Press Release

On the occasion of Prisoners’ Day 2017 and 50 Years of Military Courts: PHROC Calls for International Protection of Palestinian Political Prisoners
17.04.2017
On the occasion of Palestinians Prisoners’ Day, 2017, the year that marks 50 years since the establishment of the military courts which routinely charge and trial Palestinian civilians, including children as young as 12 years old, the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) calls for international protection of Palestinian political...
Joint report estimates that 509 Palestinians arrested in March 2017
10.04.2017
Four Palestinian institutions concerned with prisoners and human rights, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, issued their monthly report on Sunday, 9 April covering the situation in March 2017. Occupation authorities...
PNGO calls upon the international community: Don’t use aid to undermine legitimate Palestinian resistance
05.04.2017
Palestinians, like any other people, have the right to resist foreign domination, exploitation, oppression and occupation by the means permitted under international law and the UN general assembly resolution that “Reaffirms the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples for independence, territorial integrity, national unity and liberation from...
Take Action: Palestinian Prisoners' Month 2017
30.03.2017
Addameer Prisoner Support & Human Rights Association calls on campaigners, activists, and people of conscience to take actions for Palestinian Prisoners’ Day on April 17 to stand in solidarity with all Palestinian political prisoners. Every year, the month of April is considered Palestinian prisoners’ month. In this month, the Palestinian...
The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) supports human rights activist Omar Barghouthi in resisting Israeli actions
29.03.2017
PHROC expresses its support for human rights activist and founding member of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), Omar Barghouthi, in confronting Israeli actions that target his activism locally and abroad. Mr. Barghouthi has recently been the victim of inflammatory rhetoric and defamation from Israeli officials in order to...
PHROC Calls Upon UN Agencies and Other International Organizations to Adhere to the State of Palestine’s ‘Directive on Legal Aid for Palestinian Communities Facing Forcible Transfer’
28.03.2017
The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) is deeply troubled by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency “cash for work” proposal intended for the 46 targeted Palestinian Bedouin communities in the Jerusalem area as it fails to adhere to the Directive on Legal Aid for Palestinian Communities Facing Forcible Transfer (“Directive...
PHROC condemns the assault on the peaceful assembly that took place in front of the Palestinian Court Complex and warns of the consequences of the violations of rights and freedoms
13.03.2017
The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council followed up on the Palestinian Security Forces’ forceful assault on the peaceful assembly that took place on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in front of the Palestinian Court Complex in Al-Balou’ area in Al-Bireh City. The assembly was organized in protest of the court hearings against Bassel Mahmoud...
ADDAMEER AND CODEPINK: 55 Palestinian Women and Girls In Israel Prisons on International Women's Day
07.03.2017
This International Women’s Day, there are 55 Palestinian females held in Israeli prisons and detention centers, including 12 female children and 2 administrative detainees held without charge or trial. Among these female prisoners and detainees, 16 are mothers of 58 children. In total, 42 are held in HaSharon Prison and 13 are held in Damon Prison...
The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council Condemns Denial of Work Permit of Human Rights Watch Country Director
27.02.2017
The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) strongly condemns the refusal by Israeli authorities to grant a work permit to Omar Shakir, Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director. The refusal reflects a larger policy of repression of human rights work by Israeli authorities through movement restrictions, arbitrary arrests,...
PHROC Calls for Immediate Action by International Community on Israel’s “Regularization” Law
09.02.2017
The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) strongly condemns the Israeli Knesset’s passage of the “Regularization Law,” which legalizes 4,000 housing units in 55 colonial outposts, built on private Palestinian land. While Israel’s appropriation of Palestinian land has been a cornerstone of government policy since the beginning of...

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