Press Release

Urgent petition filed with Israeli Supreme Court calls for cancellation of coronavirus emergency regulations banning prisoners from meeting with lawyers, family
26.03.2020
Emergency regulations, imposed by the Israeli government without any legal authority, overwhelming and disproportionately violate prisoners’ human rights. 26 March 2020 Attorney Abeer Baker, Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and the prisoner Kafri Mansour together...
The Four Palestinian Prisoners in Quarantine due to COVID-19 and in Unsuitable Detention Conditions
24.03.2020
Addameer’s lawyer, Samer Sam’an, managed to speak to the Palestinian prisoners put in quarantine at al-Ramleh Prison Clinic. The lawyer managed to speak via phone call with the prisoners after addressing the military prosecution and the occupation state prosecution regarding submitting a petition to the Israeli High Court demanding to contact, and...
PHROC Calls the International Community & ICRC for an Urgent Intervention to Protect Palestinian Prisoners and Detainees Amid COVID-19 Exposure Concerns
24.03.2020
Today, 23 March 2020, the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) sent two letters, one to the International Committee of the Red Cross and another to the diplomatic community in Palestine. The letters were urgent appeals address to them with regard to the rapidly deteriorating conditions of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in...
Updates with Regard to the Rapidly Deteriorating Conditions of Palestinian Prisoners and Detainees in Light of the Continuing Spread of the Disease (COVID-19)
23.03.2020
According to information received by Addameer from the Israeli Prison Services (IPS), three detainees under interrogations and Addameer legally represents were transferred to al-Ramleh Prison Clinic. Those prisoners are Ahmad Nassar, Qais Daraghmeh, and Ibrahim Awad. Also, the information received did not contain but the detainees whereabout, with...
In Mother’s Day … Israeli Occupation Forces Arrests Palestinian Mothers and Calls them for Questioning as Part of an Ongoing Collective Punishment Policy
21.03.2020
The Occupation Forces continue to deny the Palestinian women prisoners from meeting with their children. All of the Palestinian women prisoners, including the 17 who are mothers, are subjected to various violations since the moment of arrest. Those 17 female prisoners are mothers of around 50 children, who are all prohibited from celebrating this...
Israeli Prison Services’ Measures in Regards to Covid-19
16.03.2020
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centers constantly suffer from clear medical negligence. At the moment, while the world is suffering from the pandemic, covid-19, Palestinian prisoners are still suffering medical negligence. Despite the fact that prisons are over-crowded, rooms, cells and sections are small, and lack proper...
Addameer Collects Hard Evidence on Torture and Ill-Treatment Committed against Palestinian Detainees at Israeli Interrogation Centers
23.12.2019
Since its creation, the occupying state developed and enforced laws and practices that led to both the systematic use of torture and to absolute impunity for the perpetrator of this crime. There has never been any individual or agency held accountable for the well-documented crimes of torture and ill-treatment at Israeli prisons and interrogation...
The Israeli occupying state violates the gag order in an attempt to hide its crime of torture and gross violation of fair trail guarantees
18.12.2019
Addameer’s prisoner support and human rights association condemns the abuse of power by the Israeli Security agency (Shabak), which issued a statement with detailed information, to the Israeli media, about the case of a number of detained Palestinians. The case of those detainees is currently under a court gag order effective until 31 December...
On International Human Rights Day, Palestinian People's Suffering Continues
10.12.2019
Palestinians mark International Human Rights Day following a year of nonstop violence and widespread human rights violations by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF), against the Palestinian population used, as a form of collective punishment and a method of control of Palestinian society. These consistent and systematic policies by the occupation...
PHROC Condemns the Death of Palestinian Sick Prisoner Sami Abu Diyak
26.11.2019
Today on 26 November 2019, Palestinian prisoner Sami Abu Diyak died in al-Ramleh Prison Clinic. Abu Diyak was arrested on 17 July 2002, two of his friends were killed during his arrest and another injured. After his arrest, he went through intensive interrogation at the Jalameh interrogation center where he was subjected to various types of...

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