Category Archives: Prisoners

21 Oct
7:04

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 October 2017)

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 12 – 18 October, 2017. 20 Palestinian civilians, including 14 children, were wounded in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Shooting:   During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 20 Palestinian civilians, including […]

20 Oct
7:27

Two Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike against Administrative Detention: Bilal Diab and Hassan Shokeh

Bilal Diab launched a hunger strike on Tuesday, 17 October following the denial of his appeal against his administrative detention, Israeli imprisonment without charge or trial on the basis of secret evidence. The Ofer military court rejected the appeal, claiming that the secret file shows that he is a “danger to the security […]

18 Oct
8:36

Israel Releases Lawyer Shireen al-Issawi After Holding Her Captive For 43 Months

October 18, 2017 8:36 AM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Israeli authorities released, on Tuesday evening, lawyer Shirin al-‘Issawi, from the al-Isawiya town, south of occupied East Jerusalem, after holding her captive for 43 months. Al-‘Issawi was repeatedly abducted and imprisoned by Israel, including three times when her brother, Samer al-Issawi held a hunger strike for nine consecutive months, […]

15 Oct
5:22

11 Palestinians Abducted from West Bank

October 15, 2017 5:22 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli occupation forces abducted, on Saturday night, 11 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, including one boy. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported the abductions following raids of different Palestinian areas across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. According to the PPS, Israeli occupation forces which raided […]

15 Oct
5:16

5 Palestinians Injured, Two Detained along Gaza Borders

Five Palestinian youth were injured during clashes with Israeli forces, near the border of the central and northern Gaza Strip, on Friday, according to Palestinian sources. Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, said in a statement that two youth were injured in the legs with live ammunition, during […]

14 Oct
6:58

Palestinian Children Beaten, Tortured Under Israeli Interrogation

Several Palestinian child prisoners in Ofer prison revealed their experiences with torture and mistreatment to Palestinian lawyer Wael Awakah, including beatings and threats by Israeli occupation soldiers and interrogators from the moment of their arrest. Awakah reported that Waleed Riyad al-Dali, 14 years old, a tenth-grade student and a resident of […]

13 Oct
9:19

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 October 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 05 – 11 October, 2017. 5 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while Israeli forces conducted 68 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and […]

06 Oct
10:44

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 September – 04 October 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 28 September – 04 October 2017. 6 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Shooting: During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 6 Palestinian civilians, including 3 […]

05 Oct
1:17

Army Abducted 400 Palestinians, Including 55 Children, In September

The Palestinian Center for Detainees’ Studies has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted more than 400 Palestinians, including 55 children and eight women, in September. Researcher Riyad al-Ashqar said the soldiers, and navy, have abducted seven fishermen close to the shore in the Gaza Strip, in addition to abducting Ramzi […]

05 Oct
6:59

Social Media Posts Leading to Palestinian Detentions Hidden from Inmates by Israeli Police

October 5, 2017 6:59 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli law enforcement agencies are not revealing to detainees which of their social media posts led to the issuance of a warrant for their arrest and their subsequent detention, a press release said on Wednesday. This practice is being employed disproportionally against Palestinian citizens of Israel and seriously impairs their […]

29 Sep
4:40

Three Palestinian Detainees Suspend Hunger Strikes

September 29, 2017 4:40 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Photo: Anas Shadid Three Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have suspended their strikes in agreements on Wednesday and Thursday, 27 and 28 September. Anas Shadid, 21, launched his hunger strike when he was moved into isolation in Hadarim prison and continued the strike for 15 days until suspending it on Thursday morning, 28 September. […]

26 Sep
6:39

Young Palestinian Detained for Facebook Incitement

September 26, 2017 6:39 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

 Israeli forces detained a young Palestinian man from occupied Jerusalem, on the pretext of publishing inflammatory material on the social network site “Facebook”. According to Al Ray, police representative Lupa al-Samri claimed via press statement that the police arrested a 35-year-old Jerusalemite resident from Shuafat camp, on charges of “inciting […]

19 Sep
1:48

Three Detainees Currently Holding Hunger-Strikes

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

19 Sep
12:30

Army Detains A Wife And Her Infant While Visiting Detained Husband

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, the wife of a political prisoner, and their infant, while visiting him in Ofer Israeli prison, near Ramallah, in central West Bank. The family said that the soldiers detained the wife of detainee Yahia Hasan Rimawi, and their two-month of age newborn girl. The family is […]

18 Sep
9:40

Palestinian Detainee on 5th Day of Hunger Strike

Prisoners and Ex-prisoners Affairs Ministry said that the Palestinian detainee Anas Shedid, 21, from Dura village, south of Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, is on an open hunger strike for the fifth day, now, in a row against his administrative detention. In a press release issued on Monday, the […]

17 Sep
6:45

Gaza Strip: MADA Denounces Sentencing of Female Palestinian Journalist Struggling with Cancer

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a statement, on Thursday, denouncing a Gaza court’s absentia decision to imprison a female Palestinian journalist who is currently in Jordan receiving cancer treatment. According to MADA, the Gaza Magistrate Court sentenced journalist Hajar Muhammad Abu Samra to six months […]

16 Sep
6:30

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 August – 13 September 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 30 August – 13 September 2017. A Palestinian civilian from al-Dheishah refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, succumbed to his wounds, while 10 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were wounded in the West Bank and […]

13 Sep
8:56

Ali Abunimah: Unpopular Abbas Targets Palestinian Critics

The Palestinian Authority’s arrest of prominent human rights activist Issa Amro is part of a wider crackdown on critics of Mahmoud Abbas’ rule, says Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End […]

11 Sep
9:27

Israeli Settler Indicted for Attack on Palestinian Walking with Jewish Woman

An Israeli court indicted a teenage Israeli settler, this Sunday, for allegedly attacking a Palestinian man in Jerusalem, over an Israeli woman the settler thought was in a relationship with the Palestinian, Israeli news daily Haaretz reported, according to Ma’an. The settler, who lives in the illegal Modiin Illit settlement, […]

11 Sep
8:35

Buenos Aires Activists Hang Posters of Netanyahu in Nazi Attire

Pro-Palestinian activists in Buenos Aires hung posters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Hitler’s Schutzstaffel  Nazi uniform, prior to his visit to Argentina. The signs had pictures of  Netanyahu under the words: “Wanted for crimes against human rights and the genocide of the Palestinian people,” where he is […]

Issa Amro (image from Twitter)
11 Sep
1:06

Palestinian Authority Releases Human Rights Activist Issa Amro on Bail

Amidst a flurry of controversy following the arrest of Issa Amro for ‘causing strife’ with a Facebook post, the Palestinian Authority agreed Sunday to release the Hebron-based activist on bail. Amro is the head of the organization Youth Against Settlements, which has organized many protests against Israeli settlement expansion and […]

09 Sep
12:53

Four Abducted as Israelis Join Protest against Eviction of Palestinian Family

According to Israeli media, over 200 Israelis marched from central Jerusalem to the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Friday, to protest the eviction of a Palestinian family from their homes. The demonstrators marched on West Jerusalem’s thoroughfare until they crossed over into the Palestinian neighborhood, where they were met by dozens of […]

09 Sep
12:19

PCHR Calls for Immediate Release of Issa Amro, PSS Continues to Arrest Human Rights Activist ‘Amr for Demanding Application of Rule of Law

The Palestinian Authority (PA) Continues to arrest ‘Issa Isma’il ‘Amro (39), Coordinator of Youth against Settlements in Hebron, on grounds of expressing his opinion on Facebook.  On Wednesday, 06 September 2017, the Public Prosecution accused him of inciting racial feuds according to Article (150) of the 1960 Penal Code. According […]

07 Sep
9:51

Imprisoned Women and Girls: Updates from Israeli Prisons

September 7, 2017 9:51 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

As administrative detainee Ihsan Dababseh was once against ordered imprisoned without charge or trial – one of five Palestinian women held under administrative detention orders – the youngest Palestinian female prisoner was denied access to family visits. The parents of Malak al-Ghaliz, 14, from al-Jalazoun refugee camp near Ramallah, were turned back by Israeli […]

06 Sep
7:08

Violations against Palestinian Prisoners Escalate over Eid

September 6, 2017 7:08 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Prison Service (IPS), under the cover of the Israeli government, has stepped us violations of international conventions and international humanitarian law against male and female detainees during the holiday of Eid, the Center for Prisoners Studies said on Sunday. According to Al Ray, the center said that IPS […]

06 Sep
6:49

Groups Call on Palestinian Authority to Release Issa Amro

Human rights organizations, the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee and other Palestinian factions have called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to release human rights activist Issa Amro, who was arrested last night by Palestinian security services. In a number of  emails sent to the PNN, the groups  expressed their unwillingness to […]

05 Sep
5:30

Fadwa Barghouthi Reportedly Banned from Visiting Her Husband until 2019

September 5, 2017 5:30 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian lawyer Fadwa Barghouthi, the wife of prominent imprisoned Palestinian leader and Fateh central committee member Marwan Barghouthi, said on Monday, 4 September that she had been banned from visiting her husband until 2019 in retaliation for her involvement in supporting the prisoners’ hunger strike in April-May 2017. Barghouthi said that she had been […]

05 Sep
5:17

Activist Detained by Palestinian Security over Facebook Post

Farid al-Atrash, left, and Issa Amro at Ofer Prison in the occupied West Bank on March 26, 2017. (HRW) Palestinian security forces detained prominent human rights activist Issa Amro on Monday, a day after he posted comments on his Facebook criticizing Palestinian forces for arresting a journalist who also criticized […]

04 Sep
3:23

Palestinian Who Was Shot Last Month By Israeli Forces Dies of His Wounds

September 4, 2017 3:23 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, Prisoners 0

A 21-year old Palestinian, Raed As’ad Salhi, who was shot on August 9th during an Israeli military raid of Deheishe refugee camp in Bethlehem died of his wounds on Sunday. Salhi had been shot multiple times in the chest and abdomen, puncturing his liver and landing him in critical condition […]

31 Aug
6:11

Palestinian Folk Singer Jailed for Songs

Perhaps the Palestinian folk singer Mohammad Barghouti, 23, did not know that he was going to end up in an Israeli jail because of his popular folk songs. But, he did along with two others from his band. Israeli soldiers raided, early Wednesday, Barghouti’s home in the village of Kufr […]

28 Aug
6:27

Radical Israeli Terrorist Group Gaining Members in the West Bank

A source in the Israel Security Agency, Shin Bet, reported a new generation from the Revolt movement, a radical Jewish extremist group in the West Bank area, and its members, are concentrated in the Bladim settlement outpost, near Nablus. The “formal generation” of this organization was responsible for crimes against […]

27 Aug
3:58

Imprisoned Women and Girls: 14-year-old Malak Longs to Return to School

Malak al-Ghaliz, 14, the youngest Palestinian prisoner, asked her mother to get her school certificate for the coming school year – however, the Israeli occupation continued her trial indefinitely and she does not know even when she will next face the Ofer military court. Malak, a Palestinian refugee from the […]

20 Aug
8:46

B’Tselem on Latest Administrative Detention Orders

August 20, 2017 8:46 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli authorities have issued 84 administrative detention orders against Palestinian detainees, since the beginning of this month, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). PPS noted, according to WAFA, that new administrative detention orders were issued to 47 Palestinian detainees, whereas the remaining 38 others received renewed orders. Israel’s widely […]

20 Aug
1:45

Ofer Court Issues 14 Administrative Detention Orders

On Sunday, lawyer Ashraf Abu Sneina, of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, has reported that the Ofer Israeli military court, near Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, has issued arbitrary Administrative Detention orders against fourteen detainees. Abu Sneina stated that the detention orders, some are new and some are renewals, vary […]

19 Aug
6:34

19-year-old Israeli Extremist Released from Administrative Detention

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

17 Aug
3:48

Raids Ongoing at Ramon Prison

The Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs and ex-Prisoners has noted that detainees in Ramon prison have been subjected to  ongoing and vehement onslaught by the Israeli prison administration, through intensified and almost daily raids into the prison’s rooms and sections. The ministry stated that, since early Tuesday morning, the prison […]

13 Aug
6:19

Palestinian Youth Activist Tareq Mattar Imprisoned Without Charge or Trial

Palestinian youth activist Tareq Mattar was ordered to six months imprisonment without charge or trial under administrative detention on 10 August 2017. The order was issued by the Israeli occupation military commander over the West Bank and a confirmation is expected from an Israeli military court within 72 hours. Mattar, […]

10 Aug
5:24

Hamas Detains Gaza Journalist

Hamas militias, on Wednesday, detained a journalist in the Gaza Strip after summoning him for questioning, according to sources at the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, and a call has been made for the release of a TV correspondent held by Hamas for two months. The syndicate said, according to WAFA, that […]

10 Aug
5:11

Azarya Incarcerated Despite Efforts to Postpone

August 10, 2017 5:11 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Former Israeli soldier Elor Azarya began his 18-month prison sentence on Wednesday, for the point-blank shooting and killing of a Palestinian in 2016 — after a last-minute attempt to postpone his incarceration. Azarya was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to a year and a half in prison, for shooting and […]

10 Aug
4:50

Settler Extradited by Brazil after Fleeing 20-year Sentence for Killing Palestinians

Yehoshua Elitzur, 44, is getting extradited from Brazil after he fled from Itamar settlement 10 years ago, before his plea hearing for killing two Palestinians Sael Jabara al-Shatiya, east of Nablus, in 2004. Elitzur was initially accused of murder, but was sentenced to 20 years in prison, in 2005, for […]

07 Aug
10:21

61 Palestinian Women Political Prisoners in Israeli Jails, Including 5 Administrative Detainees

August 7, 2017 10:21 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. There are currently 61 Palestinian women prisoners in Israeli jails, according to reports by the Asra Media Center. They include 10 minor girls and five women jailed without charge or trial under Israeli administrative detention, including Palestinian parliamentarian, national leader and leftist feminist Khalida Jarrar. […]

07 Aug
10:17

Ramon Prison Raided by IPS

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

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

06 Aug
6:47

12 Palestinians Abducted in West Bank Raids

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

06 Aug
12:30

Palestinian Youth Beaten and Tortured in Israeli Prison

August 6, 2017 12:30 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The lawyer of the prisoners and ex-prisoners’ commission, Loay Akeh, revealed the testimony of the Mohammed Shamasneh, aged 18, from the town of Qutneh in Jerusalem, where he recounts the harsh interrogation, assaults and beatings he was subjected to by the Israeli Prison Service. Shamasneh explained to the lawyers, according […]

05 Aug
9:03

Youngest Palestinian Detainee to Begin Hunger Strike

August 5, 2017 9:03 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The youngest Palestinian being detained under Israeli administrative detention is thinking of starting hunger strike, a committee revealed this week. The boy Nour Issa, 16, is the youngest Palestinian prisoner under Israeli administrative detention, the PLO’s Prisoners and Freed Prisoners Committee (PFPC) said, according to Days of Palestine. Nour Issa, […]

03 Aug
1:14

Palestinian Charged with Death of Jewish-Israeli Girlfriend

August 3, 2017 1:14 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian man was charged on Wednesday, over the death of a pregnant Israeli woman whom Israeli police say was his girlfriend, as the accused and the victim’s relatives presented drastically different versions of the case. Israeli police cleared for publication details of the case on Wednesday, in time for […]

01 Aug
3:42

5 Palestinians from Jerusalem Indicted for Social Media ‘Incitement’

August 1, 2017 3:42 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Five Palestinian residents of occupied East Jerusalem were indicted by an Israeli court on charges of “incitement” on social media, Israeli news website Ynet reported on Monday, according to Ma’an. Ynet said that the five Palestinians — identified as Muhammad Mahimar, 19, from Anata, Sufian Mahmoud, 26, from Issawiya, Muhammad […]

Israeli forces in West Bank (archive image)
25 Jul
12:18

PPS: “Israeli Army Abducts 24 Palestinians in The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted on Tuesday at least 24 Palestinians, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded homes in the northern West Bank governorate of Qalqilia, and abducted two Palestinians, identified as Qussai Waleed Radwan and […]

23 Jul
7:21

U.N. Official in Gaza Seized by Israeli Occupation Forces

Israeli occupation forces have seized Hamdan Temraz, 61, the deputy director of the United Nations’ Department of Safety and Security in Gaza. Temraz was seized by occupation forces as he attempted to cross via the Beit Hanoun/Erez crossing – where he had a permit – on 12 July. Journalist Richard […]

23 Jul
7:13

Israeli Forces Abduct Palestinian Girl from Hebron-area Village Entrance

Israeli forces kidnapped a Palestinian, who locals identified as “a girl,” at the entrance to the village of Bani Naim, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, on Saturday morning. Locals identified the girl as Safaa Abdullah Manasra, but did not specify how old she was. The girl […]

Elor Azarya (image from Facebook)
18 Jul
2:51

Elor Azarya Ordered to House Arrest amid Appeal

An Israeli military court has ordered the release of Elor Azarya to house arrest, on Monday, amid an ongoing appeal process of the Israeli soldier’s 18-month prison sentence for the filmed, execution-style shooting of 21-year-old Palestinian Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif, in March of 2016.  Azarya will also be free to leave […]

18 Jul
2:40

50,000 Administrative Detentions Orders since 1967

According to human rights statistics, since 1967, Israeli occupation authorities issued approximately 50,000 administrative detention orders, between new decisions and a renewals of thousands Statistics published by the Prisoners’ Information office reveal that, since 2000, the Israeli occupation issued 26,000 administrative detentions, some of which were new while others were […]

16 Jul
7:49

Issawi Threatens Open Hunger Strike

According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies, Palestinian detainee Shirin al-Issawi, who has been isolated in Jalameh prison since June 22, threatened to start an open-ended hunger strike, should the prison administration continue to keep her in solitary confinement. The occupation re-detained al-Issawi on 7 March, 2014, on charges […]

16 Jul
7:39

50 Palestinian Babies Born with Sperm Smuggled out of Israeli Prisons

A Palestinian prisoner became a father of a baby boy, yesterday, after he smuggled his sperm out of Israel’s Gilboa prison, last year, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Affairs Commission has revealed. The head of the Committee, Amjad Abu Assab, said newborn Ali is an ambassador of freedom. Prisoner Ahmad Shaheen’s family […]

16 Jul
12:03

Shireen Issawi Remains in Isolation after Attack on Palestinian Women Detainees

July 16, 2017 12:03 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Shireen Issawi is currently being held in isolation in the Jalameh interrogation center since 22 June 2017, when the Damon prison administration stormed the women prisoners’ section and assaulted them, reported Palestinian lawyer Hanan al-Khatib. Issawi, of the Jerusalem village of al-Eeesawiyya, has been detained since 3 June, 2014, and is serving […]

15 Jul
11:33

Jerusalem Activist under House Arrest for Television Interview

Palestinian civic activist Mohammad Jadallah was placed under house arrest in his East Jerusalem home following his release from detention, according to reports. Israeli police detained Jadallah on Friday, following a TV interview regarding the events in Jerusalem, in light of the police measures against al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old […]

13 Jul
8:02

Popular Front: MP Jarar’s Administrative Detention Will Not Weaken Resistance

The Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) described the decision of the Israeli occupation court, on Wednesday, to hold the leader of the Front, MP Khaleda Jarrar, under administrative detention for 6 months, as a systematic Israeli crime against the leaders of the Palestinian people. In a press statement, […]

09 Jul
11:47

Journalists Protest Outside Hamdallah’s Ramallah Office

Dozens of Palestinian journalists organized a protest outside of the Palestinian prime minister’s office in Ramallah on Saturday, urging both the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the occupied West Bank and Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip to immediately release all imprisoned journalists. The protest came after PA forces arrested Jihad Barakat […]

09 Jul
5:30

Palestinian Journalists Demand Freedom for Jihad Barakat, Jailed by PA

Palestinian journalist Jihad Barakat was detained by Palestinian Authority Preventive Security forces on Thursday, 6 July, accused of “taking photos” of the motorcade of PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah near a checkpoint east of Tulkarem. Palestinian journalists and activists have launched a social media campaign demanding the immediate release of Barakat. Barakat, […]

04 Jul
6:55

34 Palestinians Placed under Administrative Detention in Two Weeks

July 4, 2017 6:55 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Prisoners 0

Israel has reportedly placed 34 Palestinians, including a woman, under administrative detention (without charge or trial) over the last two weeks of June, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Tuesday. PPS attorney Mahmoud Halabi said, according to WAFA, that 25 prisoners had their administrative detention order renewed while the […]

04 Jul
6:45

Israel Continues to Pay Israeli Detainee Who Killed Palestinian Workers

While demanding that the Palestinian Authority stop paying the monthly salaries of Palestinian political detainees for Israel, the Israeli government continues to pay a regular monthly salaries to Israeli prisoners who murdered Palestinian civilians, providing them and their families with social care  and legal follow up. Head of the Palestinian […]

02 Jul
4:11

Family Visits Suspended for Gazan Detainees

Israel has officially informed the International Committee of the Red Cross that there will be no family visits to a number of detainees from the Gaza Strip, without specifying their names. ICRC spokeswoman in Gaza, Suheir Zaqout, told Quds Press that the organisation is in constant contact with Israeli authorities […]

30 Jun
4:29

Palestinian Women Detainees Under Attack in Damon Prison

Palestinian women detainees in Damon prison are being subject to harsh sanctions, deprived of family visits and thrown in solitary confinement, reported prisoners and advocates. They are also being denied access to the “canteen” (prison store) and subjected to financial fines. Taghreed Jahshan, lawyer with the Women’s Organization for Political […]

28 Jun
4:07

Empire Files Rewind — Israeli Soldier’s Explosive Tell-All: “Palestinians are Right to Resist”

Published on Mar 20, 2017 In a rare, candid conversation, Abby Martin interviews a former Israeli army combat soldier who served as an occupier in Palestine’s Hebron City. Eran Efrati spent years as a sergeant and combat soldier in the Israeli military, but has since become an outspoken critic of […]

21 Jun
8:12

Palestinian Detainee Subject to Medical Neglect, Suffering from Kidney Failure

The lawyer for the Palestinian Prisoners Society visited detainee Mohammed Bsharat, aged 32, from Tammoun town, in the northern occupied West Bank. The lawyer said, quoting Bsharat, that the doctors informed him that he suffers from kidney failure, and needs to have dialysis three times a week. Bsharat added, according […]

20 Jun
7:26

PCHR 2016 Annual Report

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) has published its annual report for the year of 2016. A fully detailed PDF version of the report can be downloaded by clicking here. The Centre is an independent Palestinian human rights organization (registered as a non-profit Ltd. Company) based in Gaza City. […]

13 Jun
7:39

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

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

11 Jun
7:44

Israel Approves Theft of Palestinian Detainees’ Salaries

The Israeli cabinet approved, on Sunday, a bill proposal which aims to deduct the salaries of Palestinian detainees, former and current, from Palestinian Authority deposits. The bill was proposed by Israeli MK Elazar Stern, from Yesh Atid, and signed by the Likud MKs David Bitan and Avi Dichter. After discussing […]

11 Jun
7:26

Former Hunger Strikers Suffering Serious Health Crises

Serious health symptoms have appeared on a number of prisoners who joined the recent hunger strike, indicating that a number of prisoners have suffered brain damage and other psychological and neurological problems as a result of pressure and repression practiced against them, which led to a serious deterioration in their […]

10 Jun
6:45

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01 – 07 June 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 01 – 07 June 2017. In 2 crimes of excessive use of force, Israeli forces killed a girl in the West Bank and another civilian in the Gaza Strip.12 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, […]

08 Jun
6:23

Palestinian Women Detainees Engage in Protest Actions

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

06 Jun
5:25

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

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

03 Jun
11:42

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

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

03 Jun
7:09

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 – 31 May 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 25 – 31 May 2017. 7 Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip were wounded during activities supporting Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails, while Israeli forces continued to target the Gaza Strip border area. Shooting: […]

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

Leader of Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike Releases Statement of Victory

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

29 May
8:49

Hunger Strike: New Agreement Details Released

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

28 May
9:13

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 May 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 18-24 May, 2017. Soldiers killed a Palestinian child while a girl succumbed to her wounds in Bethlehem. A Palestinian civilian was killed and a photojournalist was wounded by a settler in Howarah village, south […]

28 May
8:44

80% of Detainee Demands Reportedly Met

Chairman of the Detainees Affairs Commission, Issa Qaraqe, stated today that 80% of the demands of Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails, who ended their 41-day hunger strike on Saturday, have been met by the Israeli authorities. He said, according to WAFA, that these achievements came thanks to the agreement concluded between […]

28 May
7:10

Israeli Military Court Reviews Appeal Case for Elor Azaria

The Israeli military court in Jaffa, today, is looking into the appeal of the soldier Elor Azaria, who killed a wounded Palestinian youth in Hebron, on 24 March, 2016. Azaria, in February, was sentenced to 18 months in prison in a manslaughter conviction, a move which caused wide criticism against Israeli […]

27 May
4:48

Human Rights Watch: Executions in Gaza not Rule of Law

In response to the execution, today, of three men convicted of charges related to the killing of Hamas leader Mazen Fuqaha, Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of the Middle East division of Human Rights Watch, said, according to the PNN: “Rushing to put men to death based on an unreviewable […]

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27 May
9:10

Hunger Strike Officially Suspended After Reaching An Agreement

The hunger striking Palestinian detainees in various Israeli prisons have suspended their hunger strike, on Saturday at dawn, after a 20-hour session of talks, led by imprisoned legislator Marwan Barghouthi, and other senior political prisoners, with the Israeli Prison Authority. The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe, and […]

27 May
5:07

At Least Forty Detainees Moved To Makeshift Clinics

The Media Committee of the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike, has reported that the Israeli Prison Authority has transferred at least forty detainees from Ohali Kidar prison to several make-shift clinics. A lawyer working for the Palestinian Prisoners Society managed to visit detainee Mohammad al-Ghoul, ongoing with the hunger strike […]

25 May
10:21

Hunger Strike Enters 39th Day, Many Detainees Face Life-Threatening Complications

The head of the Palestinian Detainees Committee, Issa Qaraqe, has reported that as the Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons enter their 39th consecutive day of the hunger strike, many of them have reached life-threatening health conditions and complications. Qaraqe’ stated that Israel is still rejecting the legitimate basic demands of […]

24 May
10:43

Israel Transfers 20 Hunger-Striking Detainees To Hospital

A report by the media committee of the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike, has revealed that the Israeli prison administration in Hadarim detention center has transferred at least twenty striking detainees to a hospital. The committee stated that the detainees were transferred to Meir Medical Center, after suffering serious health […]

24 May
3:35

Families of Hunger Striking Detainees Address Trump

Hours before the arrival of US President Donald Trump to Bethlehem, for a meeting with PA President Mahmoud Abbas, the families of some 1,500 hunger-striking Palestinian detainees sent a letter to Trump telling him that Palestinian prisoners are freedom fighters, according to international law, and they do not want them to die […]

23 May
12:29

Army Injures A Palestinian In Central Gaza

Israeli Soldiers shot and injured, on Monday evening, a young Palestinian man, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. Medical sources said the young man, in his twenties, suffered a moderate injury after the soldiers shot him with a live round in his right leg. The wounded young […]

22 May
6:47

General Strike in Palestine in Solidarity with Hunger Strike

A general strike will take place on Monday, in all areas of the occupied Palestinian territories, including the Gaza Strip and the diaspora, in solidarity with the hunger-striking prisoners, who have now entered the 36th day of their hunger strike. According to the PNN, Palestinian citizens will stop going to […]

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22 May
11:32

On 36th Day of Hunger Strike, Large Number of Striking Prisoners Brought to Hospital

May 22, 2017 11:32 AM Celine Hagbard Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Media Committee of the Freedom and Dignity Hunger Strike said Monday that the health conditions of the detainees that have been on hunger strike for 36 consecutive days has become quite serious, with a large number of the detainees reportedly being moved to civilian hospitals. The committee said in […]

21 May
8:10

Samer Al-Issawi Transferred to Ramla Prison Clinic

The media committee of the prisoners’ strike said, on Saturday evening, that detainee Samer Al-Issawi was taken from Ayalon to the Ramla prison clinic after a deterioration  his health. Samer served 10 years in the Israeli prison system and became an internationally recognized icon for the prioners’ movement, after spending 9 […]

21 May
7:54

200 Palestinian Detainees Join Hunger Strike

More than 200 Palestinian detainees have joined the mass hunger strike which, up until now, according to WAFA, has included the participation of over 1,800 detainees. The decision to join the hunger strike came as the Israel Prison Service continues to reject the demands of the hunger strikers, the media committee […]

21 May
7:42

Activists Breech Fence at Ofer Military Court in Ramallah

Activists from the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC), on Sunday afternoon, broke into the Ofer Israeli military court in Ramallah, and painted logos in solidarity with Palestinian detainees, while raising photos of leader Marwan Barghouthi, who has been leading an open hunger strike among some 1,600 Palestinian prisoners for 35 days […]

20 May
8:40

Israel Moves Several Hunger-Striking Detainees To Barzelai Medical Center

The Israeli Prison Authority has moved, Saturday, several hunger-striking detainees to Barzelai Medical Center, when their health conditions have sharply deteriorated after they stopped drinking water. Prison Authority is still trying to divide the detainees, ignoring their collective, legitimate demands. Khaled Mahajna, one of the lawyers of the Palestinian Prisoners’ […]

20 May
6:35

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

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

20 May
6:24

164 Palestinians Wounded by Israeli Forces in One Day during Solidarity Protests

Israeli occupation forces wounded, on Friday, 164 Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, with several suffering moderate to critical injuries. Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets, in both the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, in solidarity with about 1,600 Palestinian hunger strikers inside Israeli […]

20 May
9:22

Hunger Strike Continues For The 34th Day

Around 1600 Palestinian political prisoners, held by Israel, continue the hunger strike for the 34th consecutive day, determined to achieve their demands, while Israel continues to refuse to hold serious talks, and instead, is trying to divide them, in addition to punishing many by forcing them into solitary confinement, and […]

19 May
5:44

Palestinians Met by Israeli Forces as Solidarity Marches Continued on 33rd Consecutive Day of Hunger Strike

As some 1,800 Palestinian detainees entered a critical phase on Friday, in the 33rd day of their hunger strike in Israeli jails, Palestinians made calls to continue solidarity marches and sit-ins across the West Bank. The Media Committee of the Freedom and Dignity Strike called on Palestinians to organize solidarity […]

19 May
5:27

‘No End in Sight’: UN Officials Deliver Statements on Recent Killing of Palestinian by Israeli Settler, Peace Process, Hunger Strike

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov,  has condemned yesterday’s  killing of a Palestinian man by an Israeli settler, and the wounding of a photojournalist. Mladenov said : ”I condemn today’s reported killing of a Palestinian by an Israeli settler and the wounding of a […]

17 May
10:50

One Palestinian Injured, Many Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Wednesday evening, one Palestinian with live fire, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, during clashes that took place after the soldiers assaulted protesters, near Qalandia terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem. The clashes started after the soldiers attacked Palestinians, holding a […]

17 May
10:38

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters, Journalists, Abduct Three, In Red Cross Yard, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers and security officers attacked, Wednesday, nonviolent Palestinian protesters, and journalists, in the courtyard if the International Red Cross center in occupied East Jerusalem, injured one Palestinian, and abducted three others. The head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) in Jerusalem, Nasser Qous, said the soldiers invaded the yard […]

16 May
12:50

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protest, Abduct Two, Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers used excessive force, Tuesday, against nonviolent Palestinian protesters, marching in solidarity with the hunger striking detainees in Israeli prisons, and abducted two Palestinians, including a journalist. The procession was held in the eastern part of Nablus city, on the main road between Nablus and Tulkarem. The soldiers assaulted […]