Category Archives: Prisoners

21 Feb

Report: Palestinian Prisoner Describes Torture Inside Israeli Jail

In a report issued, on Thursday, the Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Authority released the testimony of the prisoner, Halima Khandakji, 45, from the town of Deir Sudan, Ramallah District, in which she tells details of her torture during interrogation inside the occupation detention cells. The report says “During her interrogation, […]

20 Feb

Commission of Detainees’ Affairs Calls for Release of Dying Prisoner

The Israeli occupation authorities transferred Palestinian prisoner suffering from cancer, Muwaffaq Arouq, 77, from Barzilai Medical Center, back to al-Ramleh prison clinic, despite his deteriorated health condition. Commission of Detainees’ Affairs said in a statement, on Wednesday, that Arouq was transferred from Barzilai Medical Center, a 617-bed hospital in Ashkelon, […]

15 Feb

Health of Imprisoned Cancer Patient Seriously Deteriorated

The health condition of Palestinian detainee Mowaffak Orouq, 77, has significantly deteriorated, the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission stated Friday. Orouq, a cancer patient in Israeli detention since 2003, is in serious condition as he is in a state of semi-coma, taking only small amounts of liquid and having lost a […]

11 Feb

Palestinian Prisoner’s Family Informed of Order to Demolish its Home

The Israeli army, on Tuesday, informed the family of Palestinian detainee, Qassam Barghouthi, of its intention to demolish the family’s home in the central West Bank village of Kobar, the Head of Kobar village council, Izzat Badwan, told WAFA. The army told the family that they have until Thursday to […]

07 Feb

Detainee Tareq Qa’dan, Who Held Extended Hunger Strike In 2019, Released

February 7, 2020 11:24 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Jenin, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society has reported that Israeli soldiers released, Thursday, a Palestinian detainee, who held an extended hunger strike last year, before he was welcomed by hundreds of Palestinians in Jenin, in northern West Bank. The PPS stated that the detainee, Tareq Qa’dan, held an extended hunger strike, lasting […]

07 Feb

Israeli Forces Storm Prison Cells In Ashkelon

February 7, 2020 7:09 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli prison guards, on Thursday evening, stormed Palestinian prisoners’ cells in the Ashkelon facility, wreaking havoc therein, according to Days of Palestine. The Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS)said that confrontations flared up between Palestinian detainees and Israeli prison guards, during the raid. No injuries were reported, but one Palestinian prisoner was […]

04 Feb

PPS: Twelve Palestinians Detained From West Bank, Including a Mother of Four

According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), the Israeli occupation forces arrested 12 Palestinian civilians from the occupied West Bank, on Tuesday night, including a mother of four. The PPS said that six Palestinian citizens were arrested from several towns in the Hebron governorate, including a woman. 1. Muhammad Mahmoud […]

03 Feb

OBAIDA: A Short Film

What does it feel like to be led away from your home by a soldier, while blindfolded? What happens when a military occupation looms over an entire childhood? OBAIDA, a short film by Matthew Cassel, explores a Palestinian child’s experience of Israeli military arrest. Each year, some 700 Palestinian children […]

31 Jan

Israeli Forces Abduct Two Children Near Hebron

Israeli forces, on Thursday evening, brutally arrested two children from Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, Shehab News Agency reported. Local sources said that the occupation forces abducted Hamza Samih Issa Bahr, 14, and Abdullah Fahd Ibrahim Odeh Sabarneh, 12, in the Al-Dhahr region, south […]

26 Jan

Sheikh Sabri Again Expelled from Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli occupation forces, on Saturday, served Sheikh Ikrima Sabri’ with an order of expulsion, from Al-Aqsa Mosque, for four months, after raiding his home. Eyewitness added that the order required him to appear for interrogation on Sunday. Last Sunday, the duration of the order was to last for seven days, […]

24 Jan

Scientists for Palestine Conference Hears Message of Palestinian Scholar, Political Prisoner Ubai Aboudi

Hind Shraydeh protests for Ubai’s release with their three children, Khaled, Ghassan and Basel. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network On the evening of 10 January, a packed hall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, hosted the third international conference of Scientists for Palestine, a global initiative working […]

22 Jan

Soldiers Assault A Palestinian Child Hours After His Release From Prison

Israeli soldiers assaulted, on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian child just a few hours after his release from a detention facility. The Head of the Palestinian Association for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners, Mohammad Hamida, said the soldiers, stationed at the Container military roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, repeatedly assaulted the child, identified as […]

20 Jan

Severe Torture in Israeli Prisons Targets Palestinian Steadfastness: Walid Hanatsheh, Samer Arbeed, Mays Abu Ghosh and More

Photo: Walid Hanatsheh after his interrogation. In the last months of 2019 and early 2020, a growing number of cases of severe physical torture against Palestinian detainees carried out by Israeli Shin Bet interrogators have been documented. While torture and abuse of various kinds have been a mainstay of the […]

20 Jan

Israeli Court Doubles Prison Sentence Of Detained Palestinian Teen

January 20, 2020 9:37 AM IMEMC News News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, last Thursday, that an Israeli appellate court has accepted an appeal filed by the prosecutor’s office demanding to raise the prison sentence of a detained Palestinian teen from the 18 years to life in prison. The PPS stated that the ruling was part […]

19 Jan

Video: Palestinian Woman Arrested at Al-Aqsa After Alleged Stabbing Attempt

Israeli police detained, on Saturday, a Palestinian woman at Damascus Gate, at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem, after an alleged attempted stabbing attack, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Witnesses stated that several police officers at the heavily fortified gate jumped the female worshiper, whose identity was not […]

18 Jan

Three Palestinians Detained Near Bethlehem, Including a Former Prisoner

Israeli soldiers, on Friday, detained at least three Palestinians from the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Security sources confirmed that Israeli forces conducted an invasion into Bethlehem city, resulting in the detention of two Palestinians, including a former prisoner. Soldiers also […]

18 Jan

#FreeMays – Israel is torturing my friend for being an outspoken Palestinian woman

by Kristian Davis Bailey, Black4Palestine On New Year’s Eve, as we approached the end of the year and the start of a new decade, one person weighed heavily on my mind: my friend Mays Abu Ghosh, a 21-year old journalism student from Palestine, who was spending her new year incarcerated without charge […]

18 Jan

Israeli Forces Abduct Finnish MP, Activists On Gaza Border

Israeli occupation forces, on Thursday, detained five Finnish citizens, including a member of parliament, for allegedly attempting to cross the fence separating the 1948 occupied Palestinian territories and the blockaded Gaza Strip. According to Israeli media sources, the Israeli forces detained Anna Kontula, a Finnish MP, and four other humanitarian […]

17 Jan

Israel Profited 54,000 Shekels from Imprisoned Children in December 2019

The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs has stated that the Israeli occupation state has made 54,000 Shekel profit off the Palestinian children who were imprisoned in Ofer jail last December, Quds News Network reported. The Committee said in a report issued on Sunday that 38 Palestinian children were sent […]

16 Jan

Detainees Committee: “Political Prisoners In Nafha Prison Face Dire Living Conditions”

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Thursday, that the political prisoners who were transferred from Ramon prison to Nafha are facing extremely dire living conditions. In a statement, the Committee said that the prison administration in Ramon has transferred around 100 detainees from Ramon prison to sections three and four […]

15 Jan

Israel Approves Construction of Four New Prison Complexes

Israeli ‘housing council’ has approved a plan to build four new prisons in the occupied territories as the occupation accelerates its arrest campaign against Palestinians, the Palestine News Network reported. Israeli media sources announced, on Tuesday, that the council authorized construction of the prison complexes, south of the Israeli city […]

15 Jan

European Union Mission Heads Visit Occupied East Jerusalem

European Union (EU) Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah, on Monday, visited Al-‘Isawiya, a neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestine News Network reported. The European diplomats met with Palestinian residents and representatives of civil society organisations, and they were briefed about the unprecedented number of Israeli police and […]

14 Jan

Israel Extends Detention of Two Palestinian Prisoners, Days Before Release

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the Israeli government renewed the administrative detention of Shorouq al-Badan, 25, for six more months, on Monday, only two days before her scheduled release, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Badan, from Bethlehem, was arrested July 2019, and was supposed to be […]

14 Jan

Detainee Zahran Suspends Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees Affairs has reported that detainee Ahmad Zahran, 42, has suspended the hunger strike, which lasted for 113 days, after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Prison Authority regarding his continued Administrative Detention without charges or trial. Lawyer Jawad Bulus, the head of the […]

14 Jan

Minutes After His Release, Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Who Spent 18 Years In Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, a Palestinian man just minutes after his release from prison, after he was held captive for 18 years. The PPS said the Palestinian political prisoner, Ismael Affana, from occupied East Jerusalem, was released from the Negev Detention Camp, […]

13 Jan

Report: Palestinian Child Prisoners Face Further Repression and Transfer

Palestinian child seized in Jerusalem. Older photo, illustrative. Israeli occupation officials announced that child prisoners would be transferred away from the Ofer prison and separated into cells without the adult prisoner representatives who support them before the prison administration on Saturday, 11 January. In response, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society noted […]

13 Jan

Two Days Before Her Scheduled Release; Detainee Slapped With New Administrative Detention Order

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that, just two days before her scheduled release, the Israeli Authorities slapped a female Palestinian political prisoner with a new arbitrary Administrative Detention order for six additional months. The PPS said that the detainee, Shorouq al-Badan, 25, from Bethlehem south of occupied Jerusalem, […]

13 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, seventeen Palestinians, including a father and his son, during violent invasions and searches of homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded […]

12 Jan

Detainee Zahran on Hunger Strike for 112 Days

January 12, 2020 9:11 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian detainee in Israeli jails, Ahmad Zahran, has been on hunger strike for 112 days in a row, protesting his administrative detention without charge or trial, amid very critical health conditions.   An Israeli occupation court dismissed, on Tuesday, an appeal submitted by Zahran, where it asked him to […]

12 Jan

Israeli to Demolish Detainee’s Home for Second Time

Israeli forces, for the second timeo, have ordered the punitive demolition of the family house of  Ahmad Jamal Qunbu, a Palestinian in Israeli detention, who comes from the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, according to local sources. Qunbu’s father told WAFA that Israeli authorities handed him a notice informing […]

12 Jan

Israel Escalates Violates Against Detained Palestinian Children

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) issued a statement, Saturday, strongly denouncing Israel’s escalating violations against the detained Palestinian children, especially after forcing them in solitary confinement. The PPS said that the Israeli Prison Authority transferred imprisoned Palestinian children from Ofar Prison and placed them in solitary condiment cells. It added […]

11 Jan

Israel Notifies 3 Prisoner’s Families of Order to Demolish Homes

Israeli forces, overnight Thursday, notified the families of three alleged Palestinian attackers, of their intention to demolish their houses across the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. The Palestine Prisoners’ Society (PPS) confirmed that Israeli forces broke into the family home of Mohammad Walid Hanatsheh, in […]

11 Jan

Syrian National Released After 5 Years in Israeli Prison

According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), Israeli authorities, on Friday, released a Syrian national who has been in Israeli detention for five years, the Palestine News and Info Agency reported. Sidqi al-Maqt, 53, was jailed in 2015 on alleged charges of “treason and espionage, support for terrorism and contact […]

09 Jan

Palestinian Prisoner Continues to Suffer Torture in Israeli Prison

The Committee of Prisoners and Former Prisoners Affairs said that Samer Arbid, 44, from Ramallah suffers from signs of extreme torture, to which he was subjected during interrogation in Israeli jails, Quds News Network reported. The committee said in a statement on Wednesday that Arbid is held now in the […]

09 Jan

Israeli Bar Association Revokes License of Palestinian Lawyer

On Tuesday, the family of Palestinian lawyer, Tareq Barghouth, 44, received a decision to withdraw his license to practice the profession, Quds News Network reported. The decision was issued by the Israeli Bar Association, which requires the withdrawal of the license to practice law from Barghouth, on the pretext that […]

09 Jan

PPS: Israeli Forces Arrest Fifteen Palestinians Including Mother of Prisoner

Israeli forces detained fifteen Palestinians, on Wednesday, from across the West Bank, including a woman from occupied Jerusalem and a senior member of Fatah movement, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. A statement released by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that Israeli forces detained Sana Rajabi, from […]

08 Jan

Jerusalem Governor Summoned For Interrogation

Israeli occupation police, on Tuesday, raided the home of Jerusalem’s governor, Adnan Ghaith, in the occupied Jerusalem town of Silwan, and served his family a summon for Ghaith to appear before Israeli intelligence. Ghaith has been detained at least 13 times since he assumed the office of Jerusalem governor and […]

07 Jan

Israeli Military Court Rejects Appeal of Palestinian Prisoner on Hunger Strike for 107 Days

The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said that the Israeli military court of Ofer rejected an appeal submitted for the release of prisoner Ahmad, Zahran, who has been on an open-ended hunger strike for 107 consecutive days in protest of his detention without charge or trial, the Palestinian News and […]

07 Jan

Longest Serving Palestinian Prisoners Have Spent 38 Years in Israeli Prison

The two longest-serving Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, cousins Karim and Maher Younis, have been behind bars for 38 years, on Monday, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said that the two, along with 24 other prisoners, were supposed to have been released in 2014 […]

07 Jan

Israeli Prosecution Indicts Five Jerusalemite Palestinian Political Prisoners

January 7, 2020 3:09 AM Saed Bannoura Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Israeli Prosecutors’ office in occupied East Jerusalem filed, Monday, an indictment against five young Palestinian men from the al-Isawiya town, accusing them of violating the “nighty house arrest orders” which were issued against them previously. Lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud said the Israeli prosecutor filed the indictment against the five detained […]

06 Jan

Israeli Army Abducts 17 Palestinians, Including 4 Children, in Pre-Dawn Raids in the West Bank

Israeli forces abducted 17 Palestinian civilians on Monday in pre-dawn raids in various parts of the West Bank. In Bethlehem, the Israeli forces abducted six Palestinians from the town of Beit Fajjar. They were identified as: Radhi Salah Taqqatah, 17 years old, Amer Khaled Taqatqa, 17 years old, Mujahid Yousef […]

06 Jan

Foreign Minister to Disclose Israeli Campaigns Against East Jerusalem to ICC

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates announced, on Sunday, its intention to report the ongoing Israeli crackdown on the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Isawiya to the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. In a statement, the Ministry said “it is viewing with […]

Checkpoint established at Hezma town (PCHR image)
05 Jan

Israeli Forces Detain and Summon Palestinians, Seize 4,000 Shekels

Israeli occupation forces arrested, at dawn Sunday, a young man from the city of Qalqilia, northern occupied West Bank, Palestine News Network reported. On Saturday night, the Israeli occupation forces detained Ahmed Tawfiq Radayda, 37, from al-Ubeidiya, at the Za’tara military checkpoint, south of Nablus. Israeli forces searched Radayda, seized […]

05 Jan

Night Home Arrest Applied against Jerusalemite Youths, Recalling British Emergency Law

According to the British Emergency Law of 1945, Israeli occupation authorities have applied the procedure of night home arrest on a group of Jerusalemites youth in al-Eesawiyya town, north of occupied Jerusalem. Two specialists have considered the move illegal and out of alignment with international law, and a blatant violation […]

05 Jan

Ramon Detainees Transferred to Nafha

January 5, 2020 8:54 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

PNN reports that Israeli prison forces have stormed section 6 of the Ramon jail and transferred all its inmates to Nafha jail. According to the Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs, on Sunday, the forces transferred the prisoners in the cold weather, without allowing them to change their clothes […]

05 Jan

Report: In 2019 Israel Ordered Administrative Detention Against 1,022 Palestinians

The Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies released a statement, on Thursday, that Israel has issued a total of 1,022 administrative detention orders against Palestinians in 2019, the Middle East Monitor reported. The center said that there was a ten per cent increase in administrative detention orders, imprisonment without charge or […]

Night raid (archive image)
04 Jan

Israeli Troops Abduct 2 Palestinians in Early Morning Invasion of Jenin

In a pre-dawn raid on Saturday, Israeli troops invaded the city of Jenin and the village of Rumaneh in the Jenin district, abducting two Palestinian civilians. Local sources indicated to The Palestiian news agency “Wafa”, that the occupation forces arrested the citizens: Nizar Mustafa Jarban from Rumaneh, and Bakr Amin […]

04 Jan

Prisoners Commission: Palestinian Teen Shot and Detained, in Stable Condition

The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission stated, on Friday, that Palestinian teenager, Hussein Younes, who Israeli soldiers shot, wounded and detained, on Thursday, is in a stable health condition, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). The Israeli occupation authorities claimed that the youth allegedly attempted to stab […]

01 Jan

Israeli Forces Arrest 12 Palestinian Young Men From Jerusalem

The Israeli occupation forces, on Monday evening, arrested 12 Palestinian young men in Jerusalem, five of them from the Bab al-Amoud area, the Palestine News Network reported. Footage circulated on the internet showing Israeli police officers brutalizing and detaining five young men during their presence in the Bab al-Amoud area […]

01 Jan

Israeli Forces Detain 4 Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli forces today detained four Palestinians in multiple overnight incursions across the West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. An Israeli military force invaded Nablus city, in the northern occupied West Bank, and detained two Palestinians. In Jerusalem district, Israeli forces detained a Palestinian after ransacking his […]

31 Dec

Israel Detained 5,500 Palestinians in 2019, Including 889 Children

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested more than 5,500 Palestinians from the occupied Palestinian territory during 2019; among them were 889 children and at least 128 women, the Palestine News Network reported. The Palestinian Prisoners and Human Rights Institutions issued a fact sheet, on Monday, stating that the number of Palestinian […]

31 Dec

Palestinian FM: “Systematic Economic War Waged by the Israeli Occupation”

The Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry, on Monday, slammed Israel’s decision to deduct millions of dollars from the Palestinian tax revenues, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The ministry denounced Israel’s decision to deduct 150 million Israeli shekels ($43 million) from the taxes it collects on behalf of […]

29 Dec

Detainees Recount Stories of Abuse in Israeli Detention

Palestinian detainees who were recently taken into custody by Israeli authorities have reportedly been subjected to various forms of maltreatment, including physical abuse and beatings, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). PPS said that prisoner Mutasem Anwar Sheikha, who was recently detained by Israeli police in Jerusalem, was brutally […]

29 Dec

Not A Merry Christmas For Christian Detainees In Israeli Prisons

At the house of Palestinian political prisoner, Samer al-Arabid, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, you can find no Christmas tree, no celebration and no joy to the world. After all, he is facing a serious health condition after being severely and continuously tortured by Israel. Samer comes […]

28 Dec

After Nearly 100 Days Of Hunger Strike, Ahmad Zahran Still Imprisoned Without Charge

December 28, 2019 7:14 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

After almost a record 100 days of hunger strike, Israel insists on keeping Ahmad Zahran behind bars, without charge or trial and based on secret evidence. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Commission said in a statement, today, that Zahran, 42, has been on hunger strike for 97 consecutive days, demanding a fair […]

26 Dec

Palestinian Prisoners’ Society: At Least Seven Palestinians Detained from West Bank

In a press release, the Palestine Prisoners’ Society (PPS) stated that Israeli forces detained at least seven Palestinians, overnight Wednesday, in multiple incursions across the West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Israeli forces rounded up two Palestinians from the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, one […]

Mais abu Ghoush
26 Dec

Mother: ‘I Could Not Recognise my Daughter due to Severe Torture Inside Israeli Jails’

Mother of Palestinian student, Mais abu Ghoush, 20, said that she ‘could not recognise her daughter due to severe torture inside Israeli jails,’ Palestine Post 24 reported. “After a month in the Israeli investigation centre of Al Maskopia in Jerusalem, her father and I were allowed to see her,” the […]

25 Dec

Palestinian Mother Haunted by Israeli Police Assault

A Palestinian mother, from occupied Jerusalem, who was brutally assaulted by Israeli border police with a rifle butt in the face, tells her story, Quds News Network reported. Rina Darbas, 36, said the incident took place six weeks ago, when she tried to protect her son and keep him from […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
24 Dec

Israel Detains 31 Palestinians Including University Professor and Two Minors

Israeli forces detained 31 Palestinians, including a university professor, in multiple incursions across the West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Palestine Prisoners’ Society (PPS) confirmed in a press release that Israeli forces detained Ahmad Qatamesh, 68, Monday night, after invading his house in Ramallah city. Qatamesh, […]

24 Dec

PCHR: Prisoner Died After Being Referred to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah

December 24, 2019 4:20 PM PCHR Human rights, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

On Sunday evening, 22 December 2019, Palestinian prisoner, M.KH., 55, from Ramallah, died at Palestine Medical Complex to which he was referred 2 weeks ago after his health deteriorated. Police spokesperson, Loai Irzeiqat, declared on his Facebook page that the deceased had been detained since 2012 following a 10-year sentence […]

23 Dec

Addameer Collects Hard Evidence on Torture and Ill-Treatment Committed against Palestinian Detainees at Israeli Interrogation Centers

By Ad-Dameer Prisoner Support And Human Rights Association: Since its creation, the occupying state developed and enforced laws and practices that led to both the systematic use of torture and to absolute impunity for the perpetrator of this crime. There has never been any individual or agency held accountable for […]

23 Dec

Palestinian Administrative Detainee Zahran Hearing Postponed, Remains in Serious Condition

Palestinian administrative detainee in Israel, Ahmad Zahran, passed 90 days of hunger strike, on Saturday, demanding an end to his incarceration without charge or trial and based on secret evidence, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Palestinian Prisoners’ Commission spokesman, Hasan Abed Rabbo, said that Zahran was transported […]

20 Dec

Charlotte Kates: The Palestinian Economy Under Israeli Occupation

Press TV interviewed Charlotte Kates, international coordinator of Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, about Israel’s occupation of Palestine and control of the Palestinian economy. “Israel consistently uses Palestinians as a captive, colonial market, to buy its goods, to work in its factories, and denies Palestinians the right to economic independence […]

19 Dec

Israel Places 15 Year Old Under Administrative Detention

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, placed a Palestinian minor under detention at the Ofer Detention Center, west of Ramallah, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The Prisoners’ Affairs Commission said in a statement that Hamza al-Hreimi, 15, was shot and injured in the thigh, by the Israeli soldiers, on […]

18 Dec

Israel Places Second Woman Under Administrative Detention

Less than 24 hours after the Israeli authorities have placed a female Palestinian journalist under administrative detention, a second woman, on Tuesday, was slammed with administrative detention, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The Palestine Prisoners Services (PPS) said that Shatha Hasan, 20, from the Ramallah district, who […]

17 Dec

Palestinian Detainee Transferred to Hospital After Suffering a Stroke

December 17, 2019 11:03 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, Negev, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Committee has reported, Monday, that the Israeli Prison Administration transferred a Palestinian detainee to a hospital after he suffered a stroke. The Committee stated that the detainee, Ahmad Jaber Saada, was transferred from Ramon Prison to Soroka Medical Center. The Saada is the representative of the detainees […]

17 Dec

Female Journalist Placed Under Administrative Detention for Four Months

According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said that, on Monday, the Israeli authorities issued an administrative detention order for a period of four months against female Palestinian journalist Bushra al-Tawil, 26, who was detained last week at her family home in al-Bireh, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. […]

17 Dec

IPS Bars Entry of Winter Clothing as Palestinian Detainees Suffer Harsh Winter Conditions

December 17, 2019 2:32 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestine Prisoners Centre for Studies has called on international humanitarian and human rights institutions, foremost of which is the Red Cross, to exert pressure on Israeli Prison Services (IPS) to provide winter clothing and covers desperately needed during the severe cold season. The spokesperson for the Centre, Riyad Al-Ashqar, […]

15 Dec

Report: 745 Palestinian Children Arrested Since Beginning of 2019

December 15, 2019 7:27 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli occupation forces arrested 745 Palestinian children since the start of 2019, many of whom were subject to numerous rights violations, Days of Palestine reported.. According to a report published, on Thursday, by the NGO Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC), nearly 200 children were being held in various detention centres across […]

15 Dec

After 83 Days, Hunger Striker Loses 30 Kilograms, Stops Drinking Water

December 15, 2019 7:04 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian administrative detainee in Israel, Ahmad Zahran, who has been on hunger strike for 83 consecutive days today, has lost 30 kilograms of his weight and his health has seriously deteriorated, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. According to a statement by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Commission, following a visit […]

14 Dec

Samidoun Releases Statement in Support of SAIA York and Palestinian Students’ Right to Organize

Photo credit: Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York University Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network expresses our strongest solidarity with Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York University (SAIA York) and denounces the decision of York University president Rhonda Lenton to suspend SAIA as an organization after its members were the victim […]

13 Dec

Committee to Protect Journalists Calls on Israel to Release Reporter

Israeli authorities have been urged by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) to immediately release Palestinian journalist, Sameh Al-Titi, or to disclose any charges against him, Middle East Monitor reported. Al-Titi, a reporter for the Hebron University-affiliated broadcaster Radio Alam, was arrested by Israeli occupation forces on 9 December, at […]

11 Dec

Detainee Zahran Continues Strike For 80th Day

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Ahmad Zahran, 42, imprisoned by Israeli under repeatedly renewed arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, is ongoing with the hunger strike for the 80th consecutive day, despite his seriously deteriorating health condition. The PPS stated that the Israeli Prison Authority […]

Israeli night raid (archive image)
11 Dec

Israeli Troops Invade West Bank; Abduct Seven Palestinians

In pre-dawn raids on Wednesday, Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank, driving into sleeping towns and refugee camps and forcing residents out of bed, abducting seven and ransacking a number of homes. They also fired tear gas to disperse residents of the invaded areas who had come […]

11 Dec

Addameer: On International Human Rights Day, Palestinian People’s Suffering Continues

December 11, 2019 6:10 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human Interest, Israel, Prisoners, West Bank 0

By Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association Palestinians mark International Human Rights Day following a year of nonstop violence and widespread human rights violations by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF), against the Palestinian population used, as a form of collective punishment and a method to control Palestinian society. These consistent […]

Israeli invasion of al-Issawiya (archive image)
10 Dec

Israeli Forces Invade al-Issawiya; Issue Warrants to 7 Youth

December 10, 2019 12:15 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces invaded the town of al-Issawiya in East Jerusalem Tuesday morning before dawn and raided a number of Palestinian homes. They then issued warrants to seven youth, who are required to submit themselves to the Israeli police for interrogation. According to local sources, Israeli troops invaded the town with […]

09 Dec

Hunger-striker in Serious Condition

December 9, 2019 4:46 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Ahmad Zahran, a Palestinian administrative detainee held in Israeli jails who has been on hunger strike for 78 consecutive days, in protest against his incarceration without charge or trial, is in serious health condition and has been admitted to an Israeli hospital, today, said the Palestinian  Prisoner Society (PPS). Zahran, […]

09 Dec

Israeli Forces Arrest Palestinian Youth at Checkpoint in Hebron

According to the Palestine News Network (PNN), Israeli occupation forces arrested a 14 year old female student, on Sunday morning, as she attempting to cross the Abu al-Reesh checkpoint, near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the center of Hebron. Israeli media quoted a statement from the occupation army that its soldiers […]

09 Dec

Hunger-Striking Prisoner Mos’ab Al-Hindi Reaches Deal With Israel

Palestinian prisoner Mos’ab al-Hindi, who has been on hunger-strike for 75 consecutive days to protest his administrative detention, suspended his open-ended hunger strike, on Sunday. According to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA), al-Hindi reached an agreement with the Israeli authorities to limit his detention without charge or trial, […]

07 Dec

Body of Palestinian Prisoner Sami Abu Diak Released to Jordan

Israel, on Friday, released to Jordan, the body of a the Palestinian prisoner who recently died in Israeli custody, due to deliberate medical negligence custody, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Chairman of the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Baker announced that the Israeli occupation authorities handed over the […]

07 Dec

Palestinian Detainees In Asqalan Suspend Hunger Strike

Three days after starting a hunger strike in Asqalan Israeli prison, Palestinian detainees suspended their strike after reaching an agreement with the Prison Administration to move them to a section that has better living conditions. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the detainees will be resuming the hunger strike if […]

06 Dec

The Systematic Torture of Palestinians in Israeli Detention

by Yara Hawari, for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Since the establishment of Israel in 1948, the Israeli Security Agency has been torturing Palestinians. Al-Shabaka Senior Palestine Policy Fellow Yara Hawari argues that the use of torture in Israeli detention is systematic and legitimized through domestic law, and outlines steps for the […]

05 Dec

Family of Sami Abu Diak Demand Israel Release Body

The family of prisoner Sami Abu Diak, who recently died from cancer while in Israeli custody, called on human rights and humanitarian institutions to promptly intervene, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The family appealed to human rights and humanitarian organizations to pressure the Israeli authorities to release […]

04 Dec

Palestinian Detainees In Asqalan Prison Declare Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that 33 detainees, held by Israel in the infamous Asqalan Israeli Prison, have started a hunger strike, rejected a series of punitive measures against them. The PPS said that the detainees decided to start the strike to protest the bad living conditions, but […]

03 Dec

Two Hunger Striking Detainees Face Serious Health Complications

December 3, 2019 2:30 PM IMEMC News Nablus, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that two detainees, holding ongoing hunger strikes in Israeli prisons, are facing serious, life-threatening complications, especially after they stopped drinking water three days ago. The Committee stated that the two detainees, Ahmad Zahran and Mosab al-Hindi, are held in the Nitzan al-Ramla prison, under […]

02 Dec

Detention of al-Badan Continues Despite Deterioration of Health

December 2, 2019 2:23 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli occupation authorities continue to administratively detain a Palestinian mother of two, Shorouq Mohammad al-Badan, 25 years old, from Bethlehem, despite her deteriorated health condition, the Commission of Detainees’ Affairs said, on Sunday. The committee pointed out, after the detainee’s lawyer visited her at al-Damon Prison, that she is suffering […]

01 Dec

Israeli Troops Abduct Five Palestinians in Pre-Dawn Raids Across the West Bank

On Sunday morning before dawn, Israeli troops invaded several parts of the West Bank and abducted five Palestinians. In the town of Beit Awwa in Hebron, in the southern West Bank, Israeli forces abducted Mohammad Osama Shalash and Uday Ismail Shalash. Both are believed to be under age 18, although […]

28 Nov

Jordan Demands Israel To Release Corpse Of Detainee Who Died In Prison

Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, has confirmed that the Kingdom has officially demanded Israel to release the corpse of detainee Sami Abu Diak, 37, who died in Israeli prisons, and to allow its transfer to Jordan to be buried by his family there. The Palestinian detainee carries what is known […]

28 Nov

Prisoners’ Commission Slams Bennett’s Order to Withhold Bodies

The chairman of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Baker, today, slammed Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett’s order to withhold the bodies of all alleged Palestinian assailants and to not return any of them to their families for burial. Abu Baker stated that Bennett’s order is “contaminated with the […]

28 Nov

No Solution for Two Detainees on Hunger Strike for 2 Months

Commission of Detainees’ Affairs stated that two hunger striking Palestinian prisoners; Ahmad Zahran and Musab al-Hindi, are suffering from acute deterioration in their states of health, with no serious solutions to end their case, the Palestinian Media Agency (ALRAY) reported. The commission indicated in a statement, on Wednesday, after the […]

28 Nov

Opinion: It May Not Know it, but the US is Accelerating the End of Israel’s Apartheid Regime

Asa Winstanley for Middle East Monitor Last week US President, Donald Trump’s administration made a notable move. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US is reversing previous policy, which basically accepted that Israel’s colonial settlements in the occupied West Bank are a violation of international law. This is […]

27 Nov

PCHR: Fourth Case in 2019: Palestinian Prisoner Dies in Israeli Prison, Suspicions of Medical Neglect Arise

November 27, 2019 4:36 AM PCHR Human rights, Israel, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

On Tuesday morning, 26 November 2019, Palestinian prisoner, Sami Abu-Diak, 36, died at al-Ramla prison clinic. Abu-Diak, from Silat al-Dahr village near Jenin, had spent 17 years in Israeli prison, and was recently transferred to the clinic in Israel due to his deteriorating health condition, having cancer since 2015. The […]

26 Nov

Israeli Forces Detain Nine Palestinians, Many Former Prisoners

Palestinian security sources and witnesses confirmed, on Tuesday, that Israeli forces conducted multiple invasions, across the West Bank, detaining at least nine Palestinians. The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported that Israeli forces detained three Palestinians, including two former prisoners, after ransacking their homes in Kafr Ra’i town, south of […]

26 Nov

Israeli Prisons on High Alert After Death of Prisoner

Tension was high throughout the Israeli prisons this morning following the announcement that Palestinian prisoner, Sami Abu Diak, who was suffering from cancer, has died, according to the Palestinian Authority’s Prisoners Affairs Commission. The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that the death of Abu Diak, 37, from Silat […]

26 Nov

Israeli Forces Instructed To Avoid Live Fire in West Bank Protests

Hebrew channel 2 broadcast, on Tuesday, that the Israeli army was preparing for the day of Palestinian anger, in protest against the US decision on settlements in the West Bank, Alray reported. The Israeli source revealed that there were fears among the Israeli security forces, of killing Palestinian protestors by […]

26 Nov

After Being Denied Specialized Medical Care, Detainee Dies At An Israeli Hospital

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has confirmed, on Tuesday morning, that a detainee died at an Israeli hospital after he was systematically denied specialized medical care, leading to serious complications that resulted in his death. The Committee stated that the detainee, Sami Abu Diak, 37, was only moved to Assaf Harofeh […]

25 Nov

Palestinian P.M. Visits Family of Seriously Ill Prisoner

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh said that the “issue of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails will remain a top priority and it will be raised at international forums.” The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported the P.M. visit to the village of Silet al-Daher, in the northern occupied West […]

23 Nov

Video Shows Israeli Soldiers Abducting 13-year-old Boy in Hebron

November 23, 2019 3:22 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, News Report, Prisoners 0

A video footage recently released by Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem, showed Israeli soldiers detaining a 13-year-old Palestinian boy in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and, while blindfolded, walking him through the streets. On November 3 at about 11:30 am local time, soldiers detained Abed al-Razeq Idris, 13, put him […]

22 Nov

U.S. Congresswoman: “Israeli System of Military Detention of Palestinian Children is Immoral”

Ali Harb – Middle East Eye The Israeli army’s mistreatment of Palestinian children is “completely preventable”, a United States congresswoman said, as she urged other lawmakers to support a bill that would prevent American military aid to Israel from being used to abuse Palestinian minors. “The Israeli system of military […]

20 Nov

Israel Closes Official Palestinian Institutions in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities, on Wednesday, closed several official and non-official Palestinian institutions in the occupied city of Jerusalem for six months. PNN sources said that the Israeli police served an order and closed the office of the Directorate of Education, banned the activities of Palestine TV in occupied Jerusalem, and […]