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Palestinian prisoners have no right to social distancing against COVID-19: Israel’s Supreme Court rules

Israel’s Supreme Court rejected yesterday a petition by Adalah, The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, demanding the occupation authorities to implement COVID-19 protective guidelines for prisoners at Gilboa prison, where 30 prison guards and seven Palestinian prisoners are infected, while 489 guards and 58 prisoners are in quarantine. The court ruled late on Thursday evening that Palestinians …

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Palestinian prisoner in Texas ‘lacks medical care’ despite having Covid-19

The health of a Palestinian prisoner held at the Federal Correction Institute in Seagoville, Texas has been deteriorating due to a “lack of appropriate treatment” for Covid-19. Mofeed Meshaal is serving 20 years for allegedly channelling charitable funds to Hamas. “My brother and other Palestinians were detained by the US authorities in what was known as the Holy Land Foundation …

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Israeli occupation forces detains 340 Palestinians in May

The Israeli occupation forces detained 340 Palestinians in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip during the month of May, including 25 minors and 10 women, today said several prisoners’ advocacy and human rights groups, significantly higher than the month of April. The Commission of Detainees Affairs, the Palestinian Prisoner Society and Addameer Prisoners’ Support and Human Rights …

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45% of Palestinians detained by Israel in 2020 from Jerusalem

At least 45 per cent of the Palestinians detained by Israeli occupation since the start of 2020 were from the occupied Palestinian holy city of Jerusalem, specialist in prisoners affairs Abdul-Nasser Ferwanah said yesterday. Taking to Facebook, Ferwanah reported that Israeli occupation forces detained 21 Palestinians from Jerusalem late on Sunday night and in the early hours of Monday morning. …

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Israeli Prison Service transferred a hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner to solitary confinement

Israeli Prison Service today transferred a hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner to solitary confinement, said the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS). PPS said that the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) transferred Sami Janazreh, who has been on a hunger strike for ten days against his ongoing administrative detention without charge and abusive treatment,  from the Naqab prison to Ayla prison, and kept him under …

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Trial of Palestinian prisoner Mohammed al-Halabi postponed for the 138th time to be the longest trial in the history of Palestinian detainees held in Israeli jails.

Trial of Palestinian prisoner Mohammed al-Halabi has been postponed for the 138th time and thus continues to be the longest trial in the history of Palestinian detainees held in Israeli jails. Khalil al-Halabi, Mohammed’s father, said Israel’s Be’er Sheva District Court on Monday cancelled his son’s 138th court hearing and extended his detention for 90 days. Khalil accused the Israeli …

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Hamas warns that American moves against freed freed Palestinian prisoner Ahlam Al-Tamimi might undermine efforts to reach prisoner swap deal

Member of Hamas Political Bureau Musa Dodeen has warned that American moves against freed Palestinian prisoner Ahlam Al-Tamimi might undermine efforts to reach prisoner swap deal between Hamas and Israel. His remarks came following a letter signed by seven American congressmen sent to the Jordanian embassy in Washington requesting Al-Tamimi be handed over to Israel for retrial. Al-Tamimi, who was …

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Hamas talks on prisoner swap with Israel ‘ebb and flow’

A senior Hamas official said on Sunday that talks on a prisoner swap with Israel “ebb and flow”, Al-Watan Voice has reported. Mahmoud Al-Zahar made his comment in an interview with the Arabic language Al-Ghad TV. “We must take a deep breath, have good preparation and be prepared to exert pressure,” explained Al-Zahar. “Moreover, there must be a mediator.” The …

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Negotiating with the enemy: Hamas and Israeli prisoner exchange talks

Israeli officials are quietly confirming that “significant” talks are underway with Hamas to strike a prisoner swap deal to return a number of Israeli soldiers held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Last month, Ismail Haniyeh, chief of Hamas’ political bureau, announced in a television interview with the London-based Al-Araby TV network: “We have four prisoners and we are ready …

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Israeli court extends detention of prisoner Aya Khatib

An Israeli court in Haifa city on Sunday rejected a request to place Palestinian prisoner Aya al-Khatib under house arrest and decided to extend her detention and postpone her trial until May 13. The court has extended the detention of 31-year-old Khatib, a Palestinian woman from Ar’ara town in the 1948 occupied lands, several times since she was kidnaped from …

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