Factsheets

10 July 2018
For the eleventh year, Gaza continues to be the world’s largest prison. Imports and entrance to the Strip are restricted; exports and exit permits are dependent on the political climate; and the people of Gaza are the ones who continue to pay the price. Sporadic attacks, and shellings have been ongoing since 2008, with the occupation forces demonstrating a clear disregard for the lives of these...
22 April 2018
Introduction On December 6 th , 2017, the President of the United States declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel. As part of this statement, he confirmed that “Israel is a sovereign nation with the right like every other sovereign nation to determine its own capital.” Such a declaration stands in stark contrast to the status of Jerusalem’s Palestinian population. As of 2018, over 323,700...
27 March 2018
Israeli Occupation Continues to Violate the Rights of Palestinian Women March 2018 Israeli occupation forces continue to violate the rights of Palestinian women. In fact, there are 62 Palestinian females held in Israeli prisons and detention centers, including 6 female children, 9 injured prisoners and 3 administrative detainees held without charge or trial. In total, 35 are held in HaSharon...
01 February 2018
Detaining Democracy: Administrative Detention and PLC Members As of January 2018, there are currently 11 Palestinian Legislative Council members detained by the Israeli occupation forces. Only two of these individuals are being held after formally receiving charges, and participating in a trial in the Israeli military court. Thus, the majority of detained Palestinian legislators are held without...
07 December 2017
President Trumps statement last night represents a continuation, or potentially culmination, of the Israeli policy of creating ‘facts on the ground’. From the American government, it is an official stamp of approval for the settlement enterprise, considering that East Jerusalem is occupied territory, and a green light for continuing disregard of international law. This brief factsheet will...
20 August 2017
Behind a Firewall: Repercussions of the PA ‘Electronic Crimes Law’ The Electronic Crimes Law: On 24 June 2017, the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, issued a presidential decree entitled the ‘Electronic Crimes Law’. The decree itself is extensive and covers all possible crimes that can be committed using any type of information technology. Under Article 43 of the Basic Law of...
26 July 2017
On 14/7/2017, three Palestinians, Muhammad Jabarin (30 years old), Ahmad Jabarin (20 years) and Muhammad Jabarin (19 years), from the village of Umm al-Fahm in the occupied territories, carried out an operation that resulted in the death of two Israeli policemen at the entrances to Al-Aqsa Mosque. As a result, Israeli occupation forces imposed collective punitive measures on all Palestinians by...
25 July 2017
Detained Palestinian Legislative Council Members According to international law and Israeli courts no one can be detained for their political opinions. This is affirmed in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, article 2, which states that states parties are to ensure “to all individuals within its territory and subject to its jurisdiction the rights recognized in the present...
06 June 2017
Currently, an estimated 75 Palestinian children from East Jerusalem are being held in Israeli prisons and detention centers. Based on Addameer’s monitoring of 9 recent and current cases of Palestinian children from Jerusalem from the onset of 2017 who were arrested and, as well as exhaustive Addameer statistics and data from several years of monitoring and legal representation in Jerusalem, this...
24 August 2016
Daring to Post: Arrests of Palestinians for Alleged Incitement Since the beginning of October 2015, with the start of so-called ‘Third Intifada,’ the number of Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons and detention centers has increased significantly. A new phenomenon has started to appear in significant portion as a ground for arresting Palestinians, the accusation of “incitement”, whether on...

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