Category Archives: Prisoners

04 Jul

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

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

04 Jul

Ashkelon Detainees Transferred To Other Jails

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

02 Jul

Journalist Threatened with Prison for Speaking about Palestine

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

02 Jul

Two Teens Run Over by Military Jeep near Jenin

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

24 Jun

Detained Siblings Continue Hunger Strike In Israeli Prison

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

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

19 Jun

Ailing Detainee, Sami Abu Diak, Faces Serious Deterioration

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

19 Jun

Ashkelon Prison Administration Submits to Detainee Demands

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

15 Jun

Female Palestinian Detainees Announce Demands, Plan for Collective Strike

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

15 Jun

Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinian Detainees In Asqalan

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

14 Jun

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

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

14 Jun

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

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

13 Jun

Detainees In Ashkelon To Start Hunger Strike Sunday

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

13 Jun

Female Palestinian Journalist Jailed for ‘Incitement’

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

10 Jun

Hunger Striking Detainee Hassan al-‘Oweiwi to be Released

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

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

09 Jun

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

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

09 Jun

Crimes Against Palestinian Detainees Taking On Dangerous Dimension

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

08 Jun

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

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

06 Jun

Hunger-Striking Detainee Moved To Hospital

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

02 Jun

Palestinian Photojournalist at Risk of Deportation

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

30 May

Palestinian Child Sentenced Over Stone Throwing

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

28 May

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

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

27 May

Detainees in Etzion Suffering Deplorable Conditions

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

26 May

Palestinian Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Fifth Day

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

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

24 May

Amnesty: Palestinian Photojournalist at Risk of being Separated from Family

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

23 May

Detainee Suspends Hunger Strike

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

17 May

Israeli Court Convicts Mother Of Slain Palestinian

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

16 May

Despite Deteriorating Conditions, Three Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

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

12 May

Three Palestinian Detainees From Hebron Continue Hunger Strike

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

08 May

Two Detainees Continue Hunger Strike For 37th Day

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

08 May

Settler Released After Deadly Stoning Attack, Placed Under House Arrest

An Israeli court released a settler involved in the killing of 48-year-old Palestinian mother of eight Aisha Mohammad al-Rabi, from the town of Bidya, in the north of the West Bank, and placed him under house arrest. Rabi was killed in front of her husband and 9-year-old daughter when Israeli […]

02 May

US Congresswoman McCollum Reintroduces Bill to Protect Palestinian Children

U.S. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) has reintroduced a historic bill to promote the human rights of Palestinian children who face detention, interrogation, abuse and violence by Israel through its military court system in the occupied West Bank. According to Defense for Children International, the Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living […]

02 May

Health Condition Of Hunger Striking Detainee Worsens

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Thursday, that a Palestinian detainee in Israeli prisons, has suffered health complications after 54 days of a hunger strike, and added that he is ongoing with his strike demanding ending his arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, holding him captive without charges or trial. It said […]

02 May

Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinian Detainees In Asqalan

Soldiers of the Metzada special forces unit of the “Israeli Prison Service” attacked, on Wednesday at noon, many Palestinian detainees in their rooms, in Asqalan (Ashkelon) Prison, and destroyed their belongings. The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that the soldiers attacked the detainees while eating their lunch, and deliberately spilled […]

30 Apr

Mustapha Awad: “Without you, I would not be here” by Myriam De Ly (VIDEO)

Photo: Mustapha’s return to Brussels airport The following article, by Myriam De Ly, is translated from the French original at Pour La Palestine, the website of the Plate-forme Charleroi-Palestine: Mustapha Awad, a Belgian of Palestinian origin, was finally released one month ago on 28 March. He spent 253 days in detention […]

28 Apr

Palestinian Detainees on Hunger Strike for Several Days

Five Palestinian prisoners have been on open-ended hunger strike for several days, in protest of their administrative detention without trial or indictment. According to Prisoners Media Center, the hunger strikers are Husam al-Razza and Mohamed Tabanja, and they have been on hunger strike for about 40 days and 32 days […]

27 Apr

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered A Week Earlier Near Nablus

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a young Palestinian man died, on Saturday evening, from serious wounds he suffered a week earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot him at a military roadblock in northern West Bank. The Health Ministry said the young man, Omar ‘Awni Abdul-Karim Younis, 20, died at […]

26 Apr

Palestinian Detainee Suspends Hunger Strike

Palestinian detainee Khaled Farraj suspended his open hunger strike after 29 days, on Thursday. The Detainees and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs Committee said that Farraj, age 31, who is a resident of Dheisheh refugee camp, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, suspended his 29-day hunger strike after his lawyer […]

24 Apr

Soldiers Assault Three Children While Abducting Them, And During Interrogation

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Wednesday, that Israeli soldiers repeatedly assaulted three children while abducting then and subjected them to torture during interrogation. The Committee stated that the soldiers abducted Bara’ Yousef, 16, from Hijja town, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, after storming his family’s home […]

23 Apr

Israel Continues Holding Palestinian Detainee In Solitary Confinement Since March 2017

The Palestinian Commission for Detainees’ Affairs has reported, Tuesday, that a Palestinian detainee, identified as Mohammad Yousef Shinnawi, 23, from Haifa, has been held by Israel in solitary confinement since March of 2017. The Commission stated that the detainee is facing very difficult conditions in solitary confinement section 12 in […]

23 Apr

Soldiers Assault Five Hunger Striking Detainees, Deny Them Lawyer Visits

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ Affairs has reported, Tuesday, that Israeli soldiers have assaulted five detainees, holding hunger strike, and continued to deny their lawyers the right to visits with them. The commission stated that the five detainees are holding hunger strike protesting their continued arbitrary Administrative Detention, without charges […]

23 Apr

Detainee Israa Jabbis Suffering Critical Health Conditions

April 23, 2019 11:30 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The health condition of the wounded female detainee Israa Jaabis, in Damon prison, is now critical , as the pain resulting from her injury is increasing day by day, due to medical negligence. She also suffers from psychological problems, the commission of detainees and ex-detainee affairs reported, Monday. The commission […]

23 Apr

Palestinian Detainee Held for Over Two Years in Isolation

April 23, 2019 11:14 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian detainee has been held in isolation, in Israeli jails, for over two years, said the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission on Tuesday. The Commission said, according to WAFA, that 23-year-old Yousef al-Shinnawi, from Haifa, in Israel, has been held in isolation, in Meggido prison, since March 2017, in very […]

22 Apr

Beyond the Frontlines: Tales of Resistance and Resilience from Palestine U.S. Film Tour

“Beyond the Frontlines” is a remarkable documentary, about Palestine, from France, directed by Alexandra Dols. The Jerusalem-based psychiatrist, Dr. Samah Jabr, is the subject of the film, which has already achieved renown in many countries, internationally. She is a member of the USA Palestine Mental Health Network Advisory Council, and the […]

22 Apr

Israel Imposes Heavy Fines on Child Detainees

April 22, 2019 8:51 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies reported that Israeli military courts have imposed fines, against Palestinian minor detainees, amount to 170.000 NIS during the first quarter of this year. The spokesperson for the center, Reyad Al-Ashqar, said that Israeli courts impose heavy fines on most detained children , in addition […]

21 Apr

Georges Ibrahim Abdallah’s statement for Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 2019

Georges Ibrahim Abdallah issued the following statement on the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 2019. The imprisoned Arab Communist struggler for Palestine has been jailed in French prisons for 34 years, despite being eligible for release since 1999. The U.S. government has repeatedly intervened in an attempt to prevent his release […]

21 Apr

Israeli Police Close Beit Safafa Sports Arena

Israeli occupation police, on Friday, closed the sports arena of Beit Safafa, in Jerusalem, and banned Palestinians from organizing a soccer tournament. Local sources said that police forces stormed the arena and put up a notice ordering the closure of the playing field and the prohibition of local residents from […]

20 Apr

Israel Refusing To Release Information About Health Condition Of Hunger Striking Detainee

The Israeli Authorities are refusing to release information about the health condition of a Palestinian detainee, who went on hunger strike 25 days ago, and are constantly transferring him, the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported. The committee said that the detainee, Khaled Jamal Farraj, 23, from Deheishe refugee camp, south […]

19 Apr

Report: Over 5,000 Palestinians in Israeli Jails on Prisoner’s Day

April 19, 2019 7:41 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian prisoners at the prisons of the Occupation called off their open hunger strike, which had lasted for eight days, as they made victory by getting their basic rights, after a series of systematic violations that they are subjected to. The violations had aimed to place the Palestinian prisoners under […]

18 Apr

Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For 23rd Day Despite Deteriorating Health

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that a detainee from Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, is ongoing with the hunger strike for the 23rd day despite his deteriorating health condition. The detainee’s uncle, journalist Najeeb Farraj, said his nephew Khaled Jamal Farraj, […]

16 Apr

Update : Palestinian Prisoners End Hunger Strike

April 16, 2019 1:06 PM Ali Salam Human rights, Israel, Negev, News Report, Prisoners 0

Close to four hundred Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have ended their week long hunger strike Monday following a deal with the Israel Prison Service (IPS), reported the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission. Spokesman for the commission, Majdi Adra told Wafa News that delegates for prisoners in the southern Israeli […]

15 Apr

PPS: “Hundreds Of Detainees Join Hunger Strike”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Monday, that the Israeli Prison Authority is still rejecting the legitimate demands of the Palestinian detainees, as nearly 400 detainees are ongoing with the hunger strike, and dozens more are expected to join soon. The PPS stated that the detainees negotiated with the […]

15 Apr

Georges Abdallah Launches Solidarity Strike with Palestinian Prisoners from French Prison

Georges Abdallah, the Arab communist struggler for Palestine who has imprisoned in French jails for over 34 years, announced on Thursday, 11 April that he is launching a three-day hunger strike in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike inside Israeli jails, the Battle of Dignity 2. He is joined on the […]

10 Apr

PCHR: “Hardest Choice for Detainees in the Israeli Prisons: “Hunger Strike Started”

On Monday, 08 April 2019, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Movement in the Israeli Prisons declared the start of a hunger strike after the negotiations failed and the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) refused the detainees’ legitimate demands, which constitute the most basic legal rights guaranteed under international laws and standards. According to […]

09 Apr

Dozens Of Detainees Continue Hunger Strike For Second Day

The head of the Palestinian Commission for Detainees’ Affairs, Qadri Abu Bakr, has reported that 120 detainees, held by Israel, have declared a hunger strike two days ago, and added that hundreds of detainees intend to join the strike, after the Israeli Prison Authority denied their basic demands. Abu Bakr […]

09 Apr

Abbas’ Security Forces Assault Student from Al-Najah University

A group of human rights organizations have condemned the recent attack on student Musa Dweikat, and his abduction, in front of the campus of An-Najah University, by members of Palestinian intelligence, and calls for an end to similar cases of kidnapping off  the streets and arbitrary arrests. The Association of […]

06 Apr

Palestinian Detainees Declare Hunger Strike

Palestinian political prisoner held by Israel stated that many detainees have decided to start hunger strike this coming Sunday, while more detainees will be joining the strike which will expand to all prisons if Israel does not respond to their demands. Among the main demands of the detainees are improving […]

06 Apr

Israeli Forces Suppress Weekly March in Ni’lin

Israeli forces suppressed the weekly non-violent protest in Ni’lin village in the central West Bank, resulting in dozens of Palestinian protesters suffering the effects of tear-gas, according to local sources. Protesters waved the Palestinian flag, and shouted slogans rejecting Israel’s policy of administrative detention, in which accused Palestinians are detained […]

05 Apr

Palestinian Prisoners Searched and Assaulted in Israeli Prison

April 5, 2019 11:41 PM Ali Salam Israel, Negev, News Report, Prisoners 0

Tensions ran high at the southern Israeli Negev prison Thursday as Israeli ‘suppression forces’ stormed and searched prisoners and their belongings in section 1. According to The Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners’ Affairs committee, the suppression forces assaulted and moved one prisoner to an undisclosed location, after the prisoner allegedly […]

04 Apr

On Palestinian Child’s Day; 250 Children Imprisoned By Israel

Palestinian Child’s Day; 250 Children Imprisoned By Israel, 11 Killed By Army Fire A day ahead of Palestinian Child’s Day, marked on April 5th, the Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that Israel is holding captive 250 children, who are facing various sorts of violations and oppression, denied basic rights guaranteed […]

02 Apr

PCHR Fears that Palestinian Prisoners’ Conditions in Israeli Prisons Would Deteriorate Following Ardan’s Statement

The Palestinian Center for Human Right (PCHR): PCHR follows up with concern Palestinian prisoners’ conditions in the Israeli prisons following the statement of Gilad Ardan, Minister of Public Security, on 30 March 2019,  threatening that there will be no negotiations with the Palestinian prisoners if they go on a hunger […]

02 Apr

Human Rights Institution Association Calls for Investigation into Murder of Al-Hamlawi

The Human Rights Institutions Association has sent a letter to Amnesty International, Human rights Watch, the Committee against Torture, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, regarding the torture practices in the prisons of the Palestinian Authority security services in Ramallah.  The […]

02 Apr

Palestinian Youth Severely Beaten during Detention

Two Palestinian teens from occupied East Jerusalem said that they were severely beaten when they were detained by special Israeli forces, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Commission said, today. Muhammad Abu Sneineh, 15, and Qais Basiti, 17, told the commission that they were thrown to the ground when they were detained in […]

01 Apr

Palestinian Detainee Marks 17 Years in Israeli Jails

Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli jails Abdul-Fattah Kamel Sahalabi completes, today, 17 years behind Israeli prison bars, said the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society. Shalabi, who comes from the town of Silat al-Harithiya, in the occupied West Bank, was taken into custody on March 31, 2002, and was sentenced to 21 years […]

29 Mar

Palestinian Detainees Launch Mass Hunger Strike

March 29, 2019 4:37 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Captive Movement, from inside Israeli jails, has announced the launch of an open-ended mass hunger strike in protest of the recent and vicious attacks on Palestinian prisoners, by Israeli authorities. In a statement on Thursday, the Captive Movement urged all prisoners in Israeli jails to take part in […]

28 Mar

Hunger Striking Detainee In Poor Health Condition

March 28, 2019 7:13 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The health condition of Palestinian detainee Ahmed Mousa, age 41, has badly worsened as a result of the open-ended hunger strike he started 28 days ago, in protest of his administrative detention with no trial or indictment. According to Muhjat al-Quds Foundation for Martyrs and Prisoners, Mousa suffers from severe […]

25 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Injure Hundreds Of Detainees In The Negev Detention Camp

Israeli soldiers assaulted and injured, Sunday, hundreds of Palestinian political prisoners in the Negev Desert Detention Camp, after the soldiers invaded the detainee’s rooms and tents; at least seven of the wounded detainees were moved to hospitals. The Maan News Agency has reported that the detainees are held in Sections […]

25 Mar

Palestinian Woman Kidnapped by Israeli Forces in Hebron

March 25, 2019 4:23 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, News Report, Prisoners 0

On Sunday, Israeli occupation forces kidnapped a young Palestinian woman at a checkpoint in Hebron, southern West Bank. Local sources said that Israeli forces Suzan al-Salaima, age 25, into custody, after detaining her for over an hour, at a military checkpoint near Tel Rumeida neighborhood. They added, according to Days […]

23 Mar

Silencing Rasmea Odeh: An Anti-democratic Attack on Freedom of Expression

The following press release on the attack on Rasmea Odeh in Germany was originally issued in German and distributed to the media. View the German language original at this link. ~Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network 1. Background The event “Palestinian women in the liberation struggle,” organized by Samidoun, was planned to take place […]

20 Mar

13 Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in West Bank

Israeli forces, today, abducted at least 13 Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, according to the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS). Israeli forces detained five Palestinians from the central West Bank district of Ramallah and al-Bireh. Meanwhile, PPS confirmed that three Palestinians were rounded up during predawn raids across the […]

09 Mar

Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, three Palestinians from Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, and issued orders barring seven women from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque for one week. Media sources said the soldiers abducted Amer Mahmoud Mashal, 33, Luay Mohammad Salama, 27, and Hasan Salama, 45. They added that the […]

08 Mar

Ailing Palestinian Detainee Moved To Hospital

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the Israeli Prison Authority has moved an ailing detainee to an Israeli hospital due to serious health complications. The PPS said the detainee, Sami Abu Diak, from Jenin in northern West Bank, was diagnosed with cancer three years ago, and underwent a […]

02 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Attack Detainees In Negev Detention Camp

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday evening, many Palestinian detainees in Section 7, Branch A, of the Negev Desert Detention Camp. The detainees said the soldiers conducted provocative body searches, in addition to searching their bunks and property, and assaulted many of them. They warned of the repeated and escalating assaults […]

01 Mar

Israel Releases Palestinian Lawmaker After Twenty Months of Administrative Detention

56 year old Palestinian, and member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Khalida Jarrar, was released from Israeli prison Thursday, after twenty months of administrative detention, WAFA reported. Jarrar was released at the Salem military checkpoint, near the Northern West Bank city of Jenin, hours earlier than announced. Arrested from her […]

01 Mar

12 Palestinians Abducted in West Bank Raids

Israeli forces abducted 12 Palestinians, including two minors, in raids in the occupied West Bank, according to a statement released today by the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). The PPS said, according to WAFA, that Israeli soldiers detained six people from Ramallah, two of them minors released some hours later. Forces […]

01 Mar

Khalida Jarrar Released

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, released the Palestinian leader, lawyer, activist and member of the Legislative Council, Khalida Jarrar, after serving 20 months in administrative detention. Jarrar was released this morning at the Jalameh checkpoint, north of Jenin, where she headed straight  to visit her father’s grave in Nablus, as […]

28 Feb

Palestinian Journalists Syndicate Denounces Israel’s Detention of Palestinian Journalist

Palestinian photographer Mustafa Kharouf was arrested by Israeli police on January 22, 2019. He has been detained since then, as Israel threatens him with expulsion to Jordan.

26 Feb

Disabled Palestinian Detainee Declares Hunger Strike

February 26, 2019 9:33 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Human rights, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Tuesday, that an ailing, disabled Palestinian detainee, who is held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, has declared a hunger strike, demanding his release. The PPS stated that the detainee, Mo’taz Obeido, who is held at the Negev Detention Camp, […]

25 Feb

Israeli News Anchor Defends Anti-occupation Statements Despite Threat of Violence

An Israeli news anchor who has blamed the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands for turning regime troops into “animals” has defended her comments despite having received death threats from “thousands.” Israeli Channel 13 TV anchor Oshrat Kotler had, last week, denounced the mistreatment of Palestinians in Israeli custody, following a piece […]

25 Feb

Palestinians Liberate Al-Aqsa Hall, Jailed En Masse

Palestinians enter Bab al-Rahmah for the first time in 16 years, February 22, 2019. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT FEBRUARY 24, 2019 Israeli police detain 60 Palestinians in Jerusalem after protesters and Waqf officials reopened a building in al-Aqsa Compound that Israeli authorities have kept sealed for […]

24 Feb

Israeli Police Abduct Two High-Level Officials of the Al-Aqsa Mosque

In the latest in a series of aggressive and provocative measures against the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the third-holiest site in the Islamic religion, Israeli police on Sunday abducted two high-level officials with the mosque. This comes a day after Israeli police abducted a security guard at the mosque as […]

22 Feb

Israeli Pharmaceutical Firms Test Drugs on Palestinian Detainees

February 22, 2019 6:59 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, from Jerusalem, has revealed that Israeli occupation authorities issues permits to large pharmaceutical firms to carry out tests on Palestinian and Arab detainees, the Felesteen news site reported, according to Al Ray. The Hebrew University lecturer also revealed that Israeli military firms are testing weapons on […]

21 Feb

For Third Day, Palestinians Remove Metal Gate at Al-Aqsa

Palestinians, this evening, removed a metal gate which Israeli police had placed at the entrance to a building in Al-Aqsa Mosque’s Bab al-Rahmeh, on Sunday, and held prayer in the area, according to witnesses. Dozens of worshippers held the prayers at Bab al-Rahmeh, one of the gates of Al-Aqsa compound, […]

20 Feb

Israel to Withhold $138m over Prisoner Payments

Israel said that its security cabinet, on Sunday, decided to withhold $138 million (€122 million) in tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority, over its payments to prisoners jailed for attacks on Israelis. A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said the withheld cash would be equal to that paid […]

20 Feb

Tension Mounts In Negev Detention Camp

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that tension is escalating in Area A of the Negev Detention Camp, especially after the Prison Administration brought fire trucks and more troops to counter detainees’ protests. The PPS stated that one detainee, identified as Ibrahim Natsha from occupied Jerusalem, attempted to torch […]

19 Feb

Palestinian Child Abducted following Settler Death Threats (VIDEO)

February 19, 2019 3:37 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, News Report, Prisoners 0

02/18/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team The day after a group of illegal settlers and soldiers invaded a Palestinian home and threatened to slaughter the children in front of them, one of the children was taken into custody by Israeli police. On Saturday, a group of settlers climbed down onto […]

15 Feb

Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque Sentenced to House Arrest

An Israeli court, on Wednesday, sentenced the imam of Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque—the third holiest site in Islam—to house confinement. An Israeli patrol kidnapped Imam Walid Seyam from his family home, on Tuesday evening, hours before an Israeli court ruled that he be subjected to house arrest until Friday. On Tuesday, […]

12 Feb

Israeli Undercover Forces Kidnap Palestinian Child in al-Eesawiyya

February 12, 2019 4:20 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli undercover soldiers, or mista’arvim, on Sunday evening, kidnapped a Palestinian child from a shop in Jerusalem. Yusuf Dari, age 13, was abducted from a shop in al-Eesawiyya neighborhood, north of occupied Jerusalem, by Israeli undercover forces. According to eyewitnesses, the soldiers ambushed Dari, and waited in the store, and […]

10 Feb

Ashrawi: Serial Violations of Human Rights by Israel Must be Investigated Thoroughly

On Wednesday 6 February, Fares Mohammed Baroud, age 51, from al-Shati’ refugee camp in western Gaza City, died from health complications brought on by prolonged and deliberate medical negligence on the part of Israeli prison authorities. The 51-year-old Gaza resident has been incarcerated in Israeli prisons for 28 years, during which […]

08 Feb

Two ISM Members Abducted for Securing Movement of Palestinian Students

Two members of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) were detained by Israeli soldiers, on Thursday, while securing movement of elementary school students in the Israeli occupied section of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to a local rights activist. Human Rights Defender Imad Abu Shamsieh said, according to […]

07 Feb

PCHR: “Death of Detainee Fares Baroud: An Example of Deliberate Negligence”

Yesterday, 06 February 2019, the Palestinian detainee who spent 28 years in the Israeli jails, Fares Mohammed Baroud (51), from al-Shati’ refugee camp in western Gaza City, died only hours after transferring him from “Ramon” Prison to “Soroka” Hospital in circumstances raising suspicions of deliberate medical negligence by the Israeli […]

07 Feb

Detainee Malek Hamed Forced Into Solitary Confinement

February 7, 2019 2:37 PM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, Ramallah, West Bank 0

A Palestinian political prisoner at the Ramon Israeli prison was forced into solitary confinement, on Wednesday at night, when he threw boiling water at a soldier after the guards attacked many detainees. The detainee, Malek Ahmad Hamed, 23, from Silwad town, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, […]

07 Feb

Detainees’ Committee Demands Autopsy On Deceased Detainee

The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee has demanded Israel to perform an autopsy on the corpse of a detainee who died, Wednesday, shortly after being moved to an Israeli hospital. Yousef Nasasra, a lawyer with the Detainees’ Committee, said that he filed an appeal with the Israeli Central Court in […]

07 Feb

Palestinian Detainee Dies From Medical Neglect In Israeli Prison

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, on Wednesday evening, that a Palestinian detainee from Gaza, who has been held by Israel since 1991, died from serious complications resulting from being denied required specialized medical attention. The Committee stated that the detainee, Fares Mohammad Baroud, 51, from the Shati’ refugee camp, […]

06 Feb

Report: “Israeli Courts Imposed More Than 60.000 Shekels In Fines On Detained Children, In January”

The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainee Committee has reported that Israeli military courts have imposed more than 60.000 Shekels in fines on Palestinian children who were abducted by the soldiers and held in Ofer Israeli prison. In its report, the committee stated that 57 children were moved to Ofer in January; […]

06 Feb

Israeli Court Refuses To Release Detained Ashraf Na’alwa’s Mother, And His Brother

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Monday, that the Israeli military court in Ofer prison, near Ramallah in the central part of the occupied West Bank, has denied an appeal for the release of Wafa’ Mahdawi, 54, the mother of slain Palestinian, Ashraf Na’alwa, and her other son, Amjad Na’alwa. […]

06 Feb

Samidoun Calls for Action to Save Life of Walid Khaled Sharaf

Palestinian prisoner Walid Khaled Sharaf, 25, from Abu Dis in occupied Jerusalem, is suffering from serious illness in Ramle prison clinic. Sharaf is jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention; the order against him was renewed for another six months on 4 February on the basis of so-called “secret evidence” despite […]

05 Feb

OCHA Report: Israeli Settler Attacks Against Palestinians on the Rise

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [OCHA] in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, published a report for the period of January 15 -28, 2019, finding an increase in attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinian civilians. During the two-week period covered by the report, 3 Palestinians were shot and […]

05 Feb

Seven Women Expelled from Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli occupation authorities, on Sunday night,  banned seven Palestinian women from accessing Al-Aqsa Mosque for two weeks. An Israeli court held a trial for a number of them, on Monday. Israeli forces detained six Palestinian women and a girl as they were leaving the  mosque via the gates of Hitta , […]

05 Feb

Soldiers Abduct Youth on Gaza Border, Attack Farmers

Israeli forces, on Monday morning, took a Palestinian youth into custody, claiming he attempted to cross the Israeli fence from the southern Gaza Strip. According to the second Hebrew channel, the youth was taken to investigation, adding that the army  took five others who passed the separation fence, on Saturday. […]

03 Feb

Israeli Military Abducts 10 Palestinians in Pre-dawn Raids in Bethlehem and Hebron

In pre-dawn raids Sunday morning in the southern part of the West Bank, Israeli forces raided the homes of ten Palestinians and took all ten from their beds, forcing them into military vehicles and taking them to unknown destinations for interrogation and detention. The military abducted five Palestinians from the […]