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13 Feb
4:36

Al Mezan: Israel Claims Immunity from All Damages Inflicted on Gaza Protestors

Adalah and Al Mezan appeal to Israeli Supreme Court against lower court ruling finding that Gazans may be denied compensation for damages because Gaza is defined by law as an ‘enemy territory’. Israeli military forces shot Palestinian high school student Attiya Nabaheen on his 15th birthday in the front yard […]

23 Dec
3:29

Al Mezan Organizes Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Child Art Award

On Thursday, 20 December 2018, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, in cooperation¬†with the Ministry of Education (MoE), and United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), organized a ceremony to honor the winners of the child human rights and international humanitarian law annual art award for 2018.¬†Paintings by children of […]

24 Jun
9:00

Al Mezan: Israel Entrenches its Illegal Annexation of Jerusalem and the Forcible Transfer of Palestinians

The announcement made by the United States (US) on 6 December 2017 to move its embassy to Jerusalem and officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in stark violation of international law, consolidated its policy towards Israel‚Äôs occupation of East Jerusalem and annexation of West Jerusalem. On 21 December […]

17 May
2:28

Adalah, Al Mezan Demand Urgent Israeli Supreme Court Ruling on Petition against Israeli Army’s Use of Live Fire on Civilian Protesters in Gaza

Since petition filed, Israeli troops have continued to kill Palestinians with live ammunition, including 59 people ‚Äď seven of whom were children ‚Äď on 14 May alone. Adalah ‚Äď The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and Al-Mezan Centre for Human Rights submitted yesterday, 16 May 2018, a […]

21 Apr
7:28

Al Mezan and Partners: Briefing Note on Torture and Ill-treatment in the Occupied Palestinian Territory for Side Event, 37th Human Rights Council Session

Founded in Geneva in 1985, the¬†World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)¬†is the main coalition of international NGOs fighting against torture, summary executions, enforced disappearances and all other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Among its diverse activities, it is worth highlighting the submission of individual communications and alternative reports to UN specialized […]

18 Feb
6:12

Al Mezan Briefing Paper: Effects of Aerial Spraying on Farmlands in the Gaza Strip

The subject of this briefing paper is the chemical spraying of farmlands, by Israeli forces, in the conflict-stricken Gaza Strip. The practice affects the livelihood and right to food of the population, while potentially harming Gaza‚Äôs fragile environment and decaying infrastructure. Despite the evident impact on the population‚Äôs human rights, […]

13 Feb
7:40

Al Mezan: 10 Gaza Fishermen Detained, 5 Injured since Beginning of 2018

February 13, 2018 7:40 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Since the beginning of 2018, Israeli occupation forces have opened fire on Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip 36 times, detaining 10, injuring 5 and seizing 3 fishing boats, Al Mezan Center For Human Rights said Sunday, in a statement.   In their report, the center pointed out systematic Israeli […]

16 Oct
7:54

Al Mezan: Military Police in Gaza Must Stop Policing Civilian Affairs

Overstepping their jurisdiction, the military police in Gaza continue to interfere in civilian cases. In the latest instances, the military police are holding one civilian in detention and maintaining a summons to appear in another. In doing so, the military police are disregarding the ruling of the Administrative Court and […]

20 Aug
9:20

Al Mezan: Suspected Cause of Death of Child is Sea Pollution and Delayed Medical Referral

Palestinian child Mohammed Salim Al-Sayis, 5, from Az-Zaytoun neighborhood in eastern Gaza City died on Saturday, 29 July 2017, at around 2 am. He was diagnosed with Ekiri syndrome, which caused lethal toxic encephalopathy. He died as a result, according to the diagnosis in his medical report.   While at […]

18 Jul
3:01

Al Mezan Joint Press Release: Zero Accountability

In July 2014, Israel began a military assault on the Gaza Strip, including an indiscriminate bombing campaign and a brutal ground invasion. In total, the assault killed 1,545 Palestinian civilians, including 556 children, and made 11,166 families homeless. Three years on, no justice has been attained for victims and survivors […]

03 Nov
9:09

Mezan: ‚ÄúIsraeli Navy Kidnapped Six Fishers In Gaza Waters‚ÄĚ

The Mezan Center for Human Rights has reported that Israeli navy ships attacked, Tuesday, many fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, after opening fire on them, and kidnapped six. Mezan stated that in the morning of Tuesday November 11, 2016, the navy ships fired dozens of rounds at two fishing […]

23 May
6:34

Al-Mezan Center: ‚ÄúIsraeli Navy Kidnapped 65 Fishers Since The Beginning Of 2016‚ÄĚ

The Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights has reported, Sunday, that the Israeli navy has carried out at least 17 attacks against Gaza fishers, since the beginning of this year, and kidnapped 65 fishers. Al-Mezan said that the navy has escalated its violations against the fishers in the coastal region, despite […]

02 Oct
10:12

Mezan Center Report on 11th Anniversary of the Al Aqsa Intifada

October 2, 2011 10:12 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

On the 11thAnniversary of the Al-Aqsa Intifada: Al Mezan Calls for Protection and Respect for Civilian’s Rights and Accountability for Violators.Wednesday 28 September 2011 marks the eleventh anniversary of the second Palestinian Intifada (the Al Aqsa Intifada), which erupted due to a provocative visit by Israel‚Äôs then-opposition leader Ariel Sharon […]

17 Apr
7:47

Mezan Center: ‚ÄúIsrael Deliberately Killed Reuters Cameraman‚ÄĚ

April 17, 2010 7:47 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

On the third anniversary of his death, the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights reported that the Israeli army deliberately shot and killed Palestinian cameraman, working for Reuters, Fadel Shana‚Äôa, 23, in the Gaza Strip. Center called on the International Community, regional and international Press Agency and agencies that defend […]

10 Nov
8:34

Mezan Center Slams Hamas’ Government For Shutting Down IFJ Conference

November 10, 2009 8:34 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights issues a press release calling on the Hamas-run Ministry of Information to void its decision which banned the conference of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/nov2009/ifj_logo.png 300 0) The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights issues a press release calling on the […]

10 Nov
8:33

Mezan Center Slams Hamas’ Government For Shutting Down IFJ Conference

November 10, 2009 8:33 PM Saed Bannoura Feature, Gaza Strip, Human rights 0

The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights issues a press release calling on the Hamas-run Ministry of Information to void its decision which banned the conference of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). 57071 OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/nov2009/ifj_logo.png 300 0) Image Caption Goes Here The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights issues a […]

05 May
9:59

Mezan Center: √Ę‚ā¨Ňď69, including 20 children and 16 women, killed by the army in April in Gaza√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě

The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights issued a report on Sunday revealing that Israeli soldiers killed 69 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in April. The Center added that among the killed residents were 20 children and 16 women. The Center reported that soldiers carried 30 invasions into the Gaza […]

05 May
9:59

Centro Mezan: √Ę‚ā¨ŇďEl ej√ɬ©rcito mata en abril a 69 personas, entre ellos 20 ni√ɬĪos y 16 mujeres, en Gaza

May 5, 2008 9:59 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

El Centro Mezan para los Derecho Humanos, emiti√ɬ≥ un informe el domingo, informando que los soldados israel√ɬ≠es mataron en abril a 69 palestinos en la Franja Gaza. El Centro a√ɬĪadi√ɬ≥ que entre los asesinados, se encontraban 20 ni√ɬĪos y 16 mujeres.El Centro inform√ɬ≥ que los soldados llevaron a cabo en […]

04 May
9:54

On World Press Freedom Day, Mezan Center issues a report on violations against reporters

Saturday May 3 is the World Press Freedom Day, The Al Mezan Center For Human Rights issued a report highlighting the important role of the reporters and media institutions in serving human rights, democracy and countering corruption. In its report the center highlighted violations and attacks against reporters in the […]

04 May
9:54

En el Día Mundial de la Libertad de Prensa, el Centro Mezan publica un informe sobre las violaciones

May 4, 2008 9:54 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

El s√ɬ°bado 3 de Mayo es el D√ɬ≠a Mundial de la Libertad de Prensa. El Centro Al Mezan para los Derechos Humanos ha publicado un informe subrayando el importante papel que cumplen los periodistas y los medios de comunicaci√ɬ≥n en favor de los derechos humanos, la democracia y la lucha […]

18 Apr
7:20

Al Mezan Center slams Israel√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs targeting of reporters

April 18, 2008 7:20 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

The Al Mezan Center For Human Rights issued a report on Thursday slamming the ongoing Israeli attacks against the Palestinian people and the targeting of reporters in the occupied Palestinian territories. The Center said that the army killed on Wednesday reporter Fadel Shana’a, 23, in addition to killing 13 residents, […]

18 Apr
7:20

El Centro Al Mezan critica duramente los ataques israelíes contra periodistas

April 18, 2008 7:20 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

El Centro Mezan para los Derechos Humanos public√ɬ≥ un informe el jueves donde critica encarecidamente los ataques israel√ɬ≠es que est√ɬ°n teniendo lugar contra el pueblo palestino y los ataques contra periodistas en los territorios palestinos ocupados. El Centro dice que el ej√ɬ©rcito dio muerte el mi√ɬ©rcoles al periodista Fadel Shana’a, […]

16 Apr
6:21

Mezan Center demands a probe into the killing of a Palestinian resident in Gaza

The Palestinian Police informed the family of Sami Khattab that the body of their son was located in an open area, 700 meters away from the Palestine International University, 200 meters away from the Coastal Road south of Gaza City. The Al Mezan Center For Human Rights investigated the incident […]

16 Apr
6:21

El Centro Mezan pide una investigación por la muerte de un residente Palestino de Gaza

April 16, 2008 6:21 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

La polic√ɬ≠a Palestina inform√ɬ≥ a la familia de Sami Khattab que el cuerpo de su hijo estaba localizado en un √ɬ°rea abierta, a 700 metros de la Universidad Palestina Internacional, 200 metros m√ɬ°s all√ɬ° de la Carretera Costera al sur de la Ciudad de Gaza. El Centro Al Mezan por […]

07 Mar
11:55

Al Mezan Center: √Ę‚ā¨ŇďSoldiers killed a resident after he was injured√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě

March 7, 2008 11:55 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights issued a press release stating the its investigations revealed that Israeli soldiers shot and killed Yousef Suleiman Al Sameery, 40, on Thursday morning, after he was shot and injured by their gunfire.The Center stated that Al Sameery was executed as he was injured […]

07 Mar
11:55

Centro Al Mezan: √Ę‚ā¨ŇďSoldados matan a un residente despu√ɬ©s de que lo hirieran√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě.

March 7, 2008 11:55 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

El centro para los derechos humanos Al Mezan difundi√ɬ≥ un comunicado de prensa donde informaba que sus investigaciones revelaron que soldados israel√ɬ≠es dispararon y asesinaron a Yousef Suleiman Al Sameery, de 40 a√ɬĪos, el jueves por la ma√ɬĪana. El centro afirm√ɬ≥ que Al Sameery fue ejecutado, ya que cuando le […]

04 Mar
9:12

Mezan report: √Ę‚ā¨ŇďArmy killed 107 Palestinians since Wednesday√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě

The Al Mezan Center For Human Rights issued a report stating that the Israeli army killed in its recent military escalation against the Gaza Strip 107 residents, including 55 civilians, 27 children and six women in the period between February 27 and March 3.The Center added that at last 200 […]

04 Mar
2:11

Informe Mezan: √Ę‚ā¨ŇďEl ej√ɬ©rcito ha matado a 107 Palestinos desde el mi√ɬ©rcoles√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě

March 4, 2008 2:11 AM Ghassan Bannoura News Report 0

El Centro Al Mezan Pro Derechos Humanos ha emitido un informe diciendo que el ej√ɬ©rcito Israel√ɬ≠ ha matado en su reciente escalada militar contra la Franja de Gaza a 107 habitantes, incluyendo a 55 civiles, 27 ni√ɬĪos y 6 mujeres, en el per√ɬ≠odo entre el 27 de Febrero y el […]

31 Jan
8:25

Al Mezan Center: √Ę‚ā¨ŇďIsrael continues its violations, Security Council fails to condemn√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě

January 31, 2008 8:25 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights issued a press release on Wednesday commenting on the failure of the Security Council in issuing a statement condemning the Israeli violations and siege over the Gaza Strip. The Center stated that “for pure political motivations, the Security Council failed even to issue […]

15 Jan
7:46

Al Mezan condemns assaults on Peaceful Assembly; Calls for an End to Attacks on Journalist

January 15, 2008 7:46 AM IMEMC & Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Ramallah 0

On 10 January 2008, Palestinian police attacked a peaceful march organized by the Palestinian National and Islamic Factions in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Eyewitnesses reported to Al Mezan Center that journalists are being pursued and arrested by Palestinian security forces because of the nature of their work and […]

30 Apr
4:50

Mustapha Awad: ‚ÄúWithout you, I would not be here‚ÄĚ by Myriam De Ly (VIDEO)

Photo: Mustapha‚Äôs return to Brussels airport The following article, by Myriam De Ly, is translated from the French original at¬†Pour La Palestine, the website of the Plate-forme Charleroi-Palestine:¬†http://www.pourlapalestine.be/mustapha-awad-sans-vous-je-ne-serais-pas-la/ Mustapha Awad, a Belgian of Palestinian origin, was finally released one month ago on 28 March. He spent 253 days in detention […]

26 Apr
4:19

Stabbed In The Heart

Amjad Ayman Yaghi is a journalist based in Gaza. Walid al-Shawa dreamed of a bright future when he was younger. Yet adult life has been cruel despite years of planning. Starting as a child, Walid spent 10 years moving from one job to another. A permanent job was beyond reach […]

15 Apr
12:17

Georges Abdallah Launches Solidarity Strike with Palestinian Prisoners from French Prison

Georges Abdallah, the Arab communist struggler for Palestine who has imprisoned in French jails for over 34 years, announced on Thursday, 11 April that he is¬†launching a three-day hunger strike¬†in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners‚Äô hunger strike inside Israeli jails, the Battle of Dignity 2. He is joined on the […]

25 Mar
4:44

Israel’s War Crimes Fuel Mental Illness In Gaza

by Hanin Elholy, for Days of Palestine It was a roasting July afternoon, and the reverberations of bombs were so continuous that her body seemed like it was vibrating in time with them. There was no time to consider whether to don her hijab, what belongings to gather together, or […]

14 Mar
8:06

Do No Harm! Palestinian Call for Ethical Tourism/Pilgrimage

March 12, 2019¬†/¬†/Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)¬†/ Palestinian civil society calls on all international visitors, especially pilgrims, and people of conscience to do no harm to our nonviolent struggle for our rights under international law by respecting our ethical tourism guidelines. Based on the […]

11 Feb
5:05

UNICEF Condemns Israeli Army for Murder Of Palestinian Children

UNICEF said that it is deeply saddened by the killing of two children, aged 13 and 17 years old, shot on Friday, by the Israeli occupation army, near the border fence of the blockaded Gaza Strip. ‚ÄúThe exact circumstances of their death are under verification‚ÄĚ, said UNICEF in a Saturday […]

06 Feb
4:10

Cancer Patients Face Slow Death in Gaza

About 8515 cancer patients in the Gaza Strip are facing a fate worse than death, as they do not have adequate resources for medical treatment, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights reported, according to Al Ray.   On Monday, World Cancer Day, the center published a report about the conditions […]

05 Feb
6:10

Court of First Instance in Khan Younis Issues Death Sentence

On Tuesday, 29 January 2019, the Court of First Instance in Khan Younis sentenced to death Y.A., 30, a resident of Al-Jneena neighborhood in Rafah district, after he was indicted of murder of Mrs Mahasen Abu Shallouf, 79, also a resident of Rafah.   Documentation by Al Mezan Center for […]

10 Jan
4:46

Human Rights Defenders Call Out Israel on Dangerous Herbicides Sprayed over Gaza

A number of human rights organizations have called on Israel to stop spraying dangerous herbicides over the Gaza Strip, as they endanger health and crops in the besieged coastal enclave, a press release by Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel said, on Wednesday. Al Mezan […]

11 Dec
5:59

Adalah: Israel Fails to Investigate, Initiate Prosecutions Relating to 2014 Offensive on Gaza

Adalah –¬†The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel has submitted a report on the lack of Israeli domestic accountability mechanisms to UN Independent Commission of Inquiry examining 2018 protests in the Gaza Strip. The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced, late Wednesday, that significant progress has […]

28 Nov
7:58

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In 2014

November 28, 2018 7:58 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Jabalia, News Report 0

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a young man died, Wednesday, from serious wounds he suffered during the Israeli war on Gaza, in the summer of 2014. The Ministry said the young man, Eyad Yousef Suleiman, 25, was injured during the extensive Israeli bombardment and shelling, and died from […]

03 Nov
1:46

Child Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In 2014

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Saturday, that a child died from serious wounds he suffered after the army fired a missile at his home, during the Israeli war in the Gaza Strip, in the summer of 2014. The Al-Wafa‚Äô Rehabilitation Hospital said the child, Mohammad Nasr al-Reefy, 14, was seriously […]

31 Oct
2:20

Two Detained Sisters, 14 And 15, Released

Two sisters, Aseel Bassem Abu Aker and Nisreen Bassem Abu Aker, ages 14 and 15 respectively, were released from detention by Israel on Tuesday, as reported by Maan News. The sisters were detained by Israeli forces, Monday at dawn, from their home at Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem city. Eighteen […]

28 Oct
11:26

Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Submit File to ICC Prosecutor: Investigate and Prosecute Pillage, Appropriation and Destruction of Palestinian Natural Resources

Today, on 26 October 2018, Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) submitted a 500-page file on alleged crimes committed by Israelis, in particular high-level Israeli officials, and individuals associated with corporations that are extracting and destroying Palestinian natural resources. The organisations […]

28 Oct
5:51

Investigate and Prosecute Pillage, Appropriation and Destruction of Palestinian Natural Resources

On 26 October, 2018, Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) submitted, to the International Criminal Court (ICC), a 500-page file on alleged crimes committed by Israelis, in particular high-level Israeli officials, and individuals associated with corporations that are extracting and destroying […]

24 Oct
1:56

Updated: Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Fishing Boats, Abducts Four Fishermen In Gaza

The Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights issued a statement strongly condemning the ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinian fishermen, and the illegal confiscation of their boats, and called for the release of four fishermen, who were taken prisoner by the navy, on Tuesday, in two separate attacks. Al-Mezan said its […]

24 Oct
1:20

Israeli Army Kills A Palestinian Teen, Injures Five, In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, Tuesday, that Israeli soldiers killed a teen, and injured five other Palestinian, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. The Ministry said Montaser Mohammad Ismael al-Baz, 17, was shot and seriously injured with a live round in the head. The seriously wounded Palestinian was […]

20 Oct
8:24

Report: Israeli Forces Reinstate Increased Restrictions, Launch Attacks on Gaza

Israeli forces have re-imposed a set of harsher restrictions on the movement of people and goods as well as on the fishing zone in the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, as the situation escalated on Wednesday, 17 October 2018, Israeli aircraft fired 17 missiles, in 11 airstrikes, onto security sites, empty plots […]

06 Oct
3:16

3 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Forces at Gaza Border; 376 Wounded

Three Palestinians were killed and 376 others injured by live bullets, rubber-coated steel bullets, concussion grenades and tear gas canisters fired by Israeli forces at the latest ‚ÄėGreat March of Return‚Äô protests at the Gaza-Israel border on Friday. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the Israeli troops fired live […]

28 Sep
7:56

Human Rights Center Warns of Excessive Israeli Detention Procedures

September 28, 2018 7:56 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights has expressed deep concern over the excessive use of administrative detention by the Israeli occupation authorities against Palestinian detainees. The Center reported, in a press release, that four Palestinians, of those who are administratively detained by the Israeli occupation, have launched a hunger strike […]

25 Sep
8:33

Israel Declares It Is Above the Law

The Israeli government has announced that it is allowed to ‚Äúlegislate anywhere in the world‚ÄĚ and is ‚Äúentitled to violate the sovereignty of foreign countries,‚ÄĚ an official document revealed, last week. The Israeli government also said, in the document, that it ‚Äúis allowed to ignore the directives of international law […]

18 Sep
1:48

Occupation Forces Arrested 3,500 Palestinians in First Half of 2018

Photo credit: Addameer. POSTED BY:¬†ADDAMEER: PRISONER SUPPORT AND HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION¬†SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 Occupation forces arrested 3,533 Palestinians, including 651 children, 63 women, and four journalists during the first six months of 2018. In the context of continued violations of international law, and the rights of the Palestinian people, Palestinian […]

21 Aug
11:49

Israeli Government: Knesset Can Make Laws Everywhere in the World, Violate Sovereignty of Foreign States

The Israeli government has declared that “the Knesset [is permitted] to legislate laws everywhere in the world” and that it is authorized “to violate the sovereignty of foreign countries via legislation that would be applied to events occurring in their territories,” in legal materials it recently submitted to the Israeli […]

18 Jul
9:29

How Israel Silences Palestine in EU Circles

by Issam Aruri The Israeli propaganda machine works internationally to undermine the role of Palestinian NGOs which disclose Israeli violations of international law, and maintain the well-being of Palestinian people. Imagine the following: a toxic op-ed is published that defames your organisation. You contact the website on which it features […]

15 Jul
8:59

Further Strangulating Gaza, Israeli Authorities Add Restrictions on Movement of Goods in and out of Gaza

Via Al Mezan Center for Human Rights Israeli authorities have reportedly introduced new restrictions which further strangulate the movement of goods from and into the Gaza Strip. Fishermen have also been subjected to more restrictions which decrease the space in which they are allowed fish. Adopted after talks on 9 […]

14 Jul
3:54

Israeli Air Force Carries Out Dozens Of Air Strikes In Gaza

The Israeli Air Force carried out, on Saturday afternoon, dozens of airstrikes targeting sites, reportedly run by armed resistance groups, and the areas around them, in several parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. The Israeli war jets fired at least four missiles into a center near the Egyptian border, in […]

11 Jul
10:41

Rights groups: Israel detained more than 3500 Palestinians since start of year, including 651 children

July 10, 2018 (Palestinian News & Info Agency WAFA) ‚Äď Israel detained 3533 ¬†Palestinians during the first half of 2018, including 651 children, 63 women and four journalists, several Palestinian human rights organizations working on prisoners issues said on Tuesday. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), Addameer Prisoners Support and Human […]

06 Jul
8:44

Israel Is Arming Ukraine’s Blatantly Neo-Nazi Militia, the Azov Battalion

A shocking new report in the Electronic Intifada reveals that Ukrainian neo-Nazis are using Israeli weapons to fight Russia. Journalist Max Blumenthal discusses the SS-wearing Azov Battalion, a neo-Nazi militia that uses Hitlerian symbols and is embedded in the National Guard of Ukraine, which also receives support from the US […]

21 Jun
4:46

Updated: “Cancer Patient Dies at Gaza Border Crossing With Israel After Repeated Denial of Medical Permit”

A Palestinian man, a cancer patient identified as Masoud Abdul Hai Abu Saqer, aged 49, died on Tuesday, at Erez/Beit Hanoun crossing between Gaza and Israel, while awaiting to be interviewed by Israeli security officers, to discuss his permit application to receive treatment at an East Jerusalem hospital, the Al-Mezan […]

15 Jun
5:04

May 2018 Report: 605 Palestinians Seized by Israeli Occupation Forces

Palestinian human rights associations, including the Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Society, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, the Prisoners‚Äô Affairs Commission and the Al-Mezan Center for human rights¬†issued their monthly report¬†on Israeli occupation forces‚Äô arrests of Palestinians in May 2018. Translated by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. Photo: Anne Paq, Activestills […]

07 Jun
12:17

Georges Ibrahim Abdallah: ‚ÄúHe is part of our struggles and we are part of his fight!‚ÄĚ

The following interview was conducted by, written by and published originally in French on the website of the¬†Chronique de Palestine.¬†The Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network thanks the editors of Chronique de Palestine for the English translation, which is published today below. Samidoun encourages all supporters of Palestine and Palestinian political […]

Yousef Jasser Abu Jazar
01 May
1:20

Three Palestinians Who Were Killed By The Army, Sunday, Identified

The al-Mezan Center for Human Rights has reported that the three Palestinians, who were killed by Israeli army fire, Sunday, has been identified, and added that the soldiers also abducted three other Palestinians a day earlier. The slain Palestinians have been identified as Atiya Mohammad al-‚ÄėAmmawi, 20, Yousef Ahmad al-‚ÄėAmmawi, […]

29 Apr
3:00

Amnesty International Calling for Arms Embargo on Israel over Unlawful Killings

Israel is carrying out murderous assaults against protesting Palestinians, with its armed forces killing and maiming demonstrators who pose no imminent threat to them,¬†Amnesty International¬†said on Friday. Based on its latest research, the famous rights group said, Israel continues killing and maiming protesters as the ‚ÄúGreat March of Return‚ÄĚ protests […]

Gaza Protest - image by Muhammed Smiry on Twitter
27 Apr
10:26

Will the International Criminal Court Prosecute Israel for War Crimes?

Rania Muhareb and Tareq Zaqoot of Al Haq discuss the shooting of hundreds of unarmed protesters, including women, children and journalists. TRNN video & transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network from Montreal, Canada. On March 30th, the day that is known to Palestinians […]

A staff member at the Erez Crossing between Israel and Gaza waits during the transfer of a 6-day-old baby from Gaza to a hospital in the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank for medical treatment. Israeli authorities approved permits for medical appointments for only 54 percent of Palestinians seeking vital medical treatment outside of Gaza in 2017. © 2015 Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)
10 Apr
12:51

Israel refuses permits for two wounded Palestinians to transfer hospitals

Two seriously wounded Palestinians who were shot by Israeli forces on March 30th at the Land Day protests are in imminent danger of losing their legs, and have requested transfer to a specialty hospital in Ramallah. But Israeli authorities have denied their applications for permits to travel. According to the […]

26 Mar
7:54

UN Special Rapporteur: Israel ‚ÄúIn Profound Breach‚ÄĚ of Palestinians‚Äô Right to Health

The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian Territory, occupied since 1967, Professor Michael Lynk, has found Israel to be ‚Äúin profound breach of the right to health with respect to the Occupied Palestinian Territory,‚ÄĚ in his latest report released this week. As the occupying power, Israel is […]

20 Mar
8:07

No Power, No Supplies, No Way Out: A Year Without the Right to Health in the Gaza Strip

Whether swimming at the beach or trying to get urgent medical care, children in the Gaza Strip were boxed out of their right to health care in 2017, with both Israeli and Palestinian authorities contributing to record lows. Death Before Walking On her fifth pregnancy, Naela Abu Nasira was an […]

16 Mar
8:17

Israel Detains 1,319 Palestinians, 274 Children through January and February: Report

Israeli forces detained over 1,000 Palestinians, including 274 children, during the months of January and February, according to Palestinian prisoners rights group Addameer. Addameer released a statement on Wednesday, citing a joint report by the Prisoners and Liberties Affairs Association, Palestinian Prisoner Club, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, […]

09 Mar
4:21

Israeli Soldiers Injure And Abduct Many Palestinians Across The West Bank And Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against protesters across the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, injured and abducted many protesters, as the weekly processions continue for the 14th consecutive week against the illegal U.S. recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the unified capital […]

03 Mar
7:12

Joint Statement: Israel’s Occupation Threatens Christian Holy Sites in Jerusalem

On 25 February 2018, the Patriarchs and Heads of Local Churches in Jerusalem announced the closure of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem as a measure of protest against Israel‚Äôs deliberate violation of the status quo and its systematic campaign of targeting Churches and the Christian presence therein. […]

24 Feb
8:16

Gaza Municipal Services Reduced by 50%

Palestinian municipalities in the Gaza Strip, yesterday, announced the halving of their services as a result of the energy and funding crisis in the besieged coastal enclave. In a statement, the head of the Municipality of Gaza City, Nizar Hijazi, said that the ‚Äúincreasing humanitarian and environmental crisis pushed us […]

23 Feb
6:55

What Netanyahu’s Growing Corruption Scandal Means for the Region

As a top aide agrees to cooperate against Benjamin Netanyahu, Phyllis Bennis warns that the Israeli Prime Minister’s domestic corruption case could lead him to ramp up threats to Iran and other rivals. Phyllis Bennis¬†is a Fellow and the Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy […]

13 Jan
7:14

JOINT PRESS RELEASE — Israeli Supreme Court: State Must Justify Why It Won’t Repeal Unconstitutional Settlement Law

The Settlement Regularization Law allows Israel to ‘legalize’ settlements built on privately-owned Palestinian land via de facto expropriation. The Israeli Supreme Court on 4 December 2017 issued an¬†order nisi¬†(“order to show cause”) in a¬†petition against the Settlement Regularization Law¬†filed by Adalah ‚Äď The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in […]

23 Dec
7:28

Rights Groups Submit File to ICC Prosecutor

Four Palestinian human rights organizations, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Al Dameer Association for Human Rights and Al Haq, submitted their fifth substantive communication to the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), during the Assembly of States Parties at the United Nations […]

05 Dec
9:18

Navy Abducts 5 Fishermen and Seizes Boats in Gaza

The Israeli occupation Navy abducted five fishermen, on Sunday evening. seizing their boats from the Sudanese Sea, north of Gaza. The captain, fisherman Amjad al-Shrafi, said, according to the PNN, that the boat was owned by fisherman Khamis Abu al-Sadiq, and¬† that¬†occupation forces took the five fishermen working on the […]

03 Dec
10:47

Israeli Navy Detains Five Fishermen, Injures One, In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Sunday evening, a Palestinian fishing boat in the Sudaniyya Sea, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The Navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boat, wounding one fisherman. They then seized the boat and detained five fishermen. The attack took place in […]

24 Nov
3:14

Law Expropriating Private Palestinian Land Violates International Law say Rights Groups

Three human rights organization said, on Thursday, that an Israeli law which allows expropriation of private Palestinian land in the occupied¬† territory violates international law, despite justifications by the Israeli attorney general. Adalah ‚Äď The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights […]

20 Nov
3:04

Family Of Youngest Detainee Appeals For His Release

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

09 Nov
9:55

Israel Condemned by Rights Groups for Using Bodies as ‘Bargaining Chips’

by Jaclynn Ashly, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine Human rights groups have condemned an Israeli decision to withhold bodies of five Palestinians who were killed in an Israeli attack on a tunnel dug under the Gaza-Israel border, last week. Israeli authorities announced, on Sunday, that the army had uncovered the bodies […]

06 Nov
9:13

Israel To Detonate Tunnel Which It Bombarded Last Week, Killing 12 Fighters

The Israeli army announced Sunday, that it intends to detonate what is left of a border tunnel, which it bombarded a week earlier, in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, killing twelve Palestinian fighters, members of Al-Quds Brigades of the Islamic Jihad, and Al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas. Israeli media sources have […]

04 Nov
4:23

Updated: Bodies Of Five Fighters Found Under Rubble, Twelve Confirmed Dead

A statement released by the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, revealed that the bodied of five of its fighters have been recovered from the rubble of the tunnel, which was bombarded by the Israeli army last Monday, bringing the number of confirmed deaths to twelve. The […]

30 Oct
6:16

Israeli Army Threatens Gaza Family on Facebook

The Israeli military has posted a status on Facebook threatening the home and lives of a Palestinian family in the Gaza Strip. Adalah ‚Äď The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Gaza) have responded, calling on the Israeli military to immediately […]

23 Oct
7:23

How Israel Engages In ‘Water Apartheid’

by Mersiha Gadzo, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine World Health Organisation says that an illegal Israeli settler in West Bank consumes three times more water than a legal Palestinian resident. Jordan Valley, Occupied West Bank¬†–¬†Water is not scarce in the Jordan Valley, known as the traditional “breadbasket of Palestine” –¬†yet Palestinian […]

21 Oct
6:49

Israeli Navy Shoots Palestinian Teen Sailing Gaza Coast

A Palestinian teenager was shot and injured, by Israeli naval forces, off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip, on Thursday evening. Witnesses told Ma‚Äôan News Agency that the 19-year-old, whose identity remained unknown, was sailing off the coast of Beit Lahiya when Israeli naval forces opened fire on the […]

20 Sep
11:12

Rights Organisations Submit Evidence of Israeli War Crimes to ICC Prosecutor

On Wednesday noon, 20 September 2017, the four Palestinian human rights organizations (Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), al-Haq Organization, al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, and Addameer Center for Human Rights) held a press conference to declare the submission of a fourth communication to the International Criminal Court (ICC) titled […]

17 Sep
6:45

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

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

29 Aug
8:28

Adalah: Israeli AG Fails to Respond to Appeals against Closure of Bakr Investigation

Paramedics and media crews at the location minutes after the attack on the beach that killed the four Bakr children as they were playing on the beach. (Courtesy of¬†Al Mezan) The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Gaza), and the Palestinian Center […]

09 Aug
1:47

Joint Press Release: The Israeli Guide to Obstructing Justice

In July 2014, Israel began a military assault on the Gaza Strip, including an indiscriminate bombing campaign and a brutal ground invasion. In total, the assault killed 1,545 Palestinian civilians, including 556 children, and made 11,166 families homeless. For victims and survivors of the attack on Gaza, Israel‚Äôs own military […]

06 Aug
7:19

How the Blockade Hurts Children (VIDEO)

It‚Äôs been ten years since Israel began its land, sea, and air blockade on the Gaza Strip. This military siege has largely cut Gaza off from the rest of the world and prevented or acutely limited a wide range of goods and services from reaching children in Gaza. (Photo:¬†A Palestinian […]

23 Jul
7:21

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

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

09 Jul
10:30

Pregnant Palestinian Woman Injured After Being Rammed By An Israeli Settler’s Car In Hebron

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a pregnant Palestinian woman was injured, Sunday, after an Israeli colonist‚Äôs car struck her near al-‚ÄėArroub College, in the al-‚ÄėArroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The sources stated that the woman, Abeer Bassam Jawabra, 28, […]

01 Jul
7:36

UN Secretary-General: Ending Occupation the ‘Only Way’ to Achieve Peace

On the occasion of a United Nations forum, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called, on Thursday, for an end to the half-century Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Golan Heights as the ‚Äúonly way to achieve the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people.‚ÄĚ In a statement […]

11 Jun
8:18

No News on Palestinians Missing since 2014 Gaza War, says Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has not received any answers from Israel regarding Palestinians who have been missing since the Israeli offensive on the besieged Gaza Strip in 2014, a Gaza-based spokeswoman for the group said, on Saturday. The 51-day offensive in 2014 left more than 2,000 […]

26 Apr
9:11

5 Year Old Girl Dies in Gaza After Israel Denies Her Access To Medical Treatment

The al-Mezan Center for Human Rights issued a statement strongly denouncing the death of a Palestinian child, from the besieged Gaza Strip, after Israel refused to allow her to transfer out of the walled-in enclave, despite her serious health condition resulting from a metabolism disorder. Al-Mezan said the family received […]

26 Feb
6:27

Human Rights Watch Denied Israeli Work Permit

Israeli authorities have denied Human Rights Watch‚Äôs application for a work permit for its Israel and Palestine director, on the grounds that it is not a real human rights group, the organization said, according to Al Mezan Center for Human Rights. In its February 20, 2017 letter denying a work […]

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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs torture at the hands of Israeli prison authorities. […]

06 Feb
10:18

Samidoun January 2017 Report: 590 Palestinians Seized by Israeli Occupation

Palestinian prisoners‚Äô and human rights associations, the Palestinian Prisoners‚Äô Society, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and the Prisoners‚Äô 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 […]

05 Jan
6:35

Israeli Officer Succumbs to Wounds Sustained in 2014 Offensive on Gaza

January 5, 2017 6:35 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report 0

An Israeli occupation officer died last night, of injuries sustained in 2014 offensive against the Gaza Strip. Israeli radio said that Major Haghai Ben Ari, aged 33, died last night. Ari was in the Paratroopers Brigade and was injured in his head while participating in an attack¬†. The number of […]

27 Nov
5:03

Rights Groups Urge ICC Investigation into Persecution Arising out of Ongoing Gaza Closure

This week, Palestinian human rights groups urged the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to examine the Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip, which has denied two million Palestinians a panoply of fundamental rights for nearly a decade, as the crime against humanity of persecution under the Rome Statute. […]

04 Oct
11:28

September 2016 report: 436 Palestinians arrested, nearly 8000 since October 2015

Samidoun: The following is a translation of the report issued monthly by Palestinian organizations working on prisoners‚Äô issues: Prisoners Affairs Committee; Palestinian Prisoners; Society; Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights and Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association. The report was issued on Monday, 3 October and translated by Samidoun Palestinian […]