Archive of Press Release

Palestinian prisoners suspend escalatory protest in exchange for improved conditions
Occupied Ramallah -10 March 2015 Palestinian prisoners and detainees have decided to suspend their escalatory steps until the end of Israeli elections, after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) to improve the conditions of family visits. The agreement includes the following: allowing prisoners and detainees from Gaza to...
Occupation Authorities to release the youngest administrative detainee after 27 months in arbitrary detention
11 February 2015 - Ramallah The occupation authorities issued a decision to release Ahmad Rimawi (20 years old) on Thursday, 12 February 2015, after 27 months under administrative detention without charge or trial. Rimawi is the currently the youngest administrative detainee who was arrested just days after his 18th birthday. The decision to...
Israel above the law: PHROC strongly condemns Israeli efforts to obstruct justice
Israel above the law: PHROC strongly condemns Israeli efforts to obstruct justice 4 February 2015 The Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC) condemns in the strongest terms Israel’s latest and unfortunately, far too common attempt to obstruct the work of international human rights and justice mechanisms in investigating Israeli...
Palestinian Prisoner’s Day 2014
Occupied Ramallah, 17 April 2014 – On the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners Day Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association salutes the continued struggle of the over 5,000 Palestinian political prisoners currently being held in Israeli prisons. Every year Israel arrests thousands of Palestinians in an attempt to suppress any resistance...
Call to action: Join Palestinian political prisoner’s day Free all Palestinian political prisoners! Tell Bill Gates to Divest from G4S!
Addameer and the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee call on campaigners and people of conscience to take action Palestinian prisoner’s day on April 17 to stand in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, the biggest charitable foundation in the world, owns shares in...
Open Letter to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Divest from G4S!
We, the undersigned Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations and Coalitions committed to the implementation of international human rights and humanitarian law, are writing to inform you of the conduct in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) of G4S, the international security company in which the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation...
Israeli Occupying Forces Target Palestinian Human Rights Organization in Coordinated Night Raids
25 February 2014, Occupied Ramallah – Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association condemns the continued targeting of Palestinian civil society by Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF). In the early hours of this morning the offices and the homes of a number of employees of the Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights, based in Nablus,...
Seven prisoners continue their hunger strikes despite increasing punitive measures
Seven Palestinian prisoners continue their individual hunger strikes as prison conditions worsen. This is the highest number of strikes since September 2013.
Human rights defender Hasan Karajah to be released in October 2014
Mahmoud Hassan, the Legal Unit coordinator at Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, reported that Ofer Military court issued a 22-month sentence and 6,000 NIS fine against human rights defender Hasan Karajah. Hassan added that the court’s decision also includes a 24-month suspended sentence in effect for 5 years. During...
Addameer Releases Latest Report on the Continued Targeting of Palestinian Human Rights Activists by Israeli Forces
Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association are pleased to announce the publication of its latest report ‘Courageous Voices, Fragile Freedoms’. The report examines Israel’s increasing use of arrest and detention of Palestinian human rights activists taking part in protests and other peaceful acts of resistance against...
Addameer Holds the Occupation Responsible for the Life of Child Prisoner Mohammad Azzeh
Occupied Ramallah- Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association holds the Israeli Occupation forces and the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) responsible for the life of 16 year-old Mohammad Azzeh. Addameer expresses its utmost concern that Mohammad’s deteriorating health condition is caused by his continued detention and medical negligence...
International Human Rights Day…. Palestinian People’s Suffering Continues
09 December 2013 - On 10 December, the world celebrates the Human Rights Day, which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950 to review the international achievements in the field of universal respect, promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental liberties that are the core principles of International Bill of Human...
Administrative Detainees Escalate their Protests and Demand International Support
5 October 2013 - Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association confirms that the administrative detainees in the Occupation’s prisons have escalated their protests and will launch hunger strikes on every Monday and Thursday starting the week of 12 December 2013. This latest development is part of a wave of general protests the...
Economic Exploitation of Children in the Military Courts: Observations from Ofer Military Court
Addameer has been following the cases of children in Ofer and Salem Military Courts and has found a trend in a systematic policy of arbitrary detention of children that result in their release after an exorbitantly high fine or bail. These practices serve to not only continue to control the lives of Palestinians but also to economically exploit...