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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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Six Palestinians detained from Hebron, Jenin

Israeli forces Wednesday overnight detained six Palestinians from the West Bank districts of Hebron and Jenin, said the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS). PPS confirmed in a press release that Israeli forces rounded up four Palestinians from the southern West Bank district of Hebron. Security sources elaborated that a Palestinian was detained from Idhna town, west of Hebron city, another from …

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Woman among seven Palestinians detained from West Bank

Israeli forces detained seven Palestinians, including a woman, mostly during multiple overnight raids across the West Bank. Media activist in Beit Ummar Mohammad Awad said that Israeli forces detained three Palestinians, including a woman, in the town, located to the north of Hebron. Soldiers searched several houses in the town, turning them upside down and destroying some of their entrances. …

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The wounded prisoner Mu’taz Abidu continues his hunger strike

Moataz Abidu, 40, from Hebron, continued his open hunger strike since 29 May, refusing his administrative detention. The Palestinian Prisoner Club said that the detention center of the Israeli occupation forces transferred the prisoner ‘Abidu from the Negev desert detention center to the isolation of the Ohilkidar prison. Abidu suffers from an injury sustained in 2011. He was severely injured …

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Prisoner Awiwi halts 69-day hunger strike

Palestinian prisoner Hasan al-Awiwi has suspended his hunger strike, which he started 69 days ago in protest at his administrative detention, following an Israeli pledge to release him within months. According to the Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs, officials from the Israeli prison service and the intelligence reached a deal with hunger-striking prisoner Hasan al-Awiwi. The jailers agreed …

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Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Commission: ‘Crimes against our captives take an unprecedented and dangerous detour’

Major General Qadri Abu Bakr, chairman of the Prisoners Affairs Commission, has condemned the repeated crimes committed by Israel against Palestinian captives, which he says have taken “a very dangerous and unprecedented detour” designed to quash their patriotism and humanity, as well as complicate their daily lives in prison. Abu Bakr said in a statement yesterday that Israel is mobilising all its capacities …

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