Press Release

Statement: Administrative detainees to boycott military court
13.02.2018
Administrative detainees have announced in an official statement that they will begin a boycott campaign against military courts starting form Thursday 15 February 2018. This statement asserted that “the core of resisting administrative detention policy comes from boycotting this Israeli legal system.” Administrative detainees have also stated...
Statement on Behalf of Administrative Detainees in Israeli Jails
13.02.2018
This Israeli Zionist colonial project continues to use the systematic policy of administrative detention, which is a violation of conditions and terms elaborated by international humanitarian law and international human rights law. Recently, the Israeli occupation forces intensified the use of this policy as there are currently hundreds of...
Call to Action: 22 Days to Free Salah Hamouri
05.02.2018
For most of us, the chance to have a direct impact seems distant and something that is unattainable. The world appears to follow its own distinct logic, and the occupation rolls on unencumbered by the desires of those under its feet. We currently have a brief moment to be able have some impact on a world that all too often appears to be completely...
Military Judge in Ofer Court Orders the Release of Haitham Siaj
05.02.2018
On 4 February 2018, the Military judge in Ofer Court ordered the release of Haitham Siaj (20 years old). Addameer’s lawyer Mahmoud Hassan stated that the judge gave the military prosecutor a period of 4 days to appeal the release, which ends on 8 February 2018. The judge’s order stated the following, “I order the release of the prisoner and not...
Palestinian Prisoners Organizations: Israeli Occupation Forces Detained around 7000 Palestinian in 2017
15.01.2018
Several organizations which focus on the rights of Palestinian detainees (Committee of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, Palestinian Prisoners Club, Addameer Association, al-Mezan) have documented the numbers of Palestinian detainees throughout the year 2017. The results were the following: the Israeli occupation forces have detained a total of...
Palestinian Human Rights Organizations condemn Israeli 'death penalty' bill
04.01.2018
Ramallah 4/1/2018 – Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Al Hurryyat Center, and the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainee Affairs condemn the ‘death penalty’ bill, which passed its first reading in the Knesset by a vote of 52 to 49. Currently, the death penalty is legal under Israeli law but only as a response to crimes laid...
MK Oren Hazan Assaults Palestinian Families on their way to Visit Relatives at Nafha Prison
27.12.2017
On Monday, 25 December 2017, Israeli right-wing Likud Member of Knesset (MK) Oren Hazan assaulted a bus transporting families of Palestinian political prisoners from Gaza to Nafha Prison, beyond the Green Line, to visit their detained relatives. Together with a group of right-wing Israelis, MK Hazan blocked the entrance to Nafha Prison, boarded...
Intensified Collective Punishment Measures: 11 Palestinian Martyrs, 3000 Injured Persons and more than 350 Detainees since Trump’s Declaration on Jerusalem
17.12.2017
The occupying force continues with a concerted campaign of arrests, which intensified immediately after President Trump’s announcement regarding Jerusalem on 6 December. Friday 15 December 2017 witnessed several protests organized by Palestinians which were all repressed by Israeli occupation forces through extra used of force and unrest arrest...
Ongoing Harassment and Arrest Campaign Against Protected Persons
14.12.2017
The Israeli forces carry on with the intensified suppression campaign, in the early hours of Thursday 14 December Israeli forces have raided several cities in the West Bank, two universities and 4 printers. Israeli occupation forces have raided Birzeit university, they searched the several facilities in the campus and confiscated several of the...
A Continuous Mass Arrest Campaign as Part of Collective Punishment Measures against Palestinians
13.12.2017
The occupying force continues with a concerted campaign of arrests, which intensified immediately after President Trump’s announcement regarding Jerusalem on 6 December. As a result of unrest, Israeli forces undertook a series of arrests on the morning of 13 December 2017. The arrest campaign reached different areas in the West Bank including East...

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