Press Release

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...
PHROC calls on Member States of the European Union to Respect the Legal Status of Jerusalem and to Abide by their Obligations under International Law in the oPt
12.12.2017
In the fiftieth year of Israel’s unlawful occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, Israel continues to significantly alter the legal status, demographic composition, and character of the city of Jerusalem in violation of international law. International consensus over the past seven decades has rejected any claim...
Statement: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 2017
28.11.2017
We, at Addameer, have seen our fair share of International Days of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. We have celebrated them in Palestine; we have celebrated them in New York; and we have celebrated them in Geneva. The event that started as a diplomatic exercise, and is celebrated on the day of the adoption of the 1947 Partition Plan, has...
Joint report: 483 Palestinians arrested in October 2017
08.11.2017
According to a joint report issued by the Prisoners Club of Palestine, the Mayzan Center for Human Rights, and Addameer, there were 483 Palestinians arrested by occupation authorities during the month of October. Of these 483, 125 were children and 8 were women. By area there were 137 arrested from Jerusalem, 80 from the Hebron area, 20 from the...
Urgent Action: Hunger strikers at risk of permanent health complications
07.11.2017
Today marks the twenty-first day that Bilal Diab has been undertaking a hunger strike against his administrative detention. Having been held without charge for a year and hunger striking for 78 days in 2012, Bilal was rearrested by occupation forces on 14 July 2017. He was given a six month administrative detention order, without being informed of...
Joint report reveals that 431 Palestinians were arrested in September 2017
08.10.2017
A joint, monthly report released by Adameer, The Prisoner's Club, and Al Mezan Center for Human Rights has revealed that 431 Palestinians were arrested by the occupation forces in the month of September 2017. Of these 431, 98 were children, 11 were women, and 3 were journalists. 133 were arrested from Jerusalem governorate, 60 from the Hebron...
Call to Action: Salah Hamouri's administrative detention order confirmed
19.09.2017
On 17 September 2017, Salah Hammouri had his final hearing in the Jerusalem district court. The outcome was a foregone conclusion after, on 12 September 2017, the prosecution successfully appealed a decision that sought to reinstate his sentence from 2005, under which he would serve three months in prison. His initial administrative detention...
Joint report estimates that 522 Palestinians arrested in August 2017
17.09.2017
Palestinian prisoners’ institutions released their monthly report on Palestinian prisoners and detainees of the Israeli occupation for August 2017. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission compiled the report below. In August...
Learning from Issa: How the Electronic Crimes Law will be Applied
14.09.2017
Since the introduction of the Presidential decree, entitled the ‘Electronic Crimes Law’, we have seen a number of detainments predicated on its contents. Though, we have yet to see someone being directly charged under it and how the law itself will be applied in legal proceedings. Issa Amro represents the first such case. Issa has been charged...

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