Category Archives: Prisoners

09 May

Israel Blackmails Ailing Detainees; End Your Strike To Get Medical Treatment

The Prison Authority of the Ohali Kidar, one of Israel’s infamous prisons, has been blackmailing the hunger-striking Palestinian detainees who have are ill or have fallen sick, informing them that they must end their strike before receiving any sort of treatment. Similar to other detention facilities and prisons where Palestinian […]

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09 May

Israeli Authorities Release Fabricated Video to Try to Undermine Palestinian Hunger Strike

May 9, 2017 11:23 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Israeli government on Monday released a video purporting to show the leader of the Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike sneaking food in his cell – but the video does not have a verified time stamp, does not show the face of the prisoner in the cell, and has been discounted […]

09 May

Israeli Soldiers Abduct At Least Fourteen Palestinians In The Occupied West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, many Palestinian communities in various parts of the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked dozens of homes, in addition to three lathe workshops, and abducted at least sixteen Palestinians. The soldiers also summoned one Palestinian, identified as Jom’a Mohammad Abdul-Jalil, 24, from Teqoua’ […]

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07 May

PCHR: “Force-Feeding is War Crime and Perpetrators Will be Prosecuted”

News is coming about the Israeli preparations to commit the force-feeding crime against hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, who have been on hunger strike for 20 days. The Israeli media lately announced the Israeli government’s intention to recruit doctors from abroad to force-feed hundreds of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. On […]

07 May

Israeli Soldiers Injure Nine Palestinians Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday evening, nine Palestinians marching in solidarity with the hunger striking Palestinian detainees, at Beita junction, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and fired rubber-coated steel bullets at them, wounding at least one, and causing eight to suffer the severe effects of teargas […]

07 May

Qaraqe: “We will Prosecute Any Doctor Who Participates In Force-Feeding The Detainees”

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe stated, Saturday, that the committee will file legal charges against any physician or health professional, regardless of their nationality, who participates in force-feeding the hunger striking Palestinian detainees. Qaraqe stated that force-feeding the detainees is a crime which jeopardizes the detainees’ […]

07 May

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Father, His Two Sons, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday evening, a nonviolent procession in support of the hunger striking Palestinian detainees, in the al-Ma’sara village, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and abducted a father and his two sons. Local activist Ahmad Brejiyya stated that the procession started from the center of […]

06 May

Officials Call on World Health Organization to Address Force-Feeding of Hunger-striking Detainees

The head of the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs (CDA), Issa Qaraqe’, and the head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, Qaddoura Fares, called on the World Health Organization to assume an attitude against the policy of Forced-Feeding intended to be applied by the Israeli Prison Service on the detainees […]

05 May

Many Palestinians Suffer The Effects Of Teargas Inhalation In Hebron

Medical sources have reported, Friday, that several Palestinians suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, during clashes that took place, in Bab az-Zawiya area, in the center of the city. The sources said local medics rushed to the area of clashes and provided the needed treatment to the wounded Palestinians. […]

05 May

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Eight Palestinians In Nabi Saleh

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Friday, eight Palestinians, including five with live fire, and caused scores to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in Nabi Saleh village, north of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The soldiers invaded the village and attacked dozens of protesters, and fired live rounds at them, […]

05 May

Israeli Government May Bring In Foreign Doctors To Force-feed Palestinian Hunger Strikers

As a mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners enters its third week, Israeli authorities told reporters that they are considering bringing in foreign doctors to force-feed the prisoners. The decision, which has not been finalized, comes after last year’s Israeli High Court ruling that force-feeding fits within Israeli law. But […]

05 May

18th day of hunger strike: More prisoners join mass hunger strike

Press Release – Ad-Dameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association: Palestinian political prisoners entered 18th day of hunger strike, the day that standing may become difficult or even impossible. On 3 May 2017, significant Palestinian political leaders declared they will be joining the mass hunger strike. A joint press conference […]

04 May

Israel Moves 41 Hunger Striking Detainees To Ohali Kidar Prison

The Media Committee of the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike in Israeli prisons, said the Israeli Prison Authority has transferred, Thursday, 41 hunger striking detainees from Asqalan Prison to Ohali Kidar.  The committee stated that the soldiers conducted repeated and extensive invasions and searches of the detainees’ rooms and belongings, […]

03 May

Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinian Journalists Protesting Near Ofer Prison

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers used excessive force against Palestinian journalists, marching in solidarity with the hunger striking detainees, and imprisoned journalists, near the Ofer Israeli prison, in Ramallah governorate of the occupied West Bank. The journalists were expressing their support to the striking detainees, demanding basic rights, and also demanding […]

03 May

Three Jordanian Detainees Join Hunger Strike

As hundreds of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons continue their hunger strike for the seventeenth consecutive day, three Jordanian detainees joined the strike, the National Committee for Jordanian Detainees’ Affairs has reported. The committee stared that the three detainees who joined the strike are Riyad Saleh (abducted by the […]

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02 May

Former Political prisoner dies in protest tent

A former Palestinian political prisoner who joined the supporters of hunger-striking detainees at a solidarity tent died on Tuesday of a heart attack, just five months after his release from prison. While in Israeli detention, he was subjected to medical neglect, leading to a severe deterioration of his health, including […]

01 May

Israeli Gas Bombs Burn Solidarity Tent Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at night, Sebastia town, northwest of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at a solidarity tent, in support of the hunger striking detainees, causing it to burn. Media sources in Nablus said many […]

30 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Assault Palestinian Journalists, Adduct Three Nonviolent Protestors, In Jerusalem

As hundreds of Palestinians marched in occupied East Jerusalem, on Saturday evening, in solidarity with the hunger striking Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, Israeli soldiers assaulted the nonviolent protesters, deliberately targeted local journalists, damages their cameras, and abducted three protesters. The soldiers, and police officers, assaulted a group of Palestinian […]

29 Apr

Thousands March In Bethlehem In Solidarity With Hunger Striking Detainees

Thousands of Palestinians held, Friday, massive nonviolent processions in various parts of Bethlehem governorate, in the occupied West Bank, expressing their solidarity and support with the Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, ongoing with the hunger strike for the twelfth consecutive day. In Beit Sahour city, hundreds of Palestinians held a […]

28 Apr

Day of Rage: Many Palestinians Injured as Clashes Erupt across Occupied West Bank

Israeli soldiers stand guard in front of Palestinian stone throwers during clashes in Bethlehem. (AFP/Thomas Coex, File) Ongoing clashes have erupted across the occupied West Bank on Friday, with several Palestinians injured, on what Palestinians are calling the Day of Rage — initially called for by the Fateh movement — […]

28 Apr

Activists Hold Weekly Protest In Bil’in, March In Solidarity With The Detainees

Dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, marched Friday in Bil’in village, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, holding the weekly nonviolent procession against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, and in solidarity with the ongoing hunger strike of the Palestinian detainees. The protesters marched […]

28 Apr

At Least Fifteen Palestinians Injured By Israeli Army Fire In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Friday, at least fifteen Palestinians in different communities in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, after the army assaulted processions in solidarity with the hunger striking Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons. In Nabi Saleh village, north of Ramallah, the soldiers fired many live rounds, […]

28 Apr

Palestinian Detainees Continue Hunger Strike For The Twelfth Day

More than 1500 Palestinian detainees, held by Israel, are ongoing with the hunger strike which started twelve days ago, while many more plan to join, amidst massive solidarity protests and activities, across the occupied West Bank. The Media Committee of the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike, said undercover Israeli soldiers […]

27 Apr

VIDEO: Israel Acknowledges Use of Computer Algorithm for Palestinian Arrests

Mass detentions of over 400 Palestinians were the result of a computer algorithm based on their social media usage, explains TRNN’s Shir Hever. 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 […]

27 Apr

General Strike Held in Solidarity with Hunger Stikers

Palestinian institutions, on Thursday, held a comprehensive general strike in response to the Prisoners committees call for solidarity with detainees, who today entered their 11th day of collective hunger strike. According to the PNN, the strike includes all sectors except for health sector, tawjihi class and bakeries. This precedes an […]

27 Apr

Israeli Court Sentences Palestinian Teenage Girl To Ten Years

The Israeli District Court in occupied Jerusalem sentenced, Wednesday, a Palestinian teenage girl to ten years in prison, after convicting her of “an attempted stabbing attack,” in the city. The verdict came after Israel delayed her court hearings 24 times since he abducted in February 2016. The court session was […]

26 Apr

PCHR Concerned over Life of Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Israeli Jails

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is strongly concerned over the life of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, who have started a hunger strike for 10 days in the Israeli jails in protest against the deterioration of their living conditions and deprivation of their most basic human rights. PCHR emphasizes […]

26 Apr

Dozens Of Former Political Prisoners Launch A Solidarity Hunger Strike In Tubas

Mahmoud Sawafta, the head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) in Tubas, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank, said that dozens of former political prisoners have started, Wednesday, a solidarity hungers strike with Palestinian detainees, who are holding an open-ended hunger strike, demanding legitimate rights. The former […]

26 Apr

Four Palestinians Injured, Dozens Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation, Near Jerusalem

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Tuesday evening, that at least four young men were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, and dozens of residents suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, during clashes with Israeli soldiers near Qalandia Terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources said hundreds of Palestinians […]

25 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, including children, during massive invasions and violent searches of homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. In Nablus governorate, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, the soldiers […]

25 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Assault Hunger Striking Detainees In Nafha

Undercover soldiers of the Israeli Prison Authority attacked, on Monday evening, the hunger striking detainees, held in section 14 of Nafha Israeli prison, and sprayed them with teargas. The Media Committee of the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike, said all hunger striking detainees in Nafha, are held in Section 14, […]

24 Apr

Bethlehem: Mahmoud Balboul Tells of His 79-day Hunger Strike

Former Palestinian detainee Mahmoud Balboul spoke out, on Sunday, about his experience undertaking a weeks-long hunger strike, last year, and urged Palestinians everywhere to stand in solidarity with a mass hunger strike currently underway in Israeli prisons. Mahmoud Balboul refused food for 79 days, after launching a hunger strike last July, […]

24 Apr

40 Detainees from Megiddo Prison Join Mass Hunger Strike

April 24, 2017 6:23 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

At least 40 Palestinians being held in the Israeli prison of Megiddo have joined the open-ended mass hunger strike, said the strikers’ Media Committee of “Freedom and Dignity”. The committee said, according to WAFA, that the prison administration prevented the lawyer from visiting the hunger strikers. The mass strike entered its […]

24 Apr

70-Year-Old Woman Joins Sons’ Hunger Strike

April 24, 2017 6:12 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

70-year-old other of four Palestinian detainees, Lateefa Annaje, has joined the ongoing mass Palestinian hunger strike in solidarity with her four sons, who were sentenced to life imprisonment, for a week. According to Al Ray, of the four sons, one serves seven life sentences, another five life, another four and the […]

23 Apr

Qaraqe Denies Misleading Israeli Reports About Detainees Ending Strike

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe denied, Sunday, misleading Israeli reports and false allegations, claiming that eighty-eight detainees have stopped their hunger strike, and affirmed that the number of striking detainees is gradually increasing. Qaraqe even challenged Israel by asking Prison Authority officials to allow the lawyers […]

22 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Assault Hunger Striking Detainees In Nitzan Prison

April 22, 2017 10:04 AM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Undercover soldiers of the Israeli Prison Administration assaulted, Friday, several hunger-striking Palestinian detainees in Nitzan Prison, in Ramla, and unleashed their dogs on them, during violent searches of the detainees and their rooms. In a statement to the press, the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, said that the soldiers also preventing the […]

21 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Friday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters, marching in solidarity with the hunger-striking Palestinian detainees, in Rafat village, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Just as the protesters reached close to the fence that separates the village from the Oder […]

21 Apr

Palestinian Woman Detained for Facebook ‘Incitement’

April 21, 2017 5:38 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces reportedly detained a 22-year-old Palestinian woman from occupied East Jerusalem, for alleged “incitement” on her personal Facebook page. According to Ma’an News Agency, Israeli media reported that the woman would be presented to an Israeli court on Thursday, to extend her detention following her interrogation. Earlier this week, […]

21 Apr

Israeli Settlers Barbecue Outside Ofer Prison

April 21, 2017 5:13 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A group of Israeli settlers, on Thursday afternoon, held a barbecue party outside Ofer prison, west of Ramallah, in response to the collective hunger strike lead by 1,500 Palestinian prisoners. According to the PNN. the insulting move came in response to the hunger strike which Palestinian prisoners launched on the Palestinian […]

20 Apr

1500 Detainees Continue Hunger Strike For Fourth Day

At least 1500 Palestinian detainees, held by Israel, are ongoing with their hunger strike for the fourth consecutive day, and intend to continue while more detainees are gradually joining the strike that started on April 17 th, which also marks the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. The media department of the Palestinian […]

20 Apr

Ailing Detainees Join Hunger Strike

Karim Ajwa, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, has reported, Wednesday, that several ailing Palestinian detainees, suffering with serious illnesses and health conditions, have joined the hunger strike, and are threatening to stop taking their medications. Ajwa stated that among the ailing detainees who joined the strike, are Sa’id […]

20 Apr

The ‘Beautiful Resistance’ of Aida Camp – “People cannot tolerate injustice for eternity”

Tucked within the antiquated corridors of the municipality of Bethlehem, there lies Aida Camp, established 1950.  The densely populated cement structures, thinly outlined by narrow passageways, are a living summation of the occupation of Palestine itself. Scraping elbows with the massive checkpoint pathway between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, hedged by the […]

20 Apr

Palestinians Take to the Streets in Solidarity with ‘Freedom and Dignity’ Hunger Strike

Palestinians organize solidarity demonstrations as a mass, open-ended hunger strike spreads in Israeli prisons. On the first day of the Freedom and Dignity hunger strike, 1,600 Palestinian prisoners refused food from within 22 Israeli prisons. The hunger strike commenced on Palestinian Prisoner Day, April 17, 2017. The movement demands overarching […]

20 Apr

Lieberman Calls for Adoption of Thatcher’s Hunger Strike Policy

Israeli Minister of Defense  Avigdor Lieberman recently called for a policy of non-negotiation with Palestinian hunger strikers, following the steps of former British Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher’s policy in dealing with Irish Catholic hunger strikers in 1981. Avigdor Liberman suggested to take the approach of Thatcher, who publicly refused to accede […]

19 Apr

Mother Of Four Detainees Starts Solidarity Hunger Strike

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe has reported that a Palestinian mother of four detainees, held by Israel and are participating in the hunger strike, has also started a hunger strike in solidarity with them and the rest of the detainees. Qaraqe’ told Maan News that Latifa […]

19 Apr

The Demands Of Hunger Striking Detainees In Israeli Prisons

The following is a list of demands presented by the hunger striking Palestinian detainees, who intend to gradually expand their strike to include all Israeli prisons and detention centers, across occupied Palestine. 1. Installing public phones in all prisons, in every section of the prisons, so that the detainees can […]

19 Apr

Israel Prevents PPS Attorney From Visiting Detainees In Ofer

As part of its decision to cancel all visits to hunger striking detainees in its prisons and detention centers, the Israeli Authorities prevented lawyer Arwa Hleihel from visiting the detainees in Ofer prison, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that Hleihel went to […]

18 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers have adducted, on Monday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank, after invading their homes and violently searching them, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS stated that the soldiers searched many homes in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central […]

18 Apr

Israel Isolates Hunger Striking Detainees

April 18, 2017 12:10 PM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Prison Authority has isolated all hunger striking Palestinian detainees, canceled all family visits in addition to illegally confiscating all their belongings, including clothes except for what they are wearing. The head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) Qaddoura Fares has reported that Israel has officially informed The Red […]

18 Apr

On the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Prisoners’ Suffering in Israeli Jails Continues

Today, 17 April 2017, marks the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. Over 6,500 Palestinian and Arab prisoners have been detained in the Israeli jails and detention centers under cruel and inhumane conditions. The Palestinians commemorate this day since 1979, supporting the cause of prisoners detained in the Israeli jails, as it marks […]

17 Apr

1300 Palestinian Detainees Start Hunger Strike

More than 1300 Palestinian detainees, held by Israel, initiated the first day of hunger strike, on Monday April 17th, which also marks the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, while hundreds of detainees are preparing to join the “Strike For Dignity.” All detainees in Asqalan, Nafha, Ramon, Hadarim, Galboa’ and Be’er as-Sabe’ (Beersheba) […]

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17 Apr

Palestinian prisoners launch mass hunger strike on Monday for Palestinian Prisoners Day

April 17, 2017 9:49 AM Celine Hagbard News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Marwan Barghouti, the imprisoned Palestinian leader who has been likened to the ‘Palestinian Mandela’, is leading the call for a mass hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners from every party and faction beginning on Monday. Every major Palestinian political party has announced their support for the strike, which marks the largest […]

17 Apr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]