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Why these Gazan inmates are picking up a pen behind bars

A Palestinian inmate handwrites the Quran as part of a course aimed at altering the behavior of inmates at the correctional and rehabilitation center in western Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Nov. 9, 2016. (photo by Ahmad Abu Amer) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — In mid-October, a number of Palestinian inmates in the …

Gaza inmates get second chance

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Rehabilitation and re-entry support centers in the Gaza Strip house hundreds of prisoners who are incarcerated for crimes and violations of the law. Based on the idea that imprisonment is aimed to reform and rehabilitate and not punish, these centers seek to implement educational and …

Hamas-affiliated prisoners threaten 'disobedience' in Israeli jails

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Hamas-affiliated detainees in prisons across Israel threatened a campaign of disobedience Wednesday after the Israeli Prison Service said it plans to separate prisoners affiliated to Hamas in Nafha prison from those affiliated to Fatah, a prisoners’ rights group said.According to the Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies, the …

Court extends remand of civil servants union speaker

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Speaker of the Palestinian union of civil servants Bassam Zakarneh has been hospitalized after a sudden illness while in Palestinian Authority custody, medics said. Zakarneh needs a catheter surgery, they said. A Palestinian court on Tuesday extended the remand of Zakarana for 15 more days for further …

For Conditioned Released Prisoners in West Bank, Any Violation Means Going Back to Prison

Author Source Palestine News Network The Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot reported on Thursday that Israeli security had planned harsh conditions for Palestinian prisoners released under “security arrangements” in the West Bank. The Hebrew-language newspaper reported, “Any violation of the conditions, according to the agreement—being one hour late from reaching the …

PLC member released from administrative detention

Author Source BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestinian Legislative Council Member Ayman Daraghmeh was released from Israeli custody without charge on Thursday, the Bethlehem Prisoners Society announced. The center’s director, Fuad Al-Khafsh, said in a statement that Daraghmeh was detained in March 2009 and held at Israel’s Ofer prison center on administrative …