Factsheets

29 October 2018
It is not new for the Israeli occupation to selectively reduce the standard of conditions of detainment for Palestinian prisoners. Such a limitation in the provision of basic services is utilized as a punishment against the prisoners, many times the prison authorities claim it to simply be ‘regular procedure’. Despite such claims, the restrictions Israeli occupation authorities place on...
23 October 2018
Background and History On June 7 th , 1967, three proclamations and a series of military orders were issued as proclamations throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Proclamation Number 1, announced the administrative takeover of the Israeli military and the powers of preserving public security and order. Proclamation Number 2, assured the continuity of a judiciary system, and declared the powers...
19 September 2018
Throughout the period of 2015 to 2017, Addameer collected testimonies from 138 individuals who were held under interrogation in Al Moscobiyeh interrogation centre in the Russian Compound of Jerusalem. These findings were turned into the forthcoming report I’ve Been There: A Study of Torture and Inhumane Treatment in Al-Moscobiyeh Interrogation Center. For generations of Palestinians, the Russian...
10 July 2018
Ramallah/ Gaza : The Occupation forces arrested 3533 Palestinians since the start of 2018 until June 30, including 651 children, 63 women, and 4 journalists. In the context of continued violations of international law, and the rights of the Palestinian people, Palestinian human rights organizations working on the Prisoner issue (The Palestinian Prisoners Club, Addameer Prisoners Support and Human...
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...

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