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Palestinian activist placed under house arrest after TV interview on Jerusalem attack

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — After detaining and releasing Palestinian civic activist Muhammad Jadallah, Israeli police reportedly placed Jadallah under house arrest for five days in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Safafa, according to Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency.Jadallah was detained by Israeli police on Friday following an interview he …

Israel’s targeting of youth in Al-Aqsa

Over the course of several months, the Israeli occupation authorities have arrested 13 Palestinian youths in occupied Jerusalem on charges of belonging to a political organisation that is prohibited under Israeli law called “Al-Aqsa Youth Organisation”. Earlier this month, Israeli police filed indictments against five of them. According to defence lawyers, the …

PA extends detention of Palestinian journalist Jihad Barakat

09 July 2017 Yesterday, 8 July 2017, The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Ramallah extended the detention of Palestinian journalist Jihad Barakat for 48 hours. Addameer’s lawyer Anas Al-Barghouthi said that interrogation with Barakat was about “taking photos” of the motorcade of PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah near a checkpoint east …

Update: Hearing of PLC member Khalida Jarrar and UPWC president Khitam Saafin

The first hearing for Palestinian Legislative Council member Khalida Jarrar and Khitam Saafin, president of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees, was held today, 5 July 2017, at Ofer Military Court in Ramallah. During the hearing, the judge decided to extend the detention period of Jarrar to six additional days and Saafin’s to an …

Hunger strike ends, prisoners declare victory

After 40 days without food, hundreds of Palestinian prisoners have suspended their hunger strike in Israeli jails. The end of the strike came after 20 hours of intense negotiations between the strike’s leaders, including imprisoned Fatah figure Marwan Barghouti, and the Israel Prison Service, according to a statement issued Saturday …

Israeli forces detain 36 Palestinians during raids in West Bank, Israel

(File) BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained at least 36 Palestinians across the occupied West Bank and Israel during overnight raids between Wednesday and Thursday, according to Israeli and Palestinian sources. Israeli raids in Palestinian towns, villages, and refugee camps are a daily occurrence in the occupied West Bank, including …

Summary of the 37th day of the Freedom and Dignity Strike

The Media Committee of the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs and the Palestinian Prisoners’ society, present the summary of the 37th day of the collective hunger strike, which was embarked by the prisoners’ movement in the Israeli jails, under the title of “Freedom and Dignity strike” since 17th April, …

Inside Palestine’s first camp for former female prisoners

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Women’s Association for Development and Empowerment in Jerusalem concluded May 6 the first-of-its-kind camp for former Palestinian female detainees in Jabal Baba in the town of al-Eizariya, southeast of Jerusalem. Eleven former female prisoners ages 12 to 18 from various West Bank governorates attended the camp. Elham Naaman, the …

Palestinian writer Ahmad Qatamish receives 3 months administrative detention order

17 May 2017 Prominent Palestinian writer and political scientist Ahmad Qatamish, who was arrested in a pre-dawn raid by Israeli occupation forces on 14 May 2017, received a three months administrative detention order, signed by the occupation military commander of the West Bank today, 17 May 2017. Within 8 days, …

Activists block roads for 2nd day, calling for increased support of hunger strikers

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — A group of Palestinian activists blocked off commuter roads leading to Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank for the second consecutive day on Monday morning, in an act of protest demanding more solidarity actions to support hunger-striking prisoners at both official and popular levels. The mass …