Category Archives: Prisoners

23 Jan

Two-day Raid at Ofer Leaves Over 100 Injured (VIDEO)

Throughout the past two days, Israeli forces have been raiding the grounds of Ofer prison, near Ramallah City, central occupied West Bank, and violently attacking Palestinian prisoners. According to Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS), the two-day raid carried out in the prison has included attacking Palestinian prisoners with dogs and tear-gas […]

22 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Injure 100 Detainees In Ofar Prison

Dozens of Israeli soldiers attacked, on Monday evening, dozens of Palestinian detainees in Ofar Israeli prison, near Ramallah in the central West Bank, and fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades. They also hit the detainees with batons and used military dogs to attack them, wounding more […]

18 Jan

Cancer Patient Held in Israeli Jail at Critical Stage

January 18, 2019 6:43 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee and cancer victim Sami Abu-Diak has lost a great amount of weight and is no longer able to eat or drink, the Detainees Affairs Commission said on Thursday. Karim Ajwa, the Commission’s attorney, said Abu-Diak has also lost the ability to sleep and can no longer walk. He […]

17 Jan

Detainee Receives Administrative Detention Order Hours Before His Release

January 17, 2019 9:02 PM IMEMC News Jenin, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Just hours before his scheduled release, Thursday, a Palestinian political prisoner, held by Israel, received an arbitrary Administrative Detention order for six months, without charges or trial. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the detainee has been identified as Sameh Mohammad Kamil, from Qabatia town, south of the […]

16 Jan

Israeli Military Courts Fined Palestinians $16m In 3 Years

January 16, 2019 6:52 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli military courts have imposed fines topping $16m, on West Bank Palestinians, from 2015 to 2017, “even though the great majority of the offenses do not involve the harming of people or property.” According to a report by Haaretz, “the money is deposited in the Israeli Civil Administration’s accounts in the […]

15 Jan

Palestinian Detainee in Critical Condition

January 15, 2019 6:50 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Sufyan Asskafee, 35, is hospitalized in the intensive care unit of Sharai Tsidk hospital, and in critical condition, Kareem Ajwaj, lawyer of Commission of detainees and ex-detainees affairs warned, on Monday. Ajwa noted, according to Al Ray, that Skafee has been using respiratory equipment to breathe, is in […]

14 Jan

Father Of Slain Palestinian Ordered Under Administrative Detention For Six Months

The Israeli Authorities ordered Omar Barghouthi, 66, the father of Saleh Omar Barghouthi, who was killed by the Israeli army on December 12th, 2018, under Administrative Detention without charges for six months. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Omar was subjected to harsh interrogation methods for extended hours […]

12 Jan

Settlers Suspected of Stoning Palestinian Mother to Death Released

Israeli authorities released to house arrest, on Thursday, four of five Israeli settlers held on suspicion of involvement in killing a Palestinian mother, last October. Aisha Muhammad Talal al-Rabi, 47, a mother of eight children, from the Bidya village near Salfit in the northern occupied West Bank, was killed and […]

11 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Journalist In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, a Palestinian journalist working for a French media agency, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against the protesters, participating in the weekly procession against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies. Morad […]

11 Jan

PPS: “Israel Still Preventing Lawyer From Visiting With Detained Wounded Man”

On Wednesday, a lawyer with the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said that he, or any other lawyer, have been denied the right to visit with a wounded and detained Palestinian, who was abducted, along with his son, on December 13th, 2018, after the soldiers repeatedly assaulted them. The Lawyer, Ma’moun […]

11 Jan

Four Right-Wing Israelis Released After Arrest for Killing Palestinian Woman

Four of the five Israeli paramilitary settlers who were arrested Tuesday under suspicion of involvement in the death of a Palestinian woman have been released from custody, according to Israeli sources. The Jerusalem Post reported that the number of hate crimes by Israelis toward Palestinians drastically increased in 2018 compared […]

10 Jan

The Prisoners’ Movement: Revolutionary School and Ethical Compass by Khaled Barakat

Khaled Barakat is a Palestinian writer and the international coordinator of the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat. This article is translated from Arabic, and it was originally published at Al-Mayadeen: The experiences of revolutionary strugglers behind bars constitute one of the most important sources of moral strength from which peoples’ movements and […]

10 Jan

Israel’s Treatment Of Palestinian Prisoners Must Be Exposed

by Dr. Fayez Rasheed :Palestinian prisoners experience had conditions inside Israeli jails as they are kept in crowded and difficult conditions and face a lack of adequate nutrition and poor medical treatment. In a press conference at the Public Security Ministry headquarters in occupied Jerusalem a few days ago, Minister […]

10 Jan

Palestinian Detainees Suffer Severe Cold in Etzion Detention Center

The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs stated that Palestinian detainees being held in the Israeli detention center of Etzion are subjected to extreme cold, under frigid weather conditions, lack of blankets and winter clothing, and scarcity of medical care. The Commission quoted its lawyer Jacqueline Fararja, following her visit […]

07 Jan

5 Arrested by Hamas in Suspicion of PBC Office Attack

Gaza authorities arrested five men, on Saturday, in suspicion of raiding the headquarters of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), in Gaza City. The five armed assailants destroyed furniture, cameras and broadcasting equipment in the office. According to Hamas, the five were former PA employees whose salaries were suspended. The PBC is […]

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05 Jan

Palestinian Teen Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

January 5, 2019 6:27 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli court of Ofer has sentenced Palestinian teenager Dawoud Manasrah, 19 years old, to 11 years imprisonment and a financial compensation of 270,000 shekels ($73,000), or an additional three-year imprisonment in lieu of the compensation, according to the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission. The Commission added that the court […]

03 Jan

PPS: Israel Uses Palestinian Prisoners for Election Purposes

January 3, 2019 8:06 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli politicians are using Palestinian prisoners for elections purposes, Qaddoura Faris, head of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), a prisoner advocacy group, said on Wednesday, according to WAFA. He was reacting to statements by Israeli Minister of Internal Security Gilad Irdan who announced, on Wednesday, several measures aimed at worsening […]

31 Dec

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 32 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, 32 Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the West Bank, including nine from occupied Jerusalem. The soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes, causing excessive property damage, and confiscated computers and mobile phones. […]

29 Dec

Report: “Israeli Soldiers Abducted 6489 Palestinians, Including 250 Children, in 2018”

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Saturday, that Israeli soldiers have abducted 6489 Palestinians, including 750 patients or wounded Palestinians, 250 children and 54 women, since the beginning of this year. The committee stated that the army also carried out extensive and very violent searched of homes, causing serious damage, […]

28 Dec

Israeli Court Extends Prison Sentence for Palestinian and Son

December 28, 2018 12:28 AM Ali Salam Israel, Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Palestinian political prisoner Omar Barghouthi, and his son Assef, were detained by Israeli forces, on December 12, 2018, after Omar’s other son, Saleh Omar Barghouthi, 29, was gunned down by undercover Israeli soldiers, outside Ramallah, in central West Bank. On Thursday, both Omar and his son were ordered by Israeli […]

19 Dec

Israel Soldiers Abduct Twenty Palestinians In Jerusalem’s al-’Isawiya

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, dozens of Palestinian homes  and buildings in the al-‘Isawiya town in occupied Jerusalem, and violently searched them, before interrogating many Palestinians, and abducted at least twenty of them, in addition to summoning two others for interrogation. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member […]

19 Dec

Salah Hamouri: ‘Detention is an instrument of Israel’s oppression’

December 19, 2018 5:19 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human Interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

Image: Salah Hamouri. Photo credit: GUE/NGL The following article, by Rebecca Stead, was originally published by Middle East Monitor on 15 December, and was reprinted by Samidoun under a Creative Commons license:  In the dead of night, Israeli forces knocked on the door of Salah Hamouri’s apartment in Jerusalem, he told me. “When I […]

19 Dec

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Hebron, One In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, two young Palestinian men from Hebron governorate, in the southern part if the occupied West Bank, and one in Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem, Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers closed the entrance of the al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron, installed a […]

18 Dec

Israeli Undercover Soldiers Kidnap A Palestinian Shortly After His Release From Prison

Undercover Israeli officers kidnapped, Tuesday, a young Palestinian political prisoner, after ambushing near his home, following his release from prison after serving a year behind bars, while the soldiers abducted his father, and several members of his family. The undercover soldiers and police officers infiltrated into the al-Isawiya town, in […]

17 Dec

Sick and Elderly Mother Detained While Visiting Son in Jail

December 17, 2018 4:48 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces, on Sunday, detained an elderly Palestinian mother from the town of Tel, southwest of the occupied West Bank district of Nablus, during a family visit to her detained son, in the Israeli Gilboa Prison, according to her son. The son, Iyad Ishtaiyeh, said his 80-year-old mother, Zahra Ishtaiyeh, […]

16 Dec

Israeli Court Sentences Mother of A Palestinian, Killed By The Army, To Eleven Months, For “Incitement”

An Israeli court sentenced, on Sunday morning, the mother of a Palestinian, who was killed by the army last year, to eleven months in prison for what the military prosecution described as “incitement on social media.” Attorney Mohammad Mahmoud of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, said the court sentenced Susan Abu […]

16 Dec

Israeli Forces Abduct Palestinian Groom, 20 Guests

December 16, 2018 7:43 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces abducted a former Palestinian detainee, predawn Saturday, after ambushing him in occupied East Jerusalem, in the central West Bank. Sources told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces ambushed former prisoner Rami al-Fakhouri in the Wadi al-Juz neighborhood of the city, and that both Israeli soldiers and intelligence forces […]

16 Dec

ISM Report: Child Abductions by Israeli Forces in Hebron, 4-11 Dec 2018 (VIDEO)

December 16, 2018 7:32 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, News Report, Prisoners 0

7 children were abducted on 3 different days in the Qeitun and Salaymeh neighbourhoods of al Khalil (Hebron) so far in December. ISM activists were present on these 3 occasions and this report contains video footage from all 3 incidents. Location: Qeitun / Salaymeh neighbourhoods. The area where these abductions […]

16 Dec

Israeli Forces Blow Up Family Home in Amari Refugee Camp

Israeli forces, including infantry and military bulldozers, raided the city of Ramallah early on Saturday, breaking into the Amari refugee camp to the south of the city, just after midnight. Hundreds of soldiers surrounded a building owned by the Abu Hmeid family, in the centre of the camp. Israeli forces […]

15 Dec

Israel’s Executions Can’t Kill Palestinian Resistance: Remembering Ashraf Na’alwa, Saleh Barghouthi, Majd Mteir and Hasan Arda

Ashraf Na’alwa, Saleh Barghouthi, Majd Mteir (l-r). Graphic: Quds News Via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. On 13 December, 2018, Israeli occupation forces shot down four Palestinians, including several resistance fighters who had evaded their pursuit for months. Ashraf Na’alwa, 23, was killed by occupation forces who attacked the home where […]

14 Dec

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct At Least 48 Palestinians In The West Bank”

Updated: Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, at least 48 Palestinians, including a woman, who is also a former political prisoner, in addition to two elected legislators, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The soldiers invaded dozens of communities across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, before […]

13 Dec

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 56 Palestinians In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and on Thursday at dawn, at least 56 Palestinians from their homes in various parts of the occupied West Bank, including 22 from occupied Jerusalem, and 17 from Ramallah. The PPS stated that the soldiers conducted extensive and […]

12 Dec

Solidarity Campaign Launched In Support Of Wounded Palestinian Detainee

December 12, 2018 7:54 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s Committee for Prisoners and Freed Prisoners has launched a solidarity campaign for burn victim Israa Jaabis, who is being held in an Israeli jail. Entitled “Freedom and Treatment: A Right for Prisoner Israa”, the campaign has been set up to pressure Israeli occupation forces to provide […]

12 Dec

Ahmad Sa’adat: Palestine Will Be Freed By The People, Not The Elites

Via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The following interview with imprisoned Palestinian leftist leader, Ahmad Sa’adat, the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was published first in the Italian newspaper Il Manifesto on November 9, 2018. Sa’adat has been imprisoned in Israeli prison since 2006, when he was seized […]

07 Dec

Report: Palestinians in Israel Jails Continue to Suffer Medical Negligence

December 7, 2018 4:24 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinians living under detention in Israeli prisons are being diagnosed with medical conditions, as of  late, because of a lack of health care, a Palestinian NGO has revealed. In a report, the Prisoners’ Centre for Studies said that 12 per cent of the Palestinian prisoners in occupation jails are diagnosed with […]

04 Dec

ISM Video: Shadi Farah and Ahmad Zaatari Finally Released

December 4, 2018 7:28 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

12/03/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team In December of 2015, Shadi Farah and his friend Ahmad Zaatari, ages 12 and 13, respectively, were abducted by Israeli soldiers, at a bus stop in Jerusalem. A group of illegal East Jerusalem settlers called police to investigate the two boys, suspicious […]

03 Dec

Report: Israel Abducts Dozens of Palestinians in Crackdown on Palestinian Authority

A Palestinian being detained by Israeli forces. Photo credit: Addameer. ORIGINAL POST BY: AHMAD JARADAT DECEMBER 1, 2018 Israeli police accused the men of being active in PA security forces. Palestinians say the arrests are part of Israeli efforts to sediment the occupation. In overnight raids, Israeli military police arrested 32 Palestinians […]

02 Dec

Israeli Court Orders The Release Of Jerusalem Governor

An Israeli court in occupied Jerusalem has ordered, Sunday the release of Adnan Gheith, the Palestinian Governor of Jerusalem, along with several other members of Fateh movement. In its ruling, the court ordered the release of the governor, along with nine other Palestinians from occupied Jerusalem, on bail and under […]

30 Nov

Palestinian Leadership Pressured to Release Detainee Held for Selling Property to Settlers

The Palestinian leadership and general intelligence service have come under immense pressure and threats, in order to force the release of a detainee held for selling property, in occupied Jerusalem, to Israeli settlers, according to high ranking sources. Sources said, according to WAFA, that the chief of intelligence, Majed Faraj, […]

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29 Nov

Israeli High Court Rules to Allow, Expand Use of Torture

In a ruling that directly violates international law and conventions against the use of torture, the Israeli High Court ruled Monday that Israeli intelligence officers were justified in their use of torture against a Palestinian prisoner. The ruling sets a precedent for the future use of torture and the expansion […]

27 Nov

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, three Palestinians during a nonviolent procession in Salaheddin Street, in occupied Jerusalem. The Palestinians were holding a protest against the abduction and imprisonment of dozens of members and political leaders of Fateh movement, who were taken prisoner by the soldiers in extensive invasions of homes, in […]

26 Nov

Israeli Forces Abduct More Than 45 Palestinians in Ramallah, Hebron, and Jerusalem

Israeli forces stepped up their daily campaigns of abducting Palestinians across the occupied West Bank, Monday, by abducting more than 45 citizens. Among those detained in Occupied east Jerusalem were twenty members of the Fatah movement, as well as former prisoners. The aforementioned abductees also had their homes ravaged during […]

26 Nov

Israeli Police Conditionally Releases The Head Of Silwanic

The Israeli police release, on Sunday evening, the head of Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), under the condition that he does not enter three areas in occupied Jerusalem, and does not attend public gatherings. Silwanic has reported that Siyam was released under a third-party bail of 3000 Shekels, […]

25 Nov

Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinians Protesting The Abduction Of Jerusalem Governor

Israeli soldiers attacked, Sunday, dozens of Palestinians nonviolently protesting the abduction and imprisonment of the governor of occupied Jerusalem, Adnan Gheith, causing many injuries, and abducted one. The soldiers and the police fired dozens of concussion grenades at the protesters, and assaulted many of them with clubs and batons, causing […]

25 Nov

Israel Detained Over 900 Palestinian Children In 2018

November 25, 2018 4:12 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israel has detained 908 Palestinian children since the beginning of 2018, according to Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), who made the announcement on Tuesday. PPS said, in a statement, that of the 908 Palestinian children detained since January to the end of October, 270 are still held in various Israeli prisons. […]

22 Nov

Palestinian Court Sentences Two to 15 Years Imprisonment for Selling Land to Israelis

November 22, 2018 3:50 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, Qalqilia 0

The First Instance Court in Qalqilia, in the northern West Bank, on Wednesday, sentenced two Palestinians to 15 years in prison, with hard labor, after convicting them of selling Palestinian land to Israelis. The two, from the village of Kufr Thuluth, were part of a ring of land dealers involved […]

22 Nov

Administrative Detention Extended for 23 Palestinians

Israel’s Ofer military court, near Ramallah, on Wednesday, extended the administrative detention of 23 Palestinian prisoners, according to Ma’an News  Agency. The extensions ranged from two to six months, with nine of the prisoners having their sentence prolonged for 6 more months. A prisoner held under administrative detention has not […]

21 Nov

Army Abducts A Legislator In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, a Palestinian Legislative Council Member, from his home in the al-Biereh City, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central West Bank. Media sources in Ramallah said many army jeeps invaded the city, before surrounding the home of legislator Ahmad ‘Attoun, and abducted […]

15 Nov

Adalah Opposes Israel’s Death Penalty Bill

A press release from Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, stated that the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee of the Israeli Knesset are preparing to debate the controversial new “Death Penalty for Terrorists” bill. According to a report by Ma’an News Agency, former Israeli Minister of […]

15 Nov

Long-time Palestinian Hunger Striker Khader Adnan Released from Prison

November 15, 2018 12:30 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

After a 58-day hunger strike which included several days of refusing water as well as food, Khader Adnan has been freed from Israeli prison. This was Adnan’s third such hunger strike – in 2011 he engaged in a 66-day long hunger strike, and in 2014 he again undertook a ‘hunger […]

07 Nov

6 Palestinian Detainees Continue Open Hunger Stike

November 7, 2018 6:22 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

 Six Palestinian detainees are engaged in an open hunger strike, in solidarity with women detainees of Hasharon prison, who have refused to leave their cells since last July, in protest of IPS security cameras in the yard. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), in a statement, said that detainee Abu Araam, […]

05 Nov

Netanyahu Approves Passing of Death Sentence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the green light, to the leader of the governing coalition in the Israeli Knesset, to pass a law on the  Death Sentence for Palestinian detainees, Israel’s Channel 7 reported. According to the channel, Netanyahu gave his approval to members of his Likud party to […]

04 Nov

Over $16,000 in Fines Collected from Child Detainees in October

The Prisoners and Ex-prisoner Affairs Committee, Sunday, reported  that the total of fines imposed on the children held in the Ofer detention camp, during the month of October, reached approximately 62,000 shekels (over 16,000 USD). The number of children sentenced during October was 27, and prison terms ranged from 45 […]

04 Nov

Ailing Detainee In Solitary Confinement After Being Unable To Leave Room During Search

The Palestinians Detainees’ Committee has reported, Sunday, that an ailing Palestinian detainee has been in solitary confinement at the Nafha Israeli prison, for several months, because his health condition is preventing him from leaving his room during security inspections by the soldiers. The Committee stated that the detainee, Sidqi Hamed […]

03 Nov

Palestinian Prisoners: A Battleground for International Solidarity

The following article, by Charlotte Kates, the international coordinator of Samidoun, initially appeared in Arabic in Al-Adab magazine, published on November 2, 2018. The Arabic text can be read online at the Al-Adab website. The article appeared in an issue with a special focus on Palestinian prisoners, including testimonies from current […]

02 Nov

Four Palestinian Detainees on Hunger Strike against Injustice

November 2, 2018 5:55 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Four Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are currently engaged in hunger strikes to protect prisoners’ rights and demand their freedom. Saddam Ali Ayad Awad, 28, from Beit Ummar near al-Khalil, has been on strike since 13 October, after occupation authorities renewed his administrative detention – imprisonment without charge or trial. Image: Saddam Awad, […]

02 Nov

Israel Releases A Disabled Detainee After Six Months In Administrative Detention

November 2, 2018 9:08 AM IMEMC News Jenin, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Israeli Authorities released, on Thursday evening, a physically challenged Palestinian detainee from Ya’bad town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, after holding him under an arbitrary Administrative Detention order, for six months. The detainee, Adnan Yassin Hamarsha, 50, was abducted from his home on May 2nd, […]

01 Nov

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Immediately After His Release From Prison

November 1, 2018 9:58 AM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday morning, a Palestinian political prisoner from occupied East Jerusalem, immediately after his release from an Israeli prison, after he was detained for seven years. Amjad Abu Assab, the head of the Detainees’ Parents Committee in Jerusalem, said the soldiers rearrested his brother, Yacoub Mahmoud Abu […]

31 Oct

Two Detained Sisters, 14 And 15, Released

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

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30 Oct

PPS: “Four Detainees Continue Open-Ended Hunger Strike”

In a statement released, Tuesday, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), said four Palestinian detainees, held by Israel, are ongoing with open-ended hunger strikes, in separate Israeli prisons and detention camps. The PPS said the striking detainees are Saddam Awad, Rezeq Rajoub, Kifah Hattab and Khalil Abu Arram. It stated that […]

30 Oct

Adnan Sentenced to One Year

October 30, 2018 5:58 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli military court in Salem, north of the northern occupied West Bank district of Jenin, sentenced Palestinian detainee Khader Adnan to one year in prison, fined him 1,000 shekels ($270) and 18 months suspended sentence for five years, on Monday. Jawad Boulous, head of the legal department in the […]

28 Oct

Hunger Striking Detainee Khader Adnan Stops Drinking

October 28, 2018 11:09 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian detainee Khader Adnan, who has been on an open-ended hunger strike for 57 days, in protest of being detained without charge or trial, has also stopped drinking water, the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said on Sunday, according to WAFA correspondence. “Prisoner Khader Adnan has decided to step up […]

26 Oct

Khalida Jarrar’s Administrative Detention Renewed

October 26, 2018 1:14 AM Ali Salam News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Palestinian parliament member Khalida Jarrar, has been in prison since July 2 of 2017, and her sentence has been extended by four additional months, a Maan reporter posted a copy of the renewal order. Jarrar was initially detained in 2015, spent 14 months in Israeli prison, and spent a year […]

25 Oct

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 15 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, including former political prisoners, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and violently searched many homes, and interrogated dozens of Palestinians while inspecting their ID […]

25 Oct

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Man In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at night, a young Palestinian man from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, while the military prosecutors’ office demanded remanding a detained child. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the police summoned Jadallah Rajabi for […]

25 Oct

Israeli Forces Storm Ramon Prison over Detainee Interview with Egyptian News

October 25, 2018 8:42 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

On Tuesday evening, Israeli restraining forces of the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) stormed the prisoners’ chambers in Section 5 of Ramon Prison, where the Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Ahmed Sa’adat, is detained. They raided and vandalized the chambers, on the backdrop of an […]

24 Oct

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

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

23 Oct

Hasharon Prison Imposes New Sanctions on Female Detainees

October 23, 2018 7:31 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) informed that the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) of Hasharon has imposed many sanctions on Palestinian female detainees who protested against surveillance cameras and refused to go out to the daily “break” for 48 days in a row. PPS noted that the IPS has prevented many […]

22 Oct

Adnan Faces Serious Complications As He Continues Hunger Strike

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that detainee Khader Adnan, who has been holding a hunger strike for fifty consecutive days, is facing serious health complications. The head of the Legal unit of the PPS, attorney Jawad Boulos, said Adnan suffered a very serious weight loss, and is facing […]

22 Oct

Erekat: Abduction of Jerusalem Governor a New Step against Palestinian Presence

On Saturday, October 20, at around 7:00 pm, three vehicles carrying Israeli occupation authorities intercepted the car of the governor of Jerusalem, Mr. Adnan Gheith, pulling him out of the vehicle and taking him to an unknown location. Governor Gheith was in Beit Hanina, north of Jerusalem, at the time of […]

22 Oct

Legislator Jarrar Receives Another Administrative Detention Order For Three Months

The Israeli Authorities renewed, Sunday, the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders against Palestinian legislator, Khaleda Jarrar, for three more months, for the fourth consecutive time. The Palestinian Ministry of Women’s Affairs issued a statement strongly denouncing the continued imprisonment of Jarrar, holding her captive under arbitrary orders without charges or trial. […]

20 Oct

Israeli Special Police Detain Governor of Jerusalem

October 20, 2018 8:49 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

Special units of the Israeli police detained governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Gheith, in the town of Beit Hanina to the north of occupied Jerusalem. Informed sources told WAFA at least three police cars intercepted the car carrying the governor before nabbing him and leading him to an unknown destination. No […]

20 Oct

Palestinian Detained in Jerusalem for Wearing Palestinian Flag Shirt

October 20, 2018 8:06 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

(Photo courtesy of Wadi Hilweh Information Center)  WAFA- Israeli police, on Saturday, detained a Palestinian in Jerusalem for wearing a shirt of the Palestinian flag, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center. It posted a video and pictures on its Facebook page showing police detaining a young Palestinian at Damascus Gate […]

16 Oct

MADA: 48 Violations against Palestinian Media Freedoms during September

(photo: Issam Al-Rimawi, photographer of the AFP after being injured by a rubber-coated bullet in Ras Karkar, PNN) September of 2018 has witnessed a rise in the number of violations committed against media freedoms in Palestine, compared to those committed in the previous month of August. During September, the Palestinian […]

16 Oct

Israeli Policewoman Shot Palestinian ‘For Fun’

An Israeli border policewoman has been arrested over shooting and wounding a Palestinian man just, as she recognized, “for fun,” Israeli media reported on Tuesday. While she was on a patrol near the Israeli military checkpoint called Al-Za’im, in May of this year, the Israeli policewoman shot the Palestinian at […]

16 Oct

Palestinian Detainee of 33 Years Warned of Punishment upon Book Publication

October 16, 2018 7:54 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian detainee who has served 33 years of a 39-year prison sentence in Israeli jails, for acts of resistance to the Israeli occupation, was warned by the prison administration of severe punishment should he publish a book he wrote in prison, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Tuesday. […]

16 Oct

Supreme Court Freezes Deportation of Detained American Student

The Israeli Supreme Court froze, on Sunday, deportation measures against American student Lara al-Qasem, who was barred entry to Israel over alleged ties to the BDS movement. The court will convene on Wednesday, to determine whether or not it will grant Al-Qasem permission to file an appeal against her detention […]

12 Oct

Palestinian Detainee Dies In Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that a Palestinian detainee died in an Israeli detention facility, Friday. The PPS said the detainee Wisam Abdul-Majid Shalalda, 28, from Sa’ir town, northeast of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, has died in Ayalon Israeli prison, in Ramla. The PPS added […]

12 Oct

Detainee Khader Adnan Continues Hunger Strike For 40th Day

October 12, 2018 1:56 PM IMEMC News Human rights, Jenin, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that detainee Khader Adnan is ongoing with the hunger strike he started 40 days ago, protesting his continued imprisonment. The detainee, from Arraba town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, started the strike on September 2nd, and has been denied […]

11 Oct

Palestinian Man Sentenced to 10 Months Imprisonment over Facebook Posts

October 11, 2018 6:47 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli occupation court in Jerusalem, Tuesday, sentenced a Palestinian man to 10 months in prison over his Facebook posts. Amir al-Dibs, from Jerusalem, was sentenced over what Israel called “incitement” on Facebook. According to the PNN, since the beginning of October, 2015, occupation authorities have carried out more than […]

10 Oct

Samidoun Joins Ahed Tamimi in Spain to Urge Action to Free Palestine (VIDEO)

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joined the welcome for Ahed Tamimi and call for a free Palestine in Madrid on 29 September. Samidoun international coordinator, Charlotte Kates, spoke alongside former Palestinian child prisoner and anti-colonial land defense activist Ahed Tamimi at the annual 2018 Fiesta, organized by the Communist Party of Spain. The event […]

10 Oct

Adnan Continues Hunger Strike for 37th Day

October 10, 2018 8:47 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Leader of the Islamic Jihad movement, Khader Adnan, from the town of Arraba, in the Jenin district of the northern occupied West Bank, has continued his open hunger strike for 37 days in a row, in protest of his illegal and arbitrary detention. According to the Mohjat al-Quds Foundation for […]

08 Oct

Israeli Prosecutor Reveals: Requests for Jail without Bail until End of Trial for Facebook Incitement Offenses – For Arab Suspects Only

October 8, 2018 8:42 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli courts are keeping Arab political leader Raja Eghbaria in detention at least until 15 October; the prosecutor doesn’t deny existence of multiple errors in its translation of Eghbaria’s Arabic-language Facebook posts, but says ‘it doesn’t matter.’ An Israeli prosecutor revealed in court yesterday, 7 October 2018, that the […]

08 Oct

Israel Considers Releasing 300 Palestinian Detainees Due to Overcrowding

October 8, 2018 12:35 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israel is expected to free 300 Palestinian prisoner after the Knesset passes a bill, in the upcoming fall session, that is meant to ease overcrowded prisons conditions, Israeli media reported on Saturday. According to Haaretz, the 300 prisoners are among about 1,000 prisoners to be released on the day the […]

06 Oct

Palestinian Detainee Facing Death by Cancer, Says Official

Chairman of the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Bakr, blamed the Israeli government, on Saturday, for failing to provide treatment to a Palestinian detainee being held in Israeli jails, Rajai Abdul-Qadir, aged 35, who has been diagnosed with cancer. “Rajai is suffering from cancer in the liver and […]

06 Oct

35 Palestinian Children Detained in September

October 6, 2018 5:24 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Committee said that Israel detained 35 Palestinian children during September, and imposed on them fines exceeding $12,600. The committee confirmed, on Thursday, that minors, who are younger than 18 years, were held at Ofer military camp, near Ramallah, of whom four were detained during night […]

04 Oct

Palestinian Boy Speaks about His Horrible Experience inside Israeli Jails

‘Israeli occupation troops broke the door of our house, about 11 of them entered and told my mother they were looking for me,’ the boy, who gave his witness to the Military Court Watch, said. On 26 August, 2018, a 15-year-old youth was arrested after he attended Binyamin Police Station, […]

04 Oct

Detainee Jawareesh Suspends His Hunger Strike

October 4, 2018 1:12 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Jenin, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that detainee Salah Jawareesh, 23, has suspended his hunger strike after reaching an agreement and a court ruling, stating that his current Administrative Detention orders will not be renewed. The PPS said Jawareesh went on hunger strike for eight days, protesting the […]

02 Oct

Jalama Detention Center Deliberately Providing Dirty Water to Detainees during Interrogation

A number of Palestinian detainees filed a complaint with the Detainees Committee, against Israeli Prison Services, for offering them dirty water while under interrogation at Jalama detention center. 41-year-old detainee Abu Rejleya told a lawyer, after his visit to Ofer detention center, that during his interrogation at Jalama detention center, […]

30 Sep

Palestinian With French Citizenship Rearrested Immediately After His Release From Administrative Detention

The Israeli authorities rearrested, Sunday, a Palestinian political prisoner with French citizenship, minutes after his release from prison after spending thirteen months under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges. The Palestinian Salah al-Hammouri, from occupied East Jerusalem, was held at the Negev Desert Detention Camp for thirteen months, under Administrative […]

29 Sep

Israeli Troops Abduct 11 & 12-Year-Old Children from Nabi Saleh Village

On Friday afternoon, Israeli troops invaded the village of Nabi Saleh, known as one of the centers of non-violent resistance in the West Bank, and arrested three children – two of them age 11, and the other age 12. Samer Tamimi, 11 years old, the son of local non-violent activist […]

28 Sep

Human Rights Center Warns of Excessive Israeli Detention Procedures

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

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

25 Sep

IPS to Impose New Measures against Palestinian Detainees

September 25, 2018 8:10 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli Prison Service (IPS) intends to impose a series of new punitive measures against detainees held at Hadarim detention center and others, in days to come, the Committee of Detainees Affairs reported, Tuesday. The committee reported, in a press statement, that these measures will involve moving  of all the detainees […]

23 Sep

Secretary of Fateh Movement Detained in East Jerusalem

Israeli forces detained the Secretary of the Fateh movement, Yasser Darwish, predawn Sunday, in the Palestinian neighborhood of al-Eesawiyya, in occupied East Jerusalem. According to Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, prior to the detention of Darwish, large numbers of Israeli forces stormed the neighborhood and raided his home. PPS confirmed that, during […]

20 Sep

Palestinian Writer Released from Prison after Finishing Sentence Over Poem

September 20, 2018 11:51 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli authorities released, on Thursday, Palestinian writer Dareen Tatour, aged 36, after completing her five-month prison term for a poem she wrote, and which Israel considered to incite to violence. Tatour, from the town of Reineh, near Nazareth, in northern Israel, was detained in October of 2015, after she published […]

20 Sep

Israel Prevents PPS Lawyer From Visiting Hunger Striking Detainee Khader Adnan

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that the administration of the al-Jalama Israeli detention facility, declined a request by one of its lawyers to visit with hunger striking detainee, Khader Adnan. In a statement, PPS lawyer Saleh Ayyoub, said that Adnan is ongoing with his strike for the […]

20 Sep

Israeli Soldiers Assault Many Detainees In Ofer Prison

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that undercover Israeli soldiers assaulted many detainees in their room, in Ofer prison, built on Palestinian lands, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The PPS said the undercover officers of the “Israeli Prison Service” stormed room #9 of Section […]

20 Sep

Khader Adnan on 18th Day of Hunger Strike

Palestinian prisoner, Khader Adnan, aged 40, is on his 18th day of open-ended hunger strike, in rejection of his arbitrary detention.   Prisoners rights group Muhjat al-Quds Foundation said, in a statement, that Adnan began his open-ended hunger strike on Sunday, September 2nd, demanding his immediate release.   Adnan, from Arraba […]

19 Sep

PCHR Calls for Investigation into Death Circumstances of Young Man only Few Hours after Being Arrested by Israeli Forces

Today morning, 18 September 2018, Mohammed al-Khatib, from Beit Rima village, northwest of Ramallah, died only few hours after being arrested by the Israeli forces. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) calls for an immediate and impartial investigation into the death circumstances of al-Khatib and expresses its deep concern […]

18 Sep

Ahed Tamimi Travels to France Despite Israeli Travel Ban

Despite an Israeli ban on her movement, Palestinian resistance icon Ahed Tamimi traveled to France, for a debate, on Friday. The young resistance leader was invited by L’Humanité newspaper and the French Communist party, or PCF, to participate in an event organized by Association France Palestine Solidarite. Ahed spoke on Sunday, at […]