Press Release

Global Response to Israeli apartheid: A call to the UNGA from Palestinian and international Civil Society Organizations
23.09.2020
Apartheid is a crime against humanity, giving rise to individual criminal responsibility and State responsibility to bring the illegal situation to an end. In May 2020, a large number of Palestinian civil society organisations called on all States to adopt “effective countermeasures, including sanctions, to end Israel’s unlawful acquisition of...
PNGO and PHROC Call on the Dutch Government to Protect UAWC from Harm and to Shield Palestinian Civil Society
26.08.2020
The Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO) and the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) condemn the toxic incitement and defunding campaign against the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), a long-standing member organization of PNGO. This campaign has escalated after the Dutch government recently...
Position Paper by Human Rights Organisations’ on the Independence of the Palestinian Judicial System
19.08.2020
Palestinian human rights organisations are following, with concern, the rapidly unfolding developments in the Palestinian Judicial Authority, coinciding with additional serious challenges facing the Palestinian people. In addition to the so-called “Deal of the Century”, the Israeli occupying authorities continue to advance and entrench their...
PHROC condemns the arrest of human rights defender Mahmoud Nawajaa
06.08.2020
The Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC) condemns the arrest of human rights defender Mahmoud Nawajaa. Last Thursday, Nawajaa was arrested from his home by the Israeli occupying forces (IOF). In violation of International Humanitarian Law, he was relocated to the Al-Jalama interrogation centre inside the 1948 territory. The PHROC...
The Military Court at Ofer Sentences Palestinian Author Ahmad Qatamesh and Keeps him Detained under Administrative Detention
20.07.2020
Today 20 July 2020, the Military Court at Ofer sentenced the Palestinian Author and Academic, Ahmad Qatamesh, according to a listed of charges presented against him. Ahmad Qatamesh was charged with the presence at an illegal gathering for an illegal organization, more specifically, he was charged for giving a lecture in one of the student...
Addameer’s Lawyer Manages to Visit Two Female Prisoners in Isolation
20.07.2020
Addameer’s lawyer Muna Nadaf, today on 20 July 2020 visited the two female prisoners, Fadwa Hamadeh and Jihan Hashimeh who are placed in isolation since early June and have been there since around 42 days without any legal justification. The two female prisoners informed the lawyer of their difficult detention conditions, the cell they are kept at...
Palestinian Civil Society Organisations Welcome the Report of the Special Rapporteur addressing Israel’s Collective Punishment Policy
20.07.2020
On 16 July 2020, Professor Michael Lynk, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, introduced his annual report to the 44th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, addressing Israel’s illegal policies and practices of collective punishment targeting the...
The Court of First Instance in Jerusalem Rules for a Conditional Release for Addameer's Lawyer Salah Hamouri
07.07.2020
Today, 7 July 2020, Addameer’s lawyer Salah Hamouri received a conditional release at the Israeli Court of First Instance. The conditional release Salah received included a 2000 NIS bail, a personal financial guarantee of 1000 NIS, and a third-party financial guarantee of 1000 NIS. The conditional release also included prohibiting Salah of any...
Extension of Detention Period Against Addameer's lawyer Salah Hamouri
01.07.2020
Today, 1 July 2020, lawyer Salah Hamouri has a court session at the Israeli Court of First Instance in Jerusalem which extended the detention period for the purposes of interrogations at al-Mascobiyya interrogation center for another seven days. Addameer's lawyers filed an appeal against the extention of detention against Salah. Salah was arrested...
The International Day to Support Victims of Torture
01.07.2020
As the United Nations and the world commemorates the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June 2020, Palestinian Civil Society Coalitions stand in solidarity with Palestinians prisoners, who have suffered the devastating effects of torture and ill-treatment, and unequivocally condemn all forms of such treatment occurring in...

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