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Shackled and bed bound: How Israel treats hospitalized Palestinian prisoners

When Munir Moqbel secretly snapped photos of his son, 16-year-old Mohammad, handcuffed to a hospital bed in Jerusalem, the images sparked renewed outrage on social media over the treatment of injured and sick detained Palestinians by Israeli forces.  During an Israeli military raid on al-Arroub refugee camp, north of the city of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank, on …

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Israeli forces arrest 21 Palestinians in West Bank, including minor

A minor, brothers were among 21 Palestinians Israel has detained in late night and early morning raids in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS). It said a 17-year-old minor and another 19-year-old were among three Palestinians the army has detained during a raid of two Qalqilya-district villages in the north of the West Bank. In …

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Israeli forces detain 11 Palestinians from West Bank

Israeli forces Thursday overnight detained 11 Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank, according to the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS). It confirmed in a press release that Israeli forces rounded up three Palestinians from the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem. Two of the three detainees were identified as residents of Dheisha refugee camp, south of the city, and …

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Three prisoners with cancer in serious condition, Prisoners’ Affairs warns

The Prisoners and Ex-prisoners Affairs Authority has warned on Friday of the seriousness of the health condition of three prisoners suffering from cancer. Qadri Abu Bakr, the head of the authority, held the Israeli occupation authorities fully responsible for the life of the prisoners, Nidal Abu Aahour, Imad Abu Ramz, and Omar Orabi, as their health condition is exacerbated by …

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Commission: Three Palestinian prisoners in Israel have cancer

Three Palestinian prisoners in Israel are suffering from cancer and their health situation is deteriorating, today said Qadri Abu Bakr, head of the Palestinian Commission of Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs. He told Voice of Palestine radio that Nidal Abu Ahour, Imad Abu Ramouz and Omar Orabi have all been diagnosed with cancer, blaming what he described as medical negligence in …

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Nael Al-Barghouti, 41 years in Israeli jails

Today, 63-year-old Nael Al-Barghouti from the village of Coper on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah, entered his 41st year in Israeli prisons, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC) said yesterday. According to the PPC, Al-Barghouti was arrested by the Israeli occupation in 1978 and spent 34 consecutive years in prisons until he was released in a prisoner swap …

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Israel: bill to revoke Arab prisoners’ citizenship if they receive PA aid

Members of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, have proposed a bill which would revoke Israeli citizenship for Arab prisoners who receive financial aid from the Palestinian Authority, Anadolu Agency has reported. While Palestinian Arabs who live in Israel have citizenship of the state, those who live in occupied Jerusalem, claimed by Israel as its capital, are provided with residence permits. Eighteen …

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Red Cross says Palestinian hunger striker entering ‘critical phase’

A Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike for more than 85 days since his arrest by Israel is entering a medically “critical phase”, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced yesterday. Maher Al-Akhras, 49, is from Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank. He has been held since 27 July under an administrative detention order with neither charge nor …

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