Category Archives: Prisoners

26 Sep
5:59

Balboul Could Regain Eyesight After Treatment And Nutrition

September 26, 2016 5:59 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

On Sunday, Arab members of Israeli Knesset (MK) Dr. Ahmad Tibi and Osama Sa’adi, along with Optometrist Dr. Salam Erekat, visited detainee Mohammad Balboul, at the Wolfson Israel medical center, and said that Balboul’s blindness, could be temporary, but he needs good nutrition and professional medical treatment. Mohammad Balboul lost […]

26 Sep
5:24

Detainee Mohammad Balboul To Be Moved From Wolfson Hospital To Ramla Prison Clinic

September 26, 2016 5:24 AM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, on Sunday evening, that the Israeli Prison Authority has decided to move detainee Mohammad Balboul, who held an extended hunger strike, from the Wolfson Israeli medical center to the infamous Ramla prison clinic. In a press release, the Committee said that despite the difficult […]

26 Sep
4:50

Soldiers Assault Several Palestinian Detainees In Nafha Prison

September 26, 2016 4:50 AM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Several Israeli soldiers, and special units of the Israeli Prison Authority, assaulted Sunday many detainees in Nafha prison after they returned their meals, declaring mourning after the death a Palestinian detainee in solitary confinement in Ramon prison. The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that the special military force in Nafha […]

25 Sep
11:35

Palestinian Detainee Dies From Stroke in Ramon Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies (PPCS) reported Sunday that a Palestinian detainee died from a stroke he suffered in the Ramon Israeli Prison, before he was moved to Soroka hospital. The detainee suffered various serious health issues but was not provided with the needed treatment and follow-up, the Palestinian […]

25 Sep
9:37

Detainees Committee: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnapped 1000 Children This Year”

The Palestinian Detainees Committee reported Saturday that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped at least 1000 children, between the ages of 11 and 18, since the beginning of this year. Testimonies from six detained children are included in this report. In a press release, the committee said that the numbers showed an […]

24 Sep
4:20

Cancer Stricken Detainee Held In Solidarity Confinement For Fourth Consecutive Year

September 24, 2016 4:20 PM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Prisoners, Tulkarem, West Bank 0

Shireen Iraqi, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees Committee, has reported that detainee Mousa Sofan, who is serving a 33-year imprisonment sentence by Israel, has been in solitary confinement for the fourth consecutive year despite his bad health condition. Iraqi stated that Mousa Sofan, 41, from the Northern West Bank […]

24 Sep
3:11

Al-Qadi Released, Moved To The Istishari Hospital In Ramallah

Former Palestinian political prisoner Malek Qadi, who held a hunger strike for 70 days, protesting his illegal Administrative Detention by Israel without charges or trial until achieving his freedom, was discharged from Israeli hospital and is currently at the Istishari Hospital, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Fathi […]

23 Sep
2:38

Qaraqe’: “Qadi To Be Moved To A Hospital In Ramallah Saturday”

September 23, 2016 2:38 PM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

The head of the Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe’ has reported that detainee Malek al-Qadi, who went on hunger strike for seventy days until winning his freedom from Israel’s illegal Administrative Detention, will be transferred this Saturday from the Wolfson Israeli Medical Center to the Istishari Arab Hospital, in the West […]

22 Sep
11:33

Detainee Malek Al-Qadi To Remain Hospitalized For Two Weeks

September 22, 2016 11:33 AM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that detainee Malek Al-Qadi, who ended his 70-day hunger strike, on Wednesday, after reaching an agreement for ending his Administrative Detention, and setting a date for his release, will be sent home in two weeks after completing recovery an Israeli hospital. The committee stated […]

21 Sep
1:42

Agreement Reached For Releasing Hunger Striking Detainees Al-Qadi And Balboul Brothers

September 21, 2016 1:42 PM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The head of the Palestinian Detainees Committee Issa Qaraqe has reported that an agreement was reached for the release of hunger striking detainees Mohammad Balboul, Mahmoud Balboul and Malek al-Qadi, after Israel agreed not to renew their illegal Administrative Detention. Qaraqe’ stated that due to the determination of the striking […]

19 Sep
9:08

“Day of Rage” Announced in Solidarity with Hunger Strikers

The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission of the Palestinian Authority called, on Monday, for a day of rage in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian detainees held in Israeli jails. The commission called for mass rallies and a day of rage across the West Bank, on Tuesday, in support of Mohammad and Mahmoud […]

19 Sep
6:36

After Coming Out Of Coma, Al-Qadi Continues His Strike, Remains In Critical Condition (Video)

Palestinian detainee Malek al-Qadi said after he came out of coma, Sunday, that he is ongoing with the hunger strike he started 65 days ago, and refused to take any sort of medical treatment, vitamins, salt and sugar, despite his life-threatening medical condition. The detainee said that his strike continues […]

16 Sep
12:49

More Than 100 Detainees Join Hunger Strike

September 16, 2016 12:49 PM IMEMC News Gaza City, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, on Friday morning, that more than 100 detainees have joined the hunger strike, in solidarity with the striking detainees Mohammad Balboul, his brother Mahmoud and Bilal Kayed. The Committee said the detainees are held in Ramon, Nafha, Negev, Ofer and Galboa’ Israeli prisons. In […]

15 Sep
2:28

Fifty Detainees Join Hunger Strike As Qadi Enters Coma After Acute Pneumonia  

September 15, 2016 2:28 AM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The head of the Palestinian Detainees Committee ‘Issa Qaraqe voiced an urgent appeal to the United Nations Human Rights Council, holding its 33rd session Wednesday, to immediately intervene and save the lives of all hunger striking Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, especially Malek al-Qadi who entered a coma after developing […]

12 Sep
7:36

Israeli Supreme Court: Force Feeding of Hunger Strikers is Constitutional

(photo: A suffragette is force-fed in HM Prison Holloway, in the UK, during hunger strikes for women’s suffrage. ~Wikipedia) The Israeli Supreme Court ruled, on Sunday, that a law which permits force feeding hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners is constitutional, rejecting petitions filed last year by the Israel Medical Association (IMA), and by […]

11 Sep
8:20

Bethlehem: Protesters Stage Sit-in at Red Cross Headquarters in Solidarity with Hunger Strikers

A group of Palestinian youth, activists and politicians staged a sit-in, Saturday, at the Bethlehem office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in the southern occupied West Bank, to show solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody. Spokesperson for the Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoner’s […]

10 Sep
12:56

Hunger Striking Detainee Malek Qadi Facing Imminent Death  

Palestinian Detainee Malek al-Qadi, who started a hunger strike 57 days ago, fell into a coma, and is currently in a life-threatening condition that could result in imminent death, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. Executive head of the PPS Abdullah az-Zaghari said the Israeli Prison Authority issued an […]

09 Sep
10:26

PHRI Concerned by Recent Court and Hospital Decisions

September 9, 2016 10:26 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

PHRI – Press Release: Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHRI) is concerned by the recent court decision to temporarily freeze the administrative detention of hunger strikers Muhammad and Mahmoud Balboul until they recover from their hunger strike, with the option of renewing it once they are no longer in critical danger. […]

08 Sep
8:22

Video: Hunger-Striking Detainee Loses Eyesight, Continues His Strike

September 8, 2016 8:22 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Mohammad Balboul, who started a hunger strike more than two months ago, said he is continuing with his strike despite losing his eyesight, and experiencing a seriously deteriorating health condition. Balboul started his strike after an Israeli court renewed his arbitrary Administrative Detention, holding him prisoner without charges […]

06 Sep
11:08

Palestinians Rally Around Hunger Striking Prisoners

by Ahmad Jaradat, Senior Project Coordinator, Alternative Information Center In Bethlehem, hundreds of Palestinians participated in a march in solidarity with three Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike. The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, the Palestinian Ministry of Education and local civil society groups organized the demonstration. […]

05 Sep
12:46

PPS: “Underage Detainee Assaulted By Soldiers, Strip-Searched”

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Monday, that a detained Palestinian teen has been subjected to repeated assaults during his abduction, and interrogation, including being strip-searched after the soldiers kidnapped him. The teen, Mazen Monther Ramadan, 17 years of age, was kidnapped from his home, in the central West Bank […]

05 Sep
11:49

Palestinian Detainee Faces Serious Complications

The Palestinian Detainees Committee stated, Monday, that a detainee, identified as Mohammad Khamis Abrash, from the al-Am’ari refugee camp, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, is facing serious health complications, but is not receiving the proper, specialized, medical treatment. It said that Abrash’s left leg was amputated due […]

02 Sep
11:39

Hunger Striker Rushed to ICU

Tareq Barghouthi, a lawyer for the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, said in a statement issued Thursday that the hunger striker Mohammad Balboul’s health had seriously worsened, adding that he was transferred to the intensive care unit at the Wolfson Medical Center in Tel Aviv. Balboul’s health situation has sharply […]

02 Sep
10:23

250 people March demanding “Freedom for Prisoners of Peace”

At least 205 Israelis and Palestinians marched on Friday Under the title of “Freedom for Prisoners of Peace”. The protest was organized at the settlers road 60 near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem. Combatants for Peace Movement organizes the freedom march, in collaboration with Palestinian and Israeli NGOs, […]

01 Sep
10:46

Two Palestinian Children Tell Stories of Abuse in Israeli Jails

PNN file photo: Israeli soldiers arresting Palestinian child Recently, two Palestinian child detainees, Mu’men Hamayel and Oday Bader, told attorneys from the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs that they have been physically abused and severely beaten after their arrest in the West Bank. According to the Palestinian News Network (PNN), sixteen-year-old […]

29 Aug
12:48

Palestinian Man Enters 28th Year in Israeli Prison

August 29, 2016 12:48 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Raed Mohammad al-Saadi entered his 28th year in Israeli custody on Sunday, making him one of a number of Palestinians currently detained the longest by Israel. Al-Saadi, a 49-year-old native of the village of Silat al-Harithiya, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Jenin, was detained on Aug. […]

29 Aug
12:01

Shaul Family: “Hamas fighters captured our son alive, not shreds.”

The family of an Israeli soldier captured by Hamas’ al-Qassam Brigades, during the 2014 Israeli military assault on the Gaza Strip, Oron Shaul, confirmed that their son was taken alive by Hamas, not “shreds”. See: 07/23/14 Missing Israeli Soldier Identified 07/26/16 Israeli Army Claims Captured Soldier Dead According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, Shaul’s […]

27 Aug
11:13

4 Palestinian Hunger Strikers in Critical Condition, Handcuffed to Hospital Beds

Four hunger-striking Palestinian detainees are reportedly in critical condition at Israel’s Assaf Harofeh Hospital, according to a statement released on Saturday by the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, as 120 other Palestinian prisoners continued hunger strikes, in a mass solidarity movement. The four hunger strikers were identified by the committee as […]

27 Aug
10:57

Report: 750 Palestinians Held Without Charge or Trial in Israeli Prisons

August 27, 2016 10:57 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said that at least 750 Palestinians are currently being held without charge or trial in Israeli detention facilities. The commission said, in  a press statement, that the Israeli government continues to violate the Fourth Geneva Conventions related to administrative detention, an archaic Israeli […]

25 Aug
10:35

Palestinian hunger striker agrees to end hunger strike after 71 days

August 25, 2016 10:35 AM Celine Hagbard News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

After reaching an agreement with Israeli authorities for his release from administrative detention, long-term hunger striker Bilal Kayid decided Wednesday to call off his hunger strike after 71 days without food. Kayid was facing serious health issues due to the hunger strike, and has been hospitalized for several days, shackled […]

Bilal Kayid tribute (image from PFLP)
23 Aug
10:50

Protesters In Ramallah Voice Support For Palestinian Hunger-strikers

August 23, 2016 10:50 AM Celine Hagbard News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

As long-term hunger striker Bilal Kayed entered his 69th day without food, a group of supporters stood in front of the United Nations office in Ramallah demanding that the UN take action to address the issue. Kayed is just the latest in a long line of Palestinian hunger strikers who […]

18 Aug
1:09

Health Deteriorates for Hunger Strikers

August 18, 2016 1:09 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), on Wednesday, raised alarm bells over the exacerbated health status of four Palestinian hunger-strikers held at Ofer prison, in Israel, according to the Palestinian Information Center (PIC). A PPS lawyer said that the health of prisoners Muhammad al-Balboul, Malek al-Kadhi, Iyad al-Hreimi, and Omar Nazal […]

17 Aug
11:32

Former Political Prisoner Dies From Serious Health Complications

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that a former political prisoner died, Tuesday, from serious health complications resulting from years in Israeli prisons without proper and adequate medical treatment. The former detainee, Naim Younis Shawamra, 46, is from Doura city, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. The Committee […]

16 Aug
7:37

Hunger Striking Detainee, Waleed Masalma, Moved To Hospital

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, on Monday evening, that hunger striking detainee Waleed Masalma was moved to the Soroka Israeli medical center, after suffering a serious health setback. The committee said the Masalma started his strike on July 18th, protesting being held in solitary confinement for an extended period, […]

14 Aug
3:49

PPS: “All Detainees In Nafha, Ramon, Negev And Hadarim To Hold A One-Day Warning Hunger Strike Tuesday”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, on Saturday evening, that all Palestinian political prisoners in the Israeli prisons of Nafha, Ramon, Negev and Hadarim will go on hunger strike this Tuesday, as a warning measure that could be followed by extended strikes. The PPS said the detainees will be […]

12 Aug
12:12

PFLP: “Delaying Kayed’s Court Session Until October 5th, A Decision To Assassinate Him”  

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) issued a statement condemning the Israeli decision to hold a court session for hunger striking detainee, Bilal Kayed, on October 5th 2015, and considered it an official decision to execute the detainee, who is ongoing with the hunger strike for the […]

08 Aug
1:55

35 Hunger-Striking Detainees Denied Visits With Their Lawyers

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Monday, that the administration in Galboa’ Israeli prison prevented 35 hunger striking detainees from meeting their lawyers, as a form of illegal collective punishment. The detainees are striking in solidarity with detainee Bilal Kayed who launched a hunger strike 55 days ago protesting […]

07 Aug
11:40

New York Protesters Demand Freedom for Bilal Kayed, G4S Out of Palestine

via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network Protesters in New York City rallied outside the Manhattan office of British-Danish security corporation G4S on Friday, 5 August to demand freedom for Bilal Kayed, a Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli jails, on his 53rd day of hunger strike. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity […]

04 Aug
10:52

New Law Allows Imprisonment of East Jerusalem Palestinians Aged 14 and Under

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset passed a bill into law, on Wednesday, which permits the imprisonment of children under the age of 14 if the child committed acts of “terrorism,” according to a statement released by the Knesset. The legislation, labeled the “Youth Bill,” would allow Israeli authorities to […]

04 Aug
3:08

PPS: “More Than 300 Detainees Are Holding Hunger Strikes”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that more than 300 Palestinian political prisoners, held in Israeli prisons and detention centers, demanding an end to the escalating violation against them. In a statement, the PPS said 285 detainees, held in Eshil and Nafha prisons, initiated an open-ended hunger strike […]

04 Aug
1:00

Hunger Striker Bilal Kayed Refuses to See Doctors

[Palestinian detainee] Bilal Kayed has now been on [hunger strike] for 50 days. In mid-June, he was supposed to return to his home in the West Bank village of Asira al-Shamaliya after serving nearly 15 years in an Israeli prison. But, when Israeli authorities reneged and placed him under administrative detention […]

04 Aug
12:24

Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour Is Home, But Still Not Free

via the Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour. Palestinian poet and political prisoner Dareen Tatour finally returned to her hometown of Reineh, last week, after enduring various forms of Israeli detention for nearly nine months. Her family and supporters joyously greeted her with music, food and fireworks when she arrived […]

30 Jul
10:40

Palestinian Detainees Continue Hunger Strike Amid Deteriorating Health

July 30, 2016 10:40 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Multiple Palestinian prisoners continued their hunger strike Saturday in protest of their administrative detentions in Israeli prisons, Sawt al-Asra (Voice of Prisoners) radio reported, according to Ma’an. The radio reported on the status of various high-profile prisoners, principally Bilal Kayed, who continued his hunger strike Saturday for the 46th day, […]

27 Jul
12:31

Palestinian and Israeli NGO’s call for Bilal Keyes’s immediate release 

July 27, 2016 12:31 PM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Physicians for Human Rights – Israel: Bilal Kayed, a 35-year-old Palestinian man from Nablus who is being detained by Israel has reached 43 days of hunger strike, and resolves to continue his protest until he is freed. Bilal was placed in administrative detention on 13 June 2016, when he was supposed […]

26 Jul
10:50

Israeli Forces Raid Ramon and Ofer Prisons as Palestinian Detainees Join Kayed in Hunger Strike

Israeli prison guards raided and searched Section 5 of the Ramon prison and moved 100 Palestinian prisoners affiliated to the Fateh and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) movements to the Ohalei Kedar prison. The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday that the […]

26 Jul
10:38

Soldiers Attack Palestinian March, At Least 30 Injuries Reported

Dozens of Palestinian youth were injured Monday evening, in clashes with Israeli soldiers who tried to forestall a march in solidarity with hunger striker detainee Bilal Kayed, in Abu Dis town, to the east of Jerusalem. Palestinian Red Crescent reported 30 cases which occurred during the clashes; nine with rubber […]

24 Jul
9:08

Vigil from Berlin to NYC in Solidarity with Kayed (VIDEO)

Protesters gathered in New York City on Friday, 22 July to demand freedom for Bilal Kayed and all Palestinian prisoners. Kayed, on hunger strike since 15 June, is demanding his release from administrative detention without charge or trial. He has refused all supplements, vitamins, salt or medical examinations and has […]

19 Jul
8:52

Palestinian Journalist Sentenced to 6 Months Imprisonment for ‘Incitement’

An Israeli court, on Monday, reportedly sentenced a young Palestinian journalist to six months in prison over charges of “incitement,” according to Ma’an. The family of Samah Dweik, a 25-year-old journalist working for Shabakat al-Quds (The Jerusalem Network), said that she was detained in April, in her occupied East Jerusalem […]

19 Jul
8:35

56 Palestinian Detainees on Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Bilal Kayed

via the Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour. Eleven Palestinian political prisoners affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) announced that they too will hunger strike for Bilal Kayed’s freedom. Now, a total of 56 Palestinian political prisoners are on open-ended hunger strikes in protest of Kayed’s […]

18 Jul
1:05

Palestinian child sentenced to 6.5-year sentence in Israeli prison

A 14-year old Palestinian boy was sentenced Sunday to 6.5 years in prison for allegedly attacking an Israeli security guard in Jerusalem last November. Moawiya Alqam was accused of trying to stab an Israeli security guard at the entrance to the illegal Israeli settlement of Pisgat Ze’ev, along with his […]

17 Jul
12:32

Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinian Detainees In Ramon Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported Sunday that Israeli soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinian detainees in Section 5 of the Ramon Israeli Prison. The PPS said the soldiers invaded room number 72, after completely sealing the entire sections, and repeatedly assaulting the detainees, wounding many of them. The attack […]

11 Jul
9:14

Multiple Life Sentences for Palestinian Accused of Killing 3 Israelis

An Israeli court in Jerusalem sentenced a Palestinian man to multiple life sentences, with an additional 60 years, on Monday, after he was convicted for the murder of three Israelis. Lawyer Muhammad Mahmoud, who works with the prisoners’ rights group Addameer, told Ma’an News Agency that a Jerusalem district court […]

11 Jul
7:37

Kayed to be Transferred Again as Condition Weakens

via the Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour. Lawyers for Palestinian political prisoner Bilal Kayed expect Israeli authorities to transfer him from Ashkelon prison to Barzilai Hospital at any time, due to his deteriorating health. Bilal has been on hunger strike for 27 days. He is only consuming water and has […]

07 Jul
10:31

Israeli Government Targeting Facebook Activists

via the Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour, 07/07/16. “Under Israeli Military Order 101, Palestinians under military law are prohibited from demonstrating and publishing anything relating to a ‘political matter.’” Israeli security forces have arrested about 400 Palestinians for social media activity since the Palestinian popular uprising began in October 2015. […]

07 Jul
10:21

Bilal Kayed: 22nd Day of Hunger Strike

Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed is continuing his open hunger strike for the 22nd day, as of 7 July; Addameer lawyer Mona Nadaf visited him in isolation in Ashkelon prison, where he remains in a very small cell without ventilation. Nadaf reported that he is continuing to refuse any kind of […]

06 Jul
9:41

Amsterdam in Solidarity with Bilal Kayed and Palestinian Prisoners (PHOTOS)

July 6, 2016 People in Amsterdam, the Netherlands expressed their solidarity with Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed, on hunger strike since 15 June in protest of his administrative detention without charge or trial following the expiration of his 14.5-year sentence in Israeli prisons. The solidarity photos were taken in Amsterdam on […]

06 Jul
8:54

Official: Hamas Wants Shalit Deal No. 2

An Israeli official has confirmed, according to Al Ray, that Hamas is demanding the Israeli occupation, through indirect contacts, to release fifty Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails before the start of any negotiations on the prisoner swap, in which Israel will receive the bodies of soldiers Oron Shaul, Hadar Goldin and two […]

02 Jul
1:35

Detainee Kayed Continues Hunger Strike, Refuses Deportation

Palestinian detainee Bilal Kayed is ongoing with the hunger strike demanding an end to his illegal Administrative Detention that was imposed on him after he already served his 14.5-year sentence. The detainee refused an Israeli “offer” for his release in exchange for deporting him, instead of sending him back home. […]

30 Jun
9:27

Irish Senator Calls for Government Pressure to Release Bilal Kayed

via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. Irish Senator Paul Gavan (Sinn Fein) highlighted the case of Bilal Kayed today, 30 June, in the Seanad (Irish Senate), urging the government to condemn Israel’s policy of administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial based on secret evidence. Kayed is one of […]

30 Jun
8:04

Jerusalem: 65 Children Placed under House Arrest in 2016

The Israeli regime has placed 65 children in al-Quds (Jerusalem) under house arrest, in the first half of 2016, the Palestinian committee for prisoners and former prisoners’ affairs says. The committee added, according to Press TV/Al Ray, that 12 other children in al-Quds have also been detained without trial or […]

29 Jun
8:32

PFLP Detainees Suspend Hunger Strike, Await Decision on Kayed

Palestinian prisoners affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) announced a ten-day suspension of their mass hunger strike Wednesday, according to a statement released by the Prisoners and Former Prisoner’s Affairs Ministry in the Gaza Strip. Dozens of PFLP-affiliated prisoners held in Israeli prisons launched a […]

29 Jun
11:13

An Israeli Court Sentences A Palestinian Child To 100 Days In Prison       

An Israeli court sentenced, Wednesday, a 14-year-old Palestinian child from Jerusalem to 100 days in prison, and a 2400 Israeli shekels fine, after he was held under house arrest for nine months. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the child has been identified as Fadi Shalloudi, 14, from the al-Bustan […]

28 Jun
11:51

Protesting Torture, Bad Conditions, Palestinian Detainee Continues Hunger Strike

June 28, 2016 11:51 AM IMEMC News Hebron, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that a detainee, held by Israel since June 16, is ongoing with his hunger strike for the twelfth consecutive day, protesting torture during interrogation, insults and inhumane living conditions, in Asqalan Israeli prison. The committee said that the detainee, identified as Rif’at Jibreel Jamil […]

26 Jun
10:45

Update: Bilal Kayed (VIDEO)

via the Alternative Information Center and Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) — Kayed’s political party — announced, on June 24th, that Israeli authorities transferred dozens of PFLP prisoners on hunger strike in solidarity with Keyed from Megiddo prison to other Israeli prisons. […]

23 Jun
8:19

Ofer Military Court Acquits Child of Stone Throwing Conviction

Lawyer for the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), Elijah Theodory, was reportedly able, on Thursday, to acquit 15-year-old Abuallah Qasem of a recent conviction over an incident in which he was accused of throwing stones at Israeli soldiers. The Ramallah resident was convicted, in Ofer military court, of throwing stones at Israeli soldiers last […]

23 Jun
12:29

After Holding Him Captive For 45 Days, Israeli Court Acquits Palestinian Child

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) managed, Thursday, to obtain an acquittal for an imprisoned Palestinian child, who was kidnapped by the army 45 days ago, as he was returning home from school. PPS lawyer Elia Theodory said the acquitted child, Abdullah Mohammad Fayez Qassem, 15, from the central West Bank […]

16 Jun
8:50

Megiddo: 30 Detainees Launch Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Bilal Kayed

30 Palestinian detainees in Megiddo Prison are carrying out a solidarity hunger strike with Palestinian detainee Bilal Kayed. The 35-year-old  was ordered, on Monday, to six months of administrative detention by the Israeli occupation military, when he had been scheduled for release after 14 and one-half years in Israeli prison. He launched an […]

16 Jun
6:54

Ex-detainee Forced to Divorce Wife for Treatment

Ahmad Nattat is a former Palestinian detainee from Gaza, who spent years in Israeli custody. Nattat was married to Sameera Al-Shawmra, from the occupied West Bank of Hebron, 13 years ago, and lives with her in Gaza. Two years after their marriage, Al Ray reports, Sameera wanted to visit her […]

15 Jun
5:49

“Too dangerous” with 4682 Facebook Friends: Palestinian Astrophysicist Charged with Incitement in Military Court

Palestinian astrophysicist Imad Barghouthi faced a second hearing yesterday, 13 June in Israeli military court. Barghouthi, 54, is a professor of space plasma physics at Al-Quds University; he was arrested on 24 April as he traveled from Nabi Saleh to his home in Beit Rima. Barghouthi, whose work is internationally […]

15 Jun
10:26

Army Injures Three Palestinian Detainees In Nafha Prison

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, Section 3 of the Nafha Israeli Prison, in the Negev Desert, wounding at least three detainees, and moved dozens into solitary confinement. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded section three, where at least 120 Palestinian detainees are held, and used excessive […]

14 Jun
3:06

After Serving His 14-Year Sentence, Palestinian Detainee Confined Under Administrative Detention

Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, the head of the Studies and Documentation Unit of the Palestinian Detainees Committee, has reported that the Israeli authorities issued an arbitrary Administrative Detention order against a Palestinian detainee after he served a 14-year prison sentence, and was supposed to be released. Ferwana stated that the detainee, Bilal […]

13 Jun
7:15

Detention of Palestinian Circus Performer Extended

Israeli authorities, on Monday, decided to extend the administrative detention of a 23-year-old Palestinian circus performer, in spite of widespread outcry from activists and rights groups around the world demanding his release. Israeli authorities ruled to extend Muhammad Faisal Abu Sakha’s remand for another six months, from June 13 until […]

13 Jun
1:45

Israeli Army Kidnaps A Palestinian Legislator In Hebron

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Sunday at dawn, a Palestinian legislator from his home, in Surif town, northeast of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded the home of legislator Samir al-Qadi, 59, and abducted him after violently searching his property, causing damage. […]

08 Jun
8:44

Dr. Ashrawi: ‘Nominating Israel to chair UNGA committee like asking the wolf to guard sheep’

Commenting on the Western European and Others Group’s (WEOG) decision to nominate Israel for the chairmanship of the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned the move and said: “It is ironic that Israel, a state that continues to breach international law and conventions, […]

Marwan Barghouti (mural image - from palestinianprisoners blog)
07 Jun
11:56

South African Archbishop Tutu latest voice calling for Nobel Peace Prize for Marwan Barghouthi

Revered Archbishop Desmond Tutu, himself a Nobel Prize recipient, has joined a growing number of people who have nominated Palestinian political prisoner Marwan Barghouthi for the Nobel Peace Prize. Barghouthi is a founder of the armed wing of the Fateh party, known as the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades – named after […]

07 Jun
9:11

PMRS Seeks to Protect Palestinian Minors (VIDEO)

In a place where children are treated like adults, or even enemies, where they are imprisoned, injured and killed, child protection campaigns become a necessity. In order to protect children, the Palestinian Medical Relief Society has released a campaign to restore Palestinian childhood that has been choking under a 49-year-old military occupation. […]

06 Jun
10:27

Month of May: Israel Imposes $20,000 in Fines on 48 Palestinian Child Detainees

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), on Sunday, said that Israeli courts have imposed fines on imprisoned Palestinian children in the realm of 88,000 Shekels ($22,000), during the month of May alone. Lawyer for PPS, Abdul-Fattah Doula, said that 48 Palestinian children have been detained during May, and that their sentences ranged between 3 and 30 […]

06 Jun
9:21

Six PLC Members Remain Detained

Following the release of Khalida Jarrar, prominent leftist and feminist legislator and member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, six members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) remain imprisoned in Israeli jails. Two are serving sentences issued to them by Israeli military courts – Palestinian national leaders Ahmad Sa’adat and Marwan Barghouti, […]

06 Jun
2:16

Army Kidnaps PPS Head In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Sunday evening, the head of the Jerusalem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), Nasser Qous. PPS Lawyer Mofeed al-Haj said the soldiers kidnapped Nasser Qous and moved him to an interrogation facility in the city. The Israeli military is accusing Qous of “incitement,” for statements […]

05 Jun
2:27

Palestinian journalist and human rights defender’s interrogation extended once more by Israeli court

By Samidoun- The detention and interrogation of Palestinian journalist and human rights defender Hasan Safadi, Arabic media coordinator for Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, was renewed on Friday, 3 June. Safadi, 24, has been under interrogation for more than a month, since his arrest by Israeli occupation forces on […]

03 Jun
1:17

Israel Releases Leftist Legislator Khaleda Jarrar

The Israeli authorities released, Friday, elected Palestinian legislator, senior political leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Khaleda Jarrar, after holding her captive for fourteen months. Her release came one month before ending her prison term, under an ‘Administrative Release’, a practice sometimes used by Israel […]

02 Jun
12:44

Report: “Israeli Army Kidnapped 471 Palestinians In May, 5805 Since October 1st”

Several Palestinians prisoners support groups have reported that the Israeli army has kidnapped 471 Palestinians in May, and that the number of Palestinians who have been kidnapped since the begging of the current uprising, on October 1st 2015, is 5805. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), the Ad-Dameer Prisoners’ Support and […]

By Sameer Khalili
01 Jun
12:18

Three Detainees In Eshil Prison Face Health Complications

June 1, 2016 12:18 PM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee warned, Wednesday, that three Palestinian political prisoners, held by Israel, are facing deteriorating health conditions, in the Eshil Israeli prison, and are denied the right to proper medical attention. In its statement, the ministry said that the detainees were not provided with the needed professional medical […]

01 Jun
9:49

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 45 Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldier invaded, on Wednesday at dawn the Suwwana neighborhood, and the at-Tour town, in occupied East Jerusalem, stormed and ransacked dozens of homes and kidnapped 45 Palestinians, including several children, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said. Lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud said the soldiers moved most of the […]

31 May
12:50

Army Kidnaps Fourteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Tuesday, fourteen Palestinians, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded Thannaba area, in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, searched and ransacked many homes, and kidnapped three Palestinians identified as […]

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30 May
10:23

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap eleven Palestinians, Including A Woman, In Nablus, Two In Jenin

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the northern West Bank district of Nablus, violently searched homes, and kidnapped eleven Palestinians, including a woman. On Sunday evening, the soldiers kidnapped two Palestinians near Jenin, and confiscated twelve tractors. The PPS […]

28 May
6:41

Report: “Israel Issued 729 Administrative Detention Orders This Year”

Riyad al-Ashqar, the media spokesperson of The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies, has reported that the Israeli occupation authorities issued 729 arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, since the beginning of this year, and that most of the orders were renewals of previous ones. Al-Ashqar stated that these numbers are a %35 […]

26 May
2:07

After Reaching A Deal, Detainee Stops His Strike

Ashraf Abu Sneina, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees Committee, has reported that hunger striking detainee Fuad ‘Aassi has ended his hunger strike after reaching an agreement with the Israeli military prosecution. Abu Sneina said the agreement states that Israel will hold him under Administrative Detention for four months, without […]

26 May
12:02

Israel Mulls Holding A Paralyzed Detainee Under Administrative Detention

The Israeli Salem military court ordered a paralyzed Palestinian detainee under detention for 72 additional hours, and is considering imprisoning him under Administrative Detention, without charges. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that the detainee, Kheirallah Shareeda, was sent to court in an ambulance, despite health conditions he is facing. […]

26 May
5:05

Imprisoned Senior Political Leader, Barghouthi, Moved From Ramon Prison

The Israeli Authorities moved, Tuesday, the imprisoned senior political leader, legislator Marwan Barghouthi, from the Ramon prison in the Negev Desert, to an unknown prison, just a few days after he was moved there. His wife, Fadwa, said Barghouthi was moved to Ramon prison, just a few days ago, and […]

24 May
2:22

Senior Nonviolent Activist, Abu Rahma, Released

The Ofer Israeli military ordered, on Monday at night, the release of internationally recognized human rights defender, and the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Bil’in village, Abdullah Abu Rahma, after he was held for eleven days. He was released on Monday at night, and […]

24 May
12:55

Two Hunger Striking Detainees Face Complications After 51 Days of Strike

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that the health conditions of detainees Fuad ‘Aassi and Adeeb Mafarja, in Barzelai hospital, continues to deteriorate following 51 consecutive days of hunger strike protesting their illegal Administrative Detention. In a press release Tuesday, the Committee said that the Prison Authority was placing obstacles […]

21 May
5:45

Soldiers’ Testimonies Against Nonviolent Activist Contradict Each Other

The Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Bil’in, near Ramallah, said that testimonies by Israeli soldiers against nonviolent activist Abdullah Abu Rahma, are contradicting each other, while the prosecutor keeps pushing for his continued detention. Abu Rahma was kidnapped several days ago during a nonviolent protest marking the […]

20 May
11:48

PJS: “Israel Is Holding Captive 20 Palestinian Journalists”

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) has reported that the Israeli occupation is holding captive twenty Palestinians journalists, including its General Secretariat, Omar Nazzal. While congratulating journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq, and his family, after winning his freedom following an extended hunger strike that lasted for 94 days, the PJS said that Israel […]

20 May
11:05

Detainee Janazra Resumes His Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that detainee Sami Janazra resumed his hunger strike, Wednesday, after suspending it for several days. The detainee went on strike for 70 days, protesting his arbitrary Administrative Detention, without charges. The head of the Legal Unit of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), Lawyer […]

20 May
10:27

Journalist Mohammad Al-Qeeq Released

The Israeli authorities released, on Thursday, Palestinian journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq, who went on hunger strike for 94 days, protesting his arbitrary, illegal, Administrative Detention without charges. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that al-Qeeq, 34, from Doura city, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, was released […]

19 May
12:47

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Six Palestinians In The West Bank, Detain Many School Children

Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier on Thursday, several Palestinian cities and towns in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped six Palestinians. The soldiers also attacked schoolchildren, near Bethlehem, and detained them. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded various areas in the northern West Bank city […]

18 May
10:47

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Six Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, earlier on Wednesday, at least six Palestinians, including two teenagers, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, after invading their homes and searched them. Mohammad Awad, of the Popular committee in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, said many military […]

17 May
12:47

Hunger Striking Detainee Moved To Hospital

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Tuesday, that the Israeli Prison Authority moved detainee Fuad Rabah Aassi, 30, to the Soroka Hospital, due to a serious health complication as he continues his strike for the 45th consecutive day. The Committee said Aassi was held in solitary confinement, in the Asqalan […]

12 May
10:48

PPS: “647 Palestinians Received Administrative Detention Orders Since October 2015”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the Israeli Authorities imprisoned 647 Palestinians under arbitrary Administrative Detention order, without charges, since October 1, 2015. The PPS said that the current number of Palestinian detainees, held under Administrative Detention orders, is 750, and that this is first the number reached […]