Category Archives: Prisoners

10 Aug

Detainee Suspends Hunger Strike After Reaching An Agreement For His Release

Palestinian political prisoner, Anas Ibrahim Shadeed, 22, has suspended hunger strike, which lasted for 22 days, after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Prison Authority to end his Administrative Detention and release him on December 19, 2018. His brother, Abdul-Majid, said Anas, from Doura town southwest of Hebron in southern […]

09 Aug

Women Prisoners’ Update: Susan Abu Ghannam Seized by Occupation Forces

August 9, 2018 9:19 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Photo: Susan Abu Ghannam, Wattan TV Susan Abu Ghannam, the mother of Mohammed Abu Ghannam, a 22-year-old man slain by Israeli occupation forces in Jerusalem on 21 July 2017, was seized by Israeli occupation forces who invaded her family home in Jerusalem on 5 August. Her detention was first extended […]

09 Aug

Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour Turns Herself In to Finish Sentence

August 9, 2018 8:35 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian poet, photographer and social media activist Dareen Tatour, from the town of Reineh, in northern Israel, turned herself in on Wednesday, to the Israel Prison Service, to serve two months that were left of her five-month prison sentence, according local sources. An Israeli court had earlier sentence Tatour, […]

09 Aug

Palestinian Child Sentenced to One and a Half Years in Jail by Israeli Court

An Israeli military court has handed down a jail term of 18 months to a Palestinian minor as the number of Palestinian children being held, in Tel Aviv regime’s prisons and detention facilities, is soaring following US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the US embassy in Israel […]

07 Aug

Child Detainee Testimonies Point to Torture by Israeli Forces

Affidavits, from a number of Palestinian children, for the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission reveal that they were subjected to systematic beating and torture, during and after detention by Israeli forces, the commission said on Tuesday. Commission attorney Hiba Ighbarieh documented testimonies from three children held at Majido prison, regarding what they […]

07 Aug

Health Status of Bethlehem Detainee Deteriorating

August 7, 2018 12:03 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian Prisoners’ Affairs has reported that the health condition of Yasser Rabi’a, aged 44, from the Bethlehem city, in the southern occupied West Bank, is very critical and needs medical attention. The lawyer of the organization explained, according to Al Ray, that  Rabi’a suffers from several health problems. He has […]

05 Aug

Five Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

August 5, 2018 5:40 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Five Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons are still on an open-ended hunger strike, in protest of their administrative detention without charge or trial, according to a statement by the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS.) The statement said, according to WAFA, that the five prisoners, including a journalist, are striking in protest […]

04 Aug

Shokeh Suspends 60-day Hunger Strike

August 4, 2018 4:19 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Prisoners 0

30-year-old Hassan Hassanin Shokeh has reportedly suspended his open hunger strike at the Israeli Kaplan Medical Center, on Friday. According to a report by the Prisoners and Former Prisoners’ Affairs Committee, Shokeh suspended his two-month hunger strike after his lawyer, Ahlam Haddad, reached an agreement with the Israeli prosecution. The […]

03 Aug

Detained Journalist Declares Hunger Strike

Monther Abu Ahmad, a lawyer with the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed, Wednesday, that journalist Ala Rimawi, 40, who is held by Israel, has launched a hunger strike on the first day of his imprisonment on July 30th, 2018. Abu Ahmad said that the detainee is protesting his imprisonment, […]

03 Aug

Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For 15th Day

Karim Ajwa, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, has reported Thursday that a Palestinian detainee is ongoing with hunger strike for the 15th consecutive day, protesting abuse and bad conditions during his continued detention and interrogation. Ajwa stated that Mohammad Nimir Dar Sattouf, 27, from Beit Rima town, in […]

02 Aug

Detainee Receives Additional Six-Month Administrative Detention Order Despite Medical Complications

August 2, 2018 11:01 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Human rights, Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee reported, on Thursday evening, that detainee Mo’taz Mohammad Obeido, 38, from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, has received a six-month arbitrary Administrative Detention order without charges or trial. The Committee stated that the detainee, who was abducted on February 5th, 2018, already spent six […]

02 Aug

Female Palestinian Subjected to Abusive Interrogation over Writings, Journalist Enters Hunger Strike

August 2, 2018 5:47 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian woman detainee has been undergoing a long and vicious interrogation at Asqalan detention center, in Israel, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said, on Wednesday. According to WAFA, PPS attorney Firas al-Sabbah said that Lama Khater, 42, who was detained at her Hebron home on July 24, was interrogated […]

31 Jul

Palestinian student Ola Marshoud Sentenced to 7 Months in Israeli Prison; Female Students Receive Arrest Threats

July 31, 2018 11:17 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Photo: Ola Marshoud, via Asra Media Palestinian student Ola Marshoud, 21, from the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, was sentenced to seven months in Israeli prison by the Salem military court on Monday, 30 July, for her involvement in student activism on the An-Najah University campus. Marshoud has been detained since March, when […]

31 Jul

Palestinian Poet Darin Tatour Sentenced to Five Months in Prsion

July 31, 2018 10:34 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Magistrate Court of Nazareth sentenced Palestinian poet Darin Tatour, from the al-Reineh village in northern Israel, to five months of prison and 6 months of suspended sentence, on Tuesday. The Israeli prosecution accuses Tatour of “incitement and supporting a terrorist organization” for writing a poem criticizing the Israeli […]

28 Jul

Italian Painters Detained for Painting Ahed Tamimi’s Image on Apartheid Wall

Israeli forces, on Saturday, detained the Italian painters who painted a mural depicting jailed Palestinian teenager Ahed al-Tamimi, on the Israeli separation wall, to the north of the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, said Munther Amira, a Palestinian Social Worker, activist and human rights defender. The activist said, according […]

28 Jul

Shokeh Enters 55th Day of Hunger Strike

07/27/18  Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. (photo: Hassan Shokeh, Wattan TV) As even more Palestinian leaders and activists are ordered imprisoned without charge or trial, four Palestinian prisoners are on hunger strike. Hassan Shokeh of Bethlehem has now been on hunger strike for 55 days; he is protesting against his administrative detention. […]

28 Jul

Ahed Tamimi to be Released on Sunday

Artists painting a picture for civil protest icon Ahed Tamimi on Israel’s apartheid wall surrounding Bethlehem. (WAFA Images / Ahmad Mizher)  17-year-old Palestinian civil protest icon Ahed Tamimi is expected to be released from Israeli prison on Sunday, after serving eight months in detention for slapping an armed Israeli soldier […]

26 Jul

Administrative Detention of Sheikh Adnan Extended for 24th Time

The military occupation court in Salem camp, west of Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank, on Wednesday, extended the detention of Islamic Jihad leader Sheikh Khader Adnan for the 24th time in a row.   Al Ray sources reported that the court extended his detention without charge or trial […]

25 Jul

Bethlehem: Israeli Troops Release Dogs on Prisoner’s Family

In a raid on the Wadi Ma’ali neighborhood, at 4:30 a.m., near Bethlehem’s Old City, Israeli soldiers raided the homes of Palestinian prisoner Ayyad al-Hreimi’s family, resulting in two hospitalizations from dog bites, and the arrest of al-Hreimi’s 19-year-old cousin, Mohannad. Two of al-Hreimi’s brothers were already imprisoned when al-Hreimi’s […]

24 Jul

Protesting Administrative Detention; Six Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

The “Detainees’ Media Office” has reported, Monday, that six Palestinian detainees, held by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, are ongoing with hunger strike, rejecting their illegal detention. The detainees are demanding the Prison Authority to stop holding them under such orders, by either releasing them, […]

22 Jul

Seven Palestinians Detained in Jerusalem

Israeli police, last night, conducted a large-scale campaign across occupied Jerusalem, in which they abducted seven Palestinians, WAFA correspondence said. One of the detainees was identified as Hanadi Halawani, a well-known local activist who has been banned entry into Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on a number of occasions. PNN further reports […]

21 Jul

Hassan Shokeh on 49th Day of Hunger Strike, Joined by 3 More Palestinian Administrative Detainees

Hassan Shokeh Photo: Asra Media Hassan Shokeh is facing a serious medical crisis on his 49th day of hunger strike against his administrative detention, by Israeli occupation forces, without charge or trial. He was joined on his strike by three more administrative detainees, Islam Jawarish, Issa Awad and Mahmoud Ayyad, on their 13th […]

21 Jul

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Deliberately Damage Property During Their Nightly Invasions Into Homes”

The head of the Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) Amjad Najjar, stated that Israeli soldiers resort to the excessive use of force during their nightly invasions into Palestinian homes, and deliberately cause damage to furniture and property during the violent searches their conduct. In a statement released […]

16 Jul

VIDEO: As Israel Renews His Administrative Detention, Salah Hamouri Honored in French Town of Montcel

The following report is based on the French original, written by the Association France Palestine SolidaritĂ© 63 (AFPS 63): Only one week after his administrative detention without charge or trial was renewed once more by the Israeli occupation, Salah Hamouri, the French-Palestinian lawyer and political prisoner, was declared an honorary citizen of the commune of Montcel […]

15 Jul

IPS Torturing Children in Interrogation Centers

photo: Jerusalemite boy Muhi Majed Al-Rishq, detained in Israeli jails. With bruises in the face, hands and back and blood congestion in the hands of Jerusalemite boy Muhi Majed Al-Rishq, it is clear that he has been subjected to assault in the interrogation room, at the police station in the […]

15 Jul

Two Detainees Suspend Hunger Strike; Three Others Continue

Luay Akka, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, stated Sunday that two detainees have suspended their hunger strikes after reaching agreements with the Israeli Prison Authority, ending their arbitrary Administrative Detention, holding them captive without charges or trial, while three others continue their strike, demanding their freedom. Akka said […]

14 Jul

Israeli Military Releases Objector to the Occupation after 100 Days in Prison

Ayelet Brachfeld. Photo credit: Messarvot. POSTED BY: MAKI JULY 13, 2018 Ayelet Brachfeld refused to be conscripted into compulsory Israeli military service due to her opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian territories. The Israeli military released from prison on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, occupation objector Ayelet Brachfeld after incarcerating her for […]

12 Jul

Settler Who Planned Dawabsha Arson Attack to be Released

On Thursday, an Israeli court decided to release the main settler who planned the arson attack on  the Dawabsha family in Douma village, near Nablus, killing three people, including a baby. According to the decision of the Israeli court in Lod, Israeli police must release the accused and transfer him […]

11 Jul

Seven Passengers of Gaza Flotilla Released

Israel on, Wednesday, released seven passengers of a humanitarian flotilla that was attempting to break the decade-long blockade of Gaza. The flotilla was intercepted by Israeli naval forces on Tuesday, according to Al Ray. Raed Abu Dair, coordinator of Gaza’s National Committee for Breaking the Siege, told Anadolu Agency that […]

11 Jul

Rights groups: Israel detained more than 3500 Palestinians since start of year, including 651 children

July 10, 2018 (Palestinian News & Info Agency WAFA) – Israel detained 3533  Palestinians during the first half of 2018, including 651 children, 63 women and four journalists, several Palestinian human rights organizations working on prisoners issues said on Tuesday. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), Addameer Prisoners Support and Human […]

10 Jul

Detained Woman Briefly Loses Consciousness Due To Constant Interrogation

A detained Palestinian woman informed a lawyer of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee that she lost consciousness for several minutes, two days ago, due to constant and lengthy interrogations. Lawyer Karim Ajwa, of the Detainees’ Committee, managed to visit the detained woman, Deema al-Karmi, 38, on Monday, who informed him that […]

10 Jul

Israeli Court Sentences A Palestinian Woman To Ten Years

July 10, 2018 11:03 AM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

The Israeli Central Court in occupied Jerusalem sentenced, Tuesday, a Palestinian woman to 10 years in prison and a 30.000 Shekels fine, after convicting her of “attempting to stab Israeli soldiers.” The woman, Fadwa Nazeeh Hamada, 31, was taken prisoner on August 12th 2017, in Bab al-Amoud area (Damascus Gate) […]

06 Jul

Ad-Dameer: “Administrative Detention Order of Khalida Jarrar Confirmed”

By  Ad-Dameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association: In a hearing held on 2 July 2018, Military Court Judge Raphael Yemeni  confirmed the renewal of Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrar’s administrative detention order. This will be the second time in which it has been renewed, meaning that Khalida has […]

05 Jul

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abducted 31 Palestinian Children In June”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, in June, 31 Palestinian children in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and imposed fines reaching at least 75.000 Shekels. The PPS said that the Ofer Israeli military court, near Ramallah in central West Bank, issued fines against […]

03 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians, and injured one, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Tulkarem, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers shot a young man in Qaffin town, north of […]

02 Jul

Australia Cuts Funding to Palestinian Authority

Australia announced that it will stop sending direct funds to the Palestinian Authority (PA), over concerns that the money would be used as stipends to Palestinian prisoners. According to Israeli news website Israel Today, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop requested that the PA guarantee the funds were not being given […]

02 Jul

Palestinian Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For 28th Day Despite Health Deterioration

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Sunday, that a detainee from Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, is ongoing with a hunger strike he started 29 days ago, protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention order, without charges, in addition to bad living conditions and the repeated punitive measures […]

01 Jul

Undercover Forces Kidnap A Palestinian From Bethlehem

Undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated, on Monday at night, into Beit Jala city, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and kidnapped a young Palestinian man. Dressed as civilians, the soldiers, driving a car with Palestinian license plates, broke into a coffeeshop in the Sahl area in Beit Jala, kidnapped […]

01 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Detainee Instantly After His Release

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a Palestinian detainee from occupied East Jerusalem, instantly upon his release after spending a prison sentence of 11 months. The detainee, Rami Saleh al-Fakhouri, from the Old City of Jerusalem, was released from the Negev detention camp, but was re-arrested and taken prison in front of […]

30 Jun

Palestinian Grassroots Activist Wael al-Faqeeh Seized by Israeli Occupation Forces (VIDEO)

Photo: Dounia Laetitia Callens (Facebook) Palestinian grassroots activist Wael al-Faqeeh, a coordinator at the Tanweer Forum in Nablus who frequently works with international solidarity activists, was seized in the early morning hours of Thursday, 28 June 2018 by Israeli occupation forces. Al-Faqeeh is the latest in a series of popular resistance organizers to […]

28 Jun

Knesset Bill to Deduct PA Funds Approved

The Israeli Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee approved a bill, on Wednesday, to deduct funds transferred to the Palestinian Authority (PA). Israeli Ynet news outlet reported, according to Ma’an, that the deduction would be equal to the amount of funds the PA gives to the families of killed Palestinians. […]

27 Jun

Tortured Detainee Suffers Complications

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that a detainee from occupied Jerusalem, is suffering complications and severe pain, due to torture during extended interrogation by Israeli soldiers. It said that the detainee, Omar al-Kiswani, was abducted by the soldiers, on March 7th 2018, after the army invaded Birzeit University, […]

26 Jun

Jerusalemite Palestinian Exiled From The City For Six Months

Israel’s Police ordered, Monday, a Jerusalemite Palestinian, from Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, out of the Holy City for six months. The Palestinian, Odai Sonnokrot, a married father of two children, was held under interrogation at the al-Maskobiyya interrogation facility for thirty-two consecutive days. Last Thursday, Odai was […]

24 Jun

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

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers invaded dozens of communities across the West Bank, violently searched homes, interrogated Palestinians while inspecting their ID […]

21 Jun

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty Palestinians In West Bank.”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours Thursday, twenty Palestinians, including a child, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. One of the abducted Palestinians is an author, intellectual and human rights activist, former political […]

21 Jun

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted at dawn Thursday and late on Wednesday at night, two Palestinians, including a writer and activist, from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded the home of Abdullah al-Kiswani, a former member of the Palestinian Football Association, in the at-Tour neighborhood overlooking the Old City […]

18 Jun

Detained Teen Released After Losing His Sight Due To Torture, And Being Denied Treatment

A detained Palestinian teen, identified as Taiseer Hassan Tamimi, 18, from Deir Nitham village, northwest of Ramallah, in central West bank, was released, Monday, after he lost his sight while in prison, due to torture and after being denied specialized medicine or any treatment for preexisting health conditions. Tamimi required […]

17 Jun

Palestinian Youth Goes Blind due to Medical Negligence in Israeli Jails

Israeli authorities. on Sunday, released 18-year-old detainee Hassan Tamimi, from the village of Deir Nitham to the northwest of Ramallah, after he completely lost his sight as a result of medical negligence in Israeli jails. The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) accused the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) of failing to provide […]

17 Jun

‘Why Ahed slapped the soldier’: An Interview with Bassem Tamimi

12th June 2018 | Mondoweiss | Nabi Saleh, Occupied Palestine This interview with Bassem Tamimi was recorded on May 4, 2018, in the occupied village of Nabi Saleh, by International Solidarity Movement activists. His daughter Ahed Tamimi, 17, is serving an eight-month prison sentence for slapping an Israeli soldier on the family’s […]

16 Jun

Legislator Jarrar Receives A Third Administrative Detention Order

The Israeli Ofer military court renewed, Friday, the Administrative Detention of leftist Palestinian Legislator Khaleda Jarrar for six more months, without charges. Jarrar, a democratically-elected legislator and a senior leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), was abducted from her home in Ramallah on July 2nd, […]

15 Jun

May 2018 Report: 605 Palestinians Seized by Israeli Occupation Forces

Palestinian human rights associations, including the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission and the Al-Mezan Center for human rights issued their monthly report on Israeli occupation forces’ arrests of Palestinians in May 2018. Translated by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. Photo: Anne Paq, Activestills […]

15 Jun

Detainee from Amari Refugee Camp Reportedly Tortured during Interrogation

A Palestinian from Amari refugee camp, near Ramallah, and who was detained by the Israeli army on June 6, said he was tortured during interrogation at the Russian Compound prison in West Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Thursday. According to the organization, the army first detained Islam […]

11 Jun

Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For Eighth Day

A Palestinian detainee from Bethlehem city in the occupied West Bank, is ongoing with a hunger strike for the eighth consecutive day, protesting his detention, and a recent arbitrary Administrative Detention, holding him captive without charges. The Palestinian, identified as Hasan Hassanein Shouka, 30, was abducted by the soldiers on […]

10 Jun

Over 309 Administrative Detention Orders Issued Since February

Israeli Prison Services (IPS) has issued more than 309 administrative detention orders since the decision to boycott administrative trials by administrative detainees, last February, the Palestine Detainees Center for Studies reported Saturday. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, spokesperson for the center Reyad Al-Ashqar said in a press release, […]

07 Jun

Georges Ibrahim Abdallah: “He is part of our struggles and we are part of his fight!”

The following interview was conducted by, written by and published originally in French on the website of the Chronique de Palestine. The Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network thanks the editors of Chronique de Palestine for the English translation, which is published today below. Samidoun encourages all supporters of Palestine and Palestinian political […]

04 Jun

Detainee Al Tamimi’s Health Seriously Deteriorates in Israeli Custody

The health condition of a Palestinian detainee held in Israeli jails, Hassan Al Tamimi, aged 16, has seriously deteriorated on Sunday, due to medical negligence.   The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said, in a statement, that the health condition of Al Tamimi is extremely bad, adding that Israeli occupation authorities […]

03 Jun

Israel Collected 100.000 Shekels In Fines From Palestinian Children In May

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that Israeli courts have collected, in May, more than 100.000 Shekels in bail and fines, imposed on detained Palestinian children, held in Ofer Prison, near Ramallah, in central West Bank. In a report released on Sunday morning, the committee stated the soldiers have abducted […]

02 Jun

Activist Who Filmed Fatal Shooting of Hebron Man Detained by Israeli Forces

Israeli soldiers, on Saturday, briefly detained a local activist who filmed the fatal shooting of a Palestinian worker earlier in the morning in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces detained Aaref Jaber, who filmed the moment when Israeli forces shot […]

01 Jun

Wounded Palestinian Woman Shot in Jerusalem to be Released

A Palestinian woman who was shot in the leg and held in detention at a hospital, after being suspected of planning an attack, was released from detention on Thursday, ahead of a scheduled court hearing, said attorney Mufeed al-Haj of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society. Khawla Sbeih, from Jerusalem, was shot […]

31 May

500 Palestinian Detainees To Start Hunger Strike Next Week

Issa Qaraqe’, the head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, has reported that 500 detainees, held by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, have decided to start a hunger strike next week. Qaraqe’ said the detainees will gradually join the hunger strike, and will continue the boycott […]

29 May

Israel Decides Against Releasing Corpse Of Slain Detainee

Israeli Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan has decided against transferring the corpse of a Palestinian detainee, who was died from complications after Israeli soldiers assaulted him in prison, back to his family for burial. The detainee Aziz ‘Oweisat, 53, died a week ago while receiving treatment at an Israeli medical […]

25 May

Hunger-striking Palestinian Detainee Transferred to Negev

Israeli authorities transferred a hunger-striking Palestinian detainee from solitary confinement in the Ashkelon jail to the Negev jail, on Thursday morning. The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said, in a statement, that the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) transferred Ibaa Omar al-Barghouthi, aged 40, a resident of the central occupied West […]

25 May

Army Abducts A Palestinian After His Release From Prison

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian political prisoner from Sur Baher village, south of occupied East Jerusalem, shortly after his release from prison after serving a prison sentence of 7.5 years. The Detainees’ Parents Committee in Jerusalem said the detainee, Mousa Hamada, 48, was released, earlier Thursday, from […]

25 May

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 – 23 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 17 – 23 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against peaceful Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. Two succumbed to wounds sustained in the Great March of Return, in addition to […]

23 May

Israeli Occupation Bears Full Responsibility for the Death of Aziz Awisat

POSTED BY: ADDAMEER: PRISONER SUPPORT AND HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION MAY 22, 2018 Awisat is the fourth Palestinian to die in Israeli prison this year. Israeli occupation forces bear full responsibility for the death of the 53-year-old prisoner Aziz Awisat. On 9 May 2018, Aziz had a stroke when he was at the […]

23 May

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Assault Two Palestinians Before Abducting Them”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers repeatedly assaulted two Palestinians prior to abducting them, in Ramallah and al-Biereh Governorate, in central West Bank, and Hebron, in the southern part. The PPS stated that many soldiers invaded, on May 2nd, the home of Ali Mohammad Dar Zeid, […]

21 May

Mohammed Tamimi Released from Israeli Detention

Mohammed Fadel Tamimi, 15, from Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, and who was detained by the Israeli army on Sunday, was released several hours after his detention, according to Bilal Tamimi, an activist in the anti-settlements committee in the village. He told WAFA, on Monday, that the army freed […]

16 May

Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For The 27th Day

Yousef Nasasra, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, said that a detainee, identified as Ebaa’ Omar Barghouthi, 40, is ongoing with a hunger strike he started 27 days ago, protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial. Nasasra said Barghouthi is held at Ohali Kidar […]

15 May

PPC: 500 Palestinians Detained over Facebook Posts

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Centre for Studies (PPC) says that Israel has detained some 500 Palestinians, including women and children, as a result of their social media posts, Al-Resalah newspaper reported, according to Days of Palestine. PPC spokesman Riyadh Al-Ashqar said that the Israeli occupation began taking Palestinians into custody because of their […]

10 May

Detainee ‘Oweisat Undergoes Heart Surgery, Remains In Critical Condition

Lawyer Karim ‘Ajwa of the Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, Thursday, that detainee Aziz ‘Oweisat underwent a heart surgery at an Israeli hospital, and remains in a critical condition. Ajwa said the surgery was conducted in Tal HaShomer Israeli Medical Center, and lasted for nearly three hours, and added that […]

09 May

Detainee In Critical Condition From Brain Hemorrhaging

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Tuesday, that a detainee suffered serious brain hemorrhaging, and is currently in a coma at an Israeli hospital. The Committee stated that the soldiers also assaulted the detainee, Aziz ‘Oweisat, while moving him to the hospital, as the army is accusing him of stabbing […]

08 May

Azaria Released after 9 Months

An Israeli soldier who shot and killed a Palestinian youth in Hebron, was released from an Israel prison in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. In March 2016, soldier Elor Azaria (19) had shot and killed a Palestinian man named Abdul Fattah Al-Sharif, as he was lying on the ground, wounded, in […]

04 May

Convicted for Poetry: Dareen Tatour

Dareen Tatour – photo Free Dareen Tatour campaign An Israeli court in Nazareth convicted Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour of “incitement” and “support for terror” for posting on Facebook and creating a poetry video on Thursday, 3 May. The conclusion of the trial – in an Israeli civil court – came after years of a […]

04 May

Soldiers Abduct Palestinian Woman Minutes After Her Release From Prison

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, a young Palestinian woman just minutes after her release from HaSharon Israeli prison, after she served a one-year prison sentence. The young woman, Aya Salem Shawamra, 24, from occupied Jerusalem, was taken prison on May 25, 2017, and was sentenced to one year in prison. Minutes […]

29 Apr

Israa Jaabis Wins Palestine’s ‘Woman of the Year’ Award

The Palestinian Ministry for Women’s Affairs on Thursday awarded Israa Jaabis, an injured Palestinian woman who remains in Israeli police custody, as this year’s “Woman of Palestine.” (photos: Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network) A 32-year-old mother, Jaabis was arrested in 2015 after being shot at by Israeli soldiers in East […]

27 Apr

VIDEO: Samidoun on Palestinian Prisoners’ Day and The Struggle Today

Samidoun’s international coordinator Charlotte Kates appeared on Press TV alongside Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat, the coordinator of the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat. They participated in a special edition of “The Sun Will Rise” focusing on Palestinian prisoners on the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. Watch the full video here: Via […]

25 Apr

Israeli Policeman Who Murdered Palestinian Teen Sentenced to Nine Months

An Israeli border policeman who murdered a 16-year-old Palestinian teen on Nakba Day, four years ago, was sentenced to only nine months in prison, on Wednesday. The Jerusalem District Court sentenced Israeli border policeman Ben Deri to nine months in prison, after being convicted of negligent homicide, upon killing Nadim […]

24 Apr

Administrative Detainees Boycott Courts for 68th Day

April 24, 2018 7:41 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

500 Palestinian detainees held in Israeli prisons under administrative detention (without charge or trial) are continuing their open-ended boycott of Israeli military courts for the 68th consecutive day.   The detainees staged the strike in protest of their illegal detention, as well as due to the increasing use of administrative […]

20 Apr

Haniyeh: Hamas Ready for Prisoner Swap Deal with Israel

Chief of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh said, on Tuesday, that his movement is ready for a prisoner swap with Israel through third-party mediation. In a televised speech to mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Haniyeh said: “We are ready to start talks to achieve a prisoner exchange deal via a mediator.” […]

18 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters, Journalists, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, dozens of nonviolent protesters and journalists, during a protest held by families of political prisoners near the northern entrance of al-Biereh city, in central West Bank, wounding many of them. The soldiers deliberately attacked journalists documenting the nonviolent procession and fired many gas bombs and concussion […]

17 Apr

PPS: “6500 Palestinians Are Detained By Israel; 1928 Abducted This Year”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) issued a statement marking the “Palestinians Prisoners’ Day,” on April 17th, and said that Israel is holding captive 6500 detainees, including 1928 who were abducted since the beginning of this year. In its report, the PPS said that Israel is holding captive 6500 Palestinians, including […]

13 Apr

Detainee Al-Hindi Continues Hunger Strike For The 33rd Day

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, that detainee Mosab Tawfiq al-Hindi, 29, is ongoing with an open-ended hunger strike he started 33 days ago, protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial. The detainee, from Tal town, in the northern West Bank governorate of […]

12 Apr

Detainee from Hebron Enters 18th Day of Hunger Strike

April 12, 2018 9:19 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Detainee Sami Mohammad Janazra, 45, from the al-Fawwar refugee camp in Hebron, continues his open hunger strike for the 18th day, in a protest against the renewal of his administrative detention, according to a report released on Thursday, by the detainees and ex-detainees’ commission. After his visit to the Ofer detention […]

11 Apr

Internationals Penalized for Support of Palestine

Eight American Jews from the “If Not Now Movement” were arrested in front of US Senator Chuck Schumer’s office in Manhattan, on Monday. The activists were chanting, “How many more Chuck?” referring to the number of Palestinian protesters killed at the Gaza Border. The New York senator has not bothered […]

06 Apr

353 Palestinian Children Inside Israeli Jails on Palestine Children’s Day

Marking Palestine Children’s Day, the PLO’s Prisoners’ Committee and the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society said that 353 Palestinian children had been taken into Israeli custody since the start of 2018. In the statement, the two groups said: “In addition to being brutally arrested in the dead of night, they are sometimes intentionally […]

30 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Children In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, two Palestinian siblings, only 8 and 10 years of age, from their home in Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers claim that the two children “hurled stones at their jeeps,” on Road #20, near their neighborhood, and abducted them before […]

30 Mar

Erekat Denounces Incitement Campaign By U.S. And Israel Against Legitimate Palestinian Rights

The Secretary of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Saeb Erekat, issued a statement, Thursday, strongly denouncing what he called a calculated incitement campaign by Israel and the United States, against the Palestinian people, their leadership and their legitimate, internationally-guaranteed rights. Dr. Erekat said that both the […]

27 Mar

Dozens of Palestinian Detainees Have Died Directly Following Release

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies stated  that dozens of released Palestinian detainees died of  serious illnesses they sustained  during the period of detention, of deliberate medical negligence, and lack of proper treatment by Israeli prison services . The spokesperson of Center, Reyad al-Ashqar said, in a statement, that Israeli […]

27 Mar

Journalists Denounce Detention of Colleague, Demand End to Violations

Dozens of journalists, Tuesday, called for the immediate release of Baker Abdul Haq, a journalist working for the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), and demanded an end to violations committed against Palestinian journalists by the Israeli state. Ahmad Assaf, General Supervisor of the official media, said the detention of Abdul Haq […]

26 Mar

Former Political Prisoner Dies From Cancer

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe has reported, Monday, that a former political prisoner, who suffered with cancer while held by Israel and was denied essential treatment, died at an Israeli medical center. Qaraqe said the former detainee, Hasan Shawamra, 48, from Doura town, south of the […]

25 Mar

Paris March for International Women’s Day Urges Freedom for Imprisoned Palestinian Women and Girls (VIDEO)

EuroPalestine and others marched through the streets of Paris on 8 March, International Women’s Day, to demand freedom for Palestinian women prisoners in Israeli prisons. Joining in the large International Women’s Day demonstration, protesters marched from Republique to Opera led by a banner urging freedom for 17-year-old Palestinian prisoner Ahed Tamimi. Carrying photos of Ahed […]

25 Mar

Palestinian Mother Sentenced to 10 Years

March 25, 2018 7:27 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli central court at Salah Eddin Street, in Jerusalem, sentenced a woman from the Silwan neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, to 10 years imprisonment, and ordered her to pay a fine of 5,000 shekels ($1,400), according to local WAFA sources. Amani al-Hashim, a mother of two children, was detained in […]

25 Mar

Several Palestinian Detainees Face Rapidly Deteriorating Health Conditions

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee reported, Sunday, that a number of detainees at Asqalan Israeli prison are facing seriously deteriorating health conditions and are being denied basic medical treatment. Karim Ajwa, a lawyer with the Committee, stated that detainee Ali Barghouthi, 45, from Aboud village west of the central West Bank […]

24 Mar

Activists Rename Dutch Streets to Honor Ahed Tamimi

All images via MovementX and DocP Activists in the Netherlands changed street names in 13 Dutch cities who “woke up with an additional street name” on 23 March; placards and street signs had been placed around the cities labeling important thoroughfares “Ahed Tamimi street.” MovementX and DocP, two Dutch organizations that advocate for Palestinian rights, posted the grassroots street […]

21 Mar

Plea Agreement Reached Between Ahed Tamimi And Israeli Military Prosecution

World-renowned Palestinian teen journalist, nonviolent activist Ahed Tamimi, 17, from Nabi Saleh village northwest the central West Bank city of Ramallah, has reached an agreement with the Israeli Military prosecution, to which she will be sentenced to eight months in prison. The ‘Ofer Israeli military court also imposed a 5000 […]

21 Mar

B’Tselem Report Refutes Israeli Claims of Reforming Military Detention for Children

A new Israeli report has demolished claims made, by Israeli authorities, that significant ‘reforms’ have been made to system of military detention and prosecution of Palestinian children. The report, issued by the Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem, titled as ‘Minors in Jeopardy: Violation of the Rights of Palestinian Minors by Israel’s Military […]

Elor Azaria and his mother (image from Pinterest)
21 Mar

Sentence of Israeli Soldier who Executed Palestinian Reduced to Nine Months

Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier convicted of shooting and killing a Palestinian in the head while the Palestinian was lying on the ground wounded, had his sentence reduced to nine months by an Israeli judge this week. Last February, Azaria was sentenced to eighteen months for the 2016 killing, which […]

20 Mar

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Senior Islamic Jihad Political Leader In Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday evening a senior political leader of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, after surrounding homes belonging to his relatives, in the al-Jabriyyat neighborhood, in Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Media sources in Jenin said undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated into […]

20 Mar

PCHR Denounces Arrest of Patient’s Companion by the Israeli Forces at Beit Hanoun Crossing

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns that Israeli forces stationed at Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing continued to apply the policy of arresting patients and their companions when traveling for treatment in the Israeli or Palestinian hospitals in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem. The latest was arrest […]

17 Mar

Protesting Administrative Detention, Detainee Continues Hunger Strike For 4th Day

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Saturday, that a detainee from Nablus, in northern West Bank, is ongoing with a hunger strike, for the fourth day, protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges. The Committee said that Mos’ab al-Hindi, from the northern West Bank city of Nablus, […]