Category Archives: Prisoners

21 Feb
11:32

PPS: Israeli Soldiers Abduct 21 Palestinians In The West Bank

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

20 Feb
9:17

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Hebron, Confiscate Car

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

19 Feb
11:41

Israeli Soldiers Attack Detainees In Ofer Prison

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

19 Feb
9:51

Shuhada Kindergarten Stands in Solidarity with Child Prisoners

Cordoba Checkpoint from the stairs accessing Cordoba School and the Shuhada St Kindergarten. Human Rights Defenders organised a solidarity campaign with Palestinian Child prisoners at the Shuhada St. Kindergarten, on Sunday, February 4, 2018. The kindergarten is close to the Cordoba school in the H2 Israeli controlled area of al […]

19 Feb
9:30

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

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

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

13 Feb
7:54

VIDEO: Palestinian Children Speak of Abuse under Israeli Custody

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

13 Feb
7:20

Israeli Court Extends Detention of Ahed Tamimi into Next Month

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

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

13 Feb
5:47

Report: Over 60% of Palestinian Child Detainees Tortured

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

13 Feb
5:16

Irish Artist Jim Fitzpatrick Portrays Ahed Tamimi As A Superhero

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

12 Feb
12:42

Detained Mother Of Slain Palestinian Starts Hunger Strike

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

12 Feb
9:57

Israeli Court Forces Palestinian Child Under House Arrest

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

12 Feb
9:15

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Jerusalem

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

12 Feb
12:49

Hunger Striking Detainee Forced Into Solitary Confinement

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

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

11 Feb
6:27

Health of Palestinian Hunger Striker Deteriorates

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

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

08 Feb
10:50

Israel Moves Hunger Striking Detainee To Ramla Prison Clinic

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

07 Feb
10:18

Palestinian Boy Recounts His Experience Under Israeli Custody

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

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

07 Feb
2:30

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

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

05 Feb
8:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Palestinian Minutes After His Release From Prison

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

03 Feb
9:08

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

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

02 Feb
6:02

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

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

01 Feb
8:18

British Bill Demands Israel Release Child Detainees

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

01 Feb
12:26

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

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

30 Jan
7:34

Court Extends Remand Detention of Ahed Tamimi and Mother

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

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

30 Jan
7:25

Detainee Mousa Soufan in Serious Condition

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

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

29 Jan
10:32

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

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

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

28 Jan
7:31

Palestinian Youth Activists Under Attack

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

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

26 Jan
10:42

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

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

25 Jan
8:22

Court Rejects Appeal to Reduce Sentence of Israa Jaabis

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

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

24 Jan
9:56

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

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

24 Jan
12:20

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

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

23 Jan
1:32

Palestinian Authority Appeals to ICC Over Detained Children

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

20 Jan
4:38

Detainee Dies From Cancer After Being Denied Specialized Treatment

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

19 Jan
6:54

Doctors Without Borders: Detention of Minors Brings Mental Health Consequences

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

19 Jan
4:09

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

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

19 Jan
3:35

Court Indefinitely Extends Detention for Ahed Tamimi and Mother

January 19, 2018 3:35 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli military court, on Wednesday, ordered 16-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed al-Tamimi to remain in custody indefinitely, until she faces trial for a number of charges relating to a video of her slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier. The teenager was arrested on December 19, days after the video of […]

17 Jan
11:05

Palestinian Community Leader Detained by US Immigration Agency

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

16 Jan
11:06

Qaraqe’: Detainee Israa Jaabis Victim of Medical Crimes

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

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

15 Jan
9:13

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

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

15 Jan
1:09

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

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

15 Jan
12:45

Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Fifth Day

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

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

13 Jan
8:14

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

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

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

12 Jan
7:06

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

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

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

08 Jan
10:40

Soldiers Confiscate 2000 Books And Research Documents From Detainees In Hadarim

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

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

05 Jan
7:56

Nour Tamimi Released on Bail

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

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

04 Jan
10:59

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

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

04 Jan
10:39

First Reading of Death Penalty Bill for Palestinian Prisoners Approved

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

03 Jan
7:39

Khalida Jarrar Among 41 Palestinians Ordered Imprisoned without Charge or Trial

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

03 Jan
1:14

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

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

01 Jan
12:40

Court Hearing of Palestinian poet postponed until January

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

01 Jan
5:31

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

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

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

31 Dec
11:06

Seven Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces

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

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

29 Dec
10:59

Khalida Jarrar’s Imprisonment without Charge or Trial Extended for Six More Months

The Israeli occupation military issued an order extending the arbitrary administrative detention of Palestinian parliamentarian and national leader Khalida Jarrar for an additional six months on Wednesday, 27 December 2017, four days before her detention was to expire. Jarrar was seized by occupation soldiers who invaded her home in El-Bireh on 2 July […]

29 Dec
10:53

Israeli Interrogations Could Lead to False Confessions, says Israeli Court

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

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

29 Dec
2:51

Bassem Tamimi: Israeli Occupation Won’t Break Us

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

29 Dec
2:37

VIDEO: Israeli Forces Arrest Donkey in Jerusalem

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

29 Dec
2:21

Al Juneidi Released

December 29, 2017 2:21 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli occupation authorities released, on Wednesday night, teenaged Palestinian child detainee from Hebron. Fawzi Muhammad al-Juneidi was released from Ofra detention camp, to the west of Ramallah, upon which his family received him  and took him to the Palestine Medical Compound to be treated. Fawzi sustained fractures in his shoulder […]

27 Dec
8:41

Popular Struggle Activist Detained in Bethlehem (VIDEO)

December 27, 2017 8:41 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, detained the head of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee activist, Munther Amira, while he participated in a resistance march at the northern entrance of  Bethlehem city. PNN sources said that Israeli occupation forces took into custody the activist Munther Amira, at the northern entrance to the […]

26 Dec
5:30

Court Orders Tamimi Under Further Interrogation For Four More Days

The “Ofer” Israeli military court decided, Monday, to remand world-renowned teen journalist ‘Ahed Tamimi, for four more days, after refusing to release her on bail, and accusing her of “threatening Israel’s security.” ‘Ahed Tamimi, 17, will be sent to court again this coming Friday, and is facing charges, which include […]

25 Dec
10:33

VIDEO: Israeli Minister Harasses Palestinians Visiting Jailed Family Members

An ultra right-wing Israeli minister verbally harassed Palestinians from Gaza as they traveled on a bus, to visit their imprisoned relatives in southern Israel’s Nafha prison, hurling abuse at women on the bus calling their sons “dogs.” MK Oren Hazan of the right-wing Likud party, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s […]

25 Dec
1:56

Israeli Policeman Indicted for Urinating in Face of Bound Palestinian

After a ten-year saga in which the Israeli Ministry of Justice refused to pursue charges against an Israeli police officer who admitted urinating in the face of a Palestinian prisoner, the Ministry finally indicted the officer. The indictment came only after the victim, Mohammad Warani, took a lawsuit all the […]

25 Dec
1:46

Israeli Court Refuses To Release Tamimi

An Israeli court denied, Sunday, an appeal for the release of detained world-renowned teen journalist, ‘Ahed Tamimi, 17, who stands accused of “assaulting soldiers,” who raided her family home in Nabi Saleh town, near Ramallah, before abducting her along with her mother, last Tuesday. A video published on social media […]

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20 Dec
1:25

Second Young Woman from Tamimi Family Abducted by Israeli Soldiers in Nabi Saleh

Following the highly-publicized abduction of 16-year old Ahed Tamimi on Tuesday, along with her mother, Israeli soldiers entered the town of Nabi Saleh again early Wednesday morning and abducted Noor Tamimi, one of Ahed’s relatives, from her bed. Noor and Ahed are apparently being targeted for a video that went […]

20 Dec
2:11

World-renowned Teen Journalist & Her Mother Abducted by Israeli soldiers

Ahed al-Tamimi, a 16-year old girl from Nabi Saleh who has filmed the brutality of Israeli soldiers in her village since she was ten, was abducted from her home Tuesday morning by Israeli soldiers during a pre-dawn raid. Later Tuesday morning, when her mother Nariman went to Benjamin police station, […]

19 Dec
11:30

Nabi Saleh: 16-year-old Girl and Her Mother Jailed by Israeli Forces (VIDEO)

12/19/17  | International Solidarity Movement | Nablus Team | International Women’s Peace Struggle | Occupied Palestine No break for the kid-targeted repressive operation of the Israeli forces. Tonight, soldiers raided Nabi Saleh and arrested Ahed Tamimi. Since years, the village has been the scene for many protests against Halamish illegal settlement, of […]

17 Dec
10:59

Child, Who Was Abducted By 23 Israeli Soldiers, Reveals Assaults And Torture

A lawyer with the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society managed to visit a Palestinian child, who was assaulted and abducted by 23 Israeli soldiers on December 7th, and informed him of horrific violations, abuse and torture. The lawyer managed to visit Fawzi Mohammad al-Juneidi, 16, who is held in Ofer Israeli prison and […]

14 Dec
6:29

Health Ministry: “Israeli Soldiers Injured 379 Palestinians Wednesday”

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, Wednesday, 378 Palestinians, including 42 who were moved to hospitals for further treatment, in several parts of occupied Palestine, including the occupied Capital Jerusalem. The soldiers also abducted many Palestinians. The Ministry said that the ongoing Israeli aggression and military […]

13 Dec
11:00

230 Recently Abducted Palestinians Subject To Torture, Bad Conditions And Humiliation

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has warned of the significantly increasing number of Palestinians, who were abducted by the Israeli army in one week, since Trump’s illegal recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the unified capital of Israel, adding that the soldiers have abducted more than 230 Palestinians, including dozens of children, […]

13 Dec
10:22

Updated: Israeli Army Abducts 37 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight, at least 37 Palestinians, including a legislator, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and ransacked dozens of homes in the West Bank, causing damage, and interrogated many Palestinians in their […]

13 Dec
2:43

3 Palestinian Lawyers Released from Administrative Detention, Khader Adnan Redetained, Launches Immediate Hunger Strike

December 13, 2017 2:43 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Three Palestinian lawyers were ordered released by an Israeli occupation court on Monday, 11 December after being held for a week in the Petah Tikva interrogation center. Khaled Zabarqa, Iyad Misk and Firas al-Sabbah were ordered to house imprisonment for one week and a travel ban was imposed on the three lawyers. Prior to their […]

04 Dec
10:48

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians, Including Children, in Bethlehem, Hebron And Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians, including three children, in the West Bank governorates of Bethlehem, Hebron and Jenin, after the army invaded many homes and violently searched them. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Issa Mohammad al-Hreimi, 17, from […]

03 Dec
9:16

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

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

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

02 Dec
10:02

Former Hunger Striker under Administrative Detention Ordered into Isolation

December 2, 2017 10:02 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian prisoner and former long-term hunger striker Ayman al-Tabeesh, 37, imprisoned without charge or trial by the Israeli occupation, has been ordered into isolation on the pretext of being a “security threat.” Al-Tabeesh, from the village of Dura near al-Khalil, has been imprisoned since 2 August 2016 with no charges and no trial on the […]

30 Nov
11:36

Two Detainees Continue Hunger Strike Demanding Medical Treatment, Rejecting Administrative Detention

November 30, 2017 11:36 AM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that an ailing detainee is ongoing with hunger strike for the third day, demanding receiving treatment for serious health conditions. It also stated that another detainee continues his strike for the eighth consecutive day protesting a new arbitrary Administrative Detention order, issued against […]

27 Nov
8:06

Israeli Soldiers Attack Detainees In Ramon Prison

November 27, 2017 8:06 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

On Monday, undercover soldiers of the Israeli Prison Authority, attacked several Palestinian detainees, in various sections in Ramon prison, causing many to suffer cuts and bruises, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers assaulted the detainees in their rooms, before they were moved to the […]

27 Nov
7:45

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 21 Palestinians, Including Children, In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, 21 Palestinians, including children, in the occupied West Bank, including in occupied East Jerusalem, during extensive military invasions and searches of homes. The PPS office in Bethlehem said the soldiers invaded homes in al-Khader town, south of the […]

25 Nov
5:46

Three Sanabel Radio Journalists Sentenced by Israeli Occupation Military Court

November 25, 2017 5:46 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Three of the journalists of Sanabel radio station in al-Khalil were sentenced by the Israeli occupation’s Ofer military court on 23 November. Montasser Nassar, 28, and Nidal Amer, 24, were each sentenced to 22 months in prison, while Mohammed Omran, 27, was sentenced to 16 months in Israeli occupation prison. The three were seized […]

22 Nov
10:32

Israel Delays Court Session Of Senior Nonviolent Activist Abdullah Abu Rahma

The Ofer Israeli military court, near Ramallah in central West Bank, has delayed the deliberations of the case against senior nonviolent activist, the head of the “Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission,” Abdullah Abu Rahma. Abu Rahma was abducted last Sunday at dawn, along with Ahmad Abu Rahma, 16, after the […]

20 Nov
3:04

Family Of Youngest Detainee Appeals For His Release

The family of Waleed Riyad ad-Daly, 14, held by Israel in Ofer prison, voiced an appeal to various human rights and legal groups, calling for the release of their detained child, who was also injured in his arm when the soldiers abducted him along with two other children, in late […]

16 Nov
1:16

Israeli Courts Issue 24 Administrative Detention Orders

November 16, 2017 1:16 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that the Israeli authorities have issued Administrative Detention orders against 24 Palestinian political prisoners, including one woman, since the beginning of this month, holding the detainees’ captive without charges or trial. The PPS stated that the female detainee, Bushra Tawil, from al-Biereh […]

16 Nov
8:59

Palestinian Detainees to be Moved to Tents Due to Overcrowding

November 16, 2017 8:59 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli occupation authorities are preparing to move number of Palestinian detainees from prison cells to tents, Israeli media revealed, citing a bill proposed by the Israeli Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Erdan. Israeli TV Channel 7 said, according to Days of Palestine, that the proposal is one of the solutions […]

15 Nov
8:52

Fourth Palestinian Detainee Joins Hunger Strike

Four Palestinian prisoners are currently on hunger strike in Israeli prison. Salah al-Khawaja, 50, of the village of Nil’in, launched a hunger strike on Monday, 13 November after his administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial, was renewed only one day before he was scheduled for release. Administrative detention orders, which last for […]

12 Nov
4:30

Palestinian Organizer Hassan Karajah Released after 16 Months in Prison without Charge or Trial (VIDEO)

November 12, 2017 4:30 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Hassan Karajah, Palestinian youth activist and organizer, was released after nearly a year and half held without charge or trial under administrative detention late on Thursday night, 9 November. He was supposed to be released in the afternoon, but his release was delayed for hours; his family and friends waited […]

10 Nov
8:35

Palestinian Journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq Released from Israeli Prison

November 10, 2017 8:35 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq was released from Israeli prison after ten months jailed on Wednesday, 8 November. Al-Qeeq, 35, was seized by occupation forces in January 2017 as he returned home from a protest against the Israeli detention of the bodies of Palestinians killed by occupation forces. Al-Qeeq became nationally and internationally known after his 94-day hunger […]

09 Nov
9:48

Ailing Son of Palestinian Detainee Dies after 10-mintue Visit with Father

November 9, 2017 9:48 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The 19-year-old son of Palestinian detainee Rajab al-Tahan died of cancer on Tuesday evening, after meeting his jailed father for 10 minutes. The visit between Tahhan, who is serving a life sentence, and his son, Majd, who suffered from leukaemia, took place on Monday morning, at the Hadassah hospital, in […]

07 Nov
9:07

Soldiers Take ‘Selfie’ with Injured Palestinian Detainees

Two Palestinian prisoners, including one teenager, gave testimonies to the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, detailing the abuse and harassment they faced at the hands of Israeli forces during their arrests. The committee released a statement on Monday saying that Israeli forces raided the home of brothers Tariq Baajeh, 26, […]

01 Nov
10:40

Hunger Striking Detainee Moved Into Solitary Confinement

November 1, 2017 10:40 AM IMEMC News Jenin, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

A lawyer working for the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the Israeli Prison Authority in Asqalan, has transferred a hunger striking Palestinian detainee from its facility to the solitary confinement section of Ohali Kidar prison. Lawyer Khaled Mahajna said the detainee, Bilal Thiab, 32, went on hunger strike […]

31 Oct
6:09

Four Palestinian Detainees on Hunger Strike for Freedom

Several Palestinian prisoners are continuing their hunger strikes for freedom as of Monday, 30 October. Hassan Shokeh, 29, of Bethlehem, has been on hunger strike for 20 days against his imprisonment without charge or trial under Israeli administrative detention. Shokeh was detained by occupation forces on 29 September, less than a month after […]

28 Oct
10:03

Teen Accused of Attempted Stabbing Released

October 28, 2017 10:03 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli authorities, on Thursday, released a Palestinian teen from detention after more than a month, originally held in custody over an alleged stabbing attack that happened in September, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron. Ihab al-Ghaith, a lawyer from the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said, in […]

26 Oct
12:08

Two Detainees Continue Hunger Strike Protesting Their Illegal Administrative Detention

October 26, 2017 12:08 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Jenin, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that two detainees, illegally held by Israel under arbitrary detention orders, without charges, are ongoing with hunger strikes their separately started on October 11, and October 18. The PPS stated that detainee Hasan Shouka, 29, from Bethlehem, started a hunger strike on […]

24 Oct
8:21

Palestinian Taken Into Custody When Facebok Translated ‘Good Morning’ To ‘Attack Them’

October 24, 2017 8:21 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Israel police detained a Palestinian worker last week after Facebook automatic translated ‘good morning’ to ‘attack them.’ Last week, the man posted on his Facebook page a picture from the construction site where he works, in the illegal Israeli settlement of Beitar Ilit, occupied West Bank, near Jerusalem. In […]

23 Oct
9:04

Ferwana: “Israel Issued 3086 Administrative Detention Orders Since October 1, 2015”

The head of the Studies and Documentation Department at the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, former political prisoner, Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, stated that Israel has issued around 3086 arbitrary Administrative detention orders, since October 1, 2015, holding hundreds of detainees captive without charges or trial. Ferwana stated that 1285 (%42) of these orders […]

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 […]