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Statement: The Occupation Bears Full Responsibility for the Death of Aziz Awisat
21.05.2018
The Israeli occupation forces bears full responsibility for the death of the prisoners Aziz Awisat (53 years old). On 9 May 2018, Aziz had a stroke when he was at the prisoner’s clinic at al-Ramleh. He was subsequently transferred to Assaf Huroufeh hospital where he died Sunday, 20 May 2018. Aziz’s lawyer, Khalid Mahajneh from the Prisoner’s Club...
Statement on the Occasion of Nakba Day and Events in Gaza
16.05.2018
It is with a heavy heart that we write this Nakba day statement. After the events of 14 May 2018, all words of condemnation seem insufficient and calls for action seem empty. The fact that this has been ongoing, cyclically, for 70 years is an outrage. From our perspective as a prisoner support organization, 70 years of Nakba represents 70 years of...
Take Action Today: Palestine Needs your Support and Solidarity
15.05.2018
Today marks the 70 th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba. This tragic event was not a singular incident, but rather is ongoing to this day. The transferring of the American Embassy to occupied Jerusalem yesterday, 14 May 2018, and the massacre in Gaza represent clear evidence of the ongoing violations of international law and Palestinian basic...
PHROC Nakba Statement: The Ongoing Nakba Must End: The Time has Come for the International Community to Act
15.05.2018
For the Palestinian people, 70 years of Nakba means seven decades of subjugation by Israel, characterized by occupation, apartheid and colonial policies and practices. It also attests to the chronic inaction and failure of the international community to fulfill its obligations and responsibilities under international law, to a lack of...
Joint Monthly Report: 551 Palestinians were arrested in the month of April 2018
08.05.2018
In the context of continued violations of international law, and the rights of the Palestinian people, Palestinian human rights organizations working on Prisoner issues (The Palestinian Prisoners Club, Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights organization, The Prisoners Commission and Al Mezan Center for Human Rights) recorded a total of 551...
World Press Freedom Day 2018: A Bleak Picture
03.05.2018
Today, 3 May 2018, on the occasion of International World Press Freedom Day, freedom of thought and expression remain a constrained phenomena in the occupied Palestinian territory. While events are taking place around the world to commemorate the day, 26 journalists currently sit in occupation jails, a poet has been convicted of incitement in an...
On Palestinian Prisoner's Day the Boycott Remains Defiant
16.04.2018
Occupied Ramallah, 17 April 2018 – On the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners Day, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association salutes the continued struggle of the over 6,000 Palestinian political prisoners currently being held in Israeli prisons. Every year Israel arrests thousands of Palestinians in an attempt to suppress the will to...
Progress with Administrative Detention Boycott: Prisoners call off additional actions
15.04.2018
Last Thursday, an individual from the representative committee of administrative detainees informed the lawyers from Addameer that a decision had been made to suspend their escalatory steps. These steps had currently included rejecting medicine and refusing to visit the medical clinics, which began 12 April 2018. Additionally, a planned hunger...
Joint Monthly Report: 609 Palestinians arrested during the month of March 2018
15.04.2018
Ramallah/Gaza: During the month of March 2018, the Israeli occupation forces arrested 609 Palestinians, which included 95 children and 13 women. These figures are drawn from a joint report, published by a number of human rights organizations (The Commission for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoner Affairs, The Prisoners’ Club, Addameer Human Rights...
No Education, no Awareness for Female Minors in Detention
11.04.2018
On Tuesday 10 April 2018, Addameer’s director Sahar Francis visited a number of female prisoners detained at HaSharon prison. The female detainees, PLC member Khalida Jarar, the 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman Tamimi, reported to Sahar about the general conditions of their detention focusing on a recent escalation related to...

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