Category Archives: Prisoners

25 Dec
6:23

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
5:31

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
4:20

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
3:21

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
1:12

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
6:40

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
4:08

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
4:43

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
11:03

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
6:59

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
2:32

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
7:27

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
7:04

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
5:09

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
6:26

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
3:59

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 […]

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11 Dec
12:27

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
6:10

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 […]

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10 Dec
12:15

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
4:46

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
8:04

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
2:26

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
2:25

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
1:42

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
4:54

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
6:17

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
3:16

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
2:30

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
2:23

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
1:17

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
11:02

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
5:51

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
5:07

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
5:06

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
4:36

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
8:40

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
7:56

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
7:36

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
9:16

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
1:14

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
3:22

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
3:47

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
7:27

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 […]

19 Nov
1:12

Two Hunger-strikers in Serious Health Condition

November 19, 2019 1:12 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs warned, on Monday, of the deteriorating health conditions of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners Ahmad Zahran and Mosab al-Hindi, who are imprisoned at Israeli Nitzan jail. The commission confirmed that the conditions of the two prisoners are getting worse every day, adding that […]

18 Nov
7:01

Family Members of Palestinian Detainee Arrested

According to the Prisoners Commission, the wife and the brother of a Palestinian prisoner in Israel were arrested, Monday, while attempting to a visit the detainee, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The Commission stated that Israeli forces detained the wife of Ramadan Eid Mashahreh, along with his […]

18 Nov
10:58

Seriously Ailing Detainee Moved From Hospital To Ramla Prison Clinic

Despite his serious medical condition, the Israeli authorities moved Palestinian political prisoner, Sami Abu Diak, 36, from Assaf Harofeh Medical Center to the clinic in Ramla prison, which lacks specialists and adequate medical supplies. The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that the detainee was rushed to the hospital two days […]

12 Nov
4:20

417 Palestinians Arrested in October – Including 75 Children

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) detained a total of 417 Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and the blockaded Gaza Strip in the month of October, ALRAY reported. Prisoner and human rights organizations released a fact sheet Sunday, that the IOF detained 75 children and 16 women. The following is […]

11 Nov
3:32

Four Detainees Continue Hunger Strike, Including One For The 111th Day

The head of the Palestinian Detainees Committee, Hasan Abed-Rabbo, has reported that four Palestinian detainees are ongoing with hunger strikes in Israeli prisons, protesting their continued arbitrary Administrative Detention, without charges or trial, including one who started the strike 111 days ago. Abed-Rabbo said that one of the detainees, identified […]

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11 Nov
12:16

Israeli Troops Abduct 9 Palestinians; Demolish Two Homes in Pre-Dawn Raids Monday

In early morning raids on Monday, Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank and abducted nine Palestinians. Soldiers also demolished two homes and a barn in East Jerusalem. According to local sources, in Bethlehem, Israeli forces abducted Hamza Emad Al-Kamel, 18, and Mohammad Emad Al-Harimi, 18, after the […]

09 Nov
11:50

Three Administrative Detainees Continue Hunger Strike, One For 109 Days

Three Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli jails remain on hunger strike against their illegal incarceration without charge or trial, one of them for 109 days in a row, the Palestinian Prisoners Commission said Saturday. Ismail Ali, from the town of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, has been on hunger strike […]

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05 Nov
12:52

Israeli Forces Abduct 12 Palestinians During Pre-Dawn Raids in the West Bank

Israeli troops invaded several parts of the West Bank before dawn on Tuesday, abducting 12 Palestinians from their homes while they were sleeping. According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, four Palestinians were abducted from Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem: Marwan Fararja, 18, Omar Emad Radi, Yazan Hamza al-Kurd, 17, and […]

05 Nov
1:47

Samidoun’s Charlotte Kates on By Any Means Necessary Radio on Heba al-Labadi, Khalida Jarrar and Samer Arbeed

Samidoun’s international coordinator Charlotte Kates joined Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon for an interview on “By Any Means Necessary Radio,” a Sputnik News program, on 2 November 2019. The interview focused on the call for days of action to free Palestinian prisoners between 8-11 November, particularly highlighting the cases of Palestinian leftist, […]

04 Nov
9:16

Two Hunger Striking Jordanian Detainees To Be Sent To Amman

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi has reported, Monday, that the two hunger-striking detainees Hiba al-Labadi and Abdul-Rahman Mer’ey, will be released by Israel and sent back to Amman before the end of this week. On his Twitter account, Safadi stated that the Jordanian government, as instructed by King Abdullah, has […]

03 Nov
8:09

Of 39 Women Detained In Israeli Jails, 16 are Mothers

The Israeli occupation has 39 women detained in Israeli prisons, held at Damoun prison, with the exception of Jordanian citizen, Heba Al-Labadi, who began a hunger strike 41 days ago, held at Al-Ramlah prison clinic. In addition, wounded Palestinian detainee, Suhair Islamya, is currently held at Shaare Tzedek Hospital, the […]

03 Nov
7:45

Berlin Protest Stands in Solidarity with Palestinian Women Prisoners in Israeli Jails

Photos by Magdalena Stefanova Vassileva The following report is reprinted from BDS Berlin: http://bdsberlin.org/2019/11/01/solidaritaet-mit-den-gefangenen-palaestinenischen-frauen/ (German below) Photos by Magdalena Stefanova Vassileva In solidarity with Palestinian women incarcerated in Israeli jails, who are subjected to the most brutal forms of violence and repression, and in struggle for their liberation and the liberation […]

03 Nov
7:24

Four Palestinian Detainees Still on Hunger Strike

Asra Media Office, on Sunday, stated that four Palestinian detainees, including a female prisoner, are maintaining their open-ended hunger strike in protest of their illegal imprisonment without charge or trial. The office added that the hunger strikers are identified as: 30-year-old prisoner Ismael Ali, a resident of Abu Dis village, […]

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03 Nov
12:56

Palestinian Minister Among Eight Abducted by Israeli Forces in Pre-Dawn Raids Sunday

Updated: The Israeli Minister of Jerusalem Fadi al-Hidmi, was one of eight Palestinians abducted by Israeli forces in pre-dawn raids on Sunday. Israeli troops stormed the neighborhood of Suwwana, in occupied Jerusalem, and abducted Fadi al-Hidmi, a Palestinian community leader who is a member of the Palestinian government that has […]

03 Nov
4:20

Soldiers Attack Solidarity Protest With Hunger Striking Detainees, Abduct Journalist, In Jerusalem

Updated: Israeli soldiers resorted, Saturday, to the excessive use of force against dozens of Palestinians, holding a nonviolent protest in solidarity with the hunger-striking detainees in Israeli prisons, and abducted a journalist, in occupied Jerusalem. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinians who were nonviolent protesting […]

01 Nov
5:02

Israel Re-Arrests Prominent Palestinian Legislator Khaleda Jarrar

Israeli forces, Thursday, re-arrested, prominent Palestinian legislator and senior member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in an overnight incursion into her home. Khaleda Jarrar, a 56-year-old member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, was arrested at 3 am local time (00:00 GMT) at her home in […]

01 Nov
2:53

Army Abducts Three Palestinians, During Solidarity Activity With Hunger Striking Detainees, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers resorted, on Thursday evening, to the excessive use of force against Palestinians, holding a nonviolent activity in solidarity with hunger-striking detainees, in Bab al-‘Amoud area in occupied Jerusalem, and abducted three, including one lawyer. Media sources said dozens of Palestinians gathered in Bab al-‘Amoud area, carrying posters of […]

31 Oct
10:09

Palestinian Woman Prisoner on Hunger Strike for 35 Days Moved to Hospital

According to +972 Magazine, Palestinian and Israeli activists launched a viral campaign on Sunday demanding the release of a Jordanian citizen who has been on hunger strike for the past month after being imprisoned by Israel without trial since August. Hiba al-Labadi, a 24-year-old Palestinian-Jordanian national, was detained by Israeli […]

28 Oct
2:44

Four Administrative Detainees Still on Hunger Strike

October 28, 2019 2:44 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Four Palestinian administrative detainees, held by Israeli, remain on hunger strike against their indefinite incarceration without charge or trial, including one who has been consistently refusing food for 97 days in a row, the Palestinian Prisoners Commission said, today. Ismail Ali, from Abu Dis, to the east of Jerusalem, has […]

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28 Oct
10:34

Israeli Forces Abduct Two Palestinians in Tulkarem

October 28, 2019 10:34 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Prisoners, Tulkarem 0

Israeli forces on Monday abducted two Palestinians, including a liberated prisoner from Tulkarem. The prisoner society in Tulkarem told the Wafa News Agency that the Israeli occupation forces arrested the young Husni Hassan Abu Shanab and the liberated prisoner Qassam Riad Bedair. The abductions after the soldiers raided and searched […]

26 Oct
7:12

Israeli Police Attack Palestinian Demonstration in Support of Hunger Striking Prisoners

Israeli police Saturday evening, attacked Palestinians demonstrating in occupied Jerusalem city in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in protest of their administrative detention in Israeli jails, said local sources. Sources said Israeli police attacked demonstrators with tear gas canisters and stun grenades in an attempt to disperse them, […]

26 Oct
5:54

Female Jordanian Hunger-striker Transferred to Hospital

Israeli authorities have transferred a Jordanian woman who is being held at a detention center in the occupied territories, to a hospital, following a deterioration in her health condition more than a month after she went on hunger strike, in protest against her administrative detention. Sufyan al-Qudah, a spokesman for […]

24 Oct
3:00

Ghannam Ends Hunger Strike after Israel Sets Release Date

October 24, 2019 3:00 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The longest hunger striking Palestinian administrative detainee ended his fast today, after the Israeli High Court set a date for his release, said the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS). It said, according to WAFA, that Ahmad Ghannam, from the town of Dura, in the south of the West Bank, who has […]

21 Oct
12:55

One Of Them Enters 100th Day; Six Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Monday, that six Palestinian detainees continue the hunger strike in Israeli prisons, including a detainee who stated the strike 100 days ago, in addition to one woman who began her strike 28 days ago, protesting being held under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, […]

20 Oct
2:39

Israeli Soldiers Detain Seven Jordanians

Israeli soldiers detained, Saturday, seven Jordanian nationals reportedly while trying to “infiltrate” into the occupied West Bank through a border area. Israel media sources said the soldiers intercepted the seven Jordanians, before detaining them. They added that the detained Jordanian men were moved to interrogation facilities, and did not provide […]

18 Oct
11:42

Hunger Striking Detainee Slapped With A New Administrative Detention Order

October 18, 2019 11:42 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Nablus, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Thursday, that an Israeli court has approved the arbitrary Administrative Detention order against a hunger-striking detainee, for an additional six months, without charges. The Committee stated that the detainee, Mo’ab Tawfiq al-Hindi, 29, from Tal village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, […]

17 Oct
2:33

Addameer: “Update on the health status of tortured detainee Smaer Al-Arbeed”

October 17, 2019 2:33 AM admin Human rights, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

By Addameer Prisoner Support And Human Rights Association: On 15 October 2019, Samer Arbeed‘s detention was extended for another eight days, following a court session that barred Samer’s lawyer from being present. The hearing was held in Hadassah Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where Samer was transferred on 27 September […]

14 Oct
3:03

Jordan Demands Israel To Release Two Of Its Citizens

The Jordanian Government has officially demanded Israel to release two of its citizens, who are imprisoned by Tel Aviv, including the young woman, holding a hunger strike. The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported that its ambassador in Tel Aviv officially demanded the Israeli side to immediately release Hiba […]

13 Oct
2:46

Detainee On Hunger Strike For 82nd Day Suffers Serious Health Condition

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, on Sunday morning, that a hunger-striking detainee, identified as Ismael Ahmad Ali, 30, from Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, is suffering a very serious health condition after 82 days of the hunger strike. In a statement, the Committee said that the […]

13 Oct
12:13

Six Palestinian Prisoners Continue Long-Term Hunger Strike

October 13, 2019 12:13 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Six Palestinian prisoners being held without charges in Israeli prisons have announced the continuation of their long-term hunger strikes until their demands are met — including one prisoner who has refused all food for 91 straight days, another who has been on strike for 81 days, and a third who […]

09 Oct
6:07

Female Hunger Striker Reveals Details of Torture in Israeli Prison System

A Palestinian-Jordanian who has been on hunger strike for 15 days, in the Israeli prison system, has revealed the details of her horrific interrogation and torture, the PLO Prisoners’ Committee reported on Monday. Heba Al-Labadi, age 24, was abducted on 20 August, by Israeli soldiers, as she crossed the Allenby […]

08 Oct
11:28

Hunger Striking Detainee Receives A New Administrative Detention Order

A Palestinian political prisoner who started a hunger strike 70 days ago, protesting being held under the illegal and arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, was slapped with a new order for six additional months. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the new order was issued […]

08 Oct
9:46

PCHR sends an urgent appeal concerning the situation of Palestinian Detainee Samer al-Arabid to the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the OPT and the Special Rapporteur on Torture

October 8, 2019 9:46 PM PCHR Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights: On 8 October 2019, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Mr. Michael Lynk, and UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, […]

08 Oct
1:19

Explaining the Term “Critical Condition” to an Eight-Year Old: Is There a Way?

by Hind Shreideh /Wattan TV/PNN Rita, a beautiful 8-year-old girl asks her mother to explain to her what does “critical condition” mean? Rita wanted to know more than what Wikipedia provides as definition of the word, as she tried to figure it out on her own. This little girl was […]

07 Oct
12:34

Six Detainees Continue Hunger Strike, On of Them Enters 85th day

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Sunday, that six Palestinian detainees, including one woman, held by Israel under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, are ongoing with hunger strikes; one of them started the strike 85 days ago. The PPS stated that Ahmad Ghannam, 42, from […]

06 Oct
9:41

Sheikh Najeh Bukairat Kidnapped from Jerusalem

Israeli occupation police, on Thursday evening, kidnaped Sheikh Najeh Bukairat, deputy head of the Islamic Awqaf Authority in Jerusalem, from a hotel, during his participation in a cultural event. According to local sources, police forces stormed Addar Hotel, in occupied Jerusalem, and rounded up Sheikh Bukairat with another individual named […]

05 Oct
8:14

Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters Near Ofar Prison

Israeli soldiers resorted, Saturday, to the excessive use of force against nonviolent protesters marching near Ofar prison, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, to express solidarity with hunger-striking detainees. The procession started from Birzeit University, after being organized by various student blocks, and was attended by dozens […]

03 Oct
4:34

Israeli Court Sentences Palestinian Mother To 18 Months In Prison

October 3, 2019 4:34 PM IMEMC News Hebron, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

An Israeli court sentenced a Palestinian mother of four children, between the ages of three years and eight months, to eighteen months in prison, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the woman, identified as Rawan Mohammad Samhan, is from the ath-Thaheriyya town, southwest of the southern […]

01 Oct
2:07

Two Detained Palestinian Teens Receive Administrative Detention Orders

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Tuesday, that an Israeli court issued arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial, against two Palestinian teenage boys, from the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and added that one of them spent the last six months under similar orders and was supposed […]

30 Sep
3:18

Seven Detainees, Including One Woman, Continue Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that seven detainees in Israeli prisons, including one woman, are ongoing with hunger strike, protesting being held under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial. The Committee stated that one of the detainees, identified as Ahmad Abdul-Karim Ghannam, 42, from Doura […]

29 Sep
11:56

PCHR Holds Israel Responsible for Life of Prisoner Samer al-‘Arbid

September 29, 2019 11:56 PM PCHR Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Ref: 107/2019: Date: 29 September 2019: Today morning, 29 September 2019, The Palestinian Prisoner Samer al-‘Arbid was referred to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem due to the serious deterioration of his health condition while being interrogated by the Israeli Security Agency (Shin Bet) in the Mascobiyya Prison in occupied Jerusalem. The […]

29 Sep
5:12

Brutal Torture Used to Interrogate Palestinian Detainee

September 29, 2019 5:12 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Addameer Association for Prisoner Support and Human Rights, on Sunday, said that prisoner Samer Arbeed was taken to a hospital, in critical condition, as a result of brutal torture which he had been subjected to, in the Mascobiyyeh investigation center, since Wednesday. According to Haaretz newspaper, Shin Bet Israeli […]

29 Sep
5:13

Israel Alleges Arresting Palestinians Involved In Killing An Israeli Teen

The Israeli Internal Security Agency has reported that it arrested four Palestinians, allegedly involved in the killing of an Israeli teenage girl in Ein Bonin, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, on August 23, 2019. The agency said the four Palestinians are Samer Mina Salim ‘Arbeed, 44, […]

27 Sep
3:04

Israel Seizes Property from Palestinian Prisoner Rights Organization: Addameer’s Sahar Francis

Sahar Francis, leader of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights, talks about Israeli soldiers raiding her office at 2:00 a.m., causing extensive damage and seizing computers, valuable documents, and materials. From the time he began work as a civil rights organizer, at age 14, Marc Steiner has dedicated his life […]

26 Sep
12:52

Israel Issues Administrative Detention Order Against A Female Detainee From Jordan

September 26, 2019 12:52 PM admin Israeli attacks, Jenin, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Thursday, that the Israeli Authorities issued a five-month Administrative Detention order, without charges or trial, against the female detainee from Jordan. The Committee stated that the detainee, identified as Hiba Ahmad al-Lubbadi, 24, is currently held at the al-Maskobiyya detention and interrogation center, in […]

26 Sep
5:41

Agreement Reached Between Hunger Striking Detainees And Israeli Prison Authority

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Wednesday, that an agreement was reached between the hunger-striking detainees and the Israeli Prison Authority after more than a hundred detainees started the strike more fifteen days earlier. The Committee stated that the implementation of the agreement will start on Thursday morning, which includes […]

25 Sep
6:07

Update: 140 Palestinian Detainees on Hunger Strike for 14th Day

September 25, 2019 6:07 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Asra Media Office stated that 140 Palestinian detainees being held in Israeli jails continue in their open-ended hunger strike, today. The office pointed out, on Monday morning, that the detainees are continuing their strike in opposition to the installation of the cancer-causing jamming devices in their cells for the 14th […]

25 Sep
11:42

Israel Transfers Five Hunger Striking Detainees From Ramon To Solitary In Tzalmon

September 25, 2019 11:42 AM admin Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Wednesday, that the Israeli Prison Authority transferred five hunger-striking detainees from Ramon prison to solitary confinement in Tzlamon prison, which is usually used to house Israelis held on criminal charges. The Committee stated that the four detainees are among more than 100 other political […]

24 Sep
4:39

Names of Palestinian Detainees in Saudi Prisons Revealed by Witness

Palestinian and Jordanian detainees being held in Saudi Arabian prisons suffer difficult humanitarian conditions, and are subjected to various types of physical and psychological torture, the Palestinian Association for Human Rights reported. A witness said that Saudi Arabian security services have waged a wide arrest campaign against dozens of Palestinians […]

24 Sep
10:30

Palestinian Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that around 100 Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons are ongoing with the hunger strike, protesting the installation of signal jamming devices that are impacting their health. The Committee said in a statement that the Israeli Prison Authority rounded up the striking detainees from Ramon, […]

23 Sep
12:48

Three Palestinian Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

September 23, 2019 12:48 PM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that three detainees in Israeli prisons are ongoing with hunger strikes after one detainee ended his strike a day earlier following an agreement for his release. In a press release, the Committee stated that the detainees are Ahmad Ghannam, ongoing with the hunger […]

23 Sep
6:13

Detainee Suspends Hunger Strike After Court Set Release Date

A Palestinian detainee, held by Israel, has suspended the hunger strike he started 67 days ago, after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Supreme Court setting a date for his release. The detainee, Sultan Ahmad Khallouf, 38, from Burqin town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, was […]

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 […]