Prisoners

Palestinian prisoner marks 14 years in Israeli detention

Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jails Ahraf Abdul-Khaleq Hanaysheh, 14, entered today his 14th year in Israeli occupation’s prisons, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). Hanaysheh, who comes from the West Bank town of Arraba, was arrested in August 18, 2006, and was sentenced to life in prison for resisting the Israeli occupation. Hanaysheh was placed in solitary confinement for …

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A 60-year-old Palestinian man completed 17 of 35 years behind bars in Israeli jail

A 60-year-old Palestinian man completed today 17 years behind bars in Israeli jails for his resistance of the Israeli occupation, according to a family member. Ikram Tamimi said her brother, Sidqi Hamed Tamimi, from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, has served half of his 35-year prison sentence and that he suffers several illnesses including diabetes, colon problems and …

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Without Saying a Word, Israeli Troops Beat Up a Blind Man in His Bed

Israeli soldiers invaded the home of a Palestinian family at night and battered a man in the face in front of his wife and children. He’s 47, blind and on dialysis, and his toes have been amputated because of diabetes He’s lying on the living room sofa, next to the gas stove, trying to warm his broken body. When we …

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Palestinian children’s right to education denied in Israel prisons

Palestinian children from Jerusalem arrested by Israeli occupation forces are subjected to “a deliberate policy to de-educate”, reported prisoners’ rights group Addameer. According to Addameer, “over 800 Palestinian children from Jerusalem were arrested in 2018”, and the year “ended with at least 41 detained children from occupied East Jerusalem.” Although, “under international human rights law, Palestinian children, including those in detention, …

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Israel detains 15 Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli forces detained 15 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli military. In a Wednesday statement, the army said the individuals had been arrested for “suspected involvement in popular terror activities”. It, however, did not elaborate on the nature of these alleged “activities”.The Israeli army carries out frequent arrest campaigns across the …

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Rights groups ask to save life of prisoner Abu Diyak

The Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) has appealed to the World Health Organization (WHO) and human rights groups to urgently intervene to save the life of prisoner Sami Abu Diyak, who has suffered a serious health setback. According to the PPS, the infirmary of the Ramla prison informed his brother Samer Abu Diyak, also a prisoner, that the health condition of …

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Dozens of Palestinian prisoners start open-ended hunger strike in Ashkelon jail

50 Palestinian prisoners in Ashkelon jail started an open-ended hunger strike on Sunday in protest at their exposure to ongoing repressive measures. In this regard, the Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs held the Israeli occupation government fully responsible for any escalation of the situation in Ashkelon jail. According to the Commission, the administration of the jail has been …

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Israeli forces detain Palestinians from the West Bank

Israeli occupation forces Thursday detained Palestinians, including minors, from several areas in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). PSS stated that the detainees were Mohammed Musa Zerina – Aida camp north of Bethlehem Ms. Laila Nasser Faraj – Aida camp Musa Mohammed Zerina – Aida camp Abbas Salama – Badia West Salfit Bilal Hani Nimer …

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Female Palestinian Journalist Jailed for ‘Incitement’

An Israeli court, on Monday, sentenced a Palestinian journalist with 13-month jail term, on incitement charges, according to Palestinian sources. Lama Khater, 42, was also fined 5,000 shekel (around £1,400), the Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement. Khater was arrested by Israeli forces last year during a raid on her home in the West Bank city of Hebron, Al …

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