Press Release

UN Committee Against Torture Review of the Occupying State
08.05.2016
The Israeli government was under review this month, 2 - 4 May 2015, by the Committee Against Torture (CAT) at the United Nations in Geneva, which has received several shadow reports on Israeli violations of the UN Convention Against Torture from at least ten NGOs, including Addameer, Al-Haq, Adalah, Badil, Defense for Children International,...
The Israeli High Court approves Petition by Addameer on the Return of Withheld Bodies of 9 Jerusalemite Palestinians
05.05.2016
Ramallah- 5/5/2016- The Israeli High Court recommends the gradual return of the nine bodies of extrajudicially executed Palestinians from Jerusalem, that have been withheld from their families. The decision recommends that the Israeli police put forth its fullest efforts to return the nine bodies before the holy month of Ramadan. The court also...
On Palestinian Prisoner’s Day: PHROC Calls for an End to Collective Punishment by the Israeli Occupation and Investigation by the International Criminal Court
17.04.2016
In the Event of Palestinian Prisoner’s Day: PHROC Calls for an End to Collective Punishment by the Israeli Occupation and Investigation by the International Criminal Court On the occasion of Palestinians Prisoners’ Day, the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) calls for an end to ongoing collective punishment by Israeli...
Following Adalah and Addameer's Supreme Court Petition:Autopsy Conducted on Body of Palestinian Minor Mu’taz Ewisat
24.03.2016
On 21 March 2016, the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute carried out an autopsy on the body of Palestinian minor, 16-year oldMu’tazEwisat. The autopsy took place after the police lifted their previous objection to deny his family’s request for an autopsy to determine the circumstances of his death following a petition filed to the Israeli Supreme Court...
PHROC Stands in Solidarity with the Manasrah Family for Refusing to Receive their Son's Frozen Body
23.03.2016
The Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC) supports the decision taken by the family of 15-year-old Hassan Khaled Manasrah, from occupied Jerusalem, to not receive his body which was in a humiliating and degrading state. PHROC also denounces Israel's continued policy of withholding 14 Palestinian bodies and setting degrading...
No Mothers’ Day for Palestinian Mothers inside Israeli Prisons
21.03.2016
As Palestinians celebrate the occasion of Mothers’ Day, 13 Palestinian mothers held in Israeli prisons and detention centers are unable to see their families. Palestinian mothers are often denied their right to a fair trial, family visits, and kept for several days or months under interrogation where they are subjected to torture and ill-treatment...
Adalah and Addameer Petition the Supreme Court demanding an Autopsy for Palestinian Minor Mu’taz Ewisat
17.03.2016
On Tuesday, 13 March 2016, Adalah and Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association submitted a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court on behalf of the family of Palestinian minor Mu’taz Ewisat demanding an autopsy of his body. Mu’taz, who was 16 years old at the time of his death, was killed by Israeli police gunfire on 17 October 2015 in...
Addameer Condemns Crackdown by Occupation Forces on Media and News Agencies
15.03.2016
Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association condemns the arrest and detention of more than seven Palestinian journalists since the beginning of this year as well as the recent storming and closure of Palestine Today office in Ramallah. The occupation, therefore, continues to target and arrest human rights defenders, particularly...
PHROC Stands in Solidarity with Al-Haq
07.03.2016
Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council Stands in Solidarity with Al-Haq The Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC) is gravely concerned with ongoing attacks against Al-Haq, in particular the death threats targeting its employees, including its General Director, Mr. ShawanJabarin, by external and organised sources. PHROC...
Israeli Occupation forces continue to withhold the bodies of deceased Palestinians, and renege on conditions of release
01.03.2016
Ramallah – 01/03/2016 – Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel condemn the Israeli government’s continued withholding of the bodies of nine Palestinians, many of who were extra-judicially executed by Israeli forces for alleged attacks against Israelis, despite posing...

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