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17.09.2020
On Thursday 17 September 2020, Master’s student Tasneem Qadi was released by Ofer Israeli military court after 44 days in Petah Tikva interrogation center. Following the military prosecutor’s list of chargers against Tasneem, which included her affiliation to a political group deemed illegal under Israeli law, the court ruled that the detention period should suffice and further imposed a fine of NIS 1,000. According to the military prosecutor, Tasneem sent greetings from her Jerusalemite female friend to another male friend in Lebanon, which formed a link between the two females and a Lebanese an illegal political group under Israeli law. Furthermore, The Israeli Security Service in a...
19.08.2020
The Israeli occupation continues to suppress all means of activism against the occupation. Palestinians, including human rights defenders, activists, artists and students remain subject to prosecution and arrests by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF). In an attempt to break the will of those detained, Israeli occupation authorities force Palestinians to go through a tough, lengthy and renewable interrogation whilst held under brutal and human detention conditions. The outbreak of Covid-19 did not deter the occupation authorities from arresting Palestinians despite the pandemic reached Israeli jails and Palestinian prisoners/ detainees held inside them. On Tuesday, 4 August 2020, the 29...
28.07.2020
Today, Tuesday 28 July 2020, the Magistrate Court in Jerusalem issued a conditional release for Daoud al-Ghoul, the previous director of Shafaq, the Jerusalem Art Coalition. The conditions of his release included ten days house arrest at his family home, a financial bail of 3000 NIS, in addition to two personal financial guarantees, each 5000 NIS, and finally a ban on contacting any person related to his case for a total of one month. Daoud was arrested on Wednesday, 22 July 2020, after raiding his home, searching through its belongings and confiscating several documents and devices. His detention was extended twice before a conditional release was issued for him. This is Daoud’s sixth...
26.07.2020
The Magistrate Court in Jerusalem extended the detention period for Daoud al-Ghoul for another three days on Sunday, 26 July 2020. Daoud al-Ghoul is the ex-director of Shafaq, the Arts Coalition in Jerusalem, he was arrested on 22 July 2020 from his home at Ras al-Amoud in occupied Jerusalem, after his home was search and several of his belongings were confiscated. Daoud was detained for around 12 hours in a police vehicle without him being interrogated with and without offering him a judicial review. Daoud was then transferred to interrogations at the police station located in Abu Ghnaim mountain. During the extension session, the police demanded to extend Daoud’s detention for five days,...