Press Release

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...
PHROC's Urgent Call
18.02.2016
PHROC CONDEMNS HIGH COURT DECISION REGARDING HUNGER-STRIKING ADMINISTRATIVE DETAINEE MOHAMMAD Al-QEEQ AND CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) expresses its severe condemnation of the Israeli High Court decision of 16 February 2016 rejecting the demands of hunger-striking administrative detainee...
Complaint Submitted to the UN Concerning the Continuous Administrative Detention of Mr. Eteraf Al-Rimawi
15.02.2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joint Public Statement Complaint submitted to the United Nations concerning the continuous 17-month administrative detention of the Palestinian human rights defender, Mr. Eteraf Al-Rimawi London and Ramallah, 15 February 2016 - Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR) and Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights...
Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) statement on BDS movement
09.02.2016
For decades, Israel has failed to uphold its duties as Occupying Power and has instead deepened its occupation and regime of colonialism and apartheid. Human rights violations rising to the level of international crimes, including unlawful killings, torture, forced transfer, and other forms of collective punishment have become the norm. Rather...

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