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Who Profits report: Corporations profit from Israeli prisons

Who Profits released the following report on the involvement of Israeli and multinational corporations in the Israeli prison system: On December 2013, the Israel Prison Service (IPS) responded to a freedom of information request by Who Profits, which was submitted three months earlier, regarding twenty-two corporations that provide services to Israeli prisons. These companies mainly provide security […]
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HRW on harassment of Addameer: Israel: Military Harassing Rights Group Staff

The following statement, on Israel’s harassment of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, was issued by Human Rights Watch on October 27, 2013: (Jerusalem) – Israel’s military should stop harassing members of Addameer, a rights group that provides legal services and advocates for the rights of Palestinians in detention. The Israeli military has imposed severe […]
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Palestinian prisoners in occupation prisons: current reality and national tasks by Ahed Abu Ghoulmeh

Samidoun is publishing the following article, received from inside the occupation prisons. This article, addressing the current situation and national tasks regarding Palestinian prisoners and their struggle for freedom, was written by Ahed Abu Ghoulmeh, a prominent Palestinian leader who has been held in occupation prisons since 2006. He was kidnapped from the Palestinian Authority’s […]
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When the Boys Return: New film examines child prisoners

Palestine News Network published the following report on October 4 about a new film that looks at child prisoners in Israeli jails and how imprisonment of children impacts their lives. For more information about the film, please see its website: http://whentheboysreturn.com/ “When the Boys Return,” directed by Tone Andersen, is a documentary addressing the challenges that Palestinian […]
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Amnesty International issues alert for Anas Barghouti

Amnesty International issued the following alert for Anas Barghouti, Palestinian lawyer and prisoner of conscience: UA: 276/13 Index: MDE 15/017/2013 Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories Date: 3 October 2013 URGENT ACTION palestinian human rights lawyer charged Palestinian human rights lawyer and activist Anas Barghouti was arrested by the Israeli army on 15 September. He […]
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Facing imprisonment in Israeli Jails: A Palestinian Woman’s Testimony by Leena Jawabreh

The following article is translated from Arabic. It is written by Leena Jawabreh, former Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli jails. Leena Jawabreh served four years in Israeli prisons until her release on July 16, 2008. She was again arrested on August 15, 2013 along with Myassar Atyani and Linan Abu Ghoulmeh and sentenced to one […]
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Addameer: 5068 Palestinian prisoners in occupation prisons

Addameer released its latest statistics on the numbers of Palestinian political prisoners currently held in Israeli jails, as of August 2013:  Type of Prisoner Number of Prisoners Total Number of Political Prisoners 5068 Administrative Detainees 134 (9 PLC members) Female prisoners 13 Child prisoners 195 (36 under 16) Palestinian Legislative Council members 13 East Jerusalem prisoners […]
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Palestinian prisoners are not bargaining chips: Welcome to the released prisoners, struggle until all are free

Samidoun congratulates the Palestinian people and the prisoners’ families on the release of every prisoner who walks out of the doors of the occupation prisons, and today, the release of 26 veteran prisoners. We did not previously address the announcement that prisoners would be released because Israel has shown, time and again, that it regularly […]
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Hunger Strike Updates: Abdullah Barghouthi in health crisis; cameras installed in prisoners’ hospital rooms

A Palestinian lawyer who visited Abdullah Barghouthi in Afula hospital on July 6, as he entered his 67th day of hunger strike, reported that he has entered an extremely dangerous phase, that his liver, blood vessels and irregular heartbeat pose a threat to his life. He noted that the hospital has a committee studying the […]
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Palestinian researcher: 5000 Palestinian prisoners, including 234 children, in occupation prisons

Former prisoner, researcher and analyst, Abdel Nasser Farwana, reported that since the beginning of the Al-Aqsa Intifada on September 28, 2000 until today, there were over 78,000 Palestinians arrested from all sectors of Palestinian society. Among these arrests included over 9,000 children under 10, and nearly 60 Palestinian legislators and ministers in addition to numerous […]
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