibs, from Jerusalem, was sentenced over what Israel called “incitement” on Facebook. According to the PNN, since the beginning of October, 2015, occupation authorities have carried out more than […]

10 Oct
9:11

Samidoun Joins Ahed Tamimi in Spain to Urge Action to Free Palestine (VIDEO)

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joined the welcome for Ahed Tamimi and call for a free Palestine in Madrid on 29 September. Samidoun international coordinator, Charlotte Kates, spoke alongside former Palestinian child prisoner and anti-colonial land defense activist Ahed Tamimi at the annual 2018 Fiesta, organized by the Communist Party of Spain. The event […]

10 Oct
8:47

Adnan Continues Hunger Strike for 37th Day

October 10, 2018 8:47 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Leader of the Islamic Jihad movement, Khader Adnan, from the town of Arraba, in the Jenin district of the northern occupied West Bank, has continued his open hunger strike for 37 days in a row, in protest of his illegal and arbitrary detention. According to the Mohjat al-Quds Foundation for […]

08 Oct
8:42

Israeli Prosecutor Reveals: Requests for Jail without Bail until End of Trial for Facebook Incitement Offenses – For Arab Suspects Only

October 8, 2018 8:42 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli courts are keeping Arab political leader Raja Eghbaria in detention at least until 15 October; the prosecutor doesn’t deny existence of multiple errors in its translation of Eghbaria’s Arabic-language Facebook posts, but says ‘it doesn’t matter.’ An Israeli prosecutor revealed in court yesterday, 7 October 2018, that the […]

08 Oct
12:35

Israel Considers Releasing 300 Palestinian Detainees Due to Overcrowding

October 8, 2018 12:35 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israel is expected to free 300 Palestinian prisoner after the Knesset passes a bill, in the upcoming fall session, that is meant to ease overcrowded prisons conditions, Israeli media reported on Saturday. According to Haaretz, the 300 prisoners are among about 1,000 prisoners to be released on the day the […]

06 Oct
9:33

Palestinian Detainee Facing Death by Cancer, Says Official

Chairman of the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Bakr, blamed the Israeli government, on Saturday, for failing to provide treatment to a Palestinian detainee being held in Israeli jails, Rajai Abdul-Qadir, aged 35, who has been diagnosed with cancer. “Rajai is suffering from cancer in the liver and […]

06 Oct
5:24

35 Palestinian Children Detained in September

October 6, 2018 5:24 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Committee said that Israel detained 35 Palestinian children during September, and imposed on them fines exceeding $12,600. The committee confirmed, on Thursday, that minors, who are younger than 18 years, were held at Ofer military camp, near Ramallah, of whom four were detained during night […]

04 Oct
9:15

Palestinian Boy Speaks about His Horrible Experience inside Israeli Jails

‘Israeli occupation troops broke the door of our house, about 11 of them entered and told my mother they were looking for me,’ the boy, who gave his witness to the Military Court Watch, said. On 26 August, 2018, a 15-year-old youth was arrested after he attended Binyamin Police Station, […]

04 Oct
1:12

Detainee Jawareesh Suspends His Hunger Strike

October 4, 2018 1:12 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Jenin, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that detainee Salah Jawareesh, 23, has suspended his hunger strike after reaching an agreement and a court ruling, stating that his current Administrative Detention orders will not be renewed. The PPS said Jawareesh went on hunger strike for eight days, protesting the […]

02 Oct
6:56

Jalama Detention Center Deliberately Providing Dirty Water to Detainees during Interrogation

A number of Palestinian detainees filed a complaint with the Detainees Committee, against Israeli Prison Services, for offering them dirty water while under interrogation at Jalama detention center. 41-year-old detainee Abu Rejleya told a lawyer, after his visit to Ofer detention center, that during his interrogation at Jalama detention center, […]

30 Sep
12:58

Palestinian With French Citizenship Rearrested Immediately After His Release From Administrative Detention

The Israeli authorities rearrested, Sunday, a Palestinian political prisoner with French citizenship, minutes after his release from prison after spending thirteen months under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges. The Palestinian Salah al-Hammouri, from occupied East Jerusalem, was held at the Negev Desert Detention Camp for thirteen months, under Administrative […]

29 Sep
4:16

Israeli Troops Abduct 11 & 12-Year-Old Children from Nabi Saleh Village

On Friday afternoon, Israeli troops invaded the village of Nabi Saleh, known as one of the centers of non-violent resistance in the West Bank, and arrested three children – two of them age 11, and the other age 12. Samer Tamimi, 11 years old, the son of local non-violent activist […]

28 Sep
7:56

Human Rights Center Warns of Excessive Israeli Detention Procedures

September 28, 2018 7:56 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights has expressed deep concern over the excessive use of administrative detention by the Israeli occupation authorities against Palestinian detainees. The Center reported, in a press release, that four Palestinians, of those who are administratively detained by the Israeli occupation, have launched a hunger strike […]

25 Sep
8:10

IPS to Impose New Measures against Palestinian Detainees

September 25, 2018 8:10 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli Prison Service (IPS) intends to impose a series of new punitive measures against detainees held at Hadarim detention center and others, in days to come, the Committee of Detainees Affairs reported, Tuesday. The committee reported, in a press statement, that these measures will involve moving  of all the detainees […]

23 Sep
6:48

Secretary of Fateh Movement Detained in East Jerusalem

Israeli forces detained the Secretary of the Fateh movement, Yasser Darwish, predawn Sunday, in the Palestinian neighborhood of al-Eesawiyya, in occupied East Jerusalem. According to Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, prior to the detention of Darwish, large numbers of Israeli forces stormed the neighborhood and raided his home. PPS confirmed that, during […]

20 Sep
11:51

Palestinian Writer Released from Prison after Finishing Sentence Over Poem

September 20, 2018 11:51 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli authorities released, on Thursday, Palestinian writer Dareen Tatour, aged 36, after completing her five-month prison term for a poem she wrote, and which Israel considered to incite to violence. Tatour, from the town of Reineh, near Nazareth, in northern Israel, was detained in October of 2015, after she published […]

20 Sep
2:43

Israel Prevents PPS Lawyer From Visiting Hunger Striking Detainee Khader Adnan

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that the administration of the al-Jalama Israeli detention facility, declined a request by one of its lawyers to visit with hunger striking detainee, Khader Adnan. In a statement, PPS lawyer Saleh Ayyoub, said that Adnan is ongoing with his strike for the […]

20 Sep
2:02

Israeli Soldiers Assault Many Detainees In Ofer Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that undercover Israeli soldiers assaulted many detainees in their room, in Ofer prison, built on Palestinian lands, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The PPS said the undercover officers of the “Israeli Prison Service” stormed room #9 of Section […]

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 […]