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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 …

Joint statement: 1 million Palestinians detained by Israel since 1948

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities have detained approximately one million Palestinians since the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 and the subsequent occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip in 1967, according to a joint statement released Saturday by the Palestinian Committee of …

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 …

Agreement averts financial crisis at Gaza’s Al-Aqsa University

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — After months of deliberations between Gaza- and Ramallah-run education ministries, an agreement was reached March 29 ending the crisis at Al-Aqsa University in the Gaza Strip — the largest public university in the Palestinian territories. The crisis lasted for a year and a half and threatened the future of …

Israeli forces raid Birzeit twice, detain Palestinian student

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) – Israeli forces raided the central occupied West Bank town of Birzeit twice on Saturday and detained a Palestinian university student from his home, local sources told Ma’an. Witnesses said that when Israeli forces first raided the town, troops escorted a handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian youth from a …

Five Birzeit University students grabbed during protest outside an Israeli army camp

RAMALLAH, February 28, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli soldiers Tuesday apprehend five Birzeit University students, including two women, during protests outside the Israeli Ofer military camp and prison bordering Ramallah, according to student sources. They said the university’s Shabiba, the Fatah student group, called for the protest in solidarity with Palestinian …

Israeli forces raid Birzeit University, cause damage to buildings

RAMALLAH, December 14, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli forces raided early Wednesday the campus of Birzeit University, north of Ramallah, and caused damage to several buildings, according to a university statement. It said a large force stormed the campus, held the security guards and proceeded to raid several buildings leaving a …

Egyptians, Gazans move to strengthen economic ties

AIN SOKHNA, Egypt — Egypt invited businessmen and economists from the Gaza Strip to attend the second meeting of the Ain Sokhna conference in the Ain Sokhna Red Sea resort on Nov. 7-9 to discuss the Palestinian cause and the blockade imposed by Israel. Palestinian businessmen saw this invitation as a positive sign of …

Palestinian women cross divide to meet at ‘peace tables’

    Palestinian women attend a rally calling for an end to Palestinian divisions to mark International Women’s Day, in Gaza City, Gaza, March 8, 2011. (photo by REUTERS/Mohammed Salem) RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Center for Policy Research and Strategic Studies (Masarat) held its second women’s peace table on Oct. 26. A videoconference brought together two meetings: …

Israeli forces raid al-Quds University, damage contents of book fair for the needy

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Saturday morning stormed the campus of al-Quds University in the Jerusalem district village of Abu Dis, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Education. The ministry said in a statement on Saturday that “large numbers of heavily armed” Israeli troops stormed the university campus at …