Factsheets

05 March 2020
International Women’s Day … 4 3 Palestinian Women in Detention On this International Women’s Day, there are 43 Palestinian females held in Israeli prisons and detention centers, including 16 mothers, 8 injured prisoners, 12 sick prisoners and 4 administrative detainees held without charge or trial. Those female prisoners also suffer from long sentences with a maximum of 16 years. All of the...
26 January 2020
The Israeli occupation systematically denies Palestinian prisoners and detainees of their most basic human rights while incarcerated, which in turn has shaped their continuous struggle in Israeli prisons. One particular right – the right to education – has been systematically and deliberately denied to prisoners over the course of decades. For Palestinian prisoners to access education, they have...
23 January 2020
The Systematic use of Torture and Ill-Treatment at Israeli Interrogation Centers Cases of Torture Committed at al-Mascobiyya Interrogation Center Since its creation, the occupying state enforced and developed laws and practices that led to both the systematic use of torture and to absolute impunity for the perpetrator of this crime. Historically speaking, several torture methods were used against...
21 November 2019
Introduction: In 2017, a massive hunger strike was organized by Palestinian prisoners to denounce the cruel policies imposed on them by the Israeli Prison System (IPS). The hunger striking prisoners’ demands included the end of isolation and solitary confinement, notably long-term isolation for “security” reasons. However, the IPS continues to use isolation towards Palestinian prisoners and, each...
03 August 2019
Introduction: This fact-sheet is an attempt to further explain how Palestinian rights, and those who defend those rights are affected internationally. Several organizations, governments and legislations are in direct opposition to Palestinian rights and to the work of certain Palestinian movements and human rights organizations. This opposition is shown in several grounds and of them is law. For...
09 June 2019
Introduction “Education is something I was denied from, this denial lasted for a long time especially during the very long house arrest period. It was just difficult for me to think about everyone else who was allowed to go to school when I wasn’t.” [1] Samah Nasser is a17-year-old child from occupied East Jerusalem [2] , she was arrested on 14 February 2016 from Salah al-Deen street, at that...
17 April 2019
Palestinian prisoners at the prisons of the Occupation called off their open hunger strike, which had lasted for eight days, as they made victory by getting their basic rights, after a series of systematic violations that they are subjected to. The violations had aimed to place the Palestinian prisoners under more constraints in detention especially after the publication of the recommendations of...
21 March 2019
The Occupation Forces continue to deny the Palestinian women prisoners from meeting with their children. All of the Palestinian women prisoners, including the 22 who are mothers, are subjected to various violations since the moment of arrest.
27 February 2019
Who are the Palestinian Human Rights Defenders? The UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders defines human rights defenders as individuals who play an important role in furthering the cause of human rights. This is mainly done through activities such as the documentation of violations, providing support and assistance to victims seeking remedies, combating cultures of impunity and mainstreaming...
07 January 2019
Arrests on charges of “incitement” on social media platforms and Israeli government policy: a Facebook case study Since the end of 2014, a significant escalation has been witnessed in the Israeli arrest campaigns targeting Palestinians on charges related to content shared on social media platforms, in particular Facebook. In 2017, the number of Palestinians arrested on charges of “incitement” was...

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