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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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Tension in three Israeli jails expected to escalate

Tension flared up on Tuesday in Nafha and Gilboa jails after Israeli forces raided Ofer jail on Monday and assaulted Palestinian detainees, injuring 100 of them The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said that the Israeli forces at daybreak broke into several sections at Ofer jail and attacked Palestinian prisoners The commission said in a statement that the Israeli …

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Children among several Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli military

A number of Palestinians, including minors, were kidnapped by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at daybreak Tuesday in abduction sweeps rocking the West Bank and Jerusalem According to local sources, 13-year-old Majdi al-Badan and 15-year-old Mahmoud al-Amour were kidnapped by the IOF from their family homes in Bethlehem’s eastern village of Tkou’a, in the southern occupied West Bank Palestinian ex-prisoner …

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Israeli suppressive units come down heavily on Palestinian detainees

Israel’s Metzada unit stormed on Monday section 15 in the Ofer jail, where Palestinian prisoners are locked up The prisoners’ media office said tension has been running high in the Israeli Ofer jail after the Metzada suppressive forces broke into Section 15 and cracked down on the detainees On Sunday, Israel’s suppressive units broke into Section 17 at Ofer jail …

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Israel forces raid cells in Ofer jail, maltreat prisoners

Israeli prison forces stormed at dawn Sunday section 7 of the Ofer jail, brutalized prisoners and ransacked their cells According to the Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs, the prison forces shut down 10 sections in the jail following the raid on section 7, which led to a state of tension between the prisoners and jailers Consequently, the angry …

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