Category Archives: Prisoners

17 Sep
5:39

Six Palestinian Detainees Still On Hunger Strike against Administrative Detention

September 17, 2019 5:39 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Commission of Detainees and ex-Detainees Affairs said, in its Sunday report, that six Palestinian detainees being held in Israeli prisons are continuing an open-ended hunger strike against their arbitrary administrative detention without charge or trial. Five of them are languishing in al-Ramla prison clinic.   The commission noted that […]

13 Sep
2:35

120 Detainees To Join Hunger Strike As Tension Continues To Mount

Two days after 23 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons started a hunger strike, 120 others are planning to join the strike, especially if the Israeli Prison Authority continues to ignore their demands, including implementing what it agreed to in April of this year. The detainees said that the prison […]

11 Sep
1:26

Israeli Forces Invade Jerusalem, Abduct Seven Palestinians

Israeli forces abducted on Tuesday evening seven Palestinians, including a girl, from the Old City of Jerusalem. Local sources told the Palestinian News Agency Wafa that large forces of the Israeli army raided Bab Hatta in Old Jerusalem, and abducted Mohammed Meteb, Ahmad Meteb, Yousef Hazina, Riyad al-Rishq, Firas Karkour, […]

11 Sep
12:38

PCHR Report: Suspicions of Medical Neglect in Death of Palestinian Prisoner in Israeli Prison

September 11, 2019 12:38 AM PCHR Human rights, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Following the death of ailing Palestinian prisoner, Bassam al-Sayeh (47) from Nablus, under circumstances that invite suspicions of intentional medical neglect by the Israeli authorities, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) has released a report holding Israeli authorities responsible for his death and expressing its grave concern that the […]

10 Sep
8:41

Israeli Soldiers Seriously Injure A Young Man Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, on Monday afternoon, a young man, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after the army attacked youngsters protesting the death of a Palestinian detainee in Israeli prison. The Palestinian was seriously injured by Israeli army fire, north of al-Biereh city, and was […]

09 Sep
8:41

Police Assault Mother, Detain Son in East Jerusalem

Israeli police physically attacked a Palestinian mother before detaining her son, while they were near the light rail, close to Shua’fat refugee camp, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, said witnesses. The mother and her son were attacked and pepper sprayed by Israeli police, for no apparent reason, before they detained the […]

Prisoner in hospital (archive image)
08 Sep
11:26

Palestinians Protest “Unnecessary, Negligent” Death of Prisoner

In Nablus on Sunday, hundreds of Palestinians gathered for a peaceful march demanding justice for the prisoner Bassam al-Sayyeh, from Nablus, who died early Sunday in Israeli jail, due to medical negligence. Participants in the march in the city of Nablus, which took place on Sunday evening, held the Israeli Prison […]

08 Sep
10:34

Updated: “Palestinian Detainee Dies in Israeli Prison”

Cancer-stricken Palestinian prisoner Bassam al-Sayyeh, from the northern West Bank district of Nablus, died today in an Israeli prison, due to medical negligence, said the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission. Al-Sayeh, 47, was detained on August 10, 2015, he was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2011 and blood cancer in […]

08 Sep
2:44

Hunger Striking Detainee Faces Serious Health Conditions

September 8, 2019 2:44 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Human rights, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies has warned that a hunger striking detainee, held by Israel, is facing very serious health condition in the Ramla Hospital, after 56 days of the hunger strike. The center stated that the detainee, Ahmad Abdul-Karim Ghannam, 42, from Doura town near the southern West […]

Prisoner in hospital (archive image)
05 Sep
5:41

2 Palestinian Prisoners End Hunger Strikes on Conditions of Release

Huthayfa Halabiyeh, 28, from the town of Abu Dis near Jerusalem, has been on hunger strike for 67 days, and was recently admitted to hospital due to deterioration in his health. Today his fast ended after reaching an agreement with the Israeli authorities on his release. Head of the Prisoners […]

05 Sep
5:28

6 Palestinians Detained From West Bank by Israeli Forces

In its daily campaign of detaining Palestinians from throughout the occupied West Bank, Israeli forces detained, Wednesday night, into Thursday morning, at least 6 Palestinians, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS). The army detained early this morning 2 Palestinians from Beit Kahel village in the southern West Bank district […]

05 Sep
3:30

Over 200 Palestinian Detainees Suspend Hunger Strike

200 Palestinian detainees being held at Ramon detention camp suspended their hunger strike, which they started on Monday, to demand the removing of carcinogenic devices in the prison, and to improve the living conditions of prisoners held in the detention center. According to the PNN, the head of the Prisoners […]

02 Sep
5:53

Detainees and Ex Detainees Commission : Two Palestinian Prisoners Critically Ill

The Detainees and Ex Detainees Commission, Monday, warned that 2 Palestinians held in Israeli jails are critically ill and 1 of them may die. Commission director, Qadri Abu Bakr, told WAFA that Sami Abu Diak and Bassam Sayeh suffer serious deterioration in their health and that 1 of them may […]

30 Aug
4:19

Palestinian Children Face Physical and Verbal Abuse in Israeli Prisons

Palestinian children held in Israeli prisons are subjected to physical and verbal abuse by Israeli forces, a Palestinian commission says. The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs released a report based on testimonies given by 45 children under 18, from Jerusalem al-Quds, who are held in the Israeli prison of […]

Israeli troops in a night raid (archive image)
29 Aug
6:21

Israeli Troops Abduct Two Married Couples, Journalist in Early Morning Raids

Early Thursday morning before dawn, Israeli troops invaded several parts of the West Bank and abducted five Palestinians — two married couples from Jerusalem, and a photojournalist from the village of Ni’lin. According to the Palestinian Wafa News Agency, Israeli forces abducted on Thursday two Palestinian citizens and their wives […]

29 Aug
12:06

Detainee From Beit Rima Starts Hunger Strike

A Palestinian political prisoner from Beit Rima town, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, started a hunger strike the day of his abduction, three days ago, protesting his detention without charges. The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has informed the family of Humam Monir Rimawi, 28, that their son […]

27 Aug
11:28

Nine Detainees Continue Hunger Strike In Israeli Prisons

Nine Palestinian detainees, held by Israeli in several Israeli prisons are ongoing with hunger strike protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, in addition to protesting continued solitary confinement and demanding medical treatment. One of the detainees, Hotheifa Bader Halabiyya, 28, from Abu Dis town, […]

27 Aug
10:34

Israeli Imposes Sanctions On Palestinian Detainees In Majeddo Prison

The Palestinian Detainees Media Center has reported, on Tuesday evening, that tension is mounting in Majeddo Israeli prison after the administration imposed further sanctions on the detainees. In a short statement, the center said the tension has been mounting since Monday evening, after the Israeli Prison Administration closed sections 3, […]

27 Aug
3:46

10 Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in Early Morning Raids Tuesday

Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank in the early morning hours on Tuesday and abducted Palestinians who were asleep in their beds. In the central West Bank, Israeli forces abducted a Palestinian and seized the equipment of a blacksmith workshop in the town of Beit Liqya, south […]

26 Aug
10:14

21 Palestinians Abducted in Early Morning Raids Monday

Israeli troops abducted 21 Palestinians in a number of raids across the West Bank in the early morning hours on Monday. According to a statement by the Palestinian Prisoners Society,  Israeli troops abducted 21 Palestinians in multiple raids across Ramallah and al-Bireh district. Nine of those detained were taken from their […]

25 Aug
10:03

VIDEOS: Speakers confront political bans, anti-Palestinian repression in Germany

On Saturday, 17 August, Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat spoke in Berlin after the end of the political ban imposed on him by the German state. Joining him were Samidoun’s international coordinator, Charlotte Kates and European coordinator, Mohammed Khatib. Thanks to solidarity video network Public Solidarity, videos of the talks are now available online for those […]

25 Aug
9:51

French-Egyptian National Still Being Detained by Israel

August 25, 2019 9:51 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission, the Palestinian government body in charge of following up on the affairs of political detainees held in Israeli jails, today, said that Israeli authorities continue their detention of French-Egyptian national Salah Mohammad Hasanin, 61. Hasanin, according to the commission, has been placed in harsh and […]

Prisoner in hospital (archive image)
25 Aug
9:40

Hunger-striking Detainee Transferred to Hospital

August 25, 2019 9:40 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) transferred, on Sunday, Palestinian detainee Wajdi al-Awawdeh, from the town of Dersamet, in the occupied West Bank, to the hospital. According to the family of the prisoner, they received a call from an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) informing them that he had […]

25 Aug
6:07

Update on Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike

Eight Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails continue to go on an open hunger strike to protest Israel’s policy of administrative detention. The Palestinian Prisoners Club said that Huthaifa Halabiyyeh (28), from Abu Deis in occupied Jerusalem has been on hunger strike for 55 days. Halabiyyeh, father of a baby girl, […]

24 Aug
3:48

Israeli Troops Abduct Four, Summon One, in Pre-Dawn Raids

Israeli troops invaded several parts of the West Bank on Saturday before dawn and abducted several Palestinians who were asleep in their beds. In the southern West Bank, Israeli forces abducted Samed Jihad Jahhara from Al-Aroub refugee camp north of Hebron. In the central West Bank, Israeli forces abducted on […]

22 Aug
7:03

Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinian Nonviolent Protesters Near Ofar Prison

Israeli soldiers attacked, Thursday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters, holding a procession in front of Ofar Israeli prison, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, in solidarity with hunger striking detainees, and abducted one of them. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers resorted to the excessive […]

22 Aug
6:08

Army Abducts Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Thursday, at least thirteen Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisaoners Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in Jenin governorate, in northern West Bank, and interrogated many Palestinians before abducting five, including former […]

22 Aug
4:02

Dozens Of Detainees To Join Hunger Strike

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has reported that dozens of its political prisoners, imprisoned by Israel in three detention facilities, have decided to hold a hunger strike for three days as in an initial measure in solidarity with detainee Hotheifa Halabiyya, who continues a hunger strike […]

21 Aug
6:33

Political Ban Fails to Silence Khaled Barakat in Berlin

Two events in Berlin on Friday and Saturday, 16 and 17 August, featured speeches by Palestinian writer and activist Khaled Barakat, who was subject to a political ban by the German state preventing him from speaking about Palestine at any public event or activity. Barakat appealed against the political ban in German courts, […]

20 Aug
5:35

Israeli Forces Arrest Several Palestinians From the West Bank

Israeli forces arrested, Tuesday at dawn, a number of Palestinian youths in a wide arrest campaign in several cities of the occupied West Bank. Local sources told Alray that the “Israeli Defence Forces” detained Mohammed Assafra, accused of stabbing an Israeli soldier in the illegal Etzion settlement, two weeks ago, […]

19 Aug
9:20

19 Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in Pre-Dawn Raids on Monday

The Israeli military abducted 21 Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank on Monday, 15 of them from the Ramallah governorate, in the central West Bank. Local sources told the Palestinian Wafa News Agency that the Israeli occupation forces arrested the previously released prisoner Awad Abu Ein from Ramallah. […]

18 Aug
5:30

Dozens of Palestinian Workers Detained by Israeli Forces

Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday at dawn, detained dozens of Palestinian workers from the West Bank, in raids on occupied Palestinian, pre-1948. The official in General Federation of Palestinian Trade Unions, Riad Kamil, said, according to Al Ray, that Israeli occupation police erected many checkpoints at most of streets and […]

Israeli night raid (archive image)
17 Aug
1:36

Israeli Troops Abduct Five Palestinians Overnight in Several Incidents

Israeli troops abducted a total of five Palestinians overnight on Friday, from various parts of the West Bank. These included a 16-year old teen from al-‘Issawiya in East Jerusalem, a teen from Hebron, a young man from Jenin who was abducted from a checkpoint near Jericho, and two brothers abducted […]

16 Aug
5:26

Samidoun Condemns Palestinian Authority’s Normalization Meetings

Photo: Inminds Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins organizers and activists throughout occupied Palestine in condemning the normalization meetings undertaken by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas with a delegation from the so-called “Israel Democratic Party” and it alliance, the Democratic Union. This meeting comes amid the approach to the Israeli elections scheduled […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
15 Aug
4:41

Israeli Forces Abduct Six Palestinians in Pre-Dawn Raids Thursday

Israeli forces invaded three different parts of the West Bank on Thursday before dawn, abducting six young men who were asleep in their beds. According to the Palestinian Wafa News Agency, before dawn on Thursday, Israeli occupation forces invaded the Aida refugee camp north of Bethlehem, located next to the […]

13 Aug
4:52

UPDATE : 30 Palestinian Prisoners Join Hunger Strike In Solidarity With 6 Detainees

Thirty Palestinians in Israeli jails, have joined a hunger strike in solidarity with six detainees who have themselves been refusing to eat or drink to protest their illegal detention without charge or trial. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) stated Monday, that another group comprising 30 prisoners […]

12 Aug
6:09

Ailing Palestinian Detainee Faces Life-Threatening Deterioration

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that the Israeli Prison Authority has moved an ailing Palestinian detainee to Assaf Harofeh Medical Center after a sharp deterioration in his health condition, due to lack of adequate medical treatment. The Committee stated that the detainee, Sami Abu Diak, was diagnosed with […]

12 Aug
3:45

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Woman While Visiting With Her Detained Son

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, a Palestinian woman from the southern West Bank district of Hebron, while visiting with her imprisoned son in Hadarim Israeli prison. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted Siham al-Battat, 59, from the ath-Thaheriyya town, southwest of Hebron, while visiting with her imprisoned son, […]

06 Aug
9:06

Samidoun in Occupied Palestine Urges All to Join Ramallah Demonstration for Palestinian Prisoners

Samidoun in occupied Palestine is calling for a mass demonstration, on Wednesday, 7 August, to stand with the Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli prisons, especially those on hunger strike against imprisonment without charge or trial. The protest will begin at 4:30 pm at the center of Manara Square, highlighting the fight to end administrative […]

05 Aug
2:05

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, at least thirteen Palestinians, including a child and a father along with his son, mainly from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said the soldiers abducted two young men, […]

05 Aug
12:01

Two Palestinians Arrested South of the Gaza Strip

The Israeli occupation forces, Sunday at dawn, arrested two Palestinian citizens south of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli website 0404 reported that the Israeli forces arrested two Palestinian youths on Gaza border, while they were attempting to infiltrate into the 1948 occupied territories. It stated that the two detainees, who […]

Israeli soldiers abduct youth (archive image from Palestine News)
05 Aug
12:01

Silwan Youth Severely Beaten by Israeli Police

A Palestinian minor from the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan was transferred to hospital after he was severely beaten by Israeli police officers who invaded his family home to arrest him, local sources said. A heavily armed police force reportedly stormed the family home of Jamal Ali al-Ghoul in […]

05 Aug
12:01

Israeli Forces Storm Jerusalem and Jenin, 11 Palestinians Detained

Israeli occupation forces, Saturday night, detained at least 11 Palestinians during incursions, across occupied East Jerusalem and the northern West Bank district of Jenin, WAFA quoted local sources. Israeli police stormed the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Al-Issawiya and the Shufat refugee camp, northeast of the city, and detained eight Palestinians […]

05 Aug
12:01

Israeli Forces Suppress Palestinian Prisoners in Ofer Prison

August 5, 2019 12:01 AM Ali Salam Human rights, Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club, on Sunday, said that tension prevailed in Israel’s Ofer prison after “Metzada” repression unit broke into section 20, which contains imprisoned children, to transfer leading activists. The Club said that the Israeli Prison System (IPS) informed the prisoners that the transfer is due to a Shabak […]

04 Aug
12:01

Palestine’s UN Delegation Criticizes Secretary-General for Not Including Israel on ‘List of Shame’

To the dismay of Palestine’s delegation to the United Nations, Secretary-General AntĂłnio Guterres did not include Israel in his new “list of shame”, which includes states committing grave violations against children, despite the figures and statistics in the report about serious violation of rights of children in Palestine, said Riyad […]

04 Aug
12:01

Addameer’s Lawyers Visit Three Prisoners on Hunger Strike for 32 Days in Nitzan-Ramle Prison

On Wednesday 31 July 2019, Addameer’s lawyers visited three prisoners who had reached day 32 of their hunger strike. These prisoners include Huthayfa Halibia, Muhammad Abuakkar, and Mustafa Hassanat who are being held in Nitzan-Ramle prison. The prisoners reported to the lawyer that they will continue their hunger strike until […]

02 Aug
11:36

Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies Report : 420 Arrests in July, Including 10 Women, 62 Children and the Martyrdom of a Prisoner

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies (PCBS), released a report on August 1, 2019 confirming that the Israeli occupation authorities have continued to arbitrarily detain Palestinians during the past month of July. The PCBS has documented 420 cases of arrest of Palestinians during July, including 62 minors, 10 women, a […]

01 Aug
2:28

20 More Palestinian Prisoners Join Administrative Detainees in Hunger Strike for Freedom

On Tuesday, 30 July, 20 more Palestinian prisoners joined the eight administrative detainees already on hunger strike as Mohammed Abu Aker, Mustafa Hassanat and Huzaifa Halabiya entered their second month without food. The prison branch of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine announced  that 20 prisoners in the Negev desert prison […]

01 Aug
2:23

I Am A Warrior Prisoner

I live in a very small territory of 365 square kilometers, also known as the largest open-air prison in the world, located in colonized Palestine. The prison guards are powerful oppressors, the enforcers of “apartheid,” also known as Zionists. These jailers keep us locked, except for the few times when […]

01 Aug
1:50

Second Child in Less than 24 Hours Summoned for Interrogation

Israeli forces summoned a second Palestinian child, in less than 24 hours, for interrogation. Qais Firas Obaid, 6 years old, from al-Eesawiyya, in the occupied city of Jerusalem, was summoned by Israeli forces on Tuesday evening, for interrogation, just after a summons was issued to Mohammad Elayyan (4 years), on […]

31 Jul
12:03

Detainee From Bethlehem Refuses To End Hunger Strike

The Maan Palestinian News Agency has reported that a detainee, from Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, has refused an offer to be released in four months in exchange for ending his hunger strike, and added that the detainee is demanding that any offer must […]

30 Jul
11:06

Palestinian Female Detainee Receives Administrative Detention Orders, Faces Deteriorating Health

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Tuesday, that a female detainee from Bethlehem governorate, south of occupied Jerusalem, was slapped with an arbitrary Administrative Detention order, without charges or trial, despite her deteriorating health condition. The Committee stated that the detainee, Shorouq Mohammad Mousa al-Badan, 25, from Teqoua’ town, east […]

30 Jul
9:32

Israeli Authorities Summon 3-Year Old Child for Interrogation

In the latest violation of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, Israeli authorities on Monday issued a summons for a 3-year-old child to be brought to the Jerusalem police station for interrogation. During an invasion of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Isawiya Monday night, Israeli forces stormed […]

al-Isawiya (blue sections are areas that Israel is attempting to annex)
29 Jul
11:01

More Abductions in al-‘Isawiya – Israeli Troops Abduct 7 on Monday, Including a Child

Following the abduction of eight Palestinians from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Isawiya on Sunday, Israeli troops again invaded the area on Monday morning, abducting 7 more Palestinians. According to the Palestinian news agency Wafa, Israeli occupying forces abducted seven citizens from their homes in the early morning hours on […]

Palestinians at Gaza border fence (archive image - Wafa)
28 Jul
10:50

Israeli Forces Abduct Two Youth at Gaza Border

Israeli occupation forces arrested two youths at dawn on Sunday as they tried to cross the border fence in the Gaza Strip. Local media reported that the Israeli occupation forces abducted the two young men in the southern Gaza Strip after trying to cross the fence, and took them in […]

28 Jul
1:22

A Nasty, Brutish Dream: Palestinian Youth In Detainment

by Isaac Scher On a hot afternoon last August, Mohammed, 13, and Ahmed, 14, sat and watched from afar as a scuffle broke out between Israeli forces and local youth in their West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. Young villagers threw stones; Israeli soldiers responded with tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and live […]

28 Jul
1:02

Huzaifa Bader: Fighting for Justice, Fighting for His Life

On the morning of the 25th of July, Huzaifa Bader, 27, was rushed to Ramleh Prison Hospital in the occupied West Bank, after he had been on hunger strike for 25 days. With his health deteriorating and with no sign of progress in his legal battle, his family don’t know how […]

25 Jul
11:13

Alaa Basheer Detained by Israeli Intelligence

July 25, 2019 11:13 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Two days after her release from a Palestinian Authority (PA) jail, the Israeli intelligence apparatus detained Palestinian teacher Alaa Basheer, after summoning her for interrogation, on Thursday. Her detention was seen as part of the security cooperation between the PA and Israel. The PA preventive security apparatus, last Sunday, released […]

25 Jul
10:54

MADA Calls for Photojournalist’s Release from Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has called on international legal and human rights organizations to put pressure on the Israeli occupation government to stop its attempts to deport the Palestinian photographer, Mustafa Al-Karouf, outside of the Palestinian territories and release him, as he has been detained […]

23 Jul
10:38

Israel Attempts to Censor European Parliament amid Growing Support for Khaled Barakat, Palestinian Rights

Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat is continuing to fight back against a political ban imposed on him by Germany, while Israeli officials are attempting to pressure the European Parliament over inviting Palestinian speakers to discuss the repression they face in Europe as well as under Israeli occupation. Barakat, who has filed an urgent appeal in […]

23 Jul
10:13

Anadolu Photojournalist Back in Israeli Jail

July 23, 2019 10:13 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

After failing to deport him to Jordan, Israeli authorities returned an Anadolu Agency photojournalist to a detention center, on Monday, where he has been detained for six months, according to his lawyer. Israeli had tried since Sunday evening to deport Mustafa Kharouf, 32, to Jordan, but Jordan’s firm opposition prevented this, […]

19 Jul
4:40

International Lawyers Support Khaled Barakat’s Struggle against Political Ban

July 18, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network International, European and German lawyers issued statements in support of Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat, subjected to a political ban in Germany since 22 June, when he was prevented by Berlin police from speaking at a community event on Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century.” […]

18 Jul
6:22

Report: “Taqatqa Died Due To Abuse, Lack Of Medical Treatment”

Updated: The Palestinian Detainees Committee has confirmed that the autopsy results in the death of Nassar Taqatqa, 31, from Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, revealed that he died due to abuse by Israeli interrogators and soldiers, and added that he suffered severe Pneumonia without […]

17 Jul
6:19

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers injured, Wednesday, many Palestinians near Beit El military roadblock, north of al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central West Bank, the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported. WAFA said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against students of Bir Zeit […]

17 Jul
12:59

Mother of Nasser Taqatqa Speaks to PNN

Through tears, the mother of Nassar Taqatqa expressed her devastation at the loss of her son who died in solitary confinement, in an Israeli prison. In an interview with a correspondent for the Palestine News Network (PNN), at her home in the town of Beit Fajjar, southwest of Bethlehem, she […]

16 Jul
4:11

Palestinian Detainee Dies In Solitary Confinement In Nitzan Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Tuesday, that a Palestinian detainee from Beit Fajjar town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, died in solitary confinement in Nitzan Israeli Prison. The PPS said the detainee, Nasser Majed Taqatqa, 31, was taken prison by Israeli soldiers on June 19 […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
15 Jul
9:03

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, at least fifteen Palestinians, including two women and seven political prisoners, and demolished the foundation of one building, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers stormed and ransacked several homes and abducted seven former political prisoners, identified as […]

10 Jul
12:31

Female Palestinian Prisoner Declares Hunger Strike in Protest of Her Administrative Detention

July 10, 2019 12:31 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian woman incarcerated in Israel began, on Sunday, an open-ended hunger strike to protest her detention without charge or trial for 14 consecutive months, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said. Fida Mohammad Daamas, 24, from Beit Ummar town in the south of the West Bank and a student at […]

07 Jul
8:47

Update: Three Hunger Strikers Moved to Solitary Confinement

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-detainees’ Affairs reported, Sunday, that the Israeli Prison Services in Negev prison moved three Palestinian detainees, currently on hunger strike, to solitary confinement. It reported that the three detainees are Nedal Abu A’kar, Mustafaal-Hasanat, and Huthyfa Halabia, who launched a hunger strike against their […]

06 Jul
8:37

Seven Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies has reported that the number of detainees, held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges of trial, and are holding hunger strikes in Israeli prisons is now seven, after six other detainees suspended their strike upon reaching agreements with the Israeli Prison Service. Researcher […]

05 Jul
2:02

Five Detainees Suspend Hunger Strike After Reaching An Agreement Ending Their Administrative Detention

The Palestinian Committee of Detainees and Ex-Detainees has reported, Thursday, that five detainees from Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, have suspended their hunger strike after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Prison Service, ending their arbitrary Administrative Detention, without charges or trial. The Committee […]

04 Jul
4:33

11 Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike against Administrative Detention, Call for Solidarity and Action

Palestinian prisoner jailed without charge on hunger strike, Mohammed Abu Aker Three more Palestinian prisoners launched a hunger strike on 1 July 2019, joining eight already refusing meals in protest. Mohammed Nidal Abu Aker and Mohammed Attia Hassanat, both of Dheisheh refugee camp near Bethlehem, and Huzaifa Halabiya from Abu Dis in […]

04 Jul
4:26

Ashkelon Detainees Transferred To Other Jails

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs said that the Israeli Prison Service (IPS), on Monday morning, transferred all Palestinian detainees in Ashkelon prison to other facilities. In a statement, the Commission said that 50 were taken, from their cells to other prisons, as a mass punitive measure against […]

02 Jul
6:23

Journalist Threatened with Prison for Speaking about Palestine

German authorities barred Palestinian-Canadian journalist Khaled Barakat from speaking at a Palestine solidarity event in Berlin, claiming his “anti-Semitic” speeches posed a threat to public order and could undermine relations between the country and Israel. The activist has been prohibited from attending future political events and threatened with up to […]

02 Jul
6:05

Two Teens Run Over by Military Jeep near Jenin

An Israeli military jeep ran over two Palestinian teenagers before briefly detaining them, said local WAFA sources. The jeep reportedly ran over Ahmad Saba’neh, 16, and Mohammed Saba’neh, 18, at the southern entrance of the town of Qabatia, south of Jenin, before briefly detaining them. (archive photo image)

24 Jun
12:07

Detained Siblings Continue Hunger Strike In Israeli Prison

June 24, 2019 12:07 PM IMEMC News Nablus, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that two Palestinian siblings, imprisoned by Israel, are ongoing with a hunger strike, protesting very bad conditions in prison. The Committee stated that detainee Noureddin Shahrouri has started the hunger strike nine days ago, and has been denied visitation with his family, and […]

19 Jun
10:31

Ailing Detainee, Sami Abu Diak, Faces Serious Deterioration

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) issued a statement warning of the grave deterioration of the health condition of a Palestinian detainee, held by Israel, especially after a recent serious health setback. The PPS said the detainee, Sami Abu Diak, 36, from the northern West Bank city of Jenin, suffered various […]

19 Jun
1:53

Ashkelon Prison Administration Submits to Detainee Demands

The Commission of Detainees’ Affairs confirmed, this Tuesday, that the administration of the prison of Ashkelon has gradually begun implementing a number of the requests of the detainees, which have been demanded through their latest hunger strike. The commission has stated that the administration of the prison has let all […]

15 Jun
10:49

Female Palestinian Detainees Announce Demands, Plan for Collective Strike

Palestinian women protest for Palestinian prisoners’ freedom, Ramallah. Photo: UPWC Palestinian women prisoners in Damon prison delivered an official letter to the Israeli prison administration, informing them of their intention to launch an open hunger strike on 1 July if their demands are not addressed. In a statement, former prisoner Mona Qa’adan said that 13 prisoners […]

15 Jun
11:41

Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinian Detainees In Asqalan

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday at dawn, many Palestinian political prisoners in Asqalan Prison, and conducted very violent searches of their rooms and property. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the attack comes one day before the planned hunger strike in the prison due to the escalating Israeli […]

14 Jun
5:16

3 Years, 119 Court Hearings: Mohammed Halabi Continues to Fight Back against Israeli Imprisonment

Mohammed Halabi. Photo: World Vision Palestinian charity worker Mohammed Halabi has been brought 119 times to Israeli court during the three years of detention. Halabi, a manager in Gaza for World Vision, was seized by Israeli occupation forces on 15 June 2016. After being secretly detained for nearly two months, he was then […]

14 Jun
5:08

Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, AOC Sign Bill to Stop US Aid to Israel (VIDEO)

Congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) said they would be signing a bill to stop funding Israel, due to its abuse of Palestinian children. The bill was introduced by Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum, and would prohibit aid from being used by Israeli authorities to detain Palestinian minors. Congresswoman […]

13 Jun
11:28

Detainees In Ashkelon To Start Hunger Strike Sunday

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that the detainees in Ashkelon Israeli prison have decided to start a hunger strike, this coming Sunday, after preparing a list of legitimate demands. The committee stated that the detainees will start removing all food products from their rooms, before starting the strike. It […]

13 Jun
2:53

Female Palestinian Journalist Jailed for ‘Incitement’

An Israeli court, on Monday, sentenced a Palestinian journalist with 13-month jail term, on incitement charges, according to Palestinian sources. Lama Khater, 42, was also fined 5,000 shekel (around ÂŁ1,400), the Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement. Khater was arrested by Israeli forces last year during a raid on […]

10 Jun
11:22

Hunger Striking Detainee Hassan al-‘Oweiwi to be Released

June 10, 2019 11:22 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Hassan al-‘Oweiwi has suspended a 69-day open hunger strike, after reaching agreement with Israeli Prison Services to release him, the Commission of Detainees and Ex-detainees Affairs said. The commission explained, in a statement, that negotiations between al-‘Oweiwi and IPS reached an agreement to release him, after serving six […]

09 Jun
1:45

Palestinian Detainee Hassan al-‘Oweiwi On Hunger Strike For Over 2 Months

Palestinian prisoner Hassan al-‘Oweiwi is on his 68th day of hunger strike, protesting his imprisonment without charge or trial under Israeli administrative detention. On Thursday, 6 June, Aweiwi was transferred to a civilian hospital, Barzilai, after the severe deterioration of his health after over two months without food. He is […]

09 Jun
1:37

Crimes Against Palestinian Detainees Taking On Dangerous Dimension

Qadri Abu Bakr, chairman of the Detainees Affairs Commission, has condemned the repeated crimes committed, by Israel, against Palestinians being held in its jails, which he says have taken “a very dangerous and unprecedented dimension” designed to complicate their daily lives in prison. Abu Bakr said in a statement, yesterday, […]

08 Jun
12:26

‘This Is For Palestine’: Mum Who Gave Birth Through Smuggled Sperm

photo: Huriye, 4-year-old, daughter of Suhad and Sameer Abu Fayed [MEMO] In 2014, Suhad Abu Fayed gave birth to her daughter Huriye, a bright-eyed child with a mop of curly hair. When Suhad took Huriye to see her father, Sameer, for the first time, the Israeli guards at the prison where […]

06 Jun
5:47

Hunger-Striking Detainee Moved To Hospital

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that a Palestinian detainee, who started a hunger strike 66 days ago, was moved to a hospital after a sharp deterioration in his health condition. The PPS said the detainee, Hasan Abdul-Salam al-‘Oweiwi, 35, from Hebron in southern West Bank, was rushed from […]

02 Jun
6:04

Palestinian Photojournalist at Risk of Deportation

For the past five months, Mustafa al-Kharouf has been languishing inside Israel’s Givon prison, away from his wife Tamam and their one-and-a-half-year-old daughter Asia. But, now, he faces deportation to Jordan. The 32-year-old photojournalist, son to an Algerian mother and a Palestinian father, has been living in Jerusalem since 1999, when […]

30 May
6:15

Palestinian Child Sentenced Over Stone Throwing

Israel’s Salem military court, on Tuesday, sentenced Palestinian child Abdul-Jaber Yasin, age 15, to four months in jail, and ordered him to pay a 3,000 NIS fine. Yasin’s family said that the Israeli court accused their child of throwing stones at Israeli soldiers during a raid on Asira al-Qibliya village, […]

28 May
11:28

Palestinian Prisoner On 56th Day of Hunger Strike Is In Critical Condition

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) has reported that the health condition of Palestinian detainee Hasan Ewaiwi has become severely critical. Ewaiwi, 35, a the father of three children, has been on hunger strike for 56 days to protest being placed under ‘administrative detention’ by Israeli authorities. The PPS said that Ewaiwi […]

27 May
12:37

Detainees in Etzion Suffering Deplorable Conditions

The Palestinian Authority’s Detainee and Ex-Detainees Commission said, today, that Palestinian political detainees in the Israeli prison of Etzion, near Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank, have been suffering unbearable imprisonment conditions, particularly with regard to the meals they get for the break of their daily Ramadan fast. According […]

26 May
7:39

Palestinian Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Fifth Day

May 26, 2019 7:39 PM IMEMC News Hebron, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Sunday, that a detainee from Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, is ongoing with hunger strike, in an Israeli prison, for the fifth day. The Committee stated that the detainee, Ahmad Khader al-Hroub, 30, from Deir Samit town, west of […]

24 May
4:44

Amnesty: Palestinian Photojournalist at Risk of being Separated from Family

Amnesty International, yesterday, called upon Israeli authorities to grant Palestinian photojournalist Mustafa al-Kharouf, who is at imminent risk of deportation and being taken away from his wife and young child, permanent residency in East Jerusalem. Al-Kharouf has been arbitrarily detained at Givon prison in Ramle, in central Israel, since January […]

23 May
7:18

Detainee Suspends Hunger Strike

The Palestinians Detainees’ Committee has reported, Wednesday, that a detainee, who started a hunger strike 50 days ago, has suspended his strike after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Prison Authority. The Committee stated that the detainee Odah al-Hroub, 32, from Doura city, southwest of Hebron, is currently held in […]

17 May
10:56

Israeli Court Convicts Mother Of Slain Palestinian

An Israeli military court convicted, Thursday, Wafa’ Na’alwa, for what it alleged “her failure to prevent her son from carrying out a deadly shooting attack.” The court claimed that Wafa’ “knew of her son’s intention to carry the shooting attack out,” in Burkan Colony, near Salfit, in the West Bank. […]

16 May
1:08

Despite Deteriorating Conditions, Three Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that three Palestinian detainees, held by Israel, are ongoing with the hunger strike, protesting the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial, despite their deteriorating health conditions. The PPS said two of the detainees, identified as Odah al-Hroub and Hasan al-‘Oweiwi, […]

12 May
9:10

Three Palestinian Detainees From Hebron Continue Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Sunday, that three detainees from Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, are ongoing with hunger strikes, rejecting their continued arbitrary Administrative Detention, without charges or trial. The Committee stated that Odah al-Hroub and Hasan al-‘Oweiwi, started the hunger strike […]

08 May
2:41

Two Detainees Continue Hunger Strike For 37th Day

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that two detainees, held by Israel, are ongoing with the hunger strike they started 37th days ago, demanding an end to their continued arbitrary Administrative Detention, without charges of trial. The PPS said the two detainees, identified as Odah al-Hroub, 32, and Hasan […]