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Executive Summary of Addameer’s 2016 Violations Report

18 April 2017 Addameer’s forthcoming Annual Violations report on 2016 will be released soon, highlighting systematic violations of the rights of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in Israeli detention. The report aims to document the situation of Palestinian prisoners and detainees and through 341 interviews conducted by Addameer attorneys and 65 …

What it’s like to use Facebook from inside a Gaza prison

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A number of Palestinian inmates at Gaza Central Prison in western Gaza City were allowed to connect March 21, via Facebook video calls, with family members residing outside the Gaza Strip and with whom they had not been in touch for years. In cooperation with the Gaza …

Israel detained 509 Palestinians in March, report says

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained 509 Palestinians across the occupied Palestinian territory during the month of March, prisoners’ rights organizations said in a joint report on Sunday. The report — written by the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, and …

How Palestinian female inmates are getting a second chance

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The General Directorate for Correction and Rehabilitation Centers, affiliated with the Ministry of Interior and National Security, which is responsible for managing civil prisons, inaugurated the “Glimmer of Hope” exhibition on March 26. For two consecutive days, handmade products made by about 40 female inmates …

ICHR releases a fact finding report on the Nablus events of August 2016

Ramallah – On 7 March 2017, the Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) released a fact finding report on the events, which took place in the city of Nablus in August 2016. The report addresses the killing of five Palestinian citizens, including military personnel and civilians, in three separate, but …

Why is Mahmoud Abbas boasting of jailing Palestine’s youth?

  PA leader Mahmoud Abbas has boasted of his close cooperation with Israeli occupation forces. Shadi HatemAPA images Six men have launched a hunger strike after being arrested by secret police working for the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. On Sunday, Basil al-Araj, Muhammad Harb, Haitham Siyaj, Muhammad al-Salameen, …

Al-Haq Condemns the Killing of Ahmad Halawa by Palestinian Security Forces and Calls for Accountability

Nablus resident Ahmad ‘Izzat Halawa, 50, was arrested by Palestinian Security on 23 August 2016 and died while in custody. Ahmad was arrested following the killing of two Palestinian security officers[1] and two “wanted” civilians[2] in Nablus on 18 August 2016. On August 23, Gen. Al-Damiri, Palestinian Security Forces spokesperson …

UN, Palestinian factions outraged over ‘extrajudicial execution’ by Palestinian police

By: Lily Leach BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The United Nations and Palestinian factions from across the political spectrum reacted with outrage after Palestinian security officers arrested  a Palestinian man and beat him to death in prison Tuesday morning, with the UN denouncing the killing as an “apparent extrajudicial execution.” Meanwhile, Palestinian political parties …

Protests in West Bank city after death of detainee

 Reuters, NablusTuesday, 23 August 2016 Nablus, the second largest city in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, was gripped by violent protests on Tuesday after the death of a Palestinian detainee shortly after he was seized by Palestinian security forces. Hundreds of protesters, some throwing stones, marched through the city to denounce …

International campaign to release 21 Palestinian journalists from Israeli jails

The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS) has launched an international campaign to pressure Israel to release 21 Palestinian journalists detained in Israeli prisons. PJS said in a statement on Monday that France, Britain, Italy, Spain and a number of European syndicates, as well as others in Latin American states, are participating …