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15.03.2018
Yesterday, 14 March 2016, the Israeli military courts indicated how it will be dealing with the administrative detention boycott. Rather than changing anything substantive about the process of administrative detention, it will simply seek to punish those involved with the aim of coercing them to cease their protest and accept the status quo. On 7 March 2018, there were to be two individual appeal hearings for administrative detention proceedings, that of Salah Ja’edi and Nawaf Sawarka. The military court judge had shortened the orders. In response, the military prosecutor sought an appeal with the aim of lengthening the time of detainment. In solidarity, both the individuals in question and...
26.02.2018
Today, 26 February 2018, the decision was taken by the occupation Minister of War, Avigdor Lieberman, to renew the administrative detention order of Salah Hamouri. His order has been renewed for four months, to begin on 28 February 2018. This means that Salah will continue to remain in prison till at least 28 June 2018, at which point he would have been in prison for ten months. Despite the claim that Salah represents a ‘security threat’, Addameer maintains that Salah has been imprisoned as a result of his human rights promoting activists and his activism. As a documentation field officer, Salah’s is responsible for meeting with ex-prisoners and detainees, and their families, to collect...
18.01.2018
Yesterday morning, in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem, four children were taken from their homes in pre-dawn raids. Only one of them was over the age of 15. The international press or civil attention was non-existent. Such events and arrests have become increasingly common since October 2015, with ebbs and flows in the number of arrested depending on the current events. Last month alone, following Trump’s announcement, the Israeli occupation forces detained around 450 children. It is safe to say that the trend in child arrests is distinctly upwards. The figures of imprisoned children speak for themselves. In December 2014, there were 156 child prisoners. At the end of 2015, this figure...
02.01.2018
The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) has moved administrative detainee and Addameer field researcher Salah Hammouri (33 years old) from al Naqab prison to Megiddo prison under the pretext that he has been engaged in incitement. Salah had participated in an interview with a French journalist where he discussed visits from his lawyer, the process of administrative detention, and the techniques used by the IPS against administrative detainees. He was informed of his being transported on 28 December 2017. Hammouri was initially arrested from his home in Kufar Aqab during the early hours of the morning of 23 August 2017. His arrest was in response to the issuing of a 6-month administrative detention...
31.12.2017
Palestinian legislative council member and activist, Khalida Jarar, has had her administrative detention period extended. Following the initial order, which commenced on 2 July 2017, Jarar was to be released on 1 January 2018. Her order was renewed on 27 December 2017 for an additional six month period. Khalida was arrested from her home in al-Bireh at 4:00 am on 2 July 2017. Israeli authorities routinely PLC members, using the process of ‘administrative detention’ as a means to imprison them without charge for an indefinite renewal period of time. The intended aim is to prevent Palestinians from practicing their right to self-determination and freely chose their political representatives...
07.12.2017
Following over a year and a half of being held without charge, Hasan Safadi, Addameer’s media coordinator, has been released from administrative detention. Hasan was initially arrested on 1 May 2016, at the al Karameh bridge from Jordan, as he was returning from Tunisia where he had attended an Arab youth conference concerned with human rights. Following his arrest, Hasan was immediately transferred to al Moskobiyyeh Interrogation Center where he endured a forty day interrogation period. During this time, he was deprived of sleep, placed in stress positions, was subject to long interrogation sessions, and was not given adequate food. From 12 to 22 May, Hasan was denied access to a lawyer...
04.12.2017
In the early hours of Monday 4 December 2017, occupation forces arrested three human rights defenders as part of an ongoing attack against those who speak out against the occupation. The three from this morning are all lawyers involved with the defense of Palestinian prisoners. They were Khaled Zabarqah from al-Lydd, in the territories occupied in 1948, Eyad Messk, who is the head of the legal unit at the Commission of Detainees and ex-Detainees Affairs, and Feras al-Sabbah, the director of al-Meethaq for Human Rights organization in Jerusalem. The three human rights defenders were taken from their homes to an interrogation centre in Petah Tikva, and are awaiting a detention extension...
18.10.2017
In the early hours of Wednesday 18 October 2017, occupation forces launched a series of raids deep into Palestinian Authority (PA) administered areas. In a move that has become more common over the past few years, they specifically targeted media outlets, news agencies, and journalists. A total of eight branch offices of three different media companies where raided, and sealed, with two journalists being arrested. Offices owned by PalMedia, Ram Sat, and Trans Media, which are rented by the news agencies al-Quds, al-Aqsa, and Palestine Today, had broadcasting equipment, computers and distribution equipment confiscated. In addition, their offices were welded shut with notices placed on the...
17.10.2017
An appeal hearing for Addameer's field researcher and human rights defender Salah Hamorui has been set for 22 October 2017 at the Israeli High Court in Jerusalem. The appeal will challenge the grounds and process of Hamorui's initial administrative detention. On 29 August 2017, a six-month administrative detention order was issued against Hamouri but, on 5 September 2017, the order was replaced with three months (the remainder of his former sentence from when he was released in the 2011 Wafa al-Ahrar prisoner exchange). On 14 September 2017, Hamouri's administrative detention order was reinstated after the Israeli High Court accepted the prosecutor's appeal not to reissue the three-month...
02.10.2017
Yesterday, 1 October 2017, Israeli occupation forces released female civil society leader and President of the Union of Palestinian Women's Committees Khitam Saafin, who was arrested in a pre-dawn raid by Israeli occupation forces on 2 July 2017. Saafin received a three months administrative detention order, signed by the occupation military commander of the West Bank on 9 July 2017. Khitam Saafin, 53, president of the Union of Palestinian Women's Committee has spoken internationally and participated in many worldwide events, including the World Social Forum, linking women’s struggles internationally with the struggle of Palestinian women for national and social liberation. Approximately...

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