Category Archives: Prisoners

17 Apr
4:25

Amnesty International: Israel Must End ‘Unlawful and Cruel’ Policies towards Palestinian Prisoners

Israel’s decades-long policy of detaining Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and Gaza, in prisons inside Israel, and depriving them of regular family visits is not only cruel but also a blatant violation of international law, said Amnesty International, ahead of a mass prisoner’s hunger strike which begins next week, […]

12 Apr
4:51

1,500 Palestinian Prisoners Prepare for Open-ended Hunger Strike

Some 1,500 Palestinian detainees he;d in Israeli jails are prepared to launch the first escalatory steps of hunger strike, under a campaign for freedom and maintaining achievements and capabilities, Committee of Prisoners and Ex-prisoners stated. In a press release, the committee said that 120 prisoners of the Gaza Strip will join the hunger […]

12 Apr
9:59

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted overnight and at dawn Wednesday, four Palestinians, from their homes, in various parts of the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Sbeih Abu Sbeih, Mohammad Zghayyar, Jihad Qous and Rawhi Kolghassi. The Palestinians were taken prisoner after the […]

12 Apr
9:41

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Legislator And A Hamas Spokesperson, From Their Homes In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, a Palestinian legislator, who is originally from Jerusalem, and a Hamas spokesperson, after storming their homes, in Ramallah, in central West Bank. One Palestinian was also abducted in Hebron. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted legislator Ahmad Attoun, and Hamas […]

07 Apr
3:02

Israeli Court Sentences Two Palestinian Children From Jerusalem To House Arrest, Imposes Fines

An Israeli court in occupied Jerusalem, sentenced two Palestinian children, only 12 and 14 years of age, from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the occupied city, to house arrest and imposed high fines on them. The two children have been identified as Yazan Froukh, 14, and Yousef […]

06 Apr
12:12

Update: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 25 Palestinians In The West Bank”

Israeli soldiers have abducted, overnight and at dawn Thursday, 25 Palestinians, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, during extensive invasions and violent searches of homes, and property. In Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers abducted Ismael Izzat Jaber, 24, Ramez Abdul-Hakim […]

06 Apr
6:08

Samidoun Organizer Mohammed Khatib Denied Visa to United States (VIDEO)

Palestinian organizer Mohammed Khatib, the Europe coordinator of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, was denied a visa to the United States, where he had been invited to speak at the Jewish Voice for Peace National Membership Meeting, which took place in Chicago from 31 March to 2 April. Along with […]

03 Apr
11:35

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 14 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, fourteen Palestinians, including two children, only 12 and 13 years of age, during military invasions and violent searches of homes, in different parts of the occupied west Bank, in including occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers […]

02 Apr
10:28

Israeli Soldiers Attack Detainees In Nafha Prison

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday evening, Palestinian detainees, held in Section 14 of Nafha Israeli prison, the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported. The committee stated that dozens of soldiers, including Special Forces of the Israeli Prison Authority, broke into section fourteen and used excessive force against the detainees, wounding eight […]

31 Mar
5:29

Empire Files Rewind: How Palestine Became Colonized

First published on September 28, 2016. Previewing Abby Martin’s on-the-ground investigation in Palestine, The Empire Files looks at the long history of Zionist colonization, expansion and expulsion of Palestine’s indigenous inhabitants. Giving critical historical context to the occupation today, this timeline explores the creation of the state of Israel and […]

29 Mar
3:58

Palestinian Student Kifah Quzmar Launches Hunger Strike Under Interrogation

March 29, 2017 3:58 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian university student Kifah Quzmar, in his final year studying business administration at Bir Zeit University, launched a hunger strike on Sunday, 26 March in Ashkelon prison, where he is held shackled and remains under interrogation after 22 days of imprisonment. Quzmar, a popular, well-known student, was seized by Israeli […]

26 Mar
10:07

Palestinian Detainees to Begin Hunger Strike April 17

Palestinian Legislative Council MP and member of Fateh’s Central Committee, detainee Marwan al-Barghouti, has announced the intention of fellow Palestinian detainees and Fateh captives, held in Israeli jails, to start a hunger strike on Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, April 17. In a statement published on Saturday, Barghouti said that the hunger strike […]

22 Mar
2:10

Two Detainees Holding Hunger Strikes Protesting Administrative Detention

March 22, 2017 2:10 PM IMEMC News Hebron, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Wednesday, that two detainees, held by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges, are ongoing with hunger strikes they started last month. The PPS said that detainee Rafat Hussein Shallash, 34, from Beit Awwa town, west of Hebron, in the southern part […]

21 Mar
2:32

2 More Palestinians Prosecuted over Facebook Posts

March 21, 2017 2:32 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Amid a fierce Israeli crackdown on Palestinian freedom of expression, occupation authorities have prosecuted two Palestinians over Facebook posts, according to Days of Palestine. Israeli authorities issued a list of charges, including “Facebook incitement” against Palestinian journalist Mohamed Batroukh, from Jerusalem. The Jerusalem-based human rights group, Wadi al-Hilweh Information Centre, […]

21 Mar
2:25

Medical Neglect in Nafha Prison

March 21, 2017 2:25 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) has warned of the deteriorating medical conditions of two Palestinian detainees who have been held in Israel’s Nafha prison since 2004, in a statement issued Monday, following PPS lawyer’s visit to the prison. Shadi al-Hawi was detained in 2004 while attempting to leave the besieged Gaza […]

20 Mar
5:47

International Conference on Palestinian Children and Israeli Detention Policies: Report

“Stop the war on our children’s minds.” The conference took place in the Grand Park Hotel on the 15th and 16th of March.  For two days, Palestinian and international speakers made an assessment of the problem and ex-detainee children told their story. The goal was to join forces in formulating […]

17 Mar
9:07

U.S. State Department Reports Grave Violations Against Palestinian Kids

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers remarks during a press event in Washington, on March 6, 2017, broke with precedent and did not participate in the launch of the 2016 State Department Human Rights Reports. (Photo: U.S. Department of State) Ramallah, March 17, 2017—A U.S. government human rights report released […]

15 Mar
12:12

Army Denies Hebron Knife Planting Allegation (VIDEO)

After footage emerged of a 15-year-old Palestinian being detained at gunpoint in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron — which local activists said depicted an attempt by Israeli forces to plant a knife on the teen before killing him — the Israeli army denied the activists’ claim, calling the […]

14 Mar
11:26

B’Tselem Detainee: ‘6 days in Israeli jail and no questioning, as usual’

Israeli rights group B’Tselem said, on Tuesday, that the Israeli occupation forces kidnapped one of its volunteers, kept him in jails for six days without any reason. B’Tselem said, in a report about the incident: “On Friday as 4pm, about 20 to 30 residents form the village of Madma in […]

13 Mar
8:10

Palestinians Detainees Denied Medical Treatment in Ashkelon

March 13, 2017 8:10 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs has expressed concern over the health of seven critically ill Palestinian detainees held in Israel’s Ashkelon prison, warning of a continuous deterioration of their conditions due to “deliberate medical negligence” by Israeli prison authorities. The committee said, in a statement on Monday, that the […]

13 Mar
7:38

Amnesty International: Al-Qeeq Release Deal Further Proves Deception of Administrative Detention

Amnesty International claims that the deal signed to release hunger-striking journalist Mohammad Al-Qeeq is another piece of evidence regarding the deception of Israel’s administrative detention policy.   Amnesty’s remarks came following an Israeli military court’s approval of an order confirming Al-Qeeq’s detention for three more months, which can be renewed indefinitely. “The […]

10 Mar
8:16

Journalist Al-Qeeq Suspends Hunger Strike

March 10, 2017 8:16 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian detainee suspended his hunger strike on Friday, upon reaching a deal with Israeli Prison Services, said Chairman of the Detainees’ Affairs Commission Issa Qaraqe. Mohammad al-Qeeq has suspended his 33-day hunger strike upon reaching a deal with Israeli Prison Services to be released on April 14. Al-Qeeq, a […]

09 Mar
1:33

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirty-Two Palestinians, Including Children, In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, since Wednesday evening until morning hours Thursday, thirty-two Palestinians, including children, between the ages of 11 and 15, and a female legislator, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the PPS in the southern […]

08 Mar
2:02

Hunger Striking Detained, Journalist Mohammad Al-Qeeq, Moved To Hospital

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Wednesday, that the detained journalist, Mohammad al-Qeeq, who entered his second month of hunger strike, protesting his continued illegal detention by Israel, was moved to a hospital after a serious deterioration in his health condition. The Committee stated that al-Qeeq lost more than twelve […]

07 Mar
6:20

Hunger Striking Detainee Moved To A Different Prison Again

The Israeli army transferred, Monday, hunger striking detainee, Jamal Abu Leil, from solitary confinement in Asqalan prison, to solitary confinement in Ramon prison. The detainee was repeatedly transferred to several prisons since he stated his strike. In a joint press release, the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee and the Palestinian Prisoners Society […]

06 Mar
7:24

Women’s Day: 56 Palestinian Women Imprisoned by Israel

As the world soon marks, on March 8, International Women’s Day, 56 Palestinian women, many of whom are mothers of young children, are currently serving time in the Israeli penal system for resisting the occupation. Among them are 16 individuals under 18 years of age, the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission said on Monday. […]

06 Mar
6:49

Palestinian Detainee Held by PA Dies after 2 Days of Hunger Strike

A Palestinian prisoner held by the Palestinian Authority (PA) died on Sunday, reportedly from health complications after two days on hunger strike. Ghalib Abdullah Daraghma, a 48-year-old resident of the occupied West Bank city of Tubas, died in the Palestine medical complex in Ramallah, on Sunday evening, after his health […]

05 Mar
11:56

New York City Protest Demands Freedom for Lena Jarbouni, All Palestinian Prisoners

Protesters in New York City gathered outside the Best Buy at Union Square on Friday, 3 March to protest the imprisonment of Lena Jarbouni and fellow Palestinian women prisoners and urge Hewlett-Packard (HP) corporations to get out of the business of profiting from occupation, apartheid and colonialism. Photo: Joe Catron […]

05 Mar
8:23

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Moments After Completing A Twelve-Year Sentence  

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday afternoon, Mousa Mohammad Darwish, directly following his release, just as he was stepping out of the Negev Detention Camp, after serving a twelve-year sentence. The Jerusalem Parents of Detainees Committee has reported that Israeli security officers abducted the detainee before he was even able to […]

05 Mar
5:00

Jamal Abu al-Leil on Hunger Strike for 17 Days

Activists marched from Qalandiya refugee camp to al-Manara square in the center of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, on Sunday, to express solidarity with resident of the refugee camp Jamal Abu al-Leil, who has been on hunger strike for 17 days in protest of being held by Israel without […]

03 Mar
4:58

Elor Azarya’s Prison Sentence Postponed by Courts

An Israeli military court, on Thursday, granted the request of Israeli soldier Elor Azarya — who was convicted, last month, of manslaughter for the filmed, execution-style shooting of 21-year-old Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif –to postpone the beginning of his 18-month sentence until a ruling is made on his appeal, according to […]

02 Mar
2:25

Detainees’ Committee Denounces Israeli Abduction Of Wounded, Disabled Child In Bethlehem

The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee issued a statement strongly denouncing the Israeli army’s abduction of a wounded Palestinian child, who previously lost one of his legs after the soldiers shot him with an expanding bullet. The committee stated that the child, Issa Adnan Abdul-Mo’ty, 14, from Bethlehem in the […]

02 Mar
8:16

Wife of Mohammad al-Qeeq Urges Action (VIDEO)

A new video by Fayha Shalash, Palestinian journalist and the wife of imprisoned hunger striker and journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq, urges international action for his release.   Mohammad al-Qeeq is one of 23 Palestinian journalists imprisoned by the Israeli state.   More info at Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.  

02 Mar
4:10

Detainee Al-Qeeq Continues His Hunger Strike Since February 6th

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Wednesday, that detainee Mohammad al-Qeeq, 34, is ongoing with his hunger strike since February 6th, protesting his Administrative Detention, without charges, and is facing a deteriorating health condition. The statement of the PPS came after one of its lawyers visited him in Ramla […]

01 Mar
4:53

Army Injures Several Students Near Ramallah, Abducts Six

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Wednesday, that several Birzeit University students suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, near Bet El colony and security center, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers assaulted them while protesting the abduction of many students near Ofer Israeli prison a day […]

01 Mar
3:02

Israeli High Court to Prosecute Officer for Urinating on Prisoner

According to Israeli media, the Israeli High Court partially approved a petition, Tuesday, from a Palestinian detainee, requesting that the Department of Internal Police Investigations (DIPI) prosecute an officer which the detainee alleges urinated on him, in 2007. Ynet reported that the High Court partially approved a petition Tuesday, while […]

28 Feb
11:29

Army Abducts Five Birzeit University Students Protesting Near Ofer Prison

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, five students of Birzeit University, including three females, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh District, while protesting near the Ofer Israeli prison, and violently assaulted them. The students were participating in a massive nonviolent procession held in solidarity with Palestinian detainees holding hunger strikes in Israeli prisons, […]

26 Feb
8:46

(VIDEO) Sentencing of Israeli Soldier for Killing of Palestinian Exposes Contradictions of Occupation

Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy; and the boycott, divestment and sanctions […]

22 Feb
6:25

After 15 Years In Prison, Palestinian Detainee Rearrested Just Before His Scheduled Release

February 22, 2017 6:25 PM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

As the family, along with hundreds of relatives, friends and residents of the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied Jerusalem, were preparing to welcome Mohammad Zeidan Mahmoud, 39, who was scheduled to be released, on Tuesday, the Israeli authorities decided to re-arrest him. The family and residents of al-‘Eesawiyya were planning to […]

22 Feb
4:59

Palestinian Child With Epilepsy And Leukemia Sentenced To 90 Days In Israeli Prison

Report By Samidoun: Palestinian boy Ahmad Kaddour, 15, was sentenced on Monday, 20 February to 91 days in prison and a fine of 3000 NIS (approximately $810 USD), accused of throwing stones at Israeli occupation soldiers. Ahmad suffers from epilepsy and is undergoing continued treatment for leukemia, with frequent need for medication […]

Abdul Fatah Sharif's sister protesting her brother's murder (image from Middle East Eye)
22 Feb
12:59

Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for killing Palestinian execution-style

Elor Azaria, the soldier who shot and killed 21-year old Abdul-Fattah Sharif in March 2016 while Sharif was lying on the ground, unarmed and wounded, has been sentenced by an Israeli military court to an 18-month sentence – a sentence which Palestinian leaders say gives the “green light” for Israeli […]

Ghost Hunting film
21 Feb
3:25

Film about Israeli imprisonment of Palestinians wins top award in Berlin

A film depicting the torture, humiliation and violence experienced by Palestinians imprisoned by Israel won the first ever “Silver Bear” award at the Berlinale international film festival. The film, “Istiyad Ashbah” (Ghost Hunting), was produced by Palestinian filmmaker Raed Andoni. It was one of 18 finalists competing for the top […]

16 Feb
1:20

Two Detainees Announce Hunger Strike

February 16, 2017 1:20 PM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

In a press release, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that two detainees, held by Israel, have declared an open-ended hunger strike, starting today – Thursday, protesting their continued imprisonment without charges or trial. The PPS identified the two detainees as Jamal Abu al-Leil and Raed Fayez Mteir, and […]

14 Feb
1:13

The Economic Exploitation of Palestinian Political Prisoners

Israeli prisons serve both as an instrument of political persecution and economic exploitation, says Addameer: Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association in a new report. ~ Alternative Information Center (AIC). Addameer: Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association explains in a new report how the arrest and detention of Palestinians is “central […]

12 Feb
8:43

Report: Israel Increases Prison Sentence for Tortured Palestinian Detainee

The Israeli Supreme Court has added two years to the prison sentence of a Palestinian detained during Israel’s 2014 ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, the Gaza-based al-Mezan Center for Human Rights said in a report issued on Sunday, detailing the prisoner’s torture at the hands of Israeli prison authorities. […]

11 Feb
3:51

Report: “10 Detainees Died In Israeli Prisons Since 2010, 210 Since 1967”

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee reported, Saturday, that ten detainees have died in Israeli prisons since the year 2010, and that the total number of detainees who died in prison, due to various reasons, including torture and medical neglect, since the year 1967, has arrived to 210. The Committee stated that […]

10 Feb
10:24

Torture: As Described by the Interrogators

February 10, 2017 10:24 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Opinion/Analysis, Prisoners 0

By Chaim Levinson for Haaretz, via Days of Palestine. For years, the Israeli establishment has tried to conceal what happens in interrogation rooms. When interrogators use torture – or “special means,” to use the establishment’s term – the concealment efforts are redoubled. Even when testimony of torture reaches the public, […]

10 Feb
5:26

Wounded Palestinian Dies From Serious Injuries Suffered In November 2016

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe stated that a young Palestinian man died, Friday, from wounds he suffered on November 9, 2016, at the Huwwara Israeli military roadblocks, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Amer al-Jallad, 24, from the northern […]

07 Feb
9:25

52.000 NIS In Fines Imposed On Imprisoned Palestinian Children In Ofer Prison In January

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that Israel has collected at least 52.000 Shekels in fines and bails, from families of Palestinian children, imprisoned in Ofer prison alone, in January. The committee stated that eight of the imprisoned children were shot and injured prior to their abduction. It added […]

06 Feb
10:18

Samidoun January 2017 Report: 590 Palestinians Seized by Israeli Occupation

Palestinian prisoners’ and human rights associations, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, issued a monthly report on Sunday, 5 February on the imprisonment of Palestinians in January 2017. The following translation is provided by Samidoun […]

03 Feb
10:55

Khader Adnan Calls for Intifada

Khader Adnan, leader of Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, and an ex-detainee, has called for an intifada inside and outside prisons.   Adnan demanded during his interview with” voice of prisoners” radio all Palestinians to be united in order to support the prisoners.   He confirmed that the conditions inside […]

01 Feb
7:33

Detained Father Of Slain Palestinian Teen Declares Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Shafiq al-Halabi, the father of Mohannad, who was killed by the army last year, has declared a hunger strike, protesting his detention without charges. Shafiq was taken prisoner on Sunday January 29, 2017, after he was summoned for interrogation at the Ofer […]

31 Jan
11:03

12-year-old Circus Student Abducted by Israeli Forces

January 31, 2017 11:03 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

12-year-old student at the Palestinian Circus School, Sohaib Saeed, was abducted last Thursday, in Birzeit, by the Israeli occupation army. Sohaib was sentenced to 31 days in prison and  a fine of 500 NIS (135 USD) on charges of throwing stones. The school, in a statement expressed outrage about the […]

30 Jan
6:36

Dareen Tatour’s Prosecution for Poetry Continues in Nazareth Court

Via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour testified before the Magistrate’s Court in Nazareth on Thursday, 26 January; Dareen’s saga has lasted for nearly a year and a half as she faces prosecution and imprisonment for writing a poem, “Resist my people, resist them,” and posting […]

28 Jan
7:59

Female Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Fifth Day

The Palestinian Detainees’ Radio has reported, Saturday, that a Palestinian woman, identified as Randa Mohammad Shahateet, 30, who is a political prisoner held by Israel, has been holding a hunger strike for the fifth consecutive day, protesting her imprisonment and being held in solitary confinement. Shahateet is a former political […]

24 Jan
3:50

East Jerusalem Teen Detained at Night and Beaten during Interrogation

Amir Othman Darweesh, 14, was repeatedly beaten during an interrogation by Israeli officers on January 2. (Photo: Darweesh family) Ramallah, January 23, 2017—Israeli forces beat a Palestinian boy during interrogation after detaining him from his East Jerusalem home, in the early morning hours of January 2, on suspicion of throwing stones. […]

23 Jan
11:55

West Bank: Occupation Plants Hidden Cameras in Ex-detainees’ Houses

By coincidence, two ex-detainee brothers, Tareq and Akram Jibril, found very tiny and accurate cameras, planted by Israeli soldiers, at the entrances of their homes in the town of Tekoa, south-east of Bethlehem, south of the West Bank. The Israeli occupation has recently accelerated the targeting campaign against residents of […]

23 Jan
10:23

Israeli Military Police Abducts Abdullah Abu Rahma While Attending Court Hearing

The Israeli Military Police abducted, Monday, senior nonviolent activist, Abdullah Abu Rahma, at the Ofer Military Court, while attending a hearing for activists who were abducted last Friday. The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bil’in village, in Ramallah, strongly denounced the abduction of Abu Rahma, who […]

18 Jan
10:07

Detainee Jaradat Declares Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that an ailing Palestinian detainee, who is held in solitary confinement in Asqalan Israeli prison, declared an open-ended hunger strike, demanding receiving the urgently-needed medical treatment. The PPS said that Anas Ghaleb Jaradat, 36, from Sielet al-Harethiyya town west of the northern West […]

16 Jan
8:42

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Journalist Who Held Extended Hunger Strike

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, Palestinian journalist, Mohammad al-Qeeq, 34, who was released on April 19 2014, after holding a 94-day hunger strike, and detained the family members of slain Palestinians, identified as Mohannad al-Halabi, Thaer Abu Ghazala, Hussein Abu Ghosh, after participating in a peaceful procession in Bethlehem, […]

14 Jan
3:44

Israeli Soldiers Assaults Detainees In Ramon

January 14, 2017 3:44 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Israeli special forces attacked, on Thursday at night, many detainees in the Ramon detention center, and conducted extensive searches of their rooms. The detainees said the undercover officers forced them out in the cold, and conducted extensive searches of their room, and that the soldiers also assaulted many of them […]

Israeli army invasion - archive image (from Istandul Daily Times)
03 Jan
2:23

15 Palestinians abducted in pre-dawn raids by Israeli forces, including 5 minors

Israeli troops conducted pre-dawn raids in several West Bank towns on Monday, abducting 15 Palestinians and taking them to unknown destinations. In Jerusalem, Israeli troops abducted 8 Palestinians, including 5 minors aged between 15 and 17 years old. The youth were identified as Ameer Darwish, Adam Mustafa, Hussam Eliyan, Moumen […]

01 Jan
8:54

(VIDEO) Number of Palestinian Minors in Israeli Prisons Doubles in 2016

Israeli forces are disproportionately incarcerating Palestinian children in occupied Jerusalem, says documentary short film by Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.  ~Louisa Emslie, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association recently released a documentary short film, produced by Odeh Film, titled, “Precarious Childhood: Arrests of […]

28 Dec
7:10

Palestinian Sentenced to 35 years in Prison

An Israeli court in Jerusalem, on Wednesday, sentenced Abdul Aziz Mirie, aged 22, from the village of Qarawat Bani Hassan, in the north of the occupied West Bank, to 35 years in prison plus reparation fees amounting to approximately $140,000, after convicting him of being an accessory to the killing […]

28 Dec
6:05

Knesset Member Ghattas Released, Placed Under House Arrest

The Israeli Central Court released, Tuesday, Arab Member of Knesset (MK) Bassel Ghattas, after ordering him under strictly-monitored house arrest for ten days, in the town of ar-Rama, in the Galilee, for the ‘crime’ of visiting Palestinian prisoners.   The Israeli prosecutor’s office demanded the court to hold Ghattas under house […]

26 Dec
8:33

Elderly Syrian Detainee From Golan Dies In Israeli Prison

December 26, 2016 8:33 AM IMEMC News Arab World, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe stated that an elderly Syrian detainee from the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan Heights, died in detention under circumstances that remain unclear due to lack of information from the Israeli side. Qaraqe stated that the detainee, identified as As’ad al-Wali, 70, was […]

Shurouq Dwayyat (image from silwanic.net)
26 Dec
5:04

19-year old Palestinian girl sentenced to 16 years in prison, $20,000 fine

On Sunday, an Israeli court sentenced a Palestinian girl to a 16-year prison term for allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli settler in East Jerusalem in 2015. During the incident in question, she was shot 4 times and severely wounded by the Israeli settler, who claimed that he was acting […]

22 Dec
1:06

Detainees Shadeed And Abu Fara Suspend Their Hunger Strike

December 22, 2016 1:06 PM IMEMC News Hebron, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The head of the Palestinian Detainees Committee Issa Qaraqe has reported, Thursday, that detainees Anas Shadeed, 19, and Ahmad Abu Fara, 31, have suspended their hunger strikes after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Prison Authority.   Qaraqe stated that the two detainees, who held hunger strikes for ninety consecutive days, […]

21 Dec
7:12

Israeli Authorities Deny Winter Clothing to Palestinian Detainees

Amidst freezing winter weather, Israeli occupation forces have banned winter clothes for Palestinian prisoners in Negev Prison, it was revealed on Tuesday. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said that Israeli authorities prevented the entry of the winter clothing which Palestinian families had sent to their sons being held inside the prison. […]

18 Dec
4:19

Detainees Shadeed And Abu Fara Continue Hunger Strike Amidst Life-Threatening Health Conditions

The head of the Palestinian Detainees Committee Issa Qaraqe stated, Saturday, that hunger striking detainees Anas Shadeed and Ahmad Abu Fara have stopped drinking water, four days ago, and that they are ongoing with the strike amidst serious, life-threatening, deteriorations in their health condition.   The two detainees are at the […]

13 Dec
12:15

Two Palestinian Hunger Strikers Stop Drinking Water After Israeli Court Denied Their Appeal

December 13, 2016 12:15 PM Celine Hagbard News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

On the same day that Israeli authorities released from prison one long-term hunger striker, Bilal Kayed, the Israeli High Court decided not to release two others, Anas Shadeed and Ahmad Abu Farah. Both men have been on hunger strike for more than 80 days, and both declared on Monday that […]

13 Dec
6:54

(Video Series) The General’s Son: From Privileged Zionist to Activist for Palestinian Rights – RAI

On Reality Asserts Itself, Miko Peled tells Paul Jay of Baltimore’s Real News Network that his father, a famous Israeli General, was ostracized for saying it was necessary to negotiate with the PLO and respect Palestinian self-determination; but, he never gave up his belief that the expulsion of 1948 and […]

12 Dec
11:48

Detainee Bilal Kayed Released

December 12, 2016 11:48 PM IMEMC News Nablus, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Israeli Prison Authority has released, Monday, detainee Bilal Kayed, who was held under arbitrary administrative detention orders after serving a 14.5-year prison sentence, and held a 71-day hunger strike until reaching an agreement ending his illegal detention. The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee said Kayed was released at the Jabara military […]

11 Dec
3:37

One Year of Administrative Detention Passes for Palestinian Circus Trainer

December 11, 2016 3:37 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A year has passed since Israel detained Palestinian circus trainer Mohammad Abu Sakha and placed him under administrative detention without charge or trial, a press release by the Palestinian Circus School in Ramallah said on Saturday. It said that the Israeli High Court rejected, after only 15 minutes of deliberation, […]

09 Dec
1:19

Israel Releases Balboul Brothers

December 9, 2016 1:19 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Israeli authorities released, on Thursday evening, Mohammad and his brother Mahmoud, who were held under illegal Administrative Detention orders, and went on hunger strike for 82 consecutive days, until reaching an agreement for their freedomBeth. Mohammad and Mahmoud were welcomed by hundreds of Palestinians in a massive celebration at […]

05 Dec
7:55

Israeli Forces Abduct 13 Palestinians Overnight

Israeli forces abducted at least 13 Palestinians during overnight raids across occupied West Bank districts and East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Monday. It said Israeli police detained six Palestinians in East Jerusalem. Israeli police also said, according to WAFA, that the six were arrested on charges of […]

05 Dec
4:20

32 Disabled Detainees Facing Medical Neglect in Israeli Custody

December 5, 2016 4:20 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

32 Palestinian prisoners suffering from different disabilities are being held in Israeli detention centers without receiving suitable medical care, according to a report released by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies (PPCS) on Sunday. Center spokesperson Riyad al-Ashqar stated according to Ma’an News Agency, that Israeli use of torture against […]

04 Dec
3:42

Hunger Striking Detainee Moved To Asqalan Prison

December 4, 2016 3:42 PM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Israeli Prison Authority has transferred a hunger striking detainee, identified as Ammar Hammour, 28, from the Negev detention camp, to Asqalan prison, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said Hammoud started his strike fourteen years ago, protesting his illegal Administrative Detention, without charges or trial. The […]

29 Nov
7:12

Palestinian Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

November 29, 2016 7:12 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli District Court sentenced, on Monday, Palestinian detainee Raed Khalel, aged 36, to two life terms of imprisonment plus 20 years, and fined him 700,000 New Israeli Shekels, on charges of stabbing to death two Israelis. Kahleel, from Dura town in Hebron, is accused of carrying out a stabbing attack […]

28 Nov
7:41

Hunger Striking Detainee Forced Into Solitary Confinement

The Israeli Prison Authority has forced, Monday, a hunger striking Palestinian detainee into solitary confinement as he continues his strike for the ninth consecutive day, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said. The PPS identified the detainee Ammar Ibrahim Hammour, 27, from Jaba’ town, south of the northern West Bank city […]

28 Nov
8:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Legislator, A Son of A Legislator, In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, a Palestinian legislator, and a son of another legislator, after invading their homes, and searching them, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. The soldiers also abducted a third Palestinian in the city. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) […]

27 Nov
12:22

Israel Is Threatening To Force-feed Two Hunger Striking Detainees

The head of the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee Issa Qaraqe has reported that Israel is threatening to fore-feed two detainees, who are ongoing with their hunger strikes they started 65 days ago. Qaraqe’ stated that the two detainees, Anas Shadeed and Ahmad Abu Fara,  from Hebron, in the southern […]

27 Nov
11:04

Army Abducts Eight Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Sunday, at least eight Palestinians, including former political prisoners, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The Jenin office of the PPS, in the northern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and […]

27 Nov
6:29

As firefighters try to control wildfires, Israeli troops abduct 23 Palestinians for ‘arson’

Despite a total lack of evidence of any human cause of the wildfires that have burned in Israel for nearly a week, Israeli troops have detained 23 Palestinians. This follows a statement Thursday by Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who claimed “only someone who this land does not belong to […]

26 Nov
9:18

Hunger Striking Detainee Moved To Hospital

November 26, 2016 9:18 AM IMEMC News Hebron, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe’ stated, on Friday at night, that the Israeli prison authority has moved hunger striking detainee Anas Shadeed to an intensive care unit at the Assaf HaRofeh Israeli medical center, after suffering a sharp health deterioration.   Qaraqe’ stated that the prison authority […]

23 Nov
9:45

After Convicting Her Of Attempted Stabbing, Israeli Court Sentences Palestinian Teen To 13 Years

An Israeli court sentenced, Wednesday, a wounded Palestinian teenage girl to 13.5 years in prison, after convicting her of an attempted stabbing attack in Jerusalem, along with her cousin Hadeel, who was executed after being shot and seriously injured. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that an Israeli court, […]

23 Nov
8:35

Health of Hunger Strikers Deteriorating

Two Palestinian detainees, Anas Shadid and Ahmad Abu Fara, are reportedly facing a sharp health deterioration due to their hunger strike, which has now entered its third month, in protest of Israeli administrative detention practices which are conducted without charge or trial, and based on secret information. A lawyer from […]

23 Nov
8:26

Palestinian Girl Sentenced to Over 13 Years in Prison

An Israeli magistrate court in Jerusalem, on Wednesday, sentenced a teenaged Palestinian girl to 13-and-a-half years in prison, for a stabbing attack carried out exactly one year ago in Jerusalem. (photo: PNN archive image) According to a statement released by the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), lawyer Mufid al-Hajj reported that […]

22 Nov
4:13

Interrogation Extended for Activist Salah Khawaja

Palestinian grassroots activist Salah Khawaja, the Secretary of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) in Palestine, once again was ordered to eight days interrogation on Wednesday, 16 November. Khawaja, 45 years of age and a leader of the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign (Stop the Wall), was seized […]

18 Nov
4:25

DCIP Calls on EU to Hold Israel Accountable

Khaled Quzmar, DCIP general director, addresses the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Palestine in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo: European Parliament News screen capture) Ramallah, November 17, 2016—Defense for Children International – Palestine urged the European Union, during a meeting on Thursday, to pressure Israeli authorities to end ill-treatment of Palestinian […]

14 Nov
6:33

Sheikh Raed Salah Declares Hunger Strike

Sheikh Raed Salah, the head of the Islamic Movement, has declared an open-ended hunger strike, protesting bad treatment in Israeli prison, and his continued solitary confinement. Sheikh Salah, who heads the northern branch of Islamic Movement in historic Palestine, is being held at the Ramon prison, in the Negev Desert. […]

12 Nov
4:40

Hunger Striker Loses Memory, at Risk of Paralysis

A Palestinian hunger striker who has refrained from eating for 49 days, in protest his administrative detention, has lost his memory and is at risk of sudden paralysis, said the Palestinian Detainees Commission, Saturday. According to WAFA correspondence, Ahmad Shadid, aged 20, who is currently receiving treatment at Assaf Harofeh Medical […]

12 Nov
10:56

Israel Releases A Wounded Young Woman After Four Moths In Detention

November 12, 2016 10:56 AM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Israeli authorities released, Friday, Raghad Nasrallah Sho’ani, 18, after holding her captive for four months, following an Israeli court ruling, sentencing her to six-month suspended sentence for three years, and ordered her to play a 2000 Israeli Shekels fine. Sho’ani was released at Jabara military roadblock, near Tulkarem, in […]

12 Nov
1:59

Wounded young Palestinian woman released after 4 months in prison

After being kidnapped by Israeli soldiers and imprisoned for four months under the allegation of attempting to stab a soldier, a young Palestinian woman was released from custody on Friday. The woman, Raghad Nasrallah Sho’ani, 18, was released at Jabara military roadblock near the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem. […]

11 Nov
2:00

Three Detained Siblings Hold Hunger Strike

Three detained brothers from Beit Amin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, have been holding hunger strikes for 10 days, demanding removing one of them from solitary confinement, where he has been held for more than three consecutive years. Two of the detained siblings, Abdul-Salam and […]

11 Nov
4:00

Palestinian Detainees on 47th Day of Hunger Strike, Shackled to Hospital Beds

via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. Palestinian hunger striker Ahmad Abu Fara, 29, is facing a critical health situation after 47 days of hunger strike. Held shackled to his hospital bed in Assaf Harofeh hospital, he has developed a problem pumping blood from his heart. Abu Fara is on hunger […]

10 Nov
7:11

VIDEO: Quizzed About Israel’s Crimes, US Tries to Change Subject

by Michael F. Brown John Kirby, US State Department spokesperson and self-described “lover of history,” knows “the media pivot.” He can ably transition from uncomfortable political terrain – Israeli wrongdoing – to the preferred territory of criticizing Palestinians living under military occupation. Last week provided Kirby just such an opportunity. […]

07 Nov
2:00

14-year-old Manasra Sentenced to 12 Years in Israeli Prison

An Israeli court in Jerusalem, on Monday, sentenced 14-year-old Ahmad Manasra to 12 years of prison, under conviction of attempted stabbing. Ahmad, on 12 October, 2015, was shot and tortured on camera by an Israeli settler, while his cousin, Hassan Manasra, was killed on the spot, for allegedly stabbing settlers in Pisgat […]

06 Nov
5:59

VIDEO: Life On Hold – The Policy of Administrative Detention

Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Organization is pleased to announce the launch of a new film that tackles the issue of administrative detention as a policy used by the Israeli government to hold Palestinians indefinitely on secret information without charge or trial. The film specifically focuses on the psychological effects […]

06 Nov
4:46

PA Security Forces Detaining Students, Former Prisoners for Political Activity

via Samidoun  Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network Several former political prisoners in Israeli jails have been arrested recently, by Palestinian Authority security forces, including brothers Imad and Abdullah Amlah of al-Khalil, who were detained on 2 November, following the arrest of former prisoner Issam Ramadan of Nablus. Khader Adnan, the prominent former prisoner and […]