Prisoners

Israeli forces detain 10 Palestinians across West Bank

Israeli forces detained at least 10 Palestinians, on predawn Sunday, across the occupied West Bank. Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said that Israeli forces detained three Palestinians from the southern West Bank district of Hebron. They were identified as Muhammad Ashraf Issa, Samed Mahmoud Sabah, and Hamza Abu Yabes. In the central West Bank district of Jerusalem, two Palestinians were detained …

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Israel releases Palestinian prisoner after 17 years of imprisonment

Israeli occupation authorities released Palestinian prisoner, Abed al-Rahman Khalil Mahmoud, 38, from the Issawiya neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, after 17 years of imprisonment, on Sunday. According to Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS), Mahmoud was detained in February 2002 for taking part in the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), which was later accused of “supporting terror groups’ activities” …

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Israeli troop comes down heavily on Palestinian prisoners

An Israeli suppressive unit stormed on Friday Palestinian prison cells in the Negev desert jail and cracked down on the detainees, sparking tension. The Prisoners’ Movement warned that the assault makes part of Israeli torture tactics aiming to divert attention from simmering aggressions on Jerusalem’s holy al-Aqsa Mosque. Tension has been running high in Negev lock-up, amid rising concerns of …

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Israel pharmaceutical firms test medicines on Palestinian prisoners

Israeli Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian revealed yesterday that the Israeli occupation authorities issues permits to large pharmaceutical firms to carry out tests on Palestinian and Arab prisoners, Felesteen.ps reported. The Hebrew University lecturer also revealed that the Israeli military firms are testing weapons on Palestinian children and carry out these tests in the Palestinian neighbourhoods of occupied Jerusalem. Speaking in Columbia University in …

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Nazzal: Egypt pledged to release Palestinian detainees from its jails

Member of Hamas’s political bureau Mohamed Nazzal has affirmed that Egypt pledged to release Palestinian prisoners from its jails, adding that there is important progress in this regard. “Hamas is following up the issue of the detainees in Egyptian prisons, especially with regard to its four prisoners,” Nazzal said in recent remarks to Shehab News Agency. On August 19, 2015, …

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Gazan families visit detained relatives in Nafha jail

A number of Palestinian families on Monday morning left the Gaza Strip to visit their relatives imprisoned in Israel’s Nafha jail in the Negev. Spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Suheir Zaqqout, told the PIC that 27 Gazans, including children, headed aboard buses for the Nafha prison to visit 18 prisoners. Palestinian detainees are held under harsh …

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Palestinian given 54 months in prison over stone-throwing

Israel’s Jerusalem District Court on Monday sentenced a Palestinian youth to four years and a half in prison for allegedly throwing stones at Israeli settlers The Jerusalem Detainees Committee confirmed in a statement that Mohammed al-Razem, 22, will face a 54-month jail sentence The Israeli court further imposed a 10,000 NIS ($2,725) fine on al-Razem after he was convicted of …

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Israeli Rejects Detainee’s Demands In Ofar, Vows Further Sanctions And Punitive Measures

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the detainees held, Wednesday, a negotiating session with the Israeli Prison Administration in Ofar Prison, demanding an end to ongoing invasions of their room, and other punitive measures against them, but the demands were rejected, and the administration vowed more sanctions, including additional prison terms, and high fines. The PPS stated that …

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Alarm sounded over Israeli crimes against Palestinian detainees

The Political Committee for Palestine in Europe has called for large-scale solidarity initiatives with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation jails Head of the committee, Abu Kareem Farhoud, warned of the simmering Israeli crimes against Palestinian prisoners, particularly in Ofer lock-up, among other prisons Farhoud said the committee has been doing its best to speak up against the ceaseless Israeli crimes …

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Israeli Soldiers Injure 100 Detainees In Ofar Prison

Dozens of Israeli soldiers attacked, on Monday evening, dozens of Palestinian detainees in Ofer Israeli prison, near Ramallah in the central West Bank, and fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades. They also hit the detainees with batons and used military dogs to attack them, wounding more than 100 detainees. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported …

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