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Father of captive Abu-Ghosh: ‘We did not recognise her due to atrocity of torture’

The father of captive Mais Abu-Ghosh, a student of Birzeit University and from Qalandiya refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, divulged that his daughter was subjected to harsh investigation and torture at Al-Maskubiya Investigation Centre, since her arrest on 29 August. Abu-Ghosh’s father, Abu Hussein told the Prisoners’ Information Office that several weeks after the arrest of Abu-Ghosh, the occupation …

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Israel to demolish family homes of three Palestinian prisoners

An Israeli decision to demolish the family homes of three Palestinian prisoners as a punitive measure for resisting its occupation was highlighted on the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies today. In addition to this, the Israeli occupation forces crackdown on the weekly anti-occupation protests in some West Bank villages, but mainly in Kufr Qaddoum in the northern …

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Israeli forces assault Palestinian prisoners in Megiddo jail

Israeli prison forces on Tuesday night stormed section 4 of the Megiddo jail and brutalized Palestinian prisoners. According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society, the forces’ raid on section 4 lasted for several hours before they transferred 20 prisoners to other temporary cells. A few days ago, 92 prisoners had been transferred from section 7, which was flooded by rainwater, to …

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Israel arrests 5 Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli occupation forces yesterday arrested five Palestinians near the Al-Rahma Gate in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Anadolu reported. According to a statement issued by the Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem, they included one woman and  four men. Eyewitnesses told the Anadolu Agency that Israeli forces attacked a number of the Palestinian worshippers before arresting the five Palestinians inside the Islamic holy …

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Israel fines Palestinian prisoner $286,000

An Israeli Magistrates’ Court in Jerusalem yesterday fined a Palestinian prisoner one million shekels ($286,000)  The Palestinian prisoner Murad Al-Rajabi, from Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood. Citing human rights sources, the news site said that the Israeli occupation’s court claimed that Al-Rajabi had carried out a stabbing attack three years ago and wounded a number of settlers. The court ruled that the …

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Israeli occupation forces detain 19 Palestinians from Jerusalem, West Bank

Israeli occupation forces today detained at least 19 Palestinians in multiple overnight raids in Jerusalem and across the West Bank, said the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS). Israeli occupation forces raided the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, resulting in the detention of six Palestinians who have been under night curfew. In Bethlehem district in the south of the West Bank, Israeli …

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Groups sound alarm regarding health of prisoner after 104 days of hunger strike

The Palestinian Prisoners Commission and the Prisoner Society today sounded the alarm regarding the health of administrative detainee Ahmad Zahran who has been on hunger strike for 104 days in Israeli jails against his illegal incarceration. They said Zahran, 42, from the Ramallah-area village of Deir Abu Mishaal, is suffering from headaches, arthritis, fatigue, and dehydration and has lost more …

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Torture of Palestinian detainees prevails in Israeli jails

In comments to Al Jazeera regarding Israel’s use of torture against Palestinian detainees, Qadura Faris, head of the Palestinian Prisoner Society, declared: “The Israeli security wants to leave a mark on the psyche of those it detains: resistance has a price, and it is hefty.” Torture methods used by Israel include stress positions, beatings which result in severe injuries, sleep …

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