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25.04.2017
Today, 25 April 2107, Addameer’s attorneys visited Nafha, Hadarim and Asqlan prisons, where they were not able to visit hunger-striking prisoners and detainees due to Israeli Prison Service (IPS) refusal. However, they managed to visit prisoners who were not on hunger strike that informed the attorneys of the hunger strike's recent developments. During a visit to the Hadarim prison, prisoner Thabet al-Mardawi explained to Addameer’s attorney Mona Naddaf, that the IPS started transferring prisoners from one section to another on the second day of the strike, 18 April 2017. He added, that Marwan Barghouthi and Karim Younis were placed in isolation in Al-Jalama prison, and Anas Jaradat and...
25.04.2017
An estimated 1500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centers have declared the beginning of an open hunger strike on 17 April 2017. The call for hunger strike came amidst resentment of Israeli’s cruel policies towards political prisoners and detainees. The hunger striking prisoners’ demands include: family visits, proper medical care, an end to Israel’s practice of detaining Palestinians without charge or trial in so-called administrative detention and stopping the use of isolation. Here are some facts on Palestinian hunger strikes: What is the History of Palestinian Hunger Strikes? Hunger strikes have long been used in different geographical areas as means to...
24.04.2017
Addameer's attorney Farah Bayadsi visited two Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Ofer prison on 23 April 2017. Fadi Abu Attiya and Louay al-Mansi began their strike at the beginning of the collective strike on 17 April 2017. On the second day of the strike, they were removed from Section 15 in Ofer prison to Section 11 in the same prison. The two strikers said that all of the strikers in Ofer – 119 prisoners in total – were transferred to Section 11 of the prison. The section contains 12 rooms, each with ten prisoners. All of the prisoners have been stripped of their possessions; only one blanket has been kept for each prisoner and one set of clothing in addition to the “Shabas...
23.04.2017
As more than 1000 Palestinian political prisoners have declared the beginning of an open hunger strike on 17 April 2017, Israeli occupation authorities have taken repressive policies and measures in order to put an end to the mass hunger strike. Several hunger-striking prisoners and detainees have been thrown into isolation in order to separate them from their fellow prisoners. Special unit forces stormed and raided the hunger-striking sections in Nitzan, Ramle, Hadarim, Ashkelon, and Gilboa, prisons confiscating personal belongings. Additionally, several prisoners were transferred to other prisons, which resulted in a deterioration in their health condition due to the lengthy transfer...
18.04.2017
Addameer’s forthcoming Annual Violations report on 2016 will be released soon, highlighting systematic violations of the rights of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in Israeli detention. The report aims to document the situation of Palestinian prisoners and detainees and through 341 interviews conducted by Addameer attorneys and 65 field visits for data collection. The report highlights practices and violations associated with the arrest process, from the moment of arrest, interrogation, as well as inhumane detention conditions. In 2016, there were approximately 6440 cases of arrests of Palestinians, including 1332 children. The average daily rate of arrests was 17 per day in 2016. These...
17.04.2017
Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centers have launched a mass hunger strike starting 17 April 2017. The call for hunger strike came amidst resentment of Israeli’s cruel policies towards political prisoners. An estimated 1500 Palestinian prisoners have announced the beginning of an open hunger strike. The hunger striking prisoners’ demands include: family visits, proper medical care, end to Israel’s practice of detaining Palestinians without charge or trial in so-called administrative detention and stopping the use of isolation. As the strike begins, Addameer Prisoner Support urges supporters of justice around the world to take action to support the...
16.04.2017
Longest-serving female Palestinian prisoner Lina Jarbouni has been released today after 15 years of imprisonment. Lina Jarbouni, 43 years old, from Arabet Al-Boutof in Galilee, has been imprisoned since 18 April 2002. Jarbouni was charged with communicating with the "enemy," and sentenced by the District Court in the city of Haifa to 17 years in jail. Despite her suffering in Israeli captivity, she was in high spirits and had a strong character, and was mandated by female Palestinian prisoners to represent them and be their spokeswoman. Jarbouni was born on 11 January 1974 among 9 sisters and 8 brothers. On the early hours of 18 April 2002, more than 30 Israeli army vehicles surrounded her...
12.04.2017
The number of imprisoned Palestinian Legislative Council members has climbed to 13 on Wednesday, 12 April after a pre-dawn raid by Israeli occupation forces seized PLC member Ahmad Atoun from his home in Ramallah. Atoun has previously spent several years in Israeli prisons. His last arrest was in 2013, during which he spent 17 months in detention. Atoun is originally from Jerusalem but is banned from living there by occupation forces. Democratically elected Palestinian political leaders are routinely targeted and detained as part of ongoing Israeli efforts to suppress Palestinian political processes – and, as a necessary result, political sovereignty and self-determination. The Israeli...
26.03.2017
Democratically elected Palestinian political leaders are routinely targeted and detained as part of ongoing Israeli efforts to suppress Palestinian political processes – and, as a necessary result, political sovereignty and self-determination. The Israeli policy of detaining members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) has adversely disrupted PLC normal functions. Israeli occupation forces have arrested several Palestinians in mass arrest campaigns during March 2017 including, 5 Palestinian Legislative Council Members, bringing the number of imprisoned PLC members to 12. Three PLC members were arrested in March 2017 with their legal status being undetermined yet. They are: Mrs...
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...

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