Archive of Press Release

On Human Rights Day: Israeli Occupation Continues to Carry Out Mass Arrests of Palestinians and Subject them to Abuse
10.12.2015
Occupied Ramallah - 10 December 2015 –This year, Palestinians mark International Human Rights Day mourning over 118 Palestinians including 25 children who were killed by IOF in the past two months. Palestinians mark this day following two months of nonstop violence and widespread human rights violations by Israeli Occupation Forces against the...
Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrar to Spend 15 Months in Prison
07.12.2015
On 6 December 2015, the charge sheet of Palestinian Legislative Council member was modified from 12 charges to 2 charges: namely, membership in an illegal organization and incitement. Her sentence has been set to 15 months, with a fine of 10,000 NIS and a suspended sentence of 12 months within a 5 year period. Palestinian Legislative Council...
Israeli Occupation Targets Palestinian Children in East Jerusalem with Harsh Policies
28.11.2015
Ramallah - Over the past eight weeks, amid escalating violence in Jerusalem and the rest of the occupied West Bank, Israel has pushed forward a slew of harsh policies that target Palestinian children. The latest bill, approved by the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation, proposes custodial sentences for children, as young as 12, convicted...
Israeli Occupation Detains Three Underage Girls under Inhumane Conditions
26.11.2015
Ramallah - Addameer’s lawyer Adv. Samer Samaan visited yesterday three Palestinian underage girls detained by Israeli occupation in Al-Ramleh prison. The three girls Marah Bakir (16 years old), Estabraq Nour (14 years old) and Jihan Ereqat (17 years old) reported to adv. Samaan that they are suffering from inhumane detention conditions and that...
Addameer: Israeli Occupation Stalls to Prolong Khalida Jarrar’s Arbitrary Detention
12.11.2015
Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association condemns the deliberate delays by the Israeli occupation’s military prosecution and the military court in the court proceedings of Palestinian Legislative Council’s (PLC) member Khalida Jarrar. Stalling the court proceedings are flagrant violations of fair trial guarantees and an attempt to...
Addameer Holds Israeli Occupation Responsible for the Recent Escalation in Occupied Palestine
25.10.2015
Ramallah- 25/10/10/2015- Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association holds Israeli occupation authorities responsible for the recent escalation in the West Bank and 1948 territory. The practices and violations by Israeli occupation and Israeli settler in addition to the provocation at Al-Aqsa mosque are the main reasons for the recent...
Re: Urgent action required in light of recent escalation of violence in the OPT
24.10.2015
Attn.: H.E. Dr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General 760 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 Re: Urgent action required in light of recent escalation of violence in the OPT Your Excellency Dr. Ban Ki-Moon, It is with grave concern that the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC), respectfully submits this letter as an...
Address the Root Cause of Violence: End the prolonged Israeli occupation and oppression of Palestinians
22.10.2015
The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) and the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem (CCPRJ) deplore and condemn all forms of attacks on civilians, and emphasize that the current escalation in violence cannot be explained, addressed or remedied in a vacuum. There is a root cause for this violence – Israel’s...
PHROC Holds Urgent Meeting with Foreign Mission Representatives to the Palestinian Authority
21.10.2015
On 20 October 2015, PHROC held an urgent meeting with representatives from the European Union (EU) and foreign missions to the Palestinian Authority. Ten foreign representatives, the EU representative, as well as representatives of international organisations attended the meeting which took place in the Al-Haq office in Ramallah. During the...
Adalah and Addameer Demand an Investigation into the Killing of Palestinian Youth Fadi Alloun
12.10.2015
Adalah and Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association sent a complaint on behalf of the family of Fadi Alloun to the Israeli Police Investigation Unit ("Mahash") demanding an investigation into the police shooting and killing of 19-year old Alloun on 4 October 2015 in East Jerusalem. The shooting occurred following calls by a mob of...
Addameer Demands the Immediate Release of the Body of Fadi Alloun
08.10.2015
Ramallah - 8/10/2015 - The lawyer of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Adv. Mohammad Mahmoud, submitted a request earlier today demanding the Israeli occupation’s prosecution to immediately release the body of 19-year-old Fadi Alloun, who was extra-judicially executed by Israeli police in occupied East Jerusalem last Sunday...
Administrative Detainees Suspend Hunger Strike following Agreement with the IPS
29.09.2015
The families of the administrative detainees who have been on hunger strike for over a month confirmed earlier today to Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association that they suspended their open hunger strike after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) which eventually yielded to their demands. Addameer’s director...
Hearing of PLC Member Khalida Jarrar Postponed to Continue Hearing Witnesses
20.09.2015
Ramallah – 20/9/2015 – Earlier today, the judge at Ofer military court postponed the hearing session of PLC member and Addameer’s vice-chairperson, Khalida Jarrar, to 12/10/2015 in order to continue hearing witnesses. The court heard only one witness who is currently imprisoned by the Israeli occupation whereas the military prosecution failed to...
The Israeli Prison Service Imposes a Set of Inhumane Punitive Measures against Hunger Striking Prisoners
17.09.2015
Ramallah – 17/9/2015 – Administrative detainees on hunger strike, Munir Abu Sharar, Bader Al-Ruzzeh and Shadi Maali, who are isolated in the cells of Al-Naqab prison informed Addameer’s lawyer, adv. Samer Samaan during a visit on Wednesday that the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) has imposed a set of harsh and inhumane punitive measures against them...

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