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12.03.2017
BREAKING: 11 th grade student Muftadi Khaled Ayyash from Biddu, Jerusalem was arrested in a raid on his home, today, Sunday 12 March 2017. According to the family’s account, Israeli occupation forces stormed the home at about 3.00 AM. Approximately 28 soldiers raided the home and its front yard and an estimated 10 soldiers were stood across the street. The family members witnessed Muftadi being taken by soldiers and beaten with the butts of their rifles and sticks. Family members recounted that when Muftadi's brother tried to intervene, the soldiers attacked him. The family also stated that the child, now in Israeli custody, was unable to walk properly on one of his feet due to the beatings...
12.03.2017
Palestinian Legislative Council member Samira Al-Halaiqa was brought to military court, today, 12 March 2017 where the prosecution requested an extension of detention for 5 days. The military judge rejected this request, and instead granted a one-day extension, ending on 13 March 2017, until her next hearing. Palestinian Legislative Council member Samira Al-Halaiqa was arrested from her home in Hebron on 09 March 2017, only one day after International Women’s Day. Israeli occupation forces raided the home, conducted searches. Samira was then taken to an undisclosed location. The Legislative Council member was taken to Ofer prison and then transferred to HaSharon. Samira Al-Halaiqa suffers...
01.03.2017
On 28 February 2017, an Israeli judge confirmed the administrative detention order of three months against hunger striking administrative detainee Mohammad Al Qeeq, who is currently placed in isolation. The current administrative detention order is set to end on 14 April 2017. Mohammed al-Qeeq, the Palestinian activist, and journalist has declared an open hunger strike after being issued an administrative detention order by the occupation authorities on 6 February 2017. Al Qeeq is refusing to undrgo any medical examination and his health condition has been deteriorating. Al Qeeq was rearrested by Israeli occupation forces on the evening of 15 January 2017 at Beit El checkpoint north of...
01.03.2017
On 28 February 2017, an Israeli judge confirmed the administrative detention order of three months against hunger striking administrative detainee Mohammad Al Qeeq, who is currently placed in isolation. The current administrative detention order is set to end on 14 April 2017. Mohammed al-Qeeq, the Palestinian activist, and journalist has declared an open hunger strike after being issued an administrative detention order by the occupation authorities on 6 February 2017. Al Qeeq is refusing to undrgo any medical examination and his health condition has been deteriorating. Al Qeeq was rearrested by Israeli occupation forces on the evening of 15 January 2017 at Beit El checkpoint north of...
22.02.2017
The Israeli military court at Ofer has reinstated the life sentence for the longest serving prisoner Nael Barghouthi today, 22 February 2017. This decision came in response to the appeal by the Israeli occupation military prosecution of Barghouthi’s imprisonment for 30 months – a sentence that expired on 17 December 2016. Barghouthi, 59, has spent 37 years in Israeli prison. Originally serving a life sentence, he was released in 2011 with over 1,000 fellow Palestinian prisoners as part of Wafa Al Ahrar exchnage deal. In 2014, he was rearrested with dozens of fellow former prisoners in an attempt to pressure Palestinian resistance organizations. Under Israeli military order 1651 and in...
22.02.2017
The Administrative detention - imprisonment without charge or trial - of female Palestinian detainee Sabah Faroun has been renewed for an additional 4 months for the fourth time. Faroun, 34, was arrested by occupation forces on 19 June 2016 after they invaded her home; her detention had been extended three times before and was scheduled to end on 25 February 2017 before the new detention order was issued on 20 February 2017. Israeli Forces raided Sabah’s home at 3:00 am and searched it violently. They detained the children in one room by themselves and interrogated Sabah in a separate room. A female soldier strip searched her and then told her that they have an arrest order. They took her...
21.02.2017
Palestinian journalist, Omar Nazzal was released yesterday, 20 February 2017, after 10 months imprisonment without charge or trial under administrative detention. Occupation forces arrested the journalist Omar Nazzal, a member of the General Secretariat of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, and president of the Democratic Journalists Union on 23 April 2016, from the Allenby Bridge while en route to participation in the European Federation of Journalists General Meeting. Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association condemns the continued and systematic targeting and arrests of journalists, including Mr. Nazzal, in contravention with the internationally codified freedom of...
15.02.2017
In a pre-dawn raid, a huge number of Israeli occupation forces stormed Aida refugee camp on Wednesday, 14 February 2017, arresting two brothers. 13-year-old Anas Salah Masaed and 14-year-old Mohammad Salah Masaed were arrested for allegedly throwing stones. They were initially taken to Oz police station in Jerusalem and later transferred to Ofer military prison near Ramallah. The two brothers were able to speak to an attorney over the phone, but were not allowed to see him in person. Addameer is legally representing the two brothers, who will be brought before a court hearing today, 15 February 2017. Approximately 700 Palestinian children under the age of 18 from the occupied West Bank are...
09.02.2017
Over the past week, Israeli Prison Service (IPS) special unit forces, called the Metzada , have carried out violent raids in the Nafha and Naqab prisons, both located beyond the Green Line. On 1 February 2017, the Metzada raided section 16 of the Naqab prison, attacking the prisoners and destroying their belongings. The prisoners were also subjected to physical beatings and some were transferred to other sections within the prison after one prisoner allegedly attempted an attack. Violent attacks and searches continued on 2 February in section 13 of the Naqab prison after the IPS closed off all sections of the prison. Addameer’s attorney, Farah Bayadsi, visited Naqab Prison on 8 February...
06.02.2017
Mohammed al-Qeeq, the Palestinian activist and journalist, has declared an open hunger strike after being issued an administrative detention order by the occupation authorities today, 6 February 2016. Al Qeeq was rearrested bu Israeli occupation forces on the evening of 15 January at Beit El checkpoint north of Ramallah. Al-Qeeq, 35, earlier engaged in a 94-day hunger strike against his administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial with widespread Palestinian and international support, winning his release in May 2016. Since his release, al-Qeeq has been active in prisoners' issues and was arrested returning from a demonstration in Bethlehem for the release of the bodies of...

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