Administrative Detainee Ahmad Abu Fara Continues Hunger Strike Despite Deteriorating Health Condition
29-year-old Ahmed Mohammed Hussein Abu Fara continues his open hunger strike for the 25 th day in protest of his administrative detention without charge or trial. Abu Fara’s health condition has been deteriorating, especially after his transfer to isolation. According to a visit by Addameer attorney Samer Sama’an, Mr. Abu Fara is only consuming water and refuses to take salts, sugar or any food supplements. He has also reported that he has been pressured by the Israeli intelligence to put an end to his hunger strike. The Israeli occupation forces arrested Ahmed Abu Fara on 2 August 2016, after storming his house in the village of Surif in Hebron district. Mr. Abu Farah was initially taken...
Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association condemns the demolition of prisoner Amjad Oleiwi’s home by Israeli occupation forces on 11 October 2016. The policy of home demolitions constitutes collective punishment imposed by the occupation upon families of prisoners, contrary to international conventions. Occupation forces raided the home of Amjad Oleiwi in Khalet Al Eman neighborhood in Nablus, before they began to demolish the walls with heavy equipment. The Israeli High Court rejected a petition submitted by the prisoner’s family to halt the demolition of their house. Mr. Oleiwi is currently serving two life sentences and 30 years imprisonment, after the occupation authorities...
Israeli forces arrested 35 Palestinians from Jerusalem during a mass arrest campaign following the shooting attack that was carried out by Misbah Abu Sbeih in Jerusalem on 09 October 2016. The arrest campaign targeted more than 20 Palestinians, most of whom were Abu Sbeih’s family members. The occupation forces accused them of obstructing the police work. Among the detainees was the director of Prisoners’ Club in Jerusalem Nasser Qaws (45-year-old), who is still under interrogation. On 10 October 2016, the occupation forces continued the arrest campaign targeting 11 more Palestinians, including Iman Abu Sbeih (17-year-old), who is the martyr’s daughter. Addtionally, occupation forces...
Ofer Military Court has sentenced professor Imad Al Bargouthi (54-year-old) from Ramallah to 7 months and a 2000 NIS bail. Prof. Bargouthi was arrested in April 2016 and initially placed under administrative detention. He was later charged with incitement in relation to social media posts.
Anas Ibrahim Shadid (20-year-old) and Ahmad Abu Fara (29-year-old) are currently on their eighth day of hunger strike in protest of their detention without charge or trial. Shadid and Abu Fara have been imprisoned since 1 August 2016 and placed under administrative detention in Ofer prison. There are approximately 700 Palestinians detained without charge or trial under administrative detention.