Factsheets

16 November 2015
Palestinian detainees and prisoners have resorted to hunger strikes as early as 1968 in legitimate peaceful protest to Israeli detention policies and cruel detention conditions including the use of solitary confinement, denial of family visits, inadequate medical treatment and torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Through hunger strikes, Palestinians were able to...
02 October 2015
Corporate Complicity in Israeli Detention: G4S G4S is the largest security company in the world, with operations in 125 countries. In 2007, G4S Israel signed a contract with the Israeli Prison Authority to provide security systems and services to all of the major Israeli prisons and detention centers. G4S currently services detention centers and prisons where Palestinians under administrative...
27 August 2015
Article 186 of Israeli Military Order 1651 was amended in 2009. It allows for the re-arrest of Palestinian prisoners who had been released as part of a prisoner exchange to serve the remainder of their original sentences by the instructions of a special Israeli military committee. The evidence on which the re-arrests are based is not disclosed to the prisoners or their defense attorneys...
15 April 2015
G4S is the largest security company in the world, with operations in 125 countries. In 2007, G4S Israel signed a contract with the Israeli Prison Authority to provide security systems and services to all of the major Israeli prisons and detention centers. G4S currently services detention centers and prisons where Palestinians under administrative detention are held without charge or trial on six-...
05 March 2015
Published in the event of International Women’s Day March 8 th , 2015 Violations continue against Palestinian Women and Girls on International Women’s Day Since 1967, over 10,000 Palestinian women have been arrested by Israeli forces. Today, 22 Palestinian females are held in occupation prisons and detention centers. Palestinian women and girls are afforded special protections under international...
11 December 2014
Human Rights Defenders in Kufr Qaddum The Village Kufr Qaddum is a Palestinian village located 16 kilometers west of Nablus in the Occupied West Bank. The village has a population of 3,700 and a total land area consisting of roughly 20,000 dunams. The village previously had a larger population but it decreased due to immigration to cities and obstacles imposed by Israeli Occupation Forces...
13 October 2014
Fact Sheet: Families and Family Visits October 2014 Over 6,000 Palestinian political prisoners are currently being held in Israeli prisons and are often denied their basic human rights. One of the many rights they have been denied is their right to communicate with their families and receive regular visits. Imprisonment causes a huge amount of suffering and hardship, not only for those denied of...
14 June 2014
June 2014 Summary On 12 June, it was announced that three illegal Israeli settlers disappeared on the roads between Hebron and Bethlehem. Since the announcement, the Israeli government has sanctioned widespread attacks on Palestinians in the form of invasions, mass arrests, killings, home demolitions and new legislation that curbs the rights of Palestinians and prisoners. The following is an...
30 April 2014
April 2014 According to international law and Israeli courts no one can be detained for their political opinions, however, in practice Palestinian political leaders are routinely arrested and detained as part of an ongoing Israeli effort to suppress Palestinian political processes – and, as a necessary result, political sovereignty and self-determination. In recent years, this process has focused...
02 April 2014
An introduction to the policy of administrative detention, updated February 2014.

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