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Palestinian prisoners in Ramla hospital facing slow death

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs has said that sick Palestinian prisoners in the Ramla prison hospital are facing a slow death on a daily basis because of their exposure to deliberate medical neglect. According to the Commission, 10 prisoners are in very difficult health conditions in the Ramla hospital and most of them cannot move without using …

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Palestinian prisoner completes 21 years in Israeli jails

A Palestine prisoner serving a life sentence in Israeli jails completed today 21 years behind bars, according to the Palestinian  prisoner society (PPS). Imad Rashed Kamil, 52, from the town of Qabatiya, to the north of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, was arrested on October 9, 1998 and sentenced for life in prison for resisting the Israeli occupation. Kamil’s …

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Israeli forces arrest two Palestinian youths in Isawiya

The Israeli occupation forces at dawn Saturday arrested two Palestinian youths in al-Isawiya village, northeast of Jerusalem City. Local sources said that the Israeli forces abducted Yousef Obeid and Nadim Obeid, who are in their twenties, at a checkpoint at the southern entrance to al-Isawiya. They added that the two detainees were transferred to a nearby interrogation center.  

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Prisoner Arbeed in life-threatening condition at Hadassah Hospital

The Palestinian prisoner, Samer al-Arbeed, is still in a coma and has been dependent on a ventilator and a dialysis machine since he was transferred to Hadassah Hospital a few days ago. Despite his serious condition, he has been placed under tight security guard, while his hands, legs and waist are being shackled to the bed. Arabeed, 44, was transferred …

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Israel arrested 120,000 Palestinians after Oslo Accords

The Israeli occupation has arrested 120,000 Palestinians since the announcement of the Oslo Accords between the PLO and Israel in September 1993, Abdel-Nasser Ferwaneh, a specialist in prisoners’ issues, revealed on Friday. To absorb this large number of Palestinian prisoners, Ferwaneh explained, Israel built and opened several new prisons. He noted that detention decreased between 1993 and 2000, but has sharply risen since …

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Israeli occupation forces assault Palestinian prisoners

Israeli prison forces on Monday physically assaulted a number of Palestinian prisoners after storming their cells in Gilboa jail. According to the Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs, special prison forces brutally beat and maltreated some prisoners during raids on their cells in Gilboa. Consequently, many prisoners protested by shouting and banging on doors and decided to reject the …

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Palestinian detainee dies in Israel prison

A Palestinian detainee held in Israel died on Sunday due to medical negligence, according to a local NGO, Anadolu reports. “Bassam al-Saysh, 47, died in the Israeli hospital of Assaf Harofeh after he was transferred from Israeli prison due to his medical condition,” the Palestinian Prisoner Society said in a statement. Al-Sayah was suffering from bone cancer, acute leukemia, and heart problems. …

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200 Palestinian prisoners suspend their hunger strike

200 Palestinian prisoners at the Rimon detention camp suspended their hunger strike, which they started on Monday, to demand the removing of carcinogenic devices in the prison, and to improve the living conditions of prisoners held in the detention center. Head of the Prisoners’ and Ex-prisoners’ Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Bakr said that the dialogue sessions between the prisoners’ representatives …

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Prisoners start open-ended hunger strike demanding better conditions

More than 200 Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli jail of Rimon started today an open-ended hunger strike in protest against installation of jamming devices in the prison. Prisoners demanding better conditions mainly for women prisoners in nearby Damon prison, said the Detainees and Ex Detainees Commission in a press statement. It said negotiations between the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) and …

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