Category Archives: Prisoners

25 May

Hamas’s Political Head : No Prisoners Swap Deal without an Acceptable Price

Hamas’s political head, Ismail Haniyeh, reportedly said over the weekend, that his Islamist party, that rules the Gaza Strip, will agree to a prisoner swap deal with the state of Israel, only in return for an acceptable price. Haniyeh’s remarks came on the eve of the Al-Fitr Muslims’ Feast or […]

24 May

Three Palestinian Prisoners enter 12th and 18th Years of Israeli Imprisonment

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) confirmed, on Saturday, that both Palestinian prisoners, Mohammad Alkhaldi and Mohammad Auda, from the Arrana village, on the outskirts of Jenin, have both entered their 12th year of life sentences in Israeli prison. Montaser Sammour, Director of the Prisoners’ Society in Jenin, further noted […]

24 May

Israeli Authorities Place Palestinian under Administrative Detention

Israeli Prison Service (IPS) reportedly placed, on Saturday, a Palestinian man from the northern West Bank city of Jenin, under administrative detention, with no charges, for a period of six months. Family members of Mahmoud Said Alsa’dy, 40, told the Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the Israeli prison authority of […]

22 May

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 May 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 May 2020) Summary This week, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man alleging that he rammed soldiers with his car in Hebron; and continued its attacks on Ya’bad village, arresting civilians in a […]

22 May

Former Prisoners, Minors among the 28 Palestinians Arrested by Israeli Forces

Twenty eight Palestinian civilians were arrested by Israeli troops during large scale arrest campaigns, overnight Wednesday, while two Palestinians were reportedly shot and wounded by the Israeli army in Qalqilia, and the town of Beit Rima during those campaigns. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that occupation forces arrested six […]

21 May

Israeli Prison Moves Palestinian Prisoner on Hunger Strike to Solitary Confinement

Israeli Prison Service (IPS), on Wednesday, transferred Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike, to solitary confinement, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. The Palestine Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that the IPS transferred Palestinian prisoner, Sami Janazreh, who began a hunger strike ten days ago, in opposition to being placed under administrative […]

19 May

UPDATED: Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians in West Bank and Israel

Updated: May 20 @ 0651 The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that Israeli forces detained 18 Palestinians from across the West Bank. The following names are the Palestinian residents detained by Israeli forces; 1. Ahmed Abu Ghazaleh (Jerusalem) 2. Muhammad al-Jolani (Jerusalem) 3. Abdullah al-Jolani (Jerusalem) 4. Adham al-Zaatari (Jerusalem) […]

19 May

Israeli Military Court Extends Detention of a Palestinian Teen Boy

The Israeli military court of Salem, near Jenin city in the West Bank, ordered on Monday, the extension of the detention of Palestinian teenager, Qasem Abu Baker, 17, from the Palestinian village of Y’abad, south of Jenin city. The mother of Qasem, told media outlets that Monday’s extension is the […]

16 May

Israeli Courts Extend Detention of 47 Palestinian Prisoners

Two Israeli military courts reportedly extended, on Saturday, the detention of 47 Palestinian prisoners. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said, early this morning, that the Israeli military courts of Ofer and Salem, extended the detention of 47 Palestinian prisoners, under some pretexts. The PPS noted that the courts’ decisions […]

15 May

Israeli Troops Detain 5 Palestinians, Including a Minor and Former Prisoner

Israeli forces, on Thursday evening, detained five Palestinians from the northern districts of Nablus and Qalqilia, in the occupied West Bank. Local Fatah official, Munir Gaghoub, stated that Israeli troops abducted three Palestinians, including a former prisoner, seized a vehicle at the entrance of Beita town, south of the city […]

15 May

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 May 2020)

Summary of Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (07 – 13 May 2020) Israeli forces continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the occupied Palestinian […]

14 May

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians in the West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Thursday, several Palestinians from different West Bank areas, mainly in the Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin city, northern West Bank. Local Palestinian sources said that the abduction campaign has been concentrated in the Ya’bad town, where Israeli troops have been carrying out abductions among local […]

14 May

Palestinian Mother Hospitalized After Israeli Soldiers Abducted Her Two Sons

A Palestinian woman from Ya’bad town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, was rushed to a hospital, on Thursday morning, after Israeli soldiers invaded her home and abducted two of her sons, including a child. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers stormed and […]

13 May

PPS: 22 Palestinians Detained by Israeli Forces Across West Bank

The Israeli military detained 22 Palestinians during invasions into their homes, including 14 from the northern West Bank town of Ya’bad, as well as 3 minors, on Wednesday, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS). WAFA correspondent reported that Israeli forces stormed Ya’bad town, west of Jenin, and abducted 14 […]

13 May

Israeli Naval Forces Abduct Two Gaza Fishermen, Seize Boat

Israeli naval forces reportedly abducted Palestinian fishermen and seized their boat, off the coast of Gaza, earlier on Wednesday. The Gaza-based Palestinian Committee for the documentation of Israeli attacks on fishermen, said that Mohamad Abdelrazeq Baker, 49 and Mahmoud Aziz Baker, 34, while the two were onboard, doing a routine […]

13 May

Saudi Paper: “Prisoner Swap Between Hamas And Israel Might Be Held Soon”

According to the Saudi daily Elaph News Agency, senior sources informed its reporter that Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, and Israel, are slated to conduct a prisoner swap as soon as the coming al-Fitr Muslim feast. Elaph stated that the first stage of this potential prisoner swap agreement is […]

12 May

Israeli Troops Abduct Dozens of Palestinians including Women and Children

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, late on Monday evening and early on Tuesday morning, dozens of Palestinian residents, throughout the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that Israeli troops began their abduction campaigns, in the West Bank town of Ya’bad, near Jenin city, where Israeli soldiers rounded […]

12 May

VIDEO: Home of Palestinian Detainee Demolished by Israeli Forces near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers invaded, early Monday morning, Kobar village near Ramallah, and demolished the family home of Qassam Barghouthi, a Palestinian detainee, according to local sources. Witnesses told Palestinian WAFA News Agency, that a substantial military force raided the village and approached the Barghouthi home, and using an armored bulldozer, demolished […]

12 May

Palestinian PM Seeks to Counter Israel’s Threats over Prisoners’ Monthly Allowances

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh asserted, on Monday, that his cabinet has recently sought some prospects for solutions to the standoff of Palestinian prisoners’ monthly allowances, created by a recent Israeli decision. During a weekly cabinet session, held in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Dr. Shtayyeh said that Israel […]

12 May

Israeli Troops Shoot, Injure and Abduct Two Palestinian Youths

Israeli troops abducted, early on Monday, two Palestinian youths, shortly after they shot and wounded them, in the Qafeen village, north of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem. The Tulkarem-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Committee reported that Arqam Harsha, 20 and Awni T’oma, 24, were been abducted during invasion of their […]

12 May

PCHR: In the Context of Israel’s Policy of Collective Punishment, Occupation Forces Demolish Home of Palestinian Detainee’s Family in Ramallah

Palestinian Center for Human Rights In the context of the collective punishment policy pursued by the Israeli occupation forces against the families of Palestinian citizens accused of carrying out acts of resistance against them and/or against the settlers, those forces demolished a house in the early hours of Monday, 11/5/2020, […]

11 May

Palestinian Worker Shot, Injured by Israeli Forces in West Bank

A Palestinian worker was injured, on Sunday, when Israeli forces shot him near the Israeli Apartheid Wall, west of the town of Far’un in the Tulkarem district, northern occupied West Bank, according to witnesses. Witnesses told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers fired live rounds at an unidentified worker, […]

09 May

Israeli Troops Abduct a Palestinian Youth in East Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly abducted a Palestinian youth from the occupied city of East Jerusalem, southern West Bank. Local media sources reported that Israeli troops broke into the home of Mofeed Khdoor from the Silwan neighborhood, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The sources added that the troops vandalized the home of […]

09 May

Youth Released on House Arrest, Female Palestinian Detained in Hebron

Palestinian teen, Yahya Maher Zagheer was released on house-arrest, on Friday, until May 17, 2020 and a 5000 shekel fine was imposed. The teen was arrested on Thursday morning, from his home in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. In related news, Israeli forces detained a young Palestinian female, on Friday, […]

06 May

Army Abducts Fateh Secretary In Al-Jalazoun

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, the secretary of Fateh movement in the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted Tha’er Nakhla, while he was heading back home after a visit to the al-‘Ezariyya […]

06 May

Palestinian Prisoner Re-Detained on the Day of his Release

Israeli forces, on Monday morning, arrested Nihad Zgheir, as soon as he was released from Israel’s Gilboa jail, Quds News Network reported. The Committee of the Families of Jerusalem Prisoners told QNN that Zgheir, 42, who was released from prison Monday morning, after serving 35 months, was re-arrested by the […]

04 May

Report: In April; 1015 Israeli Violations Against Palestinians

Media department of the Islamic Hamas party reportedly recorded 1015 Israeli army violations against Palestinians in the West Bank, during April of this year, alone. The department noted in a report that Israeli troops, over the past couple of months, have been carrying out various violations against Palestinians, especially under […]

03 May

Israeli Troops Abduct Twelve Palestinians, Including Former Prisoner

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, early on Sunday, a dozen Palestinians from different parts of the Palestinian territories, prisoners sources said. The Ramallah-based Palestinian prisoners forum said that Israeli troops invaded the al-“Isawiya neighborhood of the old city of Jerusalem, which is internationally-recognized as an Israeli-occupied Palestinian area. The forum added […]

01 May

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23 – 29 April 2020)

Summary of Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (23 – 29 April 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the […]

01 May

Israeli Troops Detain Eleven Palestinians, Shoot One, Assault Three

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, attacked Palestinian young men in the old city of occupied East Jerusalem, Quds News Network reported. According to local sources, Israeli soldiers assaulted 3 Palestinian youths from the Salaymeh family in the old city, arresting them afterward. Soldiers shot a Palestinian young man, on Wednesday, identified […]

30 Apr

Prisoners Affairs Committee: Majority of Palestinian Prisoners Belong to the Labor Sector

Head of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Committee, Qadri Abu Baker, said on Thursday, on the eve of International Workers Day, that majority of Palestinian prisoners, inside Israeli jails and detention centers, belong to the labor sector and that their lives have been spent in jail. In his remarks, Abu […]

30 Apr

Israeli Forces Arrested 40 Palestinians during First 6 days of Ramadan

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Prisoners’ Studies, said on Wednesday, that Israeli troops abducted 40 Palestinian residents, since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, last Friday. Spokesperson for the center, Riyad Alashqar, was quoted as saying that the Israeli occupation forces have exposed lives of Palestinian prisoners to […]

28 Apr

Israeli Forces Abduct Five Palestinian Youths in East Jerusalem Neighborhood

Israeli troops in East Jerusalem, southern occupied West Bank, abducted five Palestinian youths, early on Tuesday, from the al-‘Isawiya neighborhood. Local media sources and witness said that Israeli troops invaded the al-‘Isawiya Palestinian-populated neighborhood and invaded several homes. Sources added that the soldiers conducted thorough searches of homes, before abducting […]

28 Apr

Palestinian Youth Abducted from Qalandia, Several Suffer Tear-gas Inhalation in Hebron

Israeli forces attacked, on Sunday night, several Palestinian youths in al-Fawwar refugee camp in southern Hebron, southern occupied West Bank, in addition to abducting one in Qalandia, in the Jerusalem district, Days of Palestine reported. Local sources said that Israeli soldiers invaded al-Fawwar camp and brutalized some Palestinian civilians near […]

27 Apr

Israeli Troops Abduct a Palestinian Youth from Bethlehem

Israeli troops abducted, on Monday, a Palestinian young man from the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local media sources and witnesses said that Israeli soldiers broke into and vandalized the home of Laith Youman, 19, before they abducted him. The sources, on Alsaf Street, noted that the Israeli […]

27 Apr

Family Receives Body of Deceased Palestinian Prisoner

The Palestinian Authority’s Detainees Affairs Commission announced on Sunday that Israeli authorities are set to release the corpse of the Palestinian detainee, Nour Barghouthi to his family late on Sunday evening, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. After serving 4 years in Israel’s Naqab prison, Barghouthi, 23, died on Wednesday, […]

27 Apr

Palestinian Officials Denounce Israeli Seizure of Tax Funds

A number of Palestinian officials in the West Bank city of Ramallah, condemned on Sunday, the Israeli seizure of Palestinian Authority’s (PA) tax funds, considering this piracy against the Palestinian people. Hussien Elsheikh, Minister of Civil Affairs with the PA, confirmed today that the Israeli Magistrate Court in the internationally-recognized […]

26 Apr

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians from Hebron and Jerusalem

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Sunday at dawn, several Palestinian youth from both the West Bank city of Hebron and the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian sources in Hebron said that both Ali Fatafta and Kayed Fatafta, were abducted by Israeli troops who broke into and vandalized their homes in […]

24 Apr

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 April 2020)

Palestinian Center for Human Rights Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16-22 April, 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency […]

Israeli troops in a night raid (archive image)
24 Apr

Israeli Forces Detain 14 Palestinians, including Former Prisoner

Israeli occupation forces invaded West Bank towns, early Thursday morning, and detained 14 Palestinians, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. In the northern occupied West Bank, soldiers stormed Tulkarem and detained a former prisoner. Also in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, Israeli troops abducted 2 Palestinian men from […]

22 Apr

Israeli Troops Abduct 6 Palestinians, Assault Family Members in West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Wednesday, a number of Palestinians from several occupied West Bank towns and cities. In Ramallah city, local sources reported that an Israeli army force broke into several Palestinian-owned homes, before they abducted Abdelrahman Elwi and Mohammad Hassan, who are both students at Birzeit University. The […]

22 Apr

Palestinian Detainee Dies In Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that a detainee died, on Tuesday at night, in the Negev Desert Detention Camp, after fainting in the shower, and Israeli soldiers failed to provide him with any medical aid for more than thirty minutes. The PPS stated that the detainee, Nour Jaber […]

21 Apr

Israeli Forces Invade Homes, Detain Several Palestinians Across the West Bank

Israeli forces detained a total of 9 Palestinians in invasions across the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian WAFA news Agency. Security sources said that Israeli forces, on Tuesday, detained 2 Palestinian youths from the Bethlehem-area village of Nahalin, after storming and searching their family homes. Sources added that the […]

21 Apr

Israeli Forces Abduct Freed Prisoner in Hebron

Israeli troops abducted, early on Tuesday, a freed Palestinian prisoner from the Beit Ummar town in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Local media sources reported that an Israeli army force invaded the Beit Ummar town and began invading several Palestinian-owned homes, before they abducted freed Palestinian prisoner, […]

21 Apr

Israeli Troops Shoot, Injure Palestinian Youth in Bethlehem

Palestinian media sources reported early on Tuesday, that Israeli troops shot and wounded a Palestinian young man on Monday night, in the southern occupied West Bank. Sources said that the soldiers set up an ambush for the young man, before they chased and opened fire on him in the Taqou’ […]

Israeli forces in night raid (archive image from Al Jazeera)
20 Apr

Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians Throughout West Bank

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, early on Monday, several Palestinians in different areas of the occupied West Bank. In the city of Hebron, troops invaded the Beit Ewwa village and broke into some local homes, before they abducted three youths, identified as Mohammad, Mohammd and Wael Al-Ehroob. Local eyewitnesses said that […]

19 Apr

Hamas Offers Israel a Mediated Prisoner Swap Deal

Political Leader of the ruling Islamist Hamas party in Gaza, Ismail Haniyya, told the Alaraby Arabic TV channel, on Friday, that his party has four Israeli soldiers in captivity, and that the party is ready to indirectly negotiate over a possible prisoner swap deal with Israel. The leader of Hamas […]

17 Apr

Palestinian President: “No Peace Deal with Israel, unless Prisoners Released”

On the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, on Friday, the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, asserted that Palestinians will not sign a final peace deal with Israel, unless Israel clears all it’s prisons of Palestinian prisoners, which he called heroes and fighters for freedom. In a statement he […]

17 Apr

Arab Parliaments Call for Immediate Release of Palestinian Prisoners

On the eve of Palestinian Prisoners Day, the Cairo-based Arab States’ Parliaments Forum, on Thursday, called for the immediate release of all Palestinian prisoners from various Israeli prisons and detention centers, as well as halt of all Israeli violations against the Palestinian people. In a statement, issued by the forum […]

17 Apr

PLO: On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day – Prisoners Between the Threat of COVID-19 and Israel’s Arbitrary Policies

Palestine Liberation Organization – Negotiations Affairs Department Introduction Since the onset of this more than half-a-century long Israeli occupation, the detention and abuse of Palestinian prisoners have not been limited to factors of a specific nature. Under all circumstances, irrespective of the situation and time, the occupation authorities have permitted […]

17 Apr

PCHR Fears Coronavirus Spread in Israeli Prisons and Detention Centers

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): Palestinian Prisoners’ Day is celebrated every year on the 17th of April, which was endorsed by the Palestinian National Council in 1974 as a national day to pay tribute to Palestinian prisoners and their sacrifices, and to support, advocate and promote their right to […]

15 Apr

2nd Appeal in COVID-19 Crisis: PCHR Calls for Immediate Release of Minors, Women, Patients and Elderlies among Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails

At a time where the whole world is combating the coronavirus pandemic and States have adopted precautionary and preventive measures to defy the virus, Israeli authorities maintain the imprisonment of more than 5,000 Palestinians, including 180 children, 43 women and more than 700 patients in harsh and unsanitary conditions that […]

14 Apr

Israeli Troops Abduct Three Palestinians in Jenin and Al-Bireh

Israeli troops reportedly abducted, on Tuesday, three Palestinians, including 2 minors, in both Al-Bireh and Jenin towns, in the West Bank. Palestinian Prisoners’ Media Office in the West Bank city of Ramallah, announced that both Loui Alsho’la and Omar Abu Alrob from Al-Bireh town, in the central occupied West Bank, […]

11 Apr

Prisoners Committee Concerned Over Palestinian Prisoner’s Condition

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Committee for Prisoners and Ex-prisoners Affairs, on Saturday, expressed its deep concern over the condition of a Palestinian prisoner, inside Israel’s Ramon prison. In a statement, released by the committee, the condition of prisoner, Mohammed Halabi, 42, from the Gaza Strip refugee camp of Jabalia, is getting […]

09 Apr

3 Palestinians Detained by Israeli Forces, Including 2 Former Prisoners

Israeli forces on Wednesday, detained two Palestinians after invading the town of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, according to Days of Palestine. Israeli soldiers reportedly invaded the town and ransacked the homes of the 2 unidentified Palestinian men, before abducting them. The two men are former prisoners, one serving fifteen […]

07 Apr

Committee Concerned About Health of Palestinian Prisoners

Representative of the Ramallah-based Committee for Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-prisoners, Hassan Abd Rabo, expressed on Tuesday the committee’s growing concerns over the safety of the 5,000 Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli jails. Abd Rabo’s remarks come amidst the internationally-spread Coronavirus, inside Israel and some Palestinian cities, towns and villages. He was […]

06 Apr

PCHR Condemns Israeli Defense Minister’s Statements, Stresses Linking Humanitarian Aid to Politics is Unacceptable

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett’s statements linking the entry of medical supplies into the Gaza Strip to combat Coronavirus with the return of Israeli soldiers who have been held by Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip since 2014. PCHR stresses […]

06 Apr

On Palestinian Child Day – There are 200 Children Detained in Israeli Prisons

Head of the Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Commission, Qadri Abu Bakr, on Sunday, said that Israel has 200 Palestinian children in detention, commemorating ‘Palestinian Child Day’ on April 5th, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. In a statement, Abu Bakr said that since the year 2000, Israel has arrested no less […]

03 Apr

WAFA: “10 Detainees At Ofer Embark On Hunger Strike”

RAMALLAH, Thursday, April 2, 2020 (WAFA) – Ten Palestinian political prisoners at Ofer detention camp, southwest of Ramallah, embarked today on an open-ended hunger strike in protest against the ongoing solitary confinement of two fellow prisoners, as well as against Israel’s failure to provide the conditions to prevent a high […]

02 Apr

Israel Puts Forth a Condition for Aiding Gaza Over Coronavirus

Palestinian media reports, citing Israeli sources, reported on Thursday that the Israeli government put forth a condition for shipping medical aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, for fighting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Sources said that Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett, was quoted during a press briefing in Tel-Aviv, as saying […]

02 Apr

Archbishop Hanna Calls For Releasing All Detainees As Coronavirus Detected In Prison

Archbishop of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of occupied Jerusalem, Attallah Hanna, issued a statement calling on Israel to release the Palestinian political prisoners in its jails, especially after a recently released detainee was found to be infected with the Coronavirus. The Archbishop said that Israel must release all […]

02 Apr

PPS Calls for Immediate Release of over 1,000 Palestinian Prisoners

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), on Tuesday, released a statement regarding fears for the fate of 5,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation jails, after the declaration of jailers and investigators being infected with the coronavirus, COVID-19. The Prisoners’s Society added that they have experienced great difficulty in obtaining prisoner health […]

01 Apr

Palestinian Prisoner Contracts Coronavirus in Israeli Jail

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Committee for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners confirmed on Wednesday, that a newly released Palestinian prisoner tested positive for the coronavirus. The announcement came after the prisoner, Noureddin Sarsour, a resident of Betunia town, west of Ramallah city, who was incarcerated for 2 weeks at Ofer Israeli prison, upon […]

01 Apr

Euro-Med Monitor: Israeli Forces’ Incursions and Soldiers’ Behavior Jeopardize Measures to Prevent Outbreak of COVID-19

The Euro-Med Monitor followed with a great concern reports of suspicious behaviors of Israeli soldiers and settlers, during the storming of Palestinian houses, as some of them spat at parked cars, ATMs and shop locks, which raises fears of deliberate attempts to spread the virus and cause panic in the […]

01 Apr

Home of Palestinian Prisoner and Slain Brother to be Demolished by Israeli Forces

Israeli forces on Monday, handed a home demolition order to the family of slain Palestinian Saleh Barghouthi and his brother, Qassam Barghouthi. Barghouthi’s family were given until April 8 to evacuate their two-floor home in Kobar village, in the central West bank city of Ramallah, the Palestinian Information Center reported. […]

30 Mar

Israel’s Shin Bet Slaps PLC Member with Administrative Detention

The Shin Bet, Israel’s intelligence agency, on Sunday, decided to renew the detention of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) member and Hamas leader, Hasan Yousuf, for four months, under administrative detention. Sheikh Hasan Yousuf, 65, was scheduled for release on March 31, 2020, and just two days before his release, […]

30 Mar

Palestinian Prisoners Concerned, as Coronavirus Hits Israeli Prisons

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Committee for Prisoners and Ex-prisoners, said on Monday, that Israeli authorities have reported three Coronavirus-positive cases among Israeli wardens in both the Ofer and Nitsan jails, where there are hundreds of Palestinian prisoners. The committee added that the discovery of such positive cases signals a crisis for […]

29 Mar

Analysis: Palestine Is Occupied, Segregated, And About To Face COVID-19

Israel’s military control of Gaza and the West Bank has only grown more brutal during the pandemic. Workers are held in quarantine, prisoners have been infected, and Israel is withholding money that could be used to help contain the outbreak. By Taya Graham for The Real News Network Israeli Journalist […]

26 Mar

Israeli Troops Abduct Nine Palestinians in Occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli troops in occupied east Jerusalem, abducted, late on Wednesday night, nine Palestinian residents, according to local sources. Palestinian sources said that the Israeli abduction operations occurred in several parts of the old city of occupied east Jerusalem, mainly in the al-‘Isawiya neighborhood, adding that the soldiers invaded a number […]

26 Mar

Human Rights Council Appeals to Red Cross: Protect Palestinian Prisoners

On 24 March 2020, the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) letters to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and to the Palestinian diplomatic community, Palestine News Network reported. The letters were urgent appeals with regards to the deteriorating conditions of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in Israeli jails, […]

25 Mar

Palestinians Prisoners in Israeli Jails Appeal for Their Safety

Around 5,000 Palestinian prisoners appealed, on Wednesday, to concerned local and international bodies to ensure their own safety, inside Israeli jails. The prisoners’ appeal came in response to the widely-spread Coronavirus, worldwide and in Israel, where the prisoners are jailed. A statement released by the prisoners read; “Increasingly, we feel […]

24 Mar

Palestinian PM Presses for ICRC-applied Safety Standards for Prisoners

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh, on Tuesday, called on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to apply all necessary international standards of safety and protection on the 5,000 Palestinian prisoners, held in Israeli jails. Shtayyeh’s call came in response to the current Coronavirus crisis that has plagued many […]

23 Mar

Arab League Demands Israel Release Palestinian Prisoners

The League of Arab States, consisting of 22 Arab countries, addressed international human rights organizations and other relevant bodies, on Monday, what they describe as an imperative release of thousands of Palestinian prisoners, from Israeli jails. A press release, issued by the Deputy-Secretary General of the Arab States’ League for […]

23 Mar

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, three Palestinian men in Qalqilia governorate, in northern West Bank, after invading and violently searching their homes, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and ransacked homes in Sniria village, south of Qalqilia, before abducting ‘Ala Sadeq Omar, 38, and […]

22 Mar

Increased Preventative Measures in Palestine as 6 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed

Palestinian government spokesman, Ibrahim Milhem, announced six new confirmed cases of the novel COVID-19 (coronavirus) on Sunday, including four in Ramallah and two in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian WAFA News Agency. Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh announced a new set of strict precautionary measures to stop the spread […]

20 Mar

B’Tselem: Abuse of Palestinians Overrides Fear of COVID-19

Israel Police continue to abuse Palestinians in al-’Isawiya, including false arrests of minors, in operations ongoing since April 2019.

20 Mar

Four Palestinian Prisoners Suspected to be Corona Virus Infected

Palestinian Committee for Prisoners Affairs said on Thursday that Israeli media reports, suggesting that four Palestinian prisoners have been infected by the widely-spread Coronavirus, are inaccurate. The committee said in a statement, that four Palestinian prisoners have been isolated under quarantine by the Israeli authorities, however, none of them show […]

20 Mar

Israeli Police Arrest Three Palestinian Youths in Occupied East Jerusalem

An Israeli police force abducted on Thursday three Palestinian youths in the occupied West Bank city of East Jerusalem, local sources reported. Witnesses in the Altour neighborhood of East Jerusalem told media outlets that an Israeli police force chased a Palestinian-owned vehicle, until they stopped it. A few moments later, […]

20 Mar

Israeli Court Sentences Father of Deceased Palestinian to 18 Months in Prison

The Palestinian Committee for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs, said on Thursday that the Salem Israeli court sentenced prisoner, Waleed Na’alwa, father of late Ashraf Na’alwa, who was killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Tulkarem, for 18 months of imprisonment and 12 other months of suspended sentence […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
19 Mar

Israeli Troops abduct a Number of Palestinian Youth in the West Bank

 Israeli troops abducted, before dawn on Thursday, three Palestinian youth in the West Bank refugee camp of Deheishe, located near the city of Bethlehem. Local Palestinian security sources confirmed that Israeli army forces abducted Yousef Albal’awi, 19, Ramez Allaham, 22 and Mustafa Hasanat, 22, after the soldiers broke into, vandalized […]

18 Mar

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinian In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Wednesday, at least ten Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. In the central West Bank city of Ramallah, a squadron of Israeli soldiers invaded a town in the Ramallah district and abducted six […]

Night Raid by Israeli Forces (archive image)
18 Mar

Israeli Forces Abduct 7 Palestinian Civilians in Pre-Dawn Raids in West Bank

Israeli soldiers on Tuesday before dawn abducted eight Palestinians from different areas in the West Bank. According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society(PPS), Israeli troops stormed both Awarta and Beita villages of Nablus District, in northern West Bank, and abducted two Palestinian young men, Mojahed Awwad and Sameh Barakat. In a […]

17 Mar

Israeli Troops Detain Palestinian Residents in the West Bank

Israeli army troops reportedly detained earlier on Tuesday, seven Palestinian residents from different areas in the West Bank. According to the Palestinian Detainees Club Forum in Ramallah city, Israeli occupation troops stormed both Awarta and Beita villages of Nablus city, arresting two Palestinian young men, Mojahed Awwad and Sameh Barakat. […]

16 Mar

Four Palestinian Detainees Placed In Solitary Confinement

The Israeli Prison Authority placed four Palestinian detainees in solitary confinement, under harsh detention conditions. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Detainees Committee explained in a statement, issued Monday, that over the past ten days, the Israeli administration at the Ramon detention center, has been confining Hatem Alqawasma, Osama Es’ied, Ibrahim Abdul-Hai, and […]

15 Mar

Detainee Bilal Ekmail Enters 15 Years of Imprisonment

Palestinian detainee, Bilal Ekmail, has entered 15 years of imprisonment, under very strict detention conditions, imposed by Israeli authorities. Montaser Sammour, director of the Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) in northern West Bank, said that Ekmail is serving a 20-year prison sentence, and has been frequently held […]

Israeli soldiers engaging in night raid (archive image)
11 Mar

Israeli Troops Abduct 12 Palestinians Wednesday Morning Before Dawn

In their daily pre-dawn raids throughout the West Bank, Israeli forces abducted 12 Palestinian civilians. In Ramallah, Israeli forces abducted two boys after one of them was injured at the entrance to Deir Nizam village, northwest of Ramallah. Local sources reported that the Israeli occupation forces shot the two boys […]

Tulkarem night raid (archive image)
10 Mar

Israeli Troops Abduct 14 Palestinians in Pre-Dawn Raids

Israeli forces abducted 14 Palestinians before dawn Tuesday in raids of various parts of the West Bank. In Nablus, Israeli troops abducted 10 Palestinians in the Nablus District.  According to local source Wafa News Agency, Israeli troops invaded Beit Janoub, south of Nablus, and abducted eight youth, after raiding and […]

10 Mar

41 Palestinian Children Arrested by Israeli Forces in February

Israeli authorities, in February, arrested a total of 41 Palestinian children, imprisoning 20 of them in Ofer prison, according to the Committee of Prisoners and Former Prisoners. The Committee explained that, of the children arrested last month; 20 were kidnapped from their homes, 6 from the streets, 1 for not […]

Tulkarem night raid (archive image)
09 Mar

In Pre-Dawn Raids, Israeli Troops Abduct 12 Palestinians

The Israeli forces launched pre-dawn raids Monday morning in various parts of the West Bank, abducting 12 Palestinians, including two previously-released prisoners. In Hebron, Israeli forces abducted: Abdel Karim Khaled Abu Sal (23 years), Amr Khaled Al-Badawi, Majid Tayseer Al-Titi (23 years), and Ahmed Ezzat Al-Sabatin, all from Al-Arroub camp […]

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08 Mar

Four Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Police in Jerusalem

The Israeli occupation forces, Saturday night, detained four Palestinians from the old city of Jerusalem, according to local sources. Israeli police invaded several homes in the Sa’diya quarter in the occupied old city before detaining four Palestinians, two of whom are brothers from the al-Haddad family, Palestinian WAFA News Agency […]

08 Mar

PCHR: On International Women’s Day – Renewed Calls for Justice, Protection and Equality for Palestinian Women

The 8th of March marks International Women’s Day (IWD) which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1977. This day symbolizes women’s ongoing fight and struggle for their rights, justice and equality and to ensure women exercise their rights, codified in all international laws and standards. This year […]

07 Mar

Israeli Troops Invade Birzeit University Dorms; Abduct 5 Students

March 7, 2020 9:46 PM admin Israeli attacks, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah 0

Early Friday morning, Israeli forces raided student dormitories at Birzeit University in Ramallah, in the central West Bank, and abducted five students. According to local sources, Israeli troops kidnapped five students affiliated with the Islamic Bloc, the student branch of the Hamas movement, at Birzeit University in Ramallah. The sources […]

06 Mar

Israel detains six Palestinian travelers from Gaza

Israeli authorities have been reportedly detained six Palestinians from Gaza since early 2020. Those arrested are said to be travelers, who were passing through the Israel-controlled Erez checkpoint, north of the Gaza Strip. According to a statement, released on Friday by the Ramallah-based Palestine Center for Detainee Studies, the sixth […]

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05 Mar

PCHR: Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 February – 04 March 2020)

SUMMARY This week, PCHR documented 228 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. IOF continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s Peace Plan for the Middle East known as […]

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05 Mar

Israeli Forces Invade West Bank; Abduct 11 Palestinians From Their Homes & Re-arrest Long-Term Prisoner

During the nightly invasion of various parts of the West Bank on Thursday, Israeli forces abducted a number of Palestinians who were asleep in bed, and re-arrested one man who had served 18 years. The Israeli authorities played a cruel trick on the man by releasing him, letting him walk […]

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04 Mar

Israeli Troops Invade West Bank; Abduct 21 Palestinians

Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank in pre-dawn raids Wednesday March 4th, abducting 21 Palestinian citizens from their homes while they were asleep in bed. In addition, the troops seized funds from the homes of several freed prisoners. According to the Palestinian Wafa News Agency, the occupation […]

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02 Mar

Israeli army abducts 10 Palestinians from the West Bank

In pre-dawn raids on Monday, Israeli forces abducted seven Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, and three from Silwan, in Jerusalem. The Israeli army reportedly abducted a 25-year-old Palestinian man from the West Bank district of Salfeit, early Monday morning. According to Said Zedan, the mayor of Deir-Istiya […]

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02 Mar

Protest March Held in Jenin as Concerns Mount Over Detainees’ Conditions

In the West Bank city of Jenin on Sunday, dozens of Palestinians gathered for a demonstration in solidarity with Palestinian detainees inside Israeli jails. The demonstration was organized by the local Palestinian popular  committee for lobbying the release Palestinian detainees, the Palestinian committee for detainees and freed detainees affairs and the […]

02 Mar

Israeli prof: Israel tests weapons on Palestinian kids, tests drugs on prisoners

Israeli occupation authorities have permitted large pharmaceutical firms to experiment on Palestinian prisoners, and have been testing weapons on Palestinian children, a Hebrew University professor disclosed in a recent lecture series.  by Kathryn Shihadah An Israeli professor disclosed in a recent lecture series at Columbia University that Israeli authorities have permitted […]

27 Feb

Fateh Secretary In Jericho Receives Six-Month Administrative Detention Order

February 27, 2020 1:48 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Jericho, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

An Israeli court issued, Thursday, a six-month administrative detention order against the secretary of Fateh Movement in Jericho and the Jordan Valley, the Detainees’ Affairs Committee has reported. The committee stated that the Israeli army abducted Na’el Abu al-‘Assal three days ago, after storming the house of his father, Jihad […]