Addameer https://addameer.org/ en Muhammad Elian https://addameer.org/prisoner/5285 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Muhammad Elian</span> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/scale_ima/public/upload/prisoners/photos/11_0.png?itok=-Bak1aku" width="400" height="320" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-scale-ima" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/hassan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">addameer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/04/2024 - 16:43</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:#0d0d0d">Name: Muhammad Khalil Muhammad Elian </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:#0d0d0d">Date of Birth: 20/8/1955 </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:#0d0d0d">Residence: Jabal Al-Mukaber – Jerusalem</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:#0d0d0d">Marital Status: Married </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:#0d0d0d">Date of Arrest: 23/11/2023 </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:#0d0d0d">Prison: Ramon</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"> </p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><strong><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Current Arrest and Circumstances: </span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">On November 23, 2023, Attorney Muhammad Elian was summoned to meet with the Israeli intelligence at the Qalandia military checkpoint. Upon his arrival, he was informed that there was an order for his arrest. After undergoing a series of procedures immediately upon his arrest, he was transferred for interrogation in Room 4 at the Maskobiya Interrogation Center.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">There, they began questioning him regarding publications and writings on his personal Facebook page. The investigation focused on three posts that the occupation claimed contained content supporting the events of October 7, portraying them as incitement to what Hamas did on that date. He was interrogated four times during his time at Maskobiya, each session lasting one to two hours. Most of the questions revolved around whether he condemned what happened on October 7 or not.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Subsequently, the occupation's prosecution decided to bring him to trial on charges of disseminating publications through his social media account with allegedly inciting content, according to the occupation's claims. Charges were filed against him, and a list of accusations was presented.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The prisoner and lawyer, Muhammad Elian, is currently held in Ramon Prison. He was transferred there after spending approximately twelve days at the Maskobiya Center. During the lawyer’s visit, he recounted the extent of the abuse suffered by detainees at the Maskobiya Center, including assaults and beatings for no apparent reason during the count. They would restrain his hands even when being transferred to the clinic, despite his requiring daily medical attention due to his severe diabetes. He takes insulin daily with his meals.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In addition to these challenges, the prisoners currently endure harsh daily living conditions within the prisons. There is a shortage of food and necessities, as all electrical appliances and personal belongings were confiscated from all prisoners after October 7. The prisoners face numerous arbitrary policies imposed by the prison guards, including severe mistreatment and abuse, depriving them of the basic elements of human life.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"> </p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><strong><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Legal Status: Charge of "Incitement"</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"> <span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">"It is a bundle of rays of hope that eradicates vast areas of darkness, and there is no harm in hastening optimism."</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This post claiming to be from his personal Facebook page on October 7, which the occupation alleges, is the basis for the charge of incitement against lawyer Muhammad Elian. The comments from friends of the lawyer were cited as evidence supporting the accusation of incitement to violence and terrorism, leading to his arrest and trial on charges that include the mentioned post. Additionally, two other posts for the same occasion and even his "like" on a friend's comment stating, "Indeed, Allah's promise is true... victory is coming, God willing," were considered by the occupation's prosecution as direct incitement to violence and support for terrorism, listed in the charges against him.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Lawyer Muhammad Elian is currently being tried under Article 144 (b) and (d) (2) of the Penal Code for the year 1977 (Anti-Terrorism Law). The problematic aspect of this law lies in the broad definitions within it, specifically those related to the dissemination of publications or expressions used in praise, support, or encouragement. These vague terms provide judges and prosecutors with broad discretion in interpreting them, thus allowing the majority of publications by Palestinians, considered by Palestinians as part of their right to express their opinions and identity, to be categorized as incitement under Israeli law, as is the case with lawyer Muhammad Elian.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"> <span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Since October 7th, the occupation forces have intensified their campaigns of pursuit and arrests targeting Jerusalemites and Palestinians in the occupied territories of '48, under the pretext of counterterrorism against anyone writing or publishing any phrase or statement supporting resistance or Gaza. Hundreds of women and men have been arrested under this law, which not only pursues Palestinians through a policy of detention but is also part of the occupation's efforts to combat Palestinian digital and media content, labeling it as terrorism or support for terrorism. This is part of an attempt to silence Palestinians in the face of the crimes and genocide committed by the occupation against Palestinians in Gaza, an effort to cover up its larger crimes.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The prisoner and lawyer, Muhammad Elian, remains in his prison cell, awaiting a verdict amidst this harsh situation faced by all prisoners in various detention centers and prisons. There is no consideration given to his age or health conditions, and he is charged with "incitement to terrorism."</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><strong><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Legal and Human Rights Activism:</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The prisoner and lawyer, Muhammad Elian, is a former prisoner and human rights activist who has been arrested multiple times by the occupation, with the latest arrest occurring after the martyrdom of his son, "Baha’," in the city of Jerusalem. Prior to that, he had spent 11 years on charges of resisting the occupation. After the martyrdom of his son, "Baha’," in 2015, and the confiscation of his body and the demolition of his house, lawyer Muhammad Elian became active in the Palestinian national campaign to retrieve the bodies of martyrs.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">He took the initiative to form a committee consisting of the families of martyrs whose bodies were being held. He was a fierce advocate and human rights activist, actively participating in both local and international events. Even after the release of his son's body, he continued his activism, expressing his thoughts on the event through his personal page at that time, stating, "Oh people... (Baha is now in God's care and the warmth of Jerusalem's soil)."</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Aptos,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Through his human rights activism, he participated in various international platforms. In 2017, he delivered a special speech at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. In the same year, he received the "Best International Human Rights Defender" award in an international competition coordinated between the University of Jerusalem, the Institute of Human Rights and Peace in France, and with the participation of international diplomats and French parliamentarians. The award was titled "Managing Legal Cases in Cases of Human Rights Violations."</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-last-update field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Last Update</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2024-03-04T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">04-03-2024</time> </div> </div> Mon, 04 Mar 2024 14:43:47 +0000 addameer 5285 at https://addameer.org Targeting released prisoners in exchange deals.. A constant approach of the occupation to retaliate against the liberated prisoners https://addameer.org/node/5282 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Targeting released prisoners in exchange deals.. A constant approach of the occupation to retaliate against the liberated prisoners </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%">After the outbreak of the comprehensive Israeli aggression against Palestinians and the genocidal war after the seventh of October, an agreement was reached for a prisoner exchange between Palestinian political parties and the occupation by the end of November. The occupation authorities released 240 Palestinian male and female prisoners from various cities and provinces. However, in this instance as well, the Israeli authorities violated the terms of the latest deal by re-arresting 8 of the released prisoners, including one female and seven children. The re-arrested individuals are: Yousef f Al-Khatib from Jericho, Ahmad Al-Khashan from Jenin, Mohammad Tarabi from Nablus, Sultan Sarhan from Jerusalem, Obadah Hossam from Silwad, Mahran Hamidan from the village of Biddu, and Yehya Erhimi from the city of Ramallah, in addition to Asil Khader from Ramallah.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/hassan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">addameer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/26/2024 - 14:22</span> <div class="field field--name-field-slider-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slider Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/slider/public/upload/sliders/photos/111_0.jpg?h=9d17a231&amp;itok=9ODJ7Tcu" width="2000" height="670" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-slider" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-link field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Link</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.addameer.org/news/5281">https://www.addameer.org/news/5281</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2024-02-26T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Monday, February 26, 2024 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> Mon, 26 Feb 2024 12:22:07 +0000 addameer 5282 at https://addameer.org Targeting released prisoners in exchange deals.. A constant approach of the occupation to retaliate against the liberated prisoners https://addameer.org/news/5281 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Targeting released prisoners in exchange deals.. A constant approach of the occupation to retaliate against the liberated prisoners </span> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/scale_ima/public/upload/news/convers/111_0.jpg?itok=9Y-LgFkb" width="400" height="335" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-scale-ima" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/hassan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">addameer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/26/2024 - 14:20</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2024-02-26T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">26-02-2024</time> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-attachments field--type-file field--label-hidden field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="/sites/default/files/Targeting%20released%20prisoners%20in%20exchange%20deals.pdf" type="application/pdf">Targeting released prisoners in exchange deals.pdf</a></span> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"> </p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%">The Israeli occupation authorities deliberately target released prisoners after every prisoner exchange deal with Palestinian political parties by re-arresting them, disregarding the guarantees provided and agreed upon with the parties overseeing the exchange agreements. Often, the Israeli authorities present what they call "secret files," based on which the released prisoners are prosecuted and returned to their previous life sentences. This occurred in the case of the liberated prisoners from the “Wafa al-Ahrar” deal in 2011. After releasing 1,027 Palestinian male and female prisoners, the occupation authorities re-arrested around 70 of them, presenting secret files against 49 prisoners to annul their release as part of the ongoing pursuit of released prisoners.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%">After the outbreak of the comprehensive Israeli aggression against Palestinians and the genocidal war after the seventh of October, an agreement was reached for a prisoner exchange between Palestinian political parties and the occupation by the end of November. The occupation authorities released 240 Palestinian male and female prisoners from various cities and provinces. However, in this instance as well, the Israeli authorities violated the terms of the latest deal by re-arresting 8 of the released prisoners, including one female and seven children. The re-arrested individuals are: Yousef f Al-Khatib from Jericho, Ahmad Al-Khashan from Jenin, Mohammad Tarabi from Nablus, Sultan Sarhan from Jerusalem, Obadah Hossam from Silwad, Mahran Hamidan from the village of Biddu, and Yehya Erhimi from the city of Ramallah, in addition to Asil Khader from Ramallah.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%">As part of the ongoing pursuit of released prisoners from exchange deals, the Israeli authorities also summoned the liberated prisoner Fadwa Hamadeh to the Magistrate's Court in Haifa, accusing her of committing violations during the years of her imprisonment against the police of the Prison Service. Additionally, the liberated child prisoner, Nufouz Hamad, was summoned on January 31, 2023, to attend a trial session at the Netanya court regarding a case filed against her by prison guards at the beginning of her detention in the Hasharon prison.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%">The Israeli targeting of released prisoners from exchange deals does not stop at their re-arrest; it extends beyond to the point of assassinating them, specifically those expelled to the Gaza Strip during different wars on Gaza. Since the beginning of the recent aggression in October on Gaza, the occupation has targeted the homes of released prisoners deported to the Gaza Strip, resulting in the loss of lives, including some of their family members. This is part of the repeated targeting and the ongoing approach of pursuing and seeking revenge against them even after their release.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> Mon, 26 Feb 2024 12:20:06 +0000 addameer 5281 at https://addameer.org PALESTINIAN ORGANISATIONS SEND SUBMISSION TO THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON EXTRAJUDICIAL, SUMMARY OR ARBITRARY EXECUTIONS ON ISRAEL’S CONTINUED OPPRESSION OF PALESTINIANS BEYOND THEIR KILLING https://addameer.org/node/5278 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">PALESTINIAN ORGANISATIONS SEND SUBMISSION TO THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON EXTRAJUDICIAL, SUMMARY OR ARBITRARY EXECUTIONS ON ISRAEL’S CONTINUED OPPRESSION OF PALESTINIANS BEYOND THEIR KILLING</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>On 6 February 2024, in response to a call for input <a href="https://www.ohchr.org/en/calls-for-input/2024/call-input-protection-dead-persons-and-their-human-remains-including-victims">issued</a> by the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions for his upcoming report on the protection of dead persons and their human remains, including of victims of potentially unlawful killings, Al-Haq, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, and Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC) sent a joint submission underscoring Israel’s continued and systematic oppression of Palestinians beyond their killing.</p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/hassan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">addameer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 02/18/2024 - 10:46</span> <div class="field field--name-field-slider-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slider Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/slider/public/upload/sliders/photos/mass-grave-1708167326.jpeg?h=e85f6c07&amp;itok=2Nso0KN0" width="2000" height="670" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-slider" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-link field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Link</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.addameer.org/news/5277">https://www.addameer.org/news/5277</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2024-02-18T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Sunday, February 18, 2024 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> Sun, 18 Feb 2024 08:46:27 +0000 addameer 5278 at https://addameer.org Palestinian Organisations Send Submission to the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions on Israel’s Continued Oppression of Palestinians Beyond Their Killing https://addameer.org/news/5277 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Palestinian Organisations Send Submission to the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions on Israel’s Continued Oppression of Palestinians Beyond Their Killing</span> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/scale_ima/public/upload/news/convers/mass-grave-1708167326.jpeg?itok=7t6W8Wda" width="400" height="225" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-scale-ima" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/hassan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">addameer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 02/18/2024 - 10:44</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2024-02-18T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">18-02-2024</time> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>On 6 February 2024, in response to a call for input <a href="https://www.ohchr.org/en/calls-for-input/2024/call-input-protection-dead-persons-and-their-human-remains-including-victims">issued</a> by the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions for his upcoming report on the protection of dead persons and their human remains, including of victims of potentially unlawful killings, Al-Haq, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, and Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC) sent a joint submission underscoring Israel’s continued and systematic oppression of Palestinians beyond their killing.</p> <p> </p> <p>Specifically, the submission highlights the mutilation of Palestinian bodies by the Israeli occupying forces (IOF); the withholding of Palestinian bodies, including those of prisoners and detainees; the use of mass graves especially during the <a href="https://www.alhaq.org/advocacy/22509.html">ongoing genocide</a> in the Gaza Strip; and digging of Palestinian graves and cemeteries. The submission further places such draconian policies and practices within the broader context of Israel’s <a href="https://www.alhaq.org/advocacy/20931.html">Zionist settler-colonialism and apartheid regime</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>Despite the International Court of Justice’s provisional measures order issued on 26 January 2024, Israel has persisted in over a four-month-long campaign in Gaza, <a href="https://www.ochaopt.org/content/hostilities-gaza-strip-and-israel-flash-update-110">resulting</a> in the killing of at least 27,365 Palestinians, primarily women and children, and injuring 66,630 others, as of 4 February 2024. Simultaneously, between 7 October 2023 and 4 February 2024, the IOF and Israeli settlers killed 373 Palestinians, including 95 children and three women, in the occupied West Bank, including eastern Jerusalem.</p> <p> </p> <p>Beyond the immediate harm of extrajudicial killings, Israel’s policies extend to the encroachment upon Palestinian dignity, exemplified through the desecration and mutilation of Palestinian bodies including by <a href="https://www.alhaq.org/advocacy/16549.html">slamming, picking up, and dragging Palestinians by bulldozers</a>, and <a href="https://www.alhaq.org/advocacy/21158.html">running over Palestinians</a>, and the withholding of Palestinian bodies, including children, to be used as bargaining chips, amounting to prohibited collective punishment.</p> <p> </p> <p>As of 6 February 2024, and according to the documentation of JLAC, the Israeli occupying authorities are withholding the bodies of 205 Palestinian residents of the West Bank, including 26 children, two women and 17 prisoners or detainees; indefinitely depriving them of dignified burial. In addition, 28-year-old Waseem Abu Al-Heija, a Palestinian with Israeli citizenship, was killed on 29 January 2024, and his body has been withheld by the Israeli authorities since then. Moreover, since 7 October 2023, Israel has been withholding the bodies of hundreds of killed Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip, with the exact count unverifiable due to constraints imposed by Israel. According to the latest information available to the organisations, as reported, 291 decomposed Palestinian bodies, previously withheld by Israeli authorities, have been released and buried in mass graves in Gaza.</p> <p> </p> <p>Indeed, mass graves stand as a grim testament to Israel’s colonial oppression against Palestinians since its establishment, including during the <a href="https://forensic-architecture.org/investigation/executions-and-mass-graves-in-tantura-23-may-1948"><i>Nakba </i></a><a href="https://forensic-architecture.org/investigation/executions-and-mass-graves-in-tantura-23-may-1948">of 1948</a>. The burial of Palestinians, often unidentified, in <a href="https://www.ochaopt.org/content/hostilities-gaza-strip-and-israel-flash-update-48">mass graves</a> remains a common practice in Gaza since 7 October 2023, due to the extensive and unprecedented level of Israel’s killing, to the extent that even hospital courtyards have been <a href="https://www.ochaopt.org/content/hostilities-gaza-strip-and-israel-flash-update-40">transformed</a> into sites of mass burial. Furthermore, especially in IOF-deployed areas, where danger is compounded, the bodies of thousands of killed Palestinians, including women and children, <a href="https://www.alhaq.org/advocacy/22385.html">remain trapped under the rubble</a>, as the IOF prevents rescue and medical teams from reaching these areas, leaving the bodies to decompose.</p> <p> </p> <p>The submission further highlights the Israeli military’s targeting and disregarding the sanctity of Palestinian lives and memories during the ongoing genocide in Gaza including through the reported bombing and bulldozing of at least <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/14/world/middleeast/gaza-cemeteries-damage-israel.html">six graveyards and cemeteries</a>, as well as the excavating and exhuming of <a href="https://www.alhaq.org/advocacy/22388.html">a mass grave</a> in Kamal Adwan Hospital where 26 Palestinian bodies had been buried. Notably, this pattern of desecrating Palestinian cemeteries is not a new practice, as Israel had previously engaged in similar actions in al-Yousofiyya Cemetery in Jerusalem in 2021 for the purposes of <a href="https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2021/10/31/palestinians-vow-to-defend-graves-in-jerusalem-cemetery">establishing a national park</a> over parts of the cemetery.</p> <p> </p> <p>Finally, underscoring that the Israeli judicial system is itself a tool by which the pervasive impunity imposed and enjoyed by Israel is maintained and entrenched, the joint submission urged the Special Rapporteur to:</p> <ul> <li>Recognise that Israel’s systematic and institutionalised excessive use of force and withholding of bodies contribute to the maintenance of Israel’s settler-colonialism and apartheid;</li> <li>Address the ongoing Israeli genocide against Palestinians in Gaza, including the high level of killings, which forced the creation of mass graves, denying Palestinians safe and dignified burial, and the Israeli <a name="_Hlk159020935" id="_Hlk159020935">military’s </a>digging of cemeteries; and</li> <li>Urge UN Member States to reconstitute the UN Special Committee against Apartheid and the UN Centre against Apartheid as critical steps towards ending Israel’s institutionalised impunity, settler-colonialism and apartheid.</li> </ul> </div> Sun, 18 Feb 2024 08:44:10 +0000 addameer 5277 at https://addameer.org PALESTINIAN ORGANIZATIONS DEMAND INQUIRY INTO UN GENOCIDE PREVENTION OFFICE’S INEXCUSABLE FAILURE TO ADDRESS ISRAEL’S ONGOING GENOCIDE IN GAZA https://addameer.org/node/5276 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">PALESTINIAN ORGANIZATIONS DEMAND INQUIRY INTO UN GENOCIDE PREVENTION OFFICE’S INEXCUSABLE FAILURE TO ADDRESS ISRAEL’S ONGOING GENOCIDE IN GAZA</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Palestinian human rights organizations, including Addameer, have penned a letter addressed to the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres, expressing profound disappointment and calling for an inquiry over the failure of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Ms. Alice Wairimu Nderitu, to fulfill her mandate in addressing the ongoing atrocities perpetrated by Israel against Palestinians in Gaza. This failure includes neglecting to raise awareness about Israel’s ongoing, four-months-long genocide against Palestinians in Gaza or, at the very least, to the alarming risk of genocide; failing to acknowledge the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling that Israel is plausibly committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza, along with the provisional measures ordered for Israel; and refusing to engage meaningfully, meet, or respond to requests from Palestinian human rights organizations. </p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/hassan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">addameer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 02/07/2024 - 14:55</span> <div class="field field--name-field-slider-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slider Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/slider/public/upload/sliders/photos/osapg-logo-1440x7201705234851_0.png?h=a9f5c027&amp;itok=UFY7zFEA" width="2000" height="670" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-slider" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-link field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Link</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.addameer.org/ar/node/5275">https://www.addameer.org/ar/node/5275</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2024-02-07T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> Wed, 07 Feb 2024 12:55:51 +0000 addameer 5276 at https://addameer.org Palestinian Organizations Demand Inquiry Into UN Genocide Prevention Office’s Inexcusable Failure to Address Israel’s Ongoing Genocide in Gaza https://addameer.org/news/5275 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Palestinian Organizations Demand Inquiry Into UN Genocide Prevention Office’s Inexcusable Failure to Address Israel’s Ongoing Genocide in Gaza</span> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/scale_ima/public/upload/news/convers/osapg-logo-1440x7201705234851_0.png?itok=A23LPN-g" width="400" height="200" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-scale-ima" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/hassan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">addameer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 02/07/2024 - 14:53</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2024-02-07T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">07-02-2024</time> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-left"> 7 February 2024</p> <p class="text-align-left">Palestinian human rights organizations, including Addameer, have penned a letter addressed to the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres, expressing profound disappointment and calling for an inquiry over the failure of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Ms. Alice Wairimu Nderitu, to fulfill her mandate in addressing the ongoing atrocities perpetrated by Israel against Palestinians in Gaza. This failure includes neglecting to raise awareness about Israel’s ongoing, four-months-long genocide against Palestinians in Gaza or, at the very least, to the alarming risk of genocide; failing to acknowledge the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling that Israel is plausibly committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza, along with the provisional measures ordered for Israel; and refusing to engage meaningfully, meet, or respond to requests from Palestinian human rights organizations. </p> <p class="text-align-left">Such failure raises serious concerns about the impartiality of Ms. Nderitu in fulfilling her role as Special Adviser, as well as her ability to resist external political pressures, biases, or potential anti-Palestinian sentiments. The principle of preventing genocide must be universally applied, without any special allowances or exceptions for anyone, including Israel.</p> <p class="text-align-left">The absence of any action or acknowledgement from the Special Adviser and the UN Office on Genocide Prevention regarding ongoing genocide in Gaza is deeply troubling. This stands in stark contrast to warnings issued by other UN mechanisms and agencies. Urgent pleas and warnings for the prevention of genocide have been voiced, as early as 19 October 2023, by tens of UN independent experts, highlighting the imminent risk of genocide faced by Palestinians in Gaza. The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) also expressed grave concerns about genocidal actions and incitement targeting Palestinians by Israeli officials.</p> <p class="text-align-left">Over the past four months, the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide has issued many warning statements addressing different situations. However, noticeably absent are statements addressing the ongoing atrocities faced by 2.3 million Palestinians in Gaza, half of whom are children. During Israel’s 51-day military aggression against Gaza in 2014, the then-Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng, and on the Responsibility to Protect, Ms. Jennifer Welsh, issued a public warning 18 days into the aggression, which concluded with Israel’s killing of 2,219 Palestinians, including 566 children and 299 women. During the ongoing genocide, in just one single week between 7 and 14 October 2023, Israel killed a comparable number of Palestinians: 2,215, including 724 children and 458 women.</p> <p class="text-align-left">On 26 January 2024, the ICJ found it plausible that Israel is committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza and other prohibited acts under the Genocide Convention, recognizing the real and imminent risk of irreparable harm to them. Remarkably, 12 days on, even the Court’s determination did not elicit any reaction from the Special Adviser or the Office on Genocide Prevention. Conversely, 36 UN independent experts and the High Commissioner for Human Rights have called on Israel to fully implement the ICJ order. </p> <p class="text-align-left">Notably, when the ICJ issued provisional orders in the case of Ukraine v. the Russian Federation concerning allegations of genocide, the Special Adviser promptly issued a statement acknowledging the ICJ’s order within two days. This stark contrast underscores the apparent double standards and inconsistency in the Special Adviser’s approach to addressing different genocidal situations.</p> <p class="text-align-left">Our repeated efforts to establish contact and schedule a meeting with the Special Adviser or the Office on Genocide Prevention over the past four months have been unsuccessful. On 2 December 2023, Palestinian organizations penned a letter to the Special Adviser, articulating concerns and seeking clarification on various matters, to which, no response has been received. Since then, we endeavored to arrange an in-person meeting with the Office on Genocide Prevention; however, it was regrettably canceled at the last minute. Ever since, all of our written correspondences have remained unanswered. </p> <p class="text-align-left">The gravity of the situation on the ground in Gaza and the urgency it commands intensify our concerns that the Special Adviser is in dereliction of her duties and responsibilities demanded by her mandate. The failure to address the Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza has had devastating consequences for the Palestinian people. Over the past four months, at least 100,000 Palestinians have been killed, injured, or are missing, constituting 4% of the total Gaza population. The humanitarian situation in Gaza continues to deteriorate rapidly, with millions of Palestinians facing displacement, starvation, and the collapse of essential services.</p> <p class="text-align-left">In light of these alarming developments, the joint letter urgently called upon UN Secretary-General to conduct a thorough inquiry into the failure of the Special Adviser and the Office on Genocide Prevention to fulfill their mandates. The findings of this inquiry must be publicly disclosed, and swift action must be taken to ensure that the Office on Genocide Prevention is staffed with competent professionals capable of executing their mandates impartially and effectively.</p> <p class="text-align-left">The UN has historically borne a specific responsibility towards the Palestinian people, a responsibility that has consistently fallen short, as our people continue to be denied their inalienable right to self-determination, including their right to return.</p> <p class="text-align-left">The UN cannot afford to remain silent in the face of genocide. The international community must act decisively to prevent further atrocities and ensure accountability for those responsible for the ongoing crimes against Palestinians in Gaza.</p> </div> Wed, 07 Feb 2024 12:53:27 +0000 addameer 5275 at https://addameer.org Addameer 30 years. https://addameer.org/media/5269 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Addameer 30 years.</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date-of-publication field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2024-02-04T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">04-02-2024</time> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/hassan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">addameer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 02/04/2024 - 11:00</span> <div class="field field--name-field-video-link field--type-video-embed-field field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5MTUD5sIaxE?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> Sun, 04 Feb 2024 09:00:25 +0000 addameer 5269 at https://addameer.org The occupation authorities have issued an administrative detention order against human rights defender Diala Ayesh for a period of four months. https://addameer.org/node/5267 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The occupation authorities have issued an administrative detention order against human rights defender Diala Ayesh for a period of four months.</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Ramallah - Addameer: Today, Thursday 25/01/2024, the occupation authorities issued an arbitrary administrative detention order against the activist lawyer and human rights defender Diala Ayesh from the city of Al-Bireh for a period of four months, ending on May 16, 2024. Diala was arrested while passing through the military "Container" checkpoint that separates cities in the southern West Bank from the rest of the provinces. She was subjected to assault, threats, and insults by occupation soldiers during her arrest. The occupation army transferred Diala after her arrest to the "Hasharon" prison under difficult conditions, placing her in a cell of very poor conditions with an open window despite the cold weather. The next day, the occupation transferred her to the Damon prison.</span></span></span></p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/hassan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">addameer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 01/25/2024 - 11:12</span> <div class="field field--name-field-slider-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slider Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/slider/public/upload/sliders/photos/%D8%B3%D9%84%D8%B7%D8%A7%D8%AA%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AD%D8%AA%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%84%20%D8%AA%D8%B5%D8%AF%D8%B1%20%D8%A7%D9%94%D9%85%D8%B1%D9%8B%D8%A7%20%281%29.jpg?h=a4eabacd&amp;itok=NCokQ9a0" width="2000" height="670" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-slider" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-link field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Link</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.addameer.org/news/5266">https://www.addameer.org/news/5266</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2024-01-25T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> Thu, 25 Jan 2024 09:12:16 +0000 addameer 5267 at https://addameer.org The occupation authorities have issued an administrative detention order against human rights defender Diala Ayesh for a period of four months. https://addameer.org/news/5266 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The occupation authorities have issued an administrative detention order against human rights defender Diala Ayesh for a period of four months.</span> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/scale_ima/public/upload/news/convers/%D8%B3%D9%84%D8%B7%D8%A7%D8%AA%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AD%D8%AA%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%84%20%D8%AA%D8%B5%D8%AF%D8%B1%20%D8%A7%D9%94%D9%85%D8%B1%D9%8B%D8%A7%20%281%29.jpg?itok=l1iXRwT5" width="400" height="335" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-scale-ima" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/hassan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">addameer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 01/25/2024 - 11:11</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2024-01-25T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">25-01-2024</time> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-left"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Ramallah - Addameer: Today, Thursday 25/01/2024, the occupation authorities issued an arbitrary administrative detention order against the activist lawyer and human rights defender Diala Ayesh from the city of Al-Bireh for a period of four months, ending on May 16, 2024. Diala was arrested while passing through the military "Container" checkpoint that separates cities in the southern West Bank from the rest of the provinces. She was subjected to assault, threats, and insults by occupation soldiers during her arrest. The occupation army transferred Diala after her arrest to the "Hasharon" prison under difficult conditions, placing her in a cell of very poor conditions with an open window despite the cold weather. The next day, the occupation transferred her to the Damon prison.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-left"> </p> <p class="text-align-left"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Diala Ayesh is a human rights activist and lawyer working in the field of human rights advocacy. Her arrest is part of the widespread arrest campaign carried out by the occupation since the beginning of the aggression and genocide war on the Gaza Strip on October 7, affecting more than 6200 Palestinian men and women from cities and provinces in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> </div> Thu, 25 Jan 2024 09:11:12 +0000 addameer 5266 at https://addameer.org